Brian Maass

Douglas County Coroner Lora Thomas shows off medication held at the coroner's office (credit: CBS)

Heavy Duty Pain Meds Missing From Coroner’s Office, Inside Job Suspected

A CBS4 investigation has learned that thousands of dollars worth of narcotics and pain pills are missing from what was thought to be a secure storeroom at the Douglas County Coroner’s Office and are presumed to have been stolen.

10/31/2012

Carter Lord (credit: CBS)

Former Dougco Deputy Coroner Charged With 7 Felonies

CBS4 has learned that the former Douglas County Assistant Chief Deputy Coroner has been charged with felony theft, three counts of felony embezzlement and three counts of forging government issued documents.

10/31/2012

CBS4's Brian Maass, left, interviews Charles Tedesco (credit: CBS)

Candidate Blames ‘Exhaustion’ For Lies About Criminal Past

A candidate for Adams County Commissioner who admitted he lied about his criminal past and tried to mislead an interviewer now blames his deceptive answers on “exhaustion.”

10/29/2012

CBS4's Brian Maass talks with Tom Wright (credit: CBS)

Colorado Company Says ‘Deadbeat Democrats’ Still Owe Thousands For Work At DNC

A major Denver event planning company says the Alabama Democratic delegation still owes it about $60,000 for work performed in September at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

10/22/2012

Ari Liggett (Arapahoe Co. Sheriff)

Suspect In Mother’s Dismemberment Cleared Of Involvement In Ridgeway Case

CBS4 has learned that for two days this week, police investigators working on the Jessica Ridgeway murder case thought they might have their man. They were heavily focused on Ari Misha Liggett as the likely suspect.

10/19/2012

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Arbitrator Rules Against Denver Officers On Raises, Contract Length

CBS4 has learned that an independent arbitrator has ruled against the Denver police union and in favor of the City of Denver over the length of a new police contract and pay raises for officers.

10/15/2012

The clay depiction of Jane Doe created several years ago (credit: CBS)

Police Hope To Solve Cold Case Murder After Exhuming Body

Investigators in Douglas County are now examining a woman’s body that was buried nearly 20 years ago, but was pulled from the ground on Friday.

10/13/2012

The clay depiction of Jane Doe created several years ago (credit: CBS)

Douglas County To Exhume Cold Case Body

For nearly 20 years she has been known as “Jane Doe;” a teenager found dead at a Douglas County campground. With no identification found at the scene, no certain cause of death and no leads, she was buried in Castle Rock with her identity unknown.

10/10/2012

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Colorado Vets See Spike In Cases Of ‘Stoner Dogs’

The popularity of medical marijuana in Colorado has had an unintended side effect — dogs getting stoned, sometimes with deadly results.

10/01/2012

Jerry Garcia (credit: CBS)

Jeffco Judge Rejects Mercy Pleas for Dying Inmate

A Jefferson County judge has harshly slapped down requests for mercy from a terminally ill inmate and his family who requested he be allowed to return home to die.

09/11/2012

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