By Rick Sallinger
BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – The University of Colorado Board of Regents spent an entire day listening to preliminary findings of an investigation into the handling of the firing of an assistant football coach.
Joseph Tumpkin was asked to resign in January which was about a month after his ex-girlfriend first was said to have notified head coach Mike MacIntyre of allegations she had been beaten repeatedly.
Tumpkin remained on the staff until university officials were notified
- FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – Police in Fort Collins have arrested a man suspected of vandalizing the Islamic Center of Fort Collins over the weekend.
The center told CBS4 a man attempted to break into the facility around 4 a.m. Sunday. The man then threw rocks and bricks through windows before throwing a Bible into the worship hall.
An image of the suspect (credit: CBS)
According to police, on Monday investigators identified Joseph Scott Giaquinto, 35, as the suspect and he was taken into
- By Shawn Chitnis
DENVER (CBS4) – United Airlines defended its dress code Monday for passengers flying free as family and friends of employees, but brand experts following the industry think the company should consider changing the policy.
“I believe that anything that was done 30 or 40 years ago could have been very unintentionally sexist,” said Professor Darrin Duber-Smith with Metro State University of Denver.
Teenage girls flying from Denver International Airpo
- FAIRPLAY, Colo. (AP) – Authorities say a wildfire that burned less than a square mile in Park County might have been started by recreational shooting, and they’re looking for a person of interest.The U.S. Forest Service and the Park County Sheriff’s Office said Monday they want to speak to the driver of a silver Chevrolet pickup about the March 17 fire in the Pike National Forest.
(credit: Park County Sheriff’s Office)
No one has been arrested. Authorities have asked anyo
- By Melissa Garcia
AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – The Aurora City Council held a special study session Monday evening regarding sanctuary cities.
The meeting came the same day as U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions threatened to punish cities that do not go after illegal immigrants.
Aurora council members took a look at their current policies that officials say are similar to many neighboring law enforcement agencies.
Aurora police officers, for example, do not enforce, detain, or investi
- HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. (CBS4) – Keepers at The Animal Adventure Park updated it’s thousands of viewers and fans Monday night on April the Pregnant Giraffe’s condition.
They said in their Facebook post everyone is in agreement that “we are getting there!” Experts said April’s mammary development is growing, slowly.“We do not expect any additional back end swell,” keepers said, “so all judging is now done based on udder changes.”
- By Dillon Thomas
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – The Council on American Islamic Relations, the largest Muslim civil rights organization in the United States, has asked Colorado state and federal investigators to take a deeper look into an act of vandalism that occurred at the Islamic Center of Fort Collins.
The center told CBS4 a man attempted to break into the facility around 4 a.m. Sunday. The man then threw rocks and bricks through windows before throwing a Bible into the worship hall.
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- By Ed GreeneDENVER (CBS4) –Our weather pattern has changed now that the storm track shifted south to move directly over our state and it doesn’t show signs of shifting again anytime soon.It started with at the end of last week with that rain and snow, then more rain showers Sunday afternoon, and now just about every day this week we will have a chance for rain – and heavy at times – and maybe even some wet snow. So we’ll see scattered rain showers in Denver tonight,
- NEW YORK (AP) – Don’t mess with our stretch, United Airlines, or risk the wrath of leggings lovers.
The social media matter of The Kids in Leggings vs. United snapped to the surface Sunday. That’s when one Shannon Watts said on Twitter she had witnessed a gate agent refusing to let two girls board a flight from Denver to Minneapolis because of their leggings.
The incident, with United’s Twitter account chiming in, rolled right on through to Monday, prompting
- DELTA, Colo. (CBS4) – The driver of a vehicle suffered serious injuries after colliding with a school bus Monday morning.
The crash happened in North Delta along Highway 50 just after 8 a.m.Ten students were transported to the hospital with apparent minor injuries.
Police were working to figure out what caused the crash but don’t believe alcohol was a factor.
- DENVER (CBS4) – Two victims of what appears to be random attacks on three men in Denver could have permanent injuries.
The attacks happened around 1 a.m. last Monday in a restaurant parking lot on Federal Boulevard near Arkansas Avenue. Police said the attacks lasted more than 30 minutes.One of the victims told police he woke up to find someone kicking his head. He ended up with bleeding on the brain.
“He managed to flag down a Denver police officer, who upon investigation of the are
- CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (CBS4) – A 16-year-old pleaded guilty on Monday to having a gun and explosives in a home that forced the neighborhood to be evacuated last Halloween.The teenager lived in the Castle Rock home. He was sentenced to two years in the Department of Youth Corrections.
Police first arrested him and another teen for a separate case and later found the explosive material when talking to the suspect’s parents.
The second teen is due in court later this week.
- CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4) – A cigarette helped police track down a man accused of murder in Centennial.
Nicholas Locascio, 29, is accused of shooting 32-year-old Justin Doe in the head outside a business on South Jordan Road last week.
Nicholas Locascio (credit: Arapahoe County)
Witnesses saw Locascio run from the scene. He was found a few hours later outside a 24 Hour Fitness gym. Police say they found clothing that matched witness descriptions in his car, including a t-shirt under the car
- By Jamal Murphy
The South Carolina Gamecocks defeated the Florida Gators, 77-70, in the NCAA Tournament’s East Regional Final at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, advancing to the school’s first ever Final Four.
The 7-seeded Gamecocks will be, by far, the most unlikely participants in Phoenix next weekend. They the lowest-seeded team of the four remaining in the tournament and a school that is known much more as a “football school.” They are also led by a coach in Frank Ma
- CINCINNATI, Ohio (CBS4) – The Denver Pioneers hockey team is once again heading to the Frozen Four in the NCAA hockey tournament.
The No. 1 Pioneers defeated No. 11 Penn State 6-3 Sunday night in the championship game of the NCAA tournament’s Midwest Region at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati.
RELATED: With Classes Over, DU Captain Will Butcher Is Living The Good Life
Denver will face Notre Dame on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Minnesota Duluth will face Harvard in the other matchup.
- By Michael Spencer
DENVER (CBS4) – Denver Pioneers captain Will Butcher could come home from Chicago with two trophies — a national title and the Hobie Baker. But right now, Butcher is in a rare position — the senior is done for good with his classes.
“I haven’t had a time where I’ve just been playing hockey, I’ve always been in school at the same time,” said Butcher as he sat in a chair in the DU players’ lounge.
CBS4’s Michael Spencer
- DENVER (CBS4) – Spring has sprung in Colorado’s national parks.
In Mesa Verde National Park, “evidence of spring has arrived in the park as the sound of songbirds mix with the increasing laughter and chattering of visitors exploring the museum, trails, and taking in the spectacular views of ancient cliff dwellings.”Colorado National Monument posted to Facebook that they’re already starting to see blooming wildflowers.Winter hasn’t quite let go of the Sand Dune
- By Jason Keidel
For a team and town that always spelled impending doom for opponents, the worm has indeed turned.
How odd that the Grim Reaper is scratching on Oakland’s door. The Oakland Raiders invaded and pillaged so many teams over the decades. But now it’s their own gridiron embryo getting the news that the NFL has approved a move to Las Vegas.
The self-styled pirates, the autumn wind and the haunting strings of the philharmonic and John Facenda’s booming baritone announci
- PHOENIX (CBS4) – Broncos head coach Vance Joseph commented on the Raiders moving to Las Vegas.
Their relocation was announced midday at Monday after NFL owners voted 31-1 to move the team, Miami being the only one against it.
In regards to the move, Joseph said that “obviously Oakland fans are great fans, and you feel bad for the fans. This game is about the fans. They’re losing a great franchise in Oakland.”Coach Joseph on the @RAIDERS' move to Las Vegas: pic.twitter.com
- By Dr. Dave Hnida
(CBS4) – There’s no question that there are a number of health reasons to breastfeed your baby, but one big question we’ve had is, does it really make a child smarter? Over the years some experts have claimed it definitely does, others are more lukewarm on the claim.
This week comes a study in the journal Pediatrics that adds more evidence to the belief of “probably not.”
The research followed a group of close to 8,000 infants for five years.
- DENVER (AP) — Colorado schoolchildren may not be asked about their drug use and sex habits in anonymous surveys any more. That’s under a bipartisan budget proposal moving through the Legislature.
The budget draft introduced Monday cuts $745,000 to eliminate the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey.
The anonymous survey has been done since 1991 and is used to chart risk behaviors such as smoking and drinking.
The survey has long rankled conservatives but is praised by health officials as the
- PHOENIX (AP) — NFL owners approved the Oakland Raiders’ move to Las Vegas at the league meetings on Monday.
The vote was a foregone conclusion after the league and Raiders were not satisfied with Oakland’s proposals for a new stadium, and Las Vegas stepped up with $750 million in public money. Bank of America also is giving Raiders owner Mark Davis a $650 million loan, further helping convince the owners to allow the third team relocation in just over a year.
Owners voted 31-1
- DENVER (AP) — The Ian-Desmond-to-first-base experiment was going along better than anticipated — until he broke his hand.
Just the way spring training has gone for the Colorado Rockies.
Better now than later for a team that’s trying to make the postseason for the first time since 2009. Still, it’s been a trying March for a team that may finally have a starting rotation and bullpen to back a powerful lineup.
A quick review of the setbacks:
— Desmond had surgery on hi
- DENVER (AP) — Marijuana use shouldn’t be banned while people await trail. That’s according to a bill that passed the Colorado Legislature Monday.
The bill applies only to medical marijuana patients, not all defendants. But the bill forbids a court from saying that criminal defendants who are marijuana patients must abstain from pot as a condition of bond.
The measure has already passed the Senate and now awaits the signature of Gov. John Hickenlooper, who is expected to agree t
- DENVER (CBS4) – Women have a much better chance at finding tech jobs in Denver than many other places.
That’s according to a new study by SmartAsset.
They found that Denver was the ninth-best city overall for women in tech.
Women fill 24 percent of technology jobs.
While the numbers still may be extremely lopsided in favor of men, the company says that “in a number of U.S. cities the tech workforce is not nearly so imbalanced.”
To compile their ra
- WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Monday forced a one-week delay in a committee vote on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, who remains on track for confirmation with solid Republican backing.
Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, announced that, as expected, Democrats have requested a postponement. The committee vote on Judge Neil Gorsuch now will occur on April 3.
At least 15 Democrats and independents, led by Minority Leader Chuck Schume
- DENVER (CBS4) – Police are investigating a shooting that happened early Monday morning.
It occurred in the area of 25th Avenue and Welton Street, according to a tweet by the Denver Police Department.Breaking:#DPD officers at 25th Ave and Welton St investigating shooting. 1 victim transported to the hospital.
— Denver Police Dept. (@DenverPolice) March 27, 2017
One person was transported to the hospital for their injuries.
Police say they are expected to survive.
Currently there is no
- DENVER (CBS4) – A prescribed burn was conducted at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal.
Crews burned about 77 acres Monday.
Smoke from the burn was visible across much of the Denver Metro Area.South Metro Wildland Firefighters are staffing Brush 33 today and assisting with prescribed burn operations at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal. pic.twitter.com/h3p5hsCEyk
— SouthMetroFireRescue (@SouthMetroPIO) March 27, 2017
Crews across the Front Range are taking advantage of the forecast this week to star
- DENVER (CBS4) – A prescribed burn is being conducted at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal.
They’re expecting to burn about 77 acres Monday.
Smoke from the burn is visible across much of the Denver Metro Area.
- DENVER (AP) — A rousing defensive effort helped the New Orleans Pelicans boost their flickering playoff hopes.
Anthony Davis had 31 points and 15 rebounds, helping to compensate for the absence of injured DeMarcus Cousins, and New Orleans beat the Denver Nuggets 115-90 on Sunday night.
“Offensively, we did a really great job of moving the basketball,” Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. “But the defense won the game, let’s tell it like it is. We were great defensivel
- DENVER (CBS4) – Chipotle just unveiled a new TV series.
Its goal is to educate children.
The food chain says “RAD Lands” will explain where food comes from and how it’s prepared.
They say the show will not advertise the restaurant, but instead is “an unbranded, limited series” with interesting content about food.
The first episode is free, but the rest cost two dollars each on I-Tunes.
- DENVER (CBS4) – Dozens of refugee children have new clothes thanks to the Denver Health Foundation.
The group held its second “Refugee Outreach Event” Sunday.
Volunteers helped outfit children with donated coats, pants, shoes, and more.
Some volunteers say it was a humbling experience.
“To get some clothes, hygiene, shoes…things that they usually don’t get like how we’re privileged. We’re trying to give them a chance to get the thing
- CBS Local – Researchers in Dublin found that difference in intelligence for kids who are breast-fed compared to those who are not is negligible.
“[The difference] wasn’t big enough to show statistical significance,” said study author Lisa-Christine Girard, a child-development researcher at University College Dublin, via NPR.org. “We weren’t able to find a direct causal link between breast-feeding and children’s cognitive outcomes.&rdq
- WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee will meet Monday to consider the nomination of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, but Democrats are expected to delay the vote until next week.
Any member of the committee can move to delay committee business, and it is frequent practice on the panel.
At least 15 Democrats and independents, led by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, have announced their opposition to the Denver-based appeals court judge, arguing that Gorsuch has ruled too often
- COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Video shows a plow driver clearing the road for an ambulance during our snowstorms last Friday.
The paramedic on the call recorded the video.
She says they were responding to a life-threatening call Friday morning, but their route was blocked by cars stuck in the snow.
That’s when they noticed the city plow and asked for help.
“We were not expecting him to plow us past the hill,” EMT Lisa Palmerton said. “When he kept going we decide
- DENVER (CBS4) – The Denver Zoo has some good news on Dobby the giraffe.
They posted the update to Facebook this weekend, saying “his recent medical exam showed great progress.”Since his last check, Dobby has gained more than 32 pounds and grown at least five inches.
His blood work has also returned to normal levels.
RELATED: Your Questions Answered On Dobby The Giraffe
Dobby was born on Feb. 28 and, like April in New York, has become a bit of a sensation, receiving attention fr
- DENVER (CBS4) – Riders can use Denver’s B-Cycle program for free.
The offer is open to all registered B-Cycle users and first-time riders.
B-Cycle is waiving the normal $9 pass fee for a 30 minute ride.
The B-Cycle Program (credit: CBS)
This is all part of a year-long campaign called “Monday’s Motivation.”#MondaysMotivation FREE 24 Kiosk Passes today thanks to @KPcolorado! Normal Usage Fees apply. #Rideabike #getoutside https://t.co/5Kan1KcX3s pic.twitter.com/f5d22f
- BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – The University of Colorado’s Board of Regents will hold a closed-door meeting Monday.
This comes as the university prepares to receive the results of an investigation into the school’s handling of domestic violence allegation against former assistant football coach Joe Tumpkin.
An outside law firm is expected to release the results of that review soon.
The investigation is looking into whether CU officials violated campus policy by failing to report the
- AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Aurora’s city council will hold a special study session on its status as a sanctuary city.
There will be no public comment allowed at the meeting.
In response, the Colorado People’s Alliance has organized a press conference before the session to show support for the immigrant community.
The White House recently released a list of cities ICE says are not cooperating with requests to detain undocumented immigrants.
The Aurora Detention Center is on that lis
- By Rich Arleo
CBS Local Sports, in our 30 Players 30 Days spring training feature, profiles one young player from each Major League Baseball team leading up to opening day.
2016 season (Minors): 9 G, 9 GS, 39 1/3 IP, 1.60 ERA, 0.87 WHIP, 3 W, 53 SO, 8 BB
2016 season (Majors): 10 G, 10 GS, 49 2/3 IP, 4.17 ERA, 1.49 WHIP, 3 W, 50 SO, 23 BB
A player who made his MLB debut back in 2012 isn’t usually considered a player to watch five years later, but thanks to a number of injuries, 25-yea
- DENVER (AP) — United Airlines says regular-paying flyers are welcome to wear leggings aboard its flights, even though two teenage girls were barred by a gate agent from boarding a flight from Denver to Minneapolis on Sunday because of their attire.
An airline spokesman said that the girls were traveling under an employee travel pass that includes a dress code. The move sparked a wave of online criticism against United. Comedian Sarah Silverman tweeted that she would change her United fligh
- DENVER (CBS4) – Colorado lawmakers are taking another look at a bill that would make it easier to change the gender on your birth certificate.
The legislation is designed to help transgender Coloradans make the change on their birth certificate without the requirement of surgery.
The House heard the issue earlier in March. Monday, the Senate’s State Veterans and Military Affairs Committee will hear it at 1:30 p.m.
Supporters say transgender people risk being denied for jobs and housi
- DENVER (CBS4) – Blue Bell ice cream is coming back to Colorado.
The product was pulled from shelves in April, 2015 after it was linked to 10 listeria cases.
Three people died.
Blue Bell’s production plants underwent extensive cleaning and decontamination.
RELATED: Rocky Ford Spokesperson Believes Blue Bell Can Reboot After Listeria Outbreak
Starting Monday, the ice will be available once again in stores across the state.
- By Ashton Altieri
DENVER (CBS4) – The main storm track over the Rocky Mountain region has stayed north of Colorado for most of this month. Late last week the track shifted south to move directly over our state and it doesn’t show signs of shifting again anytime soon. And therefore we have numerous chances for rain this week in the Denver area. The best chance will be late Tuesday through early Wednesday.At this time we expect the snow level to drop no lower than about 6,000 feet
- The Calgary Flames still have aspirations of winning the Pacific Division, but for now they'll be happy to keep hold of the second wild card in the Western Conference.
- HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. (CBS4) – April the giraffe kept zookeepers up last night.
“Her behavior was interesting last night, and is noted as continued this morning,” the Animal Adventure Park posted to Facebook. “She is very relaxed, tail has been raising on and off for periods of time.”FAQs from Animal Adventure Park’s YouTube Channel:
THINGS TO KNOW:April is 15 – her 4th calfApril has never lost a calf nor had a stillborn – odd rumorOliver is 5 –
- Ryan Mayer
Lost in all of the ecstasy that results from a last-second game winning shot is just how much agony the opposing team endures. For the Kentucky Wildcats, yesterday was one of those days.
The Wildcats thought they had done enough to keep their season alive at least for a potential overtime period when Malik Monk hit a game tying three pointer with just about 10 seconds left in the game. However, the Tar Heels immediately inbounded the ball, raced up court and found sophomore Luke
- NEW YORK (AP) — Should the “Fearless Girl” stand up to Wall Street’s charging bull forever?
That’s the question New York City officials are facing after a statue of a ponytailed girl in a windblown dress went up in front of the bronze bull early this month and immediately became a tourist draw and internet sensation.
What was intended as a temporary display to encourage corporations to put more women on their boards is now getting a second look in light of its popul
- Ryan Mayer
The tournament has entered its home stretch as the four regional champions head out to Phoenix to play in the Final Four next Saturday. Before diving into all of the previews of what to expect from those match-ups, here’s a couple of things that you might have missed from the weekend of the Sweet 16 and Elite 8.
Multiple Coaches Earn First Final Four Appearance
This year’s tournament has provided plenty of upsets since a fairly normal Round of 64, and those upsets have pav
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