Jakob Rodgers

Nonprofit and health reporter

  • SUV driver in fatal sled crash says fun day in Colorado Springs quickly turned tragic

    Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    A man charged in the death of a friend who plowed into a parked vehicle while being towed on a homemade sled said "we were just having fun" when tragedy struck. "Do I wish I could go back and change it? Yes sir," Michael Miner said. "Were we out messing around - were we horseplaying?...

  • Accused Colorado Springs pimp gets work release, probation

    Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    A 29-year-old man accused of pimping two underage girls for sex was sentenced Tuesday to 60 days of work release, though he avoided having to register as a sex offender. Kavion Powell was silent as he stood before 4th Judicial District Court Judge Barbara Hughes who issued the...

  • Fountain man accused in murder had been sought earlier in assault

    Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    Two days before a woman was found slain inside her burning house, Fountain police issued an arrest warrant for the man later accused of killing her. Investigators suspect Thomas Turley, 29, assaulted his father and threatened to kill him Jan. 26, leading a Fountain police officer to...

  • Judge rules El Paso County woman not fit to stand trial

    Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    A woman accused of brutally killing her 77-year-old mother east of Colorado Springs is not mentally competent to stand trial, a doctor at a state psychiatric hospital ruled. The finding in late 2014 put the first-degree murder case against Rae Stanley, 58, on hold while she receives...

  • Colorado Springs sheepdog takes another prize at Westminster Dog Show

    Updated: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    Swagger, an Old English sheepdog hailing from Colorado Springs, won best of group in the herding class Monday at the Westminster Dog Show in New York. The win by Swagger, whose registered name is Bugaboo's Picture Perfect, marks yet another triumph in his esteemed career, which...

  • Temps expected to climb in Colorado Springs, but more snow possible this weekend

    Updated: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    A reprieve from wintry weather should be in store for Colorado Springs - but it may prove fleeting. Skies cleared and roads began to dry across Colorado Springs after a storm dumped 4-to-6 inches of snow across the city and up to a foot in Woodland Park on Sunday and Monday. Colorado...

  • Man robs Colorado Springs 7-Eleven at gunpoint

    Updated: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    A robber held a 7-Eleven clerk at gunpoint late Monday night in Colorado Springs. A man wearing a black ski mask brandished a revolver and demanded cash at about 11:45 p.m. at a 7-Eleven store at 2407 N. Union Blvd., according to the Colorado Springs Police Department. The robber then...

  • Snow tapers off in Colorado Springs; Teller county gets up to foot of snow

    Updated: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    A snowstorm blanketed much of the Front Range and central Colorado on Sunday and Monday, carrying quick-hitting bands of heavy snow that occasionally slickened roads while dumping fresh powder on Colorado's ski areas. Four to six inches of snow fell in and around Colorado Springs,...

  • Two held at gunpoint in Colorado Springs home invasion

    Updated: Mon, Feb 16, 2015

    Two people were held at gunpoint during a home invasion Monday south of downtown Colorado Springs. Four people forced their way into a home at 1516 1/2 S. Tejon St. about 3:15 p.m. and took electronics, according to the Colorado Springs Police Department. The robbers fled in a...

  • Last-minute Colorado Springs health insurance shoppers rush to beat deadline

    Updated: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    A surge of last-minute shoppers rushed to get health insurance Saturday, trying to beat the final enrollment deadline for coverage in 2015. Colorado's health insurance exchange, Connect for Health Colorado, as well as enrollment specialists across Colorado Springs reported heavy...

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