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Judge: Atleast 10 People Illegally Jailed

Posted: 06/20/2008 - A new report shows a breakdown in the Mesa County criminal justice system that allowed county officials to keep atleast ten people behind bars illegally. 11 News Reporter Jessica Zartler spoke to the judge who discovered the problem.

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School Planning Group Pushes For School Bonds, Two New High Schools

Updated: 06/20/2008 - With summer vacation in full swing, the halls at Mesa County schools have stayed relatively empty, but a school planning group says that won't be the case this fall as most of them will be too full. The group says the overcrowding has become such a problem, that it might be time for Mesa County residents to pay for more schools.

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Junction Man Caught In Act Siphoning Gas

Posted: 06/20/2008 - With gas more than four dollars a gallon, it should come as no surprise that some folks will resort to anything to fill their gas tanks. Overnight, one Grand Junction man was caught red handed stealing gas from U-Haul trucks.

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Sparring Over Oil and Gas Rule Drafts

Posted: 06/19/2008 - The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has scaled back rules for oil and gas drilling in Colorado. They say it's in the interest of public safety, but environmental groups say it's a slap in the face.

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GPS Tracking Offenders in Mesa County

Updated: 06/19/2008 - Mesa County Non–Residential services is tracking more than 35 people with GPS. And while GPS monitoring is not new, advancements in GPS technology is making it more effective.

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Household Poison Dangers

Updated: 06/19/2008 - The Mesa County Health Department is reminding parents to be vigilant about safeguarding household chemicals after three Grand Junction children found themselves in poison trouble this week.

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Heat Related Illness Tips

Updated: 06/19/2008 - Summer officially starts Friday which means many school sports teams will begin practicing in the summer heat soon.

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Five Rescued From the Colorado River

Posted: 06/19/2008 - Five people and a dog were had to be rescued from the Colorado River Wednesday night, after their raft hit a tree and flipped near Corn Lake.

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Update: Redlands Brush Fire Controlled

Updated: 06/18/2008 - Firefighters have a brush fire in the Redlands under control, but will keep crews out through the night to watch for hot spots.

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Foreclosures Force Owners to Surrender Pets

Posted: 06/18/2008 - The number of home foreclosures in Mesa County is up, and with it, so is the number of pets being surrendered at County Animal Services and the Roice Hurst Humane Society.

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CSP: Number of Speeding Tickets Issued Down

Updated: 06/18/2008 - According to the Colorado State Patrol the number of speeding tickets handed out this year compared to last year is down significantly.

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Fire Engulfs Mobile Home

Updated: 06/18/2008 - Grand Junction fire crews responded to the Westlake mobile home park, located off 25 ½ road at around 4:15 this morning.

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Mayor: Lack of Industrial Land Could Push Businesses Out

Posted: 06/17/2008 - Grand Junction officials say industrial zoned property is scarce and as they work on the Comprehensive Growth Plan, they're trying to come up with a solution to what they call a growing problem.

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West Nile Testing

Updated: 06/17/2008 - The Mesa County Health Department is trapping mosquito’s hoping to lower the number of cases Mesa County has seen of West Nile Virus.

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