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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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    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 […]

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    PHOTOS: Paramore and Fall Out Boy shake up Red Rocks

    MORISSON, Colo. — Fall Out Boy and Paramore brought their “Monumentour” to Denver Tuesday night in the sort of all-out summer concert that could only happen at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Fall Out Boy headlined the bill, burning off enough pyrotechnics during their first song (“The Phoenix”) alone to have the neighbors asking for a new noise ordinance. The band, which played to about 1,500 people at the Ogden Theatre earlier this year, thrilled a crowd seven times that size at Tuesday’s show. […]

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    Mrachek Middle School evacuated after discovery of failed pipe bomb, school resumes Tuesday

    AURORA, Colo. — Students were evacuated from Mrachek Middle School Monday morning after the discovery of a pipe bomb that apparently failed to detonate. The device appeared to have already been detonated when someone walking near an alcove on the south side of the school saw pieces of it near at trash can about 8:40 a.m., police said. Further investigation determined that the bomb had not actually gone off, but that someone had burned the object in a failed attempt […]

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    Teen ejected from SUV, killed by oncoming train in Pueblo crash

    PUEBLO, Colo. — A teenager was ejected from a vehicle during a rollover accident, landed on nearby train tracks and was subsequently hit by an oncoming train, the Pueblo Police Department reported. The fatal crash happened shortly after midnight Sunday morning. Officers arrived about 12:40 a.m. to find that the driver of a white Ford Explorer had lost control of the vehicle on Interstate 25 northbound near 13th Street, PPD said. The vehicle tumbled across nearby train tracks, ejecting an […]