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Julie Hayden is an Emmy-award winning Reporter and a veteran in the Denver television market. Before joining Fox 31 News, she reported for KWGN-TV and KMGH-TV for over 15 years.

Julie has a Bachelor’s Degree is Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State University.

Julie is originally from Woodstock, Illinois, a Chicago suburb.

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    Court documents detail suspect’s behavior before death of 2-year-old in Lakewood

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Court documents released Monday reveal the suspect in the death of a 2-year-old in Lakewood last month had become increasingly odd and paranoid. Roman Morales, 21, is being held without bond, charged with first-degree murder in the death of 2-year-old Donnie Romero, his cousin. The arrest affidavit says the toddler’s body was found beneath a pillow and blanket in a plastic storage tote in the living room, an electrical cord wrapped several times around his neck. The […]

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    Pentagon looking at transferring Guantanamo Bay terrorists to Colorado prisons

    DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper’s office confirmed he was notified Friday by the Pentagon that it would like to assess various Colorado facilities for the possible transfer of terrorist suspects now detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The U.S. is detaining more than 100 suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay and closing the facility has been a priority of the Obama administration for years. Now it looks like there is a renewed push and they could be moved to Colorado. The Pentagon […]

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    Denver hospital’s cutting edge breast cancer procedure reduces radiation treatments

    DENVER — Thursday marked the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign designed to increase awareness of the disease. The American Cancer Society estimates more than 230,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in the U.S. this year. And the Rose Medical Center in Denver is one of the leading facilities for a new cutting edge procedure that is much more efficient and convenient for patients. Dr. Barbara Schwartzberg said it’s a one-day […]

  • Toy Test at Goddard School in Westminster

    Kids start testing potential hot toys for the holidays

    DENVER — It’s the time of year when Santa and parents start thinking about toys. And while grown-ups like toys that combine fun with learning, it can be challenging to figure out which new toys your kids will be playing with long after the holidays end. The Goddard Schools this week launched its annual Preschooler-Approved Toy Test. Age appropriate toys are sent to Goddard Schools across the country and kids will be playing with them this week. At the Silver […]

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    Denver Zoo drops plans for waste-to-energy incinerator

    DENVER — The Denver Zoo announced Friday it is dropping plans to develop a waste to energy incinerator at the zoo. “After intense evaluation we made the difficult decision to cease plans for our waste to energy system on site due to a lack of resources,” CEO Shannon Block said. “Good riddance,” said members of neighborhood groups that opposed to the incinerator. “I’m delighted because I think it’s a very good decision for the zoo and for Denver and for clean […]

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    Drive-by shooting near Northglenn elementary school injures one, forces lockdown

    NORTHGLENN, Colo. — A drive-by shooting left one man injured and forced an elementary school to move kids to another location where their parents had to pick them up on Thursday afternoon. Crime scene tape and evidence markers were evident at The Studio School. None of the kids was hurt, but there were some scary moments after a 19-year-old was hit in a drive-by shooting next to the school about 1:15 p.m. Northglenn police said two men were walking down the […]

  • The body of Jason Michael Dosa, 44 of Parker, was found in a burned vehicle in Jefferson County of Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. An autopsy showed Dosa suffered gunshot wounds.

    ID, cause of death determined for victim found in burned vehicle

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. -- The victim whose body was found in a burning vehicle in Jefferson County last weekend was identified Wednesday as that of Jason Michael Dosa of Parker, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said. An autopsy found Dosa suffered gunshot wounds.

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    Residents complain of concrete contractor who ripped them off

    DENVER — What was supposed to be Terri’s dream patio turned into a nightmare after she said the contractor Miguel Hernandez, with Hernandez Decorative Concrete, ripped her off for $9,000. “He’s a thief. He just steals money from everybody,” Terri said. The backyard looks terrific now, but Terri said the family did almost all of the work themselves and the little work Hernandez did was so sloppy they had to redo it. “My husband had to tear the whole patio apart,” […]

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    Acquaintance of mother in custody after death of 2-year-old in Lakewood

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. -- The Lakewood Police Department confirmed Tuesday morning that a suspect is in custody after a 2-year-old boy died after being found with a cord around his neck inside a Lakewood apartment.

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    Magnetic strips disappearing from credit cards, replaced by microchips

    DENVER — Brian Cook with Perfect Processing is talking to a lot of local business lately. “Hundreds and hundreds and hundreds,” he said. Cook owns a credit card processing company and said that starting Oct. 1, a major change in credit card transactions takes effect and it could catch a lot of people by surprise. “Consumers don’t understand why they’re getting new cards,” he said. Banks are sending out millions of new credit cards. It’s a system other countries already […]

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    Denver City Council considers action aimed at keeping affordable apartments city already has

    DENVER — A perfect storm of population growth, increasing rental rates and decreasing federal funds is sinking the number of affordable housing units available in Denver. The Denver City Council was expected to pass a new ordinance Monday night aimed at keeping the affordable apartments the city already has. The city has given subsidies to property owners in exchange for keeping rents lower. But many of those agreements are going to expire over the next few years and the city […]

  • Rita Peck

    Woman finds manager let someone stay in her apartment while she was gone

    DENVER — A Denver woman came home from the hospital to discover an outrageous rental situation involving her apartment: The manager let someone else live there while she was gone. Rita Peck wanted to come home and get her strength back. She spent most of the summer in the hospital. “I was coming home to recover from my surgery,” she said. Instead, she found out — to her horror — the apartment manager let someone else stay in her home. […]