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Aurora Townhouse Shooting: Four Dead, Including Gunman

Aurora Townhouse Shooting: Four Dead, Including Gunman

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(AURORA, Colo.) — Four people were killed, including the gunman, during a hostage standoff Saturday morning at a townhouse in Aurora, Colo., police said.Police pumped tear gas into the home in an attempt to get the gunman t…

Boulder Cops in Hot Water for Role in Elk Shooting

Boulder Cops in Hot Water for Role in Elk Shooting

Thinkstock/Getty Images(BOULDER, Colo.) — Two police officers in Boulder, Colo., have been suspended and are now under criminal investigation for their role in killing a large bull elk that wandered into a residential neighborhood.On Tuesday, a Boulde…

Colorado Springs Cops Crack 1976 Murder

Colorado Springs Cops Crack 1976 Murder

Colorado Springs Police Department(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) — Colorado Springs police believe they have solved a 36-year-old cold case by linking a man serving time for a sexual assault to the 1976 murder of a hotel maid.Authorities said a DNA analysi…

James Holmes’ Defense Witnesses in Colorado Shooting to Testify on ‘Mental State’

James Holmes’ Defense Witnesses in Colorado Shooting to Testify on ‘Mental State’

Joshua Lott/Getty Images(AURORA, Colo.) — A judge ruled Thursday that public defenders for accused Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes can call two unidentified witnesses at next week’s preliminary hearing to testify about the defenda…

Accused Colorado Shooter James Holmes Appears in Court

Accused Colorado Shooter James Holmes Appears in Court

Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office(AURORA, Colo.) — Accused Aurora, Colo., theater shooter James Holmes appeared in court Wednesday, where a judge set a preliminary hearing for Jan. 7 that is expected to last several days.Hundreds of people including wi…

Colorado Pot Clubs Celebrate Legal Marijuana in New Year

Colorado Pot Clubs Celebrate Legal Marijuana in New Year

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(DENVER, Colo.) — It was marijuana instead of champagne this year for some New Year’s Eve revelers in Colorado, who lit up in private smoking clubs allowed for the first time under the state’s new pot laws. In Denver, people…

Celebrities Spending the Holidays in Aspen and Mexico

Celebrities Spending the Holidays in Aspen and Mexico

MAX NASH/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Goldie Hawn and her daughter Kate Hudson are just some of the stars who have been celebrating the holidays in Aspen, Colo.  Hawn tweeted on Wednesday, “Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. We are all tog…

Winter Storm Batters the Rockies, Midwest

Winter Storm Batters the Rockies, Midwest

Comstock/Thinkstock (file photo)(NEW YORK) — As millions prepare to hit the roads or skies ahead of Christmas Day, a winter storm is plowing through several parts of the country Thursday morning, threatening to hamper many travelers’ plans.Nearly 20 i…

Mental Health Reform Push in Colorado After Shootings

Mental Health Reform Push in Colorado After Shootings

World Economic Forum(DENVER) — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will ask the state general assembly on Tuesday for $18.5 million to help “redesign and strengthen” the state’s mental health services and support system.The announcement …

Marijuana Users Not High Priority for President Obama

Marijuana Users Not High Priority for President Obama

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — President Obama says recreational users of marijuana in states that have legalized the substance should not be a “top priority” of federal law enforcement officials prosecuting the war on drugs.”W…

Casual Marijuana Use Now Legal in Colorado

Casual Marijuana Use Now Legal in Colorado

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(DENVER) — Rocky Mountain High will take on a whole new meaning now after Colorado on Monday officially made the use and possession of marijuana legal for residents 21 and older.Colorado follows Washington state, which formally l…

Two Colorado College Students Face Assault Charges over Pot Brownies

Two Colorado College Students Face Assault Charges over Pot Brownies

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BOULDER, Colo.) — Two University of Colorado Boulder college students are facing multiple felony charges, including assault, after allegedly giving marijuana-laced brownies to an unsuspecting professor and classmates during &ldq…

Colorado Cops, Good Samaritans Lift Car to Rescue Mother and Child

Colorado Cops, Good Samaritans Lift Car to Rescue Mother and Child

Comstock/Thinkstock(AURORA, Colo.) — A pair of Colorado cops and two Good Samaritans rescued a mother and her 2-year-old daughter by lifting a car off of them following an accident.Sgt. Jon Kessler, an off-duty police officer who was working security …

Home of Missing Colo. Boy’s Father Searched

Home of Missing Colo. Boy’s Father Searched

Handout(VALLECITO, Colo.) — While the search continues for 13-year-old Dylan Redwine, who went missing from his father’s home 10 days ago in Vallecito, Colo., investigators no longer believe that he ran away.Instead, the La Plata County Sheriff’s offi…

Colorado School to Create Newest US ‘Body Farm’

Colorado School to Create Newest US ‘Body Farm’

University of Tennessee’s Forensic Anthropology Center(GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.) — Colorado Mesa University is using its high altitude and arid setting to create what will soon be the country’s newest body farm.The “farm” will join five others around the…

Missing Boy’s Mother Suspects Ex-Husband in Son’s Disappearance

Missing Boy’s Mother Suspects Ex-Husband in Son’s Disappearance

Handout from Police(IGNACIO, Colo.) — The mother of 13-year-old boy Dylan Redwine, who disappeared a week ago during a court-ordered visit to his father, fears that the dad may have done something to “remove Dylan from the situation.”Dylan Redwine was…

Police, Volunteers Search Lakes for Missing Colorado Boy

Police, Volunteers Search Lakes for Missing Colorado Boy

Handout(DENVER) — Police and volunteers have searched a Colorado lake for a 13-year-old boy after cadaver dogs picked up a scent that led them to the edge of the water.But the latest development in the week-long hunt for Dylan Redwine failed to find t…

Police, Volunteers Search Lakes for Missing Colorado Boy

Police, Volunteers Search Lakes for Missing Colorado Boy

Handout(DENVER) — Police and volunteers have searched a Colorado lake for a 13-year-old boy after cadaver dogs picked up a scent that led them to the edge of the water.But the latest development in the week-long hunt for Dylan Redwine failed to find t…

Kara Nichols: Police Seeking Two Women for Questioning in Teen Model’s Disappearance

Kara Nichols: Police Seeking Two Women for Questioning in Teen Model’s Disappearance

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office(EL PASO, Colo.) — Police in Colorado investigating the disappearance of 19-year-old aspiring model Kara Nichols are now looking for two women who were last seen with Nichols before she vanished.El Paso, Colo., County Sh…

James Holmes, Accused Aurora Theater Shooter, Tried to Harm Himself, Sources Say

James Holmes, Accused Aurora Theater Shooter, Tried to Harm Himself, Sources Say

Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office(AURORA, Colo.) — Accused Aurora, Colo., theater shooter James Holmes, 24, was taken to the hospital Tuesday after he tried to harm himself by ramming his head into the wall of his jail cell, sources told ABC News.Holme…

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