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  • One escaped prison inmate caught in Colorado Springs; another may have been found

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    A man who was barricaded himself inside a residence in southeast Colorado Springs for about six hours Friday night was one of two Colorado Department of Corrections inmates who walked away from a job site in Denver Thursday afternoon. Officials identified the man as Adolfo Lopez, 38....

  • Baillie sentenced to life in prison for 1976 murder

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    Robert Baillie sat bound in handcuffs and emotionless Friday as Judge Timothy Schutz sentenced him to life in prison for the 1976 rape and murder of a housekeeper at the Antlers Hilton in Colorado Springs. Baillie chose not to speak to the court before the sentencing was handed out....

  • Five people arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

    by lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    Five people have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after allegedly beating a man with a shovel and a hammer, Fountain police said. The suspects are also accused of burglarizing the man's home and stealing a work van containing tools, police said. The victim, identified...

  • Latest Colorado Springs phone scam claims to be from tax office

    by lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    A new phone scam is making the rounds in Colorado Springs. This scam involves a caller claiming to be from the city's sales tax office. Callers have told people they will be indicted on tax evasion charges if they don't make a payment immediately, city officials said. City officials...

  • Deputies searching for men suspected of break-ins

    lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    El Paso County sheriff's deputies are searching for two men suspected in a string of home break-ins in the Cimarron Hills area, east of Colorado Springs. Deputies have surveillance footage of two suspects who used a credit card stolen in one of the break-ins to purchase electronics...

  • Adrian Peterson indicted on child injury charge

    ESPN.com
    Published: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted by a Montgomery County, Texas, grand jury on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child, according to multiple media reports. Montgomery County sheriff investigators said they received the case earlier this...

  • Colorado woman accused of aiming gun at kids over clarinet

    Associated Press
    Published: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    CLIFTON — A western Colorado woman is accused of pointing a rifle at several children in a neighboring backyard because she was upset that an 11-year-old boy was playing his clarinet outside. Mesa County sheriff's deputies believe 60-year-old Cheryl Ann Pifer of Clifton had been...

  • Man involved in fight on I-270 hit, killed by SUV

    Associated Press
    Published: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    DENVER — Authorities say a man was hit and killed by an SUV while he was fighting another man following an accident on an interstate in Commerce City. Police say the victim was hit after the accident on Interstate 270 at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. His name and age have not been...

  • Police searching for inmates who walked away from job site

    lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    Authorities are searching for two inmates who walked away from a job site in Denver around 3 p.m. Thursday. Manual Rodriguez, approximately 32,and Adolfo Lopez, 38, are both convicted of offenses committed in El Paso County, the Colorado Department of Corrections reports. Both men...

  • Police searching for kidnapping suspects

    lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    A vehicle connected to a kidnapping has been recovered, but two suspects are still on the run, Colorado Springs police said. Dustin Paul Nelson, 29 and Anthony Ricardo Johnson, 23 are wanted on suspicion of second-degree kidnapping, police said. Police did not say where the...

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