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    2 in custody after C-470 shut down for reports of armed suspects on ridge

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies took a man and woman into custody and accused them of menacing after there were reports of armed suspects on a ridge along C-470 Monday evening. Scene along C470 is clear of police activity. Adult male & female in custody for menacing. Incident still under investigation. #Jeffco— Jeffco Sheriff (@jeffcosheriffco) September 02, 2014 Authorities closed  C-470 as a precaution. They initially said said the guns may be BB guns and deputies had […]

  • Ramona Tucker-Smith was injured when a dog attacked her at the LaQuinta Inn in Greenwood Village, Colo.

    Dog attacks La Quinta Inn housekeeper who opened door to room

    GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. — A housekeeper at the La Quinta Inn was recovering Monday night after she says a dog in a guest room attacked her on Sunday. The victim was traumatized. She says the room was supposed to empty when the attack happened two hours after check-out time. Some of the pictures of Ramona Smith-Tucker’s injuries that appear in the video clip below may be difficult for some viewers. She says she knocked on the door like normal, announced […]

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    National Parks struggle financially as number of visitors drops

    DENVER — Summer is coming to an end and some of the country’s national parks are struggling. Places that are usually thought of as the most popular summer destinations like Rocky Mountain National Park and the Grand Canyon have seen a lower number of tourists than expected this year. Officials say the parks are seeing a big funding shortfall. They blame part of the problem on the government shutdown that took place in October 2013 when parks had to close […]

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    Police warn about indecent exposure incidents in Denver neighborhood

    DENVER — Police are keeping a close eye on the south Park Hill Neighborhood after a series of indecent exposure incidents. Over the last week, several people have reported a man in an alley wearing a shirt and no pants and touching himself inappropriately. The incidents have parents concerned about when that could strike next. Here is the suspect’s description according to police: White man, dark complexion Late 20s or early 30s 6’0″ tall Muscular build  

  • Spirit of Colorado

    Watch video special: The Spirit of Colorado

    DENVER — The Spirit of Colorado aired on FOX31 Denver on Labor Day. Watch the four video clips below to see all the stories in the special.

  • Kenneth Hosch sentenced to 6 years

    83-year-old gets 6 years for crash that killed Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy

    GOLDEN, Colo. — An 83-year-old man who caused a crash that killed a Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy was sentenced to six years in community corrections Friday. Kenneth Hosch of Golden pleaded guilty in June to a vehicular homicide. He was arrested after the crash that killed Sgt. David Baldwin on Highway 93 on Jan. 26. Investigators said Hosch was speeding and crossed over into the northbound lane as he was driving southbound on Highway 93 to pass a vehicle. He […]

  • Taste of Colorado

    Food inspectors spending holiday weekend at Taste of Colorado

    DENVER — Food inspectors are out this holiday weekend to make sure the food you’re eating at the Taste of Colorado festival is safe. Local chefs, food vendors and artists are open for business at Civic Center Park in downtown Denver for the 31st annual edition of the Taste of Colorado. Food inspectors will be there each day of the event, which runs all weekend through Monday. Officials say most vendors have been participating in the Taste of Colorado for […]

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    Outdoor cigarette smoking, e-cigarettes banned in parts of Golden

    GOLDEN, Colo. — A popular Colorado tourist spot is going smoke free. Starting next year, you could be fined $50 for lighting up or vaping in public in Golden. The ban includes outdoor areas for a part of Golden where supporters of the move say there are so many bars and restaurants that there’s just too much second-hand smoke. But some think the decision is going way too far. The city council voted in favor of the ban at its […]

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    King Soopers employee arrested, accused of ‘upskirting’

    DENVER — A King Soopers grocery store employee has been arrested. He’s accused of a crime called “upskirting.” Denver police say Michael Schwairy recorded video under a 17-year-old girl’s skirt inside the store on South Sheridan Boulevard on August 4. Officers say he recorded the video while the underage customer wasn’t noticing what he was doing. Store surveillance cameras caught him in the act according to investigators.  

  • Krista Arata Hodges

    California H.S. teacher uses Twitter to insult summer school students

    NEWARK, Calif. — Menacing sounding tweets sent from a San Francisco area teacher’s Twitter account are raising eyebrows at one high school. In one of the posts she even said she wanted to stab some kids. Students at the school are still talking about it. During the summer, she sent out dozens of tweets including one that read, “The problem with teacher summer school is I’m gonna’ get all the (expletive) who failed my class, 2 of whom I wish […]

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    Denver snow plow drivers get in trucks for competition

    DENVER — The city of Denver’s snow plow were revved up and running Friday for their annual snow “Roadeo.” It’s a timed and technical competition among the drivers with the purpose of honing their skills for the upcoming winter. Reporter Dan Daru shows what it takes to be a master snow plow operator in his video report.

  • Plane crash near Granby Airport, Colo. Photo credit: Grand County Sheriff Office

    2 people survive crash near Granby Airport with minor injuries

    GRAND COUNTY, Colo. — A small plane crashed near the Granby Airport in Grand County Friday afternoon. Sheriff Rod Johnson says the plane was coming from Nevada and the pilot was trying to land at Granby Airport at 12:40 p.m. when he decided make a fly-around before landing. He says it appears the plane stalled and crashed near the runway. The plane, a 2006 Cirrus, was heavily damaged. The two people on board were taken to the Granby Medical Clinic […]