Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently oversees Westword's news blog.
4 hours ago | Crime
Larry Stevenson certainly had plenty of connections. A former Denver police officer turned high-profile employee for the city's Excise and License department, Stevenson was a personal friend of Denver mayor Michael Hancock, even serving as best ma...
5 hours ago | Crime
Over the years, we've written about a number of tragedies that occurred after parents left young children unsupervised in a bathtub. Take the 2011 case of Fort Lupton's Shannon Johnson, whose one-year-old son drowned while she was playing Caf...
6 hours ago | Lists
Last week, after we shared our latest "You Know You're From Denver When" punchlines, we asked readers to share their favorite way of completing that sentence. One person, Matt Morava, went above and beyond the call, submitting an entire top t...
6 hours ago | Crime
The National Insurance Crime Bureau has just released its annual "Hot Wheels" list, which reveals the makes and models of the most stolen vehicles in all fifty states, including Colorado. In addition, the NICB includes the most commonly swiped yea...
7 hours ago | Crime
A chain restaurant in a bedroom community is among the unlikelier locations for a fatal shooting. But that's what happened at the Pizza Ranch outlet in Loveland last night. A man who allegedly grabbed a patron at the restaurant was shot dead by a ...
20 hours ago | Marijuana
While medical marijuana patients talk up the health benefits of MMJ, anti-pot activists insist that cannabis actually impairs brain function, among other things. For a laundry list of why marijuana is bad for you, see this Colorado Department of P...