Breaking News: Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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Body found near Rifle ID’d

By Dennis Webb

A body discovered Oct. 2 in the Fravert Reservoir area northwest of Rifle has been identified as that of Jeremiah J. Michaelis of Rifle. The Garfield County Coroner’s Office confirmed the identification based on DNA and dental records. It is awaiting completion of a final autopsy to determine probable cause of death. No foul play is suspected, the county sheriff’s office said in a news release. Sheriff’s deputies found the body after concentrating their search efforts ...


2 dead in wrong-way crash on Interstate 15

By The AP

ROY, Utah — Authorities say a man who was driving more than 100 mph in the wrong direction on Interstate 15 is dead, and a driver who he hit has also died. Utah Highway Patrol officials say several witnesses called to report the speeding Toyota Camry, which started going the wrong way near the Roy exit at about 9:40 p.m. Monday. Several troopers tried unsuccessfully to stop the car before it hit an oncoming vehicle. The 28-year-old wrong-way driver was pronounced dead at the scene. ...


Colorado unemployment in September was 4.7 percent

By The AP

DENVER — State officials say Colorado gained 14,600 jobs in September and the unemployment rate dropped to 4.7 percent. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment said Tuesday most of the gains came from the private sector. The Colorado unemployment rate fell from 5.1 percent in August. It now is the lowest since June 2008. The national unemployment rate dropped two tenths of a percentage point in September to 5.9 percent.  ...


10 Things to know for Tuesday, Oct. 21

By The AP

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. PISTORIUS SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS IN PRISON   The double-amputee Olympian is handed down the sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. PISTORIUS-TRIAL 2. FEDS REVISE EBOLA PROTECTIVE GEAR GUIDELINES Officials are advising full head-to-toe protection for health workers treating patients after two nurses contracted the deadly virus in Texas. EBOLA-US 3. HOW THE MINIMUM WAGE ...


Trial to start for man accused of dismembering mom

By The AP

CENTENNIAL — A trial is getting underway for a Centennial man accused of poisoning and dismembering his mother after she removed him from her will. Jury selection is expected to start Tuesday in the case of 25-year-old Ari Liggett, who was charged with murder in the death of 56-year-old Beverly Liggett. Police say they found him in October 2012 driving around with his mother’s remains in the back of an SUV. He pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. A state mental hospital ...


Colorado man pleads guilty to child porn charge

By The AP

PORTLAND, Maine — A Colorado man has pleaded guilty to sending a picture of himself engaged in sexually explicit behavior with a minor to an undercover federal agent in Maine. David William Burkman, of Canon City, Colorado, pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in Portland to sexually exploiting a child and transporting child pornography. Prosecutors say in March, Burkman took pictures of himself engaged in sexually explicit conduct with a 6-year-old girl. The next month, he ...


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