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One found dead following structure fire in Las Animas

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The Bent County Sheriff's Office is investigating following a fire Saturday in the 1700 block of 8th Street in Las Animas.

One person was found dead at the home, and BCSO has termed the location as "an active crime scene" in a social media post. The person's identity has not been released.

Eighth Street between Park and McAfee Avenues, as well as the intersection of 8th Street and McBride Avenue are closed and not expected to reopen until at least Monday.

Prison escapee pursued, captured following chase in Kiowa County

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Shortly before 9:00 a.m. Thursday, Kiowa County Deputy Quinton Stump clocked a vehicle at 121 miles per hour on Highway 287 south of Eads. The speed limit in that area is 65 mph.

When the vehicle failed to stop, a chase ensued the with speeds reaching 130 mph. The vehicle continued south into Prowers County and turned on to Highway 50, heading east toward Lamar.

Officers from the Prowers County Sheriff's Office, Lamar Police Department and the Colorado State Patrol joined the chase. Attempts to use "stop sticks" during the pursuit failed.