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Denver, CO
Freelance Reporter — 7 News Denver
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Freelance reporter at ABC7 @DenverChannel

CU student leaders use posters with harsh, bigoted messages to combat intolerance — BOULDER, Colo. - Student leaders at the University of Colorado are trying using posters emblazoned with harsh, bigoted messages to stir discussion about combating intolerance. The posters -- one says "Go back to Africa, you don't belong here" -- are hanging on bulletin boards in CU buildings to raise awareness about hateful comments or threats made on campus -- targeting race, religion, or sexual orientation.

New interactive data tool, EdPays, designed to help Colorado students plan for college — DENVER - A new education report, designed to help Colorado high school students and their families plan for the future, was unveiled Wednesday. EdPays is an interactive data tool and report that captures median earnings based on field of study, degree type and institution one, five, and 10 years after college graduation from Colorado institutions.

Parker teenager's 'promposal' asking classmate to prom gaining national attention — PARKER, Colo. - A teenager in Parker is getting national recognition for his "promposal" that's going viral. Legend High School senior, Felipe Prado, said he knew he wanted to go above and beyond when asking his friend and classmate, Kara Wachsmann, to be his date to prom.

Coal Creek Canyon family left wondering what animal attacked their dirt bikes — Was it a neighborhood dog, a mountain lion, or a bear? A Coal Creek Canyon family is wondering what attacked their dirt bikes. "Who knows, big foot?" Dean Starkey jokes. "I'm not sure what it is." Starkey and his children are still scratching their head.

Weld County Sheriff's Office identifies suspect in wrong-way driving incident on I-25 — DENVER - The Weld County Sheriff's Office said they have identified the owner and driver of the vehicle that was captured on video speeding past goes in the wrong direction on Interstate 25 near Loveland Saturday. "I've been a deputy since 2005 and I've never seen this reckless driving behavior before," said Cpl.

Child tested for STDs after putting used condom in mouth, found on Bennett Elementary playground — BENNETT, Colo. - An 8-year-old is being tested for sexually transmitted diseases after he put a used condom in his mouth. It happened last Tuesday on the playground at Bennett Elementary School. "He's at risk for HIV, Hepatitis C, Herpes, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia," the boy's mother, Alicia, said.

Thousands begin early 4/20 pot celebrations in Colorado — DENVER - Thousands of tourists and marijuana activists are getting an early start celebrating the unofficial stoner holiday of 4/20. Concerts, rallies and festivals are planned through the weekend. Among the biggest is a public festival and concert in downtown Denver's Civic Center Park, which got underway Saturday.

2 music groups involved in I-70 crash with injuries; fog, snow, slush blamed for accident — DENVER - Two tour buses for different music groups were involved in a chain reaction crash that shut down Interstate 70 at E-470 for hours Friday. A dozen people were hurt and one of the bands cancelled their upcoming show. Twin Shadow will not be performing Friday at 9 p.m.

Aurora couple says someone cashed their state tax refund check — AURORA - The Colorado Department of Revenue started issuing checks because of increased fraud with electronic filing this year. The issue caused a headache for taxpayers, and one Aurora couple says it may have cost them their money.

Littleton entrepreneurs create reward system, "Poop 'N Pull," to help parents potty train their kids — A Littleton mom and dad want to help other parents potty train their kids. The entrepreneurs created what's called the "Poop 'N Pull." "They tell you don't get frustrated -- like that's the number one thing," Josh Moffatt said. "I can tell you right now, that's impossible."
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May 04, 2015

Broomfield PD spokesperson: Formal charges pending in April 30 #AspenCreek school stabbing - possible update late afternoon @DenverChannel

May 01, 2015

RT @DenverChannel: STORM PHOTOS: Devin Anderson says a hailstorm just ended in Brighton - Track the storm:

May 01, 2015

DPD: 1 suspect taken into custody. 2nd fled, stole keys of another vehicle. Chase ensued. Ended here @DenverChannel

May 01, 2015

DPD: Vehicle carjacked last weekend-spotted today. Chase ensued. Suspects crashed into Aircare Colorado - Iliff and Lipan @DenverChannel

May 01, 2015

RT @DenverPolice: MEDIA ALERT: #DPD PIO responding to Iliff & Kalamath, after pursuit of carjacking suspects. #Denver

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