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  • Man found guilty in crime spree that left 1 dead

    DENVER — A man charged with 24 counts, including first-degree murder, in a crime spree across Commerce City and Denver was found guilty by a jury more than two years after the events. Eric Ukuni, 26, was detained by four men until officers arrived after he hit and killed Ernest Gurrini in a 7-Eleven parking lot at East 40th Avenue and Havana Street on Aug. 8, 2017. Gurrini was a former vice principal at Aurora Central High School. Prosecutors said […]

  • Lifetime announces movie about murders of Shannan Watts, daughters

    NEW YORK — Lifetime will make a movie about Shanann Watts and her two young daughters who were murdered one year ago by her husband, Chris Watts, it was announced Thursday. People announced the movie and said it will be based on real-life events and taped confessions about the murders that rocked the Weld County town of Frederick and the state. People said the movie, “The Chris Watts Story,” will show the months leading up to the murders. The movie […]

  • School in Adams County declared safe after Safe2Tell tip

    ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. — Big Picture College and Career Academy and an administration building were placed on lockdown on Wednesday as deputies investigated a Safe2Tell tip that someone had a gun and was going to “shoot up the school,” Mapleton Public Schools said. The academy at 7480 Broadway, just northwest of Interstate 25 and Highway 36, is one of four on a large campus. The lockdown was lifted just before 3 p.m. after the sheriff’s office declared the academy safe. […]

  • Remains found in burnt vehicle in Greeley identified

    GREELEY, Colo. — The remains discovered in a burnt vehicle in Greeley earlier this month have been identified. The Weld County Coroner’s Office identified the remains as 57-year-old Elsie Gay Sanderford. The vehicle caught fire on Aug. 7 in the 13100 block of Weld County Road 56, near Highway 257 and 29th Street. Nearby workers discovered the charred vehicle. Sanderford was identified by scientific means. A final manner and cause of death await autopsy and laboratory reports. The case remains […]

  • Police investigate attempted kidnapping of 12-year-old Grand Junction girl

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — A 12-year-old girl walking home from school managed to escape and run home after a man allegedly tried kidnapping her on Monday afternoon, the Grand Junction Police Department said. Police said the girl was walking home from Redlands Middle School after missing the bus. She was on a bike path under the Grand Avenue Bridge when she allegedly was approached from behind by some one she described as a Hispanic man in his 60s. The girl told […]

  • One killed, one injured after motorcyclist crashes into garage in Loveland

    LOVELAND, Colo. — A woman was killed and one a man was seriously injured after a motorcyclist crashed into the garage of a home on Tuesday night, the Loveland Police Department said. Officers responded to the 2600 block of North Boise Avenue just after 10 p.m. The motorcycle was going northbound when it went off the side of the road and into the garage, police said. A woman passenger was ejected during the crash and was pronounced dead at the […]

  • Thornton man seriously injured by lightning strike in Rocky Mountain National Park

    ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. — A Thornton man was seriously injured as a result of a lightning strike on Saturday in Rocky Mountain National Park, officials said. The man, 31, was hiking below treeline between Dream Lake and Lake Haiyaha when the strike happened. It’s not known if he was directly struck by lightning. Other hikers found the man suffering from numerous serious injuries along trail and called park rangers. Rocky Mountain National Park Search and Rescue found the […]

  • Suspect in custody after barricade situation at Federal and 20th

    DENVER — Federal Boulevard was shut down in both directions for about one hour Tuesday afternoon because of a wanted person who was barricaded in a building, the Denver Police Department said. Several officers responded to the 2000 block of Federal Boulevard, at West 20th Avenue. Several could be seen with weapons drawn. Police said the suspect had a restraining order and was not supposed to be at the address. Police were called just before noon and the SWAT team […]

  • Man killed in semitruck rollover crash in Weld County identified

    WELD COUNTY, Colo. — A man who was killed after a semitruck rolled over and landed in a creek in Weld County on Saturday has been identified. The Weld County Coroner’s Office said 26-year-old Armando Munoz of Thornton died in the crash on Interstate 25 at mile marker 241 near Firestone about 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Munoz was driving southbound on the interstate when a right front tire blew out, causing the truck to go onto the right shoulder where it […]

  • Second man in Lakewood park stabbings dies

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — A second man who was taken to a hospital in one of two stabbings in a park last week has died, the Lakewood Police Department said Monday. Just after midnight on Thursday, officers were called to Belmar Park on a report of a man being stabbed near the Lakewood Heritage Center at 801 S. Yarrow St. Two men were in the park when another man approached and stabbed one of them several times before fleeing on foot, police […]

  • Summer scorcher: Denver hits 99 degrees, breaking 33-year-old record high

    DENVER — The 33-year-old record high temperature in Denver was broken on Monday, the National Weather Service said. The temperature reached 99 degrees at 1:37 p.m. at Denver International Airport, the official recording station for the city. That broke the previous record high of 97 degrees set in 1986, when the recording station was at Stapleton International Airport. The high temperature fell just short of setting the latest 100-degree day in Denver on record. The current latest 100-degree reading remains […]

  • 165-acre Indian Run Fire burning southwest of Hayden in Routt County

    ROUTT COUNTY, Colo. — Firefighters are battling a 165-acre wildfire burning on Bureau of Land Management and private land southwest of Hayden, the Routt County Office of Emergency Management said Monday. The Indian Run Fire was first reported about 5 p.m. Saturday about 16 miles southwest of Hayden and about 3 miles south of Pagoda in the southwest part of the county. The fire initially was reported to be 8 acres. But hot, dry and windy weather on Sunday caused […]

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