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Man Allegedly Steals Cop Car, Then Responds to Call

Jeremiah James Taylor faces a slew of charges in Colorado

(Newser) - It's one thing to steal a marked police car. It's another to respond to an emergency call in that same car. Authorities in Teller County, Colorado, says Jeremiah James Taylor, 33, did just that this week, reports KDVR . The county sheriff's office says Taylor first stole the...

Colorado Gov. Pays Tribute to a 'Woman Ahead of Her Time'

Clela Rorex issued first same-sex marriage licenses in 1975

(Newser) - Clela Rorex, a former Colorado county clerk considered a pioneer in the gay rights movement for being the first public official to issue a same-sex marriage license in 1975, has died. She was 78. Rorex died Sunday of complications from recent surgery at a hospice care facility in Longmont, the...

Walgreens Worker Allegedly Killed Teen in Break Room

Victim Riley Whitelaw, 17, complained about co-worker Joshua Johnson for a year

(Newser) - A teenage Walgreens employee who reported her co-worker to her boss for making her feel uncomfortable was allegedly killed by that same co-worker in the store's break room. A manager at the store in Colorado Springs called 911 just before 7pm Saturday, saying he'd found a body in...

2 States Fear the Other Has Designs on River

Nebraska and Colorado have shared the South Platte's water for 99 years

(Newser) - Since 1923, Nebraska and Colorado have shared the water of the South Platte River in harmony. Now both states are worried that the other is trying to get the jump on the river water, the Wall Street Journal reports, in a split that could end up in court. It began...

Millennials, You May Want to Head to This State

Washington ranks first in WalletHub's rankings for most appealing places for the 26-41 set

(Newser) - Whether you call them Generation Y or millennials, the group wedged between Generation X and Generation Z—ie, those born between 1981 and 1996 —has its own particular wants and needs when looking for a place to settle down. WalletHub wanted to figure out the most appealing states for...

Ex-Cop Who Joked About Rough Arrest Gets 5 Years

Family says Austin Hopp broke 73-year-old Karen Garner's arm during 2020 arrest

(Newser) - Update: "We cannot allow him to get a slap on the wrist for breaking an arm," Karen Garner's daughter-in-law said at a sentencing hearing for Austin Hopp Thursday. The former Loveland, Colorado, cop was sentenced to five years in prison for assaulting Garner, who has dementia, during...

Bystander Reported a Wolf Pack. The Reality Was 'More Hilarious'
Bystander Reported
a Wolf Pack. The Reality
Was 'More Hilarious'
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Bystander Reported a Wolf Pack. The Reality Was 'More Hilarious'

Park County Sheriff's Office says 'pack' was actually a bunch of escaped Saint Bernards

(Newser) - People tend to see what they want to see. For one particular person along a Colorado roadway, what they apparently wanted to see was a pack of wolves, but what they actually spotted in the wild was something else entirely. A video emerged earlier this week titled "Pack of...

Judge: No, You Can't Use Brandon Chant as Ballot Name

Colorado congressional candidate Dave Williams argued it was his nickname

(Newser) - Update: A judge in Colorado has ruled that Dave Williams must appear as "Dave Williams" on the ballot, and not, as he hoped, as "Dave 'Let's Go Brandon' Williams." Williams, a GOP state lawmaker, is running for Congress and tried to use the anti-Biden slogan...

Prosecutors Drop Charges Days Before Murder Trial

Colorado man Barry Morphew was accused of killing wife Suzanne in 2020

(Newser) - Update: Prosecutors in Colorado have dropped all charges against Barry Morphew just nine days before he was due to stand trial. Morphew was charged with murder and other crimes last year, almost a year after his wife Suzanne disappeared. District Attorney Linda Stanley moved to drop the charges weeks after...

This Might Be Nation's First Pickleball Felony
This Might Be Nation's
First Pickleball Felony
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This Might Be Nation's First Pickleball Felony

Retiree in Denver accused of defacing rec center floor with boundary markings

(Newser) - Pickleball is one of the hottest sports in the nation , and now comes what is probably the first alleged felony related to its play. Authorities in Denver have charged a 71-year-old retiree with defacing a rec center's floor to mark boundaries for the game, reports CBS Denver . As a...

Colorado Mountain Town Could Be All Yours

Colona's 42.5 acres up for grabs for $6.6M

(Newser) - Hoping to spend your days amid the Colorado Rockies? You could buy a $7 million mansion with views of the slopes in the former mining town of Telluride, home to the popular Telluride Ski Resort, or you could spend a little less and have an entire town. An hour north...

Colo. Has Its First Set of Legally Composted Human Remains

Body was turned into soil over 6 months in 'natural reduction'

(Newser) - Less than a year after "natural reduction," or human body composting, was legalized in Colorado, the state has laid to rest its first legally composted human remains. The law allows people to choose to have their bodies turned into soil after they die, which is said to be...

Colo. County Clerk Charged With Election-Related Felonies

Republican allegedly allowed unauthorized person to access voting machines

(Newser) - A Republican county clerk in Colorado and her deputy have been charged with multiple felonies connected to tampering with election equipment as part of an alleged effort to support Donald Trump's election fraud claims. NPR reports that the "laundry list" of charges against Mesa County Clerk and Recorder...

5 Found in Colorado Apartment Likely Died Instantly

DA says they ingested cocaine laced with fentanyl

(Newser) - Update: The five people found dead in a Commerce City, Colorado, apartment on Sunday afternoon were killed by fentanyl ODs, officials say. The victims include two men and three women who range in age from 24 to 32. A 29-year-old woman who was hospitalized and an unharmed 4-month old infant...

Plastic Surgeon Charged After Young Patient's Death

Emmalyn Nguyen suffered cardiac arrest during surgery, died 14 months later

(Newser) - Update: A plastic surgeon has been arrested in Colorado after an 18-year-old patient died following breast augmentation surgery. Emmalyn Nguyen died 14 months after the August 2019 surgery left her in a vegetative state. After a "lengthy criminal investigation," the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office said it issued...

An Avalanche, a 50-Foot Drop —Then, a Miracle

Colorado rescue team calls skier's story 'incredible'

(Newser) - A skier triggered an avalanche in Colorado on Sunday that carried him 200 to 300 feet, including a drop off a 50-foot cliff—but miraculously, he survived. Authorities say the skier and his mother had to rappel down into the chute they were skiing in Loveland Pass on Saturday, and...

Here Are the Most, Least Educated States
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America's Smartest

This State Is America's Smartest

Massachusetts is most educated, per WalletHub ranking; West Virginia is least

(Newser) - Schools have taken a big hit during the pandemic, with continual disruptions to in-person learning in elementary and secondary schools and colleges across the nation. Still, as WalletHub notes, "amid these struggles, some states are able to provide safe, quality education more than others." To find out which...

A Month After Crash, Missing Rescue Dog Found

Colorado community rallies after Mia vanished following her owner's Dec. 26 car accident

(Newser) - A rescue dog who went missing after her owner's car accident the day after Christmas is now back home, thanks to a caring Colorado community and the persistence of one particular local. Colorado Public Radio reports on the plight of Mia, a "shy and quiet" pup from Grand...

1K Hospital Visits and One Death Later, Mom Pays for Her Ruse

Kelly Turner sentenced to 16 years for fatally abusing Olivia Gant

(Newser) - A Colorado mother who fatally abused her daughter for years while falsely claiming the child was terminally ill has been sentenced to prison to serve more than twice the length of 7-year-old Olivia Gant's short life. Kelly Turner was sentenced to 16 years in prison on Wednesday after pleading...

Man Allegedly Asked for Bloomberg Daughters Before Abduction

Joseph Beecher accused of kidnapping housekeeper at billionaire's ranch in Colo.

(Newser) - A man who allegedly kidnapped an employee at the Colorado ranch owned by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg at first asked her where the billionaire's daughters were and later went on rants about Bloomberg, saying he wanted to "make an international scene" with him or his...

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