Ja Morant, Memphis Grizzlies All-Star, is being investigated by Colorado Police after allegedly brandishing a gun at a nightclub and posting it on Instagram.
Snow Forecast for Central US Increases Thursday; 21-Vehicle Pileup Closes Colorado Interstate
Colorado, Nebraska, and other parts of the central U.S. are facing a major snowstorm Wednesday that has already broken records in Arizona – and it could cross more than 1,700 miles of the country. Swaths of the eastern Rockies, the Plains, and the upper Midwest were under winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories Wednesday, and parts of Nebraska could see additional snow accumulations of up to 17 inches.
Colorado Governor Plans to Send Migrants to New York, Mayor says
Mayor Eric Adams cautioned on Tuesday that Colorado Gov. Jared Polis aims to send migrants to important cities, including New York, noting that the nation’s largest metropolis is already having difficulty managing an inflow of individuals brought from Texas and other Republican-led states.
The state has been assisting asylum seekers in reaching their final destinations, including New York City, for weeks, the Democratic governor told POLITICO shortly afterward. The only thing that has changed is the recent winter storm, which caused a travel disaster and a bottleneck of migrants trying to depart Denver.
What Caused the Saturday Night Colorado Shooting?
Saturday night, the day before Sunday’s Transgender Day of Remembrance, a gunman killed five and injured 17 people at the gay nightclub Club Q in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The gunman has since been indicted and charged with five counts of murder and five counts of bias-motivated crimes.
Colorado LGBTQ Nightclub Shooting Suspect Faces Murder and Hate Crime Charges
The victims of the deadly shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs last Saturday were identified on Monday. The man suspected of killing five people and wounding 17 others is facing murder and hate crime charges.
The five people killed were identified as: Ashley Paugh, Daniel Aston, Derrick Rump, Kelly Loving and Raymond Green Vance.
Colorado Springs police chief Adrian Vasquez said in a press conference: “Too often, society loses track of the victims of these sad and tragic events.”
Funeral Home Owner Pleads Guilty In
Body Sales Case
A Colorado funeral home owner has been accused of illegally selling body parts and giving clients fake ashes. Megan Hess, 45, pleaded guilty to mail fraud in federal court, and faces a maximum sentence of 20 years. According to the Daily Sentinel, Hess and her mother, Shirley Koch, operated the Sunset Mesa Funeral Home as well as Donor Services in Montrose. U.S. authorities said that the women transferred bodies and body parts to third parties for research without telling the families of the deceased.
Heat Wave Continues In 27 States
Across The Country
According to multiple weather reports, a third of the United States population will continue to go through record-breaking temperatures and will be put under heat advisories. ABC News states that a “heat dome” will be anticipated to bring up to 100 degree weather to parts of the south as well as portions of the midwest.
Actress Maggie Peterson Dies at 81
American actress and singer Maggie Peterson, best known for her role as Charlene Darling in the Andy Griffith Show, has passed away at age 81.
Last Monday, her nephew Ben Eaton and her niece Amy Roger posted a statement on Maggie’s Facebook and GoFundMe page communicating the news of the actress’s passing. Her family said that she passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 15 in Colorado, surrounded by her family members.
NYC Passed a Law That Employers Must Disclose Pay in Job Advertisements
New York City has passed one of the mind-bending laws that requires employers to be clear about their pay in job advertisements. This will push better pay for women and people of color when looking for job opportunities. One restaurant worker said, “You’re put in a really challenging position of not wanting to upset your employer and not wanting to scare away an opportunity, but also wanting to fight for what you know is what you deserve.”
Climate Activist Dies after Setting Himself on Fire in Protest
Wynn Bruce, a 50-year-old climate activist from Colorado, set himself on fire in front of the Supreme Court on Friday in an Earth Day protest. He died on Saturday, after succumbing to the critical injuries he sustained during the self-immolation.
Reduced Jail Time for Aguilera-Mederos Upsets Family Members
Governor of Colorado, Jared Polis reduced the sentencing for Rogel Aguilera-Mederos by about 100 years. The result will likely be around a five-year sentencing, with another five years on parole. This change in the sentencing was highly praised by many in the general public, who believed that the charges were inappropriate for the situation, but not everyone is satisfied with this decision.
Aguilera-Mederos was charged with vehicular homicide after his breaks allegedly went out on his semitruck during a steep decline, resulting in the dead of four individuals.
Old Sears Facilities Are Being Turned Into Sports Centers
Pop Quiz! Who has been on this earth for a longer period of time? Sears or the Queen of England? If you chose the Queen of England, you were very close, but Sears is the correct answer.