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Woman arrested after boy dies in Denver-area apartment fire

Jan. 24, 2022 21:33 PM EST

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A woman was arrested Monday on murder and arson charges after a fire swept through a three-story apartment building in suburban Denver, killing a 5-year-old boy and displacing more than 30 people. Investigators believe Alondra Michel, 37, was involved in a...

Jokic scores 34 points, Nuggets beat Pistons 117-111

Jan. 24, 2022 00:05 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic scored 34 points, including four free throws in the closing seconds, and the Denver Nuggets held on to beat the Detroit Pistons 117-111 Sunday night. Jokic also had nine rebounds and eight assists, just missing a fifth straight triple...

Smith, Henn lead Denver past Omaha 94-63

Jan. 22, 2022 20:13 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Tevin Smith had 18 points to lead five Denver players in double figures as the Pioneers romped past Nebraska Omaha 94-63 on Saturday. Denver's 94 points were a season high. Michael Henn scored 13 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and distributed six assists for the Pioneers...

COVID, birth rates affect Colorado public schools enrollment

Jan. 22, 2022 10:11 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Student enrollment has continued declining across Colorado public schools, with the state counting about 1,200 fewer students in kindergarten through 12th grade this fall than last year, when enrollment in preschool through high school plunged by about 30,000 students. ...

Morant scores 38, Grizzlies knock off Jokic, Nuggets 122-118

Jan. 22, 2022 00:36 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Ja Morant scored 38 points and the Memphis Grizzlies overcame Nikola Jokic's fourth straight triple-double to beat the Denver Nuggets 122-118 on Friday night. Morant scored on floaters, runners, fadeaways, 3-pointers, an emphatic alley-oop and driving layups while...

Nuggets sign veteran C DeMarcus Cousins to 10-day contract

Jan. 21, 2022 20:01 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets signed four-time All-Star DeMarcus Cousins to a 10-day contract on Friday to back up Nikola Jokic. The 6-foot-10 Cousins will be eligible to play in six games for the Nuggets, starting Friday night against Memphis. He's reuniting...

FBI: Laundrie admitted killing Gabby Petito in notebook

Jan. 21, 2022 17:57 PM EST

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — The boyfriend of slain cross-country traveler Gabby Petito admitted killing her in a notebook discovered near his body in a Florida swamp, the FBI announced Friday. It was the first time authorities squarely pinned the blame for Petito’s death on Brian...

US, Colorado reach proposed settlement in 2015 mine spill

Jan. 21, 2022 15:19 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado, the U.S. government and a gold mining company have agreed to resolve a longstanding dispute over who’s responsible for continuing cleanup at a Superfund site that was established after a massive 2015 spill of hazardous mine waste that fouled rivers with a sickly yellow...

Snowboarder who died after crashing into tree identified

Jan. 21, 2022 10:59 AM EST

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — A snowboarder who died after crashing into a tree at Colorado's Aspen Highlands Ski Area has been identified as 42-year-old Trevor Crandall of Denver. Crandall's name was released Thursday by the Pitkin County Coroner's Office, which ruled his death was...

Denver-area grocery store strike ends with tentative deal

Jan. 21, 2022 10:46 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — A union representing grocery store workers ended a strike against Denver-area supermarkets owned by Kroger Co. on Friday after reaching a tentative contract deal for workers. The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 and King Soopers and City Market both said...