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Police: Man Killed His Own Son During Custody Battle

13-year-old Dylan Redwine went missing in 2012

(Newser) - Nearly five years after the disappearance of 13-year-old Dylan Redwine in Colorado stirred national concern, the police have arrested his father for his murder. Mark Redwine was charged on Saturday with second-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death, CBS News reports. Dylan disappeared in 2012 while visiting his father... More »

Teen Woken Up by Bear Biting His Head

He heard 'crunching noise'

(Newser) - A 19-year-old staffer at a summer camp in Colorado briefly wondered what the crunching noise was when he woke up suddenly early Sunday morning. Then he realized it was the sound of a bear biting his head. The staffer, named Dylan, says the bear dragged him around 12 feet before... More »

American Cop Missing on Russia's Tallest Mountain

Steven Beare was due at a checkpoint June 16 but never showed up

(Newser) - A police officer and national guardsman from Colorado is missing on Russia's tallest mountain, the Denver Post reports. Steven Beare, attempting his first solo climb without a guide, was due at a checkpoint June 16 but never arrived. "We know that there was a really bad storm that... More »

After Girl, 10, Found Dead, 15-Year-Old Boy Arrested

She was last seen with son of father's girlfriend

(Newser) - A 15-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder in the death of a 10-year-old Colorado girl. Kiaya Campbell was reported missing in the city of Thornton on Wednesday, and her body was found the next day about 1.5 miles from her father's house, the AP... More »

Need a Job? Here's Where You Need to Be

Washington is best state for jobs: WalletHub

(Newser) - Job prospects looking a bit gloomy? They might look a lot better after a move to Washington state. According to WalletHub , it's the best state in the country for jobs, based on 24 factors like employment growth, median annual income, and average commute time. The best and worst states... More »

Little-Known Billionaire's Job: Making Cheese for Our Pizza

You've probably never heard of James Leprino, the 'Willy Wonka of cheese'

(Newser) - You've likely never seen a photo of James Leprino, a 79-year-old reclusive billionaire in Colorado who runs Leprino Foods, a cheese and dairy manufacturing company. But that business is actually an empire—its website says it's the "world's largest producer of mozzarella"—and though Leprino... More »

Man Made Up Like Evil Clown Accused in Fatal Stabbing

Fatal attack happened outside a Torchy's Tacos in Denver

(Newser) - An altercation outside a Denver taco eatery ended in death, between a man CBS Denver describes as a "well-known transient" and a suspect who was allegedly made up like a clown and tried to flee on a scooter. KUSA reports that police found an unresponsive Brian Lucero, one stab... More »

The 5 Most, Least Obese States

Go West, (skinny) young man

(Newser) - At least one in five Americans are considered obese, but some of them are clustered together geographically. And if you want to avoid a bulging waistline, you'd do well to steer clear of Paula Deen and the South and head West, notes 24/7 Wall St. in compiling its list... More »

He Won Fight to Leave Prison, Now Faces Deportation

Rene Lima-Marin is in ICE custody

(Newser) - Rene Lima-Marin may not be reunited with his family after all. The Colorado man freed from prison, rearrested , then ordered freed once again was handed over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement just before he was due to walk free Wednesday and could now be deported, reports the Denver Post . The... More »

Prisoner to Be Freed After 'Conscience-Shocking' Move

Rene Lima-Marin mistakenly released in 2008, free for 6 years—until he was rejailed

(Newser) - "Utterly unjust." That's how a Colorado judge describes Rene Lima-Marin's 98-year sentence for robbing two stores, a wrong he's righted after nearly two decades. Lima-Marin was just 19 when he and a friend robbed two video stores in 1998, per CNN . No one was injured... More »

10 States With the Biggest Drug Problems

DC leads pack, followed by Vermont, Colorado

(Newser) - The United States as a whole is battling an opioid epidemic, but certain states are harder hit by drugs than others. Colorado, for example, has the highest percentage of teenagers and adults who use illicit drugs, while West Virginia has the most overdose deaths per capita, reports WalletHub . The site... More »

Woman Crashed Into by Fellow Skier Sues for More Than $75K

She says she fractured and dislocated her wrist in the collision

(Newser) - An accident on the slopes is now a battle in the courts. The Denver Post reports a Florida woman is suing a fellow skier she says crashed into her at the Beaver Creek ski resort in Colorado. Rella Feldman was skiing near her instructor on an intermediate run when Jim... More »

Lightning Strike Kills Woman on Horseback and Her Horse

A teen rider was also seriously injured

(Newser) - A 37-year-old woman was killed by a lightning strike as she rode her horse on a trail in Sedalia, Colo. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says the woman was riding along Rainbow Creek Road with a 15-year-old girl when lightning hit them at 3:24pm Sunday. They were on... More »

Man Collects 50 BMWs but Loses Wife, Kids, and Freedom

Inside a strange addiction to German automotive engineering

(Newser) - Terrance's addiction cost him his family, job, and home. But it wasn't a need for drugs, or alcohol, or gambling that landed the Colorado accountant in a psychiatric hospital and high-security prison; it was an addiction to BMWs, Jalopnik reports in an unbelievable piece on the incredible lure... More »

Bell Returned to University After 98 Years Is Blowing Minds

The bell is back at Colorado State University

(Newser) - A nearly 500-pound bell has been returned to Colorado State University after being stolen a century ago. And it's got quite the tale to tell. "The story of the bell really blew our minds," the president of Associated Students of CSU tells the Denver Post . The university... More »

Video of Cop Body-Slamming Young Woman Causes Furor

Police in Colorado say it's a 'standard arrest technique'

(Newser) - A nine-second video showing a female college student slammed to the ground by a Colorado police officer, viewed 780,000 times on Instagram, has many accusing the officer of excessive force. But Fort Collins Police, who are investigating Thursday's incident, say people are jumping to conclusions as the video... More »

Man Who Blamed Pot for Wife's Murder Gets 30 Years

Colo. man said he was hallucinating when he shot wife

(Newser) - Richard Kirk will not be going on trial for the murder of his wife—and neither will the "Karma Kandy Orange Ginger" marijuana edible he blames the killing on. The 50-year-old Denver man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Friday after he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in... More »

Hiker Pinned by Falling 1.5K-Pound Boulder

It took hours, but she was freed and is expected to survive

(Newser) - It took hours, but a 30-year-old female hiker was rescued Wednesday afternoon after being hit and pinned by a 1,500-pound rock at North Table Mountain Park in Golden, Colo. The woman and a male companion were hiking to an area where they were going to mountain climb when the... More »

He Raced to Eat a Massive Doughnut, and It Killed Him

Travis Malouff reportedly tried to eat giant sweet in less than 80 seconds in Denver

(Newser) - Competitive eating has taken another awful turn, this time in Colorado. Last week a Connecticut college student whose dad died on 9/11 apparently choked to death during a pancake-eating contest , and early Sunday, a 42-year-old man suffered the same fate while scarfing down a giant doughnut, KUSA reports. Witnesses say... More »

Husband Hid Wife's Body Under Grave of WWII Veteran

John Sandoval revealed her whereabouts in exchange for lighter sentence

(Newser) - The body of a woman who went missing more than two decades ago has been found—buried under the grave of a World War II veteran. John Sandoval, 52, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Friday and was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the 1995 death of his estranged... More »

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