• College America Faces Trial Over ‘Misleading’ Ads

    DENVER (CBS4) – A trial is underway in Denver District Court where the Colorado Attorney General is asking a judge to order a chain of career colleges in Colorado to refund students’ tuition, fees and forgive loan debts.
    The state claims College America used misleading ads that say students will make a better and higher salary with a degree.
    (credit: CBS)
    CEO Eric Juhlin told CBS4 Investigator Rick Sallinger, the ads are true.
    “We disagree with that the particular points they t
  • ‘Breakthrough’ Reached On Short Term Health Care Fix

    DENVER (CBS4) – Two key senators say they’ve reached a breakthrough deal on a short term health care fix.
    Republican Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Democratic Senator Patty Murray of Washington State hashed out the deal after weeks of hearings by the Senate Health Committee, that included plenty of input from Colorado.
    (credit: CBS)
    Senator Michael Bennet is a member of the committee and Governor Hickenlooper was among those asked to testify.
    They warned the president
  • Latest Forecast: Warm & Sunny Conditions Dominate The Week

    By Lauren Whitney
    DENVER (CBS4) –
    What a week! It sure feels more like late summer than fall right now, sometimes we call streaks like this an Indian Summer. Thankfully we saw enough rain and snow early in the month to put us ahead for our precipitation or this dry stretch would be concerning. It will be awhile before we see any rain around the Front Range.
    If you want to hit the outdoors, this is your week to do so. Sunshine, seventies, and calmer winds! Well, calmer winds at the lower el
  • Mother Fighting Breast Cancer Gets Help Feeding Newborn

    By Kathy Walsh
    ARVADA, Colo. (CBS4)– A mother, battling breast cancer, is getting help feeding her newborn. The Mothers’ Milk Bank (MMB) is supplying the family with human donor milk.
    Experts agree breast milk is best for babies for the first 6 months of life. Sarah Pearson, now undergoing chemotherapy, wanted the benefits for her newborn, Ava.
    (credit: Sarah Pearson)
    Little Ava is 8-weeks-old and up four pounds. She is thriving on just breast milk, but it’s not her mother&rsqu
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  • 5-Year-Old And 7-Year-Old Stabbed To Death; Teen Brother Charged With Murder

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – A 5-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy were stabbed to death in Colorado Springs early Tuesday morning and their 19-year-old brother has been arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree murder, police said.
    The Colorado Police Department identified the suspect as Malik Vincent Murphy.
    “Shock what the hell was going on in that poor kids head to make him do something like this,” said Lynn Nudson, who lived near the fam
  • West Nile Virus Deadlier In One Colorado County

    LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The West Nile Virus has proven to be especially deadly in Larimer County this year according to health officials.
    (credit: CBS)
    The county health department says there have been two deaths in 2017. The last time someone died from the virus in the county was in 2013.
    This is despite the county seeing fewer cases this year, 14, compared to last year, 34.
    RELATED: First Colorado West Nile Virus Death Recorded For 2017
  • 3-Car Crash Turns Deadly

    ARVADA, Colo. (CBS4)– A three-car crash in Arvada turned deadly on Tuesday afternoon.
    The crash happened in the 7100 block of Simms Street. Simms was closed in both directions from 68th Avenue to 72nd Avenue. Copter4 flew over the crash (credit: CBS)
    HAPPENING NOW: 3 car fatal accident in 7100 block of Simms. Simms closed, both directions, from 68 to 72. Alt routes advised. #cotraffic
    — Arvada Police (@ArvadaPolice) October 17, 2017It is unclear what led up to the crash.Drivers are u
  • Woman Battling MS Gets Help With Home Remodel

    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)– A woman battling Multiple Sclerosis got some help thanks to the generosity of others.
    MSterious Miracles along with Mark Hammer Construction Company were at the woman’s home in Aurora on Tuesday to construct a wheelchair ramp to her front door.
    (credit: CBS)
    The woman had to be carried up and down the stairs in her wheelchair because of complications of MS.
    MSterious Miracles organized a fundraiser for the supplies and Mark Hammer Construction donated the labor.
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  • Deputy Recently Resigned Before Found Dead

    LA PLATA COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A La Plata County deputy had just resigned from the agency three days before he was found dead inside his home in Bayfield.
    Jeremiah Lee’s body was found inside his burned-out home, but the cause of death has not been determined yet.
    The scene of the fatal Bayfield fire Friday morning. (credit: Pine River Times)
    The Durango Herald reports Lee had a gunshot wound. The sheriff’s office tells CBS4 Lee had a “personal situation” come
  • Hundreds Of Teens Ransack Stranger’s Home: ‘Liquor Bottles Everywhere’

    By Tom Mustin
    PARKER, Colo. (CBS4) – Mike Cox is still surveying the damage after strangers held a house party inside his Parker home.
    “There were beer cans, liquor bottles, wine bottles, everywhere,” said Cox.
    “You come home and find that 200 or 300 kids have broken into your house and torn it to pieces,” Cox told CBS4’s Tom Mustin.
    Cox’s home is for sale. Saturday night he and his wife returned from dinner to a raging party inside their home.
  • Deputies Arrest Teens After Massive House Party

    By Tom Mustin
    PARKER, Colo. (CBS4) – Mike Cox is still surveying the damage after strangers held a house party inside his Parker home.
    Some of the teenagers have since been arrested.
    “There were beer cans, liquor bottles, wine bottles, everywhere,” said Cox.
    CBS4’s Tom Mustin talks with Mike Cox. (credit: CBS)
    “You come home and find that 200 or 300 kids have broken into your house and torn it to pieces,” Cox told CBS4’s Tom Mustin.
    (credit: CBS)
  • 3 Hurt When RTD Bus Crashed Into Front Porch

    DENVER (CBS4)– An RTD bus smashed into the front porch of a home at 45th and Josephine in Denver on Tuesday afternoon.
    The bus crashed into the home near Interstate 70 in northeast Denver about 4 p.m.
    Copter4 flew over the bus that crashed into a front porch in Denver (credit: CBS)
    Investigators are trying to determine what led up to the crash or whether any other vehicles were involved.
    (credit: CBS)
    Four people were hurt and rushed to the hospital. It is unclear whether those hurt were o
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  • Airbus Notches Win Over Rival Boeing With Bombardier Deal

    PARIS (AP) — Airbus scored a point in its high-stakes rivalry with Boeing by striking a deal just across the U.S. border.
    The European planemaker reached an unusual, no-cost deal with Canada’s Bombardier that sent Airbus shares up Tuesday, boosts both companies’ prospects in Asia and should save thousands of Bombardier jobs from Quebec to Northern Ireland.
    It could also help Bombardier avoid heavy U.S. duties that had helped push the Canadian company near bankruptcy. The announ
  • Harvey Weinstein Leaves The Board Of His Film Company

    NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein is leaving the board of the film company he started, more than a week after the firm fired him following allegations of sexual harassment and rape.
    The Weinstein Co.’s board said in a statement Tuesday that Weinstein had resigned. Weinstein holds a roughly 20 percent stake in his company, according to a person close to Weinstein who was not authorized to speak publicly about the matter. The person declined to comment on the future of that ho
  • Course Fees To Be Eliminated At CU Boulder

    BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – University of Colorado Boulder Chancellor Phil DiStefano says the school is adopting a new program that gets rid of all course and program fees starting next fall.
    DiStefano made the announcement on Tuesday during the State of the Campus Address. The new program would be called “The Be Boulder Pact.”
    University of Colorado Boulder campus. (credit: CBS)
    “It is our commitment to our students and their families to further lower cost and increase
  • Crosses Honoring Las Vegas Shooting Victims Moving To Museum

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials say the crosses memorializing those who died in the Las Vegas Strip shooting will be moved to the Clark County Museum.
    Greg Zanis, a retired carpenter from Illinois, installed the 58 white crosses on a patch of grass near the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign. KXNT-AM reports they will be moved to the museum Nov. 12.
    Clark County Commissioner Jim Gibson said the crosses serve as a way for people to converge and reflect on the Oct. 1 shooting, which left 58 peopl
  • Sugary-Drink Tax To Help Children, Schools

    BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – The controversial soda tax in Boulder is benefiting 16 organizations in Colorado.
    Last May, the city council approved the tax, which went into effect on July 1. It charges soda distributors two cents for every ounce of soda and other sweetened beverages.
    (credit: CBS)
    So far the tax has brought in about $1 million. The tax will be used to help improve the community.
    Here is how it breaks down:
    $50,000 to pay for dental care for low-income children
    $66,000 to bu
  • 1 shot off East Colfax, no suspect info

    Drivers in the area should expect delays, DPD said.        
  • Loveland Ski Area Announces Opening Day

    DILLON, Colo. (CBS4) –  Loveland Ski Area announced it will open for the 2017-2018 season on Friday, Oct. 20.
    Opening Day! This Friday at @LovelandSkiArea! #officialsnowdog #lovelandskiarea #rexspecs pic.twitter.com/eftCXeVpdw
    — Parker The Snow Dog (@officialsnowdog) October 17, 2017It was only about a month ago when the ski resort rolled out the snow-making guns in preparation of the upcoming ski season.
    Arapahoe Basin kicked off the season last Friday.
    We're open for the
  • Witherspoon Reveals Hollywood Assault; Lawrence Talks Abuse

    LOS ANGELES (CBS4) – Oscar winners Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Lawrence used their speeches at a Hollywood event honoring women to detail experiences of assault and harassment at the hands of directors and producers and pledged to do more to stop such situations from happening.
    Witherspoon told the audience at the Elle Women in Hollywood Awards on Monday night that the recent revelation of decades of sexual misconduct allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein has prompted her own ex
  • Source: Richard Jefferson, Nuggets Agree To 1-Year Deal

    DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets are tinkering with their lineup on the eve of the season opener by bringing in veteran forward Richard Jefferson.
    A person with knowledge of the negotiations confirmed the one-year agreement to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because Jefferson’s deal hasn’t been disclosed by the team. ESPN first reported the deal, which it said is worth $2.3 million.
    The Nuggets open the season Wednesday in Utah.
    Jefferson was recently wai
  • NTSB: Balloon Crash Pilot Was As Impaired As A Drunk Driver

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The pilot in the deadliest hot air balloon crash in U.S. history was probably impaired by Valium, opioids and cold and allergy medicine when he ignored weather warnings and flew the ride into a power line, investigators said Tuesday.
    Besides Valium and oxycodone, there was enough of the over-the-counter antihistamine Benadryl in Alfred “Skip” Nichols’ system to mimic “the impairing effect of a blood-alcohol level” of a drunken driver, said
  • NFL Players, Owners Hold ‘Constructive’ Talks On Issues

    NEW YORK (AP) — NFL players and owners met Tuesday to discuss social issues, a session Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross called “constructive” and Colts defensive back Darius Butler termed “positive.”
    A group of 11 owners and more than a dozen players met at the league’s headquarters. Among the topics discussed was enhancing the players’ platforms for speaking out on social issues.
    “We heard what they had to say and they heard us,” Ross said.
  • Cochran’s Illness Shows Risks Of Aging Senate To GOP Leaders

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Republicans coping with a razor-thin majority in the Senate as they try pushing a partisan agenda are running smack into another complication — the sheer age and health issues of some senators.
    One of those ailing senators — 79-year-old Thad Cochran of Mississippi — was back in Washington Tuesday after a month of treatment at home. A statement said he still had urological issues and his treatment “could affect his work schedule.” A day ea
  • RMNP wants to shut down unofficial trail

    It's only a mile long, but the unofficial Crater Trail poses serious risks to the park's landscape.        
  • Amity Addrisi shares personal story

    A reporter from our sister station in Seattle shard her own personal story on-air. This is Amity Addrisi:       
  • ‘Ron Is Used To Getting His Way’: Brad Garrett On Butting Heads With Dr. Bull

    Dr. Bull (Michael Weatherly) isn’t the type to relinquish control. But neither is Ron Getman (Brad Garrett), the attorney Bull hires to defend him in a trial on episode four of this season of Bull. Brad Garrett spoke to CBS Local about his experience joining the cast of Bull as tonight’s guest star and what it was like butting heads with Michael Weatherly in tonight’s episode.
    You’re guest starring in the next episode of Bull where you’ll be pl
  • Possible Shooting Sends 1 To Hospital; Causes Traffic Delays

    DENVER (CBS4) – Denver police responded to a possible shooting at Colfax Avenue and Magnolia Street, near Monaco Parkway.
    Copter4 flies over Colfax Ave. and Magnolia St. intersection. (credit: CBS)
    Investigators say a man was taken to the hospital in unknown condition.
    Details about a suspect haven’t been released yet.
    ALERT: #DPD investigating possible shooting at Colfax & Magnolia. Expect traffic delays in the area. Watch here for updates. #Denver pic.twitter.com/VdYFD2Lw5
  • Deputy found dead in his burning home

    The deputy was found unresponsive in his burning home just days after he had turned in his resignation to the department "effective immediately."       
  • Whole Foods Market Nearing Opening Day At Union Station

    DENVER (CBS4) – Whole Foods Market is about to open it’s flagship store at Union Station in Denver.
    The store sits on the corner of 17th and Wewatta Streets. It’s about the size of a football field.
    Whole Foods Market at 17th and Wewatta Streets in Denver. (credit: CBS)
    Developers say the store will be open in time for Thanksgiving Day. Construction workers were spotted finishing up some projects.
    Customers will find restaurants like Birdcall and Tel Aviv Street Food and a
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  • AFA probes alleged cheating, misconduct

    The Colorado Springs Gazette reports the academy says 13 freshmen were accused of cheating on a test of basic Air Force knowledge.        
  • Man charged with stabbing mom to death

    Prosecutors say Adrian Ramirez, 23, was found at the scene of the crime holding a knife and hammer.        
  • Boulder Spends Thousands To Bear-Proof Pearl Street Mall

    By Tori MasonBOULDER, Colo. (CBS4)– In the latest effort to deter bears from hanging around public places, Boulder has put a lot of money behind new trash and recycle containers.In 2014, the City of Boulder passed the Bear Protection Ordinance that requires residents and businesses in certain areas of Boulder to have bear-proof trash cans. The ordinance was designed to protect both wildlife and humans. (credit: CBS)
    In an effort to deter more bears, the city installed 100 of those heavy du
  • Senators Reach Deal On Resuming Payments To Health Insurers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Key senators reached a breakthrough deal Tuesday on resuming federal payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked. Insurers had warned that unless the money is quickly restored, premiums will go up.
    At the White House, the president spoke favorably about the bipartisan compromise, which is still likely to face opposition in Congress.
    The agreement would involve a two-year extension of federal payments to insurers that Trump halted last week, said Se
  • Whole Foods to open near Union Station

    It will be Whole Foods’ first downtown Denver store and the 21st in the state       
  • Pipe Replacement Will Cause Traffic Delays Over Next Several Weeks

    By Andrea Flores
    DENVER (CBS4)– Starting Wednesday, Denver Water will begin a major pipe replacement on water mains in the Park Hill and City Park neighborhoods.
    A majority of the project will be completed in four phases along Colorado Boulevard, starting at East Colfax Avenue and ending at East 26th Avenue Parkway.
    For the duration of the project, Sundays through Thursdays, between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m., only one northbound lane and two southbound lanes of Colorado Boulevard will be open.
  • Colorado cloud resembles alien spaceship

    Viewers throughout the Denver metro shared photos of a mysterious looking cloud spotted in the sky Tuesday morning.         
  • CBS4 Timelapse Captures Cool Lenticular Cloud Near Denver

    By Chris SpearsDENVER (CBS4) – Strong wind flowing across the northern mountains of Colorado helped create a few lenticular clouds in the sky west of Denver around sunrise on Tuesday.
    CBS4 Weather Watcher Ray Zoller caught this view off of Interstate 70 in Genesee.
    (credit: Ray Zoller)
    The formal name of this cloud is an altocumulus standing lenticular cloud. They often resemble stacks of pancakes or flying saucers.
    Most people see a flying saucer … I see a stack of pancakes. #inner
  • CU Boulder gets rid of course fees

    Beginning in the fall of 2018, CU Boulder will do away with more than 60 course and program fees, which can range anywhere from $1 to upwards of $1,000.        
  • Carrie Fisher Gave Cow Tongue To Producer Accused Of Sexual Assault, Friend Says

    TUCSON, Ariz. (CBS4) – Actress Carrie Fisher was known for being outspoken advocate for people with mental health issues but apparently she also went to bat for a victim of sexual assault.
    Carrie Fisher and her service dog Gary, who helped her handle her bipolar disorder, on stage during Future Directors Panel at the Star Wars Celebration 2016 at ExCel on July 17, 2016 in London, England. (credit: Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images)
    Heather Ross, a friend of Fisher’s, recently told
  • Mother Set To Be Deported Takes Refuge In Quaker Meeting House

    DENVER (CBS4) — A Peruvian woman who spent several months at a Quaker meeting house in Denver to avoid deportation has once again taken refuge in the house.
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement granted Ingrid Encalada Latorre an extension to a stay of deportation that was set to expire this month.
    The American Friends Service Committee said Tuesday that Latorre has sought refuge in a Fort Collins church.
    Latorre entered the U.S. in 2000 and has two U.S.-born children, ages 1 and 8. She
  • Best Places For Corn Dishes In Denver

    By Alaina Brandenburger
    Many dishes from all over the world feature corn as a primary ingredient, and it is a staple in many fall favorites.Stoic & Geniune in Union Station (credit: CBS)
    If corn is one of your favorite ingredients, there are many ways in which to prepare it so you won’t get bored. Many of these dishes feature corn as a key ingredient, but all of them bring out the flavor in a different way. With restaurants featuring cuisine from around the globe, you can try new dishe
  • 2 Teens Arrested After Chase, Crash

    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– A chase in Douglas County ended with a crash at C-470 and Yosemite.
    The pursuit began when Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an alarm at Castle Pines Liquor just before 3 a.m.
    When deputies arrived, two teenagers in a car sped away. That’s when the pursuit began northbound on Interstate 25.Deputies deployed spike strips on I-25 but the suspects drove around them. When the suspects reached C-470, the sheriff’s office told CBS4 the
  • 2 Arrested After Chase, Crash

    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– A chase in Douglas County ended with a crash at C-470 and Yosemite.
    The pursuit began when Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an alarm at Castle Pines Liquor just before 3 a.m.
    When deputies arrived, people in a car sped away. That’s when the pursuit began northbound on Interstate 25.Deputies deployed spike strips on I-25 but the suspects drove around them. When the suspects reached C-470, the sheriff’s office told CBS4 the suspec
  • 5-Year-Old And 7-Year-Old Stabbed To Death; Teen Charged With Murder

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – A 5-year-old girl and a 7-year-old girl were stabbed to death in Colorado Springs early Tuesday morning. A man was also stabbed, the Colorado Police Department said in a statement.
    A 19-year-old was arrested. He is the children’s brother.(credit: CBS)
    Police identified the suspect as Malik Vincent Murphy. Murphy was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree murder, police said.
    Photo of Malik Vincent Murphy, 19 arrested in connect

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