KRTV Evening Top Stories (Fri Jul 20)

Top stories on KRTV for the evening of Friday, July 20, 2012.

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– Shooting Update: The suspect in the mass shooting at an Aurora movie theater has been identified as James Eagan Holmes, 24. twelve people died in the shooting at a showing of the new Batman film “The dark Knight Rises” in the Denver suburb early Friday morning. Officials say that 59 people were injured. Witnesses say that the gunman entered the theater through an emergency exit door and authorities said he threw two gas canisters before opening fire. Officers found Holmes near a car behind the theater. He surrendered without resistance, and was wearing body armor, and apparently used an assault rifle, a shotgun and a Glock handgun. all the guns were purchased legally between May 22 and July 6 at three Colorado stores, CBS News correspondent Bob Orr reports. FBI agents and police also discovered Holmes’ apartment was booby trapped. Authorities evacuated five buildings as they determined how to disarm flammable and explosive material.

– new BX on Base: Malmstrom Air Force Base officially cut the ribbon on a new Base Exchange (BX) on Friday. A portion of the new facility is open 24 hours a day, similar to a convenience store, in order to cater to the revolving schedule of the airmen who work unusual and/or long hours. Colonel H.B. Brual said, “Our airmen do a hard job out here, doing a very important mission for our nation. We of course have these 150 missiles out in the ICBM complex, it’s a 24-7 mission, and now we have this 24-7 larger exchange with a mini-mart right there.” The Exchange serves active duty military members, their families, and retired military personnel and their families. In addition to selling retail goods, clothing, appliances, electronics, and military uniforms, the facility also boasts an optical shop and a barber shop. also inside are several small eateries, including Popeye’s and Subway. there is also a gas station on the property. The new facility is 40,000 square feet and cost $12.9 million. Click here to read more.

– fair Fun: The Marias fair is getting into full swing in Shelby. Liberty, Pondera, Toole and Glacier countoes all coordinate to put on the Marias fair. One of the newest attractions this year: pig wrestling. also on tap for the fair, which continues through Sunday, or the Dodge PRCA Rodeo, a demolition derby, and fireworks.

KRTV Evening Top Stories (Fri Jul 20)

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