• Denver Zoo Welcomes Kea Hatchling

    DENVER (CBS4) – The Denver Zoo has welcomed a kea, a large and vulnerable species of parrot.
    The female chick, Scarlet, actually hatched in the beginning of February, and has been hand-reared by zookeepers since.
    (credit: Denver Zoo)
    “Scarlet’s arrival is special as she increases the North American zoo population to only 28 keas, 14 of which are female,” the Zoo said in a news release. “Zookeepers have taken extra steps to assure her continued well-being.”
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  • Romo To The Broncos? Texans? Maybe Not

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – There’s a new option emerging in the Tony Romo saga.
    According to an article tweeted by the NFL, “both CBS and Fox have expressed interest in hiring the quarterback as a football analyst for next season, and he’s mulling offers from them.”Texans?
    Broncos?
    Maybe not.
    Tony Romo is considering another potential landing spot: https://t.co/CbNe8M02lZ pic.twitter.com/PBtawKzVmk
    — NFL (@NFL) March 29, 2017
    According to the article, the Bronc
  • ‘Patrol Car Is Done’ After Taxi Rear-Ends It

    ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A taxi slammed into the back of a parked patrol car Wednesday morning.
    It happened Wednesday morning in the 6900 block of South Valencia Street.Parked patrol car rear-ended by taxi. DUI arrest pending clearance at hospital. No one else injured, but the patrol car is done. pic.twitter.com/2F9DtjDHM8
    — Arapahoe Sheriff (@ArapahoeSO) March 29, 2017
    The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office tweeted that a DUI arrest is pending clearance at the hospital.
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  • Jersey Mike’s To Donate 100 Percent Of Sales Wednesday

    DENVER (CBS4) – Eat a sub, help a charity.
    That’s what’s behind Jersey Mike’s “Day of Giving,” in which they’re donating 100% of sales on Wednesday, March 29.
    “On March 29, Day of Giving, we give to give by donating 100 percent of sales to our nearly 150 partner charities nationwide,” said Peter Cancro, founder and CEO, Jersey Mike’s. “The opportunities to give are all around us so please seek out your opportunity to giv
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  • 5-Month-Old Puppy Gets Second Chance On Life

    PUEBLO, Colo. (CBS4) – A 5-month-old puppy is being given a second chance after being found on the road.
    An animal shelter said that the puppy was simply too aggressive to be adopted and needed to be put down.
    “It’s behavior since it arrived has been extremely high arousal, really won’t calm down, very frontal, very controlling,” Julie Justman with the Pubelo Animal Services said.
    After backlash from the public, the shelter reached out to find a behavioral specialis
  • Governor Reacts To Trump’s Executive Order

    DENVER (CBS4) – Governor Hickenlooper issued a statement after President Trump signed an executive order ending many of President Obama’s efforts to curb global warming.
    President Trump signed the order Tuesday at the Environmental Protection Agency, calling for the start of a new era in American energy.
    “The action I’m taking today will eliminate federal overreach, restore economic freedom, and allow our companies and our workers to thrive, compete, and succeed on a leve
  • Teen Arrested In Attempted Kidnapping Of 4-Year-Old

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – A mother stopped a teenage boy before he grabbed her daughter.
    Early Tuesday morning, Colorado Springs police officers responded to a call of a prowler in the 1500 block of Gatehouse Circle South.
    Their initial investigation determined that someone tried to get into a 4-year-old girl’s bedroom through the window.
    As it happened, the girl’s mother went into the room before the 16-year-old boy had contact with the girl.
    The boy fled and, after det
  • Which Colorado County Is Ranked As The Healthiest

    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The annual county health rankings are out.
    People in Douglas County should be applauding the report.
    For 2017, they’re ranked as the overall healthiest in Colorado.
    The study looked at a number of factors, including education, jobs, and housing.
    The study also found that drug overdoses are the leading cause of death nationally among those 25 to 44-years-old.
    LINK: 2017 County Health Rankings Key Findings Report
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  • Denver’s Population Continues To Climb

    DENVER (CBS4) – Denver’s population continues to grow.
    From July 2015 to July 2016, Colorado’s population increased by 91,000.
    In Denver, it increased by 1.9 percent.
    That’s down from the previous year, which saw a growth of almost three percent.
    Even with the slow down, though, the city is still on track to hit a population of more than 700 thousand people in the coming year.
  • 30 Players: Athletics Hope Ryon Healy Is For Real

    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): 85 G, 337 AB, .326 BA, 14 HR, 64 RBI, 1 SB, .940 OPS
    2016 season (Majors): 72 G, 269 AB, .305 BA, 13 HR, 37 RBI, 0 SB, .861 OPS
    One of the biggest (and also one of the most under-the-radar) surprises of last season was the sudden emergence of Ryon Healy in the second half of the year. Healy, a Mino
  • Animal Park: ‘The Count Down To Calf Has Begun!’

    HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. (CBS4) – The count down has begun!
    The Animal Adventure Park posted to Facebook Wednesday morning saying they “will not confirm active labor, but we do have discharge that would suggest the count down to calf has begun!”
    They will continue to keep everyone posted throughout the day as it looks like “we could be hours away or days – so do not stop your day – but certainly don’t stop watching!”FAQs from Animal Adventure Park’
  • Man With Ties To Denver Found Dead In Congo

    KINSHASA, DR Congo (CBS4) – The body of an American with ties to Colorado has been found dead.
    Police say the body of Michael Sharp, as well as two others, were found Monday.
    Sharp was on a mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo with the United Nations before he was captured.
    Michael Sharp (credit: CBS)
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    Friends and family held a vigil for him two weeks ago at the University of Denver hoping for his safe release.
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    Sharp disappeared with a Swedish UN exper
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  • Woman Strikes Capitol Police Cruiser, Taken Into Custody

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman described as “erratic and aggressive” drove a vehicle into a U.S. Capitol Police cruiser near the Capitol on Wednesday morning and was taken into custody, police said.
    Shots were fired during the arrest attempt, but the incident appeared to be criminal in nature with “no nexus to terrorism,” said Capitol Police spokeswoman Eva Malecki. No one was injured. She said the U.S. Capitol remained open.
    Malecki described the woman as an “erra
  • Former Army Medic Admits To Vandalizing Mosque

    By Lauren DiSpirito
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – The man accused of vandalizing a Fort Collins mosque on Sunday admitted to carrying out the attack, according to court documents.
    Surveillance images captured the incident around 4:00 a.m. at the Islamic Center of Fort Collins at 925 West Lake Street. Leaders say rocks were thrown through glass doors, windows were damaged, and a bible had been thrown inside, through a shattered glass pane.
    An image of the suspect (credit: CBS)
    An arrest
  • Latest Forecast: Storms Surround Colorado, The Next One Arrives Friday

    By Ashton Altieri
    DENVER (CBS4) – After more than quarter of a inch of rain in most neighborhoods along the Front Range Wednesday morning, drier weather will return by Wednesday afternoon. All winter storm warnings and advisories have been canceled for the metro area.
    Gradual clearing will result in at least limited sunshine Wednesday afternoon with high temperatures in the lower 50s around Denver and Boulder. Mid and upper 50s are possible around Fort Collins, Loveland, and Greeley.
    Dry w
  • League-Worst Avs Set To Host League-Best Caps

    The Washington Capitals are re-establishing themselves as the top team in the NHL with five straight wins and look avoid a letdown when they visit the league-worst Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday.
  • Blazers Beat Nuggets To Take 1-Game Lead For 8th Seed

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jusuf Nurkic knows what his former team is missing. He illustrated that Tuesday night and got serenaded by his new fans in the process.
    Nurkic had a career-high 33 points with 16 rebounds against his ex-teammates, CJ McCollum had 39 points and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Denver Nuggets 122-113 on Tuesday night to take hold of the eighth seed in the Western Conference.
    “They know definitely what they’re missing,” Nurkic said. “But they&r
  • Amazon Delivery Drivers Say Their Checks Are Bouncing

    By Rick Sallinger
    DENVER (CBS4) – Some drivers around the country who deliver Amazon.com packages say their checks are bouncing. They come from a subcontractor for the internet giant.
    David Colletti of Fountain is currently out approximately $22,000. He owns trucks that deliver Amazon packages for a Texas subcontractor called Hot Route Delivery Specialists.
    (credit: CBS)
    “I’m irate. I’ve been going through this for six weeks,” Colletti told CBS4’s Rick Salling
  • Another Arrest Made In Teens’ Murders, 2 More Wanted

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Authorities have arrested yet another suspect in connection with the killing of two Colorado Springs teenagers and are still looking for another two people wanted in relation to the double murder.
    Alander Jordon Wilson, 43, was arrested on Tuesday on the charge of attempt to influence a public official in connection with the case, according to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.
    Alander Jordon Wilson (credit: El Paso Sheriff’s Office)
    A passerb
  • Cyclist Claims To Be Victim Of ‘Runner Rage’ On Popular Trail

    By Jeff Todd
    GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4) – A mountain biker says a renegade runner attacked him on the popular North Table Mountain Loop trail near Golden.
    “For the past few nights it’s the last thing I think about before I go to sleep and I think about it plenty during the day. It’s an unwelcome distraction,” Andrew said about the incident Saturday afternoon.
    Andrew says he was climbing the Loop trail on the east side of North Table Mountain and repeatedly rang his bell a
  • Woman Who Nearly Lost Leg With Rare Condition Stops By To Say Thanks

    By Shawn Chitnis
    DENVER (CBS4) – A rare condition that breaks down the muscles and can damage the kidneys is on the rise, especially among people with high intensity workouts, but a recent case treated at Denver Health Medical Center helped one woman make a complete recovery after almost losing her leg.
    “I wouldn’t be alive if you didn’t do what you did,” said Mary Beth La Bonte-Jones. “How do I even say ‘thank you’ for that?”
    La Bonte-Jones
  • Woman Who Almost Lost Leg With Rare Condition Stops By To Say Thanks

    By Shawn Chitnis
    DENVER (CBS4) – A rare condition that breaks down the muscles and can damage the kidneys is on the rise, especially among people with high intensity workouts, but a recent case treated at Denver Health Medical Center helped one woman make a complete recovery after almost losing her leg.
    “I wouldn’t be alive if you didn’t do what you did,” said Mary Beth La Bonte-Jones. “How do I even say ‘thank you’ for that?”
    La Bonte-Jones
  • April The Giraffe Continues Development Toward Healthy Birth

    HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. (CBS4) – We head into another night of a highly-anticipated giraffe birth. The nightly update from The Animal Adventure Park reports April’s udders are getting fuller, saying “mammary development has increased again since this morning!”
     
    Keepers add April was in good spirits today with visitors from Binghamton. Otherwise, April’s condition remains the same from previous checkup’s.FAQs from Animal Adventure Park’s YouTube Channel:
  • Another Arrest Made In Teens’ Murders, Search On For Man Named ‘Tink’

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Authorities have arrested yet another suspect in connection with the killing of two Colorado Springs teenagers and are still looking for another.
    Alander Jordon Wilson, 43, was arrested on Tuesday on the charge of attempt to influence a public official in connection with the case, according to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.
    Alander Jordon Wilson (credit: El Paso Sheriff’s Office)
    A passerby found Derek Greer, 15, and Natalie Partida, 16, d
  • Despite Family’s Doubts, Man Admitted To Vandalizing Islamic Center

    By Dillon Thomas
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – Amid speculation from family that the city arrested the wrong person, a judge in Fort Collins set bond for a man accused of vandalizing the Islamic Center of Fort Collins early Sunday.
    Joseph Giaquinto’s bond was set at $7,500. He was arrested after police said he threw rocks and a Bible through windows at the Islamic Center.
    Joseph Gianquinto (credit: Fort Collins Police Department)
    Joseph Giaquinto’s father told CBS4’s Dillo
  • Dobby The Giraffe Turns 1 Month Old Today!

    DENVER (CBS4) – It’s time to bust out the birthday cake! Well, maybe just a cupcake. The Denver Zoo says it’s Dobby’s one-month birthday today.The baby giraffe became an international sweetheart when he was born. He drew concern by zoo staff, and viewers, after weighing only 73 pounds at birth, half the normal birth weight of a newborn giraffe. Added to that, Dobby had to get a plasma transfusion from the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.
    Today, we can happily report Dobby is showin
  • Attack On Teen Jogger On Trail Happened In Daylight, Populated Area

    By Melissa Garcia
    ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Authorities are investigating the attack a teenage girl who was assaulted while running along the High Line Canal.
    Investigators said a man ran up behind the teen and tackled her to the ground during her jog on the stretch of canal between Florida and Iliff avenues in unincorporated Arapahoe County shortly before 7 p.m. Monday.
    The High Line Canal Trail (credit: CBS)
    The victim was able to provide only a vague description of the suspect, wh
  • Mother Nature Making Up for all That Warm, Dry Weather

    By Ed Greene
    DENVER (CBS4) – The latest spring storm to move into Colorado will cause rain and snow statewide on Tuesday. A Winter Weather Advisory has been posted for the mountains from late Tuesday through early Wednesday for 4-12 inches of snow. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect from west and south of Denver for 4-10″, down through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and south to Trinidad for 6 to 12 inches of snow.
    Overnight rain will change over to snow in the greater metro ar
  • Latest Forecast: Mother Nature Making Up for all That Warm, Dry Weather

    By Ed GreeneDENVER (CBS4) – The latest spring storm to move into Colorado will cause rain and snow statewide on Tuesday. A Winter Weather Advisory has been posted for the mountains from late Tuesday through early Wednesday for 4-12 inches of snow. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect from west and south of Denver for 4-10″, down through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and south to Trinidad for 6 to 12 inches of snow.
    Overnight rain will change over to snow in the greater metro are
  • CU Considers Asking Applicants About Sexual Orientation

    BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – The University of Colorado wants to better gauge it’s LGBTQ community.
    One option the university is considering is asking those who apply to the school to disclose their sexual orientation.
    (credit: CBS)
    Officials say answering would be completely voluntary and won’t affect the student’s chance at admission.
    Officials also say other universities that ask that question and have better student services for that community.
  • Police Track Down Car Theft Suspect, Find Body Of Teen In Home

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Colorado Springs police found a body inside a home while looking for a car theft suspect.
    The discovery was made on Longfellow Drive on Monday.
    (credit: KKTV)
    Police responded to a home where the stolen car was parked and talked to the person who lives there. Police were able to find the car theft suspect hiding in a room. After arresting him officers found a man’s body in a separate room. He’s been identified as 19-year-old Dezmin Nunez.
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  • Boys & Girls Clubs Kids Get VIP Look At CSU Campus

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – Students from the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver got a chance to see Colorado State University’s campus on Tuesday.
    It’s part of an annual event that promotes higher education and encourages kids to go to college.
    (credit: CBS)
    “I think it’s really cool and inspiring to be able to hear that all these people came from different backgrounds but yet they all had something in common,” said Judith Arajoy, a high school junior.
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  • High School Evacuated After ‘Unconfirmed Threat’

    GRAND JUNCTIONS, Colo. (CBS4) – A high school in Grand Junction was evacuated Tuesday morning.
    According to authorities, Central High School was evacuated due to an undisclosed threat at approximately 10 a.m.All the police activity also forced students at Grand Junction High School and middle school to shelter in place.
    Parents were able to pick up students at Palisade High School.
    Nobody was injured.
    It’s not clear if anything was found but classes will resume as normal Wednesday.
  • Grant Hill On Final Four: ‘Any One Of These Teams Capable Of Winning’

    Bryan Altman
    Final Four weekend is upon us. On Saturday, April 1 four teams from the field of 68 will face off Phoenix with a national championship berth on the line.
    Two newcomers to the Final Four — No. 1 Gonzaga and No. 7 South Carolina — will tip off the proceedings at 6:09 p.m. ET in front of a sold-out crowd at University of Phoenix Stadium.
    Immediately thereafter, No. 3 Oregon will take on the seasoned veterans (or ‘Blue Bloods,’ if you prefer) No. 1 Nort
  • Trump’s Lawyers: ‘Apprentice’ Contestant Can’t Sue President

    NEW YORK (AP) — Republican President Donald Trump’s lawyers say he’s immune while president from defamation claims brought by a former contestant on his reality TV show “The Apprentice” who accused him of unwanted sexual contact.
    The lawyers said in a state Supreme Court filing Monday they’ll formally ask for a dismissal or a suspension of the January claims by Summer Zervos until he leaves office. They said the Constitution immunizes Trump from being sued in
  • DU Hires New Women’s Hoops Coach With Basketball In His Blood

    DENVER (CBS4) – The University of Denver women’s basketball team has a new head coach.
    Jim Turgeon (credit: CBS)
    Jim Turgeon is making the trip up Interstate 25 from Colorado State University-Pueblo to take over the program.
    Turgeon has basketball in his blood. His father was a high school coach and his brother Mark was a star at Kansas and now coaches at Maryland.
    Jim Turgeon (credit: CBS)
    “Of course Mark’s success has been great … maybe in the state of Kansas it&
  • New Animal Hospital Triples Capacity

    WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (CBS4) – A new animal hospital has opened in Wheat Ridge.
    The new hospital is located at 10140 44th Avenue and will triple the capacity of the old location.
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    More than a dozen dogs and cats will be moved from the old hospital on Kipling Street to the new location later this week.
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    The hospital on Kipling has been a fixture in the city for more than six decades. The facility is one of the largest in Colorado with 45 do
  • Man Accused Of Snatching Money From Woman After She Cashed Paycheck

    MONUMENT, Colo. (CBS4) – An arrest has been made after a single mother of two had cashed her paycheck, only to have the money ripped from her hands.
    Sergey Bussell, 23, is now in custody and accused of stealing the cash from the woman after she cashed her paycheck at a King Soopers in Monument on March 9.
    Sergey Bussell (credit: Monument Police Department)
    Police say Bussell is the man seen on surveillance video watching the victim cash her check and then grabbed the money in the parking l
  • Trump Declines Invite For Opening Day 1st Pitch

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals say President Donald Trump has declined an invitation to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before their game on opening day.
    A spokeswoman for the baseball team said Tuesday that the White House said Trump would not be at next week’s game at Nationals Park against the Miami Marlins because of a scheduling conflict.
    Washington hosts Miami next Monday afternoon.
    President Barack Obama threw the ceremonial first pitch at the Nationals’
  • Postal Service Worker Accused Of Faking Cancer, Taking More Than 100 Days Off Work

    DENVER (CBS4) – A U.S. Postal Service employee is accused of lying about having cancer in order to claim more than 100 days of sick leave and be allowed to work from home.
    According to the Department of Justice, Caroline Zarate Boyle, 59, of Highlands Ranch was indicted last week for allegedly using a forged writing to defraud the United States.
    “She effectuated this fraud by forging several doctor notes regarding her alleged treatment and emailing them to her supervisor,” The
  • Watchdog To Examine Cost, Security Of Trump’s Florida Trips

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog will examine the taxpayer-funded travel costs when President Donald Trump travels to the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida and the security procedures surrounding those trips, several congressional Democrats announced Tuesday.
    The lawmakers requested the inquiry by the Government Accountability Office after reports that Trump, accompanied by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, openly discussed North Korea’s launch of a ballistic missile while at the
  • Rockies Season Preview: Expectations Are Elevated

    DENVER (The Sports Xchange) – The Colorado Rockies are a talented team that now must turn into a good team, general manager Jeff Bridich said. It is a realistic expectation, as new manager Bud Black is taking over a club on the rise.
    Black’s hiring was the most notable move of an offseason that included three key free agent signings. The Rockies gave Ian Desmond a five-year, $70 million contract — the largest they have ever handed a free agent position player — with the i
  • April The Giraffe Temporarily Goes Offline

    DENVER (CBS4) – Our April the giraffe live feed temporarily went offline Tuesday due to some technical difficulties.
    It appears too much April wore out our system, which had required a software update for a couple of weeks.
    We’d been unable to perform the update due to 24/7 streaming, but our IT wizards were able to get the new software installed so we could resume our live stream.
    The outage lasted less than an hour in total.
    RELATED: April The Giraffe Is Showing Good Signs
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