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  • Autopsy: Teen killed by Denver police had 4 gunshot wounds

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    DENVER (AP) — An autopsy shows a 17-year-old girl who was killed by Denver police officers while driving a stolen car suffered four gunshot wounds. In a report released Friday, the Denver medical examiner's office said Jessica Hernandez also had marijuana and a small amount of alcohol...

  • Governor: Oil, gas rules must protect mineral owners' rights

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    DENVER (AP) — Any attempt to give local governments more control over oil and gas drilling in Colorado must protect the rights of people who own underground mineral rights, Gov. John Hickenlooper said Friday. Some people have owned or leased those rights for decades, long before...

  • Court: Colorado crime suspects can search victims' homes

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    DENVER (AP) — An appeals court added Colorado to the list of states that can allow criminal suspects to search victims' homes to bolster their defense — a move that raised concerns among prosecutors and victims' advocates. The Colorado judges wrote in their Thursday decision that...

  • Arguments set for Monday in Wyoming wild horse roundup case

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Arguments in a federal lawsuit contesting the roundup of hundreds of wild horses in western Wyoming last fall will focus on a federal law that carries different rules for private and federal land. The 1,263 horses gathered in late September and early October...

  • Bill to address SWAT pranks rejected

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    DENVER (AP) — A bill to make it easier to catch kids who call in false bomb threats and prank others with phony threats failed Friday in the Colorado Senate. The measure would have modified Colorado's anonymous threat hotline, called Safe2Tell. The hotline was enacted after the 1999...

  • Colorado jewelry theft suspects arrested in California

    Updated: 13 min ago

    DENVER (AP) — Five people have been arrested in the San Francisco area in connection with the armed robbery of a Denver jewelry store on Tuesday. The Colorado U.S. Attorney's Office says the five suspects were arrested early Wednesday following a police chase. Authorities say they...

  • Durango High School Twitter gossip site shut down

    Updated: 29 min ago

    DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A Twitter account that was used to spread gossip about students at Durango High School, often criticizing people by name, has been shut down — but a similar one was still operating. The gossip account was shut down Thursday evening, hours after the school...

  • CU environment professor says he's target of 'witch hunt'

    Updated: 41 min ago

    DENVER (AP) — A University of Colorado environmental studies professor says he is the target of a congressman's "witch hunt" because he expressed doubt in congressional testimony about whether climate change is making natural disasters worse. Roger Pielke (PELL'-kee) Jr. made his...

  • Colorado's marijuana businesses growing less than they could

    Updated: 59 min ago

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado's marijuana industry is producing a lot less than it could, according to a state report released Friday. Although state laws limit how many plants a business can cultivate, the monthly average for medical marijuana businesses last year ranged from a third to...

  • Workplace safety probe of Cheyenne plant fire that burned 3

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming workplace safety officials say they're investigating a fire that burned three men at a chemical plant that manufactures explosives near Cheyenne. The fire happened Thursday morning at the Dyno Nobel plant a couple miles west of town. Wyoming Department...