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  • Rain soaks metro Denver. July 30, 2014

    Rain finally ends, drier weather forecast Thursday

    DENVER — The rain slowly ended by late Wednesday night as the slow-moving storm that caused havoc across the Front Range and brought flooding in Denver and other places along the Front Range and in eastern Colorado moved out of the state. A record 1.8″ of rain fell on Denver Tuesday, and the city received another .96″ Wednesday for a 2-day total of 2.76″. The wet weather caused plenty of problems for a second day in a row. Classes were […]

  • Nikita Karamian practices tae kwon do

    Child athletes face burnout, pressure due to high cost of sports activities

    DENVER — One of the biggest parenting challenges is walking the line between encouraging kids and pressuring them. It’s especially true when it comes to children and their sports activities. Good Day Colorado anchor Brooke Wagner looked into a link between spending on sports and burnout… and how to find the right balance for your family and your money. Nikita Karamian of Erie is 15 years old. She has been training in the art of tae kwon do since she […]

  • Flooding in Evans Colorado on Friday Sept. 13, 2013.

    Colorado speeds recovery from devastating September 2013 floods

    DENVER — Boulder County received a check for $1.1 million Wednesday afternoon. It’s an advance on more than $3 million in reimbursements the county has requested from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. It’s the first payment under a new program to expedite disaster relief payments to counties and communities impacted by the devastating flooding that happened in September 2013 in Colorado. FOX31 Denver’s Mark Meredith has more information about the program in his video report.

  • Flooding rain damages Windsor Middle School

    Heavy rain damages Windsor Middle School, area homes

    WINDSOR, Colo. — Rain hit the Windsor area of northern Colorado especially hard this time around. Basements in homes flooded after the storms dropped more than 4 inches of rain over the course of the last two days. Roofs and ceilings have issues as well because of all of that water. The water flowed straight through the ceiling at Windsor Middle School. It was literally raining in the hallway at the school. Trash bags are full of damaged ceiling tiles […]

  • Severe weather over Colorado

    Colorado man killed when storm demolished trailer

    VILAS, Colo. — The storm system that flooded streets and damaged some homes and businesses on the Front Range is blamed for killing a man in Colorado’s southeastern corner. The Baca County Sheriff’s Office says 84-year-old Donald Falconburg died when his trailer collapsed in strong winds late Tuesday night. It happened in the community of Vilas just east of Springfield. 911 dispatch received a call early Wednesday about a house that was demolished in the storm. “Upon arrival of emergency […]

  • Mudslide blocks WB I-70 near Wolcott in western Colorado

    WB I-70 in Eagle County reopens after mudslide

    EAGLE COUNTY, Colo. — A mudslide in Eagle County blocked westbound I-70 near Wolcott on Tuesday night. The State Patrol closed the highway while road crews cleared the mud. The slide happened west of the town of Wolcott. Traffic was being diverted onto U.S. Highway 6. Crews opened one lane of westbound I-70 before 9 p.m. and all lanes were opened before midnight.  

  • September 2013 flooding

    Colorado’s wild weather extremes explained

    DENVER — In just a little over a year, Colorado has seen an array of wild weather hit our state. From massive wildfires to flooding on an enormous scale not seen during our lifetimes… and plenty in-between — several factors create severe weather conditions in Colorado. FOX31 Denver’s Boris Sanchez explains there me be on the way in the very near future in his video report above.

  • Car swamped on 38th Avenue near Inca Street in Denver

    Family rescued from swamped car during Denver flooding

    DENVER — Four people in one family found themselves in need of rescue when their car got swamped under water during Tuesday afternoon’s storm. It happened at an underpass near 38th Avenue and Inca Street. The Martin family was trying to move through the high water. “A big truck came by just real heavy. I just drenched the car and the car died,” says Ocean Martin. They could only watch as the water grew higher and higher. “The inside of […]

  • High water floods homes, streets in Windsor

    High water floods homes, streets in Windsor

    WINDSOR, Colo. — The National Weather Service says as much as 4 inches of rain fell in 90 minutes Tuesday afternoon in the area around Windsor in northern Colorado. That caused flood waters to rise rapidly and damage homes. “It went around the house and in the basement, flooded the whole basement,” says Tom Gann. He had two feet of water downstairs. It destroyed carpet and furniture. He still had not assessed all of the damage Tuesday night. All the […]

  • Residents prepare for heavy rain in Lyons

    People in Lyons prepare for this week’s heavy rain

    LYONS, Colo. — Few places were hit harder than the town of Lyons by the flood of September 2013. The stunning images of the town covered by water are hard to forget. Now, nearly a year later, residents in Lyons are once again worried about what this week’s rain might bring. Ashley Michels shows us how residents have prepared in her video report above.  

  • Sign at Old Fisherman's Grotto in Monterey, Calif.

    Restaurant bans ‘noisy children’ from its dining room

    MONTEREY, Calif. — A popular restaurant in northern California has a “no noisy children” policy. Tourists say they don’t think it’s fair, but the owner says it’s not hurting his business. The establishment doesn’t allow strollers, high chairs, booster chairs and children making noise in the dining room. To many, it’s not exactly a “welcome sign.” “I think it’s not fair because I think little kids deserve to go in there.” “I think it’s ridiculous. I think kids need to […]

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    Denver City Council approves $3.25 million jail abuse settlement

    DENVER — A former jail inmate’s lawsuit against the city of Denver revealed a series of scandals. It resulted in the largest settlement the city has ever agreed to pay. The City Council voted Monday to give preliminary approval to the $3.25 million deal. Jamal Hunter filed the lawsuit which claimed one deputy choked him and another looked the other way when other inmates attacked him. “It revealed the systemic and widespread corruption.  Mr. Hunter’s case wasn’t isolated,” his attorney […]