In Brief

A vehicle runs a red light at the intersection of Alameda Parkway and South Buckley Road on April 14. State lawmakers are considering on banning red light and radar traffic cameras. (Courtland Wilson/ Aurora Sentinel)

“You’ve got the uncertainty with the state Legislature and the dichotomy among elected officials as to whether they’re good or bad,” said Aurora City Councilman Bob LeGare, a member of the city’s Public Safety Committee. “Once it’s resolved in the Legislature, someone might want to bring up the topic.”

Aurora firefighters hook up a hose to help put out flames pouring out of a vacant restaurant Dec. 16 behind the Walgreens near East Iliff Avenue and South Peoria Street.  Investigators are on the scene to determine the cause of the blaze. Officials say there are no injuries. (Marla R. Keown/Aurora Sentinel)

AURORA | A fire at a vacant restaurant sent smoke billowing into the air and closed a busy Aurora intersection Tuesday afternoon. The blaze started around 2 p.m. at the former sports bar at the northwest corner of East Iliff Avenue and South Peoria Street. Several fire trucks responded as smoke poured from the roof and […]

Nine hurt in Buckley Road crash

AURORA | A rollover crash at South Buckley Road and East Kentucky Avenue sent several people to the hospital Monday afternoon. According to Aurora police, a Ford Explorer southbound on Buckley with nine passengers inside tried to make a left turn at Kentucky when a northbound Subaru Impreza slammed into it, causing the SUV to roll. […]

AURORA | About 50 students walked out of Vista PEAK High School on Wednesday and are marching about 10 miles to the Aurora Municipal Center, police and school officials said. The walkout is part of broader national protests following decisions in New York and Missouri not to indict police officers who killed unarmed black men. […]

AURORA | A mislabeled truck at Buckley Air Force Base prompted base officials to ask Aurora police to close roads and temporarily evacuate nearby homes and businesses Tuesday morning. According to base officials, a truck entering the base around 10 a.m. — which was expected by gate security — was mislabeled and isolated on the base. Buckley […]

DENVER | A man is set to be sentenced for helping move tons of marijuana to the United States in what prosecutors say was a conspiracy between a group of Mennonites and the Juarez drug cartel. Court records show Abraham Friesen-Remple pleaded guilty in October in a deal that calls for 15 months in prison. When […]

Jahvell Daquan Forrest, the  man accused of shooting a police officer in Aurora.

The Adams County District Attorney’s Office said Monday that Jahvell Daquan Forrest is facing several charges, the most serious of which include attempted first-degree murder of a peace officer, first-degree assault and first-degree aggravated motor vehicle theft. He is being held on $1 million bail