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Jakob Rodgers

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  • 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...

  • 171 children hospitalized in Colorado Springs for respiratory illnesses; not all counted

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    Forty-nine children suffering respiratory illnesses have been hospitalized in the last week at Children's Hospital's facility at Memorial Hospital Central - bringing to 171 the number of children admitted there since a rare virus mimicking the common cold began to spread nationwide....

  • Grant allows for staff expansion at Peak Vista's Fountain clinic

    Updated: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    Peak Vista Community Health Centers' new Fountain clinic could be fully staffed by the end of the year - a development that would allow 2,200 more patients to be seen at the facility, the nonprofit's leader said Monday. A $463,090 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human...

  • Nonprofit's plan could double number of emergency shelter beds

    Updated: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    Faced with a deep shortage in shelter space, one nonprofit's plan could roughly double the number of local emergency cold-weather beds by November. The catch: It's dependent upon yet-to-be-committed city funding. Confronted with an early blast of wintry weather, Colorado Springs'...

  • SeeChange Health Insurance has license suspended

    Published: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    Colorado regulators announced the suspension of a health insurance company's license this week, forcing about 4,000 Coloradans to find a new carrier for 2015. The Colorado Division of Insurance suspended SeeChange Health Insurance's license after the company encountered solvency...

  • Handcycle ride aims to raise awareness about missing persons

    Published: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    A ride from Parker to Pueblo aims to raise awareness about missing persons cases across Colorado. Dennis Crowley will begin riding his handcycle - a type of bicycle powered by a rider's arms, rather than legs - on Thursday in Parker to commemorate the last known trip of Kelsie...