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  • Judge could approve $3.3M Denver jail-abuse payout

    DENVER — A federal judge says he will likely accept a proposed $3.3 million settlement offer from the city of Denver to a former inmate who said a sheriff's deputy encouraged other inmates to beat him. But U.S. District Judge John Kane said after a closed hearing Thursday unresolved issues remain in the case involving Jamal Hunter....

  • Weather has Wahl siblings waiting to attempt historic swim

    Danielle, Devin and Dustin Wahl are delayed in their bid to make history. The Wahls want to become the first three siblings to each swim across the 21-mile English Channel at the same time, but their attempts to swim have been repeatedly put off since Tuesday. Weather and boat problems have caused the delays, their mother Andrea said by...

  • Man held after wild car-theft spree near Denver

    GOLDEN — A man wielding a rifle and a handgun hijacked a car, burst through a garage door in a stolen SUV and tried to commandeer two state-owned dump trucks before a deputy wrestled him to the pavement on a highway west of Denver, authorities said. No major injuries were reported in the Wednesday drama, which unfolded as a news crew shot...

  • Judge strikes down Longmont fracking ban

    LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — A district judge has struck down Longmont's voter-approved ban on hydraulic fracturing, but stayed her decision while the city considers an appeal. Judge D.D. Mallard ruled Thursday that the ban conflicted with state regulations and Colorado's interest in efficiently developing oil and gas deposits. Longmont voters...

  • Air Force Academy vision includes raising tourist levels to pre-9/11 numbers

    The Air Force Academy's visitor center would move outside the gates of the 18,500-acre campus under a plan tied to the Colorado Springs City for Champions proposal. The academy announced Thursday that the $20 million attraction would be located just east of the academy's northern gate at exit 156 off Interstate 25. The academy has been...

  • Head of Colorado health insurance exchange leaving for job with Cigna

    The head of Colorado's health insurance exchange will leave in August to take a job with Cigna. Patty Fontneau, who helped create Connect for Health Colorado and who oversaw the exchange's opening on Oct. 1, 2013, will become the presidnet of private exchange business for the massive health insurance company. In a statement announcing her...

  • Judge: James Holmes sanity exam can be recorded

    CENTENNIAL — A psychiatrist will be allowed to video-record the second sanity evaluation of the man charged with a mass killing in a Colorado movie theater, despite his lawyer's objections, a judge ruled Thursday. It wasn't clear whether the video of defendant James Holmes could be shown to jurors during his trial on murder and attempted...

  • Colorado on the Web: Hot enough for you? Just wait, Colorado Springs

    I've lived in Colorado long enough to know how quickly weather can change, but it has been hot this week. It's the kind of hot where it's a struggle at times to breathe or purposely do any fun outdoor activity without checking your sanity. Who doesn't like chatting about weather? Or, in my case, complaining about it? Sure, it could be worse,...

  • Two dead in Fort Collins shooting

    Two men are dead in a reported murder-suicide in southwest Fort Collins. Fort Collins police and other emergency personnel responded to the shooting incident in the city's southwest corner shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday. An informant told police that her husband had shot a family member and then himself. Upon arriving to the scene on the...

  • Northwest Colorado fire quadruples in size; cabin, barn destroyed

    CRAIG — A wildfire in northwestern Colorado has quadrupled to more than 31 square miles. Fire managers said Thursday the Alkali Fire has destroyed a cabin, barn and propane tank. No injuries have been reported. Three head of cattle have been killed and ranchers have moved other livestock. Spokeswoman Lynn Barclay of the Northwest...

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