BOULDER — A Boulder man is facing serious charges after a police officer said he tried to strangle her after she stopped him on suspicion of riding his bicycle while intoxicated.
Matthew Tello is facing charges of assault, menacing, obstructing a police officer, resisting arrest, DUI and being an accessory to a crime.
Police were investigating reports a bicyclist got into a dispute with the driver of a car pulling out of a parking lot when Tello began resisting arrest.
According to the Boulder Daily Camera (http://tinyurl.com/b6nc8s3 ) and Associated Press, officer Beth McNalley was treated for minor injuries.
Get ready for big changes as morning turns into afternoon Wednesday. The National Weather Service forecasts a slight chance of rain and snow before 3 p.m., then a chance of rain between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., then a chance of rain and snow after 5 p.m. in the Colorado Springs area. Expect a high temperature of 37.
The rain turns into snow Wednesday night with an expected low of 19.
Applicant alleges he wasn't hired because he's gay
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Personnel Board has voted to hear a complaint by a man who alleges the State Patrol didn't hire him because he's gay.
The State Patrol contends it didn't hire Cory Cutting because of dishonesty in certain areas, including a question about whether he had ever engaged in prostitution.
KMGH-TV in Denver reports (http://bit.ly/1339IVo) that after Cutting applied to become an intelligence analyst, a polygraph test examiner asked him about an incident in Mexico in which Cutting took someone to his hotel room and the person later asked him for money. Cutting says he didn't pay and doesn't consider that incident prostitution.
Cutting's attorney says the examiner improperly asked Cutting if the person in the hotel was a man. Asking job applicants about sexual orientation is prohibited in Colorado.
Advisory group to guide uranium mill cleanup
CANON CITY (AP) — A uranium producer says it will cost about $900 million to remove 15 million tons of radioactive uranium tailings from a dismantled mill along the Arkansas River.
Gov. John Hickenlooper's office is forming a 15-member community advisory group to help guide cleanup at the mill, which was declared a Superfund environmental disaster site in 1984.
According to the Denver Post (http://tinyurl.com/a6lyex7 ), Cotter Corp. officials say disposing of the tailings would require 455 trucks a day for more than 5 years hauling hazardous loads through populated areas.
Skiers getting boost as Aspen expands cell access
ASPEN (AP) — Cell phone users are expected to get better service on ski slopes and throughout the Aspen area by the end of next year.
The Roaring Fork Broadband Coalition, which includes Aspen Skiing Co., the Pitkin County government, the town of Snowmass Village, the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority and the U.S. Forest Service, is seeking proposals to upgrade service.
According to the Aspen Daily News (http://bit.ly/131n5pc ), work is expected to begin this summer.
Reporter gets tweets mentioning theater shooting
DENVER (AP) — A pediatric cardiologist in Arizona is being investigated by his employer over tweets to a Denver Post reporter who was friends with a woman killed in the Colorado theater shooting.
According to KUSA-TV in Denver (http://on9news.tv/Y8sG7w ), reporter Adrian Dater retweeted the comments that appear to have been in response to something he wrote about the Phoenix Coyotes hockey team.
The Twitter user BabyDocScott tweeted "Go catch a movie in Aurora" and said Dater could "join Jessica for all I care." Dater was friends with Jessica Ghawi, who was killed in the Aurora movie theater shootings July 20.
Dr. Scott Schnee at Banner Health in Phoenix didn't return a call from KUSA, and his Twitter account is now disabled.
Banner Health issued a statement saying it's gathering information.
2 killed in US 287 crash were from Garfield County
BERTHOUD (AP) — Coroner's officials say two people who died after a crash near Berthoud last week were from Garfield County.
The Larimer County coroner's office identified them as 18-year-old Marquelle Miller and 20-year-old Malachi Bilson. Miller's uncle Russell Talbott tells the Daily Sentinel (http://bit.ly/Y55Qzs ) that Miller grew up in New Castle and recently moved to the Denver area. He says she was friends with Bilson, who lived in Silt.
Sigg's attorneys back judge on closed hearing
DENVER (AP) — Lawyers for a teen accused of killing a 10-year-old Westminster girl and attacking a jogger say a judge didn't abuse his discretion in closing the teen's preliminary hearing to the public.
The judge said last year he would close the hearing planned Friday for Austin Sigg, saying he wants to ensure a fair trial and to protect the privacy of victims and their families.
Media organizations including The Associated Press appealed to the Colorado Supreme Court. In a document filed Tuesday, they argued that a prosecutor already said in open court that Sigg allegedly confessed to killing Jessica Ridgeway in October.
Sigg's attorneys argue the judge reasonably ruled to close the hearing after balancing the media's right for access against Sigg's right to a fair trial by an impartial jury.
TODAY IN HISTORY
In 1792, President George Washington signed an act creating the U.S. Post Office.
In 1809, the Supreme Court ruled that no state legislature could annul the judgments or determine the jurisdictions of federal courts.
In 1839, Congress prohibited dueling in the District of Columbia.
In 1862, William Wallace Lincoln, the 11-year-old son of President Abraham Lincoln and first lady Mary Todd Lincoln, died at the White House, â€¨apparently of typhoid fever.
In 1907, President Theodore Roosevelt signed an immigration act that excluded “idiots, imbeciles, feebleminded persons, epileptics, insane persons” from being admitted to the United States.
In 1933, Congress proposed the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to repeal Prohibition.
In 1938, Anthony Eden resigned as British foreign secretary after Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain’s decision to negotiate with Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.
In 1944, during World War II, U.S. bombers began raiding German aircraft manufacturing centers in a series of attacks that became known as “Big Week.”
In 1962, astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth as he flew aboard Project Mercury’s Friendship 7 spacecraft.
In 1965, the Ranger 8 spacecraft crashed on the moon, as planned, after sending back thousands of pictures of the lunar surface.
In 1971, the National Emergency Warning Center in Colorado erroneously ordered U.S. radio and TV stations off the air; some stations heeded the alert, which was not lifted for about 40 minutes.
In 1998, Tara Lipinski of the U.S. won the ladies’ figure skating gold medal at the Nagano Olympics; Michelle Kwan won the silver.
Ten years ago: Former Air Force Master Sgt. Brian Patrick Regan was convicted in Alexandria, Va., of offering to sell U.S. intelligence to Iraq and China. (Regan was later sentenced to life without parole.) A 17-year-old Mexican girl mistakenly given a heart and lungs with the wrong blood type received a second set of organs at Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina; however, Jesica Santillan suffered brain damage and later died.
Five years ago: A U.S. Navy cruiser blasted a disabled spy satellite with a pinpoint missile strike that achieved the main mission of exploding a tank of toxic fuel 130 miles above the Pacific Ocean.
One year ago: Former senator and astronaut John Glenn celebrated the 50th anniversary of his space flight at Ohio State University by kicking off a forum about NASA’s future.
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