Breaking News: Friday, October 9, 2015

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1 dead, 3 wounded in shooting at Northern Arizona University

By The AP

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — A Northern Arizona University freshman told police he was hit in the face during a late night confrontation and then tried to render first aid after he opened fire on four fraternity members, killing one and wounding three, according to court documents released Friday. Steven Jones, 18, was found alongside the four victims in a campus parking lot Friday shortly after the 1:20 a.m. shootings. Jones told a responding campus police officer that he had opened fire, the ...

Denver jury finds anti-gang activist not guilty in shooting

By The AP

DENVER — A Denver jury has acquitted a prominent anti-gang activist of attempted murder in a shooting that involved gang ties. Terrance Roberts, 39, had been charged with shooting 22-year-old Hasan Jones five times before a peace rally Roberts had organized in September 2013. Roberts was acquitted Friday, The Denver Post reported ( ). A charge of possession of a weapon by a previous offender was dismissed. Roberts was known for leaving the Bloods street gang ...

Free Press to cease publication Oct. 16

By Staff

The Grand Junction Free Press will publish its last edition on Oct. 16. Ben Rogers, the general manager of the weekly newspaper, announced the closure in an editorial column today. “When we looked at the Free Press as a business and focused on our company’s long-term strategy, we recognized growth opportunities were limited,” Rogers wrote. The Free Press opened in 2003, publishing Monday through Friday. It has gradually laid off staff and reduced publication days over ...

Fellow cop says officer may have escalated Springs stop

By The AP

COLORADO SPRINGS — Witnesses say an African-American man whose Colorado Springs traffic stop over a cracked windshield gained national attention seemed to make the situation worse by not cooperating with police. However, one officer says her colleague may have escalated the situation by putting Ryan Brown on the ground after getting him out of the car. The comments were included in records from the police review of the March 25 traffic stop obtained by The Gazette ...

USA Pro Challenge looking for new sponsors

By The AP

FORT COLLINS — The USA Pro Challenge is looking for new sponsors after the bike race’s main backers have stepped aside. Last week, the Schaden family announced they would step down as financial backers of the race to allow a new ownership group to take over. The family lost $10 million in 2011 and $2 million this year. The Fort Collins Coloradoan reports ( ) that race officials are hoping to attract a large pool of investors instead of one, big title ...

Police: Man stole nearly $6,000 in liquor from Aspen area

By The AP

ASPEN — Police are looking for a Texas man they say stole nearly $6,000 of top-shelf liquor from stores in the Aspen area. The Aspen Daily News reports ( ) that the Snowmass Village Police Department says a 40-year-old Texan dressed as construction worker Tuesday and slipped Johnny Walker Blue, Don Perignon champagne, wine and other spirits into his baggy clothes. Police say he targeted stores in Aspen, Snowmass Village and Basalt. Snowmass Sgt. Dave Heivly ...

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