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Woman in custody for stealing a car then leads troopers on chase in stolen state patrol vehicle in western Colorado
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A 29-year-old woman was arrested in Mesa County on Friday after authorities say she stole a Colorado State Patrol vehicle while in custody for another car theft. State patrol initially responded just after 3:40 p.m. to a stolen vehicle crash on Interstate 70, east of the Beaver Tail Tunnel, CSP said in a news release. […]

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30 Colorado sheriffs join opposition to gun magazine ban facing challenge in state Supreme Court
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About half of the state’s county sheriffs this week joined the battle against Colorado’s ban on gun magazines that hold more than 15 rounds, arguing that the law hinders peoples’ ability to defend themselves. Although law enforcement are exempt from the ban, the sheriffs argued in their brief to the Colorado Supreme Court that civilians […]

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Charges filed against driver who allegedly struck, killed state trooper during bomb cyclone
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The 19th Judicial District Attorney’s Office on Wednesday filed charges against a Centennial man accused of crashing into and killing a Colorado State Patrol trooper during last month’s bomb cyclone storm. John Carpenter, 58, has been charged with failure to exercise due care when approaching a stationary vehicle — death and careless driving causing death. […]

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Thousands gather to remember Cpl. Daniel Groves of State Patrol
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The weariness was palpable Thursday during a funeral service for Cpl. Daniel Groves of the State Patrol. Colorado State Patrol via Twitter Cpl. Dan Groves of the State Patrol Ceremonial bagpipes played a mournful song as fellow troopers gathered Thursday for the fourth time in four years to grieve for a trooper who was killed […]

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Kelsey Berreth’s parents claim Patrick Frazee killed Berreth over custody dispute, court documents state
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The parents of Kelsey Berreth, missing from her Woodland Park home and presumed murdered, claim in a civil suit filing on Friday in federal court that suspect Patrick Frazee killed Berreth because he wanted full custody of their daughter. Provided From left are Kelsey Berreth and Patrick Frazee. The “amended complaint and jury demand” filing on […]

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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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State trooper injured in traffic crash in Lakewood
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A state trooper was injured Friday evening in Lakewood in a traffic incident on West Sixth Avenue. @LakewoodPDCO is investigating an incident WB Highway 6 west of Simms where a Trooper was hit. Trooper was taken to hospital to be checked out. 1 lane is open while they investigate. pic.twitter.com/c4VbYRj0Sg — CSP Public Affairs (@CSP_News) […]

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Colorado Supreme Court upholds state law regarding life sentences for inmates convicted as juveniles
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The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday upheld a 2016 state law related to the re-sentencing of inmates who originally had been sent to prison for life without parole while they were juveniles. The ruling was issued after 18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler challenged the law, which affected a handful of state prison inmates who […]

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Mistrial declared in case of driver who struck, killed Colorado State Patrol Trooper Cody Donahue
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A Douglas County District Court judge declared a mistrial Thursday in the case against the truck driver who struck and killed Colorado State Patrol Trooper Cody Donahue. Trooper Cody Donahue (Photo courtesy of the Colorado State Patrol) The trial for the truck driver, Noe Gamez-Ruiz, was in its third day. A jury was seated Tuesday, […]

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State law change helped link evidence in Aurora, Lakewood 1984 cold cases to DNA of Nevada inmate
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For 34 years, two pieces of carpet and a little girl’s bed comforter held the evidence needed to solve four violent killings that haunted Aurora and Lakewood for decades. But it took time for DNA technology to advance far enough for the semen on those things to be used to create a genetic profile. Then, […]

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Boulder man arrested after hitting would-be bike thief on head with stick, documents state
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Daily Camera Matthew Hochstedler A Boulder man accused of hitting another man on the head with a wooden stick to get his bicycle back on Sunday could now face a felony assault charge. Matthew Hochstedler, 35, was arrested on suspicion of aggravated robbery, first-degree assault and theft between $50 and $300. According a probable cause […]

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Five things to know about state Rep. Joe Salazar, one of two Democratic candidates for Colorado attorney general
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State Rep. Joe Salazar, a three-term member of the Colorado General Assembly and a civil rights attorney, is one of two Democrats running for Colorado attorney general in the June primary. He has worked as an investigator for the Colorado Civil Rights Division and as a criminal investigator for the Colorado Division of Insurance. With […]

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Driver flees state patrol traffic stop on Western Slope, disappears in canal waters
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A driver who fled a Colorado State Patrol traffic stop on the Western Slope on foot then jumped into a canal and did not resurface. The incident happened near Palisade and a search for the man was ongoing Tuesday night, according to the state patrol. Multiple agencies are engaged and search & recovery efforts in […]

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On Democratic ballot for Colorado attorney general, Phil Weiser and Joe Salazar make the cut at state assembly
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BROOMFIELD — The two top contenders for the Democratic nomination for Colorado’s next attorney general made the primary ballot Saturday at the party’s state assembly, with former dean of the University of Colorado Law School Phil Weiser landing a decisive 53 percent of delegate votes and state Rep. Joe Salazar garnering 37 percent. Amy Padden, […]

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