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Gregory Deffenbaugh is an Executive News Producer with FOX31 Denver/KDVR-TV.

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  • A driver was out of gas and money, until a Denver police officer jumped in

    DENVER — Denver Police Officer Scott Marsh is being recognized for going above and beyond the line of duty, by paying for a woman’s tank of gas. Denver police posting on their Facebook page that Officer Marsh encountered a woman named Alice, who works for a ride-sharing service, and was having trouble pumping gas. According to the department, Alice’s pump malfunctioned and charged her card without dispensing any gasoline. Denver police add that she was even more frustrated due to […]

  • Frontier Airlines fined for long delays, refusing to let passengers deplane

    WASHINGTON — Denver based Frontier Airlines has been fined $1.5 million for violating the Department of Transportation’s rule prohibiting long tarmac delays. According to the Department of Transportation, the airline has been ordered to cease and desist from future similar violations. In a statement to FOX31, the Department of Transportation said, “Of the $1.5 million assessed, $900,000 will be credited to Frontier for compensation provided to passengers on the affected flights and also passengers on other delayed flights.  The $1.5 million […]

  • RTD proposes reduction in service along R Line in Aurora

    DENVER — The Regional Transportation District is proposing changes to the R Line through Aurora. The proposal is focused on a reduction in service during off-peak hours south of the Florida Station. RTD studied passenger counts at all stations and determined it would save more than 15,000 hours and an estimated $2.83 million. According to RTD, service would still run between the Peoria and Lincoln stations during peak hours on weekdays from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m., and 3 p.m. […]

  • Education Secretary Betsy DeVos visits Denver school

    DENVER — Controversial Education Secretary Betsy DeVos visited a school in southeast Denver on Wednesday as part of a nationwide tour she is on. DeVos attracts protesters just about everywhere she goes and demonstrators were on hand when she went to Firefly Autism House. DeVos’ visit is part of a multistate tour called the ReThinkSchool tour, with stops in Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and Indiana. DeVos has been visiting schools to highlight the ways educators are meeting the unique needs […]

  • Dogs rescued from Hurricane Harvey devastation up for adoption

    GOLDEN, Colo. — As Florida braces for Hurricane Irma, Texas is still in recovery mode after Hurricane Harvey ravaged Houston. Not only did it displace thousands of people, but sheltered pets are being sent out of the city to make room for all of the lost and displaced animals. Many of them are being brought to Colorado and some will be put up for adoption on Saturday. HomeComings Dog Rescue took three trips to Texas this week to pull stranded […]

  • Consumers tired of weed can chase a new kind of high in Bolivia

    SUCRE, Bolivia — If you’re tired of the skunky smell coming from Colorado dispensaries but still want to chase that high, hop on a flight to Bolivia. The country is producing vodka and gin at towering heights in the Andes, and those in the know say the taste is way up there. The unique and suddenly trendy alcohol is distilled at altitudes as high as 13,000 feet, which is difficult but doable. Some of the wheat and herbs coming from […]

  • Artistic tribute to firefighters installed at Denver International Airport

    DENVER — A new artistic tribute to the Denver Fire Department has been completed at Denver International Airport. The tribute, titled “Beacon,” is a signature piece of art at the airport’s Fire Station 35. "Beacon" is now complete at @Denver_Fire Station 35! This #publicart is backlit at night and made from cast glass and laser-cut metal pic.twitter.com/USejkLaFpj — Denver Int'l Airport (@DENAirport) June 26, 2017 Seattle-based artist Steve Gardner is responsible for the design. According to a spokesman, he used […]

  • Raising Canes hiring for 4 new metro locations

    DENVER — Raising Cane’s Restaurants is hiring for its new four metro Denver locations. The Louisiana-based company is hiring 300 crew members for several positions at its Highlands Ranch, Parker Castle Rock and Centennial restaurants, which are scheduled to open this summer. “We’re looking for friendly, customer-service-oriented crew members to join the Raising Cane’s team,” area director Clint Owens said. “We offer competitive pay, a great work environment and a cool company culture that sets us apart from our competitors. We can’t […]

  • Chick-fil-A adds gluten-free bun to menu

    ATLANTA — Chick-fil-A has announced it will be adding a gluten-free bun to its menu. The new bun, which is available for purchase, comes individually packaged and can be ordered with any sandwich, Chick-fil-A said in a statement. “While individually packaged and certified free of gluten, guests will be required to assemble their own sandwiches to reduce risk of cross-contamination,” company officials said. “Chick-fil-A kitchens are not gluten-free.” The fast-food chain said it decided to add the option after getting requests […]

  • Vertafore moving headquarters to Denver

    DENVER — Insurance technology company Vertafore announced Tuesday it will be moving its headquarters from Bothell, Wash., to a new state-of-the-art headquarters in Denver. More than 400 employees will be based at their new building at Denver Place. Vertafore’s CEO said the company is excited about its future in Colorado. “We are beyond excited to announce our new Denver headquarters and are eager to leverage our centers of excellence to provide Vertafore customers with the tools that they need to grow their businesses,” […]

  • Modified lockdown lifted at Denver Health after officers searched for suspect

    DENVER — Denver Health Medical Center was placed on modified lockdown as a precaution Friday night as officers searched for a suspect in the area, the Denver Police Department said. Police said officers were in the vicinity of the hospital at 777 Bannock St. on a possible weapons call. They said no suspect was located and there was no immediate danger to the public. The modified lockdown was lifted after about 30 minutes.

  • RTD offering transportation options to Coors Field

    DENVER — As the Rockies prepare for their home opener on Friday, RTD is ready to take fans to the game. Starting Friday and continuing throughout the season on the weekends, the RockesRide express bus will provide transportation to Coors Field 30 to 60 minutes before the first pitch. RTD will also offer the service on July 3 and July 4. RTD said the bus service has stops at four Park-N-Ride locations: Eighth Avenue and Coffman Street in Longmont; Wagon […]