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  • VA reform legislation clears House

    Both sides of the aisle took a step toward an improved Veterans Affairs Department with Wednesday's passing of The Veterans Access Choice and Accountability Act, cleared the House. The bill, a product of the Joint House-Senate VA Reform Conference Committee, sailed through with a vote of 420-5. "It sets us farther down the road for reform...

  • 46 charges for man accused in wild car-theft chase

    GOLDEN - A man accused of hijacking one car, stealing two others and trying to take more during a wild chase west of Denver has been charged with a list of felonies, including aggravated robbery and assault. Prosecutors on Wednesday formally charged Christopher Sullivan, 37, in connection with the July 23 crime spree, which they say started...

  • Man sentenced for sex assault of at-risk woman

    BRIGHTON — A man convicted of sexually assaulting a 55-year-old woman at a group home for mentally ill patients in Aurora has been sentenced to 10 years to life in prison. The Adams County District Attorney's Office says 50-year-old William Jesse Rattler was sentenced Wednesday. He was convicted in May of sexually assaulting an at-risk adult....

  • State Sen. Steve King charged with 3 felonies

    GRAND JUNCTION — Republican state Sen. Steve King is facing three felony charges alleging he falsified time cards and defrauded two former employers out of thousands of dollars. King, a longtime resident of western Colorado's Grand Valley, was issued a summons Wednesday on felony counts of embezzlement of public property, forgery and theft....

  • Colorado Springs woman arrested on suspicion of assault

    A woman who allegedly fired a handgun during an altercation was arrested on suspicion of assault Tuesday, according to Colorado Springs police. Jessica McInvale, 28, could also face felony menacing and reckless endangerment charges, police said. McInvale and a former boyfriend were arguing about the ownership of computer equipment about 10...

  • Recent rains bring only slight relief from drought

    Recent monsoonal thunderstorms have soaked the Front Range with more rainfall than usual, but Colorado is not completely out of the dust bowl yet. Because droughts are fixed with snow, not rain. According to the most recent report from the U.S. Drought Monitor, there has been a small improvement in drought conditions across most of...

  • Two juveniles in custody, one sought for home burglary

    Police said two juveniles were arrested and a third is being sought in connection to the burglary of a southeast Colorado Springs home on Tuesday. Video surveillance footage from a neighbor's home showed three juveniles leaving the home on the 4400 block of Melville Drive, off South Chelton Road, carrying items from inside the house about 5:50...

  • Rain still falling on Pikes Peak Region, but flood threat no longer imminent

    UPDATE 6:40 p.m. 
The flash flood watch that was in effect for much of the state, including El Paso County, until 9 p.m. Wednesday, has been canceled. UPDATE 3 p.m.
Two flood advisories were in effect for central El Paso County until 4:45 p.m. According to the National Weather Service in Pueblo, threatened areas included southern Colorado...

  • Opening day, not time, is firm for Manitou pot shop

    Maggie's Farm aims to open the first recreational marijuana store in El Paso County on Thursday. But the company has not nailed down a specific time that the Manitou Springs store's doors will open. Owner Bill Conkling announced last week that the store would open Thursday, pending the results of the final inspection with Pikes Peak Regional...

  • Structure fire quickly extinguished north of downtown Colorado Springs

    Firefighters made quick work of a fire reported Wednesday from a home in Colorado Springs. The fire was initially reported about 7:15 a.m. from a residence on the 800 block of Paseo Road, off East Fontanero Street and North Nevada Avenue, according to a tweet from the fire department. Fire and emergency responder scanner chatter indicated the...

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