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2 months 1 week ago

Homeless Using Pueblo Fountains to Bathe

Public fountains in Pueblo are being used as showers, and it's costing the city thousands of dollars to clean up. The homeless have been seen showering off and washing their clothing in fountains along City Center and Grand Avenue. "Chester's Smoke and BBQ" food truck owner, Keith Schmidt, has...

6 months 3 weeks ago

Homeless man slept in Sheriff's Office restroom

COLORADO SPRINGS - A homeless man was arrested last month for breaking into the El Paso County Sheriff's Office headquarters building in downtown Colorado Springs. Daniel Mastovich, 32, was booked at the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center on January 29 on three counts of felony First Degree Criminal Trespass...

1 year 5 months ago

CC to hold panel discussion on downtown homeless

COLORADO SPRINGS - The issue of panhandling in downtown Colorado Springs is back in the news because the panhandlers themselves are back. Following a failed attempt to completely ban soliciting downtown, Colorado College will host a series of Community Conversations to find better solutions to help the chronically homeless and...

1 year 11 months ago

Colo. facility focused on female homeless vets

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - It's the "invisible population" that officials from an Aurora shelter want to see more often. As the last remaining days pass before final approval from Department of Veterans Affairs comes in for the Aurora program, Comitis Crisis Center spokesman James Gillespie says getting the word out...

2 years 2 months ago

Sex offenders slipping through the cracks

Sex offenders are manipulating their identities to slip through the cracks of law enforcement; a new study funded by the United States Justice Department shows about 16 percent of them are living secretly among us. It's also a problem here in Colorado Springs. About 1,100 registered sex offenders are...

2 years 6 months ago

Homeless family moves out of RV

Meagan Taylor is moving out of her RV. She's the homeless lady whose story we've been telling you about, but over the weekend, her RV was burglarized. Now she's packing up and says she's not going back. She's found temporary housing for about a week, and Posada is continuously...

2 years 7 months ago

Mayor visits Springs Rescue Mission

Mayor Steve Bach took a tour of the Springs Rescue Mission Thursday morning to see first hand the work the non-profit agency does in helping the homeless and working poor in our community. The Mission is currently undergoing a million dollar expansion to their facilities that will allow them to...

2 years 9 months ago

'Squatting' could be to blame for recent fires

Last Sunday an outbuilding of an apartment complex burned to the ground on Hathaway Drive nearly taking another building with it. The suspected cause was transients living in the abandoned buildings. Less than a week later an abandoned warehouse on Sierra Madre in Colorado Springs was engulfed in flames. It...

2 years 10 months ago

Police: Homeless issues are still here

Day after day Officers Brett Iverson and M.J. Thompson walk the trails around Colorado Springs. They're part of CSPD's Homeless Outreach Team. On a day like this they're trying to get the city's homeless off the cold streets and in to a shelter. "The last thing we want to find...

2 years 11 months ago

Come out and help fight homelessness

Today until 4 pm at America the Beautiful Park, Colorado Springs Fights Homelessness hosts an event with free food, fun, and music and lets you find out what you can do to fight homelessness in El Paso County. The event is family friendly with live radio remotes, inflatable games,...

3 years 1 month ago

Who tracks homeless sex offenders?

There are 48 transient or homeless registered sex offenders in El Paso County, but law enforcement doesn't have to know where they are. Colorado law is unclear about what requirements homeless sex offenders have, or how law enforcement has to keep track of them. While some agencies do more...

3 years 2 months ago

Springs Rescue Mission to touch many lives

Springs Rescue Mission is on its way to help many more in the Springs community. The mission recently revealed its three-year plan, which targets three groups: adult men, families and the chronically homeless. "We're the only recovery program in town now...and we have a waiting list for our recovery program,"...

3 years 5 months ago

Sex offender uses dumpster as legal address

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Albuquerque authorities arrested a homeless man for failing to notify them that he moved out of the trash dumpster he listed as his address. KOB-TV reports Charles Mader is a convicted sex offender and is required to give the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department a physical address....

3 years 5 months ago

HIV/AIDS homeless grants coming to Colorado

DENVER (AP) - Colorado programs that help the homeless and those with HIV/AIDS have received nearly $2 million in federal grants. The U.S. Development of Housing and Urban Development announced Monday that Colorado programs will get $1.8 million. Denver-based Del Norte Neighborhood Development Corp. will get nearly $1.5 million...

3 years 8 months ago

Homeless Veterans forum Monday

More than 100 participants are expected Monday at a regional forum in Denver aimed at ending homelessness among veterans. It will be held Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the Denver VA Medical Center, 1055 Clermont Street, Denver. The forum is sponsored by The...

3 years 9 months ago

Baby starves at homeless shelter

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Two family caseworkers have been suspended after a 2-month-old boy starved to death at a Philadelphia homeless shelter. Police have charged 32-year-old Tanya Williams with murder in the Dec. 23 death of her son. They also are exploring possible criminal charges against others. Homicide Sgt. Tim...

3 years 11 months ago

Father of the bride becomes best man

What would you do if your daughter's wedding canceled and you couldn't get your money back on the reception dinner? One father in Colorado Springs is becoming the best man by hosting a dinner for others in need. We are working on this story and others tonight at 10pm.

4 years 1 month ago

Sexually violent predator to live in Pueblo

A man with sexually violent predator status is to be released from the Department of Corrections to live in the Pueblo area. Emmanuel Bitsuie, age 24, is being released today from the Colorado Department of Corrections with the condition that he undergo 2 years of Intensive Supervised Parole. This...

4 years 2 months ago

Fixing bikes, hoping to fix lives

Peter Sprunger-Froese's Bike Clinic in Colorado Springs is filled with some of the lost and forgotten parts of bicycles that people thought showed no promise, but Peter brings them back. "To bring life to these bikes, that are what we're trying to do here, says Sprunger-Froese, as he works...

4 years 2 months ago

Homeless man found living in library

I can think of worse places to live--Police say a homeless man lived unnoticed in the basement of a New Jersey library for nearly two weeks. He had plenty to read, internet access, and abundant food--thanks to the employee break-room. (And workers thought that weasley guy in Research was stealing...

4 years 2 months ago

Man arrested for assault on officer

A man was arrested in Colorado Springs for assaulting a police officer Tuesday morning. According to police, officers were assisting with clean up of trail areas with the help of the Homeless Outreach Team. Jonathan Patzel, 20, who was camping under a bridge, became combative. Officers reported he pushed...

4 years 4 months ago

Reason to celebrate

When talking about homelessness in Colorado Springs, for a while there hasn't been much to celebrate. However, on Thursday, Homeward Pikes Peak and those staying at the Aztec Motel are getting out the cake. "Some people aren't here because they've gotten jobs and they've moved on." Bob Holmes, with...

4 years 5 months ago

Homeless meters spreading from Colorado

You may have noticed them inside the terminal at DIA. Standard parking meters--with all money going to help the homeless. They're also scattered around Denver. The idea is spreading. Springfield, Oregon is the latest city to install them. City Councilor Terri Leezer is the driving force behind...

4 years 5 months ago

Boulder struggling with homeless problem

Homeless people in Boulder have put on "sleep-in" protests to decry laws making it illegal to sleep in city parks. About 20 homeless people planned to stay through the weekend on a lawn next to the Boulder Municipal Building to protest the camping ban. One of the sleep-in's organizers...

4 years 6 months ago

Boulder strengthens public sleeping law

Homeless people no longer have a legal way to sleep on the streets of Boulder. The Boulder City Council Tuesday removed the authority of the city manager to issue permits to camp on public property. Homeless advocates had requested an easier way to apply for such permits in order...

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