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  • Cañon City man pleads guilty to child porn charge

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    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 -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    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-...

  • Colorado Springs man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

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

    One man was arrested over the weekend after police responding to a physical disturbance heard a gunshot. Aaron Wallace, 25, of Colorado Springs, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, possession of a weapon by a previous offender, illegal discharge of a firearm and reckless...

  • Lockdown of Colorado Springs schools lifted

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

    The secure perimeter put in place at nine Widefield schools has been lifted, according to Widefield School District 3. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office asked the schools to lock their doors and monitor who entered and left because of a suspected armed burglar in the neighborhood....

  • Indiana man's confession leads to 7 bodies; one victim from Colorado

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    GARY, Ind. — Seven women's bodies were found in northwestern Indiana over the weekend after a convicted sex offender's confession to one killing led police to the grisly discovery of other deaths, including three in one abandoned house, authorities said Monday. The discoveries began...

  • Deputy on leave for alleged racist Facebook post

    By andrea sincleair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    A Teller County Sheriff's Office deputy remained on administrative leave Monday after a Facebook comment launched an internal investigation, the Sheriff's Office confirmed. Eric Voigt was placed on paid administrative leave Thursday after the Sheriff's Office received a complaint...

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

    The Gazette
    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 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.
 James Gallegos, 34, is described as a 5-foot-7, 160-pound man with black hair and brown eyes. Gallegos is being sought on suspicion...

  • Colorado Springs taco shop robbed at gunpoint

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

    Two men robbed a Taco Express at gunpoint Saturday night, according to Colorado Springs police. Officers were dispatched to the Taco Express at 1750 S. Circle Drive around 8 p.m. One man pointed a gun at the restaurant's employees, police say, but no one was injured. The men left...

  • Colorado Springs man charged after fatal Teller County crash

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    A Colorado Springs man faces criminal charges after a car wreck killed a Divide man Sunday, according to the Colorado State Patrol. Preston Wells, 20, was cited for careless driving causing death, said Sgt. Scott Hophan. Jonathon Schrein, 35, of Divide, died of the injuries he...

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