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  • Police to search landfill in death of Colorado woman

    May 11, 2017 11:01 AM

    BOULDER - Police continue to look for evidence in the death of a Colorado woman whose partial remains were found in Oklahoma in February. Police in Boulder, Colorado said Wednesday that they plan to search an out-of-state landfill for evidence related to the killing of 25-year-old Ashley Mead. They won't... more »
  • Video shows Colorado officer throwing woman down face-first

    April 9, 2017 3:02 PM

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. - A video spreading on social media shows a police officer in Colorado throwing a woman face-first onto a sidewalk after a scuffle. Seems excessive #ColoradoState pic.twitter.com/rtfzgBs4Yk — Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) April 8, 2017 Police spokeswoman Kate Kimble tells the Coloradoan newspaper... more »
  • Colorado veterinarians 'invite' rescue kittens to wedding

    April 3, 2017 10:51 AM

    LARKSPUR - Veterinarians Michele and Nicholas Anderson don't leave anyone out when they celebrate life's big moments. The Colorado couple "invited" two rescue kittens to their March wedding and included them in photos. ABC News reports the newlyweds volunteer at Devine Feline, a cat welfare clinic in Denver near their... more »
  • Colorado wildfire fully contained

    March 20, 2017 10:45 PM

    BOULDER, Colo. - Firefighters have contained a wildfire that forced hundreds of people from their homes in the foothills near Boulder, Colorado. The Boulder Office of Emergency Management says the 70-acre fire was 100 percent contained Monday afternoon, and firefighters are expected to work overnight mopping up hotspots and flare-ups.... more »
  • Weed 101: Louisiana officials learn how to grow pot in Denver

    February 3, 2017 9:44 AM

    DENVER - North Carolina wants to know if marijuana could one day replace tobacco as a cash crop. Louisiana is wondering how pot holds up in high humidity. And Washington state has questions about water supplies for weed. Colorado agriculture officials this week briefed officials from about a dozen... more »
  • Mom who left son in snowstorm apparently under influence

    December 19, 2016 5:33 PM

    THORNTON - A Colorado woman accused of leaving her son alone in a car overnight during a snowstorm appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol around the time she apparently abandoned the boy. Court documents say that surveillance video captured 26-year-old Nicole Carmon walking into a gas... more »
  • Colorado hits another cannabis 1st with certified hemp seed

    September 7, 2016 3:04 PM

    DENVER - It's another milestone for the state of Colorado when it comes to cannabis. State agriculture officials today showed off the first domestic certified hemp seeds. The state Department of Agriculture has been working for years to produce hemp seeds that will consistently result in plants that are low... more »
  • Trump statements, slow start put pivotal Southwest at risk

    July 3, 2016 3:14 PM

    DENVER - Once a swing state in presidential elections, Colorado has teetered on the brink of becoming solidly Democratic. Donald Trump may have pushed it over the edge. Trump's disparaging words about Mexicans, negative comments about women and weak campaign organization have punctuated the state's shift from a nip-and-tuck battleground... more »
  • 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 »

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