• Wife of Fort Carson soldier sentenced for insurance fraud

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    The wife of a Fort Carson soldier accused of setting their Colorado Springs house on fire for insurance money was sentenced Tuesday to two years of probation, court records show. Kendra Warrum, 28, pleaded guilty in May to conspiracy to commit insurance fraud. She was initially...

  • Armed Colorado Springs combat veterans guard American flag

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS AND CHHUN SUN The Gazette -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    Armed with Rockstar energy drinks, Red Bulls and handguns, two combat veterans settled into lawn chairs Tuesday night to protect the American flag. Their brothers and sisters have died for the flag, they said, and they "pity the fool" who tries to cross them to disrespect it. A...

  • Theater shooter may not be executed even if sentenced to die

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    DENVER — The time has come for jurors to hear whether James Holmes should be executed for killing 12 people in a Colorado movie theater. But even if they choose death, Holmes could spend the rest of his life in prison awaiting capital punishment that never happens. Colorado has...

  • Community in shock over shooting death of Colorado Springs 14-year-old; support for family pours in

    Chhun Sun
    Updated: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    Her expression a blank stare, Michaela Landin sat down on the curb next to a stop sign at the intersection of Pikes Peak and Farragut avenues on Monday, two days after one of her North Middle school classmates was fatally shot at a nearby park. Landin couldn’t comprehend what...

  • Crosses put up to honor Colorado theater shooting victims

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    AURORA — Twelve crosses were lined up on an Aurora street corner on Monday to honor the 12 people killed three years ago in the shootings at a Colorado theater. People came throughout the day to see the crosses and write notes on heart cards attached to the crosses. A jury last...

  • Mugshot Monday: Most wanted in the Pikes Peak region

    The Gazette
    Updated: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    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. Kathleen Marie Desantis, 51, is described as a 5-foot-10, 130-pound woman with blond hair and blue eyes. Desantis is being sought on...

  • 3 Colorado Springs men arrested after 14-year-old shot to death

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    A 14-year-old Colorado Springs boy died after a shooting early Saturday morning in the area of Pikes Peak Avenue and Farragut Avenue. At about 2 a.m., Colorado Springs police received a call of shots fired and a shooting victim, later identified as Desmond Smith. Officers found...

  • Death penalty trial begins in Colorado bar killings

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    DENVER — Opening statements begin Monday in the murder trial of Dexter Lewis, who is accused of stabbing five people to death in a Denver bar. It will be the first time Denver prosecutors have tried a death penalty case since 2001. A jury has been chosen out of a pool of nearly 600...

  • 1 dead after triple shooting at party in Colorado

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Jul 19, 2015

    DENVER — One person has died in a triple shooting at a party in Denver early Sunday. Police tweeted that three people were rushed to the hospital. One person died, one has serious injuries and the third was treated and released. None of the victims have been identified.

  • 3 years after Colorado theater attack, grieving families face future

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Jul 19, 2015

    CENTENNIAL — Each morning for nearly three months, Sandy Phillips would wake at dawn, drive seven minutes to the courthouse, down a cup of coffee and wait an hour to listen to testimony about why her daughter was shot to death in a Colorado movie theater. It was a painful, yet oddly...

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