Metro Aurora

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.”

“We have a good relationship with the new attorney general, and we’ve had numerous meetings with her,” Jackson said. “We’ll probably offer that to another nonprofit.”

DENVER | Prosecutors have charged a man who was living secretly in the rafters above a Denver restaurant after he crashed through the ceiling, triggered a flood and got trapped in a wall. The Denver District Attorney’s Office says 36-year-old Stephen Graves is facing charges of burglary and criminal mischief. He is scheduled to appear in court […]

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 […]

AURORA | Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson is coming to Denver to seek an agreement on a stalled contract to build a new VA hospital in Aurora. Contractor Kiewit-Turner has indicated it is open to some sort of deal after a federal board ruled the VA had breached its contract with the company and construction […]

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. […]

Bruce Abel, assistant general manager of the Bus Operations Department for the Regional Transportation District, demonstrates the new smart card technology, Dec. 31 at the Denver Union Station light rail platform. RTD launched its new program on Jan. 1 that uses an embedded chip that instantaneously process information when boarding buses and light rails.  (Marla R. Keown/Aurora Sentinel)

“The other day I went on the light rail with my partner Downtown. It cost us $16. My car gets 40 miles to the gallon. I think the prices are really a discouragement,” said Andrea Chiriboga-flor, a transit organizer with Colorado 9to5, a group that advocates on behalf of working women

Michael Davis speaks during a one year remembrance ceremony for his daughter, student Claire Davis, who was killed in a school shooting one year earlier, at Arapahoe High School, in Centennial, Colo., Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. The previous December, Karl Pierson, a senior at Arapahoe, entered the school with a shotgun and fatally shot Davis before killing himself. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

In the obituary, he called his son “a young man full of hope and promise, who lost his way for a moment, but now is found. I love you, I miss you, I forgive you.” It was signed, simply, “Dad.”