• Victim: Child was behind Victor BB gun incident

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    A child is the alleged culprit behind an apparent BB gun shooting that shattered the glass in a work vehicle of a Victor city employee on July 2. "It was just a little kid, and he didn't mean to do it, so everything's all right," Toni Tomei said Monday afternoon. Teller County...

  • Warrant issued for Springs man with multiple code violations who failed to show at sentencing

    By Ellie mulder ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    After years of waiting for Greg Heskin's code violations case to be resolved, residents the Pulpit Rock neighborhood in north Colorado Springs must wait a little bit longer: Heskin failed to appear at his sentencing Monday, which resulted in municipal judge Carol Carter's decision to...

  • Power back on in southeast Colorado Springs

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    Power was restored to 3,000 Colorado Springs Utilities customers without service roughly an hour after the outage was reported, a spokeswoman said Monday night. The outage was caused when an underground line failed, spokeswoman Patrice Lehermeier said Monday night. The outage was...

  • Colorado Springs police investigate possible explosive device

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

    A report of a possible explosive device turned out to be nothing, Colorado Springs police said Tuesday night. What was reported as a possible pipebomb in a trash can in an alley in the 2600 block of North Nevada Avenue was not an explosive, police said around 7:20 p.m. An explosives...

  • Family of Monument man struck, killed by bullet while camping wants honesty, closure

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

    The campsite, near Rainbow Falls in the Pike National Forest, was pristine - just what three generations of Glenn Martin's family had wanted for a Fourth of July weekend in the woods. Earlier on Friday, Martin's family heard gunshots in the forest and mentioned it to a ranger before...

  • Sheriff: Man missing from El Paso County for 3 weeks may be in poor health

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

    An El Paso County father who may be in poor health has been missing for more than two weeks and the Sheriff's Office is asking for help locating him. Carlos Rivera-Dejesus, 44, went missing June 19 from the Widefield area. No one has seen or heard from him since then, according to a...

  • Marijuana home growers in Colorado Springs are lighting up the power grid

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    At least 130 licensed warehouses are growing medical marijuana in Colorado Springs, but no one knows how many big grow operations are based in houses here. About two dozen residential growers have burned out their electric transformers or meters over the past three years, though,...

  • Schizophrenia expert testifies in Colorado theater shooting

    Associated Press
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    CENTENNIAL — A nationally known schizophrenia expert took the stand in James Holmes' defense Monday and is expected to testify that he was legally insane when he killed 12 people at a crowded Colorado movie premiere. Dr. Raquel Gur has evaluated such killers as Unabomber Ted...

  • Body of man missing in Colorado's Lake Granby recovered

    Associated Press
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    GRAND LAKE — The body of a 31-year-old man who disappeared in Lake Granby on Friday has been found. Grand County Sheriff Brett Schroetlin says the body of Christopher Mullinex was recovered Monday, three days after he jumped in the water from a pontoon boat while fishing with...

  • Fireworks may have sparked increase in stray dogs at local Humane society

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Time is ticking to find Spot. The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region ended up with 108 stray dogs from July 1 through midday Monday - most of them likely runaways scared by fireworks before and during the Fourth of July weekend, said Katie McDevitt, a humane society spokeswoman....

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