Breaking News: Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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Chairlift pusher found not guilty by reason of insanity

By The AP

ASPEN — A man accused of pushing a snowboarder off an Aspen chairlift has been found not guilty by reason of insanity. Judge Chris Seldin made the ruling in the case of 32-year-old Thomas Proesel Monday, accepting the findings of a state psychologist who diagnosed him with schizophrenia. Proesel was charged with attempted assault for pushing Seth Beckton off a lift at Aspen Highlands in January after asking Beckton whether he was mocking him. He fell about 25 feet but landed in deep ...

Suspects in Cedar City murder arrested in GJ

By Mike Wiggins

Two people wanted in connection with a murder in Cedar City, Utah, were arrested in Grand Junction after a brief standoff Monday night, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office. Mark Mair, 27, and Elcha Hatch, 19, were taken into custody after SWAT team officers with both the Sheriff’s Office and the Grand Junction Police Department surrounded a home at 316 29 Road. Mair is suspected in the shooting death of 34-year-old Justin Hannah of Cedar City on Sunday. Authorities ...

United flight lands safely after landing gear problem

By The AP

DURANGO — A United Airlines flight carrying 56 people landed safely at a Colorado airport after the pilot reported a problem with the forward landing gear. Tony Vicari, interim director of aviation for the Durango airport, tells The Durango Herald ( ) the pilot of United Airlines Flight 5849 out of Denver International Airport reported a problem with the nose gear Monday afternoon. The pilot manually deployed the landing gear, and the plane circled the airport ...

Alcohol, pot played role in Colorado hiker’s fatal fall

By The AP

MONTROSE — An autopsy for a Colorado Springs man who died after falling 400 feet while hiking in Black Canyon of Gunnison National Park indicates significant alcohol and marijuana intoxication contributed to his death. The Montrose Daily Press reports that the body of 23-year-old Ryan Wood Moss was recovered from the park on June 14, three days after he had been reported overdue. His manner of death has been ruled accidental. Toxicology reports show Moss had a blood alcohol ...

Room heat blamed for problem prompting hotel evacuation

By The AP

WARREN — Officials say the use of a heater in a Detroit-area hotel room raised carbon monoxide levels to a dangerous high, causing a couple and their dog to pass out and forcing the evacuation of the establishment. Warren Mayor James Fouts says the couple visiting from Colorado were found unresponsive Monday at the Hawthorn Suites north of Detroit. WWJ-AM reports the couple is expected to be OK. The dog is expected to recover. Consumers Energy spokesman Roger Morgenstern tells The ...

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