Jakob Rodgers

Nonprofit and health reporter

  • Colorado Springs school district saves big bucks by having employees stick with one hospital

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    Colorado Springs School District 11 saved $1.9 million by switching from Memorial Hospital to Penrose- St. Francis Health Services as its employees' sole hospital provider, district and hospital officials announced Friday. The savings came during the first year of a partnership...

  • Man shot in hand after dispute at Monument Safeway store

    Yesterday

    A coffe-throwing spat may have been what led to a man being shot in the hand Friday at a Safeway parking lot in Monument. Mark Brady, 61, was arrested Friday night after the shooting, which happened around 3:40 p.m. at the Safeway at 624 Colorado Highway 105, said Lt. Steve Burk, a...

  • Colorado Springs parolee who killed his mother headed to trial in DUI crash

    Yesterday

    The Colorado Springs woman whose vehicle was allegedly hit last month by convicted killer Charles Limbrick Jr. while he was out on parole said he shouldn't spend life in prison for the crash. "I have compassion for him," Jamie Northam said. "I feel sorry for him." Northam made her...

  • Colorado Springs homeless shelters set to close

    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Moments before sunset, Fern Gaylord gazed at her bed - a thin floor mat - and prepared for one last night indoors and off Colorado Springs' streets. "That's the main concern with all of us: Where are we going to go?" said Gaylord, 65. After operating for 6 1/2 months, two shelters...

  • Douglas Bruce wanted for failure to appear in Ohio court

    Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Douglas Bruce is facing arrest warrants in Ohio and liens in at least two states amid allegations he either mismanaged property and left it in disrepair or failed to pay storm drain service fees, according to court documents. An arrest warrant was issued March 19 after Bruce did not...

  • Police: Husband killed wife, then himself at east Colorado Springs house

    Updated: Tue, Apr 7, 2015

    A Colorado Springs man fatally shot his wife Friday before turning the gun on himself, Colorado Springs police said Monday. Bruce Munger killed himself after killing his wife, Corinne Munger, in their house at 1385 Babcock Road, on Colorado Springs' east side, said Lt. Catherine...

  • Colorado Springs police try public shaming to fight prostitution

    Updated: Tue, Apr 7, 2015

    Colorado Springs police have a new way to combat prostitution: public shaming. The police department on Monday began announcing the names of johns, or people convicted of soliciting for prostitution. Six people were featured, along with their mugshots, in a news release to media...

  • Family members assaulted, held at gunpoint during home invasion in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Mon, Apr 6, 2015

    Four men roused children from their beds and held a family at gunpoint during a pre-dawn home invasion Monday. The men, clad in black and wearing masks or bandanas, forced their way into the home in the 3200 block of S. Academy Blvd. at about 4:30 a.m., according to Colorado Springs...

  • Colorado Springs police dog nabs man wanted on attempted murder charge

    Updated: Mon, Apr 6, 2015

    A man suspected of beating his girlfriend with "numerous weapons" was arrested Sunday night at a Colorado Springs apartment complex. James Hardy, 24, was found around 8:40 p.m. by a police dog while hiding in a closet in an apartment complex off Murray Boulevard, south of Platte...

  • Fire watch includes El Paso and Teller counties

    Updated: Mon, Apr 6, 2015

    Strong, westerly winds and arid air could make for dangerous fire conditions on Monday. The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning spanning from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. for nearly all of southern and eastern Colorado, including El Paso and Teller counties. Colorado Springs is...

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