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Mom Fights With Insurance Company To Get Disabled Daughter WheelchairA team of experts settled on a specialized one that can rotate in space but keep her in a seated position for 3-yera-old Maddie. The cost was around $7,000, but their insurance, United Healthcare, denied it.
MSU Denver Offers COVID Vaccine Incentive With Scholarship DrawingMetropolitan State University of Denver announced this week it will offer its own vaccine incentive to students enrolled for classes in the fall with a scholarship drawing that will pay up to one year of tuition and fees for five students.
COVID Vaccine: Denver Moves Focus From Quantity To Localized, Targeted PopulationWith more than 70% of residents vaccinated, the City of Denver is shifting its coronavirus strategy and closing some testing and vaccination sites.
Fire Trucks Sold By Struggling Western Slope DepartmentChief Leif Sackett's fire department closed a fire station last summer in the middle of Colorado's worst wildfire season on record. This year, already with drought and 100-degree temperatures early in the season, Sackett's department is selling fire trucks.
Straight Creek Fire 30% Contained Thanks To Aggressive ApproachFirefighters gained the upper hand on the Straight Creek fire Friday. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Defense Rests Its Case In Devon Erickson's Murder Trial For STEM School ShootingThe defense rested its case in the STEM School shooting suspect Devon Erickson's murder trial.
The Keys To Getting A Better Night's Sleep Include Time Outside, ExerciseSimply put, most of us do not get enough sleep. Whether it’s stress, busy schedules, or the inability to stay asleep, there are a number of reasons we aren’t catching enough Zs.
Bear Beats The Heat In Cool Water In Roxborough State ParkA bear was spotted beating the heat in Roxborough State Park.
Outdoor Activities Boom In Popularity Across Colorado As More People Transition From Indoor GymsPick any outdoor activity- skiing, biking, hiking, rafting, camping, fishing… all are seeing increases in people, along with delays in gear production as suppliers recover from COVID-19 to keep up with demand.
'Still In Disbelief': Littleton Mom Goes From Working Two Jobs To Being A Millionaire With Comeback CashColorado's latest Comeback Cash winner has a Cinderella-like story.
Search For Missing Person At Lake Estes Turns From Rescue To RecoveryA person fell from a pontoon boat on Lake Estes late Thursday afternoon and has not resurfaced.
'Whole Area Was On Fire': Evacuated Residents Watch As Firefighters Battle Platte River FireFirefighters continue their battle with the Platte River Fire, Friday, by ground and by air.
Elevator Outage Leaves Denver Apartment Building Residents 'Stuck'Residents of a North Capitol Hill apartment building say with their single elevator out of service, they feel as if they are "stuck" in their Denver apartments with few options to leave the building.
Attention Colorado Hikers: Rare Weekend Ahead With Virtually No Mountain Storms ExpectedThe sky in many areas will be cloud free as a large ridge of high pressure builds into the area
Colorado State Fairgrounds COVID Vaccine Site Will Close Next WeekOne of the mass COVID-19 vaccination sites in Colorado is closing next week. The community site at the Colorado State Fairgrounds in Pueblo will close on June 14.
Family Forecast: CBS4 Meteorologist Lauren Whitney Expecting First ChildCBS4 Meteorologist Lauren Whitney and her husband are expecting their first child sometime before Christmas.
City Park Jazz Returns This Weekend To Resume 30-Year TraditionCity Park Jazz is making a comeback this weekend.
Potential For 110 Degree Weather Next Week Prompts Rare Excessive Heat Watch In ColoradoStarting on Saturday a massive ridge of high pressure will begin to build into the southern and central Rockies.
Bear Poses For 'Selfie' After Discovering Wildlife CameraA playful bear found a wildlife camera and decided to take a closer look. The end result was something that looked like a "selfie."
Diego Castorena Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison After Ramming Arapahoe County Sheriff's Vehicle, Striking DeputyDiego Castorena was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Friday for ramming an Arapahoe County Sheriff's vehicle and striking a deputy last year.
PHOTOS: Newborn Fawn Found Waiting With Horses For Mom To ReturnThree horses on a ranch in Colorado seemed to stand by as the newborn fawn waited for its mother to return.
3 Women Accuse Ex-Colorado Officer Of Sexual MisconductA former Colorado law enforcement officer is facing sexual misconduct accusations from three women, prosecutors said Friday.
Straight Creek Fire: Interstate 70 Fully Reopens In Summit County As Firefight ContinuesA wildfire in Summit County is burning in the area between Tenderfoot Mountain and Interstate 70.
Colorado Drought: Troubling Situation Gets Even Worse On The Western SlopeAnother grim picture was painted for Western Colorado by the latest drought monitor released this week. Areas with 'exceptional drought' grew to cover even more area.
Woman In The Window? Stanley Hotel Visitor Captures Unexplained Image During 'Ghost Tour'A tourist from Texas who visited the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park on vacation says she captured an image on film that she can't explain.  
'It's Just Crazy': Wellington Water Base Rates Spike 4 Times Higher Than Denver Water'sMany Colorado cities and towns are seeing water prices go up amid rapid population growth, but some of the highest price hikes are now hitting the small town of Wellington.
Platte River Fire: Evacuations Remain As 30+ Acre Jefferson County Wildfire Burns Near StructuresThe Platte River Fire in an area of Jefferson County called Ramona Gulch has burned slightly more than 30 acres.
2 Coloradans Launch Website That Helps People Going Through A DivorceGetting a divorce isn’t easy -- the process can be scary, stressful and lonely. A new website helps make the process a little bit more manageable.
One Dead After Mobile Home Fire In Jefferson County; Deputy And 2 Firefighters Treated For InjuriesOne deputy and two fire personnel are being treated for injuries after a fire at a mobile home in Jefferson County on Friday.
Cries For Denver Public School Board Member Tay Anderson To Step Down Get LouderAmid protests and shouts from angry parents, the DPS Board said it has spent $50,000 on the investigation into Tay Anderson and sexual assault allegations against him.

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Lobster diver survives after nearly being eaten by humpback whaleVeteran lobster diver Michael Packard was hoping to make a catch while fishing near Provincetown on Cape Cod but nearly ended up on the menu for a humpback whale. For 30 terrifying seconds, Packard says he was trapped in the whale's mouth.
American tourists living in Asia flock to Guam for COVID-19 vaccinesFrom the Maldives to Moscow and the microstate of San Marino, vaccine tourism is taking off around the world. But it's not without detractors. Lucy Craft takes a look at vaccine tourism from the American island of Guam.
Biden and G-7 partners launch infrastructure initiative for developing countriesThe initiative is called "Build Back Better World," a play on President Biden's slogan for improving infrastructure at home.
Federal agents and state troopers crack down on cartels smuggling drugs across southern borderOfficials along the southern border say Mexican drug cartels are moving much larger shipments of drugs into the U.S. The amount of fentanyl jumped 800% in just one year. Janet Shamlian got an exclusive look at one area where agents and state troopers say it's harder to track drug smugglers because more migrants are also crossing the border.
Justice Department watchdog to investigate Trump administration's seizure of Democrats' phone dataThe internal watchdog of the Justice Department says it will investigate the Trump administration's seizure of communications records of two Democratic members of the House Intelligence Committee. The requests were made by former Attorney Generals Jeff Sessions and William Barr in their aggressive investigation to locate the source of leaks about Mr. Trump's 2016 campaign ties to Russia.
Concerns as California moves toward dropping COVID-19 requirements for vaccinated peopleCalifornia is just days away from dropping all of its mask and social distancing requirements for people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. But turning the page on the coronavirus comes with risks.

CBS World News

Israel prepares for political shakeup amid Prime Minister Netanyahu's expected exitIsrael is expected to swear in a new government, ending the long and often rocky tenure of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In his place: an unlikely coalition that includes, for the first time, a party from Israel's Arab minority. It's a political shakeup that will have its work cut out for itself.
Biden and G-7 partners launch infrastructure initiative for developing countriesThe initiative is called "Build Back Better World," a play on President Biden's slogan for improving infrastructure at home.
Volunteers in India deliver meals to families as COVID-19 crisis rages onThe recent COVID-19 surge in India has been devastating. The virus has caused at least 29 million infections and 363,000 deaths, most of them since mid-April. While new cases are declining, the nation of more than 1 billion people continues to struggle with the societal effects of the virus. In one major city, an army of volunteers is trying to deliver help and hope on three wheels.
A look at the queen's history-making visits with American presidentsThe official celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's 95th birthday kicks off on June 12 as she prepares to mark 70 years on the throne. But there's another remarkable number she can boast about – in her long reign, she's likely met more U.S. presidents than anyone else alive today.
Jill Biden and Kate Middleton meet for the first timeAfter a roundtable discussion on childhood education, the first lady joked that it was too short. "I have a million questions written down! I'll have to give you a call!" she said.
Official dies by apparent suicide during probe into deaths of 21 runnersJingtai County Communist Party Secretary Li Zuobi jumped from his apartment and died, state television reported.