• 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.
  • HONK! RTD’s A Line Horns Go Back To Being Noisy Again

    HONK! RTD’s A Line Horns Go Back To Being Noisy Again
    DENVER (CBS4) – Some people living along the A Line in the Denver area will have to get used to those train horns again. New construction around Park Hill Golf Course means the trains will have to blare the horns to warn workers when they are coming through.
    A Line train cars (credit: CBS)
    Those work hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. during the week and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the weekends. But there could be some overnight work as well.
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    Residents in that area CBS4 talked to said the no
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  • Man Says He Was Kicked Out Of Mall Because He Looked Too Much Like Santa

    Man Says He Was Kicked Out Of Mall Because He Looked Too Much Like Santa
    ROCK HILL, S.C. (CBS Local) — A South Carolina man said he was kicked out of a shopping mall because he looked too much like Santa Claus.
    The Santa look-alike, Robert Allen, goes everywhere decked out in his signature red and white costume. With a long gray beard and a little round belly, it’s a look he’s been working on for a decade.
    “All of sudden everybody is like, ‘You look just like Santa Claus,'” he told CBS affiliate WBTV.
    Allen, who jokingly calls hims
  • Roosevelt Cribbs, Jr. Arrested In Deadly Hit-And-Run Crash Involving Winnebago

    Roosevelt Cribbs, Jr. Arrested In Deadly Hit-And-Run Crash Involving Winnebago
    DENVER (CBS4) – A driver suspected of hitting and killing a woman with Winnebago, and leaving the scene, has been arrested. Roosevelt Cribbs, Jr., 67, is being held for investigation of leaving the scene of an accident involving death, according to Denver police.
    Roosevelt Cribbs, Jr. (credit: Denver Police)
    Police say the victim, who has not yet been identified, was walking at South Tejon Street and West Jewell Avenue on Wednesday when the driver of a motorhome veered into oncoming lanes
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  • ‘It Was Bull—t’: Larimer Sheriff Blasts Aurora PD Handling Of Drunk Cop

    ‘It Was Bull—t’: Larimer Sheriff Blasts Aurora PD Handling Of Drunk Cop
    Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith blasted the Aurora Police Department's handling of one of their own officer's drunk driving episodes saying he is "appalled" and suggesting the incident was a police cover up.
  • ‘It Was Bull—t’: Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith Blasts Aurora Police’s Handling Of Nathan Meier Drunk Cop Case

    ‘It Was Bull—t’: Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith Blasts Aurora Police’s Handling Of Nathan Meier Drunk Cop Case
    (CBS4) – Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith Thursday morning blasted the Aurora Police Department’s handling of one of their own officer’s drunk driving episodes saying he is “appalled” and suggesting the Aurora incident was a police cover up.
    Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith (credit: CBS)
    “It’s a crock”, Smith told CBS4 in a phone interview, saying the Aurora Police Department’s explanation of the incident “doesn’t pass the s
  • Broncos Safety Justin Simmons Named Team’s Walter Peyton Man Of The Year Nominee

    Broncos Safety Justin Simmons Named Team’s Walter Peyton Man Of The Year Nominee
    DENVER (CBS4) – Broncos safety Justin Simmons is doing work on the field. He’s also putting in the extra effort off their field.
    Simmons is the Broncos’ 2019 Walter Peyton Man of the Year nominee. The award recognizes a player for outstanding leadership both on the field and in the community.
    CINCINNATI, OH – DECEMBER 2: Justin Simmons #31 of the Denver Broncos runs with the ball after making an interception during the third quarter of the game against the Cincinnati
  • Broncos Safety Justin Simmons Named Team’s Walter Payton Man Of The Year Nominee

    Broncos Safety Justin Simmons Named Team’s Walter Payton Man Of The Year Nominee
    DENVER (CBS4) – Broncos safety Justin Simmons is doing work on the field. He’s also putting in the extra effort off their field.
    Simmons is the Broncos’ 2019 Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee. The award recognizes a player for outstanding leadership both on the field and in the community.
    CINCINNATI, OH – DECEMBER 2: Justin Simmons #31 of the Denver Broncos runs with the ball after making an interception during the third quarter of the game against the Cincinnati Beng
  • Trent Green: ‘Chiefs Going To Try And Make It Uncomfortable For Drew Lock’

    Trent Green: ‘Chiefs Going To Try And Make It Uncomfortable For Drew Lock’
    (CBS 4)- Two starts in to the Drew Lock era at quarterback for the Denver Broncos and the rookie has given fans plenty of reason to be excited. The 23-year-old signal caller has led the team to back-to-back wins over the Chargers and Texans while tossing five touchdowns and just two interceptions.
    For a Broncos organization that has been searching for a franchise quarterback ever since the Super Bowl win with Peyton Manning, the early returns on this year’s first round pick are exciting. N
  • Former Bronco Clinton Portis Among Players NFL Is Charging For Allegedly Defrauding League Health Care Plan

    Former Bronco Clinton Portis Among Players NFL Is Charging For Allegedly Defrauding League Health Care Plan
    WASHINGTON (CBS4) – Ten former NFL players are facing fraud charges in a new lawsuit filed in federal court last Friday and unsealed Thursday. Former Broncos running back Clinton Portis is among that group of players.
    Prosecutors representing the league say the players targeted the Gene Upshaw NFL Player Health Reimbursement Account Plan, established in 2006, seeking to be reimbursed for “expensive medical equipment” that court records show was never purchased.
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  • Former Bronco Clinton Portis Among 10 Players The NFL Is Charging For Defrauding League Healthcare Plan

    Former Bronco Clinton Portis Among 10 Players The NFL Is Charging For Defrauding League Healthcare Plan
    WASHINGTON (CBS4) – Ten former NFL players are facing fraud charges in a new lawsuit filed in federal court last Friday and unsealed Thursday. Former Broncos running back Clinton Portis is among that group of players.
    Prosecutors representing the league say the players targeted the Gene Upshaw NFL Player Health Reimbursement Account Plan, established in 2006, seeking to be reimbursed for “expensive medical equipment” that court records show was never purchased.
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  • Ryan Kamada, Former Weld County Judge, Resigns Amid Cocaine Investigation

    Ryan Kamada, Former Weld County Judge, Resigns Amid Cocaine Investigation
    GREELEY, Colo. (CBS4) – Women who appeared before a Weld County district court judge want their cases thrown out or re-heard after the judge resigned during an investigation of an alleged cocaine ring. Last April, a member of a drug task force came to the Weld County courthouse seeking a warrant. Judge Ryan Kamada recused himself because he knew some of the targets in the probe. The investigator seeking the warrant noticed that the judge was friends with the targets on Facebook.
    Ryan Kamad
  • Mikko Rantanen Scores Twice, Avalanche Beat Flyers 3-1

    Mikko Rantanen Scores Twice, Avalanche Beat Flyers 3-1
    DENVER (AP) – Mikko Rantanen put his first shot right where Carter Hart could make a great save. He didn’t give the Philadelphia goaltender a chance on his next two scoring opportunities. Rantanen had two goals and Pavel Francouz made 32 saves to lead the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-1 win over the Flyers on Wednesday night.
    Mikko Rantanen of the Colorado Avalanche advances the puck against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Pepsi Center on Wednesday. (credit: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
  • Colorado Weather: Mountain Travel May Become Impossible With Weekend Snowstorm

    Colorado Weather: Mountain Travel May Become Impossible With Weekend Snowstorm
    DENVER (CBS4) – A storm expected to rival the storm that hit around Thanksgiving will bring huge amounts of snow to the Colorado mountains. But this time around Denver and the urban corridor won’t see much other than light snow and lots of wind.
    Thanksgiving holiday traffic on Interstate 70 in Genesee on Nov. 27. (credit: JASON CONNOLLY/AFP via Getty Images)
    The snow will come in two surges for the mountains. The first arrives on Thursday and continues through Friday afternoon. Then
  • Huge Pile Of Hay On Fire At Weld County Farm

    Huge Pile Of Hay On Fire At Weld County Farm
    PLATTEVILLE, Colo. (CBS4) – A huge pile of hay is on fire in Weld County and putting up a lot of smoke. A barn may also have burned.
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    The fire is in the Platteville area east of Interstate 25.
    So far it’s not clear if any animals or people have suffered any injuries.
    Officials say it could take as much as a day for the fire to be fully extinguished.
  • Colorado Weather: Mountain Travel May Become Impossible This Weekend

    Colorado Weather: Mountain Travel May Become Impossible This Weekend
    DENVER (CBS4) – A storm expected to rival the storm that hit around Thanksgiving will bring huge amounts of snow to the Colorado mountains. But this time around Denver and the urban corridor won’t see much other than light snow and lots of wind.
    The snow will come in two surges for the mountains. The first arrives on Thursday and continues through Friday afternoon. Then after a lull in the action, another surge of snow will fall from Friday night through Sunday.
    The northern and cent
  • Broncos Head Coach Vic Fangio Advocates For Eliminating Divisions, Revising Rivalries

    Broncos Head Coach Vic Fangio Advocates For Eliminating Divisions, Revising Rivalries
    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4) – He may be in only his first year as Denver Broncos head coach, but Vic Fangio told reporters Wednesday he has been speaking for years in favor of modifying the NFL schedule and the present alignment of its divisions.
    “I’ve been saying it since 2002,” Fangio said.
    His proposal?
    No more West, East, North or South divisions. No more playing the Raiders, Chiefs and Chargers twice in a season, in the case of the Broncos.
    Instead, the regular season w
  • Chris Watts Agrees To Pay $6 Million In Civil Suit

    Chris Watts Agrees To Pay $6 Million In Civil Suit
    WELD COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Chris Watts agreed to pay more than $6 million to his murdered wife’s family. Watts was convicted and sentenced to killing pregnant wife, Shanann, and their two young daughters, Bella and Celeste.
    Bella, Celeste and Shanann Watts (credit: CBS)
    The payment comes after a lawsuit filed by Shanann’s parents.
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    Watts will to pay for the deaths as well as the “grief, pain and suffering” caused by their deaths.
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  • Colorado Rockies Extend Scott Oberg To A 3-year, $13 Million Deal

    Colorado Rockies Extend Scott Oberg To A 3-year, $13 Million Deal
    DENVER (CBS4) – The Colorado Rockies and right-handed pitcher Scott Oberg have agreed to a 3-year, $13 million contract extension, the team announced on Wednesday. Oberg, 29, will avoid arbitration and the contract will go through the 2020-2022 seasons with a club option for 2023.
    SCOTTSDALE, AZ – FEBRUARY 20: Scott Oberg #45 of the Colorado Rockies poses during MLB Photo Day on February 20, 2019 at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Justin Tafo
  • ‘We’re Stretched’: Denver School Bus Routes Suffering Without Drivers

    ‘We’re Stretched’: Denver School Bus Routes Suffering Without Drivers
    DENVER (CBS4) – The wheels on the bus go round and round, but not as often as Denver Public Schools would like. Buses have been late to pick up students for school and many learning excursions have been canceled due to a driver shortage.
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    “We’re stretched,” Mark Ferrandino, Deputy Superintendent of DPS, said. “RTD is having the problem, we’re having the problem. This is a national issue.”
    Ferrandino explained the driver shortage has been a g
  • Mila Makovec Now First Ever To Receive FDA Approved Drug For 1 Person

    Mila Makovec Now First Ever To Receive FDA Approved Drug For 1 Person
    BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – A mother in Boulder didn’t give up when her daughter was diagnosed with a terminal disease. Because of her determination, her daughter could change the future of medicine.
    Julia Vitarello’s daughter, Mila Makovec, was diagnosed with a rare form of Batten Disease three years ago.
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    “They lose their ability to see, they lose their ability to communicate eventually. To walk, and control their muscles. They also develop seizures and ul
  • Boys & Girls Clubs Provide Support For Children Who Need It The Most

    Boys & Girls Clubs Provide Support For Children Who Need It The Most
    DENVER (CBS4) – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver are a great place to go after school. They offer a lot of opportunities and fun things to do. Many of the members consider their club a second home, and they rely on the staff like family.
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    “I like to come in here and read…quiet,” said Luis, 10, of the education room.
    Boys & Girls Clubs have a program where members can earn points by reading books and taking comprehension tests on them. They can u
  • Budget Cuts Loom, But Attorneys Warn Against Transferring Sex Offenders Out Of Prison

    Budget Cuts Loom, But Attorneys Warn Against Transferring Sex Offenders Out Of Prison
    DENVER (CBS4) — The Colorado District Attorneys’ Council is sounding the alarm over a bill that would require the Department of Corrections to study the possibility of releasing some felony sex offenders into the community without treatment.
    The bill is focused on freeing up beds for inmates in private prisons so those facilities could be closed.
    A budget analyst says up to a thousand low risk sex offenders could be transferred to community corrections.
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    But, Amanda Gall
  • Medina Alert Canceled For 1985 Winnebago Wanted In Deadly Hit & Run Crash

    Medina Alert Canceled For 1985 Winnebago Wanted In Deadly Hit & Run Crash
    DENVER (CBS4)– Police in Denver issued a Medina Alert on Wednesday afternoon. The alert was canceled a few hours later at around 8:30 p.m.
    Police say two people were contacted, but there are no arrests at this point.PLZ RT- MEDINA ALERT: A #MedinaAlert has been issued issued for a 1985 beige/off-white winnebago with temp tag number 1612796. It’s believed to be involved in a fatal hit & run traffic crash that occurred today at Tejon & Jewell. Call 720-913-7867 with any info. #
  • Jury Selection, Opening Statements Given In Skylar Pagano Trial

    Jury Selection, Opening Statements Given In Skylar Pagano Trial
    CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (CBS4) – The trial for Skylar Pagano began Wednesday with the prosecution and defense selecting a jury and beginning opening statements. Pagano is accused of killing Julee and Festus Poyner in a crash south of Franktown.
    Police say Pagano was under the influence of drugs and injured the couple’s 2-year-old son who survived.
    Julee and Festus Poyner (credit: Facebook)
    Jury selection lasted most of the day, but both sides agreed on a group of 12 with one alternate.
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  • Procession Route Announced: Public Invited To Pay Respects For Ken Jones

    Procession Route Announced: Public Invited To Pay Respects For Ken Jones
    SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Officials announced details about Friday’s procession and funeral for Ken Jones. The Summit Fire and EMS firefighter died in the line of duty on Dec. 7.
    Ken Jones (credit: Summit County)
    The procession starts at 9 a.m. at the Horan McConaty funeral home on Wadsworth. Officials will then drive past Bear Creek Lake State Park and end at the Waterstone Community Church on Alkire Street in Littleton.
    The public can pay their respects on any sidewalk or
  • Jewish Community Hopes Executive Order Combats Anti-Semitism On Campus

    Jewish Community Hopes Executive Order Combats Anti-Semitism On Campus
    DENVER (CBS4)– President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday, targeting anti-Semitism on college campuses. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act bars discrimination on the basis of race, color and national origin at universities that receive federal funding.
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    It did not prohibit discrimination on the basis of religion, until now.
    “If Universities want to accept the tremendous amount of federal dollars [they] get every year, [they] must reject anti-Semitism,&rdquo
  • Restaurant, Market & Farm Under 1 Roof Calls Englewood Home

    Restaurant, Market & Farm Under 1 Roof Calls Englewood Home
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – It’s as fresh as it gets. A new business in Englewood is serving up meals made mostly with ingredients that were never packaged or put on a truck. It’s called Grow + Gather.
    “I think what makes us a little bit different is how we packaged this all together,” explained George Gastis, Owner and Founder of Grow + Gather.
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    Grow + Gather is located off E. Hampden Ave and S. Emerson St. near Craig Hospital, in a remodeled car garage
  • Restaurant, Market & Farm Under 1 Roof Calls Engelwood Home

    Restaurant, Market & Farm Under 1 Roof Calls Engelwood Home
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – It’s as fresh as it gets. A new business in Englewood is serving up meals made mostly with ingredients that were never packaged or put on a truck. It’s called Grow + Gather.
    “I think what makes us a little bit different is how we packaged this all together,” explained George Gastis, Owner and Founder of Grow + Gather.
    (credit: CBS)
    Grow + Gather is located off E. Hampden Ave and S. Emerson St. near Craig Hospital, in a remodeled car garage
  • Broncos Head Coach Advocates For Eliminating Divisions, Revising Rivalries

    Broncos Head Coach Advocates For Eliminating Divisions, Revising Rivalries
    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4) — He may be in only his first year as Denver Broncos head coach, but Vic Fangio told reporters Wednesday he has been speaking for years in favor of modifying the NFL schedule and the present alignment of its divisions.
    “I’ve been saying it since 2002,” Fangio said.
    His proposal?
    No more West, East, North or South divisions. No more playing the Raiders, Chiefs and Chargers twice in a season, in the case of the Broncos.
    Instead, the regular season w

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