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Farmington police: Standoff with suspect ends peacefully

FARMINGTON – Farmington police say an eight-hour standoff with an armed suspect in a sexual assault and robbery case ended peacefully. Police say 34-year-old David Reimers’ surrender ended the...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Interim police chief to take stock of department

Sometimes life moves in circles, which appears to be the case for Lynn Johnson, who graduated from Durango’s Fort Lewis College in 1973, had a 41-year career with the Arvada Police Department, and...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Police cadets keep heads above water during training exercise

Police officers in training are taught that their lives depend on the tools around their waist – gun, Taser, handcuffs and baton. So it can be difficult to part with those tools in an emergency....

DATE: Sept. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Drunken driving arrests up in La Plata County

Law enforcement agencies are reporting an increase in the number of drunken driving arrests for the first half of this year compared with last year. Durango Police Department made 81 arrests for...

DATE: July 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango Police fully staffed despite trying times in law enforcement

Ever since he was a boy, Padraic Ingle subscribed to the principles of nonviolence. But as an adult, Ingle realized he adopted those beliefs from a point of privilege: Those who serve in the...

DATE: July 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Slain officer’s touching Facebook message days before death

BATON ROUGE, La. – Just days before he was shot and killed Sunday morning, a Baton Rouge police officer posted an emotional Facebook message saying he was “physically and emotionally” tired and...

DATE: July 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Shooter of 3 Baton Rouge officers ID’d

BATON ROUGE, La. – A former Marine dressed in black and carrying extra ammunition shot and killed three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers Sunday, less than two weeks after a black man was...

DATE: July 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Police shootings play into Colorado politics

DENVER – The most recent shootings of black men by police, followed by the tragic slaying of Dallas police officers, has amplified a debate between the “black lives matter” and “all lives matter”...

DATE: July 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Dallas suspect taunted police during 2 hours of negotiation

DALLAS – The suspect in the deadly attack on Dallas police taunted authorities during two hours of negotiations, laughing at them, singing and at one point asking how many officers he had shot, the...

DATE: July 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Cortez Police Chief Lane wins award

Cortez Police Chief Roy Lane recently was presented with the Charles K. “Pat” Steele Award from the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police . The Steele Award is given for long-term professional...

DATE: July 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Bayfield octogenarians lose thousands in roofing scam

Bayfield octogenarians Gerri and Frank Duffy fill with anxiety every time it snows or rains. That is because a leaky roof over their three-story home in Forest Lakes subdivision sends water through...

DATE: April 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Paris attacks fugitive Abdeslam arrested in Brussels raid

BRUSSELS – The main fugitive from Islamic extremist attacks in Paris in November, Salah Abdeslam, has been arrested in Belgium’s capital after four months at large, French police officials said...

DATE: March 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World