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1K Hospital Visits and One Death Later, Mom Pays for Her Ruse

Kelly Turner sentenced to 16 years for fatally abusing Olivia Gant

(Newser) - A Colorado mother who fatally abused her daughter for years while falsely claiming the child was terminally ill has been sentenced to prison to serve more than twice the length of 7-year-old Olivia Gant's short life. Kelly Turner was sentenced to 16 years in prison on Wednesday after pleading...

Man Allegedly Asked for Bloomberg Daughters Before Abduction

Joseph Beecher accused of kidnapping housekeeper at billionaire's ranch in Colo.

(Newser) - A man who allegedly kidnapped an employee at the Colorado ranch owned by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg at first asked her where the billionaire's daughters were and later went on rants about Bloomberg, saying he wanted to "make an international scene" with him or his...

First, Gunfire at a Colo. Church. Then, at a Va. Hookah Lounge

2 are dead, 6 injured after unrelated shootings Friday night

(Newser) - Two separate shootings 1,500 miles apart, in towns that have already experienced grim mass shootings, have left two dead and at least six injured. The first incident happened earlier in the evening Friday, shortly after 8pm, at the Iglesia Faro De Luz Church in Aurora, Colo., reports Denver7 . When...

'Unacceptable Behavior' Shuts Kids Museum for 10 Days

Anti-mask patrons were 'inappropriately directing their anger' toward museum staff

(Newser) - If you're a Denverite who'd planned on taking the kids to the local children's museum over the weekend, you'll have to wait. NPR reports the Children's Museum of Denver has closed its doors for 10 days after angry patrons harassed staff over its mask policy....

10 Best, Worst States to Retire In
This Is the Best
State for Retirees

This Is the Best State for Retirees

Surprise! Florida comes in at No. 1 in WalletHub rankings

(Newser) - Figuring out what to do once you retire can be a challenge, including where you put down roots to ride out your golden years. WalletHub looked at nearly four dozen metrics across all 50 states, in three main categories: affordability, which looks at everything from the cost of living and...

Woman Says She Searched a Week Before Service Told Her Dog Died

Liz Giorgi is warning others away from pet-sitting company Wag after what happened to Fran

(Newser) - "We're committed to the safety and happiness of all dogs in our care, and peace of mind for pet parents." That's the promise of pet-sitting and -walking service Wag, as seen on its website , but one pet owner says her dog is now dead after being...

Eagle-Eyed Neighbor Saves 3 Kids From Icy Horror

Dusti Talavera, 23, happened to see children fall through ice on pond in Denver

(Newser) - A classic winter scene of kids playing on an icy pond turned frightening in Denver over the weekend, but thanks to an observant neighbor, a major tragedy was averted. KDVR reports that four children, reportedly related, were playing on said pond near an apartment complex when the ice gave way...

'Make-a-Wish' Mom Enters Plea in Daughter's Death

Colorado's Kelly Turner pleads guilty, could see 16 years for lying about 7-year-old's terminal illness

(Newser) - Update: A Colorado mother has pleaded guilty to child abuse and negligently causing her daughter's death in a case that made national headlines, reports the Denver Post . Prosecutors say Kelly Turner lied about her daughter being terminally ill, which led to years of unneeded and life-threatening medical treatments for...

Officials Now Count 2 People Missing After Fire

Family says 91-year-old woman couldn't escape her burning home

(Newser) - After wildfires races through two Colorado towns on Thursday, local officials said no one was killed, which the sheriff said would be "our very own New Year’s miracle." Now they're worried that the announcement was premature, the Denver Post reports. Local officials had been working through...

'This Is the Kind of Fire We Can't Fight Head On'

Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated northwest of Denver

(Newser) - An estimated 580 homes, a hotel, and a shopping center have burned and tens of thousands of people were evacuated in wind-fueled wildfires outside Denver, officials said Thursday evening. Just a few injuries have been reported so far, but authorities didn’t rule out finding out later about more severe...

Truck Driver a Step Closer to Having 110-Year Sentence Reduced
Governor Cuts
Truck Driver's
110-Year Sentence
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Governor Cuts Truck Driver's 110-Year Sentence

5 million people signed an online petition asking for clemency in Colorado case

(Newser) - Update: After a public outcry, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has shortened the prison sentence of a truck driver convicted in a 2019 fatal crash. Rogel Aguilera-Mederos' term was cut from 110 years to 10, the AP reports. The reduction was included among several commutations and pardons issued by the governor...

Sources Say Denver Shooter Had Extremist Views

5th victim dies after Lyndon McLeod's Monday rampage

(Newser) - Police have identified the gunman who killed five people in a shooting spree in Denver and nearby Lakewood Monday as Lyndon James McLeod. Police said Tuesday that McLeod, 47, apparently knew many of his victims and was already "on the radar" of law enforcement, the Denver Post reports. McLeod...

Denver Shooting Spree Leaves 5 Dead, Cop Injured

Suspect among the dead in Monday tragedy

(Newser) - A shooting spree through Denver and nearby Lakewood, Colorado, left at least five people dead Monday, including the suspected shooter, KKTV reports. Multiple people were also injured, including a Lakewood police officer who was in stable condition after being hospitalized with a gunshot wound, the AP reports. Three people were...

Colorado Skier 'Fully Buried' in Christmas Eve Avalanche

The backcountry skier died

(Newser) - A Colorado skier died on Christmas Eve after being "fully buried" in an avalanche, officials say. The man was skiing in the backcountry near Cameron Pass in the Rocky Mountains around 2pm when the 250-foot-wide avalanche struck, USA Today reports. "The victim's partner was able to locate...

Prosecutor's Trophy Brings New 'Outrage' in Truck Driver Case

Prosecutor shared photo of trophy made from a semi-truck brake shoe

(Newser) - Millions of people upset over a 110-year sentence for a truck driver involved in a fiery fatal crash on Colorado's Interstate 70, who said his brakes malfunctioned, have a new reason to fume. Denver's 9 News reports a prosecutor posted a photo of a makeshift trophy she...

Truck Driver Could See His 110-Year Sentence Reduced

DA has started the process

(Newser) - The truck driver sentenced to 110 years after a Colorado accident that killed four could see that amount of time reduced. The sentence for Rogel Aguilera-Mederos, who said his brakes malfunctioned, proved to be controversial, with millions signing a petition calling for it to be reduced and even Kim Kardashian...

4.3M People Want Mercy for Truck Driver in Accident That Killed 4

Petition calls for clemency in Colorado tragedy

(Newser) - More than 4 million people so far have signed a Change.org petition seeking clemency for the truck driver sentenced last week to 110 years behind bars for his role in a crash that left four people dead in 2019. Rogel Aguilera-Mederos, now 26, says his brakes malfunctioned as he...

Missing Dog Found on Ledge 50 Yards Above Creek

She was reunited with owners after daring rescue

(Newser) - A dog missing for two weeks in Colorado was rescued from a ledge about 50 yards above a creek and is now back home, the AP reports. The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region says that after it received a call about a dog stuck on a cliff overlooking...

Truck Driver Who Caused Deadly Crash Gets 110 Years

Colorado law requires Rogel Aguilera-Mederos to serve 16 sentences consecutively

(Newser) - Update: A truck driver who slammed into traffic on I-70 in Colorado in 2019, leaving four people dead and six others injured, has been sentenced to 110 years in prison. Rogel Aguilera-Mederos, 26, said his brakes failed, but prosecutors said his reckless behavior and bad decisions—especially his failure to...

Denver Without Snow in December: It's 'Unheard Of'

City could log 2nd-longest period without snow within days

(Newser) - Never in recorded history has Denver entered December without logging some snowfall—until now. The city, which has yet to receive its first measurable snow (more than a tenth of an inch) of the 2021 winter season, has blown past its previous record for the latest first snowfall set on...

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