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

Historic Airedale building restored to a "poshtel," or upscale hostel, at 20th and Lawrence — The top floors of a historic building in Five Points are getting new life. The Airedale building at 20th and Lawrence has been a hotel and saloon, a peep show, and a rumored brothel. It's now being restored to its original roots. Chad Fish is turning the building into a "poshtel," or posh, upscale hostel.

Former Colorado firefighters turn a fire truck into a food truck debuting at Civic Center Eats — DENVER - Two former Colorado firefighters and paramedics teamed up to turn a fire truck into a crepe-serving food truck. Quintin Galt said this moment has been a long time coming. "Well, it's near and dear to my heart," Galt said.

14-year-old boy charged in Broomfield elementary school stabbing — BROOMFIELD, Colo. - A 14-year-old boy has been charged with attempted first-degree murder in the stabbing of a 14-year-old girl at Aspen Creek Elementary. The juvenile is also charged with first-degree assault and possession of a weapon on school grounds, according to District Attorney Dave Young.

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.
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May 29, 2015

RT @BroncosItaly: @AmandaZitzman, great report this morning, Godspeed to Taylor Thyfault's family, that's a bad deal

May 29, 2015

Family and friends will gather to celebrate the life of fallen CSP Trooper Cadet Taylor Thyfault

May 29, 2015

RT @lorrainelindau: @AmandaZitzman @DenverChannel My thoughts and prayers go out to his family! May his soul rest in peace! Tragic just tragic!!

May 28, 2015

RT @NMFirePIO: Northglenn incident - We transported one officer to a local hospital. All media inquiries call PD 720-331-6080

May 27, 2015

Christopher Gebers held without bond at the Boulder CO Jail. Filing of charges set for June 1st. @DenverChannel

May 27, 2015

Judge said they would have to work with DA's office to make sure they're all on the same page for testing of the vehicle @DenverChannel

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