Breaking News: Monday, September 26, 2016

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Air Force colonel who faced rape charge found dead in home

By The AP

DENVER — A high-ranking Air Force Space Command officer who was charged with rape and other crimes was found dead in his Colorado home after civilian police received a report of a suicide, officials said Monday. The body of Col. Eugene Caughey (KAW’-hee), 46, was found Sunday at his off-base home in Colorado Springs, city police said. Authorities haven’t said how he died. Caughey was relieved of his duties in June 2015 after the rape investigation began, the Air Force ...

Deputies looking for overdue camper from Craig

By Staff

Authorities are looking for a Craig man who is overdue from a weekend camping trip in Mesa County. Scott Burke, 43, was supposed to return Saturday, but no one has seen or heard from him since he left Craig on Friday, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office. He could be anywhere in the desert from 16 Road to De Beque. He was looking to go camping in either the North Desert or the Bookcliffs area west of De Beque, according to sheriff’s officials. Sheriff’s deputies ...

UPDATE: 9 wounded in Houston shooting; suspect dead, was a lawyer

By The AP

HOUSTON — Nine people were shot and wounded, one critically, in a Houston neighborhood Monday morning by a lawyer who had issues with his law firm, authorities said. The first report of the shootings began at about 6:30 a.m., Police Chief Martha Montalvo said at a news conference, and when officers arrived, the suspect began firing at them. Police shot the man, whom Montalvo did not identify and who later died at the scene. Numerous weapons were found at the scene, a bomb-squad ...

Colorado communities worried about glacier water supplies

By The AP

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK — Colorado communities that rely on water from dozens of glaciers and glacier features in Rocky Mountain National Park are concerned because the glaciers are shrinking as temperatures climb and winter snowfall becomes more uncertain. Water from the Poudre, Colorado and Big Thompson rivers get meltwater from dozens of glaciers and glacier-like features around the park. Park glaciers always vary in size depending on the seasons, but low snowfall amounts ...

Detective recovering from gunshot wound awake and alert

By The AP

PARKER — A Douglas County sheriff’s detective who was shot in the chest after arriving at a home to check on a suicidal man earlier this month is awake and communicating with his family. Det. Dan Brite was critically wounded in a shootout in Parker on Sept. 2. Authorities say 40-year-old Randall Rodick fled in an RV through a field, firing at police. Rodick was shot and killed by another officer after the suspect turned his gun toward people at a hospital complex.  ...

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