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Colorado man accused of multiple carjackings and leading police on a long pursuit in court

CASTLE ROCK, Colorado — The man accused of multiple carjackings and leading police on a long, televised pursuit around the Denver area this week made his first court appearance Friday.

Ryan Stone was advised of the possible charges against him during a hearing in Castle Rock, where he's being held on $3.5 million bond.

George Zimmerman Found Not Guilty

The jury deciding George Zimmerman's fate is deliberating for a second day in Sanford, Fla. Zimmerman is accused of profiling, pursuing, and fatally shooting Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teen, in February 2012. The former neighborhood volunteer crime watchman has pleaded not guilty, saying he shot in self-defense when Martin attacked him. Zimmerman, 29, could face life in prison if convicted of second-degree murder. The jury also has the option to consider the lesser charge of manslaughter, which could mean up to 30 years in prison. Zimmerman will go free if the six-member panel finds the state didn’t prove either charge.

George Zimmerman trial

Town of Castle Rock Supports the Second Amendment

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At the Town Council meeting on March 5th, Mayor Paul Donahue asked attorney Bob Slenz to draft a formal message to state legislators who were preparing to voteon gun control measures. "I recommend our lawyer create a resolution that town council could get behind in support of the Constitution and the support of our Second Amendment rights." Donahue said.

The Mayor received unanimous support from fellow councilmembers to take an official position opposing the proposed gun control initiatives. Recent incidents in Castle Rock including a burglary in Plum Creek where shots were fired and the chase with shots fired while officers attempted to execute an arrest warrant near Taco Bell, were cited as examples of why we should not mess with the Second Amendment. "We can see we're not isolated from crime down here." Donahue said.

"When we were elected to office, we took an oath to uphold the Constitution and the freedoms it gave to the residents of this country, this state and our Town,” said Mayor Paul Donahue. “This proposed resolution is less about firearms and more about upholding our oath to our constituents. As a Council, we felt it was important at this time to publicly affirm our intent to stand up for our residents’ rights.”

Formally weighing in on proposed statewide gun control legislation, Town Council will consider a resolution Tuesday in defense of the Second Amendment.

The meeting will start at 6 p.m. at Town Hall, 100 N. Wilcox St., and there is always opportunity for public comment. Meetings are also broadcast live online,


Court Overturns Block of School Vouchers for Douglas County, CO Schools

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The Colorado Court of Appeals has overturned a lower court ruling blocking one of Colorado's first school voucher programs, saying Douglas County's Choice Scholarship Program does not violate the state Constitution.

The Douglas County program offered up to 500 students $4,575 in state funds for tuition at private schools, including religious schools.

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Shot Was Fired In Burglary Attempt in Plum Creek

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Castle Rock police have identified the suspects in an alleged home burglary that ended after an officer fired a weapon.

Police filed charges against Tshinbanda Kazadi, 23, Alexander Greer, 22, and Andre Greer, 20, for the Feb. 21 incident that resulted in a lockdown at an area high school.

The incident began with a report of suspicious activity at a home in Plum Creek

Officers arrived to find a suspicious vehicle leaving the scene. The driver of the blue Ford Explorer weaved aggressively at the marked patrol car, McGrath said.

The officer fired a single shot at the vehicle, prompting the driver to swerve. Road conditions were snowy and the car became disabled on the side of Plum Creek Road. (See photo above)

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BREAKING NEWS . . . D.C. Oakes on Lockdown While Possible Burglary/Shooting Suspects on the Loose

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. - Daniel C. Oakes High School in Castle Rock is on lockdown while police search for a possible fourth suspect in a residential burglary, police say.

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Looks like the rear window of this vehicle was possibly shot out. (It's missing)

Cancellations & Flight Delays at DIA

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Many flights are cancelled or delayed due to the winter storm. Click on the link below to check your flight.

ABC Special on Castle Rock "Murder for Hire" Case to Air This Sunday

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Christopher Wells, accused of ordering a hit on his wife and brother-in-law in 2011,pleaded guilty to two counts of first degree murder on May 22, 2012 at Douglas County Justice Center. ( Denver Post file photo)

This Sunday, there will be a FOLLOW UP to this COLORADO story:


The "Murder for Hire" case happened on Feb. 23, 2011 in Castle Rock resulting in the murder of two people.

Almost two years later, ABC 20/20 film crews had numerous trips to Castle Rock in the last 2 months to cover this tragedy and filmed 2 segments in Castle Rock at the Theatre of Dreams.

This T.V. Special is to air on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 called "Rocky Mountain Revenge - Revenge for Real". The ABC 20/20 Sunday Special will be at 9 pm Mountain Time or 10 pm ET following the popular t.v. show "Revenge" this coming weekend.

Interviews with Castle Rock detectives will be included as well as interviews with the family of the victims. The murderer, Christopher B. Wells, 50, was a former Chippendales dancer and a recreation of a Chippendales scene was filmed at Theatre of Dreams in Castle Rock last month as well.

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