law and justice

Cortez officer testifies in case of missing Kansas girl

A Cortez police officer testified Monday in Kansas about the arrest of a Topeka man who has been charged with sex-related crimes after he was found in a local hotel with a teen girl. Stephon Lobato...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmington man resentenced in 2012 murder of Ignacio resident

A Farmington man who was sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of murdering an Ignacio man has been resentenced to 24 years behind bars after having his conviction overturned and...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man stands trial for alleged sexual assault of 8-year-old girl

A Pagosa Springs man’s trial began this week after he was arrested in June 2018 for allegedly sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl in Bayfield. According to authorities, Rodney Keller, 53, was...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango names acting finance director amid investigation

The city of Durango has named an acting finance director to replace Julie Brown who resigned last week amid an investigation into an alleged misappropriation of public funds. Devon Schmidt, the...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Several vehicles broken into in Durango West II subdivision

Multiple vehicles were broken into last weekend in the Durango West II subdivision, with several items of value being stolen, and in at least one case, someone attempting to steal a vehicle,...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College professor’s arrest raises questions about 2008 arson

In the days after an arson at south City Market, current and former Fort Lewis College staff are questioning whether their colleague, Brad Clark, who was arrested on suspicion of starting the...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

College-scandal movie got early decision from Lifetime Network

Those riveted by the college-admissions scandal will get a double dose Saturday, when the Lifetime cable network airs a two-hour movie and hourlong investigative piece about the topic. But another...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Durango man gets 19 years in federal prison for carjacking

A Durango man who admitted to carjacking someone at gunpoint in a Fort Lewis College parking lot almost two years ago has been sentenced to 19 years in federal prison. Law enforcement accused Roger...

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

No charges filed in Durango man’s death

Authorities will not pursue charges in the death of a 30-year-old Durango man who was shot and killed in August near the Colorado-New Mexico state line. “Upon reviewing the investigation and...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sexual assault case dismissed against Durango man

Prosecutors have dropped a case against a Durango man accused of participating in a gang rape-style sexual assault – the second suspect to have charges dropped. Assistant District Attorney Sean...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Center for Independence closes after break-in

A man has been arrested on suspicion of breaking into the Southwest Center for Independence in Durango. In addition to burglary, he is suspected of causing minor damage to the offices and possibly...

DATE: Sept. 26, 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

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