Breaking News: Monday, August 31, 2015

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Pedestrian hit by car at Colorado Springs Walmart dies

By The AP

COLORADO SPRINGS — Police say a 67-year-old woman who was hit by a car last week while on a crosswalk at a Colorado Springs Walmart has died. According to the Colorado Springs Gazette, police say Kathleen McDermott died Saturday night. She was struck by a car Wednesday morning at a Walmart in east Colorado Springs. Police ticketed the driver, 78-year-old Gary Frenzel, with suspicion of careless driving resulting in an injury.  ...


Probation hearings resume for tax activist Douglas Bruce

By The AP

COLORADO SPRINGS — Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights author Douglas Bruce is scheduled to appear in court for possible probation violations. The Colorado Springs Gazette reports Bruce was convicted in 2012 of tax evasion, filing a false tax return and trying to influence a public servant. Probation officers say he’s violated terms of a six-year economic probation sentence that require him to disclose his finances. Bruce hasn’t commented on the probation case, but has said ...


Inattentive driving suspected in fatal I-25 crash

By The AP

PUEBLO — Inattentive driving is suspected of contributing to a crash that killed one man and injured another on Interstate 25 near Pueblo. The Colorado State Patrol says a Toyota Camry headed south on I-25 hit a U-Haul truck on the highway’s shoulder Sunday afternoon. The driver of the Camry, 18-year-old Isaiah Tafoya of Walsenburg, died after being taken to the hospital. The U-Haul driver, 57-year-old Andrew Stevens of Tacoma, Washington, suffered minor injuries.  ...


Body of Colorado man missing since 2012 found in Nevada

By The AP

ELKO, Nev. — The body of a Colorado man who went missing three years ago while riding an Amtrak train home has been found in Nevada, authorities said Sunday. The remains of Robin Putnam were discovered last week and have since been positively identified, Elko County Undersheriff Clair Morris said. A railroad worker doing maintenance near the northeastern Nevada city of Wells found a skull, Morris said. Deputies then located Putnam’s body next to the tracks. His debit card was ...


I-70 mountain delays expected Monday

By The AP

DENVER — Drivers heading through Interstate 70’s mountain corridor into Idaho Springs on Monday night can expect delays as construction reduces the highway to one lane in each direction. Westbound I-70 drivers will shift into the eastbound lanes and travel up a ramp to cross over the highway on Colorado Boulevard and re-enter westbound I-70. Eastbound I-70 drivers will turn onto the new off-ramp at Colorado Boulevard and go down another ramp to re-enter the highway. All lanes ...


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