COLORADO SPRINGS - The Colorado Springs Police Department has shelled out $94,310.50 in unanticipated expenses overt the past 8 years just to house marijuana and marijuana plants seized in drug raids.
Much of the money has been directed at improving officer safety as it relates to the increased risk... more »
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Some nail polishes commonly found in California salons and advertised as free of a so-called "toxic trio" of chemicals actually have high levels of agents linked to birth defects, according to state chemical regulators. A Department of Toxic Substances Control report to be released Tuesday determined... more »
Pets could land themselves in the animal hospital if owners do not keep a few holiday foods and items out of paws reach.
Rich foods and shiny holiday decorations fill most homes during the holiday season and pets are naturally fascinated by these items; but certain things could be... more »
A Colorado Springs retired couple is warning people to be careful of mushrooms while camping or hiking in the mountains over Labor Day weekend. Their Boston Terrier died Saturday after eating a toxic mushroom at a campground in Teller County.
Ron and Carolyn "Cookie" Stapp were camping at Colorado... more »
A uranium mill that has operated in Canon City for decades is now on track to permanently close. The Cotter Corporation now says it plans to shut down containment ponds that store millions of tons of toxic waste. Without containment ponds, the mill can't operate. The Cotter Uranium Mill sits... more »
A British court says hundreds of people who received chemical burns from leather sofas will share 20 million pounds ($30 million) in compensation. The customers took legal action after claiming of skin and eyecomplaints or breathing difficulties from the Chinese-made furniture, dubbed "toxic sofas." The problems were blamed on dimethyl... more »
Reports of high cadmium content in children's jewelry imported from China are prompting a senior U.S. senator to press for a bill to ban the toxic heavy metal as a hazardous substance from those products and toys. New York Democrat Charles Schumer plans to present details of his proposal Wednesday... more »