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Gazette Premium Content SUNRISE: Man opens fire on Colorado Springs intruders

Staff reports Published: May 24, 2013

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP)- No injuries have been reported after a man opened fire at three people who broke into his apartment in Colorado Springs early Friday.

Police say the trio knocked on the man's door, and when he did not recognize them, he slammed the door.

Police say the intruders forced their way into his apartment waving a gun, and the victim opened fire.

Police say they currently have no suspects.

 

WEATHER

The National Weather Service forecasts a mostly sunny Friday with a high near 80 on Friday. Expect an overnight low around 50.

A fire weather watch was issued for Saturday for the eastern mountains and Tellerand El Paso Counties. There's potential for strong winds, low humidities and dry fuels.

 

AROUND COLORADO

Audit of Colorado parole system expanded

DENVER (AP) - An audit of Colorado's parole system is being expanded to review whether budget issues are keeping parole officers from placing some high-risk parolees under intensive supervision.

The parole division has been under scrutiny since the killing of prisons chief Tom Clements by a parolee in March.

Documents obtained by the Denver Post through an open-records request (http://tinyurl.com/pn6ck82) show that the state has in some cases been unable to place or keep parolees under intensive supervision because of caps or budget limitations on the program.

 

Denver police officer bitten by suspect

DENVER (AP) - A Denver police officer had to be taken to the hospital after he was bitten by a suspect while making an arrest.

Police say the officer tried to stop a vehicle wanted by authorities on Thursday and the vehicle crashed.

According to KMGH-TV (http://tinyurl.com/nnb23w2 ), the suspect was also taken to the hospital with unspecified injuries.

 

Traffic blocked after armored car spills coins

GREELEY (AP) - Weld County deputies blocked traffic after a Brink's armored car dumped coins on a highway.

Authorities say they were called to investigate a complaint of a truck blocking a highway on Thursday and discovered the rear doors of the armored vehicle had come open. They say a large amount of coins had fallen out of the back.

Deputies blocked traffic to allow the highway to be cleaned up. The amount of money spilled has not been determined and authorities do not know if any of the coins are missing.

 

TODAY IN HISTORY

In 1775, John Hancock was elected president of the Continental Congress, succeeding Peyton Randolph.

In 1844, Samuel F.B. Morse transmitted the message "What hath God wrought" from Washington to Baltimore as he formally opened America's first telegraph line.

In 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge, linking Brooklyn and Manhattan, was dedicated by President Chester Alan Arthur and New York Gov. Grover Cleveland.

In 1918, Bela Bartok's one-act opera "Bluebeard's Castle" had its premiere in Budapest.

In 1935, the first major-league baseball game to be played at night took place at Cincinnati's Crosley Field as the Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 2-1.

In 1937, in a set of rulings, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Social Security Act of 1935.

In 1941, the German battleship Bismarck sank the British battle cruiser HMS Hood in the North Atlantic, killing all but three of the 1,418 men on board.

In 1959, former U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles died at age 71 in Washington, D.C.

In 1961, a group of Freedom Riders was arrested after arriving at a bus terminal in Jackson, Miss., charged with breaching the peace for entering white-designated areas. (They ended up serving 60 days in jail.)

In 1962, astronaut Scott Carpenter became the second American to orbit the Earth as he flew aboard Aurora 7.

In 1976, Britain and France opened trans-Atlantic Concorde supersonic transport service to Washington.

In 1980, Iran rejected a call by the World Court in The Hague to release the American hostages.

In 2001, 23 people died when the floor of a Jerusalem wedding hall collapsed beneath dancing guests, sending them falling several stories into the basement.

Ten years ago: Furious crowds hurled debris and insults at Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika when he visited a town devastated by a deadly earthquake. The U.S.-led coalition ordered Iraqis to give up their weapons by mid-June.

Five years ago: Comedy performer and director Dick Martin of TV's "Laugh-In" fame died at age 86 in Santa Monica, Calif.

One year ago: President Barack Obama doubled down on criticism of rival Mitt Romney's background as a venture capitalist, telling a rally at the Iowa State Fairgrounds there might be value in such experience but "not in the White House."

 

HAPPENINGS

-- "Let's Play Chess," for all ages and skill levels, 3:30-5 p.m., Briargate Branch Library, 9475 Briar Village Point, free.

-- The Other Band, 5:30 p.m., Prime Time Showcase

Texas T-Bone Steakhouse, 4659 Centennial Blvd., no cover.

-- The Flumps, 7:30-10 p.m., Rico's Coffee, Chocolate And Wine Bar, 322 N. Tejon St., free.

-- Jinx, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Meadow Muffins, 2432 W. Colorado Ave., free.

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