• Update: Home of murder suicide victims burglarized: 2 of 3 suspects jailed

    By chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    A man and woman were arrested late Wednesday in connection to a burglary of an eastside Colorado Springs home associated with the murder-suicide of Bruce Munger and his wife, Corinne, earlier this month, police said Thursday morning. Jonathan Drew Mazzella, 23, and Cassandra...

  • Man on bicycle robs Colorado Springs hair salon

    By chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    An armed man escaped on a bicycle after robbing a hair salon in the city's southeast side Wednesday evening, the Colorado Springs police said. Police said a man showed a black semi-automatic handgun and demanded money from two Great Clips employees on the 2800 block of South Academy...

  • At least 30 trees discovered chopped down in Colorado Springs open space

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    A large ponderosa pine is among dozens of trees that have been felled in Red Rock Canyon Open Space, leaving city parks and nonprofit group officials puzzled as to why the acts were carried out. A 20-foot ponderosa was discovered Wednesday, the trunk at the top of a canyon and the...

  • Testimony: Fountain man accused of killing girlfriend had plans to sell her stuff

    By chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    A Fountain man accused of killing his girlfriend before setting her house on fire had plans to sell her belongings for about $15,000 with the help of a neighbor, according to testimony Wednesday in a preliminary hearing. Thomas Lee Turley, 29, was arrested Feb. 11, a week after...

  • 2 more drivers report windows shattering in N Colorado

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    FORT COLLINS — Authorities say two more people have reported their windows being shattered while driving in northern Colorado, adding to several similar incidents over the past week. The Coloradoan reports deputies with the Larimer County Sheriff's Office went to an insurance firm in...

  • Officers describe hellish scene after theater shootings

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    CENTENNIAL — Officers who rushed to the scene of the Colorado theater shooting entered a hellish world of bloody victims, noxious smells and blaring sounds — a gloomy darkness pierced by bright flashes from a fire alarm, police testified Wednesday. "It was dim, the movie was still...

  • Colorado carjacker convicted of attempted manslaughter

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    CASTLE ROCK — A carjacker who led police on a 75-mile chase in metro Denver and nearly killed a Colorado state trooper has been found guilty of attempted manslaughter and 17 other charges. A jury in Castle Rock convicted Ryan Stone Wednesday, a day after beginning deliberations....

  • Live courtoom coverage: Colorado theater gunman's stoic behavior at heart of trial

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    CENTENNIAL — The courtroom where the Colorado theater shooting trial is unfolding is awash with emotion as survivors recount the horrors of dodging gunfire and stumbling over loved ones' bodies as they fled. But the man tethered to the floor at the defense table seems impervious to...

  • Hearing for Fountain man charged with murder, arson scheduled Wednesday

    By chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    A preliminary hearing for a Fountain man who was charged with first-degree murder and first-degree arson in connection with the death of a woman whose body was found in a burning home is set for 9 a.m. Wednesday. Thomas Lee Turley, 29, was arrested in February after the body of...

  • Horror and grief darken theater shooting victims' testimony

    By Dan Elliott, Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    CENTENNIAL — One after another, they told their gripping, heart-breaking stories to a jury: A bullet-riddled woman urging her husband to save himself and their son because "I'm ready to die here." A police officer rushing a dying 6-year-old girl to an ambulance. A young wife who saw...

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