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    Denver launches new academic achievement plan in its public schools

    DENVER — School starts in Denver for most students on Monday. But a week before that happens, the district took the opportunity to outline its 5-year plan for the future. It announced new lofty, but achievable goals to improve student performance between now and 2020. Reporter Tammy Vigil details the plan in her video report.

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    Calls grow for change in Denver, nationwide regarding the arming of police departments

    DENVER — A group of Denver religious leaders plan a vigil in the Mile High City Wednesday night. They are going to ask for Ferguson to be “demilitarized.” They are referring to the heavy armor police there have used to confront violent crowds during the last few nights since Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer. The calls for change are growing in Denver and across the country. President Barack Obama has weighed-in on government programs that […]

  • Suspect sketch: Man wanted for breaking into Denver woman's home and touching her inappropriately

    Police: Man breaks into woman’s home, touches her inappropriately and flees

    DENVER — Residents of a Denver neighborhood are warned about a man who broke into a woman’s home and touched her inappropriately. The suspect is on the loose. The incident happened at about 6 a.m. Tuesday in the neighborhood near 49th Avenue and King Street. The woman told police she woke up when the stranger was touching her. She confronted him and he fled. Police released a sketch of the suspect. White or Hispanic man Medium height and build Dark […]

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    Crash kills motorcycle rider on Highway 285 in Lakewood

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — A motorcycle rider was killed in a crash in Lakewood Tuesday night. It happened on Highway 285 between South Simms Street and South Kipling Street at 7:38 p.m. The cause of the crash was under investigation late Tuesday. Highway 285 was closed in both directions while police conducted their investigation. There was no estimate on when the highway would reopen.

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    Denver City Council members furious they were left off Sheriff Dept. reform panel

    DENVER — An angry Denver City Council voiced displeasure that resulted in a big, quick compromise with the mayor’s office Tuesday. The disagreement was about council members being left off the committee working to overhaul the Denver Sheriff’s Department. The meeting was contentious. Council members were outraged they were not included on the oversight committee. Mayor Michael Hancock told FOX31 Denver it was a mistake. He says he didn’t realize how passionate council members were about being included in that […]

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    Company recalls nut butter products sold in Colorado food stores

    WASHINGTON — A voluntary recall of nut butters made by the nSpired Natural Foods company is underway because of potential salmonella contamination. The company has recalled its Arrowhead Mills Peanut Butters, MaraNatha Almond Butters and Peanut Butters and specific private label nut butters. Those are all listed below. The products are packaged in glass and plastic jars. The company says there are reports of four illnesses that could be associated with its products. If you have any of the products […]

  • Police shoot dog that attacked officer near 8th and Sheridan in Denver

    Police: Dog shot by officer during attack has died

    DENVER — Denver police said a teenage suspect ordered his dog to attack a police officer during an arrest attempt Monday night. The dog did attack and the officer shot the dog, which later died of its injuries. The incident happened near West 8th Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard. The teenage suspect escaped and remained at large Tuesday. Animal control officers took the dog away on a stretcher for treatment. Police said the dog was still alive Monday night, and witnesses […]

  • This property near the intersection of West 38th Avenue and Miller Street, the site of a proposed marijuana grow operation, was debated at a city council meeting on Aug. 18, 2014.

    Angry Wheat Ridge residents get temporary halt on marijuana business licenses

    WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. — The growing marijuana industry is leading to controversy in some neighborhoods in Colorado. People who live in Wheat Ridge made their voices heard at a meeting Monday night about a grow operation that is planning to move into their area. Construction was underway at West 38th Avenue and Miller Street. And then Friday night residents learned what the business was going to be when they saw some fliers Friday night. They showed up to let City […]

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    Woman accused of forcing 8-year-old daughter to live in filth appears in court

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Parents accused of keeping their young daughter in a filthy home appeared in court Monday. Leah and Douglas Dyer face child abuse charges. They’re accused of forcing their 8-year-old daughter to live in deplorable conditions inside their home. Leah Douglas appeared before a judge Monday morning. Her husband, Douglas has a court date scheduled later. He was at her side in the courtroom, though. As they left court Monday, all they said with the camera warning […]

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    Man stabbed to death on bike path in north Denver

    DENVER — Detectives and crime scene investigators were on the scene late Friday night of where a man was found stabbed. He died from his injuries and police immediately launched a homicide investigation. He was found along a bike path at 45th Avenue and Washington Street near the South Platte River. A passerby found him and called police.

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    Program helps local police forces get powerful military equipment

    DENVER — The violence that occurred in Ferguson, Missouri this week has shined a spotlight on the military equipment America’s police forces are using. Some say the program that helps fund the equipment for local law enforcement agencies works well and is a wise use of taxpayer dollars. Others criticize police departments that use such powerful equipment against citizens. Macradee Aegerte has all sides in her video report above.

  • Tamra Hagen-Shockey

    Road construction worker speaks out about hit-and-run that left her injured

    AURORA, Colo. — The victim of a hit-and-run driver in construction zone speaks out as state police promise to crack down on drivers breaking the law in work zones. Tamra Hagen-Shockey was holding a traffic sign at the construction site near East Iliff Avenue and I-225 Monday when someone hit her, and then took off. “She hit the gas again and she hit me at the knees for the second time and I landed on the hood.” Tamra has a […]