MAN ARRESTED IN COLO. FOR TEXAS SLAYINGS OF WIFE, SON
fort worth, texas» A Fort Worth man was arrested in Colorado on capital murder charges for the slayings last week of his wife and their 3-month-old son at their Texas home.
Fort Worth authorities said 35-year-old Craig Vandewege was pulled over for a traffic stop in Glenwood Springs after police received a call Wednesday night that a man at a convenience store was talking about a murder. The Fort Worth StarTelegram reported he was carrying two pistols and had two other firearms in his car.
Authorities aren’t saying what evidence they have linking Vandewege to the deaths of his 36-year-old wife, Shanna, and their son, Diederick. Both had their throats slit. Their funerals were this week in Colorado.
Vandewege was being held Thursday on $1 million bail.
Nederland vet charged in sex assault case. Nederland
veterinarian Joseph “Doc Joe” Evans was charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl who worked for him and lived with him in 2011.
Evans, 67, was charged with sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust Wednesday. Evans, who turned himself in to police Monday, is currently out of custody after posting $5,000 bond.
Evans is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Feb. 13.
U.S. Forest service now hiring for 900 temp summer jobs. The Rocky
Mountain Region of the U.S. Forest Service announced in December the availability of over 900 temporary positions for the 2017 field season, according to a release from the agency. Positions are available at national forests and grasslands in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming.
These temporary, seasonal positions cover a variety of exciting and rewarding occupations, such as fire, trails, forestry, engineering, wildlife, recreation, fisheries, archeology and administrative support. Job descriptions and applications for all temp positions are available online on the U.S. Forest Service website, www.fs.usda.gov/main/r2/ jobs.
Burglars rip front door off pot dispensary.
Burglars used a truck and chain to rip the front door off the front of a pot dispensary in Colorado Springs early Thursday morning but were unable to get to the rear of the business where the marijuana was apparently kept.
The break in and burglary of the pot dispensary happened at 3:30 a.m. in the 5000 block of North Academy Boulevard.
The burglars were caught on security video backing up to the business in a truck, attaching a chain to the front door and violently tearing the door off its hinges, according to a Colorado Springs police report.
But the video also showed the crooks were thwarted by an interior door leading to the rear of the business.
A private security guard arrived at the pot shop and found the damage to the dispensary, the report says. Police from the Falcon Division were then called to the building.