Telling stories is something I’ve loved since I was a kid. I’d enter storytelling contests and also enjoyed experimenting with cameras (I’d collect them out of trash that was collected by Uncle Bear who drove the trash truck!).
I figured since I liked telling stories and cameras, becoming a reporter would suit me well. Ever since then, I’ve been meeting some of the most interesting people in the world and helping tell their stories.
My curiosity has taken me into wild hurricanes, the death chamber, the White House, blizzards, firestorms and some of the coolest neighborhoods across the country. Living in Denver has been a lifelong goal. The people, bike paths, mountains and weather are just awesome. Thank you for taking time to read my bio.
BRIGHTON, Colo. — A neighborhood in Brighton is on high alert after a police impersonator made his way into an 89-year-old woman’s home. The woman knew something wasn’t right and called for help. Police say the suspect identified himself as “Captain Gallin” and went into the woman’s home. He told the woman he was investigating “suspicious noises” and needed to enter and investigate. Investigators say the man even went inside a bedroom. That’s when the woman asked him what he was […]
BRIGHTON, Colo. — King Soopers says it is settling a claim with a customer after a fuel mix-up at a Brighton gas station caused dozens of vehicles to break down. On Monday, the FOX31 Problem Solvers spoke to John Valenta, who says his 2006 Dodge pickup broke down shortly after he fueled up at the King Soopers gas station on East 160th Avenue and Bristlecone Street on Dec. 20. Valenta, 65, had unknowingly filled his diesel truck with gasoline. Some […]
DENVER — A firefighter who recently passed away after battling a job-related cancer left the gift of a lifetime to his wife and family. That gift was given to Chief Troy Jackson’s widow on Christmas Day. It brought her and her children to tears. It was made possible through something called an Ethical Will. This story begins in the 1980s, when Troy and Lori Jackson were high school sweethearts. She swore he looked like Superman. That strapping young man wanted […]
BRIGHTON, Colo. — Bad gas troubles continue after a gas mixup at a King Soopers in Brighton last month. Diesel and gasoline were mistakenly swapped at the gas station on East 160th Avenue and Bristlecone Street. One man called the FOX31 Problem Solvers saying he needs help getting his truck back. John Valenta says bad fuel has left him with thousands of dollars in repair costs. But he says the grocery chain, so far, isn’t paying his repair cost. Valenta […]
LONGMONT, Colo. — The battle against homelessness and drug abuse in Longmont is being fought by six young women. This team of women go places many of us might stay away from. However, it’s all part of their job and mission to help people in trouble. One of the city’s toughest jobs, includes a walk in the park where those women try to help get troubled people off the streets. The number of homeless began to rise here in recent […]
LAKEWOOD, Colo. — The Lakewood Police Department is urging people not to jaywalk after nine pedestrians were killed in crashes last year. LPD says eight of the incidents were the pedestrian’s fault. In neighboring Denver, major work started Thursday at dangerous pedestrian crossings along East Colfax Avenue. According to the city of Denver, seven pedestrians were seriously injured on East Colfax last year. Work crews began placing, among other things, plastic posts to make the crossing safer at Pearl Street […]
BRIGHTON, Colo. — Dozens of cars broke down last week after diesel and gasoline were mistakenly swapped at a Brighton gas station. The mix-up occurred Dec. 20 between midnight and 9 a.m. at the King Soopers at the corner of East 160th Avenue and Bristlecone Street. Jay Svanda of Brighton filled up at the station and could not figure out what was wrong with his Datsun 280Z. “I thought my car had died. You know, it’s 40 years old, I […]
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — A memorial service and procession were held Friday for Troy Jackson, a former assistant chief of operations for South Metro Fire Rescue who died from a rare job-related cancer. Jackson, 51, had been diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma in 2013. He passed away on Monday. The service was held at Denver First Church of the Nazarene. Following the service, a procession traveled to Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary. Jackson was hired as a firefighter in 1990 and rose […]
ARVADA, Colo. – The man accused of shooting an off-duty Denver police detective Wednesday in Arvada made his first court appearance Thursday morning. Samuel McConnell, 43, had a hearing on advisement. Documents show he was arrested on charges of attempted first-degree murder and robbery/aggravated assault with intent to wound/kill. Charges have not been officially filed. Police say the robbery occurred Wednesday morning at a Circle K gas station at West 80th Avenue and Kipling Street. The detective with the Denver […]
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — A procession and funeral for firefighter Ken Jones was held Friday. He lost his life in the line of duty, fighting a fire at a condominium in Copper Mountain on Saturday. An estimated 100 fire trucks and emergency vehicles formed a procession miles-long to honor Jones. For a while, time seemed to stand still as strangers stopped along roads to salute a fallen hero’s casket riding on the back of his beloved Engine Number 1. For […]
DENVER — Prosecutors say the woman struck and killed by an RV in Denver on Wednesday was a mother to seven children. Authorities have not yet released the woman’s name. However, on Thursday, her loved ones identified her as 44-year-old Saliha Suleiman. Suleiman’s family was at the court appearance of Roosevelt Cribbs Jr. on Thursday afternoon. Cribbs is being held for investigation of leaving the scene of an accident involving death. About 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, an RV hit Suleiman near […]
LONGMONT, Colo. — Longmont has been named the country’s No. 1 “boomtown” by a finance technology company in New York. The designation came partly because of the number of new businesses opening, like the Quarters Arcade and Bar. Luke Kunselman, who owns the arcade, said the designation does not surprise him. Kunselman and his wife set up the business on the first floor of a historic building on Main Street in the heart of downtown. “I think Longmont is such […]