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No charges for STEM security guard who injured students

The privately hired security guard on duty during the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting injured two students and was illegally carrying a weapon on school grounds, 4th Judicial District Attorney … more

Bond set at $250,000 for woman charged with daughter's murder

A former Highlands Ranch resident who was charged with the murder of her daughter has been granted bond. A grand jury charged Kelly Turner, 41, with 13 counts, including murder, child abuse, theft … more

Welcome the Year of the Rat in the metro area

According to the calendar of the Lunar New Year, 2020 is the Year of the Rat - the first sign of the zodiac. And there are plenty of options hosted by Denver’s thriving Asian-American community to … more

Friends of teen murder victim celebrate her life with vigil

Friends, fellow students and teachers of a recently slain teen celebrated the girl's life during a candlelight vigil at Mile High Academy in Highlands Ranch on Jan. 16. Mya Pena, 17, was a student at … more

STEM victims claim injury, wrongful death against school and district

Victims of the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting, including the parents of slain senior Kendrick Castillo, have begun the process of suing the school and the Douglas County School District for … more

Renaming of library in Highlands Ranch draws criticism

The Douglas County library board of trustees received backlash during a Dec. 2 meeting over the decision to rename the library in Highlands Ranch. While multiple Douglas County residents and one … more

Highlands Ranch hospital steps into future of medicine

The moment a stroke patient arrives in the emergency room, doctors spring into action — the countdown is on and as every second passes, neurons are being suffocated. That's why having a stroke … more

Younger teen charged in STEM shooting to be tried as adult

The 16-year-old charged with carrying out a school shooting that left one dead and eight injured will be tried as an adult, according to a Dec. 4 judgment. Judge Jeffrey Holmes ruled that in … more

Victim's mother gives emotional testimony in STEM suspect's hearing

Sobs filled a Douglas County courtroom the day before Thanksgiving as the mother of a teen killed in the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting spoke about her son. Throughout Maria Castillo's … more

STEM shooting victims' families take the stand, recounting day of panic, fear

Yuritzia Ojeda-Ayala casually opened a text as she walked with a student in the elementary school where she served as an assistant principal, not knowing her life was about to change. In the message, … more

STEM shooting suspect grew up amid abuse, his mother says

As a Nov. 20 hearing for the younger STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting suspect came to a close, individuals from all sides of the tragedy tried to stifle their tears. Parents of students present … more

STEM suspect had troubled upbringing, mental illness, attorneys say

Evidence made public for the first time Nov. 18 in court during hearings for the younger suspect in the fatal shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch offered a glimpse into the world of the teen … more

Highlands Ranch sculpture wins in vote by residents

A bronze sculpture of an eagle mid-flight, situated at Town Center South in Highlands Ranch, has won the Douglas County Art Encounters People's Choice Award after voting closed Oct. 31. Dimitry … more

Case moves forward against mom accused of killing child

The Highlands Ranch woman who was recently charged with the murder of her daughter more than two years after the girl's death appeared in a Douglas County courtroom Nov. 1 as a judge heard … more

Two years after child's death, mom charged with murder

A former resident of Highlands Ranch has been arrested and charged with 13 counts in connection with the August 2017 death of her 7-year-old daughter. An 18th Judicial District grand jury returned an … more

Judge rules there is enough evidence to move STEM shooting suspect's case forward

Go now. Those are the words the older suspect in the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting sent via Snapchat to his co-defendant shortly before the first shots were fired. A Douglas County judge said … more

Prosecutors attempt to poke holes in STEM suspect's story

So far in the investigation into the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting, the older of the two suspects has described himself as an unwilling participant. But in a Sept. 24 preliminary hearing, … more

STEM says thank you to deputies

Teachers, staff and administrators from STEM School Highlands Ranch visited the sheriff's office substation just down the road Sept. 17 to express appreciation to deputies for their work in … more

Taking center stage

Kami Grammerstorf is the center fielder on the Mountain Vista softball team. She is also the daughter of head coach Bret Grammerstorf, but that hasn't created any problems at home or on the softball … more

Run for the Fallen honors teen killed in STEM shooting

Kendrick Castillo wasn't the type to boast about awards or honors, but his father believes the 18-year-old would have appreciated the Run for the Fallen event recognizing his son Sept. 15, he said. … more
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