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Statewide Super Bowl DUI blitz to begin Friday

The Colorado Department of Transportation, in coordination with Colorado State Patrol and statewide law agencies, will conduct a “Heat Is On” DUI enforcement over Super Bowl weekend, from Friday to...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Kiwanis Club will meet Jan. 19

The Kiwanis Club of Durango will meet at noon Thursday at Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave. The guest speaker will be La Plata County Sheriff Deputy Ryan Engle of the Southwest...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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La Plata County Sheriff’s Office joins blotter lineup

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office has begun providing The Durango Herald with a summary of calls and incidents handled by the agency that will be summarized and included in “The Blotter,” which...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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DUI enforcement period begins Friday

Increased enforcement statewide begins Friday to crack down on drunken or drugged drivers during the holiday weekend. The special enforcement effort, announced by the Colorado State Patrol and the...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Police: Man held at gunpoint after threatening officers with knife

A man was arrested on suspicion of threatening a peace officer with a weapon after two police officers reported that he threatened them with a knife early Thursday outside the Durango Police...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Albuquerque police shooting case to get review

ALBUQUERQUE – An independent team of prosecutors from around New Mexico will comb over evidence and testimony from the case involving two former Albuquerque police officers accused in the 2014...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Increase in parking fines will help pay for transit

City parking tickets could hit your wallet much harder in 2017. After a decision by the Durango City Council this winter, all parking fines will go up Jan. 15. The council opted to increase...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Women in blue

Durango policewoman Rita Warfield wears a bullet-proof vest and men’s clothing to work everyday. The bullet-proof vest keeps her safe; the men’s attire is a reminder she works in a male-dominated...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Board calls for investigation of Albuquerque police videos

ALBUQUERQUE – The Police Oversight Board is asking authorities to investigate allegations that Albuquerque police have altered or deleted video recordings from officers’ lapel cameras. Board...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Advocacy groups hear from police about domestic violence

Victims’ advocates and law enforcement came together Thursday to discuss domestic violence and how it is being addressed in La Plata County. Police and prosecutors explained how they deal with...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Murder charge dismissed against 1 of 2 Albuquerque police officers

ALBUQUERQUE – A special prosecutor dismissed a second-degree murder charge Monday against one of two former Albuquerque police officers in the shooting of a homeless man during an hourslong...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Review to examine claim Albuquerque police tampered with videos

ALBUQUERQUE – Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry’s administration says it will have an independent investigator review a former city supervisor’s claim that police employees tampered with videos from...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News