On Tuesday 100 Colorado National Guard soldiers in the 928th Area Support Medical Company left Fort Carson as they prepare to offer front-line treatment to wounded troops for a year in Afghanistan. The doctors, nurses and medics in the 928th will spread out in Afghanistan to enhance care in military hospitals. Officials say the guardsmen had departed from civilian jobs to train for two months at Fort Carson, where they polished combat skills. The guardsmen will receive cultural and language training at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, then meet up with over 250 Colorado Guard soldiers in the war zone.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Posted by Newsroom on 1/05/2011 04:50:00 AM
Governor Bill Ritter is stirring up a firestorm of controversy in his final days in office. Yesterday, he signed onto the federal Secure Communities program, which allows local authorities to check the immigration status of anyone arrested for a crime. The move brought mixed reaction, even among Colorado's congressional Democrats. Golden Representative Ed Perlmutter voiced his support for the measure while Boulder Democrat Jared Polis told the "Denver Post" he was very disappointed in Ritter's decision.
Posted by Newsroom on 1/05/2011 04:48:00 AM
Authorities are identifying the officer shot in Northglenn Monday as Dennis Alps. He's recovering after catching a bullet to the shoulder at the home of 40-year-old Matthew Anderson. Anderson was a wanted sexual predator who neighbors say lived in the home without water or electricity. Anderson allegedly opened fire on Alps before fatally shooting himself in the head. Alps is expected to be OK.
Posted by Newsroom on 1/05/2011 04:47:00 AM
Adams County authorities are looking for three murder suspects. The Adams County Sheriff's Office said three men wearing masks were seen fleeing the victim's apartment on Broadway at around 11 p.m. Monday. Witnesses reported hearing gunfire. The victim's name is being withheld pending family notification.
Posted by Newsroom on 1/05/2011 04:45:00 AM
A report out of Texas says Colorado Senator Suzanna Williams may not be safe from prosecution following her involvement in a car crash that killed a pregnant woman. The "Globe-News" said Hartley County's District Attorney will consider filing charges against Williams in connection with the December 26th crash. That day, Williams drove her sports utility vehicle into oncoming traffic on an Amarillo highway and collided head-on into a car driven by 30-year-old Brianna Gomez. Gomez did not survive, but doctors removed her unborn son through cesarean section.
Posted by Newsroom on 1/05/2011 04:44:00 AM
Three teens wanted for alleged vandalism in Longmont have been arrested. Police there say a 15-year-old boy and two 16-year-old males were suspected of committing at least 22 acts of vandalism in the 22-hundred block of Judson Street Monday night. Some of the teens' crude behavior included breaking street lights, bashing mail boxes and damaging a recreational vehicle.
Posted by Newsroom on 1/05/2011 04:43:00 AM