Man Tries To Hide From Cops In Store Ceiling

By Andrea Flores DENVER (CBS4)– A portion of East Colfax Avenue near Ulster Street was blocked off Friday afternoon after witnesses say a man ran from police and got stuck in an unlikely place—the ceiling of a cell phone store. “Everybody’s all calm and then out of the nowhere a bunch of cops come in,” said a witness, who did not want to be identified.
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The witness claims the man walked into a nearby Boost Mobile store with two other men to activate a cell phone. “He ran inside the store all the way to the back, thinking he was going to be able to get out through the back, but since [you need a key to open the back], he couldn’t get out.”
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Denver police says the man became lodged in the ceiling tiles of the cell phone store. “He climbed through the roof, but since there’s another floating roof, he fell down,” a witness said. “He tried getting out of the main roof, but that one is wood, so he couldn’t.”
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The man wanted by police was stuck in the ceiling for 30 minutes before eventually surrendering to officers. “Everybody got scared because they took everybody out of their businesses from the whole block,” said the witness.
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Now, businesses around East Colfax plan to be more cautious of customers. “I’m going to be more aware because you never know what their intentions are,” the witness said.
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Denver police say it’s still unclear why the man was wanted. Andrea Flores is a reporter for CBS4. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter @AndreaFloresTV.

Police: Couple Locked Boy In Basement At Night, Fed Him Mostly Carrots

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Police say a Utah couple fed their 6-year-old son a diet primarily of carrots and locked him in a dark basement room all night. The Utah County Sheriff said Thursday the room had no toilet, so the child hid his waste in a hole in the wall so he didn’t get in trouble. Police say the parents forced the boy to eat carrots before every meal and denied him more food if he didn’t finish them quickly. Authorities say the couple was arrested on suspicion of felony child abuse. No attorney was immediately listed for them in court records. The Associated Press is not naming the couple to avoid identifying the child. The child was taken to his grandmother’s home. Two other children were also taken into state custody.   Copyright 2017 The Associated Press.

MyOutdoorTV App Removes Hunting Shows After Complaints

By Jeff Todd DENVER (CBS4)– The premiere of an app giving users access to hunting and fishing shows has received so much outrage in the United Kingdom, Stan Kroenke has personally responded and ordered the controversial content to be removed. The MyOutdoorTV app launched in Britain last weekend. Celebrities like Rickie Gervais and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn are among the vocal group outraged by the hunting shows, which reportedly show elephant and tiger hunts.
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Kroenke owns the popular London-based football club Arsenal. He also owns Kroenke Sports and Entertainment, along with the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, and Colorado Rapids.
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Fans in Colorado caught wind of the U.K. outrage late this week. “I was shocked, it’s relatively shocking people would be televising elephant hunts on any channel,” said Jason McKenna, a Colorado Rapids fan. “Ricky Gervais, a big animal rights advocate, I’m sure he’s sincere. Jeremy Corbyn, an Arsenal fan and politically active, I think those are people who are sincere in their advocacy and their distaste for him as an owner.”
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The MyOutdoorTV app is available in the U.S. and is part of Outdoor Sportsman Group, a subsidiary of Kroenke Sports and Entertainment. Outdoor Sportsman Group is based in Denver and runs a variety of TV and magazines around the hunting and fishing genre.
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The cries and outrage from the U.K. have been loud enough for Kroenke to personally respond. Outdoor Sportsman Group President and CEO Jim Liberatore said in a statement, “While many on both sides of this issue have made their voices heard, and this content is only available through paid subscriptions, Stan Kroenke has directed us to remove all content related to those animals in light of the public interest.”
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Liberatore’s statement goes on to say Outdoor Sportsman Group has no association with Kroenke-owned sports teams and the content decisions by the group are made independently.
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“Hunting and fishing enthusiasts turn to our programming because we serve their interests. They turn to our programming because we depict legal, fair-chase practices. We recognize our content is not for everyone, and we respect those alternative viewpoints,” read the statement. Jeff Todd joined the CBS4 team in 2011 covering the Western Slope in the Mountain Newsroom. Since 2015 he’s been working across the Front Range in the Denver Headquarters. Follow him on Twitter @CBS4Jeff.

Lightning Strike Injures 3 Sisters At Utah Lake

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Police say a lightning strike at mountain lake injured three sisters in eastern Utah, leaving two in critical condition. Authorities said the girls aged 2, 7 and 8 were at Lily Lake near the Wyoming border when they were struck Friday afternoon. Summit County Sheriff’s Lt. Andrew Wright says the two older girls were flown to hospitals with critical injuries. The third was taken by ambulance in fair condition. Wright says the lake is one of hundreds in the Uinta Mountains used for camping, hiking and fishing. Copyright 2017 The Associated Press.

Positively Chicago: A ‘Lil’ Somethin’

(CBS) — Call it a Millennial’s approach to giving back. Barrett Blackman and some of his Twentysomething peers hand out sandwiches and a “Lil’ Somethin” more.  As CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports, they’re offering hope to the homeless. In a Humboldt Park dining room, they’re packing lunches. “So, it’s a little something of this or it’s a little something of that — just whatever we might have that day,” Blackman explains. He says he founded his group, A Lil’ Somethin, after getting the runaround when he tried to volunteer with other organizations. He made the decision to go it alone, packing up lunches once a week to hand out to homeless Chicagoans. He quickly got other requests. “The main thing they’ve asked for consistently is socks.” Also, toilet paper, backpacks and feminine products. He packs it all up in suitcases and then hauls everything downtown. “I haven’t missed a week since I started because I know they are going to be looking for me. We’re wanting to help these specific people that we see because we know they really appreciate it and they really need it,” Blackman says. One recent day, Tellez hit the streets with Blackman and the friends he’s recruited. He quickly found people in need. His first person in need: a woman sitting on the sidewalk on Michigan Avenue. “Would you like anything to eat today?” Blackman asks, offering other items. The woman responds: “You are darling, thank you.” A few steps more, and Blackman finds a regular. “Hi, Amanda, how are you?” he asks. Blackman and his troops offer food, toilet paper, and a CTA card. “Right on! You are awesome,” Amanda Crawford says. She later tells Tellez she’s impressed that the young people willing to get close to the homeless. “You’d be surprised at how many people actually do ignore the homeless,” she says. “We don’t exist in their eyes.” Freddie Brown, like so many of the others, is happy with the goodies, but it’s the Lil’ Somethin extra that may mean the most. The volunteers “take the time out and talk to us and find out what we did in life, and that’s really important.” Even Blackman is surprised by how much this has come to mean to him. “I thought I would just hand them the lunch and keep going. But it has kind of turned into more than I expected it to.” Barrett Blackman and friends often finance Lil’ Somethin’ with their own money, but they also have a Go Fund Me page.

Grizzly Peak Fire In East Bay Hills Nearing Full Containment

BERKELEY (CBS SF) — The wildfire in the hills along the Oakland-Berkeley border is now 90 percent contained. Fire officials say cooler weather Thursday and Friday helped crews trying to stop the blaze in which 20 acres have burned. The fire started on Wednesday around 1 p.m. and hot weather helped fan the flames. The fire is being investigated as arson but there are still no arrests or information on how it started. Multiple fire agencies who were immediately called to the scene to contain the blaze have left the area and fewer than 50 firefighters will remain on scene. Grizzly Peak Boulevard, which had been closed between South Park Drive and Centennial Road, has reopened.

Game-Ending Homer Lifts Red Sox Over White Sox 3-2

BOSTON (AP) — Mitch Moreland homered with two outs in the 11th inning, lifting the Boston Red Sox to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night. Moreland, a defensive replacement in the 10th, drove a pitch from Aaron Bummer (0-2) over the Green Monster for his 14th of the season. It was Boston’s second game-ending homer this week. The AL East-leading Red Sox earned their fourth consecutive victory and moved three games ahead of the second-place Yankees, who lost 7-2 at Cleveland. Christian Vazquez, who hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning of Tuesday’s 12-10 victory against the Indians, helped preserve the tie in the top of the 11th when he picked off Nicky Delmonico at second for the second out. Chicago had runners at first and second with nobody out, but failed to score. (© 2017 by STATS LLC and Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.)  

NU Professor, Oxford Employee In Custody For Fatal Chicago Stabbing

(CBS) — The Northwestern University professor and the University of Oxford employee wanted in connection with a man’s fatal stabbing in River North are in police custody in California, the Chicago Police Department announced late Friday. Wyndham Lathem, 42, and 56-year-old Andrew Warren are wanted on first-degree murder warrants for the July 27 stabbing death of 26-year-old Trenton James Cornell-Duranleau, at Lathem’s apartment in the 500 block of North State Street. Lathem was an associate professor of microbiology and immunology at Northwestern, while Warren is an employee of Somerville College, under Oxford, in Great Britain. The suspects were the subject of a national manhunt. Their capture was announced Friday night by CPD spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi, who credited the U.S. Marshals Service with handing the suspects to Oakland, Calif. police. Lathem was found in Oakland, and Warren was located in nearby San Francisco, a spokesperson for the marshals service told CBS 2. Details weren’t immediately available. The two were expected to appear in court in California and eventually be returned to Chicago, CPD’s Guglielmi said.. “Both individuals will be held accountable for their actions and we hope today’s arrest brings some small level of closure and justice for the victim’s family. We are also thankful both men are safely in custody and this did not end in further tragedy,” Guglielmi said in a statement Friday.

Police have said officers were called to Lathem’s building on July 27 to conduct a well-being check after an anonymous caller reported a possible crime in the professor’s 10th floor apartment.

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Guglielmi has said officers found a “very gruesome” crime scene inside, adding the victim was “savagely murdered.” Lathem and Warren allegedly traveled to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, after the murder and made a $1,000 donation to the Lake Geneva Public Library in the victim’s name after committing the murder, according to Guglielmi. Their relationship to Cornell-Duranleau is unclear, but Lathem and the victim are listed as friends on Facebook. Police said Warren has no apparent connections to Northwestern, and it’s unclear why he was in Chicago.

Repeat Drunk Drivers Get Mandatory Jail Time With New Law

DENVER (CBS4)– Repeat drunk drivers will get mandatory jail time under a new law that takes effect next week. The new law closes a loophole that’s allowed people convicted of repeat DUIs to serve no time behind bars. Two years ago, the legislature made a fourth DUI a felony but that law did not mandate jail time.
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So, while three DUIs carried a minimum 60-day sentence, many judges were sentencing those convicted of four DUIs to probation. “If people can’t stop themselves from getting behind the wheel of a car, we need to stop them and we need to stop them physically and that means jail and that means at least 90 days in jail so they can get help and treatment they need,” said Rep. Lori Saine, a Republican representing Firestone. In addition to those serving 90 days in jail, those convicted under the new law would also have to complete community service and pay their own treatment.

115-year-old tortoise missing from Senior Living Center again

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Be on the lookout again for Diablo — the 115-year-old tortoise. His owner, Millie Tjeltweed, says she believes kids took him again Wednesday. She says he enjoyed being outdoors at the Manzano Del Sol Senior Living Center near Lomas and San Mateo. A resident reported hearing kids saying “hurry up” and then Diablo was gone. Diablo recently disappeared for a week, but a couple watching his story on KRQE News 13 returned him. They say they bought him from some kids at a park. A report was filed with Albuquerque Police.
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