Breaking News: Monday, January 26, 2015

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Armed citizen intervenes to stop Vernal restaurant robbery

By The AP

VERNAL, Utah — Police say a bystander with a gun intervened to stop an armed robbery at an Arby’s restaurant in Vernal over the weekend. Assistant Vernal Police Chief Keith Campbell says a woman armed with a knife entered the restaurant a little before noon Sunday and demanded money. Police say a man at the restaurant went to his vehicle, came back with his gun and confronted the woman. Officers who arrived took both the man and the woman into custody, but say they quickly ...

Manning has a lot to consider as he ponders his future

By The AP

ENGLEWOOD — As Peyton Manning considers whether to take the gold watch or make one more run at the silver trophy, there are many factors he’s weighing: age, desire, vitality, security, relationships. General manager John Elway said “the bottom line is we want him back.” So, he asked Manning not to make up his mind until next month after he’s had time to process everything. Back in September, Manning said he liked Tom Brady’s “When I suck, ...

Driver suspected of hitting pedestrians identified

By Staff

The man suspected of crashing his truck into two elderly people who were walking their dog in Clifton Sunday afternoon has been identified as 40-year-old Shane James Love of Grand Junction. Love, of 2814 1/2 Texas Ave., was booked into the Mesa County Jail on suspicion of two counts of vehicular assault while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, two counts of vehicular assault while driving in a reckless manner and single counts of driving under the influence and reckless driving. He ...

1 killed, 1 wounded in Denver police shooting

By The AP

DENVER — One person is dead and another is wounded after being shot by Denver police officers. Police say the two suspects were shot Monday morning when officers responded to a call about suspicious activity in an alley in the Park Hill neighborhood. They later said that a woman who was wounded died of her injuries. No officers were shot but one was otherwise injured.  ...

Rocky Mountain National Park celebrates 100th anniversary

By The AP

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK — Rocky Mountain National Park has had its ups and downs during the past century. In the 1940s, gas rationing cut attendance, and the park is still trying to recover from devastating floods in 2013. On Monday, the park marks its 100th anniversary, celebrating a record number of visitors last year who were enjoying one of the nation’s crown jewels. For Colorado historian Tom Noel, Rocky Mountain National Park is the state’s best ...

Patrol: 4 dead, 1 injured in pickup-SUV crash in Colorado

By The AP

DENVER — Authorities say four people are dead and one is injured following a crash in Weld County in northeastern Colorado. State Patrol Cpl. Heather Cobler says a pickup truck and an SUV collided on County Road 48 and U.S. Highway 85 at about 9:40 p.m. Sunday. KMGH reports that the person who was hurt was rushed to a hospital with serious injuries. No other details were immediately available. The patrol says that an investigation into what happened was continuing at the crash ...

Colorado lawmakers consider banning powdered alcohol

By The AP

DENVER — Colorado lawmakers will consider whether to ban powdered alcohol before the product arrives in stores. Alaska, Delaware, Louisiana, South Carolina and Vermont have already banned the product, which is pending approval from federal regulators. A bill to join those states will be considered Monday in a Colorado House committee. The product called “Palcohol” is an ounce of rum or vodka in powdered form, which is mixed with water. Those who oppose the product worry ...

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