DENVER (AP) - A Denver sheriff's deputy reportedly told co-workers that he helped a felon escape the downtown jail because he had been threatened and told there was a contract out on him and his family. The new information was in court records obtained by The Denver Post. Deputy Matthew... more »
A wildfire is burning in the central Colorado mountains, west of Fraser, has grown to 530 acres.
The fire was reported Sunday afternoon and residents have been warned to get ready in case evacuations are needed. Right now the fire isn't threatening those homes.
Rocky Mountain Area Coordination... more »
Fire officials in Utah say some 100 homes are threatened by a wind-drive blaze that's forced people to flee some 1,400 homes.
Authorities say two homes have burned in the small community of Herriman, near Salt Lake City.
The blaze started when dry brush at a National Guard... more »
A wildfire in central Washington has covered parts of nearby Yakima in smoke, destroyed at least three homes and threatened others while growing to 10,000 acres.
The fire started Sunday afternoon about 10 miles west of the city's downtown. Blustery winds began to ease somewhat late yesterday, giving firefighters... more »
Pueblo County sheriff's deputies shocked an "out of control" 10-year-old child with a Taser and arrested him.
The Pueblo County Sheriff Kirk Taylor says deputies acted approriately under the circumstances. "He was clearly in danger to himself or others. He was clearly a danger to the officers who responded... more »
A massive wildfire north of Los Angeles is 42 percent contained but fire officials say it still threatens about 5,000 homes. The blaze in the Angeles National Forest grew slightly to 148,258 acres, or nearly 232 square miles. Higher humidity and a lack of wind helped fire crews, who will... more »