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Armed suspect tackled on I-70 after carjacking near Lookout Mountain  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:27:34 MDT
A Jefferson County sheriff's deputy, assisted by motorists, apprehended an armed carjacking suspect Wednesday afternoon in the middle of Interstate 70 near the Genesee exit. 
Beauprez, with Christie, slams Hickenlooper over transparency  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:21:01 MDT
Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez sought to turn Chris Christie's bridge scandal into a slam on Colorado's Gov. John Hickenlooper during the New Jersey governor's visit to Denver Wednesday. 
Federal judge declares Colorado ban on gay marriage unconstitutional  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:09:26 MDT
A federal judge declared Colorado's gay marriage ban unconstitutional but temporarily stayed his ruling pending the outcome of appeals to a higher court. 
68-year-old wore name tag while allegedly robbing Denver bank  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:45:38 MDT
A man arrested on suspicion of robbing a Denver bank Tuesday morning was wearing a name tag identifying himself when he approached tellers and demanded cash, according to court papers. 
Theater shooting: CBI analyst testifies all bullets at crime scene link back to Holmes  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:00:39 MDT
CENTENNIAL — A bullet leaves the barrel of a Smith & Wesson M&P 15 traveling at 3,000 feet per second, covering the space of a large room seven times faster than a human can react. 
Bosler House owner passes $300,000 in Denver fines; roof remains open  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:22:36 MDT
The owner of the Bosler House, a landmark building in the Highland neighborhood, has accumulated more than $300,000 in fines from the city since December . 
Air tankers ordered for 30-plus acre fire outside of Rangely  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:08:47 MDT
New wildfires were sparked across the high country Tuesday and Wednesday.Several air attack crews were ordered Wednesday afternoon to battle a wildfire burning 30-plus acres in western Colorado. 
Englewood Depot letterpress museum could open next year  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:00:32 MDT
ENGLEWOOD — Owner Tom Parson hopes to open his letter press museum at the Englewood Depot in the next year. 
Fieldhouse at Philip S. Miller Park in Castle Rock to open this fall  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:29:17 MDT
Excitement is building for the opening of the first phase of Castle Rock's 237-acre Philip S. Miller Park - the yet-to-be-named fieldhouse. 
Crews responding to small Eagle County wildfire  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:53:33 MDT
Fire crews are responding to a small wildland fire in Eagle County on Wednesday afternoon, Greater Eagle Fire Protection District said in a tweet. 
Afternoon thunderstorms forecasted to drop rain over Denver-area, Front Range  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:32:29 MDT
Thunderstorms are forming west of the Denver area and are expected to drop rain throughout the Front Range early Wednesday afternoon. 
El Paso County will no longer pay for Sheriff Terry Maketa's high-profile defense attorney  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:38:12 MDT
El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa will be on his own if he wants to continue using high-profile defense attorney Pamela Mackey to defend recent accusations against him. 
Lakewood man sentenced to 18 years on gun and drug convictions  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:30:00 MDT
A Lakewood man with a long criminal record was sentenced on Tuesday to 18 years in federal prison following gun and drug convictions in April, the Colorado U. 
Tony Spurlock appointed Douglas County Sheriff  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:29:19 MDT
Tony Spurlock has been appointed Douglas County Sheriff by the board of commissioners. 
Coroner: Runner, 20, who collapsed at Boulder half marathon had irregular heartbeat  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:39:51 MDT
The Boulder County Coroner's Office today ruled that the woman who died after collapsing at the Boulder Spring Half Marathon at the Boulder Reservoir in May had an irregular heartbeat and said the runner may have had a condition that caused her heart muscles to thicken.