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Aurora council delays ambulance review

AURORA | The Aurora City Council has agreed to a request from prosecutors to delay a review of the ambulance response to last July’s movie theater shooting. Reports say that the council wants to know why it took emergency medical …

Feds say grant can’t go for legal requests from shooting, city on the hook for more than $100K

City officials had hoped federal grants would cover the extra legal costs, but City Attorney Charlie Richardson said this week that those grants can’t be used for legal fees and the city will have to foot the bill

City OKs probe into cop response to theater massacre

City OKs probe into cop response to theater massacre

City to commission outside survey to look at police, fire and ambulance response to July 20 theater shooting

Bill to make Colo. insanity pleas tougher fails

DENVER  | Democrats rejected a proposal to make it tougher for Colorado defendants to be found not guilty by reason of insanity by putting the burden of proof on defense attorneys, instead of prosecutors. A House committee voted 7-4 against …

Feds give $2.9 million for theater victims

AURORA | Federal officials today announced a $2.9 million grant to Colorado aimed at helping victims of the July 20 theater shooting in Aurora. The grant from the Office of Justice Programs’ Office for Victims of Crime will go to …

Insanity pleas would be tougher under Colo. bill

Should the measure pass it would present a challenge to a decades-old state Supreme Court decision that established current law, which is what McNulty wants.

City to study response to Colo. theater shootings

AURORA | The city of Aurora is planning a study of the response to the Colorado theater shootings amid questions about why emergency medical personnel didn’t get into the theater until nearly 24 minutes after the attack. The Aurora City …

Aurora shooting victim’s family at State of Union speech

AURORA  | The mother and uncle of a teenager who was killed in the Aurora movie theater shooting are planning to attend President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday. The Denver Post reports Theresa and Dave Hoover, who lost …

Aurora council plans ‘Resiliency Center’ for victims and families of theater shooting

AURORA | Aurora City Council members at their winter meeting Feb. 9 will discuss the possibility of opening a mental health and victim assistance center for victims of the July 20 theater shooting at the vacant Hoffman Heights Library. The …

Theater shooting causes spike in 2012 crime

AURORA | The July 20 theater shooting caused an almost 2 percent spike in crime last year, according to preliminary data Aurora police released Tuesday. Without counting the shooting crime across the city actually fell by 1.3 percent, APD said. …