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Driving You Crazy: If those crash barrels are filled with water, why don't they freeze in the winter?

Kelly from Loveland writes, “What's driving you crazy? Last week you talked about an accident where the car hit some barrels filled with water and that caused the highway to get all wet. Doesn't the water freeze during winter and the wouldn't you just hit the barrels filled with solid ice?”


Denver-area doctor arrested, charged with distributing child pornography

DENVER — A Denver-area family medicine doctor has been arrested on accusations he posted child pornography online. Justin Bowen Neisler, 31, was arrested by the FBI on March 13, according to a news release from United States Attorney Jason Dunn.


Denver police search for man wanted for unlawful sexual conduct

DENVER — Police are appealing to the public for help finding a man wanted for unlawful sexual conduct. A release issued by the department said the incident happened on March 23 at 9:40 a.m. near West 33rd Avenue, between North Tennyson Street and North Stuart Street.


Stevie Wonder is coming to Red Rocks for the first time

MORRISON, Colo. - Grammy Award-winner Stevie Wonder is going to perform at Red Rocks Amphitheatre this summer, and the stop will mark his first time performing at the Best Outdoor Venue in the U.S.


Denver coroner identifies man shot and killed in northeast Denver

The man who was shot in northeast Denver Thursday night was identified as Jamaica McClain. The 42-year-old man died of a gunshot wound, the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner said in a news release.


Due to popular demand, Museum of Outdoor Arts’ Natura Obscura exhibit will stay open through summer

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Natura Obscura exhibit in Englewood will stay open five extra months due to popular demand. The Museum of Outdoor Arts describes its Natura Obscura exhibit on its website as an “immersive art experience that’s like stepping into your favorite painting but where you can hear, s


Todd Helton, retired Rockies star, cited for DUI in Tennessee, enters treatment program

Former Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton has entered a treatment program after he was cited earlier this month for driving under the influence in Tennessee, his attorney says.


Bill giving more rights to Colorado renters heads to governor's desk

DENVER — A House bill that would give more power to Colorado renters is heading to the governor's desk after passing the state Senate Tuesday. House Bill 19-1170 , also known as the Residential Health and Safety Act, would allow renters more recourse when dealing with unresponsive landlords.


Mom says ‘public is in danger’ after son gets probation for sexually assaulting children

CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- (WGN) -- A Colorado man will serve five years probation for molesting his younger sister and her childhood friend over a number of years. Christopher Hudson, 30, would have faced up to life in prison had he been convicted as an adult for the counts of child sex assault. But beca


What to eat in Denver, according to Denver’s best chefs

Just like the city itself, Denver’s restaurant landscape is quickly growing and improving. You can still find a cowboy-style meal that’s heavy on the beef (and plenty of Rocky Mountain oysters if you know where to look), but a young and diverse crop of chefs is keeping the options from getting stale


Former Douglas County deputy convicted of domestic violence, assault and strangulation

A former Douglas County Sheriff’s deputy has been found guilty by a jury of assaulting his former wife in a violent confrontation in which he knocked her to the ground and then pressed his foot against her throat until she passed out, according to the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.


Denver native Freeland feels at home at top of Rox rotation

DENVER (AP) — Denver native Kyle Freeland wears the affection for his city on his right arm: Tattoos of the area code (303), the elevation (5,280) and a silhouette of the Rocky Mountains.


16th Street Mall becomes topic of debate at mayoral candidate forum

DENVER -- The 16th Street Mall continues to be one of Denver's signature attractions. Yet these days, it’s also a punching bag for critics who use it to paint our city as out of control.


If red flag bill passes, can Colorado sheriffs ignore it?

Local resistance is “threatening the coherence of the state,” said a criminal justice expert. As Colorado lawmakers get close to putting a gun control bill on the governor’s desk, some law enforcement officials’ resistance is highlighting a tension between state and local governments and raising que


Colorado gets new, more colorful logo

DENVER (AP) - Colorado has a new, more colorful state logo. Gov. Jared Polis unveiled the image, modeled on the design of the state flag, to reporters Tuesday at the state Capitol. It will replace the green snow-topped triangular mountain that debuted in 2013 at a cost of $2.4 million.


Marijuana Emergency Room Visits Climb, Severe Problems

Inhaled marijuana caused the most severe problems at one large Denver area hospital. Marijuana-infused foods and candies, called edibles, also led to trouble. Patients came to the ER with symptoms such as repeated vomiting, racing hearts and psychotic episodes.


One person in custody after police pursuit ends with crash on Colorado Boulevard

DENVER -- One person is in custody after a police pursuit in Denver ended with a crash on Colorado Boulevard early Tuesday morning, the Denver Police Department said. The pursuit ended when the driver crashed in the 3800 block of Colorado Boulevard, according to Denver police. That's just south of C


“How hungry are we going to be?” Nuggets facing question marks with playoffs looming

The playoffs are coming whether the Nuggets are ready or not. With 10 games remaining and plenty of postseason jockeying still to be sorted out, Denver (49-23) doesn’t have time to focus on who it will play or what seed it might draw. Instead, the Nuggets need to ask themselves how the No. 2 seed in


Coloradans are fired up about special taxing districts

DENVER — Denver7 recently took a 360 look at multiple perspectives on special taxing districts in Colorado. There are nearly 2,000 special districts in Colorado, and developers often use them to finance the costs of building new housing communities on undeveloped land.


Authorities looking for bank robber who wore blond wig in Denver heist

Authorities are looking for a bank robber who donned a blond wig Friday to rob a Denver bank. The robbery happened at about 4:45 p.m. Friday at Vectra Bank, 3600 Quebec St., according to an FBI news release.