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Ex-Nevada inmate going on trial in Colorado hammer killings

Jul. 23, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A former Nevada inmate accused of using a hammer to kill four people in the Denver area is going on trial nearly four decades after the slayings. Jury selection began Friday in the trial of Alex Ewing in the deaths of Bruce and Debra Bennett and...

Oft-injured Avalanche forward Matt Calvert retires at 31

Jul. 22, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Calvert announced his retirement Thursday after 11 seasons in the NHL. The oft-injured Calvert was limited to 18 games last season by a variety of injuries, including a concussion. The two-way forward...

Denver DA's husband pleads guilty to attempted arson

Jul. 22, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The husband of Denver District Attorney Beth McCann has pleaded guilty to attempted arson after he left slash piles burning unattended in northern Colorado last year. The Denver Post reports 69-year-old Christopher Linsmayer was charged after he left...

Interior secretary: Drought demands investment, conservation

Jul. 22, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Confronting the historic drought that has a firm grip on the American West requires a heavy federal infrastructure investment to protect existing water supplies but also will depend on efforts at all levels of government to reduce demand by promoting water efficiency and...

Woman dead, 3 missing after flooding in Colorado burn area

Jul. 21, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

RUSTIC, Colo. (AP) — A woman was found dead and three other people were missing after rain triggered flooding and mudslides in an area of northern Colorado burned by a large wildfire last year, authorities said Wednesday. The woman's body was found near the small...

Man wounded in 4th police shooting in Aurora this month

Jul. 21, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A man believed to be a suspect in a domestic violence incident was wounded by police in Aurora on Tuesday in the fourth police shooting in the Denver suburb this month. The man fired one round near police after they responded to the incident and...

Some drought-imposed fishing limits lifted on Colorado River

Jul. 20, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado lifted some fishing restrictions along a stretch of the Colorado River on Tuesday, but biologists warn that historically low water flows caused by a drought in the U.S. West, high water temperatures and wildfire sediment that all starve trout of oxygen could force...

Man convicted of killing driver during speeding livestream

Jul. 19, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — A man has been convicted of vehicular homicide after prosecutors say he hit a car while driving around 120 mph (193 mph) during a Facebook livestream showing him speeding. A jury in Adams County found 44-year-old Bryan Kirby guilty Thursday in the...

Force tops qualifying with quickest run in Bandimere history

Jul. 17, 2021 23:59 PM EDT

MORRISON, Colo. (AP) — Brittany Force had the quickest run in Bandimere Speedway history Saturday, rocketing to the No. 1 position in Top Fuel at the Dodge/SRT Mile-High NHRA Nationals. Force had a track-record run of 3.717 seconds at 326.00 mph in her third No. 1...

3 men arrested near All-Star Game face federal gun charges

Jul. 16, 2021 19:54 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Three men arrested with more than a dozen weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition at a Denver hotel near the site of Major League Baseball's All-Star Game have been charged with federal firearms crimes, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Friday. The...