• Alpine Rescue, Clear Creek First Responders Rescue Climber

    CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Alpine Rescue and Clear Creek firefighters rescued a climber who fell on the Cat Clab. U.S. 6 was closed between U.S. 40 and CO 119 for hours on Saturday.
    A climber was rescued from the Cat Clab. (credit: Colorado State Patrol)
    Crews were able to get the climber down to safety. They said the climber was alert, mobile and was sent to the hospital.
    (credit: Colorado State Patrol)
    It’s not clear how they are doing as of Sunday.
    U.S. 6 was later re
  • 18-Month-Old Miracle Adu Found Safe In Northeast Denver

    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Aurora police have found an 18-month-old girl who went missing Wednesday night. Officers said Miracle Adu was found safe in northeast Denver just before 9 p.m.
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    On Twitter, the Denver Police Department said Miracle was found in the Fiat at North Monaco Parkway and MLK Jr. Boulevard.
    (credit: CBS)
    Investigators said she was found in good condition, but was taken to the hospital as a precaution for a medical evaluation.
    “We were all up in our command
  • Survey Says: Most RTD Passengers Support Service Cuts to Get More Reliability

    DENVER (CBS4)– In an effort to curb the ongoing operator shortage, RTD turned to passengers to choose between the lesser of two evils – temporary cut backs on service or keeping the status quo? According to the Regional Transportation District’s two-week survey, most people prefer a temporary service reduction.
    (credit: CBS)
    “I think it shows, on a temporary basis, they’re willing to deal with a bit of reduction to have the reliability,” RTD CEO Dave Genova sa
  • 18-Month-Old Miracle Adu Found Safe In Northeast Denver, According To Aurora Police

    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Aurora police have found an 18-month-old girl who went missing Wednesday night. Officers said Miracle Adu was found safe in northeast Denver just before 9 p.m.
    Miracle Adu (credit: Aurora Police)
     
    On Twitter, the Denver Police Department said Miracle was found in the Fiat at North Monaco Parkway and MLK Jr. Boulevard. Investigators said she was found in good condition, but was taken to the hospital as a precaution for a medical evaluation.UPDATE: #DPD 2 Year-Ol
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  • Colorado Teens Say It’s Easy To Get Around Vaping Laws

    DENVER (CBS4) – The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reports 27% of Colorado high school students said that they had vaped in a recent one month period. Almost half of those said they bought the items in stores or internet. The minimum legal age for selling nicotine vape materials is being raised in different communities, but enforcing that is often easier said than done.
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    Teens in Denver are legally too young to vape, but CBS4’s Rick Sallinger recent
  • Alec McKinney’s Counselor, Teacher Testify In Hearing For STEM School Shooting Suspect

    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Testimony continued Thursday in the hearing to determine if one of the suspects in the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting should be tried as an adult. On day four, both a counselor and a teacher testified about Alec McKinney’s, 16, behavior in school.
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    The counselor shared a Safe2Tell tip saying McKinney joked about suicide and cutting himself in November 2018, six months before the shooting on May 7. The counselor thought it was serious
  • Denver Public Schools Changes Notifications For Parents In Weather Delays, Emergencies

    DENVER (CBS4)– Colorado’s largest school district is changing how they notify parents in emergency situations, everything from security threats to weather delays and cancellations. Denver Public Schools families raised concerns about delayed alerts during last month’s snowstorm that forced an early release of students.
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    “I think they’ve shouldn’t have even sent them today,” one parent told CBS4 at the time.
    The weather in Colorado can bring
  • 18-Month-Old Miracle Adu Found Safe, According To Aurora Police

    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Aurora police have found an 18-month-old girl who went missing Wednesday night. Officers said Miracle Adu was found safe in northeast Denver just before 9 p.m.
    Miracle Adu (credit: Aurora Police)
    Miracle was last seen with her mother, Tiffany Hardy, in the 2700 block of Gaylord Street in Denver around 5 p.m. Wednesday.
    Hardy was located Thursday morning at East 4th Avenue and Leyden Street in Denver, without Miracle. According to police, Hardy was found naked and inc
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  • 50+ Vehicle Crash Causes Closure Of 6th Avenue At I-25 Interchange

    DENVER (CBS4)– Police investigated a multi-vehicle crash that involved more than 50 vehicles at the 6th Avenue and Interstate 25 interchange. What caused the crash is being investigated.
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    All lanes of 6th Avenue were closed just before 7 p.m. Thursday.
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    The extent of the injuries was unknown but police said there were no life-threatening injuries.US 6 (6th Ave) EB/WB: Crash at I-25. Road closed both directions due to crash, use alternate route, no estimated time t
  • Rogel Aguilera-Mederos Pleads Not Guilty In Deadly Semi Crash On I-70

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Rogel Aguilera-Mederos, the semi truck driver accused of causing the April 25 fiery crash on Interstate 70 near the Colorado Mills mall in Jefferson County, appeared in court on Thursday. He pleaded not guilty in the crash.
    Rogel Aguilera-Mederos (credit: CBS)
    Four people were killed and 28 vehicles were damaged or destroyed when Aguilera-Mederos’ out-of-control semi slammed into cars and trucks.
    (credit: CBS)
    Aguilera-Mederos faces a total of 41 charg
  • NB Lanes Of I-25 Closed At Larkspur Due To Crashes

    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Northbound lanes of Interstate 25 were closed on Thursday evening due to at least one crash. The crash happened near Larkspur.
    It’s unclear how many vehicles were involved in the crash and if anyone was hurt. There is no estimate for when the northbound lanes will reopen.
    Meantime, southbound I-25 is back open just north of Tomah Road. Colorado State Patrol closed the southbound lanes just after 6:30 p.m. due to a crash involving one vehicle that hit th
  • Donation Helps Nonprofit Energy Outreach Colorado Bring Warmth to Weld County

    WELD COUNTY, Colo. – Unexpected winter costs, like furnace repairs, are more than most families can afford. LEAP helps eligible households with heating costs, but Energy Outreach Colorado takes it one step further.
    Energy Outreach Colorado relies on donations to provide furnace repairs and replacements to qualifying families. (credit: CBS)
    Summer Rawley’s family has spent the last few months bundled up in their Weld County home. When the furnace is broken, they spend more time surviv
  • Aurora Police: 18-Month-Old Miracle Adu FOUND

    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) — Aurora police have found an 18-month-old girl who went missing Wednesday night. Police said Miracle Adu was found just before 9 p.m.
    Miracle Adu (credit: Aurora Police)
    Miracle was last seen with her mother, Tiffany Hardy, in the 2700 block of Gaylord Street in Denver around 5 p.m.
    Hardy was located Thursday morning at East 4th Avenue and Leyden Street in Denver, without Miracle. According to an Endangered Missing Person Alert, Hardy was found naked and incoherent.
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  • 15-20 Vehicle Crash Causes Closure Of 6th Avenue At I-25 Interchange

    DENVER (CBS4)– Police investigated a multi-vehicle crash that involved up to 20 vehicles at the 6th Avenue and Interstate 25 interchange. What caused the crash is being investigated.All lanes of 6th Avenue were closed just before 7 p.m. Thursday. The extent of the injuries was unknown.
    US 6 (6th Ave) EB/WB: Crash at I-25. Road closed both directions due to crash, use alternate route, no estimated time to reopen. https://t.co/jT7bK9N1qg
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  • SB Lanes Of I-25 Closed At Tomah Road Due To Crashes

    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Southbound lanes of Interstate 25 were closed on Thursday evening due to at least one vehicle crash. The crash happened just north of Tomah Road.
    All lanes of southbound I-25 were shut down at mile marker 174 after 6:30 p.m. Thursday due to a crash involving at least one vehicle.
    There is no estimate on when those lanes will reopen.
    What caused the crash is being investigated. Northbound lanes of I-25 were closed at Castle Pines earlier Thursday due to a multi
  • Missing Child: Aurora Police Looking For 18-Month-Old Miracle Adu

    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) — Aurora police are asking for help finding an 18-month-old girl who was last seen Wednesday night. Police say Miracle Adu was last seen with her mother, Tiffany Hardy, in the 2700 block of Gaylord Street in Denver around 5 p.m.
    Miracle Adu (credit: Aurora Police)
    Hardy was located Thursday morning at East 4th Avenue and Leyden Street in Denver, without Miracle. According to an Endangered Missing Person Alert, Hardy was found naked and incoherent.
    Tiffany Hardy (credit
  • 12 People Hospitalized In Chain-Reaction Crash On NB I-25 Near Castle Pines

    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Traffic is moving again on northbound Interstate 25 after multiple vehicles were involved in a crash Thursday night. Investigators with the Colorado State Patrol are calling this a chain-reaction crash involving at least 11 vehicles.
    Officials with South Metro Fire Rescue confirm at least 12 people were taken to the hospital.
    The crash happened in the northbound lanes of I-25 between Castle Pines and Ridgegate. Several lanes are back open, but there are signi
  • NB Lanes Of I-25 Reduced To 1 Lane At Castle Pines Parkway Due To Multi-Vehicle Crash

    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Nearly all of the northbound lanes of Interstate 25 were closed at Castle Pines Parkway due to a multi-vehicle crash. There are at least seven injured patients.
    The crash happened in the northbound lanes of I-25 between Castle Pines and Ridgegate. One northbound lane was open but there are significant delays in the area.
    *I-25 is being closed northbound at Castle Pines Parkway* SMFR is on scene of a multi vehicle accident on northbound I-25 between Castle Pine
  • NB I-25 Closed At Castle Pines Parkway Due To Multi-Vehicle Crash

    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Northbound lanes of Interstate 25 are closed at Castle Pines Parkway due to a multi-vehicle crash. There are at least seven injured patients.*I-25 is being closed northbound at Castle Pines Parkway* SMFR is on scene of a multi vehicle accident on northbound I-25 between Castle Pines and Ridgegate. Crews are evaluating the scene and report 6-7 injured patients. Expect traffic delays in the area. pic.twitter.com/PhKg0nBAS1
    — South Metro Fire Rescue (@South
  • Missing Child: Aurora Police Looking For 2-Year-Old Miracle Abu

    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) — Aurora police are asking for help finding a 2-year-old girl who was last seen Wednesday night. Police say Miracle Abu was last seen in the 3600 Block of South Zeno Way, with her mother. Her mother was found Thursday, but police say she was incoherent. If you see Miracle, police want you to call 911.
    Miracle Abu (credit: Aurora Police)
  • ‘Very Inspiring’: Signing Santa Visits Children At Cherry Creek Mall

    DENVER (CBS4)– Legend has it that Santa knows all languages in order to communicate with all children around the world. On Thursday, Santa used sign language to visit with children at the Cherry Creek Mall.
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    “We wanted to see Santa and Signing Santa!” said Ray.
    Ray and his son Ashton visited with Santa. While every kid likes to see the jolly old elf, Ray, who is deaf, was just as moved as his son to see a Santa who could sign.
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    “It’s very i
  • Highway 6 Over Loveland Pass Closed During Fatal Crash Investigation

    SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Highway 6 over Loveland Pass is closed after a driver was killed in a crash Thursday morning. The collision happened at 8:26 a.m. in Summit County between a commercial truck and a pickup truck and the cleanup has been complicated by the fact that hazardous materials were onboard the commercial truck.
    A commercial truck crashed in Summit County on Loveland Pass on Highway 6 in Colorado’s mountains on Thursday morning. (credit: TJ Sanders Krystal 93 radio)
  • Benjamin Casillas-Rocha Won’t Face Hate Crime Charges In Mosque Air Rifle Incident

    DENVER (CBS4) – The man arrested outside a Denver mosque who was carrying an air rifle will not be charged with a hate crime. Benjamin Casillas-Rocha has been charged with five counts of menacing for the incident that happened one week ago.
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    Investigators said Casillas-Rocha, 24, was the man who was on some sort of drug when he approached four people late in the afternoon of Nov. 14. who were standing outside Masjid Al-Shuhada Downtown Denver Islamic Center at 2952 North Downi
  • DeLonta Crank Gets 40 Years In Prison For Murder Of 23-Month-Old Javion Johnson

    DENVER (CBS4) – Four years after the death of 23-month old Javion Johnson, his mother’s boyfriend was sentenced to 40 years in prison for murder. The autopsy report stated that Johnson died as a result of blunt force and thermal injuries.
    Javion Johnson (credit: Lampley family)
    Johnson’s grandfather, Earl Lampley, told CBS4 police showed him pictures of Johnson with serious burns on his legs, in between his thighs, on his genitals and bottom.
    Prosecutors say Johnson s
  • All Schools In West Grand School District Closed Due To Widespread Illness

    GRAND COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Just one day after all schools in Mesa County School District 51 closed due to widespread illness, the West Grand School District in Grand County closed schools early ahead of the planned Thanksgiving break. The school district also experienced massive illnesses.
    The sharp rise in student and staff health issues seem to center around gastrointestinal or upper respiratory issues. That has resulted in a high absentee rate at the schools. School officials have not
  • 145 Graves From Forgotten African-American Cemetery Found Under High School

    TAMPA, Fla. (CBS Local) — 145 coffins have been detected on the grounds of a Florida high school, which once was the site of an African-American cemetery.
    Ground-penetrating radar located the caskets on the campus of C. Leon King High School in Tampa, Hillsborough County School Board officials announced on Wednesday.
    The coffins are buried three to five feet deep in about an acre of open land near a small building used by school’s agricultural program, the district said.
    Officials be
  • Colorado Farmers Can Apply Online To Grow Hemp

    BROOMFIELD, Colo. (CBS4/AP) — Farmers can now apply online to grow industrial hemp in Colorado. Brian Koontz, the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s Hemp Program Manager, said Thursday the state already leads the country in registered land area for industrial hemp cultivation, and the new application process “will help us continue to stand as a leader in the industry.”
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    Farmers can apply online at the department’s Hemp Online Portal, or HOP.
    The agric
  • Body-In-Concrete Case: Russell Montoya Jr. Charged With 1st Degree Murder

    ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A 38-year-old Adams County man who allegedly confessed to murdering his friend and encasing his body in concrete is now facing formal criminal charges of first-degree murder after deliberation and tampering with a deceased human body. Authorities say Russell Montoya Jr. shot and killed Shane Nelson, 38, during a fight on Nov. 8 at his apartment on the 7800 block of York Street in unincorporated Adams County near the Thornton city limits. Several days later Adam
  • Man Billed $2,300 For Walking Into Emergency Room For Cat Scratch

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (CBS Local) — A North Carolina man says he’s outraged that he was charged more than $2,300 after he went to the emergency room for a cat scratch.
    Shyam Patil of Charlotte said he was scratched by a cat outside his home in September. Since it drew blood, his doctor said he should to the ER to get a rabies shot just in case.
    While waiting at the ER, Patil said he googled the cost for rabies vaccinations and was stunned by the results. One article told a story similar to
  • Colorado Considers New Pipeline Rules After Deadly Home Explosion In Firestone

    GREELEY, Colo. (CBS4/AP) — A woman who was seriously injured in a deadly home explosion caused by an abandoned gas pipeline is urging Colorado regulators to verify that energy firms are ensuring with tougher safety rules. Erin Martinez spoke Thursday as state regulators consider new safety regulations prompted in large part by a 2017 explosion that killed her husband and brother.
    Mark Martinez and Joey Irwin were killed in a home explosion in Firestone in 2017. (credit: CBS)
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