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Helicopter crashes at Erie Municipal Airport

thedenverchannel.com — ERIE, Colo. - Dispatchers confirm a helicopter has crashed at the Erie Municipal Airport. However, officials did not know yet if there are any injuries. The Erie Municipal Airport is on Colorado Highway 7, about three miles west of Interstate 25.

Bus driver Darren Pettee sentenced for DUI in RTD bus

thedenverchannel.com — DENVER - A bus driver accused of driving an RTD bus while very, very drunk was handcuffed and taken directly to jail on Monday after sentencing. Darren Pettee was arrested on September 1, 2014, after a passenger reported that Pettee ran a stop sign and was driving recklessly.
Jan 26, 2015

RT @DenverChannel: RTD bus driver who said he drank a 1/2 gallon of vodka night before work gets year in jail bit.ly/1DcQBY1 pic.twitter.com/sE40SRTTWO

Ice fishing for $3,000 in cold cash

thedenverchannel.com — You better believe fishing is a year-round sport in Colorado. Arran Andersen joined 500 anglers braving the elements at Chatfield Reservoir for one of the coolest competitions around. It's an ice fishing tournament, where whoever hooks the biggest fish in four hours goes home with a $3,000 in cold cash.

14 Indicted In Child Prostitution, Human-Trafficking Ring

thedenverchannel.com — A 70-count indictment names 14 individuals suspected of running and patronizing a human-trafficking ring that used children for sex at locations ranging from Denver to Grand Junction. Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced the indictments Monday. Read the indictment.

Medical marijuana should only be used on sick kids who have no other treatment options, doctors say

thedenverchannel.com — CHICAGO - With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation's most influential pediatricians group says in a new policy.

Colorado community comes together for week-old Denver baby battling leukemia

thedenverchannel.com — DENVER - Eric and Danielle Wilson had no clue anything was wrong when it came time to greet their newborn son into the world, but as soon as baby Cooper was born, joy turned to heartbreak. Cooper Wilson is barely a week old and is already fighting for his life.
Jan 26, 2015

Little baby Cooper.. Just barely a week-old diagnosed with AML undergoes chemotherapy tinyurl.com/nyftmdv via @DenverChannel

Police try to ID robbery suspect accused of mugging 5 customers outside pharmacies in Aurora, Denver

thedenverchannel.com — DENVER - A disabled Denver woman chokes up, recalling the serial mugger who jumped her and boyfriend as they left a Walgreens store in Green Valley Ranch. "He's preying on handicapped people. He's preying on disabled people that can fend for themselves," the 43-year-old woman, who's using a walker as she recovers from spinal-fusion surgery, told 7NEWS on Monday.

FBI: 6 minors rescued from child sex trafficking, 2 suspects arrested at National Western Stock Show

thedenverchannel.com — DENVER - The FBI said its taskforce of local and federal law enforcement rescued six minors from child sex trafficking and made two arrests during the 2015 National Western Stock Show. The arrests occurred in the week preceding the event and through the course of the show, according to the Denver division of the FBI.
Jan 26, 2015

RT @DenverChannel: At 10 - FBI: 6 kids saved, 2 suspects arrested in child sex sting at Nat'l Western Stock Show bit.ly/1ynJZkU pic.twitter.com/frk9nr4HKc

2 suspects shot by Denver Police early Monday morning

thedenverchannel.com — DENVER - Two suspects were shot by police in Denver early Monday morning. One suspect is in critical condition, according to the Denver Police Department. Officials did not release information about the second suspect's condition. The officers were responding to a call of suspicious activity in the alley behind 2521 Newport Street when the shooting happened, police confirmed.

TOP TV deals and sales for Super Bowl week at Target, Best Buy, Walmart and Paul's TV

thedenverchannel.com — It's Super Bowl week and that means TV sales. Paul's TV told 7NEWS that the week leading up to Super Bowl is the most popular time to buy a TV, right behind Black Friday & the Christmas season.
Jan 26, 2015

RT @DenverChannel: TOP TV deals for #SuperBowl week at Target, Best Buy, Walmart & Paul's TV: bit.ly/1CJ4C1s @DebbiesDeals http://t…

Joan Rivers' daughter suing clinic

thedenverchannel.com — The daughter of late comedian Joan Rivers is suing the clinic where Rivers went into cardiac arrest. Melissa Rivers filed the multimillion-dollar lawsuit Monday against Yorkville Endoscopy in Manhattan, where Joan Rivers underwent surgery Aug. 28, 2014, according to New York Daily News.

Drone found on White House grounds re-opens debate about regulations and security

thedenverchannel.com — WASHINGTON, D.C. - The White House received an unlikely visitor early Monday - in the form of a drone. Secret Service agents found a 2-foot-quad-copter drone on White House grounds and, although it ultimately was cleared as not a threat, there were concerns at first that it could be carrying explosives.
Jan 26, 2015

RT @DenverChannel: #Drone found on #WhiteHouse grounds re-opens debate about regulations & security: bit.ly/1zkgdo8 http://t.co/qXw…

Denver Broncos' Emmanuel Sanders shines at Pro Bowl with 2 TD's

thedenverchannel.com — PHOENIX - Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders scored two touchdowns to help his team, Team Irvin, win the Pro Bowl, 32-28 over Team Carter. In the past, the Pro Bowl teams were divided by conference with the AFC Pro Bowl players facing the NFC Pro Bowl players.

Why your tax refund may be slower (or never arrive) this year

thedenverchannel.com — A few weeks ago, the IRS said it expects to be unable to answer half of taxpayer calls this year, but that's only the beginning of what promises to be a messy tax season. In an email obtained by ABC News and confirmed by the IRS to Credit.com, IRS Commissioner John A.
Jan 26, 2015

It might take longer to get your tax refund this year. Here's why: bit.ly/1LaNLbo

Jan 26, 2015

RT @DenverChannel: It could take longer to get your tax refund this year. Here's why: bit.ly/1LaNLbo

Jan 26, 2015

It could take longer to get your tax refund this year. Here's why: bit.ly/1LaNLbo

Device, possibly aerial drone, found on White House grounds

thedenverchannel.com — WASHINGTON - A device, possibly an unmanned aerial drone, was found on the White House grounds during the middle of the night while President Barack Obama and the first lady were in India, but his spokesman said Monday that it posed no threat.
Jan 26, 2015

RT @DenverChannel: Device found on White House grounds overnight may be unmanned aerial drone - bit.ly/1wxHko3 pic.twitter.com/1cCsgw1UGI

Jan 26, 2015

Device found on White House grounds overnight may be unmanned aerial drone - bit.ly/1wxHko3 pic.twitter.com/Ich4wr7tJN

Crashes on both sides of Highway 36 tangle morning traffic in Westminster

thedenverchannel.com — WESTMINSTER, Colo. - Crashes on both sides of Highway 36 near South Sheridan Boulevard are blocking lanes and causing delays. Looks like a new crash on EB Hwy 36 just after Sheridan blocking 2 of the 3 lanes. Slow from just after Church Ranch.

Denver International Airport sees cancelations due to East Coast storm

thedenverchannel.com — DENVER - As a strong winter storm hits the East Coast, airlines have canceled flights to and from dozens of airports including Denver International Airport. DIA is seeing a handful of flight cancelations to Philadelphia, Newark and New York-La Guardia. The affected airlines include Southwest, Delta and United.

IMAGES: Rocky Mountain National Park turns 100

Jan 26, 2015

We're celebrating Rocky Mt Natl. Park's 100th anniversary with a slideshow of pictures from the last few years: thedenverchannel.com/news/images-ro…

Couple accused of shoplifting with a little girl at Burlington Coat Factory

thedenverchannel.com — JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. - Deputies are asking for your help to find a couple accused of shoplifting with a little girl. Investigators say the couple put a little girl in a shopping cart at the Burlington Coat Factory on West Bowles Avenue on December 14, then walked around the store putting merchandise in the cart.
Jan 26, 2015

Pair with child tried to shoplift from Burlington Coat factory & threatened to stab worker - bit.ly/15LxFVO pic.twitter.com/b2RiZIrUop