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Liability concerns lead to shutdown of some Colorado 14ers

Sep. 20, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The ramifications of a lawsuit that ended with the U.S. government paying an injured mountain biker several million dollars after a crash on a washed-out trail continue to challenge Colorado fourteener hikers. And more recreational pursuits could be...

Iraqi refugee gets 45 years for police officer's shooting

Sep. 16, 2021 20:18 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for shooting a Colorado Springs police officer in the head. The Gazette reports Karrar Noaman Al Khammasi was convicted in June of attempted murder and other charges and was sentenced...

Planned Parenthood clinic shooting suspect ruled incompetent

Sep. 16, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A man accused of killing three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado in 2015 is incompetent to stand trial, a federal judge ruled Thursday, delaying U.S. prosecutors' efforts to bring the suspect to trial after he was repeatedly deemed incompetent in state court. ...

Justices say 24/7 video surveillance violated man’s rights

Sep. 13, 2021 19:35 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Supreme Court ruled Monday that police officers violated a man's constitutional rights when they installed a video camera on a utility pole near his home and spied on him for months without getting a search warrant. The justices said the...

Man guilty of hate crime in attack on Black man sentenced

Sep. 09, 2021 22:48 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A Colorado trucker who nearly killed a Black man by slashing his neck in an unprovoked attack at an eastern Oregon truck stop was sentenced on Thursday to 16 years in federal prison. Nolan Levi Strauss, 27, pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime...

El Paso County sheriff's deputies shoot, kill armed man

Sep. 02, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — An investigation is underway after sheriff's deputies shot and killed an armed man during a confrontation in a rural area northeast of Colorado Springs. Authorities responding to a report of a suicidal man just north of Peyton on Wednesday...

Homeless camps in national forests increase amid pandemic

Aug. 29, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

WOODLAND PARK, Colo. (AP) — The campfire is smoldering and a dozen hamburger buns are scattered in the dirt along the edge of the campsite as Earl Huie approaches a 1984 Dodge pickup that he’s seen before. Huie, a U.S. Forest Service law enforcement officer, has...

Colorado man pleads guilty to role in US Capitol riot

Aug. 09, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man has pleaded guilty to his role in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol building that disrupted the certification of the presidential election. The Gazette reports Glenn Wes Lee Croy, of Colorado Springs, pleaded guilty Monday...

Colorado inmate dies after assault by fellow prisoner

Aug. 08, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) — An inmate died after being assaulted by a fellow inmate at the Colorado State Penitentiary, prisons officials said Saturday. Glen Young, 35, was seen assaulting Gerado Banda, 23, at the prison near Canon City on Wednesday in an attack that...

US women's volleyball team forms strong bond with '80 squad

Aug. 04, 2021 22:13 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese-style lanterns hanging in the rooms of the U.S. women's volleyball players at the Olympics provide much more than light. Those lanterns symbolize the strong bond that has formed between the team that built the foundation for USA Volleyball...