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 2021-04-22 13:56 

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Bodycam video: Michigan officer punches man during traffic stop over littering...

Grand Rapids police could be facing a lawsuit after a traffic stop led to an officer throwing punches....

 2021-04-22 13:48 

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How long does protection from COVID-19 vaccines last?...

NEW YORK (AP) — How long does protection from COVID-19 vaccines last? Experts don't know yet because they're still studying vaccinated people to see when protection might wear off. How well the vaccines work against emerging variants will al...

 2021-04-22 13:43 

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Road Report 4/22/21...
 2021-04-22 12:04 

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Sheriff: Deputy fatally shot Black man while serving warrant...

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina deputy shot and killed a Black man while serving a search warrant Wednesday, authorities said, spurring an outcry from community members who demanded law enforcement accountability and the immediate relea...

 2021-04-22 11:55 

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Boulder shooting suspect charged with using large magazine...

DENVER (AP) — Local prosecutors in Colorado on Wednesday filed over 40 more felony charges against a man charged with killing 10 people at a Boulder supermarket last month, including for allegedly using a large capacity magazine banned by state lawm...

 2021-04-22 11:48 

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Jokic scores 25, Denver beats Portland for 4th straight win...

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Nikola Jokic scored 25 points and made three key free throws down the stretch to give the Denver Nuggets a 106-105 victory over the Portland trail Blazers on Wednesday night. Michael Porter Jr. added 17 points, all in the openi...

 2021-04-22 11:45 

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Post-Chauvin verdict, Colorado advances new police reforms...

DENVER (AP) — A day after a former Minneapolis police officer was convicted in the killing of George Floyd, Colorado lawmakers advanced legislation Wednesday to tighten standards set by a sweeping police accountability law adopted last year followin...

 2021-04-22 11:41 

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Gomber lifts Rockies 6-3, Astros' 9th loss in 10 games...

DENVER (AP) — Austin Gomber got his first victory for the Colorado Rockies, allowing two hits over six innings to beat the Astros 6-3 on a wintry Wednesday afternoon and send Houston to its ninth loss in 10 games. It was 34 degrees at first pitch an...

 2021-04-22 11:37 

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Colorado bill would protect gender identity and expression...

DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers are considering a bill that would add "gender identity" and "gender expression" to anti-discrimination statutes as state lawmakers across the country are introducing bills aimed at curbing transgender...

 2021-04-22 11:28 

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Former star safety T.J. Ward announces retirement from NFL...

T.J. Ward, the walk-on at Oregon who became a key part of Denver's famed "No Fly Zone" secondary that helped the Broncos win Super Bowl 50, officially announced his retirement on Wednesday. Ward played eight seasons in the NFL, earning All-Roo...

 2021-04-22 11:00 

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April 22nd Forecast...

Cloudy skies will continue through the overnight hours in the Western Slope. Thanks to the additional cloud cover morning lows will warm up to our seasonal normals. We will see slight chances for light rain/snow showers over the Divide with more wintery p...

 2021-04-22 07:00 

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April 22nd Early Morning Forecast...

Cloudy skies will continue through the overnight hours in the Western Slope. Thanks to the additional cloud cover morning lows will warm up to our seasonal normals. We will see slight chances for light rain/snow showers over the Divide with more wintery p...

 2021-04-22 04:31 

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Grand Junction: One Of The Best Small Cities To Start A Business...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Copeka Coffee is a coffee shop in Grand Junction, owned by two women, Jana Joramo and Kyra Rossier. They say the popularity of their business is mostly due to word of mouth."It was slow at first and that was helpful becau...

 2021-04-22 04:13 

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GJPD Looking for Victim Advocate Volunteers...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — From devestating car crashes to violent crimes, police officers are called to some of the most trauamatic scenes in people's lives. And in the state of Colorado, victim's advocate volunteers are called right along sid...

 2021-04-22 00:34 

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Homebuilders Association present home & garden expo this May...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — What was once the Home Improvement and Remodeling expo is now the Home & Garden Expo. Coming back with COVID restrictions lifted, this event will have a new look and feel, a new location, and will be held at a different time ...

 2021-04-22 00:00 

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Palisade's Peach Festival to return this August...

PALISADE, Colo. —Something coming in this year's harvest is Palisade's Peach Festival. From a peach eating contest to the big parade, people are on top of bringing the festivities together. "The festival will be filled with all kinds of ...

 2021-04-21 22:27 

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Ending qualified immunity a sticking point for GOP on police reform...

Following the guilty verdict against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the 2020 murder of George Floyd, Floyd...

 2021-04-21 22:19 

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April 21, 2021 Forecast First...

A forecast that could go from dry conditions to a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after lunch Thursday. A quick repeat Friday and again late Monday. There is and will be snow falling in the High Country for the next few days (not a lot) as a lo...

 2021-04-21 22:19 

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US House passes No Ban Act to prevent future travel bans...

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — On Wednesday, Congressman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) and other Democrats pushed to prevent future bans on Muslims entering the country. "We must pass the no ban act to ensure that this authority is never abused again," Nadl...

 2021-04-21 22:03 

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'Today we did it': Biden celebrates 200-million-doses of COVID-19 vaccine in his first 100 days...

President Biden said Wednesday his goal to return to normalcy by the 4th of July is still on track but only if Americans keep up with vaccinations and other protective actions....

 2021-04-21 21:00 

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Avs star Mikko Rantanen added to NHL's COVID-19 list...

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Avalanche star right winger Mikko Rantanen was added to the NHL's COVID-19 protocol absence list Tuesday. Rantanen joins goaltender Phillipp Grubauer and winger Joonas Donskoi on the list. The Avs have been shut down since...

 2021-04-21 20:56 

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Burning Man mulling mandatory COVD-19 vaccines for August...

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Burning Man festival organizers have said that they are considering requiring attendees to prove they have been vaccinated for COVID-19 if the organizers move forward with plans to hold this year's counter-culture festival in t...

 2021-04-21 20:44 

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Journey to Tokyo: Grant Breckenridge...

HOUSTON In late February of 2020, roughly one year ago, Grant Breckenridge earned a spot on the U.S. Senior National Team. "I think we've got a really strong team, and hopefully people have been able to get some training in during this quarantine,...

 2021-04-21 20:43 

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Journey to Tokyo: A Day in the Life of long jumper Tyrone Smith...

The long jumper is in the process of furthering his education and training for the Tokyo Olympics....

 2021-04-21 20:42 

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Journey to Tokyo: Greg Massialas, Olympic Coach of the Year...

Greg Massialas was ten years old when he first discovered the sport of fencing. His family had just moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan from Greece. "And I started fencing the first summer," he said. "I was a competitive swimmer at the time. And so, ...

 2021-04-21 20:40 

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Japan stands firm on Tokyo Olympics schedule, denies report of cancellation...

Japan and the International Olympic Committee stood firm on Friday on its commitment to host the Tokyo Olympics this year and denied reports of a possible cancellation because of the global pandemic....

 2021-04-21 20:13 

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Utah governor defends support for NBA minority scholarship...

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The governor of Utah has defended his position to support a minority scholarship program sponsored by the Utah Jazz despite criticism from some who have called the program racist. Republican Gov. Spencer Cox was asked last week...

 2021-04-21 20:07 

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Biden aims for momentum as US returns to climate fight...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is convening a coalition of the willing, the unwilling, the desperate-for-help and the avid-for-money for a global summit Thursday aimed at rallying the world's worst polluters to move faster against climate...

 2021-04-21 19:51 

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Is it finally game on for video game adaptations?...

NEW YORK (AP) — Is there a more woebegone movie genre than the video game adaptation? This is the pantheon of "Max Payne," "Wing Commander" and "Assassin's Creed." In the 27 years since the first video game movie, "Su...

 2021-04-21 19:48 

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FDA inspection found problems at factory making J&J vaccine...

The Baltimore factory contracted to make Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine was dirty, didn't follow proper manufacturing procedures and had poorly trained staff, resulting in contamination of material that was going to be put in the shots, U.S....

 2021-04-21 19:45 

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Garland announces sweeping police probe after Floyd verdict...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is opening a sweeping investigation into policing practices in Minneapolis after a former officer was convicted in the killing of George Floyd there, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Wednesday. The ...

 2021-04-21 19:42 

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US-backed Afghan peace meeting postponed as Taliban balk...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An upcoming international peace conference that was meant to move Afghanistan's warring sides to a power-sharing deal and ensure an orderly U.S. exit from the country has been postponed, its sponsors announced Wednesday...

 2021-04-21 19:41 

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Subaru Makes a Donation to Colorado Discover Ability...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Grand Junction Subaru has donated 17,500 dollars to Colorado Discover Ability. This unique business works to increase the independence and confidence of people with disabilities through outdoor recreation. Thanks to Subaru...

 2021-04-21 19:33 

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JUCO Tickets Now On Sale!...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — The wait is over: Tickets for the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series go on sale Wednesday, April 21. After receiving the go-ahead from the Mesa County Health Department, the ticket site will go live at 6 a.m. on Wednesda...

 2021-04-21 19:19 

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All Points Transit's Montrose Public Bus: Fares Resume, Mask Mandate Remains in Place...

MONTROSE, Colo. — Beginning May 3rd, All Points Transit's public bus passengers will be paying a fare for the first time since the beginning of the COVID19 pandemic. Even with this change and updates to state and local public health orders, All ...

 2021-04-21 19:04 

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Grand Valley Power Opens Western Colorado Community College Electric Lineworker Scholarship to All Mesa County Residents...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — The Grand Valley Power Board of Directors has approved the extension of the Western Colorado Community College (WCCC) Lineworker Scholarship requirements to allow all residents of Mesa County to apply. In the past, the WCCC L...

 2021-04-21 18:59 

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United Way of Mesa County Premieres 2021 Taste of The Grand Valley Film...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — United Way of Mesa County will premiere the 2021 Taste of the Grand Valley film project on April 22 at 6:00pm. The film project, along with Ticket to Taste coupon booklets that went on sell this month, are the result of shift...

 2021-04-21 18:54 

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COVID-19 Outbreak in Delta Police Department...

DELTA, Colo. — The City of Delta anticipates that the Delta Police Department will be listed as an outbreak of COVID. The City of Delta is working to minimize the continued spread and have taken several measures including the closing of the administ...

 2021-04-21 18:48 

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Youth Mental Health Support is on the Way...

DENVER, Colo. — The House Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services Committee today advanced Representative Dafna Michaelson Jenet's bipartisan bill to dedicate $9 million to provide Colorado's youth with free mental health screenings and ...

 2021-04-21 18:43 

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Crime of the Week...

MESA COUNTY, Colo. — Crime Stoppers of Mesa County needs your help to identify three subjects involved in theft. On Friday, April 2nd, 2021 Three unknown subject(s) entered a fenced storage area located at 455 North 22nd Street R5 High School and st...

 2021-04-21 18:37 

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Super League collapses after the 6 English clubs withdraw...

LONDON (AP) — The Super League collapsed before a ball was kicked in the European breakaway competition after being abandoned by the six English clubs, leaving the Spanish and Italian participants stranded. Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester Un...

 2021-04-21 18:30 

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Wealthy Latin Americans flock to US in search of vaccines...

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — They travel thousands of miles by plane from Latin America to the U.S., in some places taking a shuttle directly from the airport to COVID-19 vaccine sites. Their ranks include politicians, TV personalities, business executi...

 2021-04-21 18:27 

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Sikh group wants probe of gunman's possible supremacist link...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Sikh civil rights organization called on law enforcement Tuesday to investigate whether a former FedEx employee who fatally shot eight people — four of them Sikhs — at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis last week had ...

 2021-04-21 18:25 

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Maxine Waters' bold words echo civil rights, draw criticism...

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Rep. Maxine Waters urged people to "stay on the street" in the pursuit of justice for George Floyd, advocates for racial equity and an end to police violence heard a leading Black voice in the nation's long march t...

 2021-04-21 18:18 

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Denver City Council passes marijuana delivery legislation...

DENVER (AP) — Marijuana deliveries and cannabis lounges will be allowed in Denver under changes to the city's cannabis laws that leaders pushed forward this week. The City Council voted for the changes Monday, and they will now head to Mayor Mic...

 2021-04-21 18:14 

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Denver Nuggets sign veteran Austin Rivers to 10-day contract...

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets bolstered their injury-depleted backcourt by signing veteran guard Austin Rivers to a 10-day contract Tuesday. Rivers is expected to be available when the Nuggets visit Portland on Wednesday night. He brings size and...

 2021-04-21 18:09 

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Cron's 5 RBIs key Rockies' 6-2 win over Astros...

DENVER (AP) — C.J. Cron homered and drove in five runs, Jon Gray pitched effectively into the seventh inning and the Colorado Rockies beat the Houston Astros 6-2 on Tuesday night. Dom Nuez also hit a home run for the Rockies, who snapped a nine-game...

 2021-04-21 18:05 

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Police kill Ma'Khia Bryant, 16, who attacked 2 with knife...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The fatal police shooting of Ma'Khia Bryant, a Black teenager seen on video charging at two people with a knife, came within minutes of the verdict in George Floyd's killing — causing outrage by some over the cont...

 2021-04-21 18:00 

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Biden to America after Floyd verdict: 'We can't stop here'...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said the conviction of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd "can be a giant step forward" for the nation in the fight against systemic racism. But he declared th...

 2021-04-21 17:53 

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Floyd verdict gives hope, if only fleeting, to Black America...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Relief, even if fleeting and momentary, is a feeling that Black Americans have rarely known in America: From slavery to Jim Crow segregation to enduring punishments for living while Black, a breath of fresh air untainted by oppres...

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