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Recent Articles
  • RTD fires train operator in derailment that ejected passenger

    DENVER — A train operator has been fired following a derailment last month that ejected one passenger and seriously injured others. Witnesses at the scene said the woman who was ejected had her leg severed. The Regional Transportation District determined speed approaching a curve appears to be the primary cause of the Jan. 28 accident and the operator was not following safety protocol. The R-Line train derailed in Aurora near South Sable Boulevard and Exposition Avenue during a morning snowstorm. […]

  • Trooper injured after being hit by vehicle in Lakewood

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — A state trooper was taken to a hospital after being hit by a vehicle Friday evening. He had moderate injuries and is expected to be released from the hospital tonight, Colorado State Patrol said. His injuries were initially reported to be serious by CSP. The trooper was outside his patrol car investigating a crash at Wadsworth Blvd. and U.S. 285. CSP says to expect delays in the area.

  • Senate OKs border deal; Trump will sign, declare emergency

    WASHINGTON — The Senate resoundingly approved a border security compromise Thursday that ignores most of President Donald Trump’s demands for building a wall with Mexico but would prevent a new government shutdown. The White House said Trump would sign it but then declare a national emergency and perhaps invoke other executive powers to try to shift money to wall-building from elsewhere in the federal budget. Congress’ Democratic leaders, Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the House and Chuck Schumer in the Senate, […]

  • Colorado native Roy Halladay elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

    DENVER — Roy Halladay, a Colorado native and Arvada West High School graduate, has been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Halladay was a pitcher in the major leagues for the Toronto Blue Jays from 1998–2009 and Philadelphia Phillies from 2010–2013. He died in November 2017 when the plane he was flying crashed into the Gulf of Mexico. Halladay was an eight-time All-star and two-time Cy Young Award winner. He pitched the 20th perfect game in MLB history in May […]

  • Snow storm: 3 things to know before you wake up Tuesday

    DENVER — A January storm bringing snow and strong winds to parts of Colorado arrives Monday night. However, you’ll see a big impact on the morning commute. A Pinpoint Weather Alert Day has been issued for both Monday and Tuesday. Be sure to watch FOX31 and Channel 2 for live reports and forecast updates tonight and starting at 4:30 a.m. More: Check the complete Pinpoint Weather forecast Here are a few things to expect as the storm arrives. Snow continues […]

  • First child flu death of the season reported in Colorado

    DENVER — The state of Colorado has reported the first child flu death of the 2018-2019 season. The child died during the week ending January 12, according to the state Department of Public Health and Environment. The death is associated with influenza A, H1N1, which the state reports is the predominate strain this season. No details on the child’s identity have been released. A total of 1,192 people statewide have been hospitalized with the flu this season, according the latest official […]

  • Skydiver from Golden found dead after planned jump near Longmont airport

    LONGMONT, Colo. — A man from Golden is dead after a planned skydiving jump near the Longmont airport on Thursday. The 23-year-old, who’s name has not yet been released, had a planned jump around 1:15 p.m. with Mile-Hi Skydiving, according the the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office. The skydiving company is based at Vance Brand Airport. Shortly after 9 p.m., the man’s girlfriend called Longmont police after he didn’t return home. The man was reported to be an experienced skydiver who had […]

  • Quiz: Can you match these Colorado cities with their nicknames?

    DENVER — It’s time to celebrate Colorado’s birthday. The Centennial State turns 142 years old on Wednesday. So, how well do you know our state’s cities and towns? Take our quiz below to see how many nicknames you can match up with the correct places.

  • Large fire in Adams County; black smoke visible for miles

    COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — A fire burning in unincorporated Adams County is sending black smoke into the air that can be seen for miles. Garages and sheds in the 3100 block of East 78th Avenue are burning, according to Adams County Fire. At 3:45 p.m., Adams County Fire said the fire was under control. This is a breaking news story. FOX31 and Channel 2 News will have new information soon. For alerts on the latest breaking news, download our app […]

  • Crews rescue stuck climber in Clear Creek Canyon

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — A climber in Clear Creak Canyon had to be rescued Friday afternoon. The climber at Tunnel 1 was stuck but not injured, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said. Several crews were involved in the rescue, including Golden fire and police, West Metro fire, Open Space rangers, Alpine Rescue, and CDOT. A portion of Highway 6 westbound was closed for the rescue between Highway 93 and Highway 119.

  • A season later, Broncos still working to rename Sports Authority Field at Mile High

    DENVER — “Sports Authority Field at Mile High. That’s the name of the stadium.” Those were the words of Broncos president and CEO Joe Ellis on Wednesday when asked what to call the team’s home. The stadium continues to bear the name of the sporting goods retailer more than a year after it filed for bankruptcy and closed all of its stores. “There’s nothing today to report other than my forecast at this very meeting last year that we would hopefully […]

  • Map: See the location and status of oil and gas wells in Colorado

    This map shows the location and status of every oil and gas well – active and plugged – in Colorado that the state has data on, including active and expired permits . Data from the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission as of May 1, 2017.  

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