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  • Suspect arrested in attempted sexual assault

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office has arrested a South Jeffco man in connection with an alleged attempted sexual assault on Thursday afternoon.

    Xavier Sebastian McDaniel, 20, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of first-degree burglary and attempted sexual assault causing serious bodily injury.

    McDaniel is accused of walking through an unlocked apartment door in a complex where he lives near West Bowles Avenue and South Simms Street about 3:30 p.m. Thursday. A teenage girl who was home alone reportedly was the subject of an attempted sexual assault.

  • Library's new website ends 'webmaster bottleneck'

    Starting Wednesday, it’s a whole lot easier to get a real-time recommendation for a good book in Jeffco. 

    The Jefferson County Library’s new website goes live today, and the changes are anything but superficial. 

    The new website has been created with one goal in mind, said Jeffco Library spokeswoman Rebecca Winning. That is to make the expertise of all the librarians instantly available to patrons, even outside of operating hours.

  • County OKs chicken coops, beehives in residential areas

    A proposal to allow chicken coops and beekeeping in Jeffco has soared over its final hurdle. 

    The county commissioners voted 3-0 to allow citizens in unincorporated residential areas to keep up to six chickens and two beehives on properties of at least 4,000 square feet. 

    Originally, the proposal would have allowed one hive for every 4,000 square feet, but the planning staff made the change after feedback from several beekeepers. 

  • Littleton weighs options for legal services

    Littleton is weighing options for rep lacing city attorney Kirsten Crawford, who resigned Feb. 1, citing personal reasons.

    Earlier this month, the City Council heard a report from City Manager Michael Penny on the options for obtaining legal services. The city contracted with outside counsel for an analysis of its legal services and needs. 

    The report said one option is to hire an outside law firm, as opposed to hiring a full-time city attorney. Penny told the council members they should bring in law firms for interviews. 

  • Man charged in threat left on lawmaker's phone

    A man has been arrested and charged after a threatening voice message was left for state Sen. Andy Kerr, D-South Jeffco.

    David Cassidy has been charged in connection with a voice message left on Kerr’s cell phone March 4 saying he and the rest of the Democrats working on gun-control legislation would regret their action, and, “either by ballots or by bullets, we’re going to get you out of office.”

    Kerr said he reported the message to the Colorado State Patrol.

  • Demonstrators show up at Taj to protest Odom no-shows

    A small group of protesters with a one-man band and a bugler gathered March 26 in front of the Jeffco government building to protest what they see as the unethical behavior of former county commissioner John Odom.

    After losing the District 2 seat in last November’s election to Democrat Casey Tighe, Odom stopped attending meetings. Starting after the Nov. 15 regular meeting of the commission, Odom missed up to six meetings. 

  • Body found on Hogback near C-470 and Bowles

    A skeleton was found by a hiker early Tuesday morning near the Hogback.

    The bones were found about 5:30 a.m. in open space west of C-470 near West Bowles Avenue. The remains were not near a trail and were in an area that isn't subject to routine traffic, said Jacki Kelly, spokeswoman for the Jeffco Sheriff's Office. 

    Because of the remote location, authorities had to wait until daybreak to travel to the site. No gender, identity or cause of death had been determined. 

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  • Suspect in Jeffco slaying, on FBI's Most Wanted list, turns self in

    A suspect in a 2011 Jeffco homicide that had been on the FBI's Most Wanted list has turned himself in and is back in the U.S.

    Edwin Ernesto Rivera Gracias, 29, is a suspect in the August 2011 slaying of Richard Limon, 69. The FBI said Gracias turned himself in voluntarily.

    Gracias was transported from El Salvador by FBI agents in coordination with the Salvadoran government and the FBI's San Salvador legal attache office. He is currently in custody in Jefferson County.