In Brief

Motorcyclist killed in I-70 crash

Police said two motorcyclists tried to pass a semi truck before a construction zone and the two bikes collided, causing one rider to lose control. The out-of-control bike slammed into construction zone barrels and the biker was thrown into the path of the semi, police said

Colorado makes child abuse information public

DENVER | Colorado has created a website that provides the public with child-protection and child-abuse information for each county following a number of child deaths. The new website is part of a series of reforms for the state’s child protection …

Police: Student ate more pot than recommended

Police: Student ate more pot than recommended

"'This is a sign from God that this has happened, that I can't control myself,'" he told his friends, according to the reports. "'It's not because of the weed.'"

Arvada WWII veteran to receive POW Medal

LAKEWOOD | An Arvada man held captive by the Nazis during World War II is being awarded a Prisoner of War Medal. Ninety-one-year-old Frank Dechant will receive the medal from congressman Ed Perlmutter during a ceremony Monday. Perlmutter’s office says …

Buckley airman killed in Denver crash

Buckley airman killed in Denver crash

AURORA | A senior airman at Buckley Air Force Base was killed in a Denver motorcycle crash Wednesday night, according to police and base officials. The airman, Michael Snyder, 23, was riding a motorcycle when a car hit him at …

Public’s help sought in solving double homicide

BRIGHTON | Authorities are asking for the public’s help in solving the stabbing deaths of a 50-year-old woman and a toddler in Adams County. Sgt. Paul Gregory with the Adams County Sheriff’s Office says Rae Lynn Gonzales and 18-month-old Fabian …

Marijuana town hall seeks caregiver feedback

DENVER | Colorado’s Health Department is holding a marijuana town hall Friday to gauge opinions on closing a legal loophole for medical marijuana caregivers. Caregivers are state-sanctioned marijuana growers who raise pot for people on the medical marijuana registry. Colorado …

Aurora teen killed in early morning Colfax crash

AURORA | A driver of an SUV who slammed into a Camaro early Monday morning, killing the Camaro’s 17-year-old driver, remains hospitalized, police said. The driver, whose name has not been released, has not been charged with a crime and …

Aurora police nab two accused of selling ‘spice’

AURORA | Two people are facing felony drug charges after Aurora police say they were caught with 12,000 packets of synthetic marijuana commonly called “spice.” The pair — 54-year-old Dowinder Boparai and 28-year-old Seble Gebreegziadhair — were arrested earlier this …

Coroner IDs UCH employee killed Wednesday

AURORA | The Adams County coroner’s office today identified a man shot by police as Joseph Oliver Gorden but did not say how he was killed. Police said Thursday that Gorden, 50, was shot by a University of Colorado police …