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  • Potential impact in Denver of second Amazon headquarters

    DENVER — The retail giant Amazon announced Thursday that Denver is among the top 20 cities in consideration for the second headquarters for the company. All over the Denver metro area, there are construction cranes and congested commutes. Denver is thriving, with more people moving in every day. Amazon has said it would create 50,000 high-paying jobs with its second headquarters. People are split on the idea. “I think it’s great. We’re going to have a lot more jobs,” Tamara […]

  • Veterans shocked there won’t be PTSD facility at new Aurora VA hospital

    DENVER — Department of Veterans Affairs officials said Wednesday the new Aurora hospital will no longer have a post-traumatic stress disorder facility when it finally opens. “I was in the trail Humvee and an enemy insurgent threw a hand grenade through the top,” combat Army veteran Ian Newland said. Newland’s body is full of shrapnel. He was nearly killed in Iraq in a grenade attack. Over the past decade, he’s overcome several physical wounds, but there’s one not so easy […]

  • Family calls for stricter patient-discharge regulations at hospitals after man’s death

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — A family is calling for stricter patient-discharge regulations at area hospitals. Their son, who they say has a history of mental illness, signed himself out of St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood and was wandering the streets when he was hit and killed by a car on Sunday night. The family said they are heartbroken. They say their son should not have been able to sign a release form and leave the hospital without their knowledge. But patients […]

  • Flight from Denver to Hawaii diverted after toilet troubles on plane

    SAN FRANCISCO — Toilet troubles caused a United Airlines flight from Denver to Hawaii full of passengers to divert back to land when they were halfway over the Pacific Ocean. The issue doubled the flight time and cut passengers’ vacations short. “Everyone was disgusted,” passenger Rich Anderson said. United Flight 1219 departed Denver at 11:40 a.m. Sunday. It was scheduled to be a direct flight to Hawaii. Rich and Kristin Anderson were heading to Kauai to celebrate their wedding anniversary, […]

  • Family loses thousands in phone-carrier scam

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. — A family has a warning about the importance of tightening the security on your cellphone carrier after they had thousands drained from their bank account. The victim believes a T-Mobile data breach made their account information vulnerable. They said criminals got the last four digits of their social security number and T-Mobile account number, and locked them out of everything. “Literally in minutes our lives got turned upside down. It’s like our life is no longer […]

  • Voice of FOX31 evacuated during California fires now taking precautions with mudslides

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Hundreds of people are still awaiting rescue after deadly mudslides have blanketed areas of California, east of Santa Barbara. Fifteen people have died and rescuers say dozens are still missing in the debris. The deluge of mud has destroyed homes and made several major roadways impassable. “It’s like rivers of mud that appear to be the consistency of lava coming at you,” resident Beau Weaver said. Weaver is a FOX31 voice-over artist. While he covers the […]

  • Mental health experts explain ‘M1 hold’

    DENVER —  Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said he plans to tackle the mental health issues in the county and the state after the deadly shooting on New Year’s Eve in Highlands Ranch. Newly released body camera video from the ambush shows deputies Zackari Parrish and Taylor Davis were going to place an M1 hold on Matthew Riehl because he was going through a manic episode. Under Colorado law, if someone is mentally ill and an imminent danger to themselves […]

  • Hundreds line streets to honor fallen Deputy Zackari Parrish

    HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. – Hundreds of people lined the sidewalks along Lincoln Avenue on Friday morning as the motorcade for fallen Deputy Zackari Parrish passed by. “It just strikes to your heart,” Gold Rush Elementary teacher, Karen Warner said. Along the procession route, people stood in silence as a steady stream of police officers crested the hill with their red and blue lights flashing. “They run towards danger. There’s very few professions that do that,” Member of the Patriot Guard […]

  • Castle Rock police chief reflects on impact Zackari Parrish had on department

    CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — The chief of police in Castle Rock talked about the lasting impact Zackari Parrish had on his department. Jack Cauley said because it is a smaller department, all of his officers knew Parrish. “Everyone loved him,” Cauley said. “He was a what I consider a role model police officer. He was a type of police officer any chief would love to have working for their police department. He was compassionate, he was caring. He treated everyone […]

  • Man creates spectacular Christmas lights display in memory of son

    NEDERLAND, Colo. — A man created an elaborate Christmas lights display. But to him, it’s means so much more than just flashing lights. He does it to keep the memory of his late son alive. “You hold it there and I’ll go get the wire,” Andrew Titchiner said. In the small mountain town of Nederland, there is a father who misses his son. “It’s really hard for me to have the holidays without him,” David Shortridge said. Shortridge’s son, David […]

  • Fresh snow falls on many ski resorts just in time for the Christmas holiday weekend

    CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. — Christmas has come early for some ski resorts in the Colorado mountains as they got a few inches of fresh snow, just in time for the holiday weekend. Loveland Ski Area received four inches of snow on Thursday morning. The fresh powder is what so many skiers and snowboarders have been anxiously waiting for. Snow blanketed the trees, as skiers suited up to carve down the mountain. “It’s majestic,” skier Brooke Moore said. “It was […]

  • Man caught up in gift card scam

    DENVER — If you are planning to give a gift card this holiday season, the FOX 31 Problem Solvers have a warning for you. A local man was just caught up in a scam. Just two days after Josh Layton bought a gift card from the Highlands Ranch Walmart he found out it was completely drained. “I was shocked. Absolutely shocked,” Layton said. Layton thought he was giving his mom the perfect Christmas gift. “It’s so hard to buy for […]