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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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    Riot Fest 2015 announces new venue: National Western Complex

    DENVER — For the third time in as many years, Riot Fest has announced a new Colorado home. The annual rock festival will move to the National Western Complex when it returns to Denver on Aug. 28-30, the festival announced Thursday. It will now be known as Riot Fest & Rodeo. The 2013 edition of the fest was held at May Farms in Byers, but Arapahoe County refused to let it return in 2014, citing “traffic impacts and public safety concerns” […]

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    Report: Ex-Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow to sign with Philadelphia Eagles

    DENVER — Tim Tebow is headed back to the NFL. The once and future NFL quarterback will sign a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday, ESPN reported Sunday. Tebow, who famously quarterbacked for the Denver Broncos during the thrilling 2011 season, spent last season as a college football analyst with ESPN’s SEC Network. Since he left Denver, the 27-year-old has played for the New York Jets and, briefly, the New England Patriots. If the report is accurate, Tebow […]

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    Police: Reports of armed suspect were likely false

    DENVER — Several facilities including schools were locked down Monday afternoon while Denver police investigated reports of an armed suspect near 3200 Dahlia St. Police declined to release details beyond saying there was a report of a person with a firearm. Witnesses said that a structure in the area had been cordoned off and surrounded by officers about 1:15 p.m. About 3:15 p.m., officers said the incident appeared to be a family dispute and that no guns were involved at […]

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    Family of Ashley Fallis sues Evans police, alleging misconduct in murder investigation

    EVANS, Colo. — The family of Ashley Fallis has filed a federal lawsuit against police in Evans, alleging misconduct in the investigation of their daughter’s 2012 death. Fallis was married to a Weld County corrections officer when she was fatally shot. Her husband, Tom Fallis, alleged suicide and the Evans Police Department closed the case almost immediately. Last year, after a FOX31 Denver investigation uncovered new evidence, the case was reopened and Tom Fallis was charged with his wife’s murder. […]

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    911 tape, police report describe horrific stabbing of pregnant woman; family thanks community

    LONGMONT, Colo. — Officials on Thursday released the 911 call that was made by 26-year-old Michelle Wilkins after she was stabbed by another woman in Longmont Wednesday. Wilkins said she answered a Craigslist ad for baby clothes. The pregnant woman’s baby was “removed” from her womb and she could be heard groggily telling a dispatcher the suspect, Dynel Lane, had cut her with a knife. Wilkins can be heard barely conscious describing what happened. “She cut me. … I’m pregnant,” […]

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    Boobies Rock! founder ordered to pay some $6 million; barred from charity work

    DENVER — The founder of phony cancer charity fundraisers Boobies Rock! and Say No 2 Cancer was ordered to pay nearly $6 million and barred from ever working in charitable solicitation again, the Colorado Attorney General’s Office announced Thursday. Judge Shelley Gilman ordered Adam Shryock to return $1.89 million in gross receipts and pay $4 million in civil penalties, along with the lifetime ban. The order comes nearly two years after officials accused Shryock of using donations buy himself a BMW, […]

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    Zac Brown Band to kick off Denver’s Fourth of July weekend at Coors Field

    DENVER — No matter how the Colorado Rockies are faring come July, fans have at least one thing to look forward to at Coors Field: Zac Brown Band is set to perform on July 3 in the first big-name show at the recently expanded park. “This is a great opportunity to showcase our beautiful facility as a concert venue,” said Rockies Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Greg Feasel. “This is a very exciting first for Coors Field and […]

  • Claire Davis, 17, died of injuries suffered in the shooting. (Credit: Davis family)

    Family of Claire Davis will agree not to sue if school district comes clean about daughter’s death

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — If Littleton Public Schools makes public everything it knows about the 2013 murder of student Claire Davis, the victim’s family will agree never to file a lawsuit against the district — no matter what information comes to light. That’s the deal Claire’s father Michael Davis put forth in a proposal on Monday, according to a media release from the family. Since Claire Davis was fatally wounded by Arapahoe High School classmate  Karl Pierson in December of 2013, […]

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    Jet evacuated at DIA after reports of smoke in the cabin

    DENVER — A passenger jet flying from Denver International Airport to Tulsa, Okla., was evacuated Sunday evening after reports of smoke on board. United Express flight 6377 was scheduled to leave at 5:22 p.m., but stopped on the runway after smoke was reported in the cabin, DIA spokesperson Laura Coale said. The craft, a CRJ700 that carries about 65-80 passengers, was evacuated via the normal stairs, according to DIA. Passengers were returned to the B concourse. According to United.com, the flight will […]

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    Sixth grader’s life ‘ruined’ after drug charge, despite tests showing leaf was not marijuana

    BEDFORD, Va. — The family of an 11-year-old Virginia boy is still fighting to clear their son’s name months after he was suspended for a crime evidence showed he did not commit. Officials at Bedford Middle School began investigating the sixth grader, part of the gifted and talented program, in September of 2014, the Roanoke Times reported. Students allegedly told a teacher that the boy was bragging about having marijuana, and said that his parents grew the drug in their back […]

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    PHOTOS: Keggs and Eggs 2015 cracks open St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Denver

    DENVER — It just wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Day in Denver without Keggs and Eggs, now in its tenth year at Lodo’s Bar and Grill. In case you’re new, here’s the Keggs recipe: One part Irish breakfast, two parts live music (this year provided by The Dirty Heads, 3OH!3 and others) and about 10 parts day drinking while the rest of LoDo is stuck at work. The formula has been so successful, organizer 93.3 FM KTCL has changed little over […]

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    WATCH: Robert Downey Jr. presents disabled boy with working bionic ‘Iron Man’ arm

    NEW YORK — Like many 7-year-old boys, Alex’s two favorite things are superheroes and riding his bike. But unlike most kids, Alex has a birth defect: His right arm is only partially formed. Albert Manero, whose company Limbitless builds low-cost 3D-printed bionic limbs for disabled children whose families otherwise couldn’t afford them, decided that Alex was a good candidate for the program. But instead of reaching out himself, he asked a friend to do it: Robert Downey Jr., in full […]