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  • Bizarre Break-In At Aurora Fire Station, Bird Decapitated

    11/03/2018 7:19:34 AM PDT · by mowowie · 53 replies
    CBS 4 Denver ^ | November 1, 2018 at 5:02 pm | Brian Maass
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – A 24-year-old woman is in jail after being accused of breaking into one of Aurora’s newest fire stations, flooding it, ransacking the building and even decapitating a bird. Multiple Aurora fire department sources told CBS4 about the bizarre incident that occurred late Monday night. Firefighters from Station 15, located at 1880 South Flat Rock Trail, had left the station for a call. Firefighters and police theorize that after they drove away and before the station’s bay doors automatically closed, Yesenia Griego sneaked into the building. When they returned, the firefighters found an alarm going off, the...
  • ‘Political lynching’: Leading black Democrats scold party for stance on Rep. Melton ( Colorado )

    10/12/2018 7:31:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | October 11, 2018 | Marianne Goodland
    As calls mount from both the left and the right for Democratic state Rep. Jovan Melton to step down from his House District 41 seat in Aurora, supporters, including former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb, argued Thursday that a double standard is being applied to Melton by the leadership of the Democratic-controlled Colorado House and the Colorado Democratic Party chair, Morgan Carroll. ... Webb ... called out the leadership of the Democratic Party ... “Jim Crow system of justice” and a “political lynching” of Melton. And while they didn’t go so far as to tell African American voters not to vote...
  • Violent crime climbing in Denver and Colorado

    09/29/2018 8:14:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 93 replies
    KDVR ^ | SEPTEMBER 28, 2018 | MATT MAURO
    Violent crime, including murders, are increasing in Denver and Colorado, according to new statistics from police and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. Murders in Colorado have jumped 27 percent in the last three years. In 2015 there were 173 murders, while there were 220 in 2017. ... murders in Denver have increased six percent in the last year. So far in 2018, there have been 51 murders, compared to 48 at this time last year, according to Denver Police. Police say the increase is because there are more incidents where multiple people have been killed. ... And for some perspective...
  • Solar storm will make it easier to see an aurora in northern US Tuesday night

    09/11/2018 6:02:13 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    abc ^ | ep 10, 2018, 7:38 PM ET | Joyeeta Biswas
    Have you ever wanted to see auroras, the rippling lights that sometimes paint the heavens with unearthly blues or greens and make you feel like you're in a van Gogh painting? If you live in a northern U.S. state, Tuesday might be your chance. Residents in some parts of at least 15 states across the country may be able to see the awe-inspiring phenomenon, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said on Monday. "The further north you are -- say, upstate New York or upper Michigan -- the more likely you are to see the aurora," Rodney Viereck, a...
  • Sweden is getting nervous and garrisoning Gotland

    08/30/2018 12:36:17 PM PDT · by NRx · 42 replies
    WaPo ^ | 08-30-2018 | Kenneth Dickerman and Loulou d'Aki
    Earlier this year, it was announced that in May-June 2018, the MSB (Ministry for Society Protection and Preparedness) in Sweden would send out a brochure titled “If Crisis or War Comes” to all of Sweden’s 4.7 million homes. The last time this sort of brochure was printed and distributed was during World War II, in 1943. The leaflet drop was part of a recent effort by the authorities to revamp their defenses as Russian aggression has increased, starting with the invasion of Crimea in 2014. Sweden, which is not a NATO member, decided to reintroduce a permanent military presence on...
  • Mysterious ribbons of light dubbed 'Steve' are NOT auroras, after all: (video at site)

    08/20/2018 9:33:10 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 20, 2018 | By CHEYENNE MACDONALD
    Scientists say the 'skyglows' represent an entirely new celestial phenomenon Scientists began studying mysterious ribbons of light dubbed 'Steve' in 2016 While they were thought to be auroras, study shows they form differently Experts now say they're a distinct phenomenon that was previously unknown Mysterious purple and white ribbons of light seen dancing across the sky may represent a never-before-identified type of ‘skyglow.’ While amateur photographers have been documenting the phenomenon for decades, scientists only began to study it back in 2016. Initial research suggested the lights, which have come to be known as STEVE, may be a type of...
  • Police release body camera footage of Denver mayor's son's expletive-laden outburst at cop

    08/18/2018 11:03:42 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    | Fox News ^ | August 17,2018 | Kathleen Joyce
    The full body camera footage of a traffic stop in March that showed the son of the Denver mayor threatening a cop’s job and cursing at him has been released. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock's 22-year-old son, Jordan, was pulled over March 23 by an Aurora police officer for going 65 mph in a 40 mph zone, FOX 31 reports. A bodycam video of the encounter showed Hancock's immediate anger toward Officer Paul McClendon. He told the cop to pick up the pace and write him a speeding ticket, though the officer warned it wouldn’t be quick because Jordan didn’t have...
  • Police release body camera footage of Denver mayor's son's expletive-laden outburst 

    08/18/2018 10:29:37 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 17, 2018 | Kathleen Joyce
    Denver Mayor Michael Hancock's 22-year-old son, Jordan, was pulled over March 23 by an Aurora police officer for going 65 mph in a 40 mph zone, FOX 31 reports. A bodycam video of the encounter showed Hancock's immediate anger toward Officer Paul McClendon. He told the cop to pick up the pace and write him a speeding ticket, though the officer warned it wouldn’t be quick because Jordan didn’t have his license on him. Jordan became irate after McClendon asked him why the title of the car was in the name of Denver's mayor. “Because that’s my motherf---er dad,” Hancock replied....
  • Ax Handle Attacker Alex Ewing Named Suspect in Bennett Family Murders (1984 Murders in Aurora, CO)

    08/11/2018 12:11:59 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 8 replies
    Westword ^ | August 10, 2018 | Michael Roberts
    A childhood photo of Vanessa Bennett, who survived the hammer attack, and Alex Ewing as seen in a mid-1980s booking photo. Family photo via 9News/Nevada Department of Corrections via 9News Ax Handle Attacker Alex Ewing Named Suspect in Bennett Family Murders Michael Roberts | August 10, 2018 | 11:26am At a press conference this morning, August 10, representatives of the Aurora Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies confirmed that Alex Christopher Ewing, a 57-year-old prisoner in Nevada, where he's serving time for brutally beating a couple with an ax handle, has been named in arrest warrants related...
  • Stepson of man killed by Aurora police recounts shooting [Decorated Vietnam Vet] [TR]

    08/02/2018 1:25:31 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 84 replies
    The Denver Channel ^ | August 1, 2018 | Blair Miller, Jace Larson
    DENVER – The stepson of the man shot and killed early Monday morning by Aurora police says there were just seconds between when his stepfather shot the man who’d broken into their home and assaulted his son and when police shot his stepfather dead. Chad Hayashi spoke to ABC News on Wednesday about the police shooting that left his stepfather, Richard “Gary” Black, Jr., dead in an incident that has stirred homeowners and gun owners alike. “It’s just heartbreaking. My dad was a hero,” Hayashi said in the exclusive interview. “My son wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for him....
  • Police officer fatally shoots homeowner who killed intruder

    08/01/2018 12:24:10 AM PDT · by AnotherUnixGeek · 58 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 31, 2018 | Jackie Salo
    Officers responding to a home invasion in Colorado reportedly gunned down the homeowner — moments after he reportedly fatally shot the intruder.
  • Officer who shot Aurora homeowner involved in deadly shooting in June ( near Denver: update )

    08/01/2018 10:14:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 44 replies
    KOAA News ^ | Aug 01, 2018
    The Aurora police officer who shot and killed an armed homeowner early Monday morning was involved in another deadly shooting in late June. The officer was returned to regular duty while the investigation of whether he was legally justified in using deadly force in the June incident was still ongoing. ... In this week’s incident, police received multiple 911 calls just before 1:30 a.m. Monday reporting a disturbance. Aurora Police Chief Nick Metz, in a written release, said officers encountered “a very chaotic and violent scene,” heard gunfire inside a home at 10609 E. Montview Blvd. and then “encountered an...
  • Police in suburban Denver kill resident who shot intruder

    07/31/2018 5:18:46 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 114 replies
    AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A man who fatally shot an intruder in his suburban Denver home early Monday was killed by responding officers who saw him holding a weapon, investigators said. Police received multiple calls about a break-in at the home at about 1:30 a.m., and when officers arrived, they heard gunshots inside, The Aurora Sentinel reported . Aurora police, who described the scene in a statement as “very chaotic and violent,” said they encountered an armed man and fatally shot him. That man turned out to be the person who lived in the home. A second man, the suspected...
  • ‘My dad's the mayor!' Video shows Denver mayor's son using slur against officer during traffic stop

    05/08/2018 8:20:39 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 56 replies
    The Denver Channel ^ | 05/08/18 | Tony Kovaleski
    A police body camera video leaked to Contact7 Investigates shows the son of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock using a slur against an Aurora police officer during a traffic stop. “My dad’s the mayor, you f---ing f--got,” Jordan Hancock is shown saying in the video clip. “Of Denver? Well you’re in Aurora,” the officer responds. “Guess what, I’m about to get you fired you f---ing b---h,” Hancock is heard saying later. The video clip sent to Contact7 Investigates by an anonymous source is only about 20 seconds long and ends with 22-year-old Hancock driving away. Denver7 requested the full video from...
  • The Aurora Station Will be the First Luxury Hotel in Space

    04/17/2018 11:47:38 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 20 replies
    Universe Today ^ | 4/17/18 | Evan Gough
    The Aurora Station space hotel will launch in 2021 and host its first guests in 2022. It has room for 4 guests and 2 crew. Image: Orion Span The Aurora Station Will be the First Luxury Hotel in Space Article written: 17 Apr , 2018 by Evan Gough Are you ready for a luxury hotel in space? We all knew it was coming, even though it seems impossibly futuristic. But this time it’s not just science fiction; somebody actually has a plan.The space hotel will be called “Aurora Station” and the company behind it is Orion Span, a Silicon...
  • 'Hole' in the Sun Spawns Powerful Solar Wind; Could Amp Up Auroras

    04/10/2018 4:21:48 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    Space.com ^ | April 10, 2018 11:17am ET | By Samantha Mathewson, Contributor |
    A massive "hole" on the surface of the sun has unleashed a strong solar wind that scientists say may amp up the northern lights in some areas of the U.S. and could disrupt satellite communications over the next few days. Data from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory revealed a vast region where the sun's magnetic field has opened up, creating a gap in the sun's outer atmosphere, called the corona. This region, also known as a coronal hole, allows charged particles to escape and flow toward Earth in an increased solar wind. As a result, the U.S. Space Weather Prediction Center...
  • Colorado administrators indicted for suspending student who reported sex assault by teacher

    01/12/2018 10:07:26 AM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 12, 2018 | Kathleen Joice
    A female student who told school administrators she'd been sexually assaulted by a teacher was suspended and then forced to apologize to the accused perpetrator and hug him, according to an indictment against three Colorado school officials handed down Wednesday. Principal David Gonzales, Vice Principal AJ MacIntosh and counselor Cheryl Somers-Wegienka of Prairie Middle School in Aurora, Colo. were named in the indictments, FOX31 Denver reported. The Cherry Creek School District informed parents MacIntosh and Gonzales were placed on administrative leave “pending the outcome of the court proceedings.” Somers-Wegienka stopped working at the school before the indictment. The indictment stems...
  • ‘I Can Do This’: Those Looking For Work Attend I-70 Expansion Job Fair

    12/28/2017 7:08:32 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    CBS 4 Denver ^ | December 14, 2017 | Dominic Garcia
    DENVER (CBS4)– The Colorado Department of Transportation is gearing up for a major project that will change the landscape of Interstate 70 through the central part of Denver. The Central 70 Project will dramatically impact the community from Colorado Boulevard to Brighton Boulevard. The Colorado Department of Transportation is now hiring people who live there. “The Central 70 Project is by itself a major economic driver for the entire Denver-metro region. CDOT wanted to also ensure that these economic and job opportunities were made available to local residents,” said Shailen Bhatt, CDOT Executive Director. “CDOT is one of only a...
  • Hubble Spots Auroras on Uranus

    04/11/2017 6:50:12 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 48 replies
    NASA ^ | April 10, 2017 | NASA
    Ever since Voyager 2 beamed home spectacular images of the planets in the 1980s, planet-lovers have been hooked on auroras on other planets. Auroras are caused by streams of charged particles like electrons that come from various origins such as solar winds, the planetary ionosphere, and moon volcanism. They become caught in powerful magnetic fields and are channeled into the upper atmosphere, where their interactions with gas particles, such as oxygen or nitrogen, set off spectacular bursts of light.
  • [Catholic Caucus] Second Mass - or, Mass of the Aurora (Gueranger)

    12/25/2017 12:31:19 AM PST · by CMRosary
    White Double of the First Class with Privileged Octave of third Order THE OFFICE OF LAUDS is finished: the Canticles of joy are ended, wherewith the Church thanks the Eternal Father for his having made to rise upon us the divine Sun of Justice. It is time to offer up the second Sacrifice, or, as it is called, the Mass of the Aurora. In the first, the Church celebrated the temporal Birth of the Word according to the flesh. In this, she is going to honor the second Birth of the same Son of God—a Birth full of grace...