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Girl, 4, fatally shoots herself while reaching for candy in grandmother’s purse

19 min 10 sec ago
TAMPA, Fla. — A 4-year-old Florida girl fatally shot herself after she accidentally pulled the trigger of a gun inside her grandmother’s purse while reaching for candy, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The incident happened on Sept. 14 while Yanelly “Nelly” Zoller was at her grandparents’ Tampa home. The girl accidentally pulled the trigger and was shot in the chest, according to police. “She just wanted some damn candy,” father Shane Zoller told the newspaper Zoller says his daughter was […]

Woman screams at veteran for bringing PTSD service dog in restaurant

38 min 7 sec ago
PHILADELPHIA — A woman shown on video screaming at a veteran who brought his service dog inside a Delaware restaurant is now telling her side of the story, according to WTXF. In the video, Ciara Miller is upset about a veteran’s service dog being allowed inside Kathy’s Crab House in Delaware City. “I’m leaving because the food is nasty and there’s a dog,” Miller can be heard yelling in the video. An employee tells Miller that the dog’s owner is […]

Give a Fetch

46 min 28 sec ago
Calling all dogs and people! Join Camp Bow Wow for National Dog Week. Date: Saturday & Sunday, September 23rd & 24th Time: 10am – 4pm FETCH & WIN: Get a free tennis ball from Camp Bow Wow’s larger-than-life tennis ball dispenser – if you get the golden tennis ball you’ll win a FREE year of Camp Bow Wow services! MEET & GREET: Take a photo with Harlow and Sage on Saturday & Sunday from 12-2pm! Plus, check out a variety of local vendors […]

Lakewood woman climbs all 12ers, 13ers and 14ers in Colorado

1 hour 21 min ago
DENVER — A woman from Lakewood has accomplished an amazing feat. Alyson Kirk has climbed all of the 12ers, 13ers and 14ers in Colorado. That’s a grand total of more than 1,300 peaks. Chris Tomer introduces us to her, and she explains why she did it in the video clip.

Woman dragged out of vehicle by her hair during road rage beating

2 hours 41 sec ago
TAMPA, Fla. — Two women face battery and burglary charges after an apparent road rage beating near Tampa on Monday, according to WTVT. Alicia Nicole Scarduzio, 20, and Kelly Lyn Gemberling, 49, are both accused of pulling a woman out of her car and attacking her during rush hour on Monday. “It was vicious and it was scary,” an eyewitness told WTVT. “I felt like I was watching those fight videos that you see online.” The incident started when a […]

RTD holding public meeting for proposed cuts for R-Line

2 hours 17 min ago
AURORA, Colo. — Plenty of push-back is expected on Thursday night when RTD holds the first of its public meetings on proposed cuts for its new R-Line. The line runs through Aurora on I-225. It’s been in service less than six months. But RTD says it’s not meeting expectations for ridership, so cuts must be made. According to RTD, ridership on the line is not even half of what it should be.  An average of only 41 passengers board per […]

New scoreboard, other improvements coming to Coors Field for 25th anniversary season

2 hours 23 min ago
DENVER — The Rockies will play ball under brighter lights, and fans can see all the action on a much larger scoreboard in the 2018 season. As part of the celebrations for the 25th anniversary season of Coors Field, the Denver Metropolitan Major League Baseball Stadium District and the Rockies have agreed on some pretty big improvements. The Rockies will unveil a scoreboard that will measure more than 8,000 square feet, which is 258 percent larger than the current Coors […]

Thousands of hurricane cars expected to flood used car market

2 hours 47 min ago
DENVER– AAA has a warning for future car buyers:  Beware of flooded cars from hurricane zones. According to AAA, up to one million vehicles were submerged, soiled and spoiled by Hurricane Harvey.  That’s twice the number of vehicles destroyed by Hurricane Katrina and Super Storm Sandy combined. The figure doesn’t even include vehicles from Hurricane Irma in Florida.  When hurricanes trigger major flooding, thousands of vehicles get classified as ‘totaled’ by insurance companies.  Then salvage lots buy them, try to […]

Hurricane Maria rips Caribbean, leaves Puerto Rico powerless for months

3 hours 1 min ago
Hurricane Maria was battering the Dominican Republic on Thursday morning in its deadly tear across the Caribbean — as the long-term devastation in Puerto Rico was just coming into focus. The Category 3 storm whipped 115-mph winds as it left torrential rain in the Dominican Republic, the National Hurricane Center said. Maria was likely to strengthen over warm water as it headed Thursday toward the Turks and Caicos, endangering low-lying islands with enormous storm surges. But Maria’s wrath was far […]

Deaf singer from Longmont finishes in top 5 on ‘America’s Got Talent’

3 hours 43 min ago
LOS ANGELES — Mandy Harvey finished fourth of the ten finalists on season 12 of “America’s Got Talent” on Wednesday night’s season finale despite the fact she can’t hear herself sing. The 29-year-old played a played a ukulele and sang an original song, “This Time,” for her performance on Tuesday night as the lyrics appeared behind her. She once again earned a standing ovation from the crowd and the judges with Simon Cowell calling her voice “current and amazing.” During Wednesday […]

Longmont considering relocating prairie dogs for future construction sites

3 hours 49 min ago
LONGMONT, Colo. — Prairie dogs are a part of Colorado, but often times they get in the way of new development and need to be relocated. The wildlife conservation folks in Longmont are in the process of looking at several properties to move colonies away from future construction sites. Longmont natural resources manager David Bell says the ball is rolling on a relocation of a small colony of 25 prairie dogs. City officials are looking at seven properties but all those […]

Walmart will not hire seasonal workers, current staff to get more hours

4 hours 24 min ago
NEW YORK — The holidays are right around the corner, but Walmart won’t be hiring for help. The retailer plans to meet its need for extra work during the holiday shopping season by giving existing employees more hours, according to a release from the company. Hiring seasonal holiday help is a tradition in retail. Walmart rival Target has already announced plans to bring on 2,500 temporary holiday workers in Colorado and 100,000 nationwide. But Walmart’s move is a sign of the tightening […]

Chicago woman found dead in bathroom stall at gym — two days after entering

11 hours 23 min ago
CHICAGO — A 78-year-old woman was found dead inside a health club near Chicago two days after she was last seen arriving at the facility, police said on Wednesday. Patricia Austin’s body was found in a restroom at the Life Time Fitness facility in Burr Ridge, a suburb of Chicago, according to WGN. Austin was last seen entering the club on July 12 and was never seen leaving. Her car was still in the parking lot when her body was […]

Families unable to check on loved ones in Puerto Rico because of power outage

11 hours 30 min ago
GREELEY, Colo. – As the first images from storm ravaged Puerto Rico hit the mainland, a mother in Greeley is worried about her daughter and son-in-law. Cassie and Britton Kauffman moved to Rincon, Puerto Rico four years ago from Greeley, Colorado. Their families haven’t heard from them since Tuesday morning. Category 4 Hurricane Maria made landfall early Wednesday morning. The entire island is out of power and government officials there are calling the damage “catastrophic”. Meanwhile, Cassie’s mother Charlotte Davis […]

No injuries reported at fire at oil tank farm in Weld County

11 hours 34 min ago
BRIGHTON, Colo. — The Brighton Fire Department responded to a fire at an oil tank farm near the Vestas facility in Weld County. It was reported to be south of Weld County Road 4 and south of Vestas. A fire department spokesperson said the area was evacuated and nobody was hurt. Fire is burning in the oil separators. Crews are making sure all valves and oil flow into the area is shut off and assessing the tanks pic.twitter.com/5Fq7o3JkA2 — Natalie […]

Denver gym helps battle opioid addiction

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 22:59
DENVER — Nearly everyone in the Phoenix Gym is fighting the battle of their life. Most have been addicted to drugs. Boxing, lifting weights and rigorous exercise are helping them win the battle. Rich Shock said, “… I couldn’t believe this is free.” Shock is a person in recovery. He was addicted to heroin. The Phoenix Gym, he says, has helped turn his life around. “Everybody here’s been through the same thing. Nobody’s judging. I felt like I came home.” […]

Power could be out for months in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, governor says

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 22:52
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico’s energy grid took such a severe blow from deadly Hurricane Maria that restoring power to everyone may take months, Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said Wednesday night. The entire system is down, the governor said. No one on the island has power from utilities. Puerto Rico, which has been through a long recession and is deeply in debt, has a power grid that is “a little bit old, mishandled and weak,” Rosselló told “Anderson Cooper […]

Colorado teenager starts raising money for Mexico City earthquake relief

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 22:33
DENVER — Mexico remains in shambles tonight after Tuesday’s deadly earthquake. More than 200 people are daed and that number continues to rise. That part of the world is in need right now, and one Colorado girl wants to help them. Mexico City means everything to one Westminster family. The parents were both born and raised there. Jennifer, their daughter, has spent a good amount of time in Mexico as well. When she saw the turmoil, and images coming out […]

President Trump strikes optimistic tone on GOP health care effort

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 22:31
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, watching from New York as Senate Republicans mull their latest attempt at a health care reform bill, said Wednesday he was optimistic about the measure’s chances. “I think it has a very good chance. I believe that Graham-Cassidy will do it the right way and it is doing it the right way,” Trump said, referring to the proposal drafted by Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy. On Wednesday, Trump tweeted that he supported the legislation […]

Cat stolen from rescue shelter found dead, mutilated in dumpster

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 21:46
WARNING: This article contains graphic details SHORELINE, Wash. — Police are investigating after a cat named ‘Quixote’ was stolen from a cat rescue in Shoreline, Washington and then found dead in a nearby dumpster with his head crushed. Around 12 p.m. Tuesday, a volunteer with the Whisker City Cat Rescue called police when she noticed an outside cat shelter had been broken into and the cat which had been housed inside was missing, according to KCPQ. Shoreline Police responded and found a […]