A FLASH FLOOD WATCH will go into effect this afternoon for most of Southern Colorado. Daytime heating and moisture will combine with a disturbance moving through Colorado to develop numerous thunderstorms. Any one of them will be more than capable of producing very heavy rain. Burn scars and areas that have seen recent heavy rain will be under the greatest risk for flash flooding. This FLASH FLOOD WATCH will remain in effect through 6pm Wednesday. The 11 Breaking Weather Team will be tracking this threat closely for you the next two days.
Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo Wednesday called for the removal of the top brass at the Air Force Academy, saying he has lost confidence in the academy's ability to fix the culture that has led to 25 rape allegations.
Tancredo sent a letter to Air Force Secretary James G. Roche and
also called for the court-martial of pilots and other servicemen in
the Air Force who attended the academy and are accused of rape.
Tancredo spokeswoman Lara Kennedy said his office opened an
investigation in early September after cadets began reporting
Colorado Senator Wayne Allard also has been involved in pursuing
the investigation -- saying 25 female cadets told his office they
were raped at the academy.
Some of the women said they were ostracized, punished for minor infractions or even forced to leave the academy if they reported the attacks to military authorities.
The Air Force says it is investigating.