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CBS4's Brian Maass, right, interviews Rachel Fitzsimmons (credit: CBS)

Woman Tries To Turn Tables On IRS Scammers

They claim they are IRS agents threatening you with arrest or court action if you don’t send them money immediately for back taxes. It’s a phone scam that’s been sweeping the nation. But when the scammers targeted Rachel Fitzsimmons of Denver, she fought back.

01/22/2015

Frank Gale (credit: fop.net)

Denver Fires Top Sheriff’s Department Administrator

CBS4 has learned the City of Denver fired Sheriff’s Department Division Chief Frank Gale Wednesday after a six month internal investigation.

01/21/2015

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Fantasy Football: Fun Game Or Gambling Addiction?

It is estimated that some 33 million people in the U.S. and Canada are playing fantasy sports; but for many, fantasy has turned into an ugly reality. It’s become an addiction costing them time, relationships and money.

01/19/2015

Kerwin Sande (left) with his attorney David Savitz (front) outside of court in Denver (credit: CBS)

High-Profile Case Prompts Call For Legalized Sports Gambling In Colorado

CBS4 Investigator Rick Sallinger has been following the story about one big time Denver bookie who is headed to federal prison, but some say his crime should be a thing of the past in Colorado.

01/12/2015

Platinum 84 (credit: CBS)

Only In Federal Heights: Strip Club Wins City Holiday Lights Contest

The City of Federal Heights announced Tuesday night that its only strip club- Platinum 84- won first place for the best holiday lighting display by a business.

12/17/2014

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‘Horrific Nightmare’: Pot Business That Morphed Into Money Laundering Trial Has Informant Fearing For Life

Information supplied by an informant to the Drug Enforcement Administration could tie Colorado’s marijuana industry to Colombian drug cartels.

12/11/2014

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Return Fraud Results In Illegal Gift Cards

It’s an illegal business worth billions and the holiday shopping season is the prime time for return fraud. Thieves take items off store shelves and then take them to the return counter, pretending to have purchased the item.

12/10/2014

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Union Claims DPD Officers Prohibited From Wearing Riot Gear ‘For Appearance’s Sake’

In a sternly worded letter to Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and Police Chief Robert White, Denver’s police union warned Wednesday that its officers had been forbidden from wearing riot gear at recent Denver protests placing officer’s safety at risk.

12/10/2014

Student blocking the intersection of Lincoln Street and Colfax Avenue (credit: CBS)

Denver High School Protesters Accused of ‘Reprehensible’ Actions

Protesters who marched through Denver Wednesday to demonstrate against events in Ferguson, Mo. Are now being accused of cheering and clapping when a Denver Police officer was run down and seriously injured by a motorist.

12/04/2014

Officer John Adsit (credit: CBS)

DPD Officers Injured During East High Protest Identified

Early Wednesday afternoon, physicians at Denver Health Medical Center were operating on Denver Police Officer John Adsit, 35, after he was seriously injured while assisting with a protest on Colfax Avenue by students from East High School.

12/03/2014

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