• School District In Rural Colorado Invites College Students To Classrooms, Hoping They’ll Return As Teachers

    School District In Rural Colorado Invites College Students To Classrooms, Hoping They’ll Return As Teachers
    (CBS NEWS) – As rural communities across the country struggle to recruit and retain teachers, one school district in a small Colorado town is trying new tactics to attract educators. The Big Sandy School District in Simla invited undergrads from the University of Colorado into their classrooms, hoping to inspire the aspiring teachers to work in a similar setting some day, CBS News correspondent Jericka Duncan reports.
    (credit: CBS)
    Simla is a ranching community about 50 miles from Colorado
  • HILARIOUS: Preschooler Pretends To Be His Own Dad After Calling 911

    HILARIOUS: Preschooler Pretends To Be His Own Dad After Calling 911
    ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office shared an adorable reminder about teaching kids how and when to call 911, after getting a hilarious call from a little boy.When the dispatcher answered the 911, she probably wasn’t expecting to speak to a boy named Isaiah — or “his dad.” But when she asked the address of the emergency, a young boy answered hesitantly.
    “Um, maybe you can go to my preschool and check out how good it is?&r
  • FBI Looking For Lloyd Rhodes Known As ‘Make Yourself At Home Bandit’

    FBI Looking For Lloyd Rhodes Known As ‘Make Yourself At Home Bandit’
    DENVER (CBS4) – The FBI is looking for a suspect they call the Make Yourself at Home bandit. They say Lloyd Rhodes robbed multiple businesses across seven states, including Colorado.
    Lloyd Rhodes (credit: Denver)
    Investigators say he dresses up as a staff member or janitor and hides out inside the business overnight. Then, they say Rhodes robs employees coming into work the next morning by forcing them to open safes.
    (credit: Denver)
    Rhodes is accused of robbing:
    Temple Night Club, De
  • Fort Carson Busy This Week As Soldiers Welcomed Home In Emotional Ceremonies

    Fort Carson Busy This Week As Soldiers Welcomed Home In Emotional Ceremonies
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4)– More than 250 soldiers returned to Fort Carson Army Post for an emotional reunion on Monday. Nearly 300 more will return on Wednesday.
    (credit: CBS)
    The soldiers were reunited with their families after walking through a cloud of smoke to Toby Keith’s “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue.” There were a lot of hugs and tears for the emotional welcome home.
    (credit: CBS)
    “It’s awesome,” Sgt. Logan Simms said. “So far, I
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  • CO Governor’s Residence Gets Dressed For The Holidays

    CO Governor’s Residence Gets Dressed For The Holidays
    DENVER (CBS4) – The Colorado’s Governor’s Residence at Boettcher Mansion is getting dressed up for the holidays. The decor was designed by David Rote from the Colorado chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers. This year’s theme is “Naturally Colorado.”
    “We use more botanic inspirations in our holiday decorating, looking at spices, looking at dried fruit, looking at flowers,” Rote told CBS4.
    (credit: CBS)
    The library has an autumnal spi
  • Solar Array & Pollinator Field Come Together In Fort Collins’ ‘Solinator’

    Solar Array & Pollinator Field Come Together In Fort Collins’ ‘Solinator’
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – The City of Fort Collins continued its effort to operate on 100% renewable energy by 2030 with the recent opening of their Solinator Garden. “Solinator” combines a solar farm and a pollinator field to better the environment in Northern Colorado.
    Solinator Garden in Fort Collins unveiled. (credit: CBS)
    Thousands of solar panels, costing more than $2 million, were installed in a filed between College and Lemay Avenues along Trilby Road. The solar arra
  • Australian-Based Lion Little World Beverages To Acquire New Belgium Brewing

    Australian-Based Lion Little World Beverages To Acquire New Belgium Brewing
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – It appears one of the biggest independent craft breweries in the world will soon no longer be independent. Lion Little World Beverages, a subsidiary of Kirin, is set to purchase New Belgium Brewery.
    In an all-cash transaction, and pending approvals by regulators and the brewing company’s stock ownership plan, New Belgium will join the worldwide beverage company by the end of the year.
    Lion Little World Beverages, based in Australia and owned by Kirin
  • Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 12: Deebo Samuel, Darius Slayton Emerging As Strong WR Options

    Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 12: Deebo Samuel, Darius Slayton Emerging As Strong WR Options
    By Matt Citak
    (CBS Local/CBS Boston) Week 12 is here, which means only two weeks remain before the start of the fantasy postseason.
    This week also represents the final one with teams on bye, as the Chiefs, Chargers, Vikings and Cardinals will all get the week off.
    With bye-week replacements soon to be a thing of the past, let’s focus on players that have the potential to come up big for your team in the final stretch of the fantasy season.
    Here are the top waiver wire adds for Week 12.
    QB
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  • ‘The Audience That Tunes In Is Very Smart’: Actor Jeremy Sisto On CBS’s ‘FBI’ & ‘Clueless’

    ‘The Audience That Tunes In Is Very Smart’: Actor Jeremy Sisto On CBS’s ‘FBI’ & ‘Clueless’
    (CBS Local)– Jeremy Sisto has played a lot of cool roles in his career, but playing Assistant Special Agent in Charge Jubal Valentine has earned him some serious brownie points with his kids.
    “FBI” is back Tuesday with an all new episode at 9pm EST/PST on CBS and Sisto loves this show because of its audience.
    “The audience that tunes in for this show is very smart,” said Sisto in an interview with CBS Local’s DJ Sixsmith. “They are tracking these my
  • Secret Service Report Examines School Shootings In Hopes Of Preventing More

    Secret Service Report Examines School Shootings In Hopes Of Preventing More
    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– The Secret Service has released a report that examines school shootings in hopes of preventing future attacks. Authorities are still examining weapons collected and social media accounts that belonged to the teenager who opened fire at Saugus High School in California last week.
    (credit: CBS)
    Multiple law enforcement agencies have been involved, including the Secret Service which runs the National Threat Assessment Center. That shooting came just a week after
  • Australian-Based Lion Little World Beverages Acquires New Belgium Brewing

    Australian-Based Lion Little World Beverages Acquires New Belgium Brewing
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – One of the biggest independent craft breweries in the world is no longer independent. Lion Little World Beverages, a subsidiary of Kirin, has purchased New Belgium Brewery.
    In an all-cash transaction, New Belgium will join the worldwide beverage company by the end of the year.
    Lion Little World Beverages, based in Australia and owned by Kirin, a Japanese holdings company, will remain committed to “protecting and nurturing New Belgium’s unique i
  • What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted?

    What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted?
    By Dr. Dave Hnida
    (CBS4) -It was a helicopter ride I will never forget, or remember. After a massive heart attack and several cardiac arrests, my heart was barely pumping any blood, and without some extraordinary measures, I would die.
    In Denver, one of the places that offered a thin ray of hope was the University of Colorado Hospital. Doctors there believed the answer was a heart transplant… but I needed to be kept alive until I could get one, and they had a machine that might be able to
  • ‘It’s In God’s Hands’: Couple Diagnosed With Lung Cancer Just Five Weeks Apart

    ‘It’s In God’s Hands’: Couple Diagnosed With Lung Cancer Just Five Weeks Apart
    GLOUCESTER, Va. (CBS Local) — Lisa and Seth Doyle say they’ve had their share of hardships during their 35-year marriage, but few challenges compare to the devastating diagnosis they both received just weeks apart.
    Lisa was diagnosed with stage three lung cancer in July after several bouts of bronchitis that wouldn’t go away.
    Then, just five weeks later, her husband, Seth, was also diagnosed with lung cancer after his face started sagging and he suffered memory loss.
    “His
  • Broncos Keep Squandering Fourth-Quarter Leads

    Broncos Keep Squandering Fourth-Quarter Leads
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — There’s one thing nobody in the NFL does better than the Denver Broncos. The Broncos’ 27-23 loss at Minnesota marked the league-leading fourth time they’ve squandered a fourth-quarter lead this season.“We have to learn to finish,” running back Phillip Lindsay said. “We are a young team learning how to do that. As you can see, we are not far off from those teams. We have to finish. We had these games in the book.”Kirk Cousins
  • ‘Hallucinations Tell Me To Do Bad Things To Myself Or Others’: Testimony About STEM Shooting Suspect Alec McKinney

    ‘Hallucinations Tell Me To Do Bad Things To Myself Or Others’: Testimony About STEM Shooting Suspect Alec McKinney
    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – In the second day of revealing preliminary hearing proceedings, more is being about the mind of Alec McKinney, 16, one of two suspects in the May 7 shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch. Student Kendrick Castillo, 18, was killed while trying to stop one gunman and eight others were injured.
    Alec McKinney (credit: Instagram)
    While a judge has determined there is sufficient evidence for McKinney’s case to go to trial, deliberations are still underway r
  • ‘I Am Jesus’: Man Charged With Attempting To Murder Two Police Officers Faces Judge

    ‘I Am Jesus’: Man Charged With Attempting To Murder Two Police Officers Faces Judge
    DES MOINES, Iowa (CBS Local) — An Iowa man who police say shot at them during a standoff early Sunday morning claims to be Jesus.
    Troy Ruggles, 25, appeared tense as six guards escorted him into a Des Moines courtroom Monday morning to face two counts of attempted murder of a police officer.
    “You’re Mr. Ruggles, is that correct?” a Polk County judge asked.
    “I am not,” Ruggles replied.
    Who Are you?” the judge asked.
    “I am Jesus,” Ruggles respo
  • Denver City Council Moves Ahead With Minimum Wage Increase

    Denver City Council Moves Ahead With Minimum Wage Increase
    DENVER (CBS4)– A higher minimum wage could be coming to people who work in Denver. The Denver City Council moved forward on the minimum wage increase at its meeting on Monday night.The ordinance would incrementally increase the minimum wage to $15.87 per hour by 2022. The proposal passed its first reading on Monday night.It would impact 90,000 people who work in the city. If approved, the ordinance would take effect Jan. 1, 2020 an initially raise the minimum wage to $12.85 an hour.
  • Denver City Council Establishes Office Of Climate Action

    Denver City Council Establishes Office Of Climate Action
    DENVER (CBS4)– The Denver City Council voted to create the Office of Climate Action on Monday. The office is expected to be fully functional by July 2020. (credit: CBS)
    The office will help bring more green energy opportunities to Denver, offer more incentives to businesses for environmentally friendly practices and help create a recharging network for electric vehicles.
  • CDOT Tests Wrong-Way Detection System To Prevent Crashes

    CDOT Tests Wrong-Way Detection System To Prevent Crashes
    DENVER (CBS4)– The Colorado Department of Transportation is testing a new wrong-way driver detection system in the Denver metro area. The technology is designed to save lives by alerting drivers when they are traveling the wrong way.Sensors detect thermal energy from an approaching vehicle and activate electronic “Wrong Way” signs when wrong-way movement is identified. The idea is that drivers will be alerted and turn around.The signs are being tested at the reversible Express
  • Search Continues For Suspect Who Pointed Gun At Conoco Clerk, Got Away With Cash

    Search Continues For Suspect Who Pointed Gun At Conoco Clerk, Got Away With Cash
    ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Law enforcement in Adams County is searching for a suspect who robbed a Conoco station. The man walked into the Conoco at West 72nd Avenue and Zuni on Saturday evening. (credit: Adams County)
    Deputies say he was wearing a black ski mask and pointed a semi-automatic handgun at the clerk and demanded money.The robber took the cash and ran away. The clerk was not physically harmed.
    Anyone who recognizes the suspect is asked to call the Adams County Sheriff’s
  • Experts: People Who Decorate For Christmas Early Are Happier

    Experts: People Who Decorate For Christmas Early Are Happier
    (CBS Local) — How early is too early for Christmas decorations? It turns out people who decorate “prematurely” for Christmas tend to be happier, according to health experts.
    “In a world full of stress and anxiety, people like to associate to things that make them happy, and Christmas decorations evoke those strong feelings of the childhood,” said psychoanalyst Steve McKeown told Unilad
    Decking the halls early can also improve your social life, according to a study p
  • Super Cute Black Footed Ferrets Released Into Wild Near Pueblo West

    Super Cute Black Footed Ferrets Released Into Wild Near Pueblo West
    PUEBLO WEST, Colo. (CBS4)– Some Colorado natives are back home after they haven’t been around much since WWII. The black footed ferrets were released back into the wild on Monday. (credit: Colorado Parks & Wildlife)
    The 14 ferrets are naturally nocturnal so they didn’t hang around too long once Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers released them into a field near Pueblo West.
    Right now near Pueblo:
    An endangered black-footed ferret explores its new surroundings after being r
  • Could 5G Technology Disrupt Ability To Predict Severe Storms?

    Could 5G Technology Disrupt Ability To Predict Severe Storms?
    BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – Forecasters rely on knowing how much water vapor is in a storm. That information can help predict tornado-producing systems, damaging hailstorms or even blizzards. A scientist in Boulder is among those who says he’s concerned the rise of 5G and the small cell towers that make it work could have a disastrous impact on meteorology.
    A 5G tower in Denver outside the Denver Public Library (credit: CBS)
    “My biggest worry about this is it’s going to set o
  • Victim Dies After Auto-Pedestrian Crash Monday In Denver

    Victim Dies After Auto-Pedestrian Crash Monday In Denver
    DENVER (CBS4) – A woman has died after an auto-pedestrian crash in southeast Denver on Monday. It happened at East Evans Avenue and Jasmine Street Monday evening.
    The woman has not yet been identified. The driver of the car that struck her stayed on scene.
    There is no word on what, if any, charges the driver will face or who was at fault for the crash.
  • Victim Dies After Auto-Pedestrian Crash Monday

    Victim Dies After Auto-Pedestrian Crash Monday
    DENVER (CBS4) – A woman has died after an auto-pedestrian crash in Denver on Monday. It happened at Evans and Jasmine Monday evening.
    The woman has not yet been identified. The driver of the car that struck her stayed on scene. There is no word on what, if any, charges the driver will face or who was at fault for the crash.
  • Colorado Scientist Concerned 5G Could Disrupt Ability To Predict Severe Storms

    Colorado Scientist Concerned 5G Could Disrupt Ability To Predict Severe Storms
    BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – Forecasters rely on knowing how much water vapor is in a storm. That information can help predict tornado-producing systems, damaging hailstorms or even blizzards. A scientist in Boulder is among those who says he’s concerned the rise of 5G and the small cell towers that make it work could have a disastrous impact on meteorology.
    A 5G tower in Denver outside the Denver Public Library (credit: CBS)
    “My biggest worry about this is it’s going to set o
  • Andy Janovich Out For The Season After Badly Injuring Elbow

    Andy Janovich Out For The Season After Badly Injuring Elbow
    (CBS4) – The Broncos lost more than just the football game on Sunday in Minnesota. They also lost fullback Andy Janovich for the rest of the year to an injury.
    Andy Janovich (credit: CBS)
    Janovich suffered an dislocated right elbow in Denver’s 27-23 loss to the Vikings.
    Andy Janovich of the Denver Broncos runs the ball against Eric Wilson of the Minnesota Vikings in the second quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)
    Janovich’s was placed on IR just f
  • Colorado Weather: Mountains About To Get Slammed With Snow, Not As Much In Denver

    Colorado Weather: Mountains About To Get Slammed With Snow, Not As Much In Denver
    DENVER (CBS4) – Most mountain areas in Colorado have seen very little snow this month. This is about to change as a storm system arrives Wednesday and spreads snow across the high country. Denver and the urban corridor will also get snow but amounts will be minor compared to the mountains.
    Snow falls in Golden during the last snowstorm to pass across the Denver metro area. (source: CBS)
    Before the storm arrives, Tuesday will be very mild for November will highs near 70 degrees in the metro
  • Lyft Pulls Scooters From Some Cities, But They Remain In Denver (For Now)

    Lyft Pulls Scooters From Some Cities, But They Remain In Denver (For Now)
    (CNN) – Electric scooter enthusiasts in Nashville, San Antonio and Columbus, Ohio, will have one less brand to ride starting next week. Lyft is ending its scooter service in six cities, the company said in a statement provided to CNN Business. The decision has resulted in 20 layoffs in its bikes and scooters team, which consists of about 400 people.
    Lyft scooters (credit: CBS)
    In Atlanta, the e-scooter end date is November 23, according to a message sent to customers.
    “We’re ch
  • Kamala Harris Will Make A Stop In Colorado In December

    Kamala Harris Will Make A Stop In Colorado In December
    DENVER (CBS4) – The lead-up to the Iowa Caucuses kicked off months ago, but so far it’s not limited to Iowa. Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is coming to Denver next month for a second campaign visit.
    Kamala Harris in Denver (credit: CBS)
    Few details, such as an exact location, are not available right now, but a Facebook event confirms that the candidate will be in the Mile High City on Monday, December 9th, at 5:30 p.m.
    There are different tiers for tickets, starting
  • Highly Rated Piercing Spots In Aurora

    Highly Rated Piercing Spots In Aurora
    (HOODLINE) – Searching for the best piercing options near you? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top piercing spots around Aurora, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you’re in the market for piercing.
    Consumers in the Aurora area historically spend more in fall at health and beauty businesses than any other season of the year, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a provider of 
  • Friends Raising Money To Send Body Of Murder Victim Yves Gakuba Home To Rwanda

    Friends Raising Money To Send Body Of Murder Victim Yves Gakuba Home To Rwanda
    DENVER (CBS4) – The friends and loved ones of a Denver murder victim are raising money to send his body back to Rwanda. According to the Denver Coroner’s Office, 34-year-old Yves Gakuba was found dead on Nov. 2 in an alley near 8th and Mariposa.
    (credit: CBS)
    Other than confirming an active homicide investigation, Denver Police aren’t sharing any details in this case, but they are asking for witnesses to come forward.
    (credit: CBS)
    At the Pioneer Bar, near the University o
  • Bodie Hume scores 18, but Northern Colorado basketball falls to West Virginia

    Bodie Hume scores 18, but Northern Colorado basketball falls to West Virginia
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Derek Culver and Jermaine Haley rescued West Virginia from certain embarrassment after the Mountaineers let a big lead over Northern Colorado slip away.
    Culver and Haley combined for all of West Virginia’s points in a late 10-0 run that enabled the Mountaineers to pull away for a 69-61 victory over the Bears on Monday night.
    West Virginia was headed for its second straight blowout win, but Northern Colorado’s Bodie Hume hit 12 of his 18 points in the second
  • Some Question New Questions On Daniels Scholarship Application

    Some Question New Questions On Daniels Scholarship Application
    DENVER (CBS4) – It’s a scholarship that has helped 4,100 students get a full-ride through college, but now some people are concerned with changes to the Daniels Scholarship application.
    (credit: Daniels Fund)
    “I don’t know the purpose of the questions that are on there. It seems like you have to take a side politically and then back it up,” said former scholar Royer Lopez.
    The 51-page application has put an importance on patriotism and capitalism according to the Da
  • Tyler Bey, McKinley Wright each score 16 as No. 23 CU Buffs beat UC Irvine

    Tyler Bey, McKinley Wright each score 16 as No. 23 CU Buffs beat UC Irvine
    BOULDER — Tyler Bey and McKinley Wright each scored 16 points and No. 23 Colorado leaned on a strong defensive effort to beat UC Irvine 69-53 on Monday night.
    Colorado (3-0) pressured Irvine into 22 turnovers leading to 21 points for the Buffaloes, who have won all eight of their meetings with the Anteaters. It was the 17th win in Colorado’s last 19 home games.
    Bey spearheaded Colorado’s defensive performance with six steals.
    Collin Welp had 12 points to lead Irvine (3-2). Tomm
  • Denver Approves Contracts, Great Hall Project Moves Forward Again

    Denver Approves Contracts, Great Hall Project Moves Forward Again
    DENVER (CBS4) – As Denver International Airport prepares to resume construction on its stalled Great Hall project, it’s also making improvements to help passengers navigate the construction.
    (credit: CBS)
    Denver City Council was set to approve $130 million in contracts on Monday night, meaning DIA can move forward with construction.
    No work has been done since DIA terminated its public-private partnership with Great Hall Partners in August. Now, with new contracts nearly approved and
  • Huge ‘Home Sweet Montbello’ Art Project Has People Talking

    Huge ‘Home Sweet Montbello’ Art Project Has People Talking
    DENVER (CBS4) – A big art project is turning heads in Montbello. Located at the corner of Peoria Boulevard and Andrews Drive you can find a mural that’s longer than a football field called “Home Sweet Montbello.” The city commissioned Thomas Evans, known as Detour, to create the project.
    An artist creates an elaborate mural in a Montbello canal. (credit: CBS)
    “This took me about two weeks to sort of paint. It was a long process to learn how to paint something t
  • Woman seriously injured in Commerce City crash, driver flees crash scene on foot

    Woman seriously injured in Commerce City crash, driver flees crash scene on foot
    A woman was seriously injured Monday night in a two-vehicle crash in Commerce City, police said.
    The crash happened at about 5:35 p.m. in the 5600 block of East 72nd Avenue, police said.
    A 1993 Nissan pickup truck was westbound on 72nd when it crossed over into the eastbound lanes and hit a 2006 Chevrolet van, police said. The driver of the Nissan got out of the truck and left the area before officers arrived. Police are looking for him.
    A passenger in the Nissan, a woman, suffered serious injur
  • Spike Eskin Creates Petition To Ban Professional Sports In Denver

    Spike Eskin Creates Petition To Ban Professional Sports In Denver
    DENVER (CBS4) –  A sports radio host in Philadelphia isn’t letting an argument about Denver professional sports team go. Spike Eskin doesn’t think our altitude is fair for other teams.
    CBS4 spoke to Eskin shortly after his tweet set off a firestorm in Denver.
    A general view of the exterior of Empower Field at Mile High before a game between the Denver Broncos and the Chicago Bears on September 15, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
    “It&
  • Marie Greenwood, DPS Pioneering Teacher, Passes Away

    Marie Greenwood, DPS Pioneering Teacher, Passes Away
    DENVER (AP/CBS4) – Marie Greenwood, a pioneering Denver teacher who spent decades fighting segregation in city institutions, has died. She was 106.
    Marie Greenwood (credit: CBS)
    Greenwood was one of the first black teachers to be hired by Denver Public Schools, which  named an elementary school after her in 2001. She is also the first African-American teacher to receive tenure at DPS.
    Greenwood started her teaching career at Whittier Elementary in 1935.In the 1940s, Greenwood was a me
  • Jeffco Resident Fights For Helicopter Flights From His Home

    Jeffco Resident Fights For Helicopter Flights From His Home
    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) — A neighborhood dispute over a resident’s comings and goings had to be decided in court. The answer to whether helicopters can land on private property is not clearly defined in Jefferson County Zoning Regulations.
    CBS4’s Tori Mason interviews Jonathan Sawyer who believes he should be allowed to fly and land his helicopter at his home in unincorporated Jefferson County. (credit: CBS)
    Jonathan Sawyer lives on several acres of unincorporated land i
  • Patrick Frazee Sentenced To Life Plus 156 Years For Murder Of Kelsey Berreth, Prosecution Calls It ‘A Sweet Day’

    Patrick Frazee Sentenced To Life Plus 156 Years For Murder Of Kelsey Berreth, Prosecution Calls It ‘A Sweet Day’
    TELLER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Patrick Frazee left court in Cripple Creek Monday afternoon with heavy security and a sentence that should keep him in prison for the rest of his life. The jury convicted Frazee of first-degree murder in the killing of Kelsey Berreth.
    (credit: CBS)
    Frazee was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole plus 156 years. He was convicted of all counts, including first-degree murder, three counts of solicitation to commit first-degree murder and
  • Colorado reworks minimum wage and overtime pay rules

    Colorado reworks minimum wage and overtime pay rules
    Minimum wage coverage, overtime pay and mandatory breaks will be extended to a broader array of workers in the state under a proposal released Monday from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.
    After holding public hearings earlier this year, the department’s Division of Labor Standards and Statistics has drafted a major revamp of the Colorado Overtime and Minimum Pay Standards Order.
    “Hundreds of thousands of workers who would not have been able to qualify for workplace pr
  • Top 5 Most Livable Mid-Sized Cities Of 2019 Are All In Colorado

    Top 5 Most Livable Mid-Sized Cities Of 2019 Are All In Colorado
    (CBS4) – Colorado is home to the top five most livable and affordable mid-sized cities in the U.S., according to personal finance website SmartAsset. The ranking took into consideration several economic factors, including median household income, unemployment rate, average commute time, poverty rate and income inequality.
    Personal finance website SmartAsset ranked five mid-sized cities in Colorado as the most livable and affordable in the U.S. (credit: CBS)
    Arvada came in first place with
  • Police: Man found dead inside Greeley home after shootout with officer is identified

    Police: Man found dead inside Greeley home after shootout with officer is identified
    A man who police say fatally shot himself inside his Greeley residence last week has been identified.
    “The male suspect has been identified as 40-year-old, Russel Cooley,” according to a Monday news release from the 19th Judicial Critical Incident Response Team.
    Cooley allegedly led police on a vehicle chase Thursday night before getting out of a pickup truck and engaging in a shootout with an officer, police said.
    An officer exchanged shots with Cooley and was hit by gunfire, police
  • State Officials Unveil Initial Canadian Drug Importation Plan

    State Officials Unveil Initial Canadian Drug Importation Plan
    DENVER (CBS4) – Colorado could become one of the first states to import cheaper prescription drugs from Canada. A law passed earlier this year required the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing to submit a plan to the federal government.
    The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing submitted a plan to the federal government to implement a Canadian Prescription Drug Importation Program. (credit: CBS)
    The department laid out how the plan would work at a
  • Denver police investigating auto-pedestrian collision at Evans Avenue and Jasmine Street

    Denver police investigating auto-pedestrian collision at Evans Avenue and Jasmine Street
    A pedestrian hit by a vehicle in Denver on Monday night was taken to a local hospital, police said. The woman was in serious condition, according to police.
    The injury crash happened at East Evans Avenue and South Jasmine Street, police said.
    Evans was shut down in both directions because of the incident for more than an hour. The driver stayed at the scene of the collision. An investigation is ongoing.#HEADSUP DPD on scene at E Evans and Jasmine on an auto/Ped injury crash. Currently both direc
  • Friends Raising Money To Send Murder Victim Yves Gakuba Home To Rwanda

    Friends Raising Money To Send Murder Victim Yves Gakuba Home To Rwanda
    DENVER (CBS4) – The friends and loved ones of a Denver murder victim are raising money to send his body back to Rwanda. According to the Denver Coroner’s Office, 34-year-old Yves Gakuba was found dead on Nov. 2 in an alley near 8th and Mariposa.
    (credit: CBS)
    Other than confirming an active homicide investigation, Denver Police aren’t sharing any details in this case, but they are asking for witnesses to come forward.
    (credit: CBS)
    At the Pioneer Bar, near the University o
  • Borgos Brothers Create ‘Elves R Us,’ Donate To Charities

    Borgos Brothers Create ‘Elves R Us,’ Donate To Charities
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – A group of young boys in Aurora have started their own business this holiday season with the goal of giving back to those in need. It’s called Elves R Us, and part of the proceeds go to local charities.
    Brothers in Aurora help raise money for charities with personalized elf dolls.(credit: CBS)
    Customers can adopt a stuffed elf online through the boys’ website and customize it. Once the order goes through, the family’s basement turns into Santa&rsquo
  • Identity thief on run for two decades is caught in Thailand, sentenced to federal prison

    Identity thief on run for two decades is caught in Thailand, sentenced to federal prison
    A fugitive who traveled the world for about 25 years on a stolen identity was sentenced last week to two years in federal prison for aggravated identity theft.
    Bruce Alexander McIntyre, 67, of Carbondale, was sentenced Friday in Denver by U.S. District Court Judge William J. Martinez, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney, District of Colorado.
    McIntyre was remanded into custody after the sentencing hearing. He was also sentenced to one year of supervised released pending completion

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