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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 »

Man Looking for Phone Crushed by Trash Compactor

'He's very lucky to be alive,' friend says

(Newser) - A Denver man is badly injured but lucky to be alive after falling into a weight-activated trash compactor while trying to retrieve a friend's phone. Scott Walsh, 22, tried to help his friend after her phone fell into a trash chute at an apartment complex Friday night. He fell... More »

Cops: Teen Girl Kills Nephew, Hides Body in Her Room

Colorado 16-year-old to be charged as adult in murder of Jordan Vong, 7

(Newser) - A 16-year-old girl killed her 7-year-old nephew, then concealed the secret and his body as a community frantically searched, according to police. Denver's Jordan Vong was reported missing around 4:30pm on Aug. 6, hours after his mother had last seen him, prompting officers to search a 20-block radius,... More »

5 Best, Worst US Cities for Retirees

Florida is home to 3 of the top 5

(Newser) - Florida really is the place to be for retirees. The Sunshine State is home to three of the top five retirement-friendly US cities, according to WalletHub , which ranked the most populated cities across the nation, based on affordability, recreational activities, quality of life, and health care. Living in top-ranked cities... More »

Mother of 5 Nears Death Every Week—on Purpose

Lucia, an undocumented immigrant, has end-stage renal disease

(Newser) - Lucia nearly dies every Monday, and she does it on purpose. An undocumented immigrant, the 51-year-old isn't allowed to receive normal Medicare or Medicaid for her end-stage renal disease and waits until she's almost dead to admit herself into emergency care at Denver Health Medical Center, KDVR reports.... More »

Denver Hospital Isolates Man With Suspected Ebola

Initial tests came back negative

(Newser) - There were echoes of the 2014 Ebola scare in Denver Sunday after a man who'd been working with virus victims in the Congo suddenly became extremely ill. The man, who returned to the US a few days ago, was hospitalized and placed in isolation, as were three members of... More »

She Tried for a Pic of a Famous Steam Train. She Lost Her Life

Woman dies in Denver after getting too close to tracks where Locomotive 844 was rolling in

(Newser) - A woman who was taking photographs over the weekend of a steam locomotive was struck and killed after getting too close to the tracks in north suburban Denver. The Union Pacific locomotive—the AP says it was a 15-car train; the Denver Channel says it had 21 cars—was returning... More »

Over a Dozen Cop Cars Chase Wild Tractor

Denver police ram the tractor to protect civilians

(Newser) - Imagine looking outside and seeing over a dozen cop cars chasing ... a tractor. That was the scene in Denver last night when a stolen tractor towing an attachment smashed into cars and buildings as it plowed through downtown, the Huffington Post reports. Addie Hooper, 20, was visiting from Texas with... More »

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