February 20, 2013 9:03 AM
GREELEY, Colo. (AP)
Want more milk? A national dairy industry initiative to reduce greenhouse gases is getting a boost from Colorado's top milk-hauling fleet. According to the Greeley Tribune (http://tinyurl.com/azn5qmj ), the industry is trying to reduce U.S. dairy emissions at least 25 percent by 2020. Farmers are hoping... more »
November 24, 2012 10:26 AM
GREELEY, Colo. - The Weld County coroner says three children in the county have died while sleeping in adult beds in the past year. The Greeley Tribune reported Friday that Coroner Mark Ward urged parents to take precautions to avoid such deaths. Ward says all three of the deaths were... more »
September 15, 2012 11:16 AM
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - An 11-year-old boy has died after being shot in the chest near Evans. The Greeley Tribune reports that the boy was taken to a hospital in critical condition after the shooting around 5:15 p.m. Friday. Weld County coroner's officials said the boy died at the hospital... more »
August 18, 2012 2:46 PM
LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) - Loveland is taking steps to regulate oil and natural gas producers. Councilors directed city staff to develop a "statement of direction" following news that Anadarko Petroleum Corp. had applied for drilling permits on the eastern edge of the city. Nearby, Greeley and Longmont have adopted oil... more »
May 12, 2012 1:36 PM
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a fire that killed half a million chickens at an egg farm near Roggen was an accident.
The Greeley Tribune reports the Weld County Sheriff's Office determined the April 30 fire was accidental, but investigations by the Boulder Valley Poultry egg farm continue.... more »
May 10, 2012 7:24 AM
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - Health officials have confirmed several cases of whooping cough at a charter school in Greeley, prompting school officials to tell 40 students who aren't immunized to stay home. The Greeley Tribune reports there are at least seven confirmed cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, at University... more »
March 2, 2012 6:11 PM
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say they have broken up a mail-theft ring in northern Colorado that was stealing and cashing checks. The Greeley Tribune reported Friday that the ring was taking checks from both incoming and outgoing mail left in unsecured residential mailboxes. Greeley police say the suspects chemically... more »
February 18, 2012 3:00 PM
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - A 27-year-old Windsor man accused of severely abusing his 5-month-old son has been sentenced to 14 years in prison. The Greeley Tribune reports Jonathan Higgins was sentenced Friday for felony child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury. He has been in custody since his arrest last... more »
February 5, 2012 11:53 AM
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - A Longmont man accused of killing a Harlem Globetrotter's trainer is due to be advised of charges against him next week in Weld County. The Greeley Tribune reports 23-year-old Draton Mares is due in court Thursday on charges of first-degree murder and aggravated motor vehicle theft... more »
December 11, 2011 1:26 PM
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - Families of 20 children who were killed when a train hit a school bus outside Greeley in 1961 are gathering for an informal remembrance on the 50th anniversary of the tragedy.
The bus pulled in front of a passenger train on Dec. 14 of that... more »
November 23, 2011 6:44 PM
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - A Greeley caregiver accused of stealing more than $4,000 from a 101-year-old woman by using her credit cards has been sentenced to 18 months of work release, with credit for time served.
A judge also sentenced 28-year-old Adrienne Stagner on Wednesday to four years in... more »
November 23, 2011 2:55 PM
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - Police in Colorado are seeking an arrest warrant for a man in the slaying of an athletic trainer for the Harlem Globetrotters.
The Greeley Tribune reported Wednesday that Draton Mares of Northglenn is wanted on charges of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Thomas... more »
November 8, 2011 8:34 PM
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - A drop of blood purported to be from Pope John Paul II has been given to a Roman Catholic Church in Greeley.
Rev. Pawel Zborowski of St. Mary Roman Catholic Church tells the Greeley Tribune that he was presented the drop of blood on a... more »
October 28, 2011 1:18 PM
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - Greeley is planning to close traffic for its first zombie crawl.
The Halloween celebration Friday night will feature dancers and makeup artists to help participants prepare properly for the event.
The decorated undead are then welcome to crawl into any of the downtown venues... more »
October 8, 2011 5:48 PM
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - Leprino Foods Co.'s new mozzarella cheese factory will open Nov. 1 in Greeley, leaving Weld County officials trying to find ways to boost milk production to supply the factory.
The $200 million plant is expected to process 7 million pounds of milk each day, more... more »
September 17, 2011 2:17 PM
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado man is accused of stealing a woman's cell phone and then sending her a friend request on Facebook.
The Greeley Tribune reported Saturday that the victim awoke early one morning in her Greeley home to see a man standing over her bed. When... more »
August 13, 2011 12:01 PM
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - The Weld County Humane Society says it's in desperate need of cat food and money after dealing with a sixth cat hoarder in the last 18 months. Some 60 cats were seized Thursday from the home of an elderly Greeley man. Greeley police say neighbor complaints... more »
August 12, 2011 5:37 PM
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - Two Colorado highway workers have been injured after the second crash involving road crews in a week.
The latest accident happened Friday morning in Greeley as highway crews were setting up a lane closure for a bridge inspection. Transportation department spokeswoman Stacey Stegman said two... more »
July 30, 2011 12:07 PM
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - A pigeon that flew into a Greeley power line left thousands without power and even put lights on the blink at the Weld County Fair.
The pigeon collision happened Friday morning when three power lines were damaged after the bird flew into a power line.... more »
June 26, 2011 3:14 PM
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - Maybe surfing makes good practice for hanging onto a sprinting sheep. A 6-year-old Hawaii boy was champion of the opening Mutton Bustin' in the Park Saturday. Stone Jesse of Oahu says he likes surfing and practicing jiu jitsu but has never ridden a sheep before. Mutton... more »
April 28, 2011 1:35 PM
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - Greeley-Evans School District teachers have until Friday to vote on a tentative agreement with the school board that gives them pay raises based on experience but also requires them to take furlough days.
The Greeley Tribune reported Thursday that the proposed contract was negotiated by... more »
April 21, 2011 1:42 PM
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - University of Northern Colorado officials and Greeley police are investigating following the death of a student who jumped from the second story of a fraternity house.
The Greeley Tribune reported that 19-year-old Ross Higuchi died from severe head injuries Tuesday night. Police officers say they... more »
March 23, 2011 1:11 PM
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - Testimony has begun in the trial of a 19-year-old man accused of having sex with a 12-year-old Greeley girl who was later found dead. Attorneys made their opening arguments Tuesday in the sexual assault trial of Robert Montoya. He is charged with sexually assaulting 12-year-old Kayleah... more »
March 13, 2011 7:42 PM
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Colorado State University is considering a 20 percent tuition increase for in-state undergraduate students this fall to help deal with a $23 million cut in state funding. The Fort Collins Coloradoan reports that layoffs are imminent. The number isn't yet known. The CSU Board of... more »
March 12, 2011 4:22 PM
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - A woman who told police she was playing games on Facebook when her 13-month-old son drowned in a bathtub has pleaded guilty to negligent child abuse in a plea agreement.
Thirty-four-year-old Shannon Johnson of Evans entered her plea Friday in Weld County District Court in... more »
February 27, 2011 4:32 PM
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - Greeley police say four teenagers are suspected of participating in more than 50 vehicle break-ins and burglaries around the city in the last few months.
Police Sgt. Joe Tymkowych says the boys were arrested this week and the Weld County District Attorney's office is reviewing... more »
February 10, 2011 7:38 PM
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - An attorney for the family of a suspect shot and killed by officers after a Weld County sheriff's deputy was fatally shot says his clients might drop legal action for an apology.
Denver attorney Michael Evans sent a notice this week to the Weld County... more »
January 22, 2011 1:58 PM
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - A judge has made permanent a restraining order against Greeley school board member Brett Reese and revoked his concealed weapon permit.
The Greeley Tribune reports that Reese was ordered Friday to stay at least 100 yards from a rival radio station owner. Justin Sasso says... more »
December 17, 2010 12:55 PM
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - A Florida man convicted of killing a woman 33 years ago in Colorado has been sentenced to life in prison. Fifty-two-year-old Marcello Maldonado Perez of Port Charlotte, Fla., was sentenced Thursday after a jury in Greeley convicted him of first-degree murder, kidnapping and sexual assault. Prosecutors... more »
December 16, 2010 6:06 PM
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado jury convicted a Florida man of raping and killing a 22-year-old woman in 1977. The jury found Marcello Maldonado Perez guilty today of first-degree murder, kidnapping and sexual assault in the stabbing death of Mary Pierce.
Pierce was abducted from a Greeley convenience... more »
December 16, 2010 2:03 PM
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - A jury is deliberating the case of Florida man charged with raping and killing a 22-year-old woman in Colorado 33 years ago.
Marcello Maldonado Perez was arrested last year on a first-degree murder charge in the 1977 stabbing death of Mary Pierce. His trial began... more »
December 15, 2010 3:30 PM
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - A military jury has convicted an Army doctor who disobeyed orders to deploy to Afghanistan because he questions President Barack Obama's eligibility for office.
The jury on Wednesday found Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin of Greeley, guilty of missing a flight that would have gotten... more »
November 24, 2010 6:52 PM
EVANS, Colo. (AP) - The Weld County sheriff says a deputy shot after chasing a suspected car thief was killed his own gun.
Sheriff John Cooke told the Greeley Tribune that Deputy Sam Brownlee was shot during a struggle with suspected car thief Reuben Reyes. He said that after... more »
September 3, 2010 9:45 AM
Greeley police have arrested a 17-year-old girl in the assault of a jogger in a city park.
Police Sgt. Joe Tymkowych said Thursday that a 47-year-old Greeley woman was jogging in the park Aug. 24 when she saw a group of teens watching a girl beat up another girl.... more »
July 14, 2010 3:22 PM
A jury trial is getting under way in Greeley for a man accused in his ex-wife's disappearance and presumed death nearly 15 years ago.
Lawyers are expected to make their opening statements Wednesday.
John Sandoval is charged with first-degree murder in the disappearance of Kristina Tournai Sandoval. She... more »
July 14, 2010 12:53 PM
Animal control officers have removed 71 cats from the home of an elderly Greeley woman.
Officers began gathering the cats last month after firefighters and paramedics went to the house to treat the 85-year-old woman for an undisclosed medical condition. The woman has been moved to a nursing home.... more »
July 14, 2010 8:30 AM
Memorial services are planned this week for two women who died after a pickup truck crashed into a Visionworks store at the Greeley Mall.
The crash Saturday killed 32-year-old Kimberly Fletcher and 23-year-old Jennifer Hudgens of Pueblo, a student at the University of Northern Colorado.
Hudgens was a... more »
July 13, 2010 9:03 AM
Dozens of sex offenders have been interviewed as part of the investigation of the death of 12-year-old Kayleah Wilson.
Greeley Police spokesman Joe Tymkowych told the Greeley Tribune that they're checking anybody who is a sex offender within a 100 miles of Greeley. Tymkowych told the paper their search... more »
July 10, 2010 11:47 PM
Jennifer Hudgens is the daughter of Pueblo Fire Captain Robert Hudgens.
He's asking for people to respect his family's privacy during this extremely difficult time.
There's still no word on why the 29 year old driver smashed his tuck into the Visionworks store where Jennifer Hudgens worked.
... more »
July 2, 2010 4:26 PM
The first case of West Nile virus in Colorado this year has been confirmed by the Colorado Department of Health in Weld County.
Health officials advise people to take precautions against mosquitoes, which carry the virus. Tips include wearing insect repellent and staying indoors at dusk and dawn when... more »
June 24, 2010 2:46 PM
DENVER (AP) - A Colorado man who traveled to Pakistan to hunt down Osama bin Laden said he'll "absolutely" try again, despite his arrest in the woods of northern Pakistan.
Gary Faulkner returned home to Greeley late Wednesday after being detained June 13 when authorities found him armed with... more »
June 16, 2010 8:33 AM
A judge has scheduled a hearing on whether to lower the bail of an 18-year-old man accused of having a sexual relationship with a missing 12-year-old Greeley girl who was later found dead.
Robert Laurencio Montoya is being held instead of $100,000 bond on charges of sexual assault on... more »
June 14, 2010 12:48 PM
Flooding is still being reported in northern Colorado.
The National Weather Service said Monday that flooding from the Poudre River has closed some roads and low lying areas from southern Windsor to northern Greeley.
The river has reached 9.12 feet in Greeley, just above flood stage. A flood... more »
June 2, 2010 8:34 AM
U.S. Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff will be in Fort Collins and Greeley as part of his plan to visit 100 communities in the state before the Democratic August primary against incumbent Sen. Michael Bennet.
Romanoff says he is touring the state to listen to residents' concerns. The former Colorado... more »
May 26, 2010 6:41 PM
A 12-year-old girl found dead last week may have been stalked by her 18-year-old boyfriend who is charged with having a sexual relationship with the girl.
Court documents released Wednesday say Robert Laurencio Montoya told police that he hid in bushes outside Kayleah Wilson's home and tried talking to... more »
May 26, 2010 9:01 AM
A 12-year-old girl missing for seven weeks before she was found dead near her home was remembered as a girl who loved to laugh and dreamed of becoming a veterinarian and visiting Ireland.
Tuesday's memorial for Kayleah Wilson drew about 400 mourners. The girl's mother, April Wilson, thanked neighbors... more »
May 21, 2010 6:08 PM
Greeley police said an 18-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a 12-year-old girl whose decomposed body was found this week. Sgt. Joe Tymkowych says Robert Laurencio Montoya's arrest is unrelated to the homicide investigation involving Kayleah Wilson's death. Additional details were not immediately released. Sixth-grader Kayleah... more »
May 21, 2010 5:05 PM
Greeley police are examining a "mountain of evidence" and developing a list of people to re-interview about the disappearance and death of a 12-year-old girl.
Sixth-grader Kayleah Wilson's body was recovered this week from an irrigation ditch in an industrial area about a half-mile from her house. Authorities ruled... more »
May 21, 2010 8:15 AM
The search area in Nepal for a missing Colorado woman has been expanded after initial searches turned up no trace of her.
Aubrey Sacco of Greeley was on a solo trek through the Himalayas when she last contacted her family more than a month ago. Her father and brother... more »
May 20, 2010 5:59 PM
Police say a body recovered from an irrigation ditch in northern Colorado is that a 12-year-old girl missing since March - and that the girl is a murder victim.
Greeley Police Chief Jerry Garner said the body recovered Wednesday is that of 12-year-old Kayleah Wilson of Greeley. Wilson was... more »
May 19, 2010 2:36 PM
Greeley police have retrieved a body from an irrigation ditch, about a mile from the home of a missing sixth-grader.
There was no immediate indication of whether it was the body of Kayleah Wilson, who was last seen March 28 while walking to a friend's house for a birthday... more »
May 19, 2010 12:30 PM
A body was discovered in Greeley Wednesday morning in an area that had been searched twice for a missing 12-year-old girl.
According to the Greeley Tribune, the body was found in a ditch by a worker who was routinely checking it following a heavy storm. The worker opened a... more »