From the KMTS News Room:

    • River Death – Downtown Denver Authorities say one man died and another managed to fight his way back to shore after the two were swept down a fast-moving river near downtown Denver yesterday. Firefighters pulled an unconscious man from the South Platte River early Tuesday. He later died at a nearby hospital. Searchers found the other man alive near Confluence Park about ...
    • Fire Captain Found Dead A Louisiana fire captain who was wanted for killing his wife in Mississippi has been found dead in western Colorado. 48-year-old Rudolf “Rudi” Shoats was accused of killing his wife, 45-year-old Khristie Rollins Shoats, on Sunday. Wilkinson County, Mississippi, Sheriff Reginald Jackson says Rudolf pulled into an emergency parking lot in Durango on Monday. Jackson says shortly ...
    • Seizing Hiker Rescued Rescuers with the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office and Mountain Rescue Aspen had to rescue a female hiker near Crater Lake yesterday evening, and ended up having to evacuate her via helicopter due to a medical emergency. Authorities received the first indication of trouble when the Ohio woman apparently activated an emergency beacon around 6 pm. While ...
    • John Bowlen Arrest Warrant Legal problems are stacking up for John Bowlen, the son of Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, following his arrest for drunken driving in California this past weekend – he’s facing trouble back here at home too. On Tuesday, an Arapahoe County Judge issued another arrest warrant for Bowlen, saying that the arrest in California constitutes a ...
    • Final Grand Avenue Bridge Open House Today The whole region has spent more than 2 years preparing for it. And now, with less than 2 weeks to go before the closure and demolition of the Grand Avenue Bridge, officials with the Colorado Department of Transportation are holding one last open house this evening to help area residents get ready for the fourth ...
    • Body Found May Be Treasure Hunter Investigators in Fremont County haven’t yet identified a body that was found in the Arkansas River last week, but they suspect that it may turn out to be a man who moved to Colorado to search for a box of treasure hidden by a wealthy art dealer – a challenge that has drawn nationwide attention ...
    • Gateway Shooter Held on $1M Bond The suspect who shot at multiple passing vehicles on a highway near Gateway on Sunday afternoon is behind bars in the Mesa County Jail, and likely won’t be going anywhere any time soon. 54-year-old Rick Whited is now facing five charges of attempted murder and six counts of felony menacing. Investigators say that Whited sat in ...
    • Alcohol Possible Cause in Morrison Crash State Patrol investigators say they are looking at alcohol possibly being a factor in the deadly multi-car crash that tied up eastbound I-70 near Morrison for hours this past Sunday. Officers responding to the accident just after 11am found an empty bottle of Fireball whiskey and an unopened beer in the pickup of 54-year-old Jeffrey Stumpf ...
    • Durango Jury Trial Change Durango city officials will now allow jury trials for minor offenses after the ACLU said denying defendants the right to trial violates the state’s constitution. City officials agreed to rewrite its municipal codes after receiving a letter from the civil rights organization. The ACLU represented Fort Lewis College assistant professor Anthony Nocella, who was accused of obstructing ...
    • Colorado Juvenile Sentencing In light of Supreme Court decisions banning life without parole for juvenile offenders, dozens of Colorado prisoners who committed crimes as minors could be eligible for release, but only one has been freed so far. It’s been more than a year since the U.S. Supreme Court made its’ 2012 ban on such sentences retroactive, prompting the ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, June 11th ROCKIES HOST NATIONALS TONIGHT Denver—The Colorado Rockies host the Washington Nationals tonight at Coors Field. Jhoulys Chacin will take the mound for the Rockies while Dan Haren toes the rubber for the Nationals. The Rockies are 34 and 30 and in third place in the National League West, 2 games behind the first place ...
    • Sports, June 10th FOWLER’S FOURTH HIT OF THE DAY WINS THE GAME FOR ROCKIES Denver—Dexter Fowler had four hits on the day including the game winner that drove in DJ LeMahieu with decisive run as the Rockies beat the San Diego Padres 8 to 7 in 10 innings. Troy Tulowitzki hit his 16th home run of the season. ...
    • Sports, June 6th EMILY JOHNSON 3 ON 3 SOCCER TOURNAMENT Glenwood Springs—The 5th annual Emily Johnson 3 on 3 soccer tournament will be played this Saturday and Sunday at the Gates Soccer Park at CMC’s Spring Valley Campus. The competitive tournament is a scholarship fundraiser named after Emily, who was killed in an ATV accident in 2008. ROCKIES LOSE ...
    • Sports, June 6th WILD WEST RODEO KICKS OFF TONIGHT IN C’DALE Carbondale—The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo kicks off the summer of competition tonight at the Gus Darien Arena. The gates open at 5:30. Slack starts at 6 and the Grand Entry begins at 7:30 every Thursday night through August 22nd. GEORGE KARL LET GO BY THE NUGGETS DENVER (AP) – George ...
    • Sports, June 5th COAL RIDGE HUSBAND AND WIFE COACHES EARN STATE HONORS Peach Valley—Coal Ridge Track and Field coaches and husband and wife Meggie and Ben Kirk were named by the Denver Post as the coaches of the year for 3A. The Coal Ridge boy’s team took 2nd place in the State Track and Field Championships. COAL RIDGE YOUTH ...
    • Sports, June 4th ROCKIES LOSE TO REDS Cincinnati, OH—The Colorado Rockies lost to the Reds in Cincinnati 3 to nothing. Reds’ starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo held the Rockies to four singles over 8 innings. BRONCOS ROOKIE TIGHT END IMPRESSING COACHES ENGLEWOOD (AP) – The most intriguing new face turning heads at the Denver Broncos’ offseason workouts isn’t Montee ...
    • Sports, May 31st ASTROS-ROCKIES Astros use 6-run sixth inning to top Rockies, 7-5 DENVER (AP) – Chris Carter and Matt Dominguez hit consecutive homers during a six-run sixth, Lucas Harrell won for the first time in six starts and the Houston Astros beat the Colorado Rockies 7-5 on Thursday to sweep the two-game series at Coors Field. ...
    • Sports, May 29th Cuddyer hits RBI single in 9th, Rockies top Astros HOUSTON (AP) – Michael Cuddyer had three hits, including an RBI single in the ninth inning that gave the Colorado Rockies a 2-1 win over the Houston Astros yesterday. Troy Tulowitzki doubled off Houston closer Jose Veras to ...
    • Sports, May 28th CU LOOKING FOR NEW ATHLETIC DIRECTOR, BOHN RESIGNS BOULDER (AP) – Colorado athletic director Mike Bohn is resigning effective June 3. Chancellor Philip DiStefano said today in a written statement that he had accepted Bohn’s resignation. Reasons for the resignation weren’t disclosed. ROCKIES EDGE ASTROS IN HOUSTON HOUSTON (AP) – Michael Cuddyer had three hits, including an RBI ...
    • Sports, May 24th PATRICK ROY BACK WITH THE AVS AS THE NEW HEAD COACH DENVER (AP) – Patrick Roy has been hired as coach of the Colorado Avalanche. The team said Thursday it had reached an agreement in principle with the Hall of Fame goaltender to take over as coach and vice president of hockey operations. The 47-year-old ...