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Stabbing Spree Leaves 8 Injured in Colorado Springs

Suspect reportedly detained by victims

(Newser) - Police in Colorado say eight people were stabbed in a string of apparently random attacks overnight in Colorado Springs. All eight were taken to hospitals, and there's no word yet on the severity of their injuries, reports KDVR . The suspect was being held by victims when officers arrived, police... More »

Here Are the 10 Best, Worst States to Retire In

Enjoy your golden years

(Newser) - When to retire is a big decision, but knowing where to live out your golden years can be just as important. WalletHub wants to help you tackle the latter, and so it set out on a mission to find the best states to retire in, looking at all 50 across... More »

The Drones Fly at Night, in a Grid. No One Knows Why

FAA, Air Force, Amazon deny responsibility

(Newser) - A proposed FAA rule that would require drones to broadcast a radio signal for tracking by law enforcement would surely clear up a mystery in Colorado. Since mid-December, residents in rural counties have seen drones, some with 6-foot wingspans, flying in a grid-like pattern at night in groups of six... More »

Daycare Owner Arrested After Cops Look Behind False Wall

Police found 26 kids in basement area

(Newser) - A Colorado woman accused of hiding 26 children behind a false wall at her daycare center was arrested for investigation of misdemeanor child abuse, police said Thursday. Carla Faith, 58, was arrested Monday in Colorado Springs on suspicion of two counts of reckless child abuse without injury and a single... More »

Teen's Breast-Implant Surgery Went Terribly Wrong: Parents

Emmalyn Nguyen's parents sue the doctor and anesthetist

(Newser) - The parents of a Colorado teen are suing her plastic surgeon after her breast-enhancement surgery went horribly wrong, NBC News reports. Emmalyn Nguyen, 18, suffered cardiac arrest and was severely brain-damaged during the August procedure, the family says. They blame the doctor, Geoffrey Kim, and anesthetist, Rex Meeker, who allegedly... More »

Radio Host Fired for Joking About School Shooting

He said he wanted distraction from impeachment

(Newser) - A Colorado talk radio host is out of a job after an ill-advised joke about wanting to see a "nice school shooting" to distract from the "never-ending impeachment of President Trump." Chuck Bonniwell—speaking in a studio less than 15 miles from Columbine High School—made the... More »

Beer Mug DNA Leads to Arrest in 40-Year-Old Rape, Murder

Florida's James Clanton has been extradited to Colorado

(Newser) - A 1980 sketch of a possible murderer made from a hypnotized witness' description looks much like the man police have now arrested on DNA evidence. James Curtis Clanton, 62, of Union County, Fla., is charged with first-degree murder and kidnapping in the death of 21-year-old college student Helene Pruszynski, who... More »

Chris Watts Owes $6M to Slain Wife's Parents

Colorado prisoner agrees to huge payment, with 8% annual interest rate

(Newser) - Christopher Watts owes $6 million to the parents of the pregnant wife he killed, who suffered death threats and "lost nearly all trust in people and humanity." A judge has ordered that Watts pay $3 million to Frank and Sandy Rzucek for emotional pain plus $1 million for... More »

Rancher Who Murdered Fiancee Learns His Fate

Patrick Frazee gets life plus 156 years

(Newser) - A Colorado rancher who beat his fiancee to death with a baseball bat while their 1-year-old daughter was nearby was found guilty of murder Monday and will never spend another day as a free man. A judge sentenced Patrick Frazee to life in prison without the possibility of parole plus... More »

City of Denver to Pony Up for Wrongfully Arrested Nude Pilot

Andrew Collins may still sue airport hotel after indecent exposure charges were dropped

(Newser) - Andrew Collins has long insisted he did nothing wrong by standing naked at his hotel window overlooking Denver International Airport—and now, his lawyer says, it's payback time for the trouble he's endured since. NBC News reports the city of Denver has settled with Collins and will pay... More »

Trump Says He's Building a 'Beautiful' Wall in Colorado

President later claimed he was kidding

(Newser) - "We're building a wall in Colorado," President Trump declared Wednesday, which many found perplexing because Colorado borders Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona—but not Mexico. "We're building a wall on the border of New Mexico and we’re building a wall... More »

Cop Who Got Light Sentence After Rape Allegations Not in the Clear

Curtis Arganbright faces 10 years on new federal charge of assaulting woman in custody

(Newser) - A former Denver-area police officer who served 90 days in jail after being accused of sexually assaulting a woman in his custody could still end up in a federal prison. Former Westminster police officer Curtis Arganbright faces up to 10 years in prison on a new charge of violating the... More »

Cops: 'Make-a-Wish' Mom Killed Her Own Daughter

Colorado woman accused of lying about 7-year-old's terminal illness

(Newser) - When 7-year-old Olivia Gant died in 2017, people thought she was the victim of a tragic illness. Police now believe she was the victim of a horrific crime—and her own mother was the culprit. Kelly Renee Turner, 41, was arrested last week on 13 charges including child abuse and... More »

Denver Temperature Drops 64 Degrees in 18 Hours

It was city's largest-ever October temperature drop

(Newser) - To go from summer to winter, you usually have to go through fall first. Or you could live in Denver. The city recorded one of the biggest temperature changes in its history this week, with the mercury going from a balmy 83 degrees Fahrenheit at 3pm Wednesday to a frosty... More »

School Shooting Hero Is Now a Marine

Brendan Bialy, who helped stop Colorado school shooting, finishes boot camp

(Newser) - In May, two gunmen entered STEM School Highlands Ranch in Colorado and opened fire, killing one and injuring eight . Partly why the carnage at the charter school wasn't worse: Students helped stop the shooting. One of those teen heroes was Brendan Bialy, who tackled and disarmed one of the... More »

Who's Ready for Blizzard Conditions?

North-central states could see up to 2 feet of snow over next few days

(Newser) - Get your snow boots ready. A "potentially historic" winter storm is expected over the next several days in the north-central part of the country, which could see record low temperatures and up to two feet of snow, USA Today reports. Parts of Washington state, northern Idaho, and western Montana... More »

Mom Sentenced in Deaths of 2 Girls Banished by Cult

Her daughters were kept in a car without food, water

(Newser) - A Colorado woman will spend the rest of her life behind bars for killing her two daughters after she and other members of a doomsday religious group banished them to a car without food or water because the girls were thought to have been impure. Nashika Bramble was sentenced to... More »

Elk Goes Wild in Colorado Town

A supervisor at Estes Park rushes to the scene

(Newser) - A male elk in mating season is nothing to mess with—as two people learned after getting too close to one Thursday in Colorado, NBC News reports. Bystander video shows an elk throwing a woman down and attacking her in Estes Park as people nearby scramble to safety, including a... More »

In 6 States, #FreeTheNipple Spurs Reversal on Topless Ban

Federal court nixes prohibition on women going without shirts in Colorado, 5 other states

(Newser) - Two women sued the city of Fort Collins, Colo., for the right to go topless. Now, six states in total will reap the benefits of their ban-busting efforts after a federal appeals court overturned the city's prohibition on women sans shirts and the city opted not to appeal. KUTV... More »

Woman Finds Injured Bobcat, Puts It in Car With Toddler

'This could have been tragic,' officials say

(Newser) - Picking up wild animals is always a bad idea, wildlife officials say—and placing an injured bobcat next to your child is an especially bad idea. Parks and Wildlife officials in Colorado say a Colorado Springs woman was lucky her 3-year-old boy wasn't badly hurt or even killed by... More »

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