Prosecutors face Monday deadline to file charges in deaths of Shanann Watts, daughters
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  • Candlelight vigil held for Shanann Watts, daughters

    FREDERICK, Colo. — A candlelight vigil was held Friday night for Shanann Watts and her two daughters, Bella and Celeste, after they were killed earlier this week. A large group gathered outside the Watts family home on Saratoga Trail in Frederick. The vigil was open to the public. A memorial of balloons, flowers and teddy bears had been growing outside the home since the deaths of the three were announced Thursday. RELATED: Full coverage of deaths of pregnant mother, two […]

  • One person killed in fiery single-vehicle crash in Boulder

    BOULDER, Colo. — One person was killed in a fiery single-vehicle crash late Thursday night, the Boulder Police Department said. The crash happened about 11:20 p.m. at 30th Street and Colorado Avenue, police said. The 2006 black Ford F-150 truck was traveling northbound on 30th Street when it went off the road, struck a light pole on the northeast corner of the intersection and burst into flames. Only the male driver was inside the vehicle and no other vehicles were […]

  • Body believed to be missing pregnant woman from Frederick recovered

    FREDERICK, Colo. — The body believed to be that of a pregnant Frederick woman who disappeared has been recovered and a search is continuing for her two young daughters who also vanished, law enforcement officials said Thursday. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation said the body that is believed to be that of Shanann Watts, 34, was found on the property owned by Anadarko Petroleum, where her husband, Christopher Watts, worked. The bodies of their daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste […]

  • Video: Day before arrest, man accused of killing pregnant wife, daughters pleaded for their return

    FREDERICK, Colo. — The day after his wife and two daughters were reported missing from Frederick, Christopher Watts gave an interview about their disappearances. “In my heart, I believe that she is somewhere and I hope that she is safe,” Watts said of his wife Shanann on Tuesday afternoon. “I don’t know what to do right now. I just feel so alone in this house right now. I don’t know where to to from here.” Shanann Watts, 34, and her […]

  • FBI, CBI join search effort for pregnant woman, 2 daughters missing from Frederick

    Aug. 16 update: Christopher Watts, the husband of a pregnant Frederick woman who has been missing along with his two young daughters since Monday has been arrested. Read more here. Previous story:  FREDERICK, Colo. — The FBI and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation have been brought in to help in the investigation into the disappearance of a pregnant woman and her two young daughters, the Frederick Police Department said Wednesday. Shanann Watts, 34, and her 3- and 4-year-old daughters Bella and […]

  • Pregnant woman, 2 daughters reported missing in Frederick

    Aug. 16 update: Christopher Watts, the husband of a pregnant Frederick woman who has been missing along with his two young daughters since Monday has been arrested. Read more here. Previous story:  FREDERICK, Colo. — A pregnant woman and her two children have been reported missing, the Frederick Police Department said Tuesday morning. Shanann Watts, 34, and her 3- and 4-year-old daughters were reported missing on Monday. Watts is 15 weeks pregnant, police said. Police released very little information, only saying […]

  • Masterpiece Cakeshop owner sues Hickenlooper, Colorado Civil Rights Commission

    DENVER — Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop who won a landmark Supreme Court decision after refusing to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, has sued Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, claiming the state has renewed its religious persecution against him. In a lawsuit filed Tuesday night in Denver U.S. District Court, Phillips’ attorneys allege the state has renewed its religious persecution by investigating the Lakewood baker despite the U.S. Supreme Court […]

  • Search for missing 33-year-old Denver man in Summit County ‘reluctantly’ suspended

    SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. — The search for a missing Denver man who was last seen Aug. 3 has been suspended, the Summit County Rescue Group and the Summit County Sheriff’s Office said. The search for 33-year-old Tyler Gorrell was “reluctantly” called off. Gorrell was last seen in Denver on Aug. 3, but his vehicle, a Ford Escape, was found outside the Rock Creek winter trailhead in Summit County on Friday. An initial search with a dog team focused on the […]

  • 16-year-old accused of killing her 7-year-old nephew, Jordan Vong, identified

    DENVER — The 16-year-old girl who is accused of killing her 7-year-old nephew was identified on Tuesday morning by the Denver District Attorney’s Office. Jennie Bunsom was charged Monday as an adult with first-degree murder after deliberation and first-degree murder of a person under the age of 12 by a person in a position of trust in the death of Jordan Vong. Bunsom was due in juvenile court on Tuesday morning, but the hearing will be waived, prosecutors said. She will […]

  • Stinky the corpse flower at Denver Botanic Gardens might be set to bloom again

    DENVER — A corpse flower at the Denver Botanic Gardens might be ready to bloom for the second time in three years. The Gardens said Tuesday that horticulturists are predicting Stinky could bloom in early to mid-September. The flower first bloomed in August 2015, the first time a corpse flower bloomed at the Gardens. A different plant, Little Stinker, bloomed in 2016. The flower is native to rainforests of western Sumatra in Indonesia. When they bloom, they let out a […]

  • Fortune 250 company behind The North Face, other outdoor brands relocating to Denver

    DENVER — Fortune 250 company VF Corporation, the holding company of outdoor brands including The North Face, JanSport and Smartwool, is moving its global headquarters to Denver after receiving $27 million in job growth incentive tax credits. The Colorado Economic Development Commission made the announcement early Monday morning. The commission approved the tax credits last week in a bid to attract the company, dubbed “Project Cardinal,” with a headquarters staff of 800 employees with an average salary of $185,721. “This […]

  • Nevada prisoner charged in 1984 hammer killings of Aurora family of 3, Lakewood woman

    AURORA, Colo. -- An inmate at a Nevada prison has been charged with murder, felony murder and attempted murder in the deaths of three members of an Aurora family and a Lakewood woman that had gone unsolved for the past 34 years, officials announced Friday.