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  • People walking on the 16th Street Mall in Denver

    City looks into lack of public restrooms problem in downtown Denver

    DENVER — Downtown Denver is a great place to go, unless you have to “go” to the bathroom. The fact is there aren’t very many places for people to go, so the city is looking at ways to handle this potty problem. Public restrooms are not very plentiful downtown. The ones inside restaurants and stores are for customers only. “There hasn’t been a big need for it in the past, but we’re looking into it now because we’ve heard from […]

  • Michelle Wilkins. Photo provided by the Wilkins family

    First responders share story of Michelle Wilkins’ strength, call her ‘a survivor,’

    LONGMONT, Colo. — In a home filled with grief, heroes never lose their way. “I started yelling and Michelle yelled back, very faintly, and it was muffled help me! help me!” said Longmont police officer Bill Sawer. Along with his partner Phil Pitrowski, the two responded to the call Wednesday. They found Michelle Wilkins, she was dying. Police say Dynel Lane attacked Wilkins with a knife removing the baby girl from her stomach. “I was walked in and looked at […]

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    12-year-old detained, accused of trying to poison her mother twice in Boulder County

    BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — A 12-year-old girl was accused Friday of trying to poison her mother two different times after the woman took away the girl’s iPhone. The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office detained the girl at the Juvenile Center following an investigation that has been going on for a couple of weeks. Most parents know the struggle that comes with separating their kids from their cell phones. “I have two teenagers that, I think as most teenagers this age, are […]

  • Lisa-Jones

    Police look for missing 3-month-old boy

    Denver Police were looking for a woman Friday night accused of taking a 3-month-old boy after 5 p.m. Lisa Jones is the little boy’s non-custodial mother. He was taken from the 1500 block of Pearl Street in Denver. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation issued a statewide alert for the boy.

  • Prom dresses

    40 deserving high school girls head to prom in style

    DENVER — A group of teenagers were treated like royalty Thursday as they spent time getting ready for prom. It’s all thanks to the cable TV show “Say Yes to the Dress,” and the Cable Center, who funded the event. Dan Daru shows us in his video report how these girls were chosen for this special honor.

  • Colfax Avenue traffic in Denver

    CDOT puts together long-term plan to cope with rapid growth and increased traffic

    DENVER — Metro Denver is going through rapid growth and one of the side effects is more traffic. The Colorado Department of Transportation is putting together a plan to fix the problem before it gets any worse. Ashley Michels shows us in her video report it’s more of a long-term wish list on how to try to keep up with the quick growth and traffic increases.

  • Garth Brooks at Children's Hospital in Aurora, Colo

    Garth Brooks says hello to fans young and old at Children’s Hospital ahead of Denver concerts

    DENVER — Garth Brooks is performing in Denver for the first time in 18 years. The country music mega star began a run of nine shows at Pepsi Center Wednesday night. More than 150,000 people are expected to see his concerts during the next few days. He spent part of his day Wednesday at Colorado Children’s Hospital in Aurora where patients and staff lined the atrium to see him. He helped celebrate the opening of Child Life Zone, a a […]

  • Craigslist

    Safety advice for online transactions

    DENVER — The importance of being careful when answering online ads is highlighted by what happened to Michelle Wilkins Wednesday afternoon. The pregnant 26-year-old answered a Craigslist ad for some baby clothes. 24-year-old Dynel Lane is accused of beating, stabbing and cutting Wilkins’ baby out of her womb. Wilkins was seven months along. The fetus died. Wilkins was in critical condition Thursday night but expected to recover. One of the many troubling things about this crime is that the victim […]

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    Pregnant woman’s baby cut from womb after answering Craigslist ad; suspect ID’d

    LONGMONT, Colo. — A 26-year-old woman who was seven months pregnant is recovering in the hospital after she was stabbed in the stomach while answering a Craigslist ad for baby clothes and her fetus was then cut from the womb. Officers with the Longmont Police Department were called to the 1600 block of Green Place at about 2:40 p.m. Wednesday. “Officers arrived on scene and could hear a female calling for help inside the home. Officers entered the home and […]

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    Community leaders meet to find ways to stop growing gang violence

    DENVER — A string of violent attacks in Denver has community leaders looking for new ways to stop gang violence. They met in response to three deadly shooting just this past weekend. Ashley Michels shows us some of the solutions they have in her video report above.

  • Committee hears debate on bill to seal certain criminal records

    Bill aimed at allowing certain criminal records to be sealed fails

    DENVER — Thousands of Coloradans have a single misdemeanor on their records. And now, they can’t get jobs, rent apartments or get loans. Wednesday a group of lawmakers tried to change that, but the bill came up against a wave of protest. Tammy Vigil shows us the debate and why the bill failed in her video report above.

  • By Colorado app

    New app easily lets customers find stores that sell Colorado products

    DENVER — A new app is available that promotes Colorado products and it lets customers know their money is supporting local businesses. State lawmakers came up with the idea for the “By Colorado” app. Local businesses that sell local products can sign up and be listed on the app for $89. Then anyone who uses it can see which stores are “keeping it Colorado.” The app is available for use now.