Law enforcement

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. 24, 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

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

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