Saturday, November 2, 2013
DENVER (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a 25-year-old woman accused of a car crash that killed one pedestrian and injured two others last weekend. The Denver District Attorney's office alleges that Andrea Milholm was driving drunk at the time of the accident at about 2:15 a.m. Saturday in downtown Denver. The crash killed 28-year-old Krista Pert.
DENVER (AP) — Prosecutors will be allowed to use statements that Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes made to police immediately after his arrest. The judge ruled Friday the statements can be used at Holmes' trial on murder and attempted-murder charges. Holmes pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. The 2012 attack killed 12. Police say when they asked Holmes if he had an accomplice, he replied, "It's just me." Police also say Holmes told them bombs would go off in his apartment if wires were tripped.
DENVER (AP) — Gov. John Hickenlooper's proposed Colorado budget for next year is influenced by what the state has to pay for historic wildfires and flooding, but the improving economy is allowing for increases to education. The Hickenlooper administration has been forced to use $122 million for the disasters this year. That's money that could've been used next year on other programs.
HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by four this week to 1,742. The Houston-based company said in its weekly report Friday that 1,376 rigs were exploring for oil and 360 for gas. Six were miscellaneous. A year ago there were 1,800 rigs. Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas gained nine rigs, Wyoming increased by six, Kansas added two and Oklahoma and West Virginia each rose by one.