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Colorado Fire No Longer Heading Towards South Fork, Officials Say

Colorado Fire No Longer Heading Towards South Fork, Officials Say

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SOUTH FORK, Colo.) — A shift in the winds Friday night has fire officials sounding more optimistic about the fate of the tiny Colorado town of South Fork.
The tourist town in southwestern Colorado is threatened by the “Wes…

Evacuation Orders in Colorado Wildfire Will Be Slowly Lifted

Evacuation Orders in Colorado Wildfire Will Be Slowly Lifted

Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) — Authorities are placing the containment figure on the Black Forest fire at 45 percent, saying that evacuation orders will begin being slowly lifted.The wildfire has destroyed near…

President Obama Committed to Helping Colorado Deal with Wildfire

President Obama Committed to Helping Colorado Deal with Wildfire

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama spoke with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Friday to reaffirm his commitment to helping Colorado as it deals with the most destructive wildfire in the state’s history.The White Ho…

Northeast Corner of Colorado Seeks Statehood

Northeast Corner of Colorado Seeks Statehood

iStockphoto(WELD COUNTY, Colo.) — The northeastern corner of Colorado could be the 51st state if its residents have their way.
Weld County Commissioner Sean Conway told ABC News that his constituents feel “ignored and disenfranchised” by t…

Colorado Man Wanted in Son’s Kidnapping Arrested in Canada, Boy Safe

Colorado Man Wanted in Son’s Kidnapping Arrested in Canada, Boy Safe

Longmont Police Department(MANITOBA, Canada) — Luke Turner, a missing 3-year-old Colorado boy, was found safe in Manitoba, Canada, Sunday, as police arrested his father in connection with the alleged abduction.
Monty Turner, 51, was arrested Sunday af…

Colorado Sheriffs Suing Over Gun Control Laws

Colorado Sheriffs Suing Over Gun Control Laws

iStockphoto(DENVER) — Colorado’s recently approved gun control laws, passed in response to the Aurora, Colo., and Newtown, Conn., massacres, are being challenged by a delegation of sheriffs who say the laws are unconstitutional.
In March, Colora…

Five Snowboarders Killed in Colorado Avalanche

Five Snowboarders Killed in Colorado Avalanche

Hemera/Thinkstock(LOVELAND PASS, Colo.) — The bodies of snowboarders killed in an avalanche Saturday near Loveland Pass in Colorado have been recovered, officials tell ABC News.Clear Creek County Sheriff Don Krueger said that early Saturday afternoon,…

Colorado Gov. Sympathizes With Parents of Gunman

Colorado Gov. Sympathizes With Parents of Gunman

Colorado Dept of Corrections(Monument, Colo.) — The parents of Evan Ebel, who signed his name “Evil Evan” and is a suspect in two murders, had a “bad streak” that his parents “tried desperately to correct,” Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said.Hickenl…

Parolee, Saudi National Eyed as Possible Suspects in Colorado Shooting

Parolee, Saudi National Eyed as Possible Suspects in Colorado Shooting

Colorado Department of Corrections(MONUMENT, Colo.) — Law enforcement authorities in two states are investigating whether a parolee who was gravely wounded Thursday after a high-speed car chase in Texas is connected to Tuesday night’s shooting d…

Texas Shootout Suspect ‘Evil Evan’ Dies From His Wounds

Texas Shootout Suspect ‘Evil Evan’ Dies From His Wounds

Colorado Dept of Corrections(FORT WORTH, Texas) — The man identified as the shooter who opened fired at police in Texas when they pulled him over during a traffic stop Thursday died from his wounds Friday.
Evan Spencer Ebel was involved in a high spe…

Colorado Fugitive Newest Addition to FBI’s ‘Ten Most Wanted’ List

Colorado Fugitive Newest Addition to FBI’s ‘Ten Most Wanted’ List

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A man with connections to a violent international gang and wanted for the brutal murder of a Denver man will be the latest to join the ranks of the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” list, ABC News has learned….

Missing Colorado Woman’s Roommate Refuses to Meet with Police

Missing Colorado Woman’s Roommate Refuses to Meet with Police

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(DENVER) — Authorities in Colorado are hoping to interview the roommate of a Colorado bank employee who has been missing for nearly two weeks.Police in Wheat Ridge, a western suburb of Denver, said there wasn’t evidence to suspec…

Sequester’s Medicare Cuts Mean Tough Choices for Colo. Hospitals

Sequester’s Medicare Cuts Mean Tough Choices for Colo. Hospitals

Hemera Technologies/Thinkstock(ALAMOSA, Colo.) — While the immediate effects of the sequester may have been somewhat overstated, it threatens to have a very real impact on Colorado hospitals and their patients
In 2011, Medicare payments to Colorado ho…

Colorado Business Denies Withholding Massage Because of Woman’s Weight

Colorado Business Denies Withholding Massage Because of Woman’s Weight

Courtesy Laura Smith(AURORA, Colo.) — The owner of a Colorado company accused of refusing to massage a woman because of her weight has denied the allegation.”She was never refused service and she was never called fat,” owner Penny Wells of the Natural…

Rising Tide Thefts Leave Colorado Retailers Airing Dirty Laundry

Rising Tide Thefts Leave Colorado Retailers Airing Dirty Laundry

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Retailers in Colorado are cracking down on Tide laundry detergent thefts by locking up the product and hiring undercover security guards to patrol their aisles.The Colorado Retail Council hopes that such measures wi…

Colorado Cops Face Felony Charges in Killing of ‘Trophy’ Elk

Colorado Cops Face Felony Charges in Killing of ‘Trophy’ Elk

ABC News(BOULDER, Colo.) — A mysterious shooting, police department denials and allegations of a cover-up culminated in the Friday arrest of two Boulder, Colo., police officers accused in the death of a large, neighborhood-dwelling bull elk.Officers S…

Accused Aurora Shooter James Holmes’ Psychiatrist Sued

Accused Aurora Shooter James Holmes’ Psychiatrist Sued

Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office(NEW YORK) — The psychiatrist who treated accused Aurora, Colo., movie theater shooter James Holmes is being sued by a woman whose husband was among the 12 audience members killed at last July’s midnight screening of Th…

Colorado Teens to Drink with Parental Supervision?

Colorado Teens to Drink with Parental Supervision?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(DENVER) — The state of Colorado will shift its focus away from recently legalized marijuana and toward underage drinking…with supervision, that is. Republican Senator Greg Brophy from Wray, Colo., hopes to propose a new l…

James Holmes Legally Bought Arsenal of Guns, Chemicals

James Holmes Legally Bought Arsenal of Guns, Chemicals

Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office(CENTENNIAL, Colo.) — Accused Aurora, Colo., shooter James Holmes legally bought thousands of bullets, explosive chemicals and four guns months before prosecutors say he opened fire on a crowded movie theater, a Bureau …

Preliminary Hearing Starts for Accused Colorado Shooter James Holmes

Preliminary Hearing Starts for Accused Colorado Shooter James Holmes

Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office(CENTENNIAL, Colo.) — A preliminary hearing for accused Aurora, Colo., theater shooter James Holmes is set to begin Monday morning in Centennial, Colo.  Hundreds of people including witnesses, victims and families …

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