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Associated Press Updated: April 24, 2015 at 5:00 am
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CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The judge in the Colorado theater shooting case has denied defense attorneys' longstanding request to move the trial to another county. District Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. said he would have to search outside the state and perhaps even the country to find jurors who haven't been exposed to extensive publicity. Samour says he's confident the 12 jurors and 12 alternates selected in the trial of James Holmes are fair and impartial.

DENVER (AP) — A measure to ask Colorado voters a third time to approve pot taxes has been approved by the state House. The bill approved would ask voters whether the state can keep some $58 million in marijuana tax collections. Colorado voters overwhelmingly approved the taxes in 2013. But state law requires the money to be refunded because overall tax collections have exceeded legal limits.

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A Fort Collins woman is accused of giving edible marijuana to her teenage son, who investigators say started acting strangely before he jumped from a third-story window. The Coloradoan reports 38-year-old Julieane Jablonski was arrested on suspicion of witness tampering and giving marijuana to an underage person. She is accused of giving a marijuana brownie to her son, 19-year-old Austin Essig, on April 14.

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — Authorities have thrown the book at a man dubbed the "literary litterbug," who is accused of tossing more than 600 books along a busy highway in Boulder County. The Colorado State Patrol says 62-year-old Glenn Pladsen was pulled over and cited for littering after throwing books from his vehicle.

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