• Woman Fighting For Life After Rafting Trip Accident

    IDAHO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – A woman is in a Denver hospital with what are described as critical injuries after an accident during a whitewater rafting trip that also left a man hurt.
    (credit: CBS)
    The two people were customers on a professional rafting company’s operation and apparently both fell out of a raft on Clear Creek just before 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. It happened along Highway 6, between tunnel 5 and tunnel 6.
    (credit: CBS)
    When rescuers arrived at the creek to help the wom
  • NYPD: Husband Cuts Off Wife’s Arm, Flees Scene

    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police are searching for a man who allegedly cut off his wife’s arm during a domestic dispute in Brooklyn.
    It happened just after noon Thursday 55th Street and 5th Avenue.
    WANTED: Male, Asian, approximately 5’6, 130 lbs for felonious assault that occurred on 55th street between 4-5 ave. on June 21st. Help us find this individual, share information. #800577TIPS pic.twitter.com/BynpwZ0c1w
    — NYPD 72nd Precinct (@NYPD72Pct) June 22, 2018When officer
  • Video: Priest Slaps Baby Across The Face In The Middle Of Baptism

    (CBS LOCAL)— A shocking video of a child’s baptism has gone viral, as it features a priest slapping the child across the face.The video first gained attention after a Reddit user posted the clip in a subreddit with the title “This happened today in France, I’m really shocked.” The video was posted on YouTube and titled “Un prête gifle un nourrisson lors de son baptême,” which translates to a priest slaps an infant during his baptism.
    In
  • SportsLine’s Top Weekend Picks: Baseball Takes Over

    Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Pittsburgh PiratesFriday, June 22, 2018, 7:05 pm ET
    PITTSBURGH +104
    Arizona’s offense rebounded from an abysmal start to the season, but the D’backs seems to be cooling off again, batting just .240 over the last week and having lost three of four. The team still ranks dead-last in the majors against RHPs (.214) and is among the worst road-hitting teams at .225. Ivan Nova has been solid in his last two starts and is overall considerably better at home, while t
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  • Ichiro Wore A Fake Mustache To Sit In Dugout During Mariners-Yankees Game

    Ryan Mayer
    Ichiro Suzuki announced his “retirement” and transition to the Mariners front office in early May of this year. Even though he said it wasn’t a retirement, it did end his season as a player and, therefore, his ability to be in the dugout with the team during games as front office personnel aren’t allowed there during games. But, that didn’t stop Ichiro from catching an inning from the dugout view as Seattle played the New York Yankees on Thursday night.
    I
  • Buzz Pop Cocktails Contain More Alcohol Than A Glass Of Wine

    (CBS LOCAL)– There’s a new way for adults to enjoy a hot summer day.
    A Las Vegas based company called Buzz Pop Cocktails created a line of push pops that contain twice the amount of alcohol of a glass of wine. Each pop has an ABV of 15% and there are eight flavors such as Bluberry Mania, Mango Passion Fruit and Moscow Mule.All of the adult push pops include vodka, rum, tequilla or whiskey. Each pop reportedly only contains 100 calories. An eight pack of pops costs $100 and an in
  • Astros Triple-A Team Played As The Zamunda Lions From ‘Coming To America’

    Ryan Mayer
    Minor league baseball promotions bring us some of the most entertaining moments in sports on a consistent basis. That trend continued last night when the Houston Astros Triple-A affiliate, the Fresno Grizzlies, played as the Zamunda Lions on Thursday night for their game against the Albuquerque Isotopes to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of the movie “Coming To America”. It was glorious.
    Last night, the Houston Astros' Triple-A team, the Fresno Grizzlies, pla
  • Yellowstone Geyser Activity Increases Sparking Conversation Of Supervolcano Eruption Chances

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (CBSDFW.COM/CBS LOCAL) — A historically dormant geyser in Yellowstone National Park has been anything but dormant recently — and visitors can’t get enough of the water show. It has also sparked conversation about whether a super-eruption could soon be expected in the region.
    Steamboat Geyser is now the world’s largest active geyser. It has erupted ten times in three months, but it wasn’t always so exciting.
    Before this year– Steamboat
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  • Fewer Flaggers Now Stationed At A Line Crossings

    By Makenzie O’Keefe
    DENVER (CBS4) – Flaggers along the RTD A Line between Union Station and Denver International Airport will no longer be needed after a decision made this week.
    (credit: CBS)
    Federal and state regulators say the technology at the crossings is now safe, and the flaggers can be removed.
    For the past few years the gates along the A Line crossing were having technical issues. RTD said the gates would lower too soon and stay down too long. The technology at several cross
  • Latest Forecast: Severe Storms Mainly East Of Denver This Afternoon

    By Ashton Altieri
    DENVER (CBS4) – Thunderstorms will initiate east of I-25 early this afternoon and most of them will likely be east of E-470. As they move east, they should strengthen and become severe over the Eastern Plains. The primary concerns are large hail and damaging wind particularly east of Fort Morgan and Limon. An isolated tornado is also possible. These areas are officially under an “enhanced” threat for severe weather Friday afternoon.Meanwhile, for most of
  • Kids Last Seen With Mother In San Miguel County May Be In Danger

    SAN MIGUEL COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The San Miguel County Sheriff’s office says two children may be in danger. They were last seen with their mother.
    Felicia Jennique Mooneyham (credit: San Miguel County)
    There’s an arrest warrant for child abuse out for Felicia Jennique Mooneyham. She does not have legal custody.
    (credit: San Miguel County)
    Sirena and Loki Wade were last seen with her.
    Sirena is a 1-year-old girl with blonde hair and blue eyes. Her 3-year-old brother Loki does t
  • 4 Fun Events Happening This Weekend

    BRIGHTON, Colo (CBS4) – If you’re curious about tiny homes. The latest craze comes to the Adams County Fairgrounds this weekend with the second annual Colorado Tiny House Festival. Check out small living structures of all sorts Friday through Sunday. One day passes start at 10 dollars.
    Colorado Tiny House Festival
    (credit Tiny House Festival)
    Kick off the start of summer at one of the most popular block parties on Saturday. The Highlands Street Fair returns to 32nd street in Denver.
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  • Van Carrying Chemicals Explodes, Bursts Into Flames

    DENVER (CBS4)– What caused a van to explode and burst into flames on Thursday is being investigated.The Denver Fire Department says the van caught fire at Gilpin and Alameda. (credit: Denver Fire Dept.)
    Firefighters say there were propane and Freon tanks inside the van and the chemicals exploded. That blew the panels right off the van. (credit: Denver Fire Dept.)
    The driver was rushed to the hospital.
  • 2 Rafters Pulled From Clear Creek

    CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Two rafters were pulled from Clear Creek on Thursday evening.Firefighters say there were three rafts from a commercial rafting company floating in the water when they arrived. (credit: CBS)
    An investigation is underway into what happened.(credit: CBS)
    Both rafters were rushed to the hospital, one in an ambulance and one in a medical helicopter. There was no update on their conditions on Thursday night. (credit: CBS)
  • Students Help Families Outside ICE Facility

    By Dominic Garcia
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)– Chatfield High School student Sam Craig says he stood outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility in Aurora for hours on Thursday because he just wanted to help people.
    “We came out to this facility for an ICE protest about a week ago and after the protest we felt like we didn’t do all we could to help,” said Craig.
    (credit: CBS)
    He and others spent the day camped under a tent ready to help any detainee releas
  • Hail Targets Bellco Employee Lot, Credit Union Helps With Repairs

    By Kelly Werthmann
    GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (CBS4) – Bellco Credit Union is lending a helping hand to its employees whose vehicles were badly damaged by Tuesday’s hail storm.
    “We were all just looking out the window from our office and just kind of feeling helpless watching the front row of cars just get hammered,” Britany Hass-Ramos, a Bellco employee, told CBS4’s Kelly Werthmann.
    (credit: CBS)
    When the storm finally passed, Britany went out to find her Nissan&rsqu
  • More Road Rage Cases Escalating- Do You Know What To Do?

    By Karen Morfitt
    BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– In less than two weeks, law enforcement agencies from four different jurisdictions along the Front Range have identified a severe road rage case.
    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office released dash camera video of two drivers testing each other’s patience in traffic, hoping to identify the suspect who got out of his vehicle to confront another driver.
    (credit: Jefferson County)
    Loveland police shared surveillance video of a dispute
  • Octopus Initiative Helps Bring Art To More People

    By Shawn Chitnis
    DENVER (CBS4)– Some of the first pieces from the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver’s Octopus Initiative, a program to bring more people closer to local art, have arrived at their new temporary homes as more pieces come into the art library.
    “I’m jumping around in my sweatpants, and you know jumping in front of the TV, and my husband is like, ‘What’s going on?’” Lily Curley remembers the day she received an email from the MCA Denver
  • Nuggets Take Michael Porter Jr. With 14th Pick

    DENVER (AP) — The first time Michael Porter Jr. actually talked to anyone from the Denver Nuggets was Thursday at the NBA draft. He didn’t think there was any need, and neither did the Nuggets.
    The fact that he was available at No. 14 surprised both parties, regardless of Porter’s well-documented back and recent hip issues.
    The oft-injured forward thinks he shook hands with someone from the Nuggets after his pro day workout. He said the first time he spoke to someone from the o
  • Win The ‘Golden Poo’ Prize For Dog Park Clean Up

    By Jeff Todd
    WESTMINSTER, Colo. (CBS4)– It’s not quite the golden ticket Charlie won to make it into Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, but the City of Westminster is hoping another golden prize will inspire people to help clean up a popular dog park.
    (credit: CBS)
    “I think sometimes people bring their dogs and figure, ‘Oh, it’s such a huge park, the poo gets spread out no big deal,’” said Kristen May, the Stewardship Specialist for Westminster Open Space.
  • Businesses Excited For Brighton Boulevard Phase 1 Completion

    By Dillon Thomas
    DENVER (CBS4)– It’s been an area in the cone zone for more than a year, but all that ended Thursday when Denver Public Works celebrated the completion of the first phase of Brighton Boulevard in RiNo.
    The project was started 18 months before the phase was completed. The first phase included the installation of drainage systems, sidewalks, lighting, and an expansion of four lanes from 29th to 40th.
    (credit: CBS)
    Rayme Rossello, owner of Comida Restaurant along Brighto
  • Von Miller Mentors Young Players At Camp

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4)– Denver Broncos superstar Von Miller spent part of the week sharing his skills with young players.
    The Broncos linebacker hosted his annual camp at Englewood High School this week.
    (credit: CBS)
    Some of those campers worked on speed while others focused on what it takes to play wide receiver.
    (credit: CBS)
    Miller says he hopes each camper can take away something special that was learned at camp.
    (credit: CBS)
    “You know, pretty much, that they can’t go at
  • Salvation Army Closing Rehab Facility That Opened In 1950s

    By Jamie Leary
    DENVER (CBS4)– The Salvation Army is closing its rehabilitation facility, which has operated since the 1950s in Denver’s Globeville neighborhood.
    “This organization means a lot to me because of what it’s been able to do in its 154-year history,” said Captain Allison Struck. “In 154 years, part of what’s allowed us to stay in communities and grow to 134 countries is our ability to adapt.”
    (credit: CBS)
    Struck is a 5th generation Salva
  • Parents Separated From Children Held At ICE Facility In Aurora

    By Rick Sallinger
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)– More than four dozen parents whose children have been taken away from them while crossing the U.S. border from Mexico are being held at a detention facility in Colorado.
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities confirm that about 50 parents are being held at the GEO-run facility in Aurora.
    (credit: CBS)
    Where their young ones are living is not necessarily clear.
    Mekela Goehring of the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network says her attorney
  • Summer Solstice To Bring Few Evening T-Storms

    By Chris Spears
    DENVER (CBS4) – Happy Summer 2018! Get ready for almost 15 hours of daylight today!
    RELATED: Longest Day Of Year Creates Shortest Midday ShadowsThe new season will bring a weak front across the state on Friday. This will increase the wind and fire danger across western Colorado. 
     
    The front will also enhance our chances for thunderstorms across eastern Colorado on Friday afternoon. Some of those storms may be severe hail producers.As we head into the weekend. Sat
  • Young Women Imagine Future STEM Career With Special Internship

    By Joel Hillan
    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Some high school students got a chance to visit Lockheed Martin on Thursday and experience what a STEM career would be like.
    One of those young women, Emma Garcia, is going to be a sophomore at Saint Mary’s Academy in the fall. She is part of a special program through Girls Inc. that matches up these young women with internships in STEM fields.
    (credit: CBS)
    “I want to go to college and I want to study biology, I want to do somethi
  • Sailor Killed In Pearl Harbor Attack Buried With Honors In Colorado

    By Michael Abeyta
    DENVER (CBS4)– At Fort Logan National Cemetery, there’s a funeral almost every day. On Thursday, there was a once-in-a-lifetime memorial service.
    “It took 70 years,” said Gary Eakes.
    (credit: CBS)
    Gary and his sister, Janice Cope, were the only family there as they said their final goodbyes while the U.S. Navy and Department of Veterans Affairs honored their uncle.
    (credit: CBS)
    Wallace Eakes was a sailor stationed on the USS Oklahoma on Dec. 7, 1941. He
  • Firefighters Discover Body Inside Burning Mobile Home

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4)– The cause of a deadly fire in Colorado Springs on Thursday is being investigated.The fire broke out early Thursday at the Springs Mobile Home Park. When firefighters first arrived, flames were shooting out the windows.(credit: CBS)After crews brought the flames under control, firefighters found a body inside the mobile home.(credit: CBS)Investigators say Judith Barton, 67, was killed in the fire. (credit: CBS)
  • Denver’s Brighton Blvd. Gets New Cycle Track

    DENVER (CBS4) – The City of Denver cut a ribbon on newly constructed traffic lanes along Brighton Boulevard, at the same time they unveiled a new cycle track. The cycle track runs along Brighton, but separates bike riders from vehicular traffic, making their ride safer.
    (credit CBS)
    “It’s really our goal right now to provide more of these really comfortable riding facilities for folks, no matter what your age or your skill level, you feel comfortable coming out,” said Nan
  • Arenado Homers, Drives In 5 As Rockies Beat Mets, 6-4

    DENVER (AP) — Nolan Arenado homered for the third straight game and drove in five runs to lead the Colorado Rockies to a 6-4 win over the New York Mets on Thursday.
    Arenado also doubled to back another strong outing from Kyle Freeland (7-6). Freeland has pitched at least six innings in 10 of his last 11 starts and has emerged as the team’s most reliable starter.
    Arenado had just two home runs in his first 15 games of June, but has four in his last seven. He put the Rockies ahead 3-1
  • Man Accused Of Attacking Driver With Baseball Bat In Road Rage Case

    BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– A man has been accused of attacking a driver with a baseball bat in a road rage incident.Michael Guzak is facing charges including assault with a deadly weapon. Michael Guzak (credit: Boulder County)
    Investigators say he got into a confrontation with another driver last weekend on the Diagonal Highway in Boulder County.
    When both men exited their vehicles, Guzak allegedly struck the other driver in the arm and head with a baseball bat.
  • Bear Lured Inside SUV By Sugar-Free Mint Container

    By Matt Kroschel
    STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4)– It wasn’t a two-legged criminal who trashed a Subaru Outback in Steamboat Springs, but a four-legged creature that left behind a sight that is becoming more common in that area of Colorado.
    A bear got inside Cate Potyen’s SUV with only 24,000 miles on it, and trashed the interior. The wild animal tore out the wiring from the dash, ripped out the side airbags, and clawed into the seat cushions, just some of the damage totaling $1
  • Caution Urged As San Juan National Forest Hit By Wildfire Reopens

    DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Officials warned people Thursday to be careful as a southwestern Colorado forest and other public lands re-opened amid warm, dry weather in the area plagued by drought and wildfire.
    Trails, roads and campsites in San Juan National Forest and Bureau of Land Management land around Durango were set to open later in the day.DURANGO, CO – JUNE 12: The smoke from the 416 fire obscures the sun as it continues to burn on June 12, 2018 in Durango, Colorado. The fire, bur
  • ‘They Are Fighters’: Mom, Son Injured In Road Rage Shooting Recovering

    WESTMINSTER, Colo. (CBS4) – The family targeted in the road rage shooting in Westminster last week is asking for blood donations from the public as they grieve the loss of one of their own.
    A friend of victim Meghan Bigelow created a GoFundMe page for her and her sons. Her 13-year-old son, Vaughn, was killed in the shooting. Bigelow, 41, and Asa, her 7-year-old son, were critically hurt in the shooting.
    Bigelow family (credit: GoFundMe)
    The family released this statement on Thursday, &ldqu
  • Keenum Explains X’s & O’s Of The ‘Minnesota Miracle’ With Broncos Fans

    By Brian Madden
    DENVER (CBS4) – A lot can been learned from a fan-oriented “chalk talk” presentation. Especially when the local starting quarterback is the drawing up the X’s and O’s.
    Case Keenum explained the so-called Minnesota Miracle to a select group of Broncos fans Wednesday night.
    Case Keenum celebrates as he walks off the field after the Vikings defeated the New Orleans Saints 29-24 to win the NFC divisional round playoff game on Jan. 14 in Minneapolis. (cre
  • Melania Trump Wears Jacket Saying ‘I Really Don’t Care. Do U?’ Ahead Of Border Visit

    (CNN) — First lady Melania Trump took a trip to the US-Mexico border on Thursday to tour an immigrant children’s shelter, but her trip is getting attention not only for her action, but her wardrobe choice.
    As the first lady boarded her plane from Andrews Air Force Base, she wore an olive green jacket. The back of the jacket read: “I really don’t care. Do U?” in white graffiti-style lettering. Trump was not wearing the jacket when she landed in McAllen, Tex
  • High Court: Online Shoppers Can Be Forced To Pay Sales Tax

    WASHINGTON (AP) — States will be able to force more people to pay sales tax when they make online purchases under a Supreme Court decision Thursday that will leave shoppers with lighter wallets but is a big financial win for states.
    Consumers can expect to see sales tax charged on more online purchases — likely over the next year and potentially before the Christmas shopping season — as states and retailers react to the court’s decision, said one attorney involved in the
  • State Trooper Faces Charges Of Misconduct, Investigation Ongoing

    BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – A Colorado State Patrol trooper is facing criminal charges for alleged on-duty misconduct.
    Nathan Parks (credit: Colorado State Patrol)
    The Boulder County district attorney is charging Nathan Parks with invasion of privacy for sexual gratification and computer crime.
    Parks has been placed on administrative leave.
    Details surrounding the allegations are not out. The DA’s office says that because their investigation remains open.
  • ‘This Is How I Save My Life’ Excerpt From Amy B. Scher

    Amy B. Scher’s “This Is How I Save My Life” is the true story of a fiery young woman diagnosed with late-stage, chronic Lyme disease whose journey takes her from near-death in California to a trip around the world in search of her ultimate salvation. This excerpt coincides with the book’s release in paperback from Gallery Books, an imprint CBS sister company Simon & Schuster.
    I am twenty-eight years old when I arrive in magnificent India. I am here with my parents, an
  • PHOTOS: Celebrating World Giraffe Day Around The Globe

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) — The longest day of the year is dedicated to protecting the world’s tallest land animal.
    Zoos and conservation agencies around the globe take part in World Giraffe Day to create awareness about the challenges giraffes face in the wild and raise money to support their survival.
    According to the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, there are fewer than 100,000 giraffes left in all of Africa.
    Many took to Twitter to share adorable photos and interesting facts
  • It’s National Selfie Day, Here’s Proof The First One Was Taken In 1839

    (CBSNewYork/CBS Local) – June 21 is National Selfie Day. People around the country are celebrating the start of summer by grabbing their cameras, smartphones, and selfie sticks to snap a quick photo of themselves.
    The casual self-portraits have become so popular in recent years that the word “selfie” is now in the Oxford Dictionary.
    While the selfie revolution has gone hand-in-hand with the spread of smartphone users around the world, did you know the first “official&rdqu

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