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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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Colorado man pleads guilty in theft of thousands of pills
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Federal prosecutors say a 21-year-old man has pleaded guilty to burglarizing a Colorado pharmacy including opioid pills valued at more than $18,000. Related Articles Researchers peek into opioid users’ brains as they try to quit Colorado expands opioid lawsuit, adding Purdue Pharma’s Sackler family Denver-area doctor pleads guilty to illegally prescribing oxycodone to patient AP […]

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A Colorado hunting camp owner illegally brought exotic sheep to ranch for clients to hunt
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A 34-year-old Dinosaur ranch owner illegally imported several exotic sheep species for his clients to hunt, including Mouflon sheep hybrids, Texas Dall sheep and Painted Desert sheep, which are all prohibited in Colorado, state wildlife officials said. Provided by Colorado Parks and Wildlife A mouflon sheep, prohibited in Colorado. Photo is from a social media […]

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2 dead in Colorado Springs shooting
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COLORADO SPRINGS — Authorities say two people have died in a shooting in Colorado Springs. KKTV-TV reports a police officer heard the gunshots just before 5 a.m. Saturday and found the two men who had been shot near the Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy. One was dead at the scene and the other died in a […]

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Denver man suspected of killing wife in 2015 can use her life insurance money to pay for his defense, Colorado Supreme Court rules
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A Denver man who is accused of strangling his wife to death can use the money from her life insurance policy to pay his defense attorney even though the guardian of his two young children has argued that they should get it, the Colorado Supreme Court has ruled. Denver District Attorney Robert Feldman Robert Feldman, […]

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Two dead after shooting at Colorado Springs’ UC Health Memorial Hospital
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Colorado Springs police say two people are dead after a weekend shooting at UC Health Memorial Hospital, but that no staff or members of the public were threatened. Police say officers found a deceased male and female while responding to a shooting call on Saturday. KKTV reports the deceased weren’t hospital […]

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Colorado man accused of fatally stabbing siblings to undergo new mental health evaluation
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COLORADO SPRINGS — A 21-year-old Colorado man accused of stabbing his two siblings to death in October 2017 will undergo another mental evaluation in July. Colorado Springs Police Department via Twitter Malik Vincent Murphy KOAA-TV reports that defense counsel for Malik Murphy told a judge in a Colorado Springs courtroom Thursday that a new mental […]

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Colorado man gets 42 years for death of single mother of 4
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PUEBLO — A man has been sentenced to 42 years in prison for the shooting death of a single mother of four in southern Colorado. The Pueblo Chieftain reports 35-year-old Heith Gleason pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder and was immediately sentenced for the death of 41-year-old Amy Garcia. Gleason and his juvenile son were […]

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