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Saturday | KKTV

Man Sues After Losing 5 Toes In Colorado Jail

An unseasonably cold day can be expected in the wake of last night's cold front. Temps will only manage the 40s and low 50s later this afternoon, some 30 degrees below normal! As odd is it may seem given the time of year, you'll need the winter jacket today.

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Related Topix: Weather

Saturday | Denver Post

Man sues after losing five toes in Arapahoe County jail

James Neisler, a diabetic, developed blisters on his feet while wearing steel-toed-boots during a work program in the Arapahoe County jail. That led to a bone infection, and he had to have five toes amputated.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Denver Post

Nursing aide gets prison for patient assault in Arapahoe County

A former nursing assistant was sentenced to 15 years in prison for sexually assaulting a victim who was in his care. Paul Bugarcic, 34, of Denver, was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to kidnapping and assault, according to an Arapahoe County District Attorney's Office news release.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Denver Post

Arapahoe County voters can track mail-in ballots with new alert system

Arapahoe County voters can track the progress of their mail-in ballot this year with a new alert system that informs them when their ballot was mailed to them and when it was received by the elections division. The system, called Ballot Track, sends alerts by email, phone or text message.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Denver Post

Work to narrow South Platte River will impact trails through spring

West Littleton trail users should get used to seeing a lot of activity around the South Platte River as work to narrow the channel is scheduled to begin later this month. Phase 2 and Phase 3 of a major river enhancement will narrow the river by almost 80 feet in some areas along a 2.25-mile stretch of the South Platte that traditionally sees low levels that can't support fish and vegetation.

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Related Topix: Sheridan, CO, Englewood, CO, Littleton, CO

Fri Sep 05, 2014

Denver Westword

Nathan Dunlap: CNN Spotlights a Death Penalty in Limbo

It's been a long, long road from the 1993 murder of four people at a Chuck E. Cheese in Aurora to Colorado's lethal injection chamber, and convicted killer Nathan Dunlap isn't there yet, thanks to the temporary reprieve from execution granted by Governor John Hickenlooper last year. That controversial move has made this fall's gubernatorial election a kind of referendum on the state's seldom-used death penalty -- and has brought renewed national scrutiny of the Dunlap case, including "Eye For an Eye," a thoughtful episode of CNN's Death Row Stories series that airs this Sunday night.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, Aurora, CO, US Governors, John Hickenlooper, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Denver Westword

Guard's Facebook Post Rips Administrators Regarding School Shooting

Last December, as we reported at the time, Arapahoe High School student Claire Davis was shot and killed by a fellow student, Karl Pierson, before he took his own life. Afterward.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Colorado Political News

Gessler, Brauchler, Still Can't Make Facts Fit Illegal Voter Narrative

As Election Day gets closer and closer, so, too, does the end of Republican Scott Gessler's contentious term as Colorado's Secretary of State. Perhaps one day we will all look back at this period of time and laugh to ourselves in disbelief that Gessler could have actually been in charge of voting in Colorado.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

Colorado Political News

Gessler, Brauchler, Still Can't Make Facts Fit Illegal Voter Narrative

As Election Day gets closer and closer, so, too, does the end of Republican Scott Gessler's contentious term as Colorado's Secretary of State. Perhaps one day we will all look back at this period of time and laugh to ourselves in disbelief that Gessler could have actually been in charge of voting in Colorado.

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Denver Post

Arapahoe DA drops second voter-fraud case

Prosecutors dismissed a misdemeanor charge against a 73-year-old man accused of fraudulently registering to vote in the 2012 election. The case against Tadessa Degefa, who lives in Aurora, was set to go to trial on Wednesday, but prosecutors filed a motion to dismiss the count Friday.

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Related Topix: Aurora, CO

Wed Sep 03, 2014

Denver Post

Second security guard raises concerns after Arapahoe High shooting

A second Arapahoe High School security guard is alleging that safety concerns remain nine months after a deadly shooting at the campus, adding that administrators have punished and ignored employees who have raised concerns.

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Related Topix: Social Software

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Colorado Statesman

Campaigning for Romanoff in CD 6

Although Andrew Romanoff hadn't quite turned 48 yet, some 500 supporters showed up on Saturday evening in Centennial to wish him a happy birthday in what has become a traditional fundraising opportunity for the Democrat, who is locked in one of the tightest congressional races in the country this year.

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Related Topix: Centennial, CO, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Michael Bennet, Democrat, Aurora, CO, Representative Mike Coffman, Republican, US House of Representatives

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Denver Post

Motorcycle driver killed in Aurora crash identified

Derek Dahl, 40, died of multiple injuries in a motor vehicle accident , according to the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office.

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Related Topix: Aurora, CO

Denver Post

Flash flood watch posted Tuesday includes Colorado Springs

Heavy rains are possible Tuesday afternoon in widespread portions of Colorado and rains could bring flooding to some areas including eastern Arapahoe and Adams counties.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood, Colorado Springs, CO, Colorado

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Denver Post

Feedback sought on toll lane for C-470 between I-25 and Wadsworth

Late afternoon traffic makes its way down C-470 near South Wadsworth Boulevard in the Littleton area on Aug. 20. The Colorado Department of Transportation is looking at expanding C-470 between Interstate 25 and Wadsworth.

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Related Topix: Littleton, CO, Centennial, CO, Douglas County, CO

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Denver Post

Englewood police arrest man suspected in a fatal high-speed collision

Englewood police have arrested a 25-year-old man for investigation of vehicular homicide in the death of an 87-year-old man following a high-speed collision Friday night.

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Related Topix: Englewood, CO

Thu Aug 21, 2014

KOLD-TV Tucson

Prisoner freed 90 years early appeals sentence

A Colorado convict sent back to prison after being mistakenly released 90 years early says it was cruel and unusual punishment to put him back behind bars after he reformed his life.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

CBS Local

Mother Of Littleton Murder Suspect Says He Was 'Jealous'

A man wanted for killing his ex-girlfriend's roommate in Littleton last week is now in custody and his mother said he was jealous and glad he was found.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Littleton, CO

Tue Aug 19, 2014

TheDenverChannel

Brothers sentenced after armed gay bar encounter

Two brothers have been sentenced for harassing patrons of a gay bar, pointing a gun at an officer, and then leading police on a high-speed chase on Colorado Blvd. earlier this year.

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Related Topix: Denver, CO, Glendale, CO, Prison

Mon Aug 18, 2014

TheDenverChannel

Closure leaves dry cleaner's customers in lurch

Customers who have been loyally patronizing Village Dry Cleaners in Aurora are beginning to wonder if they'll ever get their clothes back.

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Related Topix: Aurora, CO

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