Metro Aurora

A nursery worker at APS Early Beginnings program gets the school nursery ready for the day. The program for teen mothers works to help young moms get their diploma and avoid the known pitfalls of teen parents. A state program that allows for free birth control could be in jeopardy because of Republican opposition. The program is credited with reducing teen pregnancy and the need for programs like the one in APS.

“We are talking about the most critical issue of protecting life or abortion,” said Sen. Kevin Lundberg, a Republican from Berthoud who will chair the Health and Human Services Committee. Lundberg said he doesn’t oppose the use of condoms or pills. But he said IUDs are “abortifacients,” meaning they cause abortions

This Nov. 25, 2014 photo provided by the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office shows Sandy Ngyuen, 28, who collected tens of thousands of dollars in charitable contributions after lying about her 6-year-old son having cancer and was sentenced Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 to five years of probation and 90 nights in jail. Nguyen pleaded guilty to one count each of charitable fraud and child abuse. (AP Photo/Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office)

“What makes this especially aggravating is that the defendant convinced everyone — including her own child — that he was extremely sick,” said Jacob Edson, who prosecuted the case. “The child was introduced to the concept of death before he really had a chance to be a kid.”

DENVER | Protesters in Denver took to the streets for a second straight night following a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man. Police say three people were arrested as groups of demonstrators marched in various downtown locations Tuesday night. A crowd that […]

DENVER | Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock will be serving a Thanksgiving lunch to homeless and low-income people. Hickenlooper and Hancock will be helping 50 volunteers at the Denver Rescue Mission Wednesday. They will be honorary hosts for the lunch, which will serve 500 meals. The lunch will be from 11 a.m. to […]

Police say she convinced her 6-year-old son, family and others in the community that the boy had cancer and had been receiving treatment since about September 2012.

When completed, the trails will connect seven existing recreational facilities within a one mile radius. Those facilities include Aurora Sports Park, the Beck Recreation Center, Colorado Freedom Memorial and Stark K Ranch

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