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Judge quashes arrest warrant for indicted Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters after her prohibited travel to Nevada

A judge quashed an arrest warrant for indicted Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters on Friday that was issued after she traveled to Nevada without permission in violation of her bond conditions.  Mesa County District Court Judge Matthew David Barrett said he was giving Peters, a Republican, a second chance in part because her criminal defense […]

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Colorado will continue locking up 10-year-olds, for now, after legislation to raise the prosecution age to 13 stalls

The youngest kids arrested and locked up in Colorado’s youth corrections system are 10 years old, a practice that will continue for now after legislation to raise the prosecution age to 13 was rewritten in the final days of the legislative session.  So far this year, Colorado has arrested and locked up 33 kids ages […]

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Colorado effort to limit arrests for low-level criminal offenses dies in statehouse committee

A measure that would have limited Colorado law enforcement from making arrests for low-level criminal offenses died in a statehouse committee on Monday after it failed to receive enough support from Democrats to move forward.  It’s the second version of the legislation to be rejected this year.  Senate Bill 273 sought to reduce jail populations statewide by […]

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Colorado Springs stepmother accused of killing stepson found trial competent

COLORADO SPRINGS — A judge in Colorado ruled Tuesday that a stepmother who is accused of killing her 11-year-old stepson is competent to stand trial. The case against Letecia Stauch, 37, will now advance to a two-day preliminary hearing where prosecutors will present evidence they say support the charges against the stepmother, The Gazette reported. The […]

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Boulder man searched for Colorado synagogues and mosques, said he “wanted the white race to win,” search warrant says

A 29-year-old Boulder man investigated by federal authorities after making startling online posts was searching for mosque and synagogue locations in the Denver metro area and elsewhere in Colorado just days before he was arrested on unrelated charges of possessing hundreds of child-porn images.  New details into Wesley Gilreath’s alleged activities were unveiled on Thursday […]