Disaster Accident

Confirmed butane explosion at Denver home



Allison Sylte 11/06/2015 DENVER – A butane explosion related to marijuana caused significant damage to a Denver home and resulted in the closure of area roads, the Denver Fire Department confirms.

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Aurora considers change in pot plant limits



Noelle Phillips 07/07/2015 AURORA - The city of Aurora is considering a change in the number of pot plants allowed in home-grown operations. Under the proposal, the city would allow a total of 12 plants per household.

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Steamboat firefighters extinguish fire at marijuana-growing facility



Lisa Schlichtman 06/13/2015 Steamboat Springs - Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue responded to a fire at a marijuana-growing facility on Downhill Drive Saturday morning, and firefighters were able to suppress the blaze before it spread to adjacent units.

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Man pulled from burning Colorado Springs home died from drug overdose



KASSONDRA CLOOS 05/20/2015 A Colorado Springs man pulled out of a burning townhouse in April died from a drug overdose, according to an autopsy report released Wednesday.

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Law enforcement advises drivers to celebrate Memorial weekend with safety in mind



05/21/2015 Law enforcement will saturate the roads starting Friday through May 26 to make sure that people are traveling safely and not under the influence of drugs or alcohol as a part of “The Heat is On” campaign.

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Greeley fatal mobile home fire suspect arrested on bond violations



Joe Moylan 04/01/2015 A defendant charged with child abuse following the death of a 3-year-old girl in a January mobile home fire in Greeley was arrested Tuesday for failing to comply with the terms of his bond.

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State Patrol Steps Up Enforcement For Their ‘Zero Zero’ Campaign



04/20/2015 DENVER – The Colorado State Patrol is stepping up enforcement with the goal of zero fatalities and zero tolerance towards unsafe drivers.

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CSP confiscates over $15K during routine traffic stop



STEPHANIE WOLF 01/18/2014 LAS ANIMAS COUNTY - The Colorado State Patrol seized over $15,000 in cash Friday morning after pulling over a vehicle for exceeding the speed limit by more than 20 mph. The vehicle was heading southbound on I-25 approximately 16 miles north of Trinidad when it was pulled over, said the CSP.

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Colorado needs better data on DUIDs



By The Denver Post Editorial Board 01/18/2014 The inglorious smashing of two cop cars last weekend by a man accused of being too stoned to drive was certainly an attention grabber. But impaired driving, by virtue of alcohol or drugs, is nothing new in Colorado.

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