Breaking News: Friday, May 27, 2016

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Olathe woman found dead in burning home

By Staff

An Olathe woman was found dead inside a burning home in rural Olathe late Thursday night, the Montrose County Coroner’s Office said. An autopsy is planned to determine the cause and manner of death of 67-year-old Linda Batchelor. The case is under investigation by the Olathe Fire Department, the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office and the Montrose County coroner. Read the full story in Saturday’s Daily Sentinel.  ...

Woman dies after cardiac arrest at El Paso County jail

By The AP

COLORADO SPRINGS — A 40-year-old woman has died after suffering from medical issues in an El Paso County jail holding cell. The Gazette reports that Erica Klag died at a Colorado Springs hospital on Thursday after going into cardiac arrest at the jail on Tuesday. Klag was arrested on a warrant for failing to appear on traffic offenses. Police say on the way to jail Klag told officers she might be having a seizure. Medical personnel were called and she was cleared. She later went ...

Sheriff to Collbran-area residents: Prepare to evacuate

By Mike Wiggins

Authorities are advising residents in the Collbran area to be prepared to evacuate their homes and leave the area after a pond that formed following a deadly landslide two years ago released water early this morning, causing localized flooding. Mesa County officials announced this morning the pond at the West Salt Creek landslide released water at 4:45 this morning. An hour later, a new drainage channel was cut in the mass of the landslide. The initial surge of water made it through the ...

Colorado to begin Memorial Day crackdown on drunken driving

By The AP

DENVER — Colorado authorities will be stepping up their drunken driving enforcement during the Memorial Day weekend. The Denver Post reports that the Colorado Department of Transportation is cracking down on DUI drivers with sobriety checkpoints from Friday through Tuesday. There will also be increased patrols in areas where DUIs are most likely to occur, including near bars and restaurants. The increased enforcement is part of the department’s “Heat is On” ...

Investigators say failed engine caused Wyoming plane crash

By The AP

POWELL, Wyo. — Federal investigators have determined that a plane crash near Cody that killed four people last year was likely caused by a failed engine. An April report from the National Transportation Safety Board says the pilot, 66-year-old Don Scott from Denver, likely lost control of the Cessna when its left engine lost power on July 18, 2015. The board was not able to determine what caused the engine to fail. The Powell Tribune reports that Scott, his friend Joyce Bartoo from ...

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