Breaking News: Friday, October 24, 2014

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2 dead, including gunman, in high school shooting

By The AP

MARYSVILLE, Wash. — A student opened fire in a high school cafeteria north of Seattle on Friday, killing at least one person and wounding four other students, officials said. The gunman also died in the attack. Marysville Police Commander Robb Lamoureux said the shooter was a student at Marysville Pilchuck High School, but he could not provide more information including what prompted the shooting, who the gunman was and who he shot. Four students were brought to Providence Everett ...


Beauprez edits ad after Clements’ widow complains

By The AP

DENVER — Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez edited a campaign television ad after the widow of Colorado’s former director of corrections asked him to stop referencing her husband’s death. The ad criticizes the administration of Gov. John Hickenlooper on various public-safety matters. In its original form, the ad mentioned the case of Evan Ebel, who spent much of his sentence in solitary confinement before being released. Authorities say he killed former ...


Reports: Man in custody after standoff at Montrose motel

By Staff

A man has allegedly been taken into custody after a standoff at a Montrose motel. Radio traffic and related media reports indicated that law enforcement in Montrose County was on scene at the Affordable Inn, 1480 S. Townsend Ave., where a man believed to be armed had barricaded himself in a room at the motel. Numerous reports indicated that businesses in the immediate area of the motel were evacuated, and roads were closed to traffic at South Townsend and South 12th Street ...


10 Things to know for Friday, Oct. 24

By The AP

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. NEW YORK CITY DOCTOR TESTS POSITIVE FOR EBOLA   The physician, who treated patients in West Africa, is the fourth confirmed case in the U.S. and the first in the nation’s largest city. EBOLA-NYC DOCTOR 2. POSSIBLE EXPLANATION EMERGES FOR DEADLY ATTACK IN CANADA The gunman had talked about wanting to go to Libya or Syria, and may have lashed out in frustration over delays in ...


SUV, truck crash shuts down NB I-25 in Denver

By The AP

DENVER — Northbound Interstate 25 is back open following a crash that seriously injured one person. Police say an SUV lost control and was hit by a truck near Steele Street on Friday. The crash shut down the highway during the morning commute. Drivers were routed off at Colorado Boulevard causing long delays.  ...


Victim in drill rig fatality was from Grand Junction

By Dennis Webb

The man killed in an accident at a drilling rig near Parachute Tuesday was from Grand Junction, the Garfield County Coroner’s Office reports. Shane Hill, 34, died instantaneously when a fitting blew and struck him in the head, Deputy Coroner Thomas Walton said. The accident occurred on a Cyclone Drilling rig working for WPX Energy up the Parachute Creek Valley. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the incident.  ...


Boulder potty peeper sues jail for discrimination

By The AP

BOULDER — A man who hid in the tank of a portable toilet at a yoga festival in 2011 to spy on women is suing the Boulder County Jail and the sheriff’s office for discrimination. The Daily Camera reports 34-year-old Luke Chrisco is seeking $99,999, saying deputies lost his legal documents, threatened him and repeatedly moved him to different areas of the jail “without cause for the purpose of driving me insane.” Chrisco was recently arrested for failing to complete ...


Man ticketed for hitting, killing bear with car

By The AP

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Police say a 20-year-old man has been ticketed for underage drinking and failing to report an accident after he hit and killed a large black bear with his car in Steamboat Springs. Steamboat Today reports the 400- to 500-pound bear was hit Tuesday night, and the man told police about it the following day because he could not get his car towed without reporting the accident. The driver’s name has not been released. Sgt. Rich Brown says the man told ...


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