DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Court of Appeals has denied state Attorney General John Suthers' request to stop Boulder's clerk from issuing same-sex marriage licenses. The court ruled Suthers didn't establish the factors required to reverse a ruling that allowed clerk Hillary Hall to issue such licenses. As of noon yesterday, Hall's office had issued 183 same-sex marriage licenses.
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The judge in the Colorado theater shooting case says defendant James Holmes' second sanity evaluation can be video-recorded despite his lawyers' objections. The judge said the law doesn't prohibit recording and the defense didn't demonstrate that it would interfere. The psychiatrist who will conduct the new exam says video provides a better record than handwritten notes.
CRAIG, Colo. (AP) — Fire crews took advantage of cloud cover and higher humidity yesterday to keep a 32-square-mile wildfire under control in northwestern Colorado. A spokeswoman for the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit says the Alkali Fire has destroyed a cabin, barn and propane tank, but no injuries have been reported. The fire is 50 percent contained. Investigators have not said what caused the fire.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities are investigating an apparent murder-suicide in Fort Collins. The Coloradoan reports police went to a home in the southwestern part of the city after a woman said her husband shot a family member before turning the gun on himself. Investigators have not said how the two were related or what led to the shooting. Autopsies are planned today.