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Man who shot protesters in suburban Denver gets jail time

May. 17, 2022 22:06 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A man who shot and wounded two demonstrators while apparently aiming at a Jeep that was headed toward the crowd during a protest to bring attention to police violence in suburban Denver in 2020 was sentenced Tuesday to 120 days in jail followed by five years of probation. ...

Ex-police chief's partner accused of false sex abuse report

May. 16, 2022 22:00 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The partner of a former embattled suburban Denver police chief is accused of falsely reporting that a vocal opponent of the chief was sexually abusing her son, authorities alleged in court documents filed Monday. Robin Niceta, a county social worker at the time,...

Man dead, police officer hurt in truck stop shooting

Apr. 25, 2022 23:16 PM EDT

AURORA, Ore. (AP) — A man was killed and an officer was wounded in a shooting outside a truck stop south of Portland near Aurora, Oregon. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that at about 6:15 a.m. Monday, deputies were called to the Flying J Truck Stop...

Aurora hires ex-chief from theater shooting to lead police

Apr. 20, 2022 18:55 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The police chief who led police in the Denver suburb of Aurora when a gunman killed 12 people in a movie theater a decade ago is returning to temporarily lead the embattled department following the firing of its last chief. Daniel J. Oates, who served as police chief...

'You inhaled it': Man inhales drill bit during dental visit

Apr. 19, 2022 19:34 PM EDT

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A routine trip to the dentist was anything but normal — after an Illinois man inhaled the dentist's drill bit and had to go to the hospital to get it removed last month. Tom Jozsi, 60, told WISN-TV that he was at the dentist getting his tooth filled when he...

Activists stand by fired suburban Denver police chief

Apr. 11, 2022 21:17 PM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Community leaders and activists on Monday rallied around a suburban Denver police chief who was fired last week despite her community work, including efforts to rebuild trust with residents following the 2019 death of Elijah McClain. Pastor Topazz McBride said...

2 dead in traffic crash in Aurora, driver arrested for DUI

Apr. 09, 2022 15:04 PM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A traffic crash killed a 41-year-old woman and her 5-year-old daughter on Friday night in Aurora, Colorado, and police said a man has been arrested on investigation of DUI and vehicular homicide. The crash happened at about 8:10 p.m., police said in a news...

Ex-inmate from Nevada convicted in 2nd hammer killing

Apr. 07, 2022 14:54 PM EDT

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — A former Nevada prison inmate was found guilty of murder on Thursday, his second conviction in a long unsolved killing involving a hammer in the Denver area nearly 40 years ago. Jurors found Alex Ewing guilty in the killing of Patricia Smith in Lakewood in 1984...

Denver suburb where Elijah McClain died ousts police chief

Apr. 06, 2022 19:00 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Denver suburb where police officers and paramedics have been charged in the death of a Black man in 2019 ousted its reform-minded police chief Wednesday, faulting her management of a department at a time of rising crime and officer departures. However, lawyers...

Pritzker: Group's ad attacking Irvin is 'telling the truth'

Apr. 05, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday defended a television ad paid for by the Democratic Governors Association that attacks one of the Republican challengers for governor as “simply telling the truth.” The ad, which was released last week, attacks Aurora Mayor...