Breaking News: Thursday, August 27, 2015

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Preliminary hearing set in infant’s death

By Dennis Webb

A judge today set a Nov. 5 preliminary hearing in the cases of a Parachute couple charged in connection with their infant daughter. Meanwhile, Kathy Goudy, the attorney for Phyllis Wyatt, indicated the possibility that she might seek separate preliminary hearings and trials for Wyatt and Matthew Ogden. Goudy is worried that handling the cases jointly could prove prejudicial to her client. “They’re charged with very different crimes,” Goudy said after Thursday’s ...


Rifle High football team taken off restriction

By Jon Mitchell

Rifle High School’s football team has been taken off restriction by the Colorado High School Activities Association, school Principal Todd Ellis said today. Ellis told The Daily Sentinel this afternoon the school received correspondence from CHSAA in the mail Monday noting the restriction had been lifted from the program. The letter said “the CHSAA Board of Directors at its August 7, 2015 meeting voted to remove the restriction placed on your football program and replace this ...


No stop-sign symbol headed to edible pot in Colorado

By The AP

DENVER — Colorado has backed off a plan to require edible marijuana products to come with a stop-sign stamp. State marijuana regulators released an updated proposal this week detailing the state’s upcoming requirement that pot-infused cookies, brownies and other foods have a distinct look when outside the packaging. The Marijuana Enforcement Division originally proposed a red octagon marking with the letters THC inside. The updated proposal makes the octagon a triangle, still ...


Health officials: Elderly Utah resident dies from plague

By The AP

SALT LAKE CITY — Health officials say an elderly Utah resident has died after contracting the plague earlier this month. Charla Haley with the Utah Department of Health says local officials are still investigating how the person contracted the disease but say it might have been spread by a flea or contact with a dead animal. Haley says the Utah patient had been in rural areas or near campgrounds recently and could have gotten the plague there. She declined to release the ...


High school on lockout because of bear report

By The AP

ARVADA — A high school and elementary school in Arvada are on lockout after a black bear was seen in the area. Jefferson County schools spokeswoman Michelle Lyng says the bear was spotted Thursday morning, and students at Ralston Valley High School and Meiklejohn Elementary were ordered to stay inside. Lyng says no students have been hurt. The high school has 1,700 students, and the elementary school has 620. The bear was spotted by a citizen as it wandered toward the school, and ...


Man wanted in Orangeburg club shooting arrested in Colorado

By The AP

ORANGEBURG, S.C. — A man accused of killing one person and injuring three others outside an Orangeburg nightclub has been arrested in Colorado. Orangeburg County sheriff’s spokesman Richard Walker said in a statement that 30-year-old Nazdric Gates of Mount Airy, North Carolina, was arrested Tuesday night in Colorado Springs. Walker said Gates is charged with murder and three counts of attempted murder in South Carolina. He also faces a weapons charge. Gates is charged in the ...


Colorado Springs man gets 60 years for killing wife

By The AP

COLORADO SPRINGS — A Colorado Springs man has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for killing his wife in front of their 12-year-old son last year. Forty-five-year-old Robert Montoya pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and first-degree arson. Montoya stabbed and bludgeoned his wife Alicia to death in front of their son in November and knocked the phone out of the boy’s hand as Alicia Montoya cried for the boy to dial 911. Prosecutors say that Montoya used at least two ...


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