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  • Theater says victims of 2012 Colorado shooting owe legal fees

    June 30, 2016 10:04 PM

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Attorneys for Cinemark want victims of a 2012 shooting at a Colorado movie theater to pay nearly $700,000 in legal fees after they unsuccessfully sued the theater chain. The company's lawyers say in court filings this month that they need the money to cover the costs of... more »
  • Train hits van in Colorado killing 5, including 3 children

    June 26, 2016 11:34 PM

    LAS ANIMAS COUNTY - Authorities are investigating after an Amtrak train collided with a van killing five people, including three children, in Colorado on Sunday morning. The Colorado State Patrol released a statement saying a 2005 Chrysler Town & Country failed to yield right of way to the train and... more »
  • Mom pried son's head from mountain lion's mouth

    June 18, 2016 7:05 PM

    ASPEN - Authorities say a Colorado woman saved her 5-year-old son's life by prying his head from a mountain lion's mouth after the animal attacked the boy in their front yard. Pitkin County Sheriff's Deputy Michael Buglione says the woman told him she found the lion crouched over her son... more »
  • Colorado theater trial could prompt tight security at movies

    May 11, 2016 2:53 PM

    Movie theaters across the U.S. could be forced to adopt costly security measures - and ticket prices could rise significantly - if a jury finds a Colorado theater at fault in the 2012 shooting rampage that left 12 people dead, industry experts say. "I don't think there's anything more important... more »
  • Judge set to rule on clinic shooting suspect's mental state

    May 11, 2016 11:36 AM

    COLORADO SPRINGS - A judge is set to rule on the mental state of a man who acknowledged killing three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado. Judge Gilbert Martinez is expected to announce Wednesday whether criminal proceedings should continue against 57-year-old Robert Dear. If the judge decides Dear... more »
  • Ted Cruz looking to scoop up more Colorado delegates

    April 9, 2016 3:24 PM

    COLORADO SPRINGS - Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has locked up the support of 21 Colorado delegates and may scoop up even more Saturday. Slates loyal to Cruz won every assembly in the state's seven congressional districts, which began April 2 and culminated Friday with 12 delegates selected. The Texas... more »
  • Pot states take fresh look at out-of-state investment

    January 20, 2016 3:36 PM

    DENVER - States that have legalized pot are taking a fresh look at making it easier for out-of-state investors to get in the weed business, saying the industry's ongoing difficulty in banking means they need new options to finance expansion. The four states that allow recreational pot sales -... more »
  • Emerging from shadows, pot industry tries to build brands

    December 30, 2015 12:49 PM

    DENVER - Snoop Dogg has his own line of marijuana. So does Willie Nelson. Melissa Etheridge has a marijuana-infused wine. As the fast-growing marijuana industry emerges from the black market and starts looking like a mainstream industry, there's a scramble to brand and trademark pot products. Makeshift branding efforts, from... more »
  • FBI searches N. Carolina homes of Planned Parenthood suspect

    December 16, 2015 1:42 PM

    SWANNANOA - The FBI says it searched two western North Carolina residences once occupied by the man charged with attacking a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic. FBI spokeswoman Shelley Lynch said in an email that agents searched properties Tuesday in Swannanoa and Black Mountain where Robert Dear had lived. She said... more »
  • Colorado church, widow remember fallen officer

    November 28, 2015 9:00 PM

    COLORADO SPRINGS - The University of Colorado police officer who died in a shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic has been remembered with laughs and cheers at the church where he was a co-pastor. Parishioners at the nondenominational Hope Chapel remembered 44-year-old Garrett Swasey on Sunday as a trusted partner... more »
  • Standoff over between gunman and Colorado Springs police

    November 27, 2015 2:26 PM

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The mayor of Colorado Springs says a gunman in a shooting attack at a Planned Parenthood clinic is in custody. Mayor John Suthers says he did not have any further details. A shootout and standoff between the gunman and officers had been going on for hours... more »
  • Vendor on Army post told to stop selling anti-Islam T-shirt

    November 4, 2015 12:18 PM

    DENVER - A vendor on a Colorado Army post has been ordered to stop selling a T-shirt with an anti-Islam message after shoppers complained. The T-shirt depicts the Statue of Liberty wearing a burqa, the all-covering dress worn by some Muslim women, with the words, "Don't let this happen America."... more »
  • Colorado theater shooter held alone in prison cell

    September 14, 2015 12:06 PM

    DENVER - Colorado theater shooter James Holmes has been moved to a southern Colorado prison where he is being held in a cell by himself. Department of Corrections spokeswoman Adrienne Jacobson says Holmes is not in maximum security but has fewer privileges and is monitored more closely than other inmates.... more »
  • Judge formally sentences James Holmes to life

    August 26, 2015 12:57 PM

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Colorado theater shooter James Holmes has been formally sentenced to life in prison. Judge Carlos Samour Jr. had no other option after a split jury decided the sentence earlier this month. A death sentence required a unanimous jury verdict. Samour sentenced Holmes Wednesday after two days of... more »
  • Higher Learning: Colorado county mulls scholarship pot tax

    August 26, 2015 12:48 PM

    DENVER - Talk about higher learning. A Colorado county is mulling whether to create what would be the world's first public college scholarship program funded with marijuana money. Pueblo County is considering a 5 percent excise tax on marijuana growers, with half the proceeds designated to a scholarship fund that... more »
  • Police testify at James Holmes' final sentencing

    August 24, 2015 1:13 PM

    CENTENNIAL - Police officers who responded to the Colorado theater shooting three years ago are getting a chance to talk about how that night affected them. The officers are talking in court during the final phase of sentencing for Aurora theater shooter James Holmes. Holmes will spend the rest of... more »
  • EPA watchdog investigating toxic mine spill in Colorado

    August 17, 2015 3:57 PM

    WASHINGTON - The inspector general for the Environmental Protection Agency is investigating the cause of a massive spill from an abandoned Colorado gold mine that unleashed 3 million gallons of contaminated wastewater into rivers that supply water to at least three states. The inspector general's office said the investigation also... more »
  • EPA: High toxic metal levels after mine spill

    August 13, 2015 2:27 PM

    DURANGO, Colo. - The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says significant progress is being made as water quality appears to be improving in a major Southwest river system that was contaminated by millions of gallons of toxic mine sludge. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said Thursday that the... more »
  • Court: Baker who refused gay wedding cake can't cite beliefs

    August 13, 2015 11:19 AM

    DENVER - The Colorado Court of Appeals says a suburban Denver baker who wouldn't make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple cannot cite his religious beliefs because it would lead to discrimination. The court ruled Thursday in a case that has helped ignite a passionate debate between gay... more »
  • Colorado may ban 'candy' name on marijuana treats

    August 11, 2015 3:41 PM

    DENVER - Edible marijuana products in Colorado may soon come labeled with a red stop sign. The state is finalizing work on new rules for the appearance of edible marijuana. A draft of those rules released Tuesday would require each piece of edible marijuana to be marked in the shape... more »
  • Colorado theater shooter Holmes gets life in prison

    August 7, 2015 7:29 PM

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Colorado theater shooter James Holmes has been sentenced to life after a jury failed to agree on a death penalty. The jurors returned the sentence Friday. The same jury had rejected his insanity defense, finding Holmes capable of understanding right from wrong when he murdered 12... more »
  • Holmes jury declines to rule out death penalty

    August 3, 2015 2:44 PM

    CENTENNIAL, CO - The jury in the Colorado theater shooting trial has again declined to rule out the death penalty as it moves toward sentencing James Holmes. Jurors said Monday that Holmes' lawyers haven't presented a strong enough case to eliminate execution as an option. The decision clears the way... more »
  • Colorado shooting judge holds protester in contempt

    July 30, 2015 7:42 PM

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. - The judge in the Colorado shooting case has sentenced a woman to three weeks in jail for interrupting the lead prosecutor during closing arguments in the latest stage of the penalty phase. Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. found Deborah Cave in contempt, saying her outburst Thursday... more »
  • Colorado jury asked about Louisiana movie attack

    July 27, 2015 11:55 AM

    CENTENNIAL - Jurors deciding whether Colorado theater shooter James Holmes should be sentenced to death or life in prison are being questioned about whether the deadly theater shooting last week in Louisiana might influence them. Holmes' lawyers asked Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. on Monday to poll jurors about whether... more »
  • Penalty phase for Colorado theater shooter begins Wednesday

    July 22, 2015 8:03 AM

    CENTENNIAL, CO.- The penalty phase begins today in the trial of Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes, who was convicted earlier this month of killing 12 people and wounding 70 others. Jurors quickly rejected Holmes' claim that he was legally insane when he opened fire in Aurora, Colorado in July... more »
  • Colorado rejects PTSD as ailment eligible for medical pot

    July 15, 2015 3:38 PM

    DENVER - Colorado's Board of Health has voted against adding post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of ailments eligible for treatment with medical marijuana. The 6-2 vote Wednesday came despite the backing of the state's chief medical officer. The board has voted at least three times against adding PTSD to... more »
  • 'Wench' uses headlock to stop sword thief

    July 13, 2015 1:34 PM

    LARKSPUR, Colo. - A man is facing theft and assault charges after authorities say he crashed a jousting performance at the Colorado Renaissance Festival in Larkspur and tried to make off with a sword. A witness told The Denver Post the man was chased down by a woman dressed as... more »
  • Prosecutors rest their case in Colorado theater shooting

    June 19, 2015 5:49 PM

    CENTENNIAL, CO - The prosecution in the Colorado theater shooting trial has rested after aiming to show James Holmes planned and carried out the massacre while knowing it was wrong. Prosecutors relied on emotional testimony from victims, graphic photos and a state-appointed psychiatrist's videotaped interview with Holmes to undermine his... more »
  • Colorado court: Workers can be fired for using pot off-duty

    June 15, 2015 11:20 AM

    DENVER - Colorado's Supreme Court has ruled that a medical marijuana patient who was fired after failing a drug test cannot get his job back. The case has big implications for employers and pot smokers in states that have legalized medical or recreational marijuana. Colorado became the first state to... more »
  • Movie theater shooting trial set to begin

    April 27, 2015 8:02 AM

    CENTENNIAL, CO.- The key to understanding the death penalty trial of James Holmes, the man who killed 12 people and wounded 70 more at a packed Batman movie premiere, will be to learn what was going on inside his mind at the time. Opening statements start Monday in the long-awaited... more »
  • Alzheimer's patient accused in roommate's death

    February 24, 2015 8:00 PM

    LAKEWOOD, COLORADO- An 87-year-old Alzheimer's patient faces a murder charge for beating a fellow resident of an assisted living facility to death. Prosecutors say Homer Castor killed 76-year-old Gerald Propp in a room they shared and a judge ordered a mental competency evaluation for Castor. Staff members say... more »
  • Pot-related poison control calls up in WA, CO

    January 23, 2015 3:44 PM

    SEATTLE, WA - Marijuana-related calls to poison control centers in Washington and Colorado have spiked since the states began allowing legal sales last year, with an especially troubling increase in calls concerning young children. New year-end data show that the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center received 151 calls for... more »
  • Shelters cite legal pot as part of Denver's rise in homeless

    December 24, 2014 2:16 AM

    DENVER, CO - Some Colorado service providers say a growing number of homeless people are moving to the state for its legal marijuana or for jobs in the industry. No agency is keeping hard data on the number of homeless people who were drawn by the legal weed, which began... more »
  • Theater shooter's parents plead for his life

    December 19, 2014 11:55 AM

    DENVER - Some victims of the Colorado theater shooting are outraged that the parents of suspect James Holmes are pleading for him to be spared the death penalty just weeks before his trial is set to begin. In a statement released Friday, Robert and Arlene Holmes say their son is... more »
  • Colorado retail pot industry offers 'Green Friday' specials

    November 28, 2014 2:42 PM

    DENVER - Colorado's new retail marijuana industry is joining the rush for holiday shopping dollars. The Grass Station in Denver offered traditional doorbuster deals on what some are calling "Green Friday". The most popular was an ounce of marijuana for $50, about $200 less than the normal price for those... more »
  • Man arrested after pointing banana at deputies

    November 27, 2014 12:28 PM

    GRAND JUNCTION, CO - A Colorado man is behind bars after he pointed a piece of fruit at two sheriff's deputies on Sunday and pretended it was a gun. Nathan Channing, 27, was locked up in Mesa County Jail on a felony menacing charge after he pointed a banana... more »
  • Clues are in the bones

    November 26, 2014 7:59 PM

    DENVER, COLORADO- Ancient bones from gigantic animals found in the mountains of Colorado provide a look at what happened 12,000 years ago when the Earth got as warm as it is today. The bones are of mastodons, mammoths, giant sloths, bison, insects, plants and pollen that were unearthed four years... more »
  • Colorado vs. Utah in ski slogan

    November 14, 2014 7:46 PM

    SAL LAKE CITY, UTAH- What's in a name led to a legal fight that ended in a settlement over winter sports marketing. Steamboat Ski Resort in Colorado sued, claiming a Utah advertising campaign violated its trademark involving the name Ski Town, U.S.A. Utah dropped the "USA" from its Ski... more »
  • Companies continue battle for Marvel superheroes

    October 28, 2014 12:25 PM

    DENVER - The Walt Disney Co. says it is tired of fighting the same battle over the copyrights to iconic Marvel comic book characters including Spider-Man, X-Men and The Hulk. A panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Tuesday in longtime dispute between the company and... more »
  • Colorado girls make possible bid to join militants

    October 22, 2014 11:00 AM

    DENVER - Three teenage girls from suburban Denver flew to Europe in a possible bid to join Islamic State militants in Syria, and now authorities are looking at their friends to see if any have similar intentions. A U.S. official said the evidence gathered so far made it clear that... more »
  • Study finds 100% increase in marijuana related fatal crashes

    August 19, 2014 10:22 PM

    DENVER - A study found the number of people killed in marijuana-related accidents increased 100 percent over five years where the state legalized marijuana in various forms. There were 78 fatalities where a driver, bike rider or pedestrian tested positive for marijuana. In 2007, the number was 39. The... more »
  • Judge: Colorado theater shooting suits can advance

    August 16, 2014 4:00 PM

    DENVER - A judge says lawsuits can move forward against the owner of the Colorado movie theater where a gunman killed 12 people and injured 70 others in 2012. U.S. District Judge R. Brooke Jackson ruled Friday that Cinemark could have predicted moviegoers might be targeted for an attack, noting... more »
  • Top Colorado court halts gay marriages in Boulder

    July 29, 2014 4:32 PM

    DENVER - Colorado's Supreme Court ordered Boulder County to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples while an appeal from the state attorney general is heard. The court ruled Tuesday in response to an appeal from Republican Attorney General John Suthers, who has been trying for several weeks to get... more »
  • Colorado theater shooter in court for hearing on expert testimony

    July 23, 2014 2:04 AM

    CENTENNIAL, CO - The man charged with the Colorado theater massacre is returning to court for the second day of hearings about what kinds of experts can testify at his trial. The hearing resumes Wednesday on a defense motion to bar testimony from firearms experts. On Tuesday, the judge heard... more »
  • Theater shooting lawyers in court to discuss video

    July 22, 2014 2:13 AM

    CENTENNIAL, CO - Attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case are returning to court to discuss whether a doctor should be allowed to videotape the second sanity evaluation of defendant James Holmes. At a two-day hearing that starts Tuesday, prosecutors and the defense are also scheduled to discuss defense motions... more »
  • Colorado clerk OK'd to give gay marriage licenses

    July 10, 2014 12:10 PM

    DENVER - A Boulder County clerk who has been issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in defiance of Colorado's gay-marriage ban has been cleared to continue. Boulder County Judge Andrew Hartman ruled Thursday that county clerk Hillary Hall can ignore a federal stay on a ruling from the 10th U.S.... more »
  • Attorneys in Holmes case to discuss jury selection

    May 29, 2014 3:13 AM

    CENTENNIAL, Co - Attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case are returning to court to discuss the logistics of jury selection. A hearing on Thursday will focus on how prospective jurors should be interviewed and what they should be asked in a written questionnaire. The public will be barred from... more »
  • Crews searching for 3 people in Colorado mudslide

    May 26, 2014 5:43 AM

    GRAND JUNCTION, CO - Emergency crews are searching for three people reported missing after a large mudslide struck in western Colorado's Mesa County. The slide hit Sunday in a remote area near the town of Collbran, about 40 miles east of Grand Junction. Mesa County Sheriff's spokeswoman Lisa McCammon says... more »
  • More storms, tornadoes possible in Colorado

    May 22, 2014 9:04 AM

    DENVER, CO - Meteorologists say six tornadoes touched down east of Denver and more spring thunderstorms are expected Thursday along the Front Range and eastern Colorado. No significant damage was reported from the twisters and Thursday's weather isn't expected to be as extreme or as widespread as that seen Wednesday.... more »
  • Hash oil explosions rise with legalized marijuana

    May 6, 2014 2:10 AM

    DENVER, CO - The opening months of Colorado's recreational marijuana industry have seen a rise in fiery explosions as pot users try to extract potent oil from the drug in home laboratories. Hospital officials say more people are being seriously burned and injured trying to make hash oil. The golden... more »
  • In Colorado, a pot holiday goes mainstream

    April 20, 2014 11:41 AM

    DENVER - The 4/20 stoner holiday is going mainstream in Colorado. April 20 has traditionally been a day for marijuana activists to defiantly light up to protest their drug of choice being outlawed. But Colorado has legalized pot. This weekend is filled with marijuana-themed activities that will culminate at a... more »
  • Mom of Colorado girl who shaved head for cancer-stricken pal says focus should be shifted

    March 26, 2014 10:27 AM

    DENVER - The mother of a Grand Junction, Colo., third-grader who shaved her head in solidarity with a cancer-stricken friend is asking for an end to the national furor over a school's short-lived decision to bar her from campus, so the focus can shift to the recovery of her 11-year-old... more »
  • Colorado collects $2M in recreational pot taxes

    March 10, 2014 4:34 PM

    DENVER - In the world's first accounting of a recreational pot industry, Colorado officials say the state has made roughly $2 million in marijuana taxes in January, the first month of sales. The tax total reported Monday by the state Department of Revenue indicates $14.02 million worth of recreational... more »
  • Heisman winning RBs Salaam, Williams up for Hall

    March 6, 2014 2:34 PM

    DALLAS - Heisman Trophy winning running backs Rashaan Salaam of Colorado and Ricky Williams of Texas are among the stars making their first appearance on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot this year. Some of the other notable first-timers are Iowa State running back Troy Davis, a two-time Heisman... more »
  • Gun control sparks resignation

    November 27, 2013 7:59 PM

    DENVER, COLORADO- Rather than face a recall, a third Democrat in the Colorado Senate resigned after she voted for gun control measures. Sen. Evie Hudak of Denver resigned less than a week before petitions were to be turned in to start the recall process. Her resignation means Democrats... more »
  • Holmes' lawyers: Apartment search was illegal

    October 23, 2013 7:47 AM

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Lawyers for Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes say evidence seized from his booby-trapped apartment shouldn't be used against him because police didn't get a search warrant before sending in a bomb squad robot. Defense attorneys and prosecutors return to court Wednesday for more arguments over... more »
  • Colo. farmers arrested in deadly listeria outbreak

    September 26, 2013 2:07 PM

    DENVER- The owners of a Colorado cantaloupe farm have been arrested on charges stemming from a listeria outbreak that killed 33 people. Federal prosecutors say brothers Eric and Ryan Jensen were arrested Thursday on charges of introducing adulterated food into interstate commerce. Prosecutors say the federal Food and Drug Administration... more »
  • La. Red Cross volunteers helping in Colorado Play Video

    September 20, 2013 11:57 AM

    COLORADO - Red Cross volunteers from Louisiana are helping victims of flooding in Colorado return to their damaged homes. Six people were killed and an estimated 18,000 homes were damaged in the flooding that began over the weekend. Eleven Red Cross volunteers from South Louisiana are in Colorado... more »
  • More volunteers leave La. to assist in Colo.

    September 18, 2013 10:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - More Louisiana volunteers left Baton Rouge today to help the American Red Cross with flooding assistance in Colorado. Spokesperson Nancy Malone says 11 volunteers from south Louisiana are now on their way to the state. Those volunteers will help at Red Cross shelters and evacuation... more »
  • Locals ready to assist with Colorado flood disaster

    September 16, 2013 8:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Red Cross volunteers from Louisiana are on standby to assist with flood relief efforts in Colorado. Days of widespread flooding have left 8 people dead, destroyed some 1,500 homes and damaged about 17,500 others media in Colorado reported Monday night. "We are eager to support our... more »
  • Evacuations expand as rain continues falling in Colorado

    September 13, 2013 10:25 AM

    BOULDER, Colo. - Authorities in Boulder County, Colorado, say 17 people are unaccounted for amid the flooding that has inundated the city of Boulder. The water has isolated communities in the Rocky Mountain foothills, and left them without power or phone service. Authorities urged thousands of additional people in the... more »
  • Baton Rouge victim of Co. shooting returns to massacre scene

    July 19, 2013 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The one-year mark of the shooting in Aurora, Colorado, has Baton Rouge native Bonnie Kate Pouriau returning to the nightmare location. Saturday, victims and survivors will remember the night the Batman film The Dark Knight Rises they were viewing was interrupted by gunfire. Pouriau was shot... more »
  • Nationals' Zimmerman goes for 12 wins

    July 1, 2013 10:21 AM

    UNDATED - A couple of major league baseball streaks are put on hold today with a limited schedule in the bigs. Pittsburgh gets the day off to savor its nine-game winning streak, while Colorado's Michael Cuddyer puts his 27-game hitting streak on hold because the Rockies are idle. That clears... more »
  • Colo. wildfire evacuees see destruction firsthand

    June 16, 2013 10:34 AM

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Restless residents displaced by Colorado's most destructive wildfire ever are returning to previously closed neighborhoods as firefighters continue to tame the blaze. Authorities say no additional homes were destroyed as fire crews expanded containment lines Saturday to 55 percent. The wildfire has destroyed nearly 500 homes... more »
  • Colo. governor signs marijuana regulations into law

    May 28, 2013 4:02 PM

    DENVER - Colorado's governor signed six marijuana regulatory bills into law Tuesday while the state awaits a federal response to recreational pot legalization. The new laws seek to regulate the newly legal drug and keep it away from children, without being so strict that weed stays in the black... more »
  • Colorado shootings suspect to enter insanity plea

    May 7, 2013 4:41 PM

    DENVER - Lawyers for the man accused of killing 12 people and injuring 70 in a Colorado movie theater say he wants to change his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity. Attorneys for James Holmes said in a court filing Tuesday they plan to formally ask for the... more »
  • Snakes in the basement

    April 18, 2013 7:34 PM

    BRIGHTON - A house went up in the flames and two adults and three kids got out safely but firefighters have to deal with hundreds of exotic snakes. They're working with the homeowner to get them out of the debris and into a new home. The snakes are in... more »
  • Some Colo. sheriffs oppose more gun control

    April 3, 2013 10:21 AM

    DENVER - Some Colorado sheriffs are speaking out against any more gun control measures as President Barack Obama visits the state. Sixteen sheriffs, including Larimer County's Justin Smith and John Cooke of Weld County, plan to hold a news conference Wednesday in Denver. They'll gather in a park near where... more »
  • Holmes to hear if prosecutors will seek execution

    April 1, 2013 8:08 AM

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. - After a week of legal twists and turns, James Holmes will find out Monday if he could be executed if convicted in the Colorado theater attack that killed 12 people. Legal analysts say a plea deal is still possible in the Colorado theater shootings despite a rare... more »
  • CO movie theater shooting suspect wants life, not death penalty

    March 27, 2013 4:03 PM

    DENVER- The man accused of opening fire inside a Colorado movie theater during the premiere of Batman last summer has offered to plead guilty and spend the rest of his life in prison to avoid the death penalty. Lawyers for James Holmes made the offer in a motion filed... more »
  • Pot tourism up for discussion in Colo. Legislature

    March 22, 2013 8:43 AM

    DENVER- Marijuana tourism is one of the biggest questions facing pot regulators in Colorado. A special legislative panel looking at marijuana regulations plans to discuss the question Friday. The constitutional amendment approved by voters last year allows marijuana use by adults over 21. It doesn't specify whether only Colorado residents... more »
  • Judge OKs medication for Colorado shooting suspect

    March 11, 2013 2:28 PM

    DENVER- The judge in the Colorado theater shooting case says defendant James Holmes can be medicated for interviews by psychiatrists if he pleads not guilty by reason of insanity. Judge William Sylvester says that Holmes also could be given a polygraph examination as part of an evaluation to determine if... more »
  • Police in Colorado baffled by detergent thefts

    January 24, 2013 12:16 PM

    DENVER - Authorities are hoping suspects come clean following a rash of thefts of laundry detergent and expensive face lotion across Colorado. KCNC-TV reported on Wednesday that supermarkets are installing more surveillance cameras to combat the rising tide of thefts. They are also hiring undercover agents. Authorities believe thieves are... more »
  • Judge in Colo. shooting orders reporter to appear

    January 18, 2013 4:33 PM

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. - The judge handling the case of the Colorado theater shooting suspect is requiring a Fox News reporter to appear in court to say who gave her information that defense attorneys say was subject to a gag order. A July 25 article by Jana Winter on FoxNews.com cited... more »
  • Aurora victims hold remembrance at movie theater

    January 17, 2013 5:28 AM

    AURORA, Colo. - The Colorado movie theater where a gunman killed 12 people and injured 70 others is reopening with a private event for victims and officials. Cinemark is reopening the Aurora theater where James Holmes is accused of staging the massacre on July 20. Victims and officials were... more »
  • Victim's father's outburst ends Colorado court hearing

    January 11, 2013 3:13 PM

    CENTENNIAL, Colo.- The father of one of the victims of the Colorado movie theater shootings is promising there will be no more outbursts. Steve Hernandez apologized to the judge today, after shouting during a hearing today that accused gunman James Holmes should "rot in Hell." Hernandez was the father of... more »
  • Colo. theater shooting case enters new phase

    January 11, 2013 7:25 AM

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Colorado movie theater shooting suspect James Holmes faces arraignment Friday. That comes after a judge on Thursday night ruled he should stand trial on all 166 counts against him. But his attorneys say they're not ready to enter a plea and plan to seek a... more »
  • Holmes prosecution to call last witness

    January 9, 2013 7:17 AM

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Prosecutors in Colorado are expected to call their final witness today in the preliminary hearing for James Holmes, the former grad student accused of killing 12 people and wounding dozens in a movie theater in July. Yesterday, authorities testified that Holmes spent more than two months... more »
  • FBI: Holmes' booby trap included improvised napalm

    January 8, 2013 1:36 PM

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. - An elaborate booby trap system allegedly set up to pull police away from the Colorado theater shooting included improvised napalm and thermite, which burns so hot that water can't put out the blaze. FBI bomb technician Garrett Gumbinner described the system Tuesday at a hearing in which... more »
  • Colo. shooting hearings impact Baton Rouge victim Play Video

    January 8, 2013 11:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Colorado theater massacre court hearings are happening in another state, but they are impacting a victim in Louisiana. Bonnie Kate Pourciau survived the shooting, which happened in July. She was shot in the leg. Pourciau and other victims of the shooting are invited to... more »
  • Theater shooting relatives reject movie invitation

    January 2, 2013 12:07 PM

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Relatives of the majority of people killed in a Colorado movie theater are rejecting an invitation to attend its reopening, calling it a "disgusting offer." The parents, grandparents, cousins and widow of nine of the 12 people killed released a letter Wednesday sent to the theater's owner,... more »

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