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Voters could decide fate of transporation bill

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 18:00:23 GMT

If approved, voters would decide whether to raise state sales tax to cover transportation projects.


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More rain and snow for Colorado

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 16:23:14 GMT

Cooler, mostly cloudy, with the chance of showers Sunday.


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Bill bans Free Speech Zones on college campuses

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 14:00:23 GMT

A bill banning “free speech zones” on public college campuses in Colorado is now on the Governor’s desk.


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Pro, anti-Trump protesters clash in Denver

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:19:51 GMT

Different groups showed up at Denver Civic Center Park Saturday to rally for political causes. 


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Colorado ends decades-old switchblade knife ban

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 22:28:55 GMT

Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law Thursday a bipartisan bill to end a 1963 ban on their use.

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4 more arrested in killing of CO Springs teens

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 21:55:28 GMT

Investigators have not said how the teens were killed.

Derek B. Greer, 15, and Natalie Partida, 16, were found dead in southern El Paso County Sunday.


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Gorsuch hearings show him as careful, folksy

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 21:49:20 GMT

Because Supreme Court nominees spend several long days in televised hearings, they still manage to reveal a few things about themselves, professionally and personally.

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 1: Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch looks on as Senate Judiciary chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) speaks to reporters before their meeting on Capitol Hill, February 1, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump has nominated Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court to fill the seat that had left vacant with the death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia in February 2016. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)


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Colorado weighs strategy against pot crackdown

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 21:45:19 GMT

It's the boldest attempt yet by a U.S. marijuana state to avoid federal intervention in its weed market.


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Garfield County clears way for tiny homes

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 21:30:32 GMT

County staff has been receiving inquiries about tiny homes from people looking to buy land and save on building a home.


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Leader of sex trafficking ring convicted by jury

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 21:26:29 GMT

The case included six co-defendants and was prosecuted under Colorado's Organized Crime Control Act.

 


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FOUND: 12-year-old who went missing Friday

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 19:50:03 GMT

Please call (303) 795-4711 if you see him or know where he is.


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Thousands volunteer for Women's Day of Service

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 16:24:58 GMT

Agencies involved deal with domestic violence, poverty, sexual abuse and teen parents. 


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Suspect arrested in deadly Centennial shooting

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 17:32:45 GMT

Locascio is being held without bond at the Arapahoe County Detention Facility.

 


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Colorado pushes to legalize online pet-sitting

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:38:05 GMT

Online pet-sitting services could be legalized in Colorado.


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Autism spectrum celebrated at Rock the Spectrum

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:50:27 GMT

New kids gym in Arvada offers amenities to help kids on the autism spectrum.


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CO pedestrian deaths up 30 percent statewide

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 04:31:53 GMT

Eighty-four people died while trying to cross the street last year, a 30% percent increase when compared to 2015. 


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Syrian refugees serving up lunch at Comal

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 04:32:42 GMT

A nonprofit restaurant turning women into entrepreneurs is welcoming another ambitious class, a group of Syrian refugees.


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Dobby doing better each day after health scare

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 04:00:50 GMT

Dobby’s most recent medical exam showed “great progress” according to Denver Zoo officials.


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Two men attack RTD rider at Broadway Station

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 02:51:38 GMT

Victim attacked at Broadway Station fights back, avoids robbery


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CO veteran living in storage unit lands new job

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 02:24:31 GMT

The Colorado veteran who'd been living in a storage unit, unable to afford Denver's increasingly expensive housing market, landed a new job thanks to the generosity of a local car club.


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Filmed in Colo.? Politicians debate incentives

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 02:04:11 GMT

Over the last four years, the state has paid just under $13 million in incentives to lure productions to Colorado. 


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NFL owners meetings could spark Tony Romo talk

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:53:31 GMT

The NFL owners arrive Sunday in Phoenix to discuss rules, Raiders relocation, and possibly the movement of quarterback Tony Romo. 


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4 Denver eateries among ‘Top 100 Hot Spots'

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:09:18 GMT

If you're looking for a new place to try out for dinner, these restaurants promise to deliver, or so reviewers say.

Mercantile Dining & Provision. (Photo courtesy: McCall Burau)


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Man dies after rollover crash in Poudre Canyon

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 22:33:24 GMT

The man was found dead outside the vehicle, leading investigators to believe he survived long enough to crawl out.


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Amazon Flex hiring drivers in metro Denver

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 02:01:01 GMT

If you're looking to make a few extra bucks, this opportunity might be the one you're looking for. 


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Mark Sanchez signs with Bears as backup QB

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:24:08 GMT

A chance to start didn't work out for Mark Sanchez with the Broncos, but he will continue his career with the Chicago Bears, he told Denver7.


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State Rep. starts internment camp controversy

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:21:04 GMT

Covarrubias denied that he was trying to justify the use of internment camps. 


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Sheriff: Teens lighting fireworks sparked fire

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:47:56 GMT

Jefferson County is under a fire ban and one of the provisions of that ban is a restriction on the use of all fireworks.

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CSP: Trucker used big rig as battering ram

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:34:25 GMT

A spring storm that moved into the area overnight caused several road closures up and down the Front Range, but one trucker apparently would have none of it.


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Sex offender sought for failing to register

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:09:43 GMT

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is looking for a child sex offender who failed to register in El Paso County.


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CBI: 3 arrested for sex abuse of 8-year-old

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:56:42 GMT

Three people are charged with repeatedly sexually abusing an 8-year-old South Fork girl.


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Spring storm brings closures, power outages

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:36:59 GMT

A spring storm that swept into the Front Range overnight has shut down roads and schools.


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Parents: Thornton pot shop too close to schools

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:09:23 GMT

For the first time, you'll soon be able to buy recreational marijuana in Thornton.


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CO storm: What to do to protect your plants

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:01:35 GMT

Before the blizzard, customers were rushing in to buy fertilizer and weed preventer so it would be watered in by the storm.

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A-Line to partially close Saturday into Sunday

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:25:49 GMT

 

 

Passengers should expect delays and allow extra time to complete their trips.


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Court could sway Colorado battle over oil-gas

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 03:56:44 GMT

The ruling came in a lawsuit filed on behalf of six young people by Our Children's Trust, an environmental advocacy group.

 


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Boulder OKs new oil-gas rules despite moratorium

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 03:39:51 GMT

The rules approved Thursday cover unincorporated parts of the county.

 


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Adam Hayat pleads not guilty in pipe bomb case

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 03:34:44 GMT

Hayat faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

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Woman pleads guilty to role in smuggling deaths

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 03:25:42 GMT

Police and prosecutors believe all seven made up a marijuana smuggling ring that trafficked the drug between Colorado and Oklahoma.


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DeGette: ACA repeal will directly affect women

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 03:05:32 GMT

According to Planned Parenthood, more than 22,000 women use Medicaid at Planned Parenthood. 

Representative Diana DeGette speaks to Denver 7 about what's at stake for women during ACA repeal


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Town of Mead adding first-ever police department

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:27:23 GMT

History is in the making for the small town of Mead.


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CDOT gearing up for incoming Colo. spring storm

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 01:12:30 GMT

CDOT has a system in place so resources can be easily moved to harder hit areas.


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Driver guilty in DUI crash that killed woman

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:36:39 GMT

Sandoval-Cruz and two passengers in the car got out and left the scene on foot but were arrested two hours later.

 


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Own this Kremmling ranch for $39.8M

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:33:14 GMT

High Plains Ranch near Kremmling boasts a lodge, saloon, party barn and more.


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Man shot in Centennial ID'd; Suspect at-large

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:44:09 GMT

Deputies said the suspect left the scene and remains at-large at this time. 


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Missing 10-year-old El Paso Co. boy found safe

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:58:47 GMT

Deputies said Nicholas Price was last seen leaving his home in the 4000 block of Anvil Drive, headed for the bus stop.


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Fire destroys paramedic's home

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:26:23 GMT

Volunteer firefighter and paramedic James Campbell was starting a 24-hour shift as a paramedic when he heard a call on his fire department pager.


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Suspect in custody after standoff on Hwy 36

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 01:11:40 GMT

Authorities said they began a pursuit after a driver refused to pull over during a traffic stop in Longmont.


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Conversion therapy ban dies in committee

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:05:20 GMT

The Senate Committee on State, Veterans and Military Affairs voted 3-2 Wednesday to postpone the bill indefinitely.


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DUI crackdown nets more than 600 arrests

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:33:53 GMT

More than 600 drunk drivers in Colorado were arrested over two-week St. Patrick’s Day enforcement period.


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PHOTOS: Your National Puppy Day pups

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:18:14 GMT

Today is a great day to celebrate your dog: it's National Puppy Day!


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Denver tourist beaten, robbed in Miami

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:34:41 GMT

Police in Miami are looking for a taxi driver who beat and robbed a Denver tourist over the weekend.


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Bill would relax failure to pay ticket penalties

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:29:48 GMT

A bill that will relax the penalties assessed to drivers who fail to pay their traffic tickets on time is making its way through the state legislature.


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Man charged after fatally shooting intruder

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:14:40 GMT

 

 

Police have said they believe the victim was homeless.


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Fort Collins fights to keep ban on topless women

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:11:22 GMT

 

 

The city has argued the ordinance is needed to maintain public order and protect children.

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23: A woman uses a megaphone as she bares her breasts in the GoTopless pride parade in Manhattan August 23, 2015 in New York City. The GoTopless group fights for women to have the same constitutional right that men have and go topless in public. It is currently legal to go topless in New York City. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)


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Volunteers signing up to watch for illegal fires

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:00:27 GMT

More than 700 people have joined, and more are pouring in. 

 


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Ortega asked card company CEO about Von's helmet

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 03:47:22 GMT

Brian Drent, president and CEO of Mile High Card Company in Castle Pines, told Denver7 he met with since disgraced Mexican journalist Mauricio Ortega after Ortega won an auction. Ortega asked Drent, in broken English, how much a Von Miller Super Bowl 50 helmet would be worth, stunning Drent. 


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Evacuations lifted, Jefferson Co. fire contained

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:48:54 GMT

Fire crews were busy Wednesday responding to several wildfires in Jefferson County.


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Canoe capsizes on Lake Wellington, man missing

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 01:38:49 GMT

Rescue crews use sonar to search for victim of canoe accident on Lake Wellington. 


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Denver mom says son was left alone at school

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 01:20:32 GMT

Denver mother claims child was left alone after school on the playground, while school disputes claim and defends it's protocol.

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Big changes coming to Colorado after dry spell

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:09:30 GMT

The storm will sweep into Colorado from Utah by early Thursday and will move across the state Thursday night, early Friday.


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Arvada cracking down on doggie doo offenders

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 01:04:48 GMT

If you have a neighborhood park or green space you always avoid because of too much dog waste, you are not alone.


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High Court sides with parents of CO teen

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:42:55 GMT

The justices sided with parents of an autistic teen who said their public school did not do enough to help their son.

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‘Top Chef' coming to Colorado for Season 15

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:47:56 GMT

The booming culinary scene in Colorado is about to get more attention as Season 15 is set to film in our state. 

ASPEN, CO - JUNE 14: Chef Tom Colicchio and Top Chef Host Padma Lakshmi cook during an event for the Food & Wine Classic at the St. Regis June 14, 2008 in Aspen, Colorado. (Photo by Riccardo Savi/Getty Images for American Express)


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Dave Chappelle is coming to Red Rocks this July

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:45:50 GMT

The comedian recently released two Netflix specials, “Deep in the Heart of Texas” and “The Age of Spin.”

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Capone the dog released back to family

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:29:52 GMT

The dog has been in the custody of Aurora Animal Control since last month.


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Landmark Cadet Chapel to close for major repairs

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:06:45 GMT

The academy says the chapel has leaked since it was built and previous repairs failed.

 


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Expert questions DPD's open records responses

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:36:29 GMT

DPD released the letters to the union days after Denver7 Investigates began asking questions about the correspondence.


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7 best things to do in Denver this weekend

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:17:42 GMT

See our list of the 7 best things to do in Denver this weekend!


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Report asks if DPD chief violated internal rules

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:16:01 GMT

A new report questions whether Denver Police Chief Robert White violated internal rules when he did not share a letter written last year by the district attorney that criticized his deputy chief.


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Drug suspect killed in Taser incident ID'd

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:28:37 GMT

A drug suspect who died in a Taser incident during an arrest in Thornton Thursday night has been identified.


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Police: Construction worker stabs flagger

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:10:03 GMT

Police in Denver are investigating a stabbing that left one man injured in downtown Wednesday morning.

 


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1 seriously wounded, 2 arrested in shooting

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:14:26 GMT

One person was seriously wounded and two people were arrested following a shooting in east Denver Wednesday.


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1 dead in Centennial shooting; suspect at large

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:41:35 GMT

Police are searching for the suspect in a fatal shooting Wednesday morning in Centennial.


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Crews search for man after canoe capsizes

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:57:22 GMT

 Rescuers are looking for a man who went missing after the canoe he was in capsized Wednesday morning.


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PD: Missing teen hopped coal train to Texas

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:57:25 GMT

The Colorado Springs Police Department is shedding more light into the bizarre set of circumstances surrounding a missing teen who was found safe Tuesday.


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System outage cripples Arapahoe County services

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:26:09 GMT

A system-wide shutdown has crippled services offered by Arapahoe County, including the county’s motor vehicle division.


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Man sentenced to 48 years for beating girlfriend

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:15:15 GMT

The woman was so badly injured she could only answer questions from police by blinking.

Chuck Martinez


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Forest Services favors plan for alpine coaster

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:57:08 GMT

The U.S. Forest Service is considering a plan to add new hiking trails and bike trails and open up the national forest at Snowmass Village to uses such as an alpine coaster in the off season.


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Working Wednesday: 70+ businesses at job fair

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:20:36 GMT

More than 70 businesses and non-profit organizations are looking for candidates in Estes Park.


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Watch Live: Gorsuch facing last day of hearings

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:44:56 GMT

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch enters the third day of his confirmation hearing largely unscathed.

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 21: Judge Neil Gorsuch testifies during the second day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill, March 21, 2017 in Washington. Gorsuch was nominated by President Donald Trump to fill the vacancy left on the court by the February 2016 death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)


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Manafort had plan to benefit Putin government

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:40:55 GMT

Trump's former campaign chairman secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Putin.

CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 17: Paul Manafort, campaign manager for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, is interviewed on the floor of the Republican National Convention at the Quicken Loans Arena July 17, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Republican National Convention begins tomorrow. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)


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Wood-frame fire risks also exist in Denver

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:51:05 GMT

Denver7 found many Denver apartments are wood-frame buildings and present the same fire risks as others around the U.S.


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Sunshine Fire likely caused by transients' fire

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:15:33 GMT

The Sunshine Fire that burned 74 acres in Sunshine Canyon after it started Sunday morning was likely caused by a campfire at a transient camp, authorities said Tuesday.

(Photo courtesy: Josh Winer/@joshwiner) 

Smoke rises from a wildfire Sunday, March 19, 2017, in Boulder, Colorado. Authorities said the small wildfire burning in the mountains forced people from their homes and is filling the sky with smoke.


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Denver shop offers free prom dresses

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 03:06:42 GMT

Bella Boutique will be taking donations this Saturday, March 25, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

Teenagers attend prom on July 1, 2011 in the United Kingdom.


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Person of interest sought in double homicide

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 01:41:06 GMT

The El Paso County Sheriff's office is seeking a person of interest in the deats of Derek Greer and Natalie Partida.

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Derek B. Greer, 15, and Natalie Partida, 16, were found dead in southern El Paso County Sunday.


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Online ads offer 'intimate services' for rent

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 01:07:43 GMT

Renting in Denver isn't cheap and that's leading some people to seek different kinds of housing arrangements.


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Broncos fan upset about season ticket suspension

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:19:35 GMT

The Broncos are weeding out season ticket holders who sell all of their games to brokers and never intend to go to games.


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Ex-Colo. GOP chair charged with voter fraud

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:19:48 GMT

The former chairman of the Colorado Republican Party is charged with forgery and voter fraud for allegedly forging his wife’s mail-in ballot from last year’s election, according to court records and sources.

Steven Curtis (photo courtesy The Denver Post/Lynn Bartels)


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Music program collecting used instruments

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:57:10 GMT

The 'Bringing Music to Life' instrument drive runs through March 25.


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Police: Patient with amnesia identified

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:22:03 GMT

Police said the man was on foot when he was hit by a car at 8th Avenue and Speer Boulevard on Thursday, Mar. 16.


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Con man James Hogue sentenced to prison

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 22:19:28 GMT

James Hogue was arrested in Aspen after ski company employees spotted him living in an illegal shack on Aspen Mountain.

Mugshot of James Hogue, possibly from 1998. (Courtesy: Aspen Police Department) 

This is the booking photo of James Arthur Hogue released by authorities in Arizona, following his recent arrest.


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ICE report calls out Colo. 'sanctuary cities'

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 01:53:02 GMT

ICE is going after perceived "sanctuary cities" in Colorado, but some say that ICE has rules wrong.

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 14: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), agents detain an immigrant on October 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. ICE agents said the immigrant, a legal resident with a Green Card, was a convicted criminal and member of the Alabama Street Gang in the Canoga Park area. ICE builds deportation cases against thousands of immigrants living in the United States. Green Card holders are also vulnerable to deportation if convicted of certain crimes. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)


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PHOTOS: 10 dinosaurs that roamed Colorado

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:43:14 GMT

We're sure glad these dinos are extinct! 

This female T-Rex demonstrates exactly how dominating the Cretaceous period beasts were. Thankfully, they lived over 60 million years ago. The first specimen was located in Colorado, with the best preserved specimen (photographed) being located in Montana. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)


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