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  • Broomfield residents celebrating after RV illegally parking in neighborhood towed away

    BROOMFIELD, Colo. — Residents in a Broomfield Cul-De-Sac are thanking the Problem Solvers after a behemoth of an RV got towed away. They called when a new neighbor moved in. The neighbors were living in a 35 foot RV that was dropped off by a tow truck more than two weeks ago. The RV had no power, no hook ups, no water and no way to get rid of sewage. Longtime resident Gary Colgin says he called Problem Solvers out […]

  • RV dropped off by tow truck in Broomfield cul-de-sac frustrates neighbors

    BROOMFIELD, Colo. — Residents in a Broomfield cul-de-sac called the Problem Solvers when some new neighbors moved in, with a 35-foot RV that was dropped off by a tow truck two weeks ago. The RV has no power, no hook-ups, no water and no way to get rid of sewage. Longtime resident Gary Colgin said he called Problem Solvers out of frustration. “We’ve called the Problem Solvers to come out and help us put some pressure on the city to […]

  • Douglas County school district, charter school debate guns in classrooms

    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — A battle is brewing in the Douglas County School District over whether or not teachers should have guns. On the one side of the argument is Superintendent Thomas Tucker, who says guns have no place in the classroom. “Teachers are not armed,” Tucker said. “We will fight tooth and nail of any school whether it’s a neighborhood school or a charter school.” On the other side of the debate is Derec Shuler, the executive director of […]

  • Man convicted of sexual assault finally registers as sex offender

    ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. — On Friday, a man convicted of sexual assault had a choice. Jared Bates was ordered to be in the Arapahoe County Courthouse at 11:00 am to register as a sex offender. If he didn’t show up felony charges of Failing to Register would be filed. Bates was ordered to register by July 19 after his conviction for Felony Sexual Assault for the attack of Maria Crow. After two weeks had passed, Crow contacted the Problem Solvers […]

  • RTD light rail operator fired after car nearly derails near Mile High Station

    DENVER — A Regional Transportation District light rail train operator was terminated after the train he was driving nearly derailed near Mile High Station. The operator allegedly took a corner so fast, passengers went flying. Several people were injured and two were taken to the hospital by ambulance. This incident happened in June but it took a FOX31 viewer to bring it to the attention of the Problems Solvers before answers started coming to light. Anna Fryer and her 11-year-old […]

  • Denver instructed to file corrective action plan in response to January light rail crash

    DENVER — Denver’s Regional Transportation District has been ordered to file a “Corrective Action Plan” with Colorado’s Public Utilities Commission in response to the crash of an RTD light rail train in January. The crash severed a woman’s foot. However, the FOX31 Problem Solvers are learning the details about that crash are considered “Highly Confidential”. The crash happened Jan. 28, 2019, around 7:15 a.m. Investigators determined speed was the primary factor in the crash, and the driver was fired. Pauletta […]

  • Supervisor of at-risk youth sentenced to prison for sexually assaulting boys in his care

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — A Lakewood man will likely spend the rest of his life in prison after repeatedly abusing at-risk youth he was hired to protect. William Wayne Sexton, 56, was convicted in May of sexually assaulting at-risk boys at a Lakewood home, and Monday he was sentenced to 54 years to life in prison. The most serious charges, unanimously agreed upon by the jury, were three counts of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position […]

  • District attorney acquits school sex offender after jury votes guilty

    DENVER — On Jan. 18, 2017, only about a week into her new job as Denver District Attorney, Beth McCann had her office file an “unusual” request in district court. The document was called a “people’s statement conceding reversal of conviction.” It essentially told the court system that the DA’s office had changed its mind after winning a conviction during a jury trial the prior year. In fact, McCann’s office wrote that it completely agreed with the convicted criminal’s defense […]

  • 137 officers have been killed over 10 years while wearing body armor

    DENVER — Why are so many police officers being murdered while wrapped in the protection of body armor? It’s a question that’s been on the minds of Colorado this year after the gunshot deaths of three deputies, in three different departments, over a five-week period. December 31, 2017: Douglas County Deputy, Zackari Parrish III January 24, 2018: Adams County Deputy, Heath McDonald Gumm February 5, 2018: El Paso County Deputy Sheriff, Micah Lee Flick To find answers, the FOX31 Investigative Team […]

  • Another Cherry Creek elementary school sex assault goes unreported

    AURORA, Colo. — A growing chorus of Cherry Creek Schools parents, upset about the way the district deals with allegations of sexual assault, are calling for change. Many are demanding the district to fire or change leadership. Others are stepping forward with stories of abuse of their kids at school. One of those parents contacted the FOX31 Problem Solvers last week after seeing an investigation that revealed the district has failed to report at least 30 sex assaults to state […]

  • How to access student disciplinary and crime statistics for any school in the state

    DENVER — Colorado law mandates that parents must be able to easily access student disciplinary and crime statistics for any school in the state. That’s not a reality. And once the information is found, the data aren’t always accurate. By analyzing thousands of police calls, at least 30 sex assaults reportedly to have occurred inside the Cherry Creek School District since 2016. None were reported to the Colorado Department of Education, a misstep State Sen. Rhonda Fields said is a […]

  • Cherry Creek School District blasted for underreporting sex assaults

    GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. — In August, the Aurora Police Department received a call about the alleged conduct of a Cherry Creek School District employee. According to a police dispatch call report, the mother of an Overland High School student had discovered texts on her daughter’s phone. She told Denver Social Services. As a “mandatory reporter,” a case worker relayed the information to police. Police documents described the communication. “Teacher at Prairie Middle School … sexually propositioned student.” The text “asked […]

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