• Man facing upgraded charges in Colorado Springs crash after victim dies

    By Ellie Mulder ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Ricardo Trevizo, 26, was cited with careless driving involving death in a crash that killed Manuel Peak, 86, Colorado Springs police said Tuesday. Trevizo initially was cited with careless driving resulting in injury, failure to display proof of insurance and driving under restraint,...

  • El Paso County jail care provider under fire

    By rachel riley and lance benzel The Gazette -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is re-evaluating a nearly two-decade relationship with its controversial jail health care provider, potentially dealing a costly blow to a private, nationwide contractor under scrutiny for claims of substandard care. The possible loss of a contract...

  • Communication during emergencies is focus of El Paso County work session

    BY RACHEL RILEY rachel.riley@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, May 23, 2017

    An El Paso County Commissioner will propose a strategy on Thursday to help citizens communicate during blizzards, wildfires, cyber attacks and other disasters that could kill internet connections and deaden phone lines. At a work session following commissioners' regular meeting,...

  • Three arrested in stabbing, robbery east of downtown Colorado Springs

    By Ellie Mulder ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, May 23, 2017

    Three people have been arrested in a Sunday morning robbery and stabbing, Colorado Springs police said. About 1 a.m. Sunday, a stabbing victim at Memorial Hospital told officers he was in a disturbance at 1826 E. Platte Ave. over a minor traffic crash, which led to him being stabbed...

  • Penrose-St. Francis' proposed Filmore hill campus clears hurdles

    By Jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Penrose-St. Francis Health Services cleared more regulatory hurdles Tuesday in its quest to build a massive campus atop Fillmore hill. The hospital system received several unanimous approvals from the Colorado Springs City Council for its project at Fillmore Avenue and Centennial...

  • Chickens, dogs and cats (oh my!): Animal officer's work to pick up during summer

    By chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Sara Tucker has chased chickens down Tejon Street, treated bruised and malnourished pets, rescued frightened dogs and cats and been chased by aggressive dogs. A dog owner once threatened to shoot the four-year animal enforcement officer and her co-workers. "It can be hard on all of...

  • Authorities seek man who hurled table at woman in Colorado Springs brewery

    By Ellie Mulder ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Authorities are searching for a man who threw a table at a woman at Pikes Peak Brewing Co., then hit her in the face and drove away with her cell phone. The man, known only as "Art," picked the woman up from the Citadel Mall on his motorcycle about noon May 12, the El Paso County...

  • El Paso County public defender says 11-year-old who stabbed classmate was bullied

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    An 11-year-old boy accused of stabbing a classmate in the chest with a pencil in the hallway at Carmel Middle School last October had been bullied by the boy he attacked, according to evidence presented Tuesday in El Paso County Juvenile Court. The sixth-grade boy who was assaulted...

  • Two men, 23 and 82, dead after head-on crash near Peyton

    Kaitlin Durbin and Ellie Mulder The Gazette -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    A head-on crash that killed two men closed U.S. 24 for hours Tuesday morning. Robert Hicock, 82, of Colorado Springs, died on the scene, said Trooper Nate Reid of the Colorado State Patrol. Wesley Free, 23, of Fountain, was taken by helicopter to UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central,...

  • Colorado Springs Police: Detective at fault in crash

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

    A Colorado Springs police detective is at fault for a crash with another vehicle Monday night, the department reported. The detective from the strategic information center was stopped at a red light on Morning Mist Drive at Hancock Expressway just before 9 p.m. when he entered the...

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