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Released parolees (credit: CBS)

Records Show Dangerous Parolees Downgraded Due To Budget Issues

Despite vehement denials by the Colorado Department of Parole, a CBS4 investigation has turned up numerous state records that show dangerous parolees were either removed from intensive supervised parole in the last five years or never placed on it in the first place due to budget squeezes.

05/22/2013

Tim Hand (credit: doc.state.co.us)

Colorado Parole Director Who Handled Evan Ebel Case Placed On Leave

CBS4 Investigator Brian Maass has learned that the embattled director of Colorado’s parole department has been placed on administrative leave.

05/22/2013

Evan Ebel (credit: Department of Corrections)

DNA, Fingerprints, Video Tie Ebel To Leon’s Murder

CBS4 has learned that DNA lifted from a payphone mouthpiece and fingerprints on the phone are some of the key evidence that ties Evan Ebel to the murder of 27-year-old Nathan Leon, a father of three.

05/20/2013

Lauren behind the wheel after getting stoned (credit: CBS)

Too High To Drive? CBS4 Puts Stoned Drivers To The Test

Now that marijuana has been legalized, how high is too high to drive? In an effort to find out, CBS4 conducted a test with the help of a leading driving instruction company, a respected lab and marijuana businesses to provide the volunteers.

05/20/2013

Adam Marks and 4 On Your Side Investigator Brian Maass (credit: CBS)

Psychic Victim: ‘How Could I Be So Stupid?’

A 65-year-old woman who says she lost her retirement savings to a Loveland psychic is now calling the psychic “a complete ripoff” and says she wants others to hear her story and avoid the mistakes she made.

05/16/2013

Nathan Dunlap in court on May 1 (credit: Denver Post)

DA Responds To Clemency Petition For Convicted Killer On Death Row

The district attorney of the office that prosecuted a man on death row is asking Gov. John Hickenlooper not to grant him clemency.

05/10/2013

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Sick Days Mean Big Pay

While local and state government agencies are curbing services, furloughing employees and laying off workers due to shrinking budgets, a 4 On Your Side Investigation found at the same time, taxpayers are shelling out millions of dollars to retiring workers for unused sick days.

05/09/2013

Abbegayle Dorn (credit: CBS)

Steroid Investigation Under Way Into ‘American Gladiator’ Officer

A Denver police officer Abbe Dorn, who gained notoriety for appearing on the television show “American Gladiators,” is the focus of an internal investigation stemming from her alleged procurement and use of steroids.

05/08/2013

An image from the hit-and run involving Dr. Franck Belibi in 2011 that killed Gregory Havers (credit: CBS)

Hit & Runs Surge: Drivers Explain Why They Ran

Deadly hit-and-run crashes have risen dramatically in Denver over the past three years. In 2010, five people were killed in hit-and-run crashes. By 2012, that number more than doubled to 13 deaths.

05/07/2013

Charles D. Brining (credit: douglas.co.us)

Former Chief Deputy Coroner Claims Abusive Work Environment, Threatens Lawsuit

The former chief deputy for the Douglas County Coroner’s Office has notified the coroner and the county he may file a lawsuit after he claims he was unfairly fired.

05/07/2013

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