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Tornado victims include 7 members of Kentucky family

Dec. 17, 2021 17:59 PM EST

A week after a deadly tornado outbreak, families of the victims are still processing the terrible toll. Authorities on Thursday found the body of a Kentucky teenager who had been missing. Nyssa Brown was the seventh member of her family to die in the tornado that hit Bowling Green...

Man who jumped from taxiing plane in Phoenix jailed, ID'd

Dec. 05, 2021 11:37 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities have identified a man who jumped out of a jetliner’s galley door to the tarmac as the plane was taxiing to a gate at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Phoenix police said 30-year-old Daniel Ramirez was booked into jail Saturday...

Passenger jumps out of plane taxiing at Phoenix airport

Dec. 04, 2021 17:13 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A passenger on an arriving Southwest Airlines flight taxiing at Phoenix's main airport opened a galley door, jumped out and ran to an airport fire station where he barricaded himself, authorities said Saturday. The man's identity wasn't immediately...

Meticulous restoration underway at Air Force Academy chapel

Dec. 04, 2021 14:15 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The Air Force Academy chapel is one of the most distinctive pieces of architecture in Colorado. But few people have caught a glimpse of it for more than a year. That’s because the entire building is undergoing an exhaustive restoration...

Hollister mourns retired officer's loss in Colorado shooting

Nov. 25, 2021 13:56 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A California community is mourning with a recently retired police officer whose son and nephew were killed in a shooting in Colorado. Another son of former Hollister, California police Sgt. Ray Celano was also wounded in Saturday’s shooting near a skate park...

Top US figure skater Alysa Liu switching coaches

Nov. 22, 2021 16:48 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Two-time U.S. figure skating champion Alysa Liu is making a coaching change less than three months before the Winter Olympics. The 2019 and 2020 U.S. champ will begin training in Colorado Springs with Christy Krall, Drew Meekins and Viktor...

2 dead, 1 critically wounded in shooting in Colorado Springs

Nov. 21, 2021 18:14 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — An adult and a juvenile died and another juvenile was wounded in a shooting near a skate park in Colorado Springs on Saturday, police said. The shooting was reported shortly after 7 p.m. near the skate park within Memorial Park. Officers...

Death charges rare for skyrocketing fatal fentanyl overdoses

Nov. 21, 2021 10:22 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — In a matter of seconds, a tiny blue pill disguised as a prescription painkiller can kill a person with a lethal dose of fentanyl, a drug so powerful that amounts as tiny as a few grains of salt are deadly. Parents of Colorado high school and college students who have died...

Colorado gov expands antibody access, resists mask mandates

Nov. 20, 2021 13:56 PM EST

DENVER, Colo. (AP) — Colorado residents with COVID-19 who are at high risk of severe illness will no longer need a doctor's referral before getting antibody treatments designed to keep them out of hospitals, starting next week. Gov. Jared Polis made the announcement...

Colorado man accused of fighting against police at Capitol

Nov. 10, 2021 14:14 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado man accused of fighting against police trying to keep people from entering the U.S. Capitol has been charged in connection with the Jan. 6 riot. Thomas Patrick Hamner, 48, of Peyton was arrested Tuesday in Colorado Springs. He is charged with...