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Joe Dahlke is a Digital Content Producer for FOX31 Denver and Colorado’s Own Channel 2 who joined the KDVR/KWGN team in June of 2016.

Joe is a graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University.


Recent Articles
  • ‘Giraffe mom’ meets April the giraffe after making viral video

    HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. — A South Carolina woman who impersonated April the giraffe in a viral video met the viral animal on Tuesday. Erin Dietrich earned the nickname “Giraffe Mom” after posting a video of herself on Facebook dressed up as a giraffe doing mostly nothing. Dietrich was poking fun at Animal Adventure Park in New York after it livestreamed April the giraffe also doing mostly nothing since February while she waited to give birth to her fourth calf. She later […]

  • Texas mother accused of burning, putting plastic bag over infant’s head in videos

    HOUSTON — A Texas mother has been charged with endangering a child after allegedly recording videos of herself torturing her infant son. Janelle Peterkin, 23, stuffed a plastic bag into the baby’s mouth, then covered the child’s head with a plastic bag and tied it in a knot, according to police. Peterkin told authorities that she made the videos about 90 days ago because she was upset with the baby’s father, who was her ex-boyfriend. She took the videos and photos […]

  • FBI returns Von Miller’s stolen Super Bowl 50 helmet

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Von Miller got his Super Bowl 50 helmet returned to him on Wednesday. The FBI returned it to the Super Bowl 50 MVP after authorities found it in Mexico at the home of a credentialed journalist who had stolen Tom Brady’s Super Bowl LI jersey. The thief had also stolen several other pieces of equipment from previous Super Bowls. The @FBI returned something very special to @Millerlite40 today — his #SB50 helmet. pic.twitter.com/9MyqmLfgnH — Denver Broncos (@Broncos) […]

  • ‘Outrageous’ vandalism might force closure of Hanging Lake Trail until summer

    GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. — A Colorado landmark could be closed until summer after vandals painted graffiti on rocks and trees along the trail. Last week, officials with the National Forest Service discovered fresh graffiti on multiple rocks, trees and trail infrastructure up and down Hanging Lake Trail. Rangers found the word “Blest” with an accompanying arrow painted along the trail, causing an estimated $3,000 in damage. “This is outrageous,” district ranger Aaron Mayville said. “People who vandalize and blatantly disregard the […]

  • Marine dad surprised with tea party photo shoot with 4-year-old daughter

    OCEANSIDE, Calif. — A U.S. Marine Corps drill instructor had a magical tea party with his 4-year-old daughter and the photos have gone viral. Keven Porter had no idea it would happen until he showed up and his daughter, Ashley, surprised him. “He was hesitant at first but after a little talking I was able to convince him. He would do anything for Ashley,” his wife Lizette Porter told ABC News. “He was kind of embarrassed, but then my daughter […]

  • NBA star Steph Curry challenges Denver high school students to game of H-O-R-S-E in surprise visit

    DENVER — While in town for a game against the Denver Nuggets in February, Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry surprised basketball players at North High School in Denver. In a video posted by GQ, Curry walks into the gym and surprises five Vikings basketball and challenges them to the longest game of H-O-R-S-E of their lives. Instead of H-O-R-S-E, he challenged them to a game of S-E-S-Q-U-I-P-E-D-A-L-I-A-N, the 14th longest word in the English dictionary. Merriam-Webster defines sesquipedalian as […]

  • Dad’s response to daughter’s ‘accident’ at school goes viral

    CEDAR CITY, Utah — A Utah dad is going viral for the way he handled his daughter’s accident at school. On Friday, 6-year-old Valerie accidentally wet her pants at school. So when her dad, Ben Sowards, heard the news, he knew he had to do something. Sowards decided to splash some water on his pants before leaving the house to sport his own “accident.” And when Sowards showed up at the school, he asked his daughter if he could borrow […]

  • Broncos, 49ers announce joint preseason practices for third straight year

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Broncos and San Francisco 49ers will hold joint practices for the third year in a row this summer. However, this year the Broncos will be headed to Santa Clara, Calif., for the practices. In the two previous years, the 49ers visited Denver. In 2014, the Broncos hosted the Houston Texans for joint practices at UC Health Training Center. The specific dates of the joint practices will depend on the day the Broncos play the 49ers in […]

  • Marine who lost leg in combat runs Boston Marathon with American flag

    BOSTON — A retired Marine who lost his leg in Afghanistan ran the Boston Marathon on Monday and showed off an incredible image of American pride. Staff Sgt. Jose Luis Sanchez lost the lower part of his left leg when he stepped on an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan in 2011, Men’s Health reports. Pretty amazing. #bostonmarathon #inspiring 🇺🇸 A post shared by Laura Vitalini (@lkv117) on Apr 17, 2017 at 8:41am PDT This wasn’t the first time Sanchez ran […]

  • Former NFL player Todd Heap accidentally hits, kills 3-year-old daughter with truck

    MESA, Ariz. — Former NFL tight end Todd Heap accidentally hit and killed his 3-year-old daughter with his truck in Heap’s driveway, police said. KSAZ reports Mesa police said it happened around 3:45 p.m. Friday. The girl was taken to a local hospital, where she later died, according to police. Police added “there were no suspicious circumstances to the incident, and that impairment does not appear to be a factor.” Heap, 37, played at Arizona State University before being selected in […]

  • One hospitalized after SUV hits home in Lakewood

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — One person was taken to the hospital after an SUV lost control and hit a home on Sunday, the Lakewood Police Department said. It happened just before 7 p.m. when a black SUV lost control going around the turn from South Vance Street onto West Hampden Avenue in Lakewood, police said. The SUV hit a retaining wall, bounced, hit another vehicle and hit the house before coming to a stop in a nearby ditch, police said. Crews […]

  • Christian McCaffrey to visit with Broncos on Thursday

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Christian McCaffrey, who grew up in Colorado, will visit with the Broncos on Thursday, NFL Network reported. McCaffrey is the son of former Broncos receiver and current radio analyst Ed McCaffrey. The Stanford running back was also a star at Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch where he was a part of four state championship teams. #Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey is visiting the #Broncos tomorrow, source said. He may have some familiarity there. Car trip, by the […]