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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...

2 Chicago-area teens charged in arson at shuttered resort

Jul. 29, 2022 10:00 AM EDT

ST. CHARLES, Ill. (AP) — Two teenagers have been charged with arson for allegedly setting a May fire at a shuttered suburban Chicago resort that took firefighters a full day to extinguish. The two boys face charges of arson, burglary, criminal damage to property and three counts of...

Vigil held for 10th anniversary of Aurora theater shooting

Jul. 20, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Dozens of people walked past white crosses adorned with photos of the victims and scribbled notes from loved ones to mark the 10th anniversary of the Aurora theater shooting. On July 20, 2012, gunman James Homes killed 12 people and injured 70 others at the midnight...

Man wanted in Georgia slaying killed by police in Colorado

Jul. 19, 2022 19:03 PM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A man wanted in connection with the shooting death of his girlfriend in Georgia was shot and killed by police after a standoff in suburban Denver, authorities said Tuesday. Fabien Perry, 27, emerged from a home in Aurora holding a high-powered rifle around 2...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Jul. 12, 2022 14:43 PM EDT

Arlington Heights Daily Herald. July 7, 2022. Editorial: Now is the time to review Illinois gun laws As all of us try, and most of us fail, to wrap our heads around the unspeakably tragic, pointless loss of life in Highland Park on the Fourth of July, one theme that...

Colorado county moves to change local gun control laws

Jul. 06, 2022 16:33 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Over a year after Colorado was rocked by a shooting that left 10 people dead in a King Soopers supermarket, one county is proposing gun control ordinances that include raising the minimum age to purchase firearms and prohibiting the sale of assault weapons. With gun...

Suspect in custody after two shot, one fatally, in Aurora

Jun. 25, 2022 16:00 PM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Aurora police say a man is in custody after two people were shot, one fatally, Friday night. Police found the first man who had been shot in a vehicle about 9:25 p.m., The Denver Post reported. He was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. ...

Man arrested in shooting of dad driving around street race

Jun. 23, 2022 19:53 PM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A man was arrested Thursday in the death of a father of three who police say was shot after driving around cars stopped for a street racing event, police said. Jeremy Jacob Rocha, 20, who police believe was involved in the ad hoc event, was taken into custody...