Dara is a 2013 graduate of Kansas State University. She began her news career as a reporter for a local radio station during college. From there, she became a morning show producer at the NBC affiliate in Wichita, Kansas. She spent more than three years in Wichita before making the move to Denver. She started with KDVR/KWGN as a news producer in 2016. In 2019, she became a digital content producer for KDVR/KWGN.

Recent Articles
  • Patrick Frazee’s mistress, Krystal Lee Kenney, sentenced to 3 years in Kelsey Berreth murder case

    CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo. — The key witness against a rancher convicted of killing his fiancee was sentenced to 3 years in prison Tuesday  for tampering with evidence in the case . Krystal Lee Kenney, the former Idaho nurse, reached a plea deal with prosecutors requiring her to testify against Patrick Frazee in Kelsey Berreth’s death. Kenney faced up to three years in prison for taking Berreth’s cellphone back to Idaho to try to make it look like Berreth had left […]

  • ‘Mom jst pls report me mom some guys have me’; Police searching for missing Denver mother of four

    DENVER– Denver police are searching for a missing woman who was last seen on Sunday at Terreno Macizo night club. Patricia Ramirez, 23, sent her mother text messages on Sunday saying, “Mom help some guys picked me up idk were am mom pls help me mom they want to take my phn away idk were am goin..”. Family members of Ramirez said that she was last seen wearing this: FOX31 reached out to DPD. Police said there is a missing […]

  • Justin Bieber bringing ‘Changes Tour’ to Empower Field at Mile High

    DENVER– Valentine’s Day just got a little sweeter. Justin Bieber will bring his Changes Tour to Empower Field at Mile High on June 13. Tickets will go on sale on Valentine’s Day, February 14, at 10 a.m. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Thursday, February 13 at 10 a.m. Bieber was scheduled to perform at Mile High on August 12, 2017 but cancelled the remaining 15 stops on his World Purpose Tour due to “unforeseen […]

  • Photo Gallery: Remembering the Challenger crew who was killed 34 years ago

    FLORIDA–   Challenger launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Jan. 28, 1986. Shortly after liftoff, the space shuttle’s external fuel tank collapsed, causing what looked like an explosion, and the shuttle broke apart and fell approximately 46,000 feet to the Atlantic Ocean, killing the seven crew members aboard. Gregory Jarvis, Ronald McNair, Ellison Onizuka, Judith Resnik, Mike Smith, Dick Scobee and  New Hampshire teacher, Christa McAuliffe. She was the first civilian teacher ever chosen for a space mission. We’re […]

  • ‘Large boulder the size of a small boulder’; The internet is confused about a tweet from San Miguel Sheriff

    SAN MIGUEL COUNTY, Colo.– A tweet posted on Monday by the San Miguel Sheriff’s Office has the internet going crazy with confusion. The tweet read, “Large boulder the size of a small boulder is completely blocking east-bound lane Highway 145 mm78 at Silverpick Rd. Please use caution and watch for emergency vehicles in the area.” Large boulder the size of a small boulder is completely blocking east-bound lane Highway 145 mm78 at Silverpick Rd. Please use caution and watch for […]

  • Excessive force lawsuit filed against Arvada Police Department; man says he was repeatedly punched in the face

    ARVADA, Colo. —  An Arvada man has filed an excessive force lawsuit against the Arvada Police Department, claiming that an officer repeatedly punched him while he was being arrested. The lawsuit claims that on Feb. 11, 2018, Travis Cook had an argument with his then-girlfriend and police were called due to the volume of the argument. Based on witness interviews, the officers decided to arrest Cook for allegedly assaulting his then-girlfriend, for which he was eventually acquitted. According to the […]

  • CDC tests 3 Colorado patients for possible coronavirus, health department says risk of virus is ‘low’

    DENVER– The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says the CDC has investigated three possible  cases of coronavirus so far in Colorado, all with travel history to China. Two of those patients have tested negative and results on the third are pending at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a release sent out Monday. The CDPHE said the risk to the general public for the novel coronavirus in Colorado is low. “At this time of year, […]

  • Woman killed in hit-and-run crash in Aurora, police searching for maroon Chevy Malibu

    AURORA, Colo.– Aurora police say a woman was killed in a hit-and-run crash early Monday morning. The crash happened near 17th Avenue and Peoria Street around 6 a.m. Police said the woman was crossing Peoria Street at 17th Avenue against the light when a car driving northbound on Peoria struck and killed her. Police are looking for a maroon 1997-2003 Chevy Malibu in connection with the crash. If you have any information, call 303-739-6623.

  • Remembering a legend: A look back at Kobe Bryant’s life in pictures

    DENVER– Kobe Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday. He was 41. Nine people died in the helicopter crash that killed basketball legend Bryant — including his daughter, Gianna, and her basketball teammate. The group was flying to Thousand Oaks, California, Sunday for a basketball game, where Gianna was expected to play and Bryant was […]

  • Truck crashes sideways into parked cars at home in Brighton

    BRIGHTON, Colo.– Brighton police say one person was injured after a truck crashed sideways into two cars parked at a home in Brighton on Monday morning. Police said the crash happened in the 200 Block of South 2nd Avenue around 6:30 a.m. The driver was taken to the hospital. The extent of the driver’s injuries is unknown at this time. The identity and gender of the person who was injured in the crash has not been released. The cause of […]

  • 2 inmates captured in Huerfano County after escaping Custer County Jail, locking deputy in cell

    CUSTER COUNTY, Colo.– The Custer County Sheriff’s Office says that two inmates who escaped from the Custer County Jail after locking a detention deputy in a cell two weeks ago have both been captured. On Sunday night, the sheriff’s office said they received a tip that Bryan Webb was staying at a home in Walsenburg. Huerfano County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the home and arrested Webb without incident, according to the sheriff’s office. Webb was being held on drug charges, […]

  • Woman killed in Denver domestic violence-related homicide

    DENVER– Denver police say a woman is dead following a domestic violence-related incident late Thursday night. DPD said the incident happened at a residence near East Harvard Avenue and South University Boulevard. Police say that upon arrival at the residence officers and medical responders observed damaged furniture and apparent blood spatter throughout the residence. They then discovered a female lying unresponsive on an air mattress in the bedroom. The female had a laceration to her forehead and bruises and abrasions […]

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