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Colorado Shooting

High School Shooter 'Targeted A Specific Teacher': Sheriff

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

A student was left in critical condition after a shooting at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colo. on Friday. A 15-year-old girl was taken to a...

When Guns Do Kill People

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

America's love affair with guns has now reached a zenith (or a nadir, depending on how you look at it), wherein no amount of carnage seems to be able to change our basic fondness for owning guns.

James Holmes Helped Police Defuse Bombs At His Apartment

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.18.2013 | Crime

Aurora police officers testified in court Thursday that theater shooting suspect James Holmes helped the officers to diffuse explosives that Holmes ha...

James Holmes' Attorneys Want Public Access To Shooting Case Restricted

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.27.2013 | Crime

Attorneys for suspected Aurora theater shooter James Holmes have filed a motion to keep more information about the case secret from the public. Hol...

Secret James Holmes Mental Health Report Completed

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.09.2013 | Crime

DENVER -- A report detailing the mental health of Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes has been completed and sent to the court, according t...

James Holmes To Get Mental Health Evaluation

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 06.05.2013 | Denver

CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- James Holmes, the former neuroscience graduate student accused of the deadly Colorado movie theater shootings, is headed to the s...

Judge Accepts Theater Shooting Suspect's Plea

Posted 08.04.2013 | Crime

BY DAN ELLIOTT, ASSOCIATED PRESS CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- A judge on Tuesday accepted James' Holmes plea of not guilty by reason of insanity, sett...

The Insanity Defense: James Holmes, the Aurora Shootings and the Psychiatrist's Dilemma

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 07.30.2013 | Crime
Mark Rubinstein

Lawyers for James Holmes, the man accused of killing 12 people and injuring 70 in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater, now say he will change his plea f...

Holmes Received 6 Shipments Of Ammo From Online Retailer Before Shooting

Posted 05.23.2013 | Denver

Search warrants filed hours after the Aurora movie theater shooting released Wednesday by a judge reveal that Aurora shooting suspect James Holmes rec...

Aurora Survivors To Wed On Anniversary Of Theater Shooting

AP | Posted 05.09.2013 | Denver

AURORA, Colo. -- A young couple who survived the Aurora theater shootings have scheduled their wedding for the anniversary of the tragedy. Eugene Han...

Boulder Sinkhole: Folsom St. Re-Opened After Weekend Repairs

The Boulder Daily Camera | MITCHELL BYARS | Posted 06.29.2013 | Denver

After working through the weekend, Boulder crews were able to repair and re-open Folsom Street this morning after a water main break on Thursday opene...

Young Coloradans Remember the Victims of VA Tech

Steve Fenberg | Posted 06.16.2013 | Denver
Steve Fenberg

Today, we remember the young victims of the Virginia Tech shooting by committing ourselves to reduce gun violence. Too many mass shootings and daily acts of gun violence have ended young lives for us not to speak out.

Death Penalty For Aurora Shooting Suspect Is Tough Call To Make

AP | DAN ELLIOTT and P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 05.28.2013 | Crime

DENVER — Prosecutors in the Colorado theater shooting on Thursday rejected an offer from suspect James Holmes to plead guilty in exchange for av...

Colorado Department Of Corrections Chief Shot Dead

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 05.20.2013 | Crime

By P. SOLOMON BANDA, Associated Press MONUMENT, Colo. -- Colorado's top state prison official was shot and killed when he answered the front door o...

Judge Orders Fox Reporter To Testify In Aurora Shooting Case

AP | CATHERINE TSAI | Posted 03.20.2013 | Denver

DENVER -- A judge on Friday ordered a Fox News reporter to testify about who gave her information about a notebook that the man accused of killing 12 ...

Prosecution To Unveil Evidence Against Aurora Shooting Suspect

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 03.09.2013 | Crime

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — The officers struggled to hold back the tears as they recalled the Colorado theater shooting: discovering a 6-year-old girl ...

Pundits, Get Real! Not All Gun Crimes (and Solutions) Are the Same

Paul Heroux | Posted 03.02.2013 | Crime
Paul Heroux

There are different types of gun violence, just like there are different types of diseases. And just like difference types of diseases and illnesses, there are different approaches to reduce gun violence.

Man Had Been Released From Jail Just Before Murder-Suicide

AP | DAN ELLIOTT and STEVEN K. PAULSON | Posted 02.17.2013 | Denver

LONGMONT, Colo. — A Colorado man who had just been released from jail on domestic violence charges shot and killed three people Tuesday, includi...

Keep Gun Control Rising

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

From the fiscal cliff debate to the crisis in Syria, the news cycle and our attention spans will eventually wander. That is why it is all the more important for the Democratic party to keep the pressure up on gun control.

A Look At Gun Violence And Gun Control In Colorado

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.17.2012 | Denver

Last Friday's horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. has reignited the gun control debate once again and some high-profil...

Moral Nation: Why Our Constitution Demands Gun Control

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

We are a highly moral country. We decry torture, we decry discrimination, we decry exploitation, and we decry political suppression wherever in the world it occurs. Then why should we not decry the terror of gun violence?

Hickenlooper: It's Time To Talk Gun Laws

AP | IVAN MORENO and KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 02.12.2013 | Denver

DENVER -- Colorado's Gov. John Hickenlooper said "the time is right" for state lawmakers to consider gun control measures, offering his firmest stance...

Theater Shooting Suspect Asked To Get Notebook Back

AP | Posted 02.09.2013 | Denver

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Authorities say that attorneys for the Colorado movie shooting suspect called the University of Colorado four days after the...

Holmes Fantasized About Killing 'A Lot Of People' Weeks Before Shooting

Reuters | Posted 02.05.2013 | Denver

(Adds details, background) By Keith Coffman DENVER, Dec 5 (Reuters) - A psychiatrist who treated accused Colorado theat...

Judge Merges 7 Lawsuits Against Theater Chain In Aurora Shooting

Reuters | Posted 01.26.2013 | Denver

By Robert Boczkiewicz DENVER, Nov 26 (Reuters) - A federal judge in Denver on Monday ordered the consolidation of seven lawsuits broug...