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Andrea Sinclair

Police Reporter

  • Volunteer organizations prep for disasters, address strengths and weaknesses

    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Volunteers are the driving force behind disaster relief and recovery operations across the state, making recruitment, training and preparation an ongoing effort. Lt. Jeff Williams, commanding officer of the Fountain Valley Salvation Army, said the organization is focused on building...

  • Danger at your Doorstep: Disaster planning, communication better

    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Local emergency officials have improved their disaster planning after the wildfires and floods of the past two years. The Waldo Canyon fire, Black Forest fire and subsequent flooding showed officials with the Office of Emergency Management in El Paso County, or OEM, that sharing...

  • Four hospitalized after multiple car pileup near Monument Hill

    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Four people were hospitalized Sunday after an eight-car pileup on southbound Interstate 25 near Monument Hill, according to the Colorado State Patrol. Two people suffered serious but non life-threatening injuries and two others had minor injuries from a crash that involved eight...

  • Spring storm prompts winter weather warning for Pikes Peak Region

    Updated: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    Winter weather is back in the Pikes Peak region, but it will be anyone's guess how much snow will stick to the roads in Colorado Springs. A winter storm warning for northern and western El Paso County and all of Teller County remained in effect until midnight Sunday, when the snow...

  • Danger at your Doorstep: TIPS and APPS designed to boost safety

    Updated: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    Knowing what to do before, during and after a disaster will enable you to act quickly, stay as safe as possible and keep calm. Read and follow the checklists, above, and consider these tips: - Learn what emergencies or disasters are most likely to occur in your area. - Have a...

  • SudSisters: Beer home brewing is its own reward

    Updated: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    Home brewing can be traced back as far as 5,000 years, humbly beginning as ale made from barley used in bread. Having tried my (very inexperienced) hand at home brewing twice in recent years, I decided to make a successful home brewers club the topic of my first Sud Sisters column. I...

  • Red flag warning for El Paso County, southeastern Colorado

    Updated: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    A red flag warning was issued for El Paso County and most of southeastern Colorado as warmer temperatures and gusty winds without precipitation could spell out fire weather Wednesday. The warning will be in effect from noon to 8 p.m. for El Paso, Fremont, Pueblo, Huerfano and western...

  • Two arrested after gunfire, police chase in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    Two men were arrested Tuesday after reports of gunfire and a police pursuit through southeast Colorado Springs. Trenton Hollis Porter, 22, was arrested on suspicion of felony vehicular eluding and possession of a weapon by a previous offender, police said. Damien Leonard Lewis, 27,...

  • Fountain fire chief says apartment fire 'close call;' 3 rescued

    Updated: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    Three people were displaced by a blaze that destroyed an entire apartment in Fountain early Wednesday morning and the fire chief said could have been deadly. A 59-year-old woman called 911 when she saw flames and smoke coming from her mattress as she returned from the restroom around...

  • 20 years later, new trial begins in Timothy Kennedy double-homicide case

    Updated: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    Nearly 20 years after being sentenced to life in prison for the double fatal shooting of an El Paso County couple, Timothy Kennedy's new trial and chance at freedom began Tuesday. Steve Staskiewicz, 37, and his 15-year-old girlfriend Jennifer Carpenter were murdered execution-style...

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