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1 year 11 months ago

Texas DA will be laid to rest today

The texas District Attorney who lost his life Saturday will be laid to rest today. The funeral services for Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, will take place in Wortham, Texas. That will be followed by a private burial. The governor of Texas was among the hundreds of people who...

2 years 1 month ago

Trading for marijuana: Is this legal?

Marijuana users are getting creative when it comes to getting their hands on pot. They're using web sites like Craigslist to trade merchandise for marijuana. Plug in "marijuana" on Craigslist and a laundry list of postings will appear. People are looking to trade anything and everything from cell phones...

3 years 2 months ago

Flags lowered to honor former DA

Flags are lowered at all El Paso County facilities in honor of former District Attorney Robert L. Russel. Russel served five terms as District Attorney from 1965 to 1985. In 2006, the El Paso County Board of County Commissioners rededicated the Professional Building at 105 East Vermijo in Colorado...

3 years 2 months ago

Falling viral video was created by local teens

The latest viral video craze has ties to Southern Colorado. It's called falling and as you may have guessed, the subjects in the videos intentionally trip themselves up in public places. The social media schadenfreude is the brainchild of Classical Academy grad Justin Stuart, 18, who started making YouTube...

4 years 3 months ago

Colorado District Attorney faces more charges

MONTROSE, Colo. (AP) - A western Colorado district attorney facing criminal charges for allegedly demanding sexual favors from women in his office has been arrested again, this time on allegations of harassment and violating his bond. The Grand Junction Sentinel reports that Montrose County District Attorney Myrl Serra was...

4 years 3 months ago

Pueblo D.A. says Greaves investigation ongoing

Pueblo District Attorney Bill Thiebaut says he is not filing charges against Phillip Greaves II for writing or distributing his book: "The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure: a Child-lover's Code of Conduct." However, Thiebaut cautions the investigation into the Pueblo author continues. Greaves was arrested Monday morning by law...

4 years 6 months ago

Special prosecutor appointed in Montrose DA case

MONTROSE, Colo. (AP) - A district attorney from western Colorado has been arrested, accused of unlawful sexual contact and indecent exposure. Myrl Serra is the top prosecutor in for the 7th Judicial District, which is based in Montrose and covers six western counties. Colorado Attorney General John Suthers' office...

4 years 8 months ago

Clearing up robocall confusion

Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes announced Wednesday that he was asking the state Attorney General's Office to investigate a false robocall campaign. The automated called made to registered Republicans allegedly said that Maes had dropped out of the race. NewsFirst5 has learned that the confusion may have stemmed from...

4 years 8 months ago

DA's Office issues report on Officer Involved Shooting

The District Attorney's Office investigated an officer-involved shooting in Colorado Springs. Its final report was released Friday afternoon. Here's a complete transcript -- "The District Attorney's Office has concluded its' investigation of the officer involved shooting that occurred on June 4, 2010 and issues the following report: Any...

4 years 10 months ago

Tom Wiens drops out of Colorado Senate race

Republican Tom Wiens is dropping out of Colorado's primary Senate contest. The former state senator is backing Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck over former Lt. Gov. Jane Norton. Wiens was a self-funded Senate candidate who planned to petition onto primary ballots. But on Monday, Wiens dropped out before...

5 years 3 months ago

Governor's aide withdraws consideration for US attorney

Gov. Bill Ritter's deputy chief of staff has withdrawn from consideration to be the next U.S. attorney in Colorado amid questions raised during Ritter's gubernatorial campaign. Stephanie Villafuerte said Monday that a "needless and extraneous political fight" has overshadowed an independent assessment of her qualifications. During Ritter's 2006 campaign, the...

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