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1 year 1 month ago

Longmont officer arrested for sex assault

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) - A 12-year Longmont police veteran has been arrested on suspicion of felony sexual assault. Officer Chris Martinchick was arrested Wednesday after Larimer County investigators informed police that a complaint had been filed. He turned himself in at the Larimer County Jail and is facing two counts...

2 years 1 week ago

Pilot makes emergency landing near Longmont

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) - A pilot and his passenger escaped injury after they were forced to land their small plane in a dirt farm field northeast of Longmont. The Longmont Times-Call reports 43-year-old Brian Garrett of Westminster was undergoing a private pilot's certification examination just before noon Saturday when the...

2 years 5 months ago

Longmont family makes acid bombs

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) - Police say what started as a science experiment led to a Longmont father being arrested on multiple felony bomb-making charges. The Longmont Times-Call reports Leo David Gerritzen was arrested Thursday and faces charges of possession of explosive material and attempting to use an explosive device after...

3 years 2 weeks ago

New skydiving record set

A new Colorado skydiving record was set in Longmont when 69 people dropped from planes over the Vance Brand Municipal Airport. The Longmont Times-Call reports that the state record was set Sunday morning. The previous state record was set in 2008 with 56 skydivers in Lamar. The skydivers...

3 years 2 weeks ago

Longmont group sets skydiving record

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) - A new Colorado skydiving record was set in Longmont when 69 people dropped from planes over the Vance Brand Municipal Airport. The Longmont Times-Call reports that the state record was set Sunday morning. The previous state record was set in 2008 with 56 skydivers in...

3 years 1 month ago

Longmont misses marijuana dispensary deadline

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) - Longmont has missed another deadline to deal with medical marijuana dispensaries, leaving their future in doubt. According to the Longmont Times-Call, Longmont dispensaries had until Monday to withdraw their applications for a state business license, which cannot be approved while Longmont's ban on marijuana-related businesses...

3 years 2 months ago

CO hit-and-run driver tried to swim away

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) - Police say a woman suspected of causing a fatal crash in Longmont Saturday fled the scene on foot and then tried to swim away from authorities in a nearby lake. Colorado State Patrol believes 32-year-old Lisa Norton is to blame for a head-on collision Saturday...

3 years 4 months ago

College student sent to hospital with burns

Authorities say a Front Range Community College student has been taken to a hospital after she suffered burns while diluting a chemical in a jewelry studio classroom. Longmont emergency manager Dan Eamon tells the Daily Times-Call the woman was injured Saturday by a chemical reaction while she was diluting...

3 years 10 months ago

Engineer banned from chemistry in explosives case

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A Longmont engineer who repeatedly ran into legal trouble for improper explosives has been banned from pursuing chemistry. Retired electrical engineer Ronald Swerlein received the unusual sentence Friday after his second explosives possession conviction. Swerlein holds 11 patents but suffered a brain injury in a car...

3 years 11 months ago

Census: More immigrants moving to Longmont

New Census data shows that Longmont has seen one of the largest increases in the number of foreign-born residents in Colorado during the last decade. The recently released figures from the American Community Survey shows that Longmont's foreign-born population increased from 10.6 percent in 2000 to 17.1 percent last...

4 years 1 month ago

Vanished plane found; Colorado pilot aboard

Canadian authorities say they've recovered the body of a Longmont man who crashed in the Northwest Territories on his way back to Colorado. Authorities say a Canadian Coast Guard helicopter spotted the crash site Thursday about 80 miles southeast of Norman Wells, Canada, and Terry Johnson,75, was confirmed dead...

4 years 2 months ago

Goat milk causes Colorado illnesses

State health officials say tests show that raw goat milk from a Longmont dairy is responsible for sickening 30 people, including two children who are in the hospital. Health officials said Thursday that samples of unpasteurized milk from the Billy Goat Dairy tested positive for the strains of campylobacter...

4 years 3 months ago

Colorado cold case murder solved by DNA

Authorities say a 28-year-old unsolved murder of an elderly Longmont woman has been solved after recent DNA testing. Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden said Tuesday that a recent DNA test tied John Agrue to the 1982 death of 94-year-old Orma Smith, a former librarian and teacher. Smith's body...

4 years 6 months ago

Home labeled 'public nuisance' under settlement

A Longmont home that has drawn complaints from neighbors and authorities described as a gang hub will be labeled a "public nuisance" and have restrictions on who can visit and live there under a lawsuit settlement. The proposed settlement released Friday would end Boulder County's lawsuit against the couple who...

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