FILE - In a Sept. 30, 2013, file photo, 18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler arrives for a hearing for Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes at district court in Centennial, Colo. Brauchler leads the prosecution team in Holmes' trial. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)

CENTENNIAL|  Key players in the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes: ___ THE JUDGE Carlos A. Samour Jr. became a district court judge in 2007 after working as a private defense attorney, then a Denver prosecutor. Samour moved to the United States from El Salvador in 1979, when he was 13. He received his […]

CENTENNIAL | As the Aurora theater trial starts in Arapahoe County, city officials and volunteers are working to keep their focus on a memorial garden being built for the victims. The official memorial will be in the city’s xeriscape display garden at East Alameda Parkway and South Chambers Road. Officials say it will be a […]

People go into the Arapahoe County District court on Monday in Centennial. (Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel)

A large poster board at the courtroom entrance warns them against emotional outbursts or wearing clothing with any messages on it. The same warnings are posted on the back of every chair in the courtroom, and include a line telling observers they could be held in contempt or barred from attending the trial if they violate the judge’s order

A vehicle runs a red light at the intersection of Alameda Parkway and South Buckley Road on April 14. State lawmakers are considering on banning red light and radar traffic cameras. (Courtland Wilson/ Aurora Sentinel)

Lawmakers have yet to agree to a slate of marijuana proposals, including a crackdown on medical marijuana caregivers and a proposal to set up statewide laboratory testing standards

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake speaks in front of faith and community leaders at a news conference calling for peace in response to a Freddie Gray protest that turned violent, Sunday, April 26, 2015, at the Bethel AME Church in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

BALTIMORE | Thousands were expected Monday at a funeral for a man who died after sustaining serious spinal injuries while in the custody of Baltimore police. Funeral services were planned for 11 a.m. EDT Monday for Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man who died April 19 after an encounter days earlier with police left him with […]