Jakob Rodgers

Nonprofit and health reporter

  • State Patrol ID's man killed in crash on Wilkerson Pass

    Updated: Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    A 66-year-old Hartsel man was killed Wednesday morning in a crash on the west side of Wilkerson Pass, the Colorado State Patrol said in a news release. Eugene Carle, the driver and only person in the pickup truck, was pronounced dead at the scene, the release said. He was not wearing...

  • Roads wet in Colorado Springs, slick in Teller County after storm drops rain, snow

    Updated: Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    A storm left roads in Teller County icy and snowpacked in areas, though streets across Colorado Springs appeared wet and manageable Wednesday morning. Snow largely stuck to grass and little else across Colorado Springs, while parts of Teller County received roughly four inches of...

  • Jury must weigh intent, passion in Colorado Springs murder trial

    Updated: Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    Attorneys agree Gary Vigil gunned down his former girlfriend and her beau before fleeing to Mexico, where he was caught on video saying "I should have killed a bunch of people, bro." But had he yearned to squeeze the trigger for months or was he an immature father compelled to kill by...

  • Former Colorado Springs therapist sentenced for having sex with client

    Updated: Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    A former Peak View Behavioral Health therapist was sentenced to 60 days in jail for acting like a "predator" and having sex with a client - all for his own personal amusement, a judge said. Darrell Wainwright, 51, shook his head as he was handcuffed and led from the courtroom of 4th...

  • UCCS gets new dean for College of Education

    Updated: Sat, Feb 7, 2015

    An Ohio University professor with a deep background in higher education will head the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs' College of Education. Valerie Martin Conley, 49, will take over as dean of the college on July 1 - filling a position that became available when Mary...

  • String of dog-related shootings in Colorado Springs raise concerns about increasing confrontations

    Updated: Fri, Feb 6, 2015

    An unleashed dog approached a person in late January and was greeted by the muzzle of a gun and three white flashes. The incident - depicted on surveillance footage captured from a residence on Colorado Springs' west side - may have been the fourth dog-related shooting in three weeks...

  • Police ID woman found in burning Fountain home; death ruled a homicide

    Updated: Fri, Feb 6, 2015

    A woman found dead in a burning Fountain house has been identified and her death has been ruled a homicide, the Fountain Police Department announced Thursday afternoon. Larissa Gabriella Tiffany-Schiess, 27, of Fountain was a co-owner of the 943 Candlestar Loop S. house, where her...

  • Car veers off road and through Colorado Springs mobile home park

    Updated: Thu, Feb 5, 2015

    A man claiming to have a history of seizures was cited for careless and reckless driving after barreling through a mobile home park on Wednesday. Peter Wood, 47, also was ticketed for fleeing the scene of an accident after crashing his vehicle several times around 6:40 p.m. southwest...

  • Colorado Springs police: Man held at gunpoint after bank deposit

    Updated: Thu, Feb 5, 2015

    A person depositing money at a bank drive-through Wednesday afternoon was held at gunpoint during an attempted robbery. The person was at the commercial drop-off of Wells Fargo, 500 N. Circle Dr., at about 2:20 p.m. when a man wielding a handgun approached and demanded money,...

  • Authorities: Person found dead in burning Fountain house; car missing

    Updated: Thu, Feb 5, 2015

    Fountain firefighters battling a house fire early Wednesday discovered a body inside the burning home, and police said they are investigating it as a suspicious death. The person found in the house at 943 Candlestar Loop South is not believed to have died in the blaze, Fountain police...

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