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SUNRISE: 3 arrested after alleged home invasion

Staff reports Updated: October 19, 2012 at 12:00 am

Colorado Springs police arrested one man and two women after an alleged home invasion and assault early Friday morning.

Police were called to 1526 Sanderson Ave., shortly before 1 a.m., after it was reported that the suspects forced their way into the residence and that a fight was under way.

The suspects fled before officers arrived, but were captured a short time later in the area of Palmer Park Boulevard and Sanderson - between South Academy Boulevard and Powers Boulevard.

Justice Carter, Breeann Montoya and Shane Montoya were arrested - charged with first degree burglary and conspiracy.

  

WEATHER

Get ready for a gorgeous weekend outdoors. The National Weather Service forecasts sunny skies the next three days with average highs of 74 on Friday, 76 on Saturday and 72 on Sunday.

   

AROUND COLORADO

Romney, Ryan to rally at Red Rocks

MORRISON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and running mate Paul Ryan are scheduled to visit Colorado next week.

The two have planned a rally at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Tuesday night, the day after early voting begins.

Romney, President Barack Obama, their running mates and spouses have been busy visiting battleground states in the weeks leading up to Election Day. Though Obama won Colorado in 2008, Republicans have said they consider the state to be in play this time around.

Police in Ridgeway case look for link in May case

WESTMINSTER (AP) — Police are searching for a link between the abduction and slaying of 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway and the attempted abduction of a 22-year-old woman at a neighborhood lake in May.

Westminster police Thursday said the suspect in the May 28 case involved a white male, approximately 5 foot 6 inches to 5 foot 8 inches tall with a medium build. No vehicle information is available.

The woman in the attempted abduction case was running on a trail around Ketner Lake, which is less than a half mile from Jessica's home where she was last seen alive Oct. 5. Jessica's body was found Oct. 10.

In the attempted abduction case, the woman reported that a man grabbed her from behind and placed a rag over her mouth that had a chemical smell.

Jury deliberates in Summit County man's trial

BOULDER (AP) — Jurors are resuming deliberations in the trial of a Summit County man accused of killing a former city of Boulder employee.

Jurors in the trial of Michael Clark started deliberating Thursday and are due to resume deliberations Friday.

Clark is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Marty Grisham, who was shot after answering a knock at the door on Nov. 1, 1994. Clark was friends with Grisham's daughter and pleaded guilty at the time to theft and forgery for stealing and using Grisham's checks. He has denied killing Grisham.

The Daily Camera reports (http://bit.ly/TgfbEt ) that in closing trial arguments, a prosecutor said Clark is the only person who had the motive and means to kill Grisham.

Clark's lawyer says police haven't found concrete evidence.

Denver bar slaying suspect due in court

DENVER (AP) — The second of three suspects accused in the killings of five people and a cover-up fire at a Denver bar is due in court.

Lynell Hill was ordered to return to face a judge on Friday to hear the possible charges against him after public defenders said they had a conflict of interest representing another suspect in the case.

Dexter Lewis stood silently in court on Thursday as he was advised of the potential charges against him.

Lewis, Hill and his brother Joseph are facing murder and arson charges in the killing of five people at a bar that was then set on fire to hide the crime on Wednesday.

Air tankers go after 2 wildfires

DURANGO (AP) — Air tankers are helping to fight two wildfires in southwest Colorado.

The U.S. Forest Service says winds calmed down Thursday, allowing two heavy air tankers from Albuquerque, N.M., and a heavy helicopter to drop retardant and water on the Vallecito Fire. That blaze has not forced any evacuations, though 18 homes have received pre-evacuation notices. It is estimated to be burning on about 230 acres and is 5 percent contained. It may have been sparked by lightning, but an investigation is continuing.

Meanwhile, La Plata County emergency manager Butch Knowlton says two single-engine air tankers were dropping slurry on the Little East Fire. About 35 to 40 homes in Montezuma County received pre-evacuation notices due to that fire. That fire was burning on an estimated 80 to 100 acres.

Remains of missing Colorado man found in Wyoming

BOULDER (AP) — The remains of an elderly Colorado man who disappeared more than seven years ago have been found in Wyoming.

Fred Dingler of Boulder County had Alzheimer's disease and was 82 when he disappeared. He was last seen on Aug. 10, 2005, leaving his home in Gunbarrel while his wife was napping. His vehicle was later found outside of Hanna, Wyo.

The Daily Camera reports (http://bit.ly/OM9cEB) two archaeologists found human remains near Hanna last week, and a search of the area turned up a mandible that investigators were able to match to Dingler's dental records.

The Carbon County coroner's office in Wyoming is handling the autopsy.

     

TODAY IN HISTORY

In 1951, President Harry S. Truman signed an act ending the state of war with Germany.

In 1960, the United States began a limited embargo against Cuba covering all commodities except medical supplies and certain food products.

In 1977, the supersonic Concorde made its first landing in New York City.

In 1982, automaker John Z. DeLorean was arrested by federal agents in Los Angeles, accused of conspiring to sell $24 million of cocaine to salvage his business. (He was acquitted.)

In 1983, Senate establishes Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday.

In 1987, the stock market crashed as the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 508 points, or 22.6 percent in value, to close at 1,738.74.

     

HAPPENINGS

-- “Lunch and a Movie,” bring your lunch and watch “The Avengers,” 12:30-3 p.m., High Prairie Library, 7035 Old Meridian Road, Falcon, free.

-- Homeschool Science Lab, parent must accompany students, 1-3 p.m., East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. free.

-- “Cold Comfort,” with new works on paper and canvas by Liese Chavez, 5-9 p.m., Mountain Living Studio, 741 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, free.

-- K8E Orr art show, 7-9 p.m., Swirl Wine Bar, 717 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, no cover.

-- Wayne Wilkinson Trio, 8:15 p.m., Motif, 2432 W. Cucharras St.

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