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    Prosecutors: Colorado sees increase in homicides motivated by marijuana

    DENVER — Some prosecutors in Colorado say they’re noticing a new trend: An increase in murders motivated by marijuana. In Aurora, the last 10 of 15 drug-related homicide cases were connected to marijuana. Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler said it’s not the big-time dealers who are involved. For the most part, it has been the small-time ones on the streets. In Jefferson County, a burned-up car had a dead body inside, and investigators later determined the victim was harvesting marijuana […]

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    Colorado education commissioner resigns after 4 months

    DENVER — Colorado Education Commissioner Richard Crandall submitted his resignation Thursday to the State Board of Education. Crandall started in his new job at the beginning of 2016. He previously had served in the Arizona Legislature and was known there for shaping education policy and reforms. “The realities of my large family being out of state, including school-age children, as well as the demands of the position and the time required to fully serve a state as diverse and expansive […]

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    Viewers raise concerns about welfare of toddler in internet video

    DENVER — Dozens of FOX31 Denver viewers are worried about a Colorado toddler, seen on video being severely verbally abused on camera. We received numerous emails like one viewer who said, “I think you guys should cover this story and help the little boy in this video — he’s being abused by his mother for losing her charger to her cellphone. She’s threatening to kill him and you can hear him screaming horribly.” The viewer included a link to a […]

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    Hiker stranded on rocks at Horsetooth Falls rescued

    LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. — Resucers from the several agencies responded to Horsetooth Falls in Larimer County to help a stranded hiker Thursday night. The man, in his 20s, was climbing with two others when he found himself stuck about 50 feet above Horsetooth Falls on a steady ledge. The climber is unhurt and on a safe ledge about 50 feet up the falls. Will report more as information is confirmed. — Poudre Fire (@poudrefire) May 12, 2016 The call for […]

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    3 teens killed, one injured in rollover crash near Conifer

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — Three teenagers were killed and another teen was injured in a rollover crash on Tuesday afternoon, the Colorado State Patrol said. Investigators said the crash happened about 4:30 p.m. when a Dodge Dakota pickup going south near 12448 S. Foxton Road went out of control. “The driver was unable to regain control of the vehicle and the vehicle traveled off of the right side of the roadway,” CSP said in a statement said. “After leaving the roadway […]

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    Two brothers drown after falling into river near Lyons

    LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. — Officials have identified the two young brothers who drowned Sunday in Pinewood Springs near Lyons. Daniel Foreman, 7, and 10-year-old Paul Foreman, both of Lyons, died of accidental drowning, the Larimer County Coroner’s Office said. Emergency crews responded at 12:20 p.m. near Kiowa and Wichita roads, close to the Larimer-Boulder County line to a call that two small children had fallen into the Little Thompson River. Larimer Count Sheriff’s Office spokesman Bobby Moll said the boys were discovered […]

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    Fire damages east Denver home; firefighter suffers minor injury

    DENVER — One firefighter suffered a minor injury while fighting a fire in east Denver on Thursday afternoon. It happened at a home at East 25th Avenue and Kearney Street. The Denver Fire Department received the first call just after 2:30 p.m. Crews quickly extinguished the flames. One firefighter suffered a cut on his hand. He did not need to go to the hospital. Investigators said the fire started in the attic and firefighters fought it from outside because of the danger of a […]

  • Quarterback Paxton Lynch of Memphis throws during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine on February 27, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo: Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

    Broncos move up in draft, take QB Paxton Lynch from Memphis

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Broncos traded up from the last pick in the first round of the NFL Draft to No. 26 on Thursday night to select quarterback Paxton Lynch from the University of Memphis. “It was honestly the greatest feeling,” an emotional Lynch said of getting the phone call that he will be joining the reigning Super Bowl champions. “I know the work I have put into this and all the stuff I have done going through this process and […]

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    Four things to know about the return of stormy weather to metro Denver

    DENVER — Here are the four biggest things you should know about the series of storms that will roll back into metro Denver and much of the rest of the state starting  early Thursday. From Chief Meteorologist Dave Fraser: Rain returns: We expect showers to develop quickly on Thursday.  There will be some thunderstorms too.  And by the evening hours some snow will start to mix with the rain. Snow arrives: We are still looking at the possibility that the […]

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    Thong thief steals $1,200 worth of underwear from Denver woman’s apartment

    DENVER — A woman who lives in Denver said a stranger somehow got a hold of her keys and would enter her apartment to steal her underwear. The victim lived in a Cherry Creek apartment by herself from September 2014 until February. She said she noticed underwear was missing, in particular, pricey thongs. She thought nothing of it. But then she installed a camera and a man was seen taking them. She said the thong thief took about $1,200 worth […]

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    Seniors start hard process of moving out after destructive apartment fire

    LITTLETON, Colo. — The Problem Solvers are doing what they can to help more than 100 senior citizens who must move out of their apartment complex after a destructive fire. They need help with storage, moving equipment and long-term housing. They have to dismantle their homes and their lives after the fire earlier this month made their building at the Southview Place Towers unlivable. Volunteers are helping them pack and load up onto moving trucks. The American Red Cross said it stills need […]

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    Homemade knife in cell of suspect accused of shooting Denver officer

    DENVER — The man accused of trying to kill a Denver police officer during a shootout faces a new charge — possession of contraband. A court document said a Denver sheriff’s deputy found a homemade knife while searching 36-year-old Jason Wood’s jail cell on April 13. Wood is accused of shooting officer Tony Lopez Jr. on Dec. 8 near Federal Boulevard and Clyde Place. Wood pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted murder and aggravated robbery in the Lopez incident. […]