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Two-alarm fire in southeast Denver apartment building destroys one residence.

A two-alarm fire on Wednesday in southeast Denver destroyed one residence and damaged two others.

Four people were treated on scene at 1200 S. Oneida St. by paramedics because of the smoky fire and released, said Capt. Greg Pixley, a fire department spokesman. No firefighters were injured.

The fire burned into the attic of the three-story building, and firefighters worked aggressively to keep the flames from spreading through the structure, Pixley said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Opinion | I’m Furious at the Unvaccinated

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Car crashes into pedestrian walkway in Clementi, 2 people suffer minor injuries

SINGAPORE – A dark blue car veered off the road and crashed into a pedestrian walkway at the junction of Clementi Avenue 2 and Commonwealth Avenue West on Thursday morning (Dec 9).

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) told The Straits Times that it was alerted to the accident at 8.35am.

Two people suffered minor injuries. They were assessed by an SCDF paramedic and did not want to be taken to hospital.

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Santa Fe closed Thursday morning following police chase

Officials closed Santa Fe Drive between Mineral Avenue and County Line Road on Thursday.

The closure began around 4 a.m. when a police chase ended in a crash.

Denver7 reported multiple suspects in custody after Douglas County authorities chased what they say was a stolen vehicle.

The chase ended after the car’s tires were blown out with stop sticks.

Law enforcement was in the area cleaning up and investigating, forcing a closure until around 8 a.m.

The closure is just north of Colorado Highway 470 and Chatfield State Park.

Omicron: UK identifies another 249 cases of new COVID-19 variant as total reaches 817

The number of Omicron cases in the UK has nearly doubled in one day after a further 249 cases were confirmed – bringing the total to 817, the Health Security Agency has said.

The latest daily figure comes after a further 131 cases of the Omicron variant were confirmed yesterday.

Herald morning quiz: December 10

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Opinion | Democrats’ Dangerous Appetite for Eating Their Own

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Colorado snow totals for Dec. 9-10, 2021

The following Colorado snow totals have been reported by the National Weather Service for Dec. 9, 2021, as of 11 a.m. Thursday:

Camp Bird, CO — 2 inches at 8:39 a.m.

Coal Bank Pass, CO — 5.5 inches at 8:40 a.m.

Molas Pass, CO — 3 inches at 8:40 a.m.

Mount Crested But, CO — 7 inches at 7:57 a.m.

Red Mountain Pass, CO — 2 inches at 8:39 a.m.

BP to increase stake in Azeri Shah Deniz gas field – APA news agency

FILE PHOTO: The BP logo is seen at a BP gas station in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., November 24, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

MOSCOW (Reuters) – BP plans to increase its stake in the Azeri Shah Deniz gas field in the Caspian offshore to 29.99%, Azeri news agency APA reported on Thursday.

BP has agreed to buy a 1.16% share in Shah Deniz from Petronas for $168 million, APA quoted BP as saying.

2021 Seen Through 12 Unforgettable Wines

It was another strange year with travel still limited. But good wines can bring the world to you.

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