• Ashley Fallis

    Detective won’t face charges on accusations he hid evidence in young mom’s death

    EVANS, Colo. — Prosecutors in Weld County told Ashley Fallis’ family today that they did not believe they could win a criminal prosecution against an Evans police detective who investigated Ashley’s 2012 death. “I’m disappointed but I’m not surprised,” said Ashley’s mother Jenna Fox. Fox said in the hour-long meeting, prosecutors said they could reveal […]

  • A camera attached to glasses that is being tested by Denver Police. (Photo: Denver Police)

    Denver Police could expand use of body cameras on officers

    DENVER — The Denver Police Department could make a decision Wednesday whether officers will begin wearing body cameras on their uniforms. A pilot program has been in place for the past six months in which about two dozen officers in District 6 have worn the body cameras. On Wednesday afternoon, Chief Robert White will reveal […]

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    TODAY: Hit-and-Run, More Storms Coming, Flight Diverted Over Seat

    DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. 1. Hit-and-run closes Colorado Boulevard One person was transported to the hospital with serious injuries after a hit-and-run crash that closed South Colorado Boulevard at East Iowa Avenue. Police were seeking a red Jeep. 2. Two injured by lightning; more storms […]

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    What does a food recall do?

     If it seems to you that there’s a food safety crisis every other week, you’re actually not paying close enough attention. Since the start of summer 2014 alone, the Food and Drug Administration has announced 37 different recalls, market alerts and safety withdrawals related to food, and the Food Safety and Inspection Service has issued […]

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    Colorado voters to decide if genetically modified foods will be labeled

    DENVER — Colorado voters will get to decide in November whether or not food companies should be required to label which products contain Genetically Modified Organisms, better known as GMOs. Over 170,000 signed a petition that will force the issue onto the statewide ballot. Proponents of the plan believe consumers should be more aware of […]

  • Republican gubernatorial nominee Bob Beauprez meeting with officials on a tour of flood-ravaged Manitou Springs last fall.

    As Dems hit Beauprez on government shutdown, GOP says ‘stop politicizing’ floods

    DENVER — Colorado Democrats, who have already lambasted GOP U.S. Senate candidate Cory Gardner for supporting his party’s government shutdown last fall just weeks after devastating floods, are now leveling the same charge at Republican gubernatorial nominee Bob Beauprez. The party released a new video Wednesday featuring images of last fall’s floods and audio of […]

  • Ferguson streets were calm — until bottles started flying; 47 arrested

    FERGUSON, Mo. — There were high hopes that the nightly protests in Ferguson would end peacefully for a change Tuesday. That promise held out for most of the evening — until a water bottle flew at police. By that time, most protesters had cleared out. Journalists outnumbered those who remained. Officers put on helmets and […]

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    Special election could determine future of open carry in Castle Rock

    CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — Castle Rock voters will decide Tuesday whether the town manager can allow residents to openly carry firearms in public spaces. In January, the town council voted 4-3 voted to allow open carry in town buildings and parks, but not courts or schools. The move was allowed because the Town Code gives the […]

  • Dave Fraser, Aristea Brady, Boris Sanchez, Raul Martinez take on Ice Bucket Challenge

    Viral nature of Ice Bucket Challenge raises major money for ALS Association

    The Ice Bucket Challenge to raise support for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) continues to go viral on YouTube and Facebook, but now the fundraiser for patients is getting some unexpected results. The idea is to make a donation or douse yourself with a bucket of ice, but it seems that the spirit of generosity is […]

  • Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and President Barack Obama chat during a break in a July pool game at the Wynkoop Brewing Company in Lower Downtown Denver.

    RGA’s first TV ad attacks Hickenlooper using pool game with Obama

    DENVER — The Republican Governors Association is using the friendly game of pool Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper played with President Obama during last month at the Wynkoop Brewery here as a visual and thematic thread in its first TV ad against the governor, FOX31 Denver is first to report. The RGA’s new 30-second spot, titled “Hustled”, […]

  • Peanut Butter. Photo courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

    Company recalls nut butter products sold in Colorado food stores

    WASHINGTON — A voluntary recall of nut butters made by the nSpired Natural Foods company is underway because of potential salmonella contamination. The company has recalled its Arrowhead Mills Peanut Butters, MaraNatha Almond Butters and Peanut Butters and specific private label nut butters. Those are all listed below. The products are packaged in glass and […]

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    National Guard in Ferguson; second Michael Brown autopsy released

    FERGUSON, Mo. — An evening of peaceful protests devolved into another tense standoff in Ferguson on Monday night as a few protesters hurled bottles and rocks at a heavy police presence, and they responded by firing stun grenades and tear gas canisters. Police in riot gear and gas masks formed a barricade. They used LRAD […]