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SUNRISE: Fight between woman, ex-boyfriend leads to stabbing

Staff reports Updated: October 12, 2012 at 12:00 am

Colorado Springs police say one man is on the run and one man in the hospital after a fight between a woman and her ex-boyfriend Thursday night resulted in a stabbing.

Police were called to a residence on the 4400 block of Wordsworth Circle about 10:30 p.m. after the stabbing was reported.

A woman at the scene said her ex-boyfriend came to her residence and confronted her. When the man began assaulting her, another man tried to intervene. A fight ensued between the men, during which the victim was allegedly stabbed twice in the back by the ex-boyfriend.

The ex-boyfriend, identified as 19-year-old Joseph Randall, fled the scene and has not been located.

The other man was transported to Memorial Hospital.

  

WEATHER

The National Weather Service forecasts a high of 58 Friday in Colorado Springs with a 40 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms. Expect an overnight low of 40 with a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms. The weather service forecasts a high of 61 on Saturday with a 20 percent chance of showers and a high of 67 on Sunday with sunny skies.

   

AROUND COLORADO

Body found in Arvada may be identified

DENVER (AP) — Authorities say they will soon have more to say about a body found in a Denver suburb.

Police have refused to suggest any connection between the body and a missing girl from another suburb.

Police in Westminster say they will have an update about the investigation on Friday.

Ten-year-old Jessica Ridgeway of Westminster was last seen leaving for school on Oct. 5. The body was found Wednesday in the Pattridge Park open space in Arvada, about seven miles southwest of Jessica's home.

The open space is south of the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge and is dotted with abandoned coal mine shafts. The area is favored by mountain bikers and model airplane flyers on weekends.

Festival to honor response to Aurora shooting

DENVER (AP) — State officials and nonprofit organizations are holding a free community festival to honor people who responded to the Aurora theater shootings and others who helped the city heal.

The event will be held Saturday and will include food stands, face painting and crafts.

According to the Denver Post (http://tinyurl.com/93tn5np ), there will also be a special presentation to people who helped after the July 20 shootings.

The attack killed 12 people and wounded 58 others. Former University of Colorado-Denver graduate student James Holmes is charged with launching the attack.

Mediator meets again with Aurora shooting victims

DENVER (AP) — The mediator trying to resolve a dispute over funds for the victims of the Aurora theater shooting is meeting for a second day with victims and their relatives.

Kenneth Feinberg met with the victims Thursday and has another meeting scheduled Friday to discuss how $5 million in donations to victims and their families should be distributed.

He told victims and their families Thursday that he hopes to distribute the donations by Thanksgiving.

Some victims have complained that not everyone is getting the money they need to deal with the tragedy. Feinberg says the money should be handed out with no strings attached.

The July 20 attack killed 12 people and wounded 58 others. Former University of Colorado-Denver graduate student James Holmes is charged with launching the attack.

Man files lawsuit over terrorist comment

DENVER (AP) — An Elbert County man has filed a federal lawsuit after a county commissioner called him a terrorist and tried to ban him from the county building.

Don Pippin says he was offended after commissioner Kurt Schlegel called him a terrorist and unsuccessfully tried to ban him from the county building. Pippin says he suffered emotional distress and loss of enjoyment of life.

According to the Denver Post (http://tinyurl.com/9y2nes8 ), Pippin was photographing security cameras at the Elbert County administration building in April for an open-records request he was planning about the cost of the system when he was challenged by county officials.

Schlegel says officials were trying to protect county employees.

Man pleads guilty in poisoning of neighbors' dogs

GREELEY (AP) — A Weld County man accused of feeding strychnine-laced meat to his neighbors' dogs, which later died, has pleaded guilty to two charges.

Prosecutors say 73-year-old Joseph Losinski pleaded guilty Thursday to aggravated cruelty to animals and intimidating a neighbor who was a witness in the case. He is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 12.

Prosecutors say he had fed poisoned meatballs to a German shepherd and chocolate Labrador owned by Travis and Tesla Dougherty. The dogs were found dead in August.

USDA OKs loan guarantee for biomass plant

GYPSUM (AP) — Sen. Michael Bennet says the U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a $40 million loan guarantee to finance a biomass power plant in Gypsum.

The Colorado Democrat said Thursday that the loan guarantee is for Eagle Valley Clean Energy LLC to finance a proposed 11.5-megawatt plant that would use wood biomass such as the results of forest thinning for fuel.

The plant would have the capacity to power nearly 10,000 homes.

      

TODAY IN HISTORY

In 1997, singer John Denver was killed in the crash of his privately built aircraft in Monterey Bay, Calif.; he was 53.

    

HAPPENINGS

-- “Stay and Play Storytime,” interactive storytime, 10:30 a.m., Fountain Library Branch, 230 S. Main St., Fountain, free.

-- “Let’s Play Chess,” children’s program, 3:30-5 p.m., Briargate Branch Library, 9475 Briar Village Point, free.

-- Martinez Elementary School Fall Festival, 5-8 p.m., Martinez Elementary School, 6460 Vickers Drive, $10 pre-ordered wristbands or $12 at gate. Your wristband allows for general admission and all-you-can handle play for a variety of games, bounce houses, face painting, hayrides with apple cider and a whole lot more! Bring a little extra cash to purchase tickets to use at the bake sale, cake walk and dunk tank.

-- “RMC Craft Fair” with a portion of the proceeds going to the Women of Calvary who support local Colorado charities, 5-8 p.m., Rocky Mountain Calvary Church, 4285 N. Academy Blvd., free admission.

-- “Annual Potato Soup Supper” hosted by the Ute Pass Historical Society, 5:30-8 p.m., Pikes Peak Community Club, 11122 Highway 24, Divide, $5.

-- “The Story Project - Survival Stories” with real life stories of survival, 7 p.m., Marmalade at Smokebrush Theater, 219 W. Colorado Ave., $5 donation.

-- Black Rose Acoustic Society Open Stage headlined by Kate MacLeod, 7 p.m., Black Forest Community Center, 12530 Black Forest Road, $7 for general public, $4 for Black Rose Acoustic Society members, $5 for nonmember middle and high school students and college students with valid school ID at door.

-- “I See Me” exhibit, 7 p.m., Whitney Electric Building, 823 N. Tejon St., free.

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