• Defense attorney: 'No such evidence' to convict Air Force Academy cadet in Boulder sexual assault case

    By Tom Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    BOULDER - The attorney for an Air Force Academy cadet accused of sexually assaulting and kidnapping a female classmates told reporters outside a courtroom here that there's not enough evidence to convict his client. Inside the courtroom, Boulder County prosecutors on Thursday filed...

  • Colorado Springs man again belligerent in courtroom; attorney feels threatened

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    A defense strategy exists in Marcus Smith pleading not guilty by means of insanity to a first-degree murder charge, his attorney said in court on Wednesday. But the 24-year-old man refuses to cooperate with his lawyers. Defense attorney Josh Tolini told 4th Judicial District Judge...

  • Colorado Springs police arrest man accused of hitting another with beer mug

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    A 43-year-old man suspected of hitting another man in the head with a glass beer mug was arrested when he went to a hospital for cuts on his hands, Colorado Springs police said. Around 10:45 p.m. Wednesday police said they responded to a disturbance call at the Courtyard Estates...

  • SUV driver in fatal sled crash says fun day in Colorado Springs quickly turned tragic

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    A man charged in the death of a friend who plowed into a parked vehicle while being towed on a homemade sled said "we were just having fun" when tragedy struck. "Do I wish I could go back and change it? Yes sir," Michael Miner said. "Were we out messing around - were we horseplaying?...

  • Pueblo man arrested after IEDs found in home during eviction

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

    Movers emptying a Pueblo house for an eviction Wednesday morning found more than a dozen explosive devices inside, according to the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office. Larry Maloney, 39, was arrested after deputies said they found 13 Molotov cocktails, pipe bombs and other homemade...

  • Accused Colorado Springs pimp gets work release, probation

    BY JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    A 29-year-old man accused of pimping two underage girls for sex was sentenced Tuesday to 60 days of work release, though he avoided having to register as a sex offender. Kavion Powell was silent as he stood before 4th Judicial District Court Judge Barbara Hughes who issued the...

  • Fountain man accused in murder had been sought earlier in assault

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    Two days before a woman was found slain inside her burning house, Fountain police issued an arrest warrant for the man later accused of killing her. Investigators suspect Thomas Turley, 29, assaulted his father and threatened to kill him Jan. 26, leading a Fountain police officer to...

  • Judge rules El Paso County woman not fit to stand trial

    BY JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    A woman accused of brutally killing her 77-year-old mother east of Colorado Springs is not mentally competent to stand trial, a doctor at a state psychiatric hospital ruled. The finding in late 2014 put the first-degree murder case against Rae Stanley, 58, on hold while she receives...

  • Police: Colorado man who jumped on hood of car to prevent DUI killed

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    DENVER — Monte Vista police say a man was killed when he jumped onto the hood of a woman's car in an attempt to prevent her from driving drunk. The Pueblo Chieftain reports (http://bit.ly/1vTYC5t ) officers called to the scene Sunday night found the car crashed into a tree and...

  • Body found in Colorado after man in crash says he killed wife

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    CARBONDALE — Police in western Colorado are investigating a possible slaying after a man injured in a crash told emergency workers that he had just killed his wife. The crash happened Monday just outside Carbondale. The Glenwood Springs Post Independent...

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