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Westminster pet store employee charged with animal abuse

By The Associated Press

GOLDEN — A 19-year-old Denver man is charged with stealing and killing hamsters from a pet store where he worked. William Riddick is due in court Friday to be advised of the charges. A spokeswoman for the Jefferson County district ...

Two witnesses stabbed during domestic disturbance

By The Associated Press

COLORADO SPRINGS — Two witnesses suffered serious injuries when they were stabbed while trying to intervene in a domestic disturbance. Colorado Springs police say a man and woman were fighting Thursday night when the two witnesses tried ...

Officials find 10 tainted DUI samples among 800 tested

By The Associated Press

DENVER — Colorado DUI lab officials have found 10 tainted tests caused by faulty lab procedures. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is retesting 1,700 blood samples after officials admitted a lab technician failed ...

Pro-marijuana group airs first ad in Colorado

By The Associated Press

DENVER — Marijuana legalization supporters are courting mothers in their first television campaign ad of the year. An ad airing today in Denver features a young woman emailing her mother to talk about marijuana. The young woman argues ...


Investigator’s testimony in slaying case lost to credibility concern

By Dennis Webb

A principal investigator in the case of alleged murderer Marcus Bebb-Jones has resigned from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, apparently over allegations that he improperly used a department credit card, and he won’t testify ...

Police: Woman purchased gun used in killing illegally

By Paul Shockley

A handgun allegedly used in an Orchard Mesa slaying on Thanksgiving night was illegally purchased at a local sporting goods store, authorities said Thursday. Tamika Wilson, 23, posted $7,500 bond at the Mesa County Jail on Wednesday after ...

Judge tosses suit claiming health harm by Antero

By Dennis Webb

A judge has tossed out a lawsuit in which a family had accused Antero Resources of harming their health through its oil and gas operations on Silt Mesa. Denver District Court Judge Ann Frick found that lawyers for Bill and Beth Strudley had ...

Civil unions one of seven issues before lawmakers

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Civil unions won’t be the only topic of discussion Monday when lawmakers return to the state Capitol for a special session. Among the seven topics set by Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday is a bill reconsidering Sen. ...

Rental vacancy rate at 10.4 percent in first quarter

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Grand Junction’s rental vacancy rate increased from 6.3 percent in the first quarter of 2011 to 10.4 percent in the first quarter of 2012, according to the Colorado Division of Housing. That jump may be deceiving, according to Division ...

Unaffiliated Leane submits petition

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Pledging to be a representative for “everyone” and not just those affiliated with a political party, unaffiliated Mesa County commissioner candidate John Leane on Thursday turned in a petition to secure his spot on the November ...

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