• Friends remember Coronado student who died in Garden of the Gods crash

    By Stephen Hobbs and chhun sun The Gazette -
    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    A Coronado High School student died in a car crash Wednesday night in Garden of the Gods Park, a place he loved and the site of another family tragedy more than a decade ago. Ryan Lanosga, 16, was killed after a car driven by his sister Erin crashed around 10 p.m. near the southeast...

  • Convicted kidnappper sentenced to 30 years in prison

    BY CHHUN SUN chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    A man was sentenced to 30 years in prison for kidnapping a 19-year-old woman who was riding a bicycle last year. Kyle Murphy, 24, who was armed with a gun and wore a black ski mask and sunglasses, punched Charlene Mattice in the face before she jumped out of a moving SUV and escaped...

  • Colorado Springs house fire caused by vagrants

    By Stephen Hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    A house fire in south Colorado Springs was caused by vagrants, the Colorado Springs Fire Department reported Thursday. Department spokesman Capt. Steve Oswald said the cause of the fire, at 1832 Mt. Washington Ave. is undetermined. The fire was reported around 1:30 p.m. The...

  • North Carolina couple on run accused of killing baby arrested in El Paso County

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    A North Carolina couple accused of killing an 18-month-old baby girl was arrested in El Paso County Wednesday night, the Sheriff's Office confirmed. Vanessa Sanchez, 20, and her fiancée, Andrew Tyler Tomczak, 21, are accused of murdering Sanchez's daughter. Jackie Kirby, a...

  • Race canceled amid anxiety over Colorado roadway shootings

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    DENVER — The shooting death of a bicyclist considered the unofficial mayor of a normally quiet Colorado town has led organizers to cancel a popular annual race, while a lack of details in the case fuels speculation that Windsor's first homicide in eight years is linked to a nearby...

  • Fort Carson civilian sentenced to 45 years in 'heinous' assault of pregnant wife

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    A civilian who beat his pregnant wife, a Fort Carson soldier, while they were living on post was sentenced Wednesday to 45 years in federal prison for "heinous" assaults, according to a news release from the U.S. District Attorney's Office in Denver. Mitchell Lee Gibson, 30, was...

  • Fountain police officer won't face criminal charges; won't be returning to work

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    A Fountain police sergeant arrested after exchanging sexually explicit Facebook messages with a high school student will not be charged with a crime, the 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office said Wednesday. Sgt. Dorell Green, a school resource officer assigned to Fountain-Fort...

  • Colorado and federal officials announce massive drug bust

    News services -
    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    DENVER - Colorado and federal agents and prosecutors announced Wednesday a massive international drug and money-laundering bust, including the seizure of 273 pounds of brown heroin valued at $40 million. Dubbed "Operation Chump Change" by investigators, the two-year operation has...

  • Note about witchcraft and radiation draws investigation at Colorado Springs bank

    BY CHHUN SUN chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    A bank safety deposit box that was 11 years past due on rental fees held a message that brought a hazardous materials crew to a Colorado Springs bank on Wednesday. The note attached to the box at the Wells Fargo branch on the 500 block of North Circle Drive read: "Do not open unless...

  • Manitou police ask for help finding hit-and-run suspect

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    Manitou Springs police are asking the public for help in locating a man who fled after hitting a pedestrian with his car. A woman was struck and seriously injured around 12:40 p.m. Saturday near 135 Manitou Ave. Her injuries were not life-threatening. Witnesses say the woman was...

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