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Colorado woman pleads guilty in 23-month-old son's death

Dec. 12, 2019 2:06 PM EST

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado woman has pleaded guilty in exchange for a lesser charge in the death of her 23-month-old son last year. The Pueblo Chieftain reported Wednesday that 22-year-old Faith Hughes pleaded guilty to negligence causing death and faces a prison term between eight and 16 years with...

Colorado pot grower advances sales despite $7M loss in storm

Dec. 11, 2019 1:45 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado marijuana grower has estimated it lost about $7 million in an early wintry storm but still expects to harvest more than last year for the extraction market. Pueblo-based Los Suenos Farms lost about 20,000 plants because of subfreezing temperatures and several inches of snow in...

Man charged in synagogue bomb plot pleads not guilty

Nov. 25, 2019 4:25 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — An alleged white supremacist accused of planning to bomb a Colorado synagogue pleaded not guilty to a hate crime and other charges on Monday as members of the congregation he is suspected of targeting watched from the back of the courtroom. Federal public defender Mary Butterton entered not...

Pueblo police kill man during domestic disturbance

Nov. 24, 2019 2:56 PM EST

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Police officers responding to a domestic disturbance in Pueblo shot and killed a man. Sgt. Franklyn Ortega says officers could hear the confrontation when they arrived at the residence just after 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Officers forced their way into the residence, encountered a threat...

Man committed after double killing seeks supervised trips

Nov. 18, 2019 6:15 AM EST

EAGLE, Colo. (AP) — A western Colorado man who was committed to a mental hospital after fatally shooting his aunt and uncle is asking a judge to let him take supervised trips in the Pueblo area. Williams Amaya was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the 2014 deaths of 40-year-old Mayra Lope and...

Marijuana, hemp cross-pollination a budding conflict

Nov. 14, 2019 3:13 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Outdoor marijuana growers are reporting an increase in cross-pollination from hemp farms, a development that could mean marijuana cultivators might lose upwards of tens of thousands of dollars if their plants become unmarketable as flower products. As the marijuana and hemp industries...

Despite ban, high-capacity magazines still sold in Colorado

Nov. 12, 2019 12:38 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A state law banning the sale and transfer of large-capacity gun magazines has not stopped the sale and transfer of magazines that hold more than 15 rounds of ammunition. An undercover investigation by 9Wants to Know found examples of gun stores in Colorado either ignoring the law altogether...

Suspect in Colorado synagogue plot will remain in jail

Nov. 8, 2019 3:16 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A man arrested on suspicion of plotting to bomb a historic Colorado synagogue waived his right to have the evidence against him aired in court Friday and will remain behind bars for now. Richard Holzer, 27, wore a yellow jail jumpsuit with his arms and legs shackled during a brief court...

The Latest: Colorado synagogue bomb suspect to remain jailed

Nov. 8, 2019 12:48 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on a court appearance of a man accused of plotting to bomb a Colorado synagogue (all times local): 10:40 a.m. A man arrested on suspicion of plotting to bomb a historic Colorado synagogue will remain in jail for now. Richard Holzer appeared briefly Friday in federal court in Denver...

Colorado synagogue to add surveillance cameras after arrest

Nov. 5, 2019 5:36 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The synagogue that was the target of an alleged bombing plot plans to add surveillance cameras to enhance security that was already tightened in response to the deadly Pittsburgh synagogue attack last year. The cameras will help keep watch on activity outside the synagogue in Pueblo and will...