• Wanted suspect turns himself in to Colorado Springs police

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    A man wanted by police on suspicion of being involved with a felony assault that occurred at the Finish Line Lounge in February turned himself into Colorado Springs Police early Wednesday morning. Felipe DeHerrera, 27, turned himself in at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. Police had circulated...

  • K-9 police dog bites suspect during arrest

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    A man Colorado Springs Police suspect of being involved with a sexual assault on a child was bitten by a K-9 police dog while officers tried to arrest him Tuesday night. Orlando Mendez, 21, was taken to Memorial Hospital, treated for injuries and taken to jail on suspicion of sexual...

  • Student cited after using pepper spray in Colorado Springs school's library

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    A Palmer High School student was cited Tuesday for spraying a classmate with pepper spray, according to Colorado Springs police. The student, who was not named, sprayed the chemical in the library, exposing a few students who were treated on scene and then sent home. The student...

  • Man arrested after Colorado Springs standoff hit officer because he 'didn't want to go back to prison'

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    A man who backed over a motorcycle cop's bike, leading to an hours-long standoff, said he did it because he didn't want to go back to prison, court records show. Robert Denhartog, 46, was in the El Paso County jail Tuesday with a bond of more than $250,000. He intentionally backed...

  • Columbine shooting survivor is potential Colorado theater shooting juror

    CBS News
    Updated: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    CENTENNIAL - A judge presiding over jury selection in the Colorado theater shooting case qualified a survivor of the 1999 Columbine High School shootings on Monday to move on to the final stage of jury selection after the person said he could be fair, despite having been...

  • Opening statements in Colorado theater shooting case set for April

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    CENTENNIAL — Opening statements in the Colorado theater shooting case have been set for April 27 — at least a month earlier than expected in the death penalty case. Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. made the decision on Tuesday and said the trial could run through October. The trial was...

  • Man accused of pushing wife off Colorado cliff wants evidence barred

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    DENVER — Attorneys for the man accused of shoving his second wife off a cliff in Rocky Mountain National Park want details of his first wife's death barred from evidence during his trial. In Monday court filings, Harold Henthorn's attorneys also asked a judge to keep prosecutors from...

  • Fire alarm evacuation at El Paso County Courthouse

    By ryan maye handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    The El Paso County Courthouse was emptied early Tuesday morning after a fire alarm went off shortly before 10 a.m. People soon were allowed back into the building, but had to wait in a long line to get back through security. Around 10 a.m. the line was snaking around the corner of...

  • Man found dead in Colorado Springs field ID'd

    By ryan maye handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    Colorado Springs police have identified the body of a man found in a field as that of Edward Cariaga, police said in a news release on Tuesday. The manner and cause of the 50-year-old's death remains unknown, as his body had severely decomposed, police said. Police are not treating...

  • Woman hit by car, killed in Walmart parking lot

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    A woman was struck by a stolen car and killed in a Fountain Walmart parking lot on Monday. The 67-year-old pedestrian was hit around 11:15 a.m. in the grocery door crosswalk of the Walmart at 6310 S. Hwy 85/87, according to Fountain police. She has not been identified, pending...

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