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Colorado man arrested with guns, ammo had threatened hospital employees
Colorado man arrested with guns, ammo had threatened hospital employees

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A man authorities say threatened a former co-worker and hospital employees is out on bond. The Teller County Sheriff's Office says he had an AK47...

Colorado man's body found encased in concrete in his own home, daughter charged
Colorado man's body found encased in concrete in his own home, daughter charged

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DENVER — A woman has been taken into custody after her father's body was found encased in concrete in the crawl space under his home....

Man wounded in shooting in west Colorado Springs, police say
Man wounded in shooting in west Colorado Springs, police say

By: Chhun Sun - 0 16 hr ago

A 20-year-old man was wounded in the leg during a shooting Tuesday afternoon in west Colorado Springs, police said. The man was taken to a hospital...

Man wanted by police after robbing Subway in Colorado Springs
Man wanted by police after robbing Subway in Colorado Springs

By: Chhun Sun - 0 16 hr ago

A man is wanted by police after he robbed Tuesday night a Subway in Colorado Springs. Officers responded to the 3200 block of Centennial Boulevard...

Registered sex offender accused of public masturbation in north Colorado Springs restaurant
Registered sex offender accused of public masturbation in north Colorado Springs restaurant

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 17 hr ago

A 74-year-old man was cited after he allegedly masturbated in the dining area of a north Colorado Springs restaurant, police said. John Theodore Weld...

Colorado Springs 3-year-old's death ruled a homicide
Colorado Springs 3-year-old's death ruled a homicide

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 17 hr ago

A 3-year-old girl's October death has been ruled a homicide, brought on by blunt force injuries, Colorado Springs police announced Tuesday. Bella...

How a malnourished teen escaped a house full of chains and freed her 12 siblings
How a malnourished teen escaped a house full of chains and freed her 12 siblings

By: - 0 Tue, Jan 16, 2018

There were no toys and no bicycles on the front lawn — only weeds that sometimes reached six feet tall. Neighbors rarely saw the 13 siblings who...

Colorado Springs man removed from sex offender registry in 'unusual' case
Colorado Springs man removed from sex offender registry in 'unusual' case

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Tue, Jan 16, 2018

For more than a decade, David felt "like trash" having to register as a sex offender because he had consensual sex with his girlfriend when they were...

Colorado Springs 7-Eleven clerk threatened at gunpoint
Colorado Springs 7-Eleven clerk threatened at gunpoint

By: Liz Forster - 0 Tue, Jan 16, 2018

A credit card purchase turned violent Monday night at a 7-Eleven east of downtown Colorado Springs, police said. At about 9:30 p.m., a man entered the...

13 siblings, some shackled and malnourished, rescued from California house, police say
13 siblings, some shackled and malnourished, rescued from California house, police say

By: - 0 Tue, Jan 16, 2018

An emaciated 17-year-old girl escaped a home in Perris, Calif., early Sunday morning where she had been held captive alongside her 12 brothers and...

Colorado Springs police find stolen truck, items belonging to more than 100 people during arrest
Colorado Springs police find stolen truck, items belonging to more than 100 people during arrest

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 Tue, Jan 16, 2018

Colorado Springs Police arrested a man Sunday evening after finding him in a stolen Ford F250 along with stolen property belonging to over 100 people,...

Colorado Springs police find alleged Craigslist thief thanks to public
Colorado Springs police find alleged Craigslist thief thanks to public

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 Mon, Jan 15, 2018

Colorado Springs police said Monday they have arrested a man they say stole from multiple Craigslist roommates. Police last week asked the public to...

1 person critically injured in Colorado Springs wreck, suspects carjack vehicle to escape
1 person critically injured in Colorado Springs wreck, suspects carjack vehicle to escape

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Mon, Jan 15, 2018

A black SUV collided with a blue pickup Monday near East Bijou Street and North Circle Drive, critically injuring a female passenger in the truck...

Southern Colorado family searches for answers after horse found dismembered
Southern Colorado family searches for answers after horse found dismembered

By: - 0 Mon, Jan 15, 2018

PUEBLO — A Colorado family is searching for answers after their beloved horse, Nickel, was butchered. The Pueblo Chieftain reports the...

Police investigating armed robbery at 7-Eleven in southeast Colorado Springs

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 Mon, Jan 15, 2018

A pistol-wielding armed robber held up a southeast Colorado Springs early Monday before escaping with loot, police say. Just before 5 a.m. Monday,...

Construction equipment used to steal ATM from bank in southwest Colorado Springs
Construction equipment used to steal ATM from bank in southwest Colorado Springs

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 Mon, Jan 15, 2018

Colorado Springs police are investigating an incident in which robbers used construction equipment to steal an ATM from a local bank. At 4:20 a.m....

Drifter Daniel Nations held in Clear Creek County after sentencing for Mount Herman threat
Drifter Daniel Nations held in Clear Creek County after sentencing for Mount Herman threat

By: Lance Benzel - 0 Mon, Jan 15, 2018

A drifter sentenced to probation for threatening a visitor to Mount Herman near Monument has been jailed in Clear Creek County in Georgetown. Daniel...

Police find truck crashed into pawn shop in southeast Colorado Springs

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 Mon, Jan 15, 2018

Colorado Springs Police say a white truck crashed through the front door of the EZ Pawn shop located at 1654 South Circle Drive early Monday morning....

Police searching for man who robbed west Colorado Springs gas station

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 Mon, Jan 15, 2018

Colorado Springs police are looking for a man who they say robbed a gas station at gunpoint Sunday night. Just before 11:30 p.m. Sunday, a man...

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

By: - 0 Mon, Jan 15, 2018

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

Man shot near Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, police say
Man shot near Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, police say

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Mon, Jan 15, 2018

A man was shot in the arm while walking early Sunday near Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, police said. The man told police he was in the 200 block...

38 homicides make 2017 the second deadliest in El Paso County history
38 homicides make 2017 the second deadliest in El Paso County history

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Mon, Jan 15, 2018

Thirty-eight people lost their lives in shootings, stabbings or brutal beatings across El Paso County in 2017, making it the second deadliest year on...

Police: Colorado Springs man's car keys stolen in armed robbery
Police: Colorado Springs man's car keys stolen in armed robbery

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Sun, Jan 14, 2018

A man's car keys were stolen after he was robbed at gunpoint by two men in northeast Colorado Springs, police said. The victim suffered minor head...

Dennis Rodman arrested on suspicion of DUI in California
Dennis Rodman arrested on suspicion of DUI in California

By: - 0 Sun, Jan 14, 2018

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Police say former NBA star Dennis Rodman has been arrested on suspicion of DUI in Southern California. Lt. Rachel Johnson of...

Police: Alleged drunk teen driver rams stolen car into police cruiser in south Colorado Springs
Police: Alleged drunk teen driver rams stolen car into police cruiser in south Colorado Springs

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Sun, Jan 14, 2018

An alleged 15-year-old drunk driver and her teenage friend reportedly used a stolen vehicle to ram into a police cruiser early Sunday, Colorado Springs...

2017 El Paso County homicide victims map
2017 El Paso County homicide victims map

By: Ernestas Tyminas - 0 Sat, Jan 13, 2018

An interactive map showing the location of all homicides in El Paso County, including Colorado Springs, during 2017.

Astro Liquors parking lot homicide suspect identified
Astro Liquors parking lot homicide suspect identified

By: Liz Forster - 0 Sat, Jan 13, 2018

A suspect has been identified in a homicide that occurred in the parking lot of Astro Liquors on Jan. 7. A warrant for first degree murder has been...

Robber targets east Colorado Springs business
Robber targets east Colorado Springs business

By: Liz Forster - 0 Sat, Jan 13, 2018

Police are investigating a robbery at a business early Saturday in east Colorado Springs. Police said at about 12:30 a.m., a man with a gun entered...

Colorado Springs food truck robbed at gunpoint
Colorado Springs food truck robbed at gunpoint

By: Liz Forster - 0 Sat, Jan 13, 2018

Robbers forced a food truck employee to hand over cash at gunpoint late Friday night. Police say one of the suspects aimed his gun at the victim and...

A packed Greyhound bus was on its way to Chicago. A gunman had other plans, officials say.
A packed Greyhound bus was on its way to Chicago. A gunman had other plans, officials say.

By: - 0 Sat, Jan 13, 2018

Authorities have arrested a man who they say held 50 people hostage while aboard a Greyhound bus late Friday night. The incident began just before 10...

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