COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a pastor associated with several churches that met at a Colorado Springs hotel has been arrested on charges of child sexual assault. The El Paso County Sheriff's Department said Thursday that 22-year-old Romello Leach faces felony charges of sexual assault on a child with a pattern of abuse. Leach was being held without bail and online jail records did not indicate whether he had an attorney who could speak on his behalf.
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado court has overturned Weld County's approval of a $20 million concrete and asphalt plant currently under construction, saying the county had evidence the plant would violate noise standards. The Greeley Tribune reports the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday the county commissioners improperly approved the Martin Marietta Materials plant near a residential neighborhood.
DENVER (AP) - Police say a woman and two boys were shot and wounded in the parking lot of a Denver high school. The Denver Post reports one of the boys was in critical condition after the Thanksgiving Day shooting outside Manual High School.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Fur trappers are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit from wildlife advocates who want to block the export of bobcat pelts from the United States. Attorneys for trapping organizations said in recent court filings that the lawsuit infringes on the authority of state and tribal governments to manage their wildlife. Plaintiffs in the case allege the government's fur export program doesn't protect against the accidental trapping of imperiled species such as Canada lynx.
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