Jacinto Zavala: No Charges in Police Killing of Ex-Soldier Who Referenced Michael Brown

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Photos of Jacinto Zavala from his Adamson Funeral & Cremation Services memorial page. Additional images and more below.
Several websites, including this one, have likened Greeley resident Jacinto Zavala's death in an August police shooting to the violent death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri -- an incident that led to riots and a national dialogue about race and law enforcement. Zavala, a former soldier said to suffer from PTSD, was holding a BB gun at the time he was killed, but his family has disputed that he was aiming it when officers pulled their triggers.

Now, the Weld County District Attorney's Office has issued a report about Zavala that reveals he actually mentioned Brown in the context of saying, "I'm not going to shoot the cops." Yet other factors led the DA's office to deem the officers' actions justified. Photos, details and the decision letter below.

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Photos: Ten Colorado Counties With the Drunkest Drunk Drivers

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The website NoDUIColorado.org is out with its latest statistics about driving under the influence in the state. Included is data featuring the average blood alcohol content of DUI arrestees in every Colorado county, and the numbers in the top ten are all more than twice as high as the legal limit -- figures that are truly disturbing.

See photo-illustrated listings for each of the ten counties with the drunkest drunk drivers, featuring NoDUIColorado.org graphics. Note that when multiple counties registered the same average, we used the number of DUI busts as a tiebreaker.

See also: Marijuana: At least 75 Percent of DUIs in One Colorado City Involve Alcohol, Not Pot

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James Neisler Says Jail Healthcare Company Responsible for Him Losing Half His Foot

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James Neisler's foot after the removal of five toes. A video and more images courtesy of 7News below.
James Neisler's lawyer says that his arrest for driving under the influence resulted in a life sentence -- to spending the rest of his days with only half a foot.

Neisler is suing Correctional Healthcare Companies, the private firm in charge of his care while he was at Arapahoe County jail, and a nurse practitioner, claiming that neglect caused him to lose five toes. And his is hardly the first allegation of its type against the firm, which isn't commenting about the allegations. Photos, details and two documents below.

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Sheriff: Suicidal Edwin Bartheld, 92, Turned "Ghost Town" House Into Bomb

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A Chaffee County Sheriff's Photos courtesy of the Chaffee County Sheriff's Office. Additional pics and more below.
Update: Earlier this week, we told you the strange story of 92-year-old Edwin Barfeld, who appeared to have blown himself up in a house whose location is commonly referred to as a ghost town; see our previous coverage below.

Now, authorities have concluded that Bartheld took his own life in an act that was supposed to cause his entire home to explode but failed to do so. Continue for more photos and the bizarre details.

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Harm Reduction Action Center, Denver's Biggest Syringe Exchange, Moving to Colfax

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The Harm Reduction Action Center's current location.
The Harm Reduction Action Center, which houses Denver's biggest syringe exchange program, will soon have a new home. After a few years on Santa Fe Drive, the organization is moving to a larger space at 231 East Colfax Avenue.

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Photos and Video: Three Effing Adorable Baby Hyenas Come to Live at the Denver Zoo

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BREAKING NEWS! Hyena cubs are pretty cute.

The Denver Zoo now has three of 'em: females Nia and Tavi, and male Kelele. According to the zoo, hyenas are matriarchal -- and Nia has established herself as the Beyonce of the group. Visitors can see the three cubs at the zoo's Predator Ridge exhibit every day from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., weather permitting. Keep reading for more photos and video.

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Non-Citizen Drivers License Story Prompts Brutal Immigration Comments

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If you were wondering why immigration reform has been so difficult to achieve, the response to a recent story on CBS4 should quell your questions. The story, about a snafu that resulted in 524 non-citizens, "including some illegal immigrants," receiving improperly marked drivers licenses has resulted in an explosion of comments on both the station's website and Facebook page -- and almost all of them are virulently negative toward the concept of giving such people more opportunities for citizenship.

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Six Homeless Deaths in Boulder Since April? Learn More About the Victims

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The late Thomas Cornell. More photos below.
On Saturday morning, authorities in Boulder found a man's body beneath some bushes near a shopping center, and while the victim hasn't been identified yet, he's thought to have been a transient.

Unfortunately, this discovery is becoming practically routine in the city, where five other homeless people have died since early April. Here's the sad roster.

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Videos: Student Death at Doherty High Prompts Confusion, 9/11 Fears

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Photos from KRDO-TV coverage. More images plus three videos below.
Yesterday morning, the body of a male student was discovered at Doherty High School in Colorado Springs. Although foul play is not suspected, administrators immediately made moves to close the campus for the day -- but their manner of doing so immediately ratcheted up fears among many parents about danger to their kids owing to the date: September 11. Details, additional photos, a document and three videos below.

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Photos: Sixteen Most Notorious Terrorists Living in Colorado's Supermax

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Adis Medunjanin. Additional photos below.
It's been thirteen years since the attacks of September 11, 2001, and Coloradans don't have to look far to see evidence of the war on terror. ADX Florence, popularly known as Supermax, houses many of the most notorious terrorists being held in the United States. Below, see photos and get details about sixteen Supermax residents convicted of terrorist acts, complete with photos and details courtesy of the ADX Florence Wiki page.

See also: 9/11 Anniversary: Top Ten Terrorists With Colorado Connections

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