Breaking News: Tuesday, September 1, 2015

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Prosecutors pursue first repeat DUI felony cases

By The AP

DENVER — Prosecutors across Colorado are pursuing their first cases with new, stricter penalties for repeat DUI offenders. Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill into law in June that makes a fourth DUI a felony punishable by up to six years in prison and a fine of as much as $500,000. The law took effect Aug. 5. KUSA-TV reports that there are already nearly two dozen people facing felony DUI charges. District Attorney Dave Young says there have been 11 felony DUI arrests in his ...


International flight diverted due to passenger demanding cat

By The AP

DENVER — A woman is being held at an immigration detention facility in Aurora after she forced an international flight from Las Vegas to Frankfurt to make an emergency landing when she demanded access to her cat. KCNC-TV reports that the woman asked for access to her so called “comfort cat” she had taken on board the flight. When she was denied, she had an altercation with a flight attendant. Other passengers from the flight, which made its stop at Denver International ...


Federal judge to hear whether police violated protest order

By The AP

DENVER — A federal judge is set to hear arguments over whether Denver’s police chief should be held in contempt of court after officers seized protesters’ property. The hearing Tuesday before U.S. District Judge William Martinez is the latest in a dispute over protests outside a Denver courthouse, where two men were charged with jury tampering for handing out jury nullification literature. The two men sued. Martinez in August issued an injunction allowing activists to ...


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