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  • CDOT warns of traffic nightmares for rare total solar eclipse

    DENVER — A rare total solar eclipse will cross the U.S. on Aug. 21. It will be the first such solar eclipse to cross the U.S. from coast to coast in 99 years. The path of totality, a 70-mile wide swath where the moon will completely block out the sun, will go through Wyoming and Nebraska, considered two of the better places to catch the event. The Colorado Department of Transportation is encouraging drivers headed to the states to be […]

  • Colorado Springs woman gets 20 years in prison for producing child pornography

    DENVER — A Colorado Springs woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for production of child pornography. Brandi Leonard, 20, will also have to spend 10 years on supervised release after she is released. Leonard was first charged in March 2016. She and co-defendant Richard Hennis, 41, also from Colorado Springs, got involved in online chats, according to Leonard’s plea agreement. Leonard told Hennis that she had sexually abused an infant. Hennis encouraged Leonard to do it again, […]

  • DIA plans to add 26 gates across all 3 concourses by 2020

    DENVER — Denver International Airport plans to add more than two dozen new gates to all three concourses. A city council committee voted to move ahead with the $45 million contract.  Next up will be hiring a contractor to build the gates. In all, 26 gates will be added to the ends of Concourses A, B and C. Many of the gates will be used by new international carriers coming to DIA, while some of the others will be used […]

  • 2 women sentenced to probation for assaulting RTD bus driver

    DENVER– Two women were sentenced to probation and public service for assaulting an RTD bus driver, the Denver District Attorney’s Office said Monday. Both women pleaded guilty to three charges: Third-degree assault, hindering public transportation and harassment. The original five counts in February were dismissed: Three counts of endangering public transportation, one count of a bias motivated crime and one count of second-degree assault. Deanne Sandoval, 46, and her daughter Destiny Sandoval, 25, will spend at least the next two […]

  • Active-duty military and veterans get free admission to Colorado state parks in August

    DENVER — Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering free park entrance to active-duty military personnel and veterans in August. “We are very appreciative of Colorado’s military community and encourage them to take advantage of this offer to get out and enjoy the recreational opportunities within state parks,” CPW director Bob Broscheid said. Eligible individuals, including reserve and National Guard members, can obtain a military hang tag pass from any CPW office or state park by showing active or retired military […]

  • 2 juveniles females identified as ‘porch pirates’ caught on camera in Westminster

    WESTMINSTER, Colo. — Police say social media and tips from the public helped identify two juvenile females suspected of stealing packages from front porches of homes in Westminster. One person told the Westminster Police Department their stolen package was delivered from Target and the items were later returned to the store. Metro Denver Crime Stoppers circulated surveillance photographs of two females wearing black sports bras and black pants leaving a Target store. The pictures have since been removed from the […]

  • High bacteria levels close Boulder Reservoir swim area

    BOULDER, Colo. — The swim area at Boulder Reservoir has been closed because of high bacteria levels in the water, officials said Tuesday. The swim area will be closed until at least noon Wednesday. The closure does not affect boating, water skiing, fishing or picnicking. A Boulder Parks and Recreation staff member said the elevated levels of bacteria could have been caused by animals. Staff members regularly test the water for public safety. The swim area will reopen when bacteria […]

  • Bear in Crested Butte gets locked inside vehicle, destroys it

    CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. — A Crested Butte man needs a lot of repair work done on his vehicle after a bear got stuck inside. Lawson Yow said a bear broke into his Honda Element sometime Saturday night or Sunday morning. He said the bear opened the car door, slipped in and locked the doors. Since Yow parks on an incline, he speculates the car door closed after the bear got in, trapping the animal inside. Yow was at work as […]

  • Denver man charged with first-degree murder

    DENVER– The Denver District Attorney has charged a man with first-degree murder in connection with a death at a get-together. 32-year-old Elizario Herrera is being held without bond at the Denver County Jail.  The charge stems from an argument that escalated into a fight. It happened Tuesday, July 11 at a home on North Shoshone Street near 41st Avenue and Tejon. 55-year-old Michael Lanford was struck with a sharp instrument in the backyard.  Lanford left the backyard and bled to […]

  • Scam alert: Callers claiming to be Adams County deputies

    ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. — It’s a scam that’s been around for years and people keep falling for it. That’s why the Adams County Sheriff’s Office is sending out another warning. Scammers are calling victims claiming to be deputies and they’re using actual names of Adams County deputies. The caller says there is a warrant out for your arrest for missing jury duty, or something like that.  The caller then says you can clear your name by purchasing ‘Green Dot Cards’ […]

  • Suspected credit card thieves caught on camera in Fort Collins

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Larimer County deputies are on the lookout for a trio of crooks. The sheriff’s office is asking the public to be on the lookout, too. Investigators say three suspects used or tried to use stolen credit cards at Target stores in Larimer County. On July 7 and 13, two vehicles were broken into at the Fort Collins Country Club and the Ptarmigan Country Club between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. on each day. Credit cards and […]

  • ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ coming to Disneyland and Disney World

    ORLANDO, Fla. — “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” is the official name of the Star Wars-inspired lands currently under construction at Disneyland in California and Disney World in Florida. The attractions will let guests experience a remote trading port on the edge of wild space, complete with Star Wars characters.  Guests will see plenty of familiar faces like BB-8 and Chewbacca. #StarWars: Galaxy’s Edge will open at Disneyland Park in 2019! #D23Expo https://t.co/1bpn3AzA62 pic.twitter.com/ZUPe9OHEqg — Disneyland Today (@DisneylandToday) July 15, 2017 […]

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