Kelly Reinke,

Kelly Reinke

Denver, CO, United States

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Past articles by Kelly:

AG report says social media, fentanyl dealers a dangerous duo

A report released by Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser says social media increases the ease of access to fentanyl. → Read More

One-stop-shop resource center opens across the street from Denver jail, courts

People can walk to different desks at the AID Center to get connected with a variety of community partners. → Read More

At least 60 people have been charged for false reports of explosives, weapons or harmful substances in Colorado

A state law that took effect in 2019 made it a felony to make a false report of explosives, weapons or harmful radioactive substances. → Read More

Aurora officer under investigation for taking handcuffed suspect to ground, injuring him

An Aurora Police Department officer is under investigation after he took a handcuffed suspect to the ground as the officer was escorting him out of a hospital. → Read More

Here's how hoax threat calls are investigated

An FBI analyst explained how hoax threats are investigated after law enforcement agencies responded to more than a dozen fake threats to schools across Colorado. → Read More

Students from East High ask city council to help stop gun violence

On Feb. 13, 16-year-old Luis Garcia was shot near East High School. Tuesday, his soccer teammates and classmates asked the Denver City Council for help. → Read More

Lawmakers introduce bill to allow Colorado cities to open safe injection sites

A Republican-led legislative panel rejected the idea in 2018, and the bill died. → Read More

Club Q employees concerned about how owner will distribute donations after shooting

The club plans to start distributing money to staff on Friday. → Read More

Oversight board still concerned about death of Denver jail inmate

Leroy Taylor died at Denver's jail in February 2022. → Read More

Man who killed ex-girlfriend and her daughter wasn’t supposed to have a gun

In November 2021 – eight months before the murders – a court granted a criminal protection order for Javier Acevedo’s ex-wife and ordered him to give up any guns. → Read More

Independent group releases third progress report on Aurora's consent decree

The independent monitor's progress report shared concerns about missed deadlines and the Aurora Police Department's review of force used by its officers. → Read More

State reps take on underinsurance issue after devastating wildfires

State Rep. Judy Amabile wants to create guaranteed replacement cost coverage in homeowners insurance – to assist homeowners who lose their homes to wildfires. → Read More

14 kids from Ukraine fly to Denver for a vacation in Colorado

A non-profit paid for their trip to give them a chance to get away from a country at war. → Read More

Deputy under investigation after using force on jail inmate

Video from the incident in December appears to show the deputy using a chokehold on an inmate. → Read More

Lawsuit claims former Aurora police chief used power to ensure partner's ex-girlfriend was arrested

The charges against Kristin Nichols were eventually dropped, according to the lawsuit. → Read More

Snow creates perfect conditions for wildfire prevention work

Crews have waited to burn piles of debris until the ground got wet enough. → Read More

Former Bronco kills mountain lion 'wreaking havoc' in Colorado neighborhood

Colorado Parks and Wildlife said it was all legal. → Read More

Denver planned to open rec centers for snow. Then the city closed them due to weather

A city spokesperson said a tweet on Tuesday night was inaccurate. The mistake was corrected on Wednesday. → Read More

Attorneys seek to exonerate Colorado woman convicted in fatal fire

The Korey Wise Innocence Project is seeking to exonerate Deborah Nicholls, who was sentenced to life in prison in 2008 after a house fire killed 3 of her children. → Read More

Licenses for 2 businesses suspended after fatal Denver shooting involving security guard

Lempira restaurant and bar has a history of hiring unlicensed security guards, records show. One of them was involved in a fatal shooting over the weekend, DPD said. → Read More