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Help sought solving fatal hit-and-run in western Colorado
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GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Authorities as asking for help solving a fatal hit-and-run crash in western Colorado. The Post Independent reports 64-year-old Connie Leckwold was hit and killed while walking on westbound Interstate 70 just east of the main Glenwood Springs exit the evening of Valentine’s Day. Investigators do not have a vehicle description but say […]

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Woman arrested after hitching ride on Colorado school bus
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FRUITA — Authorities say a woman in Colorado crashed her SUV and then lied to a hitch a ride on a school bus carrying students. KJCT-TV reported Friday the woman was arrested when the bus arrived at Fruita Monument High School. No incidents were reported aboard the bus. The Colorado State Patrol says the woman […]

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Coroner, buyers should have known Colorado funeral home wrongly sold body parts, lawsuit claims
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A hospice service, the local coroner, transportation companies and body-buyers across the country knew or should have known that a Montrose funeral home, now under FBI investigation, was illegally selling bodies, according to a new lawsuit. Joe Amon, The Denver Post The empty Sunset Mesa Funeral Directors & Donor Services building on Oct. 24, 2018, […]

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Colorado State Capitol building bust statues damaged in burglary
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Denver police are still trying to determine how someone got into the Capitol building around 5 a.m. Sunday and destroyed several bust statues. The fire department initially responded to a call at the Capitol at 200 E. Colfax Ave. after fire alarms were triggered, according to police spokesman Jay Casillas. But when firefighters arrived, instead […]

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Man accused of raping a child could be in southern Colorado
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Via the Costilla County Sheriff's Office Facebook page A photo of Raymond M. Hernandez. Authorities are looking for a man accused of raping a child in New Mexico who they say could be in southern Colorado. Raymond M. Hernandez, 29, has been charged with molesting two children and battering a third in the small town […]

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Colorado Springs police shoot armed man after responding to call of shots fired
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El Paso County Sheriff's Office Thomas McGeorge Colorado Spring police shot and injured an armed man  Wednesday evening after receiving a call of shots fired, according to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office. The man, Thomas McGeorge, 32, was taken to the hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening, the sheriff’s office said in a news release. […]

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Project Fit New Gym Group Fitness Class Castle Rock Colorado
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Project Fit New Gym Group Fitness Class Project Fit is a new group fitness class at Rocky Mountain Self Defense & Fitness. It is our brand of fitness. We look at fitness as a life long pursuit. We love helping everyone achieve health and wellness.  This is a small group fitness class. We have a great […]

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Two Colorado counties, Thornton sue Purdue Pharma and other opioid pill makers, distributors
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The city of Thornton and Adams and Jefferson counties sued OxyContin-maker Purdue Pharma Inc. and other opioid makers and distributors claiming, they fraudulently hyped the drugs behind the deadly nationwide epidemic of 440,000 overdoses. The three government bodies filed similar lawsuits Friday in U.S. District Court in Denver against some of the largest pharmaceutical companies […]

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Gunman shoots, kills man outside Colorado Springs business
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Colorado Springs police are investigating a shooting that happened early Saturday morning in a parking lot outside a business as a homicide. The shooting happened at 1:18 a.m. on the 400 block of South Circle Drive, according to a news release by Lt. Howard Black, spokesman for the Colorado Springs Police Department. When police arrived […]

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Colorado Springs police shoot and kill man
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Colorado Springs police shot and killed a man early Saturday morning. The shooting happened at 340 Crestone Lane, according to a 5:17 a.m. Colorado Springs police tweet. “Investigation is in the preliminary stages,” according to an El Paso County Sheriff’s Office tweet. “There is no threat to the community.” EPSO lead agency investigating officer involved […]

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How could a child be dead for 7 months and nobody know? Colorado experts say it’s not unheard of.
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Before his body was found encased in concrete in a Denver storage unit last month, Caden McWilliams was a model student at Ellis Elementary. His family had been involved with human services in recent years, and five months before he died, police had been in his family’s home. How did a seemingly vibrant 7-year-old boy […]

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Southbound I-25 re-opened in Colorado Springs after roll-over crash
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The southbound lanes of Interstate 25 are open through Colorado Springs after being closed for more than two hours Sunday while authorities responded to a roll-over crash that seriously injured at least one person. The crash happened shortly after 5:30 p.m. Sunday near the exit for Uintah Street, according to @CSTMC, the south Front Range […]

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Shutdown puts funding at risk for Colorado domestic violence and sexual assault organizations
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Julie Rojas estimates she and the 11 other nurses at St. Anthony Hospital trained to perform sexual-assault examinations completed more than 500 of the intense procedures in 2018. The Lakewood hospital has seen an increase in the number of exams done each year and has relied on federal funding under the Violence Against Women Act […]

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Dozens apply to be Colorado Springs’ next police chief
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COLORADO SPRINGS — More than 60 people have applied to become Colorado Springs’ police chief when Pete Carey retires on Feb. 1. The Colorado Springs Gazette reported Sunday the some of the applicants work for the police department now and others come from out of state. City spokeswoman Jamie Fabos declined to discuss details but […]

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