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  • 8-vehicle crash SB I-25 near 50th Ave. Photo CDOT

    8-vehicle crash closes I-25 near I-70; several injuries reported

    DENVER — A multi-vehicle crash closed southbound I-25 just north of I-70 Friday evening. It happened at around 6 p.m. near I-25 and 50th Avenue. Denver Police said there were serious injuries and that eight vehicles crashed. Traffic was backed up and there were major delays on southbound I-25 heading toward downtown Denver. The wreck was cleaned up and the highway reopened a little after 7 p.m.

  • Rabbit

    Larimer County reports first human case of tularemia or ‘rabbit fever’

    LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. — The Larimer County Health Department warned people Friday after it confirmed its first human case of tularemia, better known as rabbit fever, this week. “We plant 350 dahlias each year,” said gardener George Colby. The 80-year-old has quite the garden in his Fort Collins backyard. “I have irises, day lilies. All kinds of flowers,” said Colby. When the weather is nice, the award-winning gardener is outside every day. “It’s my golf game,” said Colby. Colby’s not […]

  • Older man suspected of inappropriately touching girl at Denver park

    DENVER — Police are looking for the man who inappropriately touched a girl at a playground. Investigators say a group of young children were playing near 41st Avenue and Jericho Street in Denver near Green Valley Ranch Elementary School. They say an older man approached one of the girls and touched her inappropriately. Parents said the frightening moment changes the way they teach their kids, and they hope others learn from the incident. “You have talked to them about, you […]

  • Couple’s honeymoon saved by friends, family and generous travel company

    DENVER — A couple from Golden will get their honeymoon to Nicaragua after all. That’s because of some generous FOX31 Denver viewers. Thursday night we told you about an online company that went bankrupt and refused to refund the couple’s money they had already paid for the trip. Their honeymoon was lost. But then thanks to their parents, friends and a travel company, everything is back on again. Monograms Vacations stepped in to help. Monogram’s Steve Born said this is […]

  • Pig's face found in child's backpack

    Colorado mom says pig’s face put in daughter’s backpack was bullying

    DELTA, Colo. — A 6th grader in Delta on Colorado’s Western Slope said she found the face of a dead pig inside her backpack. Her mom now says the school isn’t doing anything about it. Shelby Cady, 12, found the face from a real pig in the backpack Thursday. At first she thought it was a friend playing a trick on her. But now she believes it’s a bully’s work. Shelby said she’s been the target of bullying since she […]

  • Emerald Ash Borer threatens trees on the Front Range

    Ash trees on Front Range threatened by destructive Emerald Ash Borer

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — In Front Range cities such as Lakewood, ash trees have awareness ribbons on them to remind citizens about the danger the Emerald Ash Borer poses for their ash trees. “There have been millions of ash trees killed in the Midwest by the bugs,” said Keith Wood, state forester. “The dead wood from those trees were cut up and shipped as fire wood around the nation, some sent right here to Colorado. That wood had larvae and borers […]

  • U.S. Senate

    Senate passes short-term bill to continue construction at VA hospital

    WASHINGTON –The U.S. Senate passed a short-term bill to continue construction at the VA hospital in Aurora Friday afternoon. The House passed the measure Thursday, just ahead of the project running out of money to continue work. Without the action, construction would’ve stopped Sunday, putting hundreds of employees out of work. “A shutdown would have been the worst outcome, adding hundreds of millions of dollars to the cost of construction,” Colorado Senator Michael Bennet said. The price tag for the facility […]

  • Prosecution plays recording of first 911 call at Aurora theater shooting trial

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — It was an intensely emotional day in the Aurora Theater shooting trial Thursday. Arapahoe County prosecutors played the first 911 call from inside the theater … gunfire blaring in the background. “Aurora 911. Where is your emergency? … I can’t hear you … what address? … there’s gunshots … what address??” Testimony during day 17 was also emotional and difficult to listen to. Holly Akers was in the theater when the shooting started. She described ducking when […]

  • crash

    Driver falls unconscious, hits and kills man in wheelchair on Alameda in Aurora

    AURORA, Colo.  — A person in a wheelchair died Thursday afternoon after getting hit by a car at East Alameda Avenue and South Moline Street. The crash closed the eastbound lanes of Alameda during the evening commute, causing large traffic jams. This happened just east of Havana Street. “The preliminary investigation shows a Chrysler 300 was driving eastbound on E. Alameda Ave., and the driver went unconscious due to an unknown medical condition,” a press release from Aurora Police said. […]

  • VA hospital project in Aurora, Colo

    House passes plan to continue work at Aurora VA Hospital

    WASHINGTON — Leaders in the House of Representatives beat the clock to pass legislation Thursday that would allow construction to continue on the severely over-budget VA hospital in Aurora. The price tag for the facility has sky-rocketed to $1.73 billion. The VA needs an additional $830 million to finish the project. Work would shut down Sunday without action from Congress, according to a report in the Denver Post. The Senate still has to approve the plan before week’s end in […]