• Amid U.S. District Court Hearing, Robert Dear Says He’s Competent To Stand Trial

    Amid U.S. District Court Hearing, Robert Dear Says He’s Competent To Stand Trial
    DENVER (CBS4) – The man accused of a deadly attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs once again disrupted court proceedings with several outbursts. This time it was U.S. District Court in Denver where Robert Dear is now charged separately from state court in which his case has stalled because he has not been determined to be competent to stand trial.
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    Dear tried to get Magistrate Judge Kristen Mix’s attention.
    “Your Honor”, Dear interrup
  • Colorado Weather: Quiet Before Next Weather System Arrives Monday

    Colorado Weather: Quiet Before Next Weather System Arrives Monday
    DENVER (CBS4) – The majority of Colorado woke up to mostly clear skies on Saturday with the exception of some fog on the western slope, a few areas of clouds on the eastern plains and some light snow showers along the Continental Divide.
    There is a chance to see scattered snow showers at any point today in the higher elevations of the northern and central mountains but any additional accumulation will be little to none. Overall it will be a dry and quiet day around the state.
    Ski resorts a
  • New Businesses Open In Denver

    New Businesses Open In Denver
    (HOODLINE) – Interested in sampling the newest businesses to open in Denver? From a restaurant that specializes in ramen to a beauty spa, read on to see the latest hot spots to arrive near you.
    Tora Ramen
    Tora Ramen, a Japanese eatery, recently made its debut at 950 Broadway, Suite 3, in Capitol Hill.
    This fresh addition to the Broadway Market food hall serves various styles of Japanese ramen, along with a selection of sandwiches, salads and side plates.
    Alpine Aesthetics and Skincare
  • Supportive Sticky Notes Line Golden High School Hallway After Call For Help

    Supportive Sticky Notes Line Golden High School Hallway After Call For Help
    GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4) — An outpouring of responses, to a note scrawled on the wall of the girls bathroom “Is life worth all the bull****?” have been moved into the hallway at Golden High School. The display is meant to encourage others to express support or the need for some.
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    The anonymous message could have easily gone ignored, but instead it was soon surrounded with uplifting replies, written on colorful sticky notes.
    (credit: CBS)
    The message was first discovere
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  • ‘An Amazing Light’: Mya Pena’s Family Plans To Create Foundation In Her Honor

    ‘An Amazing Light’: Mya Pena’s Family Plans To Create Foundation In Her Honor
    HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (CBS4)– A mother and sister are remembering about an amazing person who was taken too soon. Mya Pena was murdered last week by her boyfriend, who later took his own life.
    Mya Pena (credit: CBS)
    Her mother Audra and her sister Alexis say the 17-year-old was a kind person with a bright future.
    Mya Pena’s mother Audra and sister Alexis (credit: CBS)
    “She was an amazing light. Her funeral, her life, everything was a testament to her,” said Audra Pena.
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  • ‘An Amazing Light’: Mya Pena’s Family Remembers Teen After Murder

    ‘An Amazing Light’: Mya Pena’s Family Remembers Teen After Murder
    HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (CBS4)– A mother and sister are remembering about an amazing person who was taken too soon. Mya Pena was murdered last week by her boyfriend, who later took his own life.
    Mya Pena (credit: CBS)
    Her mother Audra and her sister Alexis say the 17-year-old was a kind person with a bright future.
    Mya Pena’s mother Audra and sister Alexis (credit: CBS)
    “She was an amazing light. Her funeral, her life, everything was a testament to her,” said Audra Pena.
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  • 2 Found Dead At Rocky Mountain National Park

    2 Found Dead At Rocky Mountain National Park
    LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Authorities are investigating the deaths of two people at Rocky Mountain National Park Thursday afternoon. Park rangers were notified of a suicidal person in a vehicle near Upper Beaver Meadows Road.
    While searching for the people inside the vehicle, park rangers stopped traffic entering the park through the Beaver Meadows Entrance and Fall River Entrance on the east side of RMNP. The closure lasted from around 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Authorities have not said
  • Former Homeless Shelter Offers Housing Security To College Students

    Former Homeless Shelter Offers Housing Security To College Students
    LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4)– A shuttered homeless shelter in Lakewood is reopening with the specific purpose to help community college students who are close to, or experiencing homelessness. National studies show one in 10 students in college are housing insecure.
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    “A good amount of students are not able to afford housing on their own, what so ever,” said Hunter Ambrose, a student and employee at Red Rocks Community College. “Getting enough sleep, having enough f
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  • Considerable Avalanche Risk This Weekend In Colorado

    Considerable Avalanche Risk This Weekend In Colorado
    (CBS4) – The Colorado Avalanche Information Center is issuing a warning about the risk for avalanches this weekend. In the last week, seven people have been caught in separate avalanches in Colorado.
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    CAIC calls the avalanche risk considerable with dangerous avalanche conditions. Officials said small storms can actually create bigger slides.
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    According to CAIC, east and southeast facing slopes are particularly vulnerable to an avalanche.
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  • Colorado Rockies Sign Shortstop Trevor Story To 2-Year, $27.5 Million Contract

    Colorado Rockies Sign Shortstop Trevor Story To 2-Year, $27.5 Million Contract
    DENVER (CBS4)– Some good news in what’s been a difficult week for the Rockies. Shortstop Trevor Story and the Colorado Rockies are in agreement on a two-year, $27.5 million contract. DENVER, CO – JULY 16:Trevor Story #27 of the Colorado Rockies hits a solo home run in the ninth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field on July 16, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
    The contract buys out the final two years of arbitration for Story. Th
  • Supportive Sticky Notes Line Golden High School Hallway After Impromptu Response

    Supportive Sticky Notes Line Golden High School Hallway After Impromptu Response
    GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4) — An outpouring of responses, to a note scrawled on the wall of the girls bathroom “Is life worth all the bull****?” have been moved into the hallway at Golden High School. The display is meant to encourage others to express support or the need for some.
    (credit: CBS)
    The anonymous message could have easily gone ignored, but instead it was soon surrounded with uplifting replies, written on colorful sticky notes.
    (credit: CBS)
    The message was first discovere
  • Police Search For Missing Highlands Ranch Teen Parker Preisser

    Police Search For Missing Highlands Ranch Teen Parker Preisser
    HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (CBS4) – The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help locating a missing 17-year-old. Parker Preisser was last seen Thursday afternoon at Highlands Ranch High School.
    Parker Preisser (credit: Douglas County Sheriff’s Office)
    Deputies said Parker did not show up at a school event and has not been seen or heard from since. Preisser’s family told police this is very unusual behavior for Parker.Missing Highlands Ranch Teen. Parker Preisser 17
  • ‘Determined, Tenacious, Tough’: Ian McBeth’s Father Remembers Son From Wray, Colorado After Death In Australia

    ‘Determined, Tenacious, Tough’: Ian McBeth’s Father Remembers Son From Wray, Colorado After Death In Australia
    DENVER (AP) — Growing up in a small rural community on Colorado’s plains, Ian McBeth went to work as a ranch hand in neighboring Nebraska at 14 and was a standout athlete in football, wrestling and track. Initially stymied in his dream of becoming a pilot because of his vision, McBeth, one of three Americans killed fighting wildfires in Australia on Thursday, first served as a jack of all trades building landing strips for C-130 Hercules planes and later as a navigator, including in
  • Zachary Castillo Hit, Killed By Adams County Deputy While Crossing Federal Boulevard

    Zachary Castillo Hit, Killed By Adams County Deputy While Crossing Federal Boulevard
    ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The man hit and killed by Adams County deputy on Federal Boulevard Thursday night has been identified as 22-year-old Zachary Castillo.
    The Colorado State Patrol said the deputy was responding to a burglary when they hit Castillo in the 5600 block of Federal Boulevard around 7:50 p.m.
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    Investigators said Castillo was crossing the street in the middle of the block, not a crosswalk.
    “Efforts were made to save the pedestrian but he was pronounced
  • Missing Highlands Ranch Teen Parker Preisser Found Dead

    Missing Highlands Ranch Teen Parker Preisser Found Dead
    HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (CBS4) – The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says a missing teenager was found dead Friday night. Parker Preisser, 17, was reported missing after he did not show up to a school event Thursday.
    Parker Preisser (credit: Douglas County Sheriff’s Office)
    Preisser was found dead in his car Friday night in Arvada. Investigators said they do not suspect foul play.
    Safe2TellAn anonymous way for students, parents, school staff and community members to report conce
  • No Jail Time For David Anton In Death Of Cyclist Alexis Bounds

    No Jail Time For David Anton In Death Of Cyclist Alexis Bounds
    DENVER (CBS4) – A Denver County judge has accepted the plea agreement for the dump truck driver who struck and killed a woman riding her bicycle in Denver last summer. Alexis Bounds was riding in a designated bike lane when she died.
    Alexis Bounds (credit: CBS)
    “It’s an injustice to my daughter and to cyclists,” said Alexis’s mother Peggy Boardman.
    The Boardmans left the Denver County courtroom with no sense of peace or justice for the death of their daughter Alexis
  • Denver Animator Takes On Challenge Of Programming The Mile High Tree

    Denver Animator Takes On Challenge Of Programming The Mile High Tree
    DENVER (CBS4) – The Mile High Tree let up in Denver for the first time this year. CBS4’s Britt Moreno hosted the lighting ceremony. The tree has been a crowd-pleasing addition to the Mile High Holidays tradition.
    After the first of the year, the programming changed to two alternating musical light shows. One Colorado-themed and the other is a collection of favorite karaoke songs.
    Andrew Spain of One Floor Up (credit CBS)
    Andrew Spain is an editor/animator at One Floor Up Production C
  • Video: Bald Eagles Spotted In Thornton

    Video: Bald Eagles Spotted In Thornton
    THORNTON, Colo. (CBS4) – A beautiful sight was captured in Thornton Friday. CBS4 photojournalist Mark Neitro saw four bald eagles near 104th and Macay and caught some great video.
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    Someone nearby told Mark there were eight eagles in the same spot on Thursday.
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  • Victory Prep Charter School Acknowledges $425,000 Settlement In First Amendment Case

    Victory Prep Charter School Acknowledges $425,000 Settlement In First Amendment Case
    COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (CBS4)– Two days after CBS4 reported a Commerce City charter school was refusing to discuss how much it paid to settle a First Amendment lawsuit, Victory Preparatory Academy revealed on Friday that it paid plaintiffs in the 2018 case $425,000. Parents and students sued the school over a 2017 incident when students refused to recite the school pledge at a morning assembly.
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    Some students said they were expelled or pressured to withdraw after they posted neg
  • Freshman Point Guard CSU Rams Isaiah Stevens Starts 21 Games So Far This Season

    Freshman Point Guard CSU Rams Isaiah Stevens Starts 21 Games So Far This Season
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4)– It hasn’t taken Isaiah Stevens long to adjust to division one college basketball. The freshman point guard for the CSU Rams has started all 21 games this year so he really didn’t have much of a choice. Isaiah Stevens (credit: CBS)
    “Initially me and Coach Medved had a meeting and he told me that I’d be the starting point guard, said Stevens. “He also told me he’d like me to keep it that way for the duration of my career.”
  • Do You Have Coronavirus, Or The Flu?

    Do You Have Coronavirus, Or The Flu?
    By Dr. Dave Hnida
    (CBS4) -Lots of illnesses going around right now, ranging from simple colds to mores serious disease such as influenza and pneumonia.
    So, with all of the news about Coronavirus out there, a number of sick folks are coming in wondering whether it’s possible they could have this new, potentially deadly virus.
    Odds are no, but that doesn’t mean certain people shouldn’t have coronavirus on their radar. More about that in a second.
    Where do we stand right now?
    As o
  • Survey: Restaurants At DIA Are Top In Nation’s Airports

    Survey: Restaurants At DIA Are Top In Nation’s Airports
    DENVER (CBS4) — If you find yourself a bit hungry at Denver International Airport, then you might be in luck. According to a recent article, DIA has the best food of all airports in the nation.
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    “For those people who may have a layover here in Denver or they quickly stopping at the airport we want them to experience Denver’s food culture,” spokesperson for the airport Alex Renteria says.
    Of course there are your fast food staples, but the airport also has loc
  • Colorado Hospitals Closely Monitor Coronavirus Outbreak In China

    Colorado Hospitals Closely Monitor Coronavirus Outbreak In China
    (CBS4) – Hospitals across Colorado are taking extra precautions in response to the Coronavirus outbreak in China. The new virus has left 41 people dead in China and sickened hundreds more.
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    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report 11 patients in the U.S. have been tested for Coronavirus, including a patient in Northern Colorado. The patient had a travel history to Wuhan, but the test results came back negative.
    Two patients have tested positive for the virus in Ch
  • CDC Investigates Possible Case Of Coronavirus At St. Anthony Hospital In Lakewood

    CDC Investigates Possible Case Of Coronavirus At St. Anthony Hospital In Lakewood
    LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a possible case of coronavirus in Colorado. A patient with a history of travel from Wuhan, China is being treated for a respiratory illness at St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood.
    St. Anthony’s Hospital in Lakewood (credit: CBS)
    The coronavirus outbreak has left 41 people dead in China and sickened hundreds more. Authorities believe the virus, which causes flu-like symptoms, moved into the human pop
  • Colorado Congresswoman Diana DeGette Demands Answers From Vaping Company CEOs

    Colorado Congresswoman Diana DeGette Demands Answers From Vaping Company CEOs
    DENVER (CBS4)– As cases of health complications from vaping continue to rise, Colorado Congresswoman Diana DeGette is demanding answers from the CEOs of the top five vaping companies. Those companies make up 97% of the U.S. market. (credit: CBS)
    DeGette, a Democrat representing Colorado’s 1st Congressional District, chairs the House Oversight and Investigations Committee.A hearing scheduled for Feb. 5, DeGette plans to grill the executives on how they market their products, the healt
  • Bill To Create Grant Program To Help Homeless Youth Passes 1st Reading In State House

    Bill To Create Grant Program To Help Homeless Youth Passes 1st Reading In State House
    DENVER (CBS4)– A new bill would help create a grant program designated to support those youth experiencing homeless in Colorado. The grant would be awarded to existing providers who serve youth between the ages of 11 to 24 years.(credit: CBS)Those in underserved communities will get priority.Rep. Edie Hooten said this is needed as some of those youth face very dangerous situations. Copter4 flew over the state Capitol (credit: CBS)
    “They don’t qualify for child youth services, t
  • Access To 2 Types Of Life-Saving Drugs Could Become Much Easier In Colorado

    Access To 2 Types Of Life-Saving Drugs Could Become Much Easier In Colorado
    DENVER (CBS4) – Denver pharmacist Dan Scales has drugs that he says could eliminate the spread of HIV/AIDS, if he could only get them in the hands of people most at-risk. Scales is supporting legislation at the State Capitol that would allow pharmacists to give the drugs to people at high risk for HIV/AIDS without a prescription.
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    In order to access the drugs PrEP and PEP now, you need to see a doctor first. Scales says many people don’t, because of cost, inconve
  • Colorado Child’s Death Linked To Flu

    Colorado Child’s Death Linked To Flu
    DENVER (CBS4)– At least one child has died in Colorado from the flu so far this flu season. More than 1,000 people have been hospitalized across the state for the flu.(credit: CBS)
    Influenza B and Influenza A H1N1 are the predominant strain.
    RELATED: Flu Season In Full Force In Colorado, Children At Higher Risk After Mismatch In Vaccine
    This year’s vaccine is only about 58 percent effective for B/Victoria, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data released Jan. 4.
  • Colorado Sports Events To Look Forward To In 2020

    Colorado Sports Events To Look Forward To In 2020
    By Margaret DeMarco
    DENVER (CBS4) – Colorado sports fan have a lot to be excited about in 2020, from the Colorado Avalanche playing an outdoor game at Falcon Field to Larry Walker being inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. CBS4 is rounding out some of the most anticipated sporting events coming up in 2020.
    The Avs and the Detroit Red Wings warm up at Coors Field in Denver in an NHL outdoor game in 2016. (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
    Feb. 15, 2020: NHL Stadium SeriesThe
  • Breckenridge Police: Brendan Rye Strangled To Death

    Breckenridge Police: Brendan Rye Strangled To Death
    BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (CBS4)– The death of a Florida man in Breckenridge in November 2019 has been ruled a homicide. Brendan Rye was strangled.
    Rye, 29, was found after a fight between him and his roommate, Miles Tovar, 35.
    Brendan Rye (credit: Breckenridge Police Department)
    Police in Breckenridge responded to reports of gunshots and found Tovar with a gunshot to the right thigh. Rye was unconscious and rushed to the hospital where he died.
    Tovar claims the strangulation was in self defense

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