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Man fatally shot after chase involving Denver police

May. 15, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

DENVER, Colo. (AP) — A man died after a shooting involving Denver Police officers in the Barnum neighborhood on Friday afternoon. The Denver Police Department said the shooting happened in the area of West 1st Avenue and Perry Street. No officers were injured, 9News...

Embracing death: End-of-life doulas growing in popularity

May. 15, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Ashley Scott describes the emotional side of her job as a death doula like a fountain in the middle of a lake. Her job is to help shepherd a dying person through an experience that is so intimate, common and yet mostly taboo in American culture....

Hampson homers, triples as Rockies beat Reds 9-6

May. 15, 2021 01:48 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Garrett Hampson led off the first inning with a triple, one of 15 hits for Colorado, and the Rockies spoiled Wade Miley’s encore to his first career no-hitter with a 9-6 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night. Miley (4-3) was roughed up one start...

Governor ends mask mandates, allows mask 'suggestions'

May. 14, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado will no longer require COVID-19 mask mandates and instead will allow mask “suggestions,” Democratic Gov. Jared Polis said Friday. The announcement followed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's more lenient mask-wearing guidance...

Kansas man convicted in Colorado rape, carjacking

May. 14, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A man previously convicted in Kansas of rape and other offenses has been convicted of sexually assault in the rape of a woman in suburban Denver and of assaulting and carjacking another woman. The Aurora Sentinel reports that 26-year-old Tre...

Denver man in anti-Semitic group arrested in South Florida

May. 14, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A member of an anti-Semitic group was arrested in Miami after he refused to follow police commands during a traffic stop, authorities said. The group calls itself the Goyim Defense League and regularly engages in stunts to harass Jewish people, the Miami...

Street racing surges across US amid coronavirus pandemic

May. 13, 2021 22:49 PM EDT

Jaye Sanford, a 52-year-old mother of two, was driving home in suburban Atlanta on Nov. 21 when a man in a Dodge Challenger muscle car who was allegedly street racing crashed into her head-on, killing her. She is one of the many victims of a surge in street racing that...

Colorado speedway program aims to curb illegal street racing

May. 13, 2021 21:45 PM EDT

MORRISON, Colo. (AP) — Frustrated by an increase in dangerous street racing amid the pandemic, Denver police have deployed the department's helicopter to track races, closed lanes in areas often used by racers and sent officers to places where the groups meet. But law...

Colorado cities to accept digital ID during traffic stops

May. 13, 2021 20:50 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis announced that some cities in the state will begin to accept state-issued digital identification during traffic stops. A major goal of the digital ID program is to reduce how much time officers spend on the side of the road during...

Affidavit: Man arrested in Colorado for role in Capitol riot

May. 13, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A man accused of entering House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol building has been arrested in Denver. The FBI took Hunter Palm into custody Wednesday after he was identified to federal investigators by a family...