Why 4/20 is the Worst Day 1
Dies While Parents Getting High? 2
Joins Cancer Faker's Hall of Fame 3
By Michael Roberts in homicide
Friday, April 18, 2014 at 12:40 pm

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Many in Colorado have been looking forward to the first April 20 pot celebration since marijuana sales were legalized. By the day is actually marked by horror, homicide and tragedy, and here's how. Westword has the story.

By Michael Roberts in Police bungling
Friday, April 18, 2014 at 5:00 am

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Littlejohn was being held on kidnapping with related sexual assault, among other charges. But a paperwork snafu led to his walking papers. It's not the first gaffe involving this particular sheriff's office. Westword has the story.

By Michael Roberts in Child Abuse, arson
Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 6:00 am

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: The parents had been flagged for negligence before the blaze -- and Levi and his brother had allegedly tested positive for THC. What do the parents say in their defense? Westword has the story.

By Michael Roberts in Prison Life
Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 4:57 am

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Raemisch has criticized the widespread use of solitary confinement, particularly when it comes to the mentally ill. What did he learn from his lonely time in confinement? Did it change his views? Westword has the story.

By Michael Roberts in Bad Moms, bizarre
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 6:01 am

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Nguyen allegedly fooled everyone into believing her six-year-old son was terminally ill, including him, and profited from it mightily -- just like the others in our cancer-fakers roundup. Westword has the story.

By Michael Roberts in bizarre
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 5:00 am

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Alleged theater shooter Holmes's legal team has filed objections over weird items before, but this is the capper: The spokesman is faulted for, among other things, his "jovial" tone. What did the judge say? Westword has the story.

By Michael Roberts in homicide
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 6:00 am

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Pfister was found battered in a closet by Carpenter, a bank teller who worked with her. A wealthy couple was charged with the crime; now, Carpenter's in the law's cross-hairs, too. Westword has the story.

By Michael Roberts in True Crime Report
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 4:49 am

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: After Rubio objected to officers' behavior as they were arresting someone else, he, too, was taken into custody. The cops claim he broke his own leg -- but that's not what they told the EMT on the scene. Westword has the story.

By Michael Roberts in Sex crimes, assault
Monday, April 14, 2014 at 6:00 am

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Meints made headlines a few years back over texts to his teen charges about photographing "masturbation races." Was the attacker a previous victim? Or was it a bizarre coincidence? Westword has the story.

By Michael Roberts in Mass Murder, homicide
Monday, April 14, 2014 at 4:55 am

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: The county where Holmes killed a dozen people and injured scores more is small enough that almost every juror likely knows someone who was affected, lawyers argue. What other reasons do they offer? Westword has the story.