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  • Horse racing casino plan spurs controversy

    ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. — Arapahoe Park horse track, located in unincorporated Arapahoe County, is the place to see horse racing up close in Colorado. But a new proposed ballot initiative would allow the park to operate a casino with slot machines and gambling tables. If the initiative passes, Arapahoe Park is ready to build. Artist’s renderings show the 175,000-square foot casino that would sit next to the track. Many former state representatives are backing this initiative because they say it […]

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    Denver Sheriff’s Department captain accused of assaulting boyfriend

    DENVER — A captain with the Denver Sheriff’s Department was arrested Sunday on domestic violence charges and is expected to go before a judge Monday. According to court documents, Capt. Sonya Gillespie was arrested at her home in Green Valley Ranch. Neighbors said three Denver Police cars were in front of her home on Sunday morning. Denver Police confirmed the arrest, but would not give any details. A source told FOX31 Denver that Gillespie had thrown a cell phone at her […]

  • Lighting struck at tree in a residential area of Englewood June 8, 2014, damaging surrounding homes. (Photo: Janice Beemer)

    Lightning strike in Englewood damages home

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Lighting struck a tree on Pearl Street in Englewood with so much force that it broke into a thousand pieces. Just about everyone heard the sound in this Englewood neighborhood around noon on Sunday. “We heard a big bang,” Janice Beemer said. Another neighbor described it as a bomb going off. It’s a sound Dan Cronan said he didn’t hear so much as feel. “It knocked me backwards,” Dan Cronan said. “I was flying and covered in […]

  • River floods a road in Greeley, Colo.

    Widespread flooding continues in northern Colorado

    GREELEY, Colo. — Portions of southeast Greeley remain under water Tuesday night and Greeley’s Emergency Manager believes the flooding isn’t over yet. That concerns many like Erica Nevarez and her family who are trying everything to keep the high water away from their home. So far they have installed four pumps to get the water out of their back yard and horse stalls, funneling it into a nearby ditch. They also had to evacuate all of their animals. “We had […]

  • Remembering mudslide victims

    Hundreds gathered at Plateau Valley School in Collbran to say goodbye to 46-year old Wesley Hawkins, 51-year-old Clancy Nichols and his son, 24-year-old Danny Nichols. All three were lost in last week’s Mesa County mudslide. Hawkins’ wife Kayla spoke at the memorial hoping that her husband is remembered for the love he had for his community. “He left that day with only one thought in mind… to take care of his community and keep the people safe,” he said. “I […]

  • Anti-bullying class teaches kids to protect themselves

    Anti-bullying class teaches kids to protect themselves

    DENVER — A unique class is being offered around the Denver metro area that allows kids to actively learn how to protect themselves against dangerous situations. The class aims to teach kids to turn scary situations into one of power by using their voices to yell “back away. You’re too close.” It’s one technique they learned to scare off strangers like attempted kidnappers. “I want to make sure they are equipped properly to know what to do and how to […]

  • Fire crews prepare for wildfire season

    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — Several fire agencies gathered in Douglas County Saturday to prepare for the approaching wildfire season. Sara Morris reports.

  • Police seek fondling suspect in DU assault

    DENVER — A campus security alert at the University of Denver. A woman was allegedly fondled in an area near campus while walking with another student. It happened at around 3:30 in the morning on Saturday on East Evans between Josephine and Columbine streets. A DU spokesperson said the students were surprised by the man. “Some guy jumped out and confronted them groped the female student and then ran away,” said Will Jones, External Communications Manager for DU. “That’s so […]

  • Jade the dog gets life-saving treatment from Federal Heights firefighters

    Fast acting firefighters use new device to save dogs from a fire

    FEDERAL HEIGHTS, Colo. — Dogs in danger are rescued by fast-acting firefighters. The animals were pulled from a fire at The Lodge Apartments on 84th Avenue and Pecos at around 8 a.m. Thursday. Neighbor Donna Pritt panicked when she saw the fire. “We hollered that there is two dogs in there and that the owner had already left for work,” she said. “We took almost like four or five steps inside the front door one of the guys on the […]

  • A mobile home caught fire April 5, 2014 after it broke down near a King Sooper's in Thornton, police said. (Photo: Steve Davis)

    Motor home catches fire in Thornton

    THORNTON, Colo. — A man and woman’s motor home caught fire Saturday after it broke down in Thornton. According to Thornton Police Department spokesperson Matt Barnes, the two’s motor home had broken down at 120th Street and Colorado Boulevard shortly before 12:30 p.m. Saturday. They pulled the vehicle over into a nearby King Sooper’s parking lot, and began to work on the fuel pump to get it going again. When they restarted the engine, the truck caught on fire and […]

  • Musical memorial for murder victim

    GOLDEN, Colo. — Friends and family paid tribute to man who was murdered in his home in Golden on March 15, 2014. Billy Burchette loved Rock and Roll and on Sunday, friends, family and fans paid tribute to his legacy through music at the Buffalo Rose in Golden. “Playing songs from Tom Petty, Neil Young, Stones, Dillion and other favorites,” said Chris Thomas, Billy’s band mate. The 54-year-old was known by many as the lead guitarist and vocalist for the […]

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    Two arrested on hash oil charges following explosion

    DENVER — Two people were arrested on Sunday in connection with an explosion inside a home in the West Highlands neighborhood that was so strong it blew out the basement windows. “I heard a loud boom and kind of a real loud muffle of a boom,” said James Megas, who lives next door. That boom was actually an explosion. Megas owns the duplex and had just rented out the home to two men a couple of weeks ago — a home that […]