Today: Manitou Springs cleanup, grocery store beer campaign, possible recall delay
Cleanup continues in Manitou Springs area ravaged by flooding
Rescue crews are still looking for one woman who was swept away in the flooding that ravaged the southern Colorado city of Manitou Springs over the weekend. One man is thanking his lucky stars that he will be able to aid in the cleanup efforts of his town, after he was rescued after being swept away in flood waters as he exited his car.
Colorado politicians could see recall elections delayed
Two state lawmakers who are facing the first legislative recalls in Colorado history could find out Monday whether the election can be postponed. A Denver judge is scheduled to hear a complaint Monday that the recalls against Democratic Sens. Angela Giron and John Morse should be delayed.
Air Force Academy names first female superintendent
The Air Force Academy will get its first female superintendent when Maj. Gen. Michelle Johnson formally accepts the top position at a change-of-command ceremony at the military institution on Monday. She will replace Lt. Gen. Michael Gould, who is retiring after 37 years at the Air Force.
Police search for suspect in Colorado Springs double homicide
The Colorado Springs Police Department is searching for a 22-year-old Gary Glen Vigil in connection with the shooting deaths of two people Saturday night. Vigil is a Hispanic male standing 5-foot-6 and weighing 180 pounds, with very short black hair and brown eyes. He has multiple tattoos on his chest, neck and arms, and is believed to be armed and dangerous.
New campaign pushing for full-strength beer in grocery stores
Colorado has some of the most sought-after craft beer in the world. But grocery stores across the state can’t sell it at full strength. A new campaign has begun to change that. Click here to find out more about that campaign and listen to arguments from liquor store owners and brewers who say any potential change could actually harm the state’s craft brewery industry.
Colorado therapy dogs helping students return to school in Newton, Conn.
Camp Bow Wow’s nonprofit group called Bow Wow Buddies Foundation is reaching out with their canines to help students at Sandy Hook Elementary as they begin their new school year. Watch as their dogs left the airport yesterday. They’ll begin their healing mission today.
‘Money’ names Louisville second-best small town in U.S.
Louisville has landed at No. 2 on the list of America’s Best Small towns produced by “Money” magazine. “It’s a great place to raise a family, with well-regarded schools and a safe community,” the magazine writes about the northwest Denver suburb, which has twice been named the No. 1 town on this list.
Manhunt for James DiMaggio ends, questions begin
When James DiMaggio died in a confrontation with an FBI tactical agent deep in the Idaho wilderness this weekend, he left behind a bevy of unanswered questions. Hannah Anderson, the 16-year-old girl whom DiMaggio kidnapped, was reunited with her father unharmed on Sunday.
Major court cases hitting strides around U.S. this week
A myriad of key dates are approaching in three consequential trials. A verdict is expected to come down in the racketeering case against Chicago mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger. Bradley Manning may be sentenced in WikiLeaks case, and could face a maximum sentence of 90 years in jail. Nidal Hasan will continue to defend himself as prosecutors present their case against the accused Fort Hood shooter.
Florida sinkhole swallows parts of resort near Disney World
A 60-foot-wide sinkhole formed under a resort in central Florida late Sunday, forcing guests out of their rooms as one three-story building collapsed and another slowly sank. Guests at the Summer Bay Resort in Clermont, about 10 minutes from Walt Disney World, called for help before the collapse, saying they heard loud noises and windows cracking.AlertMe