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Morgan County sees largest heroin bust in over a decade
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Two men were arrested in Fort Morgan’s Walmart parking lot in northeast Colorado last week after being caught by undercover investigators with nearly three kilograms, or six pounds, of brown heroin. The drugs have an estimated street value of $500,000, which could make it one of the largest heroin busts in Colorado in the last […]

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Thanksgiving night death in Mar Lee neighborhood being investigated as a homicide
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A death Thursday night in the Mar Lee neighborhood is now being investigated as a homicide. The Denver Police Department first reported the death around 10:55 p.m. in the 1500 block of South Patton Court, which is near West Florida Avenue. Police did not release suspect or victim information. Related Articles November 23, 2017 Woman […]

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John Whitman Awarded Krav Maga 6th Degree Black Belt
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On Friday, November 3rd, 2017, Krav Maga Alliance Founder John Whitman was awarded his 6th Degree Black Belt in Krav Maga by a committee of his peers. John received his 5th Degree Black Belt from Wingate Institute in 2012.  Rankings after 5th Degree are awarded by merit, and John was recognized for his efforts in […]

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Diversify Your Self-Defense
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Standing on a line and developing your defensive shooting skills is important, but shouldn’t become your obsession. Photo: author Commit yourself now to the reality of your responsibility to protect yourself and those you care about in a worst-case scenario. If you’re reading this, I assume you already think you’ve accepted that reality. But have […]

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Lesson Plans Wednesday, November 29, 2017
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Beginner (B2) Punches- Straight Punch Front Kick (groin)                                                                        £ Front Kick to a Vertical Target                                                        £ Knees Drill: Combative Stations: Pad holders stand in one line with strikers in front of them. Each pad holder holds for one combative the entire round (punches, Front Kick Groin, Front Kick to Vertical Target, Knees). Striker throws for the combative […]

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Lesson Plans Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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Beginner (B2) Elbow 1 Palm Heel Strike Front Kick Groin Front Kick to a Vertical Target Drill: Distance Continuum: Pad holder begins at long range for Front Kick to a Vertical Target, then steps in for Front Kick Groin, a small step for Palm Heel Strike, and then finally into close range for Elbow 1. […]

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Former Leadville police chief pleads guilty to felony theft in weapons case
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Michael Robert Leake A former Leadville police chief pleaded guilty Friday to felony weapons charges for illegally selling guns, seized as evidence, to Denver area pawn shops. Michael Robert Leake, 52, of Aurora, who was chief in Leadville from 2009 until resigning in December 2015, pleaded guilty in Lake County District Court to theft and […]

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Denver cops warn of phone scam brewing at local bars
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Denver bar patrons are being warned of a popular new scam aimed at collecting financial information from stolen or lost smartphones. Since May, there have been 37 cases of scammers posing as helpful bar owners who get access to stolen smartphones and then drain financial accounts from the phone’s apps, say Denver Police. The scam […]

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Man in stolen car drives on railroad tracks in attempt to flee from Greeley police
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A man now faces up to six criminal charges after police say he led an officer on a chase while driving a stolen car down a set of railroad tracks in east Greeley. Greeley Police Department Jim Tuaila Jim Tuaila, 25, came to the attention of a Greeley police officer about 2:45 a.m. Monday while […]

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Police: 100 marijuana plants seized at illegal residential grow in Fountain
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Fountain Police Rafael Liriano An alleged illegal marijuana grow in Fountain uncovered 100 plants and 5.2 pounds of refined, packaged pot. Police and El Paso County sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant Thursday at a home in the 300 block of South Race Street, according to a news release. Investigators found 85 large marijuana plants […]

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1 arrested in killing in Colorado Springs
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COLORADO SPRINGS — Colorado Springs police on Sunday arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with the killing of another man the day before. The shooting happened in the early hours of Saturday near in the west side of Colorado Springs. When police arrived about 6 a.m. they found a man lying in the street. He […]

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Employee being fired fatally shoots 5 co-workers in Illinois
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AURORA, Ill. — A 15-year employee being fired from a suburban Chicago manufacturing company started shooting Friday, killing five co-workers and wounding five police officers before he was killed by police, authorities said. Aurora, Illinois, Police Chief Kristen Ziman said 45-year-old Gary Martin “was being terminated” before he started shooting at the Henry Pratt Co. […]

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Shooting Near City Park Leaves Father Of 7 Dead
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By Kelly Werthmann DENVER (CBS4)– A shooting near City Park in Denver has left a father of seven dead. The shooting happened Friday night around 8 p.m. near 28th Avenue and Albion Street. The victim was identified as An Tan Nguyen, described as “a wonderful father, husband, son, brother, cousin nephew, uncle and friend anyone […]

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Colorado ended the insurance of a state trooper’s widow days after his death. Lawmakers want to ensure that doesn’t happen again.
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For Velma Donahue, the death of her husband — Colorado State Patrol Trooper Cody Donahue — more than a year ago was enough of a nightmare. But when her young daughter became sick days later, before she had even buried Cody, everything suddenly became much worse. “I took her to the doctor, I walk in […]

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