Breaking News: Monday, July 27, 2015

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Mental illness led to Colorado theater shooting, doctor says

By The AP

CENTENNIAL — Defense attorneys trying to spare the life of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes turned Monday to a court-appointed psychiatrist who previously testified for prosecutors that Holmes was legally sane during the 2012 attack but his mental illness led him to open fire. Dr. Jeffrey Metzner’s finding has not changed: He concluded that Holmes knew right from wrong when he killed 12 people and injured 70 others, therefore meeting the legal definition of sanity under ...


Waterline break on F 1/2 road leads to service outage

By Staff

Clifton Water is dealing with a waterline break in the 3100 block of F 1/2 Road, and traffic is being detoured around the immediate area. Water service for approximately 60 customers in the area between 31 and 31 1/2 Road on F 1/2 will be affected until the leak can be repaired, the utility said.  The service area affected is F 1/2 Road from 31 to 31 1/2 Road including Douglas Place, Covey Drive, Alan Lane, Patricia Drive and Ronald Drive. Check back for updates as they become ...


Craig man dies from injuries in head-on crash

By Staff

A man whose Jeep Wrangler was involved in a head-on crash earlier this month on Highway 6 & 50 has died from injuries suffered in the crash, according to the Grand Junction Police Department. Joel Perry, 66, of Craig, died this past Friday, police said in a release. Perry was the driver of a 2006 Jeep Wrangler involved in a head-on collision around 11:20 a.m. on July 8 on Highway 6 & 50, near 23 Road. According to a Colorado State Patrol accident report, Perry was driving east on ...


United to end its direct Lafayette-to-Denver flights

By The AP

LAFAYETTE, La. — United Airlines on Oct. 23 will discontinue its Lafayette-Denver direct flights, which opened in August to accommodate leisure travelers and Acadiana’s oil and gas personnel working in Colorado. Lafayette Regional Airport Executive Director Steven Picou tells The Advocate United’s decision is puzzling, given the passenger numbers in Lafayette that could have been strong enough for the airline to add direct flights. The cancellation of the direct Denver ...


Larimer County deputies arrest man who set self on fire

By The AP

FORT COLLINS — A Larimer County man is being investigated for first-degree arson and resisting arrest after deputies say he lit himself on fire and attempted to run away from the scene. The Fort Collins Coloradoan reports that deputies responded to a call of suspicious activity in unincorporated Larimer County Sunday. When they arrived on scene they found a man who was shouting and acting erratically. Officials say the man began dousing himself and things around him with gasoline. ...


Lawyer: School that blocked gay speech didn’t discriminate

By The AP

LONGMONT — A school that pulled a graduation speech by a valedictorian who wanted to disclose his sexual orientation didn’t discriminate by blocking the speech. That’s the conclusion of an outside attorney hired by Twin Peaks Charter Academy to investigate the decision. The conclusion will be sent to the St. Vrain Valley school board. The Daily Camera reports that the school board is expected to review the report next month. School valedictorian Evan Young was blocked ...


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