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New Elijah McClain Report Blames Police, Paramedics

Family says city of Aurora was trying to 'cover up' circumstances of Black man's death

(Newser) - Police officers and paramedics acted unjustifiably throughout their fatal encounter with Elijah McClain in Aurora, Colo. That's according to an independent report commissioned by the city council and released Monday, which the family says "substantiated what we knew and what the city of Aurora was trying to cover...

After Plane Disaster in Denver, Bad News for Boeing's 777s

Company calls for 128 planes with Pratt & Whitney engines to be grounded

(Newser) - It hasn't been a good couple of years for Boeing , but the beleaguered airplane manufacturer had just started to turn things around, getting its Boeing 737 Max back up in US skies and trying to move on from the crisis surrounding that plane model . Now, a backslide after a...

Pieces of Plane Fall Near Homes After Engine Failure

United flight makes emergency landing in Denver

(Newser) - A United Airlines plane showered neighborhoods with metal debris Saturday before making an emergency landing at Denver International Airport. The crew had reported that the right engine had failed and that the plane was turning back to the airport. The Boeing 777-200 landed safely, the FAA said. In the meantime,...

Here Are the Most, Least Educated States in America

Massachusetts comes out on top

(Newser) - Schooling has been upended during the coronavirus pandemic, but education remains paramount for future opportunities, so WalletHub took a look to see which states offer the best chance at becoming an egghead. The site examined all 50 states across 18 metrics in two main categories: educational attainment, which includes the...

Colorado's Avalanche Death Toll Climbs

Snowboarder escapes death in Colorado on Saturday, but 2 others die in separate avalanches on Sunday

(Newser) - The nation's deadly avalanche count just got higher, with two more fatalities on Valentine's Day in Colorado. CNN and the Colorado Sun report that a snowboarder going down the slope on his own was buried around 9:30am local time Sunday in a backcountry slide near Mount Trelease,...

Outbreak Hits Ski Resort
109 at Resort
Have Virus 

109 at Resort Have Virus

Winter Park says coronavirus spread was employee-to-employee

(Newser) - A Colorado ski resort has reported at least 109 confirmed coronavirus cases among employees. That amounts to 6.4% of Winter Park's 1,700 workers, the Denver Post reports. In a joint statement with local health officials, the resort said investigations have found that "these cases have not...

Animal Rights Lawyer Accused of Plotting to Kill Au Pair

Authorities say Jennifer Emmi tried to hire ranch hand to kill husband's new girlfriend

(Newser) - A prominent animal rights attorney in Colorado charged in a "murder-for-hire" plot claims she was "set up" by a ranch hand turned police informant. Jennifer Emmi, founder of Colorado's Animal Law Center, is accused of trying to hire ranch hand Timothy Lindsey to "get rid of"...

Avalanche Devastates Colorado Community

Eagle County mourns 3 'friends and leaders'

(Newser) - Three backcountry skiers are dead after a Monday avalanche in Colorado's San Juan Mountains, a loss particularly felt in Eagle County. All three men served in local government in some way. Andy Jensen was mayor pro tempore of the Eagle Town Council, Adam Palmer was the county's sustainable...

After Months of No Progress, Arrests in 'Heinous' Denver Case

3 teen boys face murder charges after house fire that killed family of 5

(Newser) - Three teenage boys have been arrested in the Denver house fire that killed a family of five in August, after months without progress . Authorities say the two 16-year-olds and a 15-year-old face 28 criminal counts, including first-degree murder, attempted murder with extreme indifference, arson, and burglary, per the New York ...

Seeking Retirement Bliss? Check Out These States
10 Best States
for Retirement

10 Best States for Retirement

Florida ranks No. 1 on WalletHub's list

(Newser) - If your golden years are approaching, or if early retirement is in the cards, where to decide to enjoy your post-work life can prove to be a challenge. WalletHub has tried to take some of the guesswork out of the process, examining nearly four dozen metrics in all 50 states,...

These States Are Safest During the Pandemic

You'll fare best dealing with COVID in Alaska, worst in Arizona

(Newser) - As the rollout of the various coronavirus vaccines continues, there's now a (still somewhat distant) light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. But with months to go before much of the population is vaccinated, it's important to keep up with safety and health guidelines, and to keep...

Trump Made 'Misguided' Space Command Call: Governor

Colorado's Jared Polis says HQ is being moved as a Trump reward to Alabama Sen. Tommy Tuberville

(Newser) - Tommy Tuberville, Alabama's newest GOP senator, may have just seen a big nod from President Trump, at least according to Colorado Gov. Jared Polis. The Democratic governor and other leaders from both parties in his state are slamming a decision to relocate Space Command headquarters from its temporary digs...

'Balloon Boy' Parents Pardoned by Governor

'Richard and Mayumi have paid the price in the eyes of the public'

(Newser) - President Trump isn't the only leader who has announced a wave of pre-Christmas pardons. In Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis has pardoned the parents behind the "balloon boy" hoax in 2009, the Colorado Sun reports. Richard and Mayumi Heene claimed that their son Falcon, then 6 years old, had...

Avalanches Could Get Worse Soon, Colorado Warns

Three skiers have been killed since Friday

(Newser) - The deaths of three people in two Colorado avalanches since Friday have experts warning those headed to the mountainous backcountry to be careful and pay attention to forecasts. A rescue team on Sunday recovered the bodies of two skiers caught in an avalanche a day earlier near Ophir Pass in...

Cops: Ex-Congressional Candidate Flew Across US to Abduct Child

Nathan Larson, who served time for threatening a president, runs site glorifying child rape: authorities

(Newser) - In an "extremely disturbing" story out of Colorado, a man authorities say is a white supremacist and pedophile was arrested in Denver last week for allegedly abducting a 12-year-old California girl he'd met on social media. ABC News reports that Nathan Daniel Larson, 40, was detained at Denver...

Colo. Gov., Partner Test Positive
Colo. Gov., Partner Test Positive

Colo. Gov., Partner Test Positive

Jared Polis, partner have COVID, but are asymptomatic

(Newser) - Add Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and his partner to the relatively short list of governors who have so far contracted the coronavirus. The 45-year-old Democrat's office said in a statement Saturday night that he had tested positive and was asymptomatic, reports 9News . "Marlon (Reis) and I are feeling...

Washington Inaction Forces States to Step Up

States consider pandemic relief as America logs 13M COVID-19 cases

(Newser) - Faulting inaction in Washington, governors and state lawmakers are racing to get pandemic relief to small-business owners, the unemployed, renters and others whose livelihoods have been upended by the widening coronavirus outbreak, the AP reports. In some cases, elected officials are spending the last of a federal relief package passed...

Cops Track Down 'Psycho,' a Suspect in 3 Colo. Murders

He was arrested at motel in New Mexico

(Newser) - A suspected murderer nicknamed "Psycho" is no longer on the loose. Police say 26-year-old Adre Baroz, who was wanted in connection with the discovery of three bodies in rural southern Colorado , was arrested Thursday at a motel in Gallup, New Mexico, the Denver Post reports. He faces charges of...

Man Nicknamed 'Psycho' Is Suspect in 3 Colorado Slayings

3 sets of remains uncovered near Alamosa

(Newser) - After three bodies were found in a rural part of Southern Colorado last week, authorities are on the hunt for a man nicknamed "Psycho." While authorities in Alamosa won't say how convicted felon Adre "Psycho" Baroz, 26, is allegedly connected to the remains, they did say...

Here Are the Most Giving States in America

People there come together to help others through charity, volunteerism

(Newser) - Between charitable giving—last year, US donors ponied up nearly $450 billion for charity—and volunteerism, Americans keep opening up their wallets and their schedules to help those who are less fortunate. WalletHub wanted to see which states were especially benevolent, so it examined stats from all 50, looking at...

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