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  • Man arrested in shooting death of person trying to break into vehicle

    DENVER — A man was arrested Saturday in the shooting death of a man who was allegedly breaking into his vehicle, the Denver Police Department said Sunday. Brice Fitch, 24, is being held for investigation of first-degree murder. The victim, who has not been identified, was found inside a vehicle in the 12600 block of East Exposition Avenue on Friday afternoon after the Aurora Police Department responded to a welfare check. Officers found the man in the vehicle dead from […]

  • Aurora man charged with attempted murder in hit-and-run that injured 2 boys

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — An Aurora man is facing 15 charges, including for first-degree attempted murder, in a hit-and-run crash earlier this month that investigators believe was deliberate, leaving two boys injured, the Colorado State Patrol said Thursday. Oghaleoghene Atunu, 21, was arrested Saturday on charges related to reckless driving and leaving the scene of a crash. Additional charges were filed after investigators, in conjunction with the Arapahoe County District Attorney’s Office, found evidence that suggests the crash was intentional, the […]

  • Man formally charged with causing crash that killed Colorado State Patrol corporal

    GREELEY, Colo. — A Centennial man has been formally charged with causing a crash that killed a Colorado State Patrol corporal during a March blizzard. John Carpenter, 58, of Centennial, was charged with failure to exercise due care when approaching a stationary vehicle resulting in death and careless driving driving causing death, the 19th Judicial District Attorney’s Office said Thursday. On March 13, Colorado State Patrol Cpl. Daniel Groves was killed after being hit by the driver of a 2001 […]

  • Woman linked to Denver-area school threats dead of self-inflicted gunshot wound

    CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. -- The woman at the center of a massive manhunt for allegedly making threats against schools in the Denver metro area is dead, the FBI said Wednesday morning.

  • Littleton gun shop owner says he legally sold shotgun to woman behind school threats

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — The owner of a Littleton gun shop said he sold the shotgun to the woman behind the school threats in the Denver metro area that led to a massive manhunt. Josh Rayburn of Colorado Gun Broker said the woman purchased the shotgun legally at the store at 8966 W. Bowles Ave., less than two miles from Columbine High School. Rayburn said employees had no reason to suspect the woman was a threat to herself or anyone […]

  • Man injured in shooting at Expo Park in Aurora

    AURORA, Colo. — A man was taken to a hospital after a shooting at Expo Park on Wednesday morning, the Aurora Police Department said. Officers responded to the park at 10955 E. Exposition Ave. near South Havana Street about 10:40 a.m. Officers found one man who had been shot. he was taken to a hospital in serious condition. Two males were detained and detectives are trying to determine how they were involved. There might be a third suspect, police said. […]

  • Carl’s Jr. to test CBD-infused burger on 4/20 in Denver

    DENVER — Carl’s Jr. will test a CBD-infused burger at a Denver location for one day: April 20, the unofficial holiday for cannabis lovers, CNBC reports. The burger will appropriately cost $4.20 and be sold at the restaurant at 4050 Colorado Blvd. on Saturday. The Rocky Mountain High CheeseBurger Delight features two beef patties, pickled jalapenos, pepper jack cheese, waffle fries and about 5 milligrams of hemp-derived CBD extract in the chain’s Santa Fe Sauce. The CBD oil, which is […]

  • Denver-area schools urged to go on lockout as FBI investigates ‘credible threat’

    DENVER — The Colorado Department of Education recommended all Denver metro-area schools to  go on lockout on Tuesday afternoon and conduct controlled releases of students as the FBI investigates a “credible threat” to schools in the area. Columbine High School and nearly two dozen other schools in Jefferson County and one Denver school were already placed on lockout because of “what appears to be a credible threat possibly involving the schools,” the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said. The sheriff’s office […]

  • 2 arrested in connection to shooting death of Golden man

    GOLDEN, Colo. — Two people have been arrested in connection to a homicide in Golden, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday. Joshua Polaske, 27, was arrested Monday night in Lakewood in connection to the death of 44-year-old Kristian Macleod. Laci Barclay, 24, was arrested Sunday for suspicion of accessory to murder. Macleod was shot about 4:15 p.m. Sunday in the 800 block of Kilmer Street in Golden. He was taken to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead. […]

  • Denver Zoo welcomes another two-toed sloth

    DENVER — The Denver Zoo has welcomed a second baby sloth born in the past 15 months. Charlotte, a 23-year-old Linne’s two-toed sloth, gave birth Thursday. The zoo announced Charlotte’s pregnancy in December and the birth was expected to take place in February or March. But sloth births are difficult to predict, the zoo said. The sex of the baby sloth has yet to be determined, but the veterinary staff said it is “very healthy.” Charlotte and the newborn are bonding […]

  • Broomfield teenager to pay nearly $20,000 in fines for unlawful killing of moose

    HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS, Colo. — A Broomfield teenager will pay nearly $20,000 in fines after pleading guilty to illegally killing and abandoning a bull moose in Grand County last year, Colorado Parks and Wildlife said Monday. Callan Hyatt, 19, pleaded guilty Tuesday to five misdemeanor wildlife violations, including hunting in a careless manner, failing to locate wounded game, failing to dress wildlife, illegal possession of wildlife and hunting without a license. An extra $10,000 fine was added for the illegal […]

  • One person hit with hammer in Adams County home invasion; suspects at-large

    ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. — One person was injured in a home invasion on Sunday morning, the Adams County Sheriff’s office said. The invasion happened in the 7900 block of Ivywood Street, near East 80th Avenue and Brighton Boulevard. One male victim was struck with a hammer and taken to North Suburban Medical Center. The sheriff’s office said the victim is awake and talking with medical personnel. Deputies are searching for two male suspects and interviewing several witnesses to determine what […]

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