News Minute: Here is the latest Colorado news from The Associated Press at 4:40 p.m. MDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Seven states are set to host primary elections Tuesday as the nation comes to terms with last week’s stunning Supreme Court ruling eliminating the constitutional right to an abortion. The slate of nominating contests could offer the first clues as to whether the political landscape has shifted. Abortion is a particularly relevant issue in Colorado, where GOP voters are deciding whether to nominate a rare pro-choice Republican in the state’s high-profile U.S. Senate contest. The primaries will also offer new insight about the state of the Republican Party. The central issue in virtually every GOP contest remains fealty to former President Donald Trump and his baseless conspiracy theories.
LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — Police are investigating a weekend fire at a Christian pregnancy center in north-central Colorado as a possible arson. Police in Longmont responded to a fire at 3:17 a.m. Saturday. The Life Choices building sustained fire and heavy smoke damage. The front door was broken and the front of the building had been spray painted with the words, “if abortions aren't safe neither are you.” Life Choices' website says it offers free services related to pregnancy and sexual health, information on reversing the effects of abortion pills and post-abortion support for guilt, shame, anxiety and depression. Life Choices executive director Kathy Roberts said the center is devastated and stunned, and that the attack affects people who need support in their pregnancies.
AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Aurora police say a man is in custody after two people were shot Friday night. One of the shooting victims was found in a car and was taken to a hospital for treatment. The other was found in a home roughly a mile away, and died at the scene. The Denver Post reports that Aurora Police took another man into custody at the home. Police say he is a suspect being held on suspicion of second-degree murder. The Arapahoe County Coroner's Office has not yet released the identity of the man who died.
AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A man has been arrested in the death of a father of three who police say was shot after driving around cars stopped for a street racing event near Denver. Police in Aurora say Jeremy Jacob Rocha, was taken into custody on suspicion of first-degree murder and four counts of attempted first-degree murder Thursday. They say the arrest came after investigators worked to identify multiple witnesses and vehicles that were on Interstate 70 east of Denver when John Jaros was shot Saturday. It's not known if Rocha has a lawyer yet. Police believe he was involved in the street racing event.
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