Gregory Deffenbaugh is an Executive News Producer with FOX31 Denver/KDVR-TV.

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  • Colorado-based Global SuperTanker activated to fight California wildfires

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo — With wildfires raging in California, forcing the evacuation of 20,000 people, the world’s largest firefighting plane has been activated. As of Tuesday afternoon, the Global SuperTanker has performed three flights, assisting in getting California’s wildfires under control. The Global SuperTanker, based in Colorado Springs, is a modified Boeing 747 that can assist in fighting any wildfire across the country in a matter of hours. According to officials, the plane can carry 20,000 gallons of water or […]

  • Colorado teachers, educators to be honored by Avalanche

    DENVER — The Avalanche will honor the state’s teachers this week by recognizing them at its home game next week against the Boston Bruins, the Colorado Department of Education said Thursday. Teachers are also eligible for discounted tickets to the home opener. .@Avalanche is offering a TEACHER & STAFF APPRECIATION Game Night, Oct 11. Discounted tickets at #edcolo #GoAvsGO — CO Dept of Education (@codepted) October 4, 2017 Group packages for people of 10 or more start at […]

  • Colorado gearing up for ski season

    DENVER — Colorado is gearing up for ski season as the high country received its first snowfall of the season. As usual, Colorado will be a tourist attraction for skiers and snowboarders from across the country and around the world. According to Colorado Ski Country USA, new flights to Colorado’s regional airports and expanded service on Amtrak’s Winter Park Express will provide skiers and riders easier and more convenient travel options this winter. The Winter Park Express will begin service […]

  • Skywest Airlines forced to pay out over $2 million in discrimination suit

    DENVER, Colo. — A federal jury has awarded a former Skywest Airlines employee $2.45 million, finding that the company had discriminated against him after suffering from kidney failure. According to John Hayes’ attorney, the jury awarded Hayes $450,000 in damages and $2 million in punitive damages against the airline. Hayes’ attorney, “The case centered around Skywest’s placing of Mr. Hayes on involuntary leave in August 2014, just after he suffered kidney failure and returned from medical leave. Prior to that […]

  • Sonic Drive-In confirms credit card investigation

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Sonic Corporation has confirmed to the Chicago Tribune, that the restaurant chain is investigating “unusual activity” on credit cards used at their locations. According to the Tribune, the fast food chain said in a statement that its credit card processor told them about the incident last week and that it’s now “working to understand the nature and scope of this issue.” The company did not disclose how many credit cards were potentially involved in the incident […]

  • Earthquakes on the rise near Yellowstone super volcano

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — Recent data from the University of Utah show the northwest corner of Yellowstone National Park has seen a spike in earthquakes. Miles underneath the park sits one of the world’s largest volcanoes, known as the Yellowstone super volcano. There have been 1,200 earthquakes in the park since the beginning of June. Jamie Farrell, a research professor of seismology at the University of Utah, said this is a large swarm, but adds the activity is otherwise […]

  • Denver police help elderly woman who had bike stolen

    DENVER — Four Denver police officers were honored for going above and beyond to help a senior citizen whose property was stolen. According to the Denver Police Department, a woman reported that her bicycle had been stolen. The woman apparently had asked a friend to watch her bike, but while he was watching it, the suspect took it from him. Police said the bicycle is the only form of transportation for the woman, so it was important to get it […]

  • Pueblo Zoo welcomes two bison calves from CSU

    PUEBLO, Colo. – The Pueblo Zoo has welcomed two bison calves to their exhibit. The new calves, Sid and Ginger, were given to the zoo by Colorado State University. Staff members say the two are three months old and both were rejected by their mothers. For now, they are being hand fed three times a day with a bottle. They weigh about 100 pounds each but they can grow up to nearly 2,000 pounds, zoo officials said. A zoo spokesman […]

  • A driver was out of gas and money, until a Denver police officer jumped in

    DENVER — Denver Police Officer Scott Marsh is being recognized for going above and beyond the line of duty, by paying for a woman’s tank of gas. Denver police posting on their Facebook page that Officer Marsh encountered a woman named Alice, who works for a ride-sharing service, and was having trouble pumping gas. According to the department, Alice’s pump malfunctioned and charged her card without dispensing any gasoline. Denver police add that she was even more frustrated due to […]

  • Frontier Airlines fined for long delays, refusing to let passengers deplane

    WASHINGTON — Denver based Frontier Airlines has been fined $1.5 million for violating the Department of Transportation’s rule prohibiting long tarmac delays. According to the Department of Transportation, the airline has been ordered to cease and desist from future similar violations. In a statement to FOX31, the Department of Transportation said, “Of the $1.5 million assessed, $900,000 will be credited to Frontier for compensation provided to passengers on the affected flights and also passengers on other delayed flights.  The $1.5 million […]

  • RTD proposes reduction in service along R Line in Aurora

    DENVER — The Regional Transportation District is proposing changes to the R Line through Aurora. The proposal is focused on a reduction in service during off-peak hours south of the Florida Station. RTD studied passenger counts at all stations and determined it would save more than 15,000 hours and an estimated $2.83 million. According to RTD, service would still run between the Peoria and Lincoln stations during peak hours on weekdays from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m., and 3 p.m. […]

  • Education Secretary Betsy DeVos visits Denver school

    DENVER — Controversial Education Secretary Betsy DeVos visited a school in southeast Denver on Wednesday as part of a nationwide tour she is on. DeVos attracts protesters just about everywhere she goes and demonstrators were on hand when she went to Firefly Autism House. DeVos’ visit is part of a multistate tour called the ReThinkSchool tour, with stops in Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and Indiana. DeVos has been visiting schools to highlight the ways educators are meeting the unique needs […]