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  • Colorado Springs teen sentenced for killings of Fort Carson soldier and pregnant wife

    By jakob Rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 52 min ago

    A judge sentenced Macyo Joelle January to back-to-back life sentences Wednesday, each with the possibility of parole after 40 years, in the 2013 killings of a Fort Carson soldier and his pregnant wife. Calling the case "heartbreaking," 4th Judicial District Court Judge Deborah Grohs...

  • Fired Denver schoolteacher charged in lab fire

    The Associated Press
    Published: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    DENVER — A Denver school chemistry teacher who was fired after four students were burned in a science experiment gone wrong now faces a criminal charge. Prosecutors filed a third-degree assault charge, a misdemeanor, against 22-year-old Daniel Powell on Wednesday. Powell couldn't be...

  • Police: 3 men, 1 woman team up to rob Colorado Springs convenience store

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Colorado Springs police say three men and a woman robbed a Western Convenience Store at gunpoint just before 1 a.m. Wednesday. The four robbers threatened the clerk at the store, at 1905 W. Uintah St., with two pistols and fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash and...

  • Hatchet-toting Colorado Springs burglary suspect arrested

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    A wanted man wearing a bulletproof vest and carrying a hatchet has been arrested by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office. Austin Joseph Hood, 25, of Colorado Springs, was arrested just before midnight Tuesday by members of the Sheriff's Office SWAT team in cooperation with other local...

  • State Patrol's Zero Tolerance weekend yields thousands of citations, but one goal not met

    BY lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    You may have noticed more state troopers on the road over the weekend or a road sign or two encouraging drivers to buckle up, drive sober and put the phone down. That's because from 6 p.m. Friday to midnight Sunday, troopers hit the roads for the Colorado State Patrol's second "Zero...

  • Jogger who died after he was hit by SUV in Falcon identified

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    The jogger who died after being struck Saturday by an SUV in Falcon has been identified as Michael Copote, 38, of Falcon, the Colorado State Patrol said Tuesday in a release. The State Patrol said Copote was jogging with his back to approaching traffic on the east side of Eastonville...

  • FBI: 3 Colorado girls may have tried to join Islamic jihadis

    By Sadie Gurman, Associated Press
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    DENVER — Authorities are investigating whether three teenage girls from suburban Denver who may have been trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria have friends or associates with similar intentions. A U.S. official said the evidence gathered so far made it clear that the girls...

  • Sheriff's Office issues warrant for burglary suspect who prompted school lockdowns

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    A man considered to be armed and dangerous is wanted by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office after a burglary Monday morning that put a slew of Widefield schools on secure perimeter. Austin Joseph Hood, 25, of Colorado Springs is believed to have burglarized a home on the 7000 block of...

  • Anonymous tip helps deputies locate alleged bank robber

    BY lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    An anonymous tip led authorities to a 22-year-old man suspected of robbing a UMB Bank in Security Friday afternoon, according to an arrest affidavit. Willie Walk was arrested after a brief standoff Saturday at a residence on the 1100 block of Chelton Road, the El Paso County...

  • Colorado man plans to plead guilty in oil patch killing

    Associated Press
    Updated: 20 hr ago

    SIDNEY, Mont. — A Colorado man plans to plead guilty to killing a Montana teacher in a case that drew attention to the darker side of the Northern Plains' oil boom. A plea agreement with prosecutors filed Tuesday calls for a 100-year sentence for 25-year-old Michael Spell on a charge...

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