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  • ISIS troops plant a flag east of the city of Kobani, Syria. , Photo Date: Oct 7, 2014. Photo: MGNOnline

    What could lure a trio of teen girls from Denver to join ISIS?

    DENVER — Three teenage girls are back in Colorado Tuesday after officials say they tried to fly to Syria to join the extremist group ISIS. The girls made it to Germany before being stopped. Two of the three girls, who are between 15 and 17 years old, are sisters. A family member met us at the door to their apartment in southeast metro Denver. He refused to say anything on camera but adamantly denied the allegations against the two teens […]

  • Peyton Manning's record-breaking football on display at the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio

    Peyton Manning’s record-breaking football on display at Hall of Fame

    CANTON, Ohio — The football Peyton Manning threw Sunday night to break the all-time record of number of TD passes thrown in the NFL has beat him to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In fact, #509 is already on display behind glass in Canton, Ohio. Football fans say it’s a sight they couldn’t wait to see. “We watched the game and they said ‘well, they’re going to have it at the football hall of fame Monday at four o’clock’ […]

  • Firefighters undergo training at Denver Fire Academy

    Answering the call: Inside the Denver Fire Academy

    DENVER — For the first time, the Denver Fire Department is allowing FOX31 Denver to bring cameras inside the Denver Fire Academy. During the next few months, we’re going to give you a close look at what it takes to become a firefighter. You’ll meet recruits who are working hard to, one day, protect you, your family and your friends. Boris Sanchez’s first report from the academy shows us what recruits do prior to jumping into the fire.  

  • Democratic Sen. Mark Udall and Republican Congressman Cory Gardner.

    Fact from Fiction: Outside group’s ad tries to influence Colorado’s Senate race

    DENVER — There are so many attack political ads, we know they can be confusing when you’re trying to decide how to vote on issues or candidates. This report looks at one of the ads from an outside group that’s trying to influence Colorado’s U.S. Senate race. Political reporter Eli Stokols separates fact from fiction in his video report above.

  • Election 2014 2

    Voting underway in Colorado

    DENVER — Voting is underway in Election 2014. The state’s vote centers opened Monday, offering a place to drop off mail ballots or vote in person through the end of the election on November 4th. Something that’s new this year: All registered voters are receiving a mail ballot, a move that’s expected to give a boost to turnout. As of Monday morning, about 80,000 votes had been counted statewide.  

  • Sixth Avenue Elementary School in Aurora, Colo

    Substitute teacher accused of shoving elementary school students

    AURORA, Colo. — A substitute teacher in Aurora is under investigation following an accusation of shoving elementary school children. Parents say it took getting the police involved for the school to take action. This happened at Sixth Avenue Elementary School. The teacher has been temporarily removed from the pool of substitute teachers pending the outcome of the investigation. Starla Drake says like any parent, she was mad when her daughter told her what happened at the school last week. “I […]

  • First day of skiing at Arapahoe Basin Oct. 17, 2014. Photo credit Dave Camara/Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

    Arapahoe Basin becomes first ski area to open in North America

    SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. — Arapahoe Basin Ski Area opened the 2014-15 ski season in North America Friday morning. It became the first ski area to open its lifts for the new season. A-Basin started making snow about two weeks ago, creating an 18-inch base on a run. Mother Nature has helped with about a foot of natural snow. Skiers and snowboard riders alike celebrated the first day of skiing in large numbers. A-Basin only has only intermediate skiing right now, […]

  • Colorado State Patrol

    State Patrol kicks off ‘zero tolerance’ weekend

    DENVER — As you hit Colorado’s highways this weekend, remember to drive safely. Colorado State Patrol troopers will be out in force all weekend beginning Friday night enforcing their ‘Zero Fatalities, Zero Tolerance’ campaign. Almost 500 people died on Colorado highways in 2013. This year’s ‘Zero, Zero’ campaign aims to bring that number down. Troopers will be out enforcing traffic laws in big numbers all weekend through midnight Sunday. The State Patrol wants people to focus on driving safely … […]

  • Study Abroad

    Colorado ‘study abroad’ programs take extra precautions for students in Africa

    DENVER — Study abroad programs in Colorado are taking extra precautions with students in Africa. With the Ebola virus spreading quickly in West Africa, study abroad programs, including one at Metropolitan State University in Denver, are ready to take action if they need to get their students out. Watch Sara Morris’ video report for more information.  

  • Broncos stadium

    Broncos ticket prices hit regular season record for Sunday’s game

    DENVER — This Sunday’s Broncos game is the most expensive regular season home game in the team’s history. Not because face value of the tickets is any different, but because of what people are willing to pay to get inside the stadium. The average price is almost $400 … each. Fans are excited, and confident, that quarterback Peyton Manning will make NFL history. He needs three touchdown passes to set the record for number of touchdowns thrown in a career. […]

  • Election 2014 2

    Fact or Fiction? Gardner ad responds to Udall attack ad

    DENVER — There are plenty of attack ads everywhere 2-and-a-half weeks before the election. Political reporter Eli Stokols takes a look at the fact or fiction in one ad where Senate candidate Cory Gardner responds to an attack ad from Senator Mark Udall.  

  • Ebola in Guinea

    Growing fear of Ebola spurs talk of travel bans from West Africa

    DENVER — With growing fear and anxiety over the deadly Ebola virus, the calls for a ban restricting travel to the U.S. from an affected country are growing. Colorado Congressman Cory Gardner is one of may Republicans who believes that stopping travel from West Africa is the best way to stop the spread of Ebola. But President Barack Obama disagrees. He says that could make things worse. “They may engage in something called broken travel. Essentially breaking up their trip […]