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Denver police chief: Officers found weapons, gas cans planted in protest area


Created: Sun, 31 May 2020 00:40:06 GMT

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Police Chief Paul Pazen said Denver officers confiscated weapons in the protest area Saturday afternoon, including canisters of gasoline.

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'We have seen enough': Mayor Hancock announces 8 p.m. curfew to stem protest violence


Created: Sat, 30 May 2020 20:00:53 GMT

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“Once 8 p.m. hits, our message is very simple: Go home,” Hancock said. “In short, we have seen enough. We are not going to wait for these incidents to escalate any further … before we take action.”

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Police force protesters out of downtown Denver area as curfew begins


Created: Sat, 30 May 2020 17:44:02 GMT

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The third day of protest for George Floyd drew thousands of people to downtown Denver Saturday afternoon to peacefully protest. Still, tensions rose dramatically in the evening hours as the newly-implemented curfew of 8 p.m. drew near.

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Child killed after being struck by car in west Denver


Created: Sat, 30 May 2020 16:49:37 GMT

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Police in Denver are investigating a fatal vehicle crash involving a child in west Denver Saturday morning.

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Downtown Denver businesses, government buildings vandalized during second night of protests


Created: Sat, 30 May 2020 16:31:47 GMT

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Graffiti, broken windows and debris litter the streets and buildings around the State Capitol building Saturday morning in downtown Denver following a second night of protests in the name of justice for George Floyd.

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COVID survivor receives $840,000 statement for treatment, with more on the way


Created: Fri, 29 May 2020 22:48:27 GMT

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Robert Dennis spent weeks in the hospital, fighting and beating the coronavirus. He’s now back at home, working his way through recovery, but he’s not done with the virus entirely just yet. The high school teacher just received his first itemized statement for the cost of his care: $840,386.94.

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Gyms begin reopening in Douglas County


Created: Fri, 29 May 2020 20:27:32 GMT

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Douglas County was one of the first counties in Colorado to be granted a variance to reopen gyms.

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State agencies consider which changes to telemedicine should be permanent


Created: Fri, 29 May 2020 18:44:31 GMT

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Many restrictions placed on telehealth have been eliminated due to the pandemic and social distancing measures.

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Peaceful protests demanding justice for George Floyd in Denver turn violent for a 2nd straight day


Created: Fri, 29 May 2020 18:36:32 GMT

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Protesters took to city streets for a second straight day, demanding justice for George Floyd, the black Minnesota man who died after an officer knelt on his neck.

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Denver mayor, police chief say officers showed "restraint" during George Floyd protest


Created: Fri, 29 May 2020 18:08:12 GMT

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Mayor Michael Hancock and city officials praised police officers for their "tremendous restraint" during protests in the city for George Floyd on Thursday night.

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Denver police looking to identify driver who appeared to hit pedestrian during protest Thursday


Created: Fri, 29 May 2020 18:05:26 GMT

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Police in Denver said they believe they have “pretty solid evidence” in connection to the driver who appeared to strike a person at the George Floyd protest in Denver on Thursday.

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Colorado Department of Local Affairs to allocate $275M from Coronavirus Relief Fund to local governments


Created: Fri, 29 May 2020 15:32:00 GMT

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On Friday morning, the Colorado Department of Local Affairs announced that it will allocate up to $275 million from the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CVRF) to local governments across the state.

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Denver police investigating homicide on S. Broadway, not connected to protests


Created: Fri, 29 May 2020 12:43:34 GMT

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Police in Denver say one man is in custody after officers found a man who had been fatally stabbed along S. Broadway Thursday evening.

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Storms tonight and Sunday for metro Denver and the plains


Created: Fri, 29 May 2020 11:54:35 GMT

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It will be a toasty end to the month, with highs in the 80s each afternoon through the weekend. Storms are expected both Saturday and Sunday.

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Townsquare Media's Taste of Fort Collins: The show must go on(line)


Created: Fri, 29 May 2020 11:45:28 GMT

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When it comes to the Taste of Fort Collins, the show must go on. Well, online, that is. Here's the new plan for the 2020 celebration.

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Coronavirus in Colorado: Latest COVID-19 updates from May 29, 2020


Created: Fri, 29 May 2020 11:28:37 GMT

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The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said as of Thursday at 4 p.m., there have been 1,421 deaths among people who tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

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Family asks for birthday cards to celebrate Don Albright's 50th birthday


Created: Fri, 29 May 2020 10:30:27 GMT

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A local family is asking people for help to make a man's 50th birthday special.

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Donations pour into Tiny Town after story about uncertain future


Created: Fri, 29 May 2020 03:31:06 GMT

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When the manager of Tiny Town reached out to Denver7, she was desperate to preserve the park's future.

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Flag football program is called off but families are upset over partial refund


Created: Fri, 29 May 2020 03:21:43 GMT

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Marcia Oleferchik said her grandchildren signed up to play flag football in the beginning of the year, long before COVID-19 was a concern. Now the season is postponed indefinitely.

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Wedding videographer who refused refund after bride's death tied to dozens of other wedding companies


Created: Fri, 29 May 2020 02:43:25 GMT

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The wedding videography company who refused to refund a man $1,800 after his fiancé died is being accused by hundreds of people of scamming them.

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Evans mom, 4-year old girl shot with paintball guns in separate, related incidents


Created: Fri, 29 May 2020 02:08:50 GMT

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Five young men have been charged with felony menacing and child abuse, following a paintball gun shooting spree, which left two people injured.

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President Trump signs executive order to try to roll back liability protections for social media


Created: Fri, 29 May 2020 01:00:22 GMT

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President Trump signed an executive order Thursday that would roll back the liability protections for some social media companies.

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Protesters take to streets in Denver demanding justice for George Floyd


Created: Fri, 29 May 2020 00:31:02 GMT

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A shooting that left no reported injuries near the state Capitol in Denver Thursday afternoon kicked off what would be an hours-long protest for justice for George Floyd that saw vandalism by protesters and reported tear gas and pepper balls used by Denver police.

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New Colorado campaign working to highlight the importance of every worker as being essential


Created: Fri, 29 May 2020 00:01:22 GMT

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"We’re starting a campaign that’s a unifying message, that means everybody is essential," one of the creators of the campaign said.

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Deputies shoot, kill person near I-25 and Dry Creek Rd. in Centennial


Created: Thu, 28 May 2020 23:33:54 GMT

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Deputies shot and killed a person just before 4 p.m. Thursday near Interstate 25 and Dry Creek Road.

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Home from the Middle East and out of quarantine, dad sees twins for first time


Created: Thu, 28 May 2020 22:59:55 GMT

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It was a long journey from the Middle East, and a 14-day quarantine in Wyoming, but Ken Meich has finally seen his newborn girls.

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Keep up with Colorado weather 24/7 with Denver7's weather stream


Created: Thu, 28 May 2020 22:59:08 GMT

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You can keep up with the latest weather across the Denver area with our 24/7 Denver7 weather stream.

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Trump says he will extend National Guard deployment after pressure from Colorado leaders


Created: Thu, 28 May 2020 22:36:03 GMT

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President Trump said Thursday that he would extend the deployment of the National Guard, which is helping in COVID-19 efforts in Colorado and around the country, into August following bipartisan pressure from Colorado’s governor and members of Congress.

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How will the novel coronavirus change firefighting in Colorado?


Created: Thu, 28 May 2020 22:25:03 GMT

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It happens every year: As the land gets drier, storms move in and the air heats up, wildfires become more of a threat in Colorado. Throw the novel coronavirus into the mix and almost all aspects of firefighting change.

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50 years later, detectives say they found a Denver woman's killer


Created: Thu, 28 May 2020 20:49:27 GMT

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A Denver woman's killing in 1970 has been solved through DNA testing, including genetic genealogy, authorities announced on Thursday.

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