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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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    Family fears for safety as kidnapping suspect skips out on trial

    DENVER — A Denver father is fearful for his family’s safety after the suspect accused of burglarizing and kidnapping him failed to show up for his trial. The trial was supposed to start Tuesday in Denver, but 25-year-old Yulian Rodriguez-Cruz was free after posting $20,000 bond and did not come to court. A warrant has been issued for his arrest, but the victim fears police will never capture him. Dylan Norris said he was pulling into the driveway of his […]

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    Insurance company changes mind about paying after service member’s surgery

    DENVER — An insurance company first told a member of the National Guard it would pay for her surgery. All Lynn Himes had to worry about was a minor co-pay for the procedure. But the insurance company, Tricare, changed its mind after the surgery. She contacted the FOX31 Problem Solvers and her story became part of a series Serving Those Who Serve. Himes serves in the engineer unit with the Wyoming National Guard. “I leave for drill with the National […]

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    Body camera video shows officer shooting armed carjacking suspect

    DENVER — Dramatic video of a shooting from a police officer’s body camera was released Wednesday. The Denver district attorney’s office released it after a decision Monday that Denver officer Jeffrey Heinis was justified in shooting and injuring the suspect during a foot pursuit in August. RELATED: District attorney’s decision letter The officer said the 17-year-old carjacking suspect was brandishing a gun and he was afraid the suspect would shoot him or someone else. He believed he had no choice […]

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    Suspect in carjacking case skips court again

    DENVER — The family of a carjacking victim is worried one of the suspects in the case may try to hurt them. The young Denver mother and her 2-year-old son were carjacked at gunpoint last month. She says the gunman pointed the weapon at the little boy’s head and demanded her keys. Another suspect drove a second vehicle away from the scene. Investigators say 21-year-old Andre Garcia was behind the wheel of the stolen car a few hours later and […]

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    Low bonds for criminals frustrate law enforcement in Denver

    DENVER — Some in law enforcement say Denver judges releasing heroin dealers back onto the streets with low bonds after they were arrested is just the tip of the iceberg. RELATED: Denver DA suggests low bonds for heroin dealers put public at risk They say the same thing is happening with all kinds of suspected criminals, and they also say it puts public safety at risk. Last year, an eight-person crime wave targeted homes and vehicles across the metro area. […]

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    Denver DA suggests low bonds for heroin dealers put public at risk

    DENVER — Chris Lazarus found her firstborn son, Matt, dead of a heroin overdose when she went to wake him up for school. He was 18 years old. “I remember the day that he died like it was two hours ago,” she said. “It doesn’t go away.” Matt died in 2012 and the heroin problem in the metro area has grown exponentially since then. Barbara Roach with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency said the amount of heroin in the Denver […]

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    Carjacking suspect released without bond despite being on probation

    DENVER — The man suspected of carjacking a Denver mother and her 2-year-old son at gunpoint last week has been released jail on a personal recognizance bond. Andre Garcia, 21, has been arrested and released several times — including one day before the carjacking on Wednesday. Garcia was on probation in Jefferson County for drug charges when the carjacking occurred. He was arrested in July in Denver and the judge released him on a personal recognizance bond.  He was transferred to Jefferson County and released […]

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    Officials crack down on street gang in North Park Hill neighborhood

    DENVER — Federal and local investigators are taking down the most violent members of a dangerous Denver street gang. A gang they say is responsible for creating danger and fear in the North Park Hill community. For the first time in Colorado, prosecutors are using a violent crime racketeering law that allows them to seek a much harsher punishment. A surveillance video of a shooting at a Denver car wash at 35th and Downing is a frightening example of how […]

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    Former police officer from Mexico a suspect in Colorado rapes

    AURORA, Colo. — A former police officer from Mexico was under arrest Friday night. He’s suspected of at least two sexual assaults here. 25-year-old Ricardo Corral Venegas was in Arapahoe County jail on accusations that he attacked two women in Aurora. Police credit the courage of one woman for getting him off of the streets. A woman called police to her apartment Thursday afternoon after she said a man knocked on her door, asked for a drink of water and […]

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    Neighbors say ‘no’ to micro apartments in Denver

    DENVER — Some Denver residents are fighting a proposed development they say will destroy their neighborhood. Developers Pando Holdings and philanthropist Barry Hirschfeld want to build a five-story, 108-unit micro apartment complex at East 16th Avenue and Humboldt Street. They are taking advantage of a loophole in the city’s zoning code and will not provide any off-street parking. The Health Center at Franklin Park is a nursing home next door. Administrator Jane Runge said they serve up to 86 at […]

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    Glass panel falls at Denver courthouse, shattering on floor inside entrance

    DENVER —  A panel of glass came crashing down from the top floor of a courthouse in Denver and shattered on the floor right inside the main entrance. “It came down and it just shattered,” said Juanita, who showed up for jury duty at Denver’s Lindsey-Flanigan Courthouse. “Everybody’s court was delayed and all that because the glass shattered and they wanted to make sure everybody was safe.” A city spokesman said one of the large panels fell from the glass railing on […]

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    Suspected heroin dealer released in Denver

    DENVER — The release of an accused heroin dealer who is in the country illegally has sparked an internal affairs investigation at the Denver Sheriff’s Department, and tension between Denver and federal investigators over the way the case was handled. Amid growing concern over skyrocketing heroin use and overdose deaths in Denver, Immigration and Customs Enforcement recently launched a crackdown targeting what it refers to as “alien” heroin dealers. Miguel Delgado-Ventura, 34, is one of the suspected dealers who was arrested.  According […]