Kaitlin Durbin

Public Safety Reporter

Kaitlin Durbin covers public safety for The Gazette. The Ohio native joined the newspaper's staff in 2016. She previously worked in Mansfield, Ohio.
You can reach Durbin at Kaitlin.durbin@gazette.com or by phone at 719-636-0362. Follow her on Twitter at @njKaitlinDurbin.
  • Homeless wonder where to go amid new overnight parking ban at America the Beautiful Park

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Conejos Street at America The Beautiful Park has been Charles Parfait and Tisha Casto's home for two years, but now they must leave. They were among the homeless living in one of a dozen campers, trucks, vans and cars parked along the street who were forced to pack up and move out...

  • Firehouse Subs Foundation awards $31K in equipment to Pikes Peak-area fire departments

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation awarded $31,750 in equipment Wednesday to the Cañon City Area and Tri-Lakes Monument fire protection districts. Cañon City received a BullEx BullsEye digital fire extinguisher system to train its residents on the safe and proper use of fire...

  • One dead after officer-involved shooting in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Tue, Aug 15, 2017

    A man was shot and killed late   Monday   night after Colorado Springs police were called out on a report of shoplifting at the Walmart at East Platte Avenue and North Circle Drive, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office reported. Officers were called to the store about...

  • Grass fire on Air Force Academy grounds contained

    Updated: Tue, Aug 15, 2017

    A small grass fire on the U.S. Air Force Academy on Tuesday afternoon was contained but could continue to smoke overnight, a spokesman said. The fire was reported about 1 p.m. by witnesses who saw the smoke from Interstate 25. The flames worked their way through a grassy area along...

  • Grass fire on Air Force Academy grounds contained

    Updated: Tue, Aug 15, 2017

    A small grass fire on the U.S. Air Force Academy on Tuesday afternoon was contained but could continue to smoke overnight, a spokesman said. The fire was reported about 1 p.m. by witnesses who saw the smoke from Interstate 25. The flames worked their way through a grassy area along...

  • 2 arrested after crash injures two unrestrained children, one severely

    Updated: Tue, Aug 15, 2017

    Two people were arrested Tuesday after a driver crashed into a parked truck and fled, leaving two small, unrestrained children in the back seat, one of whom suffered life-threatening injuries. Brian G. Kruegar, 37, and Sarah G. Kruegar, 35, were arrested on suspicion of two counts of...

  • Colorado Springs police have shot 11 suspects since 2012

    Updated: Tue, Aug 15, 2017

    Colorado Springs police have shot at least 11 suspects over the past five years, most recently on Monday. The latest shooting occurred hours after police released a six-month-old body and surveillance camera video showing the February shooting that killed domestic violence suspect...

  • 'Text to 911' service proving useful a year later

    Updated: Tue, Aug 15, 2017

    A teenager home alone frantically pushed herself to the back of a closet, thinking an intruder was forcing his way into the house. From her hiding spot, she texted 911 for help. Her speedy fingers sent out her address, information about the strange vehicle parked in her driveway and...

  • Air Force Academy's In The Stairwell group sings to win Tuesday on 'America's Got Talent'

    Updated: Tue, Aug 15, 2017

    Air Force Academy-based a cappella group In the Stairwell will be performing live on NBC's America's Got Talent on Tuesday. The all-male cadet singing group advanced on to the quarterfinals "Live Shows" last week after receiving a standing ovation, led by guest judge Seal. The group...

  • Colorado Springs police release video from February officer-involved shooting

    Updated: Mon, Aug 14, 2017

    Video released Monday shows the fatal exchange of fire between Colorado Springs police and domestic violence suspect Misael Macias Cano in February. Cano, 39, was killed. The 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office ruled the shooting justified earlier this month, saying no charges...

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