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  • A composite sketch of a man being sought in connection with entering a home through a bathroom window as a woman was showering in Boulder on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015. (Composite sketch: Boulder Police Department)

    Man suspected of entering home as woman showered sought by Boulder police

    BOULDER, Colo. — The Boulder Police Department is seeking a man who is suspected of trying to enter a home through a bathroom window while a woman was taking a shower earlier this month. The incident happened about 9:30 p.m. Feb. 3 in the 800 block of 19th Street. Police say a roommate of the woman saw someone walking outside her room as well. A male resident confronted the man outside but he fled. The suspect is described as white, […]

  • Photographer captures ‘Slurpee surf’ from Massachusetts shoreline

    NANTUCKET ISLAND, Mass. — A photographer captured what it looks like when the ocean turns into a slushy. After months of deep freeze, Massachusetts photographer Jonathan Nimerfroh captured the chilling beauty when the ocean waves turned to slush. Nimerfroh calls the shot a “Slurpee surf.” He said he was surprised to discover the nearly-frozen waves hitting the Nantucket shoreline. He is a surfer who is obsessed with the ocean. The day he took the photo, the high temperature was 19 […]

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    DPS Superintendent Boasberg apologizes for late announcement of school closures

    DENVER — Denver Public Schools apologized for announcing so late that schools would be closed Thursday. The announcement did not go out until about 6:10 a.m., well after many parents had left their homes to take their children to bus stops. Some children were already picked up by buses and dropped off at schools when the announcement was made. DPS usually makes the call for a snow day about 5 a.m. “Very disappointed in the delay from Denver Public Schools […]

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    Snow totals for Feb. 25-26 storm

    The snow totals in Colorado as reported by the National Weather Service for the Feb. 25-26 storm as of 6:30 a.m. Thursday: Aspen Springs: 6.9 inches Berthoud: 6.9 inches Black Hawk: 6.6 inches Boulder: 12.9 inches Brookvale: 8 inches Broomfield: 8 inches Castle Pines: 3.2 inches Coal Creek Canyon: 13 inches Conifer: 6.9 inches Denver: 6.6 inches Denver International Airport: 2.1 inches Eldorado Springs: 12 inches Elizabeth: 5 inches Erie: 8 inches Evergreen: 4.5 inches Fairplay: 4 inches Federal Heights: […]

  • A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle and suffered serious bodily injuries near the Pepsi Center on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015.

    Pedestrian seriously injured after being hit by vehicle near Pepsi Center

    DENVER — A pedestrian was seriously injured Wednesday after being hit by a vehicle near the Pepsi Center. The accident happened at North Speer Boulevard and Chopper Circle, the Denver Police Department said. #HeadsUp UPDATE: Auto vs pedestrian accident at at Speer & Chopper is now SBI. #Denver — Denver Police Dept. (@DenverPolice) February 25, 2015 Westbound Wewatta Street was shut down during the investigation and there were lane restrictions on Speer Boulevard. The name, gender and age of the […]

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    Denver police officer arrested on suspicion of assault, domestic violence

    COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — A Denver police officer was arrested Tuesday afternoon in Commerce City on suspicion of third-degree assault and domestic violence. Todd Parro, 54, was arrested by Commerce City police about 3:30 p.m. on the 11500 block of Chambers Drive after responding to a report of domestic violence in the area. Parro was taken to the Adams County Detention Center. He is due in court on Wednesday morning. “No additional information is available at this time,” a news […]

  • A Toyota 4Runner shown here rear-ended a semi in Carbondale on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. (Photo: Randy Essex/Glenwood Springs Post Independent)

    Carbondale man who allegedly told rescuers he killed his wife faces murder charge

    CARBONDALE, Colo. — A man who crashed an SUV in the Western Slope town of Carbondale then allegedly told emergency workers he had just killed his wife as he was being airlifted to a hospital has been charged with first-degree murder. Arturo Navarrete-Portillo, 46, is alleged to have killed his wife, Maria Carminda Portillo-Amaya, 30, in an apartment on Feb. 16, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation said. Navarrete-Portillo crashed a Toyota 4Runner into a semi-trailer near Roaring Fork High School. […]

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    Man who entered Denver police substation was heavily armed

    DENVER – The man arrested after entering a Denver Police Department substation Monday was armed with a handgun, a knife and a loaded AR-15 rifle that was swung over his shoulder. Police say Daniel Lawrence Ruiz, 33, walked into the building while wearing a tactical ballistic vest, prompting the bomb squad to be called out and a nearby school to be locked down. RELATED: Daniel Ruiz Arrest Affidavit According to the arrest affidavit, Ruiz walked to the clerk and demanded […]

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    Man stabbed to death in Aurora; second homicide at same quadplex in 5 months

    AURORA, Colo. — The Aurora Police Department was investigating a stabbing homicide of a 55-year-old man early Tuesday morning. Police responded to a call just before 2:30 a.m. at a quadplex in the 1400 block of Lima Street, one block south of Colfax Avenue. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. He has not been identified. Police said they are interviewing 12 people to try to determine what happen. They say they are not seeking any suspects. It’s unclear […]

  • One person was injured after being struck by a light rail train near the Belleview station on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (Photo: Cathy Hernandez)

    Person injured after being hit by light rail train near Belleview station

    DENVER — One person was injured after being struck by a light rail train near the Belleview station early Tuesday morning, the Denver Police Department said. The person, whose age and gender were not released, was transported to a hospital with serious bodily injuries, police said on Twitter about 12:30 a.m. #TRAFFIC: Light rail vs pedestrian in 4800blk S Quebec St.. One transported w/SBI. Will update when further information available.#Denver — Denver Police Dept. (@DenverPolice) February 24, 2015 The station […]