Case of Colorado inmate who got $6 million for alleged beating heads back for new trial – The Denver Post

A federal jury awarded <b>Jayson Oslund</b> $6 million for a beating he allegedly took from a prison guard. A judge overturned the verdict and ordered a new trial. Lawyers for a 36-year-old convicted murderer awarded a record $6 million in March by a federal jury in Denver for a beating he allegedly received at the hands of a prison guard are gearing up for a new trial, the result of a judge who overturned the verdict because she thought the

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Western Colorado fires continue to expand, cooler weather could stem progress – The Denver Post

Throughout Western Colorado, wildfires are continuing to grow, but cooler and cloudier weather could help slow their progress, officials said. Here’s the latest on Colorado’s largest wildfires: CACHE CREEK FIRE Now at 1,342 acres, the fire burning approximately 8 miles southwest of Rifle broke out Saturday, according to InciWeb, the national wildfire incident information system. Steep and rough terrain along with a number of dead trees is making firefighting difficult in the area, said public information officer Brian Scott. Additionally,

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Luke Bryan on Peyton Manning, Colorado hunting and skiing before his Broncos Stadium concert — The Know

Country singer Luke Bryan performs onstage during the ‘What Makes You Country’ tour stop at Dodger Stadium on July 28 in Los Angeles. ( Scott Dudelson, Getty Images) Luke Bryan is decompressing. The country-music heartthrob, currently in the midst of his super-sized “What Makes You Country?” tour, had just played a sold-out concert at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on July 28 — the first-ever country artist to do so — before chatting with The Denver Post. “I’m back at

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Colorado Springs officer, suspect injured in shootout

A male suspect has been hospitalized and a Colorado Springs police officer is in critical condition following a shoot-out early Thursday morning in Colorado Springs, authorities say. The officer who was shot has been identified as Cem Duzel, a five year veteran, according to media reports. The identity of the suspect has not been released. The condition of the suspect, who is being treated at a Colorado Springs, hospital is unknown, said Colorado Springs Police Department spokeswoman Jacqueline Kirby. Several

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Naked Aurora intruder who was shot by homeowner has lengthy arrest record in Colorado

A 26-year-old man, an intruder in an Aurora home who was naked and attacking a child and who was shot by the owner of the home, had a long arrest record in Colorado. Dajon Harper Dajon Harper of Denver was killed early Monday at 10609 E. Montview Blvd., according to the Adams County coroner’s office. Harper was pronounced dead at the scene, the coroner said. The cause and manner of his death remain under investigation. Harper was attacking an 11-year-old in

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Vail Valley Partnership’s workforce study shows 1,600 jobs currently open in Eagle County

The saying “if it’s not one thing, then it’s another” can definitely be applied to the employment situation in Eagle County. Vail Daily This graph from the Vail Valley Partnership’s annual workforce study shows local employers are finding it harder to fill jobs. When the national recession hit in 2008, the bottom fell out of the local construction industry and lots of people were looking for work. A decade later, the national and local economy have rebounded, but the valley’s

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Who is Q? Behind conspiracy theory erupting at Trump rallies – The Denver Post

TAMPA, Fla. — Amid the “Trump 2020” placards, the “Women for Trump” signs and the “CNN SUCKS” T-shirts, the most inscrutable message that came out of Donald Trump’s Tampa rally on Tuesday evening was a letter. Q. People wore T-shirts with the letter emblazoned on the front. Others carried signs containing the letter: “Q WWG1WGA Trump 2020 Keep America Great! MSM is the enemy.” Another held a dog-eared and slightly crumpled piece of paper in the air. It said, simply,

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President Trump calls on Jeff Sessions to stop Robert Mueller’s Russia probe “right now,” raising concerns over obstruction of justice

By Chris Megerian, Noah Bierman and Eliza Fawcett WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to “stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now,” opening the president to further complaints that he is trying to obstruct the investigation into Russia’s election interference and his campaign’s possible complicity. Trump is already reportedly under investigation for potential obstruction of the Russia probe led by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. His tweet early Wednesday was the president’s most explicit

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Rockies start August on wrong foot with loss to Cardinals

ST. LOUIS — Nondescript might have been the right word to describe the Rockies’ loss to the Cardinals on Wednesday night at Busch Stadium. Until reliever Jake McGee took the mound in the eighth inning, and then the game quickly turned ugly. Charged with keeping his team within rallying distance, McGee gave up a walk and two hits, including a two-run double to Yadier Molina, as the Cardinals notched a 6-3 victory. At 3 hours, 59 minutes, it was the

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More than 1,000 homes torched in California wildfires – The Denver Post

UPPER LAKE, Calif. — A massive wildfire in Northern California has torched more than 1,000 homes in and around the city of Redding, authorities said Wednesday as some evacuees were allowed to return home and new blazes exploded in what has become an endless summer of flame in the Golden State. “Whatever resources are needed, we’re putting them there,” Gov. Jerry Brown said at a news conference. “We’re being surprised. Every year is teaching the fire authorities new lessons. We’re

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