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

Recent Articles
  • WATCH: Robert Downey Jr. presents disabled boy with working bionic ‘Iron Man’ arm

    NEW YORK — Like many 7-year-old boys, Alex’s two favorite things are superheroes and riding his bike. But unlike most kids, Alex has a birth defect: His right arm is only partially formed. Albert Manero, whose company Limbitless builds low-cost 3D-printed bionic limbs for disabled children whose families otherwise couldn’t afford them, decided that Alex was a good candidate for the program. But instead of reaching out himself, he asked a friend to do it: Robert Downey Jr., in full […]

  • WATCH: Young boy scores point on Roger Federer, No. 2 tennis player in the world

    NEW YORK — Fans came out to Madison Square Garden Tuesday to watch an exhibition match between tennis stars Roger Federer and Grigor Dimitrov. But it was an unknown young boy who emerged the star of the night. Midway through the BNP Paribas Showdown, a boy who looked to be about 12 stepped onto the court to challenge Federer. The champ, obviously trying to be a good sport, grinned and gently served the ball. The kid shocked the room by […]

  • Suspect, 63, fights deputies for hours using feet, feces and broken sprinkler system

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. — A 63-year-old assault suspect allegedly fought with arresting deputies over a period of hours Sunday night, eventually throwing feces at jail officials and flooding a room inside the Larimer County Jail with water. Larimer County Sheriff’s deputies responded about 9:43 p.m. to a reported assault in the 3600 block of Crescent Drive in Fort Collins, LCSO reported. A woman said she had been attacked by Charles Lee Kettering, who had subsequently fled the scene. Deputies determined […]

  • Man who allegedly attacked Summit County children faces attempted murder charge

    SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. — A Breckenridge man who allegedly assaulted three young girls on Saturday will face charges of attempted murder, child abuse, kidnapping, burglary, and others. Sky Wodraska, 37, was arrested about 2 a.m. after police arrived on the scene of an assault at a condominium complex, located at 1258 Baldy Road in unincorporated Summit County. Three female children — two 14-year-olds and one 10-year-old — were suffering from injuries, police said. One of the 14-year-olds remained in critical […]

  • Bear Creek K-8 school evacuated due to suspicious odor; classes canceled

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Bear Creek K-8 elementary school students and staff  were evacuated about 11:30 a.m. Thursday after reports of a suspicious odor at the school. Evacuees were moved to Bear Creek Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 3101 S. Kipling St.,  while West Metro Fire responders evaluated the school, officials said in a media release. “These are precautionary measures only pending West Metro’s evaluation of the premises,” the release stated. About 9:45 a.m., people in the building noticed a strange odor, JeffCo Public Schools […]

  • WATCH: UFC champ Ronda Rousey submits Colorado’s Cat Zingano in 14 seconds

    BROOMFIELD, Colo. — No one can say that Colorado fighter Cat Zingano didn’t put in the work. After nearly two years of unthinkable challenges both inside and outside of the Octagon, the 32-year-old Ultimate Fighting Championship bantamweight fought her way back to the big show on Saturday night: A title shot against UFC champ and poster girl Ronda Rousey. But even Zingano’s impressive focus proved to be no match for the Mike Tyson of women’s MMA. Rousey dodged Zingano’s opening kick, […]

  • WATCH: Terrifying octopus leaps out of water to chase down and devour crab

    DENVER -- When most people think of octopuses, they imagine them as they live in aquariums: drifting lazily with the currents, maybe clinging to the glass like a squishy child's toy.

  • PHOTOS: Hozier takes Denver to church on a Wednesday

    DENVER — Hozier, the man behind “Take Me to Church,” is well on his way to selling out a show at Red Rocks this summer. He also just performed at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. But in one of those wonderful music industry accidents, the Irish musician played on Wednesday at the Ogden Theatre, a venue one-fifth the size of the Morrison amphitheater. This sort of thing has happened before. In recent years, both Adele and the Lumineers have booked shows […]

  • Heritage Square to close at end of 2015 season

    GOLDEN, Colo. — After one final season, Heritage Square will become a thing of the past. A local institution that has nonetheless struggled in recent years, the majority of the theme park will close for good at the end of the year, property manager Peter Bovis announced Thursday. “We are announcing the closure of Heritage Square in advance of the season to afford the public the opportunity to enjoy the property, shops and attractions for one final season,” he said. The amusement park […]

  • WATCH: Controversy after Aspen police use ‘pain compliance’ on teen caught with pot

    Note: This video contains profanity. ASPEN, Colo. — The Aspen Police Department will not launch a formal investigation after what the department characterized as ” a low and appropriate” use of force against a 16-year-old Aspen boy suspected of holding a joint in public. “It’s open-and-shut because we have the videos, we’re able to see the actions that took place and we’re able to explain all of those actions,” Chief Richard Pryor told The Aspen Times. A video posted to YouTube […]

  • Study: Settling for ‘Mr. Okay’ a better strategy than holding out for Mr. Right

    EAST LANSING, Mich. — Young women in America are often told not to settle for a man who makes them anything less than 100 percent happy. But a new study has found that settling for “Mr. Pretty Good” is a better evolutionary strategy than holding out for Mr. Right. Michigan State University researchers found that human nature contains a strong element of risk aversion — that is, a tendency to take the safest bet when stakes are high. This encouraged primitive humans […]

  • Fort Carson, Colo.

    Army releases name of soldier killed in Ft. Carson training accident

    FORT CARSON, Colo. — A rollover accident took the life of one Ft. Carson solider and injured six others on Friday night. The accident happened during training at the Ft. Carson training area at 9:30 p.m., according to a statement from Ft. Carson representative Dani Johnson. A Stryker eight-wheeled fighting vehicle somehow overturned. The cause of the crash was under investigation. Staff Sgt. Justin L. Holt, 31, assigned to the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, died in […]