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  • One dead after family disturbance, standoff at Douglas County home

    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — A 23-year-old man died early Monday morning after a family disturbance led to a SWAT standoff at a home, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies responded to the 6100 block of Westview Circle southwest of Parker near Ponderosa High School at 9 p.m. Sunday on reports of a family disturbance among parents and their adult son. When deputies arrived, they encountered gunfire coming from the home. They did not return fire but called for reinforcements. […]

  • Fourth person charged with murder in shooting outside Denver 7-Eleven store

    DENVER — A fourth man has been charged with murder and robbery in connection to a shooting at a 7-Eleven store on East Colfax Avenue in July, the Denver District Attorney’s Office said Friday. Davon Houston, 24, has been charged with one count of felony first-degree murder and one count of aggravated robbery. He was arrested Tuesday. The other suspects — David Houston, 25, Keondre Neblett, 17, and Rushawn Wharton, 41, — were arrested in July. Neblett is being charged as an […]

  • Small plane crashes into field northwest of Fort Collins

    LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. — No one was injured after a plane crashed into a field northwest of Fort Collins on Friday morning, the Poudre Fire Authority said. The crash happened just before 11 a.m. north of U.S. 287 and North Overland Trail Road, officials said. The plane ended on its roof and several emergency responders were at the scene after people reported the plane was in distress. Plane crash update: pilot sole occupant of plane. No reported injuries. Crashed in […]

  • Arapahoe Basin kicks off 2017-18 ski and snowboard season

    ARAPAHOE BASIN, Colo. — The 2017-18 ski and snowboard season kicked off Friday at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area in Summit County. Arapahoe Basin announced Tuesday it had won the race to be the first ski area in North America to open for the new season. Arapahoe Basin and Loveland Ski Area generally battle to be the first ski areas to open for the new season. Loveland has not announced when it will open but is hoping for the next week or two. […]

  • Aurora officer shoots at teens inside vehicle

    AURORA, Colo. — An officer opened fire in a vehicle with two teenagers on Thursday night, the Aurora Police Department said. Officers from the Gang Intervention Unit were investigating a possible stolen vehicle when they approached just before 9:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of South Fairplay Way. After officers made contact with two male juveniles, a shot was fired by one of the officers. Both of the males were removed from the vehicle and detained. There were no injuries. […]

  • Longmont teacher accused of ‘grooming’ student for sex

    LONGMONT, Colo. — A high school teacher in Longmont has been accused of “grooming” a student before beginning a sexual relationship with her once she turned 18 and graduated. Kelly Burns, 49, has been charged with two counts of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust. One of the counts alleges a pattern of sexual abuse, according to an arrest affidavit by the Longmont Police Department. RELATED: Kelly Burns arrest affidavit Burns, who is married, taught […]

  • Missing 82-year-old Thornton woman with dementia found

    THORNTON, Colo. — A woman with dementia who went missing on Wednesday night has been found, the Thornton Police Department said. A caretaker reported Ruby Tanaka, 82, as missing about 7:20 p.m. Tanaka walked out the front of the home in the 3100 block of East 132nd Court and had been gone for 10 to 20 minutes when the caretaker called 911, police said. Officers searched the area but could not find Tanaka. The caretaker told police that Tanaka has […]

  • Free dental work available Thursday for active military members, veterans

    DENVER — Active military, veterans and their families can receive free dental care on Thursday at several Colorado locations as part of Freedom Day USA. Dentists in Aurora, ​Broomfield, Castle Rock, Colorado Springs, ​Denver, Greeley, Highlands Ranch, Lakewood, ​Littleton, Monument, Morrison, ​Northglenn, ​Parker, Steamboat Springs, Thornton, Wheat Ridge and Windsor are participating in the event. Services will include oral cancer screenings, cleanings, fillings, root canals, extractions and crowns. For more information about Freedom Day USA visit its website or contact Metro Denver Dental Society […]

  • Bicyclist killed after being struck by vehicle in Aurora

    AURORA, Colo. — A bicyclist was killed after being struck by a vehicle on Thursday morning, the Aurora Police Department said. The crash happened before 6:30 a.m. at East Smith Road and Tower Road, police said. The vehicle had a large hole in the right front windshield. The driver remained at the scene, police said. The name, age and gender of the bicyclist were not released. Police said traffic in the area of the intersection will be impacted through the […]

  • 78-year-old driver seriously injured after plunging 400 feet off Berthoud Pass

    BERTHOUD PASS, Colo. — A 78-year-old driver was seriously injured after tumbling 400 feet off the edge of Berthoud Pass on Saturday, the East Grand Fire Protection District No. 4 said. The crash happened about 4 p.m. near a large turnout area above a switchback on U.S. 40 on the Winter Park side of the pass. The driver’s SUV went over the edge and stopped in trees and rocks, officials said. The driver and the vehicle were nearly invisible from […]

  • Man seriously injured in shooting at Denver motel

    DENVER — One person was seriously injured in a shooting at a motel early Wednesday morning, the Denver Police Department said. The shooting happened about 2 a.m. at the Rodeway Inn at 3975 Peoria Way near Interstate 70. A man was taken to a hospital and police said they were searching for a suspect vehicle. The extent of the victim’s injuries weren’t known. Police did not provide a description of the vehicle. What led to the shooting is under investigation.

  • Man found alive, uninjured after surviving 3 nights on 14er

    CHAFFEE COUNTY, Colo. — A Silverthorne man who was reported missing since Saturday on Missouri Mountain in the Collegiate Peaks area has been found alive and uninjured, the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday. Shuei Kato, 36, was able to start a fire Tuesday morning, leading to his discovery by search-and-rescue crews. The search for Kato was suspended late Sunday night after he was reported missing about 2 a.m. Sunday after summiting the 14,075-foot peak in northern Chaffee County on […]