Shannon Kent, Coroner Who Had License Suspended Last Year, Now Arrested For Tampering With BodiesLake County Coroner Shannon Kent and his wife Staci Kent are each being held on felony charges of Tampering with a Deceased Human Body as investigators carry out search warrants in an effort to gather more details about the couple's former funeral home businesses.
Prepared Hiker Avoids Tragedy While Being Rescued In Lake County Lake County Search and Rescue credit a hiker's preparedness for the good outcome when he found himself in trouble.
Police In Leadville Arrest 1 In Deadly ShootingA suspect is in custody following a shooting death in Lake County.
Colorado Backcountry Rescue Teams Seeing Tremendous Uptick In CallsNew snow over the weekend and into the week created some instability in Colorado's backcountry.
State Bans Coroner Shannon Kent From Private Business After Remains, Waste Found At Home-Based Colorado Funeral HomeIn the basement of the family residence, investigators found an unrefrigerated body and mounds of used medical gloves and body bags.
Independence Pass To Close For The Season On Friday Evening Before More Snow ArrivesIndependence Pass will be closing for the season on Friday night at 7 p.m.
State Suspends Licenses Of Lake County Coroner's Funeral HomesDisciplinary proceedings are pending for the owner of several funeral homes following a surprise visit at his home operation earlier this month that documented a disheveled basement with piles of paperwork, mounds of used gloves and body bags, and the remains of bodies.
Two In Custody After Leading Police On Chase Through Five Mountain CountiesTwo people are in custody after a chase involving Colorado State Patrol troopers, police, and sheriff's deputies from five counties.
Lake County Employees Awarded In Sexual Harassment SettlementThree women who accused former Lake County Undersheriff Fernando Mendoza of sexual harassment have received a settlement from the department.
Lake County Coroner Shannon Kent Accused Of Sending Wife To Death ScenesLake County Coroner Shannon Kent is accused of improperly sending his wife to handle three death scenes — including one when she was delayed because the van was buried in snow with a dead battery, bald tires and two other bodies inside, according to an indictment.
Grand Jury: Sheriff Wrongly Charged Inmates For Jail CostsA grand jury says a central Colorado sheriff's department wrongly billed inmates more than $16,000 to cover the costs of jailing them.