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Memorial Day DUI blitz active until Tuesday

A “Heat Is On” drunken driving enforcement campaign through the Memorial Day weekend, May 26-30, will be run by the Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol and local law...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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BID backs strict panhandling laws, greater police presence

The Business Improvement District plans to advocate for stricter laws to reduce the visibility of panhandling, a greater police presence downtown and increased outreach to help people in need. BID...

DATE: May 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cortez police officer charged with misconduct

CORTEZ – A former Cortez police officer faces charges of official misconduct, according to a news release this week from 22nd Judicial District Attorney Will Furse. Reuben Liska, a patrol officer...

DATE: May 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Colorado Legislature eyes citizenship requirement for police officers

DENVER – The state Senate adopted a bill upon second reading Monday that would require peace officers to be U.S. citizens. Senate Bill 120 would revoke the peace officer certification of...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Collins officer shoots, wounds armed suspect

FORT COLLINS – Authorities say a Fort Collins police officer shot and wounded a man who pointed a gun at him and other officers while walking toward them. Police said Sunday the suspect was in...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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