• Man reaches deal in deaths of 2 girls on Colorado farm

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 22 hr ago

    GRAND JUNCTION — One of five people in a doomsday group charged in the deaths of two girls found on a Colorado farm has reached a plea deal that could allow him to go free within a year. Farm owner Frederick "Alec" Blair, the newest member of the group blamed for the girls' deaths,...

  • Colorado man gets life for killing, dismembering ex

    The Associated Press

    BOULDER — A Colorado man convicted of killing and dismembering his ex-girlfriend will spend the rest of his life behind bars. Adam Densmore was sentenced in Boulder on Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole plus an additional 12 years. Densmore and Ashley Mead...

  • Harvey Weinstein arrested on rape, criminal sex act charges

    Colleen Long, The Associated Press

    Harvey Weinstein surrendered Friday to face rape and other charges from encounters with two women, wearing both handcuffs and a strained smile as officers led him from a police precinct to court.

  • Colorado Springs man unexpectedly admits killing best friend and friend's mom

    By lance benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -

    A year after stealing his best friend's revolver and using it to execute him and his mother in their Colorado Springs kitchen - apparently without provocation - a 20-year-old man again resorted to the unexpected. He admitted it in court. Elijah Tyre Colon of Colorado Springs...

  • 4 members of socialist group dodge jail time after arrests at Colorado Springs protest march

    By lance benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, May 24, 2018

    Four members of a Colorado Springs socialist group averted jail time at sentencing hearings after being convicted of impeding traffic during a protest march. Taylor Donner, 24, Eric Verlo, 56, and Nazli McDonnell, 55, were each sentenced Monday to at least 20 hours of community...

  • Charges filed in Colorado against South Africa hunter over ivory import

    Updated: Tue, May 22, 2018

    DENVER — U.S. prosecutors have indicted the owner of a South African hunting company, accusing him of bribing Zimbabwean officials while guiding a Colorado tourist and working to have the ivory tusks of an elephant that the group illegally killed inside a national park imported to the...

  • McDonald's workers file sex harassment claims

    DAVID CRARY , AP National Writer
    Updated: Tue, May 22, 2018

    NEW YORK — Energized by the #MeToo movement, two national advocacy groups are teaming up to lodge sexual harassment complaints against McDonald's on behalf of 10 women who have worked at the fast food restaurant in nine cities. The workers — one of them a 15-year-old from St. Louis —...

  • Man, 21, found guilty in gang rape of 13-year-old Colorado Springs girl

    Lance Benzel, The Gazette
    Updated: Tue, May 22, 2018

    In a case that drew national attention and prompted a death threat against the judge, a jury convicted a Colorado Springs man Monday of both counts in the gang rape of a 13-year-old girl, rejecting a defense based on inconsistencies in the girl's account. The guilty verdicts - which...

  • Teen who started massive Oregon wildfire with fireworks must pay $36 million, judge rules

    Marwa Eltagouri, The Washington Post
    Updated: Tue, May 22, 2018

    When a teenager hurled fireworks into a parched canyon near one of Oregon’s most scenic hiking trails, sparking a cloud of smoke to rise up toward him and his friends, some in the group reportedly giggled and recorded video, oblivious to the danger. What came next was a...

  • Colorado Springs man with penchant for explosives heads back to prison

    By lance benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, May 21, 2018

    A Colorado Springs man with a history of experimenting with explosives in his Hillside neighborhood home is headed back to prison - this time after an errant blast caused by an attempt to make a marijuana concentrate. Edward J. Kiley, 64, was sentenced Monday to six years in prison,...

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