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Tom Roeder

Weekend/Military Editor

  • Air Force Academy cadet faces sex-assault charge

    Updated: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

    Charges against an Air Force Academy cadet accused of sexual assault are set to be aired Monday at an evidence hearing. Junior cadet Brock W. Mangum is charged with sexual assault, abusive sexual contact and violating a no-contact order, according to court papers. He faces a hearing...

  • Restaurant deals on Veterans Day around the Pikes Peak region

    Updated: Sun, Nov 9, 2014

    If you've served your country, you may gain a few pounds on Tuesday. Restaurants around the Pikes Peak region and around the country are offering free grub to troops and veterans with valid identification on Veterans Day. Note that all offers are subject to change and not every...

  • 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...