• Falcon-area man's disappearance among growing number of Senior Alerts

    By Liz Forster and Kaitlin Durbin The Gazette -
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Carl Wilber Newcomb and his wife spent many days taking long drives, exploring Colorado in an attempt to help her dementia. After she died, Carl, 78, continued the habit as a way to keep her memory alive. "He'd say, 'I'm going out for a drive with your mom,'" said his son, Roy...

  • Missing Colorado teen believed to be at risk of sexual exploitation

    Updated: Sat, Dec 9, 2017

    Police are hoping for the public's help in locating a missing teen they consider an endangered runaway who is at risk for possible sexual exploitation. Isabella Garcia, 14, was last seen Oct. 31 in Lakewood by her guardians. She is described as Hispanic, 5'4", 130 pounds, with brown...

  • Widespread power outage in Cimarron Hills impacted nearly 1,500 customers

    Liz Forster
    Updated: Sat, Dec 9, 2017

    Nearly 1,500 homes were without power Saturday morning in Cimarron Hills.

  • Colorado AG Coffman says evidence supports syringe exchange programs

    By Jakob Rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Dec 9, 2017

    Attorney General Cynthia Coffman doesn't need any more proof that syringe exchange programs and supervised drug injection sites can work, and can help Colorado. "The data is dead bodies washing up in Cherry Creek," Coffman said. "I think it's people found with needles in their arms...

  • Video key in ex-officer's stiff sentence for killing

    By MEG KINNARD , Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Dec 8, 2017

    CHARLESTON, S.C.  — The video was viewed millions of times around the world. It was somewhat blurry, recorded from a distance, but it clearly showed an unarmed black man running from a white officer, who shot him five times in the back. On Thursday, relatives of that fleeing...

  • Prosecutor declines to charge officer in deaf man's killing

    By SEAN MURPHY , Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Dec 8, 2017

    OKLAHOMA CITY  — An Oklahoma prosecutor announced Friday he will not file criminal charges against a police officer in the September shooting death of a deaf man who was not following officer commands. Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater said his investigation...

  • Small plane crash cuts power in Limon

    liz forster liz.forster@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Dec 8, 2017

    A pilot survived a small airplane crash just east of the Limon Airport Thursday night. The plane struck an electrical transmission line about 3/4 mile south of the crash site, Limon Police Department tweeted. The crash caused a power outage, but power was expected to be restored...

  • Cars left running are an invitation to thieves, Colorado Springs police warn.

    liz forster liz.forster@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Dec 7, 2017

    Don't leave your car running, warming up outside your house or while you dash inside a store for a minute. Otherwise, you might not find it still there when you return. Colorado Springs police warned residents against making it easy for car thieves after a rash of vehicle thefts...

  • Fire crews rescue injured construction worker from trench

    Liz Forster
    Updated: Thu, Dec 7, 2017

    Fire crews rescued a construction worker trapped under a sluff of dirt while working in a trench in west Colorado Springs. Colorado Springs Fire Department received a call from the construction site at 25th and Cache La Poudre streets just before 11 a.m., said Capt. Brian...

  • Monument police approved for pay increase

    BY Kaitlin Durbin kaitlin.durbin@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Dec 6, 2017

    Monument police are getting long-awaited raises. The town's Board of Trustees recently approved a resolution to increase their wages. Incoming sworn officers will be offered a base salary of $52,000, a 13 percent increase, as of Jan. 1. Salaries for existing officers will bump up...

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