Phil Rankin, FOX 31 Denver

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FOX 31 Denver

Denver, CO, United States

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Past articles by Phil:

Handcuffed suspect shot officer while being removed from car at Denver jail, police say

A suspect being removed from a police car at the downtown Denver jail Monday night shot an officer in the neck, the Denver Police Department said, before at least one other officer shot the suspect multiple times. → Read More

Boulder police: 2 rescued, suspect in custody after reported hostage situation

Boulder police say officers rescued two people in a reported hostage situation Monday night and a suspect is in custody after barricading himself inside a home. → Read More

World Series Game 3 rained out, moved to Tuesday; new Monday TV schedule for FOX31 and Channel 2

Monday night’s World Series Game 3 has been rained out. Get the new schedule for games, and for FOX31 and Channel 2. → Read More

FOX31 wins Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Digital

FOX31 KDVR has been honored with a 2022 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for digital news coverage. → Read More

Watch: Lightning, storm at DIA captured on camera

At Denver International Airport, a lightning strike and a fast-moving storm were all captured on camera. → Read More

Watch: Elk cross highway under orange sky from East Troublesome Fire

A herd of elk were caught on camera crossing a highway during evacuations from the East Troublesome Fire in Colorado. → Read More

Live Updates: Primary election night in Colorado

Voters in Colorado are deciding if former Gov. John Hickenlooper or former Colorado House Speaker Andrew will be the Democrat to face Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner in November. → Read More

Find your ballot drop-off location for Colorado primary voting

Find where you can drop-off your Colorado primary election ballot by just entering your address. → Read More

Denver curfew extended: 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday

DENVER (KDVR) — Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has extended a curfew as protests in the city for the death of George Floyd and nighttime riots continue. Curfew will be from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for Monday through Thursday nights. Previous curfews were in effect Saturday and Sunday nights. Those ran from 8 p.m. to […] → Read More

Thunderbirds flyover: Share your video and photos

Watch Live & See Flight Plan: Thunderbirds flyover set to begin at 12:50 p.m. DENVER (KDVR) — As the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds honor front line workers combating COVID-19 with a flyover, people across the Front Range will get the see flight team. We want to see videos and photos of the flyover where you […] → Read More

‘Yes To’ brand face mask recalled after customers report skin burns

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. – A local teenager has a warning after she says a popular face mask left her with burns. Now the “Yes To” company has pulled the product as part of a national recall. “I’ve used these products so many times and nothing has happened to my skin,” Hayden Cook said. → Read More

Cold case solved: Police solve 1996 Aurora homicide with DNA evidence

AURORA, Colo. -- Police say they have solved the 1996 homicide of a woman in Aurora using blood samples from the crime scene. The victim, 25-year-old Tangie Sims, was violently assaulted and stabbed to death. Police found her body in an alley on Oct. → Read More

Arapahoe Basin beats out Keystone as first ski resort open for the season

DILLON, Colo. -- Arapahoe Basin will become the first ski resort to open for the season Friday afternoon. The resort announced it will be open 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. A-Basin is narrowly beating out Keystone Resort, which announced earlier in the day it plans to open Saturday. That would have made it the first resort to open in North America, it's earliest opening in 20 years. → Read More

4 ‘cliffed-out’ Maroon Bells climbers rescued by helicopter

PITKIN COUNTY, Colo. -- Four people had to be rescued at the Maroon Bells after they became "cliffed out" and stranded. Crews were alerted to the two men and two women on the southwest side of Maroon Peak just before midnight Wednesday, according to the Pitkin County Sheriff's Office. → Read More

Video: Deputies free trapped bear from vehicle in Telluride

TELLURIDE, Colo. -- Deputies in San Miguel County had to free a bear that became locked in a vehicle Tuesday night. County sheriff's deputies and Telluride deputy marshals used a rope to open the door to the vehicle to free the bear. The incident was captured on video. . → Read More

Animal Protection looking for witnesses to ‘horrific’ cat killing in Denver

DENVER -- Denver Animal Protection is looking for witnesses to what it calls "the horrific killing of a cat" overnight in the city's Lowry neighborhood. The one-year-old cat was found dead in the street across from Verbena Park by a neighbor, DAP said. The park is located at 1151 Verbena St., between E. 11th and E. 12th avenues. → Read More

Trail Ridge Road opens for the season in Rocky Mountain National Park

ESTES PARK, Colo. -- Rocky Mountain National Park's "highway to the sky" has officially opened for the season. Trail Ridge Road - the highest-elevation continuously paved road in country - opened Wednesday, the park announced. → Read More

101-year-old WWII veteran flew 1,500 miles to commission grandson at Air Force Academy

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Joseph Kloc is among the 989 members of the US Air Force Academy's class of 2019 who graduated this week. But a unique moment with family set his week apart. His grandfather, 101-year-old World War II veteran Walter Kloc, flew from Amherst, New York to commission his grandson. → Read More

Museum thanks ‘heroes’ for calling after Dinosaur fossil find in Highlands Ranch

DENVER -- Dinosaur fossils unearthed at a Highlands Ranch construction site have arrived at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. The museum noted that because the fossils were discovered on private land, there was no obligation for owners to share the discovery. → Read More

Teen arrested for false threats that caused lockdown at Brighton High School

BRIGHTON, Colo. -- Police have arrested a 17-year-old girl who is accused of making multiple false threats that caused a lockdown at Brighton High School in April. The teen, who is not being identified because she is a minor, faces a felony charge of making a false report, and misdemeanor counts of harassment and interference with staff, faculty, or students of educational institutions. → Read More