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    Man nearly loses everything when woman makes up story of kidnap, rape

    GREELEY, Colo. — A Weld County woman was convicted of three felonies Thursday for falsely accusing a young man of kidnapping and raping her. Katherine Elizabeth Bennett, 21, claimed a male acquaintance, Dustin Toth, took her from a Safeway store parking lot in Windsor on Nov. 24, 2013, and subsequently raped her. But her story, which changed several times, was later proven false, prosecutors said. “It was very consensual …  we went downstairs to watch movies and later became inimate,” Toth […]

  • Windsor woman pushes to carry gun in library

    WINDSOR, Colo. — A Windsor woman claims a library’s policy prohibiting concealed firearms violates state law.  

  • Castle Rock voters narrowly expand open carry rights; group claims election void

    CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — Castle Rock voters appeared Thursday to have taken away the town manager’s power to restrict the open carry of firearms in municipal buildings and parks. Referendum A, which asked whether the town manager should lose the authority to ban the open carrying of firearms in public buildings and parks, narrowly passed 50.8 percent to 49.2 percent (4,737 to 4,586). Another referendum asking whether any future laws regulating firearms should be put to a public vote rather than a vote by […]

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    New line of nail polish could help prevent a sexual assault

    RALEIGH, N.C. — Four male undergraduate engineering students at North Carolina State University created a line of nail polish that will change colors when it comes into contact with potential date rape drugs, The Mary Sue reported. Ankesh Madan, Tasso Von Windheim, Tyler Confrey-Maloney and Stephan Gray founded Undercover Colors, which is being called “the first fashion company working to prevent sexual assault.” Funding is being sought for the polish through the site. If a woman is wearing the polish, […]

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    Joan Rivers stops breathing during surgery, rushed to hospital

    NEW YORK — Joan Rivers was rushed to a hospital Thursday and was not breathing on her own, a source close to the comedian said. According to PIX11, Rivers, 81, was at an outpatient clinic undergoing surgery on her vocal chords when she stopped breathing. TMZ reported that Rivers is in critical condition. Her daughter, Melissa, is said to be on her way to New York. In 2013, Rivers allowed cameras to record a health scare for her and her […]

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    ‘What were you thinking?!’ — Son has hilarious reaction to mom’s news

    FORT LEWIS, Wash. — A little boy found out his mother was pregnant and he was not very excited by the news. In a post on her Facebook page, Shanee Gibson Hart of Fort Lewis, Wash., said she and her husband kept the secret from their son Tre. When she finally told him, Tre’s reaction was priceless. “What were you thinking? This makes no sense!” The one-minute, 41-second video continues gets more entertaining as young Tre tries to rationalize why […]

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    Denver Zoo to ask City Council to approve admission hike

    DENVER — Denver Zoo officials will ask the City Council to bump zoo admission prices by $2 per person. The fee increases are to cover the growing costs of food and veterinary care for 4,000 animals as well as zoo maintenance. If approved, admission during the zoo’s busiest season — March through October — will be $17 for adults, $14 for seniors and $12 for children ages 3 to 11. Children 2 and younger would still be free. Zoo officials […]

  • Peeping Tom suspected in Fort Collins break-ins

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Fort Collins Police are warning residents about a Peeping Tom who may have also broken into some women’s homes. Police received a total of 12 reports — eight of a window peeper and four burglaries in a two-square mile area near the CSU campus. The perimeter runs from Mason Street west to Taft Hill Road and Prospect Road north to Mulberry. Police first got reports of the window peeper in April. But then the reports dropped […]

  • Young woman injured in Boulder Creek attack

    BOULDER, Colo. — A 19-year-old woman was allegedly struck in the head by a stranger on Sunday night as she sat near the Children’s Fishing Pond along the Boulder Creek Path, police said. The woman was wearing headphones as she sat on the bench about 9:44 p.m., police said. At some point, an unknown male apparently struck her in the head with his bare hands, then fled on foot. The woman suffered minor injuries. Police encouraged residents to remain aware […]

  • Lightning hits tree, injures 2 men in Denver

    Two men hospitalized after Federal Boulevard lightning strike

    DENVER — Lightning injured a pair of men Tuesday afternoon near the intersection of Federal Boulevard and Dartmouth Avenue. Two men in their 20s were sitting under a tree while a storm passed through the area shortly before 3 p.m., police said. Lightning apparently struck the tree or the ground close by. Both men were hospitalized. One patient was in fair condition, while the other was in critical but stable condition after undergoing CPR. Both were expected to recover. Two people […]