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1 year 7 months ago

Sheriffs criticize Colorado gun laws

DENVER - Sheriffs from more than a dozen Colorado counties held a news conference Wednesday to highlight what they see as flaws with the state's new gun control laws. The event was held a short distance away from the Denver Police Academy where President Obama held up the gun laws...

1 year 8 months ago

Trading for marijuana: Is this legal?

Marijuana users are getting creative when it comes to getting their hands on pot. They're using web sites like Craigslist to trade merchandise for marijuana. Plug in "marijuana" on Craigslist and a laundry list of postings will appear. People are looking to trade anything and everything from cell phones...

2 years 6 months ago

Recipients named for law enforcement awards

Several are honored at the Southeastern Colorado Law Enforcement Association Annual Awards in Pueblo. Winners are recognized for significant work they did in 2011. There are several categories, including Uniformed Officer of the Year. Five awards were given in that category to Chief James Chamberlin of the Walsenburg Police...

2 years 9 months ago

CSPD to honor officers and civilians

The Colorado Springs Police Department and members of the community will be celebrating the CSPD Annual Awards Ceremony on Thursday, January 26th at 6:00 PM. The ceremony at Stargazers will recognize the Civilian Employee of the Year, followed by 19 citizens who have assisted in the prevention of a...

2 years 10 months ago

Police use new tactics in DUI crackdowns

Well over 1300 people have been busted for drunk driving in the state since Thanksgiving Week according to the Colorado State Patrol. Investigators report there were 14 fatal crashes during that time that were alcohol related. The holiday season is always a big time for drunken driving arrests. As we...

3 years 1 week ago

Mayor calls for end to DUI checkpoints

Sobriety checkpoints may soon be a thing of the past in Colorado Springs. As part of his budget for next year, Mayor Steve Bach recommended the police department no longer use the checkpoints because they are inefficient at catching drunk drivers. The mayor says he came to the decision...

3 years 2 months ago

Drug bust in Colorado Springs

DEA, along with several Colorado Springs and Pueblo law enforcement agencies, as well as the K9 unit, confiscated between three and four pounds of methamphetamines and a large amount of cash from an apartment complex on the 800 block of Circle Drive around 1pm this afternoon. A DEA agent...

3 years 6 months ago

Torch run through Pueblo Wednesday

Law enforcement officers from the Pueblo Police Department, Pueblo County Sheriff's Department, Colorado Department of Corrections, and the Colorado State Patrol are expected to carry the Special Olympics Colorado torch, the Flame of Hope, through the streets of Pueblo County on May 25. Runners will rally at the Red...

3 years 6 months ago

To shoot or not to shoot....

Friday a man was shot in Colorado Springs. He eventually died. The person behind the gun was a Colorado Springs Police Officer. To shoot or not to shoot is a choice no officer wants to make. Colorado Springs Police train to make the decision regularly. Part of that training...

4 years 1 month ago

Crisis negotiation training brings agencies together

Law enforcement agencies teamed up in Pueblo Wednesday for training in crisis negotiations. The training took place at the Colorado State Fairgrounds. In one scenario SWAT teams and communication workers responded to a mock hostage situation. The training brought together the Colorado Department of Corrections, Pueblo Police and the Pueblo...

4 years 2 months ago

Traffic fatalities down over summer in Colorado

Preliminary data from the Colorado Department of Transportation shows a 5 percent decrease in the number of alcohol-related fatalities this year between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. CDOT reports 47 people were killed this summer in alcohol-related crashes, compared to 55 last summer. DUI arrests were also down 12...

4 years 6 months ago

Special Olympics torch run held in Pueblo

Local law enforcement is continuing a long tradition of helping people with intellectual disabilities. The Special Olympics torch run was held in Pueblo this morning. Members of the Pueblo Police Department and the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office hit the pavement to raise money for the organization. Over the years, Pueblo...

4 years 7 months ago

Local police want help with immigration

To protect and serve, no matter a person's status in the country. The heads of both the Colorado Springs Police Department and the El Paso County Sheriff's Office say they want to be clear: they're not patrolling for illegal immigrants. "There's a lot of misinformation floating around that maybe...

4 years 9 months ago

Colorado-based company settles huge lawsuit

Western Union agreed to a $94 million settlement in a dispute with Arizona prosecutors that centers on the state's efforts to reduce the flow of immigrant and drug smuggling money through wire transfers. The Arizona Attorney General's Office said Thursday that the Englewood, Colorado-based company will pay $7 million...

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