Liz Forster

Liz Forster is a new reporter focusing on environment and public safety. After graduating from Colorado College in May 2017, she was hired as a summer intern then as a full-time reporter in the fall.
  • Colorado Springs slaying suspect arrested after car chase through Pueblo County

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    A suspect in a fatal shooting Sunday in Colorado Springs was arrested Wednesday night after he crashed his car in Pueblo County. William Camacho Jr., 34, is suspected of killing 21-year-old Brandie Preciado and critically injuring another man Sunday at a motor home park in the 5100...

  • Man dies after shooting at hotel east of Colorado Springs; suspect accused of murder

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    A man who was shot Sunday at a hotel east of Colorado Springs succumbed to his injuries Thursday, authorities say. The suspected shooter, 38-year-old David Rhoads, is now accused of first-degree murder, possession of a weapon by a previous offender and identity theft, the El Paso...

  • Colorado DMV offices unable to issue driver licenses

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    The Colorado Division of Motor Vehicle offices are unable to issue driver licenses, instruction permits and identification cards due to an issue with its online verification system. Online services are also available at this time. The Social Security Online Verification System,...

  • Power restored in NW Colorado Springs

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Over 3,400 northwest Colorado Springs residents are without power, Colorado Springs Utilities reported. The outage, which spans between the Rockrimmon area and Blodgett Drive, is expected to be fixed by 13:0 a.m. It was reported just after 9:15 a.m.

  • Update: Hit-and-run suspect in custody, Sheriff's Office says

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    El Paso County Sheriff's deputies are looking for the driver involved in a hit-and-run crash at Custer and East Platte avenues. The driver may be "armed and dangerous," the Sheriff's Office tweeted. He has sandy blonde hair and was last seen wearing a black shirt and blue pants....

  • Thursday's traffic: Fire Department extricating at least one in crash north of downtown

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Roundup of traffic and road conditions around Colorado Springs on Thursday, including a hit-and-run.

  • Police: Alcohol factor in northeast Colorado Springs crash that killed man, 47

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Alcohol might have contributed to a rollover crash that killed a 47-year-old man early Thursday in northeast Colorado Springs, police said. Ernest Almazen, of Colorado Springs, was driving a 2016 Toyota SUV east on Barnes Road "at a high rate of speed when it struck the center median"...

  • Forecast: Winds to give way to calm, clear end to the work week

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    Strong overnight winds are expected to weaken throughout the day Thursday, meteorologists say. The National Weather Service in Pueblo forecast a high near 57 degrees with winds between 15 and 20 mph in the morning and 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Gusts could reach 30 mph. Friday...

  • El Paso County fire mitigation efforts get $500,000 boost from El Pomar, Anschutz foundations

    Yesterday

    El Paso County fire officials preparing for a potentially extreme fire season received an extra $500,000 for mitigation efforts this week from two Colorado foundations. El Pomar Foundation and Anschutz Foundation each pledged $250,000, which will be given to the Colorado Springs Fire...

  • El Paso County Sheriff's Office K-9 gifted with body armor

    Yesterday

    An El Paso County Sheriff's Office K-9 will have another layer of protection thanks to two Colorado Springs residents. Taz will receive a bullet and stab protective vest from Vested Interests in K9s, Inc. The $950 vest was sponsored by Colorado Springs residents Michelle and Paul...

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