On a day when representatives of more than fifty county sheriffs will hold a news conference announcing a lawsuit against Colorado's new gun-control laws comes a tragic reminder of how dangerous semi-automatic weapons can be -- even to those who own them. The victim: Anastasia Adair, 22, who appear ... More >>
As a member of the Amendment 64 task force who is deeply troubled by the possible repercussions of legalizing marijuana, as well as a central figure in the national anti-pot organization Project SAM, Dr. Christian Thurstone is controversial in the marijuana community. But he hasn't backed away from ... More >>
Update: We've been reporting about a fatal stabbing on a Number 15 RTD bus near Federal and Colfax yesterday afternoon. A short time ago, the Denver Police Department revealed that Isaiah Moreno, twenty, had been arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder. Now, the Denver coroner's office has ide ... More >>
The judge in the Aurora theater shooting case has settled on the advisement that he will read to James Holmes should the suspect plead not guilty by reason of insanity at tomorrow's arraignment. It includes warnings that if Holmes enters such a plea, he'll be subject to a court-ordered psychiatric ... More >>
Update: The Denver coroner's office has now identified the man who was killed early yesterday morning on the 3600 block of Josephine Street as Israel Hernandez, age thirty. He was transported to Denver Health Medical Center but failed to respond to treatment after suffering a gunshot wound. The corn ... More >>
Britt Chester has wheels turning all around town with "Guess where I'm biking." This town is full of bike enthusiasts who ride both for fun and health -- which makes the latest spot in the series particularly appropriate.
Governor John Hickenlooper has signed HB-1084, a bill stiffening hit-and-run penalties that was inspired by Tim Albo, who nearly died after being struck by Brandon Mondragon in 2010. Albo's family is thrilled by this turn of events, but their enthusiasm is tempered by concern for Tim, who's struggl ... More >>
EARTH, WIND & FIRE @ NATIONAL WESTERN EVENTS CENTER | 4.28.12 Earth, Wind & Fire is infallible. The band -- which has been playing beautifully crafted, soulful pop for more than four decades -- can't have a bad show. Last night at the National Western Events Center, the group proved it, putting on ... More >>
Colorado Street Medics, subject of this week's feature, "Medic!," are protected by Good Samaritan laws, but their practice only goes so far: They will rinse out your eyes post-pepper spray, bandage your cuts, offer you sun-screen, keep you awake for your concussion and splint your limbs, but they wi ... More >>
In the news business, three similar incidents are considered a trend -- and if that's true, stripping at airports is on the cusp of becoming a thing. Mere days after a woman took off her clothes at Denver International Airport, a man in Oregon has done the same. But while the woman still hasn't bee ... More >>
At a city council meeting yesterday afternoon, Police Chief Robert White outlined what he called a "passive" plan for the Denver Police Department to enforce the urban camping ban if it is passed. As drafted, the strategy calls for law enforcement to partner with outreach workers, and White promises ... More >>
Overnight, the unnamed woman who stripped at Denver International Airport has become Colorado's biggest celebrity, responsible for the most-viewed item on TMZ. The would-be traveler, who was taken to Denver Health for evalution, allegedly stripped down in protest after being told to put out a cigare ... More >>
Yesterday we offered the bare facts on the woman taken to Denver Health after she stripped naked at Denver International Airport -- allegedly after she was told to extinguish the cigarette she'd lit up on the concourse. People at DIA were shocked by the sight, but as these historical photos indica ... More >>
Today, we're aswim in a culture crowded with folks seeking fame. So how the hell did an unknown woman in Denver outstrip Khloe Kardashian and Beyonce to become the subject of the most viewed item on TMZ? By stripping at Denver International Airport. Yep, a woman reportedly gave DIA security an easy ... More >>
Update: We now have more information about a homicide that took place last week on Knox Court. The victim, identified as Isaiah Garcia, eighteen, reportedly opened his apartment door in response to persistent knocking and was greeted with fatal gunfire.
Leroy Wright, 55, has been identified as the victim of a shooting that appears to have taken place this past Friday on the 2100 block of Franklin Street. At this point, the Denver Police Department isn't offering any information about possible suspects, or much of anything else.
We don't enjoy busting on Denver cops and sheriff's deputies. They have dangerous jobs, they don't make much money, and if I hear something go bump in the night, you better believe I'll call them.
Big photo below.Samuel Govea didn't wait around to be properly released from Denver Health Medical Center. Instead, he checked himself out -- a matter of some concern for authorities, given that he was being held on behalf of the Denver Sheriff's Office for a slew of offenses that led to him ... More >>
Graphic below.Update: The Denver coroner's office has identified the man who died after a shooting near 36th and Hudson on Valentine's Day as Serril Allen, nineteen. He was transported to a hospital with a gunshot wound to his chest. By the way, a web search pulls up hits for a Serril Allen a ... More >>
Earth, Wind & Fire singer Philip Bailey, who was born at Denver Health in 1951 and an East High School graduate, returns to his hometown with the band for Denver Health Foundation's NightShine Gala on Saturday, April 28 at the National Western Events Center. Tickets and table sales to the eve ... More >>
Tony Kovaleski.For a decade, 7News investigative reporter Tony Kovaleski has been one of local TV's most reliable trouble-stirrers. But starting in January, he'll have a new address: KNTV, an NBC owned-and-operated station in the Bay Area. Kovaleski, who grew up in San Jose, is making the mo ... More >>
Tomorrow is a city holiday, which means legions of city employees won't have to show up to work (with the exception of police and fire folks, Denver Health doctors, airport workers and the animals at the Denver Zoo; what's a giraffe have to do to get a day off around here?). There's a bonus ... More >>
Update, 3:11 p.m. October 26: Occupy Denver's most recent report, via its Twitter account, is that a total of five people have been hospitalized within the past day. The group is urging people to contact Mayor Michael Hancock's office to advocate on behalf of protesters using tents to stay wa ... More >>
Update: Last week, a man later identified as Alonzo Bencomo, 34, was shot and killed near 250 South Osceola. Today, Bencomo's family and friends will gather for a visitation and rosary in advance of a funeral tomorrow. Here's how they're remembering him in an online listing.
Graphic below.Update: The Denver coroner's office has identified the woman who was shot and killed near the Denver Rescue Mission early Saturday morning as Katrishay Quarles, eighteen. Cause of death: a gunshot wound to the thorax. Police are still searching for a suspect or suspects in the c ... More >>
Graphic below.The death of ten-month-old Adam Gonzales on Friday morning was only the beginning of what was arguably the bloodiest weekend in Denver this summer, with three homicides taking place on Sunday. The first took the life of David Hubbard near the intersection of 33rd and Grape.
Happy Place: Rooster and Moon Coffee Pub, 955 Bannock Street, 303-993-2622 The Hours: Monday through Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. The Deals: $1 sliders; $4.50-$5 small plates; two-for-one wines by the glass and beer Were we happy? Flip the page to find out.
Graphic below.The number of shocking hit-and-runs in the Denver area continue to mount. Now, hot on the peeled rubber of cases involving Brittany Gonzales, who allegedly struck a child but only stopped for her hubcap, and Lisa Norton, the so-called hit-and-swim driver, comes word of an incid ... More >>
Near the scene.Update: The Denver coroner's office has just identified the man shot to death early Sunday morning, allegedly by someone in a car that drove past the scene of a house-party-related fight on the 300 block of South Yates Street. The victim: James Sanchez, 24. The cause of death w ... More >>
Graphic below.Update: At this point, the Denver Police Department continues to characterize a Saturday night shooting at 5545 Xanadu Street as an act of self-defense. Now, however, we know the identity of the man who died in the incident. The Denver coroner's office has ID'd him as Gary Chav ... More >>
Graphic below. Earlier this week, we told you about a fatal stabbing on the 2100 block of Lawrence Street. The Denver coroner's office has now identified the victim of this crime as Kenneth Matthews, 43, of Albuquerque, New Mexico. He died of stab wounds to the chest. Thus far, the Denver Po ... More >>
Fox31The Friday night shooting at 136 South Julian Street had one inarguable result: a man was killed, and Denver Police say the homeowner pulled the trigger. What's still unclear, though, is if this shooting was a crime or an example of legal home defense.
Big pics below.Like the allegedly marijuana-related fatal crash involving Joshua Wittig, the January 2010 murder of Douglass Singleton, reportedly during a robbery involving medical marijuana, made a big splash initially, then fell off the media's radar. Turns out a lot's happened in the case ... More >>
Graphic below.Update:Information is still scarce in a fatal shooting at the Wise Harris Arms apartments on Saturday. Now, however, we know the name of the victim -- Marvin Smith, 33 -- and the basic circumstances of his death, which became official shortly after he was transported to Denver H ... More >>
FlickrOn December 22, a man later identified as 21-year-old Jordan Nelson was killed on the 2900 block of North Pontiac Street while sitting in his car. Less than a month later, on early Saturday morning, Quentin Smith, 21, died in a drive-by shooting a little over four blocks away.
An employee of the Monaco Grocery on East Colfax is dead after being shot last night during an attempted robbery.
The tugo in action.Clumsy, caffeine-crazed travelers who love carry-on luggage, rejoice. A Denver psychiatric nurse named Karen Porte has solved all of your problems. Porte is the inventor of the tugo, "a cup holder that keeps your drink suspended between the upright handles of your rolling b ... More >>
Josh Stanley.Medical marijuana forums frequently pit proponents versus detractors as a way of setting the rhetoric ablaze. But not "Medical Marijuana: Solution or Work in Progress," a City Club of Denver presentation set for 11:45 a.m. today at the Brown Palace Hotel. The event is peopled by ... More >>
Large photo below.Ever since Tim Albo was critically injured in a hit-and-run at 20th and Cherokee, his family has been fighting on his behalf -- and thanks in part to their efforts, the vehicle used in the crash led authorities to Brandon Mondragon, who's facing multiple charges in an incide ... More >>
Mike FallonIt's the middle of the afternoon and Mike Fallon is at Pint's Pub. The Republican candidate for Colorado's 1st Congressional District wasn't driven to the bottle by the rigors of campaigning, however. Rather, he's holding the first in a series of town-hall meetings that will take ... More >>
Photo by Drew JaynesA Club Posh graphic from our opening night slideshow.Earlier this week, we told you about shootings at Club Posh, 4040 E. Evans, which turned a Halloween party into a true horror show. Now, one of the trio who took bullets that evening -- John Singleton, 29 -- has died of ... More >>
View Larger Map Rapid developments on the fiftieth Mile High Murder, which took place early this morning at 1873 S. Clermont Street, an area captured in the graphic above (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"). The Denver Police Department has identified the victim as Jessi ... More >>
Cancer patient Tim Thomason didn't think he could feel any worse. His Denver jailers showed that he could.
Denver Health nurses are ready to unionize to save their profession.
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