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26-Year-Old Truck Driver Sentenced 110 Years For Crash That Killed Four

A semi-truck driver responsible for the death of four people after crashing into stopped traffic has been sentenced to 110 years in prison, ABC7 reported Tuesday.Rogel Aguilera-Mederos, who was 23 at the time, was heading eastbound on I-70 in 2019 when he encountered stopped traffic due to an accident on the highway, according to ABC…

Packing More Than Just Toys: Santa Receives Concealed Carry Permit

Santa Claus visited El Paso County, Colorado, weeks early this year to apply for a concealed handgun permit from the local sheriff’s office. Guess who came in to receive his Concealed Handgun Permit today? 🎅 Did you know the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office has issued 49,750 Concealed Handgun Permits with another 2,560 awaiting to…

Colorado Considers Dropping The Term ‘Sex Offender’ Because Of ‘Negative Effects’

November 18, 2021 6:07 PM ET Colorado officials are set to vote Friday on whether to drop the term “sex offender” to describe people who engaged in “sexually abusive behavior,” due to “negative effects,” the Denver Post reported.“I think the biggest thing is research really shows us that assigning a label has the potential for…

Flight Attendant Accuses White Mother With Black Daughter Of Human Trafficking

November 05, 2021 6:59 PM ET A Southwest Airlines employee and Denver Police confronted a white mother and her black daughter Oct. 22 after a flight attendant suspected the mother of engaging in human trafficking.Mary MacCarthy and her daughter Moira were flying from Los Angeles, California, to Denver, Colorado, for the funeral of MacCarthy’s brother…

Report: Republicans Can Split Colorado’s Congressional Seats Under New House Map

Republicans fighting to control the House of Representatives in the midterms may be able to pick up another seat in Colorado after the independent redistricting commission passed its new congressional map proposal late Tuesday. The map passed by the independent redistricting commission in Colorado could allow the Republicans to pick up control of the state’s new eighth Congressional…

Three Officers And Two Paramedics Indicted On Manslaughter Charges In Elijah McClain Case

Three Denver police officers and two paramedics were indicted on manslaughter charges in connection with the death of Elijah McClain, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. Aurora police officers placed 23-year-old McClain in a chokehold and fire paramedics injected the black man with a sedative on Aug. 24, 2019, he died shortly after, the AP reported.…

Father Dies Protecting 1-Year-Old Son From Shooter Who Was Allegedly ‘High On Mushrooms’ And...

A 21-year-old father was shot and killed in Miami Beach, Florida, while protecting his 1-year-old son from a gunman who was allegedly high on mushrooms, local news station WSVN reported. Dustin Wakefield was eating at La Cerveceria café with his family on Tuesday when he was shot multiple times, including in the head, according to…

Denver Issues Vaccine Mandate For City Employees, Private Workers In ‘High Risk’ Settings

The City of Denver will require all public city employees and private sector workers in “high risk” settings to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of September, Democratic Mayor Michael Hancock announced Monday. Denver’s city government approved a public health order issuing the vaccine mandate earlier Monday. The mandate will apply to more…

Colorado Monitoring Literal Plague Activity In At Least 6 Counties After Child Dies

State health authorities in Colorado are investigating a potential outbreak of the literal plague across a handful of counties, after it's believed a 10-year old girl died of the rapidly-acting disease. "The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment noted lab-confirmed reports of plague-infected fleas and animals in areas including La Plata County, where the 10-year-old…

At Least Nine States Report Detecting Mosquitoes Carrying Disease That Can Potentially Paralyze Humans

At least nine states have reported finding mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus, a disease that can paralyze its victims — as of Friday, five of these states had recorded cases in humans. Mosquitoes that tested positive for West Nile virus had been detected in Arizona, Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts and New York as of July…
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