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2012 Video Shows Chris Watts Discussing the Idea of Infidelity

'Good information!' Shanann Watts commented on presentation

(Newser) - A Colorado man charged with killing his pregnant wife and two young daughters in the midst of an affair with a co-worker once gave a presentation on relationships and infidelity, specifically mentioning the idea of infidelity with a person at work. "Sometimes you find your partner no longer attractive... More »

Colorado Suspect Claims Wife Killed Daughters

Chris Watts says he killed Shanann Watts in a fit of rage after she strangled their girls

(Newser) - Colorado man Christopher Watts has admitted killing his pregnant wife—but he says he's not the only murderer in the family, according to court records released Monday. A court affidavit states Watts told investigators that he "flew into a rage" and strangled his wife Shanann Watts after she... More »

Friends: Murdered Colo. Woman Wanted to Leave Husband

Bodies of Shanann Watts, 2 daughters found

(Newser) - Clues to a motive have emerged in Colorado man Chris Watts' alleged murder of his pregnant wife and their two young daughters. A family friend tells People that Chris and Shanann Watts were having marital problems and she was getting ready to leave him. Social media posts show that Shanann... More »

Dad Accused of Killing Family Had Money Trouble, $5 Dog

Chris and Shanann Watts filed for bankruptcy, though fortunes may have improved

(Newser) - Authorities near Denver think they've recovered the body of a missing Colorado woman believed to have been killed along with her two young daughters by her husband. Police are "quite certain" that the body they found is that of the pregnant Shanann Watts, 34, reports Denver's ABC... More »

He Called Family's Vanishing a Nightmare. Then He Was Arrested

Chris Watts' wife, two young daughters have been missing since Monday

(Newser) - Authorities say the husband of a missing family in Colorado has been arrested in connection with the case. The Frederick Police Department says Chris Watts was taken into custody, reports the AP . Watt's pregnant wife, 34-year-old Shanann Watts, and their two daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste, were reported... More »

Cops: Teen Girl Kills Nephew, Hides Body in Her Room

Colorado 16-year-old to be charged as adult in murder of Jordan Vong, 7

(Newser) - A 16-year-old girl killed her 7-year-old nephew, then concealed the secret and his body as a community frantically searched, according to police. Denver's Jordan Vong was reported missing around 4:30pm on Aug. 6, hours after his mother had last seen him, prompting officers to search a 20-block radius,... More »

18K Students Told Not to Show Up on Mondays

4-day week in effect for Colorado school district

(Newser) - Some 18,000 students in Colorado may be the envy of all others this school year: Though they're already back to class, the students of 27J, the 16th-largest school district in the state, have to show up just four days a week, Tuesday to Friday from 8:30am to... More »

Family Comes Home, Finds a Mountain Lion

The family is now grieving the death of their house cat

(Newser) - A mountain lion that became trapped inside a Colorado home killed a house cat before police and wildlife officers were able to scare it out, the AP reports. Boulder police say the homeowner came back to the house late Thursday night and found the mountain lion inside. It appeared that... More »

Hailstorm Brings 'Massive Loss' for Colorado Zoo

Endangered vulture among 2 animals killed

(Newser) - Hail the size of golf balls and softballs pummeled a Colorado zoo on Monday, leaving 14 people injured and two animals dead, including one of roughly 20 endangered vultures known to be in the US. The 13-year-old female Cape vulture, dubbed Motswari, arrived at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado... More »

'Hero' Killed by Cops Got 5 Warnings Over 13 Seconds

But the scene was noisy and chaotic, and Richard Black's family says his hearing wasn't good

(Newser) - Officers repeatedly instructed Richard "Gary" Black to drop his weapon and show his hands after arriving at his Colorado home in the early hours of Monday morning. The request was made five times over a period the Denver Post reports was 13 seconds. When he didn't, but instead... More »

Before Cops Killed Homeowner, He Fought Fierce Intruder

Stepson says officers 'shot the first thing they saw moving'

(Newser) - If Richard Black's Purple Heart and Bronze Star weren't example enough of his bravery, stepson Chad Hayashi says his last act summed it up. According to Hayashi, the 73-year-old Vietnam veteran fatally shot a naked intruder found choking his 11-year-old grandson, also nude, in the bathtub of their... More »

Denver Hospital Isolates Man With Suspected Ebola

Initial tests came back negative

(Newser) - There were echoes of the 2014 Ebola scare in Denver Sunday after a man who'd been working with virus victims in the Congo suddenly became extremely ill. The man, who returned to the US a few days ago, was hospitalized and placed in isolation, as were three members of... More »

A Bride-to-Be and Her Fiance Celebrated. Hours Later, Death

Jacqueline Souza charged with 2nd-degree murder after pair allegedly argued over infidelity

(Newser) - After leaving a celebration of the couple's pending nuptials, a bride-to-be fatally stabbed her fiance over a potential wedding guest, according to police. Jacqueline Souza, 31, called 911 from a home in Colorado Springs shortly after midnight Saturday, soon after leaving a local bar. When authorities arrived, they found... More »

She Tried for a Pic of a Famous Steam Train. She Lost Her Life

Woman dies in Denver after getting too close to tracks where Locomotive 844 was rolling in

(Newser) - A woman who was taking photographs over the weekend of a steam locomotive was struck and killed after getting too close to the tracks in north suburban Denver. The Union Pacific locomotive—the AP says it was a 15-car train; the Denver Channel says it had 21 cars—was returning... More »

Cops Mistakenly Released Inmate; Wife Sends Him Back

'We appreciate that she recognized his error,' says sheriff's rep

(Newser) - Court records say a Colorado inmate, mistakenly released from jail, enjoyed less than two hours of freedom before his wife made him turn himself in. James Rynerson was in custody late last month at the Mesa County Jail on a $2,000 cash bond while awaiting prosecution on menacing, disorderly... More »

One State Now Lets School Nurses Give Medical Pot

New law in Colorado allows non-smokable marijuana for qualifying children

(Newser) - In a move High Times says puts Colorado "ahead of the curve" once more on the cannabis front, Gov. John Hickenlooper has OKed a law that lets school nurses administer medical marijuana to students. The Denver Post reports House Bill 1286 allows a school nurse to give non-smokable medical... More »

Gay Cake Case: How a 7-2 Decision Is 'Narrow'

Supreme Court sides with baker, but didn't settle big question of gay rights vs. religious liberty

(Newser) - In one of the most closely watched cases of its current term, the Supreme Court sided with a baker who refused to make a cake for a gay couple. But even though the decision was 7-2 in favor of Colorado baker Jack Phillips, the ruling is seen as a narrow... More »

At 2:30am, She Saw a Bear Dragging Away Her 5-Year-Old

Colorado authorities are trying to trap the bear

(Newser) - A 5-year-old girl in Colorado was seriously injured after going outside in the middle of the night to investigate noises she thought were coming from her dog and being attacked by a bear. Kimberly Cyr's father tells NBC 11 that the Grand Junction girl will be "fine" after... More »

Woman Uses 7-11 Microwave for Odd Reason. Then, Kaboom!

Angelique Sanchez says 'it was not real urine'

(Newser) - A Colorado woman has been cited by police after a container of what appeared to be urine blew up as she was heating it up in a microwave at a 7-Eleven, the AP reports. Police say the incident occurred in the convenience store chain's Aurora location last week when... More »

Police Stop Native American Boys Who Made Mom 'Nervous'

Lloyd Gray and Thomas Gray get pulled off university tour

(Newser) - Two Native American brothers discovered the dark side of visiting Colorado State University this week when a nervous mother called the cops on them, CNN reports. The teens, identified by KOAT as 17-year-old Lloyd Gray and 19-year-old Thomas Gray, were on a campus tour Monday when a prospective student's... More »

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