Jakob Rodgers

Nonprofit and health reporter

  • Fire rips through abandoned house on east side of Colorado Springs

    Updated: Sat, May 30, 2015

    Colorado Springs firefighters battled a fire Saturday evening that tore through an abandoned ranch or farm house near Drennan and Marksheffel roads. Firefighters were called to the blaze at 6:20 p.m., and fought the fire from the outside because it was an abandoned building, and no...

  • Fire at motel in western Colorado Springs quickly extinguished

    Updated: Sat, May 30, 2015

    A fire erupted Saturday afternoon at the Apache Court Motel in west Colorado Springs. Firefighters were called to the blaze around 2:15 p.m., and appeared to bring the fire under control shortly after arriving, according to scanner traffic. The motel, 3401 W. Pikes Peak Ave., is...

  • One dead in shooting at home in Colorado Springs, police say

    Updated: Sat, May 30, 2015

    A man was killed and two women were taken to a hospital Friday afternoon after a shooting at a home in north-central Colorado Springs, according to Colorado Springs police. The women were not shot but police would not divulge details on their involvement in the incident. Sgt. Joel...

  • Black Forest woman found guilty of 8 counts of animal cruelty

    Updated: Sat, May 30, 2015

    Not long after Lisa Forbus settled into a jury box to hear testimony about how 14 horses died and others went malnourished, one thing became painfully clear: Sherri Brunzell was in over her head. Forbus - along with two other women and three men - returned a mixed verdict against...

  • Deputy cleared in shooting at Colorado Springs Hobby Lobby

    Updated: Sat, May 30, 2015

    An El Paso County sheriff's deputy was justified in shooting a man this month inside a Hobby Lobby store in west Colorado Springs, the 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office said Friday. Sgt. Shane Mitchell's use of force was "reasonable, appropriate and justified" during the May 8...

  • Head of building department could become El Paso County administrator

    Updated: Fri, May 29, 2015

    The head of the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department could take over as interim El Paso County administrator when the post becomes vacant in June. Henry Yankowski, the regional building department's chief executive, has been tabbed to possibly fill the void left by Jeff Greene, who...

  • Plan announced to streamline pediatric services at Memorial Hospital in wake of investigation

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Children's Hospital Colorado employees will stay at Memorial Hospital Central, but most other signs of the Aurora-based hospital system will disappear after a wide-ranging investigation by state and federal regulators. Memorial Hospital will take full control of its pediatric unit...

  • Victim gesture eases Colorado Springs woman's pain at sentencing in crash that killed 5-year-old

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Raphael Hameed wheeled up to the woman who killed his 5-year-old son and placed his hand on her back. The simple gesture of comfort as Xyrjah Goldston wept inside a Colorado Springs courtroom on Tuesday epitomized "one of the most unusual cases" ever before 4th Judicial District...

  • Children's Hospital pauses plans for new hospital in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Children's Hospital Colorado's vague plans for a new hospital on 80 partially developed acres in north Colorado Springs are "sort of paused" and could change over the summer, the hospital system's president and chief executive said Tuesday. "We continue to evaluate that," said Jena...

  • UPDATE: Road near Rainbow Falls remains closed after rockslide along with others in Manitou Springs

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    A rockfall specialist for the Colorado Department of Transportation is expected to evaluate a U.S. 24 off-ramp on Tuesday after a rockslide forced officials to close the road near Rainbow Falls. The eastbound off-ramp at milemarker 297 leading into Manitou Springs remained closed...

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