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  • Residents report goat joining elk herd near Loveland

    LOVELAND, Colo. — A domestic goat appears to have joined an elk herd near Loveland, amusing nearby residents and perplexing wildlife officials. The Loveland Daily Reporter-Herald reports residents of neighborhoods near the Devil’s Backbone west of the city have spotted the little black goat with a bull elk a few times over the past week. Resident Josiah Engblom says he saw elk and the goat running from coyotes near U.S. Highway 34 over the weekend. He says the goat stayed close to […]

  • Remains of missing hiker found in El Paso County

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Colorado authorities say skeletal remains are those of 20-year-old man who went missing on Mount Herman near Colorado Springs. The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office says the remains were discovered Wednesday. A coroner identified the remains on Tuesday as Kevin Rudnicki, who has been missing since September. Authorities say the coroner’s office is still determining the cause and manner of Rudnicki’s death. Authorities have said Rudnicki went for a hike on a Sunday in early September […]

  • 2 wounded in shooting at Colorado Springs mall

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Police say two people have been wounded in a shooting at a Colorado Springs mall. Lt. Howard Black says the shooting occurred shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Citadel Mall east of downtown. Police urged citizens to stay away from the mall, which was closed after the shooting. Authorities didn’t immediately release more details on the incident, including whether a suspect or suspects were in custody. The conditions of those wounded wasn’t immediately known.

  • Lakewood baker back in court over 2nd LGBTQ bias allegation

    DENVER — It’s officially being called “Masterpiece 2,” but unlike a sequel to a movie, this case has the real potential to set precedent for gay rights and religious freedom. Earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of baker Jack Phillips, who owns Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood. Phillips had refused to make a wedding cake for a Denver gay couple in 2012. However, legal experts say the high court’s narrow ruling didn’t make clear what Phillips could […]

  • Colorado expands buffer zone between schools, oil-gas wells

    DENVER — Colorado oil and gas regulators have expanded the mandatory buffer zone between new wells and school property. The state Oil and Gas Conservation Commission voted Tuesday to require that new wells be at least 1,000 feet from any outdoor area or building that schools and day care centers use. The old rules require the same size buffer zone but measured it only from buildings, not outdoor areas. That allowed wells to be drilled closer to playgrounds and sports […]

  • Actress and director Penny Marshall dies at age 75

    LOS ANGELES — Penny Marshall, who starred in “Laverne & Shirley” before becoming one of the top-grossing female directors in Hollywood, has died. She was 75. Mashall’s publicist, Michelle Bega, said Marshall passed away in her Hollywood Hills, Calif., home on Monday due to complications from diabetes. Marshall starred alongside Cindy Williams in the hit ABC comedy “Laverne & Shirley,” which aired from 1976 to 1983. As a filmmaker, she became the first woman to direct a film that grossed […]

  • Federal judge delays Flynn sentencing hearing

    WASHINGTON — The Latest on former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn and the Russia investigation (eastern time): 1:05 p.m. A federal judge has agreed to delay former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s sentencing so he can continue cooperating with the Russia probe. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan on Tuesday set a status conference for March. Attorneys for Flynn asked the judge to postpone the sentencing. The stunning request came after Sullivan warned Flynn that if he were sentenced as […]

  • President Trump signs order to create US Space Command, likely to begin in Colorado

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump launched the Pentagon’s new Space Command Tuesday, an effort to better organize and advance the military’s vast operations in space that could cost as much as $800 million over the next five years. Trump signed a one-page memorandum Tuesday authorizing the Department of Defense to create the new command. And it could begin in Colorado. The goal is to set up a command to oversee and organize space operations, accelerate technical advances and find more […]

  • Trump administration moves to ban bump stocks

    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration moved Tuesday to officially ban bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like automatic firearms, and has made them illegal to possess beginning in late March. The devices will be banned under a federal law that prohibits machine guns, according to a senior Justice Department official. Bump stocks became a focal point of the national gun control debate after they were used in October 2017 when a man opened fired from his Las […]

  • ‘Fresh Prince’ star sues maker of video games over his dance

    LOS ANGELES — “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” star Alfonso Ribeiro is suing the creators of Fortnite and NBA 2K for using his famous dance on the popular video games. In separate lawsuits filed Monday in federal court, Ribeiro alleges that Fortnite-maker Epic Games and 2K Sports-creator Take-Two Interactive used his dance dubbed “The Carlton Dance” without permission or credit. Ribeiro’s dance was popularized through his character, Carlton Banks, on the 1990s sitcom. Ribeiro says North Carolina-based Epic Games and […]

  • Fort Collins man caught in Sturgis trafficking sting convicted

    PIERRE, S.D. — A Colorado man caught during an undercover sex trafficking sting during the 2016 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota has been convicted of a child sex crime. The U.S. attorney’s office says 53-year-old Joel Zupnik, of Fort Collins, Colorado, engaged in multiple chats and text messages about sex with a person he thought was a 15-year-old girl but was in fact an undercover agent. Zupnik was one of 10 men indicted as a result of the rally […]

  • Chicago police: 2 officers die after being struck by train

    CHICAGO — Chicago police say two officers investigating a shots-fired call on the city’s far South Side have died after being struck by a train. Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said the officers who were fatally hit Monday evening were 37-year-old Eduardo Marmolejo and 31-year-old Conrad Gary. Johnson said Marmolejo had been with the department for two and a half years and Gary for 18 months. Johnson said the officers were struck shortly after 6 p.m. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said a […]