Most talked about 9News Denver stories

2 Men face murder charges in Larimer County case — AURORA - Wilma Cotton, the mother of 28-year-old Andrea Bartmess found dead in Larimer County November 21, has been told two men are in custody facing murder charges. Cotton told 9NEWS Friday that Patrick Hannon, 51, and Michael Bensen, 45, have been arrested. They are accused in her daughter's murder.
Nov 28, 2014 @LarimerSheriff makes arrests, won't release victim's name. DA charges 2 w murder. full story #9NEWS. @Whitney9News

Fort Carson soldiers return home on Thanksgiving — COLORADO SPRINGS - Many United States servicemen and women ate their Thanksgiving meals with their fellow soldiers thousands of miles from home while deployed. For nearly 200 Fort Carson soldiers, they returned home just in time for supper. 195 soldiers from the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team came home to excited friends and family Thursday morning in Colorado Springs.
Nov 27, 2014

Welcome home, soldiers! Fort Carson soldiers return home on Thanksgiving #9news

Immigrant's dream: Give back to America — DENVER - Several people in need enjoyed a free Thanksgiving meal Thursday thanks to a West African immigrant who enjoys giving back to a country and people who have giving him so much. When you talk to Ousmane Ndoye, you are reminded what this country is about for so many people: hopes, dreams, possibilities and the unwavering belief that anything is possible.
Nov 27, 2014 what a perfect story for Thanksgiving or really any day. Just watch. #9News

Teen immigrants share what Thanksgiving means to them — For teens at the non-profit "Street Fraternity," Thanksgiving is a holiday they've had to learn about in their new home. KUSA- There are sounds and smells, which are so familiar to many who have grown up with Thanksgiving traditions.
Nov 27, 2014

Our #9NEWS story from last night. RT @CorkyScholl: Teen immigrants share what Thanksgiving means to them… via @9News

Dishing up delicious Thanksgiving leftovers — KUSA - Who doesn't enjoy Thanksgiving leftovers? The nice thing about leftovers is that most of the hard work is done. But did you know something as simple as oil and vinegar can give new flavor to a meal you just had?

12 types of guests at the holiday table — KUSA - Thanksgiving is a holiday that's about taking a moment to be thankful for all of the blessings in our lives ... while consuming mass amounts of turkey. It's also a day that brings together lots of people who don't see each other very often, and puts them in a confined space for hours at a time.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @lindak9news: Do you have any of these people coming to dinner?12 types of guests at the holiday table… via @9News

Nov 26, 2014

Do you have any of these people coming to dinner?12 types of guests at the holiday table… via @9News

Barefoot cooks produce one-of-a-kind cooking show — DENVER - Two Denver-area kids have a cooking show on YouTube. It's not "Cutthroat Kitchen." It's the most sugary and sweet cooking show imaginable. The recipes are not from "The Barefoot Contessa." They're from " The Barefoots," the YouTube cooking show. Chefs Amelia Winslow and Nahum Gonzales cook their masterpieces barefoot.
Nov 27, 2014

I'm thankful for all the kids in the world… like these 2! Happy Thanksgiving!!...

Nov 26, 2014

Need a recipe for pumpkin pie by tomorrow! These 2 cute kids have it!...

Homelessness still a significant issue in Denver — DENVER - Nine years into Denver's 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness, a visit to the city's Ballpark neighborhood suggests the plan will never live up to its name. Years ago, the busiest shelter in the area could handle the crowds. These days, it sends a few hundred people a month elsewhere.
Nov 26, 2014

If you think Denver's #homeless problem has gotten worse, you're right. Investigation airs at 10 on #9news…

Nov 26, 2014

Denver's 10 Yr Plan to End Homelessness will not(to almost no one's surprise) end homelessness. #9news Story at 9&10

Black Friday goes to the dogs (and cats) with adoption specials — KUSA - Most of us know Black Friday as a day to shop, but how about to adopt? Several local animal shelters are offering specials to families who are looking to add a new, fluffy member to their brood. The Denver Animal Shelter is waiving all adoption fees for adult and senior cats on Black Friday.
Nov 26, 2014

Black Friday goes to the dogs (and cats) with adoption specials

9 months after surgery, rescued grizzly roams free — Marley watched cartoons in her sanctuary clinic room as she recovered from surgery to repair two broken elbows KEENESBURG - If you were to ask Marley the grizzly bear about life right now, she'd probably tell you it's pretty darn good.

9NEWS viewers are thankful for their shelter pets! — My Shaggy, breaking hearts since his 2008 adoption.
Nov 26, 2014

Holy moly #9news viewers like to share pics of their shelter pets! Gallery: (here's mine!)

'Forgotten' child now disabled for life — While most six year olds are learning to read and write in kindergarten, running around at recess and playing t-ball or soccer, Aiden Barnum is happy batting his toys around in a baby seat. He also recently learned to sit up on his own and to turn on his favorite battery-operated toy drum.

Glitch halts some Colorado health exchange sales — DENVER - An unknown number of customers are being stopped in their tracks trying to purchase health insurance on the official Colorado exchange due to a technical problem, officials confirmed Wednesday. The is some sort of a glitch in the system that determines whether customers qualify for subsidies to help pay for heath coverage.
Nov 26, 2014

STORY: Glitch on state health insurance exchange halts some sales in Colorado. #9NEWS #COpolitics

Racial disparities within Colorado arrests numbers — DENVER - An analysis of arrests by USA Today and 9News reveals lopsided numbers involving African Americans who've been locked up or cited by police in Colorado. "That does not mean police are discriminating. But it does mean it's worth looking at.

Kidnapper wants to withdraw guilty plea — AURORA -The man who allegedly kidnapped an 8-year-old girl and burglarized a home in October 2013 was expected to be sentenced to a 30-year prison term Wednesday. However, during the court appearance, John Stanley Snorsky told the judge he wanted to withdraw his guilty plea and asked for new lawyers.
Nov 26, 2014 admitted kidnapper has a change of heart, wants to withdraw plea. fires lawyers. #9NEWS

Colorado's tiniest town will remain a town — BONANZA - After months of debate, Colorado's smallest town will remain a town. Since last spring, Bonanza's township title had been on the chopping block. On Tuesday, the state decided to keep it alive. Had the state decided otherwise, Bonanza would have become a ghost town. It only has one full-time resident.

Tarmac trouble: U.S. runway close calls soar — Near runway collisions involving commercial airplanes climbed two-thirds from 2003 to 2013 at U.S. airports to a rate of nearly one per day, as a shift to major hubs led to increased traffic in most of those cities, according to a USA TODAY review of federal data.

Milo Hall's amazing highlight reel — KUSA- Cherry Creek High School's Milo Hall has racked up 2086 yards during the 2014 season. Hall leads the Bruins into Saturday's 5A state championship game against five-time champion Valor Christian at Sports Authority field. Watch the video and enjoy some of Hall's most memorable moves and see how he describes his playing style.
Nov 26, 2014

SLIPPERY WHEN WET (and dry) The most difficult player to tackle in Colorado #9news #9sports @CreekFB @m_hall5

Nov 26, 2014

SLIPPERY WHEN WET (and dry) The most difficult player to tackle in Colorado. #9news #9sports @CreekFB @m_hall5

Self-proclaimed comedian arrested for pointing banana at cops — MESA COUNTY - A 28-year-old man was arrested near Grand Junction Saturday after allegedly pointing a banana at two deputies and telling them that he thought it would be a "funny joke" to post on YouTube to "lighten the holiday spirit." Police say the man, identified as Nathen Channing, was not recording the incident.