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Suspect Christian Delgado wanted for questioning in child sex assault case — ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. - Deputies want to question this man in connection with a sexual assault on a child case. Christian Delgado, 31, is being sought by the Arapahoe County Sheriff''s Office, who issued a crime alert with his description. Delgado is 6-feet tall, weighs 225 pounds and may be driving an older, white Ford Expedition.

Bear spotted by news helicopter racing through Arizona field — QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. - Arizona officials are working to capture a bear that is roaming through fields in the town of Queen Creek. Mesa authorities were alerted to a possible bear-sighting around 7:30 a.m. on Monday.

'Brazen Bandit' robs same liquor store 3 times in 3 weeks — DENVER - A man dubbed the "Brazen Bandit" by police has robbed the same liquor store three times in the last three weeks. Denver Metro Crimestoppers said the suspect also hit two other businesses in northeast Denver. Sun Liquors, at 1630 E Bruce Randolph, was robbed on Nov. 30, Dec.

School didn't notify district and parents for a week after catching student with an Airsoft gun — BRIGHTON, Colo. - It took more than a week for parents of students at Southeast Elementary School in Brighton to be informed that a child had been caught with an airsoft pistol in school. Brighton Police confirmed to 7NEWS that the incident occurred on December 11.
Dec 22, 2014

District takes one week to notify parents about gun brought to school because school never told district.…

Car stolen from hospitalized DPD officer, John Adsit, recovered by police — DENVER - Denver police say the personal car of Officer John Adsit was recovered Monday after it was reported stolen over the weekend. In a tweet, the Denver Police Department indicated that the vehicle was found Sunday in the 700 block of North Fox Street, and that the car did not appear to have body damage.

Adams County Deputy hit by friendly fire during arrest of triple murder suspect Furmen Leyba — DENVER - While several departments were cooperating on the arrest of a triple murder suspect, a police officer fired his gun and hit a Sheriff's Deputy. Adams County Deputies, Denver Police Officers and Thornton Police Officers were working together on December 12 as they searched for Furmen Leyba.
Dec 22, 2014

RT @DenverChannel: While officers & deputies cooperated to arrest this suspect, a deputy was hit by friendly fire… ht…

Douglas County Sheriff's Office K9 kills another dog in a Thornton Park — THORNTON, Colo. - A Douglas County Sheriff's Office K9 fatally injured another dog in a park Sunday. The incident was confirmed by Lt. Glenn Peitzmeier, a spokesman for the Sheriff's Office. However, he did not immediately provide details on what had transpired. Thornton Police and the Sheriff's Professional Standards Unit are investigating the incident, Peitzmeier said.

Reports: Rock singer Joe Cocker dies at home in Colorado at 70 — Singer Joe Cocker has died, according to multiple media reports in the United Kingdom. He was 70 years old. The singer born in Sheffield, United Kingdom was battling lung cancer, according to The Yorkshire Post. Cocker was best known for his cover of The Beatles' hit "With a Little Help From My Friends."

N. Korea threatens strikes on US amid hacking claims — SEOUL, South Korea - President Barack Obama is "recklessly" spreading rumors of a Pyongyang-orchestrated cyberattack of Sony Pictures, North Korea says, as it warns of strikes against the White House, Pentagon and "the whole U.S. mainland, that cesspool of terrorism." Such rhetoric is routine from North Korea's massive propaganda machine during times of high tension with Washington.

Near whiteout conditions on I-70 into mountains — DENVER - A strong winter storm continues to bring snow and strong winds to parts of Colorado's mountains. Snowfall rates could hit 2 to 3 inches an hour at times. That, combined with wind gusts over 75 mph in some spots, will cause whiteout conditions on roads on Monday.

Severe weather watches and warnings issued for north and central mountains, Western Slope — Severe weather watches and warnings are in effect in the north and central mountains of Colorado and on the Western Slope. -- Avalanche watch in the mountains The Colorado Avalanche Information Center has issued an avalanche watch for the north and central mountains.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @DenverChannel: TRAFFIC ALERT: Minor avalanche on Loveland Pass. Pass closed for now.

Dec 21, 2014

TRAFFIC ALERT: Minor avalanche on Loveland Pass. Pass closed for now.

Dec 21, 2014

Heavy snow causing road closures and dangerous conditions in the mountains -

Dec 21, 2014

RT @DenverChannel: Severe weather warnings in effect for mountains and Western Slope -

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See last minute Christmas sales, deals, coupons at Target, JcPenney, Walmart, Big Lots, more — DENVER - With just four shopping days left until Christmas, several retailers started new sales today to lure you into their stores. Let's take a look at some of the ads released this morning. Target Target's ad starts with a headline that says 4 Days Left To Shop!

Car stolen from Denver police officer hospitalized in critical condition — DENVER - As Denver Police Officer John Adsit laid in the hospital in critical condition, someone stole his personal car. Adsit has been hospitalized at Denver Health Medical Center since Dec. 3, when he and three other bicycle officers monitoring a protest of hundreds of students from Denver's East High School were hit by a driver who suffered a medical emergency.

Aurora studies increase taxes on recreational marijuana — On Monday, the Aurora City Council will move to adopt new voter approved taxes on recreational marijuana. The increased taxes are concerning to some in the industry who say if taxes get too high -- the black market will thrive. At the ever-evolving high tech retail marijuana shop, Euflora, owner Jamie Perino keeps a close eye...

U.S. Has A Higher Preterm Birth Rate Than Libya. Here's Why. — The U.S. is a global leader in medicine and technology, yet it has one of the highest rates of preterm births of any wealthy country. About 12 percent of all U.S. births happen before the 37-week mark, which ranks the nation in the middle of the pack worldwide.

New York cop-killer told bystanders to watch shootings, police say — NEW YORK - A man who fatally shot two New York police officers before killing himself told bystanders to "watch what I'm going to do" moments before the attack, according to police investigators.
Dec 21, 2014

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New plant life emerging in Colorado River Delta — TUCSON, Ariz. - Scientists and environmentalists say a spring release of water has reversed a 13-year trend of decline in plant and wildlife in the Colorado River Delta. The Arizona Daily Star reports that federal researchers from Tucson say that an artificial release of water into the Colorado River between March and mid-May has led to an increase of vegetation by more than 40 percent and a rise in bird populations.

Kansas considers joining lawsuit against legal pot in Colorado — TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas hasn't decided whether to join a lawsuit filed by other states against Colorado over its legalization of marijuana even though the two states share a border. Spokeswoman Jennifer Rapp said Friday that Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has been considering legal action against Colorado for months.
Dec 21, 2014

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Colorado man dies after fight with son, authorities say — NEW CASTLE, Colo. - Authorities say a Garfield County man died following a struggle with his son at a home near New Castle. Anthony Padia was being held on suspicion of second-degree murder of 65-year-old Leon Padia. The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports a relative saw the young man put his hands around his father's neck.
Dec 21, 2014

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