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  • Fire in chemical lab at Strive Academy in Denver

    Chemical Safety Board criticizes teacher, experiment that caused flash fire at school

    DENVER — Harsh criticism Tuesday for the teacher involved in a Denver school lab demonstration that sent students to the hospital. Investigators say it was a bad idea from the start. They say the teacher just didn’t understand how dangerous this type of chemistry demonstration could be. There have been similar accidents at other schools, and the U.S. Chemical Safety Board says these kinds of experiments are too dangerous for schools like this one. One of the students injured at […]

  • Broncos receiver Wes Welker

    NFL Sources: Broncos’ Wes Welker reinstated for game Sunday

    DENVER — The wait for Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker is almost officially over. The formal announcement of reinstatement from the NFL isn’t expected to come until Wednesday morning. But according to NFL sources the players’ association has told Welker that he can return to work and will be eligible to play in this week’s game at Seattle. The reinstatement is part of the agreement in the league’s new drug policy proposal. In addition to Welker, the ruling affects […]

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    Denver fans petition to ban Phil Simms from broadcasting Broncos games

    DENVER — Sunday’s game between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks will definitely be one to watch. After all, it’s a Super Bowl rematch, and who knows, it could be a Super Bowl preview as well. But some Broncos fans say they won’t be listening to the TV broadcast because of who is doing the commentary. The fans are angry with CBS football announcer Phil Simms, who called Sunday’s game between Denver and the Kansas City Chiefs. It’s a game […]

  • Colorado's fire detecting airplane

    State’s new fire detection aircraft to speed response to wildfires

    DENVER — The state of Colorado becomes the first in the nation to unveil its new, state-of-the-art fire detection aircraft. The two planes use infrared cameras and on-board computer systems. They’re based at Centennial Airport and can be anywhere in the state in an hour to provide critical real-time data about wildfire behavior, size and spread to crews on the ground. The sophisticated software system allows the information to instantly go from the plane to anyone on the Internet. The […]

  • Deadly crash between semi hauling logs and pickup truck in west of Ault in Weld County, Colo.

    Log truck rollover kills 2 in northern Colorado

    WELD COUNTY, Colo. — A truck carrying logs rolled over onto another vehicle that had four people inside it on Monday. The Colorado State Patrol says two people were pronounced dead at the scene and two others went to a hospital. It happened at 5:15 p.m. at Colorado Highway 14 and Weld County Road 31 just west of Ault. Highway 14 was closed Monday night and detours were in place because of the investigation and long clean-up time that crews […]

  • Rubble is all that's left of house that had wall collapse at 12th and Kalamath in Denver

    Evacuated neighbors return home 3 weeks after wall collapses on house

    DENVER — Three weeks after a wall fell off of a house at 12th and Kalamath in Denver, the neighbors on either side of the house were finally allowed back into their homes Thursday. A tarp covers all that’s left of the destroyed structure. An exterior wall crumbled to the ground three weeks ago forcing authorities to evacuate that house as well as the two neighboring homes. The woman he lived in the destroyed home lost virtually everything she owned […]

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    Convicted Ohio high school killer escapes from prison

    LIMA, Ohio — Lima police say T.J. Lane is one of two men who escaped from the Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution in Lima, Ohio at 5:45 MT Thursday night. Lane is behind bars for the Chardon High School shooting. He opened fire inside the school on February 27, 2012 killing three students and injuring three others. Police say 19-year-old Lane escaped with a 45-year-old man named Clifford E Opperud, who was also a prisoner at the facility. Both men are […]

  • Seattle Tacoma Airport

    Man who named WiFi hotspot ‘Bomb Location Seat 19E’ causes long delay for Denver passengers

    DENVER — A scare for passengers on board a Southwest flight heading for Denver before they ever left the ground in Seattle on Thursday afternoon. There was a bomb threat that apparently involved that flight. Passengers say someone tried to name a wireless hot spot “Bomb Location Seat 19E.” That was enough for federal marshals to halt the flight and arrest the man. One woman says she was right behind the suspect. “I thought he was in a band because […]

  • NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

    Former FBI director to probe NFL’s handling of Ray Rice case

    NEW YORK — The NFL on Wednesday said it is looking into an Associated Press report that a league executive received in April a copy of the video from a law enforcement official in which Ray Rice punched his now-wife in the face. The law enforcement official had a short voice mail from April 9 in which someone calling from a number at an NFL office thanks the official, the AP reported. The caller says of the video, “You’re right. It’s terrible,” […]

  • Astronaut Steve Swanson shortly after landing in Kazakhstan. The Colorado native was commander aboard the International Space Station for six months. Photo credit: NASA

    Colorado native Steve Swanson returns from International Space Station

    KAZAKHSTAN — The crew from the International Space Station that includes Commander Steve Swanson of Colorado undocked and landed on earth Wednesday evening. The Soyuz capsule carrying the three men landed safely at 8:23 MT. Swanson concluded a 6-month stay on the orbiting outpost. Welcome back to earth #Swanny aka Steve Swanson (EngrPhys’83) after 169 days in space! #ISS #Exp40 #CUBoulder #GoBuffs — CU-Boulder (@CUBoulder) September 11, 2014 Swanson, who grew up in Steamboat and earned his bachelor of science […]