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  • Ferocious fighters

    Colorado boy with rare disease inspires others around the world to be ‘ferocious fighters’

    DENVER — For years they fought their fight alone. That was until an 11-year-old from Denver decided to look outside his pain for others who are battling the same disease. Patrick Boland found companions in Colorado. Their bond is helping to fight a disease without a cure. “I don’t enjoy knowing that other people have this, but I enjoy knowing that someone else feels the same hate as me.” The boy’s rare neuropathic disease has turned him into a “ferocious […]

  • Teen’s mom charged after he eats pot brownie, jumps from third-floor window

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. — “Quite a trip for a brownie,” were the words written by a 19-year-old Fort Collins man on Facebook after he jumped from a third-floor window at an apartment building. His mother has been charged with supplying the brownie and then trying to cover it up, according to police investigators. Neighbor Sarah Snyder heard glass crashing to the ground Monday night. She said she though cars were being broken into. But when she looked outside she saw […]

  • Emergency personnel evaluate passengers from Southwest Airlines flight diverted to Denver. Photo credit: Dean Fox

    Southwest flight with pressurization issue diverted to Denver

    DENVER — A Southwest Airlines flight from Las Vegas to Milwaukee was diverted to Denver Friday night. The Denver Fire Department confirmed it had crews responding to the flight and they were evaluating and treating patients. Denver International Airport spokeswoman Laura Coale said Southwest Airlines flight 100 was diverted to Denver at 8:30 p.m. because of a pressurization issue. The plane landed without incident and taxied to gate C-27. Some passengers requested medical attention and the Denver Fire Department along […]

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    Dog dies from poisoning after eating sugar free gum with ‘xylitol’

    DENVER — Ellen Wilkerson of Centennial says her family had a close call with their dog Murphy recently. She came home to find Murphy had eaten an entire pack of Orbit gum. “She was like, doing laps around the backyard, which is not normal for her,” Wilkerson said. After a quick Internet search and a closer look at the gum’s ingredients Wilkerson realized that the gum contained Xylitol, so the family immediately went to the vet. “It’s a sweetener, so […]

  • Man called a hero after he saved a dog from drowning at Westminster park

    WESTMINSTER, Colo. — Neighbors call a man a hero after he rushed in to save a dog from drowning at a Westminster park. Coury Brown is pretty humble about his actions. But the people who saw what he did are grateful.  

  • Preventing bike thefts

    Police use technology, bike decoys, to fight bicycle thieves

    DENVER — Police say that about one-half of the people who ride their bikes this summer will have them stolen. But there is a new program that police hope will reduce the high number of bicycle thefts. Officers are planting GPS devices in decoy bikes and leaving them around the city. When a thief steals one, police track the criminal down. And while officers crackdown on thefts, experts still say investing in a good lock can go a long way […]

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    Poll: John Elway calls out Demaryius Thomas for skipping offseason workouts

    DENVER — Denver Broncos General Manager John Elway had some strong words for wide receiver Demaryius Thomas Thursday. D.T. has not been at the voluntary offseason workouts at Dove Valley. Elway talked about the situation when he met with the media one week before the NFL draft begins. Elway wants his star receiver working with the team. But Thomas is trying to get any advantage he can while waiting for a new long-term contract. Demaryius hasn’t signed his franchise tag […]

  • Pen pals young and old get together for a fabulous meeting

    DENVER — Three generations spanning more than 80 years were brought together by the power of the pen. Some 2nd graders from one school got to know … and love … members of the greatest generation in their community. Dan Daru shows us in his video report.

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    Mother, 4-year-old roll out of vehicle being driven by accused drunk driver

    AURORA, Colo. — A mother jumped out of an SUV with her 4-year-old child Thursday night that the Aurora Police Department said was being driven by the woman’s ex-boyfriend who allegedly was drunk. Police said a California woman and her children were visiting the man at an apartment at 934 S. Ivory Circle when the woman told police that she was assaulted. Police said Victor Manuel Bernal, 36, then put the woman and three children — ages 6 and younger […]

  • Teen’s mother says school did not protect daughter from bully who attacked her in video

    WARNING: The video of the fight might be unsuitable for some viewers FREDERICK, Colo. — A possible case of bullying happened outside Frederick High School in which a teenager was attacked by another student and it was recorded on a cellphone. The mother of the teen who was attacked said administrators at the St. Vrain Valley School District did nothing to protect her daughter. The video of what happened is full of profanity and threats. Then, a teenage girl charged […]

  • ‘Prom-posals’ get more elaborate and more expensive for high school students

    Denver — Proposals to go to prom are getting more expensive, more elaborate and more viral on social media than ever before. Seems like it can be quite stressful for some teens. Boris Sanchez has more in his video report.

  • Business owners oppose plan to change traffic patterns in Estes Park

    ESTES PARK, Colo. — Major changes could be coming to the downtown section of the town of Estes Park. Town leaders are thinking about making the “main drag” a one-way street in order to ease traffic congestion. Ashley Michels shows us that a lot of business owners are opposed to the idea. That’s because  people leaving Rocky Mountain National Park would miss going past the businesses.