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    Two JeffCo high schools cancel classes because of teacher absences

    WESTMINSTER, Colo. — Standley Lake and Conifer high schools canceled classes Friday because of several teacher absences, the Jefferson County School District said. Some called in sick, others took vacation. It was no secret there were plans for an organized action. Teachers and the school board have had a disagreement over a couple of issues. “I apologize for anybody who was inconvenienced but I also recognize that our responsibility is making sure kids are safe and secure,” superintendent Dan McMinimee […]

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    Jack Elway gets probation, counseling in domestic violence case with girlfriend

    DENVER — John “Jack” Elway III, the son of Broncos general manager John Elway, reached a plea deal and has been sentenced to domestic violence counseling and probation after an altercation with his girlfriend in July, Colorado court records show. According to an affidavit, Jack Elway allegedly pulled the woman out of his car by her hair near the intersection of West Colfax Avenue and North Lipan Street after getting into an argument with her. The affidavit added that some […]

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    Denver sheriff’s deputy accused lying about inmate beating case is fired

    DENVER — William Lewis, a 12-year veteran of the Denver Sheriff’s Department, has been fired for his role in an inmate beating case, the Denver Department of Public Safety announced Thursday. Lewis was placed on investigative leave in July after he was accused of not reporting the use of force he witnessed by Deputy Thomas Ford use on an inmate and for not filing a proper account of the incident. RELATED: William Lewis termination letter ‚ÄúThis administration will not tolerate […]

  • Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Yuma, is challenging Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colorado, in one of the country's most competitive senate races this fall.

    Gardner leads Udall by 8 percentage points in latest Quinnipiac poll

    DENVER — A Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday morning has Republican Congressman Cory Gardner leading Democrat Sen. Mark Udall by eight points less than seven weeks before Election Day. In a survey of 1,211 likely voters, Gardner leads Udall 48 percent to 40 percent, with independent candidate Steve Shogan at 8 percent. “U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, for now, is in the driver’s seat in a race with national importance,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. On […]

  • Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, faces Republican Bob Beauprez this fall.

    Polls apart: Beauprez leads Hickenlooper by 10 points in one, governor up in another

    DENVER — Two polls released Wednesday showed conflicting results in the gubernatorial race between Gov. John Hickenlooper and Republican challenger Bob Beauprez less than seven weeks before Election Day. In a stunning reversal from previous polling, a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday morning showed Beauprez with a 10-point lead over Hickenlooper among likely voters, 50 percent to 40 percent. In July, Quinnipiac had the race tied. But early Wednesday afternoon, a USA Today/Suffolk University poll found Hickenlooper leading Beauprez, 43 […]

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    ESPN’s Keith Olbermann on Broncos fans signing Phil Simms petition: ‘You’re morons’

    NEW YORK — ESPN personality Keith Olbermann called Broncos fans who signed an online petition trying to get CBS broadcaster Phil Simms off the team’s games “morons” on his show Tuesday night. In his segment naming the three “Worst Persons in the Sports World” on the midafternoon ESPN2 show “Olbermann,” the host named the people who signed a Change.org petition seeking Simms’ removal as the worst. “30,000 people have signed this. This nonsense. You’re morons,” Olbermann ranted from high atop […]

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    NFL, players reach new drug policy; Broncos’ Welker reinstated, expected to play at Seattle

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — It’s official: Wes Welker is back. The Broncos receiver’s four-game suspension ended Wednesday after the NFL and the NFL Players Association finalized an agreement on a new drug-testing policy, the NFL announced on Twitter. NFL, players union agree on revised drug policy: http://t.co/7LTR6JLfMX — NFL (@nfl) September 17, 2014 Joint NFL-NFLPA Statement on Changes to Steroids Policy http://t.co/TBjI5BteLB — NFL345 (@NFL345) September 17, 2014 The sides reached a general agreement Friday, but it was not finalized because […]

  • A 124-year-old water main broke at 1501 Champa St. in Denver on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.

    124-year-old water main breaks in downtown Denver

    DENVER — A 124-year-old water main broke in early Wednesday morning, snarling traffic in downtown Denver. The 8-inch-diameter pipe, which was installed in 1890, broke at 1501 Champa St. about 2:15 a.m. No cause has been given by Denver Water officials. Seven buildings on Champa Street are out of water, and there is only one lane of traffic open on Champa between 15th and 16th streets. It’s not known when the line will be repaired and all lanes will be […]

  • Vice President Joe Biden.

    Vice President Biden to travel to Denver on Friday for event on domestic violence

    DENVER — Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Denver on Friday for “an event on domestic violence,” the White House announced Tuesday. No other details were provided about Biden’s trip, including the timing or where the event will be held. It’s also unknown if Biden will campaign for Sen. Mark Udall, who is in a tough re-election battle with Rep. Cory Gardner, or for Andrew Romanoff, who is battling Rep. Mike Coffman in the 6th congressional district.

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    Two armed robbery suspects caught after chase in Denver

    DENVER — Two robbery suspects were taken into custody Monday morning after a short chase in Denver. The Denver Police Department said on its Twitter account that a man and a woman were armed and robbed a jewelry store at West Seventh Avenue and Federal Boulevard about 11 a.m. The suspects then led police on a chase beforea police vehicle rammed the suspects’ vehicle, sending it into a tree at Park Avenue West and Glenarm Place. #BREAKING (1/2): #DPD responded […]