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Juvenile STEM shooting suspect charged as adult

Two key revelations emerged May 15 during the second court appearances for suspects in the May 7 shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch that left student Kendrick Castillo dead and eight other … more

Restaurant provided a safe haven for fleeing school kids

Lucas DeLeon works as a manager for Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, which sits at Lucent Boulevard and Plaza Drive in Highlands Ranch. As he drove to work May 7, he turned off Broadway and … more

STEM shooting suspects appear in court

The two suspects arrested on suspicion of shooting nine students at a Highlands Ranch school, killing one, appeared in court for the first time on May 8 at hearings attended by students who survived … more

Easter offers basket of good times

here’s a common theme on listings for Easter egg hunts in the Denver Metro area. Don’t be late. The events begin precisely on time — and they’re over in a flash. Cynthia Bauman knows exactly … more

Douglas County named nation's healthiest

Douglas County is the healthiest community in America. That's according to rankings from U.S. News & World Report and the Aetna Foundation, which announced the 2019 Healthiest Communities on … more

Bill would place more judges in stressed judicial districts

In some Colorado district courtrooms, a continually growing caseload is overwhelming staff. Dockets are swelling. Felony case filings in particular have spiked across the state in recent years. … more

Legislator no longer plans to introduce bill to split 18th Judicial District in 2019

Following the largest gathering to date of people involved in plans to potentially split up the 18th Judicial District, State Rep. Mike Weissman, D-Aurora, closed a Jan. 30 stakeholder meeting with … more

The magic touch of Harry Potter

Trivia nights. Beer festivals. Running clubs. Theme parks. Symphony concerts. Quidditch teams. All are present-day examples of groups and activities inspired by the magical world of Harry Potter in … more

Officials hope to split up 18th Judicial District

Colorado’s most populous judicial district could soon become two. Some state lawmakers and county officials are declaring it’s time for the 18th Judicial District, marked by rapid population … more

How the Tri-County Overdose Prevention Partnership battles opioid misuse

When the Tri-County Overdose Prevention Partnership formed in 2016, the group aimed to battle the opioid epidemic from every angle. Members drafted a plan in which workgroups would focus on six key … more

Battle against opioid crisis: Map is sorrowful guide to lost loved ones

The online map is a living, breathing eulogy of people who have died from opioid use. Matt Lazarus, of Castle Rock, “was known for having a ‘heart of gold’” and “will be missed by many,” … more

Time to Talk: Addiction, mental health ‘inherently linked’

Terry Schamberger took his last alcoholic drink on July 1, 2007, about 27 years after he drank his first beer at 13. Alcohol, he believes, was about to cost him his family. “I knew my kids were … more

Mental health holds weigh liberty vs. public safety

When a person in a mental health crisis is an imminent danger to himself, herself or others, or is gravely disabled by a mental illness, mental health and law enforcement professionals may place them … more

Officers learn how to de-escalate situations involving mental illness

Jeff Santelli, a retired Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputy who now works as a CIT trainer, suggested that CIT should be a specialized presence in law enforcement, likening it to SWAT teams. Just like SWAT officers, CIT officers require a specific skillset, Santelli said. “It’s actually a very similar analogy to CIT,” he said. “It’s a specialized training of communication and not everybody is the best communicator.” more

Culture shift affects jail population

Law enforcement and mental health experts point to a culture shift in the approach to mental health treatment in the 1960s for the drastic rise in inmates with mental illness. In 1963, President John … more
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