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Denver, CO
Freelance Reporter — 7 News Denver
As seen in:  7 News Denver, Denver Post

Freelance reporter at ABC7 @DenverChannel

Neighbors fed up with long-abandoned home -- overgrown with weeds, vines -- in Thornton area — ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. - Neighbors said a home near Thornton has been abandoned and overgrown with weeds and vines for years since the homeowner passed away. "It just makes the rest of the neighborhood look really, really bad." Vanessa Parrington, who lives across the street, said. "It brings down our [home] value."

Aurora home seriously damaged by possible tornado Wednesday night — AURORA, Colo. - A home in Aurora was seriously damaged by a possible tornado Wednesday night. Debris was scattered across both sides of East 10th Avenue for about a block near Elmira Street. Trees were ripped from the ground, a fence was knocked over and parts of the roof will need repairs.

Bike to Work Day: Breakfast, water stations and rides home available to participants in Denver — DENVER - Thousands of bike commuters will be pedaling to work throughout Colorado Wednesday for Bike to Work Day. The annual event is coordinated by Regional Council of Governments' "Way to Go" program. It's designed to show the many health and environmental benefits of biking to work.

Denver City Council considers I-70 improvements — The Denver City Council discussed some big issues at their meeting Monday night before many of the council members are replaced next month. Two projects would ultimately be decided by voters on the November ballot. One proposal would involve making improvements to the Western Stock Show grounds and Convention Center using extended tax money from lodging and car rentals.

Greeley standoff disrupts neighborhood for days — GREELEY, Colo. - A standoff in Greeley has disrupted a neighborhood for days. Police spent three days trying to coax a man out of his parents' home. Officers barricaded the neighborhood to traffic on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesday morning, they removed the barricades from the neighborhood and began just monitoring the home.

Neighbors want answers after Denver sidewalk is lined with trash and furniture after eviction — DENVER - A Denver city sidewalk has been lined with trash, furniture, broken glass and other hazards for nearly a week, neighbors said Monday. "It's a whole block of garbage," Robynne Springs said. She told 7NEWS she's never seen anything like this.

Boulder Reservoir beach closed, IRONMAN hosting events there Saturday — BOULDER, Colo. - Boulder Reservoir's swim beach was closed Thursday, just two days before the Boulder IRONMAN plans to hold two races there Saturday. The beach was closed due to elevated levels of bacteria, according to Boulder Parks and Recreation. "The increased levels are believed to be the result of rain runoff.

Fort Collins community mourns the loss of Poudre High School football quarterback, pitcher — FORT COLLINS, Colo. - The Fort Collins community is mourning the loss of a Poudre High School quarterback and pitcher. Sixteen-year-old Taylor Gaes died suddenly Monday morning, after reportedly suffering flu-like symptoms. Friends and family gathered for a candlelight vigil Wednesday night at the Colorado State University Equine Center.

Tornado victims pick up the pieces in Berthoud — BERTHOUD, Colo. - Tornado victims in Berthoud said they tried to pile up the debris after Thursday's devastating tornado, before severe weather hit again Friday evening. Alvin Allmendinger and his family said the second home on their property along County Road 23 is a total loss.

Children's Hospital at risk of losing Medicaid funding due to violations at Memorial Hospital — DENVER - Children's Hospital Colorado is at risk of losing Medicaid funding due to problems at Memorial Hospital - a satellite facility in Colorado Springs. State and federal investigations checked Memorial found some pretty big violations. One of the violations was the separately-licensed hospitals treated each other's staff members as if they were interchangeable.
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Jul 04, 2015

RT @MattMakens247Wx: Best chance for storms is now in the metro areas -- headed eastward the next few hours.…

Jul 04, 2015

Hopefully things clear up in time for fireworks! @MattMakens247Wx @DenverChannel has the answer live now!

Jul 04, 2015

We got rained out just before our liveshot - wind & hail as well at Jefferson Park @DenverChannel @dblwidephotog

Jul 04, 2015

Firefighters will monitor the situation for the next several hours. @DenverChannel

Jul 04, 2015

Update: arrested subject in custody for obstruction - ordered not to go back into burning building but went to get his tools @DenverChannel

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