• Salvation Army, Marian House to feed thousands; turkey donations needed

    BY liz forster liz.forster@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Fort Carson soldiers are on a 96-hour mission to cook 300 turkeys and prepare more than 1,600 pounds of sides for those in need this Thanksgiving. At least 250 volunteers, including Fort Carson's senior military leadership and their families, will work three 24-hour shifts starting...

  • Armed home intruder demands money from Colorado Springs residents

    BY liz forster liz.forster@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Police are looking for an armed man who sneaked into a house in east Colorado Springs and tried to steal from the residents. Police said a couple was sleeping in a bedroom in the basement of their home in the 4600 block of Enchanted Circle North about 8 p.m. when a man entered...

  • Burglar rams through front of Colorado Springs pawn shop with his car, police say

    BY liz forster liz.forster@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Police arrested a man accused of driving a car into a pawn shop Thursday night in northeast Colorado Springs. James Rohrs, 60, is suspected of ramming into the front of Top Dollar Pawn at 6385 North Academy Boulevard with the intention of stealing from the shop, police said. Rohrs...

  • Jail for former Colorado school bus driver who failed to report abuse

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    LONGMONT — A Boulder County jury has convicted a former bus driver of failing to report his assistant for spraying a severely autistic student in the face with disinfectant. The Longmont Times-Call reports 46-year-old William Hall, who drove for the St. Vrain Valley School...

  • Wind ignites smoldering grill coals at a house in Monument

    BY liz forster liz.forster@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Partially extinguished grill coals are suspected of igniting a fire at a home in Woodmoor Thursday night. Monument firefighters told Gazette news partner KKTV that wind may have lifted the lid off a grill on the deck hours after the family had used it, blowing embers around their...

  • Reported sex assaults at Fort Carson rise sharply, Pentagon says

    By TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Reported sexual assaults have skyrocketed at Fort Carson since 2013, an increase commanders say is driven by soldiers becoming more willing to report attacks. The number of reported assaults more than doubled from 43 in 2013 to 114 in 2016, a Pentagon report released Friday morning...

  • Senators Baumgardner, Tate hit with allegations of sexual harassment at Colorado Capitol

    By Ernest Luning Colorado Politics -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Two Republican senators were accused Thursday of improper behavior at the Colorado Capitol amid a wave of sexual harassment and misconduct allegations that have rocked the Legislature over the past week, but the lawmakers both denied they had done anything inappropriate. In a story...

  • Missing 10-year-old Golden girl found safe 27 miles from home

    Kirk Mitchell, The Denver Post
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    A 10-year-old girl with long frizzy hair disappeared from her Golden home Thursday some time between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. and hasn’t been seen since then, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department. Madeleine Malloy went missing from the 18300 block of W 59th Drive in...

  • Fort Carson soldier lands in Apache helicopter at Colorado Springs school

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    In celebration of Veterans Day, The Colorado Springs School hosted an assembly last Friday featuring school parent and Apache pilot, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Jason Yarros. He surprised students by arriving at campus piloting an Apache helicopter. He landed in the school’s sports...

  • Who is Leeann Tweeden? Al Franken accuser worked at Colorado Springs Hooters

    By News Services and The Gazette, citydesk@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Broadcaster and model Leeann Tweeden said Thursday that Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., "forcibly kissed" her and groped her during a USO tour in 2006. Tweeden, a news anchor for a morning show on KABC-AM radio in Los Angeles, worked in the 1990s as a model, appearing in magazines such as...

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