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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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    Man found in Turret home may have meant to destroy property, kill himself

    SALIDA, Colo. — A man found dead in his Turret home on Friday likely intended to blow up his home while simultaneously shooting himself, the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday. Edwin Bartheld, 92, was found in the crawl space of the home surrounded by explosives, homemade detonators and three handguns, police said. Investigators had to evacuate the home multiple times during the investigation as they discovered new explosives over a period of days. Police discovered what they believed to […]

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    Parents of Aurora theater shooting victim sue sites that allegedly supplied Holmes

    DENVER — Online retailers that sold ammunition, body armor, tear gas and other gear to accused Aurora theater killer James Holmes were recklessly negligent, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence alleged in a lawsuit filed in Arapahoe District Court Tuesday. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Sandy and Lonnie Phillips, whose daughter Jessica Redfield Ghawi was killed in the massacre. The suit, first announced early this week, names the following defendants: Lucky Gunner (BulkAmmo.com), which allegedly sold Holmes more than 4,000 […]

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    Broncos stuff second comeback try in as many weeks; beat Chiefs 24-17

    DENVER — The Denver Broncos fended off the second near-comeback in as many weeks Sunday, beating the Kansas City Chiefs 24-17. The Chiefs made two trips to Denver’s 5-yard line in the second half, but were stonewalled both times. The second stop sealed the game for Denver, as Kansas City quarterback Alex Smith had a pass batted by DT Terrance Knighton on 4th and goal from the 2 with 15 seconds left in the game. Had Smith connected with KC […]

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    Teenage male found dead in Colorado Springs high school

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Doherty High School in Colorado Springs was closed Thursday morning after the dead body of a teenage boy was found inside the school, police said. Foul play was not suspected, but the investigation was ongoing. Police were called to the school on a report of an “isolated medical emergency” about 7:32 a.m., KRDO reported. Classes were canceled shortly after. Parents were asked to pick up their children as soon as possible from the east parking lot. Buses were also called […]

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    PHOTOS: Chive Fest Denver gets weird, keeps it chill

      DENVER — Despite a handful of unhappy neighbors, Chive Fest Denver went off as planned at City Park on Saturday night. That plan included two stages, eight bands, some quirky games such as giant Jenga and giant Connect Four, and God’s own amount of branded merch. What the show didn’t bring was anything for locals to complain about — or even to comment on, really. Many folks don’t seem to realize just how large City Park is. Chive Fest’s few […]

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    WATCH: Did Apple steal band’s video for iPhone 6 keynote?

    DENVER — A band with a long history of creating artistic, visually clever viral videos says Apple ripped off one of their concepts in Tuesday’s iPhone 6 keynote announcement. OK GO’s video for their song “The Writing’s On the Wall” has been viewed 10 million times and won a Video Music Award for visual effects. The early concept was so impressive that Apple had meetings with the band about collaborating on the project. But that’s not what happened, band manager Andy Gershon […]

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    Hunter who fell from cliff near Maroon Bells identified

    ASPEN, Colo. — The Pitkin County Coroner’s Office identified Monday a man who fell to his death while hunting in the Maroon Bells area on Sunday. Theodore James Leach, a 42-year-old resident of the Littleton, suffered multiple systems trauma after falling from a cliff, officials said. Leach was reportedly hunting goats on North Maroon Peak — about 11 miles from Aspen — when he fell 60 to 80 feet. The incident is thought to be accidental.

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    Denver Broncos hang on to beat Indianapolis Colts 31-24

    DENVER — The Broncos survived a late comeback attempt by the Colts, opening the 2014 season with a 31-24 win. Early on, it looked like this might be a blowout. Peyton Manning threw three touchdowns to tight end Julius Thomas in the first half alone, leading Denver into halftime with a 24-7 lead. But Andrew Luck and the Colts rallied most of the way back, putting up 14 points in the fourth quarter.  The saving grace may well have been […]

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    Study: Alcohol and pot both bad for teens, but booze possibly more dangerous

    DENVER — It’s not news that high schoolers have been known to experiment with drugs and alcohol. But as the marijuana legalization debate has blazed up in Colorado and the rest of the country, people on both sides of the issue have tried to compare adverse effects of the drugs to make their points, especially regarding young people. So: Is alcohol worse for teens than marijuana? The answer isn’t a simple “yes” or “no,” according to researchers from New York University’s […]

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    Five killed in small plane crash near Erie airport identified

    ERIE, Colo. — All five people on board were killed Sunday when a small plane crashed near the Erie Municipal Airport. A dog also appeared to have died in the crash. The plane, a single-engine Piper PA-46, crashed under unknown circumstances about noon, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The plane was initially identified as being based in Washington state, put further investigation determined that it was local to Erie. There was no fire following the crash, indicating the victims died from the crash impact. […]

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    Teens overpower 65-year-old staffer, escape from Golden detention center

    GOLDEN, Colo. — Four minors being held at the Lookout Mountain Youth Services Center assaulted a staffer and escaped from the detention center late Saturday before being recaptured some 10 miles away in Wheat Ridge, Golden police said. The four male teens, aged 17, 17, 15 and 14, allegedly overpowered a 65-year-old staffer and escaped detention just before midnight, the Golden Police Department reported. Reports indicated the staff member was hit with a rock or other object. His condition was unknown. Dozens of police officers, […]

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    Denver Broncos trim to final roster; shed Duke Ihenacho and Kevin Vickerson

    DENVER — Strong safety Duke Ihenacho and defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson were among the players cut by the Denver Broncos Saturday as the team trimmed down to its final 53-man roster. The team shed 20 players in total. In addition to the 20 who were released or waived by the club, rookie defensive end Kenny Anunike was placed on injured reserve and kicker Matt Prater was designated as reserve/suspended. The team may establish a practice squad of up to 10 players […]