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  • 1,700 Colorado Springs Utilities customers without power

    At least 1,700 people are without power Wednesday from southeast Colorado Springs over Highway 85/87 into Security, utilities officials confirmed. The outage was initially reported about 12:30 p.m. but there has been no word from work crews on the cause of the power failure, said spokesman Steve Berry, adding that recent thunderstorms over El...

  • No injuries after shots fired in east Colorado Springs

    No one was injured after police responded to reports of shots fired from an apartment complex in east Colorado Springs on Wednesday. The shooting was initially reported about 11:20 a.m. from the Shannon Glenn Apartments on the 200 block of North Murray Boulevard south of East Platte Avenue, police said. There was no one in custody in...

  • Three killed in head-on crash near Durango

    HERMOSA – Three people were killed in a head-on collision Wednesday morning just south of the entrance to Glacier Club on U.S. Highway 550, about 14 miles north of Durango, according to the Colorado State Patrol. Three additional patients were taken to Mercy Regional Medical Center with unknown injuries, emergency responders said. The crash...

  • 46 charges for man accused in wild Colorado 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 last week has been charged with 46 crimes, including aggravated robbery and assault. Thirty-seven-year-old Christopher Sullivan was advised of the charges Wednesday in Jefferson County court. Police say the string of...

  • 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...

  • Two juveniles in custody, one sought for Colorado Springs 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...

  • Parole denied to convict who killed actor Kelsey Grammer's sister in Colorado Springs

    A Colorado prison inmate serving a life term for multiple murders, including the killing of actor Kelsey Grammer's sister in 1975 in Colorado Springs, has been denied parole. Freddie Glenn's request for parole has been deferred three years, Adrienne Jacobson, a Colorado Department of Corrections spokeswoman, said Wednesday. It has been...

  • Colorado's Front Range remains under flash flood watch

    Afternoon and evening thunderstorms over the mountains are part of the weather routine for Colorado in late summer, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo, and the entire Front Range can expect the rain to keep up through next week. A flash flood watch remained in effect until 9 p.m. Wednesday for much of Colorado, including El...

  • Colorado Springs boy could face attempted murder charge after grocery store altercation

    A 16-year-old could be charged with attempted murder after he allegedly fired a handgun during an altercation Tuesday at a Colorado Springs Safeway store. The alleged teen shooter was also arrested on suspicion of accessory to attempted first-degree murder and possession of a handgun by a juvenile, according to police reports. A 14-year-old...

  • Body found near Monument Creek in Colorado Springs

    A decomposing body was found near the banks of Monument Creek near Goose Gossage Park late Tuesday afternoon, Colorado Springs police said. Police said the body was found inside a tent near the creek, south of Garden of the Gods Road near Mark Dabling Boulevard. A caller reported finding the body around 3:30 p.m. Police said detectives...

  • Structure fire reported 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 single 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...

  • Heavy rain causes flooding across much of Colorado; US 50 re-opens

    6:45 A.M. WEDNESDAY UPDATE US 50 through LaJunta has re-opened after flooding closed the highway. A flash flood watch remains in effect through much of Colorado, including the Colorado Springs area, through 9 p.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. --- DENVER — Combining weather systems are drawing moisture into...

  • City Council, county commissioners finalize stormwater deal

    Mayor Steve Bach made a last-minute attempt to control the board of a proposed regional stormwater authority, which if approved by voters in November will oversee millions of dollars a year in construction of drainage projects. In a proposal to take the creation of a regional stormwater authority to the voters, Colorado Springs would have a...

  • Clean-air rules assailed as too much, too little

    DENVER - Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not far enough. The agency is holding hearings this week in Atlanta, Denver, Pittsburgh and Washington on President Barack Obama's plan to cut carbon-dioxide emissions by...

  • VA employees face discipline for manipulating data

    FORT COLLINS — The Department of Veterans Affairs says six employees at a clinic in Fort Collins and the VA Medical Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming, should be disciplined for manipulating data about veteran care. The VA has proposed unspecified action against Rocky Mountain Network Director Ralph Gigliotti and Cheyenne VA Medical Center Director...

  • BOCC passes resolutions in wake of sheriff's account controversy

    The El Paso County commissioners passed a pair of resolutions Tuesday brought on by uncertainty surrounding a Sheriff's Office bank account that apparently was unnoticed by county auditors for years. The commission made the sheriff's commissary account a part of the county's general fund, and passed a resolution emphasizing that all bank...

  • Mental health court produces first graduate

    Too often, mentally ill defendants find that cracks in the criminal justice system lead straight to jail or prison, Deborah Grohs said. She noticed it as a public defender, and then as a 4th Judicial District Court judge. "The jails became the mental health institutions," Grohs said. But on Tuesday, she handed one such defendant a diploma...

  • U.S. 24 reopened, flash flood warning cancelled

    UPDATE 7:50 p.m.
 Highway 24 has been reopened in both directions according to the Colorado State Patrol. A flash flood warning had closed U.S. 24 from Cave of the Winds to Cascade. The warning was issued for El Paso County, including the Waldo Canyon burn scar. Most of Colorado remains on flood watch from noon Tuesday to Wednesday...

  • Colorado servicemembers part of $92 million court payout

    Colorado is among 13 states that have settled an investigation into improper lending expected to provide $92 million in debt relief for more than 17,800 U.S. military personnel. According to a statement released by the Colorado State Attorney General's office, 740 military members in Colorado will benefit from the decision. "The company...

  • Manitou marijuana store clears final hurdle

    With the final hurdle cleared, Maggie's Farm is set to open the first recreational marijuana store in El Paso County. Maggie's Farm owner Bill Conkling announces late last week that he hoped top open the Manitou Springs marijuana store on Thursday. And the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department gave Conkling and his business the go-ahead...