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  • Colorado man sentenced in teacher's oil-patch killing

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    BILLINGS, Mont. — A Colorado man has been sentenced to 80 years in prison for killing a Montana teacher in the Northern Plains oil patch. Court officials say Montana District Judge Richard Simonton sentenced 50-year-old Lester Van Waters Jr. on Monday in Sidney, Montana. An...

  • Families of Newtown victims sue gunmaker, seller

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    HARTFORD, Conn. — The families of nine of the 26 people killed and a teacher injured two years ago at the Sandy Hook Elementary School filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer, distributor and seller of the rifle used in the shooting. The negligence and wrongful death lawsuit, filed...

  • Three 7-Elevens robbed in Colorado Springs in less than an hour

    Dalton Walker
    Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    Three 7-Eleven convenience stores in Colorado Springs were robbed early Sunday morning within one hour, according to police. The first store, at 2825 Briargate Blvd, was robbed at 2:10 a.m. The second robbery happened 20 minutes later at 2825 Barnes Rd and the third happened at 2:45...

  • Man injured in early morning shooting at Colorado Springs home

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Dec 13, 2014

    A 33-year-old man was hospitalized after he was shot about 3 a.m. Saturday at his Colorado Springs home, police said. Colorado Springs Police Sgt. John Garza, who was on scene Saturday morning, said the call came in as a potential residential burglary in the 2900 block of North Tejon...

  • Goldston pleads not guilty in Colorado Springs vehicular homicide case

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Dec 13, 2014

    A Colorado Springs woman facing vehicular homicide and reckless driving charges in the death of a 5-year-old boy pleaded not guilty Friday. Xyrjah Goldston, 21, is accused of hitting and killing Ishaq Hameed and severely injuring his father, Raphael, while they were walking on the...

  • Courts roundup: Man sentenced in road rage; arrest made in sex assault

    by lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Dec 13, 2014

    A man accused of hitting and seriously injuring another man during a road rage incident in March was sentenced Friday to 32 years in prison, according to the 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office. Nathaniel Lee Mancha, 25, was sentenced to 32 years in prison for first-degree...

  • Canon City man shot by police tried to cut his own throat before charging at officer, chief says

    By Stephen Hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Dec 13, 2014

    CAñON CITY - A man who was shot by a Cañon City police officer Thursday was trying to cut his throat with a box cutter before he charged at the officer with the blade in hand, Police Chief Paul Schultz said Friday. Brandon Atencio, 28, died at St. Thomas More Hospital in Cañon City...

  • Police officer shot in Denver

    The Denver Post
    Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    DENVER — An Adams County sheriff's deputy was shot Friday afternoon in northwest Denver while trying to apprehend a suspect who may be linked to a triple homicide earlier this week, authorities said. Sgt. Aaron Pataluna, a spokesman for the Adams County Sheriff's Office,...

  • Denver-area slaying suspect mutters in court

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    BRIGHTON — A man suspected in the shooting deaths of three men in Adams County muttered to himself during his first court appearance and told a judge he hasn't been told what charges he's facing. The Denver Post (http://dpo.st/1vZuMdE) reports that 41-year-old Gabriel Flores also...

  • Man kills intruder in Jefferson County home

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    GENESEE — The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a man shot and killed an intruder in his home. The shooting happened Friday morning in a wooded area near the foothills community of Genesee. Authorities haven't released many details about what happened but did...

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