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Paramedic Hears His Fate Over Death of Elijah McClain

Peter Cichuniec sentenced to 5 years behind bars for his role in death of Black man in Colorado

(Newser) - Colorado paramedic Peter Cichuniec was sentenced Friday to five years in prison in a rare prosecution of medical responders following the death of Elijah McClain, a Black man whose name became part of the rallying cries for social justice that swept the US in 2020. McClain was walking down the...

His Pet Gila Monster Bit Him. He Was Dead Within Days
His Pet Gila Monster Bit Him.
Within Days, He Was Dead

His Pet Gila Monster Bit Him. Within Days, He Was Dead

Experts say this was a rare event

(Newser) - A Gila monster, one of two a Colorado man had as pets, bit the 34-year-old man on February 12. Four days later, the man died in a hospital in what experts say was a rare occurrence. While Gila monster bites can be so painful they cause victims to lose consciousness,...

What Is Going On With Colorado Funeral Homes?

Cops say ex-funeral home director there kept a corpse in his hearse for 2 years

(Newser) - A former funeral home owner accused of hiding a woman's corpse in the back of a hearse for two years and hoarding the cremated remains of at least 30 people has been arrested, authorities said. Thursday night's arrest of Miles Harford, 33, is the latest allegation of misconduct...

Single-Car Crash Devastates U of Wyoming Swim Team

3 members killed Thursday in Colorado

(Newser) - Three members of the University of Wyoming swim and dive team are dead following a single-car crash in Colorado. Five people were in a Toyota RAV4 heading south along Highway 287, about 10 miles from the Colorado-Wyoming border, around 2:45pm local time on Thursday when the vehicle went off...

It's an Uphill Battle for Boebert: 'She's Not One of Us'

Voters in her new 4th District paint Colorado Republican as outsider

(Newser) - You'd think Lauren Boebert's "almost-universal name recognition" would give her a boost in an 11-candidate GOP primary race for Colorado's 4th District, a Republican stronghold. But Boebert's fame "has become as much of a curse as a blessing as she deals with fallout from...

2 People Found Dead in Colorado Dorm Room Identified
Arrest Made in Colorado
Dorm Room Shooting

Arrest Made in Colorado Dorm Room Shooting

Police say suspect knew Colorado Springs victims

(Newser) - Police in Colorado Springs say a person suspected of killing two people in a University of Colorado-Colorado Springs dorm room Friday was arrested Monday morning. The Colorado Springs Police Department said 25-year-old Nicholas Jordan was taken into custody without incident on two counts of first-degree murder, reports the AP . Police...

Arrests Made After Child's Body Found in Concrete

Jesus and Yesenia Dominguez have both been found dead

(Newser) - Two people have been arrested on charges including murder after the horrific discovery last month of a little girl's body encased in concrete in a Colorado storage unit. Corena Rose Minjarez, 36, and Jesus Dominguez, 35, are in custody, the AP reports. The discovery of the girl's body...

2 Found Fatally Shot in College Dorm

Police are treating deaths as homicides at University of Colorado-Colorado Springs

(Newser) - A lockdown has been lifted at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs after two people were found shot dead in an on-campus dorm. Per KKTV , Colorado Springs police say that a lockdown and shelter-in-place directive were put in place after shots were reported around 6am local time on Friday, with students,...

Here Are the Most, Least Educated States in America

Massachusetts tops WalletHub's list, West Virginia brings up the rear

(Newser) - If your mantra is "surround yourself with people smarter than you are," some US states may be a better bet than others, per WalletHub , which looked at the data to see which states offer more in the way of education. The site examined 18 metrics in two main...

Loveland Is Having Its Big Day
Loveland Is
Having Its Big Day

Loveland Is Having Its Big Day

Colorado town has stamped thousands of Valentine's cards every year for nearly 8 decades

(Newser) - Love is in the air—and the mail—in the northern Colorado city of Loveland. Every year, tens of thousands of people from around the world route their Valentine's Day cards to "Sweetheart City" to get a special inscription and the coveted Loveland postmark. The remailing tradition has...

FBI: Couple Could Easily Have Afforded to Cremate Bodies

Instead, they abandoned bodies and spent money on vehicles and other personal items, prosecutors say

(Newser) - Two Colorado funeral home owners accused of abandoning nearly 200 bodies took payments from families that were meant for cremations and burials and instead bought vehicles, cryptocurrency, a $1,500 dinner in Las Vegas, and other personal items, prosecutors and an FBI agent said Thursday. In a courtroom packed with...

Black Mom, 4 Kids Detained After Salon Day Get $1.9M Settlement

Children were handcuffed, made to lie on ground during stolen-vehicle mix-up

(Newser) - The Black mom and four children ordered out of their car by police at gunpoint and forced to lie on the ground (while handcuffed, in the case of two of the kids) have settled with the Colorado city involved in the 2020 incident. Aurora will pay Brittney Gilliam, her daughter,...

Colorado Woman: I Didn't Want to Run for President, Don't Vote for Me

Krystal Gabel says she didn't give her OK to be a presidential candidate in Minnesota primary

(Newser) - Krystal Gabel of Colorado is currently a candidate for president of the United States in the Minnesota primary—which came as a big surprise to Krystal Gabel. WDAY describes Gabel as a cannabis activist whose name was entered as a candidate by a Minnesota third party for the March 5...

Skier Dies After Crashing Into Tree at Aspen Resort

Woman was on an intermediate run at the Colorado resort

(Newser) - A 22-year-old woman is dead after hitting a tree while skiing at Colorado's Aspen Highlands Ski Resort Saturday morning. The woman was on the Exhibition run, which is an intermediate "blue" rated run, the Denver Gazette reports. Ski patrol responded immediately to a call about the incident, which...

In New District, Boebert Finishes 5th in Straw Poll

It was taken after debate where she faced 'carpetbagging' accusations

(Newser) - Rep. Lauren Boebert switched districts because she was facing a tough reelection fight in Colorado's 3rd District—but a straw poll suggests she won't have an easy ride in the state's 4th District, where she has entered the GOP primary to replace retiring Rep. Ken Buck. Colorado...

In Boebert's Primary Debate, 'Carpetbagger' Insinuations Fly

Opponents running for US House in Colorado's 4th District don't appreciate defection from 3rd District

(Newser) - Republican primary candidate Mike Lynch didn't sugarcoat the question to his opponent on the crammed debate stage, Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert, who hopped into the race last month partly over fear of a loss in the district she currently represents. "Could you give the definition of 'carpetbagger?'...

Doctor, 67, Dies in Colorado Avalanche

It appears Peter Harrelson may have not been killed upon impact

(Newser) - Colorado logged a grim happening on Monday: its first avalanche death of the season. The San Miguel County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that Dr. Peter Harrelson, a 67-year-old longtime Ophir resident, died during a backcountry trip near his hometown. The Montrose Daily Press reports Harrelson had set out to...

Pastor Throws God Under the Bus After Fraud Charges

'The Lord told us to,' Colorado's Eli Regalado tells his flock

(Newser) - A pastor in Colorado stands accused of bilking his flock out of millions of dollars in a cryptocurrency scheme to fund a lavish lifestyle, reports NBC News . And in a video to his followers, Eli Regalado admits that he and wife Kaitlyn did indeed pocket $1.3 million in the...

Retiring Soon? Consider These States

Florida comes in first in WalletHub's rankings; Kentucky is last

(Newser) - Whether you're nearing retirement age or simply planning way ahead, where you ultimately stick out your golden years can make a big difference in how you live those years, and how much it affects your pocketbook. WalletHub looked at all 50 states, using nearly four dozen metrics in three...

Papers With Story on Assault at Police Chief's House Are Stolen

Colorado takes down online paywall to make account public

(Newser) - Nearly all the copies of a small-town Colorado newspaper were stolen from newspaper racks on the same day the Ouray County Plaindealer published an article about charges being filed over rapes alleged to have occurred at an underage drinking party at the police chief's house while the chief was...

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