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City Of Denver Hosts Open House

DENVER (CBS4)– The City and County of Denver is holding an open house event, to present the framework for the draft of the five-year comprehensive housing plan and annual action plan. The event will be held Tuesday, September 19, from 6-8 p.m., at Bruce Randolph School, 3955 Steele St. The plan lays out the city’s overarching strategies and tools for adding and preserving affordable housing, increasing housing affordability for both renters and home owners, and investments in housing for those experiencing homelessness. Over the last four months, the city has engaged members of the public and stakeholders to develop the plans aimed at guiding investments in the coming years.

Judge: Sessions Can’t Deny Grant Money For Sanctuary Cities

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has ruled Attorney General Jeff Sessions cannot follow through with his threat to withhold public safety grant money to Chicago and other so-called sanctuary cities for refusing his order to impose tough immigration policies. U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber on Friday granted Chicago’s request for a temporary “nationwide” injunction. That means the Justice Department can’t deny requests for the grant money until Chicago’s lawsuit against the agency is concluded. He wrote that Chicago has shown a “likelihood of success” in its arguments that Sessions overstepped his authority with the requirements.
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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks on immigration at the Justice Department September 5, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Chicago refused to comply with the Justice Department’s demand that it allow immigration agents access to local jails and notify agents when someone in the United States illegally is about to be released from custody. (© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Western Fires Cause Denver’s Mountain View To Go Missing

By Chris Spears

DENVER (CBS4) – Something is missing this Labor Day along the Front Range of the Rockies. It’s our view of the beautiful Rocky Mountains!

Thick smoke from dozens of western wildfires settled into eastern Colorado overnight on northerly winds.

In fact a large part of the country is experiencing hazy skies due to out of control fires in states such as California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana.

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The layer of smoke was shallow, only hanging a few thousand feet off the ground. It could be seen from the top of Pikes Peak Monday morning.

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Wildfire smoke as seen from the top of Pikes Peak on Labor Day morning. (credit: CBS)

The smoke made for some brilliant views of the setting moon and rising sun Monday morning but was miserable for those with allergies and sensitive respiratory systems.

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Time outside on Monday should be limited and it’s a good idea to keep doors and windows closed until the thick smoke retreats.

A cool front is expected to arrive in eastern Colorado sometime late Monday and it should bring a little bit of relief from not only the heat but also the smoke as winds help clear the air.

Meteorologist Chris Spears travels weekly in the CBS4 Mobile Weather Lab reporting about Colorado’s weather and climate. Check out his bio, connect with him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @ChrisCBS4.

Police: Passenger Arrested After Seat Belt Confrontation

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a Tucson man was arrested and removed from a Southwest Airlines flight about to depart Phoenix for Denver after he repeatedly ignored requests to fasten his seat belt and shoved a flight attendant.

Police say 58-year-old David Clyne Dutson was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor assault Wednesday night at Sky Harbor International Airport.

A police probable-cause statement says all passengers on the plane were taken the flight after Dutson refused to get off and that police then arrested him.

Dutson was released from jail Thursday after making an initial court appearance, during which the case was dismissed. It was dismissed without prejudice, meaning it can be refiled.

Court records don’t list a defense attorney who could comment on the allegation and there’s no phone listing under his name.

(© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Artists Brighten Metro Area Underpass

DENVER (CBS4) – Local artists donated their time and talents to brighten up a dark underpass in Denver on Saturday.

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More than two dozen artists helped transform the I-70 East viaduct that runs through the Globeville, Elyria and Swansea neighborhoods.

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It’s all part of the “Denver Urban Arts Fund Project.”

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All of the artwork is free for the public to enjoy until the Central 70 project removes the viaduct.

Sex Offender Leaves Courthouse Prior To Guilty Verdicts

ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A warrant has been issued for 43-year-old Sergio Hernandez after he walked out of the Adams County Courthouse Thursday afternoon prior to his conviction on sex assault charges.

Without the defendant present in court, a jury returned guilty verdict on charges of Sexual Assault on a Child, Sexual Assault on a Child by one in a Position of Trust, and Aggravated Incest.

A warrant was issued shortly after the jury’s decision.

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Sergio Hernandez (credit: Adams County District Attorney’s Office)

The Adams County District Attorney’s Office says Hernandez has ties to Fort Lupton, Denver, and Commerce City. Anyone with knowledge of his whereabouts is asked to call 9-1-1.

 

 

Police Investigate Serious Pedestrian Crash

DENVER (CBS4) – Denver police officers responded to a crash involving a pedestrian late Friday night.

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It happened at Federal Blvd. and Center Ave., near Alameda Ave.

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Police say the pedestrian was hit by a motorcycle and was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

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Investigators believe the pedestrian may have been intoxicated.

The investigation shut down part of the road, but it has reopened.

Black Range Rover Sought In Fatal Hit And Run

DENVER, Colo. (CBS4) – Police are asking for the public help’s locating a vehicle — and, ultimately, its driver — that ran over a pedestrian near downtown Denver early Saturday morning.

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The Denver Police Department says a black Range Rover struck and killed a pedestrian at 20th and Blake streets just before 2 a.m.

The vehicle bore a Colorado license plate, VXQ-677, according to witness, and should also have heavy front end damage.

It was last seen southbound on I-25.

People with information about the incident are asked to call the Denver Police Department, 720 913-2050. If the vehicle is spotted, please call 9-1-1.

Videos Show School Cheerleaders Forced Into Splits

DENVER (CBS) – Cheerleading coaches and school administrators are on leave, and the police are investigating, after videos show high school cheerleaders screaming in pain while being pushed into splits during practice.

The videos show cheerleaders at Denver’s East High School forced into painful poses – held in place by their peers – while a coach pushed them down.

A mother whose daughter had just gotten on the cheerleading squad told CBS Denver she was horrified at what the video showed her.

The mother of a 13-year-old freshman on the squad says the forced splits happened in June, and she’s spent months trying to resolve what she saw as abuser-victim behaviors on the squad without any resolution from administrators.

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