Zora Stephenson, FOX 31 Denver

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FOX 31 Denver

Denver, CO, United States

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Past articles by Zora:

New development being constructed in South Broadway neighborhood

DENVER -- A new development is on the way in Denver's South Broadway Neighborhood. It will sit at the corner of Broadway and Tennessee Avenue. “Our goal for that area is really to become known as a destination," Daniel Campbell, who is working on the project, said. → Read More

Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center debuts first-of-its-kind tech

DENVER -- New technology at Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center is the only one of its kind in the U.S. Even to the untrained eye, it's easy to see how the operating room is different from most. “All the technology that you see in this room is brand-new to the area. No other hospital has it," Kirsten Murphy said. → Read More

Some Aurora residents concerned about new oil well sites near neighborhoods

AURORA, Colo. -- Homeowners in Aurora have mixed opinions as more oil well sites are proposed. The newest sites are just feet from residential developments on the eastern edge of the city. → Read More

Young men in Denver create platform for other young people to learn about business

DENVER, Colo. -- A group of young men in Denver are making a commitment to the community by helping other young people learn about business, and all three hope to help others overcome challenges like the ones they faced while growing up. → Read More

Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter responds to Denver GOP chairwoman’s comment

DENVER — Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter responded this week to a comment made by the chairwoman of Denver's Republican Party, Kristina Cook, in a Facebook thread: "I bet Dr. King wishes he'd had a sniper on his side that day. → Read More

Denver native takes on physical challenges to raise money for charity

DENVER -- A Denver native is taking on some of the world's most adventurous challenges to raise money for charity. “I was born and raised in Denver, despite whatever my accent has become over the past number of years," Josh Stinton said. → Read More

Denver-based nonprofit provides free dental care to kids around the world

DENVER -- A nonprofit based in Denver serves countries all over the world by offering free dental clinics, and is always looking for more volunteers. “We set up our clinics in usually a school room, and so we have mobile units that run off of generators and compressors," Katy Troyer, a representative with the nonprofit, said. → Read More

‘The Breakfast Club’: High school students gather to heal after loosing friend to suicide

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — A weekly tradition for a group of Cherry Creek High School students started from a really tough situation and has now blossomed into something they all look forward to. Every Saturday morning you'll find 5 to 15 teenagers at the Barker House in Centennial. “We have a big turnout today, this is great,” Gregg Barker said. → Read More

Head of NASA visits new aerospace building at University of Colorado Boulder

BOULDER, Colo. — One of the first visitors at the University of Colorado Boulder's new Aerospace Engineering Sciences Building was the head of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, who took a tour of the facilities Friday morning. → Read More

Driver sentenced in hit-and-run that left teen with lasting injuries

ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. -- The person who hit a Denver teen with his car and then left the scene is now behind bars. The sentencing for Eldow Jabeldo took place Thursday morning; he was charged with leaving the scene of an accident. → Read More

Video shows Denver officer, 3rd-grader break dancing on 16th Street Mall

DENVER -- A wholesome moment between a Denver police officer and a third-grade boy was caught on camera over the weekend. The video shows the pair going at it in a break dance battle on the 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver. . → Read More

Denver continues ‘high costs’ campaign to educate kids about underage marijuana use

DENVER -- The city of Denver is getting creative with its marijuana education program. Just as kids head back to school on Monday, the city is showing students the consequences of drug use. → Read More

Big Waves Foundation puts on free clinic in honor of Vaughn Bigelow Jr.

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Local artists donate time to put up murals in Denver’s Wyatt Academy

DENVER -- Leaders at a charter school in Denver's Cole neighborhood called on the community to welcome back students on Monday with a splash of color. Eight murals are now painted in various parts of Wyatt Academy. → Read More

Vic Fangio: ‘I just don’t believe in hazing’; no more rookie haircuts

DOVE VALLEY, Colo. -- Broncos Head Coach Vic Fangio is making headlines for his comments against hazing. The tradition of giving rookies ridiculous haircuts is no more, according to Fangio. “I just don’t think it’s right,” Fangio said. “I just don’t believe in hazing. → Read More

The unique story behind Kendrick Castillo’s resting place

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. -- As thousands of students head back to school, one teenager won't have the opportunity to do so: Kendrick Castillo, the 18-year-old who was killed at STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting in May. → Read More

Safe2Tell received record number of tips during 2018-’19 school year

DENVER -- Safe2Tell received a record number of tips during the 2018-2019 school year. The tip line received nearly 20,000 actionable tips -- a 28-percent jump from the previous school year. → Read More

Old Spaghetti Factory transformation continues, mini-golf set to open soon

DENVER — For decades, The Old Spaghetti Factory was a staple in Downtown Denver. While the historic location is now closed, the business on the way in promises to keep some of the iconic infrastructure intact. The historic building will likely become a mini golf attraction. → Read More

Mother pleading for justice after son is killed in west Denver shooting

DENVER — A mother is pleading for justice a week after her son was killed in a shooting in west Denver. Damian Uriona, a 17-year-old high school student, was inside a house near West 13th Avenue and Yates Street when he was killed about 3 p.m. on July 23. → Read More

Agencies begin phasing out K-9s who sniff for marijuana, citing new law

WESTMINSTER, Colo. -- Currently, some Colorado drug-sniffing dogs are being taken off the job and their handlers are having to cope with the loss. The change stems from the legalization of marijuana in Colorado. When dogs are trained to sniff out a handful of drugs, it's impossible for them to decipher between marijuana and illegal substances. → Read More