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Lightning strike kills Colorado hiker, 36, injuries wife: police

A lightning strike killed a Denver man and injured his wife while the couple was hiking Sunday on a Colorado trail, police said.

Authorities received a call around 1 p.m. regarding a 36-year-old man who was unconscious and not breathing on Bear Creek Trail in Boulder County.

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Authorities say a man was killed after he was struck by lightning on a Colorado hiking trail on Sunday.  (weather.gov)

Rescue officials found the man and his wife, 37, a quarter-mile from the trailhead, the Denver Channel reported. The unidentified man was airlifted to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, the report said. His identity was not released.

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A preliminary investigation indicated that man had been hit by a direct lightning strike on his upper body, the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office said.

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The man’s wife was not hit by the lighting, but was injured from the strike’s electrical current, police said. Her injuries are considered non-life-threatening. The woman’s identity was not released.

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Nikki Haley slams ‘disgusting’ silence from Dems after Mexican flag raised at ICE facility

Former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley on Sunday condemned prominent Democrats for staying mum after protesters demonstrating outside a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility last week pulled down the American flag and flew the flag of Mexico in its place.

Crews in Aurora, Colorado, restored the American flag Friday evening. The protesters also removed a “Blue Lives Matter” flag, honoring law enforcement, spray-painted it with the words “Abolish ICE,” then raised the flag upside-down, on a pole next to the Mexican flag, local media reported.

“There are no words for why the Democrats are staying silent on this,” Haley wrote. “If this is your way to winning an election, fire your strategist. This is disgusting. Love your country. And if you don’t like what is happening then tell the members of Congress to get to work and fix it.”

On Saturday, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said “every” Democrat in the 2020 presidential race “should be asked” about the situation.

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Cruz suggested that Democrats would want to grandstand and “virtue signal” on the issue, but implied they would be fearful of the reaction from moderate voters.

The Colorado protest, part of a network of #LightsForLiberty events, also dubbed the “March to Close Concentration Camps,” called for detention centers at the U.S.-Mexico border to be closed and for all immigrants being held in those locations to be granted entry to the U.S., according to the event’s Facebook page.

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The developments have come amid a fevered national debate on illegal immigration policy, as a growing humanitarian crisis at the border has continued to unfold. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and other top Democrats in the 2020 White House race have pushed to decriminalize border crossings and avoid deporting illegal immigrants already in the U.S. — prompting even some progressives to voice concerns.

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Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley condemned the situation in Aurora, Colorado. (Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images, File)

“I have previously criticized Republicans who accused liberals of wanting ‘open borders,'” wrote Kevin Drum, a blogger at the left-wing Mother Jones. “President Trump tweets about this endlessly. But I have to admit that it’s hard to see much daylight between Warren’s plan and de facto open borders.”

“Are Democrats now the party of open borders?” Drum asked in the article posted to Mother Jones this past Friday.

Meantime, police in Washington state said an armed man was shot and killed early Saturday while trying to attack a local ICE detention center. The Seattle Times reported that the unidentified man appeared outside of the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma with a rifle and threw incendiary devices at both the facility and nearby propane tanks, at one point setting a vehicle on fire.

Officers responded to the apparent domestic terrorism incident around 4 a.m. and called out to the man before shots were fired.

In an official statement posted on Facebook, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat, began by faulting Trump’s immigration policies before he broadly condemned violence.

“Along with many Americans, I object with every fiber of my being to Donald Trump’s inhumane treatment of immigrants in America,” Inslee wrote. “But if today’s attack was motivated by opposition to the federal government’s actions, it was totally unacceptable. Violence is not acceptable. Our democracy is strong and we are a resilient people. But it is, again, unacceptable to turn to violence… We must be better than that and find non-violent ways of pursuing the better world we want, as many groups are doing.”

ICE, meanwhile, resumed its previously announced plan to apprehend thousands of illegal immigrants who’ve been given orders to leave the country, targeting people in at least 10 cities. The ICE raids began late Saturday and into the early morning hours on Sunday in “a number of jurisdictions,” not just New York City, a senior administration official confirmed to Fox News.

In an exclusive interview on “FOX & friends,” Acting ICE Director Matt Albence said while he couldn’t speak to anything specifically from an operational perspective, the overarching concern when the agency conducts any sort of enforcement operation is “the safety and security of both our officers that are conducting the operation as well as the public.”

“We are doing targeted enforcement actions against specific individuals who have had their day in immigration court and have been ordered to be removed by an immigration judge,” Albence told Fox News’ Griff Jenkins. “We are merely executing those lawfully issued judge’s orders.”

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Albence, who said using the term “raid” did everyone “a disservice,” added the agency was focusing on people who’d had the opportunity to claim asylum in court and chose not to do so or didn’t appear for their first hearings. The acting director added that ICE gave those individuals the opportunity back in February to arrange for an orderly process to be removed from the country, but only 3 percent of people responded to letters that were sent out.

“At this point,” Albence said, “we have no choice but to go out and execute those lawfully-issued removal orders from an immigration judge.”

Fox News’ Danielle Wallace, Sam Dorman and Travis Fedschun contributed to this report.

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Beth Chapman remembered by Dog the Bounty Hunter at memorial: ‘Still haven’t let her go’

Dog the Bounty Hunter eulogized his late wife Beth Chapman at her emotional memorial service, which was live-streamed from Colorado on Saturday.

Dog, 66 — aka Duane “Dog” Chapman — said he couldn’t believe his “bounty huntress” was gone.

“She was our lion tamer,” he said through tears. “She was so gorgeous. People would say that and she wouldn’t never believe it, but I told her all the time she is gorgeous, she was so pretty,” according to People.

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The public memorial at a church in Aurora was filled with family, friends and fans who fought tears and at times laughed as Dog, Beth’s children, castmates from their reality show and others spoke about the mark Beth left on their lives.

“In the ’70s, I did 18 months in the Texas penitentiary and I told God yesterday I’d do five years, ten years day to day just to kiss her again. I never felt like this,” Dog said.

“I walked through the closet the other day and I smell her,” he said. “Then this morning, I could smell her.” He said plans to leave the closet untouched.

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Beth and Duane Chapman arrive at the CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena, in Nashville, Tenn., June 4, 2014. Beth died last month at age 51. (Associated Press)

“I’ve never imagined I would lose my mom at 20,” Beth’s daughter Bonnie Chapman said. “I never imagined walking down the aisle without her or her not judging my dress. I never imagined a life without her, it’s really tough now being without her.”

“She lost a lot of weight, she was down to 119 [lbs],” Dog said of one of their last conversations, according to People. “She said, ‘Please Big Daddy, please let me go.’ I said, ‘No, I can’t. I’m not gonna let you go.’ I still haven’t let her go.”

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Beth Chapman died June 26 after a two-year battle with throat cancer. She was 51.

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Disabled vet at risk of eviction from Colorado apartment building for flying US flag

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A controversy has erupted at a Colorado luxury apartment building over a rule prohibiting tenants from flying the American flag.

Myles Hoenisch, a disabled veteran, served in the Army for nearly seven years, including a tour in Iraq and now is risking eviction for defying that rule.

“I joined the Army because I wanted to give back to my country,” he told Fox 31 Denver.

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Hoenisch has been flying the American flag from his balcony since the middle of June; however, his lease agreement at the Avana Eastlake Apartments in Thornton says he’s not allowed to do so.

Avana Eastlake Apartments didn’t return Fox News’ emails for comment, but provided FOX31 with the following statement: “We are proud to support our country and the Veterans who have served.  Our lease agreement, which all residents sign, prohibits any type of flag displayed from balconies.  We often remind residents of this policy and whether it is a college football flag or an American flag, we are required to treat all residents equally.”

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“The country itself, and the pride of this country, is not the same as it used to be,” Hoenisch said.

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Disabled vet at risk of eviction from Colorado apartment building for flying US flag

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A controversy has erupted at a Colorado luxury apartment building over a rule prohibiting tenants from flying the American flag.

Myles Hoenisch, a disabled veteran, served in the Army for nearly seven years, including a tour in Iraq and now is risking eviction for defying that rule.

“I joined the Army because I wanted to give back to my country,” he told Fox 31 Denver.

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Hoenisch has been flying the American flag from his balcony since the middle of June; however, his lease agreement at the Avana Eastlake Apartments in Thornton says he’s not allowed to do so.

Avana Eastlake Apartments didn’t return Fox News’ emails for comment, but provided FOX31 with the following statement: “We are proud to support our country and the Veterans who have served.  Our lease agreement, which all residents sign, prohibits any type of flag displayed from balconies.  We often remind residents of this policy and whether it is a college football flag or an American flag, we are required to treat all residents equally.”

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“The country itself, and the pride of this country, is not the same as it used to be,” Hoenisch said.

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‘Delinquent’ Colorado bear opened unlocked car, ‘butt-shifted’ vehicle downhill, police say

Colorado police are reminding drivers to keep their car doors locked after a “four-legged suspect” broke inside a vehicle and wrecked it during a short joyride last week.

A “delinquent” bear pulled open the driver’s side door on an unlocked car Thursday night, the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office said.

The animal jumped in and became trapped when the door closed behind it.

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The bear dug through all four doors and ripped apart the paneling. The animal then “apparently butt-shifted the car into neutral,” police said. The vehicle rolled backward out of the driveway and continued about 100 feet downhill.

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The car was badly damaged after swiping a tree. Police called the vehicle “undrivable.” (Boulder County Sheriff’s Office)

On the way down, the vehicle swiped a tree, police said. While the crash made the car “undrivable,” it “popped open a door” that allowed for the bear’s escape.

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Bears will “will explore all possible food sources” – including vehicles and homes – and won’t stop until they succeed, Colorado Parks and Wildlife warned on its website. Drivers should take care not to leave food or garbage inside their cars during bear season, experts have said.

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Colorado sheriff’s office bloodhound helps find missing 12-year-old girl in Wyoming

A Colorado police dog turned out to be in the right place at exactly the right time last week, helping to locate a missing 12-year-old girl in Wyoming, according to officials.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook that Deputy K. Fosler and bloodhound Jessie were in Wyoming on an unrelated call when they were diverted for a request with the search of a missing girl.

Brianna Weinart was reported missing around 10 p.m. on Monday, according to the Casper Star-Tribune.

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The deputy and Jessie joined in the search for their girl, but the nearly 90-degree heat required the dog to take a 20-minute break in spite of wearing a cooling vest. The cactus-dense area also made search efforts more difficult, according to the sheriff’s office.

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Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy K. Fosler is seen with bloodhound “Jessie,” who helped locate a missing 12-year-old in Wyoming last week. (Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office)

“For nearly two hours, she searched the Wyoming area where the 12-year-old girl was last seen……and then she pulled her handler, Deputy Fosler, back toward the direction they started. Deputy Fosler thought she had lost the scent,” police said. “Turns out, she knew exactly where she was going and as the pair got closer to a home, Jessie went around to the back and near a large bush, they spotted the girl, hiding.”

Weinart was hungry, dehydrated and sunburned after 20 hours, but was “otherwise uninjured,” according to the sheriff’s office.

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Authorities told the Star-Tribune they don’t suspect any criminal involvement in the girl’s disappearance and said she does not have any medical issues.

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“This is one of those stories we’re glad to share with the public because it goes to our core mission of Protect, Serve, Enforce,” police said. “We’re thankful this young girl is going to be OK, and we’re thankful Deputy Fosler and K9 Jessie were in Wyoming and able to respond to help another agency and this family.”

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Colorado drug raids result in 30 arrests, seizure of 20 firearms: authorities

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A drug raid in Colorado on Monday yielded 20 arrested and 30 guns, authorities said.

Authorities said they seized large quantities of methamphetamine, fentanyl and prescriptions drugs in the raids conducted by Longmont police, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

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Thirty firearms, ammunition and silencers were also seized, according to CBS Denver.

Authorities launched their investigation into the drug trafficking ring in December, the station reported. Officials said 1,472 fentanyl pills, 3 pounds of meth, 1.6 pounds of ephedrine, 288 opioid pills, 18.7 grams of cocaine, 6.7 grams of heroin and 10 benzodiazepine pills were seized.

Six of the seized rifles didn’t have serial numbers, CBS Denver reported.

Joshua Ward, of Longword, was the ring leader of the operations, investigators said. He along with 19 others received dozens of charges, including weapons and organized crimes offenses.

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Among others charged were: Michael Reed, Anatascia Rose, Geraldine Vodicka, David Childers, Brandy Lengenderfer, Brenden Pesick, Ashley Nail, Chad Lang, Michel Courtney, Ramon Lubre, Danita Bauer, David Lopez, Steven Johnston, Joshua Antony, Connie Medina, Amy Brackett and Steven Lucero.

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Colorado resident kills mama bear trying to enter home; 2 orphaned cubs rescued, 1 missing: officials

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A Colorado resident was following the law when they shot and killed a mother bear accompanied by her three cubs early Thursday out of fear the sow was trying to enter their home, officials said.

The orphaned cubs had scattered by the time wildlife officials discovered the mother bear’s body Friday morning, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) said in a news release Sunday. Two of the cubs were later found taking refuge up a tree and were safely captured. The third cub was not located.

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“This is an unfortunate occurrence, and you never want to hear of a sow getting killed and cubs being orphaned,” CPW Northeast Region Manager Mark Leslie said.

Under Colorado law, it is legal to use lethal force to protect one’s personal safety when feeling threatened by a bear. Any such killing must be reported within five days, the state wildlife agency says.

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CPW officials said the case underscores the challenges of managing wildlife in the area. Colorado’s Front Range already provides bears with ample habitat and food sources. Attractants such as garbage, pet food and the smells from barbeque grills can lure the animals to nearby neighborhoods.

“If you are putting your trash out the night before collection, or if you have a bird feeder out this time of year, you are harming the well-being of our bears,” Leslie said. “That leads to human-bear conflicts that can escalate into dangerous and sad situations like we are seeing here in Castle Pines.”

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CPW officials took the two orphaned cubs to Frisco Creek, a wildlife rehabilitation center operated by the state, to help them through their first hibernation without their mother. They will be released back into the wild when they can survive on their own, the CPW said.

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Homeless Colorado veteran receives donated car to help with doctor’s appointments

A veteran in Colorado who has been down on his luck received a special gift on Saturday to help get to doctor’s appointments.

Matthew Kenyon has been having ongoing struggles after being diagnosed with gangrene nearly a year ago that developed into a spinal infection. After losing his job, him and wife wound up homeless.

“We’ve been homeless for a while now,” Keynon told FOX31. “To get to a lot of our appointments, we’ve been having to take mass transit.”

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On Saturday, the Gulf War veteran and his wife received a special gift at the at the Freedom 4 Miler Walk/Run in Lone Tree — a donated car to help them get to doctor’s appointments.

“I am just so grateful to them for doing it,” he told FOX31.

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The vehicle was donated through the efforts of the Colorado Veterans Project, Geico and Caliber Collision.

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“[He’s] the perfect person to give it to,” Todd Youngblood of the Colorado Veterans Project told FOX31. “They didn’t feel like they deserved it, they didn’t ask for it… But they have reliable transportation now.”

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