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86-Year-Old Mesa County Woman Dies After Allegedly Being Left Outside In Heat For 6 Hours, Assisted Living Caregivers ChargedColorado Attorney General Phil Weiser has charged three assisted living caregivers in the death of a resident at the Cappella Assisted Living and Memory Care facility in Grand Junction, the attorney general's office said Tuesday.
Activist On A Mission To Protect Health Of Her Hispanic NeighborhoodLess fortunate, Hispanic neighborhoods in Colorado regularly face higher air pollution levels that other more affluent neighborhoods.
Cops, Sheriff's Deputies In Denver Lagging on Vaccinations; 'There Is A Lot Of Pushback" Says Deputy Safety DirectorWith the city deadline for getting a COVID-19 vaccination closing in, newly obtained figures show the percentage of Denver Sheriff's deputies and Denver police officers who have presented proof of vaccination to the city is well below the number for other city employees.
Sheridan Police Officer Shawn Ralph Charged With Assault For Alleged Chokehold UseA 50-year-old police officer with the City of Sheridan has been charged with assault after he allegedly choked a shoplifting suspect who he said spit in her eye.
Colorado Auto Repair Shop Owner Marvels At Catalytic Converter ThievesSteve Horvath has a crew of experienced auto mechanics at his Littleton auto repair shop, Jeno's auto service.
VIDEO: Loveland Police Sergeant Defends Officers' Forceful Arrest Of Karen Garner On VideoNew documents and video reveal that a Loveland Police Department internal investigation approved of the use of force on an elderly woman with dementia.
City Of Denver To Shut Down Civic Center Park Due To Safety, Rats: 'Not Safe To Walk Through The Park':The City of Denver plans to shut down Civic Center Park on Sept. 15 due to crime, safety, sanitation and a host of other issues. The park will remain closed until the city can restore it as welcoming for all Denver residents.
Parents Say Hazing Led To Criminal Charge, Discipline For Chatfield Senior High School OfficialsMultiple parents in Jeffco Public Schools have told CBS4 that a form of hazing led to a criminal charge against the athletic director of Chatfield Senior High School for failing to report child abuse or neglect.
Parents: Hazing Led To Criminal Charge, Discipline For Chatfield Senior High School OfficialsMultiple parents in Jeffco Public Schools have told CBS4 that a form of hazing led to a criminal charge against the athletic director of Chatfield Senior High School for failing to report child abuse or neglect.
Nickolle Aguilar, Daniel Garcia Arrested After Boy's Body Found In ColoradoA man and woman from Florida face charges of child abuse resulting in death after the FBI says the pair dumped the body of a child in Colorado's high country.
Role Of Mental Health Professionals Within Loveland Police Department ExplainedThe Loveland Police Department is trying to add more mental health professionals to the force. This comes after two high-profile incidents: the June 2020 arrest of Karen Garner, a 73-year-old woman with dementia and last week Alex Domina, a 19-year-old with mental issues was shot and critically injured by police.
Following Allegations Of Neglect, Colorado Sues Arvada Assisted Living Facility To Protect Residents' SafetyA hearing on the matter won't take place until March 2022, because of a backup in state courts, leading even state officials to worry about the safety of the people who still live there in the meantime.
Colorado Unclaimed Property Website Blocked John Elway, Governors & Politicians From Searching Their NamesColorado's state-managed unclaimed property website, also known as The Great Colorado Payback, blocked nearly 100 Coloradans' names from being searched for an undetermined amount of time.
Colorado DEA Agent Brian Neil Charged In Road Rage IncidentThe teenager, Mohid Saeed, 19, of Parker, claims Neil racially profiled him and drew a gun on him and a friend during the incident on May 5. 
Jailhouse Interview: Suspect Ricardo Rodriguez Says There Is 'No Way' He'd Allow A Shooting At An All-Star Week EventRicardo Rodriguez, one of the four suspects arrested on weapons and drugs charges at the Maven Hotel near Coors Field in Denver on Friday, spoke to CBS4 Investigator Brian Maass in an exclusive jail house interview on Sunday.
Car Theft Caught On Camera While Owner Watched, Tried To Stop The ThiefVideo from a doorbell camera shows a man jogging down an Arvada street right before he stole a car while the owner watched.
As Homeless Encampments Proliferate, Property Owners Express FrustrationExhausted from dealing with a homeless encampment adjacent to his Capitol Hill home last summer, Brendan McCormick says he and his wife put their townhome on the market to sell last August.
Residents Fed Up Over Inaction Of Toxic Chemicals Cleanup Around Thornton Shopping CenterResidents in the city just a short ride north up the interstate from Denver are fed up, saying for 15 years, the owner of the Thornton Shopping Center has failed to clean up toxic dry cleaning chemicals that are seeping into nearby neighborhoods.
CBS4 Talks With Man Arrested By Greeley Officer Ken Amick Who Faces Felony Assault ChargeA Greeley police officer, Ken Amick, faces felony assault charges as he's accused of using excessive force during an arrest earlier this month.
Aurora Woman Looks For New Home After Ceiling In Apartment Complex CollapsesAn Aurora woman says she's had a leak in her ceiling for eight months, and it finally caved in.
Olivia Gant's Grandfather Demands Answers, Prepares For LawsuitThe grandfather of Olivia Gant is calling on the hospital which treated her to change its policies regarding reporting of suspected child abuse.
Colorado Businesses, Residents Hit By National Shortage Of Air Conditioning Parts During HeatwaveThe global supply chain issue, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, has led to a shortage of parts and microchips for all sorts of tech, appliances, and cars, but with the heat wave, people are feeling the affect more than ever.
Congress Park Residents Say New Trash Can Order Will Cause HardshipsSome 2,500 residents of Denver's Congress Park neighborhood recently received notification from the City of Denver that their trash would no longer be picked up in the alley but would have to be wheeled down to the street in front of their homes.
Wellington Water Base Rates Spike 4 Times Higher Than Denver Water's: 'It's Just Crazy'Many 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.

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