Breaking News: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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State Sen. Steve King charged in five-count complaint

By Paul Shockley

State Sen. Steve King has been charged in a five-count criminal complaint, including three felonies, which was filed today, The Daily Sentinel has learned. King was charged with embezzlement of public property as a Class 5 felony; forgery as a Class 5 felony; second-degree forgery as a Class 1 misdemeanor; theft as a Class 6 felony, and first-degree official misconduct as a Class 2 misdemeanor. King, 56, was served with a summons today, 18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler ...

3 killed, 3 injured in crash north of Durango

By The AP

DURANGO — Authorities say three people were killed and three others were injured in a head-on crash north of Durango. Cpl. Chris Balenti of the Colorado State Patrol tells The Durango Herald a southbound car crossed the centerline of U.S. 550 about 15 miles north of the city and struck an SUV head-on just before 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Two people in the car and one person in the SUV were killed. Their names and ages have not been released. Balenti says investigators do not know if ...

Colorado man dies when trailer collapses in wind

By The AP

DENVER — A storm system in Colorado that flooded streets and stranded drivers up and down the Front Range is being blamed for the death of a man on the southeastern plains. The Baca County Sheriff’s Office says a trailer in Vilas collapsed in strong winds late Tuesday, killing 84-year-old Donald Falconburg. The National Weather Service is investigating how strong the winds were. Elsewhere on the plains, 6 inches of rain fell in Eads, an area that’s been locked in ...

Trailer burns in Clifton Tuesday

By Staff

Fire crews were dispatched to the scene of a trailer fire Tuesday afternoon, containing the blaze before it could spread to nearby properties. Officials with the Clifton Fire Department said a trailer at 3215 F Road was fully engulfed when they arrived just before 4 p.m. No one was home at the time of the fire, and there were no injuries associated with the blaze. The trailer, owned by Marci Hart, is considered a total loss.  ...

10 Things to know for Wednesday, July 30

By The AP

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. ISRAELI TANK SHELLS SLAM INTO UN SCHOOL IN GAZA, KILLING 15   The strike that hit the crowded compound sheltering the war displaced comes amid Israel’s heaviest air and artillery assault in more than three weeks of conflict with Hamas. ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS 2. ABOUT 150 MAY BE TRAPPED IN LANDSLIDE IN WESTERN INDIA Federal rescue workers are hampered by continuing rains and poor ...

Kelsey Grammer won’t endorse killer’s release

By The AP

DENVER — Actor Kelsey Grammer says he forgives the man who raped and killed his sister in Colorado nearly 40 years ago but doesn’t want him to be paroled. Grammer testified by video Tuesday at the parole board hearing for Freddie Glenn, who is serving a life sentence at the Buena Vista Correctional Facility. He was convicted of killing Karen Elisa Grammer after kidnapping her from a Colorado Springs Red Lobster restaurant where she worked in 1975. He also was convicted of ...

Man accused in wild car-theft chase heads to court

By The AP

GOLDEN — A man accused of hijacking one car, stealing two others and trying to take more during a wild chase west of Denver is expected in court. Prosecutors say 37-year-old Christopher Sullivan will be advised of charges against him Wednesday in Jefferson County court. Police say the string of thefts began when Sullivan and a 17-year-old fled a traffic stop. Over the next two hours, police say they hijacked a car, stole a pickup truck and crashed through a closed garage door in a ...

Heavy rains strand drivers in Colorado

By The AP

WINDSOR — Northern Colorado got the brunt of heavy rains that flooded streets and stranded drivers up and down the Front Range. The town of Windsor got 4 inches of rain Tuesday. Some people had to be rescued from their stranded cars while others walked through their flooded streets. In the mountains, the rains triggered a mudslide that closed a portion of Interstate 70 near Wolcott. There were no major problems in the foothills hit hard by last September’s flooding. Denver ...

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