Breaking News: Friday, June 24, 2016

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Baby boy pulled from GJ swimming pool

By Staff

Grand Junction police are investigating an incident in which an unresponsive infant boy was found and pulled out of a swimming pool at a north Grand Junction home early this morning. Police spokeswoman Heidi Davidson confirmed this afternoon officers responded to 2673 Paradise Drive after a receiving a call that the baby was found unresponsive in the pool. Emergency personnel provided medical care and took the boy to the hospital. Davidson said she did not have an update on the ...


Colorado officials: at least 72 shots fired at slain deputy

By The AP

FAIRPLAY — The Colorado Bureau of Investigation reports that at least 72 shots were fired during the Park County gun battle that killed a sheriff’s deputy and left two other officers wounded. Park County Sheriff’s Cpl. Nate Carrigan was killed and two other deputies were injured on Feb. 24 about 45 miles southwest of Denver. The man who shot them, 58-year-old Martin Wirth, was killed when deputies returned fire. KCNC-TV reports that according to an incomplete report from ...


One lane of eastbound I-70 now open after fires cause closure

By Gabrielle Porter

One lane of eastbound Interstate 70 is now open near the 26 Road overpass after several roadside fires had prompted law enforcement to briefly shut down traffic one way before 11:30 a.m. Friday. Witnesses reported several fires were burning near I-70 and 25 Road, 26 Road and 26 1/2 Road. Updates will be provided at GJSentinel.com as more information becomes available.  ...


Denver police officer hit while handling call on interstate

By The AP

DENVER — Authorities say a Denver police officer has been struck on an interstate while handling a call for assistance. The crash happened Friday morning on Interstate 70. Investigators tell KMGH-TV that the fire department was initially summoned for a vehicle fire. As the fire was being extinguished, another vehicle crashed into the officer’s car. The Denver Police Department says the officer’s injuries aren’t believed to be life-threatening.  ...


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