• Veterans Day Discounts: Colorado Businesses Honor Veterans On Monday

    DENVER (CBS4) – CBS4 compiled a list of metro area businesses which are paying tribute to past and current active-duty veterans on Monday, Veterans Day, by offering free meals and other services.
    Golden Corral holds its 20th annual tradition by welcoming veterans through its doors for a free dinner buffet and beverage from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday is also the last day of Golden Corral’s week-long fundraiser for Disabled American Veterans, a 99-year-old nonprofit organization. Guests a
  • Search Underway In Thornton For Boys Who Ran Away Without Coats Or Shoes

    THONRTON, Colo. (CBS4) – Thornton police are searching for two boys who ran away Monday night without coats or shoes. The boys were last seen around 7 p.m. near West 84th Avenue and Interstate 25.Missing and Endangered Runaways, Ronnie Hernandez, 12, 5’6”, 150 Lbs, black hair, wearing black hoodie with white stripes, dark pants. Daniel Romeo, 13 (picture attached) 5’, 90 Lbs, brown hair, wearing white trash bag, neither has coat or shoes. If seen call police. pic.twitter.
  • Person Hit & Killed By Car On SB I-225 Near Mississippi Ave.

    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Aurora police are investigating after a pedestrian was hit and killed by a driver on southbound I-225. Officers were called to the scene around 9:30 p.m. Monday.#TrafficAlert S/B I-225 traffic has been diverted to the E. Mississippi Ave exit ramp while officers investigate a veh vs ped crash.
    Cars exiting the highway can use the entrance ramp to get right back on.
    Plz drive w/ caution & follow officers directions.No ETA for opening. pic.twitter.com/kNC9iI9tfh
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  • Avs Anthem Singer Reveals Motivation – His Father’s Military Service: ‘I Think He’d Love It’

    DENVER (CBS4) – He has sung the same song 949 times over the course of 23 years, and it never gets old. Jake Schroeder, who sings the national anthem at Colorado Avalanche home games said, ”It’s a big deal to sing the national anthem, and I would be mortified if I messed it up.”
    Jake Schroeder sings the national anthem at Colorado Avalanche games. (credit: CBS)
    With Veterans Day at hand, Schroeder told CBS4 how and why he thinks of his father every time he sings the
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  • MSU Student To Watch SCOTUS Hearing On DACA: ‘I’m Very Worried’

    DENVER (CBS4) – Thousands of Coloradans will be following closely as President Trump’s push to end the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” program – or DACA – goes before the Supreme Court on Tuesday. Among them, several students of Metropolitan State University-Denver.
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    “I hope [the Court] realizes the value of a lot of the students who have it,” Eunice, a DACA recipient and senior at MSU-Denver, said.
    Eunice is an undocumented i
  • Plan Announced To Remove Pre WWII Munitions From Green Mountain

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Officials with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Army National Guard say they’ve decided on a plan to remove pre-World War II munitions from the Green Mountain area.
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    The ordinances came from the Old Camp George West artillery range, which was located just north of Green Mountain.
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    “It is a concern, we’re usually on the path so not much of a problem there. But if we go bushwhacking i
  • Wheat Ridge Woman Needs Help Sending 18,000 Holiday Cards To Military Members Overseas

    WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (CBS4) – With help from some friends, a Wheat Ridge woman has amassed 18,000 holiday cards intended for active-duty military overseas. The only problem is she needs help shipping the 600 pounds of holiday cheer.
    Marlys Halbeisen has collected 18,000 Christmas cards for overseas troops. (credit: Tamera Halbeisen)
    “My favorite pastime in the evening is sit and watch a hallmark movie and write cards to heroes,” said Marlys Halbeisen.
    The idea started about a yea
  • Friends Remember Lloyd Chavez As Case Moves Through Court System

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4) – At least one of the teenagers involved in the shooting death of a fellow classmate in Centennial will now be tried as a juvenile. Investigators believe 18-year-old Lloyd Chavez was targeted for robbery by a cheerleader and three other teens because he sold vaping products.
    He was shot outside his home last May.
    Lloyd Chavez (Facebook)
    All four teens involved faced first degree murder charges in district court, but the case of Juliana Serrano, a 17-year-old cheerl
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  • ‘I’m Humbled’: Von Miller Expands Foundation With ‘Von’s Lockers’

    DENVER (CBS4) – Broncos linebacker Von Miller held his second annual Western Round-Up on Monday night. The gala benefits Miller’s Von’s Vision Foundation.
    Von Miller celebrates the expansion of his foundation with “Von’s Lockers.” (credit: CBS)
    It was announced Monday night the program will be expanding along the Front Range.
    Von’s Vision will be placing “Von’s Lockers,” which will contain a selection of fashion forward frames, at 13 Ad
  • Site Of Deadly Emerson Place Construction Fire To Be Rebuilt, Developer Says

    DENVER (CBS4) – More than a year later, the developer of a construction site which caught fire plans to rebuild. The devastating fire killed two construction workers at 18th Avenue and Emerson Place.
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    The fire started in March of 2018 at the Emerson Place Apartments.
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    Six other people were hurt.
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    The developer tells CBS4 he plans to rebuild an apartment complex at the site. Meanwhile, the cause of the fire has never been determined.
  • Arvada: Leaking Tank Cause For Fluoride Shortage

    ARVADA, Colo. (CBS4) – The city of Arvada says there will not be any supplemental fluoride in municipal water until sometime in 2020. The tank storing the liquid fluoride has a leak.
    Attempts to repair the problem have been unsuccessful, officials say.
    In September, CBS4 covered an ongoing fluoride shortage in Longmong. There are no state regulations which require fluoride in community water.
  • Aurora Police Release Body Camera Video For Officer-Involved Shooting On E. 14th Ave.

    AURORA (CBS4) – Aurora police released body camera video Monday of an officer-involved shooting last month. It started with a disturbance outside an apartment building near East 14th Avenue and North Akron Street on Oct. 20.
    Aurora police released body camera video from an officer-involved shooting on Oct. 20 near East 14th Ave. and N. Akron St. (credt: Aurora Police Department)
    While officers were responding to the call, Denver Police Dispatch notified the Aurora Police Dispatch Center th
  • ‘Struggle Is What Creates Strength’: Veteran Who Suffered Traumatic Brain Injury Now Helps Others With Recovery

    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – A veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who suffered two traumatic brain injuries while overseas now serves as a resource for others trying to recover from the same experience at the Marcus Institute for Brain Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
    Staff Sergeant Spencer Milo (Ret.) served in Iraq and Afghanistan and suffered two traumatic brain injuries while overseas. (credit: Staff Sergeant Spencer Milo (Ret.))
    “I got blown
  • Instagram ‘Likes’ Disappearing, Leaving Colorado Business Owners In A Lurch

    DENVER (CBS4) — The number of “likes” under several users’ Instagram photos will disappear this week. Users will still be able to like each other’s posts, but only the photo’s owner can see how many likes their photo received.
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    Adam Mosseri, head of Instagram, tweeted last week:
    “Heads up! We’ve been testing making likes private on Instagram in a number of countries this year. We’re expanding those tests to include a small portio
  • 60 Homeless Veterans Will Get Affordable Housing In New Complex

    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) — Construction begins this week on a 60-unit complex that will provide permanent supportive housing for veterans experiencing homelessness. The Veterans Renaissance Apartments at Fitzsimons will be located at East 17th Avenue and Peoria Street in Aurora, on the Anschutz Campus.
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    “We are honored to be able to provide 60 additional units of supportive affordable housing for our Veterans in Colorado,” said John Parvensky, President/CEO of the Colo
  • ‘Our Future Is In Their Hands’: Colorado Dreamers To Rally In D.C. On Tuesday

    DENVER, Colo., (CBS4) – Some Coloradans are headed to the nation’s capital to rally outside of the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday. It will all happen as the justices hear arguments regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program, and whether it was legal for President Donald Trump to end it in 2017.
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    The program, created in 2012 after an executive order by President Barack Obama, allows undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children to app
  • Aurora Public School Bus Involved In Crash In Watkins

    WATKINS, Colo. (CBS4) – Colorado State Patrol is investigating a crash between a school bus and a pickup truck Monday afternoon. Troopers were called to the intersection of Interstate 70 and Powhaton Road just after 3:30 p.m.
    Officials with Aurora Public Schools said no students were hurt after a school bus was involved in a crash with a pickup truck in Watkins. (credit: CBS)
    The bus was carrying 56 students from Vista PEAK Preparatory. The bus driver and students on board were not hurt, a
  • Lung Cancer Patient, Doctor Q&A Provides ‘Hope With Answers’

    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)– A University of Colorado Cancer Center oncologist is described as one of the leading minds in lung cancer. Monday, he talked about marijuana and its components in relation to treatment. Who better to ask the questions than one of his patients.
    Matt Arensdorf and Dr. Ross Camidge (credit: CBS)
    They were recording an episode of a video series called “Hope With Answers.” The goal is to share important information with others battling the leading cancer killer
  • Gov. Jared Polis Helps Break Ground For Colorado Fallen Heroes Memorial

    DENVER (CBS4) – State officials broke ground for the future site of the Colorado Fallen Heroes Memorial. They gathered at Liberty Park on Veterans Day across the street from the State Capitol building at 14th Avenue between Lincoln Street and Broadway.
    Officials break ground on the Colorado Fallen Heroes Memorial. (credit: CBS)
    The goal of the memorial is to offer a place to pay tribute and reflect on the sacrifices made by Colorado’s fallen soldiers.
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    Gov. Jared Po
  • Hefty Speeding Tickets Follow Speeding Drivers In Grand County

    GRAND COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The Colorado State Patrol says six people died in six separate crashes on state roads over a 12-hour period this past weekend. In rural Grand County, the sheriff is making a push to get drivers to slow down.
    Grand County Sheriff’s deputies pulling more speeding drivers over. (credit: CBS)
    CBS4 cameras were invited to ride along with deputies on Monday to watch their speeding enforcement in action.
    “If I could spend a day out on Highway 9, in a 10 ho
  • Air Force Veteran’s Painting Goes Missing On Way To Grandson’s Aurora Home

    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)– A porch pirate has stolen a priceless piece of an Aurora man’s family history, and he’s now asking for the community to keep an eye out for the piece of art. Holland Rock-Garden said he’s missing a painting created by his late grandfather, an Air Force veteran.
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    “My grandfather passed away in late August,” Rock-Garden said. “Being at his home, I saw all his paintings and they reminded me a lot of my childhood.”
    Ho
  • Barbers In Denver Offer Free Haircuts To Veterans To Offer Thanks

    DENVER (CBS4)– Some barber shops in Denver joined forces on Veterans Day to give those who have served our country free haircuts. The manager at Denver’s Finest Barber Lounge has a personal reason for wanting to give back.
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    Adina Marinez’s grandfather is a veteran and she wanted to rally the barbering community to say “Thank You.”
    Adina Marinez (credit: CBS)
    “We wanted to bring the whole barbering community together and we just wanted to give back
  • A Special ‘Profiles In Service’ On Veterans Day

    DENVER (CBS4)– This Veterans Day, CBS4’s Jim Benemann talked with Norah O’Donnell, anchor of the CBS Evening News about a special series “Profiles in Service.”Tonight, a look at a unique program called FitOps. It’s helping veterans like Randy Lloyd, an Iraq War vet who struggled with PTSD and addiction when he got home.
  • Jackets’ Foligno Suspended 3 Games For Hit On Bellemare

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The NHL has suspended Columbus forward Nick Foligno for three games for a hit that leveled Colorado Avalanche forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare. The Department of Player Safety announced the penalty for the Blue Jackets captain on Monday.TORONTO, ON – OCTOBER 21:Nick Foligno #71 of the Columbus Blue Jackets waits for a puck drop against the Toronto Maple Leafs during an NHL game at Scotiabank Arena on October 21, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Blue Jackets
  • Vail Police Search For Person After American Flag Found Burned

    VAIL, Colo. (CBS4) – Vail police responded to a report of a burning American flag early Monday morning. The flag was seen on Bridge Street in Vail Village hanging outside a business.
    Vail police search for a man believed to know more about a burning American flag. (credit: Vail)
    Police released a surveillance picture of someone who might have more information about the vandalism.
    If you have any information or you can help identify the man, you’re asked to contact Det. Justin Li
  • Denver Broncos Rookie Quarterback Drew Lock To Begin Practicing With Team This Week

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4)– Rookie quarterback Drew Lock will begin practicing this week for the Denver Broncos. Lock, who was a second-round draft pick earlier this year, has been on injured reserve after suffering a thumb injury in the preseason.Quarterback Drew Lock #3 of the Denver Broncos rolls out of the pocket against the San Francisco 49ers in the second quarter during a preseason National Football League game at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on August 19, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Ph
  • Deputies: Man Wearing ‘Ain’t Nothing Illegal ‘Til You Get Caught!’ Shirt Gets Caught

    OKLAHOMA COUNTY, Okla. (CBS Local) — A man wearing a T-shirt that said “Ain’t Nothing Illegal ‘Til You Get Caught” was indeed “caught” committing a crime last month, according to the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office.
    Investigators working holiday burglary patrols said David Rasmussen, 38, and his allegedly accomplice, David Jolly, 50, were caught “red-handed” Oct. 22 stealing an ATV from a home.
    Rasmussen was taken into custody without
  • Survey: Denver Is One Of The Best Cities For ‘Cuffing Season’

    (CNN) — It’s called “cuffing season” and Denver is one of the best places to be for singles looking for temporary relationships to get through the winter. According to Match.com, cuffing season is defined as “when daters find someone to settle down within the colder months … and may or may not be a relationship that lasts until the spring.”
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    Essentially handcuffing yourself to someone for the winter, before parting ways in t
  • Denver Will Pay $300,000 To Pilot Who Stood Naked In Front Of DIA Hotel Room Window

    DENVER (CBS4) — The City of Denver has agreed to pay $300,000 to a pilot who was arrested after standing naked in front of a hotel room window at Denver International Airport. United Airlines pilot Andrew Collins said he had no idea anyone could see him when he opened the curtains in his 10th floor room. He sued for wrongful arrest.
    Andrew Collins (credit: Denver Police)
    Collins said on the morning of Sept. 20, 2018, he woke up in his room at the airport hotel and opened the curtains to en
  • Truck Spills Fuel Into Blue River In Breckenridge After Sliding Off Icy Road

    BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (CBS4) – A truck that crashed into the Blue River after sliding on icy roads Monday morning sent about 30 gallons of diesel fuel into the stream and forced officials to deploy containment booms in the river. Red White and Blue Fire Protection District crews responded to the crash at about 8:30 am Monday and found the truck nose first in the river. Diesel fuel was leaking and they went to work to contain the spill.
    By noon some of the diesel had flowed downstream and was

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