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Andrea Sinclair

Police Reporter

  • Project Funway empowers Colorado Springs foster teens

    Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    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...

  • Calhan homicide victim identified

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    The victim of a fatal shooting in Calhan was identified Thursday as 30-year-old Michael Mackey, according to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office. The El Paso County coroner determined the cause of death as multiple gunshot wounds and ruled the death a homicide, the fourth in El Paso...

  • 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...

  • Five Scottish things in Colorado

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    A wee bit 
of Scotch 
in Colorado As Scotland was voting on independence from the United Kingdom on Thursday, The Gazette tracked down five Scottish things in Colorado: - There are an estimated 182 residents of El Paso County who were born in Scotland, according to the 2008-2012...

  • Multi-vehicle wreck slows morning commute on I-25

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    A four-vehiclec rash on northbound Interstate 25 near the Nevada Avenue exit slowed morning commuters Thursday. There were no injuries in the wreck reported about 7:30 a.m., said Colorado Springs police Lt. Patricia Feese. Tow trucks were en route to the crash and the northbound...

  • Colorado Springs Police Department offers gang prevention class

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Colorado Springs police will offer a class for the public to learn more about the department's school resource and juvenile gang prevention programs on Thursday. Attendants will get an overview of police programs to keep schools safe, how juvenile gangs are addressed and the efforts...

  • Static electricity likely cause of 'accidental' power plant fire

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    An "accidental" fire at Ray Nixon Power Plant prompted a brief evacuation of employees Wednesday but the generators were not shut down, Colorado Springs Utilities officials confirmed. The fire was contained to a coal-handling facility in the far-west end of the property and did not...

  • Colorado Springs man accused of assaulting girlfriend

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    A Colorado Springs man was accused of domestic violence Monday after his girlfriend went to an area hospital and reported she had been assaulted, police said. Adrian Emilio Felan, 30, was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault and booked into the El Paso County jail, records...

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