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  • Former death penalty juror describes what theater shooting jurors will do

    DENVER — What does it take for a jury of 12 people to put their minds together and decide whether a killer deserves to live or die? The death penalty phase begins in the Aurora theater shooting trial Wednesday morning. Jurors will hear a few more weeks worth of testimony as the prosecution tries to convince them James Holmes should go to death row, and his defense attorneys try to save his life. Julie Hayden introduces us to a former […]

  • Balcony Collapse at Greeley apartment building

    Three taken to hospital after two balconies collapse at Greeley apartment building

    GREELEY, Colo. — Two balconies collapsed at a three-story apartment building in Greeley on Monday night. Seven people were involved, according to a spokesman with the Greeley Fire Department. It happened in the 1100 block of 26th Avenue at 7 p.m. The balconies were on the second and third floors and it was unclear which one collapsed first. The second-floor balcony supported the one above it. Greeley police officers were the first to arrive on the scene and they assisted […]

  • Bikes locked up in Boulder

    Boulder seeing increase in bicycle thefts

    BOULDER, Colo. — Bicyclists are being warned about an upswing in bike thefts in Boulder. The spike has happened during recent weeks. Ashley Michels has information all bicyclists can use in her video report.

  • Denver International Airport

    Airport parking company offers special discount for first responders

    DENVER — Canopy Airport Parking is offering a special discount to first responders, police officers, firefighters and EMT personnel. The company announced the “Heroes Discount” Monday. It’s worth 20 percent off the price of all parking levels at the facility at Denver International Airport. “This discount offering is our way of giving back and thanking those people who put their lives at risk every day for the rest of us,” said Lesley Byram, director of sales and marketing for Canopy […]

  • Restaurant Report Card

    Flies and feces earn ‘F’ on Restaurant Report Card

    DENVER — Shells and Sauce may be the name of the restaurant, but inside Denver environmental health inspectors found flies and feces. Shells and Sauce The restaurant at 2600 East 12th Avenue earned an “F” on our Restaurant Report Card for 10 critical health code violations in its June 2015 and December 2014 regular or unannounced inspections. In June an inspector said, “….children’s to go cups and to go silverware (was) being stored on the floor…” Also, several sauces were […]

  • Life or death for theater gunman: Penalty phase up next

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Jurors in the theater shooting trial will return to the courtroom Wednesday morning for the death penalty phase of the case. After three months of testimony, they spent 13 hours deciding James Holmes was guilty on all 165 charges he faced related to the shooting. They did not buy his insanity defense. Legal experts say the penalty phase of a trial is very different from when jurors decided the guman’s guilt. “There’s a multi-step process the jury […]

  • Flags and flowers are placed at the shooting scene outside a military recruiting center in Chattanooga,Tennessee.

    Shootings at Naval Reserve investigated as ‘act of domestic terrorism’

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Investigators seized four guns after Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez killed four Marines and wounded three other people at military offices in Chattanooga, a law enforcement official said. Abdulazeez had a handgun and two long guns in his possession when police in the Tennessee city killed him Thursday, and another rifle was seized when police searched his home, the official said. The 24-year-old engineering graduate wore a a “load-bearing vest” that allowed him to carry extra ammunition, said Ed […]

  • Red Canyon Fire 2015. Photo: Garfield County Sheriff's Office

    Small wildfire burning near Red Mountain above Glenwood Springs

    GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. — A wildfire was burning Friday night near Red Mountain and Lookout Mountain above Glenwood Springs. It was small, about seven acres and a helicopter was performing water drops. The fire was burning in juniper and pine according to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office. There were about 24 firefighters there with more personnel on the way. More air resources were also expected from Denver. It’s called the Red Canyon Fire 2015 because it was near the location […]

  • Theater Trial Verdict: Guilty

    Victims, families welcome guilty verdict, prepare for death penalty phase of theater shooting case

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Thursday’s guilty verdict in the Aurora theater shooting trial marked the end of the first part of this legal ordeal for victims and family of victims. The emotions poured out inside and outside of the courtroom. But the penalty phase will capture their focus next week. Listen to what they had to say in the video clip above.

  • A view of the jury box inside Courtroom 201, where jury selection in the trial of Aurora movie theater shootings defendant James Holmes is to begin on Jan. 20, 2015, at the Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, pool)

    Death penalty phase up next in theater shooting trial

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Now that the Aurora theater shooter has been found guilty on all 165 charges he faced when he opened fire at the Century 16 theater on July 20, 2012, the trial now moves to the penalty phase. The same jurors who found him guilty will return for that on Wednesday. There are two options: Life in prison without the possibility of parole Execution by lethal injection by the state of Colorado Here is how the penalty phase […]

  • Emergency personnel at scene where a lightning strike killed 2 near Maroon Bells. Photo credit: Darlene Liss via The Aspen Times

    Father, son likely killed by lightning at Maroon Bells identified

    PITKIN COUNTY, Colo. — The bodies of two people killed in an apparent lightning strike in the Maroon Bells Wilderness Area were found at a campsite Wednesday morning. The Pitkin County coroner identified the victims Thursday as 41-year-old Jeffrey Beard and 14-year-old Cameron Beard, both of Colorado Springs. The Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office said an adult male and juvenile male were found unresponsive in their tent by other hikers Wednesday morning. The campsite was located south of West Maroon Pass […]

  • Car, bicycle collided at Colorado Blvd. and Colfax Ave.

    Bicyclist killed in collision with vehicle near Colorado Boulevard and Colfax

    DENVER — A bicyclist was killed after being hit by a vehicle on Tuesday night. It happened just after 6 p.m. near Colorado Boulevard and East Colfax Avenue. Witnesses said the man on the bicycle appeared to be in his 30s. The driver of the car remained at the crash while police conducted their investigation. The victim was taken to a hospital where doctors pronounced him dead.