• Pueblo woman convicted in Fountain-area crash that killed 3

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    A woman who killed three people while driving under the influence was convicted Wednesday on 10 charges, including eight felonies. Jade Courtney Valdez, 24, of Pueblo was found guilty on three charges each of vehicular homicide involving DUI, vehicular homicide resulting from reckless...

  • BBB of Southern Colorado warns businesses of phishing scam

    The Gazette -
    Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    The BBB of Southern Colorado warned Friday that scammers are sending bogus emails to business owners, asking them to click on a BBB Standard Business Questionnaire form. But the link goes to a site that delivers malware to the user's computer. The Council of Better Business Bureaus...

  • Father of reality TV star Heidi Montag arrested for sexual assault

    Denver Post
    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    The father of reality television star Heidi Montag was arrested Thursday by Aspen police on charges of aggravated incest, sexual assault on a child and sexual assault of a child by one in a position of trust. William Montag, 67, of Glenwood Springs, was wanted on a statewide warrant...

  • Colorado considers ban on welfare cards at marijuana shops

    KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    DENVER — Welfare money or food stamps for marijuana? It's an urban legend that won't go away in Colorado, and state lawmakers this year are poised to pass a law clarifying that public benefit cards can't be used at dispensary ATMs. A bill facing its first hearing next week in the...

  • Teen killed by Denver police previously cited for resisting arrest

    SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    DENVER — The family of a 17-year-old girl who was shot to death by Denver police while driving a stolen car is calling for a federal civil rights investigation into her death. Jessica Hernandez was killed Monday after police say she drove the car toward an officer, an account...

  • Denver police solve 18-year-old murder case; killer's mom had role

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    DENVER — The killer in an 18-year-old murder mystery was shielded by his mother until his own death, Denver police said Friday. Police said Jonathan Clinton, then 20, was a suspect at the time in a case that drew wide public attention in Denver, The Denver Post reported...

  • 6 teens accused of girl's sex assault at Denver-area party

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    ENGLEWOOD — Six male teens have been accused of sexually assaulting a girl at a party in suburban Denver, police said Friday. Five teens, ranging from 16 to 19, were arrested during the course of the investigation. Police said they expected to arrest the sixth suspect soon. The...

  • New Colorado Springs school building was a collaborative effort

    BY DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Parents and teachers weren't the only ones who got a say in the design of Rocky Mountain Classical Academy's new building. It's pretty obvious that students did, too. A giant twirly slide twists from the second floor to the first floor in the open cafeteria that doubles as seating...

  • Convicts in $100 billion tax fraud skipped sentencing to play golf

    Denver Post
    Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    One defendant was escorted out of court by marshals while yelling at the judge. Another boasted he shot a 49 in golf instead of attending his sentencing hearing the day before. And a third pleaded to be set free — again. During the carnival-like atmosphere in U.S. District Court on...

  • Academy D-20 to provide community more information on board agenda

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Parents, teachers and community members now will be able to better understand what's going on at Academy School District 20's board of education meetings. The board decided to make some supporting materials for agenda items available to the public before and during school board...

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