NEWS

CASTLE ROCK (AP) — A carjacker has been sentenced to 160 years in prison for leading police on a 75-mile chase Longmont last year and nearly killing a Colorado state trooper. A judge today sentenced Ryan Stone on 18 charges. The chase started when Stone stole an SUV with a 4-year-old boy inside before carjacking two other vehicles. During the chase, Stone struck and seriously injured Trooper Bellamann Hee.

BOULDER (AP) — A man is accused of intentionally crashing his car into a traffic light pole in Boulder to try to kill his girlfriend, who was in the passenger seat. George Pappas was seriously injured in the Oct. 12 crash. He was arrested on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder yesterday after he was released from the hospital. The girlfriend was hurt but walked away from the crash, which crumpled the blue Volvo sedan.

DURANGO (AP) — Police say the driver of a semitrailer carrying cattle that overturned in southwestern Colorado has been charged with reckless driving. Police say driver Travis Phillips didn’t appear drunk at the scene of Sunday’s crash in Durango. Ranchers joined emergency crews to help round up about 80 cattle. Three of the animals died.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK (AP) — The main road through Rocky Mountain National Park is closed to through traffic for the winter. Much of Trail Ridge Road closed today, a week later than the average seasonal closure date. Acting park superintendent Ben Bobowski says snow continues to blow and drift on the road, making snow clearing work and driving dangerous.