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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.

Recent Articles
  • Suspect takes motorcycle statue during funeral

    Sentimental statue set up for funeral stolen from church during the service

    FORT LUPTON, Colo. — Rusty Rosales was Russel Rosales’ firstborn son. He died unexpectedly in October of a heart attack. His father said he loved motorcycles and when they held his memorial service at St. William’s Church in Fort Lupton, they set up some pictures and a statue of a motorcycle that they gave Rusty years ago. Rosales said during the middle of the service, someone came into the church and stole the statue. He said it isn’t worth much […]

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    ‘See Something Send Something’ app allows you to help alert authorities to threats

    DENVER — While the top security and investigative forces in the world battle terrorism, it’s average citizens going about their daily activities who can be the best eyes and ears for law enforcement. Capt. J.P. Burt with the Colorado Information Analysis Center said, “In light of the attacks on Paris these are the things we really need citizens to report. They’re going to be the ones who see something that doesn’t make sense that we can combine with other bits […]

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    Boxing helps ease symptoms for Parkinson’s patients

    DENVER — With every punch, jab and hit Hugh Courtenay battles not just the bag but also Parkinson’s Disease.  It’s a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that impacts movement. The Parkinson Association of the Rockies says 17,000 Coloradans have Parkinson’s. Courtenay was diagnosed six years ago and said, “Parkinson’s, as it progresses is about giving up stuff in your life.” But not in the Power Punch for Parkinson’s gym. It’s a unique program in Colorado that uses professional […]

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    Police: Crime spree ends with failed attempt to steal car with breathalyzer

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — A day after a harrowing crime spree that spanned from Lakewood to Sheridan Wednesday, Lakewood Police released the arrest affidavit of the only suspect who had been take into custody as of Thursday afternoon, revealing that the string of violence came to an end in part thanks to a car equipped with a breathalyzer device. Miguel David Sanders Jr., 28, was charged with nine felony counts after his arrest, including attempted murder, kidnapping, assault and two counts of aggravated robbery — one […]

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    Proposed sexting law would not impact teens for rest of their lives

    CANON CITY, Colo. —  A sexting scandal last week rocked Cañon City High School, as investigators found students had exchanged hundreds of naked pictures of themselves with their cellphones. But Mike Harris with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Child Sex Offender Internet investigations, said it’s happening at high schools across Colorado. He said when he addresses student assemblies, 80 percent of the kids say they know of someone who has sent partially or fully naked pictures with their phone. These […]

  • Memorial garden planned for Aurora theater shooting victims

    Theater shooting jurors help raise money for victims’ memorial garden

    AURORA, Colo. — Four jurors from the Aurora theater shooting trial are speaking out for the first time. But it’s not about the trial but to raise awareness for a victims’ memorial garden. The city of Aurora has set aside land near City Hall for the garden. Victims’ family members have been trying to raise the necessary funds, but between their grief and the trauma of the recent trial they have not made much progress. The four jurors, who get together […]

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    Denver Police Department will go ahead with body cameras; union files lawsuit

    DENVER — Denver police administrators said Wednesday they will be equipping officers with body cameras later this month as planned unless a judge tells them not to do it. “We’ve already purchased the cameras,” Deputy Chief Matt Murray said. “They are being set up now and we’re going to be training officers.” The city spent more than $6 million on a five-year contract that will put 800 body cameras on officers and sergeants as well as officers working off-duty jobs. […]

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    New app by ACLU to help citizens hold police accountable

    DENVER — A free app that sends video to the American Civil Liberties Union is designed to help citizens hold police accountable for their actions. It is now downloadable for residents of Colorado and the Denver Police Department said it has no problem with it. Police point out people are already taping police interactions on their phones and they are implementing a body camera program. A video of Denver police making a drug arrest last year concerned witness Levi Frasier […]

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    New retail concept to debut in Cherry Creek Mall renovation

    DENVER —  The final touches have been placed on a new four-story renovation at the Cherry Creek Mall as the Restoration Hardware flagship store opens on Friday. The new concept is like a hoity-toity IKEA, with something for everyone and expected to have the same kind of regional draw, bringing shoppers to Cherry Creek. It certainly doesn’t look like your typical store entrance. “I thought it was a hotel, it’s so beautiful.  It’s really beautiful,” Tawney Isom said as she walked […]

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    Booming marijuana industry puts squeeze on warehouse space for Toys for Tots

    DENVER — It’s the time of year when the Denver Area Toys for Tots program should be collecting toys to hand out to less fortunate children for the holidays. But this year, it hasn’t been able to find an adequate warehouse to store the toys donated for the program. It needs the space from now through December. In the past, there has been enough vacant warehouses that it could find a company willing to donate the space for a couple […]

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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 […]