Jakob Rodgers

Nonprofit and health reporter

  • Family members assaulted, held at gunpoint during home invasion in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Mon, Apr 6, 2015

    Four men roused children from their beds and held a family at gunpoint during a pre-dawn home invasion Monday. The men, clad in black and wearing masks or bandanas, forced their way into the home in the 3200 block of S. Academy Blvd. at about 4:30 a.m., according to Colorado Springs...

  • Colorado Springs police dog nabs man wanted on attempted murder charge

    Updated: Mon, Apr 6, 2015

    A man suspected of beating his girlfriend with "numerous weapons" was arrested Sunday night at a Colorado Springs apartment complex. James Hardy, 24, was found around 8:40 p.m. by a police dog while hiding in a closet in an apartment complex off Murray Boulevard, south of Platte...

  • Fire watch includes El Paso and Teller counties

    Updated: Mon, Apr 6, 2015

    Strong, westerly winds and arid air could make for dangerous fire conditions on Monday. The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning spanning from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. for nearly all of southern and eastern Colorado, including El Paso and Teller counties. Colorado Springs is...

  • Man arrested at Colorado Springs hospital after kicking officer twice, police say

    Updated: Mon, Apr 6, 2015

    Colorado Springs police used a stun gun on a man who became "combative" while being questioned about domestic violence allegations at Memorial Hospital. Officers arrested Kendall Blair, 48, around 9:40 p.m. Sunday on suspicion of second degree assault on a peace officer and...

  • Jury awards Colorado Springs family $17.8 million over daughter's hospital treatment

    Updated: Sat, Apr 4, 2015

    A Colorado Springs family won a $17.8 million judgment against Children's Hospital Colorado after a medication error caused their 4-day-old girl to suffer brain injuries requiring round-the-clock care for the rest of her life. The judgment in favor of Naomi Pressey - now 7 years old -...

  • 2 found dead at Colorado Springs house; no suspects being sought

    Updated: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    A husband and wife were found shot to death Friday inside an east Colorado Springs house. The discovery came after police received a report of a shooting at 1385 Babcock Road around 9:40 a.m, in a neighborhood southwest of Palmer Park Boulevard and Powers Boulevard, according to...

  • CSHP's new urgent care clinic in Monument to open

    Updated: Thu, Apr 2, 2015

    Colorado Springs Health Partners plans to open its new urgent care clinic in Monument on Monday. Doctors began seeing family practice patients in early March at the new facility, 15909 Jackson Creek Parkway. The-15,800-square foot building replaces CSHP's former location off Deer...

  • Colorado Springs bus service adds three routes

    Updated: Thu, Apr 2, 2015

    Mountain Metro Transit plans to make several service changes beginning Sunday, including the addition of Saturday service to three routes. Routes 4, 6 and 8 - which run along 8th Street, Wahsatch Avenue and Cache La Poudre Street, respectively - will run on Saturdays, the MMT said...

  • Some staff at Colorado Springs orthopedics practice becoming part of Centura

    Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    The administrative and support staff of Front Range Orthopaedics will become employees of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services' parent company, Centura Health, under a partnership announced Wednesday. Officials did not say how many employees are affected. Penrose-St. Francis...

  • Colorado Springs dermatology residency nearing capacity

    Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    A dermatology residency program run through a Colorado Springs-based practice could reach full capacity this summer. The Colorado Dermatology Institute expects to add its third and final resident in the coming months, said Jeffry Anderson, the institute's practice manager. The goal is...

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