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Central 70 project manager: I-70 flooding issues were due to drain pump error

The project manager on the Central 70 project says they regret that so many drivers were stranded during Sunday's flash flooding. The construction company Kiewit told CBS4 on Monday that flooding along Interstate 70 near York Street occurred due to a error in the automatic drain pump. The Colorado Department of Transportation directed all media questions to Kiewit on Monday, which issued the following statement:At around 7 p.m. on August 7, a Kiewit Superintendent on the Central 70 Project observed flooding on 46th South Avenue in the work zone and on I-70. Proper notification protocols were then followed to...
DENVER, CO

DPD asks for help finding driver in hit-and-run at Platte &15th

Denver police are asking for help catching the person responsible for a hit-and-run crash that happened at the intersection of Platte Street and 15th Street. Police believe someone driving a Subaru hit a motorcycle and then left the scene. That motorcyclist suffered serious injuries. Police said the Subaru involved should have damage to the front left part of the car and possibly the headlight and reflector on that side. Anyone with information about this crime that might help in the investigation is asked to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.STOP (7867). Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of $2,000.
DENVER, CO
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Jamal Murray names his all-time Kentucky starting 5

Jamal Murray is soon to head into his 7th season with the Denver Nuggets. The former Kentucky star was drafted 7th overall by the Nuggets in 2016 after 1 season in Lexington, but was sidelined for the 2021-22 campaign due to a torn ACL. The Wildcats have had a host...
LEXINGTON, KY
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LoDo plaque removed, Denver makes amends for history of anti-Chinese violence

The history of Colorado's long-gone Chinatown may be in the past, but reminders of the discrimination still exist today. In an effort to change that, Denver made an important step on Monday. Members of Denver's historic Chinese families helped removed an anti-Chinese historical marker off a building near Coors Field in the LoDo neighborhood. Mayor Michael Hancock was among the city leaders who participated in the ceremony. He says the plaque reflects historical innacuracies surrounding Denver's first race riot.The action came after a formal apology from the city earlier this year regarding the riots that took place in Denver's Chinatown in the late 1800s."We hope you will accept the removal of this plaque behind me as another step in righting the wrongs and correcting the injustices that led to the death of Mr. Luke Young and discrimination of this group of people just blocks from here," Hancock said.After the removal, the plaque was handed over to History Colorado so it will be preserved and eventually placed in a museum.
DENVER, CO

Crash closes Interstate 25 in Mead

MEAD, Colorado — Interstate 25 is closed in both directions due to a crash that killed a woman in Mead Monday evening. The crash happened just after 6 p.m. at Exit 245, the Colorado Department of Transportation said. The Colorado State Patrol said a northbound semi-truck hit a bridge.
MEAD, CO
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Broncos Player 'Throwing Punches' During Training Camp Saturday

A fight broke out between players during Denver Broncos training camp practice on Saturday. According to multiple reports, third-year defensive tackle McTelvin Agim threw multiple punches after getting tangled up with offensive guard Zack Johnson. The Broncos selected Agim with a third-round pick in the 2020 draft. Through his first...
DENVER, CO
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When Denver flooded on Sunday, did the City Park Golf Course stormwater system work?

When Sunday night’s storm hit, realtor Bridget Walsh, her husband and friends were having dinner at the Japanese pagoda at the Dever Botanic Gardens. The rain doused them, and as they slowly made their way back to the building, they feared hypothermia. The rain wasn’t the heaviest Walsh had seen, but it was coming down hard, fast and cold. Once they warmed up inside, Walsh drove home, making a special stop near the City Park Golf Course to see if the area was flooded.
DENVER, CO
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Settlement reached with promoters who overcharged for wheelchair-accessible seats at Red Rocks

The Department of Justice on Monday announced a settlement with the City and County of Denver and several concert promoters after an investigation found wheelchair-accessible seats at Red Rocks Amphitheatre were being sold for more money than they should have been. Disability rights advocates are concerned as the price issue came immediately after another fight that ended in a settlement. "People in wheelchairs finally get the access to which they're legally entitled," said Kevin Williams, the Legal Program Director for the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition. "And everybody is jacking up the price of the seats that we were finally able to...
DENVER, CO

Attempted homicide suspect shot, killed as deputies try to arrest

A male suspect wanted with an active warrant for attempted homicide was shot and killed late Friday afternoon in Northglenn.The Adams County Sheriff's Office's Special Enforcement Team located the suspect at 301 Malley Drive in Northglenn. The shooting happened when ACSO personnel contacted the suspect. An Adams County deputy received minor injuries as a result of the encounter.Additional details of the incident, including the suspect's identity, have not yet been released by authorities. The 17th Judicial District's Critical Incident Response Team is investigation the incident. 
NORTHGLENN, CO

Did Denver's stormwater drainage project at City Park Golf Course work as planned on Sunday?

The roads near City Park Golf Course in Denver were supposedly reconstructed recently to be able to drain floodwater onto the golf course. That didn't quite happen when there was flash flooding in the city on Sunday night.Drivers, businesses and neighbors all expected the golf course to take the brunt of the rain -- and parts of the golf course did flood as designed -- but there was also quite a bit of water flooding the streets in the neighborhood, including the very busy Colorado Boulevard. That has some people wondering if the storm water drainage project there actually works...
DENVER, CO
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