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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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  • Singer Ken Casey performs with Dropkick Murphys at Riot Fest 2014 in Denver.

    Punk band to Gov. Scott Walker: ‘Please stop using our music — we literally hate you’

    BOSTON — Freshly re-elected Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, perhaps looking to gain some populist cred, chose the rollicking punk song “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” as his entrance music at an event in Iowa on Saturday. The song, famously featured in the film “The Departed,” was originally written by protest singer Woody Guthrie and more recently recorded by Boston Celtic punk band Dropkick Murphys. Guthrie died in 1967, so there’s no way of knowing for sure whether he’d approve of […]

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    WATCH: Bill Nye says Patriots’ ‘deflategate’ explanation ‘doesn’t make any sense’

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Bill Nye the Science Guy says the Patriots’ explanation for how footballs on their team’s sidelines lost pressure doesn’t hold much air. In an interview Sunday, the celebrity scientist said statements about the so-called “deflategate” controversy made by New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick  “didn’t make any sense.” “Rubbing the football?” Nye said incredulously. “I don’t think you can change the pressure. To really change the pressure, you need one of these: the inflation needle.” Deflategate stems from the […]

  • Plane forced down in Westminster was on DEA mission

    WESTMINSTER, Colo. — A small plane that made a hard landing in Westminster Thursday afternoon belongs to the Drug Enforcement Administration, officials confirmed. The plane, which touched down in a field shortly before 4 p.m., experienced mechanical issues and was landed safely, according to police. The pilot and his one passenger were unhurt. The plane appeared to be largely intact with some front-end damage. Numerous plainclothes law enforcement personnel were seen in the area after the rough landing. Police also draped the craft […]

  • A scene from "The ABCs of Death." (Credit: movie Facebook page)

    Teacher convicted of four felonies for showing horror movie to teens

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — A substitute high school teacher faces substantial prison time after she screened a horror movie for teenaged students. Sheila Kearns, 58, was charged with five felonies after she showed the film “The ABCs of Death” to five different Spanish classes at East High School on April 11, 2013, according to the Columbus Dispatch. Kearns was convicted on four counts of “disseminating matter harmful to juveniles.” She faces up to four years in state prison. The film, a 26-part anthology with […]

  • 53rd annual UFO Encounter in Roswell, New Mexico

    Project Blue Book: Website releases real-life ‘X-Files’ compiled by government

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A trove of Air Force reports on UFOs has made it online, thanks to years of work by an amateur investigator. Nearly 130,000 pages of Project Blue Book, the Air Force’s files on UFO sightings and investigations, hit the web last week. UFO enthusiast John Greenewald painstakingly assembled the information over nearly two decades using Freedom Of Information Act requests. Blue Book was shut down in 1985, with investigators concluding that “there has been no evidence indicating that sightings […]

  • Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak. (Photo: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

    Gary Kubiak agrees to be head coach of Denver Broncos

    DENVER — Baltimore Ravens Offensive Coordinator Gary Kubiak will take the head coaching job with the Denver Broncos, multiple sources said Sunday. ESPN reporter Adam Schefter and his famously anonymous “sources” initially reported the agreement Sunday evening. Kubiak spent much of the day meeting with reps from the team. Kubiak recently said that he was not interested in the Broncos job, but that was before John Fox left the team. Kubiak may bring some of the Ravens staff to Denver with […]

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    PHOTOS: Colorado bands turn out for Hickenlooper’s inauguration show

    DENVER — Love him or hate him, there’s one issue on which most Coloradans can agree with Gov. John Hickenlooper: his support for local music. Where other state’s governors get their kicks at cocktail parties or the executive suite at Cowboy Stadium, Hick can frequently be spotted at venues ranging from Red Rocks to the Underground Music Showcase on Broadway. He’s also been known to sit in on banjo when the mood takes him. Perhaps returning the favor, a veritable […]

  • Tasty weekend superfoods

    Forget the same boring stuff you always make on the weekends! Maria Marlowe, a nutrition and weight loss coach, is here with recipes everyone will get excited about! http://www.boldbiggame.com/ http://eppasangria.com/ https://www.facebook.com/mariamarlowehealth

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    Suspect arrested in double killing at homeless facility

    DENVER — Police have arrested a suspect in a Jan. 7 double homicide. Jamaal Marquiz Edwards, 29, is a suspect in the shooting at  an apartment building run by a homeless coalition in east Denver. He is under investigation for two counts of first degree murder, the Denver Police Department announced Monday. Police responded to the 1400 block of Xenia Street about 2:40 a.m., where they found one man dead and a second man badly  injured. The second victim was transported […]

  • Two overweight women walk at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair in Maryland. (TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Study suggests women pressured to lose weight have more trouble staying fit

    DENVER — The weight-loss world is full of New Year’s resolutions, boot camps and restrictive “cleanses.” But could a message of acceptance actually be the best way to help women lose weight? That’s a what a recent study published in the journal Personal Relationships suggests. In a sample of 187 college-age Canadian women, researchers asked whether the subjects had discussed weight loss with their friends, romantic partners and families, and what they perceived the tone of those conversations to be. […]

  • Quarterback Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos and quarterback Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts meet at midfield after their game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 7, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

    Broncos to face Indianapolis Colts in AFC Divisional game next week

    DENVER – Bring on the Indianapolis Colts. After Indy’s decisive 26-10 win against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, the Colts will advance to the next round of the NFL playoffs, facing the Denver Broncos in Denver on Jan 11. Public tickets to the game sold out in less than an hour. The AFC Divisional matchup pits Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning against the team that unceremoniously cut him in 2012 while he was struggling with neck problems. It will also lead […]

  • Running back C.J. Anderson celebrates after the Denver Broncos 47-14 win over the Oakland Raiders at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.  (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

    Broncos secure first-round playoff bye with convincing win over Raiders

    DENVER — As the rest of the country is returning from their holiday break, Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos will begin theirs. With a 47-14 victory over the Oakland Raiders in Denver on Sunday afternoon, the Broncos secured the No. 2 seed in the AFC, good for a first-round bye in the NFL playoffs. The squad will next take the field on Jan. 11, facing Indianapolis, Cincinnati or Pittsburgh in an AFC Divsional game. Tickets to that game will […]