Today: Coroner IDs body of missing teen, fire burning near Glenwood, mom caught drug smuggling
Body found in Colorado Springs is that of missing 16-year-old
A body discovered in the west fork of Sand Creek Tuesday morning was confirmed to be missing 16-year old Rose Hammes, according to Colorado Springs Police.
Hammes last spoke to her parents before taking cover underneath a bridge during a thunderstorm on Monday. Clothes on the body matched a description left for the missing 16-year-old, and police confirmed that the search for the missing teen had been called off Tuesday morning.
Questions abound over man who admitted to killing 2 teens
A man has been arrested after telling detectives he killed two missing male teens and then leading investigators to their bodies on Monday. William Otto, 43, allegedly shot the two teens Saturday after they attempted to blackmail him with cell phone video of Otto touching them inappropriately and asking for sex acts, according to an affidavit.
Denver mother caught trying to smuggle drugs with children in car
According to a report issued Tuesday morning, a 19-year-old Denver woman traveling with her 2-year-old son and a juvenile passenger was arrested by U.S. Customs officers after trying to transport 210 pounds of marijuana into the U.S. from Mexico Saturday night. The estimated street value of the seized pot is $168,000.
Neighbors threaten legal action over Fountain teen’s handicap ramp
Despite going through legal channels to get its construction approved, a Fountain family says their neighbors are threatening legal action if they don’t remove a handicap ramp in front of their home. Those neighbors are reportedly upset that the ramp, which was made for the family’s 16-year-old daughter with cerebral palsy, might hurt their home’s value.
Wildfire burns near Glenwood Springs
A wind-driven wildfire that started near Glenwood Springs early Monday afternoon had grown to 150 acres by Monday night. It was still raging Tuesday morning. A single engine air tanker helped firefighters battle the Red Canyon Fire, but the fire grew and there was no containment. It’s located off County Road 115 about 2.5 miles from Highway 82.
Boulder cyclist killed in accident involving truck
A wreck between a cyclist and a truck took place near the intersection of Valmont Road and 61st Street in Boulder around 7 a.m. on Tuesday. Boulder dispatchers confirmed that the cyclist died in the crash. The intersection was closed for most of Tuesday morning while police investigated.
More rain likely across Front Range on Tuesday
Tuesday is expected to bring more rain and thunderstorms, keeping the threat of flash flooding front and center, especially for areas in the southern portion of the state. A couple of late day storms will pop up on Wednesday afternoon as well. The rain storms are finally expected to start drying down on Thursday, with a warming trend moving in that is expected carry into the weekend.
Judge tosses race discrimination charge against Paula Deen
A federal judge has dismissed the racial discrimination claims in a lawsuit filed by a former employee against Paula Deen, the celebrity chef’s representative said Monday. The former employee can’t claim to be a victim of racial discrimination targeting African-American workers because she is white, U.S. District Judge William T. Moore Jr. ruled.
Man dies after 65-foot fall at Braves-Phillies game in Atlanta
A Georgia man died after he fell about 65 feet from an upper level of Atlanta’s Turner Field during a Braves-Phillies baseball game Monday. The man fell during a rain delay in the game and landed in a secured parking lot. Atlanta police said the fall appeared to be accidental and added it was too early to tell if alcohol played a factor.
Mountain villa on rooftop of Beijing apartment complex may have to go
A bizarre mountain retreat built on top of a 26-floor Beijing residential building faces demolition after complaints by residents. The rooftop structure is covered by fake rocks, trees and bushes, and can be clearly seen from one of Beijing’s busiest commuter roads in one of the city’s more upmarket areas.