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  • Accident kills two on South Kipling

    A crash on South Kipling Parkway between Ken-Caryl Avenue and Chatfield Drive left two people dead on the evening of April 6.

    One of the drivers, Diane Iannella, 66 of Littleton, was pronounced dead at the scene. Armando Mendez, 39 of Littleton, was transported to Littleton Hospital where he died of his injuries.

  • Phone scammer posing as Xcel rep calling businesses

    At least four businesses were victims of a recent phone scam involving someone posing as a representative of Xcel Energy, the Jeffco Sheriff's Office reported.

    The scammer would call a businesses and say its Xcel bill was past due. The caller then said that unless a payment was made immediately with a reloadable cash card, the power would be turned off, said Jeffco sheriff's spokeswoman Jacki Kelley.

  • Investigators: Parents should monitor kids’ use of technology

    Parents need to be vigilant in keeping track of their children’s activities on cell phones and on the Internet because they are falling prey to sexual predators, two Jefferson County investigators said recently.

    Even children in elementary school are becoming victims of sexual predators because more of them have cell phones and frequent social-networking sites, said Mike Harris, an investigator with the Jeffco district attorney’s Child Sexual Offender Internet Investigations Unit. 

  • Littleton hoping to foster neighborly niceties

    While it’s easy to meet people online, it often seems harder and harder to connect with people living next door. 

    Littleton wants to make it easier to be a good neighbor. The city has launched a new program to help residents develop a stronger sense of community and to foster better relationships between residents and city government.

  • For sale: voting machines

    With Colorado moving to an all-mail election this November, Jeffco is looking to sell some of its unneeded voting machines.

    Last year the state legislature approved a bill requiring all elections to be conducted via mail-in ballots. Every registered voter will now be sent a mail-in ballot without having to request one. 

    While voters will still be able to vote in person, Jeffco will reduce the number of polling places from 175 to 24.

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  • Stevenson diagnosed with benign brain tumor

    Former Jeffco Public Schools superintendent Cindy Stevenson has been diagnosed with a non-malignant brain tumor.

    In a 9News interview, Stevenson said she found out about the tumor weeks ago during a routine medical checkup. 

    The former superintendent said her medical issues played no part in her decision to retire early from Jeffco Public Schools.

    The tumor is scheduled to be removed May 13, and Stevenson will receive additional radiation treatment after surgery. 

  • Proposal for South Jeffco dog park is put on hold

    Plans for a dog park in South Jeffco have been put on hold. 

    The project was to be a joint venture between the Foothills Park and Recreation District and the Ken-Caryl Ranch Metropolitan District. But Foothills Executive Director Ron Hopp said he had heard very negative feedback about the proposal. 

    One design had the dog park being built near the parking lot of Sledding Hill, at West Ken Caryl Avenue and South Kipling Parkway.  

  • Jeffco inmate released by mistake back in custody

    An inmate inadvertently released from the Jeffco jail on Tuesday is back behind bars. 

    Damon Elliot Slayton, 41, was taken into custody Thursday morning by a Jeffco deputy in downtown Denver near Broadway and Larimer Street. 

    Jeffco sheriff’s spokeswoman Jacki Kelley said the Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies had been searching the downtown area based on tips from Slayton’s family and other friends. 

    Slayton surrendered without incident, Kelley said.