Colorado shooting http://www.kplu.org en Prosecutors not ready to agree to Holmes plea http://www.kplu.org/post/prosecutors-not-ready-agree-holmes-plea <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Prosecutors say they are not are ready to accept an offer from Colorado theater shooting suspect James&nbsp;</span><font color="red" style="line-height: 1.5;">Holmes</font><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;to plead guilty in exchange for avoiding the death penalty.</span></p><p>In a court filing Thursday, prosecutors criticized defense attorneys for publicizing&nbsp;<font color="red">Holmes</font>' offer to plead guilty.</p><p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 23:12:40 +0000 The Associated Press 8206 at http://www.kplu.org Gun sales are up sharply in Colorado since theater shootings http://www.kplu.org/post/gun-sales-are-sharply-colorado-theater-shootings Sales of guns have risen strongly in Colorado since the early Friday shootings at a movie theater near Denver that <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/157111373/the-colorado-theater-shooting" target="_blank">left 12 people dead and 58 wounded</a>.<p><a href="http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_21142159/gun-sales-up-since-tragedy" target="_blank"><em>The Denver Post</em> reports that</a>:<p>-- "Between Friday and Sunday, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation approved background checks for 2,887 people who wanted to purchase a firearm — a 43 percent increase over the previous Friday through Sunday a Tue, 24 Jul 2012 15:15:20 +0000 Mark Memmott 5690 at http://www.kplu.org Gun sales are up sharply in Colorado since theater shootings After Aurora: Politicians shy away from new gun control efforts http://www.kplu.org/post/after-aurora-politicians-shy-away-new-gun-control-efforts In the days since the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., there's been little discussion of the laws that allowed the gunman to acquire his arsenal.<p>Authorities say suspect James Holmes, who was arrested at the scene of the shooting that killed 12 people and wounded dozens more, was armed with a modified assault rifle, two pistols, a shotgun and thousands of rounds of ammunition.<p>Colorado Gov. Tue, 24 Jul 2012 02:29:45 +0000 Scott Horsley 5684 at http://www.kplu.org After Aurora: Politicians shy away from new gun control efforts Chilling tales of chaos as Colorado reels http://www.kplu.org/post/chilling-tales-chaos-colorado-reels In Colorado, authorities are investigating why a gunman opened fire in a movie theater on Friday. Suspect James Holmes is in custody, and police say they have talked with the 24-year-old, but won't say yet what they've learned.<p>Meanwhile, vigils are planned this weekend to remember the 12 people who died and to support the dozens injured. In all, there were 70 casualties — police say nearly all of them suffered gunshot wounds.<p><strong>'It Was Like A Dream'</strong><p>The late-night screening of <em>The Dark Knight Rises</em> was a family outing for Jamie Rohrs and his fiancee. Sat, 21 Jul 2012 12:19:27 +0000 Jeff Brady 5672 at http://www.kplu.org Chilling tales of chaos as Colorado reels The tragedy of Jessica Ghawi: Spared in Toronto, she died in Colorado shooting http://www.kplu.org/post/tragedy-jessica-ghawi-spared-toronto-she-died-colorado-shooting By just minutes, Jessica Ghawi escaped a mass shooting in Toronto, last month. <a href="http://jessicaredfield.wordpress.com/2012/06/05/late-night-thoughts-on-the-eaton-center-shooting/">She chronicled the experience on her blog</a>.<p>She wrote that at 6:20 p.m., she bought a burger but instead of sitting down to eat it at the Eaton Centre food court, she went outside to get some fresh air.<p>"The gunshots rung out at 6:23," she wrote. Sat, 21 Jul 2012 04:34:20 +0000 5670 at http://www.kplu.org The tragedy of Jessica Ghawi: Spared in Toronto, she died in Colorado shooting Colorado mass shooting suspect described as 'recluse' http://www.kplu.org/post/colorado-mass-shooting-suspect-described-recluse Authorities have identified 24-year-old James Holmes as the suspect in the mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo.<p><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/07/20/157090121/real-life-horror-many-killed-dozens-wounded-at-colorado-movie-theater">According to witnesses</a>, the gunman showed up at a midnight screening of the new Batman movie <em>The Dark Knight Rises</em> and opened fire. Fri, 20 Jul 2012 23:57:46 +0000 5668 at http://www.kplu.org Colorado mass shooting suspect described as 'recluse' From Our Readers: Colorado Massacre Stir Emotions http://www.kplu.org/post/npr-readers-colorado-massacre-stir-emotions Two-Way readers were immediately struck by a sense that the victims of <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/07/20/157090121/real-life-horror-many-killed-dozens-wounded-at-colorado-movie-theater" target="_blank">the Aurora, Colo., shooting</a> could have been anyone, as well as shock that something as simple and fun as going to a movie could turn violent without warning:<p>"As a self-proclaimed nerd, I usually go to movies like this on the opening weekend," says "<a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/community/persona.php?uid=2272080">Miss M</a>," who adds that "I just keep imagini Fri, 20 Jul 2012 23:57:17 +0000 5667 at http://www.kplu.org A Litany Of Victims: Dispatch Tapes Reveal Chaos, Bloodshed Of Mass Shooting http://www.kplu.org/post/litany-victims-dispatch-tapes-reveal-chaos-bloodshed-mass-shooting It's hard to listen to the 16-minutes of audio coming from the Aurora Police dispatch. It begins with the first reports of a shooting at a movie complex.<p>At about two minutes into the recording, you hear reports that "someone is spraying gas." Then as police begin arriving at the scene, they start asking dispatch to send more officers, to send more ambulances.<p>"I got people running out of the theater that are shot," one officer says.<p>Another one requests gas masks. A shooter might still be inside theater 9, one officer says. Fri, 20 Jul 2012 23:57:00 +0000 5666 at http://www.kplu.org A Litany Of Victims: Dispatch Tapes Reveal Chaos, Bloodshed Of Mass Shooting