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Woman Gets 100 Years for Cutting Baby From Womb

She didn't express remorse for horrific attack

(Newser) - A judge sentenced a Colorado woman who cut a baby from a stranger's womb to 100 years in prison, including the maximum penalties for attempted murder and unlawful termination of a pregnancy. Judge Maria Berkenkotter said the sentences were justified by the brutality of the 2015 attack , which she... More »

Town's Entire Police Force Suddenly Quits

Colorado town's new mayor is puzzled

(Newser) - The police station in a small town in the Colorado Rockies has been deserted for days after the sudden resignation of the entire police force. The marshal and three deputies in Green Mountain Falls quit last week for reasons that have not been disclosed, although the resignations are rumored to... More »

School District Gives Rifles to Security Guards

'It better be well thought out'

(Newser) - A suburban Denver school district is arming its security staff with military-style semiautomatic rifles to protect students in case of a school shooting or other violent attack, the AP reports. The guards, who are not law enforcement officers, already carry handguns. Douglas County School District security director Richard Payne told... More »

'Haunted Photo' From Hotel Linked to The Shining Goes Viral

Henry Yau snapped pic at the Stanley Hotel

(Newser) - Henry Yau says he had no intention of photographing a ghost. But when looking over a smartphone shot he snapped last week at the Stanley Hotel lobby in Estes Park, Colo., he saw a ghoulish-looking woman at the top of the stairs, the Oregonian reports. "When I took it,... More »

Trump Op-Ed Rails Against 'Rigged' Political System

He calls for a 'bold infusion of popular will'

(Newser) - Donald Trump has already expressed his anger over Colorado's primary system, which handed Ted Cruz all of the state's delegates, and in a new Wall Street Journal op-ed, he goes into more detail. Republicans in the state weren't allowed to vote, and ever since the results came... More »

'Weirdness' in Colorado Shorted Sanders a Delegate, Briefly

And no one decided to tell him

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders was shorted a delegate in Colorado's March 1 caucus after—in the words of the state's Democratic Party chairman—"a little weirdness" happened when vote totals were punched in, the Denver Post reports. Chairman Rick Palacio says a "reporting error" by a volunteer resulted... More »

Clinic Shooting Suspect Recounted Bizarre 'Dream'

Told cops that aborted fetuses will thank him in heaven

(Newser) - The suspect in the Nov. 27 shooting rampage at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs says "his dream" is for aborted fetuses to "thank him what for what he did" when he dies and goes to heaven. Robert Lewis Dear, the self-proclaimed "warrior for the babies"... More »

Colo. GOP on Trump Loss: 'We Did It'

Meanwhile, 'Boston Globe' runs a fake front page imagining a Trump presidency

(Newser) - Ted Cruz wasn't the only one celebrating his easy victory in Colorado on Saturday night: The state's GOP briefly made its glee clear over Donald Trump's loss, tweeting, "We did it. #NeverTrump". The tweet underscores a party in the throes of an anti-Trump revolt that the... More »

Ted Cruz Sweeps Colorado Delegates

Increasing the chances of a contested convention

(Newser) - Ted Cruz completed his sweep of Colorado's 34 delegates on Saturday, netting 13 more delegates at Colorado's state GOP convention, the AP reports. The Texas Senator already had locked up the support of 21 Colorado delegates and visited the state to try to pad his numbers there. Keeping... More »

MLB Rookie Makes Dinger-Socking History

So. Many. Home runs

(Newser) - Colorado Rockies rookie Trevor Story is socking dingers and mashing taters at a historic rate through the first four games of the baseball season. ESPN reports the 23-year-old is the first major league rookie to homer in each of his first four professional games and only the fifth player since... More »

'Provolone Poacher' Lifts $2K in Cheese from Restaurant

The Colorado eatery keeps losing its Italian delicacy to theft

(Newser) - The "provolone poacher" has struck again at a Colorado restaurant, but this time he said "cheese" for security cameras. Police say someone stole 19 cases of the Italian cheese from the Do Drop Inn in Pueblo early Tuesday, the AP reports. The restaurant doors were damaged and restaurant... More »

Motel Owner Secretly Watched Guests Have Sex for 29 Years

Gay Talese tells story of the 'greatest voyeur in the world'

(Newser) - For 29 years, motel owner Gerald Foos watched hundreds, perhaps thousands, of guests having sex, going to the bathroom, and more at the Manor House Motel in Colorado. Now the story of the "greatest voyeur in the world" is out in the open, thanks to an article published in... More »

Doctor Shot, Killed Trying to Help Wounded Neighbors

Police believe the deadly shooting started as a domestic dispute

(Newser) - A beloved doctor was killed when he rushed to help two women injured in a shooting Monday in Centennial, Colorado, KDVR reports. According to the Denver Post , 65-year-old Kenneth Atkinson was shot in the head and torso as he ran out of his house to help the women, who had... More »

Cruise Company Charges Man Extra Because His Wife Died

They called it an $853 'rebooking fee'

(Newser) - In December, Colorado resident Tom Ast lost his wife of 45 years, Marilyn, to cancer, KDVR reports. On her death bed, Marilyn told Ast to go on the Mediterranean cruise they had planned before she became sick. He didn't want to at first but decided it would be a... More »

American 'Speed Flyer' Disappears in Swiss Alps

Official search for Harrison Fast was called off Monday

(Newser) - Family and friends are launching their own search for a 28-year-old Colorado man who disappeared Saturday while speed flying in Switzerland, KDVR reports. According to the AP , speed flyers use special parachutes to fly close to the ground at high speeds while descending mountains. Mechanical engineer Harrison Fast was speed... More »

In Colorado, 70 Degrees One Day, Then Record Blizzard

12.1 inches fell on Denver

(Newser) - In like a lion, out like a lion? A day after temperatures reached 70 degrees, 12.1 inches of snow blanketed Denver International Airport on Wednesday—with the spring snow entering the books as the biggest snow accumulation of 2016, reports CBS Denver . With snow falling as fast as 2... More »

High Court Gives Good News to Pot Legalization Activists

Supreme Court won't consider lawsuit against Colorado from 2 other states

(Newser) - Marijuana is a political debate, not a legal one—for now. The US Supreme Court announced Monday that it won't consider a lawsuit filed by two other states challenging Colorado's pot law. But lawyers say that Nebraska and Oklahoma officials could pursue other legal challenges down the road,... More »

Cops Ticket Man After He Posts Video on How to Beat Traffic

'Can they do that?' guy asks. Police response: 'Yep'

(Newser) - Michael Dalton found a shortcut in his Colorado neighborhood that helps beat congestion and avoids a nearby highway, so he posted it on Facebook in an attempt to help his neighbors, WCMH reports. Just two problems: The shortcut involves driving through private property, which earned Dalton criticism from some viewers... More »

Inmate Who Beat Fogle Wanted to 'Send a Message'

Family of Steven Nigg says he felt ex-Subway pitchman was getting special treatment

(Newser) - Steven Nigg, the inmate who bloodied ex-Subway pitchman Jared Fogle in a prison-yard fight , did so because he hates child sex offenders and resents what he perceives as special treatment Fogle receives at the Colorado prison they're both housed in—and he wanted to "send a message,"... More »

'Vigilante' Inmate Attacked Jared in Prison Yard: Report

Fogle bloodied, scratched in attack by fellow prisoner

(Newser) - No one imagined Jared Fogle would have an easy time in prison, and TMZ reports that the ex-Subway pitchman, serving a 15-year-plus sentence in Colorado for child porn and child sex crimes, was involved in a prison-yard dust-up that apparently didn't end well for Fogle. Per documents seen by... More »

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