Last week, Alison Michelle Ernst hurled a shoe at Hillary Clinton while the latter spoke at an event in Las Vegas. Afterward, the press found a tie between Ernst and the case against Aurora theater shooter James Holmes, and it's legit. However, major outlets such as the Associated Press are reportin ... More >>
A search for the phrase "bikini bridge" on the 9News Facebook page this morning scores no hits -- meaning that it's presumably been scrubbed out of existence. But there was enough hubbub about coverage of what's now seen as an Internet hoax to convince young women that emaciation is in that the sta ... More >>
Denver blog posts steer clear of disaster. Colorado Pols: The New York Daily News goes after Colorado reps Scott Tipton, Mike Coffman, Cory Gardner and Doug Lamborn for voting against Hurricane Sandy funds but crowing when they got cash for flood relief. Denver Urbanism's Ryan Mulligan on Eagle pr ... More >>
In the public relations battle over the proliferation of guns in this country, Second Amendment supporters share stories about weaponry that prevented crime, while firearms-control advocates counter with examples of tragic shootings that often take place by accident. Falling into the latter category ... More >>
Earlier this week, we wrote about twelve deaths the Denver District Attorney's Office believes are linked to medical marijuana; the original post is below. After the piece's publication, the DA's office reached out to let us know the folks there had overlooked another possible MMJ-related homicide ... More >>
Last week, Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey told city council members that there were "twelve homicides related directly to medical marijuana." He subsequently said the figures were "loose" and didn't all occur in MMJ facilities. But when contacted by Westword, Morrissey's office did indeed ... More >>
Broncos all-pro Von Miller may be suspended, reportedly after testing positive for marijuana and Molly. "I know I did nothing wrong," he tweeted yesterday -- and indeed, one ex-Bronco's pot-use suspension was overturned a few years back. But that wasn't true of another Denver-affiliated player, who ... More >>
A note to potential employers of Taylor Powers, 21. When you Google her name, you will come across posts like this one -- as well as clips from the New York Daily News and The Smoking Gun -- about her being charged following her mushroom-fueled strip and subsequent rescue during a hike at Chautauqua ... More >>
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 >>
The investigation into Evan Ebel, the man thought to have gunned down pizza-delivery man Nathan Leon and Colorado Department of Corrections executive director Tom Clements, has taken another bizarre twist in a continuing series of them. On Saturday, Texas prosecutor Mike McLelland and his wife Cynth ... More >>
In this year's campaign, Senator Jean White and state House candidate Jeffrey Hare, both Republicans, were attacked via mailers featuring a gay couple kissing and slogans suggesting that the image represented their version of family values. Turns out that the couple in question, Brian Edwards and T ... More >>
Even before his bizarre first court appearance, reports have circulated about alleged weird behavior by suspected Aurora theater shooter James Holmes. One of the most vivid has already been debunked, not that it's stopped the story from zipping around the web. Hard to believe all of them (or perhaps ... More >>
We can now give you a look at James Holmes, the man in custody in the wake of a shooting at the Aurora Town Center Century 16 during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises. This is a more recent shot, while one below is from a San Diego yearbook. Here it is:
Update: Aurora Police have now identified the man who killed Josephine Echols outside a church service officiated by her son as Kiarron Parker, 29 -- and the off-duty Denver Police officer who put him down as six-year vet Antonio Milow, Echols's nephew. And the more info that comes out, the more lik ... More >>
'Tis the most wonderful time of the year, Denver. During the stretch of days between Thanksgiving and New Year's, it's totally socially appropriate to stay out too late on a school night, drink too much and show up to work griping about your subsequent hangover. Okay, maybe not totally social ... More >>
Big pics below.Courtney Bowles, a former teacher at Mountain View High School, got national exposure for exposing herself, in a manner of speaking. She was caught having sex with a student in a car, setting off a web frenzy spurred by her comely photos and hot-for-teacher fantasies of the sor ... More >>
Carmelo.Reports that Amare Stoudemire's toe injury had ratcheted up pressure on the Knicks to make a Carmelo Anthony trade happen apparently weren't enough to get a Melo deal done yesterday. Meanwhile, the Lakers' alleged interest in Melo has been denigrated as a non-story -- but after the La ... More >>
Carmelo.The prospect that Carmelo Anthony will be dealt before the February 24 trade deadline just got better. Following hot on the sneakers of reports about a possible three-team deal involving the Knicks, Nuggets and Timberwolves comes word that New York owner James Dolan is talking directl ... More >>
Carmelo.As predicted in our post about Carmelo Anthony's awful play versus the 76ers, Melo went off last night against the New Jersey Nets, who pulled the plug on a deal when he balked at signing a contract extension -- yet the Nugs still lost handily. Not that it matters, since New York Knic ... More >>
Big pics below.The most common reaction to student-sex-abuse reports about the likes of Travis Masse, Gary Wegner and other men featured in our collection of 2010 accused teachers and caretakers mug shots is revulsion. But when an attractive female teacher is similarly targeted, the response ... More >>
Carmelo.Yesterday, we told you that a blockbuster three-team deal to send Nuggets Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups to the New Jersey Nets had hit a roadblock, reportedly because the Nugs wanted the Nets to take relatively new acquisition Al Harrington off their hands, too. But is that the ... More >>
Carmelo.The deal to send Carmelo Anthony to the New Jersey Nets is supposedly dead -- but don't schedule the funeral just yet. Last week, a Nuggets scout was in New Jersey watching Derrick Favors, reportedly a centerpiece of a potential transaction. And now, comments from the Nets' owner ind ... More >>
Carmelo.We keep being told that the four-way trade to send Carmelo Anthony to the New Jersey Nets is dead -- but it may have some life in it yet. Why else would a Nuggets scout be eyeballing Nets rookie Derrick Favors, reportedly one of the keys to a possible deal?
La La Vazquez.Basketball fans everywhere have been debating where Carmelo Anthony is likely to land, with Chicago and New Jersey being the most rumored locations of late. Nuggets general manager Masai Ujiri insists Denver's still in the running, but few believe he has a shot. If only he had t ... More >>
Carmelo.The Carmelo Anthony trade winds continue at hurricane strength, and while he insists he's not concentrating on basketball right now, plenty of other people are. Indeed, the rumors about him heading to Chicago are already at a level where observers are worried about whether an Anthony ... More >>
Roy Den Hollander,feminist foeHere in Colorado, ladies' nights have survived Steve Horner's repeated attempts to shut them down, and a New York appeals court has just ruled that ladies' nights are all right with them, too. The Manhattan-based Second Court of Appeals rejected Manhattan attorn ... More >>
"It's nice to feel wanted."In recent weeks, senatorial hopeful Andrew Romanoff has been under increasing pressure to talk about alleged job offers from the White House if he wouldn't challenge Democratic incumbent Michael Bennet in November, especially in light of similar claims made by Penns ... More >>
Photo by Anthony CameraDino Costa loves you, Denver. Why didn't enough of you love him back?Dino Costa may have been the most divisive sports-media personality in Denver over the past several years. As we documented in a 2006 profile, he loves to stir things up, be it with his argument-genera ... More >>
Photo by John JohnstonTom Tancredo accuses the Obama administration of exploiting the Haitian crisis.Last Friday, Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano granted temporary protected status to undocumented Haitians living in the United States -- a move that deep-sixes deportations to the ... More >>
The Giants aren't happy at all about spending their T-Day here. Next Thursday, just as you're waking up from your turkey-induced coma and reaching for your fourth piece of pie, the Broncos will welcome the New York Giants into their homes and then try to slaughter them. (Just like the pilgrim ... 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 >>
We keep hearing about how every team that doesn't have a quarterback named either Manning or Brady would love to see disgruntled Broncos hurler Jay Cutler in their uniform -- but at least one player on a QB-challenged squad feels otherwise. New York Jets safety Kerry Rhodes tells the New York Daily ... More >>
The murder of former Denver radio personality George Weber over the weekend in Brookyln appears to have been solved -- and the resolution is even more sordid than a March 24 article in the New York Post suggested. "'Violent Sex' Ad Led to Murder of WABC Newsman George Weber, Confesses Teen," from th ... More >>
Director Rod Lurie has had Colorado on his mind in recent years. His 2007 film Resurrecting the Champ, co-starring Josh Hartnett and Samuel L. Jackson (with a cameo by John Elway), was partially filmed in Denver and based loosely on an article by J.R. Moehringer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of ... More >>
LOCALS ONLY Colorado rapper Catch Lungs started get his name buzzed about in the local scene when he started working with producers SP Double and Flawless as part of the Boostwell Crew last year. After separating from Boostwell this summer, he began working on his own mixtape, Food for the Famished, ... More >>
Plenty of good food for good causes this week. The Bartender's Martini Miracle Ball, which benefits the Children's Hospital Research Institute, will be at the Church nightclub, 1160 Lincoln Street, from 7:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. on Friday, November 14. Tickets are $100, but buy you four cocktails, live ... More >>
The New York Daily News is reporting that three chefs are in the running for the new White House chef job: Art Smith, personal chef to Oprah Winfrey and owner of Chicago's Table Fifty-Two; Rick Bayless, owner of Rick Bayless Topolobampo and Frontera Grill, two restaurants in Chicago; and Daniel You ... More >>
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