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A 2-month-old boy injured in when a van crashed into a Carbondale apartment building on July 1 remains in critical condition in a Denver hospital.According to Carbondale Police Chief Gene Schilling, the baby is still at Children’s Hospital where it was taken following the accident.The infant, Miguel Mayoral, was injured after Guillero Arias-Felipe, 21, of Carbondale, drove a minivan into the Garfield Avenue Apartments, crashing through a wall. The accident happened on July 1. The baby was the only person injured in the accident.Arias-Felipe has been charged with DUI and vehicular assault, a Class 4 felony.Schilling said the District Attorney’s Office will determine if other charges will be filled depending on the baby’s condition.
According to the autopsy report released Wednesday, Enron founder Ken Lay’s coronary arteries were 75 percent blocked before a fatal heart attack struck July 5 in Old Snowmass near Aspen.At about 1 a.m., Lay awoke feeling ill. He told his wife he wasn’t feeling well and went into the bathroom, according to autopsy results.Lay’s widow, Linda, “heard a ‘thump’ and when she checked on her husband he was laying unresponsive on the floor,” the postmortem report says. He was taken by ambulance to Aspen Valley Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.Toxicology tests did not show any drugs in his system, and the cause of death is listed as natural.Lay, convicted of fraud when Enron disintegrated, was suffering from severe heart disease and had had at least two previous heart attacks.
Following a rooftop fire last week that began with the Riviera Supper Club’s neon sign, Riviera Restaurant owner Colleen Stuart said the only impact on business has been the common misconception that the Riviera has been closed for repairs.”It really impacted my business the next couple of days,” said Stuart, who said she even heard on the radio that her restaurant was closed, while actually it remained open. “I even went to City Market yesterday and somebody asked me (when I was reopening).”The fire, which caused $10,000 in structural damage to the rooftop of Pepponino’s, was caused by an overheating transformer, said Glenwood Springs Fire Chief Mike Piper. No citations were issued.Pepponino’s owner Tony Rosa said his business was not impacted at all.
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