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  • Monty Turner was sentenced to 36 years in prison on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, for his role in kidnapping his then-3-year-old son and fleeing to Canada in 2013. (Credit: Cliff Grassmick, Boulder Daily Camera)

    Father who kidnapped son and fled to Canada sentenced to 36 years in prison

    LONGMONT, Colo. — Monty Turner, who pleaded guilty in October for his role in the 2013 kidnapping of his then-3-year-old son, was sentenced to 36 years in prison Friday by a Boulder District Court judge. Turner, 52, agreed to plead guilty to second-degree kidnapping, felony menacing, use of a stun gun and violation of custody. In May 2013, Turner was hiding in the garage of his estranged wife’s home, forced his way inside, then used a stun gun and pepper-spray […]

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    Arrest made in 2007 disappearance, death of Paige Birgfeld

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Mesa County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Grand Junction man Friday in connection with the disappearance and death of Paige Birgfeld, who went missing more than seven years ago. Lester Ralph Jones, 63, was charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, second-degree kidnapping and second-degree arson. RELATED: Lester Ralph Jones Arrest Warrant Birgfeld, the mother of three, was last heard from on June 28, 2007, and investigators found her car on fire in a parking lot three days […]

  • One killed, one seriously injured in two-vehicle crash in Commerce City

    COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — One person was killed and another was injured after a two-vehicle accident in Commerce City on Friday morning. The accident happened about 4:40 a.m. at East 60th Avenue and Vasquez Boulevard, just north of Interstate 270. One of the drivers was declared dead at the scene and the other driver was transported to Denver Health with serious injuries, the Commerce City Police Department said. There were no passengers in either vehicle, and drugs and/or alcohol are […]

  • Denver Police officers shot two suspects who tried to ram a police car and elude officers in Commerce City on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.

    Two shot after trying to elude officers, ram police car

    COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — Two suspects were shot during a confrontation with Denver Police after they allegedly tried to elude officers and rammed a police car Thursday night, the Commerce City Police Department said. Denver Police tried to stop a vehicle car on Interstate 70 and Havana Street about 11 p.m. for a possible DUI and hit-and-run. The car did not pull over and police did not pursue the car. Officers found the vehicle a short time later parked between […]

  • Two people survived after a single-engine plane landed upside down in a field during an emergency landing in Adams County on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. (Credit: Adams County Sheriff's Office)

    Two survive after plane flips upside down during emergency landing in Adams County

    ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. — Two people were were taken to a hospital after the plane they were in flipped upside down in a field while trying to make an emergency landing Thursday night. The Adams County Sheriff’s Office said the pilot reported the plane had engine failure about 8:40 p.m. The pilot tried to land on a roadway at 38th Avenue and Headline Road northeast of Strasburg, about 12 miles east of Front Range Airport. The single-engine plane hit some […]

  • One person was killed and two others were injured after a shooting at El Bronco Bar in Aurora in the early-morning hours of Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. (Credit: Cathy Hernandez)

    One dead, two hurt in shooting at Aurora bar

    AURORA, Colo. — One person was killed and two others were injured after a shooting at an Aurora bar early Friday morning. The shooting happened about 12:45 a.m. at El Bronco Bar at Montview Boulevard and Clinton Street. All three shooting victims were Hispanic and taken to a hospital, where one died. One is in serious condition and the other is expected to survive. Aurora Police say it started with a fight inside the bar, which was full at the […]

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    Owner of large amount of cash left at Highlands Ranch restaurant sought

    HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday it is trying to find the owner of a large amount of cash that was found in an envelope at a restaurant in Highlands Ranch in September. The restaurant is in the Westridge neighborhood of the city. Sheriff’s office spokesman Ron Hanavan said that to claim the money — the amount and the exact restaurant were not revealed — “will require that certain details be known in order to […]

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    Search resumes for missing Broomfield man on Longs Peak

    ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. — The search for a Broomfield man who did not return from a hike up Longs Peak entered its third day Wednesday with no leads on finding the 25-year-old. Peter Jeffris was reported missing Monday after he did not arrive at work as scheduled. His car was found in the parking lot of the Longs Peak Trailhead after he set out Sunday morning to summit the 14,259-foot peak. Rocky Mountain National Park officials said they […]

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    Search for missing hunter in Grand County called off

    GRAND COUNTY, Colo. — The search for a hiker who went missing in Grand County over the weekend was called off Tuesday, Grand County Sheriff Rod Johnson said. “The search for Richard Kothanek has been suspended and it was a very difficult and sorrowful decision to make,” Johnson said in a statement. “The decision was finalized after debriefing all the searchers and based on the low probability that Mr. Kothanek was able to survive the extreme weather conditions and the […]

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    Search underway for missing Broomfield climber on Longs Peak

    ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. — Rescue crews have launched a search for a Broomfield man who is overdue from a mountaineering trip and is believed to be in the Longs Peak area. The car of Peter Jeffris, 25, was found in the parking lot of the Longs Peak Trailhead on Monday. He left Sunday morning to summit the 14,259-foot peak but did not arrive at work as scheduled Monday. Rocky Mountain National Park officials don’t know the exact route […]