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1 year 8 months ago

Police say deadly force on teen justified

CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) - Prosecutors say a Buena Vista police officer was justified in fatally shooting an 18-year-old Leadville man who led officers on an 80-mile chase and had a gun. Investigators later learned Jacob VanderBeek's gun was a replica pellet gun, and a grenade he had was inert....

2 years 9 months ago

Bear bites boy

LEADVILLE, Colo. (AP) - A black bear went into a tent in a central-Colorado campground and bit or scratched a sleeping teenage boy's arm. State wildlife officials say the boy was camping out with his family in the mountains near Leadville when the bear grabbed him early Friday. Colorado...

3 years 10 months ago

Mountain highways opening up for the season

Two of Colorado's mountain highways should be open in time for the Memorial Day weekend. The Colorado Department of Transportation plans to open Independence Pass between Leadville and Aspen Today. The highway is set to open for the season today at 2 p.m. despite this spring's late snow storms. The...

4 years 1 month ago

Chopper heading to Colorado crashes

Officials say a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter has crashed in the Uinta Mountains in Utah. The helicopter was heading to Colorado. Summit County sheriff's office Det. Ron Bridge says two people reportedly sustained serious injuries, one had minor injuries and two others on board were not hurt. Bridge...

4 years 3 months ago

Huge explosions and fire in Leadville

Four people were hurt in a huge fire and explosions Friday evening in the town of Leadville. An old Coca Cola bottling plant was destroyed. Lake County Sheriff's deputy Steve James says one person was in critical condition. Steve Garufi of Leadville took photos of the fire and...

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