• Triple slaying suspect refuses day in court, detectives recount grisly scene

    Kaitlin Durbin kaitlin.durbin@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 min ago

    Only one of the men accused in a triple slaying last year showed up for round two of his preliminary hearing Tuesday. Richard Allon Spanks reportedly told jail staff "I'm not going to (expletive) court" and took an aggressive stance. He was left in his cell and later refused to speak...

  • Colorado leaders warily await Trump's order Wednesday to review national monuments

    By JOEY BUNCH ColoradoPolitics.com -
    Updated: 7 min ago

    President Trump is expected to sign an executive order Wednesday to take another look at every national monument designated since the middle of the Clinton administration, and that means three in Colorado are on the list. The Antiquities Act of 1906 allows the president to set aside...

  • Tough marijuana position from national prosecutors could influence Trump policy

    By PETER MARCUS ColoradoPolitics.com
    Updated: 25 min ago

    District attorneys from across the nation recently backed a position statement that declares that marijuana legalization has increased access by children and that supports federal enforcement. The perspective - ironically released by the National District Attorneys Association on...

  • Manhunt continues for Colorado Springs bank robber

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Police fanned out in the neighborhood near Fillmore Street and Nevada Avenue Tuesday morning to hunt for a bank robber. Officers say the man entered Herring Bank at the 3100 block of North Nevada just before 10:30 a.m. and told clerks he had a gun before demanding cash. The robber,...

  • Mitt Romney nephew Doug Robinson wants to give back as Colorado governor

    By joey bunch ColoradoPolitics.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Doug Robinson is the latest Republican candidate to enter next year's governor's race. Besides his involvement with Colorado's GOP, his uncle is former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. He told Colorado Politics Tuesday morning that Colorado had given him and his family a...

  • Four Colorado Springs schools temporarily locked down after carjacking

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

    Update: The precautionary school lockdown has been lifted -- Several schools in northeastern Colorado Springs were locked down Tuesday morning after an apparent carjacking near Powers and Barnes. Colorado Springs police were called to the 5100 block of Blue Stem Drive just before...

  • Another 'Mystery Plane' identified: 'Air Force One' seen flying low over Colorado

    Mark Belcher, The Denver Channel
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    AURORA, Colo. — Another unidentified plane flew low over Colorado on Tuesday morning, garnering attention from thousands below. That plane is commonly known as Air Force One. Although technically a plane only receives the call sign Air Force One when the President of the United...

  • Inside a Colorado Springs pot club — a rare and endangered species in the U.S.

    KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    COLORADO SPRINGS — It's the fish tank featuring a colorful reef made of glass marijuana pipes that ultimately sets the Speakeasy Vape Lounge apart from any other strip-mall bar and confirms what it really is: one of the United States' only legal pot clubs. The fact that it and a few...

  • Angela Giron returning to the Boys and Girls Club, the foundation of her political rise

    By joey bunch ColoradoPolitics.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Former state Sen. Angela Giron is returning to the Boys and Girls Club of Pueblo County, the Associated Press, via the Pueblo Chieftain told us the other day. Giron's rise on the statewide political landscape started with the organization where she worked for 27 years, including as...

  • Driver flees after crash in Colorado Springs, leaves injured passenger behind

    Kaitlin Durbin kaitlin.durbin@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    A driver who sped away from police late Monday ran away after crashing into a median, leaving an injured passenger behind. The driver was reportedly speeding east on Fillmore Street about 10:30 p.m. when he caught the attention of police officers and started a short chase, Colorado...

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