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Timeline unclear for release of body camera footage in Englewood police shooting

More than a month has passed since Colorado Community Media requested release of body camera footage from a July 24 shooting involving Englewood police officer that left an unarmed man dead.  Matthew Neal Mitchell, 22, was shot and killed as police engaged in a shootout with his brother — 29-year-old Phillip L. Blankenship — who was […]

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Death threats over a vaccine clinic hosted by Littleton Public Schools led to days of anxiety, urgency for the district

New details about the death threats sent to Littleton Public Schools Superintendent Brian Ewert and the board of education following controversy over a district-hosted COVID vaccine clinic convey days of anxiety, uncertainty and urgency for the district.  The threats began shortly after two videos surfaced showing a 15-year-old Littleton High School student and a 16-year-old homeschooled student […]

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Littleton Public Schools superintendent says he got death threats over vaccine controversy

Littleton Public Schools Superintendent Brian Ewert said he received death threats and other harassing emails after two videos surfaced on a right-wing Twitter account showing minors unaccompanied by their parents cleared to receive a COVID-19 vaccine during a clinic at Heritage High School on Jan. 21. The two videos, posted on Jan. 25, have since […]

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Littleton Public Schools shuts down vaccine clinics after videos show alleged minors misled staff about age, consent

By Robert Tann, Colorado Community Media Littleton Public Schools will stop hosting COVID-19 vaccine clinics on school campuses after two videos surfaced on a far-right Twitter account on Jan. 24 showing alleged students misleading clinic staff in order to receive a shot. Neither student appears to have actually gone through with a vaccination, the videos […]

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Fewer COVID cases are being reported, but more of the virus is being found in Denver-area sewage

Testing of wastewater at the Englewood-Littleton sewage plant is finding record-high signs of COVID prevalence in the south Denver metro populace, though the number of people receiving positive COVID tests has dropped. A Colorado researcher says the situation may indicate vaccinated people are catching the virus but not feeling sick enough to get tested. Since […]

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Future funding uncertain for Littleton Immigrant Resources Center that has aided hundreds

The future of Littleton’s only affordable resource center for immigrants seeking citizenship has been uncertain for years. But following a recent City Council budget meeting, members appear poised to pull funding from the center by fall of 2022. On Sept. 11, the city council voted 5-2 to move ahead with cutting the Littleton Immigrant Resources […]

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Police identify man accused of shooting Littleton officer several times

Littleton police Wednesday named a suspect in the shooting of one of its officers earlier in the week, and said the officer, who was shot multiple times, is still in intensive care at Swedish Hospital in Englewood. Police identified their suspect in the shooting as 33-year-old Rigoberto Valles Dominguez, who they said is still at large. […]