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  • Body found floating in Fort Collins City Park lake identified; death treated as suspicious

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. — A body found floating in a lake at City Park in Fort Collins was identified Friday and the death is being treated as suspicious, the Fort Collins Police Department said. The Larimer County Coroner’s Office said 23-year-old Heather “Helena” Hoffman of Fort Collins was found in Sheldon Lake on Wednesday night. The cause and manner of death are still pending. Officers responded to the initial report just after 6 p.m. and found the body. Hoffman worked […]

  • Boulder County man who shot neighbor in squirrel-feeding dispute found guilty

    BOULDER, Colo. — A man accused of shooting his neighbor over a squirrel-feeding dispute was found guilty Friday by a Boulder County jury. Jon Barbour, 60, was convicted of second-degree attempted murder and first-degree assault after a four-day trial. The jury started deliberations Thursday afternoon before returning the conviction on Friday morning. Sentencing was scheduled for Aug. 3 before Boulder District Judge Maria Berkenkotter. Barbour faces 10 to 32 years in prison followed by a mandatory five years of parole. […]

  • Fatal stabbing investigated as homicide in Aurora

    AURORA, Colo. — A man was killed in a stabbing that is being investigated as a homicide, the Aurora Police Department said Friday. The stabbing happened about 8 a.m. in the 13000 block of East 13th Avenue, between Peoria Street and Interstate 225. The man, whose name and age were not released, was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. An officer spotted the suspect on an RTD bus at East Mississippi Avenue and South Chambers Road and […]

  • Man accused of fatally running over Colorado State Patrol trooper pleads not guilty

    CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — The driver accused of killing a Colorado State Patrol trooper pleaded not guilty in a Douglas County courtroom on Friday morning. Noe Gamez-Ruiz of Denver is charged with careless driving resulting in death and failure to yield the right-of-way to an emergency vehicle in the Nov. 25 crash that killed trooper Cody Donahue. Gamez-Ruiz will go to trial on Nov. 27. Donahue was killed after being hit by a food truck┬ádriven by Gamez-Ruiz while he was […]

  • Suspects try to drive stolen Jeep into Parker gun shop in attempted smash-and-grab

    PARKER, Colo. — Suspects tried to drive a stolen Jeep into a gun shop early Friday morning in another attempted smash-and-grab in the metro area, the Parker Police Department said. The attempted robbery happened at 3 a.m. at Pony Express Firearms (10970 S. Parker Road). The driver attempted to drive through the front entrance of the store but was stopped by a concrete barrier. An unknown number of suspects were seen by a witness leaving the scene in another vehicle […]

  • At least one arrested after pursuit, rollover crash in Jefferson County

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — At least one suspect was taken into custody after a short chase ended in a crash in Jefferson County early Friday morning, the Colorado State Patrol said. A trooper attempted to make a stop of a vehicle on West Ken Caryl Avenue about 5:35 a.m. The vehicle didn’t stop and after a short pursuit, it crashed and rolled over at Ken Caryl Avenue and South Kipling Parkway about 5:40 a.m. Four people were in the vehicle. […]

  • Broncos announce 2017 training camp schedule

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Broncos announced their training camp schedule Thursday that will be open to the public. The team will hold 12 public practices at its training facility in Dove Valley. The first will be July 27. Training camp will conclude with two joint practices with the San Francisco 49ers on Aug. 16 and 17 in Santa Clara, Calif. The teams will meet in a preseason game on Aug. 19 at Levi’s Stadium, where the Broncos won Super Bowl […]

  • Parolee accused of stuffing Weld County woman’s body in trunk pleads guilty

    GREELEY, Colo. — A parolee accused of stuffing a woman’s body in a trunk in his apartment pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on Thursday, the Weld County District Attorney’s Office said. David Batty, 53, of Greeley faces up to 48 years in prison after entering the plea in a Weld County District Court. On March 26, 2016, parole officers searched Batty’s home after he failed to show up for parole appointments and work. During the search, an officer found the […]

  • Injured climber rescued after falling in Boulder Canyon

    BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — An injured climber was rescued after falling 20 to 25 feet in Boulder Canyon on Wednesday night, the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office said. The climber, 29-year-old Molly Berkenhoff of Arvada, fell about 7:30 p.m. while climbing the Bell Buttress Old School Route near Boulder Falls. Berkenhoff was climbing with two others and was on belay, but two pieces of rock protection pulled out, causing the extended fall, the sheriff’s office said. Because the climbing area was […]

  • Body found floating in Fort Collins City Park lake

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. — A body was found floating in Sheldon Lake at City Park in Fort Collins on Wednesday, police said. Police responded to the initial report made about 6:10 p.m. and confirmed the discovery. The person’s name, age and gender have not been released. Police have not said if the death is suspicious and that the investigation is ongoing. The lake is a popular location at the park near the city’s municipal pool and golf course.

  • Man cited in accident that injured 14 after RTD bus, several vehicles crashed in Boulder

    BOULDER, Colo. — An RTD and several vehicles were involved in an accident on Wednesday morning that injured 14 people, officials said. Police said the driver of a Subaru was driving eastbound on Arapahoe when it was somehow blinded and turned into the bus, which was traveling westbound. Robert Carl, 40, was cited with careless driving, according to Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis. Arapahoe road closed 63rd to 75 for accident involving RTD and several vehicles. — DivChf […]

  • One injured, suspect in custody after verbal altercation leads to shooting

    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — One person was shot after a verbal altercation early Wednesday morning, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said. The shooting happened before 3:30 a.m. in the 17100 block of Lark Water Lane near E-470 and Jordan Road, the sheriff’s office said. Two men and one woman got into an altercation and one of them was shot. The victim, a man whose name and age were not released, was taken to a hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. The suspect, […]