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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 | UPDATED: 2 hours 32 minutes ago | 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 | UPDATED: 1 day 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango youth detention center remains closed, with uncertain future

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office deputies have become de facto babysitters and chauffeurs for children who break the law ever since a local juvenile detention center closed nine months ago, said...

DATE: May 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 4 hours ago | 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 | UPDATED: 6 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Trial begins for Durango man suspected in gang rape

A Durango man accused of sexually assaulting a woman at gunpoint in 2017 – a felony charge that carries a minimum of 16 years in prison if found guilty – is standing trial this week. Devin “Ducky”...

DATE: May 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dylan Redwine’s statements reflect tension with father

Dylan Redwine and his father, Mark, had a tense relationship. It’s a primary reason why prosecutors charged the La Plata County man with second-degree murder of his son. But Mark Redwine downplayed...

DATE: May 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prosecutors seek to admit Dylan Redwine’s statements at trial

Prosecutors say Mark Redwine killed his 13-year-old son, Dylan, in La Plata County about 6½ years ago. Now, they have provided the court with detailed information about the boy’s statements to...

DATE: May 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man suspected of eluding law enforcement 56 days ago is captured

A Durango man suspected of leading law enforcement on a 100 mph chase and avoiding law enforcement for almost two months has been captured. Anthony Bowers, 49, was arrested Wednesday, 56 days after...

DATE: May 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Murderer tries to fire public defenders before sentencing

A Durango man convicted of first-degree murder tried to fire his attorneys Thursday at the La Plata County Courthouse in a hearing to review a competency report requested by public defenders....

DATE: May 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman pleads guilty to shooting at man

A Durango woman pleaded guilty Thursday to firing a handgun with the purpose of evoking fear of serious injury to a man who had just fended off an attack from the woman’s acquaintance. Prosecutors...

DATE: May 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s Hilltop House hires new director to oversee community corrections

The Hilltop House board of directors has chosen a new director for the community corrections center, one they hope will be more involved with the community, said board chairman Tom Harms. Sally...

DATE: May 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sexual assault trial scheduled for next month

A Durango man accused of sexually assaulting a Fort Lewis College student almost two years ago is scheduled to stand trial in May. Devin “Ducky” Bond, 22, appeared Friday in the La Plata County...

DATE: April 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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