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  • Boulder girl is first person to receive FDA-approved drug created for one patient

    BOULDER, Colo. — Every day with 9-year-old Mila Makovec is truly a blessing for her family. “We have a small window of time and we’re doing the best that we can to try and find a dose that we feel like halts her disease,” her mom, Julia Vitarello, said. Mila was diagnosed 3 years ago at Children’s Hospital Colorado with a rare and fatal neurological disease that affects the nervous system. “I was faced with ‘no child had ever lived, […]

  • Icy sidewalks, lack of enforcement create obstacles during snowy week for disabled community

    DENVER — The worst of the storm may be over here in Colorado, but it’s leaving behind some icy obstacles for people who are disabled in the Denver metro. Jaime Lewis knew the storm would leave him stranded for a couple days. “You hope that you have your refrigerator full and have enough activities at home to keep you busy,” Lewis said. Lewis is part of the Colorado Cross Disability Coalition. They work specifically on improving transit policies.  On Saturday, he […]

  • Protesters in Aurora demand justice in Elijah McClain case

    AURORA, Colo. — Protestors returned to the Aurora Police Department on Sunday, demanding justice for Elijah McClain. The 23-year-old died after an altercation with police back in August. Police officers set up barriers Sunday afternoon in front of the Aurora Police Department—separating themselves from protesters, who chanted phrases for over an hour. “We have to be out here putting the pressure on, and making sure that accountability does happen,” said Aurora resident Lillian House, who was at Sunday’s protest. Just […]

  • Snow expected to disrupt busy Thanksgiving travel week at DIA and throughout Denver

    DENVER — In just a few days, the warm weather will turn back into a winter mess — just in time for one of the busiest weeks of holiday travel. “It’s going to be the perfect storm—especially if we look Monday into Tuesday.  We’ve got Thanksgiving travelers, mixing with commuters, mixing with the snow.  So all that at once really is going to lengthen your commute,” said AAA Colorado spokesperson Skyler McKinley. McKinley says that commute could be four times as long […]

  • Thornton family facing hardship after fire destroys butcher shop

    ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. — A Thornton family is facing difficult times after a fire destroyed its small business. For Dean Roberson, running Saxx Custom Meat Cutting was much more than just a job. “I love it. I love smoking meats. I love cutting meat. I love making sausages. It’s just what I do,” Roberson told FOX31. He started back when he was 9 years old, but has been running the shop for more than 20 years. That’s why the electrical […]

  • Investigative report finished for fatal 2018 Aurora retirement community explosion, fire

    AURORA, Colo. — Aurora  Fire Rescue investigators say their investigation is complete into an explosion and fire that resulted in the death of one woman last year. The Nov. 16, 2018 incident resulted in the death of Carol Ross, a resident at the complex. Two civilians and one firefighter were injured. The retirement community is located near South Abilene Street and East Yale Avenue, just west of Interstate 225. According to the report, investigators determined a boring bit damaged a […]

  • Denver girl makes history as first teen to ref CHSAA soccer championship game

    COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — A Denver girl made history Friday night, becoming the first-ever teenager to referee a Colorado High School Activities Association soccer championship game. In a male-dominated profession, Patricia McCracken is breaking down barriers for a future generation of female referees. “It’s a lot of old guys. And I think having such a young referee doing the top final will send a message and say that young referees can perform at this level,” McCracken told FOX31. McCracken says […]

  • Lakewood business struggling after thieves steal $6,000 worth of tools from work van

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — In a matter of minutes, Robert Payne’s business took a huge hit. “We rely on those tools to pay bills, to put food in everyone’s mouth,” said Payne, who runs Ampman Electric with his dad. Payne said at least two thieves smashed the passenger window of his work van early Friday morning, making off with at least $6,000 worth of tools. “The door to my van was completely open and the glass was shattered on the ground,” he […]

  • Video captures would-be thief targeting vehicles in Centennial neighborhood

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — It was scary enough watching a criminal make his way around her driveway in the early-morning hours of Oct. 23. “Yeah, pretty creepy. I felt pretty violated, even though he didn’t make it into any of the cars,” said a Centennial woman named Amanda who asked her last name not be used. Her surveillance camera, above a garage, caught the attempted break-in. “I pulled the footage and saw a guy, probably in his 20s, come into our […]

  • Brighton teen making remarkable recovery after being hit by alleged impaired driver

    BRIGHTON, Colo. — The family of an 18-year-old Brighton man says he’s made a miraculous recovery after being hit and dragged by an alleged drugged driver in September. Adam Butler suffered massive internal injuries as well as a traumatic brain injury — but he tells FOX31 he expects to make a full recovery. On Saturday, his family attended a fundraiser for him at In the Zone Sports Bar and Grill in Golden. There was standing room only at the poker […]

  • Colorado Secretary of State: 828 ballots delivered late to Denver, Arapahoe County voters

    DENVER — Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold said Friday that 828 replacement ballots that were not delivered to voters in Denver and Arapahoe counties until Election Day. Replacement ballots are typically requested by the voter. “[The United States Postal Service] did not notify our office of this issue, even though they were aware of the problem. Our state’s election model allows eligible Coloradans to vote in-person, and we are hopeful that all of these voters participated in the electoral […]

  • 2 hikers rescued near Maroon Bells after making wrong turn

    PITKIN COUNTY, Colo. — A man and a woman had to be rescued after making a wrong turn on a short hike near the Maroon Bells on Saturday, the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office said. The hikers, in their 60s, found themselves in the dark and on the wrong trail after setting out for a short hike on the East Maroon Trail. They had provided their whereabouts and plans to someone ahead of time, leading to a report about 5:10 p.m. […]

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