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Some fear changes to state laws as US weighs pot medicine

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Some American parents who for years have used cannabis to treat severe forms of epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory as U.S. regulators near a decision on whether to approve the first...

 

Boy tells police that driver shot family in road rage run-in

DENVER (AP) — A 12-year-old boy told police he saw a driver open fire on his family during a road rage confrontation in Colorado, killing his older brother and critically wounding his mother and younger brother, authorities said Friday. Police...

 

Bill on guns and mental health stalls in Colorado capitol

DENVER (AP) — Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock begged state lawmakers to pass legislation making it easier to confiscate firearms from someone considered a danger to themselves or others. People, he said, like the man who shot and killed a...

 

Waffle House gunman's troubles began years before attack

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Travis Reinking's erratic behavior began years before police say he showed up without pants at a Waffle House restaurant and killed four people with an assault-style rifle. The onetime construction crane operator bounced bet...

 

Officials: Treatment, enforcement for Colorado heroin fight

DENVER (AP) — Colorado officials said Tuesday that they hope a two-fold approach will prevent the growth of the state's heroin epidemic. Federal and state officials announced plans to focus on prosecuting dealers and use local law enforcement to...

 

Police improve social media skills, raising worries by media

DENVER (AP) — It opens with a warning: This video contains footage from real police body cameras. Viewer discretion is advised. Then, an introduction: "I would like you to hear from me, what happened," Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock says,...

 

Deputy killed, 4 other people injured in Colorado shooting

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado sheriff's deputy was shot and killed on Monday, the third officer to be gunned down in the line of duty in the state in the past five weeks. El Paso County Deputy Micah Flick, 34, was killed while he and...

 

Sheriff says no other suspects sought in deputy's death

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — Two men who were nearby when a Colorado sheriff's deputy was shot and killed were interviewed and released, authorities said Friday before a suspect in the slaying made his first court appearance. Adams County Judge Patrick...

 

Colorado US prosecutor: No change after Sessions' pot shift

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's top federal prosecutor said his office won't alter its approach to enforcing marijuana crimes after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions withdrew a policy Thursday that allowed pot markets to emerge in states that legalized...

 

Prosecutors in pot-friendly states will decide on crackdown

DENVER (AP) — Whether to crack down on marijuana in states where it is legal is a decision that will now rest with those states' top federal prosecutors, many of whom are deeply rooted in their communities and may be reluctant to pursue cannabis...

 

Police: Gun brought by lawmaker to Denver airport was loaded

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado state lawmaker arrested for having a gun at Denver International Airport had a loaded handgun in her bag that was discovered by an airport security officer, police said Wednesday. State Rep. Lori Saine "knowingly brought...

 

Suspect walked off job hours before Colorado Walmart attack

THORNTON, Colo. (AP) — A man accused of opening fire inside a suburban Denver Walmart, killing three people, abruptly walked away from his roofing company job hours before the attack, his former boss said Thursday. Scott Ostrem's employer and...

 

Walmart shooting suspect could face multiple charges

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado sheet metal worker could face multiple charges, including attempted murder, in addition to first-degree murder charges related to the shooting deaths of three people inside a Walmart, a prosecutor said Friday....

 

Georgia elections chief plans changes after security issues

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's top elections official stood out by refusing help from the Department of Homeland Security last August amid national concerns about the integrity of U.S. elections. Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp called it an...

 

Smiles and thumbs up from woman charged with killing family

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A woman charged with killing four of her young children and her husband smiled and flashed a double thumbs up to news cameras during her first court appearance Friday in metro Atlanta before telling a judge she doesn't wan...

 

Georgia official discounts threat of exposed voter records

ATLANTA (AP) — After a researcher notified officials of a major security lapse at the center managing Georgia's election technology, leading computer scientists urged the state's top elections official to order a thorough outside probe to...

 

Campus gun bill passes, adoption update stuck at Sine Die

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers agreed to allow concealed handguns on college campuses but failed to update the state law on adoption before the gavel fell on this year's legislative session early Friday. Attention now turns to Gov. Nathan Deal, a...

 

Georgia Senate backs guns on campus, setting up final vote

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgians licensed to carry concealed weapons could take handguns onto college campuses under legislation approved Tuesday by the state Senate, which kept the measure alive for a possible vote by the full legislature before...

 

Georgia debates bill at odds with US rules on campus assault

ATLANTA (AP) — A panel of Georgia lawmakers has approved a bill requiring college officials and employees to report sexual violence and other crimes to law enforcement, clashing with existing federal guidance laying out specific requirements under...

 

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