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  • Man frustrated with Thornton police after stolen car recovered but not returned

    BRIGHTON, Colo. — A Brighton man who served in the Marine Corps says his car was stolen with valuable items inside. However, he’s still unable to get his car from a tow yard after it was taken as evidence. Andrew Alvarez says commuting has been difficult for him and his wife since the vehicle was stolen while he was working out at VASA Fitness on East 104th Avenue in Thornton on Sept. 25. “My in-laws are kind of helping a […]

  • Teenager hit and dragged by driver under the influence remains in hospital, driver bonds out

    BRIGHTON, Colo. — A Brighton mother says her family is facing hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills after her son was hit and dragged by a man who was under the influence of drugs. The driver now facing four charges, including vehicular assault, but has since posted bond. On Sept. 27, 18-year-old Adam Butler suffered massive internal injuries as well as a traumatic brain injury from the accident. “His face when we saw him was unrecognizable. There was […]

  • Decker Fire near Salida grows to nearly 6,000 acres; 300 evacuated

    SALIDA, Colo. — The Decker Fire burning outside Salida continued to grow rapidly overnight Friday and an Unhealthy Air Quality Advisory was issued Saturday for parts of Central and Southern Colorado, due to the smoke. There is also a Red Flag Warning in effect from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. According to mapping of the fire, the northernmost portions of the burn area are approximately 3.5 miles south of Salida and the blaze is less than 5 percent contained. The Decker fire […]

  • Boulder PD searching for man accused of charging $23K on stolen credit card

    BOULDER, Colo. — A Boulder man says he got stuck with a $15,000 credit card bill after the thief swiped two of his credit cards at a King Soopers. On Tuesday, the Boulder Police Department released pictures of the suspect from a surveillance camera inside an Apple store. The incident happened in July, but the victim, Luis Garza, says he didn’t initially file a police report. “I thought they had bigger things to worry about,” he told FOX31, adding that […]

  • Mother of slain teen wants more lights in Denver parks

    DENVER — The mother of a 17-year-old who was shot and killed in a Green Valley Ranch park in September is now calling on Denver Parks and Recreation to look into lighting more of the city’s parks. Diego Marquez was found lying on the ground in Green Valley West Ranch Park at East 45th Avenue and Argonne Street the morning of Sept. 21. He died of a gunshot wound. The Denver Police Department has released few details about the homicide […]

  • 2 Jefferson County businesses targeted in overnight smash-and-grab burglaries

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — Two suburban Jefferson County businesses were targeted in smash-and-grab burglaries late Sunday night. The businesses’ owners are hoping the public can help authorities identify those responsible. Both businesses had surveillance cameras, but neither has any video to turn over to the police. “It was offline last night. Kind of a crazy situation, but I’m going to make sure it’s not offline anymore,” said 5280 Sportswear owner James Ortega about his store’s surveillance camera. 5280 Sportswear isn’t […]

  • Family says MSU Denver owes $1,600 after administrators lose paperwork

    DENVER — David Aylward, 21, won’t be attending his fourth year of college at Metropolitan State University of Denver this year, but his parents are still stuck with a hefty bill for the fall semester. “All I want is the $1,608 to go off his account because I don’t feel I’m responsible for it,” said his mother, Teresa Aylward. David was relying on a Pell Grant to pay for classes, as he has in past years at MSU. Because his […]

  • Sheriff’s Office: Attempted abduction unfounded, result of ‘miscommunication’ between man and 9-year-old

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — The Sheriff’s Office said a attempted abduction reported in early September was unfounded, finding the 9-year-old boy’s account of the story was because of “a miscommunication” between him and the driver of a white van in front of the boy’s home. Update to tweet from Sept 1 re: attempted abduction: Investigators have determined there was no attempted abduction but rather a miscommunication between what the driver said and what the child heard. The attempted abduction is […]

  • Commerce City City Council considers alternatives to exterminating prairie dogs

    COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — The controversy over a management wildlife plan that would include wiping out a colony of prairie dogs in Commerce City was brought up again during Monday’s City Council meeting. Late Monday night, Commerce City City Council took action to explore an option to relocate prairie dogs with the Prairie Protection Colorado group prior to beginning the wildlife management program with the USDA. The city has a contract with the USDA to restore nearly 200 acres of […]

  • Colorado group pushing for law change allowing domestic abuse victims to take time off

    DENVER — A group is pushing Colorado legislators to create a new law that aims to help domestic abuse victims. Their effort is called “Safe Time.” Its purpose is to let people take time off work while trying to escape from domestic abuse. Safe Time would be incorporated into the paid family medical leave bill, which was defeated in the Colorado Senate during the last legislative session. A task force was appointed to re-work the bill and come up with […]

  • ICE leaders in Centennial break silence in response to protests

    ICE leaders in Centennial are talking to the media, after a week of protests outside local facilities. ICE recently published an open letter to the American public, saying—in part—they’re here to follow the law and keep people safe. But on Saturday, they said there’s a dangerous rhetoric in Colorado, threatening the safety of agents at local facilities.“We receive threats daily to this facility,” said ICE Acting Field Office Director for Enforcement and Removal Operations John Fabbricatore, as he addressed the […]

  • Mysterious lung illness related to vaping spreading across Colorado

    The CDC is now investigating nearly 400 mysterious lung illnesses, related to vaping—calling it an “outbreak.” So far, 36 states—including Colorado—have reported probable and confirmed cases among adults and teenagers. “There have been a number of cases, in which young individuals who have no lung disease and no other smoking history, have come in with acute lung injury—in which their lungs are inflamed.” University of Northern Colorado freshman Piper Johnson is one of those cases. Her parents say their daughter […]

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