• Man shoots self during Colorado Springs standoff, dies

    By KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    An hourslong standoff on Powers Boulevard near the Colorado Springs Airport ended Tuesday evening when a man inside a patrol car shot himself. The man later died at a hospital. The confrontation began after the man slipped out of handcuffs, pulled a gun and pointed it at his head...

  • Hammer-wielding man robs Aspen marijuana store

    The Associated Press
    Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    ASPEN — Police say a hammer-wielding man who robbed an Aspen marijuana store of $11,000 worth of the drug was friends with the employees and known by local authorities. The Aspen Times reports (http://goo.gl/GYzpia ) the man came into "Stash" on Tuesday afternoon acting like he was a...

  • Affidavit: Driver who hit, killed Colorado Springs man was racing, drunk

    BY ELLIE MULDER ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    John Marvel, 21, was allegedly racing another vehicle and had a blood alcohol content of .133 percent when he hit and killed 22-year-old Andrew Shada with his car early Saturday morning, according to Marvel's arrest affidavit. Marvel was arrested on suspicion of vehicular homicide,...

  • Fountain police officer involved in Colorado Springs traffic crash

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    A Fountain police officer was involved in a traffic crash Tuesday afternoon in Colorado Springs, according to an agency spokesman. The crash, which occurred on Tejon Street near the interchange with Interstate 25, involved two vehicles, he said. It is unclear if anyone was injured in...

  • Veteran Colorado Springs police officer arrested, accused of misconduct

    BY ELLIE MULDER elllie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    A veteran Colorado Springs police officer was arrested Monday evening on suspicion of attempting to influence a public servant, first-degree official misconduct and false reporting to authorities, according to a police release. Officer Paul Patton, 39, has been with the police...

  • Teen in southern Colorado shoots self during Russian roulette-type game

    KKTV
    Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Police say a 17-year-old boy was playing a game similar to Russian Roulette when he fatally shot himself, according to Gazette news partner KKTV. The victim was one of 10 people younger than 18 at the Pueblo apartment on the 2100 block of E. 14th St. late Monday night when the...

  • Authorities say two attempted teen abductions in El Paso County may be linked

    By chhun sun and Ellie Mulder The Gazette -
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    Authorities say two attempted kidnapping cases may be linked after an incident Sunday night in a north Colorado Springs neighborhood that was similar to a May 17 case in El Paso County. In both cases, the teen boys fought off the man who tried to grab them, authorities said Two...

  • Live video: Colorado theater shooter's sister says his eyes changed

    Associated Press
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    CENTENNIAL — When the younger sister of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes visited him in jail nearly two years after the attack, his eyes bulged from his head and he spoke in short, stilted phrases— a vast difference from the loving brother who protected her while they were growing...

  • Nebraskan gets 30 years to life for slaying of Colorado man

    Associated Press
    Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    NORTH PLATTE — A 46-year-old man has been given 30 years to life for killing a Colorado man at a camp for transients in western Nebraska. David Saxton was sentenced on Monday in Lincoln County District Court. He'd pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the slaying of 43-year-old...

  • Police in Colorado kill naked man accused of knife attack

    Associated Press
    Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    BOULDER — A man who allegedly attacked people at a Boulder apartment with a knife while high on LSD is dead after being shot by police. Police say an officer shot the man, who was naked, Monday night after a Taser failed to subdue him after confronting him in a stairwell on the way...

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