Denver man Dieter Kowalski, 40, is first American confirmed dead in Sri Lanka bombings: 'He had just arrived at his hotel'
Denver man Dieter Kowalski, 40, is first American confirmed dead in Sri Lanka bombings: 'He had just arrived at his hotel'

40-year-old Dieter Kowalski of Denver traveled to Sri Lanka on business and checked in to Cinnamon Grand Colombo Hotel on Sunday just hours before a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device during Easter brunch

Remembering the 13 victims of the Columbine High School shooting 20 years on
Remembering the 13 victims of the Columbine High School shooting 20 years on

This is a tribute to the 13 lost lives who unsuspectingly went about their day at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999.

Teen 'infatuated' with Columbine massacre found dead after threatening a similar shooting spree
Teen 'infatuated' with Columbine massacre found dead after threatening a similar shooting spree

18-year-old Sol Pais, who reportedly traveled to Denver from Miami, Florida, on April 15 night, bought a pump-action shotgun as well as ammunition

'Golden State Killer' was first public arrest via genetic genealogy; here are 5 other cold cases solved using DNA testing
'Golden State Killer' was first public arrest via genetic genealogy; here are 5 other cold cases solved using DNA testing

Genetic Genealogy is a new technique that takes DNA from an unknown killer left behind at the crime scene and identifies a suspect by tracing the suspect's family tree/family members who voluntarily give their DNA to public databases

Woman who suffered 70% burns on her body in house fire competes in beauty pageant
Woman who suffered 70% burns on her body in house fire competes in beauty pageant

Danette Haag did not win the top prize at the pageant but was able to fulfil her lifelong dream of being a pageant participant

Teacher arrested for forcing herself on 16-year-old student and threatening him against going to authorities
Teacher arrested for forcing herself on 16-year-old student and threatening him against going to authorities

24-year-old Sarah Porter, a Spanish teacher and assistant track coach at Arapahoe High School, was arrested and charged over her misconduct

Actor Jan-Michael Vincent, star of 'Airwolf' and Golden Globe nominee, dies at 74
Actor Jan-Michael Vincent, star of 'Airwolf' and Golden Globe nominee, dies at 74

The actor, who was nominated for a Golden Globe for the 1971 film 'Going Home' and in 1984 for miniseries 'The Winds of War,' reportedly died February 10 in North Carolina

Chris Watts had sex with wife Shanann hours before killing her: 'It was like a trigger point'
Chris Watts had sex with wife Shanann hours before killing her: 'It was like a trigger point'

The Colorado killer said his daughter watched him kill her sister but she put up a brave fight in her turn while he smothered her before she finally screamed out: 'Daddy, no'!

Toddler almost dies after contracting bacterial pneumonia from popcorn kernel that got stuck in his lung
Toddler almost dies after contracting bacterial pneumonia from popcorn kernel that got stuck in his lung

2-year-old Nash Goddard was subsequently put under anesthesia and the surgeon performed two separate operations in order to get the pieces of popcorn out of his lung.

Chris Watts' daughter Bella begged for her life after watching him kill sister: 'Please, daddy. Don't do to me what you just did to CeCe'
Chris Watts' daughter Bella begged for her life after watching him kill sister: 'Please, daddy. Don't do to me what you just did to CeCe'

Shanann Watts' family lawyer Steven Lambert revealed in an exclusive interview on The Dr. Phil Show that the father smothered his youngest child to death with her favorite blanket

7-year-old boy whose body was found encased in concrete in storage unit in Colorado was fed cocaine and meth
7-year-old boy whose body was found encased in concrete in storage unit in Colorado was fed cocaine and meth

Caden McWilliams's body was found encased in concrete in a locked storage unit just before Christmas and it is believed he died in the beginning of May

Kelsey Berreth murder: Frazee blindfolded victim and hit her so hard a tooth fell out, arrest affidavit reveals gruesome details
Kelsey Berreth murder: Frazee blindfolded victim and hit her so hard a tooth fell out, arrest affidavit reveals gruesome details

Frazee was arrested in December 2018, almost a month after the mother of his one-year-old daughter disappeared on Thanksgiving Day near Woodland Park, Colorado

Family urges parents to get children vaccinated after 7-year-old daughter dies from flu complications
Family urges parents to get children vaccinated after 7-year-old daughter dies from flu complications

Selina Nguyen started feeling sick the weekend before Christmas after contracting H1N1 virus and went into a coma two days later

El Chapo: King of jailbreaks could be spending the rest of his life in the 'Alcatraz of the Rockies'
El Chapo: King of jailbreaks could be spending the rest of his life in the 'Alcatraz of the Rockies'

El Chapo will likely spend the rest of his life at ADX Florence after being found guilty of masterminding an international drug smuggling cartel on Tuesday

Dog owners spend more time cuddling their pets than their partners on Valentine's Day: Report
Dog owners spend more time cuddling their pets than their partners on Valentine's Day: Report

Out of those who were polled, almost half have planned a celebration for their pooch for Valentine's Day that includes buying them new outfits or baking them a special treat.

Lone jogger viciously attacked by juvenile mountain lion suffocates animal to death with bare hands in Colorado
Lone jogger viciously attacked by juvenile mountain lion suffocates animal to death with bare hands in Colorado

The man was jogging along a trail on the West Ridge of the Horsetooth Mountain Open Space about 66 miles to the northwest of Denver, Colorado when he was attacked

Colorado teen sexually assaulted and murdered 10-year-old girl whose father was dating his mother
Colorado teen sexually assaulted and murdered 10-year-old girl whose father was dating his mother

15-year-old Aidan Zellmer entered the guilty plea after striking a deal with prosecutors and is expected to be given life in prison during his sentencing hearing next month

Homeless man's life turns around after he unknowingly helps NFL star Jeff Allen pull his car out of the snow
Homeless man's life turns around after he unknowingly helps NFL star Jeff Allen pull his car out of the snow

Not only did Chief's Jeff Allen gift Cochran AFC Championship Game tickets, he was also inundated with offers of help from various quarters

Mother charged in death of missing 7-year-old son who was found 'encased in cement' in a storage unit
Mother charged in death of missing 7-year-old son who was found 'encased in cement' in a storage unit

The woman, identified as Elisha Pankey, was reportedly charged with child abuse resulting in death, a second-degree felony, and abuse of a corpse.

Dolly Parton's brother and songwriting partner Floyd Parton passes away at the age of 61
Dolly Parton's brother and songwriting partner Floyd Parton passes away at the age of 61

Dolly Parton's brother Floyd Parton died at the age of 61 on December 6, as stated by the obituary. A private funeral was also held by the family

'I’m a straightforward guy': Emails that Chris Watts sent his mistress Nichol Kessinger show that their affair was built on lies
'I’m a straightforward guy': Emails that Chris Watts sent his mistress Nichol Kessinger show that their affair was built on lies

The emails were included in the case files that were recently released by the Weld County District Attorney's Office and they reveal the early stages of the affair

Man told to choose between wife and daughter during childbirth; dad makes heartbreaking decision and saves baby
Man told to choose between wife and daughter during childbirth; dad makes heartbreaking decision and saves baby

Frederick knew how Keyvonne felt about children and made the decision that she should have the emergency C-section done to save their daughter's life

Triple murderer Chris Watts transferred out of Colorado prison to an undisclosed location over 'safety and security' concerns
Triple murderer Chris Watts transferred out of Colorado prison to an undisclosed location over 'safety and security' concerns

A new mugshot of the 33-year-old showed him without his scruffy beard and also thinner, having said to have dropped 30 pounds during his incarceration these past few months

Chris Watts' mistress says she fears she won't find any job after she got fired because of her affair with him
Chris Watts' mistress says she fears she won't find any job after she got fired because of her affair with him

Nichol Kessinger was heard telling the investigator that she got fired from her job and asked him about how she could change her name and move away from the state.

Chilling surveillance footage shows Chris Watts calmly buying breakfast after dumping family's bodies
Chilling surveillance footage shows Chris Watts calmly buying breakfast after dumping family's bodies

33-year-old Watts can be seen in the surveillance footage that was obtained from a convenience store at 8 a.m. on August 13 morning

Chris Watts' mistress googled 'how to prepare for anal sex', shopped for wedding dress days before the murders
Chris Watts' mistress googled 'how to prepare for anal sex', shopped for wedding dress days before the murders

When the authorities looked through Chris Watts' phone, they found thousands of hidden photographs of a nude or semi-nude Nichol Kessinger who he was having an affair with

Shanann Watts' parents file wrongful death lawsuit against son-in-law Chris, seek $100,000 in damages
Shanann Watts' parents file wrongful death lawsuit against son-in-law Chris, seek $100,000 in damages

Even though Colorado law does not permit such filings to be made by anyone other than the spouse of the deceased, Frank was able to bring the lawsuit against 33-year-old Watts.

Chris Watts' gay male lover says that the triple murderer paid for his lip injections and gave him money during a tryst in a remote cabin
Chris Watts' gay male lover says that the triple murderer paid for his lip injections and gave him money during a tryst in a remote cabin

28-year-old Trent Bolte said that he and the 33-year-old father-of-two had a 10-month relationship that came to an end in the spring.

Chris Watts case: Chilling new details reveal he finalized burial site and plan to kill his family when he was at a birthday party with daughters
Chris Watts case: Chilling new details reveal he finalized burial site and plan to kill his family when he was at a birthday party with daughters

Chris Watts had selected the burial site for his daughters Bella, and Celeste, hours before their deaths while at a birthday party with the girls

Chris Watts case: Shanann Watts texted friend her suspicions on husband, days before he strangled her to death
Chris Watts case: Shanann Watts texted friend her suspicions on husband, days before he strangled her to death

Newly released investigative documents include police reports, transcripts of interviews, and other material that are related to the high-profile case of the Watts family murders

Shanann's mother had warned police that Chris Watts would cover up the murders by hiding bodies in oil
Shanann's mother had warned police that Chris Watts would cover up the murders by hiding bodies in oil

She even warned the authorities that he would try to cover up the murder by hiding Shanann, Bella, and Celeste's bodies in the oil fields that belonged to the company he worked at.

'How can you sleep?': Text messages between Chris and Shanann Watts' reveal their marriage was in danger of collapsing days before gruesome murders
'How can you sleep?': Text messages between Chris and Shanann Watts' reveal their marriage was in danger of collapsing days before gruesome murders

The Weld County released 2,000 pages of documents about the case including text messages between the Watts couple and an interview with Chris's mistress, Nichol Kessinger

Chris Watts has still not told anyone the truth about the triple murders and Shannan's family fears he never will
Chris Watts has still not told anyone the truth about the triple murders and Shannan's family fears he never will

Even after he took the world by surprise this month by suddenly admitting he was the one who killed his family, he still hasn't given the authorities the full truth.

Chris Watts says he is 'devastated and sincerely sorry for all of this' as he is sentenced to life in prison
Chris Watts says he is 'devastated and sincerely sorry for all of this' as he is sentenced to life in prison

Chris Watts was only moments away from the end of his sentencing when the judge described the murders in gruesome detail

Chris Watts' parents tell son they forgive him and hope for peace and healing for all at sentencing
Chris Watts' parents tell son they forgive him and hope for peace and healing for all at sentencing

They said they were devastated and confused about why he committed the horrific crimes but that they forgive him and that his family would always support him.

Chris Watts' 4-year-old daughter Bella 'fought back for her life' and 'bit tongue' as dad suffocated her
Chris Watts' 4-year-old daughter Bella 'fought back for her life' and 'bit tongue' as dad suffocated her

Speaking to the court at the sentencing hearing for the murders, Weld County District Attorney Michael Rourke said that the murders were violent and were very hard to comprehend

'They are gone': Chris Watts sent chilling text to mistress immediately after murdering pregnant wife and two daughters
'They are gone': Chris Watts sent chilling text to mistress immediately after murdering pregnant wife and two daughters

The mistress, Nichol Kessinger, has now spoken out and said that she believed 33-year-old Watts was a divorced father who didn't wear his wedding ring around her

Chris Watts' parents defend him, say Shanann was abusive and that she isolated him from his family
Chris Watts' parents defend him, say Shanann was abusive and that she isolated him from his family

Ronnie and Cindy Watts have said that their son isn't a 'sociopath' even though he confessed that he killed his pregnant 34-year-old wife Shanann

Dad barred from watching son's school performance because his ID matched that of a sex offender
Dad barred from watching son's school performance because his ID matched that of a sex offender

Though Aurora Hills Middle School said it was all a mistake, Larry Mitchell is still waiting for is apology

Democrats are preparing to pass 'strictest gun control legislation in 25 years' after latest mass shooting
Democrats are preparing to pass 'strictest gun control legislation in 25 years' after latest mass shooting

The spree of recent mass shootings combined with the fact that the Democrats won the House of Representatives mean that the noise over gun control legislation is louder than ever

Chris Watts pleads guilty to murders of pregnant wife and two young daughters, escapes death penalty
Chris Watts pleads guilty to murders of pregnant wife and two young daughters, escapes death penalty

The plea deal was approved by Shanann's family after they made it clear to the district attorney that they did not want Watts to die like the way he ended the lives of his family

Dog sexually abused by Colorado owners euthanized after traumatic experience left him too aggressive to be adopted
Dog sexually abused by Colorado owners euthanized after traumatic experience left him too aggressive to be adopted

Although Solano negotiated a two-year deferred judgment and sentence, Manzanares was sentenced to six months in prison on Tuesday

'He’s gonna kill me': Mother goes missing a day after she texted friends saying she feared for her life
'He’s gonna kill me': Mother goes missing a day after she texted friends saying she feared for her life

Erin Vandewiele, who had recently moved to Denver from Wisconsin with her boyfriend Joseph Mayor, has not been heard from since July 23

Former 49ers linebacker Jason Hairston found dead just days after hunting trip with Donald Trump Jr
Former 49ers linebacker Jason Hairston found dead just days after hunting trip with Donald Trump Jr

Jason Hairston had been suffering from symptoms of a cognitive brain disease called Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE).

Triple murder suspect Chris Watts is on 'suicide watch' in jail with guards checking his cell every 10 minutes so he doesn't harm himself
Triple murder suspect Chris Watts is on 'suicide watch' in jail with guards checking his cell every 10 minutes so he doesn't harm himself

Chris had reportedly dumped the bodies of his children in two oil tankers, where he worked and his wife's body was recovered from a shallow grave near the tankers.

'I have learned how to live': Jamie Foxx on how his sister with Down Syndrome inspired him
'I have learned how to live': Jamie Foxx on how his sister with Down Syndrome inspired him

Jamie Foxx shares a close bond with his youngest sister, DeOndra Dixon, who suffers from Down Syndrome

9-year-old boy commits suicide after being bullied at school for coming out of the closet
9-year-old boy commits suicide after being bullied at school for coming out of the closet

Just four days into the new school year, a young boy has killed himself after being bullied for coming out as gay, his mother claims

US senator John McCain passes away at the age of 81
US senator John McCain passes away at the age of 81

US senator John McCain passes away at the age of 81 years old after he was diagnosed with brain cancer last year

Two police officers suspended for leaking video of Denver mayor's son threatening an officer during a traffic stop
Two police officers suspended for leaking video of Denver mayor's son threatening an officer during a traffic stop

Two Aurora police officers have been suspended for leaking body camera footage of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock's son using a gay slur and threatening an officer

2012 video of Chris Watts where he spoke on 'saving relationships' may hold vital clues to killings motive
2012 video of Chris Watts where he spoke on 'saving relationships' may hold vital clues to killings motive

The video had been posted on YouTube in April 2012 and it shows Watts giving a PowerPoint presentation called 'Communication Speech, Relationship Deterioration, and Repair'

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