Snow is expected to develop for our Monday afternoon and overnight hours. Bands of heavier snow are possible..and something we will be monitoring throughout the day today. A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for far northern El Paso County where ~4" are possible by Tuesday morning. Also ahead, a High Wind Watch for much of southeast Colorado from 4-11am Tuesday morning as wind gusts could reach up to 60 mph. For more info on the forecast this holiday week, head over to the "Weather" tab.
Defense lawyers say potentially thousands of criminal convictions could be appealed because of problems at a state laboratory that tests drunk-driving suspects' blood.
Members of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar said Monday the appeals could come in cases as serious as vehicular homicides.
They also questioned why an official report on the problems wasn't released until Friday when it was completed in March.
The report said some employees of the state health department lab complained that a supervisor appeared to be biased in favor of prosecutors. The report also said refrigerators containing blood samples were unlocked.
Health department officials said Monday the problem was primarily a personnel matter and they acted promptly. They transferred the supervisor, who later retired.
A spokeswoman for Attorney General John Suthers didn't immediate return calls.
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