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  • A mobile home caught fire April 5, 2014 after it broke down near a King Sooper's in Thornton, police said. (Photo: Steve Davis)

    Motor home catches fire in Thornton

    THORNTON, Colo. — A man and woman’s motor home caught fire Saturday after it broke down in Thornton. According to Thornton Police Department spokesperson Matt Barnes, the two’s motor home had broken down at 120th Street and Colorado Boulevard shortly before 12:30 p.m. Saturday. They pulled the vehicle over into a nearby King Sooper’s parking lot, and began to work on the fuel pump to get it going again. When they restarted the engine, the truck caught on fire and […]

  • Musical memorial for murder victim

    GOLDEN, Colo. — Friends and family paid tribute to man who was murdered in his home in Golden on March 15, 2014. Billy Burchette loved Rock and Roll and on Sunday, friends, family and fans paid tribute to his legacy through music at the Buffalo Rose in Golden. “Playing songs from Tom Petty, Neil Young, Stones, Dillion and other favorites,” said Chris Thomas, Billy’s band mate. The 54-year-old was known by many as the lead guitarist and vocalist for the […]

  • Two arrested on hash oil charges following explosion

    DENVER — Two people were arrested on Sunday in connection with an explosion inside a home in the West Highlands neighborhood that was so strong it blew out the basement windows. “I heard a loud boom and kind of a real loud muffle of a boom,” said James Megas, who lives next door. That boom was actually an explosion. Megas owns the duplex and had just rented out the home to two men a couple of weeks ago — a home that […]

  • Work near Interstate 25 and 6th Avenue to impact traffic

    DENVER — If you’re headed out to 6th Avenue near the I-25 interchange at night this week, you will want to allow a little extra time. Construction crews are demolishing portions of the 6th Avenue bridge that flies over I-25. The demolition started on Sunday night at 10 p.m. and continued until 5 a.m. Monday. Crews will continue work on the project — only at night — until Thursday. During this time there will be detours for traffic on I-25 going […]

  • Missing Lafayette man

    Police: Body found in Wyo. IDed as Nathaniel Tallman, 2 suspects arrested

    LAFAYETTE, Colo. – A body uncovered north of Lusk, Wyo. was identified by police Saturday as 25-year-old Nathaniel Tallman, who was reported as a missing person Jan. 23. The body was found on Thursday, according to the Lafayette Police Department, who was notified of the discovery by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation. After a thorough investigation, Lafayette police said they have made two arrests in the case, 58-year-old Russell Britton and 27-year-old Moises Cazares Mendez. Britton is being held […]

  • Only bowling alley in Golden closes its doors

    GOLDEN, Colo. — For 56 years, the Golden Bowl has been the spot for many to lace up their bowling shoes, grab a ball and knock over some pins. On Sunday, Golden’s only bowling alley opened its doors for the last time and many came out to mark its final frame. “You can do all you-can-bowl until eight o’clock,” said Cindy Keily, co-owner of Golden Bowl. Suzanne, who lives in Golden, brought her three kids. “They always want to come here […]

  • Three suspects broke in Englewood High School Jan. 12, 2014 and vandalized the school's new building.

    VIDEO: Englewood HS vandals caught on surveillance cameras

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — At least three suspects broke into Englewood High School early Sunday morning, setting fires and smashing windows, the Englewood Police Department reported. The school was closed Monday as officials dealt with the damage, but reopened Tuesday. On the same day, police released surveillance footage of the three suspects. The school’s superintendent said vandals destroyed $450,000 worth of equipment just in the science, engineering, technology and math classroom. “There’s lots of real high end equipment in there,” Superintendent […]

  • Intense cold disrupts travel at Denver International Airport

    DENVER — A massive winter storm that hit parts of the Midwest and up and down the Eastern seaboard created problems at DIA Sunday, including a baggage backup. One man traveling from New York to DIA spent hours looking for his suitcase at baggage claim because of the backup. “I actually got lucky and found it because it was in the pile over there and the people who work here didn’t even know it was here,” said Mark Maggrow of […]

  • Multi-state storms slow travel at Denver International Airport

    DENVER — It was a frustrating day for passengers at Denver International Airport on Saturday because of bad weather not only in Denver, but everywhere east of the Mississippi. Southwest Airlines reported wait times as long as two hours at the ticket counter. “Curb checkin is better. It’s about 15-20 minutes,” said a Southwest Airlines worker. Travelers heading back East faced the most delays because of all of the snowstorms there. “I think there are a lot of unhappy faces. […]

  • Flu hospitalizations on the rise

    State health officials say the number of people hospitalized with the flu is on the rise.

  • Shoppers take advantage of post-Christmas sales

    DENVER — For many, the day after Christmas was like holiday shopping all over again. Many including four-year-old Rosie found things that they just had to buy. “My Little Pony Flutter Shy,” said Rosie Glazier, shopping with her mother Thursday. And with many toys, clothes and other items marked half off, it wasn’t just the kids enjoying another day of gifts, but many moms also seemed to be taking advantage of the deals “I kind of save up all my […]

  • Arapahoe community remembers Claire Davis

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — It started as a simple Facebook page by former Arapahoe High School student Joe Espejo. “I sent it out to all my friends that went to Arapahoe and even all my friends that didn’t go to Arapahoe,” said Espejo. That post immediately spread to where a few dozen alumni and friends decided to come together on the front lawn of Arapahoe High School. “What happened that Friday was absolutely horrible. We all know it. We all feel […]