Breaking News: Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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Motorists injured by rockfall near Carbondale

By Dennis Webb

A Grand Junction man was seriously injured Monday and a second motorist also was hurt when boulders landed on Colorado Highway 82 near Carbondale. David Pixler, 49, was driving a van when it was struck by a rock, and his vehicle then was hit by a second van driven by Terra Murch, 27, of Glade Park. Murch wasn’t injured or cited, said Colorado State Patrol Trooper Nate Reid. John Warner, 32, of Glenwood Springs received minor injuries when his Ford Focus was struck by a second ...

Broncos waive McManus, sign Barth

By The AP

ENGLEWOOD — The Denver Broncos have switched kickers again, waiving first-year pro Brandon McManus and signing Connor Barth, who hasn’t kicked in an NFL game since 2012. Barth, 28, won a competition with 38-year-old Jay Feely at the Broncos complex in suburban Denver on Tuesday. The Broncos were in the market for a new kicker after McManus clanked a 33-yard field goal off the right upright in Denver’s 39-36 win over Miami on Sunday. That came on the heels of a game in ...

10 Things to know for Tuesday, Nov. 25

By The AP

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. CHAOS FILLS FERGUSON STREETS Looting and arson spread in the Missouri town after a grand jury declines to indict a white policeman for killing unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown. FERGUSON 2. FERGUSON NOT AN EXCEPTION WHEN IT COMES TO COP INDICTMENTS States and police departments have their own policies that permit the use of force when officers fear imminent physical ...

About 1 million expected at Denver airport

By The AP

DENVER — Traffic is picking up at Denver International Airport ahead of Thanksgiving. About a million people are expected to pass through the airport this holiday week, with about 152,000 of them traveling on Tuesday. That’s nearly 10,000 more people than on a normal day. Parking is still available in the garage and outlying parking lots and new screens are providing real-time updates on shuttle bus arrivals. Meanwhile, the Colorado Springs Airport is offering travelers free ...

Woman who faked son’s cancer faces sentencing

By The AP

CENTENNIAL — A suburban Denver woman who lied about her son having cancer to collect tens of thousands of dollars in charitable contributions is set to be sentenced Tuesday. Sandy Nguyen (WIN) of Aurora pleaded guilty in September to one count of charitable fraud and one count of child abuse. Police say she convinced her 6-year-old son, family and others in the community that the boy had cancer and had been receiving treatment since about September 2012. Various community and ...

Man unharmed when truck hit by train near Greeley

By The AP

GREELEY — Authorities say a man escaped unharmed when the tractor-trailer he was driving was hit by a train south of Greeley. The Greeley Tribune reports 29-year-old Danny Sanchez was crossing the tracks on Weld County Road 33 outside Peckham at about 12:30 p.m. Monday. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Duane Lewis says the train hit the water tanker on the rear axle, causing the truck and the trailer to roll over. The intersection on Weld 33 is not equipped with flashing lights or a ...

Thousands rally across US after Ferguson decision

By The AP

Thousands of people rallied late Monday in U.S. cities including Los Angeles and New York to passionately but peacefully protest a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer who killed a black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri. They led marches, waved signs and shouted chants of “hands up, don’t shoot,” the refrain that has become a rallying cry in protests over police killings across the country. The most disruptive demonstrations were in St. Louis ...

Broncos helping distribute Thanksgiving food boxes

By The AP

DENVER — The Denver Broncos are helping distribute Thanksgiving food boxes to families in need. The players are teaming up with the Denver Rescue Mission to load boxes into the cars of about 2,000 families at Sports Authority Field on Tuesday. The rescue mission says it beat its goal of collecting 15,000 frozen turkeys after thousands of birds were donated over the weekend.  ...

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