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Second mistrial declared for suspect in trooper's death

For the second time, a mistrial has been declared in the case of a man accused of crashing into and killing Colorado State Trooper Cody Donahue more than two years ago. Noe Gamez-Ruiz faces charges of … more

An update on how schools are spending voter-approved funds

Last November, members of the Douglas County community voted yes on ballot measures 5A (mill levy override) and 5B (bond) in a show of support for the 68,000 students and 8,100 staff members in the … more

Mandatory expulsions for drug sales at school end

Douglas County School District principals and school leaders are no longer automatically required to expel a student who is caught selling or distributing illegal drugs or alcohol in a school … more

Douglas County superintendent recommends board fire teacher at center of controversy

Following weeks of skepticism from many parents and taxpayers, Douglas County Superintendent Thomas Tucker recommended the school board fire a middle school teacher whose controversial Twitter … more

Authorities conduct 'high-risk' traffic stop near Castle Rock

Law enforcement officers from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, the Castle Rock Police Department and the Colorado State Patrol conducted what the sheriff's office called “a high-risk stop” on … more

Reading has profound, positive health benefits

Many readers prefer reading books printed on paper. We like the smell of the book, the feel of the weight of the book, and the shhh sound as we run our fingers across the pages. We feel engaged in … more

Man found guilty of woman's murder in Douglas County

The suspect in the 2017 slaying of a woman whose body was discovered alongside I-25 in Douglas County has been found guilty of first-degree murder after deliberation, according to a news release from … more

Getting back to our unity of purpose

Rush to judgment. You can see it just about everywhere these days, especially in this age of technology where information can flow so rapidly. We are quick to come to a hastened conclusion. And then … more

Officials hope to split up 18th Judicial District

Colorado’s most populous judicial district could soon become two. Some state lawmakers and county officials are declaring it’s time for the 18th Judicial District, marked by rapid population … more

Douglas County teacher apologizes for Twitter posts

A Douglas County teacher is on paid leave after screenshots of controversial Twitter posts went viral. Michelle Grissom, a seventh-grade social studies teacher at Mountain Ridge Middle School in Highlands Ranch, apologized for the tweets in an email on Jan. 25. more

Strike team seeks to take down financial criminals

Douglas County law enforcement agencies and the United States Secret Service have teamed up to develop the state's first financial crime investigative team. The Financial Investigative Regional … more

Battle against opioid crisis: Map is sorrowful guide to lost loved ones

The online map is a living, breathing eulogy of people who have died from opioid use. Matt Lazarus, of Castle Rock, “was known for having a ‘heart of gold’” and “will be missed by many,” … more

DA to examine claims of innocence for convicted

Taking a proactive approach, the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office has launched a process to investigate “legitimate” claims that convicted individuals may be innocent, the office … more

Teacher accused of 'upskirt' video headed for trial

The case involving Steven Michael Jenkins, a former Douglas County School District teacher and employee accused of taking “upskirt” videos of women and girls, is headed to trial after a judge … more

'I do what it takes to win,' says son of former Denver Nugget Earl Boykins

It may not come to anyone's surprise that the Boykins have a competitive household. Whether its bowling or family game night, TJ and his father, Earl, always seem to be vying for No. 1. When it comes … more

Sheriff's office honors fallen deputy on anniversary of shooting

New Year's Eve began on a somber note for the Douglas County Sheriff's Office as it marked the one-year anniversary of Deputy Zackari Parrish's death. The husband and father was killed in the line of … more

Stories of the year in the south metro area

The year began with mourning. On the last day of 2017, Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy Zackari Parrish, 29, was fatally shot by a man authorities believe was mentally ill at an apartment complex in … more

Hide in Plain Sight expands its reach

Douglas County made news recently when word spread it has achieved the lowest rate of child poverty in the nation. That doesn’t mean child poverty is a non-issue at the local level, according to … more

Veterans Affairs town hall coming to Castle Rock

Douglas County veterans can get their Veterans Affairs questions answered at a town hall coming to Castle Rock this month. The Veteran Benefits Town Hall Meeting, hosted by the VA Eastern Colorado … more

Changing the status quo on mental health

Members of the Douglas County Mental Health Initiative are working toward a new mental health system for the local community. It was the sole topic of conversation at the group’s Dec. 19 meeting, … more
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