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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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  • Man attacked on 16th Street Mall

    City leaders to address safety on 16th Street Mall next week

    DENVER — Denver’s mayor, police chief and the Downtown Denver Partnership will hold a news conference Monday to address safety problems on the 16th Street Mall first reported by FOX31 Denver Problem Solvers. Friday, the Partnership insisted the 16th Street Mall is safe for families, as they set up for this weekend’s Meet in the Street event. It’s the third annual summer weekend event. The Mall buses are rerouted onto side streets and the entire mall becomes an extended pedestrian […]

  • Several guns were taken from Colorado Gun Broker in Littleton on Tuesday, June 21, 2016.

    Nearly 30 handguns stolen from Littleton store

    LITTLETON, Colo. — Investigators are working around the clock to try to track down stolen guns before they end up in the hands of criminals. Officials said at least 29 guns were taken from Colorado Gun Broker in the 8900 block of West Bowles Avenue about 3:45 a.m. Tuesday. Investigators said the thieves pried open the front door and a security gate, and then smashed the glass cases holding the guns. The business has surveillance cameras but they were not working. […]

  • Family places flowers, flags in honor of murdered security guard

    $12,000 reward offered in homicide of marijuana shop security guard

    AURORA, Colo. — Instead of celebrating Father’s Day with her husband Travis, Samantha Mason had to make funeral arrangements for the young former Marine. He was working as a security guard at the Green Heart dispensary in Aurora on Saturday night. Just before closing, two would-be robbers shot and killed him, police said. On Monday, Mason and the couple’s three young children placed flowers and flags at a memorial outside the dispensary. “It’s hard,” she said, wiping away tears. “I try not to […]

  • Lawrence Montoya was a teen when he went to prison for murder he didn't commit

    Man sues for $30 million after serving 13-plus years for murder he didn’t commit

    DENVER — Lawrence Lorenzo Montoya was just 14 years old when he was sentenced to life in prison for a murder he did not commit.  And now he is suing the City and County of Denver and the Denver Police Department for $30 million. On New Year’s Day 2000, Denver teacher Emily Johnson was brutally killed and her car was stolen. Denver homicide detectives grilled Montoya for 2 1/2 hours, most of the time without even a parent present. Attorney Lisa Polansky […]

  • Denver skyline June 16, 2016

    Health department issues ozone action alert for heat, light winds

    DENVER — The Colorado Health Department and Regional Air Quality Council issued an ozone action alert for metro Denver and the Front Range on Thursday. Bright sun, hot temperatures and light winds are combining to create high ground ozone conditions. Emissions from everyday things such as gas-powered vehicles and lawn mowers, paints, and other solvents combine with other pollutants to create ground-level ozone pollution.  It can cause health issues for children and the elderly, and people with respiratory issues. Sara Goodwin with […]

  • Evan Ebel

    Parolee Evan Ebel ‘murdered’ corrections chief, official report says

    DENVER — The Texas Ranger report spells it out on the first page, saying evidence shows Colorado parolee Evan Ebel “murdered” Colorado Department of Corrections Chief Tom Clements and Denver pizza delivery man Nathan Leon.  It concludes Clements’ murder was “ordered by the hierarchy of the 211 prison gang.” All the evidence in the report was sent to Colorado law enforcement three years ago, but Denver and El Paso County officials still call the deaths open and active investigations. The Texas […]

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    Conifer crash suspect pleads not guilty to killing 3

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — Alex Granillo-Alvarado, who is suspected of speeding more than 100 mph, losing control of his vehicle and killing three passengers in a crash in August near South Turkey Creek, pleaded not guilty in a Jefferson County court Tuesday. Alvarado is out on $50,000 bond, but the judge continued his order that Alvarado must wear an ankle monitor. The families of the victims — Samantha Manzanarez-Benavidez, 23, Chelsey Gallegos, 25, and Sean Muniz, 22, all from the Denver metro […]

  • Department of Corrections head Tom Clements was widely considered a reformer. (Credit: YouTube)

    Tom Clements’ homicide possibly tied to prison gang

    DENVER — The brazenness and brutality of the crime stunned Colorado in March 2013 when a state prison parolee, Evan Ebel, was suspected of ambushing and killing Nathan Leon, a Denver pizza deliveryman. Ebel is then believed to have used Leon’s uniform to trick Colorado Department of Corrections Chief Tom Clements into opening the door of his Monument home where Clements was shot and killed. Two days later, Ebel died in a shootout with law enforcement near Dallas. The Denver Police Department and the […]

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    Sports Authority liquidation sales begin: Should you buy?

    DENVER — The closing of all Sports Authority stores is raising the question: To buy or not to buy? The liquidation sale at all  stores started Thursday. The sale signs are enticing — deliberately so. Margaret and Anna Socols found some deals. “They are starting summer camp in about a week and I got running shoes for both girls and a new tennis racket,” Socols said. But a lot of people walked out of the store empty handed. Marketing experts say […]

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    Declassified documents show possible link between man in Colorado and 9/11

    DENVER — There is a growing call for the government to release a secret, 28-page report on possible Saudi Arabian involvement in the 9/11 attacks. It discusses people suspected of supporting the hijackers while they were in the United States.  The FOX31 Denver Problem Solvers recently obtained declassified documents indicating one of the possible helpers might have been living in Colorado. In 2006, an Arapahoe County jury convicted Homaidan al-Turki, a Saudi citizen living in Denver, of keeping his maid as […]

  • Glendale police car

    Charges dropped against ‘fake’ private eye; residents want answers

    GLENDALE, Colo. — Some residents turned to the FOX31 Denver Problem Solvers to help get answers after the FBI asked local police to drop charges against a fake private investigator accused of harassing the residents. “I want to know what his connections are,” Douglas Stiff said. “Why is the FBI involved in helping people come to my door and harass me?” The citizens said the phony private investigator showed up at their doors, intimidating and threatening them over public comments they […]

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    Aurora police have shot 3 suspects in past 2 weeks

    AURORA, Colo. — There were eight officer-involved shootings in Aurora in 2015. But so far this year, there have been four, with all of them occurring this month and the most recent Sunday night. That suspect, 19-year-old Natnael Gebretsadik, is in the hospital with what police call life-threatening injuries. Police said he ran from his car after he was pulled over for a traffic stop Sunday night. They say he pulled a gun and pointed it several times at the officer who was […]