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Englewood police shoot and kill man near Oxford and Broadway
Englewood police said it's investigating a police shooting in the area of West Oxford Avenue and South Broadway. According to police, officers chased a man with a gun before one officer shot and killed the man.Few details were immediately available, but police said West Oxford Avenue is closed between Broadway and Lincoln Streets and likely will be for some time.Around 12:30 p.m., Englewood officers responded to a call regarding a man menacing with a gun, according to Englewood Police Spokesman Scot Allen. Officers chased him and one officer fired his gun at the man, hitting him. The man was taken to the hospital and was later pronounced dead.The suspect is believed to be the only suspect involved and police don't believe there are any threats to the community.
Colorado dentist accused of poisoning wife and mom of 6 after ‘heinous, complex and calculated’ crime leaves her brain dead
A 45-year-old dentist in Colorado faces charges of first-degree murder in the death of his wife, a mother of six children, after severe headaches left her brain dead, investigators said over the weekend. According to the Aurora Police Department, James Toliver Craig was taken into custody early Sunday morning, days...
Suspect arrested in shooting near Denver gas station
DENVER — A suspect has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting near a Denver gas station Sunday morning, the Denver Police Department said. The shooting happened just after 7:30 a.m. Sunday near the Sinclair gas station at Santa Fe Drive and Sixth Avenue. The victim died on the scene, police said. His name has not yet been released.
Denver shooting leaves man dead
A man is dead and Denver police are investigating after a Sunday morning shooting at the border of the Lincoln Park and Baker neighborhoods. The shooting occurred near west 6th Avenue and Santa Fe Drive, according to a tweet posted on the Denver Police Department's official Twitter account at 8:05 a.m. In its initial report, the police department said the extent of the victim's injuries were unknown. More than six...
1 killed in shooting on Santa Fe Drive, suspect arrested
One person was killed after a shooting in the area of 6th Avenue and Santa Fe Drive in Denver Sunday morning.
Why are there so many expired license plates on Colorado roads?
Theodore Shille was driving home from the grocery store when he noticed something. During the short trip, he passed three cars that had expired temporary license plates or no plates at all. It wasn’t the first time he had seen this near his Denver home; a few days before he...
Denver weather: Front Range rain showers, mountain snow
Denver’s weather will stay mild for the first day of spring with mostly cloudy skies and a chance of an afternoon and evening rain shower.
Family moving to Colorado suffers injuries, loses belongings after highway crash
A family of four, who was moving from Nevada to Colorado, lost most of their belongings after a driver crashed into their moving truck on I-70 Monday.
Homeless people in Denver not marijuana tourists, official says
Colorado Coalition for the Homeless spokeswoman Cathy Alderman said this week that “People are not moving to Colorado because we have 300 days of sunshine per year so they can live on the streets.”
Investigation into deadly shooting by Englewood PD officer continues
The 18th Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team will investigate after an Englewood Police officer shot and killed an alleged armed suspect Saturday afternoon. Investigation into deadly shooting by Englewood PD …. The 18th Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team will investigate after an Englewood Police officer shot and killed...
How Colorado homeowners still reeling from the COVID pandemic can apply for financial assistance
The clock is running out on millions in federal COVID mortgage assistance and 15 area governments and nonprofits are trying to get the money out the door. Colorado received about $175 million from the American Rescue Plan Act to fund mortgage assistance in 2021. By the end of January, however, about $121 million remained unspent, so the Department of Local Affairs expanded its pilot program for distributing the money before a December 2024 deadline.
Botanic Gardens, Levitt Pavilion and City Park 2023 concert lineups
You don't need to venture to Red Rocks to see great live music in Denver this summer. What to know: The Denver Botanic Gardens, Levitt Pavilion and City Park offer a range of outdoor concerts — many of them free. All three venues recently announced their 2023 summer lineups,...
Colorado Dentist Charged With Poisoning Wife to Death
A Colorado dentist was charged with murder on Sunday after detectives discovered his wife was fatally poisoned, police said.James Toliver Craig, 45, of Aurora, drove his wife to the hospital on Wednesday, reporting that she had headaches and dizziness.“Shortly after arriving at the hospital, the wife’s condition deteriorated rapidly, and she was placed on a ventilator in an intensive care unit. She was declared medically brain dead a short time later,” Aurora police said.Detectives from the Major Crimes Homicide Unit detectives launched an intensive investigation that revealed 43-year-old Angela Craig, a mother of six, was poisoned.“A warrant for first-degree murder...
A series of storms will bring more snow to the Colorado high country this week
Spring officially starts this afternoon and we'll see a mild start to the new season. Highs in the mid- to upper 50s this afternoon under a partly sunny sky.
Rally against Park Hill redevelopment draws mayoral candidates, Wellington Webb
A rally against the proposed redevelopment of the Park Hill Golf Course attracted hundreds in Denver on Sunday, including former mayor Wellington Webb, who sought to portray the fight as a battle between those who have the financial means to push it — and gain from its completion — and advocates for preserving it as open space. It's likely only the first of several campaign rallies for or against Question 2O, which asks Denverites whether to remove a conservation easement at the Park Hill Golf...
Suspicious item left at Englewood church
A bomb squad investigated after someone left a suspicious package at an Englewood church, closing roads nearby. A bomb squad investigated after someone left a suspicious package at an Englewood church, closing roads nearby. Denver’s Blake Street Tavern closing after 20 years …. A popular downtown Denver sports bar...
Lakewood's Red Square Scene of Late Motzei Shabbos Attack
Late on motzei shabbos, a man was assaulted in Red Square, located in downtown Lakewood. The assault resulted in serious injuries as the victim was violently attacked. There were 2 Lakewood First Aid ambulances at the scene. After providing initial treatment the victim was transported by medics to Jersey Shore University Medical Center for further medical attention.
Club Q hero Richard Fierro honored by Red Cross of Colorado
It was November 2022, when a gunman opened fire inside Club Q, an LGBTQ+ club in Colorado Springs. Five people tragically lost their lives. Among those at the club that night was Richard Fierro, an Army veteran who tackled and disarmed the shooter. Four months later, it's still hard for Fierro to be called a hero. "Everyone in there that night was a hero," he said.But Saturday, Fierro received the Lifesaving Military Hero of The Year Award at the American Red Cross Heroes Soirée at the Seawell Ballroom in Denver. Fierro attended the Soirée with the same people he was with at Club...
SNAP reduction causing surges at mobile food market
This month families across Colorado are feeling the impacts of a reduction in SNAP, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program monthly benefits. Most SNAP households are seeing at least a $95 dollar reduction.This means hunger-focused nonprofits like We Don't Waste are seeing the demand for help firsthand.Saturday morning, more than 400 cars were wrapped around Peoria Street near North Middle School in Aurora, where more than 400 families lined up for food assistance.The non-profit We Don't Waste hosted a market from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the middle school, but people were lined up since 9 a.m. "I cannot afford...
The Contenders: Mike Johnston Plans to End Homelessness in One Term
This is the eleventh in our series on the Denver mayoral candidates, based on their responses to a Westword. questionnaire sent to every contender on the ballot last month. A Colorado native and resident of Denver for the past twenty years, Mike Johnston has spent his career in education, the nonprofit world and politics, specifically as a Colorado state senator representing northeast Denver.
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