Breaking News: Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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Colorado man found guilty of stock fraud for fake novels

By The AP

BOULDER — A Superior man has been convicted of investment fraud after convincing a man to invest $250,000 in a book series described as a western-themed “50 Shades of Grey.” The Daily Camera reports that 47-year-old Bret Gardner is set to be sentenced on Oct. 4 following his conviction for securities fraud by misleading or omission. According to court documents the owner of Grandpa’s Pawn & Gun in Longmont invested $250,000 in a series of books based around a ...


Colorado sheriff arrested on sex assault allegations

By The AP

STERLING — A rural Colorado sheriff is facing sexual assault and misconduct allegations. Sedgwick County Sheriff Tom Hanna is due to appear in court Wednesday afternoon in Sterling, in the northeast corner of the state. District Attorney Brittny Lewton said Hanna was arrested at his office Tuesday on suspicion of first-degree official misconduct, sexual assault on an at risk person, sexual assault by a correctional officer and solicitation of prostitution. She declined to elaborate ...


In some US schools, resistance to ending corporal punishment

By The AP

Two licks with a wooden paddle in the principal’s office was the price 11-year-old Kaley Zacher, of Dexter, Georgia, paid for ignoring warnings about falling behind in her school work. Rules are rules, said her mother, Kimberly Zacher, so why shouldn’t the punishment be the same as at home when her daughter falls out of line? “What we instill in our children is if you break the rules, there’s a punishment that you have to suffer the consequences for,” she ...


Vail celebrates 50 years as incorporated town

By The AP

VAIL — The town of Vail is celebrating 50 years of incorporation. The Vail Daily reports that four years after the ski resort was established the few property owners in the area voted to incorporate as a municipality in 1966. To mark the occasion the town celebrated with a birthday cake in Donovan Park on Tuesday and a number of other events. Vail’s 13 mayors were honored with the unveiling of a new centerpiece listing their names and terms and nearly 90 past and present town ...


Denver youth hostel shut down for fire code violations

By The AP

DENVER — Officials say dozens of people staying at a youth hostel in Denver have been displaced after the building was evacuated because of multiple fire code violations. Denver Fire Department spokeswoman Melissa Taylor tells The Denver Post that a task force, comprised of staffers from several agencies, was called to the hostel Tuesday afternoon. She says the group found “serious” fire code violations. A fire department investigation has determined the building was ...


Advocates say they’ll sue to protect hundreds of species

By The AP

BILLINGS, Mont.  — A wildlife advocacy group has filed notice that it intends to sue the U.S. government for failing to act on petitions to protect more than 400 plants and animals under the Endangered Species Act. The Center for Biological Diversity accuses the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of leaving hundreds of species in limbo. It says the Florida sandhill crane, white tailed ptarmigan and eastern diamondback rattlesnake are among those species awaiting a government ...


Deaf driver’s shooting death by trooper under investigation

By The AP

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The North Carolina Highway Patrol is urging people not to jump to conclusions as state agents investigate how a deaf driver with a history of minor offenses ended up dead after leading a trooper on a 10-mile chase. The family of Daniel Kevin Harris said he was unarmed and suggested the sequence of events last week was a tragic misunderstanding — the type the state’s training manual warns troopers to avoid when dealing with the hearing impaired. The ...


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