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1 year 11 months ago

Appeal rejected in deadly apartment fire

DENVER (AP) - An appeal by a man convicted in a deadly 2007 Colorado Springs apartment fire on the basis that his mental illness led to incriminating statement to police has been rejected by the Colorado Court of Appeals. In denying Derrick "Nicky" Johnson's claim Thursday, the court found that...

2 years 7 months ago

Convicted killer loses Appeal

The Colorado Court of Appeals announced today that they are upholding the murder conviction and sentencing of Joel Stovall. In 2001 Joel Stovall and his twin brother Michael shot and killed Fremont County Sheriff Deputy Jason Schwartz and critically injured Florence Police Officer Toby Bethel. The Stovalls were...

3 years 4 months ago

Fired Denver cops to appeal

DENVER (AP) - Two Denver police officers fired for their aggressive, videotaped arrest of a suspect are challenging their termination. The Denver Post reports that Devin Sparks and Randy Murr filed an appeal Monday with the city's Civil service Commission. The two say the termination wasn't "supported by the...

3 years 9 months ago

Churchill loses appeal

DENVER (AP) - A former University of Colorado professor who compared some Sept. 11 victims to a Nazi has lost an appeal challenging his firing. The Colorado Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld a lower court ruling rejecting Churchill's claim that the firing was politically motivated. A three-judge panel...

3 years 11 months ago

Court throws out $926 million Rocky Flats award

A federal appeals court threw out a jury verdict and a $926 million award to thousands of Colorado homeowners in a lawsuit involving plutonium contamination from a now-defunct nuclear weapons plant. A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver ruled Friday that homeowners failed to...

4 years 4 weeks ago

Arizona files appeal

At least three people were arrested after protests regarding Arizona's new immigration law. It went into effect today, but a judge blocked the most controversial parts from taking effect. Demonstrators marched from the state capitol, held a prayer service, then headed to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office. Arizona has...

4 years 2 months ago

Mexico asks court to rule against Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) - Mexico is asking a federal court in Arizona to declare the state's new immigration law unconstitutional. Lawyers for Mexico on Tuesday submitted a legal brief in support of a lawsuit challenging the law. The law generally requires police investigating another incident or crime to ask people...

4 years 2 months ago

Utah inmate challenges death warrant

A condemned inmate set for execution this month by firing squad has challenged his death warrant before the Utah Supreme Court. Attorneys for Ronnie Lee Gardner have asked justices to reverse a state court judge's order of execution and impose a lifetime prison sentence. As an alternative, Gardner's attorney...

4 years 3 months ago

New trial denied in Aurora death penalty case

A Colorado judge ruled a man facing the death penalty does not deserve a new trial after attorneys raised concerns about a juror who consulted with his pastor during sentencing deliberations. Arapahoe County District Judge Gerald Rafferty ruled Wednesday that the juror violated the court's orders by speaking to...

4 years 10 months ago

Obamas make Olympic pitch in Denmark

Combining hometown pride and political muscle, President Barack Obama lobbied Olympic leaders to give the 2016 Summer Games to Chicago, saying a nation shaped by the people of the world "wants a chance to inspire it once more." The president and his wife, fellow Chicagoan Michelle Obama, put their...

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