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Jakob Rodgers

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  • Friendship, graduation speech key aspects of testimony in January trial

    Updated: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    Right before a graduation speech last year to a program for youth offenders, Tamara Gary asked to add a few lines, a principal said. "Let me tell you something that just happened recently," the revised speech allegedly read. "My homeboy came to me out of fear over a murder he just...

  • Fingerprint analyst testifies in Colorado Springs murder trial

    Updated: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    The trial of a teen accused of fatally shooting newlyweds who were checking on their home after being alerted to a burglary alarm continued Tuesday. Here's the latest: The trial: Macyo Joelle January faces first-degree murder charges in the shooting deaths of Fort Carson Staff Sgt....

  • PERA gets $190 million in settlement with Colorado Springs

    Updated: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    In a high-stakes legal action into uncharted territory it seemed the city of Colorado Springs and the Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association each had a case in the fight over pension liabilities at Memorial Hospital. But as time went on, and a judge ruled that Colorado...

  • Teen questioned about alleged confession in Colorado Springs murder trial

    Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    A teenager expected to testify about an alleged murder confession by Macyo Joelle January appeared to backpedal Monday - adding, when questioned, that he wanted to set the record straight. The 15-year-old witness, who is being held at the Spring Creek Youth Services Center, told lead...

  • Witness claims he watched Macyo January steal from home

    Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    Testifying with the aid of a sign language interpreter, Frankie Meyers needed no translation when asked who emerged from his neighbors' ransacked and bloodied house. "Macyo January," he said in a hoarse-sounding voice. While repeatedly pointing his finger at the teen, Meyers, who...

  • Question of race creeps into Macyo January trial

    Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    Questions about race briefly crept into the trial of Macyo Joelle January on Friday, three days after defense attorneys successfully argued a man back onto the jury panel amid concerns he was being dismissed because he is black. The issue first arose Tuesday, when 4th Judicial...

  • Update: Macyo January trial continues Friday

    Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    The trial of a teen accused of gunning down a couple amid a botched burglary continued Thursday again Friday. You can follow @JakobRodgers for live courtroom updates. Here's the latest: The trial: Macyo Joelle January faces first-degree murder charges in the shooting deaths...

  • Crime scene details emerge in Colorado Springs double murder trial

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Pieces of a home security system lay across the living room, ripped from a wall and scattered. Cords led to electronics no longer there amid a house littered with toppled furniture and video games strewn across the floor. Fort Carson Staff Sgt. David Dunlap and his pregnant wife lay...

  • Opening arguments begin in trial of teen accused in double-slaying

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    Armed with two guns, Macyo Joelle January ran into the house of a Fort Carson soldier and his pregnant wife. But he didn't fire a round, his defense attorney said Tuesday. The newlyweds were already dead, she said. Public defenders revealed the theory during opening statements in the...

  • Springs Girl Scout has the recipe for great meals from the food bank

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    Madeline McWhorter knows that a trip to the local food bank may not conjure images of spicy tomato-braised chicken or baked spaghetti pie. And that needed to change. Calling upon her culinary creativity, McWhorter, 18, created a cookbook requiring only ingredients commonly found at...

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