Jackie Crea, Denver7 News

Jackie Crea

Denver7 News

Denver, CO, United States

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Past articles by Jackie:

Mother, friends say bullying may have led to Cherry Creek High School freshman's death

Jack Padilla's death is a tragedy. The 15-year-old Cherry Creek High School freshman took his own life earlier this year, and his friends say some of his classmates may have driven him to it. → Read More

Parker city council to decide fate of contested gun range near residences

It’s been a more than a year since some Parker residents have fought to keep a proposed gun range out of their community. Monday night, city council will decide the fate of the business. → Read More

Crime-stricken Denver neighborhood to receive $1M grant for revitalization

The federal government is stepping in to help fight crime in a Denver neighborhood. The Westwood neighborhood has struggle with a higher rate of poverty and crime than Denver as a whole. → Read More

City of Lakewood to combat crime and violence at hotels and motels with new ordinance

Since 2015, half of the number of homicides in the City of Lakewood have happened at a hotel or motel. City leaders plan to do something about that frightening statistic with a newly passed ordinance that takes effect March 30. → Read More

Aurora church collecting supplies for Nebraska flood victims

The images of the historic flooding in Nebraska are devastating. Towns are underwater, and farms have been destroyed. → Read More

Parker resident pushes to save prairie dogs during development, says city needs to think bigger growth picture

In our growing Colorado, we often hear stories about displaced people or communities worried about the change that comes with new developments. In Parker, a push to keep out an affordable housing subdivision has given way to now a fight to protect the wildlife on that land. → Read More

Broomfield's master-planned community to include 'Science City' and bee-friendly parks

Amazon may have scrapped Broomfield from it’s plans but don’t think city leaders didn’t have a backup plan. It’s called “Science City”, and Broomfield's leaders believe this development will rival downtown Denver. → Read More

State lawmakers pushing legislation to make electric vehicle dream come true

State lawmakers are hoping to pass legislation to encourage people to get behind the wheel of a green car. Two bills incentivize drivers with money for more charging stations and access to express lanes, hoping to steer away from smog and move more towards renewable energy. → Read More

A pastor, an imam and a developer compromise and sacrifice to keep housing project moving forward

A collaborative effort to bring affordable housing to one of the most popular parts of the metro is underway. Two religious groups, along with members of the community, had to compromise and sacrifice to give families a chance to stay in their neighborhoods. → Read More

Castle Rock to implement 'toilet to tap' surface water treatment system

As our Colorado grows, city leaders have to get creative and think ahead to protect our precious resources, like water. To do so, the City of Castle Rock plans to purify sewage water into drinking water. → Read More

Growth and development in Capitol Hill may worsen parking woes and complaints

In bustling Capitol Hill, a lack of parking might be one of the loudest complaints, especially if you're a Denver native. → Read More

Denver inner-city youth program in trouble amid city’s rapid growth; program looks to city for help

A popular sports league for kids has to change in order to survive. The Police Activities League has been serving inner-city kids for decades and now it needs help from the city for its baseball league. → Read More

Developers work to build density while maintaining history at Sloan's Lake

You don’t have to be in our Colorado long to notice the growth and cranes everywhere. In the Sloan’s Lake neighborhood developers are working hard to find the balance between the old and the new. → Read More

Colorado population growth creating crowded, dangerous shooting sites in National Forests

In our Colorado, population growth is sparking a debate between respecting our national forests and our gun rights. → Read More

More Colorado moms choosing non-opioid pain treatment post C-section recovery

The opioid epidemic is reaching new moms and pregnant women in Colorado, according to research that also found overdoses have caused more maternal deaths than car crashes, medical conditions and homicides. → Read More

Concerned dog-lover feared neglect, but Broomfield kennel owner says he's saving animals

A concerned viewer reached out to Contact7 after seeing several dogs kept out in the cold in Broomfield. → Read More

7 financial tips for federal workers to survive the government shutdown

Unpaid federal workers have utility bills, student loans, credit card bills and according to real estate company Zillow, they owe around $438m in mortgage and rent payments in January, alone. → Read More

'Help me, dad!' Denver police warn of scammers who claim to kidnap loved ones, demand ransom

Denver Police warned the public Friday about scammers that try to trick Coloradans into paying a ransom for an alleged kidnapped relative. → Read More

Englewood residents worry aging infrastructure can't handle new housing developments

Our Colorado is filled with stories of cities big and small grappling with growth. But in Englewood, locals are worried the added development could actually be dangerous. → Read More

Save the trees: Elbert County residents hoping to save trees slated for removal by county

In Elbert County, there’s a race to save as many trees as possible before the county removes them from public roadways. County officials told Denver7 they’ve grown unchecked for way too long and it’s now become a public safety concern. → Read More