From the KMTS News Room:

    • Fugitive Arrested in Montrose Will Fight Extradition MONTROSE, Colo. (AP) – A longtime fugitive who was captured in western Colorado says he would be in danger from other inmates if he returns to prison in Florida because he saved the lives of three guards during a race riot. Sixty-year-old Frederick Barrett told a judge Thursday he'll fight extradition. Barrett was serving a life term ...
    • Surveillance Video Backs up Sheriff's Claim GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – Surveillance videos in the lobby of the Mesa County Sheriff's Department show visitors and employees having coughing fits after a pepper-sprayed fugitive was delivered by Duane “Dog” Chapman. The videos back up claims by Mesa County Sheriff Stan Hilkey that Chapman excessively pepper-sprayed the fugitive during a scuffle on July 20 ...
    • Special Ops Leader Says Beware al-Qaida 2.0 ASPEN, Colo. (AP) – The top commander of U.S. special operations forces says the al-Qaida of Osama bin Laden is bloodied and “nearing its end,” describing bin Laden's killing in a special operations raid as an upper cut to the group's jaw. But Admiral Eric T. Olson says he's worried about what he called al-Qaida 2.0, ...
    • Man Arrested After 32 Years on the Run MONTROSE, Colo. (AP) – A man convicted of murder in Florida spent 32 years on the run until he was captured in western Colorado, where authorities say he was living in a cabin outside the town of Montrose. Sixty-year-old Frederick Barrett was arrested Wednesday by officers posing as forest rangers who wanted to talk about wildfire ...
    • Hickenlooper Economic Tour DURANGO, Colo. (AP) – Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper is touring Colorado to promote an economic initiative he unveiled last week that aims to help the state recover from the recession. Hickenlooper is visiting businesses in Durango, Grand Junction and Hayden on Friday to talk about his “Colorado Blueprint” plan. It outlines dozens of goals for Colorado ...
    • Four Dead in Three Separate Colorado Springs Shootings COLORADO SPRINGS. Colo (AP) – Police say four people are dead in two separate shootings in Colorado Springs. Sergeant David Edmondson says the violence occurred late Wednesday night. Details are still sketchy. He says three men were killed near Montebello and Mira Loma Circle in central Colorado Springs. When police arrived to investigate shots being fired, they found ...
    • Appeals Court: Copper Mountain not Responsible for 2006 Accident DENVER (AP) – An appeals court has ruled in favor of Copper Mountain Resort in a lawsuit filed by a doctor who says he was injured after unwittingly skiing off an unmarked cornice. Rajeev Kumar accused Copper Mountain of negligence after the 2006 accident. A federal judge ruled for the resort and a federal appeals court ...
    • Edwards CMC Office Burglarized The Eagle County Sheriff\'s Office is seeking the public\'s assistance in identifying the suspect involved in a burglary that took place sometime between the evening of Tuesday July 26th and Wednesday morning July 27th at Colorado Mountain College, located at 150 Miller Ranch Road in Edwards. The suspect used tools to gain entry to a safe and took an undisclosed ...
    • Postal Service Looks at Closing 70 Colorado Post Offices DENVER (AP) – The Postal Service is reviewing 70 post offices for possible closure in Colorado as the agency struggles with financial problems. The list has communities scrambling to convince the agency their post offices are still needed. The financially troubled agency announced Tuesday that it will study whether to close more than 3,600 local offices, branches ...
    • RNC Chairman Building Colorado Coalition DENVER (AP) – Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus says he is building resources and relationships in Colorado as the race to defeat President Barack Obama heats up. The Republican Party is trying to rally support after Obama won Colorado by 8 percentage points in 2008. Priebus was in Denver on Tuesday to meet with state party ...

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