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Smoky Hill High School evacuated Friday after hazmat incident

AURORA | Smoky Hill High School has been evacuated and one person detained following a hazardous materials incident there Friday. Aurora police Sgt. Chris Amsler said two students saw a suspicious person in the school with a suspicious powder and …

Drill down for local-level disasters

“Who knows better about our hazards or how it affects the citizens than the citizens themselves,” Arapahoe County Sheriff David Walcher said.

City lawyers looking for ties in Gaylord lawsuits

City lawyers looking for ties in Gaylord lawsuits

“We would look at any efforts the hotels have been taking to impede the progress of the Gaylord project,” he said. “We haven’t formulated the entirety of the discovery plan yet, but we would probably start there.”

New Aurora police academy is no joke

New Aurora police academy is no joke

“It’s about trying to reach out to a part of the community that is going to be vital, that’s going to grow, that’s going to stay here,” said Officer Tim Jeffrey, who is coordinating the teen academy. “It gives them an opportunity to figure out how we do what we do.”

Colorado advances edible marijuana restrictions

Colorado advances edible marijuana restrictions

"They're hard to find, they're hard to identify, and they're hard to locate," said Rep. Frank McNulty, R-Highlands Ranch, one of the sponsors of the bill, which would prohibit edibles that mimic other foods or candies.

Police: Man ate pot candy before shooting wife

Police: Man ate pot candy before shooting wife

She pleaded with dispatchers to hurry and send officers because her husband, Richard Kirk, 47, had asked her to get a gun and shoot him. She said he was talking about the end of the world and she was "scared of what he might do."

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 …

Judge closes Holmes’ hearing around specific jury questions

arring the press and public from criminal courtrooms is extremely rare in Colorado, but this marks the second hearing in the Holmes case that has been closed. Samour previously closed a hearing where the two sides discussed Holmes’ psychiatric evaluation

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.'"

Colorado recall election changes being finalized

The legislation comes in the aftermath of last year's recalls of former Sens. Angela Giron and John Morse, who were removed by voters and replaced with Republicans after the Democrats helped pass gun restrictions.