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  • A pedestrian was hit and killed by a light rail train near the Colorado Boulevard station on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014.

    14-year-old boy fatally struck by light rail train near Colorado Boulevard station

    DENVER — A 14-year-old boy was killed after being struck by a light rail train Tuesday, the Denver Police Department said. #HeadsUp: #DPD responding to fatal pedestrian vs light rail accident in 4200 block of E. Colorado Center Drive. #Denver #cotraf — Denver Police Dept. (@DenverPolice) December 16, 2014 The accident happened about noon near the Colorado Boulevard Station near Colorado Boulevard and Evans Avenue. Ped vs train fatal ax. Near Colorado & Evans. @KDVR pic.twitter.com/zTGLRjhvEN — bstew (@bstew122) December […]

  • A gas leak at 1401 Lawrence St. forced the evacuation of some buildings in downtown Denver on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014.

    Gas leak forces evacuations in downtown Denver

    DENVER — Some buildings were evacuated Tuesday morning in downtown Denver after construction crews hit a high-pressure line and caused a gas leak. Mark Watson with the Denver Fire Department said crews hit a 10-inch line, causing a 4-inch hole at 1401 Lawrence St. about 10:10 a.m. Crews will have to dig down to fix the line, Watson said. It’s not known how many people were evacuated or when they will be allowed to return. Besides the evacuations, the buildings […]

  • Two middle school-aged children were seriously injured after being struck by a car in Northglenn on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. (Credit: Paul Makarushka)

    2 middle school-aged children injured after being hit by vehicle

    NORTHGLENN, Colo. — Two middle school-aged boys were injured after being struck by a vehicle Tuesday morning. The accident happened about 7:40 a.m. at East 112th Avenue and Larson Drive, Northglenn police said. Police say a male driver was going eastbound on 112th when he struck the boys as they were attempting to cross the street. Both children were transported to a hospital with unknown injuries. The driver stopped and was taken to the Northglenn Police Department, where he is […]

  • A two-alarm fire broke out at the Canterbury Gardens apartments in Aurora on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. (Credit: Chris Jose)

    One injured in two-alarm fire at Aurora assisted-living facility

    AURORA, Colo. — One person suffered minor injuries after a two-alarm fire broke out at an assisted-living facility early Monday morning. The Aurora Department said the cause was an accidental cooking fire. Cause of early morning fire in Aurora determined to be an accidental cooking fire. Keep looking while you're cooking! — Aurora Fire (@AuroraFireDpt) December 15, 2014 Flames spread from the first floor to the second and one unit was fully engulfed at the Canterbury Gardens complex (11265 E. […]

  • Jefferson County Sheriff: Intruder fatally shot by homeowner

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — A homeowner shot and killed an intruder during an attempted invasion Friday morning, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said. #JCSO shooting. Homeowner shot intruder. Intruder deceased. Unkown method of entry. — Jeffco Sheriff (@jeffcosheriffco) December 12, 2014 The shooting happened in the 26300 block of Clear View Drive about 8:30 a.m. near Rockland Community Church and Ralston Elementary School, north of Genesee. The identities of the homeowner and the intruder were not immediately released. It’s unclear […]

  • Denver East High School students protest on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014.

    Another student protest, march planned in Denver on Friday afternoon

    DENVER — A protest and march involving students from several Denver metro-area high schools is scheduled to be held Friday afternoon. The students are scheduled to meet at 3 p.m. at the City Park boathouse, then march down Colfax Avenue to the state Capitol in what is being called the Colorado Student Unity March. Students are asked to dress in black “as a show of mourning and solidarity,” the Facebook post reads. Students from Denver East High, Denver School of […]

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    Wheat Ridge shooting suspect’s vehicle recovered; Gregory Kilcollins still on loose

    WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. — Wheat Ridge Police said Thursday they recovered a vehicle believed to belong to a man wanted in connection with a shooting at an apartment complex early Wednesday morning. A gray Hyundai sedan police say was connected to the shooting was recovered, but suspect Gregory Kilcollins, 29, remains on the loose. Police say Kilcollins allegedly fired multiple shots in the early-morning hours Wednesday at the Villa Victoria apartment complex near the intersection of West 38th Avenue and […]

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    PHOTOS: New 2-year-old okapi named Molimo now on exhibit at Denver Zoo

    DENVER — The Denver Zoo has added an okapi to its herd with 2-year-old Molimo now on exhibit after arriving from Disney’s Animal Kingdom in October. Molimo (Mo-LEE-mo) was in a monthlong quarantine but now can be seen by visitors near the Elephant Passage. Zoo officials hope to pair Molimo with a female for breeding in the spring. Zoo staff say the okapi is “laid back, playful” and “is settling in very well,” the zoo said in a statement. There […]

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    Judge denies delay in Holmes trial; 9,000 jury summonses to be issued Thursday

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Arapahoe County District Court Judge Carlos Samour Jr. denied a motion to extend the Aurora theater shooting case and 9,000 jury summonses will be issued Thursday. Defense attorneys for James Holmes sought more time to go over a doctor’s report that evaluated their client’s sanity. The defense also cited unspecified medical emergencies involving one of the lawyers and an investigator have slowed their preparation. Samour said the court would not grant the motion based on “we’re not […]

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    We’re No. 1: Colorado is the least obese state in latest survey

    DENVER — Colorado remained the least obese state in the country, and it is No. 1 in physical activity and has the lowest mark in diabetes prevalence in annual health rankings released Wednesday by the United Health Foundation. “As Coloradans, we know this state is a lean, mean, working-hard, playing-hard healthy machine,” Gov. John Hickenlooper said in a statement. “Well, not mean, but you get the idea. I’m not surprised we’re the least obese state and No. 1 in physical. […]