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  • Car club honors fallen deputy in unique way

      DENVER — In addition to signing cards and leaving thank you notes for fallen deputy Heath Gumm, others crafted more creative tributes to the late law enforcement officer. Saturday, folks from a local driving club chose to honor Gumm in their own way as dozens of four-by-four vehicles formed a caravan to drive through the streets, proudly decorated in blue. FOX31’s Julie Leonardi reports.  

  • Some side roads in metro area remain icy after storm

    DENVER — Single-digit temperatures early Tuesday morning have side streets across the Denver metro area icy and dangerous for drivers. Freezing rain that turned into ice caused dozens of accidents across the metro area on Monday and led to closures on state highways and interstates. Side streets might not have been treated after the storm, and after temperatures plunged to near zero on Tuesday morning, it left icy conditions for drivers. Many people will also try to warm up vehicles […]

  • Colorado residents in Hawaii react to false alarm missile launch warning

    DENVER — Panic hit Hawaii Saturday morning as residents and visitors were warned of an inbound ballistic missile threat to the island. The notification was sent to cell phones telling residents to seek shelter immediately. About 40 minutes later, officials said it was a false alarm. Some Colorado residents were there and spoke to FOX31 about their terrifying experience. The alert told people to seek shelter right away and it wasn’t a drill. “It was a terrifying moment, overwhelming and […]

  • Commerce City residents can track snow plows with brand new website

    COMMERCE CITY, CO– Commerce City Public Works has launched a new website that will let residents track where snow plows are running through the city. The site is called Snow Trooper and anyone can access it and track the 11 snow plows and their routes around the city. “You’ll be able to see not only which streets have been plowed, but how recently they’ve been plowed and treated,” Travis Huntington, Commerce City spokesperson. When you navigate the website, there will […]

  • Clarence Moses-El files lawsuit against City of Denver for wrongful conviction

    DENVER — A man who spent nearly three decades in prison for a crime he didn’t commit has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Denver Police Department and former Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey. Clarence Moses-El was accused of sexual assault in 1987 despite a lack of physical evidence. He was retried and freed last year. Moses-El and his attorney believe his rights were violated and the lawsuit will bring justice to the wrongful incarceration. “How do you […]

  • Friends, family continue search for missing elderly man in Golden

    GOLDEN, Colo. — The search for a missing elderly man stretched into Friday afternoon, with friends and family of the 87-year-old lending a hand. James Mitchell, 87, disappeared on Thursday night after crashing his son’s pickup truck into some rail cars just after 8 p.m. Thursday. Mitchell apparently walked away from the scene before police arrived. Search and rescue teams began working along 10th and Vasquez streets, then went north along Table Mountain. Mitchell is described as 5-foot-10 and about […]

  • Thieves steal 2 Aurora Salvation Army donation kettles, bell, apron

    AURORA, Colo. — Two Salvation Army red kettles have been stolen from two Aurora shopping centers this month. The thieves even stole the iconic red bell, apron and sign. Local Salvation Army officials are warning Aurora donors that there could be people posing as bell ringers Lt. Sam LeMar said the incidents happened within a few weeks of each other at the Southlands shopping center and Aurora Town Center. LeMar said there was a gap between shift changes during the […]

  • Aurora movie theater shooting survivor Heather Snyder dies

    AURORA, Colo. — Family members of Aurora theater shooting survivor Heather Snyder are still in the dark about her recent death. Snyder, 31, died Sunday night. An autopsy did not determine the cause of death. A memorial will be held Dec. 13 at Aurora’s Eagle’s Lodge. “When you have a wonderful human being that is a support system for everyone that can light up your day, and they’re taken from you, it’s not easy. It’s very difficult,” said Larry Martinez, […]

  • Gag order put in place in case of missing Bailey teen

    BAILEY, Colo. — A community has been left concerned and confused as 17-year-old Maggie Long has been missing for three days. A gag order was put in place Monday morning for all law enforcement involved with the case. Residents in Bailey are fearing for their safety and wondering where Long could be. “Usually when they do that, that’s not good. Good things don’t come from that,” resident Rick Craven said. Investigators can’t release any information as a gag order was […]

  • Denver police give out warnings to smokers on 16th Street Mall to enforce ban

    DENVER– Starting Friday, smokers visiting the 16th Street Mall have to hold off on lighting up. The city’s smoking ban is in effect, banning all cigarettes, marijuana and vaping devices within 50 feet of the mall. Denver Police Department officers were giving verbal warnings to people still smoking on Friday afternoon. Many people claimed they didn’t know about the Breathe Easy ordinance, designed to keep the mall clean. “Officers are working on going around to each business letting them know […]

  • Gunman wearing clown mask confronts woman in Parker Michael’s store parking lot

    PARKER, Colo. — Police are looking for a man who allegedly pointed a gun at a woman in a Michael’s craft store parking lot on Tuesday night. The victim shared her story in a Facebook post Wednesday night, saying the gunman wore a clown mask and mumbled to her before she screamed and ran back inside the store. The Parker Police Department said the woman was leaving the store on South Twenty Mile Road just before 9 p.m. Tuesday when […]

  • Denver green roof initiative close to passage

    DENVER — A green roof initiative in Denver was heading toward a narrow victory on Wednesday. Ordinance 300 had 52.2 percent yes votes to 47.8 percent no votes out of more than 96,000 ballots cast, according to the Denver Elections Division. The difference was about 4,000 votes as of 2 a.m. when counting stopped. Counting will resume at 10 a.m., with the next results expected to be announced at 3 p.m. If it passes, the initiative would force all new […]