• Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Sunday, October 22

    Carlotta Olson
    Updated: Thu, Oct 19, 2017

    Here's a look at what's going on Sunday in the Colorado Springs area:

  • 2 girls found slain at Colorado farm ID'd; mother is suspect

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    TELLURIDE, Colo. — Authorities have released the names of two young girls who were found slain at a farm in southwestern Colorado. The San Miguel County coroner's office identified the girls Friday as 10-year-old Makayla Roberts and 8-year-old Hannah Marshall. Their mother, Nashika...

  • Man gets 160 years to life for 'cold case' sex assault

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    A man has been sentenced to 160 years to life in prison for a kidnapping and sexual assault that happened nearly two decades ago. The Denver Post reported Friday that 53-year-old Albert Matthews was arrested in July 2016 and convicted in August. Prosecutors say that on...

  • Suspect in double Colorado killing was an Air Force officer

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 5 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...

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

    By LANCE BENZEL lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 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...

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

    By Ellie Mulder ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 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...

  • I-25 bridge dedicated in honor of Springs Pearl Harbor veteran Jim Downing

    BY RACHEL RILEY rachel.riley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    A Colorado Springs thoroughfare that for months was a jumble of traffic drums and restricted lanes will now pay tribute to a beloved local Pearl Harbor survivor. The new Interstate 25 bridge over Cimarron Street was named after retired Navy Lt. James "Jim" Downing during a dedication...

  • Man arrested, victim rescued in Colorado Springs kidnapping

    By Ellie Mulder ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 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...

  • Michael Shafai, influential Colorado Springs runner, dies at 47

    By seth boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Through Thursday morning's darkness, the white light of more than 70 headlamps glowed through the meadow of a Colorado Springs park - runners who were on their way to a hilltop, where they would hug and cry and long for their leader. Michael Shafai, the former president of the Pikes...

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

    By LANCE BENZEL lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 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,...

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