Thursday, December 29, 2011
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Denver grandfather out $24,000 in “grandson scam.” These scams make me mad. I can imagine it happening to my grandfather.
Monday, December 5, 2011
The mother who worries #SheriffArrested Sullivan lied about helping her son with addiction, wrote a letter to viewers
Sunday, December 4, 2011
I knew doing today’s #SheriffArrested interview would be tough, but the weather made it almost impossible
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
I'm just relaxing and passing the time.
Apparently other people had the same idea.
Happy Thanksgiving. Despite what some tweeters say, I enjoy seeing everyone's Thanksgiving dinners.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Wouldn’t you rather have it light in the evenings? I guess that would make it tough for school bus riders.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Electronic geeks like me will understand: This year is going to be great. I'm putting all of my Christmas lights on automatic timers so I don't even have to touch them.
I also decided that I was going to put up my Christmas tree in the house. It seemed like a good time to do it. Now I won't be rushed in December.
Here a couple of pictures inside. Oh and there's a picture of my dog. As you can tell he was useless.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
The viewer said she received a call around 7 a.m. from someone named “Mr. Benjamin" at Publisher’s Clearing House and that she won a car and some money.
They told her, she says, that she needed to get a money order for $285 and they would call her back at 9 a.m. Her caller ID picked up the number: 303-654-8791.
Monday, November 14, 2011
I left this morning hoping to interview a prisoner in Trinidad. He'd said yes, but we didn't have permission from the prison. We decided to head south in hopes that we would get a yes or no answer within an hour.
No word when we reached Colorado Springs. No word when we reached Pueblo.
I hoped we weren't driving all the way there only to get no interview. We reached Walsenburg and then Trinidad. ...still nothing.
I hate wasting time and it appeared that's just what we had done. I'd tweeted and Facebooked about the dilemma all morning. Social media users told me to stay positive, but I thought they were wrong. After all, how do you get inside a prison with a camera on the spur of the moment?
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
(This list is according to Ashton Altieri, 9NEWS meteorologist. Check www.9news.com later today for our complete ski information.)
Thursday, November 24 (Thanksgiving)
Friday, November 25
Thursday, December 8
Saturday, December 10
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
We are excited. This type of coverage let's 9NEWS help even more people.
(In case you are wondering... Many people sided with the Sheriff after this story.)
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
WASHINGTON COUNTY – The family of an elderly man, who died in his house after originally refusing medical help for weeks prior, blames the county sheriff for not following a judge’s order to take the man to the hospital, 9Wants to Know reports.
|Clarence Vogl resting peacefully at his house. |
We took this picture 90 minutes before he died.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
As we watched, an undercover lottery employee presented her with a mock ticket printed by the Colorado
Lottery. The ticket is printed to look and act like a real ticket when scanned by a lottery machine.
One of the clerks we feature in our story (that airs Saturday on 9NEWS after the Broncos game) was friendly and greeted us with a smile.
She also took our “winning” lottery ticket and tried to claim it the next day as her own. It would have been worth hundreds of dollars had it been real.
She ended up charged with a crime.
Here’s the video. Does she look suspicious?
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Just a reminder that we put together tons of information to help those in need.
Check out this link: http://bit.ly/iJqihf
Here's what I tell many people who e-mail me:
Thursday, August 11, 2011
BellaLu Home & Design suffered financial problems. Many customers paid up front for furniture that didn’t arrive. Store owner Jodi Zippo, to her credit, asked to sit down and face our cameras. She explained the economy was mostly to blame.
Since my story aired, the owners of Elements For Design on West Evans Avenue in Denver offered to help Jessica and Mike Goodman by giving them wholesale pricing on new furniture.
“We would love the opportunity to help make this unfortunate situation right,” Kevin Dunn & Kevin Wood told me in an email.
Breanne Mashek who owns InHabit Interior Design also offered her design services for 10% off.
What’s also nice is that neither business owner asked to have their name put on TV.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
When you go through a foreclosure, how long does it take before you’ll be able to buy your next house? A mortgage expert sent me this document and I thought it was worth passing along.
*Of course, these are guidelines and each situation could be different. Buying a Home Post Foreclosure
Thursday, May 12, 2011
I just got off the phone with a senior citizen who has a $4,800/mo house payment. He’s on a loan modification with a 4.75 percent interest rate.
He can't afford his payment.
He wanted me to call his mortgage lender and ask them to give him a second modification. (I told him I just couldn't make the call.) There are many people so desperate for help. I hope others realize how lucky they are.
Plenty of people can’t get ONE modification.
By the way… if you are having trouble making your payments… check out this 9NEWS.com story I put together. It has lots of inside tips and even has a downloadable packet that explains your options.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
For the next few hours I worked the phones from my home office hoping to find people I knew who had hunted bin Laden. Luckily, one of the most accomplished people I know returned my text message immediately.
Jim Davis is a 20+ year veteran of the FBI, he was present shortly after Saddam Hussain’s capture and had spent several months in Afghanistan commanding the FBI’s Special Agents as they looked for bin Laden.
Jim checked with his boss (the Governor of Colorado) and agreed to talk to us on the phone during our live 10 p.m. newscast.
He was just as I knew he would be: well spoken and insightful.
After the news ended, I stayed up talking to other sources about how bin Laden’s capture might affect the security of Americans. We all hoped it wouldn’t.
With a few hours sleep, I was up in the morning.
Jim and I had a nine a.m. interview set where he agreed to talk more about his experience. I wanted our viewers to understand what it’s like to hunt the most wanted man on Earth.
We met at his office. He brought dozens of pictures that I used tonight at five p.m. to help tell the story.
Because the rest of the news doesn’t stop for breaking news, I still had my usual day of investigative reporting.
I’m preparing for the next installment in my Home Loan Lifeline series. We’re helping homeowners who are having trouble dealing with their banks.
My other producer and I had two shoots set up for mid-morning and early afternoon.
Both went smoothly and we rushed back to the station so I could put together my interview with Jim. We had a short time to log the interview, write it, track it with my voice and edit it.
When I have busy days, I’m reminded how much I love my job.
It seems the busier the day, the more fun I have.
Now at 6:30 p.m., it’s time to relax… until something happens and we do it all over again.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Several clients of Superior Discount Coins owner and gold coin investor Jim Burg say he took tens of thousands of dollars of their retirement money and never delivered the gold coins he promised.
Some sued Jim Burg. Court records I dug up show he didn’t respond to lawsuits.
Then I discovered evidence showing Burg’s beautiful ranch in Fairplay and his home in Breckenridge have already been to the foreclosure auction. His condo San Diego condo overlooking the Padres ball park is in trouble because his HOA says he hasn’t paid dues.
Jim Burg had his chance to respond to lawsuits. He had more than two years to pay his clients.
I decided it was time to confront him and ask “Where’s the money, Jim?”
My producer and I drove to his ranch in Fairplay expecting to knock on his door. As we headed down the road leading to his property, a Porsche passed us going the opposite direction. Burg’s former clients previously told us that what he drove. We made a quick U-turn and followed it.
The Porsche wasn’t going into Fairplay, it headed to Breckenridge and traveled fast… just fast enough to lose us.
Driving through Breckenridge we spotted the Porsche and Burg in a grocery store parking lot.
He was out of his car and in the store so fast we were forced to wait for him to come out. It seemed like we waited for nearly a half hour in the snow and freezing temperatures. Neither of us had heavy jackets.
Plenty of people gathered to watch what was about to unfold.
As Burg walked out of the grocery store I started asking him questions.
He didn’t answer my questions with specifics. He pledged people would get their money, the same thing he has told his former clients for years.
He then drove away in a Porsche with temporary plates.
Since our meeting in the parking lot, I’ve left Jim Burg several phone calls, written him a letter and emailed him. He has not communicated with me at all.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Julie just called to say thank you to the good samaritan who helped out a four-legged friend last week. Julie was driving near 13th Avenue between Monroe Street and Garfield Street when she saw a car hit a Chihuahua .
Right away, she says, a good samaritan came to the dog’s rescue and took him/her to his vet to get treatment.
When Julie called me, the dog’s owner hadn’t been found.
Julie just wanted to say thank you to the man she watch stop and quickly get the dog help.
This isn’t something that would typically make the 10:00 news, but with all the struggles facing people today… it seems worth noting here.
I’d love to talk to the guy who helped out the dog.
Friday, April 1, 2011
Since we were in the area, we stopped to see how clean-up efforts were going at the scene of a fuel tanker that lost its load Thursday.
Despite a stream a few feet away, no fuel got into it.
Everytime the loader hauled away more contaminated dirt to the pile, the smell of fuel grew stronger.
The dirt will likely go to a landfill, the EPA says. Clean-up on county road 77 near 285 in Park County will be done in a few days.
Two pics are from still pictures the EPA had. The fuel tanker was towed away.
These are taken in South Park as we work on an investigation that you'll see in May.
Unlike earlier this week when it was cold and snowy, it is sunny and just windy.
We just stopped in this little bar in old Fairplay. I live it. Just like you'd expect, friendly people having fun.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
They were interested. They wanted to know about journalism. They asked smart questions.
If these guys and girls are our future journalists, I am not worried.
They were interested, they wanted to know about journalism. They asked smart questions.
If these guys and girls are our future journalists, I am not worried.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
your telephone number,
your bank's name,
the circumstances of your situation,
a list of documentation you have to detail/prove the claims and
a picture of the outside of your home.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
What property was it? I am still trying to find out. All I know is that the legal address is Lot 4, The Meadows at Westwoods Ranch.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
We’re all about trying something new at 9NEWS. I was on my way to interview Carol Chambers, District Attorney for the 18th Judicial District, when I decided to open some time up for your questions in addition to mine. Tweeters and Facebookers submitted the following:
@RobGsrh said: “Ask where she stands on 2012 marijuana legalization/legislation efforts.”
Anonymous said: “Ask why she wants to charge a 10 year old for arson.” (That’s the topic I was already planning to discuss.)
Our own Kevin Torres took the lighter approach: “What’s your favorite movie?”
We asked each of your questions: