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  • Police: Man linked to three bank robberies in Colorado Springs

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    A man police said has only lived in Colorado Springs for a few months was accused of robbing two banks and trying to rob a third bank in a one-week period, according to police reports. Kurtis Robert Alva, 28, was arrested Friday on suspicion of aggravated robbery and attempted...

  • Candlelight vigil planned Monday in Colorado Springs for teen slain in Ferguson

    lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Youth members of the Colorado Springs NAACP chapter will hold a candlelight vigil Monday night to honor the life of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager killed Aug. 9 by police in Ferguson, Mo..
The circumstances surrounding Brown's death have sparked nightly protests and...

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

    Published: Mon, Aug 18, 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. Eric Anderson, 44, is described as a 5-10, 180-pound man with brown hair and blue eyes. Anderson is being sought on suspicion of...

  • Federal autopsy ordered in Missouri teen's death; tear gas used during protest

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    FERGUSON, Mo. — Attorney General Eric Holder on Sunday ordered a federal medical examiner to perform another autopsy on a black Missouri teenager whose fatal shooting by a white police officer has spurred a week of rancorous and sometimes-violent protests in suburban St. Louis. The...

  • Officials: Driver hits 2 Colorado deputies, triggers chase

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    WESTMINSTER — A woman speeding away from a traffic stop struck and injured two Adams County sheriff's deputies before leading authorities on a chase that hurt another driver. Sheriff's Sgt. Paul Gregory tells KMGH-TV (http://bit.ly/1lc1eGh ) that the two deputies and the person...

  • Man accused of stealing Colorado sheriff deputy's shotgun

    Associated Press
    Published: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    LOVELAND — A 24-year-old Larimer County man is facing felony charges after authorities say he stole a 12-guage shotgun and ammunition from an unmarked sheriff's office vehicle in Windsor. The Loveland Reporter-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1rJro15 ) James Bradley Fightmaster was...

  • Colorado Springs woman allegedly assaults man during custody exchange

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    A woman allegedly unlawfully followed a man into his home and assaulted him Friday, Colorado Springs Police said, and her friend threatened the man with a handgun. Melinda Valdez, 23, allegedly followed the father of their two children into his home Friday evening during a custody...

  • Phone scammer poses as El Paso County sheriff's lieutenant

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    A man impersonating an El Paso County Sheriff's lieutenant made multiple phone calls Friday in which he told call recipients that they had missed jury duty and needed to wire him more than $900, Colorado Springs Police said. The caller said that if they did not wire money, deputies...

  • Judge rules Aurora theater shooting was foreseeable, suits can advance

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    DENVER — A judge says lawsuits can move forward against the owner of the Aurora movie theater where a 2012 attack left 12 people dead and 70 others injured. The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/XqbCjb ) U.S. District Judge R. Brooke Jackson ruled Friday that Cinemark could...

  • APNewsBreak: Colorado teen gunman had been deemed not a high threat

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    LITTLETON — A teen who fatally shot another student at his suburban Denver high school last year had been deemed "not a high-level of threat" after shouting a death threat against his debate coach three months earlier, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. The...

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