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2 Administrators Shot at Denver High School

Police say juvenile suspect is still at large

(Newser) - Two school administrators were shot on Wednesday morning at a Denver high school after a handgun was found on a student subjected to daily searches, authorities said. The male, juvenile suspect remained at large and the gun was not immediately recovered following the shooting at East High School, Police Chief...

He Was Enjoying a Soak When a Cougar Grabbed His Head

Man was in a hot tub with his wife when the attack occurred Saturday in Colorado

(Newser) - Wildlife officials said Monday they are searching for a mountain lion that clawed a man's head while he was sitting in a hot tub with his wife at a rental home in central Colorado. The man was soaking in the in-ground hot tub in a wooded subdivision west of...

Teens Killed in Spring Break Sledding Accident in Colorado

Illinois teens were on a halfpipe after area had closed

(Newser) - Two Illinois teens' spring break trip to Colorado went devastatingly wrong when they were killed in a sledding accident Sunday night at Copper Mountain ski resort. The 17- and 18-year-old boys, seniors at Prairie Central High School, were riding tandem down the resort's halfpipe on a plastic sled. Sleds...

Cops: Colorado Dentist Fatally Poisoned Wife

James Craig brought her to hospital Wednesday, per police; her condition quickly went downhill

(Newser) - On Wednesday, a Colorado man drove his wife to a local hospital after she'd complained of dizziness and bad headaches, according to Aurora police. The 43-year-old woman went downhill from there, ended up in the ICU on a ventilator, and soon was declared medically brain dead, per KDVR . Now,...

2 Skiers Killed in Late Colorado Avalanches

Recent storms have made conditions more dangerous

(Newser) - It's been a deadly few days for snow sports in Colorado, with two people dead in separate late-winter avalanches. The AP notes that recent storms have raised the risks of avalanches and takes a look at the incidents:
  • A skier was killed Sunday in a large avalanche in

Avalanche Kills 2 Skiers in Colorado
Colorado Skiers
Killed in Avalanche

Colorado Skiers Killed in Avalanche

Men were skiing the backcountry

(Newser) - Two men were killed by an avalanche while skiing the backcountry in Colorado on Saturday. The men set out near Vallecito Reservoir that morning, in full avalanche gear, with the intention of returning the same day, but when they hadn't come back by evening, someone reported them missing, the...

Debate Organizers Thrown by Candidate's Wheelchair

Paul Hinds, running for reelection on Denver's City Council, says he had to crawl onto debate stage

(Newser) - A debate this week in Denver for a City Council seat is making headlines not for the debate itself, but for what one candidate calls his "humiliating" experience as he tried to participate. The Denver Post reports that the event was held Monday at Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, a...

This Is the Most Educated State in America

Way to go, Massachusetts, according to WalletHub's latest rankings

(Newser) - A good education leads to better jobs, and who wouldn't want that opportunity? How long you're immersed in schooling, and where you get it, can make all the difference. WalletHub looked at all 50 states to determine which provide the best education, analyzing 18 metrics in two main...

Most Animals Ignore Wildlife Cameras. This Bear Took 400 Selfies

Colorado bear was captivated by device

(Newser) - Animals generally scurry past wildlife cameras without noticing them, but a bear in Boulder spotted one of the devices and decided it was ready for its close-up. The Colorado city's Open Space and Mountain Parks team says the bear took hundreds of "selfies" on a motion-activated camera on...

Lawsuit: Woman, 97, Froze to Death in View of Facility's Security Cameras

Her body wasn't found until more than 5 hours after she wandered outside, lawsuit says

(Newser) - The family of Mary Jo Staub paid $1,500 extra for heightened care for the 97-year-old at an assisted living facility in Colorado, a lawsuit states. But despite a warning to staff from one of her daughters that she was confused and hallucinating, she froze to death in full view...

Methamphetamine Contamination Forces Colorado Library to Close
Another Colorado Library
Shuts Due to Meth Levels

Another Colorado Library Shuts Due to Meth Levels

Contamination found mostly in public restrooms

(Newser) - For the second time in a month, a Colorado library has been forced to close due to meth contamination. This time it was in the Denver suburb of Englewood, the AP reports. Contamination in the city library's restrooms was found to exceed state thresholds last week, and the library...

Stranger Gives Child Piano Prodigy a Stunning Gift

Bill Magnusson hopes to see Jude Kofie reach his full potential: 'He's Mozart level'

(Newser) - Eleven-year-old Jude Kofie stunned his parents when he sat down at the family's electric keyboard about a year ago and started playing fabulously, despite having no instruction. The boy living with autism in Aurora, Colorado, seemed to have a gift, as professional piano tuner Bill Magnusson recognized when he...

'Violent' Avalanche Kills University President's Son

Andy Feinstein says he dug himself out, sought help before Nick's body was found in Colorado

(Newser) - A New Year's Eve avalanche fully buried the president of the University of Northern Colorado and his 22-year-old son, and the latter died. UNCO President Andy Feinstein says he and his son, Nick, were skiing in the backcountry beyond the boundaries of Breckenridge Ski Resort on Saturday when both...

'Real-Life Body-Snatching Case' Reaches Its Conclusion

Megan Hess sentenced to 20 years after pleading guilty to mail fraud

(Newser) - Prosecutors said what victims perceived as Megan Hess' lack of remorse would be considered at her January sentencing, and it apparently was. The former Colorado funeral home operator faced up to 20 years after pleading guilty in July to a count of mail fraud tied to a scheme in which...

Woman Dies After Rideshare Driver Leaves Her on Interstate

Woman was struck on busy road in Colorado

(Newser) - A woman is dead following a hit-and-run on I-25 in Thornton, Colorado, a Denver suburb. The suspected driver is now under arrest, but as CBS News reports, many people—at least on social media—are "focusing their anger on the rideshare driver" who left the victim and her friends...

A Year Before Club Q Shooting, Suspect's Bomb Threat Case Was Dropped

The AP delves into what happened with accused mass shooter's 2021 case

(Newser) - The Colorado Springs gay nightclub shooter had charges dropped in a 2021 bomb threat case after family members who were terrorized in the incident refused to cooperate, according to the district attorney and court documents unsealed Thursday. The charges were dropped despite authorities finding a “tub” full of bomb-making...

Club Q Suspect Slammed With 305 Criminal Counts

Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22, faces murder, hate crime charges after Colorado Springs shooting

(Newser) - The suspect accused of entering a Colorado gay nightclub clad in body armor and opening fire with an AR-15-style rifle, killing five people and wounding at least 17 others, was charged by prosecutors Tuesday with 305 criminal counts, including hate crimes and murder. Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22, sat upright in...

Bovine Mystery Stumps in Colorado: 'We're Scratching Our Heads'

State wildlife officials don't know why dozens of cows, calves near Meeker have died since October

(Newser) - Cattle are dying by the dozens in a tiny corner of Colorado, and it's left local wildlife authorities flummoxed. The Guardian reports that, over the past two months, about 40 cows and calves have expired near the northwest town of Meeker, with a rancher there first reporting the deaths...

These Are the Best, Worst States for Jobs

Washington tops WalletHub's list; West Virginia comes in last

(Newser) - After a tumultuous couple of years marred by the pandemic, the job market is looking up, with many employers eagerly seeking new workers for their payrolls. Conditions for the job hunt are better in some states than in others, and WalletHub is here to break it all down. The site...

Another Club Q Hero Speaks Out
A 2nd Club Q
Hero Speaks Out

A 2nd Club Q Hero Speaks Out

Thomas James, a Navy petty officer, helped subdue the alleged shooter

(Newser) - The world is hearing from another Club Q hero for the first time. One of the patrons who helped Army veteran Richard Fierro subdue the suspect accused of killing five in a mass shooting at the LGBTQ+ nightclub in Colorado released a statement Sunday, CNN reports. Thomas James, a US...

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