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Former El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa indicted on 6 felony counts
By: Lance Benzel - 0 2 hr ago

Former El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa was indicted Wednesday on felony counts of extortion, witness tampering and kidnapping, marking a stunning...

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Police say pot theft behind slaying of Fort Lewis student
By: - 0 11 hr ago

DURANGO — Police say four Arizona men arrested in the fatal shooting of a college student in Durango were planning to steal a large amount of...

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Investigator: Defense attorney admits Casey Anthony killed daughter
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A private investigator hired by Jose Baez, the defense attorney for Casey Anthony, claims Baez admitted that Casey Anthony killed and buried the body...

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Man police killed in Boulder had drug history
By: - 0 15 hr ago

BOULDER — The 28-year-old man shot and killed by Boulder police after officers say he pointed a gun at them had a history of drug problems.

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Manitou Incline 'artist' cited for graffiti on popular hiking trail
By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 16 hr ago

Andres Blea isn't hiding his participation in vandalizing a stone at the top of the Manitou Incline.

Several pictures of his "murals" are...

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Arrest made in killing of longtime Colorado Springs firefighter
By: Chhun Sun - 0 16 hr ago

A man believed to have fled an El Paso County property where a veteran firefighter was found dead has been arrested, the Sheriff's Office said...

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Car break-ins reported at Colorado Springs dog park
By: - 0 18 hr ago

Several dog owners in Colorado Springs are angry. Thieves shattered their car windows and stole their purses, reports Gazette news partner KKTV.

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Marijuana grow operation found in Fountain home with altered electricity meter
By: Chhun Sun - 0 Tue, May 24, 2016

A tip about possible utility meter tampering led Fountain police to find a "large" marijuana grow operation inside the home, a department news...

Suspected Colorado Springs burglars caught with evidence of other crimes
By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Tue, May 24, 2016

When two burglary suspects were stopped by Colorado Springs police, their car contained methamphetamine and "items associated with other potential...

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El Paso County sheriff: Racial slur led to lieutenant's retirement
By: Lance Benzel - 0 Tue, May 24, 2016

An El Paso County sheriff's veteran quietly retired this month after acknowledging that he used the N-word to describe President Obama, Sheriff Bill...

Fort Lewis College student dead after shooting, 4 from Arizona arrested
By: - 0 Tue, May 24, 2016

A Fort Lewis College student was killed early Tuesday in a home-invasion style shooting in the SkyRidge subdivision northeast of Fort Lewis...

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Woman's attempt to elude Colorado Springs police fails when K-9 Blitz sniffs her out
By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Tue, May 24, 2016

A woman driving a vehicle without a license plate tried to evade police by hiding in the bushes. But she couldn't escape the nose of K-9 Blitz.

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Pawnshop employee held at gunpoint, Colorado Springs police say
By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Tue, May 24, 2016

Two men stealing guns from a local pawnshop tried to shoot the clerk before being chased away by his gunfire.

The men walked into Pawn Inc.,...

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Court papers portray accused El Paso County killer as obsessed, jealous
By: Chhun Sun - 0 Tue, May 24, 2016

A man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and leaving her body in an El Paso County storage unit revealed his dark side in emails, court papers...

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Hoax bomb threats disrupt school in Colorado Springs, others nationwide
By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Mon, May 23, 2016

Hoax bomb threats were made to schools across the Colorado Monday, including Liberty Point Elementary in Pueblo and The Colorado Springs School.

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Authorities investigate fatal police shooting in Boulder
By: - 0 Mon, May 23, 2016

BOULDER — Authorities in Boulder County are investigating after police shot and killed a man who had reportedly been shooting into Boulder Creek on...

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Colorado Springs police: Be wary of burglars posing as workers
By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Mon, May 23, 2016

Police are warning Colorado Springs residents to be wary of letting strangers into their homes after a rash of diversion burglaries in the last...

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Colorado Springs man accused of homicide was out on bail for different shooting
By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Mon, May 23, 2016

Two people have been arrested in connection with the killing of Eric Candelaria.

Luis A. Anchondo, 21, and a 17-year-old male were arrested on...

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Colorado Springs man captured after manhunt in San Juan National Forest
By: - 0 Mon, May 23, 2016

A Colorado Springs man with multiple felony warrants was taken into custody without incident Sunday night after a nine-hour manhunt in the San...

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Colorado Springs police: Son may have been beaten his mother to death with fire extinguisher
By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Mon, May 23, 2016

Virginia Hampton suffered a violent death.

An affidavit implicating Hampton's 24-year-old son in her killing said she "may have been beaten to...

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Mugshot Monday: Most wanted in the Colorado Springs area
By: - 0 Mon, May 23, 2016

Wanted

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

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Home gutted in Widefield blaze
By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Mon, May 23, 2016

A kid playing with a lighter reportedly started a fire in the Widefield area that reportedly destroyed a home.

Further details were...

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After calm start to 2016, homicide rate climbs fast in Pikes Peak region
By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Mon, May 23, 2016

Violent crime looked to be trending down after El Paso County went its first three months of the year without a homicide, but that quickly...

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Officials: Rafter dead after Arkansas River incident
By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Mon, May 23, 2016

A guided rafting trip on the Arkansas River west of Cañon City turned deadly, killing a woman, the Fremont County Sheriff's Office said Sunday.

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Homeless woman thrown from bridge, raped for 3 days, say Colorado Springs police
By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 Mon, May 23, 2016

A homeless woman was thrown from a ledge and repeatedly raped for days at the spot where she landed beneath the Cimarron Street bridge - unable to...

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Police: Man tried to break down door to continue fight with girlfriend
By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Mon, May 23, 2016

Police say a man was arrested on suspicion of burglary and domestic violence after he attempted to break down the door of a house where his...

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Police: Injured man fought cops, spit blood during hospital visit
By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Sun, May 22, 2016

After being arrested and escorted to the hospital by police, a suspect spit blood into the an officer's face, told the officers he had AIDS and then...

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Massachusetts police officer fatally shot in traffic stop; suspect on run
By: - 0 Sun, May 22, 2016

AUBURN, Mass. — Authorities say a police officer has died hours after being shot during a traffic stop in a central Massachusetts town, and a suspect...

Family puzzled over Colorado Springs woman's slaying and murder allegation against son
By: Chhun Sun - 0 Sun, May 22, 2016

Faye Hampton last talked to her sister, Virginia Hampton, last month. In their phone conversation, Virginia said everything - including her health -...

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Colorado Springs motorcyclist injured in collision with suspected DUI driver
By: Chhun Sun - 0 Sat, May 21, 2016

A motorcycle rider suffered serious injuries after a collision Friday afternoon with an SUV driver suspected of drunk driving, Colorado Springs...

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