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  • In Colorado, a pot holiday goes mainstream

    April 20, 2014 11:41 AM

    DENVER - The 4/20 stoner holiday is going mainstream in Colorado. April 20 has traditionally been a day for marijuana activists to defiantly light up to protest their drug of choice being outlawed. But Colorado has legalized pot. This weekend is filled with marijuana-themed activities that will culminate at a... more »
  • Police response investigated

    April 16, 2014 7:44 PM

    DENVER, COLORADO- A woman was shot in the head while on a 911 call to police and authorities are investigating if officers responded quickly enough since she was 15-minutes into the call for help. S he told the 911 operator that her husband was hallucinating and asked her to... more »
  • Seattle Dominates Denver in Super Bowl XLVIII Win

    February 2, 2014 10:03 PM

    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - The Denver Broncos came into Super Bowl 48 touting the top-ranked offense in the league, but they were shut down at every turn by Seattle's dominant defense, as the Seahawks won in a rout 43-8 on Sunday night. In a season in which Broncos... more »
  • Quadruple stabbing after Broncos game

    December 13, 2013 5:46 AM

    DENVER - Four people were stabbed in the parking lot at Sports Authority Stadium after the Denver Broncos' game Thursday night. There were multiple eye-witnesses. Denver Police says on its Twitter page that the incident was called in at 9:55 p.m., and that officers have "parties" in custody and are... more »
  • Fan dies in NFL parking lot

    December 2, 2013 7:27 AM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Police say one person has died and three people are in custody after an altercation in the parking lot of Arrowhead Stadium where the Kansas City Chiefs were inside playing the Denver Broncos. Police spokesman Darin Snapp tells The Associated Press the death is being... more »
  • Gun control sparks resignation

    November 27, 2013 7:59 PM

    DENVER, COLORADO- Rather than face a recall, a third Democrat in the Colorado Senate resigned after she voted for gun control measures. Sen. Evie Hudak of Denver resigned less than a week before petitions were to be turned in to start the recall process. Her resignation means Democrats... more »
  • AFC West matchup in Mile High City

    September 23, 2013 10:31 AM

    DENVER - Monday night football is being played in Denver as the Broncos play host to arch-rival Oakland. The visiting Raiders enter the game with a record of 1-1 while the Broncos are on top of the AFC West at 2-0. Tonight's game marks the 17th time these long-standing rivals... more »
  • Ravens to open season on the road

    April 19, 2013 9:51 AM

    NEW YORK - The Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens will open the 2013 season at Denver in the now-traditional Thursday night kickoff game. The NFL champs usually host the opener, but the Orioles are home Sept. 5 and could not move their game. So quarterback Joe Flacco and the Ravens... more »
  • Pot tourism up for discussion in Colo. Legislature

    March 22, 2013 8:43 AM

    DENVER- Marijuana tourism is one of the biggest questions facing pot regulators in Colorado. A special legislative panel looking at marijuana regulations plans to discuss the question Friday. The constitutional amendment approved by voters last year allows marijuana use by adults over 21. It doesn't specify whether only Colorado residents... more »
  • New York to San Diego JetBlue flight diverted

    February 1, 2013 9:01 AM

    DENVER- JetBlue Airways Corp. says a flight from New York to San Diego was diverted to Denver because of an unruly passenger. JetBlue says Flight 185 landed around 7:15 p.m. Thursday in Denver, where the woman was met by law-enforcement officers. The airline says 137 passengers were on board, and... more »
  • Pot legalized in Colorado with gov's proclamation

    December 10, 2012 3:27 PM

    DENVER - Using marijuana for recreational use is now effectively legal in Colorado. Gov. John Hickenlooper declared a voter-approved marijuana legalization amendment as part of the state constitution on Monday. It was the last procedural step needed for the amendment to take effect. The drug became legal in Washington state... more »
  • Payments coming for Colo. theater shooting victims

    November 16, 2012 5:50 PM

    DENVER - A mediator handling the distribution of about $5.3 million in donations to victims of the Colorado theater shootings says disbursement amounts have been finalized. A gunman killed 12 people and injured at least 58 others at an Aurora movie theater July 20. Aurora Victim Relief Fund special master... more »
  • Sproles could return to resurgent Saints run game

    November 14, 2012 3:31 PM

    METAIRIE - Saints assistant head coach Joe Vitt says Darren Sproles looked good in his first practice since breaking a bone in his left hand during a loss at Denver three games ago. Sproles is now practicing with a protective glove on the hand he injured on Oct. 28 and... more »
  • Denver mail carrier steps past man who died

    November 12, 2012 12:41 PM

    DENVER - The U.S. Postal Service is defending a mail carrier who walked past a Denver man who collapsed and died near his front door. Dale Porch was dropped off at home last week after working the night shift for the Regional Transportation District but never made it inside. Family... more »
  • Mail carrier steps past dead man

    November 9, 2012 7:28 PM

    The Postal Service defends a mail carrier who stepped around a man who fell dead near his front door in Denver. Dale Porch collapsed after being dropped off from work the night before and never made it inside his house. Hours later, the mail carrier walked by the body to... more »
  • QB Brees says Saints' offense starting to click

    October 25, 2012 10:25 AM

    METAIRIE - Drew Brees believes the Saints' offense is close to where it needs to be. The Saints - and Brees - started slowly this year in the absence of coach Sean Payton, who was suspended for the season for his role in the NFL bounty's investigation of New Orleans.... more »
  • Aide: Obama takes responsibility for Libya attack

    October 16, 2012 5:21 PM

    DENVER - A top campaign aide says that President Barack Obama takes responsibility for the consulate attack in Libya that killed four Americans. Deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter tells The Associated Press in a phone interview Tuesday that, quote, "every time an American dies abroad, everybody takes responsibility, from the... more »
  • Obama, Romney clash in first debate

    October 4, 2012 10:50 AM

    DENVER - President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney have sparred aggressively in their first campaign debate over taxes, deficits and strong steps needed to create jobs in a sputtering national economy. Obama accused Romney of seeking to "double down" on the same economic policies that created the economic downturn... more »
  • Watch tonight's debate LIVE online

    October 3, 2012 1:49 PM

    DENVER - They've spent a lot of time talking about each other -- and now, President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney will be talking to each other, and to tens of millions of viewers of tonight's first debate between them. You can watch tonight's debate through the... more »
  • Romney criticizes Obama for 'bumps' comments

    September 24, 2012 4:22 PM

    DENVER - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he can't imagine calling the killing of a U.S. ambassador a "bump in the road." His comments Monday were veiled criticism of Obama for his comment in an interview broadcast Sunday. In an interview with "60 Minutes," Obama said "there are going... more »
  • Manning comes up short, Texans beat Broncos 31-25

    September 24, 2012 10:06 AM

    DENVER - Matt Schaub outplayed Peyton Manning on Sunday, throwing four touchdown passes against a confused Denver defense to lead the Houston Texans to a 31-25 victory over the Broncos. Schaub finished 17 for 30 for 290 yards to help Houston move to 3-0 for the first time in... more »
  • Manning leads Broncos to win in NFL return

    September 10, 2012 10:19 AM

    DENVER - Peyton Manning made a successful NFL return from a year's sabbatical, leading the Broncos past the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-19 in his Denver debut Sunday night. The four-time MVP coming off four neck surgeries completed 19 of 26 passes for 253 yards and two touchdowns. He got... more »
  • Lunch workers study how to get kids to eat healthy

    August 20, 2012 11:47 AM

    DENVER - There will be more whole grains on school lunch menus this year, along with a wider selection of fruits and vegetables and other healthy options. The challenge is getting children to eat them. At a School Nutrition Association conference in Denver this summer, food workers heard tips about... more »
  • Report: Psychiatrist tried to discuss Holmes

    August 2, 2012 10:43 AM

    DENVER - A psychiatrist who had the Colorado theater shooting suspect as a client reportedly wanted to talk to a campus security committee about him weeks before the attack. Denver television station KMGH reports that University of Colorado psychiatrist Lynne Fenton wanted to discuss James Holmes with members of a... more »
  • Military: C-130 tankers to resume firefighting

    July 3, 2012 10:58 AM

    DENVER - The military says six Air Force tankers are resuming firefighting flights after a deadly crash of one tanker over the weekend. U.S. Northern Command says the flights will resume Tuesday. The entire fleet of eight planes was grounded after a C-130 crashed Sunday while fighting a wildfire in... more »
  • Passenger jet makes emergency landing

    May 9, 2012 2:51 PM

    DENVER - A United Airlines flight from Toronto to San Francisco has made an emergency landing at Denver International Airport. Airport spokeswoman Jenny Schiavone said Wednesday that United Airlines flight 867 landed safely, and there were no injuries. United Airlines spokesman Rahsaan Johnson says the captain diverted the flight to... more »
  • Colorado boy, 6, suspened for sexual harassment

    May 4, 2012 12:28 PM

    AURORA, Colo. - A 6-year-old boy has been suspended from his suburban Denver school for three days for sexual harassment after quoting a line from a song. School officials say the first-grader was sent home from Sable Elementary School after telling a girl "I'm sexy and I know it," a... more »
  • Colorado firefighters battling wildfire west of Denver

    March 29, 2012 11:22 AM

    CONIFER - Firefighters in Colorado are trying to get a wildfire burning west of Denver contained enough to allow displaced residents to safely return to their homes. About 900 homes have been evacuated. The fire started after crews lost control of a burn intended to reduce the risk of... more »
  • Burglar targets Denver-area businesses' toilets

    March 16, 2012 12:53 PM

    GOLDEN, Colo. - Authorities in the Denver area are investigating 18 burglaries where toilets were the target. Law-enforcement officials say the culprit has entered businesses, a restaurant, grocery store, university and hospital to steal copper or brass plumbing and hardware from toilets in the restrooms since Jan. 5. Jefferson County... more »
  • Governor Flub

    March 1, 2012 7:36 PM

    The governor of Colorado tried to make flattering comments about Lt. Governor Joe Garcia but it turned into a big flub. John Hickenlooper introduced Garcia at a childhood literary event in Denver mistakenly referring to Garcia as a "rising sex star." Hickenlooper routinely introduces Garcia as a "rising star" or... more »
  • Ashes Lost in Mail

    February 21, 2012 7:18 PM

    A woman's remains have not made it home to her family in Colorado because the urn containing her ashes was lost in the mail. Ann Dodge died in January in Arizona and her family planned to have her buried next to her husband at Fort Logan in Denver. Her daughter... more »
  • Denver beats Louisiana-Lafayette

    February 17, 2012 8:57 AM

    Chris Udofia scored 19 points and Justin Coughlin 14 to lead Denver to a 77-52 victory against Louisiana-Lafayette on Thursday night. Chase Hallam added 13 points and Brett Olson 10 for the Pioneers (19-8, 9-5 Sun Belt), who never trailed and moved into a tie with Louisiana-Lafayette for second place... more »
  • Dog owner jailed

    February 14, 2012 12:20 PM

    DENVER - A suburban Denver man spent seven hours in jail because his daughter's service dog did not have a license. Matthew Townsend said the dog got out and he was issued a $50 dollar fine, his wife was also given a $100 dollar fine. Townsend said he... more »
  • Lawmakers delay hearing on school trans fat ban

    February 2, 2012 12:39 PM

    DENVER - The nation's leanest state is taking its time as it considers a proposal aimed at getting junk food out of schools. A Colorado House committee was expected to discuss a bill that could become the nation's toughest regulation meant to keep trans fat away from students, but lawmakers... more »
  • Raw-chicken vandalism leads to conviction in Colorado

    September 22, 2011 12:33 PM

    DENVER - A Denver man convicted of placing raw chicken in his ex-wife's heating ducts and other acts of vandalism could face up to 18 years in prison. KDVR-TV reports that 58-year-old Ronald Smith also poured an unknown substance into a baby grand piano and erased a hard drive... more »
  • Barhopping with Dead Friend

    September 16, 2011 7:38 PM

    A real-life version of the movie "Weekend at Bernie's" played out in Denver as two men are accused of barhopping with a dead friend in their car and using his ATM card. Robert Young and Mark Runbison are free on bond on charges of abusing a corpse, identity theft and... more »
  • Irene tests military's revamped disaster response

    August 29, 2011 11:40 AM

    DENVER - Helping the East Coast recover from Hurricane Irene will test the military's new plan to avoid the chaos that plagued the response to Hurricane Katrina. The Defense Department says National Guard officers have been appointed as "dual-status commanders" to direct both active-duty and Guard troops helping civilian... more »
  • ACLU to sue over Colorado breastfeeding teacher

    August 16, 2011 11:29 AM

    EVERGREEN, Colo. - The American Civil Liberties Union intends to sue a Denver-area charter school for allegedly getting rid of a teacher who pumped breast milk on the job. The ACLU of Colorado filed a notice of claim on Monday against the Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen, a precursor... more »
  • Denver voters reject plan to track space aliens

    November 3, 2010 1:16 PM

    DENVER - Denver residents have jettisoned a plan to officially track space aliens. The proposal defeated soundly Tuesday night would have established a commission to track extraterrestrials. It also would have allowed residents to post their observations on Denver's city Web page and report sightings. Early results... more »
  • Denver votes on space aliens

    November 2, 2010 1:11 PM

    DENVER (AP) - It's got to be one of the most far-out ballot measures. Today, voters in Denver will decide whether to set up a commission to track space aliens. The proposition calls for the city of Denver to accept reports of UFO sightings on its Web page.... more »
  • Man dies on flight to Milwaukee

    August 28, 2010 3:29 PM

    A man from New York died of an apparent heart attack on an AirTran Airways flight from Las Vegas to Milwaukee early Saturday, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing at Denver International Airport. DIA airport spokeswoman Laura Coale says flight 776 was diverted to Denver and was met... more »
  • Former Gator QB Tebow signs with Broncos

    July 29, 2010 6:12 PM

    Tim Tebow has agreed to a contract with the Denver Broncos. The two-time national champion from Florida and 25th pick in the NFL draft missed the first three workouts for rookies and selected veterans while his agent, Jimmy Sexton, and general manager Brian Xanders hammered out a deal. ... more »
  • Tebow remains unsigned as Broncos rookies work out

    July 29, 2010 12:57 PM

    Tim Tebow is missing his second workout while his agent and the Denver Broncos continue hammering out a contract. Tebow, the 25th pick in the NFL draft, can't participate in the Broncos' practices for rookies and players coming off injuries until he signs his deal. Although his absence... more »
  • Flight diverted after 30 hurt in severe turbulence

    July 21, 2010 11:32 AM

    At least 19 passengers injured on that badly shaken United Airlines flight are out of the hospital today. One of those released is 12 years old. They were among 30 passengers injured on a flight from Washington to Los Angeles when the plane encountered turbulence over Kansas. One woman... more »
  • Eddie Kennison signs deal to retire as Chief

    July 19, 2010 12:26 PM

    Wide receiver Eddie Kennison has signed a contract with Kansas City so he can retire as a member of the Chiefs. Kennison played in 91 games for Kansas City, from 2001 through 2007. He ranks seventh in team history with 5,230 yards receiving and eighth with 321 receptions.... more »
  • Colorado bikini coffee shop closes following boycott

    June 18, 2010 1:17 PM

    A suburban Denver coffee shop whose bikini-clad baristas prompted a boycott has closed its doors. Perky Cups was evicted from its home in an Aurora shopping center for failing to pay rent and for violating terms of the lease, including operating outside the shop's premises. Owner Jason Bernal... more »

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