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  • Driver injured after semi rolls

    COMMERCE CITY -- A 34-year-old Denver man escaped serious injury after his semi tractor-trailer rig rolled off a freeway entrance ramp Wednesday morning.

    Julio Perez, of Denver, went to North Suburban Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

    The accident happened at the start of the rush hour. The Colorado State Patrol said the rig went off the entrance ramp from 74th Avenue to westbound Interstate 76. The fuel tanks ruptured, spilling a large portion of the 8,500 gallons of fuel on board. The semi belongs to W.S.I. Transportation of Henderson.

  • Cubbage graduates command school

    COMMERCE CITY – Lt David Cubbage graduated from the School of Police Staff and Command at Northwestern University. Cubbage successfully completed the 10-week Staff and Command program in Adams County from Sept. 8 to Jan. 16.

        Cubbage also received the honor of being elected SPSC class president from the class of 27. This program, implemented by the Center for Public Safety in 1983, graduated more than 7,500 students both nationally and internationally.

  • Black history on display
  • Unsolved Mystery

    With spring nearly upon them, Brighton residents Bill and Miriam Gaede have an anniversary coming up. It's one they would do anything to be without.

    May 30 will mark the fifth year since the untimely death of their daughter, Nancy, on the banks of Chalk Creek in remote Chaffee County.

  • Garcia takes third at state wrestling

    DENVER -- Prairie View's Gilbert Garcia bounced back from a tough loss in the quarterfinals to take third at 112 pounds of the state 4A wrestling tournament at Pepsi Center Saturday.

    Garcia had to win four straight matches in the consolation draw in order to take third. His last win was a 6-2 decision against Wheat Ridge's Swanson Saturday afternoon.

  • Police search for kidnapping victim

    COMMERCE CITY – Commerce City police, Brighton police and Adams County sheriff's deputies are searching for man who may have kidnapped a woman Monday afternoon near 112th Avenue and U.S. Highway 85.

    Details are sketchy. Police said the man drugged the woman, then hauled her into a gray Kia. The car was last seen near 112th and Brighton Road around 12:45 p.m. The woman may have been hanging out the window.

    Police do not have a license plate on the Kia. Anyone with information should call 303-288-1535.

  • MetroWest Publisher to be locked up for "good"

    BRIGHTON — MetroWest Newspapers publisher Allen Messick is going to jail.

    He will be locked up for “good”

  • One dies in rush-hour rollver

    COMMERCE CITY -- One person died in a rollover accident at U.S. Highway 85 and 112th Avenue Friday morning. The person's name has not been released.

    The car rolled off the east side of the highway. Details of the accident were not immediately clear, though television pictures appeared to show that the car was split in half as a result of the accident..

    Traffic was rerouted along 112th Avenue east of the accident scene. Interstate 76 was also an alternate route while police continued an on-scene investigation.

    More details as they become available.

  • Denver man dies in one-car accident

    ADAMS COUNTY – A 26-year-old Denver man was killed in a one-car accident late Thursday night. Authorities said the man's name was Jorge A. Martinez-Ruvalcalba.

    The incident happened on York Street at Interstate 76 shortly after 11:30 p.m. Troopers said Ruvalcalba's sedan was heading east on the freeway when it went off the road, hit an overpass support column on York Street and came to rest.

    Troopers were continuing their investigation.

  • One dead after U.S. 85 crash

    COMMERCE CITY ee* Police have yet to identify the man killed in a collision this morning on U.S. Highway 85.

    According to Commerce City Police, the accident happened about 7 a.m. at the intersection of East 112th Avenue and U.S. Highway 85 when an Ford F-350 truck traveling north on Highway 85 collided head on with a Pontiac Vibe attempting to make a left urn onto eastbound 112th Avenue.