Breaking News: Wednesday, July 29, 2015

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Olathe police looking for runaway teenager

By Staff

Police in Olathe are looking for a girl who reportedly left her home late last night. Shatiria Munger, 16, was said to have left her family home in the 500 block of Fifth Street in Olathe around 11 p.m. Tuesday and has not been seen since, police said in a release. Police Chief Justin Harlan today characterized the case as a runaway investigation. She is described as 5 feet, 5 inches tall, 137 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information on Munger’s whereabouts ...

Council pays $125K to employee to resign, drop legal claims

By Mike Wiggins

The Grand Junction City Council voted 5-1 this afternoon to pay Elizabeth Tice, the city’s management and legislative liasion, $125,000 in exchange for her immediate resignation and agreement not to file suit against several city employees. Tice reported directly to former City Manager Rich Englehart, who resigned last month after questions arose about the nature of his relationship with Tice. The City Council unanimously agreed to pay Englehart more than $150,000 in severance as ...

Troy Tulowitzki still shocked by trade to Toronto

By The AP

TORONTO — Troy Tulowitzki was “blindsided” to learn he’d been traded to Toronto after 10 seasons with the Colorado Rockies, and said his life has felt “crazy” ever since. Getting back on the field should calm things down a little for the five-time All-Star shortstop. Tulowitzki will lead off against Philadelphia right-hander Jerome Williams in his Blue Jays debut Wednesday night. He was traded to Toronto on Tuesday, along with right-hander LaTroy ...

Judge: Oil field work caused Weld County man’s death

By The AP

LOVELAND — A judge’s decision that the death of a Weld County oil and gas worker was caused by exposure to hydrocarbons could have major implications for the industry. Federal health officials are taking a closer look at the dangers of “tank gauging.” That’s the practice of measuring oil levels after opening a tank hatch. In the Weld County case, a 59-year-old truck driver died after he inhaled a mix of deadly hydrocarbon chemicals. He was among nine oil ...

Standoff ends in shooting in back of deputy’s squad car

By The AP

COLORADO SPRINGS — The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office says a man in the back of a deputy’s squad car has died after shooting himself during a lengthy standoff. El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder says the man was arrested on drug charges Tuesday. Elder says the man was searched, handcuffed and placed in the back seat of the deputy’s car before getting a gun and shooting himself. During a four-hour standoff, the man held the gun to his head and threatened to kill ...

Fort Collins officers cleared in fatal shooting

By The AP

FORT COLLINS — The Larimer County District Attorney has cleared two Fort Collins police officers of wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of a man earlier this month. The Fort Collins Coloradoan reports ( ) that that the District Attorney determined officers Adam Brunjes and Tyler Patterson were justified in shooting 22-year-old David Wheat Jr. 11 times on July 18. Officials say the officers were called to an apartment complex for a verbal disturbance involving a ...

Vail set to make official it’s combining 2 Utah ski resorts

By The AP

SALT LAKE CITY — Ski industry titan Vail Resorts is set to make official Wednesday that it is combining Canyons Resort and Park City Mountain Resort under one name and logo. That will make it one of the largest ski areas in North America once a connecting lift is completed. Vail officials are planning to make the announcement at an afternoon presentation in Park City. The combining of the two well-known ski resorts has been expected since Vail purchased Park City Mountain Resort ...

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