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9 killed, 16 injured after van strike on toronto street; driver in custody

toronto — a rented van jumped onto a crowded toronto sidewalk monday, killing nine people and injuring 16 before the driver fled and was later arrested in a confrontation with police, canadian authorities said.witnesses said the driver was moving fast and appeared to be acting deliberately, but police said they did not yet know the cause or any possible motive.toronto police services deputy chief peter yuen released no details about the investigation as he announced that nine people had died and 16 were injured.yuen said police were still interviewing witnesses and examining surveillance video of the incident as part of what he called a "complex" investigation."i can assure the public all our available resources have been brought in to i...




longmont man arrested on menacing warrant after swat team fires gas rounds into house

michael humphreys (boulder county sheriff's office)longmont police used gas rounds to force a man wanted for felony menacing out of his house in the 1200 block of vivian street on monday morning.michael humphreys, 43, emerged from his home after the swat team shot gas rounds into it, according to cmdr. joel post. he was arrested on suspicion of felony menacing in connection with an incident sunday night.longmont police received a report of two men yelling at each other in the 1100 block of judson street at 9:15 p.m. sunday. the men are neighbors, and the police report does not say what the argument was about, according to post.at some point during the argument, humphreys — the father of one of the men — arrived and allegedly threatened ...




3rd pot shop in longmont area set to open

cannabis consumers around longmont will soon have a new shopping option with the opening of euflora recreational marijuana near the busy intersection at main street and ken pratt boulevard. the pot shop there is expected to open late this week or early next week, euflora spokesman logan goolsby said.while just blocks from the heart of longmont's downtown, the dispensary's 0.65-acre lot at 250 s. main st. — the former site of the zoe auto sales used-car business — sits inside an enclave of unincorporated boulder county.euflora will be the third marijuana shop to operate in unincorporated boulder county just outside of longmont city limits. the others are green tree medicinals, at 12626 n. 107th st., and native roots, at 19 s. sunset st....




adam densmore considers whether to testify in his defense in murder trial

dr. steven symes, a forensic anthropologist based in mississippi, responds to a question of whether a saw found at the densmore family home in louisiana could have ma...




boulder councilman withdraws proposal to refer assault-weapons ban to voters

after many of colorado's pac-12 losses over the years, t...




boulder valley school district canceling classes friday for teacher rally at state capitol

the boulder valley school district is joining other area districts in canceling classes on friday as thousands of teachers plan to join a rally at the state capitol to call for more funding for education.boulder valley superintendent cindy stevenson sent an email to families and staff members on monday afternoon, saying enough teachers requested time off that "we will simply not be able to provide a safe and effective learning environment for all of our students."the colorado education association is organizing the statewide teacher rally, with the union representing denver classroom teachers saying it plans to walk out midday friday to rally at the capitol early in the afternoon.the neighboring st. vrain valley, adams 12 and thompson sc...




trial delayed for longmont tutor accused of sexual relationship with student

natalie gulyas (boulder county sheriff's office)the jury trial for a longmont tutor accused of having a sexual relationship with her underage student has been delayed until may 7.natalie gulyas, 36, was scheduled to stand trial begining monday, according to boulder county district attorney's office spokeswoman catherine olguin. the trial was rescheduled to provide additional time to arrange a new court deputy, as the original court deputy in the case went out "unexpectedly early on maternity leave," olguin said.gulyas is facing felony charges of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust as a pattern of abuse, sexual exploitation of children and internet sexual exploitation of a child. ...




longmont man arrested on menacing warrant after swat team fires gas rounds into house

longmont police used gas rounds to force a man wanted for felony menacing out of his house in the 1200 block of vivian street on monday morning.michael humphreys, 43, emerged from his home after the swat team shot gas rounds into it, according to cmdr. joel post. he was arrested on suspicion of felony menacing in connection with an incident sunday night.longmont police received a report of two men yelling at each other in the 1100 block of judson street at 9:15 p.m. sunday. the men are neighbors, and the police report does not say what the argument was about, according to post.at some point during the argument, humphreys — the father of one of the men — arrived and allegedly threatened the other man with a handgun. he left shortly after...




christopher spitzer indicted on federal child pornography charges in boulder case

christopher spitzer (boulder county sheriff's office)christopher spitzer, who was charged by the boulder district attorney's office with possession of child pornography earlier this year, has now been indicted by a federal grand jury on similar charges.spitzer, 41, was indicted april 17 on two charges of distribution of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography, according to court documents.the alleged crimes occurred in december, january and february, according to the indictment.spitzer was arrested on the federal charges thursday and remains in custody. he is scheduled for a detention hearing and arraignment on tuesday.john pineau, spitzer’s attorney, declined to comment on the new charges monday.spitzer is faci...




republican lawmakers want to prohibit colorado teachers from striking, with potential fines and jail time for violators

two republican state lawmakers have introduced a bill seeking to prohibit colorado teachers from striking and make it so they would face firing, fines or even jail time if they do so anyway.senate bill 264 was introduced on friday and comes amid a broader conversation across the state about education funding and educator pay, and as teachers gear up later this week for a second round of demonstrations at the capitol. classes have been canceled in a host of denver metro school districts as a result, including in jefferson county and in denver where school officials plan an early release.the measure's chances of becoming law are minuscule - with the democratic-controlled house unlikely to support it and some gop lawmakers weary themselves - ...




boulder ai announced as 2018 vision tank finalists

boulder ai, a local artificial intelligence and computer vision company, has been selected as a finalist for the embedded vision alliance's 2018 vision tank startup competition.the competition showcases "the best new ventures using computer vision in their products," according to an alliance news release. finalists will pitch their companies and products may 23 before a panel of judges at the annual embedded vis...




boulder's time warp participating in may's free comic book day

employee michael owen scans the price of a comic book for a customer at time warp comics in boulder in november 2016. (jeremy papasso / staff photographer)time warp comics in boulder will join comic book shops around the world and participate in free comic book day on may 5.in addition to giving away the comics made special for the event, time warp hosts local comic artists on free comic book day, who will make sketches and show off their own works. among these artists are kevin caron, scorpio steele, ...




3rd pot shop in longmont area set to open

cannabis consumers around longmont will soon have a new shopping option with the opening of euflora recreational marijuana near the busy intersection at main street and ken pratt boulevard.the pot shop there is expected to open late this week or early next week, euflora spokesman logan goolsby said.while just blocks from the heart of longmont's downtown, the dispensary's 0.65-acre lot at 250 s. main st. — the former site of the zoe auto sales used-car business — sits inside an enclave of unincorporated boulder county.euflora will be the third marijuana shop to operate in unincorporated boulder county just outside of longmont city limits. the others are green tree medicinals, at 12626 n. 107th st., and native roots, at 19 s. sunset st.t...




van kills 9, injures 16 on toronto street; driver in custody

toronto — a rented van jumped onto a crowded toronto sidewalk monday, killing nine people and injuring 16 before the driver fled and was later arrested in a confrontation with police, canadian authorities said.witnesses said the driver was moving fast and appeared to be acting deliberately, but police said they did not yet know the cause or any possible motive.toronto police services deputy chief peter yuen released no details about the investigation as he announced that nine people had died and 16 were injured.yuen said police were still interviewing witnesses and examining surveillance video of the incident as part of what he called a "complex" investigation."i can assure the public all our available resources have been brought in to i...




louisville police release suspect photo in auto theft, remind people to lock car doors

louisville police released this surveillance footage showing a man they say stole a car in the city on sunday. (louisville police department)louisville police are searching for a stolen vehicle after a number of car break-ins in the 100 block of crestview court on sunday, according to a city news release. the stolen vehicle, a 2014 red nissan rogue with colorado license plate orf-124, was left unlocked and with the keys inside. the suspect in the auto theft was later seen leaving a department store in the suv, according to security footage.a total of six cars in the area, all unlocked, also were entered and people's credit cards s...




republican lawmakers want to prohibit colorado teachers from striking, with potential fines and jail time for violators

two republican state lawmakers have introduced a bill seeking to prohibit colorado teachers from striking and make it so they would face firing, fines or even jail time if they do so anyway.senate bill 264 was introduced on friday and comes amid a broader conversation across the state about education funding and educator pay, and as teachers gear up later this week for a second round of demonstrations at the capitol. classes have been canceled in a host of denver metro school districts as a result, including in jefferson county and in denver where school officials plan an early release.the measure's chances of becoming law are miniscule - with the democratic-controlled house unlikely to support it and some gop lawmakers weary themselves -...




medical examiner testifies about autopsy on torso in adam densmore murder trial

ashley mead (courtesy photo)as the trial of adam densmore, who is accused of killing and dismembering his ex-girlfriend ashley mead, entered its third week, an oklahoma medical examiner took the stand monday to talk about the autopsy he performed on mead's torso — the only body part police have been able to recover.densmore, 33, is charged with first-degree murder, tampering with a corpse, abuse of a corpse and tampering with physical evidence in the death and dismemberment of the 25-year-old mead last year.dr. david arboe, a forensic pathologist in oklahoma, took the stand monday to tell the jury what he found in examining mead's torso, which had been discovered on feb. 15, 2017, stuffed in a suitcase.as photos were put up for the jury...




high of 70 in boulder today, but snow may be on the way

five-day forecast check out what weather is in store for the boulder county area herenational weather service see what the national weather service is predicting here24-hour satellite watch noaa's 24-hour satellite image herereal-time conditions see what boulder's weather is like now at the national center for atmospheric research heretemperatures should top out around 70 today in boulder before a cold front moves into the region bringing possible rain later today and tonight, and a chance of snow on tuesday, according to the national weather service. following a partly sunny and warm day, forecasters say there's a 20 percen...




concerned by flat sales tax revenue, boulder sets aside $75k for new citywide retail strategy

boulder's city council has budgeted $75,000 for a citywide study of retail trends, which will deliver a report that informs the city's approach to its struggles generating sales tax revenues.this spring, the city will issue a request for proposals from firms interested in conducting this study, boulder spokesman patrick von keyserling said.it's too early, von keyserling said, to know when the study will be complete.meanwhile, another $75,000 report on retail in boulder is just wrapping up. that one concerns downtown alone, while the upcoming study will examine the whole city.the downtown study was funded jointly by the city and downtown boulder business improvement district, according to sean maher, ceo of the downtown boulder partnersh...




leonard bernstein tribute concert and other boulder-area events for monday, april 23, 2018

conductor and composer leonard bernstein, to whom the boulder philharmonic orchestra will perform a tribute concert. (allan warren / wikipedia.org)bernstein at 100: leonard bernstein tribute concertjoin the boulder philharmonic orchestra and musicians from the local musical community, including the cu college of music, to celebrate leonard bernstein with piano solos, vocal works, chamber pieces, and a preview of songs from the boulder phil's upcoming production of "west side story." the community concert includes a tribute to bernstein in word and image; 7 p.m., boulder jcc, 6007 oreg ave., boulder; boulderphil.org. todaytimolyn esson — boulder fine artist and photographer timolyn esson's encaustic pieces are on exhibit through june; 10 ...