GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - A 25-year-old California man is facing a first-degree murder charge in the death of a homeless man in Grand Junction. The Daily Sentinel reports Joseph Conn was ordered Friday held at the Mesa County Jail, even though he's already serving a life sentence for a 2011 murder in California. He is charged in the August 2010 slaying of 36-year-old Willard Michael "Mike" Bobbitt.
DENVER (AP) - Experts say Colorado's plunge into a deep freeze is too little and too late to disrupt the population of the destructive pine beetle. A retired Colorado State Forest Service entomologist tells The Denver Post that long periods of extreme cold can cut down the pine beetle population. The pests however have already burrowed themselves.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A man whose pumpkin decoration made him the suspect in several vandalism cases in in Steamboat Springs has been sentenced to 20 days in jail. The Steamboat Pilot & Today reported yesterday that 22-year-old Bo Wenger pleaded guilty to misdemeanor criminal mischief and must pay for the damage caused by an Oct. 29 graffiti spree. Authorities say the graffiti led to Wenger's home, where a pumpkin had similar graffiti.
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - A 38-year-old Penrose woman is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a local youth baseball team. The Pueblo Chieftain reported yesterday that Julianne Smith has been arrested for investigation of felony theft, forgery and unauthorized use of a financial transaction. She's accused of stealing more than $6,600 from the Florence Husky Youth Baseball League when she was its president.
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