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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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    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 […]

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    Denver Broncos dismiss Dallas Cowboys 27-3 as preseason winds down

    ARLINGTON, Texas — The final block of preseason games reliably contains some of the least entertaining professional football played in any given year. But for Denver Broncos fans, there was still a lot to get excited about Thursday night as the team demolished the Cowboys 27-3. Quarterback Brock Osweiler took Denver to a 10-3 lead at the half, then came back in the third quarter to lead the squad to two more touchdowns. It was 24-3 by the time Zac Dysert stepped in to close up shop. Osweiler […]

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    WATCH: ‘Action Movie Kid’ returns in amazing new viral video

    Daniel Hashimoto is a special effects animator for Dreamworks — which may explain why his 3-year-old son seems to have superpowers. In a series of videos posted to YouTube, Hashimoto’s son wields a lightsaber, travels through time and engages in other feats other three-year-olds can only dream of. The ongoing series is called “Action Movie Kid,” and it’s glorious. A new entry emerged this week, featuring references to various video games and movies, as well as some amazing special effects. […]

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    Suit alleges DPD officer slammed woman into walls, used police nunchaku

    DENVER — A woman who called 911 during an argument with her boyfriend has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the Denver Police Department, claiming that officers inappropriately searched her home and then beat and arrested her when she objected to the search. In the suit, Patricia Lucero claims DPD officers Marika Putnam and Kenneth Starbuck slammed her into walls and an elevator door while applying a painful joint lock using a police-issue nunchaku. “Putnam transparently casted blame on Ms. Lucero […]

  • WATCH: Bomb squad takes care of suspicious device on LoDo rooftop

    DENVER — Bomb techs destroyed a suspicious device found on the roof of a building in LoDo Tuesday afternoon, the Denver Police Department reported. A possible homemade bomb was reported on a rooftop in the 600 block of West 29th Avenue, police said. Skyfox captured video of nearly a dozen firefighters and other emergency personnel investigating the object and then detonating it shortly after 4 p.m. The experts used a water cannon to render the device inert. It was not […]

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    Expedition unearths thousands of video games buried 30 years ago

    DENVER -- It was true all along. Digging in Alamogordo, New Mexico, on Saturday, excavators discovered hundreds of ...

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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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    Cause of sickness linked to hotel swimming pool remains unclear

    DENVER — The cause of a sickness that hospitalized 13 children after they used a hotel swimming pool Sunday night remained unclear Monday. The pool at Homewood Suites, 4210 Airport Way, remained closed while the incident was investigated, the Denver Department of Environmental Health reported. An inspector found that the pool’s pH levels were outside the ideal range Monday morning, but it was not clear that the issue was serious enough to sicken someone. The hotel last tested the pool about […]

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    The Colorado Purge: Internet hoax worries fans of horror movie

    DENVER — Relax. The Purge is not coming to a city near you. In the past week, images circulating on social media warned that a real-life version of the mediocre but popular horror series was set to take place in multiple cities this month, including some in Colorado. @KDVR saw this on Facebook. Would like to know what is being done to protect us? So messed up http://t.co/06aJiMvKzH— Arianne Little (@Ariilittle) August 17, 2014 But the images are all part […]

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    13 children hospitalized in swimming pool incident near DIA

    DENVER — Thirteen children were briefly hospitalized Sunday evening, reporting feeling sick after coming into contact with water from a hotel swimming pool. The multiple-patient incident began at a pool at Homewood Suites, 4210 Airport Way about 8 p.m., Denver emergency radio dispatchers confirmed. The children ranged in age from six to 17 years old, Children’s Hospital reported. They were treated and released by morning, a spokesperson said. The incident was classified as a medical issue, not a hazmat event, police said. Some parents […]