Teen pleads guilty in Denver arson that killed 5 in Green Valley Ranch

One of three teenagers charged in connection with the 2020 arson that killed five members of a Senegalese family in Denver’s Green Valley Ranch neighborhood has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the case, court records show. Dillon Siebert, 17, on Wednesday will be sentenced for his role in the deaths of Djibril Diol, 29; Adja Diol, 23; Khadija Diol,

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Hygge destinations in Colorado, from Bluecorn Beeswax to Hygge Chalet

When the temperatures drop below freezing and snow blankets the Rocky Mountain peaks, that’s Coloradans’ signal to embrace hygge. Defined by the Oxford English Dictionary, which added the Danish word in 2017, hygge means “the quality of being warm and comfortable that gives a feeling of happiness.” But Scandanavians contend the concept of hygge (pronounced hoo-gah) is slightly more intangible.

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Need a pet rescue in the midst of a Colorado firestorm? There’s an app for that

Mike Neustedter and his family were a thousand miles away from their Superior home on Dec. 30, 2021, as a windswept wildfire tore toward their Original Town neighborhood. Their 11-year-old cat Coby was inside the home, trapped. The animal was one of the nearly 1,200 pets that didn’t survive the Marshall fire. “If someone had known pets were in these

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McCarthy vows to stay in speaker’s race, with Trump backing – The Denver Post

By LISA MASCARO, FARNOUSH AMIRI and KEVIN FREKING (Associated Press) WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leader Kevin McCarthy said late Tuesday there’s no scenario in which he’ll drop his bid to become House speaker despite failing to win multiple rounds of voting, a historic defeat that brought the first day of the new Congress to an abrupt, messy end. McCarthy promised

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Libyan accused in Lockerbie bombing now in American custody – The Denver Post

By ERIC TUCKER and SYLVIA HUI (Associated Press) WASHINGTON (AP) — A Libyan intelligence official accused of making the bomb that brought down Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988 in an international act of terrorism has been taken into U.S. custody and will face federal charges in Washington, the Justice Department said Sunday. The arrest of Abu

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Suspect in custody at Aurora standoff offered to make contact with teen who died of self-inflicted gun shot

The brother of a teenager who police say died of a self-inflicted gunshot during a standoff had offered to help officers contact the teen in person at the scene, but officers dismissed the request and confined the brother to a police car. The 16-year-old who died in the Aurora standoff is identified as Octavius Greenwood, according to a court document.

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Police: 2 dead, 6 injured in stabbings along Las Vegas Strip – The Denver Post

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An attacker with a large kitchen knife killed two people and wounded six others in stabbings along the Las Vegas Strip before he was arrested Thursday, police said. Three people were hospitalized in critical condition and another three were in stable condition, according to Las Vegas police, who said they began receiving 911 calls about the

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Shattered Dreams and Bills in the Millions: Losing a Baby in America – The Denver Post

The day after his 8-month-old baby died, Kingsley Raspe opened the mail and found he had been sent to collections for her care. That notice involved a paltry sum, $26.50 — absurd really, given he’d previously been told he owed $2.5 million for treatment of his newborn’s congenital heart defect and other disorders. Raspe and his wife, Maddie, had endured

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