Wednesday Newscast, 5/17/17, 5:32 PM

May 17, 2017

Newscast for Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 5:32 PM:

  • A faculty member and his 16-year-old son are accused of trying to set off a military-style smoke bomb at Fountain Valley School after the father's contract wasn't renewed.  The device was found yesterday in the school's cafeteria, prompting the evacuation of 300 people. Authorities believe Bryan Bolding and his son successfully tested a smoke bomb Monday at a nearby parking lot in a trial run.
  • Governor John Hickenlooper is still deciding on whether or not to call state lawmakers back to the capitol for a special session.  Legislators would, among other things, address transportation funding. 91.5 KRCC's Bente Birkeland has more… 
  • The Defense Department says a 1985 graduate of the Air Force Academy will be the school's next leader. The military says Maj. Gen. Jay B. Silveria will become superintendent, replacing Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson, who is retiring. Silveria will be promoted by one rank, to lieutenant general, to qualify for the job.