{FD} Gym teacher accused of assaulting student who refused to stand for Pledge of Allegiance

Karen Smith, a physical education teacher at Angevine Middle School in Lafayette, Colo., was placed on paid administrative leave after she was accused of assaulting a student who refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.

{FD} Colorado administrators indicted for suspending student who reported sex assault by teacher

Two administrators and a counselor at a Colorado middle school failed to report a student’s claim she was sexually assaulted by a teacher, instead suspending the teen and making her apologize to and hug the accused perpetrator, officials said in an indictment handed down Wednesday.

{FD} Colorado gunman watched officers on surveillance video before attack, sheriff says

The Colorado gunman who killed a sheriff’s deputy and wounded six others in a shooting attack on New Year’s Eve had been monitoring law enforcement with video surveillance that day and owned 15 legally obtained weapons, the sheriff said Tuesday.

{FD} Colorado gunman watched officers on surveillance tape prior to attack, sheriff says

The Colorado gunman, who killed a sheriff’s deputy and wounded six others in a shooting attack on New Year’s Eve, was reportedly monitoring law enforcement with video surveillance that day and owned 15 legally obtained weapons, the sheriff said.

{FD} Sessions’ planned marijuana crackdown draws fire from politicians, growers

The Trump administration ashed the legal marijuana industry's budding flame Thursday, announcing it would end an Obama-era policy to tread lightly when enforcing federal cannabis laws.

{FD} Texas police charge man with kidnapping following Colorado capture with girls, 14 and 7

Texas police said Thursday that they charged a man with kidnapping following his capture in Colorado with two young Texas sisters who were the subject of an Amber Alert.

{FD} Texas Amber Alert girls found safe in Colorado; suspected kidnapper caught

A man accused of abducting two young Texas girls and considered a “person of interest” in the death of their mother was found on Wednesday, authorities said.

{FD} Colorado gunman reportedly bought 11 guns from Wyoming store

The Colorado man who fatally shot a sheriff’s deputy and wounded six others Sunday in an “ambush-style” attack purchased 11 of his guns — including an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle — from a store in Wyoming, according to a report out Wednesday.

{FD} Body of missing Colorado woman, 19, is found; police speak with alleged harasser

The deceased body found in Adams County on Friday was confirmed by the coroner as Natalie Bollinger, according to Colorado police, who added in a news conference Wednesday that they’ve spoken to the man she claimed was “harassing” her.

{FD} Colorado cop killer reportedly hospitalized in psych ward in 2014

The Colorado Army veteran who killed a sheriff’s deputy and wounded six others in an “ambush-style” attack on New Year’s Eve reportedly escaped from a psychiatric facility years earlier.

{FD} Colorado gunman livestreamed ‘ambush-style’ shooting that killed deputy, report says

A Colorado gunman who gunned down a deputy and wounded six other people in an “ambush-style” attack on New Year’s Eve had livestreamed the shootout on Periscope, where he’s heard yelling, “I warned you,” before firing more than 100 rounds at them, a report said.

{FD} Gunman in deadly Colorado deputy shooting identified as Iraq War vet with grudge against sheriff

The rifle-toting man who gunned down a Colorado deputy in a New Year’s Eve “ambush-style” attack ranted about the sheriff and a local police officer in recent online posts.

{FD} Colorado deputy killed, 4 others shot in ‘ambush-style’ attack outside Denver

A New Year's Eve domestic disturbance call sparked an "ambush-style" attack that left one deputy dead, four others injured and two civilians wounded in an apartment complex just south of Denver.

{FD} Bullets, ballots and babies: A look at new state laws coming in 2018

From buying bullets to casting ballots, states across the country are ushering in a wave of new laws in 2018.

{FD} Missing for 10 years, cat finds his way back to family after California wildfires

A family whose cat who went missing from their California home 10 years ago never expected to see him again -- but they were in for the surprise of a lifetime when they received a call he was discovered in the aftermath of the state’s devastating wildfires in October.

{FD} Illegal immigrant facing deportation offered sanctuary by Colorado church

An illegal immigrant who came to the United States when she was 17, and who was issued a deportation order after a 2010 felony conviction for possessing falsified or stolen identification papers, is living in the Colorado church that has offered her sanctuary so she can stay with her family.