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Police Horse Left With No Food, Water for 16 Hours Dies

Officer got distracted with paperwork

(Newser) - MC Hammer had been with the Denver Police Department since November 2015, helping his human partners patrol the city—until one of the 10-year-old police horse's mounted officers had what appears to have been a fatal lapse of memory in September. The Denver Post reports that Officer Joseph Teeter... More »

Cops Think Body in Frozen Pond Is Missing Colo. Boy

Foul play not suspected in David Puckett's disappearance

(Newser) - Divers looking for a 6-year-old boy who apparently wandered away from his suburban Denver home on New Year's Eve found the body of a child in a frozen pond Tuesday, the AP reports. The body has not been identified yet, but authorities notified David Puckett's family because they... More »

Colorado Boy, 6, Missing Since New Year's Eve

FBI, police searching Denver suburb for David Puckett

(Newser) - Authorities are combing a Denver suburb for a 6-year-old boy who wandered away from his home on New Year's Eve and has now been missing for more than 60 hours. David Puckett—4 feet tall with light brown hair and blue-green eyes—left his Aurora home around 5:30pm... More »

Mom Dies, 2 Daughters Hurt in Chair Lift Fall

Accidents are 'super rare,' industry says

(Newser) - Tragedy in ski country: A mother died and her two daughters were injured in a fall from a chair lift at a ski resort in Colorado Thursday. Authorities say the 40-year-old woman from Texas and the girls, ages 9 and 12, fell around 20 feet from the lift onto snow... More »

RFK's Grandson Arrested in Aspen Bar Fight

John Conor Kennedy charged with disorderly conduct

(Newser) - Police say a member of the Kennedy family was arrested after a bar fight in the Colorado resort town of Aspen. Police say 22-year-old John Conor Kennedy was charged with disorderly conduct in the Thursday morning scuffle, the AP reports. Kennedy is the oldest son of Robert Kennedy Jr., an... More »

Brawls Shut Down Malls Across US

In multiple incidents, fights led to stampedes

(Newser) - The day the Canadians call Boxing Day was more like Brawling Day in the US, with fights and other disturbances shutting down malls across the country Monday. In several incidents, fights in food courts or other areas of crowded malls led to chaos as rumors spread of shots being fired.... More »

Very Merry Animal Shelter Empties Out

Colorado humane society adopts out all its dogs for first time ever

(Newser) - An animal shelter can be a lonely place to spend Christmas, and the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is especially desolate this holiday season—joyfully so. As ABC News reports, the Colorado shelter ran a "Bring Them Home for the Holidays" promotion in which it waived adoption... More »

With Pot Now Legal in Colorado, Teens Back Away

Still, Rocky Mountain teens light up more than in any other state

(Newser) - Proving many critics of marijuana legalization wrong, the kids haven't exactly been flocking to smoke dope in Colorado since the drug was legalized two years ago, new federal statistics show. The percentage of 12- to 17-year-olds using pot dipped in the state from 20.81% in 2013-2014 to 18.... More »

Man Mistakenly Released From Prison Pleads to Stay Out

Clerical error let Rene Lima-Marin out, and he says new life he started should keep him out

(Newser) - A convicted Colorado robber who was sent back to prison after being mistakenly released decades before serving out his 98-year sentence asked a judge Wednesday to set him free again, arguing it would be unfair for him to remain imprisoned after he started a family, got a steady job, and... More »

Drug-Resistant Superbug Loose in Colorado

Six recent CRE infections appear to have happened outside hospitals

(Newser) - "Nightmare" superbugs on the loose in Colorado! That's the alarmist gist of a CDC report published this week. Bacteria known as CRE are resistant to powerful antibiotics and fatal to up to 50% of people infected, Live Science reports. Fortunately, infections in the US had almost entirely been... More »

Heisman Winner Found Dead in Colorado Park

A cause of death has not been given for Rashaan Salaam

(Newser) - Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam was found dead Monday night in a Boulder park less than two miles from Folsom Field, where he carved his name into the University of Colorado record books as one of the greatest players in the program's history, the AP reports. The Boulder County... More »

Security Camera Reveals Heinous Landlord Behavior

'Complete and utter disbelief'

(Newser) - Think about the worst thing your worst landlord ever did to you. This might be worse. A Colorado Springs man tells KKTV he caught his landlord having sex on his bed then using his wife's wedding dress to clean up. The couple—Logan Pierce and Mikaela DiGiulio—have a... More »

'Horrific Ending' After Mom, 2 Sons Reported Missing

'There were no red flags,' say police

(Newser) - "We certainly did not see this horrific ending that this case has come to," says a deputy after a mother and her two sons were found dead in Colorado on Wednesday, some 12 hours after they were reported missing. Authorities say Jennifer Laber took her two children out... More »

Colorado Votes for Right to Die

It's now 6th state to legalize assisted suicide

(Newser) - Proposition 106 has passed in Colorado, making the state the nation's sixth to legalize assisted suicide, reports 9NEWS . Adults who are terminally ill, with less than six months to live, and found to be mentally competent, can request life-ending medication—a high dose of secobarbital used in sleeping pills—... More »

Cop Charged With Theft Thanks to Own Body Camera

Julian Archuleta claimed money 'must have fallen in his bag'

(Newser) - A Denver cop who claimed $1,200 "must have fallen into his bag" at the scene of a car crash was arrested and suspended without pay after footage from his own body camera told a different story. The footage showed Julian Archuleta, a 48-year-old who has been on the... More »

DNA Analysis Raises New JonBenet Questions

DA's decision to exonerate family is questioned

(Newser) - After just short of 20 years, the murder of JonBenet Ramsey is as much of a mystery as ever—especially in light of a new examination of DNA evidence. A joint investigation by the Boulder Daily Camera and 9News calls into question former District Attorney Mary Lacy's decision to... More »

Self-Driving Truck Makes Beer Delivery

Otto truck traveled 120 miles through Colorado

(Newser) - It was a beer run like no other: Anheuser-Busch says it has completed the world's first commercial shipment by self-driving truck , sending a beer-filled tractor-trailer on a journey of more than 120 miles through Colorado, the AP reports. The company says it teamed with self-driving truck-maker Otto and the... More »

150K Gallons of Toxic Water Leak From Air Force Base

Colorado base isn't sure how it got out

(Newser) - Some 150,000 gallons of water contaminated by toxic firefighting chemicals were discharged from a Colorado Air Force Base into a city sewer system, and authorities can't explain why. Peterson Air Force Base has confirmed that water containing perfluorinated chemicals—PFCs—flowed through Colorado Springs Utilities wastewater treatment plant... More »

A Suicide, Racist Chats: Inside Colo. Teens' 'Fourth Reich'

Student reportedly said chat group was 'funny'

(Newser) - A student at Colorado's Boulder Preparatory school committed suicide last month "to show his allegiance to the Nazi party and the killing of Jewish people," according to a police report. The shocking revelations don't end there. Before he died, the student known online as "The... More »

Bob Marley's Son Is Growing Pot in a Prison

Calif. operation will supply medical dispensaries

(Newser) - In another state, Damian Marley's pot farm in a former prison might get him sent to, well, prison. But in California, it's totally irie, man. The youngest son of everyone's favorite stoner, Bob Marley, says he's partnering with Ocean Grown Extracts to turn the former Claremont... More »

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