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Deputy shoots suspect after altercation
Authorities are investigating the fourth officer-involved shooting this year in Mesa County after a 51-year-old wanted man allegedly attempted to run over deputies with his car and was shot Tuesday night.
Arrest Affidavit Details In Kyle Free Murder
Grand Junction, CO - An arrest affidavit released Wednesday afternoon details what police believe happened to Kyle Free, the Clifton man reported missing in April, whose remains were found in a remote area of Mesa County earlier this month.
Suspect ID'ed In Orchard Mesa Officer-Involved Shooting
ORCHARD MESA, Colo. - An officer involved shooting in Orchard Mesa is being investigated after it sends both a Mesa County Sheriff's Deputy and a suspect to the hospital. According to the Grand Junction Police Department, deputies were dispatched to the area of Anna Court and William Drive around 11
Grand Junction residents first to complete CPW passport
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- A Grand Junction woman and her husband are the first to complete Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s state park passport. Dianna Unitt and her husband saw a commercial about the passport, that CPW started to get people to explore the state, and just thought it sounded l
Local law enforcement testing out body cameras
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) Local law enforcement is playing catch up when it comes to getting body cameras on their employees, but both the Grand Junction Police Department and Mesa County Sheriff's Office are making it a priority to get on board.
Powderhorn kicks off the season
Janey and Rick Wilding bought their first season pass to Powderhorn Mountain Resort for themselves and their children last season. But after an underwhelming year, they couldn't wait to come back.
A look inside CMU’s body farm
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- You've probably driven by it dozens of times on your way to Delta. Colorado Mesa University has a body farm, right next to the Mesa County landfill. It's a place where students can study the decomposition of bodies.
FBI, law enforcement investigating slew of bomb threats throughout Colorado, U.S.
Law enforcement throughout Colorado are investigating a litany of bomb threats made against businesses, utilities, organizations and schools Thursday. The majority of bomb threats have come in via email, but some cities and places have received bomb threats over the phone.
Psychiatric facility opens in Grand Junction
The new West Springs Hospital, located at 515 28 3/4 Road in Grand Junction, is proud to open its doors. Medical director Frank Lotrich, MD and hospital administrator Kim Boe offered tours of the 63,000-square-foot facility during a grand opening celebration.
Law enforcement gives body-cameras a trial run
Mesa County's two largest law enforcement agencies are taking body cameras for a test drive in preparation for what could become more widespread use. A small number of officers from both the Mesa County Sheriff's Office and the Grand Junction Police Department have been field-testing the body-worn c
Police: One shot after deputy struck by car
A 51-year-old man has been shot by a Mesa County sheriff's deputy after allegedly using a car to strike another deputy while trying to avoid arrest, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.
Fourth officer involved shooting in Mesa County in 2018
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) So far in 2018, there have been four officer involved shootings in Mesa County. The fourth officer involved shooting on happened Tuesday night on Orchard Mesa. Mesa County Sheriff’s Deputies were trying to arrest a man wanted for failing to register as a sex offende
Affidavit: Slaying a scene of horror
The girlfriend of 32-year-old Kyle Free locked him in the garage of her Clifton home, called someone to the house who shot Free multiple times, left him for dead, and enlisted the help of others to dispose of the body in the days after, according to investigators looking into Free's disappearance.
Investigation underway after deputy-involved shooting
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)- An investigation team is looking into what exactly happened during a confrontation that ended in gunfire. According to the Critical Incident Response Team, deputies with the Mesa County Sheriff's Office responded to the area of Anna Court and William Drive on Orcha
Police arrest fifth suspect in man's slaying
A fifth person has been arrested in the alleged murder of Clifton man Kyle Free, reported missing in April. Nathan A. Ryan, 30, of Grand Junction, was taken into custody Monday in Iowa, and was being held in Mills County, Iowa, on charges of accessory to first-degree murder, tampering with evidence
DA: At least one arrest affidavit for Kyle Free murder case unsealed
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) -- After the fifth person was arrested in the Kyle Free murder investigation Monday night, the Mesa County District Attorney's office asked a judge to unseal all five of the suspect's arrest affidavits -- we're told a judge has moved to unseal at least one.
Fifth person will face charges in Clifton man's death
A fifth person is now in custody in connection with the death of Clifton man Kyle Free, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office. Nathan A. Ryan, 30, of Grand Junction was arrested in Iowa Monday on suspicion of accessory to first-degree murder, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse in
Grand Junction Musician Does it Again with Grammy Nomination
A former Grand Junction resident and CMU student has earned a nomination at the 61st annual Grammy Awards. This nomination comes two years after a Grammy win for Best Roots Album.
Mesa man charged in 3 killings pleads to burglary counts
PHOENIX — A man charged with killing three people in burglaries nearly seven years ago in metro Phoenix has pleaded guilty to three unrelated burglaries. Michael Lee Crane, who was at times combative and chuckling during the Wednesday hearing, said he was changing his plea “under duress.”
Honor A Fallen Veteran This Weekend In Grand Junction
The Western Slope Patriot Guard Riders will be honoring our Veterans this weekend by placing wreaths on the graves of those who gave all. Wreaths Across America honors fallen Vets by placing wreaths on the graves of those who have fallen across the country. Their mission, to Remember, Honor and Teac