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16-year-old STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting suspect pleads guilty

The younger of two students charged in the deadly STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting in May pleaded guilty on Friday. Alec McKinney, 16, pleaded guilty to 17 felonies, including first-degree murder, under a plea deal, the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s office said. In December, a judge ruled that McKinney would be prosecuted as an adult […]

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Conservative Colorado radio show canceled after host’s “you wish for a nice school shooting” comment

A Denver radio station has canceled a scheduled program after one of the hosts said a school shooting would help break up media coverage of impeachment proceedings. Chuck Bonniwell from the show “Chuck & Julie” was complaining Tuesday about an abundance of media coverage on the impeachment of President Donald Trump. “You wish for a […]

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Gov. Polis meets with family of Colorado Springs teen De’Von Bailey, who was fatally shot by police in August

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on Thursday met privately with the family of a 19-year-old Colorado Springs man fatally shot by police in August and the family’s attorneys.  In the weeks after the shooting, Polis called for an independent investigation to be voluntarily conducted into the killing of De’Von Bailey, who was shot by officers responding […]

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New details cast doubt on Fort Collins police investigation of CSU student’s 2018 shooting death

The 22-year-old charged in connection with the 2018 shooting death of his roommate at an off-campus house near Colorado State University removed ammunition from the handgun and threw away beer cans before calling 911, according to a newly released court document. The arrest affidavit for Colemann Carver, suppressed for months by a judge, states that he […]

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A Snapchat leads police to reopen investigation of CSU student’s death and raises questions about gun violence

In his senior year at Colorado State University, as part of an internship application, Finnegan Daly sat down to list his goals for the future. He wanted to travel abroad, land a job as a financial adviser and buy a house. Three to five years down the road, he hoped to run a marathon, become […]

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Revenge prompted deadly STEM School shooting, unsealed documents say; security guard accidentally wounded student

The two teens accused in the deadly shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch told authorities the attack was carried out to exact revenge on some of their peers and that they got the weapons they used from a gun safe belonging to one of their parents. One of the alleged shooters told investigators that the […]

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“There wasn’t a whole lot that was going through my mind”: Teen called mom while subduing Highlands Ranch school shooter

By Thomas Peipert, The Associated Press LITTLETON — A student who helped thwart a shooting at a suburban Denver high school says he was still pinning one of the attackers down when he decided to call one of the most important people in his life — his mother. Joshua Jones, an 18-year-old senior at STEM […]

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Most Americans believe schools have become less safe in the 20 years since Columbine, poll shows

By Emily Swanson, Carolyn Thompson and Hannah Fingerhut, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Twenty years after the Columbine High School shooting made practicing for armed intruders as routine as fire drills, many parentshave only tepid confidence in the ability of schools to stop a gunman, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public […]

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The U.S. Forest Service wants to ban target shooting on 1,100 percent more acreage in two of Colorado’s national forests

The U.S. Forest Service wants to increase the acreage where target shooting is prohibited in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests by more than 1,100 percent as the agency works to limit safety and use conflicts that have grown along with the Front Range’s population explosion. But it says four or five new shooting ranges […]