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Colorado neurosurgeon pays $2.35 million to resolve claims of kickbacks
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A Colorado neurogsurgeon and two companies he owned have paid the United States $2.35 million to resolve civil allegations involving claims of illegal kickbacks, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. Dr. William Choi received money from distributors of spinal implant devices that he used in surgeries he performed, according to a news release. “The federal […]

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A hit-and-run, chase and shooting lead to two indictments from Colorado grand jury
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An 18th Judicial District grand jury indicted a federal prison employee for shooting at a suspected hit-and-run driver in the middle of stopped traffic on C-470 in 2019. Marc Simmons, who works for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, faces one count of illegal discharge of a firearm and one count of reckless endangerment, according to […]

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Pair pleads guilty to transporting roosters through Colorado for cockfighting
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BRECKENRIDGE — Two men pleaded guilty to animal cruelty resulting from their arrest for illegally transporting roosters through Colorado. Cody Smith of Kentucky and Austin Clanton of Tennessee were caught driving the birds across state lines in May, Summit Daily News reported Monday. Authorities believed the 33 roosters found in an SUV on Interstate 70 […]

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Colorado jail supervisor resigned amid harassment claims
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COLORADO SPRINGS — A Colorado jail supervisor resigned from a sheriff’s office amid allegations he made unwanted sexual advances and inappropriate comments to female inmates, investigative records said. Walter Steven Woods resigned from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office on Oct. 30, The Colorado Springs Gazette reports. Woods’ resignation came two weeks after the alleged […]

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Mom, 2 relatives arrested after 5-year-old Colorado girl dies from drinking meth bong water
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The mother of a 5-year-old girl and two of the woman’s cousins were arrested in Rifle this week in connection with the young girl’s death after she drank water mixed with methamphetamine and overdosed on the drug, according to court records. Stephanie Alvarado, 26, Bertha Karina Ceballos-Romo, 28, and Daniel Alvarado, 27, were arrested Thursday […]

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Colorado Springs man served arrest warrant in connection with 2010 murder
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A 43-year-old Colorado Springs man already facing a murder charge in a 2014 cold case has now been arrested for investigation of a 2010 murder, a Colorado Springs police news release said. Rodric Lee Donleywas served a first-degree murder warrant Thursday in the death of 37-year-old Martique Webster of Colorado Springs, who was shot to […]

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Colorado judge rules ICE violated federal law by withholding records
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John Moore, Getty Images U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), agents detain an immigrant on October 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials violated federal law by refusing to release documents about people who aren’t citizens because the agency deemed those people to be fugitives, a Colorado federal court ruled […]

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Colorado mother accused of killing daughter she’d pretended was sick is granted $250,000 bond
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A Colorado mother accused of killing her 7-year-old daughter who she had portrayed for years as being terminally ill was granted a $250,000 bond Tuesday. Provided by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Kelly Renee Turner Kelly Renee Turner, also known as Kelly Renee Gant, is charged with murder in the August 2017 death of her […]

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Lawsuit claims Colorado Springs police officer retaliated against man who gave him the finger
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A lawsuit claims that a Colorado Springs police officer arrested and roughed up a man and initiated a sham prosecution of him for making an obscene gesture and filming the officer. Michael Sexton filed the civil rights lawsuit against Officer Matthew Anderson and the city of Colorado Springs on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in […]

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Man allegedly stabbed eight people while on trail rampage in Colorado Springs
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A man allegedly stabbed eight people in Colorado Springs on Sunday afternoon before police took him into custody. The incident began around 1:30 p.m. Someone reported a stabbing near 8th and Limit streets and officers who responded found two stabbing victims in the area. Witnesses said the suspect fled on walking trails through America the […]

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A Colorado statute limits many Boy Scout abuse victims from filing sexual abuse claims. A new lawsuit seeks to change that.
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Growing up in north Florida, Rick relished the camping, fishing and hiking the Boy Scouts could offer. He particularly adored his assistant scout master, a human encyclopedia who seemed to know everything about wilderness survival. The scout leader took Rick to the movies and out to lunch during the summer. But one night in 1992, […]

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Colorado Families Pray For Children Returning To School After Recent Youth Violence
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DENVER (CBS4) – The recent rash of gun violence in Denver and surrounding areas has parents on edge as children are returning to school after winter break. On Sunday evening, community members gathered in Montbello to pray for their kids’ safety and healing. (credit: CBS) The “Saving Our Neighborhood Community Prayer” is hosted every year […]

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Colorado agrees to pay inmate $500,000 for alleged prison beating
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Colorado has agreed to pay $500,000 to a convicted murderer serving a life sentence who allegedly suffered a prison beating at the hands of a guard, an incident a federal jury initially awarded him a record $6 million over. The award was rescinded in a second trial. Jayson Oslund The state in December also agreed […]

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Colorado corrections officer arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting 14-year-old
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A 31-year-old Colorado Department of Corrections officer was arrested Friday in Fountain in connection with a sexual assault on a 14-year-old. Related Articles Shambhala didn’t pressure Boulder family to keep sexual-assault allegations quiet, investigation finds Hundreds of accused clergy left off Catholic Church’s sex abuse lists Aurora babysitter arrested on suspicion of sexual assault Grand […]

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