Shane Benjamin

Position: Herald Staff Writer

One dead in rollover crash north of Durango

A man driving a white pickup died in a rollover crash Friday evening north of Hermosa. The crash occurred about 6 p.m. near the top of Shalona Hill where County Road 250 connects with U.S. Highway...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mark Redwine’s bail lowered by judge

A district court judge on Tuesday lowered bail for Mark Redwine, the man accused of killing his son, Dylan, from $1 million cash-only to $750,000 cash surety – meaning he can post bail through a...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mark Redwine waives extradition, will be taken to Durango

Mark Redwine, the man suspected of killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan, waived his right to an extradition hearing Tuesday in a Bellingham, Washington, courtroom.As a result, the La Plata County...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is this the lightning bolt that cut power in Durango?

An Albuquerque man who took a video of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge train as it rolled into town Saturday may also have captured the lighting bolt that knocked out power to 10,430 customers...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Exact causes of three Durango-area fires undetermined

Firefighters said they have not determined the official causes of three major fires that started earlier this year in Durango, including one suspected to be arson, one that took a man’s life and...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman calls off search for Dylan Redwine’s remains

A community search for Dylan Redwine’s remains northeast of Vallecito Reservoir has been called off after his father’s arrest. The eight-day search was scheduled to start Friday and conclude Aug....

DATE: July 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Murder suspect shoots himself at Mercy Regional Medical Center

Police said Tuesday they are unsure why a Louisiana man suspected of killing his wife drove 19½ hours to Durango to shoot himself outside the emergency room doors at Mercy Regional Medical Center....

DATE: July 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mark Redwine to remain in Washington state for now

Mark Redwine, who is accused of killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan, appeared Monday in a Washington state courtroom for what amounted to an informal advisement of charges and bail hearing. La Plata...

DATE: July 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Redwine ‘difficult’ to prosecute, says former criminal lawyer

Prosecutors have a tough case against Mark Redwine, who is accused of killing his son, a retired Durango defense lawyer told The Durango Herald. The case is loaded with circumstantial evidence that...

DATE: July 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff: ‘No stone left unturned’ in Redwine investigation

La Plata County Sheriff Sean Smith said Tuesday afternoon at a news conference about the grand jury indictment of Mark Redwine that “no stone was left unturned” in the investigation of the death of...

DATE: July 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Indictment provides details the searches for Dylan Redwine

Mark Redwine, the father of Dylan Redwine, was arrested Saturday in Bellingham, Washington, after a grand jury indictment in connection with his son’s 2012 death. He is being held on a $1 million...

DATE: July 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dylan Redwine’s mother: ‘It was such a senseless crime’

Dylan Redwine didn’t want to visit his father in November 2012. But he didn’t have a choice. A court order granted Mark Redwine visitation rights over the Thanksgiving holiday, and Redwine chose...

DATE: July 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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