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Five takeaways from the Rapids’ stunning season-opening win

By: Jake Shapiro

The Colorado Rapids began their 25th season with a bang. Scoring 92 minutes into the opener, Colorado topped D.C. United 2-1. Jonny on the Spot Jonathan Lewis came off the bench with just five minutes to go in a tie game. The speedy winger this time used good positioning and...

FACT CHECK: There has been an outbreak of coronavirus-related misinformation

By: Beatrice Dupuy, Arijeta Lajka

In this week’s roundup of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week, we focus on false and misleading reports spreading online around the new coronavirus outbreak, a situation the World Health Organization has dubbed an “infodemic.” China attempted to contain COVID-19 that emerged in Wuhan...

Rollover closes eastbound lanes of U.S. 36 in Louisville

By: Charlie Brennan

Eastbound traffic toward Denver was shut down at McCaslin Boulevard at about 1:40 p.m. Saturday due to an incident in which an SUV rolled on its side. Colorado State Patrol Master Trooper Gary Cutler said initially the eastbound HOV lane remained open, but that shortly before 2 p.m. all traffic...

Teens love the video app TikTok. Do they love it too much?

By: Tali Arbel

This Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 photo shows the icon for TikTok taken in New York. (AP Photo) From the perspective of teens, TikTok is a major new outlet for self-expression, one proudly home to the silly, the loud and the weird. To others, the Chinese-owned online video service is an...

Denver sheriff’s chief of staff placed on leave while investigation takes place

By: Judith Kohler

The chief of staff for interim Denver Sheriff Frances Gomez has been placed on leave while a human resources investigation is conducted, a department spokeswoman confirmed Saturday. Alfredo Hernandez was placed on paid leave Thursday, Daria Serna said. She said she couldn’t release any additional information while the investigation is...

First coronavirus death in the U.S. reported in Washington state

By: Robert Jablon, Lisa Baumann, Andrew Selsky

A person has died in Washington state of COVID-19, state health officials said Saturday, marking the first such reported death in the United States. State officials issued a terse news release announcing the death, gave no details and scheduled a news conference. Health officials in California, Oregon and Washington state...

Suspect arrested in fatal stabbing in southwest Denver

By: Judith Kohler

Police have arrested a suspect in the fatal stabbing of a man Friday night in southwest Denver. Denver police spokesman Kurt Barnes said Saturday that Legacy Amin, 41, was arrested for investigation of first-degree murder. He is suspected of stabbing a man at around 9:30 p.m. Friday at South Federal...

Westminster to raise water and sewer rates for next two years

By: Megan Webber

Westminster’s city leaders want to replace aging water tanks and a water main and keep up with environmental regulations, and they are asking residents to fork out an extra $7 a month in their water and sewer bills to pay for it. City Council is hosting public meetings to explain...