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Lake's Goldfish Invasion Comes to Unexpected End

No need to drain or zap Colorado lake thanks to hungry birds

(Newser) - Biologists worried about a goldfish infestation at a Colorado lake discovered a bunch of well-fed pelicans where the problem used to be. Colorado Parks and Wildlife personnel went to Boulder's 12-acre Teller Lake No. 5 this week for a fish survey and found just four live goldfish and a... More »

Cops: Mom Gave Teen Pot Brownie, He Jumped

Colorado woman charged after Austin Essig leaped out 3rd-story window

(Newser) - It wasn't a pretty sight outside a Colorado apartment complex on April 14 after 19-year-old Austin Essig jumped out of a third-story window. "I had to hold him down," a resident tells CBS Denver . "He was all covered in glass and blood and everything." Essig... More »

Colorado Man Cited for Executing Computer

He put 8 bullets into misbehaving Dell

(Newser) - A Colorado Springs man who saw the "blue screen of death" on his computer one too many times decided to take it out back and put it out of its misery. Lucas Hinch, 37, was cited for discharging a firearm within city limits after he put eight bullets into... More »

Colorado Lake Overrun With Thousands of Pet Goldfish

Well, the first few were pets; now they're invasive

(Newser) - Keeping a few goldfish alive in a bowl can seem tough enough. Boulder is facing a very different problem. A press release put out by Colorado Parks and Wildlife explains that goldfish have multiplied into the thousands in the 12-acre Teller Lake #5. ABC News reports that they may now... More »

Woman Whose Baby Was Cut From Womb Leaves Hospital

Michelle Wilkins is in a safe place, family says

(Newser) - The Colorado woman who survived the horror of having her baby cut out of her womb by an attacker with a kitchen knife is out of the hospital and on the "long journey towards recovery and spiritual reconciliation," her family says. Relatives say Michelle Wilkins, 26, is now... More »

Cops: Baby Taken From Mom's Womb in Grisly Stabbing

Victim who responded to Craigslist ad for baby clothes was 7 months pregnant

(Newser) - A 26-year-old woman who showed up at a Longmont, Colo., home yesterday to purchase baby clothes she saw advertised on Craigslist was stabbed and beaten, allegedly by the 34-year-old woman who lived there—who police say then reportedly "removed" the unborn child from the mother's womb, the Longmont ... More »

Why 'Mile-High City' Is So High Up

It has to do with water from millions of years ago

(Newser) - What makes the High Plains so darned high? Well, geologists say, maybe the Earth just got lighter and floated up like a plank of wood for millions of years. In the journal Geology , experts say water beneath the Western US may have infiltrated an area of the continental plate and... More »

Ex Arrested After 'My Wife Is a Cheater' House Explodes

William Lindauer stood unresponsive as house burned: neighbor

(Newser) - A Colorado house with "My wife is a cheater" scrawled twice on it exploded early yesterday in what was perhaps unsurprisingly deemed to be arson. Possibly even less surprising: who was arrested in connection with the incident. William Eugene Lindauer III, 31, a resident of the home who was... More »

Colo. Pot Law Makes Us Violate Constitution: Sheriffs' Suit

Officials say legalization forces them into 'crisis of conscience'

(Newser) - While Colorado citizens are taking advantage of their state's marijuana legalization , sheriffs there and in neighboring states are suffering a "crisis of conscience" in upholding that law, according to a suit filed against Colorado today in Denver. Per USA Today , the lead plaintiff, Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith,... More »

Police Messed Up JonBenet Case, Says Ex-Chief

Mark Beckner now regrets Reddit AMA comments

(Newser) - Nearly 20 years after the murder of JonBenet Ramsey , interest in the Colorado 6-year-old's case is still strong—stronger than former Boulder Police Chief Mark Beckner may have realized. In remarks he now says he regrets making, Beckner told a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" session on Saturday that... More »

All Coloradans May Get Pot-Tax Refund

$30M could be returned under state constitution

(Newser) - Colorado's marijuana experiment was designed to raise revenue for the state and its schools, but a state law may put some of the tax money directly into residents' pockets, causing quite a headache for lawmakers. The state constitution limits how much tax money the state can take in before... More »

Baker Investigated After Refusing Anti-Gay Cake

Customer Bill Jack claims Azucar Bakery discriminated against him

(Newser) - When a customer strolled into Denver's Azucar Bakery looking for Bible-shaped cakes, owner Marjorie Silva told him no problem. When Bill Jack pulled out a piece of paper with the message he wanted written on said cakes, and Silva saw "God hates gays," a drawing of two... More »

Marijuana Now in Sex Aids, Too

Foria spray for women claims to boost sensation

(Newser) - A company is hawking what it claims is a personal lubricant that improves sex for women. Oh, and it's made from marijuana. It apparently works like this: You spritz the pot-based spray Foria on your genitals 30 minutes before sex, then have awesome sex. Or, more specifically, women experience... More »

2 Sue Their Neighbor Over Pot: All 3 Are US States

Nebraska and Oklahoma aren't happy with Colorado

(Newser) - Nebraska and Oklahoma have had enough of their punk neighbor Colorado smoking weed. The attorneys general for both states asked the Supreme Court today to declare Colorado's rule legalizing marijuana null and void, reports the Denver Post and the Omaha World-Herald . Both say they've seen a spike in... More »

Family: Mom Sacrificed Her Life to Save Her Son

Karisa Bugal suffered rare complication

(Newser) - She could have chosen a different route that might have saved her own life, but Karisa Bugal made a choice that ultimately saved her unborn son. The 34-year-old Colorado woman died Nov. 4 shortly after giving birth to Declan Jay, after suffering a rare amniotic fluid embolism, KUSA reports. Doctors... More »

Arrest in Murder of Woman Who Led Double Life

Client accused of killing secret escort Paige Birgfeld

(Newser) - Seven years ago, a western Colorado woman who lived a secret life as an escort went missing; her remains were discovered in 2012. Now, police have finally arrested a man accused of Paige Birgfeld's murder. Authorities say Lester Jones, 63, was a client of Birgfeld, the AP reports. He... More »

Man Trapped in Walls of Store for Days

He's OK after rescue in Colorado

(Newser) - Employees at a Marshalls store in Colorado swore they heard a voice coming from somewhere yesterday, but they couldn't quite find the source. Today it got a little louder, resulting in the rescue of a man trapped in a void between the store's interior and exterior walls, reports... More »

An American First? It's a Spanish-Only Debate

Congressional candidates face off in Colorado

(Newser) - This is one of the more tangible signs of the growing importance of the Hispanic vote in American politics: Two congressional candidates in Colorado will have a Spanish-only debate tonight, believed to be the nation's first, reports NBC News . No translators will be allowed as Republican incumbent Mike Coffman... More »

Why the Missing Broncos Fan Walked 118 Miles

Paul Kitterman had simply had 'his fill of football' and sought warmer climes: cops

(Newser) - Paul Kitterman's family and friends are relieved the Colorado man was found safe and sound after disappearing from a Denver Broncos game on Thursday, but now everyone's wondering where the heck he's been and why he left. Police say Kitterman—found "tired" but in seemingly good... More »

Man Disappears From Broncos Game

Paul Kitterman vanished during halftime at Thursday's game in Denver

(Newser) - It was supposed to be a father and son's first outing to see a Denver Broncos game together. Instead, it turned into a family nightmare after Paul Kitterman, 53, mysteriously vanished during halftime, a friend tells 9News . Tia Bakke and her boyfriend had two extra tickets to Thursday's... More »

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