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3 years 5 months ago

Castle Rock woman dies from beating

A Castle Rock woman who was beaten by her boyfriend in September has died. Michelle Stella, 42, died Monday from injuries inflicted by Jason Melledy, 39, of Peyton. Melledy killed himself after beating Stella at a wedding in Gothenburg, Neb. Stella was recovering in her home when she...

3 years 9 months ago

School lottery goes ahead despite lawsuit

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) - The Douglas County School District is going ahead with a lottery for the remaining 25 available scholarships for a school voucher plan despite a lawsuit filed by civil liberty groups. The school district says tickets will be handed out Wednesday to 76 eligible Douglas...

3 years 11 months ago

Two more charged in Castle Rock slayings

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) - Two more people are now accused in connection with the slayings of a man and his sister-in-law in Douglas County. Authorities said Monday that two women were arrested last week on suspicion of being accessories. Twenty-one-year-old Krystal Kurcz and 22-year-old Megan Cassidy were released...

4 years 6 days ago

Colorado GOP picks Call as new leader

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) - The Republican Party in Colorado has chosen its legal counsel, Ryan Call, as its new party chairman with just one round of voting. The Denver Post reports Call needed 138 votes to win in the first round and received 166.6 votes during balloting Saturday...

4 years 1 week ago

Helicopter dropping water on Franktown fire

FRANKTOWN, Colo. (AP) - Another wildfire has broken out in eastern Colorado and is threatening homes about 35 miles southeast of Denver. Authorities say they've ordered evacuations for homes within a four-mile radius of the fire near Franktown. They say the fire started early Thursday afternoon in a wooded...

4 years 1 month ago

Double homicide possibly a solicited murder

Friends and co-workers are still in shock after a double homicide last Wednesday near Castle Rock. Investigators believe 26-year-old Josiah Sher, 26-year-old Matthew Plake and 29-year-old Micah Woody of Colorado Springs and 49 year old Christopher Wells of Monument all had a hand in the murder of Well's estranged wife...

4 years 1 month ago

Two found dead in Douglas County home

Douglas County Deputies say two adults were found dead in a home this morning southwest of Castle Rock when officers responded to a call for a welfare check. Ron Hanavan, a spokesperson with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, says deputies were called to a home in the 2400 block...

4 years 6 months ago

Trooper pleads guilty to driving drunk

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado State trooper has pleaded guilty to driving drunk while on duty and has been sentenced to 10 days in jail. David Dolan also pleaded guilty Monday in Douglas County Court in Castle Rock to prohibited use of a weapon. The 48-year-old trooper...

4 years 6 months ago

Brush fires contained in Castle Rock

Several brush fires broke out along the railroad tracks in Douglas County, near Castle Rock Wednesday afternoon. Mutual aid was called-in to attack the flames in multiple locations west of I-25, near mile-marker 182. All of the fires are now out. The largest burned 15 acres. Photo Credit:...

5 years 1 month ago

Deputy shoots, injures DUI suspect

Douglas County sheriff's deputies say they shot a drunk driving suspect who hit a deputy with his car and was heading toward another deputy. Details of the injuries to the suspect were not immediately available. Sheriff's spokesman Attila Denes said the deputies had stopped the car west of Castle Rock,...

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