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  • Federal probe into Colorado Springs' troubled housing division to widen

    Updated: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    In a broadening federal investigation of Colorado Springs' housing division, auditors said a former city employee fraudulently altered grant reports and lied to meet federal spending deadlines. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of Inspector General's...

  • Colorado Springs hospitals take precautions after first US Ebola case

    Updated: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    Hospital officials in the Pikes Peak region began taking heightened precautions Wednesday in light of the first positive stateside test for the deadly Ebola virus. The precautions, outlined in guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, come as a man in Dallas...

  • Jury: Colorado Springs teen guilty in killing of Fort Carson soldier, wife

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    A reluctant witness claiming to forget a murder confession left Maryln Dunlap weeping and in tears last week, scared that her son's alleged killer would walk free. Her eyes grew moist once more Tuesday as she texted her younger son the verdict: He's guilty. After deliberating only...

  • Jury to begin deliberating fate of man suspected in Colorado Springs couple's slaying

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    Did Macyo Joelle January value a yellow Hyundai car, a few guns and a stash of spare change over the lives of a newlywed couple expecting their first child? Or did police shortcut their investigation while arresting the wrong person? Eight men and four women will begin deliberating...

  • Attorneys focus on DNA found on alleged murder weapon

    Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    Macyo Joelle January apparently touched the gun used to kill a couple checking on their home burglary alarm, a DNA analyst said. But he wasn't the only one. Tests predominantly found January's DNA on the Walther handgun at the heart of his first-degree murder trial, the analyst...

  • Witnesses choose contempt over testimony in January trial

    Updated: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    Told to decide between immunity or contempt of court, Eric Wilson chose silence. Called as a witness for prosecutors, Wilson chose not to testify Thursday in the first-degree murder trial of Macyo Joelle January, who is accused of killing newlyweds David Dunlap and his pregnant wife,...

  • 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...