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  • Homeowner shoots, kills alleged intruder in Wheat Ridge

    WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. — An alleged home intruder was shot and killed in Wheat Ridge late Wednesday night. According to the Wheat Ridge Police Department, the shooting happened about 11:30 p.m. near West 45th Avenue and Parfet Street. Police say a man entered a home and startled the homeowner. The man refused to leave and was shot by the homeowner. WRPD did not mention the shooting until it was contacted by FOX31 Thursday evening following a news tip. The name […]

  • Abuse survivors say important details missing from report on Catholic Church in Colorado

    DENVER — On Wednesday, Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser released a long-awaited report detailing child sex abuse by Catholic priests in the state. Some sexual assault survivors met at the Denver Press Club Friday and say important details are missing from the report. According to the document, 166 children were victimized by 43 Catholic priests in Colorado over the past 70 years. The report found three priests within the Archdiocese of Denver are responsible for the sexual abuse of 90 […]

  • Argument for Denver sheriff to be elected position continues

    DENVER — Big Changes are underway at the Denver Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff Patrick Firman stepped down Monday and the first female sheriff is set to be sworn in on Tuesday. However, one city council member wants to see even deeper changes. Council member Candi CdeBaca is introducing a proposal before the City’s Charter Committee to have an elected rather than appointed sheriff in Denver. “I would like to make sure that we’re not continuing to concentrate power,” CdeBaca said. Her […]

  • Police warn of man trying to offer children rides to Denver school bus stops

    DENVER — Denver Public Schools and the Denver Police Department say parents should be aware of a man offering to drive children to their bus stop. Two incidents were reported this week. The first occurred Wednesday around 8 a.m. near the intersection of South Dahlia Street and East Bates Avenue in University Hills. DPD says a man drove up to a female student and told her he was with Denver Public Schools and that he would drive her to the […]

  • Boulder woman says apartment has rat infestation, complex didn’t do enough to help

    BOULDER, Colo. — A Boulder woman said she has a rat infestation in her apartment, but the complex’s manager said it’s a seasonal issue. After the FOX31 Problem Solvers asked questions, the Boulder Housing Partners agreed to help set traps. Kim McCarthy told the Problem Solvers she tried contacting Boulder Housing Partners several times to set traps in her pantry to eliminate the problem, which is especially concerning because her son has allergy-induced asthma and rodents are a trigger. “I […]

  • Woman stuck on RTD bus while driver uses restroom

    DENVER — What started as a routine bus ride home from her sister’s home turned into what a young woman from Aurora says was one of her worst nightmares. Monica Vera-Knutson,19, contacted the FOX31 Problem Solvers after being trapped in a Regional Transportation District bus with no way out. Security camera video obtained by the Problem Solvers shows the driver of RTD bus #6252 approach a 7-Eleven near 6th and Quebec at 8:55 p.m. on Sept. 16, 2019. That’s when […]

  • Evergreen ranch owner says one animal was intentionally shot, another poisoned

    EVERGREEN, Colo. — Jefferson County Animal Control responded to reports of two injured animals at a therapy animal ranch in Evergreen Monday morning. The ranch’s owner believes the animals may have been hurt intentionally. Jennifer Edwards runs 14-Hands Ranch. It’s a rescue and rehabilitation center for animals and — Edwards says — people as well. “Anybody that might be at risk in our community can come up here and do animal-assisted therapy,” she said. However, Edwards believes someone may have […]

  • 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 […]

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