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Matt Farley is a web producer with KDVR and KWGN. A former crime reporter on California's Central Coast, he has since worked as a writer, photographer and editor for the Reno Gazette-Journal and Metromix Denver. His work has been syndicated by USA Today, The Associated Press and IGN.com.

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    PHOTOS: Underground Music Showcase 2014 occupies Broadway

    DENVER — As the Underground Music Showcase — UMS to its friends — cruises past its 14th birthday, there’s no longer any doubt that the event is a local institution.  The only question left to answer is whether it’s the single biggest, most accessible and most fun arts event Colorado does all year long. As the festival sprawled across four days last week and this weekend, all signs point to “yes.” With more than 400 indie and indie-ish shows at more than 20 venues along […]

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    Suspect in wild crime spree has long criminal record; Deputy shares story

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — The suspect in a crime spree and an extended chase with police was identified Thursday as a longtime criminal, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported. Christopher David Sullivan, 37, allegedly stole multiple vehicles, threatened people with firearms and fought with a police officer during a wild incident Wednesday afternoon. Sullivan has a long criminal record, including identity theft and drug charges, according to state records. He was being held on $1 million bond. A second suspect, a […]

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    PHOTOS: Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden rock Red Rocks

    MORRISON, Colo. — Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden tore into the first of their two-night stand at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Monday, roaring into the place like it was still 1995. Industrial music has lost a lot of its mystery since NIN’s song “Closer” first horrified parents. In an era when radio pop songs routinely borrow tricks from Trent Rezor’s bag, the NIN frontman’s stage presence seemed more like that of an elder statesman than the unhinged goth artist from the old days. Still, NIN’s […]

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    Barricaded suspect arrested after police fire foam round into apartment

    AURORA, Colo. — A barricaded suspect surrendered Sunday morning after police fired a less-lethal foam projectile into his apartment, the Aurora Police Department said. Police received a report about 2 a.m. of a man with a gun at the Silverbrook Apartments, 15453 E. 1st Ave., APD said. A resident said he heard a fight in a parking lot, then saw a man with a long gun when he looked out the window. Officers arrived to find a man who said another man […]

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    Amber Alert: Suspect allegedly talked about baby’s death

    DENVER — An Amber Alert has been issued for a five-month-old girl from Oklahoma who authorities believe may have been abducted by a woman with a mental health issue. Cindy Findley, 48, is believed to have kidnapped the baby, Olivia Smith, from Kingfisher County in Oklahoma on Thursday, according to the alert. Findley is thought to be traveling west to Salt Lake City in a black 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe with Texas plates BYZ-3364, according to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. Her […]

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    Teens charged in stolen SUV chase that ended in smashed garage

    DENVER — Four teenagers accused of crashing a stolen SUV into a garage while fleeing from police began appearing in court this week. Jaylyn Armijo, Diego Ornelas and Liliam Placeres, all 18, were arrested following  the crash on Monday as they tried to escape police on foot, police said. Another person under the age of 18 was also arrested, but that suspect’s name was withheld. The suspects all face charges of aggravated motor vehicle theft and leaving the scene of […]

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    PHOTOS: Rascal Flatts and Gloriana face the storm in Denver

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Rascal Flatts and Gloriana performed July 16 in Denver, braving a rainstorm that tested both fans’ patience and the facilities at the newly reworked Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre. The men of Rascal Flatts, who have been playing big venues for 15 years now, barely seemed to notice the intensifying downpour as they took the stage. By the time the band got to its third song of the night (the current radio hit “Rewind”), most of the fans in the packed amphitheatre […]

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    SUV careens into garage as suspects in stolen vehicle flee police

    DENVER -- A police chase ended with a serious car crash and foot pursuit Monday afternoon as several suspects slammed their vehicle into a garage and fled on foot.

  • Husband of woman killed by lightning has no memory of strike

    DENVER – The husband of the Ohio woman killed in a lightning strike on Friday has no memory of the moment the bolt crashed down beside him. Justin Teilhet, whose wife Rebebbca Teilhet died in the incident at at Rocky Mountain National Park, doesn’t remember hearing a boom or feeling a sting, he told the Associated Press Monday. “I was walking, and then I was trying to stand up,” he said. “When I found (my friend) trying to revive my […]

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    17 people hospitalized in chemical incident at Oskar Blues restaurant

    LONGMONT, Colo. — Two dozen people were evaluated Sunday afternoon after being exposed to chemicals at Oskar Blues Home Made Liquids and Solids restaurant, the Longmont Police Department reported. A possible chemical incident was called in about 12:40 p.m., police said. Some 24 employees and customers said they had been exposed to an unknown substance. Seventeen people were hospitalized with respiratory complaints, eye irritation and vomiting. Potential victims were decontaminated and evaluated at the scene. Everyone was expected to recover. Early readings […]

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    Man killed by lightning at Rocky Mountain National Park identified

    ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK — The man killed in a lightning strike at Rocky Mountain National Park on Saturday was identified Sunday as a visitor from Nebraska. Scottsbluff, Neb., resident Gregory Cardwell, 52, was killed when lightning struck a viewing area in the Rainbow Curve portion of the park about 3:30 p.m., the Coroner’s Office reported. Twelve other people were also hurt, according to police and Estes Park Medical Center. A group of tourists was at an overlook point near […]

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    Suspect arrested in Eagle County double homicide

    CARBONDALE, Colo. – A man was arrested early Sunday on suspicion of shooting two people to death in the El Jebel area of Eagle County. A deputy responded to a report of a shooting at a home in the area of 160 Arapahoe about 11:15 p.m. Saturday, the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office said. The deputy discovered the bodies of a man and a woman, identified by the coroner Sunday as Mayra Lorena Lopez, 40; Eliseo Lopez, 42. Witnesses reported seeing a man […]