Are Local Teens Who Allegedly Wanted to Join ISIS "Good Girls," Victims of Online Predator?

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Update: National and even international attention continues to focus on three Denver-area girls who were taken into custody because of suspicions that they planned to join the ISIS terror group in Syria (see our previous coverage below). But even as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was thanking Germany for its assistance in stopping the alleged plot, a school district spokeswoman was describing the teens as "good girls" who were victims of recruitment she likened to the efforts of online predators. Continue for the latest, including photos, video and audio.

See also: Shannon Conley, Arvada Teen, Pleads Guilty to Trying to Aid ISIS Terror Group

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Wildlife Service Deciding if One Colorado Fish Is Endangered, Concludes Another One Isn't

A screen capture of a Rio Grande cutthroat trout.
This summer, we brought you the saga of Colorado's state fish, the greenback cutthroat trout. Biologists worked to bring back the species, which was once thought extinct, only to discover they'd saved the wrong fish. But the biologists didn't give up and efforts are now underway to grow the state's last-known (and very small) greenback population. In addition, the feds are in the process of deciding whether to list the greenbacks as endangered.

Meanwhile, that decision has been made for another subspecies of trout, the Rio Grande cutthroat trout, which live in southern Colorado and New Mexico -- and which happen to be New Mexico's state fish. After evaluating current scientific information, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has decided that the Rio Grande cutthroats are not endangered.

See also: Colorado Protected the Wrong Trout for Years: Can We Save the Greenback Cutthroat Now?

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Marquise Lewis and Lonnie White: 40 Years Each for Shotgunning 13-Year-Old on Bike

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Last year, we reported about the tragic murder of Reysean Abram, a thirteen-year-old who was reportedly shotgunned to death while riding a bike. Now, two men -- Lonnie White, who was seventeen at the time of the killing but was tried as an adult, and Marquise Lewis, now 21 -- have each pleaded guilty to the crime and face forty-year sentences. Continue for photos, videos and details.

See also: Lonnie White, Seventeen, to be Charged as an Adult in Reysean Abram On-Bike Murder (14)

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Jaime Leon Rivas, Undocumented Teen, Locked Up by ICE After Visiting Brother in Custody

Jaime Leon Rivas at his high school graduation this past May. Full photo below.
Nineteen-year-old Jaime Leon Rivas, whose immigration case we wrote about this past spring, is back in the custody of federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement. His crime? Going to visit his older brother at the GEO detention facility in Aurora, which houses undocumented immigrants detained by ICE.

Although Leon Rivas was granted a one-year "stay of removal" back in April, allowing him to remain in the United States while he applied for immigration relief, it appears as though ICE revoked that stay. His fiance, Jenny Martinez, says she was told that the revocation didn't occur until Leon Rivas walked through the doors at GEO to see his brother.

See also: Jaime Leon Rivas, Undocumented Teen Immigrant, Released From Detention

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Update: Clifton Ray Williams, Convicted Taser-Aided Kidnapper, Reportedly Kills Himself

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Update:Last week, we told you about the search for Clifton Ray Williams, who walked out of his trial for allegedly kidnapping a woman at taser point for sexual purposes; see our previous coverage below. Williams was convicted by a jury in absentia -- and then, over the weekend, he reportedly took his own life as police moved in to capture him. Photos, video and details below.

See also: Clifton Ray Williams Arrested in Alleged Taser Attack & Kidnapping on South Broadway

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Bob Autobee: Parents of Murdered Officer Protest Prison Policies

Bob Autobee protesting outside the Douglas County courthouse in February.
This weekend marks a grim anniversary in the Autobee household. It was twelve years ago -- October 18, 2002 -- that Eric Autobee, a 23-year-old correctional officer, was murdered in the kitchen of the Limon Correctional Facility. His killer, Edward Montour, was a mentally ill inmate who was off his meds, trying to get a cell move after being denounced as a snitch, and may have been wrongfully convicted of the crime for which he was already serving a life sentence: inflicting fatal injuries on his infant daughter.

See also: Bob Autobee on Son's Killer: "I Don't Want to See Anybody Die"

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Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight Officially Approved to Film in Colorado

Quentin Tarantino during a 2012 interview.
It's looking very likely that Quentin Tarantino will start filming his next movie, a Western called The Hateful Eight, in Colorado later this year.

Today, the San Miguel County Commissioners voted to approve a special use permit for Tarantino to film on the picturesque Schmid Ranch outside Telluride, says Karen Henderson, associate planner for the county. The permit is necessary because there's a conservation easement on the ranch. Tarantino did not attend the vote in person.

See also: Quentin Tarantino Wants to Film His Next Movie, The Hateful Eight, in Colorado

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Will Lakewood Be Sued Over Its New Construction Defects Ordinance?

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Earlier this week, Lakewood became the first Colorado city to pass an ordinance aimed at increasing condo construction, which has slowed to a near-halt in the metro area as builders back off for fear of getting sued for construction defects. The ordinance makes it more difficult for homeowners' associations to jump straight to a lawsuit, partly by giving builders the right to attempt to fix the problems first.

But will the ordinance, which passed on a 7 to 4 vote, hold up in court? Molly Foley-Healy of the Community Associations Institute, which opposed the measure, says she has no doubt that Lakewood will be sued on the grounds that the city overstepped its bounds.

See also: Has Condo Construction Hit a Wall in Denver?

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Terrance "Pot Roast" Knighton Fined $11K for Racial Slur During Broncos-Jets Game
Terrance Knighton's Twitter profile pic.
With all the problems afflicting the NFL right now, one of the least important involves coarse language among players on the field -- including the term "nigga," usually sanitized as the N-word. Yet the league continues to punish players for the word's use -- including, presumably, Terrance "Pot Roast" Knighton, who's been hit with an $11,025 fine for allegedly vocalizing a racial slur during this past weekend's game against the New York Jets.

See also: Two Broncos Tackle Ray Rice Controversy on Twitter, Dozens Don't

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Marvin Booker Case: City's Hired Gun Misfires in Record Verdict

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A courthouse rally in remembrance of Marvin Booker in March.
Update below: Doubtless there were many reasons behind a federal jury's decision on Tuesday to stick it to the City of Denver over the 2010 death of Marvin Booker in the downtown jail, handing out a staggering $4.65 million in punitive and compensatory damages to the victim's family. The video record of sheriff's deputies piling on to restrain the homeless preacher -- and administering a carotid "sleeper" hold, shocking him with a taser and kneeing him in the back -- must have shocked a few jurors, too. Other videos that have surfaced in recent months of jail employees punching and abusing inmates and prompting excessive-force investigations probably didn't help the city's case, either.

But there's a lesser-known video that may have played a role as well -- the video deposition played for the jury featuring the city's esteemed expert witness, Dr. Steven B. Karch, whose job was to explain away any kind of physiological link between the deputies' actions and Booker's death. It was a bizarre performance, a case of a hired gun inflicting a grievous wound on his own employers.

See also: Denver Sheriff's Deputies Rally to Counter Negative PR Over Excessive Force Incidents

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