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6 months 1 week ago

Aurora store sued over synthetic pot allegations

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - The state attorney general has filed a civil suit alleging an Aurora convenience store sold synthetic marijuana or "spice" that was wrongly labeled as being legal. The lawsuit, announced Tuesday, says Aurora police and state investigators seized nearly 1,200 packages of substance from Paymon's Market last...

1 year 3 weeks ago

Model rocket blamed for Aurora brush fire

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - Aurora firefighters say a model rocket is to blame for igniting a small brush fire at Great Plains Park on the Fourth of July. KMGH-TV reports that two brothers will be fined for allegedly setting off the rocket that started the 3-acre fire Thursday (http://bit.ly/1aHsVzU )....

1 year 2 months ago

Holmes to appear in court today

Accused mass shooter James Holmes will be back in court today for a routine motions hearing. Holmes is charged with 166 counts of murder and attempted murder for the shooting at an Aurora movie theater last summer. Yesterday a judge released search warrants in the case which show that...

1 year 6 months ago

4 dead, including gunman in Aurora standoff

AURORA - KUSA - Three people were discovered dead inside a home in Aurora following a barricade situation Saturday morning. Police entering the home shot and killed the gunman after hours of failed negotiation attempts. At 3 a.m., Aurora Police sent out emergency notifications for residents near the...

1 year 7 months ago

Police seek "Clearinghouse Bandit"

DENVER (AP) - Police are renewing their plea for the public's help in finding a man who robbed at least 13 banks in Denver and Aurora. The Denver Post reports the robber is described as a black man who is about 6-foot-4 and weighs about 250 pounds. Investigators have dubbed...

1 year 7 months ago

Police looking for missing 74-year-old

Colorado Springs Police are trying to locate a missing 74-year-old woman who possibly suffers from dementia. Police say Rosie Gonzalez was last seen near the Albertson's at Austin Bluffs Parkway and Dublin Boulevard around noon Saturday. She was wearing black pants, a white short-sleeved blouse, a purple scarf, and...

1 year 8 months ago

Sources: Suspect James Holmes attempts suicide

CENTENNIAL - Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes was hospitalized after trying to harm himself inside his cell Tuesday according to our partners at 9News. 9News reports that sources told them Holmes made three attempts at harming himself but described them as "unaggressive." On the first attempt he...

1 year 8 months ago

Accidental dental school shooting injures two

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - Campus police are investigating an accidental shooting at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. KUSA-TV in Denver reports two people sustained minor injuries that didn't require hospitalization after a gun went off accidentally in an office at...

1 year 11 months ago

Man seriously injured in Aurora plane crash

Authorities say a pilot who crashed a small plane into an Aurora field was seriously injured. South Metro Fire Rescue Authority Chief Dan Qualman says the pilot was the only person in the single-engine plane, which crashed near the Rocking Horse subdivision at about 9:45 a.m. this morning. The Denver...

1 year 11 months ago

Sheriff concerned for Holmes' safety

DENVER (AP) - Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes was seated in the jury box during his first court hearing out of concerns for his safety. Court documents released Monday show that deputies seated Holmes away from the defense table during his July 23 hearing at the request of the...

2 years 1 week ago

Theater shooting flares up gun law debate

The debate on gun control has become a front burner issue, but Democratic and Republican strategists agree Congress will not take up this issue after the mass shooting in Aurora. Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff echoes Governor Hickenlooper saying it isn't the weapon, it's the person who usually has...

2 years 1 week ago

Names of victims emerge in Colo. theater rampage

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - Relatives have identified two more victims from the Colorado movie theater shooting. Six-year-old Veronica Moser was killed, her great-aunt, Annie Dalton, tells The Associated Press. Another victim is 27-year-old Matt McQuinn, says family attorney Rob Scott from Dayton, Ohio. Veronica's mother, Ashley Moser, 25, is in...

2 years 4 months ago

VA secretary visits Colorado Sunday, Monday

DENVER (AP) - Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki is making two stops in Colorado on Sunday and Monday. Shinseki will be in Snowmass on Sunday for the opening ceremonies of the National Veterans Winter Sports Clinic. On Monday, he'll meet with staff and patients at the Denver VA Medical Center....

2 years 5 months ago

Bill seeks protections for job seekers

It's the ultimate Catch 22 for the unemployed; not having a job lowers your credit score, but that lower score also makes you less attractive as a job applicant. Democrats in state legislature want to empower job seekers by creating restrictions on how and when employers can use credit reports...

2 years 6 months ago

Western Stock Show getting ready

DENVER (AP) - It's a sure bet that the National Western Stock Show & Rodeo is about to open when Texas Longhorn cattle are being driven through downtown Denver. Thursday's parade to open the 106th National Western is getting extra attention this year from city officials. Denver Mayor Michael...

2 years 7 months ago

Denver's keeping the stock show

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - Aurora's mayor says his city won't try to take the National Western Stock Show & Rodeo away from Denver. The stock show needs more space and had considered moving to Aurora, next to a proposed a 1,500-room hotel by Nashville, Tenn.,-based Gaylord Entertainment. Denver and Aurora...

2 years 10 months ago

Aurora seeks a ban on backyard burials

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - The Aurora City Council is considering a ban on backyard burials. Colorado law allows burials almost anywhere in the state as long as it's not on federal land. According to KMGH-TV, the council wants to limit burials to cemeteries. City Councilwoman Renie Peterson...

2 years 10 months ago

Wal-Mart robbed

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - Police are searching for two men who reportedly waved guns, demanded money and fired a shot a security guard's vehicle during a robbery at an Aurora Wal-Mart store. KMGH-TV reports the robbery Friday night sent customers and cashiers scrambling for cover on the floor. Witnesses say...

2 years 11 months ago

Driver died after high-speed flight ID'd

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - The driver found dead after apparently taking his 2- and 3-year-old children on a high-speed flight from Aurora police has been identified as 34-year-old Oscar Penaloza of Denver. Police say Penaloza's body was found about 60 feet behind the SUV after it crashed in a park...

2 years 11 months ago

Amber Alert: Missing girl from Aurora

Aurora Police have issued an Amber Alert for a missing 15 year old girl. Jasmine Colleen-Ila Fike is white, 5'5" tall and 130 pounds. She has brown shoulder length hair and hazel eyes. No picture is available yet from law enforcement. She may be wearing a school uniform, dark...

3 years 6 days ago

Extortion suspect killed by Aurora Police

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - A plainclothes police officer investigating an extortion case in Aurora shot and killed a suspect after an altercation. Aurora Police report that the unnamed officer fired several rounds at the suspect in the parking lot of a Family Dollar store Saturday evening. The unnamed suspect...

3 years 1 month ago

Aurora police shooting investigated

DENVER (AP) - The Aurora city attorney's office says the city is exploring settlement opportunities with the family of a man killed by police. Officers shot 22-year-old Oleg Gidenko after receiving a report of three unfamiliar men in a fenced-in car storage lot late March 20. The Denver Post...

3 years 4 months ago

Fire kills 1 in Aurora, sends 11 to hospitals

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - Firefighters say a blaze at a three-story apartment building in Aurora has killed one woman who fell from a second-floor staircase balcony, and a dozen others were taken to hospitals with injuries including broken legs and sprains. Aurora Fire Department Capt. Allen Robnett says it's...

3 years 4 months ago

Suspect killed after stand off in Aurora

A suspect wanted for injuring a police officer has been shot and killed in Aurora. The man, not yet identified, apparently took refuge in an apartment complex near Colfax and Elmira. This morning, according to our partners at 9News, police tried to force the man from the apartment using...

3 years 7 months ago

Aurora cop arrested on child porn charge

A man from Peyton, who is also a Sgt. at the Aurora Police Department, has been arrested on child pornography charges. According to Colorado Springs Police Department, their Internet Crimes Against Children unit was asked to investigate the case by the Westminster Police Department. A search warrant was...

3 years 7 months ago

Seven schools locked down in Aurora

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - Police have responded to a shooting in Aurora, where several schools were locked down for about an hour as a precaution. The shooting wasn't on school property, but Aurora Public Schools spokeswoman Paula Hans says police asked that the schools be closed down Monday afternoon...

3 years 8 months ago

11-year-old lands record smallmouth bass

Conner Peitsmeyer, 11, of Aurora probably won't remember how cold it was on November 12. But he probably will remember landing a record fish at Aurora Reservoir. Conner was fishing with his dad, Michael Peitsmeyer, in the family's fishing boat that Friday morning. A few days before, Conner had...

3 years 11 months ago

9-year-old girl dies in Colorado go-cart crash

A 9-year-old Aurora girl whose go-cart collided with a maintenance vehicle at Grand Junction Motor Speedway has died. Mesa County Sheriff's spokeswoman Sally Weese says Taybor Duncan's go-cart rolled multiple times after it clipped a maintenance vehicle on the track Sunday morning. Weese says Taybor had just crested...

4 years 3 days ago

Aurora will vote on pot dispensary ban

The Aurora City Council wants its residents to decide whether they want to prevent medical marijuana dispensaries from ever coming to the city. The Council approved a proposal Monday to put the question of marijuana dispensaries on the November ballot. Aurora does not yet have any dispensaries. The...

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