Aurora woman accused of shooting 2 ordered held for trial

BRIGHTON, Colo. — An Adams County District Court judge ruled Friday that prosecutors have sufficient evidence to try Cristina Wanda Sears in the shooting death of her stepmother and the serious wounding of her stepsister just days before Christmas.

Christmas murder in Aurora family stemmed from disputed estate

AURORA, Colo. — Police say Cristina Wanda Sears gunned down her 75-year-old stepmother, Eleanor J. Sears, and seriously wounded her 49-year-old stepsister, Joy L. Pigon, on Dec. 22 over a years-long dispute about the estate of Cristina Sears’ late father.

La Familia arrests include 6 on Western Slope

DENVER — Six people living on the Western Slope who are suspected associates or members of La Familia have been arrested as part of the orchestrated drug raids nationwide, authorities said Thursday.

High-speed chase ends in crash near 16th Street Mall

DENVER — A high-speed chase through downtown Denver early Sunday morning ended when the driver of the fleeing vehicle wrapped it around a traffic signal pole, sending the four people in the car to the hospital, authorities say.

Nightmare for sleeping child in Douglas County

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — The Sheriff’s Office is looking for a burglar who entered the second-story window of a Stonegate home and apparently fondled an 8-year-old girl as she slept.

Denver fireworks violations nearly halved

DENVER — Denver’s police and fire departments reported that fireworks citations and seizures dropped by nearly half this Fourth of July weekend, compared with last year.