Thursday, February 28, 2013
Thursday February 28, 2013
Delta Police have called in the CBI to investigate an altercation involving officers at the Delta Wal-Mart early yesterday. Officials say more than one officer has been placed on leave as they investigate. The officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle, when the fight broke out. One person was hospitalized.
A bill designed to protect Colorado jobs has passed out of the House Finance committee and is headed to the floor for consideration. The bill would allow local governments to offer business personal property tax breaks up to 100% to companies considering leaving the state. Loveland Representative Brian DelGrosso says the measure is designed to make Colorado less prohibitive for job creators.
State legislators are looking at a measure to up the cap on damages citizens can recover on account of government wrong doing. A bill moving forward in the state senate comes after last year's Lower North Fork fire. Several homes were destroyed and three people were killed. It's sponsor says the bill strikes a better balance between government accountability and ensuring financial stability.
The Mesa County Coroner's Office has released the name of a man shot and killed by his father in Grand Junction yesterday. 48 year old Garth Meier died of a gunshot wound to the chest. Police aren't saying anything about possible charges and no arrests have been made.
Colorado's U-S Attorney supports a ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines. John Walsh testified before the U-S Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday in Washington.
The IRS is warning taxpayers about out-of-the-blue emails claiming to be from the IRS. A Colorado IRS spokeswoman warns the emails may contain malicious code that will infect your computer. She says no links should be clicked on and no confidential information should be entered. Scammers use the IRS name and logo to appear authentic, but the IRS does not initiate contact by email. If you receive one of the emails, you should forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Grand Junction man is headed to prison in a plea agreement for selling firearms to an undercover agent who said he would take them to drug cartels in Mexico. The Daily Sentinel says Miguel Reyes-Robles delivered the weapons to an undercover agent at his store, R&R Discount Car Audio after meeting with the agent in May of 2011 and again in February of last year. That's when he was arrested. The plea agreement calls for Reyes-Robles to spend 30 months in federal prison. He remains free until space opens in a federal facility.
A former Girl Scout leader is looking at probation, community corrections or a jail sentence after striking a deal with prosecutors. 27 year old Carmen Wyson admitted taking money from her troop's cookie fund and using it to pay bills. The Daily Sentinel says Wysong initiated the investigation that led to her arrest, reporting the theft of nearly $7,000 but later confessing to taking it. Wysong has also been ordered to repay the money.