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The Wacky Pot Law That Failed in Oregon

The Wacky Pot Law That Failed in Oregon

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Washington and Colorado became the first states to legalize pot — but why not Oregon?All three voted on marijuana-legalization ballot initiatives, and Washington and Colorado passed them by 10-percentage-point mar…

Video Shows Murder Suspect Crashing Plane into Parking Lot

Video Shows Murder Suspect Crashing Plane into Parking Lot

Obtained by ABC News(NEW YORK) — Newly released surveillance video shows a SkyWest pilot suspected of murder crashing a plane at a Utah Airport in July shortly before shooting himself aboard the aircraft.Brian Joseph Hedglin, 40, of Colorado Springs, …

Marijuana Legalization Celebrations May Be Premature, Lawmakers and Experts Say

Marijuana Legalization Celebrations May Be Premature, Lawmakers and Experts Say

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — As marijuana supporters across the country rejoice at Colorado and Washington becoming the first states to legalize the drug recreationally, experts and lawmakers warn that the celebrations may be premature.”I thin…

Colorado, Washington Become First States to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Colorado, Washington Become First States to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — In a groundbreaking move, Colorado and Washington voters have passed referendums legalizing marijuana for recreational use. The drug is still banned under federal law.Colorado’s Proposition 64 to the state’s constitu…

At Colo. Polling Place, Church Has Anti-Abortion Display

At Colo. Polling Place, Church Has Anti-Abortion Display

Jessica Cuneo/Daily Camera(BOULDER, Colo.) — A Boulder, Colo., church that is serving as a polling location has chosen to leave up its anti-abortion display for Election Day.The Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church has left up signs and crosses meant …

Ryan Says He Feels ‘Very Good’ Hours Before Voters Go to the Polls

Ryan Says He Feels ‘Very Good’ Hours Before Voters Go to the Polls

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(JOHNSTON, Colo.) – Just hours before voting starts, Paul Ryan stopped at a diner, but didn’t give much away about how he was doing before what could be the biggest day of his life.“I feel very good,”…

Paul Ryan Says Obama Would Compromise ‘Judeo-Christian’ Values

Paul Ryan Says Obama Would Compromise ‘Judeo-Christian’ Values

Matt Sullivan/Getty Images(CASTLE ROCK, Colo.) — Paul Ryan squeezed in time on a four-stop, five-state day for a conference call with evangelical voters Sunday evening, issuing a warning about a second Obama term, saying the president is putting the c…

Scout Leader From Mitt Romney’s Oft-Told Anecdote Makes Surprise Cameo

Scout Leader From Mitt Romney’s Oft-Told Anecdote Makes Surprise Cameo

Jin Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images(ENGLEWOOD, Colo.) — One of Mitt Romney’s most told anecdotes came to life tonight in front of one of the candidate’s largest crowds, as the GOP presidential nominee paraded out a Boy Scoutmaster and an Am…

Ryan ‘Can Smell Success,’ Or Is It Cow Manure?

Ryan ‘Can Smell Success,’ Or Is It Cow Manure?

Scott Olson/Getty Images(Montrose, Colo.) — Just four days before the election, Paul Ryan told a crowd assembled on an airport tarmac that he could “smell success.”  And the crowd roared.The smell, in fact, was that of cow manure…

Obama Claims Mantle of ‘Change’ in 2012 Race

Obama Claims Mantle of ‘Change’ in 2012 Race

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages(BOULDER, Colo.) — Voters in Colorado Thursday night got a glimpse of the Barack Obama of 2008, with his soaring, impassioned and relentless rhetoric that electrified a crowd in a way only rarely seen during the 2012 …

Jessica Ridgeway Murder Suspect Confessed to Mother, Sources Say

Jessica Ridgeway Murder Suspect Confessed to Mother, Sources Say

Courtesy Westminster Police Department(WESTMINSTER, Colo.) — The 17-year-old boy arrested in connection to the abduction, murder and dismemberment of 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway confessed to his mother, who then called police in Colorado so her son c…

Obama Voting Early, But Won’t Say for Who

Obama Voting Early, But Won’t Say for Who

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(DENVER) — Seeking to lead by example, President Obama on Wednesday told a crowd of 16,000 in Colorado about his plans to vote early on Thursday, although he would not say who he is supporting.“It’s a secret b…

Romney Asks Colorado to Put GOP Ticket Over the Top

Romney Asks Colorado to Put GOP Ticket Over the Top

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(MORRISON, Colo.) — In front of one of the biggest crowds of his campaign, Mitt Romney, joined by Paul Ryan, appeared at the outdoor Red Rocks Amphitheater on Tuesday and told a crowd of 12,000 that Colorado voters will put…

Ryan and Boehner Rally Includes Eyebrow-Raising Jokes

Ryan and Boehner Rally Includes Eyebrow-Raising Jokes

Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images(DURANGO, Colo.) — Speaker John Boehner joined Paul Ryan on the campaign trail Monday and told the crowd they originally met when Ryan was a student at Miami University of Ohio when he helped Boehner put up yard signs for …

Biden Knocks Romney for Binder Comment, ’1950s Time Warp’ on Women

Biden Knocks Romney for Binder Comment, ’1950s Time Warp’ on Women

T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images(GREELEY, Colo.) — Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday hammered away at Mitt Romney over women’s issues, saying the former Massachusetts governor is living in a “1950s time warp” and mocking his relianc…

Jessica Ridgeway Case: Police Look for Suspect in Two Near-Abductions

Jessica Ridgeway Case: Police Look for Suspect in Two Near-Abductions

Courtesy of the Ridgeway family(ARVADA, Colo.) — Police in Arvada, Colo., are looking for a man suspected of trying to abduct two children a few weeks before 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway’s killing to see whether there is a possible connection.In two r…

Jessica Ridgeway: Colorado Community on Edge as Police Hunt For Predator

Jessica Ridgeway: Colorado Community on Edge as Police Hunt For Predator

Image credit: Courtesy of the Ridgeway family(WESTMINSTER, Colo.) — Residents in the community where 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway was kidnapped, killed and dismembered are on edge while a killer is on the loose. “We realize there is a predator in our …

Mourners Write Messages on Balloons to Jessica Ridgeway

Mourners Write Messages on Balloons to Jessica Ridgeway

Image credit: Courtesy of the Ridgeway family(WESTMINSTER, Colo.) — A day after police confirmed a dismembered body found in a park Wednesday was missing 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway, her Colorado community came together for a “balloon release” memori…

Jessica Ridgeway Body Officially Identified

Jessica Ridgeway Body Officially Identified

The Ridgeway Family(NEW YORK) — Police in Westminster, Colorado on Friday officially confirmed that the body found Wednesday belongs to missing 10-year old Jessica Ridgeway.“We recognize there is a predator at large in our community,” said…

FBI Releases Behavioral Profile of Possible Suspect in Ridgeway Case

FBI Releases Behavioral Profile of Possible Suspect in Ridgeway Case

The Ridgeway Family(WESTMINSTER, Colo.) — What began as a desperate search in Colorado for 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway has now turned into the hunt for a possible suspect with the release of a behavioral profile of the killer.Police believe that the …

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