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  • Public smoke-out marks marijuana holiday in Colorado; dozens of citations issued in Denver

    By Sadie Gurman, Associated Press -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    DENVER — Tens of thousands of revelers raised joints, pipes and vaporizer devices to the sky Sunday at a central Denver park in a defiant toast to the April 20 pot holiday, a once-underground celebration that stepped into the mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize...

  • Fountain police investigate large rocks placed on Powers Boulevard

    by andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Large rocks deliberately placed on a main road in Fountain since last summer have caused enough wrecks and damage to warrant felony charges, prompting police to ask for the public's help to find the culprits. More than a dozen vehicles have been damaged or totaled in several...

  • Driver cited after car crashes into Colorado Springs house

    by andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Alcohol was not a factor when a car crashed into a house in northeast Colorado Springs Sunday, but the driver was cited by police. Melissa Huntley was cited for careless driving and taken to the hospital, along with a female passenger, for minor injuries, Colorado Springs police said....

  • Single-car rollover shuts down Woodmen Road

    by andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Colorado Springs police said alcohol was not a factor in a single-vehicle rollover crash that shut down a portion of Woodmen Road east of Academy Boulevard Saturday night. The driver of a four-door Saturn was traveling eastbound of E. Woodmen Road about 11 p.m. and drifted off the...

  • More defendants in Colorado tested for competency

    Associated Press
    Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    DENVER — Colorado has seen a steady rise in the past decade in the number of defendants being referred for mental exams to ensure they are competent to stand trial, The Denver Post reported Sunday, saying the increase mirrors national trends and highlights a lack of treatment for the...

  • Man arrested in connection with fatal hit-and-run in Thornton

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    THORNTON — Police have arrested a 26-year-old man in connection with a fatal hit-and-run in Thornton. Officer Matt Barnes says officers were called just before 10 p.m. Thursday on reports that a man lying motionless in the street had just been hit by a vehicle. Investigators...

  • Denver police investigating fatal hit-and-run

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    DENVER (AP) — Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding the driver who hit and killed a pedestrian on Interstate 25 in Denver. Police say the pedestrian, whose name and age have not been released, was hit in the northbound lanes of I-25 near Auraria Parkway at about...

  • Hunters indicted in connection to highway chain that killed motorcyclist

    lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Two hunters have been indicted on homicide and manslaughter charges after investigators said a motorcyclist ran into a chain the two had allegedly stretched across a highway in southern Colorado while trying to retrieve an elk. Mark Valdez, 47 and Kevin Keener, 43 face multiple felony...

  • Police find hash oil extractor, 16 pot plants; cite mother of three young children

    by jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    The mother of three children was cited Thursday on suspicion of child abuse after Colorado Springs Police said they found an active butane hash oil extractor in the family's apartment, along with about 16 flowering marijuana plants. Detectives also planned to arrest the woman's...

  • Iraqi sentenced in rape of Colorado Springs woman

    Jakob Rodgers, The Gazette -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    An Iraqi immigrant convicted in a rape case that left a woman nearly dead and bleeding internally was sentenced to 28 years to life in prison. Jasim Mohammed Hasin Ramadon, also known as Jay Hendrix, received the sentence Friday from 4th Judicial District Court Judge Barbara Hughes....

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