Jakob Rodgers

Nonprofit and health reporter

Jakob Rodgers joined The Gazette in April 2010, affording him the chance to work for his hometown newspaper. He spent time on the crime and military beats before reporting on the public safety net -- a wide-ranging beat encompassing social services, public health and nonprofit organizations.

More Articles by: Jakob Rodgers

Pedestrian killed crossing Academy Boulevard in Colorado Springs

By: jakob rodgers and chhun sun The Gazette

A former Sierra High School student died late Monday night after being hit by a sedan on Academy Boulevard in southeast Colorado Springs.

Alicia M. Romero, 18, was killed when a Ford Contour slammed into her...

Blowing snow closing, delaying schools in Colorado Springs on Tuesday


A storm coated the Pikes Peak region in a fresh layer of snow Tuesday, leaving slick roads and blustery conditions in its wake and causing several school districts to cancel classes.

About 3 inches of snow...

Plenty of legal maneuvering ahead of Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood accused gunman's next court date

By: Jakob Rodgers

A flurry of motions were argued before 4th Judicial District Chief Judge Gilbert Martinez on Wednesday while charges were being filed against Robert Lewis Dear Jr., 57, the accused shooter at Colorado Springs' lone...

Chase called off in Colorado Springs burglary after suspect flees in truck

By: jakob rodgers and chhun sun The Gazette

A burglar in a white pickup backed into a Colorado Springs police cruiser Thursday morning before leading officers on a chase through the city.

Officers later called off the pursuit amid safety concerns,...

Attorney wants mental health evaluation for Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooting suspect


Note: The Gazette will have live coverage of today's hearing in Colorado Springs. Scroll down this article for Twitter updates, or you can follow @JakobRodgers.

Watch for video updates on Perscope from Eric...

Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooting suspect: 'I'm guilty - there's no trial'


Calling himself "a warrior for the babies," the accused gunman in last month's Planned Parenthood shooting yelled over attorneys at least 15 times Wednesday as he was charged with nearly 200 felony counts.


Colorado Springs police: Couple tried to set Wells Fargo bank box on fire to cover up thefts


Investigators suspect a couple tried to set a Wells Fargo drop box ablaze using a jar of gasoline - all to cover up a heist at a Colorado Springs gas station.

Bank surveillance video of a man on a BMX bike...

Colorado Springs police say attempted kidnapping at school was foiled

By: jakob rodgers

Colorado Springs police are investigating an attempted kidnapping Thursday morning.

Investigators have released scant details of the incident, which was reported to police at 8:38 a.m. from the 4800 block of...