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  • A suspect was injured after a shootout with police in downtown Denver on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

    Suspect hurt after shootout, chase with Denver police

    DENVER — It was a crazy end to the Memorial Day weekend in downtown Denver after an officer-involved shooting left one suspect injured. Police responded to a call of a man with a gun at 15th and California streets about midnight Tuesday and found the suspect who matched the description at 17th Street and California. Police say the suspect fired at them. There was an exchange of gunfire and a foot chase that ended with the suspect under arrest near […]

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  • One person was shot in the arm or hand while in the drive-thru of a McDonald's on South Broadway on Sunday, May 24, 2015.

    One shot in McDonald’s drive-thru on South Broadway

    DENVER — One person was shot in the arm or hand Sunday night while in the drive-thru of a McDonald’s on South Broadway. Denver police said the incident was reported about 10:15 p.m. at South Broadway and Alameda Avenue. No suspect information was released or what motivated the shooting. The extent of the victim’s condition was not released.  

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    Drive-by shooting in Denver sends two to hospital; suspect sought

    DENVER — A road rage incident led to a drive-by shooting Sunday, sending two people to a hospital. The incident happened about 3:30 p.m. at Broadway and Mississippi Avenue. The victim’s car, which had a child in it, pulled over for help a few blocks south near South Lincoln Street and Evans Avenue. “It’s a random thing. It could happen anywhere,” neighbor Shane Medlin said. This is what happens when anger behind the wheel erupts into gun violence. “I saw […]

  • One person was taken to the hospital after an early-morning house fire in Aurora on Friday, May 22, 2015. (Photo: Greg Nieto)

    Investigators: Fatal Aurora mobile home blaze was intentionally set

    AURORA, Colo. — A woman was killed in an early-morning house fire Friday in an Aurora mobile home park. The fire started about 5:30 a.m. in the 1800 block of North Carson Street, just north of Colfax Avenue and west of Interstate 225. Fire crews were able to quickly get the fire under control. The victim was taken to the hospital, but she later died from her injuries. Aurora Fire tweeted that the cause of the fire was incendiary and […]

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    Independent report urges ‘sweeping’ changes for Denver Sheriff Department

    DENVER — An independent report into the Denver Sheriff Department recommends “sweeping” changes in the wake of several abuse scandals. The report, by consulting firm Hillard Heintze, found a vast majority of use-of-force incidents in the department weren’t investigated, and found 14 key findings and made 277 recommendations, with major changes suggested to “almost every area” of the department. The report was ordered by Denver officials in the wake of excessive-force scandals at the Denver jail that have led to […]

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    Man charged with attempted murder, sexual assault in Auraria campus attack

    DENVER — A 54-year-old man accused of trying to sexually assault a woman on the Auraria campus earlier this month was formally charged Thursday by Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey. James Alphonso Holmes faces five counts, including first-degree attempted murder, first-degree sexual assault and first-degree attempted assault, the district attorney’s office announced. Holmes also faces two counts of crime of violence, which are sentence enhancers. “The charges allege that Holmes feigned needing math help from a female student and attempted […]

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    Broncos defensive end Antonio Smith investigated for child abuse in Texas

    FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas — Broncos defensive end Antonio Smith is being investigated for alleged child abuse in Texas. No charges have been filed. TMZ first reported about the alleged incident in Fort Bend County, Texas, near Houston. TMZ cited sources saying there are multiple incidents dating to 2010. Smith has played 11 years in the NFL, including five seasons with the Houston Texans from 2009 to 2013 when new Broncos coach Gary Kubiak coached the team. The 33-year-old played […]

  • Interstate 70 was closed in both directions in Aurora because of an accident on Thursday, May 21, 2015. (Photo: CDOT)

    Both directions of I-70 reopen after accident

    AURORA, Colo. — Both directions of Interstate 70 were closed in both directions on Thursday morning because of an accident. The Aurora Police Department said the eastbound lanes were closed at Tower Road and the westbound lanes were closed at East Colfax Avenue. RELATED: Traffic updates The closure happened about 7:45 a.m. It reopened about 8:20 a.m. Police also did not release details of the accident, which happened in the construction zone of the interstate.

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    Report: ‘Rental crisis’ shows rents continue to skyrocket in Denver metro area

    DENVER — The Denver metro area is in the middle of what experts are calling a rental crisis as the cost of renting an apartment continues to soar. A report from Zillow shows how deep renters have to dig into their pockets each month and Denver is not alone as rents are going through the roof across the country. The average rent in the Denver metro area is $1,868 a month, a spike of 11.6 percent over last year, the […]