Jakob Rodgers

Nonprofit and health reporter

  • Affidavit: Fort Carson soldier siphoned refund money from inflated tax returns

    Updated: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    A Fort Carson soldier accused of pilfering thousands of dollars through inflated tax refunds appeared to carry out the scheme through an off-post side business, according to an arrest affidavit. Spc. Jeremy Roberson, 27, is accused of stealing more than $22,000 from tax returns for...

  • Man pleads guilty to kidnapping teen in Colorado Springs park

    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    A 25-year-old man pleaded guilty Tuesday to kidnapping for helping someone kidnap a teen from a Colorado Springs park to get information about some stolen items, said a 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office spokeswoman. Nicholas Archuleta will be sentenced on April 28, said Lee...

  • 20 people to undergo shots after stray kitten tests positive for rabies in northeast Colorado Springs

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Twenty people must undergo a series of preventative shots after a kitten tested positive for rabies in northeast Colorado Springs. It's the first confirmed case of rabies in a domesticated cat in El Paso County since 1966, according to county public health officials. A family...

  • Investigation turns up bullet holes in fence rather than car

    Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Further investigation into a report of a car being shot five times in a Colorado Springs hotel parking lot turned up no such car, Colorado Springs police said Monday night. Although a caller on Monday afternoon reported bullet holes riddling a car in the parking lot of the Comfort Inn...

  • Colorado Springs police: Man suspected of breaking up possible drug deal with rifle

    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    A man was arrested Sunday evening after police suspect he fired a rifle while breaking up a possible drug deal outside his house. Damien Heitzer, 33, was booked into the El Paso County jail on suspicion of felony menacing, according to Colorado Springs police. Shortly after 8 p.m.,...

  • Colorado Springs medical team braves snowstorm to help Alamosa newborns

    Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    Sleeping soundly on Friday morning, Kolton neared the moment when doctors could remove a tube that had helped him breathe for five days. Call it a moment of calm after the storm of his nearly week-old life. On Sunday, Kolton, who suffers from a respiratory disorder, was one of two...

  • Kaiser Permanente joins list of insurers for some care at UCCS' Lane Center

    Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    A new insurance company has agreed to cover care offered at the Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences, but only for a portion of its HealthCircle. Kaiser Permanente clients ages 18 and older will be covered for visits to the center's Primary Care Clinic, the company and the...

  • Colorado Springs could get family medicine residency program

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    A Peak Vista Community Health Centers executive has been tabbed to lead the massive nonprofit's new residency program, which is scheduled to begin in summer 2016. Dr. Scott Robinson, who began working at Peak Vista in 2010 as a physician before going on to lead six of its clinics, was...

  • New Memorial Hospital complaint claims employee retirement benefits suffered

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    Most Memorial Hospital employees moved from one pension plan to another when University of Colorado Health began leasing the facility in fall 2012. But employees in the hospital's pediatric division were offered something entirely different, according to new claims in a lawsuit...

  • Mental Health First Aid program looks to expand in Pikes Peak region

    Updated: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    People gripped with depression, anxiety or even psychotic episodes need help the same way a heart attack patient needs CPR - with fast and effective care, mental health advocates say. A swiftly expanding program aims to do just that. Mental Health First Aid training is set to expand...

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