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Body of man recovered from Colorado lake after night search

Jun. 18, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Colorado emergency personnel have recovered the body of a man from a lake following an overnight search. The Pueblo Chieftain reports the body of 73-year-old David Bothel of Colorado Springs was found in Lake Pueblo State Park Tuesday morning. Authorities say Colorado Parks and...

Contract workers at DIA strike over work conditions

Jun. 18, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — About 70 baggage handlers and wheelchair assistants at Denver International Airport have walked off the job to protest what they call unsafe working conditions. The employees of Illinois-based Prospect Airport Services say managers haven't responded to their complaints. Prospect is a DIA...

Colorado police fatally shoot man during arrest attempt

Jun. 18, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — Colorado authorities say police fatally shot a man after he shot at officers trying to arrest him on several warrants. The exchange of gunfire occurred Tuesday afternoon at an apartment complex in Jefferson County, southwest of Denver. The man's name was not immediately released....

Fans arrive in droves to honor Bowlen at public tribute

Jun. 18, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Some wore full costumes and others sported jerseys, including one Denver Broncos supporter with "P. Bowlen" on the back. Quite a few devotees stood in the rain for about an hour before making their way inside the stadium. The fans arrived in droves Tuesday to pay respect to owner Pat Bowlen,...

Man gets 32 years in prison for shooting father to death

Jun. 17, 2019 11:33 PM EDT

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — A 28-year-old man who shot his father to death at an apartment north of Denver has been sentenced to 32 years in prison. Waylon Robitaille pleaded guilty in April to second-degree murder and was sentenced Monday for the April 28, 2018, death of 52-year-old David Robitaille. Adams...

Nassar judge, Olympians back USOC oversight push in Congress

Jun. 17, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The judge who sentenced former sports doctor Larry Nassar to prison and a group of Olympians are backing an effort to create a commission to look into the operations of the U.S. Olympic Committee. Michigan Judge Rosemarie Aquilina joined the athletes and Colorado's U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette in...

3 men escape from immigrant detention center in Colorado

Jun. 17, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Authorities are searching for three men who escaped from an immigrant detention center in Colorado. The Sentinel reports the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency says the men escaped from the center in Aurora around noon Sunday. Authorities are searching for 23-year-old...

Broncos to honor Bowlen in myriad ways in 2019

Jun. 17, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos are planning several ways to honor team owner Pat Bowlen , who died last week at 75 after a long battle with Alzheimer's just two months shy of his enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Renaming their stadium in his honor isn't one of those. The team...

Court: 2020 ballot campaign to repeal TABOR can proceed

Jun. 17, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Proponents of a Colorado ballot initiative to eliminate a constitutional amendment that strictly limits government's ability to tax and spend can proceed with their campaign to put the question on the 2020 ballot, the state's Supreme Court ruled in a decision released Monday. Justices ruled...

Patients say dirty instruments caused hundreds of infections

Jun. 17, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Patients who suffered infections after undergoing surgery at a Denver hospital are suing over its sterilization practices. The lawsuit filed Saturday by 67 patients and 20 spouses alleges that Porter Adventist Hospital's failure to properly clean its equipment caused "hundreds of infections"...