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  • State Patrol's Zero Tolerance weekend yields thousands of citations, but one goal not met

    BY lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    You may have noticed more state troopers on the road over the weekend or a road sign or two encouraging drivers to buckle up, drive sober and put the phone down. That's because from 6 p.m. Friday to midnight Sunday, troopers hit the roads for the Colorado State Patrol's second "Zero...

  • Jogger who died after he was hit by SUV in Falcon identified

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    The jogger who died after being struck Saturday by an SUV in Falcon has been identified as Michael Copote, 38, of Falcon, the Colorado State Patrol said Tuesday in a release. The State Patrol said Copote was jogging with his back to approaching traffic on the east side of Eastonville...

  • FBI: 3 Colorado girls may have tried to join Islamic jihadis

    By Sadie Gurman, Associated Press
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DENVER — Authorities are investigating whether three teenage girls from suburban Denver who may have been trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria have friends or associates with similar intentions. A U.S. official said the evidence gathered so far made it clear that the girls...

  • Sheriff's Office issues warrant for burglary suspect who prompted school lockdowns

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    A man considered to be armed and dangerous is wanted by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office after a burglary Monday morning that put a slew of Widefield schools on secure perimeter. Austin Joseph Hood, 25, of Colorado Springs is believed to have burglarized a home on the 7000 block of...

  • Anonymous tip helps deputies locate alleged bank robber

    BY lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    An anonymous tip led authorities to a 22-year-old man suspected of robbing a UMB Bank in Security Friday afternoon, according to an arrest affidavit. Willie Walk was arrested after a brief standoff Saturday at a residence on the 1100 block of Chelton Road, the El Paso County...

  • Colorado man plans to plead guilty in oil patch killing

    Associated Press
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    SIDNEY, Mont. — A Colorado man plans to plead guilty to killing a Montana teacher in a case that drew attention to the darker side of the Northern Plains' oil boom. A plea agreement with prosecutors filed Tuesday calls for a 100-year sentence for 25-year-old Michael Spell on a charge...

  • Son sent to prison after Colorado woman festered in filth

    Associated Press
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    GRAND JUNCTION — A Grand Valley man has been sentenced to five years in prison for neglecting his mother so severely authorities say her life was in danger. Mesa County District Judge Thomas Deister on Monday sentenced Keith Rohracker to one year less than the maximum for his actions...

  • Cañon City man pleads guilty to child porn charge

    Associated Press
    Updated: 22 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Maine — A Cañon City man has pleaded guilty to sending a picture of himself engaged in sexually explicit behavior with a minor to an undercover federal agent in Maine. David William Burkman, of Cañon City, pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in Portland...

  • Man identified in Colorado Springs shooting; suspect arrested

    Lisa Walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    A man who was fatally shot Saturday night has been identified and a suspect has been arrested, Colorado Springs police said. The victim, 18-year-old Nickolas Vera of Colorado Springs, was shot around 8 p.m. Saturday night at a home on the 1000 block of Norwood Ave., near Southgate...

  • Woman sentenced to 45 years for plotting stepfather's murder

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    A woman guilty of plotting her stepfather's murder has been sentenced to 45 years in prison. Dawn Michelle Richburg, 34, was sentenced Monday morning for her role in the murder of Miguel Barajas, according to the 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office. She pleaded guilty to second-...

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