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  • Fremont County man who killed ex-girlfriend, 2 children handed life sentences

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    A man who pleaded guilty to killing his former girlfriend and her two young children and sexually assaulting her teenage daughter in Cañon City, was sentenced to three consecutive life terms in prison without parole at the Fremont County courthouse Monday. Jaacob Van Winkle, 31,...

  • Priest with Colorado connection charged in Michigan with child porn crimes

    Associated Press
    Published: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    DETROIT — A priest who taught chemistry years ago at a Detroit Catholic school has been charged with child pornography crimes. The FBI says the Rev. Richard Kurtz secretly recorded hockey players in the locker room at University of Detroit Jesuit High School during the 1998-99...

  • Mugshot Monday: Crime Stoppers' Most Wanted in the Colorado Springs area

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    Wanted: Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help finding the following people for whom felony arrest warrants have been issued. Zechariah Richard Cain, 31, is described as a 5-7, 150-pound man with brown hair and green eyes. Cain is being sought on suspicion...

  • Denver bank robbery suspect hams it up in mug shot

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    DENVER — A man captured after authorities say he tried to flee a bank robbery in Denver doesn't seem too upset about his arrest. The mug shot taken after 45-year-old Michael Whitington's Sept. 23 arrest shows him with a broad, toothy smile and his eyes open wide. Police say he...

  • Husband, wife robbed at gunpoint in Colorado Springs apartment complex

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    A Colorado Springs reported that three males robbed them at gunpoint Sunday morning in the parking lot of their apartment complex, police said. The husband and wife arrived home about 2 a.m. at the Pine Creek Village Apartments on the 800 block of Chapman Drive, off South Academy...

  • Two men injured in southeast Colorado Springs drive-by shooting

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    A reported shooting Sunday morning in southeast Colorado Springs resulted in two injuries but no arrests, police said. Several residents in the area of the 1400 block of East Cheyenne Road, off U.S. 85/87, reported hearing shots fired about 4 a.m.. Officers in the area found no...

  • Man arrested after shooting pedestrian in Colorado Springs

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    A 21-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly shot another man following an argument, Colorado Springs police said. Zachary Ballenger got in an argument with multiple pedestrians around 11:30 p.m. Friday night near 995 N. Circle Drive, witnesses told police. As he was driving...

  • Coin-operated vacuum theft thwarted by Colorado Springs police

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    A man and a woman were arrested Saturday morning after they tried to break into a coin-operated vacuum machine at a car wash, Colorado Springs Police said. Sarah Kendall, 43, and Jeremy Lingle,35, were attempting to break into the machine around 2:30 a.m., police said, when a...

  • Courts Roundup

    by lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    A 22-year-old man who pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide in July was sentenced in court Monday, according to court documents. Benjamin Brown was arrested last year after Colorado Springs police said the gun he was handling accidentally went off and killed 20-year-old Logan...

  • Attorneys focus on DNA found on alleged murder weapon

    By JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    Macyo Joelle January apparently touched the gun used to kill a couple checking on their home burglary alarm, a DNA analyst said. But he wasn't the only one. Tests predominantly found January's DNA on the Walther handgun at the heart of his first-degree murder trial, the analyst...

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