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

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    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 -
    Yesterday

    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...

  • Man pulled from burning Colorado Springs home died from drug overdose

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

    A Colorado Springs man pulled out of a burning townhouse in April died from a drug overdose, according to an autopsy report released Wednesday. Jasen Martinez, 40, was carried out of a Georgetown Square townhome April 11 on Constitution Avenue. Colorado Springs police investigated...

  • Colorado Springs house fire that killed animals ruled accidental

    By chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    A fire that killed a dog and three cats in a northeast Colorado Springs home Tuesday afternoon started after a kitchen stove was left on, fire investigators said in a news release Wednesday. The Colorado Springs Fire Department ruled the fire accidental after "a control knob on the...

  • Police say same man likely grabbed several women in Colorado Springs park

    By chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    Police believe the same man has physically harassed women in Monument Valley Park over a three-month period including masturbating in front of one woman. On a March evening, a man grabbed a woman in the north section the park, Colorado Springs police said. He ran away when the woman...

  • Small Colorado town on edge after bicyclist's shooting death

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    WINDSOR — Residents in a small northern Colorado town are on edge after a bicyclist was shot and killed on a rural road, about a month after a woman was shot in the neck as she drove through the area on a busy highway. A passing driver found the body of John Jacoby, 48, on Monday...

  • Colorado Springs police: Woman bites off part of man's ear before attempted stabbing

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

    A 39-year-old woman bit off part of a man's ear and chased him with a knife in a motel room near downtown Colorado Springs late Tuesday night, police said. Jade August Gurley was arrested after she allegedly bit "a quarter-size chunk" of the man's left ear and attempted to stab him on...

  • FBI joins investigation into shooting of Colorado cyclist

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    WINDSOR — The FBI has joined the investigation into the shooting death of a man bicycling on a rural road in northern Colorado. Police in Windsor announced Tuesday they were getting help from the FBI in the death of 48-year-old John Jacoby. He was shot twice and his body was found by...

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