Law enforcement

Killing of Calif. deputies brings complexity

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – More than 100 law-enforcement officers from across Northern California responded without being asked after hearing that one of their own had been killed at the start of a...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Denver jury: Deputies used too much force

DENVER – A federal jury on Tuesday found five Denver sheriff’s deputies used excessive force against a homeless street preacher who died in the city’s downtown jail and awarded his family a record...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

2-hour standoff ends peacefully

A 89-year-old man with health issues who threatened to kill himself was taken into custody by La Plata County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team members following a two-hour standoff Wednesday at his home...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

CBI launches new cold case website

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation has relaunched its cold cases website with an updated photo carousel, expanded narratives, an improved search feature and the ability to view recently solved...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Candidates talk vision, experience

Wednesday’s Fraternal Order of Police candidate forum at the La Plata County Fairgrounds Extension Office elicited passionate and increasingly pointed exchanges from the two men running for La...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango-area woman treated after standoff

A standoff ended Thursday with a woman being taken to Mercy Regional Medical Center after apparently swallowing pills. The incident began about noon Thursday at a house in a wooded lot in the 4800...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mo. teen never charged with a serious felony

CLAYTON, Mo. – The 18-year-old fatally shot by a suburban St. Louis police officer didn’t face any juvenile charges at the time of his death and never was charged with a serious felony such as...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Chiefs not high on pot legalization

DENVER – A hearing Thursday that was supposed to address revenue issues surrounding legal marijuana in Colorado quickly took a long, strange trip. Law-enforcement and state officials spoke of...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Quiet descends on Ferguson

ST. LOUIS – The mourners filled an enormous church to remember Michael Brown – recalling him as a “gentle giant,” aspiring rapper and recent high school graduate on his way to a technical college....

DATE: Aug. 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Active shooter drill planned at FLC

Fort Lewis College will hold a drill Wednesday to simulate an active shooter. Durango police and firefighters will take part. Emergency vehicles will be on campus, but the public shouldn’t panic, a...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Feds welcomed in Ferguson

The U.S. Department of Justice has mounted an unusually swift and aggressive response to the death of Michael Brown, from an independent autopsy to dozens of FBI agents combing Ferguson, Missouri,...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Dynamite find leads to warning

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office is cautioning people who find explosives to not touch them after an incident over the weekend. The advisory was issued Monday after nine sticks of unstable...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News