• Car thefts spike while drug/ alcohol offenses plummet, Colorado Springs juvenile arrest data shows

    By Ellie Mulder ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Teens were arrested in a series of violent crimes in recent weeks, including shootings near two Colorado Springs high schools, but juvenile crime has not significantly increased in the past five years, according to police. By the end of September, Colorado Springs police had arrested...

  • Man arrested, victim rescued in Colorado Springs kidnapping

    By Ellie Mulder ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    A man was arrested Friday afternoon in a neighborhood near Palmer Park on suspicion of kidnapping another man, Colorado Springs police said. Officers went to the area of 3500 Knoll Lane about 1:30 p.m., where they saw people leaving a home and found evidence that the man had been...

  • Judges cite prosecutor's appeal to racial prejudice in overturning attempted rape conviction

    By LANCE BENZEL lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    An El Paso County prosecutor "appealed to racial prejudice" in sending a 41-year-old man to prison for sex crimes in 2014, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled in reversing his convictions and ordering a new trial. A three-judge panel on Thursday ruled in favor of Marcus Lee Robinson,...

  • Colorado Springs death penalty case spurs $50,000 in courtroom upgrades

    By LANCE BENZEL lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    El Paso County court administrators are weighing up to $50,000 in courtroom audio-visual upgrades in preparation for the county's first death penalty case in a decade. Two new wall-mounted video monitors, a document reader and a "smart" podium capable of powering electronic devices...

  • Fort Collins shooting suspect and victims identified 

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    FORT COLLINS — Police say a man believed to have killed two people and wounded a third near a Colorado university socialized with the victims before the shooting. The Coloradoan reports that 30-year-old Michael Zamora is suspected of killing himself after the shootings...

  • Brother accused of fatally stabbing young siblings in Colorado Springs: 'It's like it wasn't me'

    By Ellie Mulder ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    A 19-year-old Colorado Springs man accused of fatally stabbing his two young siblings and wounding his father claims responsibility but said he doesn't know why he did it. "It's like it wasn't me," Malik Murphy told 9News reporter Anastasiya Bolton, who visited him in El Paso County...

  • Notorious Colorado serial killer charged in new murder and escape attempt

    KIRK MITCHELL, The Denver Post
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    Serial killer Scott Kimball has been arrested for investigation of solicitation to commit first-degree murder and attempted escape. An arrest warrant was filed Tuesday by the FBI against Kimball, who is being held in Sterling Correctional Facility. Kimball, 51, allegedly plotted the...

  • Student, 2 others die in shooting near Colorado State University in Fort Collins

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    FORT COLLINS — Three people, including a Colorado State University student, were killed and one person was wounded Thursday in a pre-dawn shooting outside an apartment complex about a mile (1.6 kilometers) west of the campus, police said. The shooting suspect was among those killed....

  • Colorado teens break into house, throw party, get arrested 

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    PARKER — Six teenagers who are accused of breaking into a Parker house and throwing a party have been arrested. KMGH-TV reports that Mike Cox, who owns the house and recently put it up for sale, returned home from dinner on Friday night to find sheriff's deputies and...

  • Colorado Springs sees 24-hour spasm of gun violence

    liz forster liz.forster@gazette.com -
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    For the past two days, the bullets have been flying in Colorado Springs. In an unusual, if not unheard of spasm of gun violence in the city, there have been four shootings within 24 hours beginning early Wednesday with the attempted killings of a sleeping mother and her 1-year-old...

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