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Cops: Intoxicated man forced 8-year-old to drive him around
Cops: Intoxicated man forced 8-year-old to drive him around

By: - 0 Fri, Sep 22, 2017

DARLINGTON, Pa. — Police say a drunken Pennsylvania man had an 8-year-old girl drive him around until someone saw the car moving recklessly and called...

Deputy involved in Denver-area shooting
Deputy involved in Denver-area shooting

By: - 0 Fri, Sep 22, 2017

An investigation is underway after a deputy was involved in a shooting. It happened around 12:15 p.m. Friday in the area of 88th Avenue and Brighton...

Maserati crash in Colorado Springs transforms Oriental medicine master into hit-and-run suspect
Maserati crash in Colorado Springs transforms Oriental medicine master into hit-and-run suspect

By: Liz Forster - 0 Fri, Sep 22, 2017

A man whose online bio describes him as an abused child who grew up to be an outlaw biker and drug dealer, then became a practitioner of ancient...

Colorado Springs police estimate more than 100 victims of alleged identity thief
Colorado Springs police estimate more than 100 victims of alleged identity thief

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Fri, Sep 22, 2017

Police estimate that more than 100 people fell victim to a 32-year-old man's alleged pattern of identity theft in Colorado Springs. Armando Gallegos...

Ornate, wrought-iron fence stolen from 138-year-old grave in Colorado Springs
Ornate, wrought-iron fence stolen from 138-year-old grave in Colorado Springs

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Fri, Sep 22, 2017

One of the oldest graves in Colorado Springs was desecrated recently, Evergreen Cemetery caretakers said. The headstone on the 1879 grave of an early...

Pueblo Police Department investigating an officer for shooting at a stolen vehicle while off duty
Pueblo Police Department investigating an officer for shooting at a stolen vehicle while off duty

By: Liz Forster - 0 Thu, Sep 21, 2017

The Pueblo Police Department is investigating one of its officers for shooting while off duty at a stolen vehicle that belonged to the officer's son....

Marco Polo charged with fleeing police
Marco Polo charged with fleeing police

By: - 0 Thu, Sep 21, 2017

A man named Marco Polo is accused of leading police on a blind chase. Bismarck Police stopped Polo late Monday night for a missing...

Tips about killing of Palmer Lake man pour into El Paso County Sheriff's Office
Tips about killing of Palmer Lake man pour into El Paso County Sheriff's Office

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Tipsters have left more than 150 messages with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office about Tim Watkins' killing. Watkins, 60, was found shot to death...

Colorado Springs 7-Eleven clerk fends off robbers with box cutter
Colorado Springs 7-Eleven clerk fends off robbers with box cutter

By: Liz Forster - 0 Thu, Sep 21, 2017

A 7-Eleven clerk fended off four robbers in a late-night shoplifting attempt in downtown Colorado Springs.

Former Colorado travel group owners told to pay state $7M
Former Colorado travel group owners told to pay state $7M

By: - 0 Thu, Sep 21, 2017

BROOMFIELD — Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman has announced that a court ordered four owners of a former travel group to pay more than $7...

Downtown Colorado Springs pedestrian gets caught with his pants down
Downtown Colorado Springs pedestrian gets caught with his pants down

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Thu, Sep 21, 2017

A man likely will be cited after police found him with his pants down around his ankles Wednesday afternoon in downtown Colorado Springs. The man was...

Downtown hit-and-run damages three vehicles, sends one to the hospital
Downtown hit-and-run damages three vehicles, sends one to the hospital

By: Liz Forster - 0 Wed, Sep 20, 2017

One person was sent to the hospital after a car barrelled through downtown Colorado Springs early Wednesday. At about 1 a.m., Colorado Springs police...

Missing 15-year-old and her one-year-old son were found, police say
Missing 15-year-old and her one-year-old son were found, police say

By: Liz Forster - 0 Wed, Sep 20, 2017

Englewood police are looking for a 15-year-old mother and her one-year-old son, who went missing from the Denver area. Englewood Detective Glee...

Witnesses yell 'he can't hear you' as cops shoot deaf man
Witnesses yell 'he can't hear you' as cops shoot deaf man

By: - 0 Wed, Sep 20, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City police officers who opened fire on a man in front of his home as he approached them holding a metal pipe didn't hear...

'Mad Pooper' wanted by Colorado Springs police
'Mad Pooper' wanted by Colorado Springs police

By: - 0 Wed, Sep 20, 2017

The Budde family says it doesn't know how it came to this. The Colorado Springs family has spent weeks trying to get a mystery woman they've dubbed...

Two police officers injured in unusual incident in east Colorado Springs
Two police officers injured in unusual incident in east Colorado Springs

By: Liz Forster - 0 Wed, Sep 20, 2017

Two police officers were injured in an unusual incident involving a stolen vehicle and a police dog. 

One shot, deputy injured during two high-speed chases south of Colorado Springs
One shot, deputy injured during two high-speed chases south of Colorado Springs

By: Liz Forster - 0 Tue, Sep 19, 2017

A high-speed chase ended in a Fountain neighborhood with the driver shot and a deputy injured in a car fire. The driver is in the hospital in...

Palmer Lake's Tim Watkins remembered for his 'big heart,' love of biking as homicide investigation opens
Palmer Lake's Tim Watkins remembered for his 'big heart,' love of biking as homicide investigation opens

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Tue, Sep 19, 2017

The best moment of Arielle Watkins' life, she says, was when her father met his granddaughter. "He was the most big-hearted, wonderful, caring,...

Park ranger in Colorado Springs apprehends Massachusetts man suspected of taking children from ex-wife
Park ranger in Colorado Springs apprehends Massachusetts man suspected of taking children from ex-wife

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Tue, Sep 19, 2017

A Cheyenne Mountain State Park ranger apprehended a Massachusetts man on Saturday afternoon who was suspected of taking his four children from his...

Man steals SUV from downtown Colorado Springs car wash, crashes it and runs away
Man steals SUV from downtown Colorado Springs car wash, crashes it and runs away

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Tue, Sep 19, 2017

A man stole a black Infiniti SUV from a downtown Colorado Springs car wash on Monday afternoon by pretending the vehicle was his and telling an...

Police seek help in identifying three men in carjacking attempt
Police seek help in identifying three men in carjacking attempt

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 Mon, Sep 18, 2017

Colorado Springs police are asking the public to help identify three men suspected in a May carjacking attempt, the police department announced Monday....

A father put on a clown mask to punish his 6-year-old. Now he’s charged with inducing panic.
A father put on a clown mask to punish his 6-year-old. Now he’s charged with inducing panic.

By: - 0 Mon, Sep 18, 2017

An Ohio man who tried to discipline his 6-year-old daughter by chasing her around in a clown mask has been charged after she ran screaming to...

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

By: - 0 Mon, Sep 18, 2017

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

Police: Ax-wielding woman arrested in Colorado Springs neighborhood
Police: Ax-wielding woman arrested in Colorado Springs neighborhood

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Mon, Sep 18, 2017

A woman armed with an ax was arrested Sunday after she allegedly threaten to "split open" several people near her home in southeast Colorado Springs,...

Pit bull seized at Colorado Springs apartment complex after standoff
Pit bull seized at Colorado Springs apartment complex after standoff

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 Mon, Sep 18, 2017

Colorado Springs police officers helped the Human Society of the Pikes Peak Region seize a dangerous pit bull Sunday evening, police say. At about...

Police: Man robs bank inside Colorado Springs King Soopers
Police: Man robs bank inside Colorado Springs King Soopers

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Mon, Sep 18, 2017

Colorado Springs police seek public help in finding a man who robbed a bank inside a King Soopers on Sunday afternoon in the city's Briargate area....

Colorado Springs police arrest wanted man after hiding in car trunk
Colorado Springs police arrest wanted man after hiding in car trunk

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Sun, Sep 17, 2017

A man was arrested Saturday night after he allegedly hid from officers inside the trunk of a car, police said. Kyle Becker is suspected of felony...

2 Louisiana slayings likely racially motivated, police say
2 Louisiana slayings likely racially motivated, police say

By: - 0 Sun, Sep 17, 2017

BATON ROUGE, La.  — The slayings of two black men in Baton Rouge last week were likely racially motivated, police said Sunday, and a suspect — a...

DUI suspected in crash that left man seriously injured in El Paso County
DUI suspected in crash that left man seriously injured in El Paso County

By: - 0 Sun, Sep 17, 2017

Alcohol is suspected in a single-vehicle crash in El Paso County that left a man seriously injured early Sunday morning, Colorado State Patrol said....

Arkansas woman admits to using county cash to buy dog tuxedo
Arkansas woman admits to using county cash to buy dog tuxedo

By: - 0 Sat, Sep 16, 2017

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — A former administrative assistant to an Arkansas county official has pleaded guilty to fraudulent use of a credit card after...

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