Police: Colorado dentist arrested for putting cyanide into wife’s protein shakes, killing her
Police say Craig was arrested shortly after doctors decided to take his wife off life support. Craig allegedly ordered another substance called Oleandrin. He reportedly told a social worker that she had become suicidal since he asked for a divorce back in December. Redfearn also reportedly told investigators that Craig was facing bankruptcy and was having marital issues, according to the AP. Police also believe that Craig allegedly met with a woman while his wife was in the hospital.wftv.com
Task force continues to investigate Aurora officer-involved shooting as mayor calls incident a ‘terrible tragedy on all sides’
As law enforcement officials continue to investigate an officer-involved shooting Sunday morning in Aurora, Mayor Richard Irvin urged people to wait for the results of the investigation before making judgments about the incident.chicagotribune.com
Man sentenced to 33 years in prison in connection with Aurora carjacking that left woman paralyzed
Darrell Frazier, 20, of the 1770 block of Burnham Avenue, pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular hijacking, a class X felony, and agreed to the sentence, according to a news release from the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office.chicagotribune.com
Aurora Pride files lawsuit against city stemming from parade controversy
Aurora Pride, which organizes the annual Pride Parade in the city, filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday challenging the city ordinance that they said led to the event’s permit being revoked last summer before the parade was eventually held.chicagotribune.com
Colorado police officer accused of attacking disabled woman
AURORA, Colo. — (AP) — A police officer in suburban Denver is facing a felony charge after allegedly punching a disabled woman who was walking her dog outside his apartment complex while he was off-duty. Aurora officer Douglas Harroun, 32, was charged with third-degree assault against an at-risk adult following Wednesday's encounter, Sentinel Colorado reported. The woman yelled at Harroun for following her, and he and his wife then got into a verbal argument with her, according to the affidavit. Witnesses told investigators Harroun then punched the woman in the face and four for five additional times in the head after she fell to the ground. He was still on administrative leave from that shooting at the time of his arrest following Wednesday's confrontation.wftv.com
Colorado police officer accused of attacking disabled woman
A police officer in suburban Denver is facing a felony charge after allegedly punching a disabled woman who was walking her dog outside his apartment complex while he was off-duty. Aurora officer Douglas Harroun, 32, was charged with third-degree assault against an at-risk adult following Wednesday's encounter, Sentinel Colorado reported. According to an arrest affidavit, Harroun and his wife were driving up to the apartment complex as the disabled woman was walking her unleashed dog in the middle of the road, forcing Harroun to drive slowly behind her as he approached the parking garage.news.yahoo.com
Aurora police launch program for community to give feedback through text message survey after 911 calls
A new program launched by the Aurora Police Department will send a bilingual message to people asking their views of the police department and how their interaction with officers went.chicagotribune.com
Police: 21-year-old man arrested in connection with triple homicide in Colorado
AURORA, Colo. — A 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the murder of three people in Aurora, Colorado, police say. >> Read more trending newsAurora Police Department homicide detectives arrived at a house in Aurora after 7 p.m. Saturday, according KUSA. Detectives found two women and a man shot to death inside the house. Around 7 p.m., relatives were able to get into the house and found three deceased people, according to KDVR. UPDATE: One In Custody Following Triple HomicideWe are pleased to announce the arrest of Christopher Martinez 21 y/o.wftv.com
Kane County state’s attorney says Aurora police acted properly in moments before fatal crash that followed vehicle pursuit
Aurora police officers were justified in pursuing two suspects believed to be involved in an Arlington Heights stabbing in June in the moments before a fatal car crash, officials with the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office said Friday.chicagotribune.com
Hog wild: Police return lost pig found wandering in street
AURORA, Colo. — Wee wee wee! A lost pig found its way home on Monday after it was found wandering the streets in Colorado. But now wee, wee, wee really need to find its home.”Lost pig found Officers were called for a report that a pig was eating fallen apples. This little piggy…er, this big ‘ol hog…didn’t go wee, wee, wee all the way home bc it snuck out last night to chow down on some apples in D3. But now wee, wee, wee really need to find its home.wftv.com
12-year-old girl killed, 11 injured after kids in stolen SUV smash into truck in Colorado
AURORA, Colo. — Eight juveniles were crammed into a stolen SUV when it crashed into a pickup carrying two adults, a 3-year-old and a 6-month-old. A 12-year-old girl died in a crash in Aurora on Saturday evening involving a stolen vehicle driven by a 15-year-old, police said, and 12 other adults and children in the two vehicles were injured. https://t.co/WvSou3uajZ — The Denver Post (@denverpost) October 30, 2022A 12-year-old girl, who was one of the occupants in the overloaded SUV, died at the scene, police said. The driver is in custody for an outstanding warrant, Aurora Police said. Investigators believe that he may have been impaired at the time of the accident.wftv.com
Man accused of killing former boss over paycheck typo
AURORA, Colo. — A Colorado man was arrested and charged with first-degree murder after police said he shot and killed his former employer. The victim, identified as Marvin Johnson, was found shot outside American Eagle Protective Services, his company, WUSA reported. Police immediately set up a perimeter to search for the suspect, identified as Lloyd Love, and arrested him after stopping a car in which he was a passenger. In an affidavit obtained by KDVR, investigators said that Love shot his former boss because he was upset over a typo in his paycheck. Love told police that when he was unable to cash his check, he called the business demanding a new check.wftv.com
Coloradans take housing into their own hands with initiative
Fed up with sky-high housing prices, Coloradans are taking the issue into their own hands with a November ballot initiative that would direct a portion of the state's income taxes to affordable housing projects. As housing crises bubble up nationwide, Colorado's Proposition 123 is the first statewide housing initiative in the country to make the ballot for the 2022 election, according to a database of ballot measures maintained by the National Conference of State Legislatures. “We’ve reached a tipping point and we cannot continue to wait on the sidelines and hope that something happens,” Jackie Millet, mayor of the Denver suburb of Lone Tree, told a campaign kickoff event Tuesday in Aurora.news.yahoo.com
3 injured, 300 displaced after explosion at Colorado apartment complex
AURORA, Colo. — Three people were injured and at least 300 residents were displaced on Saturday after an explosion rocked a Colorado apartment complex, authorities said. “I just ran out as soon as I heard the explosion,” Xerek Segura, a resident at the complex, told KDVR-TV. According to fire officials, the Red Cross is aiding residents and helping them find long-term accommodations. The Red Cross of the Mile High Area has opened an evacuation shelter for those impacted by the East Alameda Avenue multi family fire. pic.twitter.com/CjScFz7rJk — American Red Cross of Colorado and Wyoming (@COWYRedCross) September 10, 2022©2022 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
Teenager killed, 2 people injured in Kane County 3-vehicle crash that split BMW in half, ejected driver
A 17-year-old girl and a 53-year-old man, both from Aurora, suffered injuries that were not considered life-threatening. The 19-year-old man driving a BMW died at the scene of the crash, which was the result of unsafe speeding, officials said.chicagotribune.com
Man douses two people with gasoline, looks for lighter in apparent hate crime, police say
Investigation FILE PHOTO: Police said a man grabbed a gas pump nozzle and doused two people with gas after he heard them speaking Spanish. (kckate16/Getty Images/iStockphoto)AURORA, Colo. — Police in Aurora, Colorado, are looking for a man who is wanted in a potential hate crime. One of the victims told police that the man punched the other person before the man picked up a rock that he used to smash the rear window of their car. “I was scared, but I couldn’t turn my back on him because he would knock me down,” the person told KUSA in Spanish. On July 23rd at about 11 pm, at the Rocket Gas Station 1100 S. Havana Street, this man... Posted by Aurora Police Department on Tuesday, August 2, 2022Aurora police are investigating the case as a hate crime.wftv.com
AP source: MLB moving All-Star Game to Denver's Coors Field
Major League Baseball plans to relocate the All-Star Game to Coors Field in Denver after pulling this year’s Midsummer Classic from Atlanta over objections to sweeping changes to Georgia’s voting laws, according to a person familiar with the decision.
Haunted by mass violence, Colorado confronts painful history
On Wednesday, Reinfeld was reeling from the latest mass shooting even closer to home, after authorities say a 21-year-old gunned down shoppers at a local grocery store. “I could see at some point leaving because of all this,” said Reinfeld, a gun control activist. But it's also been haunted by shootings that have helped define the nation's decades-long struggle with mass violence. The Aurora shooting brought that terror from schools to a movie theater. After each of Colorado's biggest massacres, the local gun control movement has gained heartbroken new recruits.
Cops fired over photos tied to Elijah McClain not reinstated
The Aurora Civil Service Commission issued a decision Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, upholding the firings of officers Marrero, Dittrich and Jason Rosenblatt over this and similar photos. Police Chief Vanessa Wilson fired the three officers last year over two photos taken at a memorial to McClain two months after his death. AdDittrich texted the photos to two officers who stopped McClain — Rosenblatt and Nathan Woodyard — to try to cheer up Woodyard, authorities said. Besides the neckhold, McClain was injected with the sedative ketamine. Rosenblatt initially tried to put McClain in the neckhold but couldn’t because of his position, so Woodyard did, authorities said.
Northern Lights again possible in parts of contiguous US
ORLANDO, Fla. – Seeing the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis is on the bucket list of many people. The northern lights are a result of these storms. Typically the northern lights hang out closer to the poles, way up north in Canada, Alaska and northern Europe, but during a strong event like this one, they can be seen further south. Northern Lights forecastThe further south you are, the lower in the sky the potential glow will be. The northern lights have been seen in Florida a few times, but it’s extremely rare and takes a large disruption of Earth’s magnetic field from an intense geomagnetic storm.
Uber, hard-hit by pandemic, sells its robot-vehicle division
SAN RAMON, Calif. – Uber is selling off its autonomous vehicles development arm as the ride-hailing company slims down after its revenues were pummeled by the coronavirus pandemic. Self-driving vehicle technology company Aurora will acquire the employees and technology behind Uber's Advanced Technologies Group in an stock transaction, the companies said Monday. Uber will also invest $400 million into Aurora, and Uber's CEO Dara Khosrowshahi will join Aurora's board of directors. After the transaction, Aurora will be worth $10 billion and Uber will hold 26% stake in the company, Aurora CEO Chris Urmson said in an interview. San Francisco-based Uber will lose a critical piece of its company after the pandemic cut into its finances by suppressing demand for shared rides.
A look at a Colorado Black man's death in police encounter
McClain, a 23-year-old Black man in the Denver suburb of Aurora, died in August after police officers confronted him as he was walking to a store. McClain was a massage therapist who planned to go to college, his younger sister, Samara McClain, told The Denver Post. According to a report by District Attorney Dave Young, Aurora officers responding to the report said McClain was uncooperative when they confronted him. Federal authorities also said they were considering an investigation into photos of Aurora police released last week. WHAT IS THE CONTROVERSY SURROUNDING THE PHOTOS TAKEN AT MCCLAIN'S MEMORIAL?
Police chief defends pepper spray at Elijah McClain vigil
Wilson said in a statement that the suspended officers were "depicted in photographs near the site where Elijah McClain died." Aurora Interim Police Chief Vanessa Wilson said the officers were responding to a small group of agitators among the largely peaceful crowd Saturday. Three white officers stopped McClain as he walked down the street last August after a 911 call reported him as suspicious. The officers who stopped McClain were cleared by prosecutors and returned to the force, but the governor has ordered the state attorney general to reopen the case. A separate internal police investigation is underway into photos of Aurora officers taken near where McClain died.
Officers put on leave over photos tied to Elijah McClain
The interim police chief of the city of Aurora, Vanessa Wilson, said in a statement that the suspended officers were "depicted in photographs near the site where Elijah McClain died." In McClain's case, police body-camera video shows an Aurora officer getting out of his car, approaching McClain and saying, Stop right there. The chief's decision could be appealed by the officers under investigation, which would delay the results being released, he said. The three officers who stopped McClain did not face any criminal charges after an investigation by the district attorney, but Democratic Gov. Who didn't do it the right way were those agitators who were arming themselves, that were putting on helmets and gas masks and throwing rocks at my officers, Wilson told KUSA-TV.
Boy on dirt bike seriously injured in Melbourne crash, police say
MELBOURNE, Fla. – A dirt bike rider was seriously injured in a crash involving a sedan in Melbourne, according to police. Officers said the crash took place Tuesday around 6:30 p.m. near the intersection of Aurora and North Wickham roads. According to police, the boy was riding a Suzuki dirt bike east along the sidewalk on the north side of Aurora Road when he crossed over Wickham Road and was thrown from the bike into the path of a Hyundai going west on Aurora Road. The boy, whose name and age have not been released, was taken to Arnold Palmer Hospital to be treated for serious injuries, police said. Officers have not said what caused the boy to be thrown from the bike, or whether the woman driving the Hyundai will face charges.