DEN­VER HITS 100, BUT IT’S NOT A RECORD

The Denver Post - - NEWS - — Staff and wire re­ports

Den­ver’s high tem­per­a­ture Thurs­day hit 100 de­grees, short of a record for the date but the first tripledigit reading for the city this year.

The last time the city’s tem­per­a­ture hit 100-plus de­grees — at 102 — was July 10, 2016, at Den­ver In­ter­na­tional Air­port, ac­cord­ing to the Na­tional Weather Ser­vice.

Den­ver’s record tem­per­a­ture for July 6 is 103 de­grees, set in 1973. The nor­mal high tem­per­a­ture for the date is 89 de­grees, ac­cord­ing to the weather ser­vice.

Fri­day in Den­ver, the high tem­per­a­ture is ex­pected to top out at 92 de­grees, with a 20 per­cent chance for af­ter­noon thun­der­storms or show­ers.

Maketa had “hit list,” El Paso County pros­e­cu­tor says of ex-sher­iff. COLORADO

SPRINGS» An El Paso County pros­e­cu­tor tes­ti­fied that she blocked Sher­iff Terry Maketa from pur­su­ing what she con­sid­ered a “hit list” of em­ploy­ees whose ca­reers he wanted to dam­age.

Amy Fitchs, se­nior deputy district at­tor­ney, took the stand Thurs­day and de­scribed re­ceiv­ing a De­cem­ber 2013 memo from the sher­iff’s of­fice sug­gest­ing sev­eral new en­tries for the Brady list — a pub­lic record iden­ti­fy­ing of­fi­cers who had been caught in a lie or ac­cused of a crime.

Fitch said she rec­og­nized some of the new names from me­dia cov­er­age doc­u­ment­ing com­plaints about Maketa that ul­ti­mately led him to leave of­fice un­der a cloud.

“It was a huge red flag when we saw that,” said Fitch, who was re­spon­si­ble for main­tain­ing the Brady list for the lo­cal district at­tor­ney’s of­fice. “My ini­tial thought was, ‘It’s a hit list.’ ”

Pros­e­cu­tors elicited the tes­ti­mony to sup­port al­le­ga­tions that Maketa com­mit­ted of­fi­cial mis­con­duct when the sher­iff’s of­fice sought to sanc­tion three sher­iff’s em­ploy­ees — al­legedly be­cause they sup­ported then-sher­iff’s can­di­date Bill El­der, who ul­ti­mately was elected to re­place Maketa.

Emer­gency mora­to­rium holds all new Old Town de­vel­op­ment ap­pli­ca­tions for 90 days.

LAFAYETTE» New de­vel­op­ment in Lafayette’s Old Town neigh­bor­hoods will be way­laid for the next three months as of­fi­cials weigh an over­haul of the district’s zon­ing codes.

The 90-day mora­to­rium, ap­proved by the City Council on Wed­nes­day as an emer­gency or­di­nance, will take ef­fect im­me­di­ately. The de­ci­sion comes two weeks be­fore council is sched­uled to con­sider a bun­dle of new reg­u­la­tions aimed at re­vamp­ing the district’s build­ing reg­u­la­tions — the cul­mi­na­tion of a months-long pub­lic out­reach process.

Ok­la­homa man pleads not guilty to mar­i­jua­nas­mug­gling killing.

GREE­LEY» An Ok­la­homa man ac­cused of tak­ing part in a 2015 mar­i­juana-smug­gling killing that left two bod­ies scorched in a flam­ing truck pleaded not guilty.

The Gree­ley Tri­bune re­ports Sa­muel Pin­ney pleaded not guilty Wed­nes­day to two counts of mur­der in con­nec­tion with the deaths of Joshua Foster and Zachary Moore.

Pin­ney was one of five people ar­rested dur­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tion. Po­lice and pros­e­cu­tors say the group, along with Moore and Foster, ran a mar­i­juana smug­gling ring be­tween Colorado and Ok­la­homa, traf­fick­ing up to $20,000 of the drug at a time.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice re­ports, Moore and Foster ap­pear to have tried to branch out on their own us­ing Pin­ney’s mar­i­juana con­nec­tions.

Coloradan sen­tenced in gas sta­tion shootout with po­lice. MUR­RYSVILLE,

PA.» A Min­turn man has been or­dered to serve 20 to 40 years in prison for shoot­ing at po­lice at a Penn­syl­va­nia gas sta­tion last year. Jesse Cal­len­der, 27, was sen­tenced Thurs­day after be­ing con­victed of at­tempted homi­cide and other crimes.

Pros­e­cu­tors say two of­fi­cers were called to a Mur­rysville gas sta­tion in April 2016 after the clerk re­ported that Cal­len­der had threat­ened him. Po­lice say Cal­len­der fired two shots at of­fi­cers as they ar­rived and a third as he tried to re­treat in­side.

Of­fi­cers re­turned fire, hit­ting him three times. The of­fi­cers were not hurt.

DA: Po­lice sergeant jus­ti­fied in shoot­ing of armed teen. COLORADO

SPRINGS» A po­lice sergeant was jus­ti­fied in shoot­ing a teenager sought in mul­ti­ple felonies who ap­peared to be rais­ing a gun to­ward of­fi­cers, the 4th Ju­di­cial District at­tor­ney’s of­fice an­nounced Thurs­day. The boy, 16 at the time, was wanted on sus­pi­cion of crimes in­clud­ing se­cond-de­gree as­sault with a weapon, felony men­ac­ing, se­cond-de­gree bur­glary and mul­ti­ple counts of felony theft.

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