Domestic case dropped against '127 Hours' figure
DENVER (AP) - A domestic violence case has been dismissed against Aron Ralston, a Colorado adventurer whose self-amputation ordeal was made into the movie "127 Hours."
A court spokeswoman said Monday the case was dropped at the request of the city attorney, who didn't return a call seeking comment.
The case against Ralston's girlfriend, Vita Shannon, is pending. Her attorney entered a not guilty plea on her behalf but Shannon said nothing Monday during a court hearing.
Both were booked into jail early Sunday on suspicion of assault and wrongs to minors, a charge used when children are present during an incident but not necessarily hurt.
Police documents say their 8-week-old child was present at the time of the altercation.
Colo. Supreme Court suppresses Iraqi evidence
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The Colorado Supreme Court says a judge correctly tossed evidence against an Iraqi man accused of sexual assault and injuring a woman in a sex assault case.
Jasim Mohammed Hasin Ramadon, who helped U.S. soldiers hunt insurgents in Iraq, was among five Iraqi men charged after a 2012 attack on an unconscious woman. He is being held on $250,000 bond pending a hearing Tuesday after his trial was delayed pending the evidence review.
The Colorado Supreme Court ruled Monday a judge correctly suppressed evidence against Ramadon after police told Ramadon he could get sent back to Iraq and possibly killed if he lied to them. Ramadon told authorities he helped the woman after the assault, but did take part.
Ramadon's attorney did not return a phone call seeking comment.
BRITAIN MURDER SUSPECT
Wife-killer seeks transfer to England prison
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A 49-year-old poker champion from England who pleaded guilty to killing his wife and dumping her body in western Colorado in 1997 is asking to be transferred to England to serve the remainder of his prison sentence.
Marcus Bebb-Jones confessed to killing his wife in the heat of passion. He reported his wife missing in 1997 when the two owned a hotel in Grand Junction. A rancher found her skull in a remote wooded area on Douglas Pass in Garfield County in 2004.
The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports Colorado allows foreign nationals to apply to serve their sentences in their home countries in cases where the countries have treaties with the United States, but no such transfers have occurred.
Frozen creek sends water over banks
GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) - Some residents living in Golden are on alert because of water overflowing the banks of frozen Clear Creek.
Golden city spokeswoman Karlyn Tilley said Monday ice on top of flowing creek water is melting and creating two streams of water, one on top of the ice and another underneath. She said so far, flooding has been minor, but authorities are worried what will happen when temperatures warm up and the ice continues to melt.
Authorities on Monday warned residents of the Clear Creek RV Park to be ready to evacuate if necessary.
Several trails in Golden are closed due to high levels of frozen water, and several parking lots along the creek are also closed.
Pot doctor convicted of illegal recommendation
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - A Loveland doctor who recommended medical marijuana for an undercover officer faces possible prison time. The Coloradoan reports Monday that 75-year-old Dr. Dallas Devere Williams has been convicted of attempting to influence a public servant.
Williams was charged after a 2012 examination of an undercover officer wearing a wire. The undercover officer said the aching foot he reported was never examined before Williams gave him paperwork to obtain a medical marijuana license. State law requires physicians recommending pot to have "bona fide" relationships with patients.
The Williams recommendation was made before Colorado's 2012 vote to legalize marijuana use without a doctor's recommendation.
Williams was convicted Friday in Larimer County. He faces a maximum penalty of two to six years in prison at sentencing Jan. 16.
Welker unlikely to play against Chargers
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Wes Welker is unlikely to suit up for Denver's game Thursday against San Diego after leaving Sunday's win over Tennessee with his second concussion in four games.
Speaking to reporters Monday, coach John Fox didn't rule out his receiver but said Welker's health is the top priority and he would go through the standard NFL protocol for players who have endured concussions.
Though there are no hard-and-fast guidelines for returning, the best-case scenario for players who pass their post-concussion tests early in the week is to return to light practice Thursday, full practice Friday and be listed as probable for the game.
Welker will be under more scrutiny because this is his second concussion since Nov. 17.
Jacob Tamme would be a candidate to substitute for Welker as slot receiver.
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