Chhun Sun

Chhun Sun covers public safety and general assignments for The Gazette. The Thailand-born, Cambodian-American joined the newspaper's staff in 2015. He previously worked at publications in California, Utah, Washington and the countries of Cambodia and Azerbaijan. He can be reached at chhun.sun@gazette.com or by phone at 719-636-0235. Follow him on Twitter at @chhunsun.
  • Thursday's traffic: Crashes, Colorado Classic road closures causing slowdowns

    Updated: Thu, Aug 10, 2017

    1:08 p.m. - A crash was reported on northbound Interstate 25 at the North Gate exit, according to Colorado Springs Traffic. The vehicles involved are on the left shoulder of the highway. 1:06 p.m. - A crash was reported on northbound Interstate 25 north of Tejon Street, according to...

  • Lightning-sparked fire displaces Colorado Springs family, cats and fish

    Updated: Thu, Aug 10, 2017

    Lightning likely sparked the house fire that displaced a mother, her two children, two cats and a fish Wednesday night in southwest Colorado Springs, fire officials said. Lightning struck a tree near 5805 Broadmoor Bluffs Drive and sparked flames that traveled through the ground and...

  • Police: 1 man, 2 juveniles arrested in armed robbery near Colorado Springs convenience store

    Updated: Thu, Aug 10, 2017

    An 18-year-old man and two juveniles were arrested on suspicion of aggravated robbery after a male was robbed at gunpoint early Thursday near a 7-Eleven in east Colorado Springs, police said. The robbery was reported about 1:30 a.m. near the store at 1426 N. Academy Blvd.. Two of the...

  • Calendar says summer, Colorado Springs forecast offers touch of autumn

    Updated: Mon, Aug 7, 2017

    Get out the umbrella - again. After a wet weekend, the Colorado Springs area and the Pikes Peak region is forecast to see another round of storms Monday. According to Gazette news partner KKTV, the day is expected to kick off with cloudy skies and some drizzle. "By the afternoon...

  • Community shows support for Colorado Springs synagogue targeted by anti-Semitic vandalism

    Updated: Mon, Aug 7, 2017

    Two days after a swastika and other anti-Semitic graffiti were found at a Colorado Springs synagogue, several hundred people gathered Sunday to show their support for the Jewish congregation and denounce prejudice. Several religious leaders who attended the 90-minute rally at...

  • Colorado Springs-area churches, community groups donate school supplies

    Updated: Mon, Aug 7, 2017

    For some of the Pikes Peak region's parents and children, the start of a new school year can be a hardship - families are faced with buying school supplies and clothes they can ill-afford. To ease that burden, Colorado Springs-area churches, service clubs, school districts and...

  • Police seeking pickup driver in fatal hit-and-run in Fountain

    Updated: Mon, Aug 7, 2017

     A 57-year-old man died Sunday morning from injuries he suffered in a hit-and-run in Fountain, police said. Mario Michael Wells was hit about 8:40 p.m. Saturday near Highway 85 and Fontaine Boulevard, police said. Investigators are asking the public’s help in finding the...

  • Flood advisory issued Sunday evening for western El Paso County

    Updated: Sun, Aug 6, 2017

    A flood advisory has been issued Sunday for western El Paso County, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo. The advisory ends 7:30 p.m. South Colorado Springs, Fountain, Stratmoor and Fort Carson could experience flooding and see up to a half-inch of rain during this...

  • Swastika, other anti-Semitic scrawls found at Colorado Springs synagogue Friday morning

    Updated: Sun, Aug 6, 2017

    A swastika and other anti-Semitic messages were found spray-painted on a Colorado Springs synagogue Friday morning. Temple Beit Torah, 522 E. Madison St., and nearby cars, homes and buildings were vandalized, said police Sgt. Pamela Castro. She did not release details, saying the...

  • Fire damages Seven Falls building, shuts down tourist attraction for a day

    Updated: Sat, Aug 5, 2017

    Dozens of firefighters battled an early morning fire Saturday that heavily damaged the caretaker's home at The Broadmoor Seven Falls, shutting down the popular tourist attraction west of Colorado Springs for the rest of the day. No one was in the building, which is used as an office,...

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