More Tom Roeder Articles

  • Man shoots self during traffic stop in Colorado Springs

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 14 hr ago

    Colorado Springs police say a man who fumbled with a gun during a traffic stop early Sunday accidentally shot himself. Police were pulling over a back Honda near the intersection of 29th Street and West Platte Avenue when officers say they heard the gunfire. "Officer Csikesz...

  • Mercedes lovers gather in Colorado Springs to celebrate their love of luxury

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    This road rally had no rumbling exhaust, smoking tires or squealing brakes. The drivers even seemed reluctant to show off what they had under the hood. Instead, they oiled their way down the road atop tufts of leather as they took in the Pikes Peak region's scenery to the...

  • Balloon Classic gets up close and personal with drivers near I-25

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    Some motorists in southern Colorado Springs got an unexpected up-close view of the Colorado Balloon Classic Sunday morning when one of the hot-air craft landed near Interstate 25 and Circle Drive. Officers announced the landing on Twitter, cautioning drivers to avoid balloon-related...

  • Storm developing over Ute Pass, but it should pass quickly

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    Little rain but plenty of wind is expected from a storm system developing over Ute Pass Sunday afternoon. The National Weather Service issued an advisory about the storm at 4:23 p.m. saying it would produce thunder, lightning, a small amount of rain and wind gusts up to 50 mph. The...

  • Colorado Springs police shoot 'aggressive' dog during disturbance call

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    Colorado Springs police shot and wounded a dog Sunday afternoon while investigating a reported disturbance near the intersection of South 8th Street and Cimarron. Just before 12:30 p.m., police approached the back door of a residence to check on the alleged trouble. "While doing so,...

  • Colorado Springs man accidentally fires gun, nearly hits neighbor

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    Police say a man who accidentally fired a gun inside a South Academy Boulevard residence nearly hit his neighbor with the shot. Police say they were told of the shooting at about 9 p.m. Saturday and traced the gunfire to a residence on the 3000 block of South Academy. "The firearm...

  • Colorado Springs police searching for convenience store robber

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    Colorado Springs police on Sunday were hunting for a robber who held up a Platte Avenue convenience store. Police say a man walked into the Western Convenience Store in the 2500 block of East Platte just after 4 a.m. and demanded cash and cigarettes. Police say the man kept one hand...

  • Man arrested after allegedly choking woman in Colorado Springs

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    A man was arrested and a woman was hospitalized after an early Sunday morning incident on the 2900 block of Muleshoe Drive in eastern Colorado Springs. Police say they were called to a report of domestic violence just before 3:30 a.m. and found a woman who had been choked. "The...

  • 'Great Escape' survivors gather in Colorado Springs in reunion of former WWII POWs

    By TOM ROEDeR tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    Seven decades haven't severed bonds built in captivity. Veterans who survived Germany's Stalag Luft III say the connections built in the prison camp have expanded over that time, encompassing children, wives and grandkids. Seventeen survivors of the camp - all in their 90s - are in...

  • Fort Carson drills for terrorist strike

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Tuesday brought the first major disaster exercise at Fort Carson since 2011. It's not that the soldiers there have gone untrained, commanders said. Instead, troops at the post faced the real thing in 2012 and 2013 with the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest fires. The region's lack of...

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