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.
It's now a felony to impersonate a police officer in Colorado. On Tuesday, Governor Bill Owens signed "Lacy's Law"' at a ceremony in Fort Collins.
The law is named for 20-year-old Lacy Miller, who was a student at the University of Northern Colorado. A man posing as a police officer kidnapped and killed Miller last year. Jason Peder Clausen was sentenced to life in prison without parole after pleading guilty to first-degree murder.
Miller's mother, Wendy Cohen, was on-hand as Owens signed the bill into law. "If Lacy were here, I know she would say, 'Thank you,' to
everyone who worked so hard to make this happen. She would be grateful that hopefully someone else wouldn't have to go through what she went through, so I can't thank you enough."
The statute will result in higher fines and additional jail time
for offenders. The new law also makes it a misdemeanor to illegally possess or use red or blue police lights. Authorities found such lights in Clausen's vehicle.