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Police: Car theft suspect fatally shot by officers in chase
Police: Car theft suspect fatally shot by officers in chase

Police say officers fatally shot a car theft suspect Saturday after he pulled out a weapon during a chase in the Denver suburb of Aurora.

Amended autopsy: Black man died due to sedative, restraint

Amended autopsy: Black man died due to sedative, restraint

A Black man who died after a police encounter in a Denver suburb in 2019 died because he was injected with a powerful sedative after being forcibly restrained.

Amended autopsy of Black man who died after 2019 police encounter in Colorado says he died due to sedative, restraint

Amended autopsy of Black man who died after 2019 police encounter in Colorado says he died due to sedative, restraint

Amended autopsy of Black man who died after 2019 police encounter in Colorado says he died due to sedative, restraint.

Man who shot dog walker with AK-47 convicted of murder

Man who shot dog walker with AK-47 convicted of murder

A man accused of using an AK-47 to kill a woman and wound her boyfriend as they walked their dog in Denver in 2020 has been convicted of first-degree murder and attempted murder.

Tonga volcano blast was unusual, could even warm the Earth

Tonga volcano blast was unusual, could even warm the Earth

Scientists are still trying to understand the effects of the Tongan volcano eruption earlier this year.

3 injured when light rail train skips tracks near Denver

3 injured when light rail train skips tracks near Denver

At least three people sustained non-life-threatening injuries when a light rail train derailed in suburban Denver.

Lindell sues to recover cellphone seized by FBI agents

Lindell sues to recover cellphone seized by FBI agents

MyPillow chief executive Mike Lindell has sued the Department of Justice and the FBI to demand the return of a cellphone seized from him at a fast food restaurant in Minnesota last week.

Colorado lawmaker seeks dismissal of voting charge

Colorado lawmaker seeks dismissal of voting charge

An attorney for a Colorado lawmaker has asked El Paso County prosecutors to dismiss a felony charge that his client voted outside the district he lives in.

Climate-fueled wildfires worsen danger for struggling fish

Climate-fueled wildfires worsen danger for struggling fish

After a wildfire roared through northern New Mexico this summer, state and federal biologists rescued scores of Rio Grande cutthroat trout from a small stream.

Ex-cop Lane gets 3 years in plea deal for aiding Floyd death

Ex-cop Lane gets 3 years in plea deal for aiding Floyd death

A former Minneapolis police officer who pleaded guilty to a state charge of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd has been sentenced to three years.

Bipartisan mayors voice criticism of new voting restrictions

Bipartisan mayors voice criticism of new voting restrictions

A bipartisan group of mayors say that whatever political differences they might have, they are united in fighting against recent voting restrictions enacted in some Republican-controlled states that they view as an attack on democracy.

Judge OKs Utah-based company's $76M bid to buy Jay Peak

Judge OKs Utah-based company's $76M bid to buy Jay Peak

A federal judge has approved a Utah-based resort company's $76 million bid to buy Jay Peak Resort, the Vermont ski area that was at the center of a financial scandal involving its former owner and president.

Colorado man hears charges in slaying of police officer

Colorado man hears charges in slaying of police officer

A man accused of killing a Colorado police officer made a virtual court appearance from jail on Tuesday to hear formal charges filed against him.

Woman in custody when train hit cruiser expected to survive

Woman in custody when train hit cruiser expected to survive

A 20-year-old woman is expected to survive after the parked police patrol vehicle she was detained in was struck by a freight train in northern Colorado.

JBS to pay $20 million in pork price-fixing settlement

JBS to pay $20 million in pork price-fixing settlement

JBS has agreed to pay $20 million to settle a lawsuit with consumers that accused the giant meat producer of conspiring with other meat companies to inflate pork prices.

Elderly woman dies after pit bull attack at Denver-area home

Elderly woman dies after pit bull attack at Denver-area home

An 89-year-old woman who, along with her 12-year-old grandson, was attacked by two pit bulls at a home west of Denver has died.

Judge says alleged clinic shooter can be forcibly medicated

Judge says alleged clinic shooter can be forcibly medicated

A federal judge says a mentally ill man charged with killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic in 2015 because it offered abortion services can be forcibly medicated to try to make him competent to stand trial.

Judge: Mentally ill man charged with killing 3 at Colorado abortion clinic can be forcibly medicated

Judge: Mentally ill man charged with killing 3 at Colorado abortion clinic can be forcibly medicated

Judge: Mentally ill man charged with killing 3 at Colorado abortion clinic can be forcibly medicated.

3 killed in Colorado midair collision identified

3 killed in Colorado midair collision identified

Three people killed after two planes collided near Denver were identified Monday as the investigation into what went wrong continued.

Suspect seriously hurt when train hits parked police vehicle

Suspect seriously hurt when train hits parked police vehicle

A 20-year-old road rage suspect was seriously injured when the parked police patrol vehicle she was detained in was struck by a freight train in northern Colorado.

Sheriff: 2 small planes collide mid-air near Denver, 3 dead

Sheriff: 2 small planes collide mid-air near Denver, 3 dead

Colorado authorities say three people are dead after two small airplanes collided in mid-air near Denver.

Composting companies battle contamination as programs expand

Composting companies battle contamination as programs expand

Workers at composting companies in Colorado say they're seeing more trash contaminating the organic material they collect and fear the problem will worsen as communities expand their composting programs.

Voter challenges, records requests swamp election offices

Voter challenges, records requests swamp election offices

Election conspiracy theorists are flooding local election offices with voter challenges and public records requests.

Pandemic homeless hotels close, sending some back to streets

Pandemic homeless hotels close, sending some back to streets

Cities from Anchorage to New Orleans are shuttering their pandemic-era hotels that were used to house the homeless as funding dwindles and leases run out.

Procession, funeral held for slain Colorado police officer

Procession, funeral held for slain Colorado police officer

Hundreds of people, including police officers from throughout Colorado, paid tribute Friday at a funeral service for Dillon Vakoff, a suburban Denver police officer who was fatally shot while trying to break up a family disturbance earlier this week.

Northern Colorado air quality downgraded by EPA

Northern Colorado air quality downgraded by EPA

Stricter air quality regulations are coming for northern Colorado businesses after the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday downgraded the area to a category for “severe” violators of ozone standards.

Judge: Amended McClain autopsy can be released if redacted

Judge: Amended McClain autopsy can be released if redacted

A Colorado judge has partially granted a request by news organizations to release an amended autopsy report for Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man who died after a 2019 encounter with police.

Breaches of voting machine data raise worries for midterms

Breaches of voting machine data raise worries for midterms

The revelation earlier this week that federal prosecutors are involved in investigations of suspected voting system breaches across the U.S. is fueling questions about the security of voting machines just two months before the midterm elections.

Colorado man, 71, convicted in 1982 slayings of 2 women

Colorado man, 71, convicted in 1982 slayings of 2 women

A 71-year-old Colorado man has been convicted of first-degree murder and other charges in the cold case slayings of two women whose bodies were found near the mountain resort town of Breckenridge in 1982.

Flaming Gorge falls as drought felt higher up Colorado River

Flaming Gorge falls as drought felt higher up Colorado River

A boating and fishing paradise on the Utah-Wyoming line is beginning to feel the effects of the two-decade megadrought gripping the southwestern U.S. Until now, Flaming Gorge Reservoir hasn't seen anything like the low water that has drastically shrunk Lake Mead near Las Vegas and Lake Powell in Arizona and Utah.

State of unease: Colorado basin tribes without water rights

State of unease: Colorado basin tribes without water rights

Hualapai tribal land in northwestern Arizona borders 100 miles of the Colorado River, but the tribe can't draw from it.

Small plane buzzes boaters in Colorado before crashing

Small plane buzzes boaters in Colorado before crashing

The National Transportation Safety Board says it is investigating a small plane that buzzed low over boats on a Northern Colorado reservoir before crashing.

Moose seriously injures archery hunter in Colorado

Moose seriously injures archery hunter in Colorado

Colorado authorities say an archery hunter sustained life-threatening injuries when he was gored and trampled by a moose in a remote area west of Fort Collins.

Farming, water and Wall Street on Colorado’s Western Slope

Farming, water and Wall Street on Colorado’s Western Slope

Since 2000, flows on the Colorado River have declined 20% and water levels at Lake Powell and Lake Mead have dropped to less than 30% of their combined storage.

MyPillow exec Lindell says FBI agents seized his cellphone

MyPillow exec Lindell says FBI agents seized his cellphone

MyPillow chief executive Mike Lindell says federal agents have seized his cellphone.

Coloradans take housing into their own hands with initiative

Coloradans take housing into their own hands with initiative

Coloradans are taking the state's housing crisis into their own hands with a ballot initiative that would direct a portion of the state's income tax to affordable housing projects.

Gun advocates fight for bump stocks in latest court hearing

Gun advocates fight for bump stocks in latest court hearing

A Trump administration ban on devices that enable a shooter to fire multiple rounds from semi-automatic weapons with a single trigger pull is back before a federal appeals court in New Orleans.

Family of Colorado man shot by police wants accountability

Family of Colorado man shot by police wants accountability

Family members are asking for accountability in the death of a 21-year-old Colorado man who was shot by police earlier this year after calling 911 for roadside assistance.

Schumer sending $15M to Democrats, Senate Campaign Committee

Schumer sending $15M to Democrats, Senate Campaign Committee

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is transferring $15 million from his campaign account to his party’s candidates, incumbents and political committee for the fall election.

Seahawks survive Russell Wilson's return, top Broncos 17-16

Seahawks survive Russell Wilson's return, top Broncos 17-16

Geno Smith threw two first-half touchdown passes, Denver fumbled twice at the 1-yard line in the second half, and the Seahawks beat the Broncos 17-16 in Russell Wilson’s return to Seattle.

Colorado city mourns police officer slain over weekend

Colorado city mourns police officer slain over weekend

A Denver suburb is mourning the death of a second police officer in as many years.

100 years after compact, Colorado River nearing crisis point

100 years after compact, Colorado River nearing crisis point

In November 1922, seven land-owning white men brokered a deal to allocate water from the Colorado River, which winds through the West and ends in Mexico.

Colorado police officer killed, suspect in custody

Colorado police officer killed, suspect in custody

A police officer in the Colorado city of Arvada was killed in the line of duty and a suspect has been taken into custody.