Aurora

5:28am

Mon July 23, 2012
The Two-Way

If Not For Jammed Gun, Officers' Sharp Eyes, More Might Have Died In Aurora

Originally published on Mon July 23, 2012 12:43 pm

James Holmes, in an Arapahoe County, Colo., court on Monday.
KUSA-TV
  • Steve Inskeep speaks with Colorado Public Radio's Megan Verlee

A dazed-looking James Holmes, his hair dyed a reddish orange, made his first court appearance this morning as the state of Colorado began its case against the man arrested at the scene of Friday's massacre in Aurora, Colo., where 12 people were killed and an additional 58 were wounded.

It was a short hearing in an Arapahoe County, Colo., courtroom, starting at 11:30 a.m. ET. He'll be formally charged next Monday, the judge announced.

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4:39am

Mon July 23, 2012
U.S.

Aurora Shooting Survivor Focuses On 'Positivity'

Originally published on Tue July 24, 2012 12:52 pm

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.

Let's hear some of the sounds from last night in Aurora, Colorado. That's where thousands of people gathered to remember victims of last Friday's shooting. Twelve people were killed. And the explosives rigged in the suspect's apartment suggest it could have been far worse.

NPR's Carrie Kahn reports.

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4:39am

Mon July 23, 2012
U.S.

Aurora Shooting Suspect To Appear In Court

Originally published on Tue July 24, 2012 12:52 pm

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.

Police in Aurora, Colorado spent the weekend disarming a snarl of bombs and incendiary devices inside the apartment of James Holmes. He's the man police arrested early on Friday, just after they say he opened fire in a crowded movie theater, killing 12 people and injuring 58. Holmes is described as a 24-year-old who'd been studying at the University of Colorado. He's expected in court later this morning.

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12:09am

Mon July 23, 2012
The Two-Way

Obama: 'Out Of This Darkness, A Brighter Day Is Going To Come'

Many in the crowd at Sunday evening's memorial service, held outside of the Aurora Municipal Center, held up handmade signs, honoring the shooting victims and the city of Aurora, Colo.
Sam Sanders NPR

The thunderstorms from earlier in the afternoon were long gone once the crowd began gathering. Many held up signs as they proceeded in, a few reading, "Aurora has hope." As prelude, the Aurora Symphony Brass Quintet played deliberately.

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2:30pm

Sun July 22, 2012
The Aurora Theater Shootings

After Shooting Rampage, A Community Looks To Heal

Originally published on Sun July 22, 2012 3:33 pm

Ted Engelmann, left, helps Yamilet Ortega, 3, second from left, and Kimberly Hernandez, 7, light candles, Saturday at a memorial near the movie theater in Aurora, Colo., where a gunman killed 12 people and wounded dozens of others Friday.
Ted S. Warren AP

President Obama is in Aurora, Colo., on Sunday, meeting with the families of the victims of the deadly theater shootings that killed 12 people and injured 58 more. He'll also attend a memorial service and meet briefly with local officials.

Outside the movie theater where Friday's rampage occurred, there's a makeshift memorial at the edge of a hot and dusty lot. There are hundreds of candles and flowers, American flags and signs memorializing the victims.

"It's a sad time, very sad time," said William Cloud, a local professor, who came by to pay his respects.

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