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2019 Women of the year – Rondy McKee
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When taekwondo master Rondy McKee gives a keynote speech, it’s standing room only. Her tips on marketing and advertising are worth their weight in gold. Consider this update Black Belt received right before going to press: “I just got home from Germany,” McKee said. “In addition to teaching several classes, I was the keynote speaker […]

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Weld County jury acquits Fort Lupton police officer who shot and killed man last year
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Zachary Helbig, the only Colorado police officer charged in an officer-involved shooting last year, was found not guilty Friday of charges stemming from the fatal shooting of a man who asked to die. Helbig, a Fort Lupton police officer, was facing one count of manslaughter after shooting and killing 46-year-old Shawn Billinger on Jan. 16, […]

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Last year, more than 8,500 Coloradans were busted for impaired driving
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During the four-day period surrounding the New Year, 348 people were arrested on suspicion of impaired driving in Colorado. That number exceeded the 334 people arrested during the same time last year, according to a news release from the Colorado Department of Transportation. Every year, CDOT and various police and sheriff’s agencies participate in the […]

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Reward Grows To $40,000 As Murder Remains Unsolved 1 Year Later
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By Melissa Garcia AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)– Exactly one year has passed since the murder of a Good Samaritan in Aurora who was shot to death while rescuing a woman from being beaten. Kelly Acosta was 29 years old when an unknown suspect gunned him down in the parking lot of the apartment complex on South […]

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Man pleads guilty to fatally stabbing teen last year in Denver
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A 20-year-old man who fatally stabbed a teen last year has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, according to the Denver District Attorney’s Office. Auviauntea Evans got involved in a fight with 17-year-old Reese Grant-Cobb in July of last year and stabbed him to death, the DA’s office said in a news release Monday. Provided by […]

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Woman sentenced to 6 years in prison for hitting, killing bicyclist in Englewood last year
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An Arapahoe County judge on Friday sentenced an Aurora woman to six years in prison for hitting and killing a woman riding her bicycle and then fleeing the scene, the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office said in a news release. 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office Dominique Cain Dominique Cain, 33, pleaded guilty Jan. 11 to […]

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Dating apps spurred at least 53 crimes in Denver last year. Here are tips from a cyberdating guru for a safer rendezvous.
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In June, a woman in Denver tried to jump out of a moving car that was being driven by a man she’d met on a dating app. They were on their way to coffee when “an argument broke out,” according to Denver police records. The man drove off with the woman’s belongings in the car. Two […]

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Colorado prisons say they could run out of room next year. Lawmakers say they’ve heard the alarm before and can’t write “blank checks”
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A decade ago, faced with runaway costs and a growing prison population, Colorado lawmakers pushed the state Department of Corrections to transition more offenders out of prison and into halfway homes. Instead, the opposite happened. The state now uses community-based corrections programs even less than it did. And while its inmate population declined, prison costs […]

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Reward, Mystery Grow 1 Year After Shooting Death
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By Jamie Leary DENVER (CBS4) – Police have significantly increased a reward hoping for a break in the murder of a Denver man who was randomly gunned down last year. Richard Hammond, a 63-year-old retired Marine Major, worked for a school district in Colorado Springs. Richard Hammond (credit: CBS) On Feb. 14, 2017, Hammond left […]

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Congratulations to Katie Toliao Hurd, Krav Maga Alliance Instructor of the Year!
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Congratulations to Katie Toliao Hurd, who was just named the Krav Maga Alliance Instructor of the Year for 2017. Katie is a Black Belt instructor at Combat Sports Academy in Dublin, CA. She is also an incredibly accomplished Muay Thai fighter, a member of the Krav Maga Alliance Training Team, and a true leader. She […]

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