Author Archives: COLLEEN SLEVIN

Records: Company in Colorado truck crash had brake issues

The company that owns a semitrailer involved in a fiery pileup that killed four people near Denver had two trucks taken out of service for brake-related issues in the past year, including one about two months before the Colorado crash. Continue reading

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Denver teachers, school officials ‘hopeful’ a deal is near

The union representing striking Denver teachers and school officials said Wednesday they were hopeful they can reach a settlement to end a three-day walkout. Continue reading

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Denver teachers extend strike after talks end without deal

The union representing striking Denver teachers and school officials said Wednesday they were hopeful they can reach a settlement to end a three-day walkout. Continue reading

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Negotiations resuming amid Denver teacher strike

Denver school leaders and teachers are set to resume negotiations to end a strike over pay. Continue reading

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Colorado man charged with murder in missing fiancee’s death

A Colorado man was charged Monday with murder and solicitation to commit murder in the death of his missing fiancee as police try to find out what happened to the mother of his child. Continue reading

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Nevada inmate linked to 1984 hammer killings near Denver

A Nevada inmate convicted of attacking a couple with an ax handle in their bedroom is being charged with killing four people with a hammer in suburban Denver over 30 years ago, authorities announced Friday. Continue reading

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Police chief: Officers warned Colorado homeowner to drop gun

Thirty-three seconds after arriving at a suburban Denver home where a man had broken in and attacked an 11-year-old boy, police officers heard shots fired inside. Continue reading

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Judge: Colorado Walmart triple killing case will go to trial

A man charged with killing three people at a crowded suburban Denver Walmart last fall fired seven shots in about 20 seconds near the entrance before walking out without saying anything, the lead investigator said Friday. Continue reading

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New wildfire erupts near Colorado ski resorts, houses

Extreme fire danger prompted officials Monday to say they are shutting down a sprawling forest that includes some of Colorado’s most stunning mountains in a region that attracts tourists from around the world, a rare tactic also being used in neighbori… Continue reading

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Mennonite investigator who won’t testify goes back to jail

A defense investigator in a Colorado death penalty case is behind bars after refusing to testify for prosecutors, saying that helping their effort to execute a defendant would violate her religious beliefs. Continue reading

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Cheerleading coach in Denver video fired from another school

A coach shown pushing cheerleaders down in splits on video in Denver was fired from another Colorado high school last year because of concerns about his techniques. Continue reading

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Crews work to protect pricey homes near Colorado ski resort

Hundreds of people spent another night away from their homes as firefighters scrambled to beat back a small wildfire near Colorado’s Breckenridge Ski Resort and the nearby historic town. Continue reading

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