Charged: The father of the children, Wayne Sperling, 66, is also charged with child abuse after the children were found living at his filthy home. Bailey, 35, lived in a different part of the block but saw them daily
SOURCE – DENVER – The list of roads closed by flooding and rock slides continued to grow on Friday.
CDOT CLOSURES as of 6:45 a.m.
– I-25 from Hwy 7 (north of Denver) to Highway 14 (Ft Collins) closed due to flooding. (Closure expanded!)
– I-25 NB & SB ramps to Hwy 119 (Milemarker 240) closed because of flooding and severe weather.
– US 36 (Boulder Turnpike) EB closed at Foothills Parkway
State bracing for more rains, flooding through weekend
1:34 a.m. EDT September 13, 2013
SOURCE – BOULDER, Colo. — Massive flash flooding along Colorado’s picturesque Front Range mountains, triggered by what the National Weather Service termed “biblical rainfall amounts,” killed at least three people Thursday, cut off small towns and forced countless residents to scramble for high ground.
Boulder, home to the University of Colorado, was among the hardest hit by the devastating waters. Classes were canceled, hundreds of students evacuated and a quarter of the campus buildings damaged by rising water, authorities said.
“This is not an ordinary day. It is not an ordinary disaster,” Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle said, describing walls of water as high as 20 feet that tore down mountainsides and canyons already scarred and denuded from wildfires.
“All the preparation in the world … can’t put people up those canyons while these walls of water are coming down,” he said.
DENVER (CBS4)– A plane from Las Vegas to Denver landed safely at Denver International Airport after a man tried to open an over-wing door during the flight.
Frontier Flight 760 was returning from Las Vegas to DIA when the incident happened.
The plane landed safely and taxied to Gate A24. No one on board was injured.
DIA Operations, TSA and police in Denver are all responding to investigate the incident.
Investigators are trying to figure out what motivated the man to try to open the door during the flight.
At least five people are hurt in the series of crashes which happened within miles of each other amid reports of high wind speeds.
At least five people have been injured after four hot air balloons crashed to the ground on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado.
The accidents all happened within miles and about an hour of each other on Saturday amid reports of high wind speeds.
One person was injured when one of the balloons hit power lines and sparked a small fire, police in the suburb of Arvada said.
Three people were in the basket when the balloon crashed near the intersection of state highways 72 and 93 at about 8am local time.
After hitting the ground, the balloon was reportedly dragged about 300ft into power lines.
Another balloon went down in Boulder County, according to Denver TV station KUSA-TV.
The balloon’s basket hit the ground hard and was dragged along for about 50 yards before coming to rest.
A third crash was reported in Louisville, but authorities say no one was injured.
And a fourth balloon went down in the Rocky Flats area south of Boulder.
Gusty winds were reported to have swept the area on Saturday morning, but it is unclear if strong winds were to blame for the crashes and an investigation is under way.
The extent of the victims’ injuries was not immediately known.
A Colorado woman left estranged husband a note before shooting their 9-year-old son: police
Lisa Marie Lesyshen left a letter for Michael Kirlan on their child’s nightstand that read, ‘Remember you are responsible for what has happened here,’ according to an arrest warrant.
A Colorado mother who shot her 9-year-old son five times did it to get back at her husband, according to police documents.
By Mary Wisniewski, Reuters
CHICAGO — A major early spring storm brought heavy snow, severe thunderstorms and floods as it moved east across the United States on Saturday, closing highways and causing a pileup involving dozens of vehicles.
Baseball-sized hail was reported in northern Florida, along with possible tornadoes, while heavy snow in Colorado and Kansas delayed flights and shut down part of Interstate-70.
A crash involving up to 50 vehicles closed part of Interstate-25 near Loveland, Colorado, north of Denver. There did not appear to be major injuries, but many cars needed to be moved off the road, said Mindy Crane, spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Transportation.
More than 200 miles of I-70 were closed in both directions from near Denver to Colby, Kansas, due to poor visibility.
“All in all, this is a pretty nasty storm,” said AccuWeather.com senior meteorologist Tom Kines.
Crane said there was no estimate for the reopening of the I-25. “We’re seeing 40-miles-per-hour gusts.”
The snow in the Loveland area was reported to be at least 10 to 12 inches deep, she said.
Snow delayed arriving flights at Denver International Airport, said spokesman Heath Montgomery.
The snow was expected to move east to Kansas City, St. Louis, Indianapolis and Columbus, Ohio, over the next 24 hours, before moving into the mid-Atlantic states, Kines said.
Rough weather also was forecast in the Gulf Coast region from Florida to eastern Texas throughout Saturday, with large hail, damaging winds and possible tornadoes, Kines said.
In northern Florida, the National Weather Service in Jacksonville had reports of high winds and possible tornado touchdowns, though no twisters have been confirmed, according to meteorologist Phil Peterson.
Peterson said the weather service also had reports of baseball-sized hail west of Lawtey, Florida, early in the afternoon. Lake City received two inches of heavy rain in 30 minutes, he said.