DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s top law enforcement official says manufacturing high-potency marijuana oil is not legal under the state’s first-in-the-nation recreational marijuana law. The state Attorney General wrote in a court brief that the law prohibits the dangerous production of hash oil. Some prosecutors have been charging individual hash-oil creators with felonies, while others have not pursued criminal charges at all.
DENVER (AP) – A father whose four young sons could communicate only in grunts when authorities rescued them from a filthy Denver apartment has been sentenced to five years in prison. Wayne Sperling was sentenced after pleading guilty to his second offense of child abuse. Authorities say Sperling, his wife and the boys lived in an apartment filled with cat feces and flies. Prosecutors say the boys are living together in foster care.
CENTENNIAL (AP) – A cargo pilot who died when he crashed a small plane into the front yard of a suburban Denver home had reported loss of engine power before going down. The National Transportation Safety Board says the twin-engine Cessna 404 cartwheeled a bit before stopping a few feet from the front door.
BRECKENRIDGE (AP) – Authorities have made an arrest in connection with a hit-and-run crash that severely injured a woman in Breckenridge. Police say 24-year-old Hallie Schmitt, of Summit County, was arrested on charges of vehicular assault, failing to remain at the scene of an accident and failing to report an accident. A snowplow operator on Friday found 23-year-old Laura Hamilton lying face-down in a street with broken bones in her back and leg.
DENVER (AP) – Seven conservation groups are planning to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for keeping two rare species of desert flowers off the federal list of endangered species. The Center for Biological Diversity says the groups filed a formal notice of intent to sue over the status of White River and Graham’s beardtongues.