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Cat Found Alive After Being Locked For Months In Foreclosed Home

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.05.2013 | Green

Losing a home to foreclosure can be devastating, but not just for the former human residents. Many pets are the silent sufferers during the process, o...

Westminster Police Investigate Possible Explosive Device

Posted 04.19.2013 | Denver

Westminster Police evacuated several apartments Friday afternoon and have been using a robot to investigate a vehicle after receiving a report about a...

Teen Accused Of Dismembering Colorado Girl To Enter Plea

AP | THOMAS PEIPERT | Posted 05.12.2013 | Denver

GOLDEN, Colo. — Lawyers for a Colorado teen who allegedly told police he wanted to plead guilty to killing a 10-year-old girl asked a judge on T...

Austin Sigg Was On Police Radar Before Ridgeway Slaying Arrest

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 04.24.2013 | Denver

GOLDEN, Colo. -- A Colorado teenager told a 911 dispatcher last fall that he kidnapped and killed a missing suburban Denver school girl and hid her re...

Man Who Left Dog On Mountain Sentenced

Posted 03.17.2013 | Denver

The owner of a 5-year-old German shepherd that was left at the summit of Mount Bierdstadt last August was sentenced on Tuesday. Anthony Ortolani pl...

Austin Sigg Due In Court

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 02.11.2013 | Denver

GOLDEN, Colo. -- Prosecutors said Wednesday they have filed an additional sexual assault charge against a teen accused of kidnapping and killing a 10-...

Park To Be Renamed After Jessica Ridgeway

Posted 11.30.2012 | Denver

The park in Westminster where 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway was headed to meet friends before school the morning she was abducted will be renamed in he...

Austin Reed Sigg Will Be Tried As An Adult

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 01.27.2013 | Denver

GOLDEN, Colo. — A 17-year-old boy charged with kidnapping and killing a 10-year-old Colorado girl and attacking a runner will be prosecuted as a...

Teen Suspect In Colo. Girl Murder Case Will Be Tried As An Adult

Posted 11.27.2012 | Denver

Austin Reed Sigg, the 17-year-old suspect in the Jessica Ridgeway abduction-murder case, appeared in court Tuesday morning for a status hearing where ...

Sigg Charged As An Adult

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 10.30.2012 | Denver

GOLDEN, Colo. -- Prosecutors say a teenager who allegedly confessed to killing a 10-year-old Colorado girl and attacking a runner also sexually assaul...

Charged As An Adult

Posted 10.30.2012 | Denver

The 17-year-old who allegedly confessed to the murder and abduction of 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway was formally charged as an adult in Jefferson Coun...

Police Want To Question Teen In 2 Other Cases

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 10.26.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- Police in a Colorado town where the body of a missing 10-year-old girl was found said Friday that they want to question a teenage suspect in...

Austin Reed Sigg's Dad Speaks

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.26.2012 | Denver

By ASSOCIATED PRESS DENVER -- The father of a teen accused of killing a 10-year-old Colorado girl is asking for prayers for the girl's family. R...

Human Remains Found In Suspect's Home

Posted 10.25.2012 | Denver

Multiple media sources are reporting that human remains were found in the crawl space under 17-year-old Austin Reed Sigg's house. Sigg, who was arr...

Prosecutors: Austin Reed Sigg Has Confessed

AP | Posted 10.25.2012 | Denver

GOLDEN, Colo. -- Prosecutors say a Colorado teenager has confessed in the abduction and killing of a 10-year-old girl and in a separate attack on a ru...

Colorado Teenager Accused In Jessica Ridgeway's Abduction, Death

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA and DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 10.25.2012 | Denver

WESTMINSTER, Colo. -- A teen arrested in the death of a 10-year-old Colorado girl and in a separate attack on a runner was interested in mortuary scie...

Suspect Was Interested In Being A Mortician

Posted 10.24.2012 | Denver

Austin Reed Sigg, the 17-year-old who has been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and murdering 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway, had an interest in mort...

Teen Suspect Arrested In Killing Of Jessica Ridgeway

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 12.24.2012 | Denver

WESTMINSTER, Colo. — A teenager who lived just a mile from a 10-year-old Colorado girl who was abducted and killed earlier this month has been a...

Police Announce Arrest In Jessica Ridgeway Case

AP/The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 10.25.2012 | Denver

Westminster Police made an arrest in connection with the Jessica Ridgeway case Wednesday morning. Police say they arrested 17-year-old Austin Reed ...

Police Link Jessica Ridgeway Case To Jogger Attack

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 12.23.2012 | Denver

WESTMINSTER, Colo. -- Police said Tuesday the abduction and killing of a 10-year-old girl in suburban Denver this month is connected to a May kidnappi...

Police: 'Definitive' Link Between Ridgeway Murder, Attempted Abduction

Posted 10.26.2012 | Denver

On Monday evening, the Westminster police announced that there is a "definitive" connection between the Jessica Ridgeway murder and an attempted abduc...

Police Find 'Pivotal Piece Of Evidence' In Jessica Ridgeway Case

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.19.2012 | Denver

Westminster Police Department have released photos a wooden cross recovered during the Jessica Ridgeway investigation which, they say, could be a "piv...

Police Explore Possible Link To Memorial Day Case

Posted 10.19.2012 | Denver

The Westminster Police Department says that it is exploring a possible link between the abduction and murder of 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway and an at...

Thousands Mourn Jessica Ridgeway As Police Seek Public's Help

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 10.17.2012 | Denver

ARVADA, Colo. -- More than 2,000 family members, friends, neighbors and others remembered a 10-year-old girl who was abducted on her way to school in ...

Jessica Ridgeway's Memorial Open To The Public

Posted 10.16.2012 | Denver

A public memorial is being held for Jessica Ridgeway Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Faith Bible Chapel in Arvada. According to the announcement on a website ...