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FILE - In this June 27, 2020, file photo, Sheneen McClain speaks during a rally and march over the death of her son, Elijah McClain, outside the police department in Aurora, Colo. The parents of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man who died after officers in suburban Denver stopped him on the street last year and put him in a chokehold, sued police and medical officials Tuesday, Aug. 11. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Colorado attorney general announces broader probe of police

Aug. 11, 2020 5:34 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado attorney general has announced a civil rights investigation into the suburban Denver police department whose officers used a chokehold on Elijah McClain before the 23-year-old Black man died last year. It's the first investigation under a new police reform law passed after George...

Colorado attorney general probing Elijah McClain's death announces broader investigation into suburban Denver police

Aug. 11, 2020 5:17 PM EDT
AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Colorado attorney general probing Elijah McClain's death announces broader investigation into suburban Denver police.

Criminal investigation sought into NH candidate's foundation

Aug. 11, 2020 3:31 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former chief justice of the Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday requested a criminal investigation into a charitable foundation run by Bryant “Corky” Messner, a Republican running for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire. A letter sent to the Colorado secretary of state and...

Family of Elijah McClain, Black man who died last year after officers put him in chokehold, sues suburban Denver police

Aug. 11, 2020 1:07 PM EDT
AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Family of Elijah McClain, Black man who died last year after officers put him in chokehold, sues suburban Denver police.

Six children, from 3 to 17, wounded in Denver park shooting

Aug. 10, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Six children ranging from 3 to 17 years old were among nine people who were shot at a gathering in a Denver park, police said Monday. Three adults, a 27-year-old woman, a 19-year-old man and a 22-year-old man, were also shot while a 22-year-old man was hit by a car as he ran from the...

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2019, file photo, Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller (58) chases a play against the Chicago Bears during the second half of an NFL football game in Denver.  Von Miller is determined to show a so-so 2019 was an oddity, not an omen.  (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)

A star-studded list of NFL players looking for 2020 rebound

Aug. 10, 2020 3:44 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Von Miller is determined to show 2019 was an oddity, not an omen. Miller’s performance last season was nothing to scoff at considering he had eight sacks and made his eighth Pro Bowl. But his five-year run as an All-Pro first- or second-team selection came to an end and the...

Police say 9 people wounded in Denver park drive-by shooting

Aug. 9, 2020 10:47 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Nine people were shot during a family gathering in a Denver park, but all of the victims were expected to survive, police said. The shooting appeared to be a drive-by attack around 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the Byers and Pecos Park, The Denver Post reports. Denver police spokesman Tyrone Campbell...

Hardy, two-sport star, architect of Orange Crush dies at 87

Aug. 9, 2020 8:01 PM EDT

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — Carroll Hardy, a multi-sport star best known as the only man ever to pinch hit for Ted Williams, died Sunday at age 87. Hardy was also known as the football executive who helped assemble the “Orange Crush" defense in Denver during the 1970s. The University of Colorado,...

Denver officer suspended for hitting man with patrol car

Aug. 8, 2020 1:17 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Denver police officer was suspended for about a month after she struck a pedestrian with her patrol vehicle last year while using her cellphone, authorities said. Officer Jamie Taft was suspended for 38 days after pleading guilty to careless driving in January, KDVR-TV reported. Taft was...

Families create 'learning pods' amid uncertain school year

Aug. 8, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The unprecedented uncertainty whipped up by COVID-19 just weeks before the start of the school year is prompting an increasing number of parents to pursue what amounts to an academic side hustle — small-group “learning pods” that families hope will bring some stability...