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Judge: Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooter still incompetent
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COLORADO SPRINGS — A judge has ruled that a man who killed three people and injured nine others at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic remains mentally incompetent to stand trial. The Gazette reports Monday’s ruling extends the legal limbo for 61-year-old Robert Dear, who is charged with 179 counts, including murder and attempted murder, […]

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VIDEO: Armored Truck Robbery Outside Bank of Colorado Unsolved So Far
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DENVER (CBS4) – The FBI has joined in the investigation into an armed robbery that happened in Greenwood Village on Wednesday. It happened outside the Bank of Colorado on South Yosemite Street. (credit: FBI) Surveillance released by authorities shows the masked robbers jumping out of an SUV with guns and running over to a Brinks […]

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Former Colorado state senator sexually assaulted children as a priest, report says
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A Pueblo priest who served as a Colorado state senator sexually assaulted a 5-year-old girl and a high school junior before joining the statehouse, according to a report about clergy sex abuse in Colorado. John Beno, who died in 2000, served as a Democratic state senator representing Pueblo from 1981 to 1986 and sat on […]

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California man who had an office in Colorado gets 25 years in prison in $1.3 billion scam
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MIAMI — A California man has been sentenced by a Florida judge to 25 years in prison for orchestrating a $1.3 billion fraud scheme that stole money from at least 7,000 investors nationwide. Court records show 61-year-old Robert Shapiro was sentenced Tuesday in Miami federal court after previously pleading guilty to mail and wire fraud […]

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Colorado couple sought in connection with Cañon City homicide investigation arrested in North Carolina
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Provided by Canon City Police Department Luciano C. Pogorzelski, left, and Madison Blackburn. North Carolina authorities located a Colorado couple described as “people of interest” in a Cañon City homicide last week, Cañon City police said in a news release. Acting on a tip, police in Gastonia, N.C, found Luciano Pogorzelski and Madison Blackburn at […]

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New Mexico officials searching for missing Colorado plane
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New Mexico rescue officials are searching for a Colorado-based plane and its two passengers, who have been missing since Thursday. The plane was last seen refueling and taking off from Santa Fe Airport at around 5:49 p.m. on Thursday, New Mexico State Police spokesman Dusty Francisco said in an email. At about 6 p.m., Santa […]

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Two Colorado police departments already partner with a popular doorbell camera company — and more are considering
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Thousands of self-installed home security cameras across the Denver area record the daily comings and goings of their neighbors and visitors on their streets, and police are increasingly attempting to partner with camera companies for easier access to the footage. Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images A doorbell device with a built-in camera made by home security […]

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10 arrested in bust that yields drugs, guns, cash from northern Colorado crime ring
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Authorities this week seized heroin, meth, opioids, weed, cocaine, mushrooms and an assortment of firearms — and arrested 10 people — from a criminal ring operating along the northern Front Range, a news release from the Northern Colorado Drug Task Force stated Friday. Click to enlarge The task force conducted an eight-month probe, dubbed Operation […]

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Man pleads not guilty to shooting Colorado Springs police officer
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Denver7 Karrar Noaman Al Khammasi COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A man who came to the United States as an Iraqi refugee has pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder of a Colorado Springs police officer in August 2018. Karrar Noaman Al Khammasi entered his plea Friday, about a month after a judge ruled he was […]

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With growing opposition and slowing prison population growth, what is the future for private prison companies in Colorado?
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City Council may have ended Denver’s relationship with private prison corporations that run its halfway houses, but in the coming months the city also will have to rethink its ankle monitors and find a new provider for jail residents who have addiction for the city to fully divorce the controversial industry. The city for years has […]

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Colorado law tends to favor police who shoot “fleeing felons”
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State law tends to favor police who shoot a fleeing suspect, particularly one suspected of violence, but a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision puts parameters around violating a suspect’s civil rights, experts on the issue say. On Aug. 3, Colorado Springs police responding to an armed robbery report stopped De’Von Bailey and Lawrence Stoker, 19, […]

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Judge sets trial for Colorado Springs man accused of killing 2 young siblings
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COLORADO SPRINGS — Colorado psychiatrists have determined a man accused of stabbing to death his two young siblings was “completely sane” at the time of the attacks. The Gazette reported Monday that a judge has scheduled 21-year-old Malik Murphy’s trial for Feb. 18. Murphy has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in the October […]

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Indiana police identify body of a Colorado woman’s mother missing since July 1999
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ANGOLA, Ind. — Authorities on Sunday identified a Michigan woman who was found dead 20 years ago in a northeastern Indiana field, renewing the investigation into her “suspicious” death. The Steuben County Sheriff’s Department said they followed hundreds of leads to try to identify the woman over two decades, including using an FBI lab in […]

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U.S. Army recruiter allegedly solicited girls as young as 10 for sex while calling himself “Colorado batman”
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Arapahoe County sheriff’s deputies have arrested a U.S. Army recruiter for investigation of soliciting girls as young as 10 years old for sex after he allegedly sent selfies calling himself “Colorado batman,” the sheriff’s department reported. Ken Hardcastle, 31, has been arrested for investigation of internet luring of a child and internet sexual exploitation of […]

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