Earlier this month, speculation was rife that the killings of Texas prosecutor Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia, as well as an earlier slaying, might be linked to the March assassination of Tom Clements, who headed Colorado's Department of Corrections. The theory involved white supremacist prison ... More >>
Update: Last week, we told you about the sweeping search for Matthew Caulk, a sex offender who'd previously been the subject of a nationwide manhunt; see our previous coverage below. Yesterday, he was recaptured in Aurora. But the way he was being monitored when he walked away from a halfway house r ... More >>
Update:James Holmes, the 24-year-old suspect in the Aurora theater shooting, walked slowly into a packed, wood-paneled courtroom this morning to be advised of his rights. He wore a maroon jumpsuit, but the most shocking thing about his appearance was his hair, which was a bushy tumble of neon orang ... More >>
In response to the Aurora theater shooting on Friday, the presidential campaigns and super PACs that have been pouring money into television ads have all temporarily suspended commercials airing in Colorado. In Denver metro, that's at least a million dollars worth, according to one network source wi ... More >>
Update below: During a just-completed news conference about last night's shooting at the Aurora Town Center Century 16 during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises, Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates was asked by numerous national reporters to confirm reports that accused gunman James Holmes had ... More >>
Over the course of the next few weeks, Backbeat will be counting down the twenty most fabled moments in Denver music history. Today, a look back at when Grammy winner Marc Cohn got shot in the head in downtown Denver during a car-jacking attempt gone awry. Marc Cohn might be a superhero. At least t ... More >>
Lately, Tim Tebow has been rubbing shoulders with the Hollywood crowd, attending the Vanity Fair Oscar party and reportedly going on a dinner date with Taylor Swift. But while he recently signed with the William Morris talent agency, he's just turned down the opportunity to star in a hit TV show: Th ... More >>
Heading into the airing of tonight's episode of Celebrity Wife Swap on ABC, the talk around here focused almost exclusively on Pastor Ted Haggard, who had to leave his mega New Life Church in Colorado Springs five years ago after "the scandal." But when the show aired at 8 p.m. Colorado time, "The ... More >>
"All I have is a crush-proof box, and four out of five dead people smoked your brand."With another new television season almost upon us, it's also another season missing AMC's Mad Men. The '60s-era period drama, which has been on hiatus since October of last year due to negotiations between t ... More >>
Blair Griffith.Blair Griffith, the Miss Colorado winner who wound up homeless, was featured on 20/20 Friday night following previous PR on the Today show -- so she seemed a lock to seriously compete for the crown at last night's Miss USA pageant. But no: She didn't even make the sixteen-perso ... More >>
Video below.Network TV news is a cutthroat business -- and Jeremy Hubbard's getting out while the getting is good. The onetime Fox31 staple (and 2005 Westword Best Hair winner) jumped to ABC four years ago, eventually working his way up to anchor of World News Now and sometime correspondent ... More >>
From the video below.Yesterday, we told you about a disagreement between the Office of the Independent Monitor's Richard Rosenthal and Manager of Safety Ron Perea over the April 2009 Denver Police beating of Michael DeHerrera. A video seems to show DeHerrera being attacked by Officer Devin Sp ... More >>
The music industry has fallen upon hard times, and hard times call for innovation. Now, we don't know enough about the licensing difficulties behind streaming music, or the revenue share of digital downloads or any of that to suggest a business model based on how people want to listen to music these ... More >>
The FBI conducted a number of high-profile raids in Queens yesterday -- high-profile enough to have prompted the CBS report above (beware; you have to watch a commercial before the story actually runs). Along the way, correspondent Bob Orr mentions a man "from the midwest" whose recent travels to A ... More >>
The bachelors await their fate. Last Monday, Mark Huebner, the Denver pizza entrepreneur who's been among the hopefuls on this season of The Bachelorette, got the heave-ho from Jillian Harris, and the anonymous scribe who pens the episode recaps for ABC, which airs the series, wasn't exactly surpri ... More >>
Each April since 1992, the Thomas Jefferson Center, located in Charlottesville, Virginia, has awarded the Jefferson Muzzles "as a means to draw national attention to abridgments of free speech and press and, at the same time, foster an appreciation for those tenets of the First Amendment" -- and i ... More >>
It's the sort of headline most media observers in this area have been anticipating for quite some time, but it's still a shock to see it in print: "Rocky Mountain News For Sale." The article, published moments ago on the Rocky's website, quotes from a press release in which Rich Boehne, president ... More >>
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