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Some Dinosaurs Resorted to Cannibalism

Researchers analyzed bite marks on carnivore bones in Colorado

(Newser) - Bite marks on dinosaur bones aren't often found—but they recently turned up in multitudes at the Mygatt-Moore Quarry in Colorado, and researchers say the find could indicate certain carnivorous dinos were cannibals. According to a study published in PLOS One Wednesday, scientists found that, of the 2,368... More »

Cops: 'Senseless Act' at Waffle House Over Unmasked Man

Kelvin Watson, 27, has been charged with attempted murder in shooting of cook in Colo.

(Newser) - A shooting at a Colorado Waffle House that left one employee injured took place after a customer was asked to wear a face mask, local cops say. According to an arrest affidavit cited by KDVR , police say 27-year-old Kelvin Watson first showed up at the Aurora restaurant, which is currently... More »

This Is the State With the Worst Drug Abuse

Missouri gets unwanted distinction in WalletHub list

(Newser) - As America remains mired in a drug crisis , the added weight of the coronavirus pandemic has only made things harder. That's per WalletHub , which looked at all 50 states and DC to see which areas are affected the most by drug abuse. It looked at nearly two dozen metrics,... More »

Neighbors Say She Went for a Bike Ride, Didn't Come Back

Suzanne Morphew's husband offers $100K reward after she vanished on Mother's Day

(Newser) - A Colorado mom of two reportedly set off on a bike ride on Mother's Day and has been gone since, and now there's a $100,000 reward in the case. Per CBS Denver , the husband of 49-year-old Suzanne Morphew is offering the cash for information on her disappearance... More »

Consequences for Eatery That Welcomed Mother's Day Crowds

Colorado restaurant ordered to shut down

(Newser) - The Colorado restaurant that flouted the state's order and opened its doors for dine-in service amid the coronavirus pandemic, resulting in crowds of diners on Mother's Day , has been shut down. Gov. Jared Polis on Monday ordered C&C Breakfast and Korean Kitchen in Castle Rock to close,... More »

Eatery Flouts State Order, Says It's 'Standing for America'

Castle Rock restaurant was packed on Mother's Day, despite statewide health order

(Newser) - The day before Mother's Day, a Colorado eatery declared on Twitter , "We are standing for America, small businesses, the Constitution and against the overreach of our governor in Colorado!!" On Sunday, it became clear what C&C Coffee and Kitchen in Castle Rock meant: It reopened for... More »

'Heartbreaking' News on Paramedic Who Went to Help NYC

Paul Cary, 66, who traveled from Colo. to assist in city's fight against COVID-19, has died from virus

(Newser) - Paul Cary, a grandfather of four who'd served as a paramedic and firefighter in Aurora, Colo., for more than 30 years, knew he wanted to help the people of New York City as they battled the coronavirus. And so, NBC New York reports, at the end of March, the... More »

He Won $1M Twice in One Day

'Joe B.' of Colorado bought 2 Powerball tickets with his lucky numbers

(Newser) - It was a bit surprising when two convenience stores within a mile of each other reported selling winning tickets for $1 million Powerball jackpots on March 25—that is, until one man claimed both prizes. The Colorado man, identified as "Joe B.," has been playing the same numbers... More »

1963 Killing May Be Solved— but Suspect May Not Be Alive

Authorities have been searching for months with no luck

(Newser) - Margaret "Peggy" Beck was serving as a counselor for the first time at a Girl Scout camp in Colorado on the night of Aug. 18, 1963, when her tent mate got sick and went to the infirmary for the rest of the evening. So Beck, 16, was alone in... More »

Colorado Grants Major Cannabis Industry Wish

Online sales of recreational pot legalized during pandemic

(Newser) - Colorado has made online sales of recreational marijuana legal during the coronavirus pandemic, fulfilling one of the pot industry's biggest wishes and fueling its argument for more concessions that could be made permanent when the crisis eases. It's one of several signs emerging from the virus outbreak of... More »

Triathlete Was Rocking a Virtual Race. In Came Her 'Idiot' Husband

Tim O'Donnell trips over power cord, unplugs Mirinda Carfrae's bike during Ironman competition

(Newser) - The very first Ironman VR Pro Challenge took place over the weekend—a weekly competition being held during the coronavirus pandemic, per the South China Morning Post —and former Ironman champ Mirinda Carfrae of Australia was kicking butt from her living room in Boulder, Colo. The Washington Post notes... More »

Cops Believe Stepmom Killed Boy, Reported Him Missing

Affidavit reveals grim details in Gannon Stauch murder

(Newser) - Colorado Springs woman Letecia Stauch reported her 11-year-old stepson Gannon missing on Jan. 27. Investigators believe she murdered him earlier that day. According to an arrest affidavit seen by People , investigators believe the 36-year-old woman killed the boy in his bedroom. "Evidence recovered from the residence and inside Gannon’... More »

He Went Missing, but Friends Didn't Buy Family's Story

'The Atlantic' looks at a murder in small-town Colorado

(Newser) - Jake Millison disappeared in May 2015, and it made no sense to the 29-year-old's friends in the small town of Gunnison, Colo. His mother, Deb, told them he'd dropped his phone in an irrigation ditch, which is why he wasn't answering. When police came around, she told... More »

'Essential' Hobby Lobby Keeps Trying to Reopen Stores Amid Virus

Arts and crafts chain has been defying stay-at-home orders, states are pushing back

(Newser) - Although parents holed up at home with young kids during the coronavirus outbreak may consider arts and crafts supplies a necessity to keep their little ones occupied, the state of Colorado doesn't deem stores that sell those supplies as essential businesses. That's the gist of a cease-and-desist letter... More »

Each State Has Its Own 'Iconic' Job

24/7 Wall St. looks at the jobs that 'shape the identity' of every state

(Newser) - Each state that makes up the Fifty Nifty has a unique economy, culture, laws, and even industries and workers that help "shape the [identity]" of that state. To more closely examine the latter, 24/7 Wall St. looked at Bureau of Labor Statistics data on job concentration in all of... More »

22nd State Abolishes Death Penalty

Colorado governor also commutes sentences of 3 men on death row

(Newser) - Colorado has become the 22nd state to abolish the death penalty, which it hasn't used since 1997. Forty-four years after capital punishment was reinstated in the Centennial State, Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill Monday banning its use—"consistent with the recognition that the death penalty cannot be,... More »

Grim Find in Case of Missing Colorado Boy

Officials say body found in Florida Panhandle is likely that of Gannon Stauch

(Newser) - Officials in Florida are delivering some bad news in the case of missing Colorado boy Gannon Stauch . CNN reports that a body was found in the Florida Panhandle this week, and it's likely that of 11-year-old Gannon Stauch, who vanished from Colorado Springs in January. Per a release from... More »

Cougar Had Already Attacked When It 'Lunged at Lady Deputy'

Colorado victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries; animal was killed

(Newser) - A mountain lion attacked a Colorado resident and then a sheriff's deputy before it was shot dead Wednesday afternoon. The initial attack was reported around 1:50pm in a remote area west of Loveland, which is 45 miles north of Denver, per NBC News . Representatives of the Larimer County... More »

10 Best, Worst US States for the Ladies

Massachusetts comes in at No. 1, Louisiana is dead last

(Newser) - Women make up just over half of the population in America, so one would think that health care, job opportunities, and goodwill toward working parents as they relate to women would be a top priority. WalletHub took a look at all 50 states, plus the District at Columbia, analyzing two... More »

A 'Terrifying' Close Call for 2 Snowmobilers

Feb. 11 incident happened in Colorado

(Newser) - A fun day on the Colorado slopes for a pair of snowmobilers took a frightening turn earlier this month when one of them triggered an avalanche that partially buried the other. CNN reports on the Feb. 11 incident in Birdseye Gulch, near Leadville, captured in a video shared over the... More »

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