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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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    Personal car belonging to critically injured officer stolen

    DENVER — A personal car belonging to injured police officer John Adsit was stolen on Saturday, the Denver Police Department said. Adsit’s silver 2012 Hyundai Sonata was parked at the TownePlace Suites Denver Downtown off Speer Boulevard, police said. The vehicle went missing sometime on Saturday. DPD was investigating. A prayer vigil for Adsit was held at nearby Denver Health, also on Saturday. Adsit was one of four officers struck by a Mercedes at East Colfax Avenue and High Street on Dec. […]

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    PHOTOS: Police tase chocolate-crazed monkey after ‘bedlam’ at elementary school

    INFO MARSEILLE:Un singe neutralisé au taser par la police au quartier dla Castellane MDR #MarseilleCLaJungleCOfficiel pic.twitter.com/ziYT3JWfkA — DzDon'tPanik (@BadisDz213) December 17, 2014 MARSEILLE, France — Police were forced to tase an aggressive monkey this week after the animal reportedly “caused bedlam,” attacking students at an elementary school. The monkey had apparently been living in the Castellanne neighborhood for some weeks, according to UPI. It had been living on scraps it found in the streets, as well as Kinder chocolates given to […]

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    Oklahoma, Nebraska sue Colorado over legalized marijuana

    DENVER — The states of Oklahoma and Nebraska sued Colorado on Thursday, alleging that the Centennial State’s legalization of recreational pot violates the U.S. Constitution. “Colorado has created a system that legalizes, promotes and facilitates distribution of marijuana,” Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning said in a media release. “The illegal products of this system are heavily trafficked into neighboring states, causing an unnecessary burden on the state of Nebraska. Colorado has undermined the United States Constitution, and I hope the […]

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    TODAY: Record police settlement, rodent infestation and Highway 36 protests

    DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. 1. Denver City Council approves record $6 million payment in Marvin Booker jail death After a long legal process, the Denver City Council Monday night approved a $6 million settlement for Marvin Booker’s family. This comes as another deputy has been placed on leave following new allegations. 2. East High School kitchen closed due to rodent infestation Denver Health Department inspectors ordered the kitchen at East High […]

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    WATCH: From ice buckets to Ferguson, Facebook video recalls biggest events of 2014

    DENVER — Hate Facebook all you want, but there’s no better barometer for what people are talking about online. From sports to politics to news, the social network remains a major factor in how many — maybe even most — people in this country and around the world get and share information. So Facebook’s annual Year in Review video is important. Seeing the biggest events of 2014 spliced into less than two minutes makes 2014 feel both incredibly long, and very […]

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    Broncos squeeze by Bills despite lackluster day for Manning

    DENVER — It’s unthinkable: A Peyton Manning football team winning without a significant contribution from the man himself. But that’s what happened Sunday as the Denver Broncos banged out a 24-17 win against the Buffalo Bills. Running back C.J. Anderson ran for three touchdowns, while RB Juwan Thompson averaged more than 15 yards over the course of just four carries. The Denver defense chipped in with three forced turnovers. What about Peyton, you ask? He went 14-of-20 for 176 yards, two […]

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    Fierce structure fire burns three-story home in Denver

    DENVER — A fire inside a three-story building had apparently turned serious Saturday evening. The blaze at a Victorian-style home near 16th Avenue and Race Street was reported shortly before 7 p.m. Initial reports said that one or more people could be trapped inside, but firefighters did not immediately find anyone, according to emergency radio traffic. About 7:05 p.m., firefighters evacuated the building for safety reasons and continued to fight the fire from outside. The home’s resident was later found, […]

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    PHOTOS: Protests over Michael Brown, Eric Garner killings continue in Colorado

    BOULDER, Colo. — Protests against the recent police killings of unarmed black men in New York and Ferguson, Mo., continued in Colorado Saturday. About 500 people staged marches and a “die-in” in the streets of Boulder, according to the Daily Camera. The crowd walked the Pearl Street Mall and along Canyon Boulevard before arriving at the Boulder County Courthouse. While the protests remained peaceful,  there were reports of people obstructing traffic in the area, police said. In Denver, protesters gathered […]

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    Metal band Slayer rescues freezing kitten they found on the street

    INDIANAPOLIS — The most famous thrash metal band in history rolled into Indianapolis to play a packed show at Old National Centre earlier this week. While there, the headbangers committed one of the most metal acts imaginable: Rescuing an adorable homeless kitten. Slayer guitarist Kerry King and members of the band’s road crew were having dinner at St. Elmo’s Steak House the night before the Dec. 4 show, Nuvo.net reported. On the way out,  assistant tour manager Jess Cortese saw a homeless […]

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    Police investigating alleged sexting incident at Parker high school

    PARKER, Colo. — Parker police launched an investigation this week into alleged sexting among students at Legend High School in Parker. The case was first reported to police on Tuesday, according to the Parker Police Department. Few details were released, but police confirmed they were investigating a number of sexually explicit images being circulated among students. Officers believe they have identified the “originator” of the photos, but believe the images have already been shared with others and are likely still […]

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    Van stolen with toddler inside, boy OK but suspect on the run

    DENVER — A van with a 3-year-old boy inside was reported stolen from the 3400 block of South Lowell Boulevard early Thursday, DPD said. The child’s mother said she left the vehicle running when she went back inside to retrieve her cell phone. A suspect jumped in and drove off, but stopped five blocks later and abandoned the van when he realized there was a child inside, police said. The boy and the car were recovered, but the suspect was still at large. […]

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    TODAY: Officer recovering, nationwide protests over Eric Garner case, Orion launch scrubbed

    1. Denver officer hit by car in critical but stable condition after surgery Four Denver Police officers were hit by a car Wednesday while escorting East High School students who walked out of class in protest of the decision not to press charges against the officer involved in the Ferguson, Mo., killing of Michael Brown. One officer underwent emergency surgery and was in critical but stable condition. 2. Suspect arrested in killing of Colorado teacher inside UAE mall restroom A woman […]