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Tazed in daughter's hospital room, Woodland Park man sues police (see video)

A Woodland Park combat veteran is suing three Colorado Springs police officers and a Teller County Sheriff’s Office detective after he was Tazed in the pediatric intensive care unit of → Read More

Trial postponed for second suspected gunmen in killings of Coronado High School students

The trial for the second defendant in the killing two Coronado High School students will be postponed until September because of the coronavirus pandemic, a judge ruled Monday. → Read More

Critics say proposed Colorado Springs police oversight flawed, destined to fail

As Colorado Springs City Council moves toward forming a police accountability commission, critics say it’s already falling short of models in other Colorado cities and across the nation that have → Read More

Off-duty Colorado Springs police officer justified in fatal shooting at drive-thru, DA says

An off-duty Colorado Springs police officer "acted in self-defense" when he fatally shot a man who allegedly entered his car at a fast-food drive thru claiming he had a gun, → Read More

Dry conditions mean no fireworks in Colorado Springs, El Paso County

Fireworks are illegal in Colorado Springs and El Paso County as the area remains under a fire ban due to hot, dry conditions and violators could face a hefty fine, → Read More

El Paso County Sheriff's deputy fired, faces charges after alleged misconduct with inmate

A former deputy with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office is facing criminal charges after an incident involving an inmate at the county's jail, authorities said Monday. → Read More

Tornado warning issued for Colorado Springs, northern El Paso County

Severe thunderstorms could bring large hail and tornadoes across the entire Front Range of Colorado and the eastern plains Friday afternoon and evening, forecasters predict. → Read More

Three people, two dogs rescued from burning Colorado Springs townhouse

Three people and two dogs were rescued late Thursday from a burning townhouse in northwest Colorado Springs, the Fire Department said. → Read More

Colorado Springs weather: Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Colorado's Front Range, eastern plains

Severe thunderstorms could bring large hail and damaging winds across the entire Front Range of Colorado and the eastern plains Friday afternoon and evening, forecasters predict, and a severe thunderstorm → Read More

Woman dies from injuries after crash in downtown Colorado Springs

A woman died Thursday, nearly two weeks after a car ran a red light and struck her motorcycle in downtown Colorado Springs, police said. → Read More

Colorado Springs weather: Large hail, damaging winds possible Friday in Pikes Peak region

Severe thunderstorms could bring large hail and damaging winds across southeast Colorado on Friday afternoon and evening, forecasters predict. → Read More

Manitou Springs man admits killing his wife in a 'fit of rage,' affidavit says

A man fatally stabbed his wife with a kitchen knife in a "fit of rage" in their Manitou Springs apartment Saturday, court records show. → Read More

City Council considers details of Colorado Springs police accountability committee; seeking public opinion Tuesday

Colorado Springs City Council members discussed and debated details about setting up a police accountability committee in Colorado Springs for hours Monday, but didn't agree on any details and are → Read More

Colorado Springs police arrest 30-year-old man in domestic killing

Colorado Springs police arrested a 30-year-old man Thursday in a domestic-related killing from earlier this spring, according to a spokesman and jail records. → Read More

Here's where you can celebrate Juneteenth this weekend in Colorado Springs

City organizers invite residents this weekend to celebrate Juneteenth in honor of the 155th anniversary of the end of slavery in Texas. → Read More

Colorado Springs City Council seeks applicants for police accountability advisory committee

Colorado Springs City Council is now accepting applications from residents interested in serving on a police accountability advisory committee. → Read More

Protester accuses Colorado Springs police of excessive force amid push for accountability

A protester who was pepper-sprayed and pushed to the ground during a demonstration last week is accusing Colorado Springs police of using excessive force. → Read More

Two new red-light cameras installed in Colorado Springs, police say

Two red-light cameras will be turned on at Colorado Springs intersections Friday, with a 30-day warning period in place for motorists who fail to stop at traffic lights, police said. → Read More

Woman, boy killed in house fire in Chaffee County, authorities say

A woman and a boy died Thursday morning after a fire ravaged a home near Buena Vista, authorities said. → Read More

Trial date set for Colorado Springs day care owner accused of hiding 26 toddlers in basement

A woman accused of hiding more than two dozen toddlers behind a false wall in the basement of her unlicensed Colorado Springs day care is scheduled to go on trial → Read More