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  • Adam Densmore found guilty of first-degree murder in death, dismemberment of ex-girlfriend Ashley Mead

    BOULDER, Colo. — A jury convicted Adam Densmore of first-degree murder on Wednesday in the killing and dismembering of his ex-girlfriend last year. Densmore, 33, was found guilty of first-degree murder, tampering with a corpse, abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence in connection to the killing of 25-year-old Ashley Mead in February 2017. Jurors began deliberating at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. The guilty verdict on first-degree murder carries an automatic life sentence for Densmore. Boulder District Judge Judith LaBuda […]

  • Endangered woman reported missing from Park Hill neighborhood found safe

    DENVER — An endangered woman who was reported from the Park Hill neighborhood on Wednesday night has been found safe, the Denver Police Department said. Elizabeth Caquelyn, 58, was last seen in the area of East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and North Birch Street about 4 p.m. Wednesday. Police said she was found sometime Thursday morning. Police did not say where she was found or the circumstances that led to her disappearance.

  • Teachers descend on state Capitol to push for higher pay, more classroom funding

    DENVER — Hundreds of teachers descended on the state Capitol on Thursday morning, demanding more pay, better classroom funding and a fix to the retirement system. It’s the first of two days of planned protests at the Capitol that led to several school districts to cancel classes on Thursday and Friday. Schools in Jefferson, Douglas, Lake and Clear Creek counties are closed on Thursday because so many teachers called out to take a personal day to attend the rally and […]

  • Motorcyclist killed in collision with vehicle in Aurora

    AURORA, Colo. — A motorcyclist was killed Wednesday night after colliding with a vehicle, the Aurora Police Department said. The crash happened about 8:25 p.m. at East Iliff Avenue and South Naples Way, police said. Officers and Aurora Fire Rescue responded to the crash. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the vehicle was taken to a hospital for observation, police said. Excessive speed is a possible factor in the crash, police said. The name, age and […]

  • Evergreen man fined for killing African elephant, trying to export ivory tusks

    DENVER — An Evergreen man was fined for shooting and killing an African elephant at Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe in 2015, then trying to export ivory tusks, the Department of Justice said Thursday. Paul Ross Jackson, 63, will pay $25,000 for violating the Endangered Species Act, officials said. Officials said Jackson worked with a South African-based professional hunter, a New York-based export facilitator and several Zimbabwe-based hunting businesses on the hunt. Jackson tried to get the elephant’s corpse moved […]

  • 16-year-old Lakewood High School student dies week after being struck by vehicle

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — A 16-year-old Lakewood High School student who was hit by a vehicle as he and his brother were crossing Wadsworth Boulevard has died, the Lakewood Police Department said Wednesday. Ezekiel Mckie was pronounced dead at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony Hospital, one week after the accident, police said. Mckie and his 15-year-old brother were crossing Wadsworth Boulevard at West 26th Avenue at 6:30 a.m. on April 17. He was hit by a vehicle that was traveling […]

  • Suspected burglar killed in officer-involved shooting in Colorado Springs

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A man suspected to be a burglar was shot and killed by an officer on Wednesday morning, the Colorado Springs Police Department said. Officers were called to a printing business in the 1000 block of 19th Street on the west side of the site about 6:15 a.m. on reports of a burglary. When officers arrived, a man the business owner identified as the burglar ran off. Officers took off after the man and at least one […]

  • Evans man convicted of 19 counts related to child sexual assault

    GREELEY, Colo. — An Evans man was convicted Tuesday on 19 charges of sexually assaulting a northern Colorado girl and exploiting several other underage females, the Weld County District Attorney’s Office said. Zachary Myers, 23, was arrested in March 2016 after police found child pornography on his cellphone. Officers also found what prosecutors described as manipulative conversations between Myers and several underage girls in several states. Prosecutors said the girls were coerced into sending Myers nude photos of themselves. When […]

  • Broncos to announce fourth- and fifth-round draft picks from Casa Bonita

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Broncos will announce their fourth- and fifth-round picks in this week’s NFL Draft from Casa Bonita, the team announced Tuesday. Rounds 4-7 of the draft will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday on NFL Network, ABC and ESPN. The announcements from the famed Mexican-themed restaurant in Lakewood, will feature Broncos Ring of Famers, alumni and fans. For the first round on Thursday, teenage cancer survivor Austin Denton will announce the Broncos’ pick from the draft in Arlington, […]

  • Police warn of kidnapping scam in southwest Denver

    DENVER — Officers have responded to at least five reports of kidnappings in southwest Denver the past two days, the Denver Police Department said Friday. Police said someone is calling parents and demanding money for the safe return of their children. The caller has demanded the money to be wired to a bank. Calls were made in the late afternoon. “It is concerning,” said Denver Police spokesperson Jay Casillas. “And our intention is to make sure the public is aware, […]

  • Search for missing 83-year-old man with Parkinson’s disease in Boulder called off

    BOULDER, Colo. — The search for an 83-year-old man with Parkinson’s disease who had been reported missing has been called off, the Boulder Police Department said Friday. Richard Alber walked away from his home on Kalmia Avenue between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Thursday, police said. Officers searched a neighborhood on Thursday night with a drone and two search and rescue dogs. Reverse notification calls were also sent to residents in the area. At 9 a.m. Friday, officers found a […]

  • Woman killed by falling tree branch during Louisville windstorm

    LOUISVILLE, Colo. — A woman died after being struck by a tree branch during a wicked windstorm on Tuesday, the Louisville Police Department said. The 62-year-old woman, who was identified Thursday as Lucinda Spencer of Lafayette, was hit by the branch about 2 p.m. in the 400 block of Walnut Street. Friends describe Spencer as a free-spirited woman who was extremely compassionate and empathetic. “Lucinda was very beautiful soul,” Spencer’s friend, Vicktoria LaRiche, said. “She loved to do yoga. She […]