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  • Man kills computer in Colorado Springs alley, gets revenge he wanted - and a citation

    When ctrl + alt + delete doesn't work, just shoot the darn thing. That's what one man did on Monday night, according to Colorado Springs police. Lucas Hinch, 37, was cited for discharging a weapon within city limits after he took the fight with his computer outside and got the revenge most of the rest of us only dream about. "He got tired of...

  • Attorney: Man ran over Colorado Springs police officer's motorcycle in attempt to flee, not injure

    A man who backed over a police motorcycle in a Jeep didn't mean to hit the officer - he only meant to bump the bike to give him time to get away, his attorney said in 4th Judicial District Court on Monday. Robert Denhartog, 46, faces 17 charges, including attempted first-degree murder, for what a prosecutor said was an act of extreme...

  • Colorado Springs looking for planning commission volunteers

    Colorado Springs needs volunteers to join its nine-member city Planning Commission, which makes recommendations on land-use proposals. The panel meets at 8:30 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month in City Hall Council Chambers. Send applications and resumes by May 11 to Samantha Gunther at sgunther@springsgov.com or c/o City Council, P.O....

  • Latest theft case illustrates problem of missing equipment at Fort Carson

    Prosecutors strained to haul hundreds of pounds of allegedly stolen Army gear into a Colorado Springs courtroom Monday afternoon. The cache included machine gun parts, including .50-caliber barrels, and the latest generation of Army night vision equipment, and for the second time in less than a week, the theft of sensitive military gear from...

  • Colorado Ski Train revival in the works after sell-out weekends

    Winter Park and Amtrak officials met in Denver Monday to discuss the return of the venerable Ski Train for three months next winter. The Denver-owned resort revived the historic rail link for a weekend in March to celebrate its 75th anniversary, selling out two trains and stirring hopes that Amtrak, Winter Park and rail-owner Union Pacific...

  • Bill to open DYC records to public scrutiny likely to clear Colorado Senate

    DENVER - A bill that would open up Division of Youth Corrections' records for public scrutiny passed the Senate preliminarily Monday on the consent calendar with no discussion and no opposition. Two Colorado Springs lawmakers - Sen. Kent Lambert, a Republican, and Rep. Pete Lee, a Democrat - brought the bill after spending last summer dealing...

  • Colorado Springs police officer arrested on domestic violence complaint

    A decorated Colorado Springs police officer was arrested Monday morning and faces a possible felony charge after a domestic violence complaint was filed against him, the Colorado Springs Police Department said. Sgt. Bradley Pratt, 45, was arrested just before 8 a.m. Monday on suspicion of first-degree criminal trespassing. He was being held...

  • Expect helicopter noise, dust around Cheyenne Mountain on Tuesday

    Helicopters from the Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station will be doing flood mitigation work on Cheyenne Mountain on Tuesday, according to a news release. The helicopters will lift equipment to drop off areas on Cheyenne Mountain between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. People in the area can expect to see dust and hear the helicopters as they drop off...

  • Police: Teen hit by car near Colorado Springs school will be ticketed

    A 15-year-old girl was hit by a car in a school zone in northeast Colorado Springs on Monday morning when she exited one vehicle and stepped in front of another Monday morning, Colorado Springs police said. The teenager was taken to the hospital after suffering minor injuries to her leg, police said. Police said the driver accidentally struck...

  • Undercover Denver police cite 10 in marijuana club stings

    DENVER — Denver Police cited 10 people in two separate raids on Denver pot clubs packed with visitors for the 4/20 marijuana celebrations. The first sting happened Saturday at the POTUS club. Five people were cited on charges including selling marijuana, unlawful operation of an unlicensed marijuana business and merchant guard violations,...

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