NEWS

GW CANYON PILOT CAR A LITTLE SMOOTHER THIS MORNING

Glenwood Springs—The pilot car escort through Glenwood Canyon went a little smoother this morning during the work hour rush.  C-DOT is trying to work out the glitches to minimize the delays with the one lane configuration between 4pm and 9am.  According to C-DOT, part of the two mile long traffic backup at the main Glenwood exit, (mm116), was due to motorists falling behind and losing sight of the pilot car as it leads people along the makeshift route to either Dotsero or No Name.  Officials say it also helps if people get an earlier start if they plan to drive through the canyon.  Complete repairs to the heavily damaged interstate is going to require millions of dollars and several weeks to finish.

JURORS IN WOMB CUTTING CASE RETURN VERDICT

Boulder—AP) – Jurors have convicted a Colorado woman of cutting a stranger’s baby from her womb in a gruesome case that reignited the debate over the legal rights of fetuses. The jury found Dynel Lane guilty of attempted first-degree murder, assault and unlawful termination of a pregnancy in last year’s attack.

IN OTHER NEWS…

GREENWOOD VILLAGE. (AP) – The father of a man who was killed in the 2012 Colorado theater shootings is running for state Senate. Tom Sullivan announced his run as a Democrat in a heavily Republican district today. His son Alex was killed in the attack. Sullivan has no previous political experience. 

DENVER (AP) – Colorado Republicans have again adopted a plan to end required permits for carrying concealed weapons. But the measure faces certain death in the Democratic state House. The concealed-carry bill passed the state Senate today on a party-line 18-17 vote.

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