News, October 29th

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – Authorities say three people have been arrested in connection with the slaying of a 38-year-old man whose body was found near Grand Junction. Sadie Camis and Nathan Dennis, both 28, were arrested early Saturday morning on suspicion of first-degree murder in the death of Rigoberto Luna. Dennis also was arrested on suspicion of aggravated robbery. A third person, 26-year-old Aaron Ungles, was arrested on suspicion of six felony counts of identity theft and one misdemeanor count of theft of less than $500. Luna’s body was found on Orchard Mesa south of Grand Junction on Monday. The warrant for each suspect has been sealed, and authorities declined to release further details about the case.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – President Barack Obama is canceling a planned rally in Colorado Springs because of Hurricane Sandy. Instead of coming to Colorado tomorrow, the president is returning to Washington to monitor the storm. Meanwhile, Jill Biden told volunteers in Lakewood yesterday that she appreciates their efforts to keep her husband, Vice President Joe Biden, and President Barack Obama in the White House.

DENVER (AP) – About 60 flights from Denver to the East Coast are being canceled because of Hurricane Sandy. Airport officials said this morning the canceled flights are among 1,700 arrivals and departures the airport handles every day. The massive storm has grounded thousands of flights nationwide, threatening to bring a near halt to air travel for at least two days in a key region for both domestic and international flights.

DENVER (AP) – Authorities say a Denver County sheriff’s deputy sprained his back while trying to restrain an inmate who refused to allow guards to search his cell for drugs at the downtown jail. Sheriff’s officials tell The Denver Post found one joint of marijuana in the cell, and the inmate will be charged with felony possession. The altercation follows an attack on another deputy last Friday when a different inmate punched the officer in the face.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Police are looking for a hit-run driver whose vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian in Colorado Springs. The Gazette reports officers found the man’s body on Hancock Expressway eaerly yesterday. The victim’s name has not been released, and police have no information about the vehicle that hit him.