Feb 7, 2013 9:25 PM by Connie Murphy

Plea deal in crash that caused woman to lose fetus

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A man accused in a crash that caused a pregnant woman to lose her fetus has pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and to two counts of felony vehicular assault.

The Times-Call reports ( ) Gary Sheats pleaded guilty Thursday and is scheduled to return to court April 3 for sentencing. He faces up to 20 years in prison.

Longmont police arrested Sheats after a crash July 5 injured Heather Surovik, who was pregnant. Her mother sustained minor injuries.


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Falcon school fights to save student's life

FALCON- Aden Knar, a third grade student at Falcon Virtual Academy, is in need of a life-saving bone marrow transplant. His school, Falcon Virtual Academy, will host a bone marrow donor drive tomorrow to help find a match Aden. Knar, 10, was diagnosed at age 4 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and entered remission in 2008. In November 2013, the Knar family learned that the leukemia had returned, and is now isolated in his bone marrow. In an outreach of support, Falcon Virtual Academy hosted a bone marrow donor drive in January, and will be hosting another tomorrow from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at 6113 Constitution Ave., directly west of Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado. "We wanted to reach out to the family again," said Jodi Fletcher, assistant principal. Fletcher explained that more than 250 people participated in the January drive, and she hopes to have similar numbers April 19. The money from a bake sale at the drive, and a portion of the proceeds raised from a spring formal...

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