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Dad of Santa Fe crash victim saw news of crash, didn’t know son was involved

DENVER – The parents of two people killed by a driver fleeing deputies on Santa Fe and Mineral on Feb. 6 say they want their children’s strong and fun personality to inspire others.


Colorado Senate committee approves bill prohibiting drivers from using cellphones behind the wheel

A bill that will require motorists to keep their hands on the wheel and not on their cellphone won unanimous approval from the Colorado Senate Transportation and Energy Committee on Thursday.


The Offspring, Bad Religion, The Vandals to headline craft beer & taco festival at Fiddler's Green

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. — Tacos, beer and punk rock. California-based "Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival powered by Gringo Bandito" has announced an event at Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre set for Sunday, April 28.


Colorado State Patrol trooper hit while investigating traffic crash

LAKEWOOD, Colo. - The Colorado State Patrol says a trooper was hit by a vehicle Friday while investigating a crash in Lakewood. CSP says the trooper was taken to the hospital with "serious injuries," but will be OK.


19 years later, murder of 2 teens at a Subway remains unsolved

LITTLETON, Colo. — Nick Kunselman and Stephanie Hart-Grizzell loved each other more than their families thought kids could. The two high school sweethearts were drawn together by a love of arts and music.


Colorado man accused of sexually assaulting former art student

SCOTTSBLUFF — A Colorado man has been accused of sexually assaulting an art student when she was 15 years old. Steven J. Barraza, 45, of Englewood, Colorado, appeared Friday in scotts Bluff County Court to be arraigned on a charge of first-degree sexual assault, a Class IB felony.


Colorado Gov. Jared Polis denounces Trump’s emergency declaration

DENVER – Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has denounced Donald Trump’s decision Friday to declare a national emergency so the president can find funds to build a southern border wall.


2nd mistrial declared in case involving death of a Colorado State Trooper

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. - Jurors once again couldn't reach a verdict for the man accused of killing a Colorado State Patrol trooper in 2016 in Douglas County. Noe Gamez-Ruiz was on trial facing a charge of careless driving causing death for the accident that killed Trooper Cody Donahue on Interstate 25.


RTD: Operator of derailed light rail train in Aurora approached curve too fast, causing woman to be ejected

AURORA, Colo. — The Regional Transportation District has fired the person who was operating a light rail train that derailed near an Aurora intersection during a snowstorm late last month, causing one woman to be ejected and numerous other injuries.


More scammers impersonating Arapahoe County law enforcement, court officials, DA’s office says

AURORA | If you feel like your phone has been receiving more calls from strange numbers recently, you’re not alone. The number of scammers trying to bilk Coloradans by impersonating officials from either the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office or local courts has risen in recent months, officials from


Columbine boys basketball wraps up 5A Jeffco League title

LITTLETON — Columbine’s boys basketball had no interest in sharing during its run through the Class 5A Jeffco League this season. Columbine and Arvada West finished conference play with 10-4 records last year. The Rebels and Wildcats split their two head-to-head meeting that resulted in both sharing


Colorado Fisherwoman Breaks Two World Records With Rainbow Trout

This fisherwoman from Colorado broke two world records with this massive catch. Just look at this record-setting rainbow trout. 52-year-old Kelly Jo Hall has been fishing since she was about five years old. Both she and her parter's goal was to set a world record. This past summer, she set two.


From the Denver7 news desk: Breaking and developing news on Feb. 15, 2019

This is the Denver7 breaking and developing news blog. Throughout the day, this story will be updated with both minor and large breaking news events that our readers care about. Check back as we continue to update this story.


Denver teachers back at work after winning deal with raises

DENVER (AP) — Denver teachers ended a three-day walkout and returned to their classrooms Thursday, greeted by hugs and high-fives, after their union reached a tentative deal raising their pay, the latest win in a national movement by educators to raise their wages and advocate for changes in schools


COVER STORY | A whodunit at the Capitol as Republicans ponder their rocky election

It was a rare thing: a close vote that should have been unanimous. On Jan. 14, Colorado state Rep. Kim Ransom of Lone Tree was elected to represent Republicans in the House of Representatives on the Legislature's Joint Budget Committee. The vote by Ransom's fellow Republicans was 12-10, with one mem


Woman 'Played Dead' After Co-Worker Stabbed Her in Lakewood Home

GOLDEN, CO – A 47-year-old man was sentenced to prison time for the 2017 attempted murder of his co-worker in her Lakewood home, the Jefferson County District Attorney's office said.


Driver Dies After Crashing Into Bar In Lakewood

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) — A man died after crashing a car into a bar in Lakewood early Friday morning. The car hit the covered patio area the Front Range Inn on Morrison Road, between Garrison and Wadsworth. The victim has been identified as 35-year-old Brandon Skinner.


Broncos' bizarre Joe Flacco bet epitomizes franchise in denial

Just as they did for most of the 13 seasons following John Elway’s retirement, the Broncos have hovered off the national radar in the three years since Peyton Manning’s exit.


Therapeutic Riding Center Helps Boy Make Incredible Strides

LITTLETON, Colo. (CBS4) – The healing power of horses is what The Right Step is all about. The nonprofit provides riding lessons for people of all abilities. For one young man in particular, the impact it’s had on his life is shining new light on the importance of riding therapy.


Lakewood man charged in the murder of his wife

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — A man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of his wife who was found dead inside a Lakewood apartment. Just after 3 p.m. on Jan. 6, officers from the Lakewood Police Department responded to reports of a person with a gun at the Parkview Apartment C