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    Police: Man arrested after trying to steal bikes by burning cable locks on CU campus

    BOULDER, Colo. — The University of Colorado Police Department said Friday it arrested a man after witnesses saw him trying to steal bikes from two campus locations. Joel Weber, 38, was seen by witnesses trying to burn and then cutting cable locks on bicycles outside the Environmental Design building and in the area of Kittredge West residence hall. He was taken into custody without incident near the intersection of 18th Street and Euclid Avenue. Police said he was found to […]

  • The bow from the "Cloosing Era" statue outside the State Capitol was taken sometime in late August, the Denver Police Department said. (Photos: Denver Police Department)

    Police searching for bow stolen from ‘Closing Era’ statue outside of State Capitol

    DENVER — The bow on the “Closing Era” statue that is outside the State Capitol was stolen last month, the Denver Police Department said Friday. The bronze sculpture is on the east side of the building and dates to 1893. Police said whoever removed the bow also caused damage to the sculpture. The theft happened sometime in late August. Anyone with information about the theft or the whereabouts of the bow is asked to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at […]

  • The Colowyo mine near Craig will remain open after the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement announced a mining plan was approved.

    Interior Department approves plan to keep northwest Colorado mine open

    CRAIG, Colo. — A northwest Colorado mine will remain open after the Interior Department OK’d a new plan Friday. The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement announced that a mining plan for the Colowyo mine near Craig was approved by Assistant Interior Secretary Janice Schneider. A lawsuit between an environmental group and the federal government that aims to shift energy sources away from coal to reduce pollution threatened the mine’s future. A federal judge said the OSMRE did not […]

  • A bear was tranquilized in a Centennial backyard on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015.

    Small bear tranquilized, removed from Centennial backyard

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Colorado Division of Wildlife officers tranquilized and removed a small bear from a Centennial backyard on Friday morning. The young bear was first reported in the 7400 block of South Ogden Street and in the 1700 block of East Geddes Circle. It climbed a tree in the 7100 block of South Franklin Way then climbed down as Arapahoe County sheriffs deputies searched for it. About 8:40 a.m., the bear was tranquilized by Division of Wildlife officers and […]

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    Man fatally hit by vehicle while walking on Interstate 25

    GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. — A man was hit and killed by a vehicle while walking on Interstate 25 late Thursday night, the Greenwood Village Police Department said. The 60-year-old man was walking northbound in the far left lane of the interstate near East Belleview Street when he was hit. He was pronounced dead at the scene. It’s not known why he was in the traffic lanes, police said. The driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with police. Police said […]

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    18-year-old arrested in shooting death of juvenile outside Aurora apartment complex

    AURORA, Colo. — An 18-year-old man has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder after a shooting outside an apartment complex left one juvenile dead and another juvenile injured, the Aurora Police Department said. The shooting happened about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday outside the complex at 1568 N. Nome St. After officers responded on a report of a weapons offense, they found a 14-year-old and 17-year-old with gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to hospitals, but the 14-year-old was pronounced dead. The […]

  • A motorcyclist was killed after slamming head-on into a stolen Mercedes in Lakewood on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015.

    Motorcyclist killed after head-on with stolen Mercedes

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — A motorcycle rider was killed early Thursday morning after slamming head-on into a a stolen vehicle, the Lakewood Police Department said. The accident happened about 12:50 a.m. at Kipling Street near Exposition Avenue. Police said the motorcycle rider, identified as 26-year-old Konrad Gula of Denver, was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes on Kipling when he was hit by the stolen Mercedes-Benz. Police said the Mercedes was reported stolen from Denver on Aug. 25 and the two […]

  • A vehicle fire forced the partial closure of westbound Interstate 70 near Genesee on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015.

    Car fire partially closes westbound I-70 near Genesee

    GENESEE, Colo. — A vehicle caught fire and partially closed westbound Interstate 70 near Genesee on Thursday morning. The vehicle caught fire just before 8 a.m. at mile marker 254. Crews worked to reopen the left two lanes but the right lane remained closed as crews worked to clean up the scene. The Colorado Department of Transportation said to expect delays in the area. It’s not known when the full interstate will reopen. The cause of the fire is not […]

  • A student was arrested at Greeley Central High School after a gun and ammunition were found in his backpack on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. (Photo: Larry Bases)

    Greeley Central High student arrested after being found with gun, ammunition

    GREELEY, Colo. — A Greeley Central High School student was arrested Wednesday morning after a gun and ammunition were found in his backpack, the Greeley Police Department said. The senior was not identified and he was taken to a youth detention facility, police spokesman Joe Tymkowych said. Tymkowych said the boy was with other students when administrators confronted them on reports they were smoking marijuana. Following protocol, administrators emptied the senior’s backpack and found the .38-caliber handgun. The gun was […]

  • The Animas River in southwest Colorado was fouled by mine wastewater as the result of a mine plug blowout. (Photo: San Juan Basin Health Department)

    Trout from Animas River declared safe to eat month after mine spill

    DURANGO, Colo. — Trout from the Animas River was declared to be safe to eat Wednesday by state health officials nearly one month after a massive mine wastewater spill soiled the pristine waterway in southwest Colorado. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said most fish tissue analyzed after the Gold King mine release revealed metals below detectable levels. “All results were below the risk threshold,” the department said in a news release. “Levels of mercury, selenium and arsenic […]