Monday September 23, 1957

Weekend News From Around the State......

From Denver.....

31 year old Carl Johnson will be arraigned today on 6 counts of murder.  Johnson surrendered to Denver Police shortly after the shooting spree at St. Michael's Cathedral.  The names of the victims have not yet been released but it is known that St. Michael's priest, Father Guido Sarducci was among the wounded.  Denver police said that it was the worst mass murder in the cities history.

Purgatory.....

James Baldwin, the cities worst dart player, threw himself on the mercy of the court...and missed.  Baldwin was removed from the court room on a stretcher following sentencing.  Reports say that Baldwin, who faced a jay walking charge and 17 unpaid parking 

tickets, passed out when Judge R. Bean sentenced Baldwin to be hanged.  Baldwin's attorney Dewey Cheatum says that the sentence was, "A little harsh and we are planning to appeal."

Colorado Springs.....

The city was shocked this morning when a raid on the city's red light district netted 27 arrests including the city's mayor, the county sheriff, a circuit court judge, and the Right Reverend Tilton.  Tilton, who was out of jail on bail for charges stemming from an illegal gambling sting, said that he had, "No excuse for his actions."

The Council of Elders at the Holy Roller Church have announced that Rev. Tilton will be on suspension pending the outcome of the trail.  Elder Jack Waggoner said, "There's just so many second chances that you can give a guy."

Snowden.....

The season's first snow fell in the high country yesterday afternoon and left several inches on the ground by morning.  Snowden Section Foreman Jason Stephens reported 31 inches on the ground and ordered the railroads rotary snow plow out to clear the track. 

The morning passenger train, The Path Finder, was not delayed because of the weather.  Mr. Stephens said, "With winter upon us we had the crews on alert.  The snow gets heavy up here on Donner Pass and we don't want trains stranded up here again this year."

 

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