NewsCovering Colorado


5 Things to Know for Monday, July 29

Gilroy Garlic festival shooting
Posted at 8:19 AM, Jul 29, 2019

Here are the top five stories we're following this morning in southern Colorado.

Hot with strong thunderstorms possible this afternoon

Hot air comes to southern Colorado today with strong thunderstorms developing in the afternoon and moving southeast through the plains into the evening. Storms will start in the Pikes Peak Region, and likely grow strong quickly with strong winds of 50 to 60 mph and small to moderate sized hail (think nickle size) as the most likely threats. Dry skies will follow storms this evening with a mild evening as lows dip into the 50s and low 60s.

Mass shooting at California garlic festival

Police in California are following up on the possiblity two shooters were involved in a mass shooting during a garlic festival in Gilroy, California. At least 3 people are dead, more than 15 wounded as gunfire rang out during a concert. A shooter was killed by police, but they are not yet ruling out there may be a second suspect.

Missing Lt. Colonel's body found in Sangre de Cristo Mountains

Searchers in the Sangre de Cristo Moutains have recovered the body of missing Lt. Colonel Dan Wallick. He was reported missing last week when he failed to check in while summitting Kit Carson Peak and Challenger Point. Wallick was stationed at Shriever Air Force Base.

Hit and run arrest in Colorado Springs

The suspect in a hit and run that injured a pedestrian on Platte Avenue near Iowa Avenue is in custody. Ryan Olsen is accused of hitting the person as they were crossing the street. Police say Olsen left the scene, but they found him later and he's now charged with DUI and vehicular assault. The victim suffered serious injuries.

President to sign 9-11 Victim Compensation Fund

Happening today, the 9-11 Compensation bill heads to President Trump's desk and he is expected to sign the measure which authorizes the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. The bill passed by a 97 to 2 vote in the Senate. Funding will help care for 9-11 victims and their families until the year 2092.