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1 year 1 month ago

Trial set for man accused as accessory

COLORADO SPRINGS - A man accused of helping a teenage homicide suspect to evade capture will stand trial for his alleged role in the crime. Jerel Couch, 19, is charged with being an accessory to murder for letting homicide suspect Macyo January stay at his apartment. Fourth Judicial District...

1 year 4 months ago

Man critically wounded in stabbing downtown

COLORADO SPRINGS - A man was hospitalized in critical condition after being stabbed multiple times during a fight in Downtown Colorado Springs. It happened at around 5:48 p.m. along East Kiowa Street between Cascade and Tejon. Officers with the Colorado Springs Police Department Homicide/Assault team say the attacker left...

1 year 6 months ago

Police investigate peculiar stabbing

Colorado Springs Police officers are investigating a unusual stabbing incident that happened just before noon at the Park Meadows Apartments on Mount Werner Circle, near the intersection of Lake Avenue and Southgate Road. According to police department spokesperson Barbara Miller, a 911 call was made from the apartment at...

3 years 5 months ago

Body dumped in ravine identified

FORT COLLINS (AP) - Authorities say a woman found dead in a wooded area in northern Colorado is a 57-year-old Fort Collins woman reported missing earlier this month. The Larimer County sheriff's office said Monday that the body of Kathy Adams was found Saturday in a ravine along U.S....

3 years 9 months ago

El Paso County hearing on marijuana regulations

El Paso County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on medical marijuana regulations Tuesday. The legislature passed a law this year requiring medical marijuana dispensaries to obtain state and local licensing approval and to be in compliance with all local zoning codes. Tuesday's hearing is the first step of...

3 years 10 months ago

Colorado cold case murder solved by DNA

Authorities say a 28-year-old unsolved murder of an elderly Longmont woman has been solved after recent DNA testing. Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden said Tuesday that a recent DNA test tied John Agrue to the 1982 death of 94-year-old Orma Smith, a former librarian and teacher. Smith's body...

3 years 10 months ago

Colorado father of dead infant files for divorce

The husband of a Colorado woman accused of smothering their infant son because she believed he was autistic has filed for divorce, according to court documents. Thirty-four-year-old Stephanie Rochester of Superior is charged with first-degree murder in the June 1 suffocation of 6-month-old Rylan. An arrest affidavit says she...

3 years 10 months ago

Not guilty verdict in murder-for-hire plot

A woman accused of offering an undercover officer $2,000 to kill her ex-husband in Pitkin County has been acquitted. Jefferson County jurors acquitted Elinor Dvir on Thursday of solicitation of first-degree murder and solicitation of first-degree assault of her former husband, Pitkin County Deputy District Attorney Richard Nedlin. The...

3 years 11 months ago

Colorado arrest in cold case murder

Police say a Grand Junction man has been arrested in the 1994 beating death of a Boulder man after investigators matched evidence from the crime scene with information in a national crime database. Boulder police say 42-year-old David John Trujillo was arrested Monday on second-degree murder charges in the...

3 years 11 months ago

Colorado inmate charged in cold case

A Colorado inmate serving time on a drug conviction faces charges of sexually assaulting one woman and trying to assault another 16 years ago. Denver police and the district attorney said Thursday DNA evidence led them to 38-year-old Jody Smith. Smith is accused of trying to grab a woman...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Balloon boy dad now on home detention

Sheriff's officials say the Colorado man who pleaded guilty to falsely influencing the sheriff by saying his son had floated off in a huge balloon is completing his sentence at home. Larimer County sheriff's spokeswoman Eloise Campanella said Wednesday that Richard Heene finished his time in jail and with...

4 years 2 months ago

Judge says Charlie Sheen can see wife

A judge has modified a protective order allowing actor Charlie Sheen and his wife, Brooke, to see each other as Sheen faces domestic violence allegations. Prosecutors filed charges of felony menacing, third-degree assault and criminal mischief against Sheen stemming from his arrest Dec. 25 at his Aspen home. He...

4 years 2 months ago

2 held in $27,000 Aspen shoplifting spree

Aspen police have jailed two men on suspicion of shoplifting $27,000 worth of high-end clothing, champagne and other goods. They were arrested Wednesday. Authorities allege shoplifted from at least six shops in Aspen and possibly from merchants in Vail. Police say they found nearly 60 stolen items in a rental...

4 years 5 months ago

Man gets sentence reduced from 264 years to 40

A Colorado Springs man serving a 264-year sentence for a violent burglary has seen his sentence slashed to 40 years. Thirty-one year-old Jeremy Michael Petschow got the reduced sentence after getting a new trial because of mistakes made by his original attorney. He's already served nine years. Petschow's second...

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