• Tougher penalties for multiple DUIs among new Colorado laws

    The Associated Press
    Yesterday

    DENVER — Colorado will begin punishing habitual drunken drivers with felonies and longer prison sentences. The new law is among dozens taking effect Aug. 5. Now a fourth DUI conviction will be punishable by up to six years in prison and a fine of as much as $500,000. Previously,...

  • Not guilty plea in federal court for church shooting suspect

    The Associated Press
    Yesterday

    CHARLESTON, S.C. — A federal magistrate entered not guilty pleas on 33 federal charges, including for hate crimes, for a white man accused of gunning down nine parishioners at a black church in Charleston. During Friday's hearing for 21-year-old Dylann Roof, his attorney told U.S....

  • Man arrested in Garden of the Gods on suspicion of meth possession

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    A man was arrested in Garden of the Gods Park late Thursday night on suspicion of methamphetamine possession. A woman called 911 saying she was concerned for her 34-year-old daughter's safety, police said, and they found her with Eric Ruger, 34. He was found with meth, a loaded...

  • Doctor pleads guilty in Colorado painkiller case

    The Associated Press
    Yesterday

    MONTROSE — One of two doctors accused of overprescribing painkillers at clinics in western Colorado has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge. The Montrose Daily Press (http://bit.ly/1DeucP5) reports that court documents show that Eric Peper of Summerland Key, Florida pleaded guilty...

  • Boy found with gunshot wound in Colorado Springs apartment complex in critical condition

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    A juvenile male was taken to a Denver hospital in critical condition after being shot Thursday afternoon, Colorado Springs police said. The boy, whose age was not disclosed, was found in a hallway at the Pine Creek Village apartments on Chapman Drive, according to spokeswoman Lt....

  • Defense, DA argue reasons to spare Colorado gunman's life

    The Associated Press
    Yesterday

    CENTENNIAL — Defense lawyers for James Holmes made one more appeal for mercy Thursday, urging jurors to consider mental illness in his sentencing even though they rejected his insanity claim when they convicted him of murdering 12 people and trying to kill 70 others at a Colorado movie...

  • Garage fire forces evacuation of two Colorado Springs homes

    By chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    An early morning garage fire near downtown Colorado Springs forced the evacuation of two homes but no was hurt, Gazette news partner KKTV said in a report. Firefighters had the blaze under control by 4 a.m. Friday, KKTV said. The fire was first reported about 3 a.m. at a house on...

  • Remains found at Fountain construction site could be 75 years old

    By ELLIE MULDER ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    The 50- to 75-year-old skull of a teen girl was found by engineers at a Fountain construction site Wednesday at about 2 p.m., according to Fountain Police Cpl. Marshall Trujillo. Engineers were installing a drainage pipe at the Ventana subdivision project on the 10000 block of Old...

  • Live video: Jurors instructed on reasons to spare Colorado gunman's life

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    CENTENNIAL — Jurors in the Colorado movie theater trial received instructions Thursday before their next round of deliberations to decide if there are any reasons to override a potential death penalty and sentence James Holmes to life without parole for 12 murders and 70 attempted...

  • Pueblo police investigating body found during house fire as homicide

    KKTV
    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    The investigation into the death of an elderly woman has shifted from a suspicious death investigation to a homicide case, according to KKTV. When firefighters responded to a small fire in a home near Runyan Lake in Pueblo, they found the body of a 77-year-old woman inside. The...

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