JonBenet Ramsey Brother Lawsuit

 In this June 29, 2006, file photo, John Ramsey hugs his son, Burke, facing camera, at the graves of his wife, Patsy, and daughter JonBenet, during services for his wife at the St. James Episcopal Cemetery in Marietta, Ga. A $750 million defamation lawsuit filed against CBS by Burke Ramseu, the brother of JonBenet Ramsey, has been settled on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. The Daily Camera reports court records show that a Michigan Circuit Court judge, dismissed the lawsuit filed by Burke Ramsey in December 2016.


Brother of JonBenet Ramsey reaches settlement with CBS

A $750 million defamation lawsuit filed against CBS by the brother of JonBenet Ramsey has been settled.

Court records show that a Michigan Circuit Court judge on Jan. 2 dismissed the lawsuit filed by Burke Ramsey in December 2016.

The terms of the settlement have not been disclosed.

The lawsuit said that Burke Ramsey's reputation was ruined after a television series suggested he killed his 6-year-old sister more than two decades ago.

A spokesperson for producers of the TV program said in a statement that "an amicable resolution of their differences" has been reached.

An attorney for CBS declined to comment.

The beauty pageant star was found dead in the basement of her family's home in Boulder in December 1996. A prosecutor cleared her parents and brother.



Popular dating apps can spur crimes

In June, a woman in Denver tried to jump out of a moving car that was being driven by a man she’d met on a dating app. They were on their way to coffee when “an argument broke out,” according to Denver police records. The man drove off with the woman’s belongings in the car.

Two months earlier, a man who had “intimate relations” with another man he met on the dating app Grindr discovered his date had absconded with the victim’s MacBook Pro and iPad while he was in the restroom, Denver police records show.

Apps such as Tinder, Bumble, Grindr and Hinge have been connecting eligible smartphone users for years, transforming the dating landscape to one in which at least one in five 18- to 24-year-olds reported using such apps, according to 2016 Pew Research data.

But they’re also used by predators and criminals looking for a mark.

In 2018, Denver police counted 53 crimes in which the victim and suspect met on a dating app. Rape accounted for almost 34 percent of those crimes; about 3 percent of all rapes Denver police responded to last year stemmed from a dating-app encounter, according to spokesman Sonny Jackson.

Harassment and fraud by telephone made up about 7 percent of the app-related crimes. Theft and extortion accounted for more than 5 percent, according to Denver police data.



Colorado agency seeks drill limit near big game

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has told the Bureau of Land Management that it wants to see regulators consider limiting oil and gas pads to one per square mile in critical big game habitat.

Gov. John Hickenlooper raised concern last year in a letter to the BLM about its December 2018 lease sale, and the agency ultimately deferred offering most of the acreage largely because of a number of wildlife and other issues raised by the governor.

The BLM is now proposing a March lease sale, which includes northwest Colorado parcels.

Parks and Wildlife regional manager JT Romatzke sent another letter noting the state's hope of seeing the BLM limit pads for parcels with the highest-priority big-game winter range habitats and migration corridors.



Ski towns launch complaint hotline for short-term rentals

A hotline is now live for residents of Breckenridge and Silverthorne to voice any complaints about short-term rentals.

The towns in Summit County have partnered with Texas-based STR Helper to create the hotline that allows residents to report issues, such as illegal parking, piled up trash or excessive noise at the rental properties.

The towns enacted new rules last year requiring short-term rental owners to obtain a specific business license and list an agent who can respond to complaints within 60 minutes in most cases.

After a call is made to the hotline, the operator will look up the property and try to reach the designated agent. The agent will then have an hour to address the underlying issue for the complaint.


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