MAN AR­RESTED IN COLO. FOR TEXAS SLAY­INGS OF WIFE, SON

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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.

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