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12 unforgettable stories from the summer of 2017

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Posted at 6:52 PM, Sep 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-23 04:21:45-04

DENVER – We’re looking back at some of the big events that dominated the headlines during the summer of 2017. From the tragic murder of a Thornton girl to the frenzy surrounding a once-in-a-lifetime eclipse, these stories shaped the news coverage over the past three months.

Posted: June 11, 2017
1. 15-year-old boy arrested in connection with 10-year-old Thornton girl's killing
Police have arrested a 15-year-old boy in connection with the killing of a 10-year-old Thornton girl who went missing Wednesday, June, 7 while walking in her neighborhood and was later found dead not too far from where she was last seen. Read More: bit.ly/2seddv0 | Latest: bit.ly/2wIiEG2

Posted: July 9, 2017
2. Bear attacks camp staffer at Glacier View Ranch Christian retreat northwest of Boulder
Parks and wildlife officials are looking for a dangerous bear that attacked a Christian camp staffer and dragged him roughly ten feet from his campsite in Boulder County early Sunday morning. Read more: bit.ly/2uGqtXZ | Latest: bit.ly/2sZrrgI

Posted: July 22, 2017
3. Dylan Redwine's father, Mark Redwine, arrested in connection with son's death
Dylan Redwine’s father was arrested in connection with son's death Saturday in the state of Washington, Denver7 has confirmed. Read more: bit.ly/2hlpHxa | Latest: bit.ly/2vjR7GQ

Posted: August 14, 2017
4. Jury finds Taylor Swift was assaulted and battered by former Denver DJ, awards her $1
A federal jury in Denver on Monday found that Taylor Swift was assaulted and battered by former Denver DJ David Mueller when he groped her at a photo-shoot ahead of a June 2013 concert, and found that Andrea Swift and Frank Bell did not interfere with Mueller's employment. Read more: bit.ly/2hpdvYQ | Latest: bit.ly/2xAbJOe

Posted: August 21, 2017
5. Highly-anticipated total solar eclipse happening today: Here's what to know
The most highly-anticipated astronomical event in years is finally here. This morning, thousands of people from coast to coast will watch as the moon eclipses the sun. Read more: bit.ly/2xYLvG9 | Latest: bit.ly/2wIVeQB

Posted: August 22, 2017
6. Prairie Middle School teacher is sexual assault suspect, believed to have 'multiple victims'
A social studies teacher at Prairie Middle School, which is part of the Cherry Creek Schools system, was arrested Tuesday on multiple felony counts of child sexual assault and exploitation. Read more: bit.ly/2ywaxcE | Latest: bit.ly/2xACxhs

Posted: August 24, 2017
7. Video shows Denver cheerleaders forced into splits; East High School staff on administrative leave
Five school officials at East High School were placed on administrative leave Wednesday after the Denver Public Schools Superintendent was made aware of distressing video showing cheerleaders being forced into splits over the summer. Read more: bit.ly/2fG1SfZ | Latest: bit.ly/2xlln7L

Posted: August 30, 2017
8. Second Triceratops horn, additional bones found in Thornton construction site
A second triceratops horn, along with other bones, were unearthed Wednesday as City of Thornton officials worked to break ground on a new public safety facility this week. Read more: bit.ly/2hnZzOA | Latest: bit.ly/2ywKG4y

Posted: September 7, 2017
9. Denver in conversations to house Amazon's second headquarters in North America
The City of Denver has started to get the ball running after Amazon announced Thursday plans to open a second headquarters in North America that could employ as many as 50,000 people. Read more: bit.ly/2hpdB2E | Latest: bit.ly/2fmgeFr

Posted: September 8, 2017
10. Denver Health nurses suspended after opening body bag to see man's genitals
Five nurses at Denver Health Medical Center were suspended for three weeks after they inappropriately viewed a deceased patient’s body and talked about it, a hospital spokesman confirmed to Denver7 Investigates Tuesday. Read more: bit.ly/2wFQBUr 

Posted: September 8, 2017
11. Girls murdered west of Telluride, may have been dead for weeks
The bodies of two young girls believed to have been murdered weeks ago were found Friday morning on a San Miguel County farm, according to the sheriff's office. Read more: bit.ly/2vUpFTM | Latest: bit.ly/2ywsDLz

Posted: September 19, 2017
12. Colorado authorities try to find 'serial pooper' caught defecating in people's yards
The “Mad Pooper” of Bob’s Burgers lore might be more than cartoon fiction, according to Colorado Springs police who say a woman has repeatedly done her businesses in people’s yards over the past several weeks. Read more: bit.ly/2hf1FUS | Latest: bit.ly/2xZfePf