Cars Caught on Camera

Cameras that record drivers speeding or running red lights could be banished in Colorado after a bipartisan group in the state legislature reached consensus on use of the cameras.  Red light cameras (RLCs) are set up to photograph vehicles entering an intersection after  the traffic signal turns red. Sensors buried in the pavement detect whether […]

April 11 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
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Deadly Head-on Collision

Two drivers died in a head-on collision Sunday night in Jefferson County, and investigators suspect alcohol was involved in the crash.  The three-vehicle crash happened at about 9:15 p.m. on South Kipling Parkway near West Ken Caryl Avenue, said Trooper Nate Reid, a Colorado State Patrol spokesman. The driver of a 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe was […]

April 07 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
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Jury Finds Against J&J for Mesh Device

Yesterday Johnson & Johnson (J&J) was ordered by a Texas jury to pay $1.2 million to a woman who alleged one of the company’s lines of vaginal-mesh implants to treat incontinence was defectively designed, in the first verdict against the company over those devices. J&J is the world’s largest maker of medical products Dallas jurors […]

April 04 / 2014

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

From April 10-15, 2014, law enforcement agencies across the country will be cracking down on motorists who drive and text as part of the national “U Drive. U Text. U Pay.”  high-visibility enforcement  campaign. This effort combines periods of intense enforcement of anti-texting laws coupled with advertising and media outreach to let people know about […]

April 02 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
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Vehicle Troubles Lead to Crash

Six people were injured Sunday morning when two vehicles struck a third that was stalled on Interstate 25 south of Castle Rock, according to the Colorado State Patrol.  Someone reported the vehicle was stalled near mile marker 174 at 4:16 a.m., said Trooper Nate Reid.   Six minutes later someone reported the accident. Alcohol may have […]

March 31 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
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Civil Rights Ignored by Panhandling Ban

A new ordinance in Grand Junction will prohibit panhandling beginning this Sunday.  But the ACLU of Colorado on Wednesday filed a lawsuit challenging the anti-panhandling ordinance adopted by Grand Junction last month, arguing that it bans speech protected by the First Amendment. The ACLU lawsuit was filed on behalf of five people, including a street […]

March 27 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
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