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  • Hope Casell

    Doctor found unresponsive while paddleboarding at Chatfield Reservoir dies

    LITTLETON, Colo. — Hope Cassel, a doctor from Parker who was found unresponsive at Chatfield Reservoir after a strong storm came up while she was paddleboarding with her children, died Sunday night. Cassel’s husband, Tom Cassel, posted a message on a friend’s Facebook page announcing his wife’s death. On Friday, Hope Cassel, an OB/GYN at Parker Adventist Hospital, was paddleboarding with her three sons, ages 14, 13 and 11, along with a friend of the boys, 11, about 1 p.m. when a […]

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    Longtime Broncos PA announcer Alan Roach leaving

    DENVER — Alan Roach, the deep-voiced baritone public address announcer of the Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, said Monday he is leaving Denver to take an “opportunity of a lifetime” as the PA announcer for the Minnesota Vikings. Roach, who was laid off by KOA last year, thanked Broncos fans in a post on his website announcing the move. “It’s not announcing the names that makes my job the best in the world, it’s the fans’ reactions […]

  • A police pursuit ended in a crash on eastbound Interstate 70 at Vasquez Boulevard on Monday, June 27, 2016. (Photo: Denver Police Department)

    Suspect jumps from I-70 bridge after high-speed chase, crash

    DENVER — Eastbound Interstate 70 was closed Monday morning after a high-speed pursuit ended in a crash, the Denver Police Department said. The crash happened on the interstate at Vasquez Boulevard and the interstate was closed at Brighton Boulevard. Police said officers responded to a report of suspected shots fired in Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood about 4:15 a.m. Police got a description of the vehicle and found it near 22nd Street and Tremont Place. The suspect continued driving when police attempted to […]

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    5 killed, one injured after Amtrak train slams into van in southern Colorado

    LAS ANIMAS COUNTY, Colo. — Five family members, including three children, on their way to church were killed Sunday morning after an Amtrak train collided with a minivan, the Colorado State Patrol said. Officials said a 2005 Chrysler Town & Country failed to yield to the train and was hit about 9:45 a.m. just outside Trinidad. The van’s driver and three of the six passengers were pronounced dead at the scene. A fifth passenger was taken to a hospital and […]

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    Westbound I-70 reopens at Chambers Road after officer-involved crash

    DENVER — Westbound Interstate 70 was closed in east Denver for more than 90 minutes on Friday morning because of an accident involving a Denver Police Department officer. Police said an officer was at the scene of an accident on the interstate at Peoria Street when another vehicle struck the officer. It’s unknown if the officer was inside or outside a vehicle. The officer suffered minor injures. The driver of the vehicle that struck the officer suffered serious but nonlife-threatening […]

  • The Dalai Lama speaks at UC Irvine on July 7, 2015. (Photo: DAVID MCNEW/AFP/Getty Images)

    Dalai Lama to lead 2 teachings Thursday at University of Colorado

    BOULDER, Colo. — The Dalai Lama will speak at the University of Colorado’s Coors Event Center on Thursday. The Dalai Lama will teach a class, “Eight Verses of Training the Mind,” at 9:30 a.m. followed by a public talk about “Educating the Heart and Mind” at 1:30 p.m. RELATED: Watch the Dalai Lama’s teachings Each session is expected to draw 9,000 people to the center. The university and the Tibetan Association of Colorado had planned for a two-day visit from […]

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    7-year-old boy fatally shot during southern Colorado camping trip

    LA JARA, Colo. — A 7-year-old boy was fatally shot during a camping trip in southern Colorado, the Pueblo Chieftain reported. The boy from Albuquerque, N.M., was camping with his family near Stunner Pass when he was shot in the chest early Monday, the Conejos County Sheriff’s Office said. He was pronounced dead at Conejos County Hospital. The sheriff’s office sought a search warrant to investigate the campsite and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation was brought in to help with […]

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    Train trestle destroyed in Kiowa County grass fire

    KIOWA COUNTY, Colo. — A train trestle was destroyed Wednesday in a grass fire in southeast Colorado, the Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office said. The fire burned three miles west of Haswell. Highway 96, the main road in the area, was closed at mile marker 142 because of heavy smoke. The cause of the fire was under investigation. It was extinguished just before 11 a.m. — Casey Sheridan (@KCSOSheridan) June 22, 2016 — Casey Sheridan (@KCSOSheridan) June 22, 2016 […]

  • A photo taken from a hot air balloon shows the shadow of the balloon in a field near Chatellerault on Junes 22, 2016. / AFP / GUILLAUME SOUVANT        (Photo credit should read GUILLAUME SOUVANT/AFP/Getty Images)

    2 hospitalized after hot air balloon makes hard landing

    LITTLETON, Colo. — Two people were taken to a hospital with minor injuries after a hot air balloon made a hard landing Wednesday morning, the Littleton Fire Department said. The balloon landed about 6:50 a.m. in the parking lot of Lockheed Martin in the 12200 block of South Wadsworth Boulevard, officials said. A third person in the balloon walked away uninjured. The extent of the injuries was not revealed. The names, ages and genders of the balloon occupants were not announced. The […]

  • The Triple J Armory near East County Line Road and South Broadway in Littleton was robbed on Wednesday, June 22, 2016.

    Second south metro-area gun store robbed in 2 days

    LITTLETON, Colo. — A gun store was burglarized early Wednesday morning, the second such store to be hit in the south Denver metro area in two days. It’s not known what if anything was stolen from the Triple J Armory near East County Line Road and South Broadway in Littleton during a robbery about 2 a.m. Police said a white van slammed into the store and the passengers took an unknown amount of merchandise. The gun store owner was still […]