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Suspect arrested in northeast Colorado Springs shooting death
Suspect arrested in northeast Colorado Springs shooting death

By: Chhun Sun - 0 23 hr ago

Update 6:55 a.m. A man who was shot Saturday night in northeast Colorado Springs has died from his injuries, police said. --- A man is in...

With 19 homicides already, El Paso County on pace for a deadly year
With 19 homicides already, El Paso County on pace for a deadly year

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Sat, May 20, 2017

Shannon Rodriguez knows firsthand how deadly El Paso County can be. The evidence was paraded in front of her for two years when she worked in the...

Man robbed at gunpoint while walking home from work in southeast Colorado Springs
Man robbed at gunpoint while walking home from work in southeast Colorado Springs

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Sat, May 20, 2017

A man walking home from work was robbed just after midnight in southeast Colorado Springs. Police were called to the 3500 block of Bridgewood Lane on...

Denver officer shot early Saturday morning after attempting to calm down suicidal man
Denver officer shot early Saturday morning after attempting to calm down suicidal man

By: - 0 Sat, May 20, 2017

A Denver Police Department officer was shot Saturday morning after attempting to calm down a man “in crisis.” Police tried to defuse the situation...

Couple busted for stolen car while waiting in southern Colorado drive-thru
Couple busted for stolen car while waiting in southern Colorado drive-thru

By: - 0 Sat, May 20, 2017

A fast food drive-thru wasn't fast enough for two suspects in a stolen car. On Friday, deputies with the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office noticed a...

Man arrested after allegedly running toward people, officers with hatchet
Man arrested after allegedly running toward people, officers with hatchet

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Sat, May 20, 2017

Police used a stun gun Friday night on a man who was allegedly running after people with a hatchet in east Colorado Springs. John Granier, a man in...

Landfill worker finds apparent evidence linked to Fremont County Sheriff's lieutenant
Landfill worker finds apparent evidence linked to Fremont County Sheriff's lieutenant

By: - 0 Fri, May 19, 2017

PENROSE - More pieces of apparent evidence linked to a former Fremont County Sheriff's lieutenant have been found. Robert Dodd, who resigned from the...

With arrest unlikely, Sweden drops rape probe for WikiLeaks' Julian Assange
With arrest unlikely, Sweden drops rape probe for WikiLeaks' Julian Assange

By: - 0 Fri, May 19, 2017

STOCKHOLM — Sweden's top prosecutor on Friday dropped an investigation into a rape claim against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after almost seven...

Woman steals car, crashes after short chase in east Colorado Springs
Woman steals car, crashes after short chase in east Colorado Springs

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Fri, May 19, 2017

A woman who crashed a stolen vehicle while trying to flee police was arrested Friday, but her accomplice got away. Police said they tried to stop a...

Police: Man dons Home Depot apron to steal air conditioners
Police: Man dons Home Depot apron to steal air conditioners

By: - 0 Fri, May 19, 2017

PLAISTOW, N.H. — Police say a man donned an orange Home Depot apron and posed as an employee to steal air conditioners in New Hampshire. But a manager...

Suspect in deadly Times Square mayhem charged with murder
Suspect in deadly Times Square mayhem charged with murder

By: - 0 Fri, May 19, 2017

NEW YORK — A Times Square motorist accused of steering his car onto one of the busiest sidewalks in the U.S. and mowing down pedestrians has been...

WATCH: Body camera shows split-second reaction as deputy shoots man holding an assault rifle in Littleton
WATCH: Body camera shows split-second reaction as deputy shoots man holding an assault rifle in Littleton

By: - 0 Thu, May 18, 2017

A Douglas County sheriff’s deputy had a split second to react Friday when he suddenly came face to face with a man holding an assault rifle near an SUV...

Victim ID'd in Colorado Springs townhome shooting death
Victim ID'd in Colorado Springs townhome shooting death

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Thu, May 18, 2017

A man found shot to death in an east Colorado Springs townhome over the weekend has been identified as 33-year-old Colorado Springs resident Felipe...

Affidavit: Colorado man used ax to kill 4-year-old nephew
Affidavit: Colorado man used ax to kill 4-year-old nephew

By: - 0 Thu, May 18, 2017

BROOMFIELD — An arrest affidavit indicates that a 25-year-old man used an ax to kill his 4-year-old nephew in a Colorado home. Emanuel Doll was...

Court records: Fountain Valley School employee accused in homemade smoke bomb scare was losing job
Court records: Fountain Valley School employee accused in homemade smoke bomb scare was losing job

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Thu, May 18, 2017

A Fountain Valley School employee accused of planting a homemade smoke bomb in the school's cafeteria learned he was losing his job before he and his...

School employee, juvenile face multiple charges after bomb threat at Fountain Valley School
School employee, juvenile face multiple charges after bomb threat at Fountain Valley School

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Wed, May 17, 2017

About 300 people were evacuated from Fountain Valley School after a bomb threat Tuesday afternoon, and a school employee and a juvenile were facing...

Man who tried to rob Colorado Springs convenience store arrested
Man who tried to rob Colorado Springs convenience store arrested

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Wed, May 17, 2017

Police are searching for a man who tried to rob a Loaf 'N Jug convenience store about 7:35 p.m. Tuesday in at least the 14th convenience store heist in...

Man arrested in Colorado triple homicide
Man arrested in Colorado triple homicide

By: - 0 Wed, May 17, 2017

BOULDER — Authorities have arrested a man accused of shooting three people to death in a Colorado home where more than 100 marijuana plants were being...

Man in northeast Colorado Springs garage stabbed by stranger
Man in northeast Colorado Springs garage stabbed by stranger

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Tue, May 16, 2017

A stranger approached an open garage in northeastern Colorado Springs, started chatting with the resident inside and stabbed him early Tuesday. The...

Colorado Springs man arrested, allegedly found with runaway juvenile
Colorado Springs man arrested, allegedly found with runaway juvenile

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Tue, May 16, 2017

A 25-year-old Colorado Springs man was arrested after he was found with a juvenile runaway from Kansas, police said. Noah Purdy was arrested Friday...

Suspected Colorado Springs drunken driver tries to flee during blood-alcohol test
Suspected Colorado Springs drunken driver tries to flee during blood-alcohol test

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Tue, May 16, 2017

A man being tested for his blood-alcohol content after reportedly driving while drunk was hit with a stun gun and showered with pepper spray early...

Suspect in mother-son killings in Colorado Springs arrested by Utah Highway Patrol
Suspect in mother-son killings in Colorado Springs arrested by Utah Highway Patrol

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Tue, May 16, 2017

Christopher Pepper was headed to his bedroom with an ice cream cone for his girlfriend when he was killed in his kitchen early Saturday. His...

Man holding human head stabs store clerk in Oregon; mother found dead
Man holding human head stabs store clerk in Oregon; mother found dead

By: - 0 Tue, May 16, 2017

ESTACADA, Ore. — A man killed his mother on Mother's Day at a rural Oregon home, then showed up at a grocery store in a nearby town carrying a...

Mugshot Monday: Most wanted in Colorado Springs area
Mugshot Monday: Most wanted in Colorado Springs area

By: - 0 Tue, May 16, 2017

Wanted Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help finding the following people for whom felony arrest warrants have been issued....

Gov. John Hickenlooper signs bill in Colorado Springs to expunge some juvenile criminal records
Gov. John Hickenlooper signs bill in Colorado Springs to expunge some juvenile criminal records

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Mon, May 15, 2017

In signing a bill that makes it easier for juveniles with certain low-level offenses to expunge their records, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper chose to...

El Paso County Sheriff's Office: Three arrested in 'sophisticated' counterfeit money and ID theft ring
El Paso County Sheriff's Office: Three arrested in 'sophisticated' counterfeit money and ID theft ring

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Mon, May 15, 2017

Three people have been arrested in a "highly sophisticated" forgery and identity theft operation netting at least $12,500 in counterfeit bills and 12...

19-year-old arrested in killing of Colorado Springs woman, adult son who took him into their home
19-year-old arrested in killing of Colorado Springs woman, adult son who took him into their home

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Mon, May 15, 2017

A 19-year-old man was arrested Saturday hours after he allegedly shot and killed a woman and her adult son who had given him a place to stay and helped...

Man found shot to death at east Colorado Springs townhome
Man found shot to death at east Colorado Springs townhome

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Mon, May 15, 2017

A man was found shot to death Sunday afternoon at the Georgetown Square townhome complex off North Academy Boulevard near Constitution Avenue, Colorado...

Police: Mom hits 6-year-old son who didn’t give her Mother’s Day card
Police: Mom hits 6-year-old son who didn’t give her Mother’s Day card

By: - 0 Sun, May 14, 2017

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Police in South Carolina say a woman has been arrested for hitting her young son after he gave a Mother’s Day card to his...

Colorado State player accused of stealing from teammate
Colorado State player accused of stealing from teammate

By: - 0 Sat, May 13, 2017

FORT COLLINS — A Colorado State football player has been charged with felony theft and burglary on allegations that he stole Rolex watches and diamond...

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Faces of the missing: Children who disappeared from the Colorado Springs area

Tue, Jan 3, 2017 - 6:19 AM 0

Here are the faces of children who have disappeared from the Pikes Peak region

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