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  • ‘It’s an alarming rate:’ Denver police look to cut down on license plate thefts

    DENVER — When’s the last time you checked the screws on your license plate? The Denver Police Department said more plates are being stolen, an average that’s climbed to nearly 10 a day. “People don’t think about it, they don’t realize it,” Denver police spokesman Sonny Jackson said. “Did you walk out to your car this morning and see if your plates are there? Most people don’t.” Already this year, 1,296 plates have been reported stolen to Denver police. Jackson […]

  • Hundreds run to honor Castle Rock girl who died after car crashed through store

    CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — It’s been just over a year since a young girl was killed when a car crashed through a store in Parker. 12-year-old Rylie Guentensberger was killed when a driver suffered a medical emergency – crashing into a running store in Parker. The driver was not charged in the incident. The family has since gained national attention for honoring her through random acts of kindness and on Sunday the community came together to honor her with the first […]

  • Denver City Council votes to restrict further development of slot homes

    DENVER — The Denver City Council voted Monday night to restrict further construction of controversial slot homes. The homes have become popular over the past few years. They are essentially town homes that face sideways, allowing developers to fit more units on the property. The benefit for developers is they can replace what once was a single-family home with six or seven units. The homes are often built facing each other on adjacent properties, allowing developers to maximize space. The […]

  • Great Western Alpaca Show highlights growing use of Alpaca fur

    DENVER – Nearly 1,000 alpacas filled the National Western Stock Show Complex this weekend for the annual Great Western Alpaca Show. And this year, organizers say clothing made from alpaca fur is gaining even more attention. That’s partly thanks to the flashy sweaters worn by team USA at the Winter Olympics, which featured alpaca fiber. “That was wonderful,” says Alpaca Rancher Julie Ritschard. “I think it’s getting more popular.” Ritschard owns an alpaca ranch outside of Colorado Springs, and spent […]

  • Sunday marks last day to Support the Shield at Safeway stores

    DENVER — This weekend is the final chance to Support the Shield at local Safeways. The campaign is a joint effort between FOX31 Denver, Colorado’s Own Channel 2 and non-profit organizations supporting law enforcement officers. Support the Shield officially ends Sunday night, with the grand total to be announced Monday morning on FOX31 and Channel 2. Safeway Spokesperson Heather Halpape would not say how much money has been raised, but she said it is an exciting total. “It’s been an amazing […]

  • Broncos still searching for stadium name agreement

    DENVER — At Sports Authority Field at Mile High, the corporate sponsorships are tough to miss: From the car advertisements in the parking lot to the United Club Level to the Noble Energy grill. But there is one that’s still missing: The stadium name. “I did expect that there would be a deal by now,” Metropolitan State University of Denver professor Darrin Duber-Smith said. “My feeling is that they’re going to have to get creative. And they’re smart people. They’re […]

  • ‘Suspicious’ fire kills 6 horses, destroys 2 barns in Lakewood

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Six horses died early Saturday when two adjacent barns caught fire behind some houses in Lakewood. West Metro Fire Rescue said investigators were gathering evidence at four “suspicious” fires. One fire happened at two adjacent barns near West Third Avenue and Benton Street, not far from West Sixth Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard. There was a dumpster fire and a tire fire less than a block away at West Fourth Avenue and Sheridan. There was another dumpster fire […]

  • Tuesday marks one-year anniversary of deadly Firestone home explosion

    FIRESTONE, Colo. — Tuesday marks the one-year anniversary of a home explosion in Firestone that killed two men and injured a woman. A basement full of gas blew up in the 6300 block of Twilight Avenue. Officials said the explosion was caused by an odorless gas leaking from a broken flow line. The line, owned by Anadarko Petroleum, had been cut but not disconnected, allowing gas to leak into the basement through a sump pit. The explosion led to an […]

  • Sport of ‘Hurling’ growing in popularity in Colorado

    When you hear the word “hurling”, some unpleasant thoughts might come to mind. But believe it or not, the term is also the name of Ireland’s most popular sport, one of the oldest in the world. Picture it as a combination between field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, and baseball. And after 2,000 years – It’s finally made its way to Colorado. “The game moves very fast, it’s very high scoring, and of course, it’s very physical,” says Michael Schaefer. Schaefer plays […]

  • Woman shot and killed in Aurora neighborhood

    AURORA, Colo. — A shooting killed a woman in Aurora early Saturday morning. Aurora police said they responded to the 900 block of South Iola Street at 4:30 a.m. on “report of an unknown problem.” That’s near East Kentucky Avenue and South Havana Street. Police found two adult females at a vehicle on Iola. One of them had been shot. Both were taken to a hospital The shooting victim died from her injuries. The other woman was not shot, and […]

  • Woman killed after crashing through several Highlands Ranch yards, hitting home

    HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — A woman was killed after an early-morning crash in Highlands Ranch on Tuesday, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said. The crash happened just after 2 a.m. after a woman was traveling southbound on University Boulevard when she lost control of the vehicle. The sheriff’s office said she crashed through several yards and a fence, over a deck and hitting a tree before rolling over and coming to rest next to the side of a house off […]

  • ‘It’s so peaceful:’ Downtown Aquarium launches ‘low-sensory mornings’

    DENVER — The Downtown Aquarium opened more than an hour early on Sunday for quiet time so children and adults with special needs could enjoy the animals and exhibits. On Sunday the aquarium launched “low-sensory mornings” where they turn down the music and turn up the lights hoping to create a less stimulating environment. Although many people appreciate the constant sensory impact with the bright fish and ambient noise, some find it overwhelming. “It definitely can be too intense for […]