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Andrea Sinclair

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  • Sheriff's Office defends investigation involving Black Forest horses

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Ten horses rescued from a Black Forest property remained in the custody of the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Tuesday as questions surrounding their condition and the criminal investigation continued to make waves with the public and local officials. Sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Greg...

  • Colorado Springs man found guilty of raping 71-year-old woman

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    The man accused of raping a 71-year-old woman at her Colorado Springs home in February 2013 was found guilty Tuesday of sexual assault on an at-risk adult. Jacob Lashun Lewis, 34, of Colorado Springs previously was registered as a sex offender after pleading guilty to sexual assault...

  • Northeast Colorado Springs bank robbed by two men armed with screwdriver

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Two men robbed the Wells Fargo Bank branch at 4151 N. Academy Blvd. about 11 a.m. Tuesday, according to Colorado Springs police. One of the robbers, who was reportedly wearing a red bandana to cover his face, threatened bank employees with a screwdriver, police said. Both men fled...

  • Sheriff's Office removes horses from Black Forest property, owner cited

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    Ten horses were removed from a Black Forest property, and their owner was cited for alleged animal abuse by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office on Monday. The action came amid growing community outrage over the discovery of at least a dozen dead horses Friday at the stables. Sherri...

  • Sheriff's Office investigating dead horses in Black Forest


    The discovery of a dozen dead horses in Black Forest Friday prompted a criminal investigation by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office, but there has been no legal recourse to remove the remaining living horses on the property, sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Greg White said Sunday. At least...

  • Attempted armed robbery at south Colorado Springs Walgreens

    Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    An unidentified man tried to rob a Walgreens store at gunpoint in south Colorado Springs Sunday, according to police reports. The robber entered the Walgreens at 1855 Southgate Road, off East Cheyenne Road, about 10:50 p.m., displayed a handgun and demanded money from the register,...

  • Project Funway empowers Colorado Springs foster teens


    Each of the 16 foster teen models looked a bit timid when they first stepped onto the runway at The Pinery on the Hill, but they stepped off beaming bright, confident smiles at a fashion event that felt a like a coming-of-age celebration. One by one, the girls showed off...

  • Mental health rules a quandary for law enforcement

    Updated: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    Even with a basic understanding of mental illness, Colorado Springs fire Capt. Dave Rocco knew that the woman whose home he and other emergency responders were repeatedly dispatched to did not need to go to the ER. The middle-aged patient, whose name was withheld to protect her...

  • Changes coming to Fallen Firefighter Memorial after annual service Saturday in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    A week after 168 union firefighters and emergency service personnel are honored Saturday in Colorado Springs, the landmark memorial where the annual service takes place will be rebuilt to make room for thousands of additional names. Nearly $4 million from the International...

  • Colorado Springs house fire displaces nine residents

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Nine people and two dogs escaped from a burning home in northeast Colorado Springs early Thursday. Five adults, two teens and one baby were able to get out of their home on the 8300 block of Vaquero Circle, off Meadowland Boulevard, east of North Academy Boulevard, just as the blaze...