Bent County Sheriff's Arrest
Yesterday, Bent County Deputies attempted to contact a vehicle in Las Animas, when the vehicle fled. The driver later crashed on county road 6.5 and county road GG in Las Animas and later fled on foot around 10:20pm. The suspect Deshawn Doyle, was arrested on Highway 194 at approximately 12:37 that night. Doyel was arrested on charges of vehicular eluding, reckless driving, and obstruction of an officer. The suspect had warrants in 13 other counties.
Early Childhood Virtual Training
The Cheyenne-Kiowa-Lincoln Early childhood Council will host an Early Childhood Professional Virtual Training day set for Saturday February 20th from 8am-3pm. The early childhood virtual training will focus on empowering interactions, growing up healthy, and more! Participants in Cheyenne, Kiowa and Lincoln counties may participate in the zoom conference training for free. A $30 fee will be assessed for out of county participants. Pre registration for the event is required. Contact Cheyenne-Kiowa-Lincoln Early childhood Council coordinator Julie Witt at 719-775-8622 for registration and more information.
Colorado’s Concern for Potential Child Abuse
There is some concern regarding a drop in calls to the Colorado child abuse hotline. El Paso County Human Services Information Officer Kristina Iodice says it's probably because children have fewer contacts with mandatory reporters like teachers and doctors. Iodice says child abuse isn't always obvious and encourages people to call the hotline if they see something which appears out of the ordinary. The number is 1-844-CO-4-KIDS.
Denver Parking App
Visitors to Denver won't have to rummage through their pockets for quarters or look for their credit card to feed the parking meter. Heather Burke with the Denver Department of Transportation and Infrastructure says the city has launched its new PayByPhone App. Customers can then add money to extend time from their smartphone without having to return to the meter. Time limits will still be enforced. The Denver Department of Transportation and Infrastructure is posting stickers on parking meters to let people know the app is available.
Arrest Made in Teen Death
A man is under arrest after a teenager was dragged to death by a vehicle in Wichita, Kansas. Thirty-four-year-old Kevin Palmer has been booked for felony murder. Police responded on Saturday after witnesses spotted an SUV dragging a 13-year-old girl down a street. Authorities say the girl was in the vehicle waiting for her family outside of a restaurant when Palmer got in the driver's seat and drove off, dragging the teen after she became caught in the seatbelt while trying to escape. A GoFundMe page has been set up to assist the girl’s family with her funeral and burial. Visit klmrradio.com for the fundraiser link information under the news tab.
Dodge City Bishop
A Kansas Catholic bishop is under investigation. The Catholic Diocese of Dodge City announced yesterday that the Kansas Bureau of Investigation is examining an allegation of abuse of a minor against Bishop John Brungardt. The diocese says Brungardt has denied the accusation, and he is fully cooperating with investigators. Brungardt has stepped aside from his duties until the matter has been resolved.