Man arrested on suspicion of Colorado Springs setting storage unit fire was trying to stay warm

By: KAITLIN DURBIN kaitlin.durbin@gazette.com

A man arrested in connection with a storage facility fire said he was just trying to keep warm.

Shawn Thomas, 36, was arrested on suspicion of attempting to influence a public servant, criminal impersonation...

Unruly suspect set for trial in 2011 murder of elderly Colorado Springs woman

By: LANCE BENZEL lance.benzel@gazette.com

He has wrestled with deputies, insulted judges, smeared fecal matter in his hair, and threatened to kill his own attorney.

But Marcus Allen Smith is mentally fit enough to stand trial, 4th Judicial District...

Colorado Springs man gets prison time for 10th DUI

By: LANCE BENZEL lance.benzel@gazette.com

An El Paso County man who racked up his 10th DUI with a Labor Day crash in Colorado Springs will serve three years in prison.

William Randall Nance, 54, was sentenced Wednesday by 4th Judicial District Judge...

Man accused of setting fires in western Colorado Springs says he didn't set them all

By: chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com

A homeless man accused of arson told police he did not start two of three fires that ignited in western Colorado Springs, near where he was camped out, according to his arrest affidavit.

Manuel Trevizo...

Off-duty Jefferson County deputy injured in shooting

By: The Associated Press

AURORA — An off-duty Jefferson County sheriff's deputy was critically injured in a shooting outside an apartment complex in Aurora.

The Aurora Sentinel reports (http://goo.gl/PE0gk4 ) the deputy, whose name...

Authorities investigating cause of Colorado Springs storage unit fire, explosions

By: CHHUN SUN chhun.sun@gazette.com

One person was detained in connection with a fire that started at a storage facility in eastern Colorado Springs on Tuesday evening. Fourteen storage units were affected.

The fire was reported at 4:45 p.m....

Colorado Springs man pleads guilty to secretly filming 12-year-old at grocery store

By: lance benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com

A would-be Peeping Tom admitted in court Tuesday that he tried to sneak a video camera under a 12-year-old girl's skirt at a Colorado Springs grocery store.

Darrell Eugene Colwell, 54, of Colorado Springs,...

Colorado Springs police want help finding driver involved in fatal crash

By: KAITLIN DURBIN kaitlin.durbin@gazette.com

Colorado Springs police are asking for the community's help to find the driver of a vehicle that killed a pedestrian Saturday and kept going.

The victim has been identified as Franz Wilson, 53.

Police...