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Memorial service planned for city's 25th homicide victim Alex Ainsworth
Memorial service planned for city's 25th homicide victim Alex Ainsworth

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 10 hr ago

In advance of a celebration of life for 18-year-old homicide victim Alex Ainsworth, his family wanted "everybody to see who Alex really was."...

Prosecutor: Colorado teen arrested in woman's murder had 'death list' 
Prosecutor: Colorado teen arrested in woman's murder had 'death list' 

By: - 0 Yesterday

LONGMONT — A prosecutor in northern Colorado says a 15-year-old arrested in the stabbing death of a 19-year-old woman had a "death list" that included...

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

By: - 0 Yesterday

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

Hate crimes aren't on the rise in Colorado Springs and Colorado, but 'numbers lie,' experts argue
Hate crimes aren't on the rise in Colorado Springs and Colorado, but 'numbers lie,' experts argue

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Yesterday

Based on the numbers, hate is not spreading in Colorado. FBI statistics show hate crimes in the state remained flat in 2016 compared with 2015, and...

Woman fatally stabbed in Longmont; 15-year-old faces murder charge
Woman fatally stabbed in Longmont; 15-year-old faces murder charge

By: - 0 Yesterday

A 19-year-old woman was fatally stabbed at a Longmont apartment complex Saturday evening and police arrested a 15-year-old Lakewood boy seven hours...

Charles Manson, whose cult slayings horrified world, dies
Charles Manson, whose cult slayings horrified world, dies

By: - 0 Yesterday

LOS ANGELES  — Charles Manson, the hippie cult leader who became the hypnotic-eyed face of evil across America after orchestrating the gruesome...

Colorado Springs police: Officers use Taser, tackle carjacking suspect 
Colorado Springs police: Officers use Taser, tackle carjacking suspect 

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Yesterday

A carjacking suspect was shocked with a stun gun, then tackled, after he moved toward officers Saturday night, Colorado Springs police said. Justin...

Ex-con, wife charged in carjack killing of Chinese student 
Ex-con, wife charged in carjack killing of Chinese student 

By: - 0 Sat, Nov 18, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY — An ex-convict accused of gunning down a University of Utah student with a weapon stolen from a slain Colorado man was charged with...

Phoenix man tries turning locomotive into a runaway train 
Phoenix man tries turning locomotive into a runaway train 

By: - 0 Sat, Nov 18, 2017

PHOENIX — A Phoenix man was close to turning a locomotive into his own runaway train. Police say 20-year-old Julio Rodriguez was arrested earlier...

Sheriff's Office: Man wanted for attempting to steal a food truck generator
Sheriff's Office: Man wanted for attempting to steal a food truck generator

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Sat, Nov 18, 2017

A man is wanted after he tried to steal a generator from a food truck in east Colorado Springs, according to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office. The...

Armed home intruder demands money from Colorado Springs residents
Armed home intruder demands money from Colorado Springs residents

By: Liz Forster - 0 Sat, Nov 18, 2017

Police are looking for an armed man who sneaked into a house in east Colorado Springs and tried to steal from the residents. Police said a couple was...

Burglar rams through front of Colorado Springs pawn shop with his car, police say
Burglar rams through front of Colorado Springs pawn shop with his car, police say

By: Liz Forster - 0 Fri, Nov 17, 2017

Police arrested a man accused of driving a car into a pawn shop Thursday night in northeast Colorado Springs. James Rohrs, 60, is suspected of...

Stolen car smashes into patrol car while trying to escape Colorado Springs police
Stolen car smashes into patrol car while trying to escape Colorado Springs police

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Fri, Nov 17, 2017

A vehicle smashed into a patrol car Thursday morning while trying to escape officers in southwest Colorado Springs, police said. Officers were trying...

Man arrested, 12 others cited in offenses at Cañon City park
Man arrested, 12 others cited in offenses at Cañon City park

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Thu, Nov 16, 2017

A 34-year-old man was arrested and 12 others were cited Wednesday following complaints about drug trafficking and disorderly conduct at a Cañon City...

Thanksgiving DUI enforcement in Colorado starts Friday
Thanksgiving DUI enforcement in Colorado starts Friday

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Thu, Nov 16, 2017

The Colorado Department of Transportation is urging drivers to stay put after a full Thanksgiving dinner and a few drinks. As part of CDOT's The Heat...

Police searching for 2 men in armed robbery in east Colorado Springs
Police searching for 2 men in armed robbery in east Colorado Springs

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Thu, Nov 16, 2017

Colorado Springs police are searching for two men who were armed when they robbed one person and tried to rob another early Thursday in an east...

Woman, 34, allegedly punches Colorado Springs police officer in face
Woman, 34, allegedly punches Colorado Springs police officer in face

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Thu, Nov 16, 2017

A 34-year-old woman was arrested Wednesday after she allegedly punched a police officer in the face, police said. The officer was left with minor...

Man shot and killed in southern Colorado home, teen suspect turns himself in
Man shot and killed in southern Colorado home, teen suspect turns himself in

By: - 0 Thu, Nov 16, 2017

Pueblo police say a teenager suspected in a homicide in a home on Pueblo's east side has turned himself in. Officers identified 15-year-old Johnny...

Employee believed teen making threats at Colorado Springs Walmart 'was going to shoot'
Employee believed teen making threats at Colorado Springs Walmart 'was going to shoot'

By: Liz Forster - 0 Thu, Nov 16, 2017

A Walmart employee witnessed Jody Romero point what the worker believed to be a .22 caliber rifle toward at least three people during a shooting scare...

Kelsie Schelling's ex-boyfriend arrested on charges unrelated to her disappearance
Kelsie Schelling's ex-boyfriend arrested on charges unrelated to her disappearance

By: - 0 Wed, Nov 15, 2017

11 News has learned the ex-boyfriend of Kelsie Schelling, a pregnant woman who went missing in 2013,was arrested for aggravated robbery in Denver....

Police find California gunman's wife dead in their home
Police find California gunman's wife dead in their home

By: - 0 Wed, Nov 15, 2017

RANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE, Calif. — The wife of a gunman who went on a shooting rampage in a Northern California town was found dead inside their home,...

A Hawaiian man with 'a classic serial killer' profile escaped a mental hospital and flew to the mainland
A Hawaiian man with 'a classic serial killer' profile escaped a mental hospital and flew to the mainland

By: - 0 Wed, Nov 15, 2017

HONOLULU — A man acquitted of a 1979 murder by reason of insanity escaped from a Hawaii psychiatric hospital over the weekend, took a taxi to a...

Colorado students face conspiracy to commit murder charges for school threat
Colorado students face conspiracy to commit murder charges for school threat

By: - 0 Wed, Nov 15, 2017

SWINK - Three students are being charged with conspiracy to commit murder after threats were discovered at a Colorado school. The alleged threats...

Man leads police on early morning chase through east Colorado Springs
Man leads police on early morning chase through east Colorado Springs

By: Liz Forster - 0 Wed, Nov 15, 2017

Colorado Springs police were led on a car chase early Wednesday in what turned out to be a unfounded report of a kidnapping. At about 12:30 a.m.,...

Teen arrested in Colorado Springs Walmart gun-brandishing incident
Teen arrested in Colorado Springs Walmart gun-brandishing incident

By: - 0 Wed, Nov 15, 2017

The man suspected of threatening people at a Colorado Springs Walmart with a gun Monday night was arrested Tuesday. Jody Romero, 19, was arrested on...

Police hunt killer after 4th slaying in Tampa neighborhood
Police hunt killer after 4th slaying in Tampa neighborhood

By: - 0 Tue, Nov 14, 2017

TAMPA, Fla. — Police and federal agents with rifles checked car trunks, banged on doors and gathered forensic evidence in a Tampa neighborhood Tuesday...

Gunman targets people at random in California town, kills 4
Gunman targets people at random in California town, kills 4

By: - 0 Tue, Nov 14, 2017

RANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE, Calif. — A gunman driving stolen vehicles and choosing his targets at random opened fire "without provocation" in a tiny rural...

Man shot in chest outside Colorado Springs Walmart Supercenter
Man shot in chest outside Colorado Springs Walmart Supercenter

By: Liz Forster - 0 Tue, Nov 14, 2017

Colorado Springs police are looking for a man who shot someone outside of a Walmart Supercenter early Tuesday. Police were contacted about 4 a.m....

Nearly 8 weeks later, question remains: What happened to 'The Mad Pooper'?
Nearly 8 weeks later, question remains: What happened to 'The Mad Pooper'?

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Tue, Nov 14, 2017

A female jogger reportedly caught on camera defecating in a Colorado Springs family's yard made a worldwide splash and then all but vanished. The...

Man in custody after shooter scare at Colorado Springs Walmart
Man in custody after shooter scare at Colorado Springs Walmart

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Tue, Nov 14, 2017

Dozens of people were locked inside a Colorado Springs Walmart on Monday night after a man threatened people with what appeared to be a rifle, police...

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