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  • Denver Interim Sheriff Elias Diggins

    CBI report: New interim Denver Sheriff has criminal history

    DENVER — Denver Mayor Michael Hancock announced Monday that Denver Sheriff Gary Wilson has stepped down and will be replaced. But the man replacing him temporarily, Division Chief Elias Diggins has an issue of his own. According to a Colorado Bureau of Investigation report, Elias Diggins was arrested in 1996 in Arapahoe County for a felony of attempting to influence a public servant. The CBI report says he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge, a misdemeanor of false reporting. Diggins, […]

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    Excuses, excuses: Husband charts wife’s reasons for refusing sex

    A woman posted a spreadsheet to Reddit that was sent by her husband, documenting the reasons she gave for not having sex with him. “My husband [M26] sent me [F26] an immature, inflammatory email as I was driving to the airport for a 10-day work trip,” she posted on the site. “Now he has cut contact.” The excuses listed included, “You’re too drunk,” I”m watching the show (Friends re-run),” and “I’m sweaty and gross..” After receiving the email, his wife […]

  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry

    Texas Gov. Perry to send 1,000 National Guard troops to border

    AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Gov. Rick Perry will send 1,000 National Guard troops to help secure the southern border, where tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America have crossed into the United States this year in a surge that is deemed a humanitarian crisis. Perry will also call on President Barack Obama and Congress to hire an additional 3,000 border patrol agents for the Texas border, which would eventually replace the temporary guard forces, according to a source […]

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    Poll: Voters still back legalized marijuana, but just say no to use in bars and clubs

    DENVER — In the six months since recreational marijuana use became legal, Colorado voters still support the move but believe it should be limited to the home or members-only clubs, a Quinnipiac University poll shows. Voters in the survey, which was released Monday morning, support legal marijuana use 54 percent to 43 percent. But those surveyed said there should be no lighting up in bars and clubs. Those surveyed support marijuana use in members-only clubs 66 percent to 29 percent, […]

  • A crash at Speer Boulevard and Colfax Avenue sent seven people to the hospital on Monday, July 21, 2014. (Credit: Cathy Hernandez)

    Seven hurt in ‘violent’ crash; intersection of Speer and Colfax reopens

    DENVER — A crash involving an SUV and a small car shut down the intersection of Colfax Avenue and Speer Boulevard and sent seven people to a hospital early Monday morning. Denver Police detectives say the accident occurred about 2:30 a.m. and said the driver of a Ford Explorer was traveling at a high rate of speed eastbound on Colfax and failed to stop for a red light at Speer, careening into the smaller SUV, which was traveling southbound on […]

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    Report: Tearful Arizona mother who left kids in car for job interview cuts deal

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Shanesha Taylor, the Arizona mother who was arrested for leaving her kids in a hot car while she interviewed for a job, will have the charges against her dropped if she completes a diversion program, NBC News reported, citing Taylor’s spokeswoman and Maricopa County prosecutors. According to an arrest log from the Scottsdale Police Department, a witness called authorities March 20 after hearing a child crying from a Dodge Durango parked outside an office building in Scottsdale, […]

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    Riot Fest gets new home: Sports Authority Field at Mile High

    DENVER — After getting the boot from Arapahoe County, organizers of Riot Fest announced Friday this year’s event will be held at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Sept. 19-21. Last week, an Arapahoe County zoning administrator denied a temporary use permit for the three-day show at May Farms in Byers. The show, which features rock and punk acts, debuted in the state last year and was expected to draw up to 17,500 people to Byers, which has just […]

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    Amber Alert for 5-month old canceled; girl found unharmed

    SEMINOLE, Texas — The Amber Alert for a 5-month-old girl was canceled early Friday morning after the toddler was found “safe and sound” in Texas, the Kingfisher County (Okla.) Sheriff’s Department said. The girl, Olivia Smith, was abducted near Cashion, Okla., on Thursday afternoon and an Amber Alert was issued by the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety. The Amber Alert was issued in Colorado because authorities believed the woman suspected of taking the girl, Cindy Findley, was thought to be […]

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    VIDEO: Denver Sheriff’s deputy shown slugging, kicking inmate

    DENVER — Two Denver County Sheriff’s Department veterans have been placed on leave after an incident with a detainee, and video obtained by the Colorado Independent shows what led to the suspensions. The video shows deputy Thomas Ford booking a man into the downtown detention center, walking over to the man and slugging him in the face then apparently kicking him. It’s unclear what provoked the action against inmate Kyle Askin. “The incident occurred the evening of July 13, during […]

  • Spanish Peaks Boy Scout Ranch in Huerfano County. (Credit: Boy Scouts of America Santa Fe Trail Council)

    Flooding forces Spanish Peaks Scout Ranch to be evacuated second time in week

    HUERFANO COUNTY, Colo. –For the second time in just more than a week, the Spanish Peaks Scout Ranch had to be evacuated because of flooding, the Huerfano County Office of Emergency Management said Thursday. 151 scouts incl, staff evacuated last night to Community Center Walsenburg. 5 people treated for minor injuries at Spanish Pks Hospital— Lori Cordova, PIO (@LoriCordova4) July 17, 2014 More than 150 scouts and staff members fled the ranch about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday and taken to the […]