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Man sentenced to nearly a year in Avon hit-and-run (1)

February 25, 2015 — 

EAGLE — Michael Glass created two justice system firsts: one, when he fell into a tearful embrace with his victim in a hit and run asking for forgiveness; and two, …

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Accused killer closer to trial (2)

February 24, 2015 — 

EAGLE — Penny Cunningham believed she was on her way to meet her adopted daughter Traci Cunningham’s fiance and his family, Penny Cunningham’s brother testified Thursday. Instead, Traci Cunningham is …

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Accused embezzler denied probation in District Court (3)

February 20, 2015 — 

EAGLE — An admitted embezzler will not be granted probation, a District Court Judge ruled.Allison Butler-Coyle admitted stealing $122,884.26 from three local businesses. She has repaid $3,696.26 — 3 percent …

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Local woman admits stealing from teens (4)

January 20, 2015 — 

EAGLE - A local woman admitted she embezzled thousands of dollars from high school students. Holly Sandoval, 48, pleaded guilty to felony theft. In exchange, prosecutors dropped a forgery charge. …

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Gypsum man pleads guilty for taking $10K from brewery (5)

January 20, 2015 — 

EAGLE — A Gypsum man picked up a bank bag full of cash and checks, and was apprehended after he tried to use some of it to file for divorce. …

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Summit County police search for couple that robbed Old Chicago restaurant (8)

December 30, 2014 — 

A couple suspected of robbing Old Chicago this weekend are still on the run. Late on Sunday evening, authorities responded to the Silverthorne restaurant after a man and a woman …

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Breckenridge police charge 24-year-old in hit-and-run that left woman seriously injured (9)

December 30, 2014 — 

SUMMIT COUNTY — A Summit County resident was arrested Tuesday, Dec. 30, in connection with a hit-and-run four days earlier. Hallie Southall Schmitt, 24, faces charges of failing to remain …

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Ninth DUI earns driver a three-year prison sentence (10)

December 29, 2014 — 

A Missouri man with at least nine DUI convictions will spend at least three years in Colorado state prison rethinking his life choices. Patrick O’Brien, 47, has nine DUI convictions …

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Local teen said his dad was his ‘hero’ as he was sentenced for murdering him (11)

December 19, 2014 — 

EAGLE — A 14-year-old boy said he “loved his dad.” Now the boy has to work to understand why he killed his father. One part of the boy’s saga ended …

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Local teen pleads guilty to shooting his dad (12)

December 16, 2014 — 

EAGLE — A 14-year-old Gypsum boy admitted on Tuesday that he shot his father twice in the head, killing him, and then holed up in the house for six days …

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Calif. couple files lawsuit against Sunlight (14)

December 12, 2014 — 

A California couple is suing Sunlight Mountain Resort over an 2012 accident that injured Sally Rumpf of San Diego. The suit, filed Dec. 9 in the U.S. District Court by …

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Former deputy faces trial for alleged sexual assault (15)

December 11, 2014 — 

EAGLE — A former Eagle County sheriff’s deputy will face trial on three counts of sexual assault, a District Court judge ruled Thursday. Timothy Joseph Hay, 42, was so incapacitated …

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Former sheriff’s deputy pleads not guilty to sexual assault (16)

November 5, 2014 — 

EAGLE — A former Eagle County sheriff’s deputy pleaded not guilty to charges that he sexually assaulted a Gypsum woman. Timothy Joseph Hay and his attorney, Lawson Wills, scheduled their …

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Halloween trick ends in arrests at Glenwood hotel (17)

November 4, 2014 — 

When Glenwood Springs police arrived at the Quality Inn around 8:30 p.m. on Halloween, they found a woman tending to a beaten, shirtless man in the hallway while her husband …

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Drug probe in Roaring Fork Valley: 8 arrested; meth, coke, $30K seized (18)

October 23, 2014 — 

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A six-month drug and racketeering investigation in the Roaring Fork Valley has resulted in the arrests of eight people, five of them from Carbondale. A dozen more …

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Multistate phone scam artists arrested (19)

October 20, 2014 — 

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A Silt man was among three people arrested in connection with a series of scams around the country this summer. The hunt began in July, when at …

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Gypsum man admits sexually assaulting a child (20)

October 18, 2014 — 

EAGLE — A local plumber and grandfather admitted to felony sex assault on a child. Rhett Enlow, 59, pleaded guilty Wednesday to criminal attempt to commit sex assault. Enlow owns …

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