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  • Foothills' deal to sell two parcels falls through

      Drake Investment Partners has withdrawn from an agreement to buy 10.2 acres of land from the Foothills Park & Recreation District.

    A contract for $1.5 million for the purchase of open space at the northeast and northwest corners of the intersection of South Wadsworth Boulevard and West Coal Mine Avenue has been terminated. The contract had been approved by the Foothills board at a meeting Oct. 25.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    Like taking candy from a baby

  • Jeffco deputies kill gunman outside King Soopers

    A gunman was fatally shot by Jeffco sheriff's deputies on Saturday night outside the King Soopers at West Belleview Avenue and South Kipling Street.

    The man with the gun was identified as Evan H. Bynum, 40, a resident of South Jeffco. No other injuries were reported among customers, employees or sheriff's officers.

    Deputies responded at 9:15 p.m. after a caller reported that a man with a handgun was wandering around the store talking to himself.

  • Man arrested after leading authorities on chase from Jeffco to Denver

    A man suspected of ramming a police car and then leading Jeffco deputies and state troopers on a high-speed chase has been arrested.

    Jarrett Stoner, 26, is suspected of leading law enforcement on a chase through southern Jefferson County and into Denver on Wednesday morning, ramming a deputy’s patrol car and hitting two other vehicles in the process.

    The deputy whose car was hit and the other motorists were not injured, said sheriff's spokesman Mark Techmeyer.

  • Sigg to be tried as adult in Jessica Ridgeway slaying

    Austin Sigg, 17, who is accused of killing 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway, will be tried as an adult. A Jefferson County judge also ordered Sigg to be transferred from the Mount View Youth Services Center to a special housing unit in the Jeffco jail. 

    At a hearing Tuesday morning, a prosecutor presented two witnesses from the Division of Youth Corrections who asked the judge to approve the transfer. 

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    The sound and the fury

  • Sheriff's Office questions credibility of report on body in cave

    After two extensive searches for a body that a man reported seeing in a cave near Red Rocks Amphitheatre last week, the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is questioning the credibility of the report, sheriff’s spokesperson Jacki Kelley said Tuesday.

    “Our witness has been very uncooperative and untruthful about some of the things he shared,” Kelley said.

  • Tighe upsets incumbent Odom in county commission race

    Democratic challenger Casey Tighe upset incumbent Republican John Odom by 738 votes in their race for a seat on the county commission, a contest so close the results weren’t finalized until two weeks after Election Day.

    Tighe becomes only the second Democrat in more than a decade to join the three-member commission, in a stunning win for a political newcomer in a county that has traditionally leaned Republican.

    “I'm happy with the outcome,” Tighe said. “I guess I can say I'm pleased with the way it turned out.”

  • Probe continues into parking-lot accident that killed 2-year-old

    The Littleton Police Department is continuing its investigation into the accident that killed a 2-year-old boy Saturday morning in the parking lot at Aspen Grove shopping center.

    The 2-year-old, Bram Xavier Venn, was struck by a car; he was taken to Littleton Adventist Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

    The police are waiting until the investigation is complete before deciding if charges will be filed.

  • Centenarian cherishes memories — and her life at MorningStar

     By Alison Mahnken

    For the Courier

    A star shined at MorningStar Senior Living in Littleton on a recent Saturday afternoon. Her name is Kay Lazarus, and she was the star of the show celebrating her 100th birthday.

    A dozen family members, some of whom journeyed from as far as Boston, joined dozens of friends, fellow residents and staff to fete the centenarian, who turned 100 on Nov. 7.