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  • Deadly house fire on East 7th Avenue in Aurora

    Son dies 2 days after mother killed in Aurora house fire

    AURORA, Colo. — The son of a woman who died in a house fire in Aurora on Wednesday has also died, according to the family. A post on the family’s GoFundMe page said Gabriel Vargas died Friday. Witnesses said he tried to save his mother, 58-year-old Janelle Vargas, from the burning house. She also died. The fire happened around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at 12710 E. Seventh Ave. It spread to two neighboring homes. Gabriel Vargas was taken to University Hospital for […]

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    Police: 10-year-old stabs older brother in argument over cigarettes

    FOUNTAIN, Colo. — A 10-year-old stabbed his 20-year-old brother during an argument over some cigarettes, the Fountain Police Department said. The older brother had a minor stab wound on his arm. He was treated at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs and released. Responding officers said he refused to press charges against the 10-year-old. The case will go to the El Paso County District Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

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    Pedestrian seriously hurt in hit-and-run at 12th and Broadway

    DENVER — Police were looking for a vehicle and its driver who hit a pedestrian and left the scene near Broadway and 12th Avenue on Thursday night. The Denver Police Department said the pedestrian suffered serious injuries. Investigators were looking for a white box-type van that might have a ladder on top and one headlight burned out. Police did not release any other information about the crash late Thursday.

  • Alisha Ulibarri

    Family believes woman found burned to death was murdered

    DENVER — A vigil took place Saturday night to remember a woman who was found burned to death in west Denver last weekend. The Denver Police Department only said it’s a death investigation. They are waiting for test results to determine the exact cause of Alisha Ulibarri’s death. The family said this was no accident. They believe she was murdered. Firefighters responded to a makeshift homeless camp at West First Avenue and Federal Boulevard that was in flames. After they […]

  • Protest against lack of snow in Steamboat Springs, Colo. Photo by: Shannon Lukens/SteamboatRadio.com

    Steamboat protesters: ‘More snow, less hate’

    STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. — Four young men who have had it with the way things are decided to protest on a street corner in downtown Steamboat Springs on Saturday. Their signs read, “More snow, less hate,” “Powder to the people,” “Make Colorado snow again,” and “Anything but summer.” Shannon Lukens of SteamboatRadio.com said they were yelling at drivers in the cars as they drove by the intersection of Fifth Street and Lincoln Avenue. The good news is a storm system […]

  • Teen tells Weld County deputies he accidentally shot his friend

    WELD COUNTY, Colo. — A shooting in Weld County early Saturday morning killed one man, the Weld County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies took a teenager into custody. It happened about 1:30 a.m. in the 18000 block of Weld County Road 43 in LaSalle. “The reporting party informed dispatchers that he accidentally shot his friend while manipulating a weapon inside the residence,” the sheriff’s office said. The victim is a 23-year-old man who died at the scene. Officials are working on […]

  • Shooting scene near MLK and Fillmore in Denver

    3 people shot near MLK and Fillmore in Denver

    DENVER — Three people were shot in the 3100 block of Fillmore in northeast Denver late Friday night, the Denver Police Department said. A police spokesman said all three were taken to a hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. The neighborhood was cordoned off while police went door to door looking for information and/or suspects. No information had been released about suspects or a motive for the shooting.

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    Officer shot in face said to be in ‘good spirits’

    AURORA, Colo. — According to the Aurora Police Department, the officer shot while trying to capture a homicide suspect is at home recovering. He is said to be in ‘good spirits,’ and the Department tweeted their thanks Friday with the hashtag “Your Support Matters.” Part of the tweet reads, “We wanted to express our gratitude to the community for all of their support, encouragement and prayers over the past two weeks.” The officer received a bullet wound in the face on […]

  • Auto-pedestrian crash investigation near 30th and Pearl in Boulder. Photo credit: Daily Camera

    Woman killed after being struck by vehicle in Boulder

    BOULDER, Colo. — A woman was killed after being struck by a vehicle on Friday night, the Boulder Police Department said. The crash happened near 30th and Pearl streets. The Boulder County Coroner’s Office said Tracy Jenkins, 50, died at Boulder Community Health after the vehicle hit her. She was identified as a transient in the area. The Daily Camera reported police said she was walking in the pedestrian crosswalk between Pearl Street and Mapleton Avenue when she was hit. There […]

  • Kacye Unruh

    University of Colorado Hospital nurse arrested, accused of tampering with drugs

    AURORA, Colo. — A nurse was arrested after a federal grand jury found she illegally obtained and tampered with two drugs, fentanyl and hydromorphone. Kacye Unruh, 30, was taken into custody Thursday. She worked at the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora for three months. Investigators said she took vials that contained the drugs and replace them with tampered materials. The indictment against her said the case involves six patients who had repeated appointments for dialysis. University Hospital said as […]

  • Capt. Andrew D. Byers, left, and Sgt. 1st Class Ryan A. Gloyer

    2 soldiers from Fort Carson killed in action in Afghanistan

    FORT CARSON, Colo. — Two soldiers from Fort Carson were killed in action Thursday while serving in Afghanistan. The Department of Defense said Capt. Andrew D. Byers, 30, and Sgt. 1st Class Ryan A. Gloyer, 34, died from wounds they suffered while fighting enemy forces in Kunduz, Afghanistan. Byers and Gloyer were with Company B, 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) based out of Fort Carson. Both were highly decorated members of the special forces. The 10th Special Forces […]

  • A man pulls a freshly felled Christmas tree through a forest in Germany. (Photo credit: PATRICK PLEUL/AFP/Getty Images)

    Christmas tree cutting available in Golden Gate Canyon State Park

    GOLDEN, Colo. — Golden Gate Canyon State Park will hold a Christmas tree cut and holiday open house the weekend of Dec. 3-4. The visitor center will have hot drinks, cookies, candy canes and a 10 percent discount on presents from the gift shop. Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife employees will also be collecting canned goods for a food bank. Permits required to cut Christmas trees A limited number of permits for the Christmas tree cut go on sale […]