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Former Broncos Quarterback Tim Tebow to Appear In Vogue [VIDEO]
Anyone in Colorado remember Tim Tebow? Tebow recently did a photo shoot for Vogue and the former Denver Broncos Quarterback and current back-up Quarterback for the New York Jets will appear in Vogue's October edition. We found video of the photo shoot, and Tebow even mentions Colorado. Watch the video below.


WATCH: Video Of Tim Tebow's Vogue Photo Shoot

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Smartphone Apps That Can Make You Money
Looking to make a few extra dollars? There is an App for that, or actually a few Apps to make a few extra bucks. Companies are paying Smartphone users through Apps by having users complete small tasks in their area. It might be taking a picture of the peanut butter aisle at your local grocery store, or liking a page on Facebook.

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7NEWS found a Broomfield mother that has been using an App to make some extra money

"You're on a treasure hunt to go into a store to see if they have a certain item," said Donna Baraga, a Broomfield mother who makes money on the side with her smart phone. "And you get paid for looking."

[ 7NEWS, ]

Basically, the Apps walk you through everything you need to do, you complete the task, maybe snap picture with your Smartphone and once you complete the task, money is transferred to you via PayPal.

Here Are Some Apps That Pay

"Every time your phone goes 'ca-ching,' and you make money, you just look at your husband and smile," said Baraga. "When you get $15 and then $15 and then $15, It all adds up."

[ 7NEWS, ]

Some people are making an extra $125 a week for completing small tasks around town. You won't be able to make a living off these Apps, but it's great for some extra cash or fun money. If you make $600 or more in a year, the companies will send you a 1099 form for tax purposes.
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Denver Police Arrest Suspect In Fatal Hit-and-Run
Denver Police announced Thursday afternoon that they have arrested a suspect in a recent hit-and-run that took the life of a 32- year-old woman on Sunday, according to 9NEWS.


9NEWS has learned the owner of the vehicle is a mother who turned her 25-year-old son, Dennis Esquibel, into police. Esquibel later confessed to driving the car at the time of the crash, according to sources.

Sources tell 9NEWS Esquibel was arrested at 2 a.m. Thursday in his home. He was booked on a parole hold, vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident.

[ 9NEWS ]
Laura McDermott, the victim, was walking across South Broadway near East Cedar Avenue when she was hit. Our thoughts go out to her family and friends.
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CDOT to Close 6 Miles of I-25 for Denver Presidential Debate October 3
Get ready to take an alternative route on Wednesday, October 3. CDOT will be closing a 6-mile stretch of I-25 between Santa Fe and Hampden, in both directions, from 5 p.m.. to 10 p.m., next Wednesday.

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CDOT's website says:

On the evening of Wednesday, October 3rd, Interstate 25 will be completely closed in both directions from the Santa Fe Drive (US 85) interchange to the Hampden Avenue (US 285) interchange for the 2012 presidential debate at the University of Denver. Although all closures, dates and times are subject to change, it is anticipated that the six-mile portion of I-25 will be closed from approximately 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

[ CDOT ]

Prepare To Take Alternative Route Or Public Transportation

Stacy Stegman, spokesperson for CDOT, says there are a few ways to avoid a long commute on Wednesday. One of those ways she says is planning ahead.

"If people heed the warnings, if they leave work early or travel at other times or take public transportation," Stegman said. "That's going to make it easier on everyone."

[ 9NEWS ]

WATCH: More About The I-25 Closure In Denver

Will this closure affect your drive next Wednesday?
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"Dancing With The Stars" Eliminates First "All-Star," Pamela Anderson
On Tuesday night, the first "All-Star" had to go home from "Dancing With The Stars." Pamela Anderson (had the lowest score from the Judges on Monday) was eliminated from the All-Star line-up. It came down to Drew Lachey and Pamela Anderson with the lowest number of votes and lowest scores from the judges. 

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Andy Williams Dies At 84 [VIDEO]
Andy Williams, known for "The Andy Williams Show," his hit song “Moon River,” and Christmas albums and television specials has passed away at the age of 84. Williams passed away Wednesday morning at his home in Branson, Mo. Mr. Williams had been battling bladder cancer, and passed away due to complications with that cancer.

Mr. Williams earned 18 gold and three platinum albums and was nominated for Grammy Awards five times, but he never had a gold single. (His version of “Moon River” was not released as a single, although versions by Mr. Mancini and Jerry Butler reached the Top 20.) His biggest hit single — and his only No. 1 — was “Butterfly,” an uncharacteristically rocklike 1957 number in which he was instructed to imitate Elvis Presley.

[ New York Times ]

Watch A Clip From "The Andy Williams Show"

Our thoughts go out to Andy Williams' family, friends and fans.
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"Dancing With The Stars:" Emmitt Smith, Cheryl Burke Get Highest Judges Scores
The 15th Season of "Dancing with the Stars" - All Stars premiered Monday night on Denver's 7, it truly was an "All Star" cast! Tonight, we find out who will go home. Who will it be? I have to say, I was impressed with all the "Stars" and it will be a tough night, tonight when someone has to go home. What did the judges think?

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According to the Judges

Pamela Anderson and her partner, Tristan, had the lowest score from the judges, just 17 total points.

Pamela Anderson returns to the ballroom with new partner Tristan as they do a Cha Cha that oozes sexy attitude. Bruno says she is a good performer, but there wasn't enough work put into the routine. Carrie Ann says that Pamela was living the drama but needs to have the right technique. Len feels it was a bit shaky, but she didn't fall over. He praises her for getting through it. 5.5, 5.5 and 6 gives them a total of 17 for the night.

The highest points from the judges: Emmitt & Cheryl

Super Bowl and Dancing champ Emmitt Smith is back in the ballroom with Cheryl Burke at his side as the two of them do a slick cha cha. Len loves that the last dance of the evening was the best. Bruno agrees that it was great. Carrie Ann says that Emmitt was born to dance. 8, 8.5 and 8 gives them a total of 24.5 for the night.

[ ABC - Dancing With The Stars ]

Make sure you vote for your favorite each week! In the end, it's YOU that selects the winner, or the couple that leaves each Tuesday. Who is your favorite? Who will go home?

Live performances from Justin Bieber and Pitbull tonight. Don't forget to catch the "Dancing With The Stars" Results Show tonight at 7 p.m. on Denver's 7, followed by "Private Practice" at 9 p.m. and 7News at 10 p.m.

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Report: Denver Has Highest ATM & Bank Fees In The Country
Is free checking becoming a thing of the past? According to a Bankrate repot, Denver has the highest ATM and bank overdraft fees in the United States.

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In Denver, the average ATM surcharge — the cost to a bank customer for using another bank's automated teller machine — leads the nation at $2.80 per transaction.

[ Denver Post ]

For overdraft fees, the Bankrate report has Denver's average overdraft fee at $33.60, also the highest in the country.

Free Checking Becoming More Rare In The US

Free checking is growing increasingly rare at U.S.. banks. In Bankrate's survey, only 39 percent of banks offered a checking account with no minimum balance requirement and no monthly fee, the standard definition of a "free" checking account. That's down from 45 percent in 2011 and down substantially from its peak of 76 percent in 2009.

[ Bankrate ]

Do you think your paying too much in bank fees? Share your thoughts by commenting below.
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Topics: Business_Finance
Locations: Denver

Its National Voter Registration Day, Are You Registered To Vote?
It’s estimated that in 2008, about 6 million Americans didn't’t vote because the either didn't’t know how to register to vote or they missed the deadline. Volunteers, celebrities and organizations have created National Voter Registration Day, today, September 25, 2012. Are you registered to vote?

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So what does National Voter Registration Day mean?

  •  Volunteers at transportation hubs, retail stores, sporting, and concerts.
  •  Technology to help eligible voters find registration drives nearby.
  •  A network of grassroots, local organizations engaged in their own communities.
  •  Tens of thousands of voters registering to vote online and offline in a single day.
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How To Register To Vote In Colorado Or Confirm Your Colorado Voter Registration

To register to vote in the State of Colorado, you can visit Colorado’s Voter Registration website, to register or to update your information and you can check to make sure you are registered.
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Discover Forced To Refund $200 Million To Customers For Deceptive Telemarketing
Could you be getting a refund from Discover Card?3.5 million Discover Cardholders will be getting a refund from Discover Bank after a settlement with the Consumer Protection Bureau due to misleading customers through telemarketing. Discover will refund a total of $200 million.

Kevin Mussman, KOSI 101.1

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation announced the agreement Monday, following a joint investigation that found Discover's telemarketing and sales strategies misled consumers about additional products that can be bought when opening credit cards.

[ CNN ]

The money will be refunded to cardholders that purchased credit protection products over the telephone phone between December 2007 and August 2011. Each cardholder will get an average refund of about $57 for fees they paid for.

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"Dancing With The Stars:" All-Star Season 15 Starts Tonight On Denver's 7
"Dancing With The Stars," Season 15 begins tonight with a special 2-hour season premiere tonight on Denver's 7. This season, it's an "All-Star" line-up, featuring fan favorites from season's past. 


“Dancing With the Stars” pro Louis van Amstel had this to say in his blog today:

The All-Star season is going to be spectacular. With former celebrity winners, runners-up and more returning this season, there will be a competition within the competition, plus lots of laughter, hard work, great performances and I’m sure a few celebrity pranks in between.

[ ABC/Dancing With The Stars ]

Watch A Sneak Peek Of Rehearsals

The thirteen contestants in the "All-Star" line-up Include

Shawn Johnson
Sabrina Bryan
Kirstie Alley
Melissa Rycroft
Pamela Anderson
Kelly Monaco
Joey Fatone (former N'Sync band member)
Helio Castroneves
Drew Lachey (former 98 Degrees band member)
Gilles Marini
Apolo Anton Ohno
Emmitt Smith
Bristol Palin

"Dancing With The Stars" begins tonight at 7 p.m.. on Denver's 7.
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Aurora Theater Owner Says It Will Reopen Theater In 2013
Cinemark, the owner of the Century 16 Theater in Aurora, where the theater shooting took place on July 20, 2012 says the theater will reopen sometime in 2013.

Cinemark USA president and CEO Tim Warner wrote to Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan on Sept. 20 saying "We look forward to working with you about the best way to reopen the theater. We hope the theater will be ready by the beginning of the New Year."

[ 9NEWS ]

Aurora City Hall asked citizens on Facebook, what should be done with the theater, and most were in favor of reopening it. The theater will have some "modifications" made according to Cinemark.

Good idea? Share your comments below.

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Locations: Aurora
People: Says ItSteve HoganTim Warner

Random Karaoke Machine Test Reveals Young Woman’s Amazing Singing [VIDEO]
A 21-year-old woman simply stopped to try out a Karaoke machine in a store and sang Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You," amazingly well. It was all caught on video. The viral video has been seen all over the world and the talented singer was invited to appear on Ellen, after she heard about her incredible talent. Watch her sing below.


21-year-old Zendee Rose Tenerefe, aka the ‘Random Girl of SM Megamall' was spotted singing on a store's karaoke machine at the SM Mall of Asia located in Pasay City, Metro Manila in the Phillipines. Yuan Juan captured Zendee's cover of ‘And I'm Telling You' and the video went viral, the cover has been seen over 2 million times. Zendee recently returned to location that made her famous and performed Whitney Houston's ‘I Will Always Love You' for a small audience.

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Do you think she has a future in singing? Share your thoughts by commenting below.

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Denver Teen Spins Sign With A Simple Message: "Smile"
You see sign spinners all over Denver as you drive around, but this sign spinner has a different message, and he's not being paid by anyone to stand on the corner and spin this sign. 19 year-old, Austin Sinkbell, has been spinning a sign that simply says "Smile" on one side and "Be the Change You Want to See..." on the other,.All he wants to do is put a smile on every ones face around Denver. A 9NEWS viewer caught Austin spinning the sign recently, and submitted video of Austin twirling the sign around town.


We found out more about Austin, who is 19. He says he and his good friend, Elliot, 17, each twirl signs like this, for free, just to make people smile!

[ 9NEWS (KUSA), Faceook ]

Keep up the good work, Austin!

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Locations: Denver
People: Austin SinkbellElliot

KOSI 101.1 Spends The Day Working With Habitat For Humanity of Metro Denver
On Wednesday, the staff from KOSI 101.1 and our parent company, Entercom Denver, spent the day working with Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver. We love to help out in the community and on Wednesday everyone had a blast helping to build a house in Lakewood.

Kevin Mussman, KOSI 101.1

We were split into groups and each group had a supervisor from Habitat for Humanity. I was in a group that built scaffolding and then prepped siding by caulking it. We all learned a lot from this great experience with a great organization and felt very good at the end of the day.

Kevin Mussman, KOSI 101.1

About Habitat For Humanity of Metro Denver

Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver builds and sells homes to hard-working people in need of decent and affordable housing.  We are an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a non-denominational Christian housing photo ministry and global home-building movement.  Habitat welcomes all people, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, or any other difference, to join us and build homes for people in need.

Locally, we were founded by volunteers in 1979, and since then, have built more than 400 homes in the Denver metro area, housing over 1,800 people.

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Want to Help Habitat For Humanity of Metro Denver?

There are many ways you can get involved with Habitat for Humanity by volunteering, and you don't have to be an expert at building by any means, they will help teach you on the site, or maybe you want to volunteer in one of their offices or at one of the Habitat For Humanity ReStore Home Improvement Outlet Stores in the Denver area.

Find out how to help if you are interested, by visiting their website's volunteer page.
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Topics: Environment
Locations: Denver
People: Kevin Mussman

Fox 31's Dan Daru Makes Baby Cry On Live Television [VIDEO]
Something that was meant to be in good fun on live television last Thursday, made the "Today" show this morning. A Denver television reporter was trying to talk to a child on live television, and it didn't go as planned. It has many people talking (and I think forgiving) Fox 31's Dan Daru. You never know what can happen when it's live television, and here is proof.

Fox 31 - KDVR, Denver

Fox 31's website, had this to say about the incident:

Did this really just happen? Yes, yes it did.

Make sure you watch until the end. Not just so you can see Dan’s political career go up in flames as he breaks into an apology boogie, but so you can see that this was obviously a brief hiccup in an otherwise budding relationship.

[ Fox 31 - ]

Watch The Video

@DanDaruTV, Twitter


I'm sure it was in good fun, Dan, don't take it personally.

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Locations: Denver
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Missy The Dog, Left On Colorado Mountain By Owner Will Get New Home With Rescuer
Missy, the dog who became a very talked about story in Colorado and on Social Media around the country. Anthony Ortolani, Missy’s owner, went hiking with Missy on Mt. Bierstadt in August and when the weather turned bad, Missy became tired, so Ortolani left Missy behind on the mountain.

Ortolani called Clear Creek Sheriff’s Office, but they would not send rescuers to get the dog due to bad weather conditions on the mountain. When people heard this, many were outraged and within a week a group of Coloradoan’s decided to go up the mountain themselves and rescue Missy, a 112-pound German Shepard.


It took a week, but the rescuers got Missy and got her the care she needed after getting her down the mountain safely. Now, it looks like one of the Missy’s rescuers will be get to adopt her.

Ortolani's lawyer said he has agreed to plea to a minor Clear Creek County ordinance violation, and he would give up custody of Missy to one of the volunteer rescuers.

Ortolani said in a press conference, Sunday afternoon, he has always wanted what's best for Missy and is being vilified for what he did.

[ 9NEWS ]

The group of volunteers that rescued Missy are scheduled to appear on the Ellen DeGeneres Show Monday afternoon to discuss Missy and the rescue.

Missy was stranded for eight days before rescuers found her bloodied and close to death on the ridge. Ortolani received death threats after the story broke, he said Sunday. The threats have made him concerned for his family and for Missy as well, he said.

"I don't want to give her up — I love her — but those people risked life and limb to get her out of there, and that has got to be worth something," he said.

[ Denver Post ]

Anthony Ortolani is facing charges in the case, but allowing one of the volunteer rescuers to adopt Missy, is part of a plea agreement to lesser charges.

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Locations: Clear Creek CountyColorado
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Colorful Colorado: When To See Fall Leaves In The Rocky Mountains
When is the best time to see the leaves changing colors in Colorado? According to a Weather Channel map, mid-September to mid-October, depending on where you want to drive to see Colorful Colorado in the fall.

Kevin Mussman, KOSI 101.1

Colorado's peak fall foliage is usually from mid-September to mid-October, and can vary by season. Colorado strikes aspen gold when the aspen trees turn brilliant yellow in the mountains. Colorado and Utah are home to the largest number of aspen trees in the U.S.

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One of my favorite drives is through Rocky Mountain National Park into Estes Park for a bite to eat and then on to Grand Lake, Colorado for an ice cream cone and more fall colors. The picture above is one I took in October 2010 in Rocky Mountain National Park.

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Colorado Corn Maze Has Peyton Manning Pride [VIDEO]
A Colorado corn maze is showing some Denver Broncos, and more specifically, Peyton Manning pride. Fritzler's Corn Maize, located north of Denver, near La Salle, Colorado decided to create a corn maze in the shape of #18 this year.

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The maze, which has a new design every year, is created with the use of a computer image and a GPS device that is attached to the corn husker. The device directs the machine’s cutting pattern to match the chosen image.
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Locations: ColoradoDenverLa Salle
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"The Voice" Beats "The X Factor" In Head To Head Ratings Game
I do have to admit, I am a huge fan of NBC's "The Voice!" The fact that the judges don't see the performer when deciding if they are a great singer, nothing based on looks, stage performance, only the contestants voice, I like that. Another draw for me, the chemistry of the Judges on "The Voice." Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, and Cee Lo Green never seem to get negative like Judges on other talent shows. Yes, there is competition to get contestants to join their team, but it's always in good fun. "The Voice" and Fox's "The X Factor" went head-to-head in the television ratings game on Wednesday night, and "The Voice" was the winner


In the overlapping 8 p.m. hour when the shows faced off against each other, 10.7 million people watched "The Voice," while 7.5 watched the season premiere of Fox's "The X Factor." In the key adults 18-49 demographic, "The Voice" scored a 3.3 rating, while the "The X Factor registered a 2.7.
[ Huffington Post ]

What is your favorite? "The Voice" or "The X Factor?"
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Boulder Considering 20-Cent Disposable Paper And Plastic Grocery Bag Fee
Soon, Boulder shoppers may have to pay 20-cents per bag if they opt to use disposable paper or plastic grocery bags. Boulder is considering a 20-cent per bag fee in grocery and convenience stores in an effort to promote environmentally friendly reusable grocery bags, according to the Boulder Daily Camera.

Walmart Stores, Flickr Creative Commons

"The goal of this fee is to eventually have very little money come in," said Jamie Harkins, Boulder business sustainability specialist. "Our goal is to get as close to no bag use as possible as soon as possible."

The city plans to distribute free, reusable shopping bags as part of an education campaign associated with the fee, Harkins said.

[ Boulder Daily Camera ]

The Boulder City Council is expected to vote on the bag ordinance on October 16 and if passed, the ordinance would apply to all grocery and convenience store bags.  It would go into effect in July 2013.

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"Trader Joe's" Officially Announces Denver Store To Open In 2013
It's been talked about and anticipated for months, and now Trader Joe's has officially announced it will be opening a Denver location in 2013. The new Denver store will be located at East Eighth Avenue and Colorado Boulevard with a grocer store and adjacent wine shop, famous for it's "Two Buck Chuck" wine.

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Trader Joe's, which has 365 stores in 34 states, bills itself as a neighborhood grocery featuring "high-quality imported and domestic foods and beverages at honest, low prices."

[ Denver Post ]

Inside a "Trader Joe's" Wine Store

Matthew Oliphant, Flickr Creative Commons

So what will the Denver "Trader Joe's" store be like?

The Monrovia, Calif-based grocer said the Denver store will feature a festive decor that mixes traditional Trader Joe's elements such as cedar-covered walls and Hawaiian motifs, combined with a local flair that includes art celebrating the neighborhood.

[ Denver Post ]

Are you excited that Trader Joe's is coming to Denver? Comment below.

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Denver Office of Emergency Management Testing Weather Emergency Sirens Wednesday
Have you been hearing weather sirens around Denver today? I heard the sirens in south Denver about 11 a.m. The Denver Office of Emergency Management chose today to test weather sirens, according to information from 9NEWS. There is no severe weather.

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Are you enjoying this cooler, rainy weather for a change?
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Apple Unveils Taller, Faster iPhone 5
It's been anticipated and talked about on the web for months and today Apple unveiled the iPhone 5 at an event in San Francisco, California. What's new about the iPhone 5, at least that we have heard about so far?

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Here is the rundown of the new iPhone 5:

  • The iPhone 5 will be 20% lighter and taller than iPhone 4S
  • The new iPhone will run iOS 6 (to be released Sept. 19th)
  • Apple is replacing Google Maps with "Apple Maps" which will have spoken turn-by-turn directions
  • iPhone 5 will be the lightest and thinnest smart-phone on the market, 7.6mm thick made of aluminum and glass
  • The screen will be 4" diagonally and will display 5 rows of apps
  • A faster processor, and A6 chip
  • Upgraded camera with iSight, 8 mega pixels
  • 8 hours of 3G talk time and 40 hours of music playback
  • Shared photo streams, You can like a photo and your friends will be alerted
iOS 6 will be released Wednesday, September 19, 2012. The iPhone 5 will be available September 21, 2012 and will be available on the three largest carriers, AT&T, Sprint and Verizon.

You can listen to KOSI 101.1 on your current iPhone or mobile device or the new iPhone 5.

Will you be upgrading to the new iPhone 5? Share your comments below.
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Over 400 Denver Firefighters Climb Stairs To Remember 9/11
It's hard to believe 11 years have passed since that day, the day the world stopped turning. Tuesday morning, over 400 Denver Firefighters climbed stairs in Downtown Denver to remember 9/11.

7News and, Facebook

The stair climb was chosen as a venue for two reasons: the first reason is that the FDNY firefighters on 9/11 were forced to climb the stairs to rescue and evacuate people and to reach the fire floors. The second reason is a commitment to firefighter safety through better fitness.

[ 9NEWS ]

A moment of silence was observed to remember 9/11 and all of those lost, those who helped rescue and those who were affected by that day.

The firefighters made it to the top of the buidling and celebrated by drinking Gatorade on the roof of the building.

Never forget, 9/11, the lives lost, the families, the first responders and the United States!

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10 Instagram Pictures That Make You Fall In Love With Denver All Over Again
Denver, Colorado, we all love it here for many reasons. I found 10 great Instagram pictures that prove some of the many reasons why we like to call Denver home. Enjoy.

Denver Bronco / Peyton Manning Pride

Zues451, Instagram

Denver Weather - Taking Work Or Homework Outside

jhooood, Instagram

Denver's Beauty And Architecture

zsheely, Instagram

Red Rocks - The Best Concert Venue In The World

floresrubi, Instagram

Denver's LoDo And Nightlife

emurphy656, Instagram

The Best Museums

wdevy, Instagram

The Mountains Are Just Moments Away

faissallll, Instagram

We Can Always Go Out To The Ballgame At Coors Field

chris78cpr, Instagram


Denver Botanic Gardens

michele_with_one_I, Instagram

Fun Parades, Like 'Tour de Fat'

bcoffs, Instagram
What's your favorite thing that makes you love Denver? Share your's by commenting below.
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Locations: ColoradoDenver
People: Peyton Manning

Hostage Situation At Denver Radio Shack On East Colfax, Four Schools On Lockdown
We have been getting information on a hostage situation at a Denver Radio Shack on East Colfax Avenue and Glencoe Street. According to reports, Denver Police responded to an armed robbery situation at around 10:40 a.m.. Friday morning and the situation is still in progress. Swat Officers and other officials are on scene and four Denver schools in the area are on lockdown, including Palmer, Teller, Park Hill and Montclair School of Academics and Enrichment elementary. Businesses in the area have been evacuated.

9NEWS, Facebook

Fifteen to 20 cops, including SWAT-team officers, are in front of the Radio Shack. Others searched the alley behind the store with their guns drawn.

Along Glencoe Street north of Colfax, cops have lined the street with their cars and are pointing their guns toward the store from behind open car doors.

[ Denver Post ]

According to information we are seeing on Twitter, the suspect involved is believed to be 19-years-old and police are not confirming if there are any injuries at this time.

Update, 4:01 p.m. 9/7/12
We have received information from DPD that the hostage and the (two) suspects have emerged from the Radio Shack store safely and the situation has ended peacefully. Good work, Denver Police!

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Locations: Denver
People: PalmerPark Hill

Greeley Third Grader Not Allowed To Wear Peyton Manning Jersey To School
A Greeley, Colorado third-grader is not allowed to wear his #18, Peytong Manning Denver Broncos' Jersey to school because of an anti-gang clothing policy at Weld County School District 6. According to the District's Dress-code, certain numbers are related to gangs and are not allowed in their schools. The policy is district-wide, so that means all schools, elementary through high-school must follow the dress code.

A Greeley-Evans School District Spokesperson told 9NEWS:

"We're really trying to eliminate or minimize the presence of gangs in our schools," Fiedler said. "There are gangs in the community. We take a very aggressive stance in keeping that activity and that behavior off of school grounds. Part of that is banning some of the colors numbers and others insignia that are closely identified with gangs."

[ 9NEWS ]

Certain colors and jerseys sporting the numbers 13, 14, 18, 31, 41 or 81 are not allowed, according to the District's Dress Code.

What do you think? Share your comments below.

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Topics: Education
Locations: Colorado

Eva Longoria Opening Steakhouse Tailored To Women In Las Vegas
A restaurant tailored to women? Former "Desperate Housewives" star, Eva Longoria, is opening a new restaurant in Las Vegas that is tailored to women, according to the "Today" show. The new steakhouse will be called "SHe" and will feature smaller portions and entertainment geared toward woman like fashion shows and a dance floor.

flickr4jazz, Flickr Creative Commons

“SHe aims to combine club culture with the global world of entertainment to create a female-friendly experience,” Longoria said in a statement quoted by the Houston Business Journal.

The new spot is expected to open on New Year's Eve, with a modern boutique steakhouse menu catering to women by offering smaller plates and portions than the usual steakhouse fare. Beyond the food, the eatery offers a female-centered experience, including a runway for fashion shows, tiered seating around a central dance floor, Cirque du Soleil-type performers and "cryogenic fog and rain curtains."

[ Today ]

Good idea? Share your thoughts below.
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Locations: Las Vegas
People: Eva Longoria

5,000 Square-Foot Garden In The Middle Of Downtown Denver [VIDEO]
Farming in the middle of Downtown Denver? Blue Bear Farm at the Colorado Convention Center is growing basil, beans, peppers and raspberries at it's own garden on the south side of the center. Its goal? To produce food for the center's catering company.

TinyTall, Flickr Creative Commons
The Blue Bear Farm includes two beehives to pollinate such produce as basil, cabbage, peppers and squash growing in raised beds.

Planning of the garden began almost two years ago and is part of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock's Denver Seeds initiative.

[ 9NEWS ]

Should more companies in the Denver area and Colorado do this? Share your thoughts by commenting below.

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Locations: ColoradoDenver
People: Michael Hancock

Mother Duck and 8 Ducklings Cross Four Lanes Of High-Speed Traffic [VIDEO]
Such a scary 60 seconds. In the video below, a mother duck and her 8 ducklings attempt to cross a busy four-lane highway in Toronto.

It was 60 seconds that had residents of Toronto terrified and holding their breath. A mother duck and eight of her ducklings found themselves way off course and waddling into a four-lane highway full of cars and big rigs blowing past them at more than 50 mph. Cars swerve out of the way, and despite some very close calls, including several that send the little ones tumbling wildly across the pavement, everyone huddles close to mom and manages to make it across to safety.

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That had me on the edge of my seat, I'm so glad the family of ducks made it across safely.

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Reports: Apple Expected To Announce The Release Of iPhone 5 September 12
It’s been rumored for months on the internet. Is Apple close to unveiling the newest iPhone?  ABC News says that Apple is holding an event next Wednesday, September 12 in California and is expecting the announcement of the newest iPhone, many are referring to as the iPhone 5.

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According to an online article, the invitation to the event says “It’s Almost Here” and has a 12 with the shadow of a number 5 in the background.

Apple has been silent on the next version of its popular phone, which many continue to call the iPhone 5, but the rumors have been loud. The phone is rumored to have a larger, 4-inch display, faster processor, a new dock connector, and a new design. The phone is likely to be released a week and a half after the event, on Sept. 21.

[ ABC News ]

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New Study Says Organic Foods Are Not Necessarily Healthier
Many people are buying organic food and drinks, the sales of organic goods has increased from about $1 billion in 1990 to about $30 million last year, according to information from 9NEWS. A new study says that organic might not mean “healthier” though.

"What we've gotten from this is good, solid evidence that organic produce is not necessarily superior in terms of safety or nutrition," says UH Case Medical Center clinical dietitian Lisa Cimperman.

[ 9NEWS ]

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Many consumers opt for organic though because organic foods are grown without synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, however the study points out that the organic food isn't’t necessarily more nutritious.

Do you buy organic? Why or why not? Share your comments below.
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