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Authorities raid 247 Colorado homes growing black market pot

May. 24, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Authorities said Friday they raided hundreds of black market marijuana operations in Colorado that flouted the state's cannabis law by growing tens of thousands of plants in Denver-area homes and selling the drugs out of state. Investigators seized more than 80,000 plants and 4,500 pounds...

The Latest: 3 family members killed in Denver home shooting

May. 24, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on a shooting in Denver (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Police say a husband and wife and their daughter are dead in a shooting at a Denver home and a man who knew the family well is under arrest in their slayings. Fifty-nine-year-old Bustaman Kartabrata was being held in jail Friday...

Colorado woman gets life for plot that left husband dead

May. 24, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A woman has been sentenced to life in prison for hiring her nephew to kill her husband in northern Colorado. The Greeley Tribune reports Kelly Baker was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder after deliberation and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder for the August 2017 death...

Colorado expands protections for mobile home residents

May. 24, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Colorado has a new law on the books that legislators say expands protections for mobile home residents and leads to better enforcement of those regulations. The Daily Camera reports Democratic Gov. Jared Polis signed the bill into law Thursday that sets up a resolution process for...

Colorado rancher pleads not guilty in killing of fiancee

May. 24, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado rancher suspected of killing his fiancee and burning her body pleaded not guilty Friday to murder and solicitation to commit murder charges. Patrick Frazee entered the plea during a brief court hearing in the case involving the killing of Kelsey Berreth, whose body...

Wyoming Symphony Orchestra announces new conductor

May. 24, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Symphony Orchestra has named Christopher Dragon as its new conductor and music director following a search lasting 1 ½ years. The Casper Star-Tribune reports the Casper orchestra announced Thursday the selection of the Australia-born conductor, who was one of four...

The Latest: 90 days for death penalty decision for Frazee

May. 24, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on a Colorado man suspected of killing the mother of his child (all times local): 11:15 a.m. Prosecutors have 90 days to decide whether to seek the death penalty against a man who has pleaded not guilty to killing his fiancee. Patrick Frazee entered the plea Friday in...

Ex-Colorado lawmaker convicted of citations in Pennsylvania

May. 24, 2019 10:57 AM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A former Colorado lawmaker and anti-tax advocate has been convicted of five municipal citations in Pennsylvania for a building that city officials say is dilapidated. The Gazette reports Douglas Bruce failed to appear for the court hearing Thursday in Pittston, Pennsylvania...

3 killed in Denver neighborhood, suspect taken into custody

May. 24, 2019 10:42 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Denver police say three people died in a shooting and that a suspect is in custody. Police said in a statement Friday that a woman was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting Thursday night and that a man and girl died after being taken to the hospital. The shooting happened in a...

EPA taking 1st big steps to clean up leaking Colorado mines

May. 23, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will take the first major steps this summer to clean up wastewater flowing from dozens of old mines at a Superfund site in southwestern Colorado, officials said Thursday. The work includes dredging contaminated sediment from streams and ponds,...