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  • Judge could approve $3.3M Denver jail-abuse payout

    DENVER — A federal judge says he will likely accept a proposed $3.3 million settlement offer from the city of Denver to a former inmate who said a sheriff's deputy encouraged other inmates to beat him. But U.S. District Judge John Kane said after a closed hearing Thursday unresolved issues remain in the case involving Jamal Hunter....

  • Man held after wild car-theft spree near Denver

    GOLDEN — A man wielding a rifle and a handgun hijacked a car, burst through a garage door in a stolen SUV and tried to commandeer two state-owned dump trucks before a deputy wrestled him to the pavement on a highway west of Denver, authorities said. No major injuries were reported in the Wednesday drama, which unfolded as a news crew shot...

  • Judge: James Holmes sanity exam can be recorded

    CENTENNIAL — A psychiatrist will be allowed to video-record the second sanity evaluation of the man charged with a mass killing in a Colorado movie theater, despite his lawyer's objections, a judge ruled Thursday. It wasn't clear whether the video of defendant James Holmes could be shown to jurors during his trial on murder and attempted...

  • Two dead in Fort Collins shooting

    Two men are dead in a reported murder-suicide in southwest Fort Collins. Fort Collins police and other emergency personnel responded to the shooting incident in the city's southwest corner shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday. An informant told police that her husband had shot a family member and then himself. Upon arriving to the scene on the...

  • Truck crashes into Colorado Springs building

    The driver of a van was ticketed for careless driving after police said he crashed into a building in southeast Colorado Springs Thursday morning. The driver, who was not injured in the crash, was traveling eastbound over the MLK Bypass about 8:40 a.m. when traffic came to a sudden hault and he was unable to stop, Lt. Catherine Buckley said....

  • Colorado Springs fatal stabbing victim identified, 2 arrested in connection

    Police have identified the victim of a fatal stabbing in southeast Colorado Springs and two men have been arrested in connection to the death. Edward Daniel Futch, 39, of Colorado Springs, was found stabbed to death Tuesday about 11:30 p.m. at the Legacy Ridge Townhomes in the 2000 block of Legacy Ridge View, off South Circle Drive and...

  • James Holmes' lawyers question firearms analysis

    CENTENNIAL — Defense attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case attacked the reliability of firearms analysis Wednesday, saying it is subjective and lacks statistics to measure its accuracy. A state crime scientist testified at a pretrial hearing that he matched bullets and shell casings found at the theater to three weapons,...

  • Man wears name tag while allegedly robbing Colorado bank

    A man arrested on suspicion of robbing a Denver bank Tuesday morning was wearing a name tag identifying himself when he approached tellers and demanded cash, according to court papers. John Martinez, 68, walked into the bank's Pecos Street and West 38th Avenue branch wearing a T-shirt with the name "John" on his chest area, according to a...

  • Woman allegedly breaks into Colorado Springs home, cooks breakfast

    A woman was arrested Wednesday after police said she allegedly broke into an apartment and started cooking herself breakfast, then was connected to another burglary nearby. Josefina Gonsalez-Nieves, 27, was arrested on suspicion of burglary and booked into the El Paso County jail, records show. According to police reports, a man woke up...

  • Police draw Colorado Springs man out of apartment by unplugging illegal utilities connection

    A Colorado Springs man was arrested Tuesday on a felony warrant after police drew him out of his apartment southeast of Airport Road and South Academy Boulevard. Nicholas Rogers, 34, was wanted on a felony menacing warrant. Police looked for him at his apartment in a complex in the 700 block of Chapman Drive. No one answered the apartment...

  • Police: Man steals, wrecks Colorado Springs police cruiser

    A man who was left handcuffed in the back seat of a Colorado Springs police cruiser escaped his restraints, unlocked a window separating the front and back seats and climbed through the opening to steal the patrol car Tuesday night.
Dustin Guinn, 21, drove recklessly for five minutes, hitting a parked car that smashed against a guard rail,...

  • Iowa woman will face trial in slaying of Colorado Springs man

    A 4th Judicial District Court judge found probable cause Tuesday to charge an Iowa woman with the first-degree murder of a Colorado Springs man whose body was found stuffed in the trunk of his abandoned car in Iowa after he was reported missing. Bionca Charmaine Rogers, 21, was denied bond by Judge Marla Prudek, who admitted the case against...

  • Body found in Colorado Springs motel on July 8 identified; cause of death unknown

    A woman found dead at a Colorado Springs motel on July 8 has been identified as Ursulee Herried, a 35-year-old Colorado Springs woman. The El Paso County Coroner's Office has ruled the cause and manner of death as undetermined. Herried was found unresponsive in a motel room at the End of Trails Motel at 4200 North Nevada Ave., near Austin...

  • Man whose body was found in Fountain church parking lot committed suicide, police said

    A 29-year-old man whose body was found in the parking lot of Valley Christian Church in Fountain on Monday night committed suicide, Fountain police said. The El Paso County coroner on Tuesday determined a self-inflicted gunshot was the cause of death, Fountain police Sgt. Scott Gilbertsen said. The man’s identity was not released pending...

  • Denver sheriff has misdemeanor criminal record

    DENVER — Denver's new interim sheriff has a misdemeanor criminal record for lying to a judge about having car insurance. A state criminal background check shows that Elias Diggins was charged with attempting to influence a public official, a felony, after being caught in the lie following a car crash in 1996, when he was 23. Diggins told...

  • Man shot Sunday night in quiet Colorado Springs neighborhood is identified

    The man who was fatally shot Sunday night in a south-central Colorado Springs neighborhood has been identified as Michael Garcia, 31. The Colorado Springs man was found near the rear garage entrance of a townhome on the 2000 block of St. Claire Park Alley, near U.S. 24 and Hancock Expressway, according to a police scanner. The El Paso County...

  • Police fight subpoenas in theater shootings case

    DENVER — The city of Aurora and two police officers who are potential prosecution witnesses in the Colorado theater shootings case are fighting attempts by defense attorneys to get the officers' disciplinary records. City attorneys filed motions over the weekend seeking to toss out subpoenas for the records. The officers' attorneys filed...

  • Suspicious package near downtown Colorado Springs park determined harmless

    A suspicious package near the Fountain Creek Trail in Dorchester Park, south of downtown Colorado Springs, was found to be a harmless inert device for military training, police said. Police Lt. Catherine Buckley said no roads were closed as of 2 p.m. Monday but the trail near South Nevada Avenue and Interstate 25 was temporarily blocked off as...

  • Mugshot Monday: Crime Stoppers' Most Wanted in the Pikes Peak region

    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. Joseph Allan Christy, 32, is described as a 170-pound man, 5-feet 10-inches tall, with brown hair and brown eyes. Christy is being sought on suspicion of escape. Robert Overshiner, 26, is...

  • Comedy helps pull Caleb Medley through tragedy of Aurora shootings

    As the cop guided his vehicle away from the chaos, making his third emergency run of the night to University of Colorado Hospital, he could hear the labored breathing of the injured young man in his back seat — "the most god-awful sound," as he would later describe it. That 23-year-old victim, Caleb Medley, was bleeding from the head after...