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 2021-04-28 16:22 

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Man charged with killing 5th person in southern Colorado...

ALAMOSA, Colo. (AP) — A man already charged with killing four people in connection with the discovery of human remains and missing persons cases in Colorado's San Luis Valley has been charged with murder in the death of a fifth person. Adre Baro...

 2021-04-28 15:12 

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Newsfeed Now: CDC says fully vaccinated people can be outside without masks; Massive bee attack kills 70-year-old man...

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 2021-04-28 14:49 

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Colorado investigating air-pollution control complaints...

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado attorney general's office will hire an independent investigator to look into whistleblower allegations that the state health department failed to properly enforce federal air quality standards. The Colorado Department ...

 2021-04-28 14:41 

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Rural Colorado schools consider own athletic association...

DENVER (AP) — Some school districts in rural Colorado are considering separating from the state's high school sports association to create their own after claiming the association is not fulfilling its mission to serve their areas. About 50 rura...

 2021-04-28 14:37 

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Rockies finally win on the road, beat Giants 7-5 in 10...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ryan McMahon and C.J. Cron hit back-to-back home runs in the 10th inning and the Colorado Rockies finally won on the road, beating the San Francisco Giants 7-5 Tuesday night. Garrett Hampson also went deep for Colorado, and Char...

 2021-04-28 14:34 

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Road Report 4/28/21...
 2021-04-28 11:00 

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April 28th Forecast...

Scattered rain showers continued through the evening hours yesterday. Morning lows will be a little cooler thanks to the cold front that passed through. The lower valleys will be dry this afternoon although we will see light chances for showers near the D...

 2021-04-28 07:00 

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April 28th Early Morning Forecast...

Scattered rain showers will continue through the evening hours. These showers will continue overnight near the higher elevations. Morning lows will be a little cooler thanks to the cold front that passed through. The lower valleys will be dry tomorrow aft...

 2021-04-28 05:53 

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Rooting for the reintroduction of wolves in Colorado...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. One little girl's fear of wolves grew into a passion to be their voice. Founder of the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Darlene Kobobel says, "You look in their eyes, you run your fingers through their hair, or you hear the...

 2021-04-27 22:31 

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Big tech companies grilled about misinformation, power by senators...

Big tech companies were on Capitol Hill Tuesday to answer questions from members of Congress who want to get to the bottom of how algorithms work and how to stop the spread of misinformation....

 2021-04-27 22:26 

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Experts: Biden efforts starting to 'pay off' at southern border...

Immigration experts told Congress on Tuesday the situation and conditions for unaccompanied migrant children at the southern border are improving....

 2021-04-27 22:14 

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April 27, 2021 Forecast First...

Scattered rain showers, also known as hit or miss rain clouds for this exceptionally dry region, will continue through the evening hours. Valley rain showers are expected to move through the region up until midnight Wednesday. Mountain snow showers above ...

 2021-04-27 19:45 

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It's National Work Zone Awareness Week...

DENVER, Colo. — The 21st Annual National Work Zone Awareness Week is underway, a focused effort to remind motorists and workers alike on the need to be safe and remain vigilant through areas where road construction and maintenance operations are tak...

 2021-04-27 18:59 

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Hello, Cleveland: NFL takes 'blended' draft back on road...

CLEVELAND (AP) — All those boos aimed at Commissioner Roger Goodell that have become an NFL draft tradition will be slightly muted this year. At least they'll be heard. After going all virtual in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the three-day ...

 2021-04-27 17:59 

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Ex-White House adviser charged in $200K theft from schools...

NEW YORK (AP) — The founder of a national charter school network who once served as a White House adviser under President Barack Obama was arrested Tuesday on charges alleging he stole over $200,000 from the network and used it to get a better inter...

 2021-04-27 17:41 

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CDC says many Americans can now go outside without a mask...

NEW YORK (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its guidelines Tuesday on the wearing of masks outdoors, saying fully vaccinated Americans don't need to cover their faces anymore unless they are in a big crowd of strangers. ...

 2021-04-27 17:38 

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Court to hear appeal of Dallas officer who killed neighbor...

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas court is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday on overturning the conviction of a former Dallas police officer who was sentenced to prison for fatally shooting her neighbor in his home. An attorney for Amber Guyger and prosecutor...

 2021-04-27 17:23 

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The Dish: Gelato Junction...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Welcome to The Dish, where KREX 5 and Fox 4 take you to restaurants around the Western Slope to showcase the best the west has to offer. This episode features Gelato Junction. This local business serves delicious gelato and l...

 2021-04-27 17:15 

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Small Business Administration Announces Opening of Restaurant Revitalization Fund...

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper, a former brewpub owner, welcomed the Small Business Association's announcement today that applications will open on Monday, May 3, 2021, at 10 am MT for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, makin...

 2021-04-27 17:00 

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City/Rec District Receive Honors For Connect Trail...

MONTROSE, Colo. — The City of Montrose, in partnership with the Montrose Recreation District, MRD, was recently honored by the Colorado Lottery for the completion of the Connecting the People to Their Parks and Recreation "Connect Trail" pro...

 2021-04-27 16:49 

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House Passes Bills to Address Disrupted Learning from COVID-19...

DENVER, Colo. — The House today passed two bills to address disrupted learning from the COVID-19 pandemic. HB21-1259 would make it easier for students to access critical extended learning opportunities, and SB21-013 would identify and collect resour...

 2021-04-27 16:35 

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Scientists: Up to 25,000 barrels at DDT dump site in Pacific...

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Marine scientists say they have found what they believe to be as many as 25,000 barrels that possibly contain DDT dumped off the Southern California coast near Catalina Island, where a massive underwater toxic waste site dating back...

 2021-04-27 16:29 

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Homeowners Rejoice for the 2021 Home & Garden Expo...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Excitement is building for the 2021 Western Colorado Home & Garden Expo. The event is Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mesa County Fairgrounds in Grand Junction. The Home & Garden Expo is present...

 2021-04-27 16:18 

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California recall has enough signatures to make ballot...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Organizers of the recall effort against California Gov. Gavin Newsom collected enough valid signatures to qualify for the ballot, state election officials said Monday, likely triggering just the second such election in stat...

 2021-04-27 16:12 

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Bennet Announces Over $6 Million for Colorado Open Lands Rio Grande Project...

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced that the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)'s Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) will award over $6 million to the Colorado Open Lands Rio Grande P...

 2021-04-27 16:06 

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Biden to sign $15 minimum wage for federal contract workers...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to sign an executive order to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour for federal contractors, providing a pay bump to hundreds of thousands of workers. Biden administration officials said ahead of Tuesd...

 2021-04-27 16:03 

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Skunk with head stuck in milkshake cup rescued without raising a stink...

A skunk running wild with its head stuck inside a cup got help from law enforcement over the weekend....

 2021-04-27 16:02 

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Lawyers: Pathologist says Andrew Brown Jr. shot 5 times by deputies...

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — An independent autopsy shows that Andrew Brown Jr., a Black man killed by deputies in North Carolina, was shot five times, including in the back of the head, attorneys for the man's family announced Tuesday. A patholo...

 2021-04-27 15:47 

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Governor Polis, State Agencies Partner to Help Coloradans Take Advantage of Emergency Broadband Benefit Program...

DENVER, Colo. — Gov. Jared Polis and several state agencies have partnered to help Coloradans access the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program. The $3.2 billion EBB Program will help qualifying househ...

 2021-04-27 15:41 

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Hickenlooper Meets With Interior Deputy Secretary Nominee, Pushes for BLM HQ to Remain in Grand Junction...

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today met with Tommy Beaudreau, who has been nominated to be deputy secretary of the Interior Department....

 2021-04-27 15:31 

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Cop accused of hurting woman's arm: 'Ready for the pop?'...

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado police officer accused of dislocating the shoulder of a 73-year-old woman with dementia while arresting her seemed to be aware he had injured her. He told fellow officers "ready for the pop?" as he showed them his bo...

 2021-04-27 15:26 

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Posey hits 2-run homer, Giants pound Rockies in 12-0 rout...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Anthony DeSclafani pitched a three-hitter, Evan Longoria had a two-run double and an RBI single after sitting out three games with a sore left hamstring, and the San Francisco Giants routed the Colorado Rockies 12-0 on Monday ni...

 2021-04-27 15:16 

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Newsfeed Now: Andrew Brown Jr.'s family views 20 seconds of body cam footage; 102-year-old credits long life to bowling...

Weekdays at 10:30 a.m. CST/11:30 a.m. EST, Newsfeed Now will be streaming the top stories in the U.S. utilizing our newsrooms across the country. If you miss the live report, you'll be able to see a replay minutes after the stream ends....

 2021-04-27 15:15 

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Porter scores 31 points, Nuggets knock off Grizzlies 120-96...

DENVER (AP) — Michael Porter Jr. erupted for 31 points courtesy of a torrid shooting night, Paul Millsap added nine of his 12 points in the fourth quarter and the short-handed Denver Nuggets beat the Memphis Grizzlies 120-96 on Monday. Nikola Jokic ...

 2021-04-27 15:15 

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Porter scores 31 points, Nuggets knock off Grizzlies 120-96...

DENVER (AP) — Michael Porter Jr. erupted for 31 points courtesy of a torrid shooting night, Paul Millsap added nine of his 12 points in the fourth quarter and the short-handed Denver Nuggets beat the Memphis Grizzlies 120-96 on Monday. Nikola Jokic ...

 2021-04-27 15:11 

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Perron posts 3-point game, Blues beat Avalanche 4-1...

ST. LOUIS (AP) — David Perron had a goal and two assists as the St. Louis Blues beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-1 on Monday night. Vladimir Tarasenko, Brayden Schenn, and Robert Thomas also scored, and Jordan Binnington made 30 saves as St. Louis won ...

 2021-04-27 15:07 

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Road Report 4/27/21...
 2021-04-27 11:00 

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April 27th Forecast...

Get ready for a rainy Tuesday over the Western Slope. A strong cold front will pass through the region taking advantage of all the moisture that moved in yesterday. Morning lows are expected to still be warmer than our averages. Afternoon highs will be 20...

 2021-04-27 07:00 

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April 27th Early Morning Forecast...

Get ready for a rainy Tuesday over the Western Slope. A strong cold front will pass through the region taking advantage of all the moisture that moved in yesterday. Morning lows are expected to still be warmer than our averages. Afternoon highs will be 20...

 2021-04-27 05:20 

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Gray Wolf Reintroduction Plan worries some Western Slope officials...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. The voters have spoken to reintroduce gray wolves on the Western Slope by a hair. State Representative Matt Soper says, "Proposition 114 barely passed." "It was about 51% to 49%," said Colorado Parks and Wildlife offi...

 2021-04-26 22:27 

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April 26, 2021 Forecast First...

Incoming cold front responsible for the strong wind Monday along with the cool and rainy conditions Tuesday. Wind Advisory and Red Flag Warnings are in place through Monday evening. Wind gusts up to 50 mph are possible. Unsecured items outside will get bl...

 2021-04-26 21:18 

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When will cruises set sail again? Florida Senators Scott, Rubio looking at July 4 goal...

Airports are getting busier and hotels are booking up as more and more Americans get vaccinated against COVID-19, but one industry remains stalled - the cruise industry....

 2021-04-26 20:32 

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Apple's iPhone privacy clampdown arrives after 7-month delay...

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Apple is following through on its pledge to crack down on Facebook and other snoopy apps that secretly shadow people on their iPhones in order to target more advertising at users. The new privacy feature, dubbed "App Tra...

 2021-04-26 20:28 

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Supreme Court to take up right to carry gun for self-defense...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear an appeal to expand gun rights in the United States in a New York case over the right to carry a firearm in public for self-defense. The case marks the court's first foray into gun rig...

 2021-04-26 20:22 

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Cuomo on sex harassment claims: 'I didn't do anything wrong'...

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In his first face-to-face encounter with journalists in months, Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday flatly denied he had done anything inappropriate with any of the women who have accused him of sexual misconduct and harassment. Speaking...

 2021-04-26 20:16 

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Jeff Bridich steps down as general manager of Rockies...

DENVER (AP) — Jeff Bridich is stepping down as general manager of the Colorado Rockies, ending a tumultuous tenure that included two playoff appearances and a falling out with Nolan Arenado that ultimately led to the star third baseman's offseas...

 2021-04-26 20:03 

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Colorado will gain eighth U.S. House seat based on census...

DENVER (AP) — Thanks to booming population growth over the past decade, Colorado will receive an eighth U.S. House seat after the release of new U.S. Census Bureau data Monday. Most of that growth happened in the Denver metropolitan area. Normally t...

 2021-04-26 19:08 

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Tokyo Olympic organizers to unveil new rules including no quarantine period, daily testing for athletes...

Tokyo Olympic organizers and the IOC are to unveil new plans this week to explain how 15,400 Olympic and Paralympic athletes can compete in Japan when the games open in three months in the midst of a pandemic....

 2021-04-26 19:08 

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Anthony Hopkins honors Chadwick Boseman after Oscar win...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthony Hopkins has honored the late Chadwick Boseman after winning the best actor Oscar, hailing his fellow performer as a man "taken from us far too early." The 83-year-old Hopkins took the award for his performance in &...

 2021-04-26 19:05 

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Biden expanding summer food program for 34M schoolchildren...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is expanding a program to feed as many as 34 million schoolchildren during the summer months, using funds from the coronavirus relief package approved in March. The Agriculture Department is announcing Mond...

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