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Jakob Rodgers

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  • Warrant provides insight into fatal shooting in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    Fifteen minutes before a shooting that left one person dead Sunday night, the suspected gunman allegedly told a neighbor, "I'm about to do something stupid." Patrick James Orozco remained a wanted man Monday after police suspect he fatally shot a 23-year-old man who had been...

  • Donating a turkey? Thanksgiving campaign is underway

    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    Monday's turkey drive at the Marian House Soup Kitchen represented just one chance of many for people to contribute to the ongoing campaign to collect 7,000 turkeys for people in need on Thanksgiving Day. The campaign, spearheaded by the Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado,...

  • Turkey drive organizers shift goals, ask for smaller birds, too

    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    Organizers of an annual massive turkey drive revised their goal Wednesday amid a shift in strategy toward also serving hens. A day after announcing its annual campaign, the Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado lowered its goal of receiving 10,000 donated turkeys to seeking...

  • One dead in Colorado Springs shooting

    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    A man was found dead after reports of a shooting Sunday night in southeast Colorado Springs, and the gunman remained on the loose hours after the victim's body was discovered at the end of a driveway. Colorado Springs police continued searching for the shooter hours after receiving a...

  • Hundreds take part Colorado Springs run to benefit deployed service members

    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    During his most recent tour in Kuwait, Henry Wilson received Clif Bars, lip balm, snacks and a homemade beanie from a stranger. They proved the perfect gift. "Seeing someone, a complete stranger, giving you a package means a lot," said Wilson, 25, a sergeant stationed at Fort...

  • Suspected homemade shooting range leads to citations for Colorado Springs men

    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    Colorado Springs police suspect a homeowner and his friend turned a basement into an indoor shooting range on Saturday night. Officers cited the two men after receiving a call around 9 p.m. that gunshots could be heard coming from a house on the 1200 block of Royale Drive, near the...

  • Sheriff's Office gives update on woman who fell, accidentally shot herself

    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    A woman accidentally shot herself late Saturday night when she appeared to fall while holding a gun, according to Colorado Springs police. The 25-year-old woman, whose name was not released, was taken to St. Francis Medical Center in northeast Colorado Springs with a gunshot wound to...

  • Sunny skies help road crews clear the way for Colorado Springs drivers

    Updated: Sun, Nov 16, 2014

    A fresh blanket of snow covered the Pikes Peak region late Saturday night and early Sunday morning, though most of it had melted from roads by midday beneath sunny skies. The second storm to hit the region in a week left varied snowfall totals across the area, including an inch in...

  • Shopping for best-price policies on Colorado health exchange encouraged

    Updated: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    An ironic twist could leave some Coloradans paying more for health insurance next year even though average rates in parts of the state, including Colorado Springs, fell slightly. The lesson, observers say: Start shopping, and soon. Open enrollment - that time of the year when people...

  • Local Red Cross celebrating milestone birthday

    Published: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

    One hundred years ago, people in California, Arizona and Nevada couldn't keep pace with the Red Cross women of Colorado Springs. Armed with gumption and gauze, they shipped medical supplies to battle-weary troops in epic fashion during World War I. One month's mailings even outpaced...

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