A storm system will begin to impact Southern Colorado by late Friday morning. Mountain locations will simply see snow, but lower elevations will see rain eventually change to snow by later Friday afternoon. Locations that are higher in elevation will see the heaviest snow, due to them seeing cooler temperatures. So, Teller County, far northwest El Paso County, and the Wet & Sangre de Cristo Mountains will likely see several inches of wet snow. The major cities will see far less amounts and the storm will exit toward early Saturday morning.
A jury of seven Army officers has been seated at Fort Carson in the trial of a captain accused of assaulting Iraqi civilians.
Captain Shawn L.-Martin is charged with three counts of assault, five counts of aggravated assault, obstruction of justice and conduct unbecoming an officer.
Prosecutors say Martin assaulted several civilians with a baseball bat he called an "Iraqi beater." He's also allegedly forced an Iraqi civilian to dig what would've been his own grave, then fired a gun toward the man -- but did NOT hit him.
Witnesses say Martin also transported Iraqis several miles into a blazing-hot desert, and left them on their own to walk back to the city without food or water.
Army investigators have called Martin a "failure" as a peacekeeper.
They say he used an "iron fist" to rule Ar Rutbah, Iraq -- instead of trying to win over the hearts and minds of the residents there.
Martin is a member of the Third Armored Cavalry Regiment.
The unit's 52-hundred soldiers have already deployed or will soon deploy to Iraq for a tour of duty lasting at least a year.