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1 year 2 months ago

Heroin deaths climb in Colorado

Heroin overdoses in Colorado are at their highest point in a decade. The state health department reports 91 people died from using the drug in 2012. The overdose death Sunday of actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman has cast a national spotlight on the resurgence of heroin addiction. The Center for Disease...

2 years 2 weeks ago

Fire kills children in Myanmar

Thirteen children have died in Myanmar after an early morning fire. That fire, ruled as electrical, engulfed an Islamic school. The children, all boys, suffocated in the dormitory next to a mosque in Myanmar's largest city. About 74 orphans live there, and most were able to escape.

3 years 10 hours ago

Peru investigates deaths of hundreds of dolphins

LIMA, Peru (AP) - Scientists and Peruvian officials are investigating a mass die-off of hundreds of dolphins along the South American country's coast. Officials have been studying possible factors in the dolphins' deaths including a virus or seismic oil exploration that is being carried out off northern Peru. Deputy Environment...

3 years 2 months ago

Severe storms blast South, Midwest

CLAY, Ala. (AP) -- Two people were killed in the Birmingham, Ala., area as storms pounded the South and Midwest, prompting tornado warnings in a handful of states early Monday. At least one of the areas affected by the storms, which were part of a system that stretched from...

3 years 7 months ago

2 former Avs killed in crash of Russian jet

DENVER (AP) - Two former Colorado Avalanche players were among those killed in the crash of a Russian jet carrying a top hockey team. Avalanche president Pierre Lacroix said Wednesday that the organization is "deeply saddened" by the deaths of Ruslan Salei of Belarus and Karlis Skrastins of Latvia. Former...

3 years 8 months ago

Teaching teen dads to parent

Some men are propelled into fatherhood much earlier than expected. Sixteen-year-old Michael Gutierrez celebrates his first Father's Day. He knows he has a lot to learn. "They teach you not to shake your baby. They tell you what could happen. They try to talk to you so you...

3 years 10 months ago

Inmate deaths under investigation

DENVER (AP) - The deaths of two inmates found dead in their cells in separate jails in Denver and Aurora Saturday are under investigation. In Denver, a 51-year-old male was found dead in his cell at the Van Cise-Simonet Detention Center. Authorities say there was no sign of foul play...

4 years 5 months ago

Tragic natural deaths in Walsenburg

Police in Walsenburg paint a tragic picture of two deaths discovered on November 8. Officers were called to check the welfare of residents at a home in the 700 block of Pinon in Walsenburg. They found Juan "John" Vigil, 70, dead along with his son, also named Juan, 37....

4 years 6 months ago

Distracted driving deaths fall in 2009

The government says the number of people killed in crashes connected to driver distraction fell last year but still remain an epidemic. The Transportation Department said Monday that 5,474 people were killed in 2009 in crashes reported to have involved distracted driving, a 6 percent decline from the more...

4 years 7 months ago

Xcel, subcontractor, blamed for worker deaths

Federal investigators say Xcel Energy and its contractor failed to adequately plan for hazardous work before a hydroelectric plant fire that killed five workers in Colorado. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board released its final report on the October 2007 fire on Wednesday. The work included taking flammable solvents...

5 years 1 month ago

Raw milk debate spills into Capitols, courts

Debate about the health attributes and risks of raw milk is spilling into statehouses and courtrooms across the country. Proponents of unpasteurized dairy products are pushing to make them easier for consumers to buy. Supporters of the raw milk cause say the pasteurization process of heating milk to...

5 years 2 months ago

Storm's gone but troubles remain

More rough weather could be in store even as states like North Carolina try to recover from the storm that just ended. Forecasters say a bit of freezing rain tonight into tomorrow could add to black ice woes North Carolina already faces. North Carolina's governor said yesterday the...

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