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Cops: Teen Murder Suspect Had More Names on 'Kill List'

He was arrested a mile away from 3rd person on list

(Newser) - A 15-year-old boy is in custody in Colorado, accused of stabbing a 19-year-old woman to death—and police say he planned to keep killing. The suspect, whose name has not been released, was arrested early Sunday, hours after Makayla Grote—a racetrack employee and aspiring NASCAR driver, notes KDVR —... More »

Doctors Claim 1st Documented Fatal Marijuana Overdose

In an 11-month-old child who died in 2015

(Newser) - (The doctors involved in this study have since denied calling this case a definitive marijuana overdose; update here . Original report follows.) In news that could change what we thought we knew about marijuana, as well as alter the progress of marijuana legalization, two doctors in Colorado say they've... More »

Denver Residents Can No Longer Declaw Their Cats

City council unanimously votes to ban the procedure

(Newser) - Declawing cats is now prohibited in Denver. A bill banning the practice passed unanimously at a Denver City Council meeting Monday, KUSA reports. The procedure, formally known as an onychectomy, surgically removes all or most of the last bone on each of a cat's 10 front toes, severing tendons,... More »

Why You Don't Bring Cocaine to Your Court Hearing

Juan Jose Vidrio Bibriesca's cocaine fell when he took his hat off

(Newser) - Authorities say a man who was in a Colorado court for violating his bond on a drug charge is in even more trouble after a wad of cocaine fell from his hat while he was in front of the judge. The Vail Daily reported Wednesday that 43-year-old Juan Jose Vidrio... More »

Armed Shoppers Slowed Down Walmart Shooting Investigation

Suspect walked off job hours before Colorado shooting

(Newser) - The man accused of killing three people at a Walmart in suburban Denver Wednesday night abruptly walked off his job hours earlier, his employer says. David Heidt at B&M Roofing tells the AP that he's "bewildered." He says Scott Ostrem, 47, was a good worker who... More »

Police: 'Nonchalant' Walmart Shooting Suspect in Custody

He's named as Scott Ostrem, 47

(Newser) - Police say they've apprehended the man suspected of "nonchalantly" walking into a Denver-area Walmart and shooting people at random, killing three . Scott Ostrem, 47, was taken into custody in Westminster, Colo., around 8am local time. 9News shares some details of his background, which includes a DUI charge in... More »

Manhunt Underway After 3 Killed at Walmart

Colorado cops say suspect fired at random

(Newser) - The man who opened fire in a suburban Denver Walmart Wednesday evening, killing three people, appears to have chosen his victims at random, witnesses say. Police in Thornton say witnesses have told them the man "nonchalantly" walked into the store and begin firing a handgun at people near the... More »

Colorado Walmart Shooting Causes Panic, Rush for Exits

At least 3 killed in suburban Denver shooting

(Newser) - Police in suburban Denver say at least three people were killed in a shooting at a Walmart early Wednesday evening, and no suspect is in custody. Hundreds of emergency responders rushed to the Thornton store after the shooting was reported around 6:30pm, the Denver Post reports. Police initially described... More »

Super-Secret Bunkers Under Denver Airport? Eh, Maybe

A writer explores conspiracy theories, doesn't think this one is so far-fetched

(Newser) - Denver International Airport is, among other things, a magnet for wackadoo conspiracy theories . The 32-foot statue of a blue mustang with glowing orange eyes doesn't help, nor does the fact that a piece of the horse fell off and killed the sculptor while it was a work in progress,... More »

Weather Forecasters: Denver Going to Have Wild 24 Hours

Temperature in Denver could drop 60 degrees

(Newser) - Denver is set to see a bigger temperature change in the space of a day than some places experience over a year, forecasters say. "The forecast has a bit of Yin & Yang in it over the next two days," the National Weather Service tweeted Tuesday. "Near... More »

Want to Be Happy? Get Thee to These US Cities

Boulder ranks No. 1 on this happiness index

(Newser) - Smiling, relaxed Californians aren't just hype. Three cities in the Golden State are at the top of the list in a new happiness survey, though Boulder, Colo., is the city that experiences the most existential ecstasy. The National Geographic Gallup Special/Blue Zones Index, compiled by National Geographic author Dan... More »

Underwear Bomber Likens Treatment to 'Being Drowned'

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is suing over treatment in Supermax

(Newser) - The Nigerian man who tried to blow up a Detroit-bound jet with an underwear bomb is suing the US Justice Department, claiming he's been force-fed, punished for being Muslim, and held in solitary confinement inside Colorado's Supermax prison, all in violation of his constitutional rights. Upon his arrival... More »

Endurance Athlete Dies After Snake Bite While Hiking

Daniel Hohs, 31, was bitten on the ankle

(Newser) - A Colorado man out for a hike has died from a rattlesnake bite. Daniel Hohs, 31, was with a friend on Saturday when he was nipped on the ankle by a 4-foot-long snake, the Post Independent reports. Hohs took a few steps and sat down. His friend called for help... More »

3 Killed, 4 Injured When Car Hits Bear

2 of those killed were children

(Newser) - Three people were killed and four seriously injured when a car careened off a major highway after it struck a bear, the AP reports. The Colorado State Patrol says seven people were in the car that slid across the center median, crossing over lanes of traffic before it flew off... More »

Air Force Chief Tells Cadets to Record His Warning on Phones

'You should be outraged,' he said after n-word is scrawled at school

(Newser) - "If you can't treat someone from another race or a different color skin with dignity and respect, then you need to get out," Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria barked at 4,000 cadets at the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Thursday. His message came... More »

After 2-Year Mystery, Location of Colo. Theater Shooter Revealed

James Holmes is being held at federal prison in Pennsylvania

(Newser) - Aurora theater shooter James Holmes is being held at a high-security federal prison in Pennsylvania, the Colorado Department of Corrections has announced following a nearly two-year effort by victims and family members to get the information. Months after Holmes was assaulted in October 2015, he was moved from Colorado State... More »

Cops: Woman Won't Stop Pooping While Jogging

They call her the 'Mad Pooper'

(Newser) - This probably isn't the top priority for law enforcement, but it's got to be at least No. 2. CBS Denver reports a female jogger has been terrorizing a Colorado Springs neighborhood with random acts of pooping for nearly two months. "'Are you really taking a poop... More »

Suit: Starbucks 'Extra Hot' Tea Scalded Woman, Killed Dog

Claim says Starbucks barista didn't secure lid

(Newser) - A woman is suing a Denver Starbucks over a spilled cup of hot tea she claims caused second-degree burns that disfigured her and killed her dog, the Denver Post reports. A federal lawsuit filed by Deanna Salas-Solano, 58, contends an employee at the drive-thru window didn't secure the lid... More »

Justice Dept. Sides With Baker Who Refused Gay Couple

Administration files brief supporting Jack Phillips

(Newser) - The Trump administration has picked a side in a controversial upcoming Supreme Court case —and it isn't the side of gay rights. The Department of Justice filed a brief Thursday supporting Jack Phillips, a Colorado baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for gay couple Charlie Craig... More »

5 Nurses Suspended for Peeping at Dead Man's Privates

They started looking before he was deceased

(Newser) - A man's genitals were apparently so impressive that even his death didn't stop nurses from taking a peek. A rep at Denver Health Medical Center says five nurses were suspended for three weeks after a police report revealed they repeatedly viewed a patient's genitals over several days... More »

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