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Third suspect arrested in killing of 23-year-old found in eastern El Paso County
Third suspect arrested in killing of 23-year-old found in eastern El Paso County

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Fri, Apr 28, 2017

Tips from the community led to the arrest Friday of a third suspect in the killing of a 23-year-old man whose body was found nearly three weeks ago in...

Two juveniles arrested in attempted car break-in, shots fired
Two juveniles arrested in attempted car break-in, shots fired

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Fri, Apr 28, 2017

Two juveniles were arrested Friday for allegedly firing several shots at a car owner who caught them breaking into the vehicle and followed them as...

Ex-Fort Carson soldier given 62-year prison sentence for killing at marijuana cultivation site
Ex-Fort Carson soldier given 62-year prison sentence for killing at marijuana cultivation site

By: Lance Benzel - 0 Fri, Apr 28, 2017

An ex-Fort Carson soldier who admitted fatally stabbing a man during a home invasion in Colorado Springs was sentenced Friday to 62 years in prison,...

ATF offers $10,000 for information on guns taken in Colorado Springs store burglary
ATF offers $10,000 for information on guns taken in Colorado Springs store burglary

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Fri, Apr 28, 2017

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives if offering a $10,000 reward for the capture of several burglars who stole 22 firearms...

NYPD: Woman shot at point-blank range saved by her purse
NYPD: Woman shot at point-blank range saved by her purse

By: - 0 Fri, Apr 28, 2017

NEW YORK — Police say a New York City woman shot at point-blank range during a robbery was saved from a bullet wound thanks to her purse. The New...

Man arrested after 4-year-old found dead in Colorado home
Man arrested after 4-year-old found dead in Colorado home

By: - 0 Fri, Apr 28, 2017

BROOMFIELD — Police have arrested a man after a 4-year-old boy was found dead in a Colorado home. Broomfield police spokeswoman Joleen Reefe says...

Man stabbed near U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs
Man stabbed near U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Fri, Apr 28, 2017

A man walking near the U.S. Olympic Training Center late Thursday said he was stabbed in an attempted robbery. From the hospital, the man said he was...

100 pot plants found at scene of Colorado triple homicide
100 pot plants found at scene of Colorado triple homicide

By: - 0 Fri, Apr 28, 2017

BOULDER — Authorities say more than 100 marijuana plants were removed from a Colorado home where three people were found slain. Cmdr. Mike Wagner...

911 call: Man wants police dog to search for stolen heroin
911 call: Man wants police dog to search for stolen heroin

By: - 0 Thu, Apr 27, 2017

AKRON, Ohio — Police say an Ohio man called 911 to request a police dog to help track down heroin allegedly stolen from him. WEWS-TV reports a...

Two men injured in knife fight in Colorado Springs
Two men injured in knife fight in Colorado Springs

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Thu, Apr 27, 2017

A knife fight in northwest Colorado Springs left two men injured Thursday morning, police said. Officers found one man with stab wounds inside a...

Third suspect sought in killing of 23-year-old whose body was found in Peyton
Third suspect sought in killing of 23-year-old whose body was found in Peyton

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Authorities are searching for a third suspect in the killing of a 23-year-old man whose body was found nearly three weeks ago in El Paso County....

Man arrested after hourslong manhunt near Manitou Springs involving stolen vehicle
Man arrested after hourslong manhunt near Manitou Springs involving stolen vehicle

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Thu, Apr 27, 2017

An hourslong search for a man who fled from a stolen vehicle near Ute Pass in Manitou Springs ended Thursday afternoon near Rainbow Falls. The man,...

Marijuana worth more than $1M found abandoned near Manitou Springs vacation home
Marijuana worth more than $1M found abandoned near Manitou Springs vacation home

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Manitou Springs police seized more than 262 pounds of marijuana worth between $1 million and $1.5 million that was found stuffed into abandoned trash...

Colorado Springs cops justified in shooting, wounding armed fugitive, DA rules
Colorado Springs cops justified in shooting, wounding armed fugitive, DA rules

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Wed, Apr 26, 2017

Two Colorado Springs police officers were justified in using deadly force when they shot and wounded a fugitive ex-con near an Arby's restaurant in...

Man arrested for northeast Colorado wildfire that destroyed 3 homes
Man arrested for northeast Colorado wildfire that destroyed 3 homes

By: - 0 Wed, Apr 26, 2017

DENVER — Authorities have arrested a man suspected of starting a wildfire that scorched more than 30,000 acres, destroyed three homes and killed...

Monument man called death of his brother an accident, said they both took turns pulling the gun's trigger
Monument man called death of his brother an accident, said they both took turns pulling the gun's trigger

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Tue, Apr 25, 2017

Erik Mattyasovsky said he and his older brother had been taking turns pointing a loaded gun at each other and pulling the trigger as a part of self...

Manhunt continues for Colorado Springs bank robber
Manhunt continues for Colorado Springs bank robber

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Tue, Apr 25, 2017

Police fanned out in the neighborhood near Fillmore Street and Nevada Avenue Tuesday morning to hunt for a bank robber. Officers say the man entered...

Four Colorado Springs schools temporarily locked down after carjacking
Four Colorado Springs schools temporarily locked down after carjacking

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Tue, Apr 25, 2017

Update: The precautionary school lockdown has been lifted -- Several schools in northeastern Colorado Springs were locked down Tuesday morning...

Driver flees after crash in Colorado Springs, leaves injured passenger behind
Driver flees after crash in Colorado Springs, leaves injured passenger behind

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Tue, Apr 25, 2017

A driver who sped away from police late Monday ran away after crashing into a median, leaving an injured passenger behind. The driver was reportedly...

19-year-old accused of driving vehicle through Colorado high school, causing $35K in damage
19-year-old accused of driving vehicle through Colorado high school, causing $35K in damage

By: - 0 Tue, Apr 25, 2017

A 19-year-old man is accused of driving a vehicle through Berthoud High School in February, causing more than $35,000 damage to the Larimer County...

Man robs bank in northeast Colorado Springs
Man robs bank in northeast Colorado Springs

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Tue, Apr 25, 2017

A man fled after robbing a northeast Colorado Springs bank on Monday afternoon, police said. The robbery happened about 2:30 p.m. in the 3700 block...

Man was practicing 'defensive techniques' when he shot and killed brother near Monument, says Sheriff's Office
Man was practicing 'defensive techniques' when he shot and killed brother near Monument, says Sheriff's Office

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Tue, Apr 25, 2017

A 30-year-old man has been arrested in a shooting Sunday that left his brother dead inside a Monument home, according to the El Paso County Sheriff's...

Reputed Texas mafia founder Heriberto 'Herb' Huerta sues Colorado Supermax warden
Reputed Texas mafia founder Heriberto 'Herb' Huerta sues Colorado Supermax warden

By: - 0 Mon, Apr 24, 2017

The reputed founder and president of the Texas Mexican Mafia has sued the warden of Supermax in Florence and the U.S. prison system claiming he has...

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

By: - 0 Mon, Apr 24, 2017

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....

Voice of the Consumer: Do your homework before donating to a cause
Voice of the Consumer: Do your homework before donating to a cause

By: - 0 Sun, Apr 23, 2017

We all want to do our part and help those nonprofits important to us, but it's really important to make sure your donated dollars are going to the...

Colorado family's pit bulls found decapitated
Colorado family's pit bulls found decapitated

By: - 0 Sun, Apr 23, 2017

GRAND JUNCTION — Officials in west-central Colorado say a family's young pit bull dogs were found decapitated on the railroad tracks, miles from their...

Ex-Gator, NFL prospect Brantley charged with hitting woman

By: 0 Sun, Apr 23, 2017

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida Gators star and NFL prospect Caleb Brantley is facing misdemeanor charges that he allegedly punched a woman in...

Shots fired, building struck in Colorado Springs
Shots fired, building struck in Colorado Springs

By: - 0 Sun, Apr 23, 2017

Police are investigating after shots were fired in a parking lot overnight, striking a business. An officer heard gunshots on the 3900 block of North...

Colorado mayor facing charges after allegedly pointing gun at son
Colorado mayor facing charges after allegedly pointing gun at son

By: - 0 Sat, Apr 22, 2017

A Colorado mayor is facing charges for allegedly pointing a gun at his son. Arrest documents state Larry Perreault, the mayor of Kiowa in eastern...

Masked men rob pedestrian at gunpoint on east Colorado Springs street
Masked men rob pedestrian at gunpoint on east Colorado Springs street

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Sat, Apr 22, 2017

Colorado Springs police say a man was walking along the 4900 block of Constitution Avenue around 1 a.m. Saturday when he was approached by an SUV....

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Faces of the missing: Children who disappeared from the Colorado Springs area

Tue, Jan 3, 2017 - 6:19 AM 0

Here are the faces of children who have disappeared from the Pikes Peak region

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