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Deputies shot through restaurant window; sheriff blames hate
Deputies shot through restaurant window; sheriff blames hate

By: - 0 Fri, Apr 20, 2018

TRENTON, Fla. — Authorities say two Florida sheriff's deputies were shot dead through the window of a Chinese restaurant by a man who then killed...

Pine Creek Apartments shooting victim identified; described as 'loving boyfriend,' father of two
Pine Creek Apartments shooting victim identified; described as 'loving boyfriend,' father of two

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Thu, Apr 19, 2018

A man shot and killed at Pine Creek Apartments last week has been identified as 39-year-old Earnest Gene Ramsey II. Although Ramsey's death has been...

'Severely decomposed' body found along Fountain Creek identified
'Severely decomposed' body found along Fountain Creek identified

By: Liz Forster - 0 Thu, Apr 19, 2018

A man whose "severely decomposed" body was found along Fountain Creek has been identified by the El Paso County Coroner's Office. Kevin Lee Liggett,...

4 dogs found fatally shot in Fremont County prompt animal cruelty investigation
4 dogs found fatally shot in Fremont County prompt animal cruelty investigation

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Four black-and-white collie mix dogs were found fatally shot on the side of the road in Fremont County, prompting the Sheriff's Office to open an...

Southeast El Paso County homicide victims identified as husband and wife
Southeast El Paso County homicide victims identified as husband and wife

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Two people found dead last weekend in their southeast El Paso County home have been identified as Larry Nelson, 72, and his wife, Pamela, 70, the...

3 arrested in southeast Colorado Springs home invasion that hospitalized 2 children
3 arrested in southeast Colorado Springs home invasion that hospitalized 2 children

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Wed, Apr 18, 2018

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder in an April 4 home invasion in southeast Colorado springs that hospitalized...

Colorado man arrested outside Taylor Swift's house had knife
Colorado man arrested outside Taylor Swift's house had knife

By: - 0 Wed, Apr 18, 2018

LOS ANGELES — Authorities say a man arrested outside a Beverly Hills home owned by Taylor Swift was wearing a mask and rubber gloves, had a knife, rope...

She Instagrammed her exotic drug-smuggling vacation. Now ‘Cocaine Babe’ is going to prison
She Instagrammed her exotic drug-smuggling vacation. Now ‘Cocaine Babe’ is going to prison

By: - 0 Wed, Apr 18, 2018

A Canadian woman who tried to smuggle millions of dollars worth of cocaine into Australia has been convicted and sentenced to eight years behind bars....

Inmate: Bodies stacked in 'macabre woodpile' in prison riot
Inmate: Bodies stacked in 'macabre woodpile' in prison riot

By: - 0 Tue, Apr 17, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. — As the hours dragged on during a riot at a South Carolina prison, bodies piled up on the sidewalk. An inmate inside watched in dismay...

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

By: - 0 Mon, Apr 16, 2018

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....

Neighbors: Suspected homicide victims are elderly El Paso County couple
Neighbors: Suspected homicide victims are elderly El Paso County couple

By: Liz Forster - 0 Sat, Apr 14, 2018

The deaths of who neighbors say was an elderly couple whose bodies were found early Saturday inside their home in southern El Paso County is being...

Maserati driver sentenced in high-speed DUI crash in Colorado Springs
Maserati driver sentenced in high-speed DUI crash in Colorado Springs

By: Liz Forster - 0 Sat, Apr 14, 2018

Chris Long's pickup was stopped at a light last fall when a high-performance sports car racing down East Platte Avenue crashed into it, flipping the...

El Paso County sheriff's deputies have seized millions of dollars worth of marijuana so far this year
El Paso County sheriff's deputies have seized millions of dollars worth of marijuana so far this year

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Sat, Apr 14, 2018

El Paso County sheriff's deputies seized 2,425 marijuana plants and 258 pounds of processed pot - together worth about $13 million - from suspected...

Man shot and killed at southeast Colorado Springs apartment complex
Man shot and killed at southeast Colorado Springs apartment complex

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Sat, Apr 14, 2018

A man was found dead Friday night “with at least one gunshot wound” in an apartment at Pine Creek Village in southeast Colorado Springs, said...

Black teen who wanted directions shot at by white man
Black teen who wanted directions shot at by white man

By: - 0 Sat, Apr 14, 2018

DETROIT — A black 14-year-old boy who got lost in a Detroit suburban neighborhood while trying to get to school was shot at by a white homeowner after...

1 arrested, 1 wanted after home invasion, hit-and-run crash, shooting near Colorado Springs Airport
1 arrested, 1 wanted after home invasion, hit-and-run crash, shooting near Colorado Springs Airport

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Fri, Apr 13, 2018

One man was arrested and another male suspect remained at large Friday after a home invasion, a hit-and-run crash and then a shooting near the Colorado...

2 arrested on suspicion of methamphetmine possession
2 arrested on suspicion of methamphetmine possession

By: Liz Forster - 0 Fri, Apr 13, 2018

Two men were arrested on suspicion of methamphetamine possession early Friday, Colorado Springs police said. Just before 12:30 a.m., an officer...

Man arrested after hours-long standoff with police in southeast Colorado Springs
Man arrested after hours-long standoff with police in southeast Colorado Springs

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Thu, Apr 12, 2018

A man was arrested Thursday afternoon on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder and robbery, both felonies, after an hours-long standoff with...

Colorado Springs man facing attempted murder charge in shooting of ex's boyfriend
Colorado Springs man facing attempted murder charge in shooting of ex's boyfriend

By: Liz Forster - 0 Thu, Apr 12, 2018

A man arrested on suspicion of second-degree attempted murder is accused of shooting his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend in the leg, court records show....

Man steals prescription pills from Colorado Springs Walgreens
Man steals prescription pills from Colorado Springs Walgreens

By: Liz Forster - 0 Thu, Apr 12, 2018

Colorado Springs police are looking for a man suspected of stealing prescription pills from a Walgreens. Just before 9 p.m. Wednesday, a man wearing...

Lockdown at Carver Elementary lifted
Lockdown at Carver Elementary lifted

By: Liz Forster - 0 Thu, Apr 12, 2018

Carver Elementary School is on lockdown due to police activity in the area, District 11 tweeted. Colorado Springs police said they are looking...

Colorado man charged in 5-year-old stepson's death
Colorado man charged in 5-year-old stepson's death

By: - 0 Wed, Apr 11, 2018

BRIGHTON, Colo.— A Colorado man has been charged in the death of his 5-year-old stepson. The Adams County District Attorney's Office announced...

Denver-area man gets 28 years for infant daughter's death
Denver-area man gets 28 years for infant daughter's death

By: - 0 Wed, Apr 11, 2018

GOLDEN, Colo. — A suburban Denver man who pleaded guilty to killing his 3-month-old daughter has been sentenced to 28 years in prison. The Jefferson...

2 arrested after illegal marijuana grow, cloned credit cards found in Peyton home
2 arrested after illegal marijuana grow, cloned credit cards found in Peyton home

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Wed, Apr 11, 2018

A man and woman were arrested after an illegal pot operation and several cloned credit cards were found inside a Peyton home, Colorado Springs police...

Authorities raid suspected illegal marijuana grow east of Colorado Springs, arrest man
Authorities raid suspected illegal marijuana grow east of Colorado Springs, arrest man

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Wed, Apr 11, 2018

A man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after El Paso County sheriff's deputies raided a suspected illegal marijuana grow, seizing 66 plants ready for...

South Colorado Springs UMB Bank robbed at gunpoint
South Colorado Springs UMB Bank robbed at gunpoint

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Wed, Apr 11, 2018

A male robber demanded cash at gunpoint Wednesday from a south Colorado Springs UMB Bank, police said. About noon, robber entered the lobby of the...

Man sought for attempted murder caught after foot chase through Colorado Springs neighborhood
Man sought for attempted murder caught after foot chase through Colorado Springs neighborhood

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Wed, Apr 11, 2018

A wanted man was caught Tuesday after he led officers on a foot chase through a Colorado Springs neighborhood and tossed a bag containing a stolen gun...

Woman kicks out window of Colorado Springs police cruiser
Woman kicks out window of Colorado Springs police cruiser

By: Liz Forster - 0 Tue, Apr 10, 2018

A woman attempting to escape from custody kicked out a window of a Colorado Springs police cruiser Sunday night. Erika Dyer was arrested on suspicion...

Shots fired at apartment building in Colorado Springs
Shots fired at apartment building in Colorado Springs

By: Liz Forster - 0 Mon, Apr 9, 2018

A man was robbed then shot at while looking for a friend's apartment in southeast Colorado Springs late Sunday, police say. Just after 9 p.m., a man...

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

By: - 0 Mon, Apr 9, 2018

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....

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