All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Colorado’

Kandi Burruss: Drama Ensues On Family Ski Trip To Colarado

Everyone has horror stories of their family vacations. Kandi Burruss had hers caught on camera. The Real Housewives of Atlanta mainstay and her husband Todd Tucker went on a vacation with their families in an effort to mend relationships and get their families closer. While their intentions were good, not everyone saw it that way. And all the ensuing drama …

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Everyman Cited After Putting 8 Bullets in His Crappy Computer

In a totally relatable move, a Colorado man took his underperforming computer into an alley behind his house and pumped its guts full of lead. Unfortunately for our hero everyman, that’s not exactly legal. Colorado Springs Police say that 37-year-old Lucas Hinch was cited for discharging a firearm within city limits – which is against the law in Colorado Springs. …

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Uber Driver Tried to Rob Woman’s House After Dropping Her Off at the Airport

Tried is the operative word here, as our cunning Uber driver forgot that people oftentimes have roommates. Fifty one-year-old Gerald Montgomery was arrested on Tuesday and is facing attempted burglary charges after police say he picked up a women, drove her to the airport, and immediately drove back to her home and attempted to rob the place. Unfortunately for Montgomery, …

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Woman Who Cut Out Baby After Luring Mother on Craigslist Won’t Face Murder Charges

A decision not to file murder charges against a woman accused of cutting a seven-month-old fetus from its mother’s womb is setting off debates over so-called “fetal homicide laws.” Earlier this month we told you the horrifying story of a woman who lured a pregnant woman to her home with a Craigslist ad for used baby clothing. When she arrived, …

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John Denver Bust Goes Missing After Metal Concert

After years of silence, John Denver’s name was in the news twice this week. Of course, Denver himself died in 1997 when he crashed his experimental aircraft. But he grabbed headlines briefly earlier in the week when a star in honor of the singer was unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Then came the Saints and Sinners Halloween Ball …

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Halloween Candy: Marijuana Candies Cause Concern This Year

Halloween is an odd celebration. Parents warn children 364 days a year about the dangers of “taking candy from strangers,” then drive them around to do that very thing one day out of that year. And for decades, parents have been warning children about the dangers of anything they score on Halloween that is not sealed in plastic. Gone are …

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Quentin Tarantino: “The Hateful Eight” In Colorado

Quentin Tarantino is preparing to take over a ranch near Telluride, Colorado to film his latest film, The Hateful Eight. The film, with a budget of $44 million, will bring major money to the area and to Colorado. The state hasn’t seen a major movie production since 1969’s True Grit. “The whole movie’s going to be shot here, exteriors and …

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Powerball Winner Of Colorado’s Largest Jackpot Ever Plans To “Have Fun”

Winning 90 million dollars in the Powerball lottery can change a person’s life. On Sunday, someone in Colorado claimed a prize of that size and made history for lottery in Colorado, at least for a little while. 90 million dollars is the most that has ever been won through any lottery in Colorado. The public had no idea who that …

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Marijuana Legalization: Colo. Youth Smoking Less Pot

It is a statistic that flies in the face of everything that legalization opponents thought. Despite dire prognostications to the contrary, a new survey by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reveals that high school-age use of marijuana has dropped from 22% to 20% since pot was legalized there. The thing that makes this even more stunning is …

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Kristin Cavallari Dropped 20 Pounds Two Months After Giving Birth

Kristin Cavallari has already lost 20 pounds of pregnancy weight a little over two months after giving birth to her second child. The 27-year-old reality television star and husband Jay Cutler, quarterback for the Chicago Bears, welcomed son Jaxon Wyatt Cutler (Jax) on May 7. Their first son, Camden, was born in August 2012. “I’m still a couple of pounds …

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Cannabis Zombies in Colorado Held at Bay

For decades, small groups have tried to convince average Americans of a few simple facts about marijuana. They spoke to anyone who would listen about how no one ever overdosed on marijuana. They tirelessly campaigned against the mistaken notion that Reefer Madness was a documentary. They produced one scholarly paper after another showing that marijuana was medicine, and that it …

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Mesa County Mudslide Victims Identified

A violent mudslide occurred in Mesa County, approximately 11 miles to the southeast of Collbran, Colo. on Sunday. Three men are feared to have been caught up in the massive slide and the search for them continued through Monday. The missing individuals have been identified by the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office as 51-year-old Clancy Nichols, his 24-year-old son Danny Nichols, …

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Colorado Mudslide Leaves Three People Missing

A massive mudslide in rural Colorado has covered miles of forest and left three people missing. The mudslide occurred early Sunday evening in Mesa County, Colorado. According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department, deputies responded quickly to calls about the slide at around 6 pm on Sunday, establishing a joint emergency command with firemen, search and rescue teams, and road …

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Denver Tornadoes: At Least 4 Tornadoes Touched Down

Wednesday, May 21, was a night full of severe weather for the Denver, Colorado area. Not only did at least four tornadoes touch down, the storms brought heavy rain, intense lightning, and icy hail. The National Weather Service reported that four tornadoes were documented in Watkins, East Denver, Aurora, Byers and Leader. Jeff Piotrowski, a witness to the severe outbreak, …

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Colorado Derailment Causes Minor Oil Leak

A 100-car Pacific Union train derailed west of La Salle, Colo. on Friday at around 8:00 am. The train had been loaded in Windsor with Niobrara crude oil that was bound for New York. Union Pacific Railroad sent crews to the derailment site where they spent much of the afternoon working to clean up and contain the mess. No injuries …

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Denver Colorado Plane Crash: What Went Wrong?

An unidentified pilot had a close call on Monday afternoon when his plane crashed into the side of a house in Northglenn, Colo., located just ten miles north of Denver. The crash occurred in the residential area of the city according to Northglenn Police Department spokesman Ron Haralson. The Federal Aviation Administration identified the small airplane as an agricultural and …

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Habanero Peppers Close Down Colorado School

An unknown substance initially designated as a “toxic irritant” forced the evacuation of Jefferson County Open School in Lakewood, Colorado Monday. Students had come in from recess complaining of eye and skin irritation. After a school-wide evacuation on Monday, the K-12 institution remained closed Tuesday as investigators tried to discern what “toxic irritant” had been deployed on the playground. Police, …

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License Plate Profiling Miffs Coloradans

Everybody thought that Colorado had it easy, what with the legal pot and all. But it turns out there may well be some rust on that “legalize it” pot of gold. Drivers from Colorado are starting to complain that they are getting hassled with driving in other states. They are accusing cops from states other than Colorado of “license plate …

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Medical Marijuana Gets Quadriplegic Fired

If you’ve been out looking for a job anytime in the past few years, you know how common it has become for employers to require a drug screen test before hiring someone. That usually involves a trip to a local lab, where they have a person urinate in a cup and send it off for analysis. Sometimes, the Human Resources …

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Montana Murder Case: Colorado Man Suspected Of Murder Seeks To Avoid Trial

Michael Keith Spell, 24, was charged with the attempted kidnapping and murder of Sherry Arnold, a 43-year-old high school teacher who was found in a shallow grave. On January 2012, Arnold never came back from her morning jog. Her body was discovered two months after her disappearance. On Monday, the defense testified that Spell is not fit for trial, as …

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Dear Abby Column Talks Legal Marijuana

The seminal advice column Dear Abby waded into waters recently that it probably never would have in decades past. In an answer to a letter from a “Colorado Mom”, the household name took on the headline topic of legal marijuana. The writer expressed concern that her son was getting mixed messages from media sources about marijuana. She said that her …

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Colorado Man Involved in Real Life GTA Car Chase

A Colorado man was recently involved in a 2-hour long car chase that resembled a real life depiction of a scene from the popular video game Grand Theft Auto. The incident began when Ryan Stone, 28, stole an SUV with a 4-year-old child inside at a Longmont gas station. An Amber Alert was issued, law enforcement quickly responded, and general …

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Edible Marijuana Concerns Colorado Parents

Now that Colorado law allows the use of marijuana for both medical and recreational purposes, the concern for some parents and other adults has been how to keep the edible forms of marijuana out of the hands of minors. The Christian Science Monitor reports that, earlier this week, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper (D) signed a new law into effect that …

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Nancy Pfister Murder: Suspects to Appear in Court

Three people accused of murdering Aspen, Colo. socialite Nancy Pfister are due to appear in court today. William Styler III and his wife, Nancy Styler, were arrested March 3 on charges of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in Pfister’s case. A third person, bank teller Kathy Carpenter, 56, who reportedly found Pfister’s body in a closet of her …

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Google Adds Beautiful Street View Imagery Of Endangered Colorado River

Google has partnered with American Rivers to bring imagery of the Colorado River to Street View. Take a look at some of the beautiful scenery: “For 6 million years, the Colorado River has flowed through the heart of the desert southwest, its waters slowly carving out a canyon so vast it can be seen from space—yet so remote it didn’t …

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Colorado Triple Homicide, Family Friend Arrested

On Sunday night in Cañon City, Colorado, a mother and her two young children were murdered in their home. The suspect is a 31-year old friend of the family, and thought to be the mother’s boyfriend. The suspect, Jaacob Harding Vanwinkle, has been arrested and is being held for the deaths of the Cañon City woman and her two children. …

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I-25 Pileup in Denver Injures 30, Kills One

A vehicle pileup occurred on Interstate 25 in Denver, Colo., Saturday. The multiple-crash was first reported at 10:50 a.m. The Colorado Department of Transportation has determined that the 104-vehicle pileup involved two separate accidents. The northbound interstate was closed for nearly five hours while traffic was at a standstill for at least a mile long. Motorist Darrell Barber told The Denver Post that …

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Shirley MacLaine Gets Award at Boulder Film Festival

Shirley MacLaine was given the Career Achievement Award at the Boulder International Film Festival in Colorado on Saturday, to the delight of audience members and fans, according to the Denver Post. The actress, who has an astounding 60-year career in film, can brag of a 1984 Oscar for best actress, six Emmy Awards and seven Golden Globes, among many other …

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Telluride Plane Crash: Three Arizona Pilots Killed in Colorado

A plane crash Sunday 16 in Telluride, Colo., killed a flying trio near the town’s Regional Airport. The identities of the victims were finally released Monday following a series of autopsies done by the local coroner’s office. Eric Durban, 48, of Mesa, Ariz., died in the crash. Two additional passengers, 64-year-old Sherman Anderson and Sherry Anderson, 57, of Phoenix, Ariz., …

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SUV Crashes Into DMV, 10-Year Old Ticketed

On Monday in Parker, a suburb of Denver, Colorado, a mother parked outside of the Division of Motor Vehicles and went inside, leaving her two daughters, ages 10 and 12, in their family SUV. A few minutes later, at approximately 2 p.m., the vehicle slowly came crashing through the office’s front window. According to Yahoo news, though the mother had …

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