Man arrested for allegedly waving gun at Colorado Springs playground


A man is facing child abuse, reckless endangerment and weapons charges after allegedly waiving a gun around at a playground, and then trying to run from police.

Colorado Springs police say 22-year-old...

Colorado Springs science carnival finds new ways to engage children


Even as the Cool Science Carnival began to wind down late Saturday afternoon, children remained in line at some of the more popular exhibits on the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs campus.


Youth Lockups: Family of missing girl says juvenile system is 'train-wrecked'

By: The Gazette

A Falcon family's 17-year-old daughter escaped from the Betty K. Marler Youth Services Center in Lakewood on July 25.

She's still missing.

The girl, who was serving a one- to two-year sentence for...

Former fire chief Bob Harvey suing Black Forest fire district for $1 million


Bob Harvey, the former chief of the Black Forest Fire Rescue Protection District, has sued the fire district for $1 million on the grounds of defamation, emotional harm and that he was wrongfully terminated in...

Air Force Academy superintendent Michelle Johnson: All of our cadets go pro

By: Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson, U.S. Air Force Academy

I love sports - the competition, the teamwork, the athleticism. Our twin boys even humor me when I'm not traveling, and we go shoot hoops, throw the ball, or even see who can do the most flips and twists on the...

Vehicle crashes into two Colorado Springs homes


"It was the scariest sound I've ever heard," Springs resident Javonte Nunm told 11 News after a car crashed into two homes Saturday morning.

The crash was reported shortly before 6 a.m. on the 1500 block of...

Bomb squad called to Garden of the Gods to investigate pressure bombs

By: The Gazette

The regional bomb squad went to Garden of the Gods Park in western Colorado Springs on Saturday morning to investigate reports of pressure bombs in one of the park's parking lots.

According to Colorado...

Military Update: Conferees shape leaner budget for pay, benefits

By: Tom Philpott Military Update

Military members and families have little to cheer from compromises House and Senate conferees have reached as they finalized details of key personnel provisions in the fiscal 2016 defense authorization...