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  • Police investigate shooting at 1575 Galena St. in Aurora, Colo.

    Aurora police arrest brother in death of 10-year-old who shot himself

    AURORA, Colo. — The brother of a 10-year-old boy who accidentally shot himself has been arrested in connection with the boy’s death. The shooting happened Friday night at 1575 Galena St. The 17-year-old was arrested for negligent child abuse resulting in death. He was in custody Tuesday night at the LINK Juvenile Assessment Center in Adams County. The Aurora Police Department said the case is still under investigation and did not release any additional information. Once it is complete, it will be […]

  • Flooding in Brighton Crossing subdivision.
Photo by: Favian Martinez

    Powerful, damaging storms fire up across metro Denver

    DENVER — Powerful thunderstorms fired up around metro Denver on Monday afternoon, bringing hail, strong winds, heavy rain and lightning. There were reports of golf ball-size hail in Highlands Ranch that caused damage, including broken windows on homes and windshields on vehicles. RELATED: Track the storms with interactive weather Heavy hail also hit other parts of Douglas County. The first place to report a big hailstorm Monday afternoon was Estes Park. After the hailstorms in southern metro Denver, temperatures dropped into the […]

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    Man gets nearly 100 years for cold case sexual assaults

    DENVER — A man who was convicted in two different cold case sexual was sentenced to nearly 100 years in prison Friday. Warren Foster, 47, sexually assaulted an 18-year-old in 1998. The young woman had just arrived in Denver and she was trying to find her friend’s home when Foster offered her a ride. The Denver District Attorney’s office also said he sexually assaulted a 27-year-old woman in 2000. Foster again committed the crime after offering her a ride. The […]

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    Babysitter allegedly killed 8-month-old boy with Benadryl

    REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — Police have arrested and charged a woman with murder and child endangering after the infant she was babysitting died. Reynoldsburg police say they responded to Hammond Drive on May 13 for an unresponsive infant. The 8-month-old was taken to a hospital where he died. According to police, an investigation revealed that the babysitter — Lori Conley– gave the boy a lethal dose of Benadryl to put him to sleep. The Franklin County coroner confirms that as the cause of death. […]

  • Centennial Public Service Credit Union bank robbery suspect in the bank, and riding in a taxi cab

    Video shows bank robbery suspect riding in taxi

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — The FBI said investigators have clear video of a man who they say took a taxi cab from downtown Denver to Centennial to rob a bank. They also said the suspect had the driver wait, then the suspect took the cab to Denver International Airport. Investigators with the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets task force don’t know if the suspected bank robber boarded a plane, but they hope someone will recognize the man. The FBI said he displayed a […]

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    Prosecutors: Colorado sees increase in homicides motivated by marijuana

    DENVER — Some prosecutors in Colorado say they’re noticing a new trend: An increase in murders motivated by marijuana. In Aurora, the last 10 of 15 drug-related homicide cases were connected to marijuana. Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler said it’s not the big-time dealers who are involved. For the most part, it has been the small-time ones on the streets. In Jefferson County, a burned-up car had a dead body inside, and investigators later determined the victim was harvesting marijuana […]

  • Richard Crandall. Photo credit: Sheridan School District

    Colorado education commissioner resigns after 4 months

    DENVER — Colorado Education Commissioner Richard Crandall submitted his resignation Thursday to the State Board of Education. Crandall started in his new job at the beginning of 2016. He previously had served in the Arizona Legislature and was known there for shaping education policy and reforms. “The realities of my large family being out of state, including school-age children, as well as the demands of the position and the time required to fully serve a state as diverse and expansive […]

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    Viewers raise concerns about welfare of toddler in internet video

    DENVER — Dozens of FOX31 Denver viewers are worried about a Colorado toddler, seen on video being severely verbally abused on camera. We received numerous emails like one viewer who said, “I think you guys should cover this story and help the little boy in this video — he’s being abused by his mother for losing her charger to her cellphone. She’s threatening to kill him and you can hear him screaming horribly.” The viewer included a link to a […]

  • Hiker rescued at Horsetooth Falls in Larimer County, Colo.

    Hiker stranded on rocks at Horsetooth Falls rescued

    LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. — Resucers from the several agencies responded to Horsetooth Falls in Larimer County to help a stranded hiker Thursday night. The man, in his 20s, was climbing with two others when he found himself stuck about 50 feet above Horsetooth Falls on a steady ledge. The climber is unhurt and on a safe ledge about 50 feet up the falls. Will report more as information is confirmed. — Poudre Fire (@poudrefire) May 12, 2016 The call for […]

  • Crash scene along Foxton Road near Conifer, Colo.

    3 teens killed, one injured in rollover crash near Conifer

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — Three teenagers were killed and another teen was injured in a rollover crash on Tuesday afternoon, the Colorado State Patrol said. Investigators said the crash happened about 4:30 p.m. when a Dodge Dakota pickup going south near 12448 S. Foxton Road went out of control. “The driver was unable to regain control of the vehicle and the vehicle traveled off of the right side of the roadway,” CSP said in a statement said. “After leaving the roadway […]

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    Two brothers drown after falling into river near Lyons

    LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. — Officials have identified the two young brothers who drowned Sunday in Pinewood Springs near Lyons. Daniel Foreman, 7, and 10-year-old Paul Foreman, both of Lyons, died of accidental drowning, the Larimer County Coroner’s Office said. Emergency crews responded at 12:20 p.m. near Kiowa and Wichita roads, close to the Larimer-Boulder County line to a call that two small children had fallen into the Little Thompson River. Larimer Count Sheriff’s Office spokesman Bobby Moll said the boys were discovered […]

  • Fire damages home at 25th and Kearney. Photo: Jon Bowman

    Fire damages east Denver home; firefighter suffers minor injury

    DENVER — One firefighter suffered a minor injury while fighting a fire in east Denver on Thursday afternoon. It happened at a home at East 25th Avenue and Kearney Street. The Denver Fire Department received the first call just after 2:30 p.m. Crews quickly extinguished the flames. One firefighter suffered a cut on his hand. He did not need to go to the hospital. Investigators said the fire started in the attic and firefighters fought it from outside because of the danger of a […]