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Tom Roeder

Weekend/Military Editor

  • Carjacking, 2-county pursuit ends in fatal wreck in Teller County

    Updated: Sat, Nov 8, 2014

    A suspect in a Manitou Springs carjacking case died Saturday evening after a 4-mile chase by Colorado State Patrol troopers ended in a rollover crash in Teller County between Divide and Cripple Creek. The driver of the carjacked vehicle, a man whose name has not been released, died at...

  • UPDATE: U.S. 24 reopens after four-vehicle crash east of Falcon

    Updated: Sat, Nov 8, 2014

    A four-vehicle crash closed a stretch on U.S. 24 east of Falcon Saturday night for about an hour and sent several people to the hospital, the Colorado State Patrol said. Troopers were called to the crash after 9 p.m. and found four vehicles, including one that was towing a trailer,...

  • Air Force Academy sergeant could face court-martial for drug use

    Updated: Thu, Nov 6, 2014

    A hearing Friday will determine whether an Air Force Academy sergeant will face court-martial for alleged heroin use. Evidence against Tech. Sgt. Shane A. Antrim will be aired at an Article 32 hearing at the academy. He's charged with three counts of drug use under the Uniform Code...

  • Merrifield wins state Senate race, returning seat to Democrats

    Updated: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    A year after a recall election handed the state Senate District 11 seat to the GOP, Democrats returned the favor Tuesday, sending Michael Merrifield to the General Assembly in final unofficial results. The district covers western and southern Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs....

  • Former Fort Carson sergeant tapped for Army's top enlisted post

    Updated: Tue, Nov 4, 2014

    A former Fort Carson sergeant has been tapped for the Army's top enlisted post. Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Dailey, who was once the top enlisted soldier at Fort Carson, will take over as sergeant major of the Army early next year, the Army announced Monday. A Pennsylvania native,...

  • Commandant says giving AFA cadets more responsibility will improve behavior

    Updated: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    Hours ahead of a national news broadcast recounting athlete misconduct at the Air Force Academy, the school's commandant of cadets told Colorado Springs business leaders that a tiny fraction of cadets get into trouble. Brig Gen. Stephen Williams said 3.7 percent of cadets are facing...

  • Pikes Peak region military leaders: Troops won't bring Ebola back from Africa deployment

    Updated: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    The military worked Wednesday night to calm fears that Pikes Peak region troops could bring Ebola home from deployments in Africa. Nearly 200 Fort Carson soldiers are scheduled to deploy to Africa in the coming weeks, where they will work in Liberia to build humanitarian assistance...

  • ABC's 'Nightline' to air report on Air Force Academy misconduct

    Updated: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    ABC News announced Tuesday that it will air an investigation into the misconduct of Air Force Academy football players and the school's 2013 informant scandal - stories that first appeared in The Gazette. The network's full report airs Wednesday on "Nightline" and follows Gazette...

  • 'No beer ... no women': Former Army football coach defends his recruiting trips

    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    When Army football recruits took a bus trip with coach Bobby Ross, there was no drinking or dancing in the aisles like a trip for recruits earlier this year. Ross came out of retirement to coach the Black Knights from 2004 to 2006, and he did take cadets and prospects for a ride down...

  • Booze, girls, cash and recruits: West Point responds to Gazette article

    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    West Point's top officer Sunday took full blame for the school's recruiting violations this year that included courting high school football players with alcohol and VIP treatment on a raucous bus ride. The incidents were first revealed in a  Saturday story in The Gazette....