Breaking News: Thursday, July 20, 2017

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O.J. Simpson granted parole after nearly 9 years in prison

By The AP

LOVELOCK, Nev. — O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel heist, successfully making his case in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America’s enduring fascination with the former football star. Simpson, 70, could be a free man as early as Oct. 1. By then, he will have served the minimum of his nine-to-33-year armed-robbery sentence for a bungled attempt to snatch sports memorabilia and other mementos he ...

Some Clifton businesses lose water today due to break

By Staff

Some businesses in the Peachtree Center, located south of the I-70 Business Loop and east of 32 Road, are without water today due to a broken water line. According to the Clifton Water District, a 10-inch water line was broken near the shopping center today, and numerous businesses in the area may be impacted by a water shut-off as the district’s maintenance and repair team works to repair the water line break. The utility said that as a result of the waterline break, three ...

Denver airport settles on $1.8 billion renovation contract

By The AP

DENVER — Denver International Airport has settled on a $1.8 billion contract with a partner that would perform a four-year terminal renovation and oversee new concession spaces for the following three decades. The Denver Post reports airport officials unveiled the value of the partnership this week. The publicly known value was characterized by the airport’s top brass in early June as “more than $1 billion” and then later by the airport’s major airlines as ...

Arenado hits 3 homers, powers Rockies past Padres 18-4

By The AP

DENVER — To fire up Nolan Arenado , just give him a day off. His manager mandated he sit a game, and Arenado stewed over it for a night before taking it out on the baseball. Arenado lined three homers as part of his five-hit afternoon and tied a career-high with seven RBIs, helping the Colorado Rockies complete a three-game sweep of the San Diego Padres with an 18-4 victory Wednesday. “I don’t like days off,” Arenado said. “I know they’re important ...

Prosecutors: Former police lieutenant stole $132K from town

By The AP

GOLDEN — A former Colorado police lieutenant is accused of stealing more than $132,000 from the town of Morrison over a five-year period. Prosecutors say 38-year-old Anthony Joiner, who was second in command at the police department, was arrested after the indictment was signed Tuesday. He’s accused of taking the money between December 2010 and February 2016. Investigators say Joiner diverted funds from the town to his personal account through a private fund he created. That ...

Sen. McCain diagnosed with brain tumor after clot is removed

By The AP

WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, Vietnam prisoner of war and political maverick in Congress for more than three decades, has been diagnosed with an aggressive type of brain tumor. The 80-year-old Arizona lawmaker has glioblastoma, according to doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, where McCain had a blood clot removed from above his left eye last Friday. He and his family are considering further treatment, including chemotherapy and ...

OJ Simpson making case for his freedom on live TV

By The AP

LOVELOCK, Nev. — Former football star and convicted felon O.J. Simpson will command the world’s attention once again Thursday when he pleads for his freedom on live TV. Simpson was convicted in 2008 of an armed robbery involving two sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room. The 70-year-old will ask four parole board members to release him in October after serving the minimum nine years of a 33-year sentence. An aging Simpson will appear as inmate No. 1027820, ...

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