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Police identify pedestrian killed in Colorado Springs hit-and-run crash
Police identify pedestrian killed in Colorado Springs hit-and-run crash

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Wed, May 23, 2018

A man who was killed in a hit-and-run crash over the weekend has been identified as 48-year-old Enrique Espinoza, Colorado Springs police said....

2 robbers steal money, smokes from Colorado Springs 7-Eleven
2 robbers steal money, smokes from Colorado Springs 7-Eleven

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Wed, May 23, 2018

Two people, including one armed with a handgun, held up a Colorado Springs 7-Eleven early Wednesday, stealing money and several packs of cigarettes,...

Colorado Springs homeowners try to confront intruders, who left in their red Mazda
Colorado Springs homeowners try to confront intruders, who left in their red Mazda

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Wed, May 23, 2018

Colorado Springs homeowners attempted early Wednesday to confront a group of intruders, who broke into a garage and stole a red Mazda, police said....

Suspect wounded in Teller County police shooting identified, charged with attempted murder
Suspect wounded in Teller County police shooting identified, charged with attempted murder

By: - 0 Tue, May 22, 2018

A man wounded in an officer-involved shooting Sunday night in Teller County has been identified as 52-year-old Jeffery Boyd Bader, Colorado Springs...

Inmate escapes from state prison facility in Denver by climbing fence
Inmate escapes from state prison facility in Denver by climbing fence

By: - 0 Tue, May 22, 2018

DENVER — Authorities are searching for an inmate who escaped from the Colorado Department of Corrections facility in Denver Tuesday morning....

Colorado man accused of fatally shooting his roommate
Colorado man accused of fatally shooting his roommate

By: - 0 Tue, May 22, 2018

DENVER — A 46-year-old Colorado man has been arrested for investigation of second-degree murder in the death of his roommate. The Denver...

Man shot, killed during confrontation with southern Colorado deputies ID'd
Man shot, killed during confrontation with southern Colorado deputies ID'd

By: - 0 Tue, May 22, 2018

PUEBLO — Authorities have released the name of a man who was shot and killed during a confrontation with sheriff's deputies in southern Colorado. The...

Records: Teen suspect said he 'drove at' Maryland officer
Records: Teen suspect said he 'drove at' Maryland officer

By: - 0 Tue, May 22, 2018

PERRY HALL, Md. — A 16-year-old boy has been charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of a Baltimore County, Maryland, police officer, and three...

Cañon City woman, 32, dies in Fremont County jail
Cañon City woman, 32, dies in Fremont County jail

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Tue, May 22, 2018

CAÑON CITY - Sarah Pinz, 32, died Sunday in the Fremont County jail in Cañon City, the Sheriff's Office reported Monday. Pinz had been arrested...

Police: Suspect shot after attacking officers near Cripple Creek
Police: Suspect shot after attacking officers near Cripple Creek

By: Tony Peck - 0 Tue, May 22, 2018

Three were injured after an officer-involved shooting in Cripple Creek Sunday night, reported Colorado Springs police. At about 8:15 p.m....

Bald eagle killed in northern Colorado; state investigating
Bald eagle killed in northern Colorado; state investigating

By: - 0 Mon, May 21, 2018

PLATTEVILLE, Colo.— A protected bald eagle has been fatally shot in northern Colorado, and state wildlife officers are investigating. Colorado Parks...

Collateral Impact: No one is keeping track of Colorado's black market pot
Collateral Impact: No one is keeping track of Colorado's black market pot

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, May 20, 2018

Colorado has a legislative mandate to track and regulate the state's legal marijuana industry, which various departments meticulously do through 15...

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

By: - 0 Sun, May 20, 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....

One killed, two injured in shooting after Georgia high school graduation, report says
One killed, two injured in shooting after Georgia high school graduation, report says

By: - 0 Sat, May 19, 2018

JONESBORO, Ga.— Police say one person was killed and another wounded in a shooting between people leaving a high school graduation ceremony in Georgia....

Bank robbed in southern Colorado Springs
Bank robbed in southern Colorado Springs

By: Liz Forster - 0 Sat, May 19, 2018

The bank inside a southern Colorado Springs Kings Soopers was robbed Saturday afternoon, police said. Just after noon, a man walked into the grocery...

Colorado Springs woman facing charges of impersonating police officer
Colorado Springs woman facing charges of impersonating police officer

By: Liz Forster - 0 Sat, May 19, 2018

A 29-year-old Colorado Springs woman was arrested after a motorcyclist reportedly was impersonating a police officer in early May. Jessica Ramsey was...

Texas shooting suspect exchanged 'a lot' of fire with police
Texas shooting suspect exchanged 'a lot' of fire with police

By: - 0 Sat, May 19, 2018

SANTA FE, Texas — The suspect accused of attacking a Texas high school exchanged "a lot of firepower" with authorities before he surrendered, a top...

Suspect shot after pulling gun on Pueblo County deputies
Suspect shot after pulling gun on Pueblo County deputies

By: - 0 Sat, May 19, 2018

PUEBLO COUNTY - A felony suspect was shot and killed by deputies after he pulled a gun on them during a struggle Saturday morning. The Pueblo...

Fight over handgun in Colorado Springs hotel sends one to the hospital
Fight over handgun in Colorado Springs hotel sends one to the hospital

By: Liz Forster - 0 Sat, May 19, 2018

A man was seriously injured while fighting over a handgun in a hotel Friday night east of downtown Colorado Springs, police said. Just after 11 p.m.,...

Reports: Man punches pregnant woman, service dog on Frontier flight from Colorado Springs to Orlando
Reports: Man punches pregnant woman, service dog on Frontier flight from Colorado Springs to Orlando

By: - 0 Sat, May 19, 2018

A 59-year-old man punched a deaf pregnant woman and her service dog inside a Frontier jet upon landing in Orlando on Friday, Orlando Police said....

Gunman arrested after police shootout at Trump resort
Gunman arrested after police shootout at Trump resort

By: - 0 Fri, May 18, 2018

DORAL, Fla. (AP) — Gunfire erupted early Friday at President Donald Trump's golf resort, as a man shouting about the president draped a flag over a...

DUI suspect smiles for mug shot hours after crash that left a woman dead
DUI suspect smiles for mug shot hours after crash that left a woman dead

By: - 0 Fri, May 18, 2018

Angenette Welk's dark hair falls neatly onto her shoulders in the mug shot, her wide grin bearing teeth more vivid than the white stripes of her jail...

Armed robbery reported at Amy's Donuts
Armed robbery reported at Amy's Donuts

By: Liz Forster - 0 Fri, May 18, 2018

Colorado Springs police are investigating an armed robbery at Amy's Donuts early Friday morning. Gazette news partner KKTV reports that one employee...

Man accused of stabbing sister in back in Old North End home
Man accused of stabbing sister in back in Old North End home

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Fri, May 18, 2018

A 73-year-old man was arrested Wednesday night after he allegedly stabbed his sister in the back in the home they share in Colorado Springs' Old North...

Man back in El Paso County jail after accidentally being released
Man back in El Paso County jail after accidentally being released

By: - 0 Thu, May 17, 2018

An inmate was released from the El Paso County jail. Within 48 hours of his release, he allegedly assaulted his ex-girlfriend. However, Gazette news...

Colorado Springs man, 19, accused of downloading sexually exploitative material of children
Colorado Springs man, 19, accused of downloading sexually exploitative material of children

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Thu, May 17, 2018

A 19-year-old man arrested Tuesday is accused of downloading sexually exploitative material of children, Colorado Springs police said. Giancarlos...

Colorado Springs student suspected of attacking Sierra High School teacher
Colorado Springs student suspected of attacking Sierra High School teacher

By: Liz Forster - 0 Thu, May 17, 2018

A Colorado Springs student was arrested after police say she attacked her teacher Thursday morning. Angelina Chavez, an 18-year-old Sierra High...

Woman killed in accident east of downtown Colorado Springs identified
Woman killed in accident east of downtown Colorado Springs identified

By: Liz Forster - 0 Thu, May 17, 2018

A woman killed in a crash Tuesday afternoon has been identified by the El Paso County coroner as 77-year-old Patricia Bell. Bell was driving south on...

El Paso County Sheriff's Office deputy arrested for DUI
El Paso County Sheriff's Office deputy arrested for DUI

By: - 0 Thu, May 17, 2018

An El Paso County Sheriff's Office deputy was arrested for DUI. 11 News learned that 26-year-old Andrew Acosta was off duty at the time of the...

Colorado Springs woman finds own home on Craigslist for rent
Colorado Springs woman finds own home on Craigslist for rent

By: - 0 Thu, May 17, 2018

Sherry Morfitt-Shumway and her wife thought their search for a rental home was over when they found a cute two-bedroom home just blocks from downtown...

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