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Lawyers: Holmes could withdraw insanity plea

DENVER | Lawyers for Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes say they might withdraw his plea of not guilty by reason of insanity after they see the results of his mental evaluation. The defense made the statement in a motion …

Holmes sanity test team likely will have 3 members

Holmes sanity test team likely will have 3 members

The psychiatrist has been chosen and likely will be assisted by a psychologist and a neuropsychologist, wrote William May, superintendent of the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo.

Colorado sheriffs sue to stop new state gun restrictions

Colorado sheriffs sue to stop new state gun restrictions

It isn't yet clear whether the sheriffs' challenge will delay or jeopardize the laws. The filing, however, guarantees the renewal of a fierce debate over gun control

Aurora theater attack prompts new state mental health law

Aurora theater attack prompts new state mental health law

Lawmakers budgeted nearly $20 million for the expansion, which includes more short-term residential services

City approves theater response study

One focus of the study will be an analysis of when emergency crews responded that night and how they attempted to rescue shooting victims.

FROM PAGES TO PROACTIVE: Comic book shop launches charity to help theater victims

FROM PAGES TO PROACTIVE: Comic book shop launches charity to help theater victims

The nonprofit will help victims with day-to-day needs like child care expenses, gas cards or gift cards for weekly groceries and other small expenses, Farnsworth said.

Survivors to wed on anniversary of Colorado shootings

Survivors to wed on anniversary of Colorado shootings

AURORA | A young couple who survived the Aurora theater shootings have scheduled their wedding for the anniversary of the tragedy. Eugene Han and Kirstin Davis told KMGH-TV (http://tinyurl.com/brtdddl ) in a story Tuesday that they decided to get married …

Aurora to study emergency response after theater shooting

Aurora to study emergency response after theater shooting

TriData, a division of Virginia-based System Planning Corp, will report about activities related to the shooting, beginning at 12:30 a.m. on July 20 and ending at midnight of July 22, the evening of the vigil, according to city documents.

EVERYDAY EXTRAORDINARY: Chamber honors businesses, people who helped in tragedy; Aurora Mental Health’s Stith tops list

EVERYDAY EXTRAORDINARY: Chamber honors businesses, people who helped in tragedy; Aurora Mental Health’s Stith tops list

“I honestly thought my staff deserved it,” he said. “I’ve never been prouder of this mental health center and what they’ve done.”

Study of gun restrictions on mentally ill advances

DENVER | A proposal to study possible firearm restrictions on the mentally ill and those with substance abuse problems in Colorado advanced Tuesday, a measure prompted by the case of the suspect in the Aurora movie theater massacre, who had …