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  • Northbound I-25 reopens between Castle Pines and Lone Tree

    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — The northbound lanes of Interstate 25 were closed Monday night in Douglas County due to police activity. The lanes reopened just after 2am Tuesday. According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, the closure was between Castle Pines Parkway (exit 188) and RidgeGate Parkway (exit 192). Colorado State Patrol tells FOX31 and Channel 2 they first received reports of debris in the road around 10pm Monday. While on the way to the scene, troopers learned a body […]

  • Broncos owner Pat Bowlen dies at age 75

    DENVER – Broncos owner Pat Bowlen has died, according to a statement released by his family. “We are saddened to inform everyone that our beloved husband and father, Pat Bowlen, passed on to the next chapter of his life late Thursday night peacefully at home surrounded by family. His soul will live on through the Broncos, the city of Denver and all of our fans. “Our family wishes to express its sincere gratitude for the outpouring of support we have […]

  • 2 in custody after shooting at rodeo event in Elbert County

    ELBERT COUNTY, Colo. — Two people are in custody after allegedly firing a gun at a large rodeo event in Elbert County Saturday evening, according to the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office. Initial reports of the incident came from Comanche Creek Road in northern Elbert County, where between 1,000 and 1,500 people were attending a rodeo. The area is between Kiowa and Bennett, roughly one hour southeast of central Denver. The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office says a fight broke out, and […]

  • Pay phones still exist in age of smartphones

    DENVER — You might not see them very often, but it turns out there are more pay phones left out there than you might think. According to the Federal Communications Commission, 100,000 pay phones remain in the United States, with a fifth of those in New York. That’s a significant decrease from 1999, when there were about 2 million phone booths around the U.S. About 1,100 independent companies operate pay phones, with major providers such as Spring, AT&T and Verizon […]

  • Forest service seeks input on raising tree-cutting permit price

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — The U.S. Forest Service is considering raising the price of a permit to cut down Christmas trees in the state. The Colorado national forests impacted would include Arapaho, Roosevelt, Pike, Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison. The proposed fee would be $20, up from $10 per tree with a limit of five per household. Revenue from the permit sales, according to the Forest Service, would go toward providing maps, signs and information for visitors; cover rising costs for […]

  • Apple hiring for work-from-home positions

    CUPERTINO, Calif. — Tech giant Apple has announced plans to hire at least 50 people for work-from-home positions. The employees are referred to as At Home Advisors. At Home Advisors, according to Apple’s website, will be part of a customer service group known as AppleCare. Employees will be responsible for answering customer questions over the phone or by chat about Apple products, services and accessories. This includes software and hardware. Products employees would be expected to know about the Apple […]

  • Penguin pays unexpected visit to Antarctic researchers on a boat

    NEWCOMB BAY, Antarctica — A cute little surprise visitor was curious about what some Antarctic expeditioners were up to this week. When a #penguin drops in to check on your work. 📷 Matthew McKay#Antarctica #justanotherdayattheoffice #awesome pic.twitter.com/f7jsB1ZV2z — Antarctic Division (@AusAntarctic) January 17, 2018 Matt McKay was shooting video when the penguin flew up out of the water and onto the boat. McKay is part of a team of Australian Antarctic Program expeditioners working at Casey Research Station. “They were […]

  • Survey: Most parents help adult children pay bills

    NEW YORK — Many American parents are helping their adult children financially, according to a new survey from CreditCards.com. The website polled 3,583 U.S. adults and found that 74 percent of people with children older than 18 have helped their kids pay living expenses, or pay off debts. Cell phone bills were the number one item that parents pay for, at 39%. That was followed by transportation costs, including car repairs, gas, and tickets, at 36 percent. A small percentage […]

  • Denver Zoo orangutan pregnant with second baby

    DENVER – Denver Zoo’s Sumatran orangutan Nias is pregnant with her second baby, the zoo announced Thursday. Zookeepers believe the baby will be born in March, based on changes in her body and when she was observed to be breeding with her new mate Berani. Orangutan pregnancies, like human pregnancies, last around nine months. If carried to term, this will be the fourth orangutan born at the Denver Zoo. “Nias’ last pregnancy was successful, though it took a lot of […]

  • Thornton woman gets probation after multiple hit-and-run accidents

    ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. — A Thornton woman has been sentenced to one year of probation after pleading guilty to two dangerous driving charges, the Adams County District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday. Deborah Jean Daniels, 59, hit several vehicles on May 17, 2016, at Washington Street and East 104th Avenue while trying to get away in a stolen SUV. According to prosecutors, Daniels rear-ended a Cadillac Escalade. When the driver of the Escalade got out to check for damage, Daniels hopped […]

  • Price changes coming to E-470 tolls

    The E-470 Board of Directors is changing toll rates, with toll rates freezing for ExpressToll drivers, and rates increasing for License Plate Tolls. The plan, which is pending board approval, will freeze toll rates for ExpressToll drivers on E-470 through 2020. ExpressToll users will be able to lock in E-470 rates that they’re paying today, through 2020. The Board says the toll rate on E-470 between I-70 and Peña Boulevard will be reduced by 25 cents. Right now, ExpressToll customers […]

  • ATF offers $5,000 reward after Brighton gun store smash-and-grab

    BRIGHTON, Colo. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is working with the Brighton Police Department to offer a reward for information in a gun store burglary. A $5,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of suspects who burglarized South Platte Tactical in Brighton on Sunday. One of the suspects is also accused of assaulting a man while getting away. About 5:30 a.m. on Nov. 5, three suspects stole firearms from […]

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