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  • Car swamped on 38th Avenue near Inca Street in Denver

    Family rescued from swamped car during Denver flooding

    DENVER — Four people in one family found themselves in need of rescue when their car got swamped under water during Tuesday afternoon’s storm. It happened at an underpass near 38th Avenue and Inca Street. The Martin family was trying to move through the high water. “A big truck came by just real heavy. I just drenched the car and the car died,” says Ocean Martin. They could only watch as the water grew higher and higher. “The inside of […]

  • High water flooded homes in Windsor, Colo.

    High water floods homes, streets in Windsor

    WINDSOR, Colo. — The National Weather Service says as much as 4 inches of rain fell in 90 minutes Tuesday afternoon in the area around Windsor in northern Colorado. That caused flood waters to rise rapidly and damage homes. “It went around the house and in the basement, flooded the whole basement,” says Tom Gann. He had two feet of water downstairs. It destroyed carpet and furniture. He still had not assessed all of the damage Tuesday night. All the […]

  • Broken water main spews giant fountain of water in Los Angeles

    L.A. water main break floods famous Sunset Blvd., UCLA campus

    LOS ANGELES —  A portion of world-famous Sunset Boulevard was closed Tuesday afternoon after a nearby water main broke, spilling the precious commodity into the streets near and on the UCLA campus. Los Angeles swiftwater rescue units have conducted five rescues, fire department spokesman Jamie Moore said. Ankle-deep water flowed across sections of the UCLA campus. Five buildings on campus were severely impacted, including the basketball facility, Pauley Pavilion, and John Wooden Center. Drake Stadium was also flooded, video from the scene […]

  • Mudslide blocks WB I-70 near Wolcott in western Colorado. Photo courtesy: Greater Eagle Fire

    Mudslide closes WB I-70 in Eagle County

    EAGLE COUNTY, Colo. — A mudslide in Eagle County blocked westbound I-70 near Wolcott Tuesday night. The State Patrol closed the highway while road crews cleared the mud. The slide happened west of the town of Wolcott. Traffic was being diverted onto U.S. Highway 6. Crews opened one lane of westbound I-70 before 9 p.m.

  • Delays on U.S. 36 in Lyons as work to prevent flooding problems enters new phase

    Project to raise highway in Lyons to avoid flooding problems enters new phase

    LYONS, Colo. — The Colorado Department Of Transportation is now moving into Phase II of the project to raise the road just north of Lyons, in the canyon where the St. Vrain River flows. “We are going to push the river south, raise the highway about ten feet to make flooding much harder along this section of road,” said CDOT, Amy Ford. “Work will continue into the fall, but not on weekends.” The construction will require road closures north of […]

  • Denver Sheriff again

    Denver City Council approves $3.25 million jail abuse settlement

    DENVER — A former jail inmate’s lawsuit against the city of Denver revealed a series of scandals. It resulted in the largest settlement the city has ever agreed to pay. The City Council voted Monday to give preliminary approval to the $3.25 million deal. Jamal Hunter filed the lawsuit which claimed one deputy choked him and another looked the other way when other inmates attacked him. “It revealed the systemic and widespread corruption.  Mr. Hunter’s case wasn’t isolated,” his attorney […]

  • Threat of flash flooding as ‘super-soaker’ storm approaches

    DENVER — A large storm is headed our way that could bring flash flooding to the Front Range. Along the Front Range, the biggest storms will come Tuesday afternoon and into Wednesday. Our Futurecast shows the potential for heavy rain and flash flooding from this storm. LINK: Futurecast images Why?  It’s the combination of a cold front and monsoon moisture. Tuesday morning will be mostly cloudy with temperatures in the 60s.  A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect for the […]

  • Video: Close call with tornado that hit near Brighton

    BRIGHTON, Colo. — Ashley Eldridge was in a vehicle when a tornado appeared outside of her window near Brighton. She started shooting video of it with her cell phone video and emailed it to FOX31 Denver. She wrote in her email, “Very close call.” She wasn’t kidding. Watch her short video clip above. And then check out the one below of the same tornado. It hit Petrocco Farms in Brighton late Monday afternoon. Anthony Petrocco shot the video of the […]

  • Smartphone may have overheated, giving sleeping teen a scare

    Teen has close call when smartphone has meltdown

    A 13-year-old girl in Texas had a close call after her smartphone had a meltdown. Ariel Tolfree woke up to the smell of burning plastic and smoke. She found that her Samsung Galaxy S4 slipped under her pillow when she was sleeping and it started melting through the bedding. “The whole phone melted, the plastic the glass — you can’t even tell it was a phone.” Samsung says its phones are safe and points out the battery in the girl’s […]

  • Denver Sheriff again

    Denver City Council approves $3.25 million jail abuse settlement

    DENVER — A former jail inmate’s lawsuit against the city of Denver revealed a series of scandals. It resulted in the largest settlement the city has ever agreed to pay. The City Council voted Monday to give preliminary approval to the $3.25 million deal. Jamal Hunter filed the lawsuit which claimed one deputy choked him and another looked the other way when other inmates attacked him. “It revealed the systemic and widespread corruption.  Mr. Hunter’s case wasn’t isolated,” his attorney […]