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El Paso County Sheriff's Office looking for laundromat thief
El Paso County Sheriff's Office looking for laundromat thief

By: Liz Forster - 0 Sat, Dec 16, 2017

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man suspected of stealing more than $500 from a Security laundromat in November. The man, who is...

Porch pirates continue to plague Colorado Springs
Porch pirates continue to plague Colorado Springs

By: - 0 Sat, Dec 16, 2017

You've likely heard about thieves patrolling neighborhoods in southern Colorado, watching for unattended packages just sitting on front doorsteps....

Two men arrested at Colorado Springs tent camp in early December death
Two men arrested at Colorado Springs tent camp in early December death

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Sat, Dec 16, 2017

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of killing a man whose body was found along Fountain Creek in early December. Kenneth Alexander Palmer, 25,...

Uber driver charged with raping 16-year-old passenger
Uber driver charged with raping 16-year-old passenger

By: - 0 Sat, Dec 16, 2017

Police were called to an apartment complex outside Atlanta in the dark hours of Monday morning to find an extremely intoxicated 16-year-old girl with...

Police searching for fugitive in southeast Colorado Springs neighborhood
Police searching for fugitive in southeast Colorado Springs neighborhood

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Fri, Dec 15, 2017

Officers are searching for a fugitive near the 5000 block of Eldon Drive South, police said about 8 p.m. Friday. "Please stay in your home and keep...

Man suspected in attempted murder arrested after hours-long standoff
Man suspected in attempted murder arrested after hours-long standoff

By: Liz Forster - 0 Fri, Dec 15, 2017

A man wanted on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder, among other charges, was arrested after a hourslong standoff at a hotel Thursday night in...

Sexting investigation launched at a Colorado school
Sexting investigation launched at a Colorado school

By: - 0 Fri, Dec 15, 2017

SALIDA, Colo. - A staff member at a Colorado high school alerted authorities about sexting taking place involving students, prompting an investigation....

Woman escapes gunman in possible carjacking in Broadmoor neighborhood
Woman escapes gunman in possible carjacking in Broadmoor neighborhood

By: Liz Forster - 0 Fri, Dec 15, 2017

Sarah Gibeau knew something was wrong early Thursday when she saw a car she didn't recognize parked on the wrong side of the street opposite her...

Man dies after reported fight in southeast Colorado Springs home
Man dies after reported fight in southeast Colorado Springs home

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Fri, Dec 15, 2017

Shaundra Reed and her mother had an open home, ready to serve gumbo or offer a place to sleep to anyone in need. Yet the Reed's open-door policy...

Denver shuts down 26 legal pot businesses, makes arrests 
Denver shuts down 26 legal pot businesses, makes arrests 

By: - 0 Fri, Dec 15, 2017

DENVER — Denver authorities shut down 26 legal marijuana businesses Thursday and arrested 12 people suspected of illegal distribution of pot after a...

Suspect in Charlottesville car attack faces new charge: first-degree murder 
Suspect in Charlottesville car attack faces new charge: first-degree murder 

By: - 0 Thu, Dec 14, 2017

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The man accused of driving into a crowd protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville faces a new charge of...

Pedestrian cited in Colorado Springs crash after allegedly running across North Powers Boulevard
Pedestrian cited in Colorado Springs crash after allegedly running across North Powers Boulevard

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Thu, Dec 14, 2017

A pedestrian was cited after he allegedly ran into traffic on North Powers Boulevard, where he was hit by a car, police said. The pedestrian was...

Woman, 28, allegedly bites Colorado Springs police officer's arm during arrest
Woman, 28, allegedly bites Colorado Springs police officer's arm during arrest

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Thu, Dec 14, 2017

A 28-year-old woman allegedly bit a Colorado Springs police officer while she was being arrested Thursday morning, police said. Jane Blount was...

Woodland Park ‘Prospectors’ star arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting girls
Woodland Park ‘Prospectors’ star arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting girls

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Thu, Dec 14, 2017

TELLER COUNTY - A cast member of a TV show is facing charges for allegedly sexually assaulting a child. Rich Fretterd of The Weather Channel show...

Man wearing fake Santa beard robs Family Dollar in northeast Colorado Springs
Man wearing fake Santa beard robs Family Dollar in northeast Colorado Springs

By: Liz Forster - 0 Thu, Dec 14, 2017

A man made the naughty list Wednesday night after holding up a Family Dollar in northeast Colorado Spinrgs. The robber entered the store at 4609...

Lawsuit accuses Colorado Springs K-9 officer of allowing police dog's 'unjustified' attack
Lawsuit accuses Colorado Springs K-9 officer of allowing police dog's 'unjustified' attack

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Thu, Dec 14, 2017

Willie Watlington was leaving a bar east of downtown Colorado Springs when a police officer "unjustifiably" ordered a K-9 to "viciously seize" him,...

Police: 16-year-old alleged Banning Lewis Ranch 'porch pirate' cited
Police: 16-year-old alleged Banning Lewis Ranch 'porch pirate' cited

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Thu, Dec 14, 2017

A 16-year-old boy suspected of stealing a package after it was delivered to a Banning Lewis Ranch home has been cited with misdemeanor theft, Colorado...

Colorado Springs bakery's stolen delivery truck found after a breadless Tuesday
Colorado Springs bakery's stolen delivery truck found after a breadless Tuesday

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Wed, Dec 13, 2017

Hours after La Baguette's delivery truck was stolen Tuesday morning, the owner of the Old Colorado City bakery and restaurant found it just two blocks...

Northglenn police shoot two car theft suspects, killing one
Northglenn police shoot two car theft suspects, killing one

By: - 0 Wed, Dec 13, 2017

NORTHGLENN — Police in suburban Denver say officers shot and killed a man in a stolen car after it accelerated toward them. Northglenn police say...

Man arrested in 'possible kidnapping' in Colorado Springs; woman found safe
Man arrested in 'possible kidnapping' in Colorado Springs; woman found safe

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Wed, Dec 13, 2017

A 36-year-old man has been arrested after officers were alerted to a possible abduction in Colorado Springs, police said. Robert Cavazos is suspected...

Ex Colorado lawman arrested in harassment, exploitation case 
Ex Colorado lawman arrested in harassment, exploitation case 

By: - 0 Wed, Dec 13, 2017

LEADVILLE — A former Colorado undersheriff has been arrested following a grand jury indictment on charges stemming from the alleged harassment of...

Porch pirate pillaging escalating in Banning Lewis Ranch
Porch pirate pillaging escalating in Banning Lewis Ranch

By: - 0 Wed, Dec 13, 2017

Porch pirates in one Colorado Springs community are going a step beyond for their bounty. They're plundering locked mailboxes. "At Christmastime,...

Wyoming woman accused of throwing baby into ditch 
Wyoming woman accused of throwing baby into ditch 

By: - 0 Wed, Dec 13, 2017

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming authorities have charged a woman with aggravated child abuse after police say she threw her 2-month-old daughter into a ditch....

Bakery Blues: La Baguette's delivery truck stolen, leaving customers without famous bread
Bakery Blues: La Baguette's delivery truck stolen, leaving customers without famous bread

By: Liz Forster - 0 Wed, Dec 13, 2017

Colorado Springs faced a bread shortage Tuesday morning after La Baguette's delivery truck was stolen. Nearly half of the day's bread deliveries were...

Former staffer at Douglas County school arrested for allegedly taking illicit videos of students
Former staffer at Douglas County school arrested for allegedly taking illicit videos of students

By: - 0 Tue, Dec 12, 2017

A former staffer at Renaissance Secondary School in Castle Rock has been arrested for allegedly recording clandestine mobile phone videos...

Colorado Springs woman to learn sentence in February after toddler son shoots brother
Colorado Springs woman to learn sentence in February after toddler son shoots brother

By: Lance Benzel - 0 Tue, Dec 12, 2017

UPDATE AT 2 P.M. Monica Abeyta's sentencing was continued to 2 p.m. on Feb. 12. Attorneys on both sides agreed to the postponement at the request of...

Colorado woman assaulted son on flight, complaint says
Colorado woman assaulted son on flight, complaint says

By: - 0 Tue, Dec 12, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY — A federal complaint accuses a Colorado woman of assaulting her son during a flight from Boston to Salt Lake City. The complaint...

Would-be NYC suicide bomber expected to face federal charges
Would-be NYC suicide bomber expected to face federal charges

By: - 0 Tue, Dec 12, 2017

NEW YORK — A would-be suicide bomber was held Tuesday on state terrorism charges while federal prosecutors prepared their own case in the rush hour...

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

By: - 0 Tue, Dec 12, 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. Brandy...

Man dies after police use stun gun during arrest in southern Colorado

By: - 0 Mon, Dec 11, 2017

PUEBLO — Authorities are investigating the death of a man who had been acting erratically before he was arrested in southern Colorado. Police say the...

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