AP Exclusive: Jimmie Johnson to retire from full-time racing
Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson is retiring from full-time racing and will turn his focus toward spending time with family. Johnson took two weeks from the IndyCar finale — with a weekend spent in England with Ganassi teammates Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti at the Goodwood Festival of Speed — before finalizing his decision to scale back.news.yahoo.com
Manny Machado hits 31st homer, Padres beat Rockies, 13-6
DENVER — (AP) — Manny Machado and Brandon Drury hit back-to-back home runs in a five-run eighth inning, Wil Myers also went deep, and the San Diego Padres beat Colorado 13-6 in the Rockies’ final home game of the season. Jake Cronenworth tripled and drove in three runs and Juan Soto, Jurickson Profar and Luis Campusano had two hits each for the Padres. San Diego kept its hold on the second NL wild card and increased its lead on Milwaukee to three games. The Rockies finished 41-40 at Coors Field and end the season on the road where they are 24-48. The Padres scored three runs in the first inning and four more in the third on Cronenworth’s two-run triple and a 433-foot two-run homer by Myers that made it 7-1.wftv.com
A 74-year-old convenience store clerk was caught on video defending herself from a robber during a shift, but her boss said he didn't believe it happened the way she described it and fired her, she sa
Mary Moreno said her boss insisted that she apologize when she told him what happened the night of the robbery. But Moreno refused and was fired.news.yahoo.com
Camera footage shows train hitting Colorado police car with woman inside vehicle
WELD COUNTY, Colo. — Dramatic video released by Colorado police shows the moment a freight train struck a police patrol vehicle with a 20-year-old woman handcuffed in the back seat. Video released Friday shows Rios-Gonzalez was in the vehicle for about two minutes before it was struck by the freight train. “Officers cleared the suspect vehicle to determine if anyone else was in the vehicle,” the Fort Lupton Police Department said in a statement. Fort Lupton Officers immediately summoned medical assistance and began life-sustaining measures.”The full video released to KUSA after a records request can be seen below. The other yelled for his colleague to “stay back,” the footage shows as the train slams into the vehicle.wftv.com
A Nebraska county of only 625 people contained nearly 100 deep underground nuclear missiles, so the US Air Force halted a green-power project that would have revitalized its economy
The US Air Force halted a wind power project in a remote county in Nebraska because there were hundreds of nuclear missiles below ground.news.yahoo.com
Fantasy Hockey 2022-23: NHL players primed for breakout seasons
Bowen Byram, D, ColoradoByram may have already had a breakout season in 2021-22 if it weren't for his injury issues. Averaging 15:03 of ice time over his final 22 games, Jarvis racked up nine goals and 20 points. His nine goals and 26 points in 70 contests last season represented career highs for him. With a year's worth of NHL experience now under his belt, he should have a larger role in 2022-23. Betting on him is a risk, but the pieces are in place for Kakko to succeed in 2022-23.wftv.com
Man accused of killing 3 at Planned Parenthood clinic can be forcibly medicated to make him competent to stand trial, judge says
The prosecution of Robert Dear, 64, has stalled because he has been repeatedly found mentally incompetent since his arrest and he has refused to take anti-psychotic medication for delusional disorder.cbsnews.com
Victims of mid-air plane collision that killed 3 in Colorado identified
BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — The three men killed in a mid-air collision involving two planes on Saturday morning in Colorado were identified Monday morning. The cause and manner of death remain under investigation, the coroner’s office stated. Both planes had climbed to about 2,000 feet when they collided, KMGH reported. “We’ll review the operational background of the pilots, their flight training and experience, and then we’ll perform a medical study on each of the pilots, including autopsies and toxicology reports,” Folkerts told the TV station. Both the NTSB and Federal Aviation Administration are investigating, with a preliminary report expected to be released within two weeks, KMGH reported.wftv.com
Judge says alleged clinic shooter can be forcibly medicated
DENVER — (AP) — A mentally ill man charged with killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic in 2015 because it offered abortion services can be forcibly medicated to try to make him competent to stand trial, a federal judge ruled Monday. He began shooting outside the clinic before getting inside by shooting his way through a door, according to his federal indictment. He also believes his lawyers are working for the FBI and the judge is also in on the arrangement. Federal prosecutors have said they would not seek the death penalty against him if he is convicted, but life in prison instead. The third person killed was a campus police officer at a nearby college, Garrett Swasey, who responded to the clinic after hearing there was an active shooter.wftv.com
Suspect in police custody injured after freight train strikes Colorado cruiser
WELD COUNTY, Colo. — The suspect in a Colorado road rage incident was seriously injured after a freight train struck the arresting officer’s cruiser. >> Read more trending newsAccording to the Colorado State Patrol, the crash occurred just after 7:30 p.m. Friday, KDVR reported. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation confirmed to KUSA that a report of an alleged road rage incident involving a firearm set off the chain of events. As the officers worked to clear the woman’s vehicle as part of their investigation, however, a northbound train struck the Platteville cruiser, KUSA reported. No officers were injured in the crash, but the woman, who has not been identified publicly, was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries, the TV station reported.wftv.com
3 dead in mid-air plane collision in Colorado
BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — Three people died after two planes crashed mid-air on Saturday morning in Colorado, fire officials in Mountain View confirmed. >> Read more trending newsAround 10:00 am Mountain View FD responded to reports of a plane crash in the area of 95th and Niwot Road. pic.twitter.com/6JY71XGrMq — Mt View Fire Rescue (@MVFireRescue) September 17, 2022Emergency responders received reports of the mid-air collision at around 8:54 a.m., and rescue crews arrived on the scene at around 10 a.m., KDVR reported. According to officials with the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, first responders found two people deceased inside the first plane. A third fatality, believed to be the sole occupant of the second plane, was located a short time later, KDVR reported.wftv.com
Colorado man allegedly shot at postal worker because he thought they were stealing mail
EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. — A man has been arrested for allegedly shooting at a postal worker in El Paso County, Colorado, according to officials. >> Read more trending newsAccording to KKTV, on Thursday at around 4:20 p.m., El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report that someone was shooting a gun outside of a house. In a news release from EPCSO, deputies were able to get a detailed description of the suspect from witnesses. During their investigation, it was revealed that a homeowner in the area believed someone was stealing his mail. The investigation is ongoing and EPCSO asks anyone with any information to call its tip line at 719-520-7777.wftv.com
Breaches of voting machine data raise worries for midterms
ATLANTA — (AP) — Sensitive voting system passwords posted online. Election security experts say the breaches by themselves have not necessarily increased threats to the November voting. Harri Hursti, a leading expert in voting security, said he is concerned about another use of the breached data. Access to the voting equipment data or software can be used to develop a realistic looking video in which someone claims to have manipulated a voting system, he said. Peters has pleaded not guilty and said she had the authority to investigate concerns that the voting equipment had been manipulated.wftv.com
Breaches of voting machine data raise worries for midterms
The revelation earlier this week that federal prosecutors are involved in investigations of suspected voting system breaches across the U.S. is fueling questions about the security of voting machines just two months before the midterm elections.
Hunter has life-threatening injuries after he was gored by a moose in Colorado
LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. — A hunter has life-threatening injuries after he was gored by a moose Tuesday in Colorado, officials say. The hunter had alerted LCSO that he was seriously injured by an animal. Colorado Parks and Wildlife told KMGH that the hunter shot at the moose but he missed it when the moose turned and charged at him. LCSO said that the hunter had severe life-threatening injuries and was taken by air ambulance to a hospital. KMGH said that in early June, a man was seriously injured, and a woman sustained minor injuries after a moose charged at them.wftv.com
Newsmax Host Confused By Lindell ‘Raid’ Whips Out Pocket Constitution
NewsmaxWhen election-denier Mike Lindell appeared on Newsmax Wednesday night to describe the FBI’s execution of a search warrant for his cell phone the day prior, host Eric Bolling seemed to not understand how such an event could take place, at one point flashing a pocket-sized Constitution to show his displeasure.After the MyPillow CEO complained about how his phone is his livelihood, Bolling read out loud a portion of the FBI documents given to Lindell, which noted that the agency has undertaknews.yahoo.com
MyPillow exec Lindell says FBI agents seized his cellphone
WASHINGTON — (AP) — MyPillow chief executive Mike Lindell said Tuesday that federal agents seized his cellphone and questioned him about a Colorado clerk who has been charged in what prosecutors say was a "deceptive scheme" to breach voting system technology used across the country. Lindell was approached in the drive-thru of a Hardee's fast-food restaurant in Mankato, Minnesota, by several FBI agents, he said on his podcast, "The Lindell Report." The agents then told Lindell they had a warrant to seize his cellphone and ordered him to turn it over, he said. The Republican was elected in 2018 to oversee elections in Colorado's Mesa County. The Mesa County breach is just one of several around the country that have concerned election security experts.wftv.com
MyPillow exec Lindell says FBI agents seized his cellphone
MyPillow chief executive Mike Lindell said Tuesday that federal agents seized his cellphone and questioned him about a Colorado clerk who has been charged in what prosecutors say was a “deceptive scheme” to breach voting system technology used across the country. Lindell was approached in the drive-thru of a Hardee’s fast-food restaurant in Mankato, Minnesota, by several FBI agents, he said on his podcast, “The Lindell Report.” The agents questioned him about Dominion Voting Systems, Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters and his connection to Doug Frank, an Ohio educator who claims voting machines have been manipulated, he said.news.yahoo.com
Coloradans take housing into their own hands with initiative
Fed up with sky-high housing prices, Coloradans are taking the issue into their own hands with a November ballot initiative that would direct a portion of the state's income taxes to affordable housing projects. As housing crises bubble up nationwide, Colorado's Proposition 123 is the first statewide housing initiative in the country to make the ballot for the 2022 election, according to a database of ballot measures maintained by the National Conference of State Legislatures. “We’ve reached a tipping point and we cannot continue to wait on the sidelines and hope that something happens,” Jackie Millet, mayor of the Denver suburb of Lone Tree, told a campaign kickoff event Tuesday in Aurora.news.yahoo.com
3 injured, 300 displaced after explosion at Colorado apartment complex
AURORA, Colo. — Three people were injured and at least 300 residents were displaced on Saturday after an explosion rocked a Colorado apartment complex, authorities said. “I just ran out as soon as I heard the explosion,” Xerek Segura, a resident at the complex, told KDVR-TV. According to fire officials, the Red Cross is aiding residents and helping them find long-term accommodations. The Red Cross of the Mile High Area has opened an evacuation shelter for those impacted by the East Alameda Avenue multi family fire. pic.twitter.com/CjScFz7rJk — American Red Cross of Colorado and Wyoming (@COWYRedCross) September 10, 2022©2022 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
Chief Justice John Roberts to speak at Colorado conference
DENVER — (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts is set to make his first public appearance since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, speaking Friday night at a judicial conference in Colorado. Circuit Court of Appeals, which is hosting the conference in Colorado Springs. Two judges from the court, Timothy M. Tymkovich and Jerome A. Holmes will have a discussion with Roberts during the conference’s traditional “fireside chat” event, which has featured a current or past Supreme Court justice since its inception in 2004. The Supreme Court has been busy making history this year. Justice Clarence Thomas, the longest tenured member of the court, said the court had been irrevocably harmed by the leak.wftv.com
Suspect accused of impersonating police officer arrested after pulling over deputy
The suspect allegedly activated red-and-blue flashing lights in his vehicle and then began brake-checking the off-duty deputy. (Brighton Police Department)The off-duty deputy works for the Adams County Sheriff’s Office, KCNC reported. “It seemed a little strange to this off-duty deputy,” Kylynn Delohery with the Brighton Police Department told KCNC. “The off-duty deputy actually used the word ‘charged’ his vehicle.”The deputy was forced to the side of the road. Police told KCNC that the suspect was identified as Jose Flores Ortiz.wftv.com
Trump legal adviser ordered to testify in Ga. election probe
A judge in Colorado on Tuesday ordered a legal adviser for former President Donald Trump’s campaign to travel to Georgia to testify before a special grand jury that’s looking into whether Trump and others illegally tried to influence the 2020 election in Georgia.
Kadri scores in OT in return, Avs move to brink of title
Nazem Kadri scored at 12:02 of overtime — perhaps with too many Colorado players on the ice — and the Avalanche beat Tampa Bay 3-2 on Wednesday night in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final to move within a victory of dethroning the two-time defending champion Lightning.
Francouz, Kadri lead Avs to 4-0 win over Oilers in Game 2
Nazem Kadri had three assists in a 2:04 span in the second period, backup Pavel Francouz stopped 24 shots for his second career playoff shutout and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-0 on Thursday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.
Police: Kidnapping suspect asked for Bloomberg's daughters
Investigators say a man who allegedly kidnapped an employee at the western Colorado ranch owned by former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg at first asked her where the billionaire’s daughters were and later went on rants about Bloomberg, saying he wanted to “make an international scene” with him or his daughters.
Former UCLA lecturer threatened to 'hunt' female professor
A former University of California, Los Angeles lecturer who was arrested Tuesday after police say he emailed an 800-page document and posted videos threatening violence against the school had previously sent messages saying he would “hunt” and kill a professor.
Deadly Colorado blaze renews focus on underground coal fires
Authorities investigating the cause of a wildfire that destroyed more than 1,000 buildings last month in Colorado are looking at the possibility that the blaze is linked to underground coal fires have long smoldered at old coal mines in the area.