Law enforcement

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

Armored vehicle to the rescue

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office anticipates using its new armored personnel carrier to rescue people in an emergency, but the acquisition of the retired military vehicle has drawn strong...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Preparing for the unthinkable

BONDAD – Almost two dozen volunteers had their faces painted or fake wounds applied Tuesday at Sunnyside Elementary as part of a large-scale training exercise in preparation for the unimaginable:...

DATE: July 29, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mass casualty exercise planned for Durango

Training day: A massive drill involving 240 people will shut down part U.S. Highway 550 and congest the vicinity of Sunnyside Elementary School and the Durango School District 9-R offices sometime...

DATE: July 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Edgemont shooting explained further

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office said it did three safety checks of a resident whose condo was penetrated by a bullet a deputy shot during an incident July 11 in Edgemont Ranch. Deputies first...

DATE: July 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police looking for seat belt violations

Southwest Colorado law-enforcement agencies will be alert tonight through Sunday night for drivers or certain passengers not using a seat belt. It’s the annual Click It or Ticket campaign. Last...

DATE: July 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Speed limit enforced by aircraft’ signs for real? You bet

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – He sees a lot of speeders, tailgaters and weavers during his daily traffic operations. “I look for anything that just shocks my conscience,” Colorado State Trooper Ryan...

DATE: July 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Sheriff gets new armored vehicle

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office has a new armored vehicle in operation. It weighs 37,000 pounds, runs on diesel and gets fewer than 10 miles per gallon. It’s the MaxProV, the market price of...

DATE: July 10, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Warrants for cellphones standard practice locally

The Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Wednesday that police must obtain a warrant before searching through mobile devices confiscated at the time of arrest. It certainly makes cases cleaner when...

DATE: June 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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