Homeless people in Denver not marijuana tourists, official saysDavid HeitzNewsBreak Contributor
Denver settles police brutality lawsuits for $1.6 million, hires a dozen law firmsDavid HeitzNewsBreak Contributor
Denver extends disaster declaration over migrantsDavid HeitzNewsBreak Contributor
Men’s Lacrosse: Second half rally not enough as No. 15 Buckeyes lose 17-12 to No. 19 PioneersThe LanternNewsBreak Contributor
Lone Tree bans short-term rentalsNatasha LovatoNewsBreak Contributor
Lakewood's Red Square Scene of Late Motzei Shabbos Attack
Late on motzei shabbos, a man was assaulted in Red Square, located in downtown Lakewood. The assault resulted in serious injuries as the victim was violently attacked. There were 2 Lakewood First Aid ambulances at the scene. After providing initial treatment the victim was transported by medics to Jersey Shore University Medical Center for further medical attention.
Why are there so many expired license plates on Colorado roads?
Theodore Shille was driving home from the grocery store when he noticed something. During the short trip, he passed three cars that had expired temporary license plates or no plates at all. It wasn’t the first time he had seen this near his Denver home; a few days before he...
1 killed in shooting on Santa Fe Drive, suspect arrested
One person was killed after a shooting in the area of 6th Avenue and Santa Fe Drive in Denver Sunday morning.
Homeless people in Denver not marijuana tourists, official says
Colorado Coalition for the Homeless spokeswoman Cathy Alderman said this week that “People are not moving to Colorado because we have 300 days of sunshine per year so they can live on the streets.”
Denver shooting leaves man dead
A man is dead and Denver police are investigating after a Sunday morning shooting at the border of the Lincoln Park and Baker neighborhoods. The shooting occurred near west 6th Avenue and Santa Fe Drive, according to a tweet posted on the Denver Police Department's official Twitter account at 8:05 a.m. In its initial report, the police department said the extent of the victim's injuries were unknown. More than six...
Family moving to Colorado suffers injuries, loses belongings after highway crash
A family of four, who was moving from Nevada to Colorado, lost most of their belongings after a driver crashed into their moving truck on I-70 Monday.
Colorado dentist arrested in wife’s ‘complex and calculated’ poisoning death, police say
The death was “a heinous, complex and calculated murder,” police said. A Colorado dentist has been arrested in connection with the “complex and calculated” poisoning death of his wife, local police said on Sunday. The Aurora Police Department said James Toliver Craig, 45, was arrested on...
Exclusive: Denver family’s truck set on fire, caught on camera
A Denver family wants answers after its pickup truck was set on fire and the entire incident was caught on camera.
Club Q hero Richard Fierro honored by Red Cross of Colorado
It was November 2022, when a gunman opened fire inside Club Q, an LGBTQ+ club in Colorado Springs. Five people tragically lost their lives. Among those at the club that night was Richard Fierro, an Army veteran who tackled and disarmed the shooter. Four months later, it's still hard for Fierro to be called a hero. "Everyone in there that night was a hero," he said.But Saturday, Fierro received the Lifesaving Military Hero of The Year Award at the American Red Cross Heroes Soirée at the Seawell Ballroom in Denver. Fierro attended the Soirée with the same people he was with at Club...
How Colorado homeowners still reeling from the COVID pandemic can apply for financial assistance
The clock is running out on millions in federal COVID mortgage assistance and 15 area governments and nonprofits are trying to get the money out the door. Colorado received about $175 million from the American Rescue Plan Act to fund mortgage assistance in 2021. By the end of January, however, about $121 million remained unspent, so the Department of Local Affairs expanded its pilot program for distributing the money before a December 2024 deadline.
Colorado Dentist Charged With Poisoning Wife to Death
A Colorado dentist was charged with murder on Sunday after detectives discovered his wife was fatally poisoned, police said.James Toliver Craig, 45, of Aurora, drove his wife to the hospital on Wednesday, reporting that she had headaches and dizziness.“Shortly after arriving at the hospital, the wife’s condition deteriorated rapidly, and she was placed on a ventilator in an intensive care unit. She was declared medically brain dead a short time later,” Aurora police said.Detectives from the Major Crimes Homicide Unit detectives launched an intensive investigation that revealed 43-year-old Angela Craig, a mother of six, was poisoned.“A warrant for first-degree murder...
Denver March Powwow kicks off season of Indigenous cultural expression in rhythm and regalia
Darrell Wildcat started dancing when he was 9. “I just wanted to be part of it,” said Wildcat, who is from Norman, Oklahoma. “I expressed an interest, and my parents got (my regalia) together. My dad did a lot of the bead work. My mom did all the cloth work and I had another friend who did the feather work.”
Suspect arrested in shooting near Denver gas station
DENVER — A suspect has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting near a Denver gas station Sunday morning, the Denver Police Department said. The shooting happened just after 7:30 a.m. Sunday near the Sinclair gas station at Santa Fe Drive and Sixth Avenue. The victim died on the scene, police said. His name has not yet been released.
Rally against Park Hill redevelopment draws mayoral candidates, Wellington Webb
A rally against the proposed redevelopment of the Park Hill Golf Course attracted hundreds in Denver on Sunday, including former mayor Wellington Webb, who sought to portray the fight as a battle between those who have the financial means to push it — and gain from its completion — and advocates for preserving it as open space. It's likely only the first of several campaign rallies for or against Question 2O, which asks Denverites whether to remove a conservation easement at the Park Hill Golf...
Denver weather: Mountain snow, Front Range rain showers Monday
Denver's weather will stay mild on Monday with mostly cloudy skies and a chance for afternoon rain showers.
The Contenders: Mike Johnston Plans to End Homelessness in One Term
This is the eleventh in our series on the Denver mayoral candidates, based on their responses to a Westword. questionnaire sent to every contender on the ballot last month. A Colorado native and resident of Denver for the past twenty years, Mike Johnston has spent his career in education, the nonprofit world and politics, specifically as a Colorado state senator representing northeast Denver.
Denver settles police brutality lawsuits for $1.6 million, hires a dozen law firms
(Denver, Colo.) The City and County of Denver plans to hire a dozen law firms to handle its civil lawsuits. The city paid out $1.6 million in police settlements Monday. The lawsuits in U.S. District Court stem from police brutality claims made during the George Floyd protests in the summer of 2020. The settlements include:
Aurora PD: Driver fires gun at kids who were shooting water gun at passing cars
Police in Aurora are investigating a shooting from a passing motorist involving two boys who were playing with a toy gun Friday evening.
Five Colorado Dispensaries May Have Sold You Contaminated Weed
If you’ve purchased marijuana from a dispensary in Colorado recently, you might want to check the label on your product as soon as possible as it’s been reported that a total of five shops, both recreational and medical, have sold weed that might be contaminated. Keep scrolling to...
Crime increase not factor for Blake Street Tavern closure
The news that Blake Street Tavern is closing came out Saturday with not much of an explanation why.
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