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    Man admits to suffocating girlfriend after she survived high-speed crash

    MANHEIM, Pa. — A 21-year-old man was sentenced Friday after he admitted to deliberately crashing his car in an effort to kill his girlfriend and then suffocating her when she survived. Assistant District Attorney Christine Wilson told a court that on Dec. 4, 2012, Benjamin Daniel Klinger was driving at 115 mph when he crashed a 1986 […]

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    83-year-old gets 6 years for crash that killed Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy

    GOLDEN, Colo. — An 83-year-old man who caused a crash that killed a Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy was sentenced to six years in community corrections Friday. Kenneth Hosch of Golden pleaded guilty in June to a vehicular homicide. He was arrested after the crash that killed Sgt. David Baldwin on Highway 93 on Jan. 26. […]

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    Stock of private prisons booms amid latest immigration crisis

    PHOENIX, Ariz. — There’s a crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border, and Wall Street is betting that it will result in a boom for private prisons. Geo Group and Corrections Corporation of America are two of America’s largest for-profit prison operators. They have thousands of open beds, and they have deep relationships with the federal agencies […]

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    NFL toughens domestic violence policy with six-game bans

    In the wake of criticism over a two-game suspension for Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, the NFL has established a six-game unpaid ban for personnel who violate the league’s policy on domestic violence, Commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday. A second incident would be punished by a lifetime ban from the league, Goodell said in […]

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    Castle Rock voters narrowly expand open carry rights; group claims election void

    CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — Castle Rock voters appeared Thursday to have taken away the town manager’s power to restrict the open carry of firearms in municipal buildings and parks. Referendum A, which asked whether the town manager should lose the authority to ban the open carrying of firearms in public buildings and parks, narrowly passed 50.8 percent to […]

  • Ashley Fallis

    Detective won’t face charges on accusations he hid evidence in young mom’s death

    EVANS, Colo. — Prosecutors in Weld County told Ashley Fallis’ family Wednesday that they did not believe they could win a criminal prosecution against an Evans police detective who investigated Ashley’s 2012 death. “I’m disappointed but I’m not surprised,” said Ashley’s mother Jenna Fox. Fox said in the hour-long meeting, prosecutors said they could reveal […]

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    Mystery of sailing stones in Death Valley may be solved

    DEATH VALLEY, Calif. — For decades scientists have been puzzled by the mystery of the “sailing stones” in California’s Death Valley. Boulders, some weighing as much as 500 pounds, were spotted in the desert with long trails behind them as if the stones had been pushed across the dry lakebed called the Racetrack. No one […]

  • A camera attached to glasses that is being tested by Denver Police. (Photo: Denver Police)

    Denver Police could expand use of body cameras on officers

    DENVER — The Denver Police Department could make a decision Wednesday whether officers will begin wearing body cameras on their uniforms. A pilot program has been in place for the past six months in which about two dozen officers in District 6 have worn the body cameras. On Wednesday afternoon, Chief Robert White will reveal […]

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    TODAY: Hit-and-Run, More Storms Coming, Flight Diverted Over Seat

    DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. 1. Hit-and-run closes Colorado Boulevard One person was transported to the hospital with serious injuries after a hit-and-run crash that closed South Colorado Boulevard at East Iowa Avenue. Police were seeking a red Jeep. 2. Two injured by lightning; more storms […]

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    What does a food recall do?

     If it seems to you that there’s a food safety crisis every other week, you’re actually not paying close enough attention. Since the start of summer 2014 alone, the Food and Drug Administration has announced 37 different recalls, market alerts and safety withdrawals related to food, and the Food Safety and Inspection Service has issued […]

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    Colorado voters to decide if genetically modified foods will be labeled

    DENVER — Colorado voters will get to decide in November whether or not food companies should be required to label which products contain Genetically Modified Organisms, better known as GMOs. Over 170,000 signed a petition that will force the issue onto the statewide ballot. Proponents of the plan believe consumers should be more aware of […]

  • Republican gubernatorial nominee Bob Beauprez meeting with officials on a tour of flood-ravaged Manitou Springs last fall.

    As Dems hit Beauprez on government shutdown, GOP says ‘stop politicizing’ floods

    DENVER — Colorado Democrats, who have already lambasted GOP U.S. Senate candidate Cory Gardner for supporting his party’s government shutdown last fall just weeks after devastating floods, are now leveling the same charge at Republican gubernatorial nominee Bob Beauprez. The party released a new video Wednesday featuring images of last fall’s floods and audio of […]