Friday - December 14, 2018

Regional News

Regional News Headlines

Christopher and Shanann Watts' neighbors heard them "flat-out screaming" - Fri, 30 Nov 2018
Not everyone thought Shanann and Christopher Watts had the perfect marriage. A neighbor told police investigating Watts in the death of his wife and daughters about a different side of the couple.

Girlfriend of Christopher Watts talked with officers about fear of publicity, finding a job - Fri, 30 Nov 2018
In one of multiple interviews with Colorado Bureau of Information agents, Nichol Kessinger, who was dating Christopher Watts in the months before he murdered his family, talked about her fear of media attention and how difficult it could be to get a job.

Christopher Watts' girlfriend didn't see any "red flags" that foreshadowed the future murders - Thu, 29 Nov 2018
The girlfriend of Christopher Watts told police she didn't see any red flags that would lead her to believe he was capable of murdering his pregnant wife and two young children.

California has Silicon Valley. Could Colorado become home to "Aerospace Alley?" - Mon, 26 Nov 2018
It's not really a moonshot kind of goal, considering that Colorado's aerospace economy is already second only to California's. The state has 180 aerospace companies and more than 500 businesses that provide space-related products and services. It has the highest concentration of private aerospace employment in the country.

Coloradans are having fewer kids, and they're attributing the baby slump to climate change, finances and "the state of the world" - Mon, 26 Nov 2018
The baby slump coincides with a national trend, but it happened faster here than in most of the rest of the country, with the state's general fertility rate falling nearly 21 percent between 2006 and 2017, according to Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment data.

How police got Christopher Watts to confess to killing his wife after he failed a polygraph - Mon, 26 Nov 2018
Documents released Wednesday by the Weld County District Attorney's Office show how investigators convinced Watts to confess to the murder of his wife through repeated questioning during an Aug. 15 interview at the Frederick Police Department.

Christopher Watts' two lives leading to murder - Sat, 24 Nov 2018
In an interview with police the day he was arrested for their murders, Christopher Watts talked about taking his daughters Bella and Celeste to a birthday party for the 4-year-old son of family friends.

Documents: Shanann Watts' mother suspected Christopher Watts of using oil to dispose of bodies shortly after disappearance - Fri, 23 Nov 2018
Shanann Watts' mother contacted Frederick police the day after her daughter and two grandchildren were reported missing to tell investigators she suspected her son-in-law.

DA: Christopher Watts owes at least $40K in restitution for murders of wife, children - Thu, 22 Nov 2018
Christopher Watts, the Frederick man convicted of murdering his pregnant wife and young daughters, has been ordered to pay more than $40,000 in restitution.

Thanksgiving table talk: How to put relationships ahead of political differences - Wed, 21 Nov 2018
Is there a better time to pick a nit with a relative's political views than during Thanksgiving dinner? Yeah, probably. But here are ways to reduce the stress when politics inevitably comes up over turkey.

Shrouded Justice: Colorado criminal cases remain hidden despite assurances to make them public - Tue, 20 Nov 2018
Despite assurances from prosecutors to unseal dozens of criminal cases hidden from public view over the past five years, several remain inaccessible largely because the judges overseeing them have not acted on those requests.

Chris Watts sentenced to life in prison for murder of pregnant wife and daughters - Mon, 19 Nov 2018
Christopher Watts was sentenced to life in prison Monday morning, marking the end of a whirlwind case that quickly gained international attention as media descended on the small Weld County town of Frederick.