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Associated Press Updated: November 23, 2014 at 5:00 am


Woman found after reported abduction

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says a woman who was reported kidnapped has been found safe.

The sheriff's office say in a tweet that 26-year-old Megan Vandellen was found close to the area where 28-year-old David Sikora was arrested on Saturday after the woman was reported missing.

Authorities say the suspect chased after Vandellen in a white cargo van and rammed the back of her car early Saturday.

A passenger in the victim's car told authorities he got scared and ran. He told authorities that when he came back the victim and the white van were gone.

The sheriff's office says the incident was reported as a case of domestic violence.


Memorial dedicated to victims of wildfire

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Hundreds of people turned out at Mountain Shadows Park on Saturday for the dedication of memorials remembering the 2012 Waldo Canyon wildfire near Colorado Springs.

The memorials include hiking trails dedicated to two people who died in the fire and others affected by the devastating blaze. A sculpture and park represent rebirth and renewal for the community.

Bill and Barbara Everett died in the fire that destroyed 347 homes and burned 18,000 acres. It was one of the most destructive wildfires in state history.


Mom accused of running prostitution business

(Information in the following story is from: Daily Times-Call,

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — Police have arrested a 40-year-old Longmont woman alleging she had been running a prostitution operation out of her home where six children were living at the time.

Police charged the woman with prostitution, six counts of child abuse and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The Longmont Times-Call reports Longmont police were called to the home to investigate reports of children possibly having access to drugs and other items.

Longmont Police Cmdr. Jeff Satur says police served a search warrant at the residence Thursday and arrested the woman. The woman's children ages 5 through 16 were turned over to the Colorado Department of Human Services.


Customer information stolen from RTD kiosks

(Information in the following story is from: KMGH-TV,

DENVER (AP) — Authorities are warning RTD customers who used credit cards to buy their tickets in the Denver metro area that some of their information may have been stolen.

The transit authority discovered three card skimmers on Nov. 4 and assured customers none of their information had been compromised.

Then the company began receiving complaints from customers and discovered there had been another device that steals credit and debit card information at another station.

According to KMGH-TV, authorities now have a video recording of the person believed responsible and are trying to find that person.


Denver TV for Southwest Colorado gets boost

(Information in the following story is from: Durango Herald,

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Senate has passed a bill that would allow Colorado television stations to petition the Federal Communications Commission to serve southwestern La Plata County and other so-called orphan counties that receive out-of-state broadcasts.

The measure could allow local residents who are complaining about having to watch New Mexico television stations to finally receive Denver Broncos games and TV news from Denver broadcast stations.

Congressional action comes after the FCC completed a study about orphan counties. In addition to La Plata and Montezuma counties, several other counties across the country receive TV news from other states.

According to the Durango Herald, the bill would allow the FCC to add or exclude communities from a station's local market if there is a request from a commercial broadcast station.


Boulder County election results not certified

(Information in the following story is from: Daily Camera,

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A majority of the Boulder County Canvass Board has voted not to certify the results of the Nov. 4 election.

Some board members are criticizing the signature verification process and claim the results are unreliable.

County Clerk and Recorder Hillary Hall says the dispute is purely political.

The Canvass Board is responsible for certifying the official record of votes and the results must be in Secretary of State Scott Gessler's office on Monday.

The Boulder Daily Camera reports Gessler has the final say on the matter and he has rejected similar challenges from previous elections.

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