Posted 8:12 PM 6/18/2013 by Jacqui Heinrich, email@example.com
It's a first for Colorado: enough signatures were gathered to recall a state legislator, Senate President John Morse. But don't expect a ballot in your mailbox anytime soon; the Morse camp is fighting back with a lawsuit to get the recall thrown out entirely.
The claim: the petitions are (More)
Posted 8:57 PM 6/10/2013 by Juice Godfrey
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - Prosecutors want the state to be ready to execute convicted killer Nathan Dunlap, even though the governor gave him a reprieve.Prosecutors asked a judge Monday to keep the case active in case a future governor lifts the reprieve.Dunlap's lawyers (More)
Posted 4:55 PM 6/8/2013 by Jacqui Heinrich, firstname.lastname@example.org
CORTEZ, Colo. (AP) - A district judge has rejected a second plea deal for a man accused of starting a wildfire that prompted evacuations in southwest Colorado. The Cortez Journal reports Judge Todd Plewe rejected 54-year-old Roger Stratton's deal, which called for a deferred sentence. (More)...
Posted 6:41 PM 6/7/2013 by Juice Godfrey
DENVER (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted an Army National Guard recruiter assistant accused of pocketing referral bonuses for nominees he didn't personally recruit. Prosecutors said Friday that Thurman L. Foster, of Fountain, was indicted on 16 counts of theft of public (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 6/5/2013 by Juice Godfrey
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Commodity Futures Trading Commission filed a civil lawsuit Wednesday against U.S. Bank, accusing the bank of illegally handling customer funds from a failed brokerage firm. U.S. Bank held funds of the collapsed Peregrine Financial Group, whose owner has been (More)
Posted 1:30 PM 6/2/2013 by Jacqui Heinrich, email@example.com
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - A 33-year-old man in prison since 1995 for a fatal shooting in Mack has lost his appeal that his 84-year sentence amounts to cruel and unusual punishment. The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports Nathan Lucero argued a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that (More)
Posted 7:06 PM 5/28/2013 by Jacqui Heinrich, firstname.lastname@example.org
Doors are open right now for El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa's town hall fundraiser supporting the lawsuit he and dozens of other Colorado sheriffs brought against the state's new gun control laws.
The event is being held at the Freedom Financial Expo Center on Nevada Avenue in (More)
Posted 10:38 AM 5/28/2013 by Jacqui Heinrich, email@example.com
An email from El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa is raising a lot of eyebrows. The email is the latest development in the ongoing fight over gun control in our state.
"I think it is a misuse of power," Christy Lelait of A Whole Lot Of People For John Morse said. That's the crux of the (More)
Posted 1:56 PM 5/26/2013 by Jacqui Heinrich, firstname.lastname@example.org
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - A 27-year-old man has been sentenced to 96 years in prison for kidnapping and murdering a Pueblo man. Xavier Rubalcaba-Lopez was sentenced last week for the death of Jeremy Naranjo, whose body was found in Colorado Springs in January 2012. Rubalcaba-Lopez, of (More)
Posted 8:47 PM 5/20/2013 by Juice Godfrey
DENVER (AP) - A "not guilty" plea has been entered for a man accused of threatening a Colorado lawmaker as the Legislature debated gun control. A judge on Monday also set a Nov. 20 trial date for Franklin Sain. He is accused of sending profane and threatening emails and phone messages (More)
Posted 1:33 PM 5/18/2013 by Jacqui Heinrich, email@example.com
Three people have been arrested in connection to the murder of 47-year-old Miguel Barajas of Widefield, including the victim's wife and daughter. Barajas was found dead in his home on February 13, 2013, after his daughter called 9-11 to report she had arrived at the house in the 100 block of (More)
Posted 9:05 PM 5/17/2013 by Jacqui Heinrich, firstname.lastname@example.org
Police found shocking discovery at a home on the northeast side of Colorado Springs when they responded to a welfare check Thursday night: a 13-year-old autistic boy naked, living among dead and live rodents and human and animal excrement.
The boy has been in the care of a former Colorado (More)