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Family of 6-year-old girl who died on Glenwood Springs amusement park ride files wrongful death lawsuit

Wongel Estifanos was killed by the “extreme recklessness” of Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park and its operators, according to the lawsuit filed Tuesday

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Former Denver high school teachers accused in submarine espionage case are federally indicted

The New York Times reports Jonathan and Diana Toebbes' lost their Denver-area home in 2010 in the wake of the Great Recession

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Tiny wrists in cuffs: How police use force against children

In Aurora, a video of police handcuffing Black girls ages 6, 12, 14 and 17 went viral

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Colorado begins to reckon with racial bias in child welfare, where Black kids are way overrepresented

The inequity, experienced not just in Colorado but in child welfare systems across the nation, surfaced for scrutiny last spring as the country protested the murder of George Floyd.

Equity

14 months after an Englewood slaying, the victim’s family pushes to keep the unsolved killing in the spotlight

More than a year after the brazen daylight slaying of Joe Hix, along a busy bike path, no arrests have been made in the case

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Two Denver schools targeted with “messages of hate,” vandalism

A vandal or vandals smashed a window and cut electricity at a Jewish private school and covered the walls of a public high school with racist and antisemitic graffiti

Education

The city of Aurora has reached a settlement with Elijah McClain’s family

The court will now decide how much money to allocate to Sheneen McClain and Elijah’s father, according to attorneys for the family.

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Colorado judge charged with felony menacing loses his leadership job

Judge Mark Thompson, the chief judge for the 5th Judicial District, is accused of using a real or simulated weapon in the alleged July 25 menacing incident

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Colorado woman, teen die after two vehicles collide on I-70

The Kansas Highway Patrol said Christina Satana of Pueblo, Colorado, was driving the wrong way in the eastbound lanes of I-70 in Gove County shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday before the collision

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Truck driver convicted in fiery I-70 pileup west of Denver that killed 4

Rogel Lazaro Aguilera Mederos, 25, was convicted by a Jefferson County jury on Friday

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Denver district attorney’s husband sentenced to 10 days in jail for attempted arson

Christopher Linsmayer was charged after he left several slash piles burning near his property outside Kremmling last October

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Ex-girlfriend arrested in fatal shooting of U.S. Postal Service worker in Longmont

Devan Schreiner, the 26-year-old ex-girlfriend of the victim, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder

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U.S. Postal Service worker fatally shot in Longmont neighborhood

U.S. Postal Service spokesman David Rupert says investigators think the shooting was an isolated incident

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3 dead after vehicle strikes pedestrians in Aurora

The vehicle hit the pedestrians near an intersection northeast of Cherry Creek State Park in Aurora on Wednesday afternoon

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Weld County trial begins for man accused in 1984 cold case killing of 12-year-old Jonelle Matthews

Steve D. Pankey, a repeat longshot gubernatorial candidate in Idaho, was arrested last year in the death of Jonelle Matthews

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Loveland man who authorities say planned to use pipe bombs against police asks for leniency at sentencing

Bradley Bunn  is asking for leniency when he is sentenced Wednesday, with his lawyer arguing a line can be drawn from his combat experience to the declining mental health and delusional thinking

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Tempers flare at Mesa County protest as judge prepares to decide Tina Peters’ role in upcoming election

At least one person was hurt when a counter-demonstrator showed up at a news conference outside of the Mesa County Courthouse

Politics and Government

Boulder King Soopers shooting suspect not competent, state experts conclude

Doctors diagnosed Ahmad Alissa, 22, with an unspecified mental health condition and concluded that he is not currently able to assist his lawyers in defending him.

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Navy nuclear engineer, wife who allegedly tried to pass submarine secrets worked as high school teachers in Colorado

Jonathan Toebbe taught physics at the Kent Denver School in Cherry Hills Village from 2005 to 2008. His wife, Diana, also taught science at the school

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Charges against 2 Colorado women accused of killing their newborns point to need for more awareness of Safe Haven law

Only three babies were given up at fire stations or hospitals last year under the law, which is intended to prevent infant homicide.

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