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A lot more drugs are being confiscated in Colorado prisons as inmates die from overdoses

The Colorado Department of Corrections is asking the legislature for money to create a K-9 team that can detect narcotics coming into state prisons

Crime and Courts

Former Idaho Springs police officer pleads guilty to using Taser on man in his 70s

Judge Cynthia Jones conditionally accepted the plea but scheduled a January hearing to hear objections from Michael Clark's family attorney

Crime and Courts

Douglas County Commissioner Lora Thomas is running for sheriff

If elected, Thomas would have to leave her other elected office two years early

Politics and Government

Victims of crimes in Colorado get vastly different level of services depending on race, report finds

The Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition’s report also links the lacking racial diversity of staff at victim services organizations to the underserving of victims of color in Colorado

Crime and Courts

Rocky Mountain National Park ranger injured in shootout near Fall River entrance

A person in a car involved in a law enforcement pursuit earlier in the day also was shot. A second person in the car was uninjured and is in police custody

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Fourth teen charged with attempted murder in Aurora’s Hinkley High School shooting

Crime and Courts

Inmate killed in fight at federal prison in Colorado becomes third to die in a spate of violence

Jamarr Thompson, 33, was pronounced dead Monday afternoon at USP Florence

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Colorado man gets 3 years for killing pro bicyclist in crash

Cordell Schneider was convicted in July of vehicular homicide and was sentenced Friday for the March 4, 2020, crash near Marvel that killed Benjamin Sonntag

Outdoors

Shootings involving teenagers in Aurora renew focus on gun violence

Activists and officials say easy access to guns is contributing to the problem, which has also been exacerbated by the pandemic and its effect particularly on the mental health of minority teens in the city.

Crime and Courts

Man accused in Boulder King Soopers shooting is found incompetent to stand trial

Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, 22, will now be sent to the state's mental health hospital where doctors will try to restore him to competency

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Former Idaho Springs police officer expected to plead guilty to on-duty assault charge

Nicholas Hanning has been charged with third-degree assault of an at-risk person for deploying a stun gun against Michael Clark

Crime and Courts

Brighton councilman, facing DUI charge, resigns

Kris Jordinell is suspected of driving under the influence in relation to an Aug. 17 incident

Politics and Government

Table Mesa King Soopers will reopen in January after mass shooting

The grocery store at 3600 Table Mesa Dr. has been there for 49 years

Crime and Courts

Monthslong drug investigation into Denver-area fentanyl trafficking results in 19 indictments

Counterfeit pills laced with fentanyl are causing a surge in overdose deaths in Colorado. The defendants are accused of selling drugs in Arapahoe, Douglas, Denver and Jefferson counties.

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What happens when the lure of outdoor rec starts to pull people onto tribal lands?

The Navajo Rangers program presents a microcosm of the concerns that arise around outdoor recreation on tribal lands, from cultural and ecological issues to gaps in funding

Outdoors

Teens charged in shooting that wounded 3 students at Hinkley High School in Aurora

The charges against the three 16-year-old boys in the Nov. 19 shooting at Aurora's Hinkley High School were filed in adult court

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Aurora students will have to stay on campus during lunch after recent shootings

All high schools in Aurora will have closed campuses beginning Monday and continuing at least through winter break

Education

Five people wounded in Aurora shooting near party

The people shot were all males between 16 and 20 years old. They are all expected to survive.

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Aurora shootings: Students and school staff grapple with a “growing crisis”

The shootings have caused additional strain in a school community that, like others across the country, has been navigating a tumultuous period defined by the COVID pandemic and activism around social justice issues

Education

The Aspen Police Department wants $300,000 to try out Tesla cop cars

Electrifying the city fleet helps achieve the Aspen City Council’s goals to address climate change

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