• Fountain man to pay $130k for taking disability money from Veterans Affairs

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    A Fountain man who pleaded guilty to defrauding the Department of Veterans Affairs was sentenced Tuesday to federal prison and ordered to repay the government. Albert Kenneth Lender, 62, was indicted by a federal grand jury on June 17 in Denver and pleaded guilty to two counts of...

  • Monitor to probe shootings into moving cars by Denver police

    Associated Press
    Updated: 49 min ago

    DENVER — An independent city official who monitors the Denver Police Department said he will investigate its policies and practices related to shooting at moving vehicles after a 17-year-old girl was shot and killed. Nicholas Mitchell said Tuesday that such shootings pose unique...

  • Man, woman arrested in connection with Colorado Springs child death

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    A man and a woman have been arrested in connection with the death of a two-year-old boy earlier this month. Raul Alvarado, 20, was arrested on suspicion first-degree murder in the death of the boy, who police say was injured Jan. 14, and was unresponsive when officers arrived. The...

  • Child who started grassfire in Colorado Springs was under 10 years old

    By Sue McMillin sue.mcmillin@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    The child who started a fire Tuesday in the Stratton Open Space won't be charged because he or she is under 10 years of age, the Colorado Springs Fire Department said Wednesday in a release. Fire investigators said the child was playing with a lighter. The 3-acre fire in...

  • Suspected car thieves nabbed after chase through Colorado Springs neighborhood

    By Ryan Maye Handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Mountain Ridge Middle School in northeastern Colorado Springs was locked down for 10 minutes on Wednesday morning while Colorado Springs police chased two suspected thieves through the neighborhood. The two had allegedly stolen a car and then crashed it near the middle school, near...

  • Authorities' account of shooting disputed; prosecutors promise thorough probe of Denver police killing of teen

    By Sadie Gurman, Associated Press
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    DENVER — A passenger who was in a car when a 17-year-old girl was shot and killed by Denver police has disputed authorities' account of her death, saying officers opened fire before one of them was struck by the vehicle. The passenger, speaking late Tuesday to The Associated Press on...

  • Man wanted for Colorado Springs hit-and-run with stolen car

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 20 hr ago

    A man driving a stolen vehicle drove away from a collision Tuesday afternoon is wanted by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office. The man crashed into another vehicle on the 400 block of Costilla Street around 3 p.m. Tuesday while driving a grey-brown 1990 Honda Accord, license plate...

  • Second Wells Fargo bank robbery suspect arrested in Colorado Springs

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Detectives from the Colorado Springs Police Department's robbery unit arrested a suspected bank robber Tuesday morning. Damien Lewis, 27, was arrested outside his home in southwest Colorado Springs after police obtained an arrest warrant following an investigation that started four...

  • Self-proclaimed candidate for Colorado Springs mayor back behind bars

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    A woman who has expressed interest in running for mayor of Colorado Springs was back behind bars Monday after police say she allegedly violated a domestic violence protection order and assaulted a man. Colorado Springs police said Justine Herring was arrested Monday morning after...

  • Colorado Springs police ID victim of fatal weekend shooting

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    A 38-year-old man was identified as the victim of a shooting late Friday, Colorado Springs police said. Paul John Lattner was allegedly shot and killed by his live-in landlord at a home on the 4300 block of Northridge Place in northeast Colorado Springs after an argument, according...

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