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Tom Roeder

Weekend/Military Editor

  • Volunteer spirit will be on display on Veterans Day

    Updated: Sun, Nov 9, 2014

    Veterans young and old will gather in Colorado Springs on Tuesday to mark Veterans Day. They will lay ceremonial wreaths, sing and pray. And when it's over, Carmen Pesek will go back to her house. For a nap. "When we get done and get home, I can't even unload the car," Pesek...

  • Frigid air from the north expected to blow into Colorado Springs on Monday

    Updated: Sun, Nov 9, 2014

    Frigid air from Canada is expected to send the mercury plunging in Colorado Springs after one more day of mild weather Sunday. Forecasters say the arctic air is plunging south, and the wintry blast should hit Colorado Springs about noon Monday, sending temperatures into the teens....

  • 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...

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