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Aurora to search for new top cop after Oates' expected departure

For the first time in almost nine years, Aurora is shopping for a new police chief, after it became known late Tuesday that current Police Chief Dan Oates is set to leave to become the top cop in Miami Beach, Fla.

Bill offering protection to EMTs referred to committee for more study

A bill that would punish those who attack emergency medical technicians the same as those who attack police officers and firefighters was referred Wednesday to committee, concerning supporters who fear the legislative session will end before the bill has time to pass.

Aurora theater victims decry use of image in AFP ad against Mark Udall

The conservative group Americans for Prosperity was hammered Wednesday for using in an attack ad a photograph of U.S. Sen. Mark Udall and President Barack Obama taken after the two consoled Aurora theater shooting victims.

Students pour into Coors Field for record-breaking science lesson

Coors Field became a gigantic open-air classroom Wednesday as thousands of kids got a lesson in physics and Colorado State University set a record for the world's largest physics class.

Wells run dry in St. Mary's Glacier area; locals filling jugs

There's a new gathering spot for locals in the St. Mary's Glacier area — a 21st-century version of the watering hole, with large plastic tanks filled with usable water.

Small explosion at marijuana grow house in SW Denver; 3 injured

Three people were injured Wednesday when a small explosion erupted at a marijuana growing operation in southwest Denver.

James Holmes to appeal psychiatric exam order in theater shooting case

Lawyers for the Aurora movie theater gunman say they will appeal an order requiring a second psychiatric evaluation to the Colorado Supreme Court, as the judge in the case rejected further defense efforts to toss out the death penalty as a possible punishment.

Gov. Hickenlooper beats all four GOP rivals in latest Quinnipiac poll

Gov. John Hickenlooper beats all four Republican rivals in a new poll that shows he's favored by women voters and has a slight advantage with crucial unaffiliated voters.

Hickenlooper will convene group to review Colorado severance taxes

The Hickenlooper administration Tuesday said it will form a stakeholder group to review the way oil and gas production is taxed in Colorado.

Patrick Roy calls for Avs to "put more shots on net" during power play

Of particular urgency to Avs coach Patrick Roy is finding a way to get his team's dormant power play going.


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