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Prosecutors: Former police lieutenant stole $132K from town 
Prosecutors: Former police lieutenant stole $132K from town 

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GOLDEN — A former Colorado police lieutenant is accused of stealing more than $132,000 from the town of Morrison over a five-year period. Prosecutors...

Self-described drug dealer calls 911, reports stolen cocaine 
Self-described drug dealer calls 911, reports stolen cocaine 

By: - 0 21 hr ago

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. — Calling 911 to report a stolen bag of cocaine probably wasn't the best idea for a self-described Florida drug dealer. But...

Nearly 50 child sexual predators arrested in Colorado during Operation Broken Heart
Nearly 50 child sexual predators arrested in Colorado during Operation Broken Heart

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Wed, Jul 19, 2017

Dozens of child sexual predators were arrested in Colorado during Operation Broken Heart, a two-month intensive investigation period nationwide....

Novelty $100 bills passed for cash at downtown Colorado Springs shops
Novelty $100 bills passed for cash at downtown Colorado Springs shops

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 Tue, Jul 18, 2017

Counterfeit $100 bills - often sold as novelty items on the internet - were spent at several businesses in downtown Colorado Springs last week, police...

Colorado Springs police nab white supremacist suspect wanted in California
Colorado Springs police nab white supremacist suspect wanted in California

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Tue, Jul 18, 2017

A 34-year-old white supremacist was arrested Friday on suspicion of putting an anti-Israel sticker on the door of a Colorado Springs synagogue in June,...

Stolen guns recovered during arrest of man in Colorado Springs burglary
Stolen guns recovered during arrest of man in Colorado Springs burglary

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Tue, Jul 18, 2017

A man who was allegedly stole several guns during a Colorado Springs burglary was arrested Wednesday, police said. Herbert Ross Vaughn was arrested...

Driver leaps from vehicle to avoid being pulled over, causes $3,000 in damage
Driver leaps from vehicle to avoid being pulled over, causes $3,000 in damage

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 Tue, Jul 18, 2017

A driver in Fountain might face charges after leaping out of a vehicle to avoid getting pulled over. An El Paso County sheriff's deputy tried to stop...

Colorado Springs toddler called 'the devil' by adult cousin who allegedly threw him into oncoming traffic
Colorado Springs toddler called 'the devil' by adult cousin who allegedly threw him into oncoming traffic

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Tue, Jul 18, 2017

Bryant Jerel Hickcox allegedly called his 2-year-old cousin "the devil" after throwing him into oncoming heavy traffic about 9 p.m. Friday in southeast...

Family, Minneapolis officials want answers after officer fatally shoots 911 caller
Family, Minneapolis officials want answers after officer fatally shoots 911 caller

By: - 0 Tue, Jul 18, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS — An Australian woman who called 911 to report what she believed to be an active sexual assault was shot and killed by a Minneapolis police...

Suspect in Colorado Springs auto shop homicide arrested in Minnesota
Suspect in Colorado Springs auto shop homicide arrested in Minnesota

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 Tue, Jul 18, 2017

A suspect in the slaying of an auto shop owner in Colorado Springs last week was arrested Monday morning in Minnesota. A vehicle parked outside a...

Video shows men suspected in slaying at Colorado Springs auto shop
Video shows men suspected in slaying at Colorado Springs auto shop

By: Seth Bodine - 0 Tue, Jul 18, 2017

Two men caught on video are being sought by police in the homicide and robbery at Full Throttle Auto Service on Thursday. Shop owner George Maldonado...

Maketa's Oct. 3 retrial coincides with trial start for his former undersheriff
Maketa's Oct. 3 retrial coincides with trial start for his former undersheriff

By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 Tue, Jul 18, 2017

Ex-El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa's self-proclaimed "victory" in a sweeping corruption case darkened Monday when prosecutors opted to pursue the...

Australian bride-to-be mourned after shooting by Minneapolis police
Australian bride-to-be mourned after shooting by Minneapolis police

By: - 0 Tue, Jul 18, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS — The family of an Australian woman who was shot and killed by police in Minneapolis says they're trying to understand why it happened....

Authorities find man sought in attempted child abduction in Fremont County
Authorities find man sought in attempted child abduction in Fremont County

By: - 0 Mon, Jul 17, 2017

A man who reportedly tried to lure a 4-year-old boy into his truck in Florence Saturday afternoon has been located, Fremont County police...

1 arrested, 2 wanted in Colorado Springs sexual assault
1 arrested, 2 wanted in Colorado Springs sexual assault

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Mon, Jul 17, 2017

One man has been arrested and two more men are being sought in a December sexual assault, Colorado Springs police said Monday. Joel Rodriguez, 33, of...

Driver of red Dodge pickup sought in attempted child abduction in Fremont County
Driver of red Dodge pickup sought in attempted child abduction in Fremont County

By: - 0 Mon, Jul 17, 2017

A man who reportedly tried to lure a 4-year-old boy into his truck in Florence Saturday afternoon has been located, Fremont County police...

Suspected car thieves lead Colorado Springs police on chase before crash
Suspected car thieves lead Colorado Springs police on chase before crash

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 Mon, Jul 17, 2017

Police arrested two men after an attempted traffic stop about 1:30 a.m. Monday spurred a car chase. When police tried to stop a silver BMW SUV that...

Man shot at apartment complex in Colorado Springs
Man shot at apartment complex in Colorado Springs

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 Mon, Jul 17, 2017

Just before midnight Sunday, police were alerted to gunshots fired at an apartment complex and found a man shot in the stomach, bleeding heavily and...

Mugshot Monday: Most wanted in the Pikes Peak region
Mugshot Monday: Most wanted in the Pikes Peak region

By: - 0 Mon, Jul 17, 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....

OJ Simpson faces good chance at parole in Nevada robbery
OJ Simpson faces good chance at parole in Nevada robbery

By: - 0 Mon, Jul 17, 2017

LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson, the former football star, TV pitchman and now Nevada prison inmate No. 1027820, will have a lot going for him when he...

Man must register as life-long sex offender after taking a picture up woman's skirt at Broncos game
Man must register as life-long sex offender after taking a picture up woman's skirt at Broncos game

By: - 0 Mon, Jul 17, 2017

A man who thrust a camera under a woman’s skirt at a Broncos game as she waited for her husband to leave a bathroom was sentenced Monday to eight years...

17-year-old girl fatally shot in western Colorado
17-year-old girl fatally shot in western Colorado

By: - 0 Mon, Jul 17, 2017

Grand Junction police are investigating after a 17 year-old girl was shot to death shortly after midnight on Saturday near a City Market in Orchard...

Colorado Springs man arrested in internet luring of 13-year-old
Colorado Springs man arrested in internet luring of 13-year-old

By: - 0 Mon, Jul 17, 2017

A 21-year-old Colorado Springs man was arrested Sunday for allegedly sexually assaulting a 13-year-old he had contacted online, police said. Malcolm...

Man robbed at gunpoint under east Colorado Springs bridge, police say

By: - 0 Sun, Jul 16, 2017

A man robbed at gunpoint early Sunday under a bridge in East Colorado Springs escaped unharmed except for minor injuries, police reported. According...

Colorado Springs police involved in 2 standoffs
Colorado Springs police involved in 2 standoffs

By: - 0 Sun, Jul 16, 2017

Warrant executions at two Colorado Springs homes Saturday evening rapidly deteriorated into standoffs at both locations. Investigators say the two...

Police: Colorado Springs man arrested for throwing 2-year-old cousin into traffic
Police: Colorado Springs man arrested for throwing 2-year-old cousin into traffic

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Sun, Jul 16, 2017

A man was arrested Friday night after he allegedly threw his 2-year-old cousin into oncoming traffic in southeast Colorado Springs, police said....

Police: Man shot in hand during disturbance at Colorado Springs apartment complex
Police: Man shot in hand during disturbance at Colorado Springs apartment complex

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Sat, Jul 15, 2017

A man is recovering after he was shot in the hand during a fight Friday night. The fight broke out at the Grandview Apartments on 2505 E....

Colorado softball coach accused of sexual assault on a child
Colorado softball coach accused of sexual assault on a child

By: - 0 Sat, Jul 15, 2017

The 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office announced on Friday it has filed a felony sexual assault charge against a former softball coach. Jason...

Mechanic mourned as Colorado Springs police pursue killers
Mechanic mourned as Colorado Springs police pursue killers

By: Seth Bodine - 0 Sat, Jul 15, 2017

As dozens of people gathered in heavy rain Friday night to mourn the slaying of auto shop owner George Maldonado, Colorado Springs police released a...

Papers reveals grisly confession in 4 Pennsylvania slayings
Papers reveals grisly confession in 4 Pennsylvania slayings

By: - 0 Sat, Jul 15, 2017

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. — A pot dealer gave police a grisly account of killing four men on his family's Pennsylvania farm, saying he crushed one of them with a...

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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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