WASHINGTON (AP) — The legal system may not resolve the question of whether the fatal shooting of three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic was an act of domestic terrorism. Robert Dear faces state charges of first-degree murder. But the federal criminal code has no specific charge for crimes considered domestic terrorism. That means federal prosecutors bringing charges for ideologically motivated violence generally turn to other statutes to cover offenses that could arguably be labeled as terror.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Attorneys for a Longmont woman accused of cutting an unborn baby from another woman’s womb are asking a judge to suppress statements she made to police on the day of her arrest. Dynel Lane’s attorneys also argued yesterday that the search warrant for Lane’s home and search of her social media accounts and other records be tossed out. Prosecutors say Lane attacked Michelle Wilkins and removed an unborn fetus from her womb on March 18. Wilkins survived but the fetus did not.
DENVER (AP) — Colorado gambling revenues are at their highest since before the Great Recession. The $282 million figure for July to October marks the best start to a fiscal year since 2007. The taxes wagers generated have also hit a high since before the recession.
ASPEN (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is considering a proposal that would require backpackers to use bear-resistant food and garbage containers in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness over the next five years. The special order is being considered for the Gunnison National Forest and the White River National Forest.