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Staff reports Updated: October 5, 2012 at 12:00 am

Colorado Springs police are on the lookout for three suspects in an alleged home invasion and robbery Thursday night.

At about 10:30 p.m. Thursday, police were dispatched to the 4800 block of Ridenour Drive after a home invasion was reported.

The victim reported two females and a male with a gun entered her home, threatening her and her husband with a gun. The suspects allegedly demanded money and other valuables, eventually taking the victim's cellphone and a truck on the way out, police say.

Officers spotted the truck moments later and began pursuit, but stopped because of dangerous actions by the suspects.

A short time later, the truck was found abandoned and unoccupied behind 325 N. Circle Dr. No suspects were located, but the truck was returned to its owners.

Suspects' descriptions include:

- a white male in his 20s who was wearing a black hoodie, black pants and boots, and black gloves armed with a gun.

- a white female in her 20s, about 5-foot-3 with dark hair.

- a Hispanic female in her 20s with dark, curly hair who was wearing dark jeans and a dark hoodie.

      

WEATHER

Two words: bundle up. The National Weather Service forecasts a high temperature of 51 Friday in Colorado Springs with a slight chance of snow. If it didn't freeze in your neighborhood early Friday morning, it's pretty much guaranteed early Saturday morning with an overnight low of 24 forecast. The weather service predicts a high of 39 on Saturday with a 40 percent chance of rain or snow and we rebound a bit Sunday with a high temperature of 51 forecast along with mostly sunny skies.

    

AROUND COLORADO

Wildfire season lingers in western Colorado

RIFLE (AP) — Forest officials in western Colorado say this year's wildfire season is lingering longer than usual.

White River National Forest spokesman Bill Kight says a second significant area wildfire in less than two weeks is a reminder that the danger isn't over.

Kight and Bureau of Land Management spokesman David Boyd say they can't remember the last time the local wildfire danger has lingered so late into the year.

A 1,000-acre wildfire north of Rifle was 5 percent contained Thursday. Strong winds pushed it into the forest on the west side of the Grand Hogback.

To the east, the 250-acre Middle Elk Fire is still smoldering in the Flat Tops. It was started Sept. 20 by an unattended campfire.

State gets $2.5 million for wildfire recovery

DENVER (AP) — The federal government is giving Colorado about $2.5 million to shore up land burned during the devastating High Park and Waldo Canyon fires this past summer.

According to the Denver Post (http://tinyurl.com/8s9t45z ), the money is being used to help complete projects to stabilize soil, slow runoff and protect the watersheds.

Two people died in the Waldo Canyon fire, which burned 346 homes and 28 square miles in Colorado Springs, and one died in the High Park fire, which destroyed 136 square miles and 259 homes west of Fort Collins.

Several mudslides have closed highways in both burn areas.

Hundreds of new jobs to be announced in Denver

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's governor is hinting that he'll announce hundreds of new jobs in an economic development announcement Friday.

Gov. John Hickenlooper planned a Denver event for the announcement. The CEO of Arrow Electronics planned to join Hickenlooper for the announcement,

Any jobs would be welcome news. Colorado's unemployment rate for August was 8.2 percent in August, a slight improvement from July's unemployment rate of 8.3 percent but still higher than officials would like.

Arrow moved its headquarters from Melville, N.Y., to Englewood one year ago. Colorado approved tax credits for Arrow of up to $11 million over five years if 1,250 jobs are created.

2 on Denver hockey team suspended for 4 games

DENVER (AP) — Denver Pioneers hockey coach George Gwozdecky says forward Larkin Jacobson and goaltender Juho Olkinuora have been suspended for four games for violating team rules.

The violations weren't specified. The Denver Post reports (http://bit.ly/UksxQP) the suspensions stem from separate incidents and will include an exhibition game Saturday in Denver against the University of British Columbia.

The sophomores will still practice with the team.

  

TODAY IN HISTORY

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HAPPENINGS

-- “Adapted Home Exhibit” to show the importance of having accessible rooms and tools for people with disabilities, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Freedom Financial Services Expo Center, 3650 N. Nevada Ave., free.

-- “Munchkin Market” kid’s stuff garage sale hosted by the Mothers of Preschoolers groups at Fellowship Bible Church, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 5580 N. Nevada Ave.

-- “Letter Rip! - East Colorado Springs” hosted by the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado and KKTV, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Security Service Field, 4385 Tutt Blvd. Free for five boxes, donations accepted to benefit the BBB Foundation Scholarship Fund. No plastics, cardboard, hardbound documents, files more than 1

2-inch thick, newspapers and magazines accepted.

-- “Silent Witness - A Survivors Movement of TESSA” art installation paying tribute to those who have lost their lives as a result of domestic violence, 11 a.m.-noon, Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., free.

-- Pinon Valley Elementary School annual used book sale, 2-4 p.m., 6205 Farthing Drive, free entrance.

-- “First Friday ArtWalk,” 5-8 p.m., West Colorado Avenue, between 23rd and 27th streets, free.

-- “Interpretations of the Body,” inspired by Susan Biggs photography, 5:30-9 p.m., Marmalade at Smokebrush, 219 W. Colorado Ave., Suite 210, free.

-- The Soul Live Album Release Show, 6:30 p.m., Stargazers Theatre and Event Center, 10 S. Parkside Drive, free.

-- “BRAS Downtown,” with the Black Rose Acoustic Society headlined by The Storys, 8 p.m., Pikes Perk Coffee and Tea House, 14 S. Tejon St., $7 for general public, $4 for Black Rose Acoustic Society members, at the door.

-- “Control Remoto” short Argentinian play, 8 p.m., Colorado College, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave., free.

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