• Former CJC inmate sues El Paso County Sheriff over gangrene causing amputation

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    A man who was shot during an attempted robbery in 2013 has filed a lawsuit against El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder for lack of medical attention while in jail. Christopher Spencer, 23, sued Elder Monday in United States District Court in Denver. He claims all 10 of his toes and...

  • Man convicted in deaths of 'American Sniper' author, friend

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    STEPHENVILLE, Texas -- A former Marine was convicted Tuesday in the deaths of the "American Sniper" author and another man at a shooting range two years ago, as jurors rejected defense arguments that he was insane and suffered from psychosis. The trial of Eddie Ray Routh has drawn...

  • Last-second robber gets away with cash in Colorado Springs bank heist

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    A close-of-business robber made off with an undetermined amount of cash Tuesday evening just as the west side Colorado Springs bank lobby was closing. Colorado Springs police responded to a report of a robbery at Pikes Peak National Bank, 2401 W. Colorado Ave, at 5:03 p.m. Few details...

  • Police: Alzheimer's patient, 87, kills roommate at Colorado facility

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    DENVER — In a case that sheds light on the difficulty of caring for sufferers of an unpredictable disease, an 87-year-old Alzheimer's patient faces a homicide charge after the deadly beating of a fellow resident at an assisted living facility in suburban Denver. Homer Castor also was...

  • Colorado Springs Airport passenger arrested after TSA finds loaded gun at security

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    An airplane passenger with a loaded gun in his coat pocket didn't make it through security at the Colorado Springs Airport and was arrested Monday morning, according to the Transportation Security Administration. The passenger, identified as William Skeith Jr., 64, by the Colorado...

  • Man arrested in attempted bombing near Colorado Springs NAACP office brings twist to case

    BY stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    An arrest this week in the attempted bombing of a Colorado Springs building that houses the NAACP and a hair salon came with a twist: The Colorado Springs man accused in the crime says he was targeting an accountant who apparently died eight months ago. Thaddeus Murphy, 44, told...

  • Man expecting to hang out with friend robbed in Colorado Springs apartment

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    A man planning to meet a friend on Monday in southeast Colorado Springs was mugged by three men when he got there, according to police. The man was robbed at knife point on the 1300 block of Potter Drive in the apartment of female friend. His wallet, cellphone and keys were stolen....

  • Colorado Springs police seek 'Sooper' robber

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    While most of Colorado Springs was snowed in and kept off the roads Sunday, at least one man up to no good saw a good opportunity to rob a grocery store - in broad daylight. A man holding a knife robbed the customer service desk of the King Soopers on the 2900 block South Academy...

  • Parents: Jessica Hernandez had a warm-heart, plans for the future

    Noelle Phillips, The Denver Post
    Updated: Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    Their eyes are red-rimmed and weary. And the tears are quick to surface for Jose Hernandez and Laura Sonia Rosales as they talk about their 17-year-old daughter, Jessica Hernandez, who was killed a month ago by two Denver police officers. Still, stories of Jessica's life come easy....

  • Police say man brought gun into Colorado police station

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    DENVER — Denver police say they have arrested a man who drove onto the lawn of a police station and entered the building with a gun. Police say Daniel Ruiz was jailed after the Monday morning episode for felony menacing, reckless endangerment and bringing contraband into a facility....

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