• Man dies after reported fight in southeast Colorado Springs home

    liz forster and Ellie Mulder The Gazette -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Shaundra Reed and her mother had an open home, ready to serve gumbo or offer a place to sleep to anyone in need. Yet the Reed's open-door policy turned deadly Wednesday night after one man killed another in a fight over a woman in their home in the 1800 block of Carmel Drive in...

  • Suspect in Charlottesville car attack faces new charge: first-degree murder 

    SARAH RANKIN, Associated Press
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The man accused of driving into a crowd protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville faces a new charge of first-degree murder after a court hearing Thursday in which prosecutors presented surveillance video and other evidence against him....

  • Denver shuts down 26 legal pot businesses, makes arrests 

    KATHLEEN FOODY, Associated Press
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    DENVER — Denver authorities shut down 26 legal marijuana businesses Thursday and arrested 12 people suspected of illegal distribution of pot after a yearlong criminal investigation. Potential charges relate to marijuana sales exceeding limits set in state law, police said. Colorado...

  • Pedestrian cited in Colorado Springs crash after allegedly running across North Powers Boulevard

    By Ellie Mulder ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    A pedestrian was cited after he allegedly ran into traffic on North Powers Boulevard, where he was hit by a car, police said. The pedestrian was taken to a local hospital, where he is in stable condition with injuries that are not critical, police said. The crash happened about 8...

  • Woman, 28, allegedly bites Colorado Springs police officer's arm during arrest

    By Ellie Mulder ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    A 28-year-old woman allegedly bit a Colorado Springs police officer while she was being arrested Thursday morning, police said. Jane Blount was wanted for failing to appear, inmate records show. The arrest warrant stemmed from an incident in the 600 block of W. Garden of the Gods...

  • Woodland Park ‘Prospectors’ star arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting girls

    Ellie Mulder
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    TELLER COUNTY - A cast member of a TV show is facing charges for allegedly sexually assaulting a child. Rich Fretterd of The Weather Channel show "Prospectors" was arrested earlier this week in Divide. Details of the arrest have not been released yet, but the Teller County...

  • Woman escapes gunman in possible carjacking in Broadmoor neighborhood

    liz forster liz.forster@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Sarah Gibeau knew something was wrong early Thursday when she saw a car she didn't recognize parked on the wrong side of the street opposite her driveway just west of The Broadmoor. Her instincts were right after the driver approached her car and fired shots. "I'm scared for my...

  • Man wearing fake Santa beard robs Family Dollar in northeast Colorado Springs

    liz forster liz.forster@gazette.com -
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    A man made the naughty list Wednesday night after holding up a Family Dollar in northeast Colorado Spinrgs. The robber entered the store at 4609 Austin Bluffs Parkway at about 9:30 p.m. wearing a red jacket with khaki pants, Gazette news partner KKTV reported. He may have had a real,...

  • Lawsuit accuses Colorado Springs K-9 officer of allowing police dog's 'unjustified' attack

    By Ellie Mulder ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    Willie Watlington was leaving a bar east of downtown Colorado Springs when a police officer "unjustifiably" ordered a K-9 to "viciously seize" him, according to a federal civil rights lawsuit filed Monday. Watlington is seeking compensation for temporary and permanent injuries from...

  • Police: 16-year-old alleged Banning Lewis Ranch 'porch pirate' cited

    By Ellie Mulder ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    A 16-year-old boy suspected of stealing a package after it was delivered to a Banning Lewis Ranch home has been cited with misdemeanor theft, Colorado Springs police announced Wednesday. Multiple "porch pirate" thefts recently have been reported in the neighborhood, police said. The...

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