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Thomas is the Digital Content Manger for KDVR.com and KWGN.com He has worked as a digital journalist in Denver for five years now.

After graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder, Thomas worked as a web writer for KMGH in Denver. In November 2012, joined the web staff at KDVR as Digital Content Manager.

Feel free to send comments to Thomas.Hendrick@KDVR.com or call 303-566-7590.

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    City unveils new plans for National Western Complex; Costs uncertain

    DENVER — Mayor Mike Hancock released plans for a revamped National Western Complex Thursday that includes an ambitious proposal to rejuvenate the site with new construction designed for year-round use. Missing from the plans, however, was the cost. The city wants to partner with the Western Stock Show (which hosts the site’s premiere event in January) and Colorado State University, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and History Colorado for a new campus that “celebrates Colorado’s western heritage and […]

  • 2016 Republicans slam Cuba announcement

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s historic move to loosen the U.S. embargo on Cuba opens a political minefield for Republicans with presidential aspirations. The announcement immediately threw two Florida politicians — Sen. Marco Rubio and former Governor Jeb Bush — into the spotlight and served as another reminder of the state’s enduring importance in presidential politics. Rubio, the son of Cuban immigrants, quickly took a hardline position, vowing to block any nominee the administration might put forward to be an […]

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    ‘7th Heaven’ actor Stephen Collins: ‘I did something terribly wrong’

    “7th Heaven” star Stephen Collins has admitted to inappropriate sexual contact with three female minors, People reports. The actor released a statement to the publication in light of child molestation accusations that arose in the midst of his divorce proceedings. Collins was the subject of reports in October after his wife, Faye Grant, said he admitted to her he molested three underage girls. TMZ posted an audio recording that was alleged to have been made during a November 2012 therapy […]

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    Man who was living in roof of Yard House, fell through ceiling, charged with burglary

    DENVER — A 36-year-old man who police said was living above the Yard House restaurant on downtown Denver and caused thousands of dollars in damage when he allegedly broke a sprinkler head and fell through the ceiling has been charged with two felonies. Stephen Graves was charged with burglary and criminal mischief, said Lynn Kimbrough of the Denver District Attorney’s Office. Graves was living above the restaurant on the 16th Street Mall for several days, Kimbrough said. Authorities have not […]

  • Firefighters responded to a fire at a vacant restaurant at 11951 E. Iliff Ave. (Photo: Chris Drake)

    Vacant restaurant catches fire in Aurora

    AURORA, Colo. — A vacant restaurant caught fire in Aurora Tuesday afternoon sending smoke billowing into the air and shutting down at least one road. The fire started around 2 p.m. at a former sports bar at E. Iliff Avenue and S. Peoria Street, reported the Aurora Sentinel. Police closed the intersection while firefighters worked to control the blaze. No injuries have been reported. A fire department spokesman said investigators were on scene to look for a cause as soon […]

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    Red light, photo radar camera program set for expansion in Denver

    DENVER — The Denver City Council took the first step Monday night to expand the red light and photo radar speed camera program in the city. Traffic violators have paid more than $34 million to the city as a result of the program. The Denver City Council gave initial approval to plans to extend the contact with the vendor by six months so city officials can examine the programs. The final vote on the measure will take place later. The city […]

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    Deputies: Intruder shot by Jeffco homeowner came into house through doggy door

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — An intruder shot and killed by a Jefferson County homeowner has been identified as a 52-year-old man from Nebraska, but deputies still do not know why he tried to break into the house in the first place. Deputies were called to a home in the 26300 block of Clear View Drive in rural Jefferson County on Dec. 12 around 8:30 a.m. on a report of a home invasion and shooting. The homeowner was asleep Friday morning […]

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    Suspect who allegedly fired gun, caused crash in Ft. Collins arrested

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Police in Fort Collins have arrested a man they said shot at officers during an attempt to arrest him and then caused a car crash Friday night. About 2 p.m. Saturday, a citizen reported that she recognized the fugitive Jose Ornelas-Licano as he entered the Family Dollar Store located at Prospect and Shields, the Fort Collins Police Department reported. When an officer arrived, he saw Ornelas-Licano sitting on a bench outside of the store according to FCPD. The officer […]

  • Adams County officer wounded in shooting trying to arrest suspect

    DENVER — An Adams County sheriff’s deputy detective was injured in a shooting while trying to arrest a suspect in a triple homicide that happened earlier this week. The detective was working with multiple law enforcement agencies to locate Furmen Leyba who was wanted in connected with the slayings on Wednesday, said Sgt. Aaron Pataluna of the Adams County Sheriff’s Department. Investigators located Leyba in a northwest Denver neighborhood near W. 40th Avenue and Bryant Street and were in the […]

  • Police investigate a shooting at the intersection of West 72nd Avenue and Raleigh Street in Westminster on Dec. 5, 2014.

    Teen charged as adult in fatal park shooting

    ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. — A 16-year-old has been charged as an adult in connection with a shooting at a Westminster park that killed one man and injured another. Israel Jordan Maestas faces charges of second-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a defaced firearm, possession of a handgun by a minor and carrying a concealed weapon. Hector Manuel Castillo, 21, was killed and Aaron Castillo, 25, was wounded in the shooting at England Park […]