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  • Denver protest peaceful after no indictment issued in Michael Brown shooting death

    DENVER — About three dozen protesters gathered in Denver’s Civic Center Park after the grand jury decision not to indict the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Julie Hayden shows us in her video report the protest in downtown Denver was peaceful.  

  • New billboards warn parents to keep kids safe from marijuana edibles

    DENVER — A new campaign using billboards around metro Denver urges parents to keep their marijuana edibles away from children by locking up the pot-infused food. The campaign is sponsored by the marijuana industry itself. An up-tick in child marijuana overdoses prompted the move. The message tells adults to keep marijuana-infused treats out of reach of children because a pot cookie just looks like a plain, old cookie in the eyes of a child. “Kids don’t understand … if they […]

  • Scene where Aurora officer was shot Nov. 14, 2014

    People helping wife, 5 children while Aurora officer recovers after getting shot

    AURORA, Colo. — An Aurora officer who was shot during a traffic stop one week ago continues to recover from his injuries. Ryan Burns was shot in the upper leg and the bullet grazed an artery. His partner returned fire but the suspect got away. Jahvell Forrest was caught five days later and he remained in jail on $1 million bond Friday night. “His partner immediately applied a life saving tourniquet and another officer transported Ryan to the hospital in […]

  • President Obama addresses the nation about executive action he's taking on immigration reform

    President takes sweeping action to change immigration rules, reaction strong in Colorado

    DENVER — President Barack Obama is ordering the most sweeping overhaul of the immigration system in decades, despite Republican claims he is overstepping his power by unilaterally moving to shield five million undocumented immigrants and prioritizing the deportation of “felons, not families.” Obama rejected accusations by conservatives that he is offering a free pass to undocumented immigrants and argued in a prime-time address that “the real amnesty” would be leaving a broken system as it is now. See reaction in […]

  • Court, gavel

    Jury finds man not guilty in death of girlfriend’s 13-month-old daughter

    GOLDEN, Colo. — A jury in Jefferson County found a man not guilty in the death of his girlfriend’s young daughter. The jury acquitted Justin Hale, 32, Thursday on charges of First Degree Murder of a Child and Reckless Child Abuse Resulting in Death. Hale was accused in the death of 13-month-old Brookelynn Palmer. He was arrested June 3, 2013. Police responded to Hale’s home in Westminster on May 18, 2013 on a report of a child who was not […]

  • Running

    New University of Colorado study finds that running may help you stay younger

    DENVER — The secret to the “Fountain of Youth” could be getting out and hitting the pavement. New research from the University of Colorado shows running could slow down the aging process. The study compared older “walkers” who did that activity for 30 minutes at a time to older “runners” who ran two to three times per week. Runners had a more efficient use of energy according to the research. “We’re not sure yet whether it’s something magical about running […]

  • 'Fertility clock' test available

    Test promises to tell how late in life you can wait before getting pregnant

    DENVER — Lots of women are now choosing to put off having children until later in life. But doctors say fertility does start to decline in your 30s. So how long can you wait? Shaul Turner shows us a test that is available at the Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine, that promises to tell how much time you have left on your “fertility clock.”  

  • Holiday giving to Salvation Army bell-ringers

    How to make sure your holiday donations go to legitimate charities

    DENVER — It’s not just the season for shopping, it’s the season for giving, too. The Better Business Bureau is hoping to help make giving donations easier. The organization putting out the word about its “wise giving” campaign, which helps highlight the most efficient and ethical charities by looking deep into how they are run. The BBB looks at … “How many board members they have, how many board meetings, what’s on their website, how much disclosure they have, how […]

  • Things usually get hectic inside Wal-Mart stores on Black Friday.

    Holiday shoppers will see significant differences on Black Friday

    DENVER — Black Friday is just around the corner. But the day that kicks off the holiday shopping season isn’t quite the same as it used to be. Tammy Vigil outlines the differences you’ll notice in her video report above.

  • Save money at the grocery store

    5 ways to save at grocery store without clipping coupons

    DENVER — Who doesn’t like the feeling of saving a few extra dollars when shopping? It does take work … from clipping coupons to shopping at a few different stores just to find the best deals. Good Day Colorado anchor Brooke Wagner shows us five simple ways to save your money at the grocery store … and it’s without the hassle of coupons.  

  • Scene where Aurora officer was shot Nov. 14, 2014

    Aurora police make arrest in shooting of officer

    AURORA, Colo. — Police said Tuesday night they made an arrest in the shooting of a police officer that happened Friday night. They made the announcement via Twitter: #Breaking Arrest made in #FultonOIS. No other details available tonight. Press conf will be scheduled for some time tomorrow morning. — Aurora Police Dept (@AuroraPD) November 19, 2014 Earlier Tuesday Aurora Police increased the reward to $35,000 for information leadingĀ  to the arrest and conviction for whoever shot the officer. Ryan Burns […]

  • Turkey frying danger

    Safety steps you need to take if frying your Thanksgiving turkey

    DENVER — Thanksgiving is just a little more than a week away. You might be thinking you want to fry your turkey this year. But before you do it, there is a lot you need to know to make sure your dinner doesn’t turn into a fiery disaster. FOX31 Denver’s Dan Daru shows us the safety steps you need to take if you’re going to fry that bird. Watch his video report above.