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Amended autopsy: Black man died due to sedative, restraint

Sep. 23, 2022 20:44 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Black man died after a police encounter in a Denver suburb in 2019 because he was injected with a powerful sedative after being forcibly restrained, according to an amended autopsy report publicly released Friday. Despite the finding, the death of...

3 injured when light rail train skips tracks near Denver

Sep. 21, 2022 19:36 PM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — At least three people sustained non-life-threatening injuries when a light rail train derailed in suburban Denver. The Regional Transportation District train skipped the tracks in Aurora southeast of Denver on Wednesday afternoon but did not overturn, according...

Judge: Amended McClain autopsy can be released if redacted

Sep. 16, 2022 17:15 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado judge on Friday responded to a request by a coalition of news organizations to release an amended autopsy report for Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man who died after a 2019 encounter with police, by ruling the report be made public only after new information it...

Coloradans take housing into their own hands with initiative

Sep. 14, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Fed up with sky-high housing prices, Coloradans are taking the issue into their own hands with a November ballot initiative that would direct a portion of the state's income taxes to affordable housing projects. As housing crises bubble up nationwide,...

Wheelchair lacrosse athletes push sport with Colorado roots

Sep. 10, 2022 10:11 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The sun is burning on a Sunday morning at Wheel Park in Aurora. The Colorado Rolling Mammoth wheelchair lacrosse team have unloaded their equipment and are strapping in for another intense practice in one of the facility’s roller hockey rinks. The athletes roll onto...

Colorado man convicted of murder in online car sale scam

Aug. 31, 2022 16:25 PM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado jury on Wednesday convicted a man of fatally shooting the parents of five children who were trying to buy an SUV in 2020 using the online marketplace app Letgo. Arapahoe County jurors convicted Kyree Brown, 20, of multiple counts, including...

2 dead, 9 wounded in weekend shootings in northern Colorado

Aug. 29, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A series of shootings in northern Colorado over the weekend killed two people and wounded nine others. On Friday night, a 35-year-old man was killed and another was wounded in a shooting in Denver. Also on Friday night, a 17-year-old boy was wounded in a shooting that...

Microplastics increasingly found in Colorado's snowpack

Aug. 06, 2022 12:11 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — As the focus on the electron microscope resolved, Richard Reynolds found himself feeling more resigned than surprised. The slide before him was a snowpack sample collected from pristine Colorado high country. The sample revealed, at intense magnification, the...

Aurora police: Man doused 2 with gas in possible hate crime

Aug. 04, 2022 23:30 PM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Police in suburban Denver say they’re looking for a man who doused two customers with gasoline at a fueling station after confronting them because they were speaking Spanish and “don’t belong here,” according to a department statement. The man allegedly...

Uvalde rekindles school police officers' looming fears

Aug. 02, 2022 15:50 PM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Tony Ramaeker averages around 14,000 steps a day as he walks around the Nebraska high school where he is assigned to work as a sheriff’s deputy, greeting students arriving in the morning, wandering the hallways to talk to them and watching out for those who might be eating...