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Do you heart the 80s? Here's your dream store — DENVER - If you're having a hard time finishing up your shopping, there is a totally awesome shop along Denver's South Broadway that is totally worth checking out. Yes, I mean to say "totally" twice because everything inside Fifty-Two 80s is from, you guessed it, the 1980s when totally was used all the time.

White Christmas for Denver — Denver's history says a white Christmas is unlikely. However, long-range forecast models tell a different story. KUSA - There is a little more than a week left until until Christmas and many people are already starting to wonder if we will see snow Christmas day along the Front Range.

Driver doesn't clear off frost, slams into parked car — DENVER - Police responding to a hit-and-run involving three cars Thursday morning have learned the crash only involved two cars. A white Jetta was driving down Mitchell Place and told police she could not see out of her window because it was covered in frost.

Breck man gets pot Christmas presents at NY hotel — COLONIE, NY - A 28-year-old Breckenridge man was taken into custody Monday after 16 pounds and 11.55 ounces of marijuana wrapped as Christmas presents was delivered to his New York hotel room. The package originated from Colorado. Police were called Monday after U.S.
Dec 17, 2014

Colorado and pot;a favorite topic nationwide: Breck man gets pot Christmas presents at NY hotel… via @9News

Contractor to resume VA hospital work by Christmas — AURORA - The Department of Veterans and contractor Kiewit-Turner have reached an agreement to resume construction on the VA hospital in Aurora. K-T will begin ramping up work next week, in exchange for immediate payment to cover past costs. The interim agreement being finalized Wednesday, totals $234 million.

Watch: Keith Morrison reads 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas' — KUSA - The story of the Grinch and his quest to steal Christmas from the happy citizens of Whoville is rife with mystery, intrigue, complicated personalities and twists and turns. So perhaps it's no shock that Keith Morrison, the guy from Dateline, decided to read Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" this holiday season.

Texas meteorologist shot in station parking lot — EDDY, Texas - KCEN-TV's morning meteorologist was shot Wednesday in the parking lot of the station. Several hours later, authorities said they took a man into custody who was holed up in a house, calling him a person of interest but not identifying him as the gunman.
Dec 17, 2014

Scary and sad. Prayers to the station. Texas meteorologist shot in station parking lot

Parents charged after toddler tests positive for THC — DENVER - Two Denver parents were charged Wednesday after their 3-year-old daughter tested positive for THC. A subsequent investigation found both cocaine and an illegal amount of marijuana in their home. Mario Hollerway, 33, and Alysia Lombard, 26, were both charged with child abuse and possession of 6 to 12 ounces of marijuana.
Dec 17, 2014

Parents charged after toddler tests positive for THC

Mom drafts parent-to-parent letter on bullying — JEFFERSON COUNTY - In a time when kids are writing letters to Santa, Heidi Kacprowicz wants to write a letter to all parents. "This is why I am asking for us all, as parents, to make sure we are paying attention," Kacprowicz writes in her letter parents.
Dec 17, 2014

Mom drafts letters to all parents, asking for help in the fight against bullying. #9News…

Quadruplets ready to celebrate Christmas — AURORA - Alyssa, Carter, Miles and Bentley are less than three months old, but they have already made history as the youngest and smallest quadruplets born at the University of Colorado Hospital! The Sallaska quadruplets were born premature at 25-weeks on Sept. 30. Each weighed less than two pounds.
Dec 18, 2014

Stocking stuffers! Quadruplets are ready to celebrate their 1st Christmas.

Dec 18, 2014

Don't miss the little miracle stocking stuffers, quads born at 25 weeks. Soft spot for 25 weekers with 2 of my own.…

Dec 17, 2014

Sweet X4 - The smallest & youngest quadruplets born at Univ of Colo Hospital are now 11-weeks-old & doing well

Dec 16, 2014

LOOK at this adorable pic❤️Quadruplets ready to celebrate Christmas in #Denver… #9News

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Boulder Co. launching rape-kit program — BOULDER - Boulder County will launch a program offering sexual assault forensic exams by April 1, 2015, making it easier to report and prosecute rape. District Attorney Stan Garnett announced sexual assault forensic exams will be offered at Boulder's Foothills Hospital through a community partnership.

Is a charity for veterans legit? — DENVER - 9Wants to Know found questionable practices by a charity that claims to help veterans through cash donations solicited from customers outside of grocery stores. Rescue a Vet has been spotted at Walmarts and Trader Joe's locations in the metro area over the last several months.
Dec 17, 2014

Kelvin Moore of Rescue a Vet said he plans to sue me and my station over last night's report. Here's the report:…

Harris returns to the Broncos Huddle — KUSA - Emmanuel Sanders has been on the Broncos Huddle every week, but one, because of his concussion, but no other Bronco has been a repeat on the Wednesday night show, until tonight. Fresh off his new contract extension and another strong performance Sunday, Harris is on cloud nine.

Baby boy's headstone destroyed before Christmas — LITTLETON - As she drove around the cemetery loop her heart began to sink. The view she was used to seeing had been altered. Something wasn't right. "Where is he?" Kelly Davis asked herself. "I just can't see his plot." Few moments in Davis' life have been as crushing as this moment.
Dec 17, 2014

Working on a sad story today. Watch #9NEWS later today: Baby boy's headstone destroyed before Christmas…

Pakistan school attack kills 145, mostly children — Saman Khan, a Pakistani TV journalist who spent time at 9NEWS this year, provided an on-the-ground view from Pakistan. KUSA- The carnage is nearly unthinkable, even for a nation hardened by consistent terror attacks: school children between the ages of 10 and 18 slaughtered by a half-dozen suspected Taliban militants, while in their classrooms in Peshawar, Pakistan.
Dec 17, 2014

RT @SamanIqbal3: @9NEWS @MayaJRodriguez Thanks for your generous words in this painful time.Pakistan school attack kills 145,…

8 things to know about Hanukkah — On Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 at sunset, Jews around the world will gather to celebrate the "Festival of Lights" known as Hanukkah. For eight nights, families will gather to light the traditional menorah, say special blessings and perhaps share a laugh or two while exchanging gifts.

Veteran has surgery after yearlong wait — KUSA - Thomas Amabile will have cataract surgery Tuesday after a yearlong ordeal with the Denver VA Hospital, which highlights ongoing lapses in patient scheduling. 9Wants to Know obtained Amabile's medical records from the Department of Veterans Affairs.The records show Amabile called on New Year's Eve 2013, asking for a referral to an eye specialist.

Arvada Officer's good deed helps terminally ill woman — ARVADA -A school resource officer's simple trip to the grocery store has given an Arvada woman a very big reason to be thankful during the holiday season. Officer Zubrinic works at Arvada West High School, but was called to check on a woman who was reported to be very sick on the sidewalk at West 60th Avenue and Ward Road on Dec 2.
Dec 16, 2014

Glad officers like this are in my community! Arvada Officer's good deed helps terminally ill woman

Jury awards former JeffCo inmate $11M after stroke — JEFFERSON COUNTY - A U.S. District Court jury has awarded a former inmate an $11 million verdict after he suffered a stroke while in the Jefferson County Jail and didn't receive treatment for 24 hours. More than $7 million of that was punitive.