Breaking News: Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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Colorado panel OK’s gun safety training for school workers

By The AP

DENVER — A Colorado bill to allow some public school employees, including teachers, to carry handguns at work after getting safety training passed a Republican-led Senate committee on a party-line vote but faces tough prospects in the Democrat-led House. Dozens of teachers and gun control advocates squared off against gun rights activists in testimony before the State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee, which sent the bill to the full Senate for consideration. The bill is ...


Greeley school failed to report sexual contact allegations

By The AP

GREELEY — An investigation has found that a Greeley charter school fired a teacher accused of having sexual contact with a student but did not report the contact to law enforcement. An investigation by the Tribune found that officials at Salida del Sol Academy this past spring investigated a sex-related complaint involving an eighth-grade girl and a male teacher but did not contact law enforcement. The failure appears to be a violation of Colorado mandatory reporting ...


Broncos hire Toub’s assistant to coach special teams

By The AP

ENGLEWOOD — Denver Broncos coach Vance Joseph filled the last major vacancy on his coaching staff Monday by hiring Brock Olivo as his special teams coordinator. Olivo, 40, spent the last three seasons as special teams assistant to Dave Toub in Kansas City. Toub was one of three candidates that interviewed for the Broncos’ head coaching vacancy after Gary Kubiak stepped down. Although the job went to Joseph, the Broncos were impressed enough by Toub to hire away Toub’s ...


Colorado inmate sentenced for death threats against Obama

By The AP

DENVER — A Colorado inmate charged with writing letters threatening to kill former President Barack Obama by blowing up the White House and to shoot a federal judge has been given a nearly four-year prison sentence. The Denver Post reports 27-year-old Michael Francis Clapper was sentenced Monday to 46 months in prison. Court documents say he wrote the threatening letters to federal court in Denver in 2015 while serving time in the Colorado State Penitentiary for arson, auto theft ...


Cab driver praises John Elway, then learns he’s driving him

By The AP

WASHINGTON — A cab driver in Washington got a surprise after mentioning to a group of passengers that John Elway was his all7/8-time favorite quarterback and then learning that Elway was riding in the backseat. The encounter happened Friday while Elway was in the capital for the inauguration. A Facebook video posted by a friend of Elway’s shows cab driver Sam Snow listing Elway as his top NFL quarterback, even though he’s a Steelers fan. One of the passengers asked Snow ...


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