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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 »

Thinking of Retiring? Keep These Cities on Your Radar

The Sunshine State looks especially tempting for your golden years

(Newser) - Already thinking ahead on where you want to kick back once you stop punching a time clock for good? WalletHub scrutinized more than 180 US cities to suss out which ones seem most appealing for retirees, looking at nearly four dozen key metrics across four categories: affordability (including cost of... More »

Woman Sues Over Terror-Filled Birth at Denver County Jail

Diana Sanchez says she was forced to labor and deliver alone in her cell

(Newser) - A Colorado woman says she was forced to give birth alone without medical assistance in a dirty cell at the Denver County Jail, even as nurses milled about. Diana Sanchez's lawsuit claims she delivered a baby boy at 10:44am on July 31, 2018, nearly six hours after alerting... More »

Teachers Once Said He'd Be 'Dead by 21.' Now He's Principal

Michael Atkins worked his way up from student to custodian to top spot in Denver schools

(Newser) - "I'm home." That's how Michael Atkins in June described his being named principal of Stedman Elementary School in Denver. Atkins is a product of the Denver Public Schools system, attending elementary school there, then middle school, where, Atkins said, teachers told him that a black student... More »

Their Community's Name Is for a KKK Member. They Voted to Keep It

'Stapleton' sticks following referendum vote in Denver

(Newser) - A Denver neighborhood named for a former Ku Klux Klan member is sticking by its moniker. About a third of property owners in Stapleton—named for former Denver Mayor Benjamin Stapleton—voted in a referendum, with 65% in favor of keeping the name, reports CNN . Liz Stalnaker of community group... More »

Denver's Geese Will Be Cooked

City launches controversial cull

(Newser) - "We've created the perfect environment for geese," laments Scott Gilmore, deputy parks director in Denver, where the population of Canada geese has soared in recent decades and a controversial cull is underway. An estimated 5,000 geese live in the city and thousands more visit during their... More »

A Soldier Was Killed in '87. Now, an Arrest in Her Murder

Colorado's Michael Whyte charged in death of 20-year-old Darlene Krashoc

(Newser) - A suburban Denver man has been arrested in the unsolved slaying of a soldier in Colorado 32 years ago after DNA evidence was used to create an image of what a suspect might look like, authorities said Friday. Civilian and Army investigators arrested Michael Whyte of Thornton in the 1987... More »

School Shooting Victim Tackled Suspect Before He Was Killed

The latest on the shootings at STEM School Highlands Ranch in Colorado

(Newser) - The student killed in Tuesday's shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch in suburban Denver went out a hero. Kendrick Castillo, 18, along with two of his friends , tackled a shooter—seen pulling a gun out of a guitar case—and was shot in the chest, reports NBC News . The... More »

US City May Be First to Decriminalize 'Magic Mushrooms'

Denver will vote Tuesday

(Newser) - Tuesday's a big day in Denver—a day that could end with the decriminalization of a Schedule 1 drug. The AP reports residents are headed to the polls to cast their vote on whether to decriminalize psilocybin, an illegal drug found in "magic mushrooms" that has been shown... More »

10 Best US Cities for Business Startups

Orlando tops WalletHub's list

(Newser) - Anyone stuck in a cubicle at a dead-end job has dreamed of either hitting it big in the lottery or of starting a business—and for the latter, there are certain US cities that may be just the ticket to making that dream become reality. WalletHub examined startup opportunities in... More »

Driver Claims No Brakes in 'Unbelievable' Crash

Aguilera-Mederos, 23, is charged with vehicular homicide

(Newser) - A truck driver who plowed into stalled traffic and sparked a huge crash has been charged with four counts of vehicular homicide, police tell NBC News . Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos, 23, was carrying lumber in Denver on Thursday when his semi hit Interstate 70 traffic stymied by an earlier accident. "... More »

FBI: Dangerous Teen Flew to Colorado on Monday

'Massive manhunt' is underway for Sol Pais, who is said to be 'infatuated' with Columbine

(Newser) - The FBI says a "massive manhunt" is underway for a Florida woman obsessed with the 1999 Columbine school massacre who flew to Colorado from Miami on Monday night. Dean Phillips, special agent in charge of the FBI in Denver, says 18-year-old Sol Pais bought a pump-action shotgun and ammunition... More »

Here Are the US Cities With the Best Work Ethic

The Lone Star state has some hardworking folks

(Newser) - Do you work to live or live to work? It might depend on where you live. WalletHub decided to take a look at nearly 120 of America's biggest cities to see how their work ethic holds up, looking at both "direct" work factors—including the employment rate, average... More »

Suspects Got Name of Witness by Mistake. They Killed Him

David Henderson had helped police solve a robbery

(Newser) - David Henderson stepped forward to help Denver police solve a crime—the 2016 robbery of a marijuana dispensary. The mechanic told police he'd seen two people whose cars he'd worked on with weapons and marijuana after the robbery. That got him shot 10 times after court documents identifying... More »

Frustrated Virgin Threatened Mass Shooting, Police Say

Man, 27, posted that he'd kill 'as many girls as I see'

(Newser) - Saying that “all I wanted was to be loved,” a 27-year-old Denver man posted on Facebook that he planned to kill “as many girls as I see” because he’s a virgin who’s never had a girlfriend, police said. Christopher Cleary is being held without bail... More »

Bull Fatally Stomps Rider at Denver Event

Mason Lowe suffered massive heart damage

(Newser) - Tragedy at the National Western Stock Show: One of the world's leading professional bull riders was fatally injured at the Denver event Tuesday by a bull called Hard Times. Witnesses say Mason Lowe, 25, was thrown from the back of the bull, which stomped him when he was on... More »

Furloughed by the Shutdown? Denver Will Pay Your Mortgage

For 2 months, at least

(Newser) - Denver homeowners who have been furloughed as a result of the partial government shutdown will get some relief from the city: They can apply for a city grant to pay up to two months (a maximum of $5,000) of mortgage payments, the Denver Post reports. "It's simply... More »

Pilot in Hot Water After Giving Airport-Goers an Eyeful

Andrew Collins stood in front of his hotel room window in the buff

(Newser) - Capt. Andrew Collins doesn't deny he stood in his birthday suit in front of his hotel window at Denver International Airport in September. He just didn't think anyone could see him, he now tells the Denver Post . But the 54-year-old United Airlines pilot was definitely visible to a... More »

Looking for Love? Try These Places

WalletHub's 10 best (and worst) picks for singles

(Newser) - They don't call it "Hotlanta" for nothing. The Georgia capital has attained the No. 1 spot on WalletHub's best cities for singles , based on the site's look at more than 180 metropolitan areas. The metrics considered everything from how much dating activities cost—from cocktail prices... More »

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