Holmes' notebook detailed 'obsession to kill'
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A police detective read a passage in a notebook kept by Colorado theater shooter James Holmes detailing his "obsession to kill" since he was a child and how to carry it out during his trial Tuesday.
Police Detective Sgt. Matthew Fyles said Holmes dismissed biological warfare and serial murder in favor of a "mass murder/spree" in the notebook and considered attacking an airport but didn't want to be mistaken for a terrorist.
Fyles also said Holmes also wrote that he needed to research firearms along with the law and mental illness.
But defense attorney Daniel King said that However, King says confusing musings about Holmes' life make up a greater part of the book.
DENVER POLICE SHOOTING
Denver police: Armed man shot downtown, expected to survive
DENVER (AP) — Denver police say a suspect was shot in the arm during an exchange of gunfire with officers but is expected to survive.
The shooting happened early Tuesday morning downtown after police responded to a report of a man with a gun.
The man fled after the shooting but was captured five blocks away.
The investigation closed streets during the early part of the morning commute, forcing detours for buses and light rail.
AIR FORCE ACADEMY-PACKAGE
No danger found from suspicious package at Air Force Academy
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — Air Force Academy officials say a package that raised suspicion at the school turned out to be medical supplies mailed to an individual.
Officials say emergency responders checked the package at the academy post office Tuesday when a security scan detected the presence of a possibly hazardous material.
The contents were tested and no hazard was found.
OIL DRILLING FEES SUSPENDED
County to suspend impact fees as oil boom wanes
(Information in the following story is from: The Daily Sentinel, http://www.gjsentinel.com)
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Rio Blanco County commissioners are suspending oil drilling impact fees until February of next year as production slows from 42 wells last year to eight in the first four months of 2015.
The Daily Sentinel reports the county created the fees when it hit a peak of 200 wells drilled in 2008, and low gas prices have contributed to the decline.
The fee can range from almost $11,000 for a shallow well to just under $18,000 for a deeper one.
Commissioner Shawn Bolton says they hope eliminating the fees for the oil, housing and other development industries will encourage investment in the county.
Bolton said the fees could be eliminated permanently.
AIR FORCE ACADEMY-THUNDERBIRDS
Thunderbirds practice Air Force Academy graduation flyover
The Thunderbirds precision flying team is practicing for the Air Force Academy graduation flyover later this week.
The squadron rehearsed the flyover Tuesday morning at the academy outside Colorado Springs.
Graduation is Thursday in Falcon Stadium. The Thunderbirds will buzz the stadium just as the cadets are officially commissioned as second lieutenants and toss their hats into the air.
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James will give the commencement address.