• Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Saturday, October 21

    Carlotta Olson
    Updated: Wed, Oct 18, 2017

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

  • Prosecutor resigns after DA clashes again with Colorado Springs police over traffic charges

    By lance benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    An El Paso County prosecutor has resigned after a complaint that he made a threatening phone call to a Colorado Springs police detective who disagreed with how prosecutors handled a high-profile traffic case. Jakrapong Pattamasaevi, a seven-year veteran of the 4th Judicial District...

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

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 5 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: 7 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...

  • Wounded soldier gets free Colorado Springs home

    TONY PECK, Special to The Gazette
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    At the door of his new, mortgage-free home overlooking Pikes Peak, retired Army Staff Sgt, Matthew Lawson was overwhelmed. Wounded by a roadside bomb that saw him retired from the military, he still doesn't think he deserves the gift from a national non-profit. "There are thousands...

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

    KIRK MITCHELL, The Denver Post
    Updated: 7 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...

  • 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: 8 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...

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

    By seth boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: 9 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...

  • Colorado Springs sees 24-hour spasm of gun violence

    liz forster liz.forster@gazette.com -
    Updated: 9 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...

  • Coroner identifies man who killed himself after shooting a mother and her 1-year-old son

    liz forster liz.forster@gazette.com -
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    The El Paso County Coroner's Office has identified the man who killed himself after shooting a mother and her 1-year-old son early Wednesday. John Grossetete, 34, entered the family's room about 2:30 a.m. at the Villages at Woodmen Apartments in the 1629 E. Woodmen Road and fired two...

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