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Mistrial declared in child sex assault case

A mistrial was declared Thursday in the trial of a Pagosa Springs man suspected of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl last year in Bayfield. The trial for Rodney Keller, 53, began last week. ...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man caught keying neighbor’s car pays nearly $1,000

A La Plata County man pleaded guilty to criminal mischief charges for keying a neighbor’s car after a vote didn’t go his way at a county planning meeting in August, agreeing to pay nearly $1,000 in...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Professor suspected of City Market arson banned from store, campus

A Fort Lewis College assistant professor suspected of arson will not be allowed to return to the scene of the alleged crime at south City Market nor his place of employment at Fort Lewis College...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango robbery suspect cleared of wrongdoing

A Durango man arrested in March was released from La Plata County Jail in late August after prosecutors sought to dismiss his case “based on problems associated with the investigation,” court...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man suspected of dragging dog behind truck is charged

An Arizona man has been formally charged after being arrested on suspicion of dragging a pit bull behind his truck while driving drunk earlier this month on north Main Avenue. Sixth Judicial...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mark Redwine’s defense team receives assistance with cadaver dog evidence

New York City lawyers appeared Thursday in a Durango courtroom to assist Mark Redwine, a Vallecito man accused of killing his son, Dylan, almost seven years ago. M. Chris Fabricant, director of...

DATE: June 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Third judge tapped to oversee retrial in 2012 murder case

State judicial officials appointed a retired District Court judge from Denver to oversee a La Plata County murder trial – a case that went to trial in 2014 but was reversed late last year after an...

DATE: June 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man suspected of possessing child pornography

A Durango man found in possession of thousands of images and hundreds of videos of suspected child pornography is being held at the La Plata County Jail. La Plata County Sheriff’s Office...

DATE: May 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge allows dog sniffing evidence at Redwine trial, for now

A judge overseeing the trial of Mark Redwine, a Vallecito man accused of killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan, upheld a decision this week to allow evidence obtained by sniffing dogs at trial,...

DATE: May 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sexual assault case declared mistrial

A 12-person jury could not reach a unanimous decision this week in a sexual assault trial, the latest twist in a gang rape case that also resulted in an overturned conviction. Six men and six women...

DATE: May 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Details emerge in shooting death near Ignacio

A Cortez man who police say killed his Ignacio marijuana dealer earlier this month may have been trying to leave the area for good before he was arrested this week at a Starbucks in Durango,...

DATE: May 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Conviction overturned in gang rape case

A judge ordered the release of a Durango man from a six-year prison sentence this week after the alleged victim testified in the trial of a co-defendant that the sexual contact between her and the...

DATE: May 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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