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January 9, 2014
16:15 // 6 months ago
April 20, 2013
breakingnews:

Shots fired in Denver’s Civic Center after pot rally, 2 shot 
Denver Post: Two people were shot in Denver’s Civic Center during Saturday’s 4/20 pot rally. A man and a woman were both shot in the leg and taken to the hospital, according to police. Neither of their injuries were life-threatening.
Organizers predicted around 80,000 attendees at Saturday’s gathering in Denver. The celebration was the first since Colorado and Washington legalized marijuana for recreational use. 
Follow the latest at Breaking News.
Photo: A 4/20 rally crowd disperses after reports of shots fired at Civic Center Park Saturday afternoon, April 20, 2013. (Andy Cross, Denver Post)


We just mentioned a few hours ago that security was being put in place for Denver’s first ever legal 4/20 gathering, and now this news comes across the wire. Simply awful.

breakingnews:

Shots fired in Denver’s Civic Center after pot rally, 2 shot 

Denver Post: Two people were shot in Denver’s Civic Center during Saturday’s 4/20 pot rally. A man and a woman were both shot in the leg and taken to the hospital, according to police. Neither of their injuries were life-threatening.

Organizers predicted around 80,000 attendees at Saturday’s gathering in Denver. The celebration was the first since Colorado and Washington legalized marijuana for recreational use. 

Follow the latest at Breaking News.

Photo: A 4/20 rally crowd disperses after reports of shots fired at Civic Center Park Saturday afternoon, April 20, 2013. (Andy Cross, Denver Post)

We just mentioned a few hours ago that security was being put in place for Denver’s first ever legal 4/20 gathering, and now this news comes across the wire. Simply awful.

20:46 // 1 year ago
October 17, 2012
There is just trauma, enough information to believe that we have a homicide that occurred here. They didn’t perish in the fire.
Denver Police Commander Ronald Saunier • Regarding a tragic and unusual crime that occurred in Denver early Wednesday morning. A fire broke out at a bar around 2 a.m. on Wednesday. Four women and one man were found dead in the building, but authorities believe they did not die in the fire. The victims have not been identified, but police are asking for anyone else who was at the bar that night to come forward with any information. source
13:39 // 1 year ago
October 12, 2012
Glad nobody was hurt. Police haven’t identified a suspect, but do have a “possible vehicle of interest.” source

Glad nobody was hurt. Police haven’t identified a suspect, but do have a “possible vehicle of interest.” source

23:00 // 1 year ago
July 22, 2012

denverpost:

This weekend’s front pages in the wake of the Batman midnight movie massacre in Aurora, Colorado:

“EVERYBODY IS HURTING”

The Sunday Denver Post - July 22, 2012

“OUR HEARTS ARE BROKEN” 

The Denver Post - July 21, 2012 

The Denver Post’s coverage of this story has been second-to-none. A huge credit to them as their community copes.

16:47 // 2 years ago
July 20, 2012
thepoliticalnotebook:

Colorado’s 9News is currently streaming live news coverage of the mass shooting at the Century 16 Theater in a Denver suburb. 
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"I didn’t see anything, but just the gasps and the sparks were enough.” — D.J. Tatum, an eyewitness in the movie Theater 8 who spoke with a 9News reporter. The shooting took place in Theater 9, but was so aggressive that some of the gunfire flowed into the nearby theater. The person next to him was shot in the jaw.

thepoliticalnotebook:

Colorado’s 9News is currently streaming live news coverage of the mass shooting at the Century 16 Theater in a Denver suburb. 

[Link]

"I didn’t see anything, but just the gasps and the sparks were enough.” — D.J. Tatum, an eyewitness in the movie Theater 8 who spoke with a 9News reporter. The shooting took place in Theater 9, but was so aggressive that some of the gunfire flowed into the nearby theater. The person next to him was shot in the jaw.

7:09 // 2 years ago

Here’s a clip of the aftermath of the attack on the movie theater near Denver — a lot of commotion, doesn’t appear to be a lot of violence exposed, but it’s nonetheless harrowing. Such a scary incident, we could not even imagine this happening. 

6:59 // 2 years ago
May 9, 2012

Devin Whitney, who suffers from a rare disease known as Oto-Palatal-Digital Syndrome, is hoping to land the prom date of his dreams. Originally planning to skip the event altogether, fearing ridicule from his classmates, Devin says his mind was changed when he recently saw Swift in concert. He’s managed to gain the attention of Denver’s local NBC affiliate, his classmates, family, and over 7,000 YouTube viewers. Considering the country star has pulled through for fans in similar situations, this certainly seems like a worthwhile cause. So let’s give him a hand, shall we? source

(Full disclosure: Devin is related to several of my former co-workers. — Scott @ SFB)

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13:40 // 2 years ago
March 27, 2012

Wind-whipped Colorado wildfire forces evacuations

  • 900 homes evacuated due to wildfire west of Denver source

» Seven square miles and growing: Authorities in Jefferson County have already issued nearly 6,500 pre-evacuation notices to homes north of the present evacuation area. While the precise cause of the fire hasn’t been determined, sheriff’s spokeswoman Jacki Kelley acknowledged that the county had run a controlled burn in the same area last week, which may have flared back to life. Despite an extremely snowy February, March has been unseasonably dry in Colorado, leading to increased risk of fire – a dozen smaller fires have also been reported from north-eastern Colorado, down to the south.

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20:50 // 2 years ago
March 22, 2012

Woman fakes mental illness to skip jury duty, brags on radio, gets charged

  • cause In a Denver courtroom in June, a potential juror, looking disheveled, claimed this: ”I broke out of domestic violence in the military. And I have a lot of repercussions. One is post-traumatic stress disorder.” She was dismissed from jury duty quickly as a result.
  • reaction Months later, the former juror, a Denver cosmetologist and published author named Susan Cole, regularly told her clients about her scheme to getting out of jury duty, at one point calling in to a radio station and retelling the story. Bad idea.
  • result On Wednesday, Cole was charged with perjury and attempting to influence a public servant, both felonies. Cole used her book as evidence of domestic violence, but she had no way to prove her PTSD to investigators. So she got charged. source

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10:59 // 2 years ago