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Former Summit Association of Realtors CEO pleads guilty to theft (1)

March 17, 2015 — 

The former Summit Association of Realtors CEO, Sue Frank, on Monday pleaded guilty to felony theft after embezzling more than $415,000 from the nonprofit organization. Frank, 62, was in charge …

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Opening statements in theater shooting case set for April (2)

March 17, 2015 — 

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Opening statements in the Colorado theater shooting case have been set for April 27 — at least a month earlier than expected in the death penalty case. …

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Judge in Breckenridge assault case considers gag order (3)

March 16, 2015 — 

Prosecutors and defense attorneys on Monday, March 16 discussed pretrial publicity restrictions concerning the case of Sky Wodraska, a 37-year-old Breckenridge man charged with the brutal assault of three young …

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Breckenridge court records shed light on attempted murder of 14-year-old girl (4)

March 12, 2015 — 

The sound of dripping water permeated the Great Divide Condominiums on Wednesday morning, as ice slowly thawed on the secluded hills overlooking Breckenridge. But early Saturday morning at 1:45, a …

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One arrested, none injured in Vail high-speed chase (5)

March 11, 2015 — 

VAIL — A high speed chase Wednesday involving four law enforcement agencies resulted in one man in custody and no injuries.The man, whose name has not yet been released, was …

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Updated: Breckenridge man accused of stabbing 14-year-old girl he had previously abused (6)

March 9, 2015 — 

A $2 million bond was set following a March 9 court hearing for a 37-year-old Breckenridge man accused of brutally assaulting three young girls. The suspect, Sky Wodraska, allegedly broke …

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Carbondale woman pleads to lesser charge in child poisonings (7)

March 9, 2015 — 

Maria Alvarado-Gomez, the woman who admitted to feeding her daughters rat poison last June, plead guilty Monday to child abuse through manufacture of a controlled substance, a class 3 felony.Alvarado-Gomez, …

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Prosecutors want photos of Aurora theater shooting kept from public (8)

March 6, 2015 — 

DENVER — Prosecutors in the Colorado theater shooting case want a judge to keep the public from seeing graphic autopsy and crime-scene photos during the trial, saying the images would …

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Carbondale murder defendant in court in wheelchair; death penalty said unlikely (9)

March 4, 2015 — 

Arturo Navarrete-Portillo, the sole suspect in the stabbing death of his wife, Maria Carminda Portillo-Amaya, appeared in court for the first time Wednesday after being officially arrested earlier in the …

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Carbondale police find murder suspect’s passport in dumpster (10)

March 4, 2015 — 

More than a week after the Colorado Bureau of Investigation finished processing the scene of Carbondale’s first homicide in more than a decade, the main suspect’s passport turned up in …

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Plea deal struck for Aspen student in February marijuana arrest (11)

March 3, 2015 — 

An Aspen High School student pleaded guilty Monday to underage possession of marijuana and resisting arrest as part of an agreement with prosecutors that will give him a clean record …

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Plea deal struck for Aspen student in February marijuana arrest (12)

March 3, 2015 — 

An Aspen High School student pleaded guilty Monday to underage possession of marijuana and resisting arrest as part of an agreement with prosecutors that will give him a clean record …

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Husband faces 1st-degree murder in Carbondale stabbing (13)

February 25, 2015 — 

Authorities on Tuesday identified the suspect in last week’s Carbondale homicide and said he would face first-degree murder charges.The Colorado Bureau of Investigation said Arturo Navarrete-Portillo, 46, would be charged …

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Crime spree that hit Summit County pizza joint ends with California arrests (14)

February 20, 2015 — 

SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. — A couple accused of stealing cash from the Silverthorne Old Chicago over the holidays were caught in California following a multi-state crime spree.Chanzie Cox and Michael …

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Man accused of killing lover on hike sought $1M from insurer (15)

February 19, 2015 — 

HOOD RIVER, Ore. — An Oregon man accused of killing his girlfriend while they hiked in the Columbia River Gorge six years ago tried but failed to collect on her …

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Sue Frank denied bond reduction in Summit County embezzlement case (16)

February 18, 2015 — 

Sue Ann Frank, the former CEO of Summit Association of Realtors arrested recently on embezzlement charges, was denied a bond reduction Wednesday in Summit County District Court.Roughly 30 SAR members …

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No IDs in Carbondale homicide tied to crash; victim was stabbed to death (17)

February 18, 2015 — 

A man being flown to a second hospital for treatment Monday — hours after his SUV slammed into the back of a semi — stunned the flight crew by telling …

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Man to police after Carbondale car crash: I just killed my wife (18)

February 17, 2015 — 

The driver injured in an accident early Monday just south of the Carbondale city limits told emergency workers taking him to the hospital that he had killed his wife shortly …

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Father of man killed on I-70: He let officers do the job he couldn’t (19)

February 13, 2015 — 

Brian Fritze, the man who was shot to death Tuesday by law enforcement after a chase on Interstate 70, left behind two children, one in Colorado and one in Oklahoma, …

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Woman’s face bloodied in incident before I-70 chase, fatal shooting (20)

February 13, 2015 — 

Called to a home Tuesday in Parachute, Garfield County deputies arrived to find a woman with her face covered in blood. She told them that Brian P. Fritze had approached …

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