An unusual motion in a child abuse case accuses 7News and 9News of breaking state laws by airing details from confidential child welfare and medical records in their reporting on the death of Levi Welton, a two-year-old who perished in a fire in his family's Sterling home in January. The attorney fo ... More >>
At least eight lawsuits have been filed against Cinemark, owner of the Aurora Century 16, where twelve people were killed and seventy injured in a July 20 attack. (The theater will reopen tomorrow.) Now, however, a newly filed suit targets different parties: Dr. Lynne Fenton, who provided psychiatri ... More >>
The private information of as many as two dozen medical marijuana patients was improperly handled, according to 7News. The John Ferrugia report claims that "sensitive information in the medical marijuana registry, including names, dates of births and Social Security numbers" were sent out via mail, ... More >>
Laradon Hall, a nonprofit in north Denver that operates an alternative school and other programs for people with developmental disabilities, has done a lot of good works over the past sixty years. But lately the place has been in the news for all the wrong reasons, including questionable expe ... More >>
Don't mess with octogenarians. That's a lesson that Scott McInnis learned when he threw his 82-year-old "Musings on Water" collaborator under a bus, and it sounds like 83-year-old Freda Poundstone is about to give Dan Maes a swift kick with her sensible shoes this morning.
John Ferrugia.Yesterday, Scott McInnis made his first public appearance -- at Adams State College in Alamosa -- since word of his plagiarism problems broke. But according to Channel 7's John Ferrugia, who was there, McInnis treated a subsequent interview like a game of dodge ball, repeatedly ... More >>
Rolly Fischer on Channel 7.For the past three days, the Denver Post has run big stories about guv wannabe Scott McInnis. Day one's offering, about apparent McInnis plagiarism in lousy water articles, was a slam dunk -- and likely dooms his campaign, with even the likes of Dan Caplis turning a ... More >>
Scott McInnis speaking up.The plagiarism controversy plaguing Scott McInnis is only getting uglier, and his awkward attempts to make it go away are doing nothing thus far to tidy up the mess. The problem is exacerbated by both substance and style. McInnis's official statement on the issue -- ... More >>
Crisanta Duran with a friend.Much of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 associate counsel Crisanta Duran's time is being taken up these days with the continuing contractual stalemate between grocery workers and the two largest grocery chains in the area, Safeway and King Soopers. But ... More >>
The Peabody award is the TV-news equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize -- and Channel 7 is among the 2008 winners, along with CNN, Saturday Night Live and HBO's epic John Adams mini-series. The station was honored for "Failing the Children: Deadly Mistakes," a series of reports about children who died wh ... More >>
Jeff Harris. In this September 27 More Messages blog, Byron Grandy, who was named Channel 7's station manager in July, talked about hiring Jeff Harris to fill his old gig as news director. But Harris, an executive producer for special projects at 7News from 2000 until 2004, is more than capable of ... More >>
Byron Grandy. The past several months have represented a time of transition among the executive ranks at Channel 7, and surprisingly enough, none of the principals involved has reason to be unhappy. In July, station manager Darrell Brown (a 2005 Westword profile subject) vacated the big desk at th ... More >>
Sacha Millstone as seen on Channel 7. Channel 7's 10 p.m. newscast on August 11 kicked off with what was touted as an exclusive story about Sacha Millstone, a Colorado Democratic delegate and Hillary Clinton supporter. Millstone told investigative reporter John Ferrugia she'd been summoned by the ... More >>
The process of researching virtually every article produces far more material than can possibly fit into the finished piece -- and a lot of the leftovers are every bit as interesting as the stuff that makes the final cut. That was certainly the case for the May 8 Message column, which dealt with cut ... More >>
The Associated Press credits the Rocky Mountain News for a story about Nuggets star Kenyon Martin that Channel 7 broke weeks earlier.
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