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1 year 1 day ago

Driver charged in double fatal crash

Charges have been filed against the woman driving the vehicle that struck another one in an intersection, killing a woman and one of her children in Eastern El Paso County. Arica Vlach of Peyton is facing two charges of vehicular homicide in the death of Nicole Enderle and her...

1 year 7 months ago

Calhan man sentenced to 22 years

COLORADO SPRINGS - A Calhan man who was convicted of being the trigger man in shooting death last October was sentenced Monday to 22 years in prison. Mark Manyik, 55, was found guilty of second degree murder, aggravated robbery and tampering with evidence in connection with the slaying of Robert...

2 years 16 hours ago

Mariah Carey is new American Idol judge

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- Fox says Mariah Carey is joining "American Idol" as a new judge. Fox entertainment chief Kevin Reilly announced her signing to a meeting of the Television Critics Association on Monday, and then put Carey on speaker phone to confirm the deal. "I am...

2 years 10 months ago

Neighbor's NY noise suit against Madonna

NEW YORK (AP) - Madonna has lost a bid to get rid of a neighbor's lawsuit claiming the superstar made a racket by using her New York City apartment as a rehearsal studio. A judge turned down Madonna's request to dismiss the suit. Her publicist and lawyer didn't immediately respond...

2 years 10 months ago

Judge takes BLM to task over mustangs

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A federal judge in Nevada is taking the government to task for misconduct by a helicopter contractor during one of the government's biggest wild horse roundups in the West. U.S. District Judge Howard McKibben denied a request from horse protection advocates late Tuesday to halt...

3 years 5 months ago

Florida judge strikes down health overhaul

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) -- A federal judge in Florida says the Obama administration's health overhaul is unconstitutional, siding with 26 states, including Colorado, that had sued to block it. U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson on Monday accepted without trial the states' argument that the new law violates people's rights...

3 years 7 months ago

Judge: Health care law unconstitutional

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A federal judge in Virginia has declared the Obama administration's health care reform law unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson is the first judge to rule against the law, which has been upheld by two others in Virginia and Michigan. Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli...

3 years 7 months ago

Awesome name change

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon man has had an Awesome name change. Douglas Allen Smith Jr. says he changed his name to Captain Awesome last month because he was inspired by the nickname of a character on the NBC television show "Chuck" - Dr. Devon "Captain Awesome" Woodcomb. ...

3 years 10 months ago

Abortion foes sue over Colorado voter guide

Abortion opponents in Colorado are suing to force the state to change how it describes an abortion-related amendment before voters this fall. The state-approved description of the so-called Personhood Amendment includes a summary of opponents' positions on the measure to change the state constitution to say that citizenship rights...

3 years 10 months ago

Former Colorado Mormon bishop sent to prison

A former stockbroker accused of running a $21 million Ponzi scheme from his suburban Denver home for 15 years has been sentenced to 12½ years in federal prison. Victims packed the courtroom Tuesday when U.S. District Judge Marcia Krieger sentenced Shawn Merriman. He had pleaded guilty to defrauding at...

3 years 10 months ago

Douglas Bruce not held in contempt of court

A judge has ruled that anti-tax activist Douglas Bruce won't be held in contempt of court for not testifying in a lawsuit about tax-slashing ballot measures, but he will have to answer questions about them. Denver District Judge Brian Whitney ruled Tuesday against the attorney general's request to hold...

3 years 10 months ago

Contempt case to wrap up against Douglas Bruce

The contempt-of-course case against Colorado Springs anti-tax activist Douglas Bruce is expected to wrap-up Tuesday. There's no word on how long Denver District Judge Brian Whitney will take to decide whether to find Douglas Bruce guilty of contempt. Government lawyers say the father of Colorado's Taxpayers Bill of...

3 years 10 months ago

Governor Ritter makes Appeals Court appointment

DENVER (AP) - Gov. Bill Ritter has appointed Maria Teresa "Terry" Fox to the Colorado Court of Appeals. Fox will replace retiring Judge Sean Connelly. She has been an assistant U.S. attorney in Colorado since 2004, working as trial counsel to federal agencies and specializing in environmental, constitutional and...

3 years 10 months ago

Judge to issue mystery ruling in Lohan case

A court official says the judge handling Lindsay Lohan's criminal case plans to issue an unspecified ruling in the case a day before her attorneys are due in court. Los Angeles Superior Court spokesman Allan Parachini said Monday that Judge Elden Fox plans to issue the ruling Tuesday afternoon....

3 years 11 months ago

Three nominated for Court of Appeals

The Supreme Court Nominating Commission has nominated three candidates for a place on the Colorado Court of Appeals. The vacancy was created when Judge Sean Connelly decided not stay on the bench. The vacancy will occur Jan. 11, 2011. Nominees Maria Teresa "Terry" Fox, Blain David Myhre and Patrick...

3 years 11 months ago

Lindsay Lohan judge removes herself from case

The judge who sent Lindsay Lohan to jail has removed herself from the case after a prosecutor complained she improperly contacted a rehab center about the court-ordered treatment of the actress. District attorney spokeswoman Jane Robison said Wednesday that Judge Marsha Revel recused herself Friday. Robison says the contact...

3 years 11 months ago

Pueblo judge receives a "Do Not Retain" rating

Law Week Colorado reports that Pueblo District Judge Jill Mattoon is the only Colorado judge to receive a "do not retain" recommendation from a judicial-performance commission in 2010, the Colorado Office of Judicial Performance Evaluations announced Tuesday. "Despite her years of varied experience, the commission finds Judge Mattoon's lack...

3 years 11 months ago

Judge blocks parts of Arizona immigration law

A judge has blocked the most controversial sections of Arizona's new immigration law from taking effect Thursday, handing a major legal victory to opponents of the crackdown. The law will still take effect Thursday, but without many of the provisions that angered opponents - including sections that required officers...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Two judges to retire

Two judges will soon retire in the 4th Judicial District of Colorado, which includes El Paso and Teller Counties. Judge Patrick Kelly will retire on October 31 and Judge Timothy Simmons will leave the bench on December 31. The Fourth Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet Friday, Aug. 13,...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Ex-Qwest CEO Nacchio to appeal new sentence

Former Qwest Communications International Inc. CEO Joseph Nacchio plans to appeal his new sentence for insider trading. Lawyers didn't outline their arguments in a notice of appeal filed Wednesday in federal court in Denver. But during a re-sentencing hearing in June, Nacchio's attorney objected to a fine larger than...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Lindsay Lohan sentenced to jail

Troubled actress Lindsey Lohan is headed for jail. The 24-year-old actress was sentenced Tuesday in a Beverly Hills courtroom for violating probation in connection with her DUI cases. After a shocking day in court Tuesday, Lindsay Lohan wakes up this morning facing jail time. A California judge had enough....

4 years 4 weeks ago

Former Qwest CEO sentence reduced

DENVER (AP) -A judge has cut former Qwest CEO Joseph Nacchio's insider trading sentence by two months and reduced his forfeiture amount by $7.4 million. U.S. District Judge Marcia Krieger imposed the sentence Thursday after a re-sentencing hearing that stretched over three days. Nacchio originally was sentenced in 2007...

4 years 4 weeks ago

Gulf drilling can proceed

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration says it is complying with a judge's ruling overturning a moratorium on new drilling in the Gulf - so a motion to enforce the order by opponents of the moratorium should be denied. The Justice Department says in court papers that Interior Secretary...

4 years 1 month ago

Board decides future of Texas judge

Texas' top criminal judge has put her career in the hands of a board deciding whether to remove her from the bench for closing her court before a death row inmate's attorneys filed a last-minute appeal. Judge Sharon Keller appeared Friday before the State Commission on Judicial Conduct on...

4 years 1 month ago

Spotted owl decision upheld in court

An appeals court says a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decision to designate 8.6 million acres in four Western states as critical habitat for an endangered owl will stand. Friday's decision by a panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upholds a 2008 ruling by a federal judge...

4 years 1 month ago

Court battle over Colorado tax initiative

Proponents of three anti-tax measures on the November ballot are telling a judge they can't identify the source of the initiatives. Five proponents who are accused of failing to report campaign donations said Monday they got the ballot language and instructions from a mysterious "Mr. X," who sent them...

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