• Man charged in fatal Colorado Springs shooting is convicted

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    Jason Romeo Forbes was convicted of murder Friday in last year's shooting death of David "DJ" Johnson in what appeared to be a drug deal gone bad. In a verdict announced by 4th Judicial District Judge Barbara Hughes, the jury found Forbes guilty of first-degree murder in Johnson's...

  • Courts Roundup: Trial underway in attempted murder, kidnapping in Colorado Springs

    By lisa walton The Gazette -
    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    A jury trial began Tuesday for a man accused in the kidnapping, sex assault and shooting of a woman in December 2013. Hamilton Lee Sullivan is facing several charges, including attempted first-degree murder and second-degree kidnapping. The woman was found alive Dec. 28 near Old...

  • Police nab laundry room coin thieves after traffic stop in Colorado Springs

    By lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    A man and woman were arrested Friday morning after police said they admitted to breaking into coin operated washers and dryers at hotel laundry rooms and apartment complexes across Colorado Springs. Colorado Springs police did not identify the 34-year-old manor the 30-year-old...

  • One dead in crash near Waldo Canyon in El Paso County

    By Lisa Walton The Gazette -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    A 42-year-old Cascade man died in a single car crash on U.S. 24 near Waldo Canyon on Friday afternoon, according to the Colorado State Patrol. A 1995 Toyota Camry was westbound on Highway 24, about five miles west of Colorado Springs, when it lost control shortly before 1:30 p.m. and...

  • Platte Ave. lanes reopen after girl struck by car west of Circle Dr. in Colorado Springs

    By lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    A crash that sent an 11-year-old girl to the hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries, shut down westbound lanes of Platte Avenue, west of Circle Drive for about three hours Friday evening. Police said the girl, who suffered a broken leg, was crossing Platte Avenue in...

  • Denver woman who tried to help terrorists receives 4 years

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    DENVER — A 19-year-old suburban Denver woman who tried to go to Syria to help Islamic State militants was sentenced to four years in prison Friday, even as she tearfully told a judge that she never wanted to hurt anyone and has disavowed jihad. Shannon Conley told the judge she was...

  • No foul play suspected in death of man found in field, Colorado Springs police say

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    The death of a man found in an open field Monday is not considered suspicious and the investigation into the incident is complete, Colorado Springs police said. The man, whose name has not been released, was found near Interstate 25 and the Martin Luther King Jr. bypass by a passerby...

  • 5th suspect arrested in Denver gardens Chihuly art theft

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    DENVER — Denver police say they have arrested a fifth suspect in the theft of four glass pieces by world-famous sculptor Dale Chihuly that were taken from an open-air exhibit. In a statement, police said Chance Christie, 20 was arrested Friday on suspicion of theft. Alex Brook, 23,...

  • Colorado Springs police: Convicted felon in more trouble

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    A 27-year-old man was arrested after allegedly stealing tires from a parked vehicle Friday morning, Colorado Springs police said. Courtney Barrios, was allegedly with another person around 2:45 a.m. on the 1800 block of Prairie Road stealing the tires, before pulling away in a sedan....

  • Sentencing set for Colorado woman in terror case

    By Sadie Gurman, Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    DENVER — A 19-year-old suburban Denver woman could face up to five years in federal prison after pleading guilty to trying to help Islamic State militants, but her sentence depends at least in part on how helpful she was to authorities still investigating her case and others like it....

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