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  • 11 large animals euthanized at Elbert County wildlife sanctuary

    ELBERT COUNTY, Colo. — A wildlife sanctuary in Elbert County euthanized 11 large animals because of flooding concerns and after the board of commissioners denied a relocation permit. Lion’s Gate Sanctuary said it humanely put down five bears, three lions and three tigers on Thursday. Co-owner Joan Laub said it was done because of flooding on the property made it unsafe for the animals and the public. Laub said the sanctuary at the east end of the county near Agate […]

  • 2 semitruck crashes close westbound I-70 near Beaver Brook

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — A semitruck jackknifed in icy conditions and another rolled down an embankment, leading to the closure of westbound Interstate 70 near Beaver Brook on Wednesday morning, the Colorado State Patrol said. There were at least four crashes involving trucks along the interstate. The driver was able to crawl out of the cab and was treated at the scene for minor injuries, the Colorado State Patrol said. Hazardous materials crews were called out to clean up a […]

  • Man pleads guilty to taking pictures up woman’s skirt at Broncos game

    DENVER — A registered sex offender pleaded guilty last week on allegation he used a cellphone to take pictures up a woman’s skirt at a Broncos game, the Denver District Attorney’s Office said Tuesday. Jacob Magee, 33, pleaded guilty to one count of felony invasion of privacy for sexual gratification. Under terms of the plea, Magee can serve up to 60 days in the Denver County Jail followed by probation. A judge will set the length of jail time at a sentencing […]

  • Broken overhead wire causes problems on 3 light rail lines

    DENVER — Three RTD light rail lines were shut down because of a broken overhead electric line on Tuesday morning. The wire, which powers the trains, broke near Broadway and Interstate 25, disrupting the E, F and H lines between the Broadway and University stations, RTD said. Bus shuttles were put in place to move passengers between the Broadway, Louisiana and University stations, but many said they ended up behind schedule. Passengers on a train that got stuck had to […]

  • Portion of Lowell Boulevard collapses after water main breaks in southwest Denver

    DENVER — A portion of South Lowell Boulevard collapsed after a water main broke Tuesday morning, Denver Water said. The 12-inch main broke about 6 a.m. at Lowell and West Greenwood Place in southwest Denver. Officials were on the road when the sinkhole formed. There were no injuries. Water was shut off to five houses and traffic was detoured. Southbound Lowell was closed between West Floyd Avenue and West Greenwood Place. It’s not known how long the repairs will take, […]

  • Denver home under renovation destroyed in early-morning fire

    DENVER — A house being renovated in the Whittier neighborhood was destroyed in an early-morning fire Tuesday, the Denver Fire Department said. The fire broke out in the 2800 block of Race Street about 1:30 a.m., officials said. No one was in the home at the time and no injuries were reported. No firefighters were injured. The cause of the fire is under investigation. #BREAKING @Denver_Fire working a house fire at 38th and Race. Heavy fire and smoke showing from […]

  • Escapee who eluded law enforcement in Lakewood standoff apprehended

    DENVER — A Colorado Department of Corrections escapee suspected in several crimes and who eluded law enforcement in a Lakewood standoff was apprehended in Denver late Monday night, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said. Sheriff’s deputies and officers with the Lakewood Police Department attempted to take Zachary Vela, 32, into custody at a residence in the 10000 block of West Alameda Avenue about 9 a.m. Monday. After a three-hour standoff, it was determined Vela was not in the residence. He was […]

  • State House passes bill to dramatically increase penalties for texting while driving

    DENVER — The Colorado State House passed a bill Monday that will impose stricter penalties for people convicted of texting while driving. The House voted, 56-8, on the measure, which increases a first offense from a $50 fine and one point on a driver’s record to a $300 fine and four points. Drivers will only be cited if using a device led them to drive “in a careless and imprudent manner.” That would prevent citations for people texting at a […]

  • SWAT team surrounds Lakewood home in search for suspect

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Law enforcement surrounded a home in Lakewood on Monday morning where a wanted man was inside, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said. The SWAT team was called to the home near South Kipling Street and West Alameda Avenue. Although the home is in Jefferson County, Douglas County detectives was the lead agency in the investigation. A sheriff’s spokeswoman said deputies went to the home about 9 a.m. to make contact with the man wanted in connection with […]

  • Weld County DA dismisses burglary charges against veteran with brain injury

    WELD COUNTY, Colo. — Weld County District Attorney Michael Rourke announced Monday that he was dismissing charges against Marine veteran Cory Hixson in a theft case. Hixson, who has a traumatic brain injury, disappeared from Broomfield in mid-March but was found a few days later in jail in Greeley after allegedly stealing a sweater and some food near Erie. Hixson has agreed to enter a diversion program to give him access to additional resources, the Weld County District Attorney’s Office said. […]

  • Man arrested after admitting to fatally shooting brother in Monument

    MONUMENT, Colo. — A man was arrested after admitting he fatally shot his brother while they were practicing defensive techniques, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office said Monday. Deputies responded to the 19800 block of Alexandria Drive in Monument about 6:15 p.m. Sunday or a report of a shooting. When deputies arrived, they found one man had been shot and was pronounced dead at the scene. The call originally was reported an an accident, but then it was investigated as […]

  • Missing man, 8-year-old return home safely from camping trip in Mesa County

    MESA COUNTY, Colo. — A man and an 8-year-old boy who went on a weekend camping trip but failed to return as planned Sunday arrived home safe Monday morning, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office said. Terry Jackson, 34, left Clifton, northeast of Grand Junction, with his fiancee’s son, 8-year-old Kayden Cook, about 4:30 p.m. Friday to camp and fish near Colorado National Monument or the Glade Park area. When they failed to return as scheduled, authorities were notified. A search […]