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.

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Affidavit: Colorado Springs Couple lured babysitter into sexual relationship

By: jakob rodgers

The first time Jacob Rahricht kissed a 14-year-old girl, his wife watched and spoke up - saying they could be "sister wives" and have their own families with him, according to arrest affidavits.

Those plans...

Limbrick acquitted of most serious charge, guilty on others in Colorado Springs DUI crashes


Charles Limbrick Jr. may avoid another life sentence after all.

The convicted killer won acquittal of felony vehicular assault on Thursday - eliciting a loud "yes" from one of his friends that echoed...

Colorado Springs couple gets AspenPointe Heroes award


A Colorado Springs couple who lost their son to suicide in 2002 received an award Thursday for their work to curb stigma and raise awareness about mental health issues.

Guy and Jane Bennett were named the...

Attorney to Colorado Springs jury: Limbrick is guilty of all but most serious charge


Charles Limbrick Jr.'s fate may hinge on the severity of two facial cuts another driver suffered during back-to-back crashes in March.

A jury on Thursday is expected to begin deliberating six charges against...

'Terrible decision' disputed; trial begins for convicted Colorado Springs killer charged with vehicular assault


Charles Limbrick Jr. made a "terrible decision" to put vodka in his coffee the morning his van slammed into two other vehicles, his public defender said.

However, the attorney added, "things aren't always...

Supreme Court upholds billion dollar deficit for Colorado schools


Colorado's highest court on Monday upheld a controversial approach that lawmakers have used to slash education funding and balance the state's budget.

In a 4-3 decision, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that...

Peterson Air Force Base announces possible 200-acre expansion


Peterson Air Force Base may expand another 200 acres under a land deal with Colorado Springs that could pave the way for more units to join the installation.

The deal, which is under "final review" at the...

Springs transportation projects to be discussed at upcoming meetings

By: jakob rodgers

Two meetings are scheduled for residents to comment on $3 billion in transportation investments that are planned through the year 2040.

The projects are part of the draft Moving Forward 2040 Regional...