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Start of ski season energizes businesses in the Rocky Mountains — SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. - The party at Dillon Dam Brewery in Summit County Friday wasn't just a Halloween celebration - the 2014 ski season is also getting underway. "Our business revolves around the ski resorts. We get busy the minute people start coming to town.

CALL7 investigation finds state officials do not oversee school discipline programs — CENTER, Colo. - The CALL7 Investigators have learned the Colorado Department of Education does no monitoring of school discipline programs state-wide. Department officials said according to the state's constitution, they cannot offer guidance regarding discipline, and leave all oversight up to the local districts themselves -- and their school boards.
Nov 01, 2014

CALL7 investigation finds state officials do not oversee school discipline programs

Teller Elementary lifts Halloween costume ban after students persuade administration — DENVER - Students at Teller Elementary School making Halloween history today, celebrating with costumes and candy, following a little persuasion. Some 5th grade students wanted to make Halloween a special day at school, they convinced administrators a parade was a good idea.

Teacher scared away attempted abduction suspect who tried to lure a student during recess — BRIGHTON, Colo. - Deputies in Adams County are investigating a report of the attempted abduction of a child during recess at Metz Elementary School on Thursday. The 10-year-old was playing in the school yard, located at 2341 Sherrelwood Drive in Brighton, when a pickup truck approached.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @DenverChannel: Men in a pickup tried to lure a child outside of this school. A teacher scared them away

Denver files charges against Massachusetts fugitive Gregory Lewis — DENVER - Denver's District Attorney has filed charges against the man who allegedly came to Colorado while he was on the run from charges that he raped a child in Massachusetts. Gregory Lewis is accused of first-degree attempted murder, sexual assault, first-degree assault and aggravated robbery for allegedly attacking a woman in Denver.

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShip Two tourism rocket crashes in Mojave Desert — BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo tourism rocket with two people on board crashed Friday morning during a test flight at Mojave Air and Spaceport. The status of the pilots is unclear. #SpaceShipTwo has experienced an in-flight anomaly. Additional info and statement forthcoming.- Virgin Galactic (@virgingalactic) October 31, 2014 The plane took off at 10:07 PST a.m.

Where can I drop off my ballot? Where can I vote? And other things you need to know about 2014 vote — DENVER - Election Day is Tuesday, but election clerks say it may too late to mail your ballot. To make sure it gets counted on time, you'll need to drop it off or vote in person. Every registered voter in Colorado was mailed a ballot the week of Oct. 14.

Colorado students isolated in closet-sized rooms for weeks as expulsion 'alternative' — DENVER - The CALL7 Investigators have learned a Colorado school district has been keeping students isolated in 4-foot by 6-foot rooms for weeks, as an alternative to expulsion. One student, Evan, told CALL7 Investigator John Ferrugia he spent each school day, about seven and a half hours, sitting in a chair at a small corner desk, facing the wall -- for nearly three months.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @DenverChannel: A school board member said: “They’re breaking the kid, they’re not teaching him how to behave”

Oct 30, 2014

RT @7Marshall: Evan called it “The Box.” The sign on the wall says “Time out room.” @johnferrugia7 at 10p.

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Video of trickster parents telling son he has Ebola goes viral — DENVER - YouTube is full of videos of parents sharing footage of their kids. Scenes of first birthday cakes, graduations, and silly dances are shared each day. Parents tricking their kids is also a mainstay of the social-video site. Every Halloween, Jimmy Kimmel shows clips of children reacting to news that mom and dad have eaten all of their trick-or-treat candy.

Denver radio legend Murphy Huston shares his breast cancer story — DENVER - Each woman's journey to recovery is truly unique, but this Denver radio legend speaks for the minority of breast cancer patients: men. Murphy Huston has been a Denver celebrity for 25 years. He hosted a popular morning radio show on KOSI 101FM, and advocated for breast cancer since his wife was diagnosed 18 years ago.

French Quarter apartment shooting: Police say 1 victim was suspect's roommate — DENVER - Officers investigating a double murder at a Denver apartment complex on Wednesday night now say one of the victims was the suspect's roommate. The second victim was a friend of the roommate. Two women, whose names are not being released, were found shot and killed just after 11 p.m.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @DenverChannel: Roommate confesses to killing 2 women, but says he forgot what they were arguing about

Colorado ghost towns: Independence mining town on Independence Pass, near Aspen — ASPEN, Colo. - Join us for a walk back in time as we explore the ghost town of Independence, near Aspen. Why the name Independence? Legend says it was because gold was discovered here on the Fourth of July in 1879. Like most mining towns in the Colorado mountains, the legends and stories are fascinating.

Trooper ambush suspect Eric Frein caught, death penalty eyed — DUNMORE, Pa. - A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, was captured on Thursday by U.S. marshals near an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a seven-week manhunt that had rattled the nerves of area residents.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @DenverChannel: Trooper ambush suspect Eric Frein caught, death penalty eyed --

Police searching for orange station wagon involved in hit-and-run in downtown Denver — DENVER - Denver Police are looking for a driver who hit a pedestrian and drove away. The pedestrian was hit in the crosswalk at 18th and Larimer streets around 2 a.m. Denver Police said the victim was clipped by the car and has some injuries to his face.

Investigation finds El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa's relationships led to special treatment — COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa engaged in inappropriate relationships and improperly tried to influence internal affairs investigations, according to findings released Thursday by the Board of County Commissioners. In May, El Paso County Commissioners received a letter from the three commanders in the Sheriffs' Office that contained employment-related complaints.
Oct 30, 2014

Investigation into @EPCSheriff Maketa finds inappropriate relationships & special treatment

Oct 30, 2014

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VIDEO: Groom drops bride during run down aisle; epic wedding fail going viral

Colorado 6th Congressional District candidates Coffman, Romanoff debate entirely in Spanish — DENVER - In a live television first, candidates in Colorado's 6th Congressional District participated in a debate entirely in Spanish. Republican incumbent Mike Coffman and Democrat Andrew Romanoff discussed a variety of issues, including, immigration, health care and fracking. The 30 minute exchange was broadcast on Denver's Univision affiliate.

Debbie's Deals: Freebies, deals for Denver Art Museum, Einsteins, PF Changs, Starbucks, more — DENVER - It's time for the latest round of freebies, deals and coupons. As always, these can and do expire quickly. And never give your real birthday or a credit card number for a free offer. Get free admission to the Denver Art Museum on Saturday.

Littleton man, Darin Ninneman, gets 32 years for stabbing mother to death while high on meth — CENTENNIAL, Colo. - A Littleton man has been sentenced to 32 years in prison for stabbing his mother to death while high on methamphetamine. Arapahoe County District Judge Gerald J. Rafferty sentenced 33-year-old Darin Allen Ninneman to state prison on Thursday after the defendant pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on Aug.
Oct 30, 2014

#Littleton man, Darin Ninneman, gets 32 years for stabbing mom to death while high on meth