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

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...

Suspected 'Scarf Girl' bank robber nabbed by Colorado Springs police


A woman suspected of being the "Scarf Girl Note Bandit" in a string of bank robberies has been arrested.

Tara Freeman, 27, was arrested Dec. 3 in connection with five bank robberies and two attempted...

Man suspected of robbing Colorado Springs bank arrested in Wyoming


A man suspected of robbing a bank on Nov. 24 in north-central Colorado Springs was arrested three days later in Cheyenne, Wyo.

Larry Buckhanan Jr., 42, was booked into the El Paso County jail, where he is...

Stalled bus possibly involved in I-25 snarl during morning commute

By: jakob Rodgers

A crash appeared to cause delays Wednesday morning on southbound Interstate 25, south of the Cimarron Street exit.

A vehicle possibly hit a Ramblin Express bus that had stalled in the area, according to...