• LA Actor Zachary Horwitz Arrested In $227M Ponzi Scheme

    LA Actor Zachary Horwitz Arrested In $227M Ponzi Scheme
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A 34-year-old Los Angeles actor has been arrested, accused of bilking investors out of a staggering $227 million in an elaborate movie-related Ponzi scheme.
    Zachary Joseph Horwitz of Beverlywood — who went by the screen name Zach Avery — was arrested Monday by the FBI on allegations that he convinced several investment firms to give him nearly a quarter-billion dollars over five years that he falsely claimed was being used to acquire global licensing right
  • Raise The Future Needs The Colorado Community To Come Together Around Youth Living In Foster Care

    Raise The Future Needs The Colorado Community To Come Together Around Youth Living In Foster Care
    DENVER (CBS4) –  For nearly 40 years, CBS4 has been raising money and awareness for youth living in foster care. It’s called A Day for Wednesday’s Child. It’s a celebration of the connections that can transform a child’s life.
    “Connections are really relationships, is what we’re talking about, aren’t built by snapping our fingers right. We make this all happen by developing relationships one step and one bit at a time,” said Lauren Arnol
  • Alix Jo-Ray Montoya, Brandie Price Arrested After Home Invasion & Chase

    Alix Jo-Ray Montoya, Brandie Price Arrested After Home Invasion & Chase
    ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A terrifying scene played out at a home on Franklin Street near 88th Avenue in Adams County. Sheriff’s deputies say two suspects tried breaking into the home and a vehicle early Saturday morning.
    Investigators say the victims were asleep when they heard sounds of someone trying to steal their vehicle. One of the victims then confronted the suspects who then demanded keys to the Ford Ranger.
    The sheriff’s office identified the suspects as Alix J
  • 1 Man Killed, 1 Child Hospitalized In Serious Crash At 32nd Avenue & Lowell Boulevard

    1 Man Killed, 1 Child Hospitalized In Serious Crash At 32nd Avenue & Lowell Boulevard
    DENVER (CBS4) – A serious crash closed part of 32nd Avenue near Lowell Boulevard in Denver on Saturday afternoon. Both police and firefighters responded to the crash near Lowell Boulevard which involved two vehicles.
    Police say a man died and a juvenile was taken to the hospital.
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    Firefighters say people were trapped, but did not specify the number or severity of any injuries.
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    Authorities have not said whether speed, alcohol or drugs are fact
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  • Kaylee Messerly Arrested On Child Abuse Charges After Infant Died During 2 Nights Stranded In Car

    Kaylee Messerly Arrested On Child Abuse Charges After Infant Died During 2 Nights Stranded In Car
    CRAIG, Colo. (CBS4) — A 36-year-old Craig woman who spent two nights stranded in the backcountry with her two young children last month was arrested Friday on child abuse charges.
    Kaylee Messerly and the children, ages 3 years and 18 months, were found March 11 walking in open terrain approximately a mile from the car they’d spent the previous two nights in, according to details provided by the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office.
    A pilot from a search plane spotted them. Searchers
  • Wanted: Raymond Michael James Quintana Accused In Thornton Crime Spree

    Wanted: Raymond Michael James Quintana Accused In Thornton Crime Spree
    THORNTON, Colo. (CBS4) – Thornton police identified the man they say was involved in a shooting with one of their officers Friday morning. Police want to find Raymond Michael James Quintana.
    Police consider Quintana, 37, armed and dangerous.TPD Dets have received an arrest warrant for the suspect involved in today's OIS. The suspect is still considered armed and dangerous with a handgun. If seen call 911 or the Thornton Police Tip-Line at 720-977-5069. Do
    not attempt to contact#TPDOIS
  • Highway 287 Reopened Hours After 2 Killed In Head-On Crash

    Highway 287 Reopened Hours After 2 Killed In Head-On Crash
    LONGMONT, Colo. (CBS4) – Highway 287 was closed for hours Saturday morning for a crash that killed two people. Colorado State Patrol and Boulder County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the crash near Niwot Road south of Longmont.
    Southbound and northbound lanes were closed at around 7 a.m. between Niwot Road and Highway 52. Authorities re-opened the lanes at about 12:15 p.m.
    Boulder County officials say one vehicle crossed into opposite lanes and crashed head on with another vehi
  • Serious Crash Closes Part Of 32nd Avenue In Denver

    Serious Crash Closes Part Of 32nd Avenue In Denver
    DENVER (CBS4) – A serious crash closed part of 32nd Avenue near downtown Denver on Saturday afternoon. Both police and firefighters responded to the crash near Lowell Boulevard which involved two vehicles.
    (credit: Denver Fire)
    Firefighters say people were trapped, but did not specify the number or severity of any injuries.
    (credit: Denver Fire)
    Authorities have not said whether speed, alcohol or drugs are factors.
    (credit: Denver Fire)
    It’s not clear what caused the crash, but
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  • Lee Hart, Wife Of 1984 Presidential Hopeful Gary Hart, Passes Away

    Lee Hart, Wife Of 1984 Presidential Hopeful Gary Hart, Passes Away
    LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Lee Hart, the wife of former U.S. Sen. Gary Hart of Colorado, has died. She was 85. Lee Hart died Friday at a hospital in Lakewood, Colorado, after a brief illness.
    Gary Hart flanked by his wife, Lee, waves to his supporters as he enters the Executive tower Inn in Denver to withdraw from the running for the Democratic Presidential nomination. (Photo by Bettmann Archive/Getty Images)
    She campaigned for her husband during his runs for the Senate and the White Hous
  • Jokic Leads Nuggets To 8th Straight Win By Beating Spurs

    Jokic Leads Nuggets To 8th Straight Win By Beating Spurs
    DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets watched not one, not two but three close-in shots miss in the closing seconds.
    Things are definitely bouncing their way at the moment.
    Jokic had 26 points, 14 assists and 13 rebounds to help the Nuggets win their eighth straight by holding off the San Antonio Spurs 121-119 on Friday night when DeMar DeRozan’s shot attempt at the buzzer rolled out.
    “In those situations, the clock moves so slow,” Nuggets coach Mich
  • Johansson Makes His Case In First Career Shutout With Avalanche

    Johansson Makes His Case In First Career Shutout With Avalanche
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jonas Johansson made 28 saves in his first career shutout, and Valeri Nichushkin scored in the Colorado Avalanche’s 2-0 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night.
    Mikko Rantanen added an empty-net goal in the final minute as the West Division-leading Avalanche bounced back from an embarrassing 8-3 loss Wednesday to Minnesota, one that ended their streak of earning a point in 15 consecutive games. Colorado also played solidly after its morning skate was can
  • COVID In Colorado: State Suspends Colorado Springs Vaccine Operation At Clinic Over Storage Concerns

    COVID In Colorado: State Suspends Colorado Springs Vaccine Operation At Clinic Over Storage Concerns
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – A clinic administering COVID-19 vaccines in El Paso County was told to pause its operations over concerns about vaccine storage. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says it issued Dr. Moma Health and Wellness a suspension notice meaning they will not receive doses until the investigation is complete.
    CDPHE says El Paso County Public Health visited the clinic where they say storage protocols were not followed. The county then alerted the
  • Highway 287 Closed After 2 Killed In Head-On Crash

    Highway 287 Closed After 2 Killed In Head-On Crash
    LONGMONT, Colo. (CBS4) – Highway 287 was closed for hours Saturday morning for a crash that killed two people. Colorado State Patrol and Boulder County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the crash near Niwot Road.
    Southbound and northbound lanes were closed at around 7 a.m. between Niwot Road and Highway 52. Lanes remain closed, authorities say.
    Boulder County officials say one vehicle crossed into opposite lanes and crashed head on with another vehicle. Details about the vehicles
  • CU Community Advised To ‘Not Respond’ To Hackers In Massive Data Breach

    CU Community Advised To ‘Not Respond’ To Hackers In Massive Data Breach
    BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – The University of Colorado is learning more about a massive data breach that compromised personal records. It may be the largest in university history. On April 9, the university announced more than 310,000 university records were compromised in the data breach.
    Aerial of CU (University of Colorado) campus in Boulder, CO.
    Those records include grades, transcripts, visa and disability status, medical and prescription information, and in limited cases, and social secu
  • Colorado Weather: Breezy And Warm First, Then A Sunday Cool Down

    Colorado Weather: Breezy And Warm First, Then A Sunday Cool Down
    DENVER(CBS)- We have a split weekend underway. Half warm and half cool! High pressure over the southwest will deliver a warmer drier air pattern over the state along with less wind. Temperatures will warm above normal for most of the state with breezy conditions expected in most areas.  The wind that does return should not be as strong as Friday and Thursday’s gusts.
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    There are a few spots left in the state where the Fire Danger is high on Saturday. Including the nort
  • Pfizer Requests FDA To Approve COVID Vaccine For Kids Ages 12-15

    Pfizer Requests FDA To Approve COVID Vaccine For Kids Ages 12-15
    BOSTON (CBS) – Pfizer announced on Friday that it has submitted a request to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to expand emergency use of their COVID vaccine for kids that are 12 to 15 years of age.
    Pfizer said 2,260 children ages 12 to 15 took part in their phase three trial. In late March, the company announced that it completed its findings on children in that age range, calling its vaccine 100 percent effective against COVID-19.BREAKING: Today, with @BioNTech_Group, we submitted a
  • Long-Time Pittsburgh Pirates Usher Phil Coyne, Who Worked Over 6,000 Games, Passes Away At Age 102

    Long-Time Pittsburgh Pirates Usher Phil Coyne, Who Worked Over 6,000 Games, Passes Away At Age 102
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — He was well-known in the stands at Pittsburgh Pirates games. Phil Coyne is now being remembered as a long-time usher for the team, a huge fan and a beloved member of the community.
    Family members say Coyne died Friday morning. He was 102.It is with a heavy heart that we confirm the news of the passing of long-time usher Phil Coyne.
    Today, we remember the life and many fond moments we have all shared with Phil.Our deepest condolences to the Coyne family and the many frie
  • Mental Health Professionals Advise Hybrid Approach When Returning to Work After Pandemic

    Mental Health Professionals Advise Hybrid Approach When Returning to Work After Pandemic
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — It’s been more than a year of masking up, sheltering in place and working from home. We’ve avoided public transportation, hugs and handshakes. We’ve been distant by design and now millions of workers are being called back.
    “It’s just eerie, you know, to see the city like this. I’m really looking forward to seeing people back here,” said Dr. Jonathan Horowitz, clinical psychologist and founder of the San Francisco Stress and A
  • WATCH: Girl Challenges Pittsburgh Police Officer And Former Pitt Football Player To Race

    WATCH: Girl Challenges Pittsburgh Police Officer And Former Pitt Football Player To Race
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A girl who challenged a Pittsburgh Police officer to a foot race had no clue she was up against a former Pitt football player.
    Police shared a video on social media Friday of the race.They say during a community walk in Sheraden, a young girl challenged Officer Aundre Wright to a foot race.
    What police say she didn’t know was that Officer Wright is a former Pitt football player.
  • State Expands Program Offering Free At-Home COVID Rapid Tests

    State Expands Program Offering Free At-Home COVID Rapid Tests
    DENVER (CBS4)– The State of Colorado is now offering free at-home rapid testing for anyone who works in a public-facing job. Gov. Jared Polis announced a website to sign up was launched on Friday to offer a month’s worth of rapid tests.
    Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card Point of Care (POC) SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic tests (credit: Abbott)
    “It makes such a big difference to get that diagnosis early,” Polis said.
    The rapid tests are the latest tool the state will deploy to try an
  • More Cases Of P.1 Or Brazilian Variant Confirmed In Colorado

    More Cases Of P.1 Or Brazilian Variant Confirmed In Colorado
    DENVER (CBS4)– More cases of the P.1 or Brazilian Variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus are showing up in Colorado. It is a troubling discovery because the variant may be more likely to re-infect people who’ve already had COVID-19.
    (credit: Getty Images)
    “It’s actually one of the variants that we don’t know quite as much about,” said state epidemiologist Dr. Rachel Herlihy.
    More is known about variants that are currently more common in Colorado, the UK Variant and t
  • Greenwood Village Residents, Asian American Community Outraged At Satirical Article Published In ‘The Villager’

    Greenwood Village Residents, Asian American Community Outraged At Satirical Article Published In ‘The Villager’
    GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (CBS4) – Residents and the Asian American community outraged at a satirical article published in The Villager earlier this month say it is offensive and racist, calling on the publisher to issue an apology. They worry about the potential harm that kind of piece can create at a time when hate crimes against that community are on the rise.
    (credit: CBS)
    “There were a lot of different negative stereotypes about the Asian community that were perpetuated through t
  • Greenwood Village Residents, Asian American Community Outraged At Satirical Article Published In ‘the Village’

    Greenwood Village Residents, Asian American Community Outraged At Satirical Article Published In ‘the Village’
    GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (CBS4) – Residents and the Asian American community outraged at a satirical article published in The Villager earlier this month say it is offensive and racist, calling on the publisher to issue an apology. They worry about the potential harm that kind of piece can create at a time when hate crimes against that community are on the rise.
    (credit: CBS)
    “There were a lot of different negative stereotypes about the Asian community that were perpetuated through t
  • 1 Rescued From Burning Multi-Family Townhome In Arapahoe County

    1 Rescued From Burning Multi-Family Townhome In Arapahoe County
    ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Firefighters rescued one person from a burning multi-family towntown in Arapahoe County on Friday night. South Metro Fire Rescue crews rushed to the townhome at 9400 E. Iliff Ave. just before 9 p.m.
    One person was rescued and rushed to the hospital. What caused the fire is being investigated.Update – Firefighters rescued one person and they’re being transported to the hospital. Fire control and additional searches continue inside the townhome.
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  • State Expands Program Offering Free At-Home Rapid Tests

    State Expands Program Offering Free At-Home Rapid Tests
    DENVER (CBS4)– The State of Colorado is now offering free at-home rapid testing for anyone who works in a public-facing job. Gov. Jared Polis announced a website to sign up was launched on Friday to offer a month’s worth of rapid tests.
    Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card Point of Care (POC) SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic tests (credit: Abbott)
    “It makes such a big difference to get that diagnosis early,” Polis said.
    The rapid tests are the latest tool the state will deploy to try an
  • Sen. Michael Bennet Meets With Coloradans To Discuss Child Tax Credits

    Sen. Michael Bennet Meets With Coloradans To Discuss Child Tax Credits
    (CBS4) – Sen. Michael Bennet hosted a virtual town hall on Friday to discuss the Child Tax Credit expansion included in the American Rescue Plan signed by President Joe Biden. The tax credits are approved for one year, but Bennet hopes Congress will see the benefit and make them permanent.
    “This is a historic step forward, and it’s going to make a massive difference in the lives of kids and families here in Colorado and across the country. Our job now is to make the changes per
  • Centura Health To Stop Using Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine At Drive-Up Mass Vaccination Events

    Centura Health To Stop Using Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine At Drive-Up Mass Vaccination Events
    DENVER (CBS4)– Centura Health will stop using the Johnson & Johnson or Janssen COVID vaccine at their drive-up mass vaccination events. Instead, Moderna and Pfizer will be used at those mass vaccination events at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs and Colorado State Fairgrounds in Pueblo.
    (credit: CBS)
    The decision to stop using the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine was announced on Friday evening just two days after adverse s
  • Colorado Springs Police Arrest 4 Suspects Wanted In More Than A Dozen Robberies

    Colorado Springs Police Arrest 4 Suspects Wanted In More Than A Dozen Robberies
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4)– Police in Colorado Springs have arrested four suspects in connection with more than a dozen armed robberies over the last couple of months. The suspects have been identified as Brian Rodriguez, Keiandre Shelton, Isaac Lara Rodriguez and Corey Roque.Brian Rodriguez and Keiandre Shelton (credit: Colorado Springs Police)
    They have been identified as the suspects in a series of robberies that started in February.
    After a home invasion robbery, the suspects hit u
  • Jury Selection For STEM School Shooting Suspect Devon Erickson Starts May 24

    Jury Selection For STEM School Shooting Suspect Devon Erickson Starts May 24
    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The accused gunman in the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting will go on trial next month. Devon Erickson is facing charges in connection with the murder of Kendrick Castillo in May 2019.
    Devon Erickson (credit: CBS)
    Police say the Erickson and Maya ‘Alec’ McKinney walked into the school on May 7, 2019 and opened fire with handguns in two classrooms. Kendrick Castillo, 18, was killed when he and two classmates tackled one of the shooter
  • State Lawmaker Pushes To Protect Our Faces, Voices from Identity Theft

    State Lawmaker Pushes To Protect Our Faces, Voices from Identity Theft
    DENVER (CBS4)– From facial recognition to unlock smartphones to an iris scan to skip airport security lines and voice commands to access bank accounts, the use of biometric data has exploded. State Rep. Alex Valdez says privacy laws haven’t kept pace with technology. (credit: CBS)
    “Most people have heard someone say, ‘I was just talking about something and it popped up on my feed.’ That’s biometric data,” says Valdez.
    Just as our fingerprints are unique

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