<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - local]]> http://gazette.com/rss/local Mon, 05 Oct 2015 06:51:35 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Colorado Springs police investigating overnight shooting]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-police-investigating-overnight-shooting/article/1560630?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-police-investigating-overnight-shooting/article/1560630?custom_click=rss

Colorado Springs police are investigating a possible drive-by shooting early Monday morning.

Officers were called to the area of Astrozon Boulevard and Jet Wing Drive on the southeast side of Colorado Springs just before 2 a.m. A 20-year-old man was shot in the back. His injuries are not life-threatening. Jet Wing Drive and Astrozon Boulevard were closed early Monday morning as police conducted their investigation.

Police were initially looking for a white Chevrolet Tahoe that was seen driving away from the area, but do not currently have a suspect description.

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Mon, 05 Oct 2015 06:47:16 -0600
<![CDATA[This week: Events in and around Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/this-week-events-in-and-around-colorado-springs/article/1560614?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/this-week-events-in-and-around-colorado-springs/article/1560614?custom_click=rss

Here are a handful of events to look forward to this week in the Colorado Springs area:

- The 2015 Science Festival continues this week through Oct. 11 at area college campuses, breweries, the city auditorium, parks, schools, a climbing gym and other locations. Events and workshops are scheduled each day, focusing on topics like astronomy, wine making, gardening, wildlife and food science. For information, go to www.cssciencecenter.org

- A shoulder closure as part of the Interstate 25 and Cimarron Street interchange project is planned from 9 p.m. Monday until 5 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. The closure, from Cimarron/U.S. 24 to the Tejon Street/Nevada Avenue exit, will affect the

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Mon, 05 Oct 2015 06:22:53 -0600
<![CDATA[Mugshot Monday: Most wanted in the Pikes Peak region]]> http://gazette.com/mugshot-monday-most-wanted-in-the-pikes-peak-region/article/1560631?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/mugshot-monday-most-wanted-in-the-pikes-peak-region/article/1560631?custom_click=rss


Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help finding the following people for whom felony arrest warrants have been issued.

Stephen James Arellano, 37, is described as a 175-pound man, 5 feet 2 inches tall, with brown hair and brown eyes. Arellano is being sought on suspicion of second-degree assault.

Rickie Darrington, 40, is described as a 165-pound man, 5 feet 7 inches tall, with black hair and brown eyes. Darrington is being sought on suspicion of possession of a weapon by a previous offender.

Charles Arnet Davis Jr., 41, is described as a 208-pound man, 5 feet 8 inches tall, with black hair and brown eyes. Davis Jr. is being sought on suspicion of aggravated robbery.

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]]> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 06:15:02 -0600 <![CDATA[Officer-involved shooting in Fountain prompts a Q&A on body cameras]]> http://gazette.com/officer-involved-shooting-in-fountain-prompts-a-qa-on-body-cameras/article/1560606?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/officer-involved-shooting-in-fountain-prompts-a-qa-on-body-cameras/article/1560606?custom_click=rss

As the public continues to scrutinize police departments across the country, body-worn cameras are lauded again and again as a solution to police brutality and holding officers accountable. Many departments in the Pikes Peak region are planning to outfit officers with the devices, or are already doing so. But chiefs and officers maintain that the cameras aren't infallible, and neither are people. In the wake of a deadly officer-involved shooting in Fountain, we try to answer some of the most common questions about body cameras and their policies.

Why aren't the cameras running all the time?

Video storage is consistently labeled as the single most expensive part of having body-worn cameras.

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Sun, 04 Oct 2015 22:11:29 -0600
<![CDATA[Fog, rain and cooler temperatures in the forecast for this week]]> http://gazette.com/fog-rain-and-cooler-temperatures-in-the-forecast-for-this-week/article/1560619?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fog-rain-and-cooler-temperatures-in-the-forecast-for-this-week/article/1560619?custom_click=rss

Fog, rain and some sunny, cool days are all in store for the Pikes Peak Region this week, according to forecasts from the National Weather Service in Pueblo.

For the first full week of October, it would seem that at least early fall weather has arrived, after a hot and dry September.

On Monday morning , fog will greet Colorado Springs residents headed into work before 9 a.m., although party sunny skies and a high of 70 degrees are in the forecast for the rest of the day. The remainder of the week has chances of thunderstorms in the forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday, with possible highs in the low 70s to high 60s.

For central and eastern Colorado, the weather service warns that this week could bring late night

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Sun, 04 Oct 2015 22:02:22 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs CROP Walk brings 10-year fundraising total to more than $100,000]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-crop-walk-brings-10-year-fundraising-total-to-more-than-100000/article/1560612?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-crop-walk-brings-10-year-fundraising-total-to-more-than-100000/article/1560612?custom_click=rss

After 10 years, participants in the Colorado Springs CROP Walk, which stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty, have raised more than $100,000 to help the fundraiser meet its goal, said Careyn Mason, an organizer.

Sunday's annual CROP walk brought in $8,130 from a handful of community churches, who collectively had 150 people walking a 5K course north of downtown Colorado Springs on Sunday to raise money and awareness for poverty. While that sum pleasantly surprised Mason - and is expected to rise to around $9,000 once the counting is finalized - this year's fundraiser falls short of the sum raised in past years. In its best years, the CROP Walk has raised more than $12,000, and this year's lesser amount might be due

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Sun, 04 Oct 2015 19:12:43 -0600
<![CDATA[Air Academy, Colorado College grad wins prestigious 'genius award' for creativity]]> http://gazette.com/air-academy-colorado-college-grad-wins-prestigious-genius-award-for-creativity/article/1560607?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-academy-colorado-college-grad-wins-prestigious-genius-award-for-creativity/article/1560607?custom_click=rss

It's been 1,000 students and 20 years ago since Doug Lundberg had John Novembre in his advanced placement biology and genetic engineering classes at Air Academy High School.

But Lundberg remembers Novembre, no question about that.

"He was an excellent student - he was inquisitive, he had a lot of gumption, he always asked the right questions. He was the student that makes you glad you're teaching," Lundberg said.

Novembre, a 1996 Air Academy High graduate and a 2000 graduate of Colorado College, carried that brilliant scientific spirit with him. Last week, he was one of 24 people across the nation to receive a MacArthur Fellowship, also known as the "genius award.

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Sun, 04 Oct 2015 17:48:00 -0600
<![CDATA[Montana man's body recovered from Longs Peak]]> http://gazette.com/montana-mans-body-recovered-from-longs-peak/article/1560602?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/montana-mans-body-recovered-from-longs-peak/article/1560602?custom_click=rss ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK — Rescuers have recovered the body of a Montana man after he failed to return from a climbing trip in Rocky Mountain National Park.

The man was identified as 26-year-old Spencer Veysey, of Missoula, Mont. He had been planning to summit Longs Peak. It was unclear what route he was intending to take to the summit.

Park rangers searched the area on Saturday and found Veysey's body at the bottom of Lambs Slide on the east face of Longs Peak. Rangers stayed at the Chasm Shelter, near his body, on Saturday night because of bad weather.

The body was recovered on Sunday and turned over to the Boulder County Coroner.

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Sun, 04 Oct 2015 14:20:41 -0600
<![CDATA[Man shot while leaving house party in Colorado Springs, police say]]> http://gazette.com/man-shot-while-leaving-house-party-in-colorado-springs-police-say/article/1560596?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/man-shot-while-leaving-house-party-in-colorado-springs-police-say/article/1560596?custom_click=rss

A house party in the Broadmoor area was abruptly interrupted early Sunday morning when a group of unknown men showed up, harassed party-goers with guns, and shot one man in the jaw, Colorado Springs police said.

The wounded man was transported to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries; police did not release his name or updates on his condition on Sunday afternoon.

Just after 3 a.m. on Sunday, police were called to a home on Marland Place, a small dead-end road with fewer than 10 homes off Marland Road in the Broadmoor neighborhood, after reports that someone had been shot while leaving a house party.

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]]> Sun, 04 Oct 2015 14:18:56 -0600 <![CDATA[Scammers posing as soldiers are at it again, Army warns]]> http://gazette.com/scammers-posing-as-soldiers-are-at-it-again-army-warns/article/1560546?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/scammers-posing-as-soldiers-are-at-it-again-army-warns/article/1560546?custom_click=rss Scammers posing as soldiers are again out in force looking for love online, the Army's Criminal Investigation Command reports.

In a news release, the command said it is getting frequent complaints from women duped out of cash by phony troops.

Perpetrators use social media and dating websites to find victims, the command said.

After sending a few sweet nothings, the scammers quickly go for the money.

"We cannot stress enough that people need to stop sending money to persons they meet on the Internet and claim to be in the U.S. military," command spokesman Chris Grey said in an email.

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Sun, 04 Oct 2015 14:15:01 -0600
<![CDATA[Fast-moving storm brings hail, hard rain to Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/fast-moving-storm-brings-hail-hard-rain-to-colorado-springs/article/1560570?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fast-moving-storm-brings-hail-hard-rain-to-colorado-springs/article/1560570?custom_click=rss

A heavy, but fast-moving storm pummeled Colorado Springs with strong rain and pea-sized hail shortly after 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Austin Harley, a meteorologist with Gazette news partner KKTV, said shortly after 7 p.m. that the storm cell had moved into Black Forest and was expected to be totally out of the Colorado Springs area by 7:30 p.m.

Harley said rainfall at rates of 1.5 inches an hour were reported from downtown to the northern part of the city. The storm developed on top of Cheyenne Mountain, he said and moved down into the southern part of Colorado Springs at about 6:10 p.m. He expects no more rain or hail in the area for the rest of Saturday night.

Sunday is expected to be much drier.

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Sun, 04 Oct 2015 13:23:00 -0600
<![CDATA[Man arrested for allegedly waving gun at Colorado Springs playground]]> http://gazette.com/man-arrested-for-allegedly-waving-gun-at-colorado-springs-playground/article/1560599?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/man-arrested-for-allegedly-waving-gun-at-colorado-springs-playground/article/1560599?custom_click=rss A man is facing child abuse, reckless endangerment and weapons charges after allegedly waiving a gun around at a playground, and then trying to run from police.

Colorado Springs police say 22-year-old Garrick Terrell was arrested about noon Saturday at the Whitney Young Manor Apartments, in the 2100 block of Delta Drive, reports Gazette news partner KKTV.

Officers were called there after witnesses reported seeing two men waving guns around in the playground area of the apartment complex.

A witness told police that one of the men had gone into one of the apartments.

When officers knocked on the door, a man matching the description of the suspect answered the door.

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Sun, 04 Oct 2015 13:08:12 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs science carnival finds new ways to engage children]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-science-carnival-finds-new-ways-to-engage-children/article/1560567?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-science-carnival-finds-new-ways-to-engage-children/article/1560567?custom_click=rss

Even as the Cool Science Carnival began to wind down late Saturday afternoon, children remained in line at some of the more popular exhibits on the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs campus.

Air powered rockets were still being launched on the west lawn as more than 20 kids waited excitedly to see the air ships they'd just made sail more than 30 feet into the air.

"I broke a record with mine," said one of the boys waiting with his small rocket ship made from PVC pipe and construction paper.

"Mine exploded," said another boy in line as two rockets touched down more about 40 yards away and stuck into the UCCS turf. "This is the second one I've made," he said.

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Sun, 04 Oct 2015 10:53:58 -0600
<![CDATA[Youth Lockups: Family of missing girl says juvenile system is 'train-wrecked']]> http://gazette.com/youth-lockups-family-of-missing-girl-says-juvenile-system-is-train-wrecked/article/1560558?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/youth-lockups-family-of-missing-girl-says-juvenile-system-is-train-wrecked/article/1560558?custom_click=rss

A Falcon family's 17-year-old daughter escaped from the Betty K. Marler Youth Services Center in Lakewood on July 25.

She's still missing.

The girl, who was serving a one- to two-year sentence for heroin possession, is believed to have landed in the Colorado Springs area.

"Our juvenile system is train-wrecked," says the girl's mother, Kristine Matheny. "We've been involved for six years. She's been in several different facilities, including in Colorado Springs, and the things that happen within them are appalling."

Matheny's daughter was 11 when she was arrested for using a stolen credit card.

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Sun, 04 Oct 2015 10:33:29 -0600
<![CDATA[Former fire chief Bob Harvey suing Black Forest fire district for $1 million]]> http://gazette.com/former-fire-chief-bob-harvey-suing-black-forest-fire-district-for-1-million/article/1560552?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/former-fire-chief-bob-harvey-suing-black-forest-fire-district-for-1-million/article/1560552?custom_click=rss

Bob Harvey, the former chief of the Black Forest Fire Rescue Protection District, has sued the fire district for $1 million on the grounds of defamation, emotional harm and that he was wrongfully terminated in 2014.

The beleaguered chief's departure in June 2014 was mysterious. By Harvey's account last summer, he resigned after a prolonged sick leave due to post-traumatic stress disorder after the Black Forest Fire in 2013.

The Black Forest fire board said in an Aug. 20, 2014, meeting that it had not heard from Harvey in 11 weeks and his refusal to communicate amounted to a public resignation. Despite the lack of communication, the board said it had not fired Harvey, but was searching for a new chief.

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Sun, 04 Oct 2015 10:07:16 -0600
<![CDATA[Ex-New Mexico sheriff appeals conviction in road rage case]]> http://gazette.com/ex-new-mexico-sheriff-appeals-conviction-in-road-rage-case/article/feed/276107?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ex-new-mexico-sheriff-appeals-conviction-in-road-rage-case/article/feed/276107?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — An attorney for a former New Mexico sheriff who pulled a gun on a motorist and struck him with his badge told an appeals court on Tuesday that he was wrongfully convicted of rights violations because the driver suffered no serious emotional injuries.

The motorist said he feared for his life during the March 2014 encounter with then-Rio Arriba County Sheriff Thomas Rodella. Jurors found that while the driver wasn't physically injured, the bizarre, off-duty traffic stop left him emotionally scarred.

But Rodella's attorney, John Cline, said the man's injuries were only minor. A district judge should have told jurors that they had to find the motorist suffered more than just trivial injuries in order to convict Ro

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