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Ex-officer not guilty in sex assault of girl

By Paul Shockley

A Mesa County jury needed less than two hours of deliberation Thursday before returning not-guilty verdicts in the trial of a former police officer accused of sexually assaulting a young girl. Wade Daniel Langer, 37, turned and hugged family ...

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Foreclosure filings, sales, scams all rise

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Reports of businesses trying to scam people who are in the foreclosure process have become more common in Mesa County as foreclosure filings and sales have increased. A report released Thursday by the Colorado Division of Housing shows ...

Udall to seek cash to deal with trees killed in beetle onslaught

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With as many as 100,000 lodgepole and other pine trees due to begin falling daily in Colorado forests in coming years, U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., will seek as much as $50 million this year to deal with beetle-killed timber, he said. One ...

Police blotter, Aug. 5, 2010

By Staff

Man arrested after chase A Grand Junction man was arrested early Thursday morning after a witness allegedly caught him trying to break into a vehicle. Shaun Kenneth O’Byrne, 23, 2872 Orchard Ave., was jailed on suspicion of possession ...

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Flash flood near Montrose

By William Woody

A flash flood ripped through the area of Tappan Caynon off of Dave Wood Road near Montrose Wednesday afternoon sending debris and personal property downstream.  ...

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Pot users fear vote

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction City Council members got an earful during a hearing Wednesday night as numerous medical marijuana patients touted the pain-relieving benefits of the drug and pleaded with city leaders not to ask voters to ban shops that sell ...

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Man admits role in sexual assaults on teenage boy

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction man faces a possible life sentence in prison after admitting his role in repeated sexual assaults against a teenage boy. Ricky Edward Lyle, 49, pleaded guilty Wednesday to separate counts of sexual assault on a child by a ...

Pepper spray fallout rises

By Paul Shockley

Grand Junction Police Chief John Camper on Wednesday said two officers received reprimands following an internal investigation focusing on misuse of pepper spray. Meanwhile, a third officer remains on paid administrative leave, pending ...

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Fugitives believed to have left Arizona

By Dennis Webb

The two alleged cohorts of a man who escaped from prison and was caught in Rifle now are thought to have headed east from Arizona, authorities say. The Arizona Department of Corrections said Wednesday that Tracy Province, 42, and John ...

School District 51 working on five-year plan

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School District 51 has begun work on a strategic plan addressing its goals for improving instruction and meeting student-achievement goals within the next half-decade. Superintendent Steve Schultz said the five-year plan will look at ...

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