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 2018-01-20 00:11 

KFOX

[ El paso ]

EPCSO uses evidence to narrow down vehicle involved in fatal hit-and-run crash...

Investigators are looking for the driver who hit and killed a man in Vinton earlier this month.The El Paso County Sheriff's Office said deputies found 37-year-old Eduardo Vasquez's body on the morning of New Year's Day.They said the crash coul...

 2018-01-19 20:55 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

Court documents: Fatal stabbing stemmed from fight over affair...

A woman accused of fatally stabbing a man earlier this week in the Stratmoor Hills area said the two had been fighting over her affair with another man, according to court records. Ta Tyana King, 22, told El Paso County sheriff's deputies her live-in ...

 2018-01-19 20:37 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

El Paso County Sheriff's Office looking for brothers suspected of dozens of felonies...

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for help in locating two brothers with felony arrest warrants for three dozen counts of theft. Enrique and Efrain Archuleta are suspected of 36 counts of identity theft and felony theft. Enrique...

 2018-01-19 20:37 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

El Paso County Sheriff's Office looking for brothers suspected in dozens of felonies...

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for help in locating two brothers suspected in dozens of felonies. Enrique and Efrain Archuleta are suspected of 36 counts of identity theft and felony theft. Enrique, 24, is described as 5 feet...

 2018-01-19 18:48 

KFOX

[ El paso ]

Body found near Tornillo port of entry, border agents say...

A man was found dead in far east El Paso County.The body was discovered Thursday around 10 p.m., said Border Patrol agent Joe Romero.The man's body was discovered east of the Tornillo port of entry, said Romero.Authorities have not released how he die...

 2018-01-19 04:30 

KXRM

[ FOX Colorado Springs ]

El Paso County child dies from flu, and local doctor gives tips on how to stay healthy...

A child has died from the flu in El Paso County, but their name, age, and gender have not yet been released....

 2018-01-18 22:15 

KXRM

[ FOX Colorado Springs ]

Deputies raid three illegal marijuana grows in Falcon area...

One person was arrested after El Paso County sheriff's deputies raided three illegal marijuana grows in the Falcon area Wednesday....

 2018-01-18 20:44 

KDVR

[ FOX Denver ]

El Paso County authorities raid 3 illegal marijuana grows...

FALCON, Colo. -- Authorities say they seized marijuana, guns and cash after raiding three illegal growing operations in a rural area northeast of Colorado Springs....

 2018-01-18 18:31 

KFOX

[ El paso ]

Where to pay your property tax bill in El Paso County...

The deadline to pay your property taxes is coming up.Residents have until Jan. 31 to pay their 2017 property taxes.There are three ways to pay property taxes in El Paso County.Payments can be made online or by phone at 915-212-0106. E-checks can be used o...

 2018-01-18 17:41 

Denver Post

Appeals court tosses lawsuit against former El Paso Sheriff Terry Maketa...

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals rules former El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa entitled to qualified immunity....

 2018-01-18 16:41 

Denver Post

Hundreds of plants seized in illegal marijuana raids in El Paso County...

Authorities raided three illegal marijuana grows in the Falcon area Wednesday, seizing 175 plants, 5 pounds of processed marijuana, firearms and $5,000 in cash....

 2018-01-18 05:19 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

El Paso County child dies from flu; state health officials urge residents to get vaccinated...

An El Paso County child has died from the flu, and state health officials worry that the worst is yet to come as the virus circulates another two to three months. This case was the first influenza-related child death in Colorado since 2013. The child - wh...

 2018-01-18 01:12 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

Woman, 22, arrested in fatal stabbing south of Colorado Springs...

A woman was arrested Wednesday in the fatal stabbing of a man south of Colorado Springs in the Stratmoor Hills area, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office announced. The man, whose name has not been released, was found lying on the ground in the 1600 bl...

 2018-01-18 00:44 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

New wireless towers to be built at schools east of Colorado Springs...

Improved wireless coverage from T-Mobile and other carriers, along with better emergency 911 service, soon will come to the growing communities of Peyton and Falcon east of Colorado Springs. El Paso County commissioners last week approved two use variance...

 2018-01-18 00:21 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

State health official: This year's deadly flu season might spread 'quite a bit longer'...

An El Paso County child has died from the flu, and state health officials worry that the worst is yet to come as the virus circulates another two to three months. This case was the first influenza-related child death in Colorado since 2013. The child - wh...

 2018-01-18 00:20 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

Woman, 22, arrested in fatal stabbing of man south of Colorado Springs...

A woman was arrested Wednesday in the fatal stabbing of a man south of Colorado Springs, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office announced. The man, whose name has not been released, was found lying on the ground in the 1600 block of Hampton South about 3...

 2018-01-17 23:45 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

Authorities raid 3 illegal marijuana grows in El Paso County, seize 175 plants...

Authorities raided three illegal marijuana grows in the Falcon area Wednesday, seizing 175 plants, 5 pounds of processed marijuana, firearms and $5,000 in cash, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office announced. One person, whose name has not been release...

 2018-01-17 22:44 

KFOX

[ El paso ]

Pepe Aguilar returns to El Paso to perform with son, daughter this summer...

Award-winning Latin artist Pepe Aguilar is coming back to El Paso.He's scheduled to perform along with his son Leonardo and daughter Angela at the El Paso County Coliseum on Aug. 25.Also performing at the concert is Christian Nodal, whose debut single...

 2018-01-17 17:45 

KFOX

[ El paso ]

Man killed in shooting involving off-duty Border Patrol agent identified...

Investigators on Wednesday identified the man who died in a shooting involving an off-duty Border Patrol agent.Juan Daniel Jacques, 33, died Sunday, according to El Paso County sheriff's deputies.Deputies are investigating what prompted the shooting b...

 2018-01-17 02:24 

Washington Times

Coroner: Toddler's death in Colorado Springs was homicide...

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Authorities have determined that the death of a toddler in Colorado Springs was a homicide. Police Lt. Howard Black says 3-year-old Bella Ritch died at a hospital after she was knocked unconscious Oct. 2. The El Paso County ...

 2018-01-17 01:13 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

El Paso County park trails to get facelift...

An El Paso County project will rehabilitate and expand a network of park trails damaged by the Black Forest fire. Work should begin in February in Black Forest Regional Park and be completed by June, said county Project Manager Jason Meyer. County commiss...

 2018-01-16 23:20 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

Colorado Springs homelessness coalition sees decrease in federal funding...

A nonprofit coalition will get slightly less federal funding in the coming year to address homelessness across El Paso County. The Pikes Peak Continuum of Care received about $2.4 million from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, nearly $42,00...

 2018-01-16 23:04 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

13-year-old girl killed in Colorado Springs crash identified, memorial scheduled...

The El Paso County Coroner's Office has identified the 13-year-old girl killed in the rollover crash Saturday night as Nicole Heitman. Heitman was an 8th grader at Academy 20 School District's Challenger Middle School in northeast Colorado Springs...

 2018-01-16 20:44 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

13-year-old girl killed in Colorado Springs crash identified, memorial service scheduled...

The El Paso County Coroner's Office has identified the 13-year-old girl killed in the rollover crash Saturday night as Nicole Heitman. Heitman was an 8th grader at Academy 20 School District's Challenger Middle School in northeast Colorado Springs...

 2018-01-16 19:39 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

13-year-old girl killed in Colorado Springs crash identified...

The El Paso County Coroner's Office has identified the 13-year-old girl killed in the rollover crash Saturday night as Nicole Heitman. Heitman was an 8th grader at Academy 20 School District's Challenger Middle School in northeast Colorado Springs...

 2018-01-16 15:26 

Washington Times

Off-duty Border Patrol agent linked to Texas fatal shooting...

SOCORRO, Texas (AP) - Investigators say a man has died in a West Texas shooting involving an off-duty Border Patrol agent in gunfire not related to the officer's law enforcement duties. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is investigating what pro...

 2018-01-14 22:11 

KFOX

[ El paso ]

Man found dead in Socorro...

El Paso County Sheriffs are investigating a death on the 300 block of Melendez Road.According to Sheriffs a male victim was found at the scene deceased with a gunshot wound.Leslie Antunez with EPCSO now confirms that an off duty U.S Border patrol agent wa...

 2018-01-14 01:30 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

El Paso County residents having difficulty navigating recycling rules...

The blue or the brown bin? That's the choice many Colorado Springs residents face when discarding their waste. The rules on what to toss in the blue, or recycling bin, versus the brown trash bin can seem arbitrary - paper egg cartoons can be put in re...

 2018-01-13 23:48 

KFOX

[ El paso ]

Woman seriously injured at Tom Mays Park...

The El Paso Fire Department, U.S. Customs and Border patrol, the El Paso County Sheriff and Police department responded to a COMSAR call at Tom Mays Park.El Paso fire received a call from a woman who was injured on the mountain around 1 p.m.The 35-year-ol...

 2018-01-13 22:22 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

38 homicides make 2017 the second deadliest in El Paso County history...

Thirty-eight people lost their lives in shootings, stabbings or brutal beatings across El Paso County in 2017, making it the second deadliest year on record. The death toll is surpassed only by the 43 killings in 2013, according to records. Most of the de...

 2018-01-13 19:21 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

Maketa juror: Lone holdout kept ex-El Paso County sheriff from being convicted...

If not for a lone holdout juror, former El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa would be a convicted felon. Mary Mraz, jury forewoman in Maketa's corruption trial that ended in a hung jury last July, said the vote to convict on at least two felonies was 1...

 2018-01-12 05:20 

KXRM

[ FOX Colorado Springs ]

iInspire awards recognize six outstanding El Paso County teens...

Six local teens were honored during the inauguraliInspire awards hosted by theMinority Overrepresation Committee and the Educating Children of Color Summit. ...

 2018-01-12 01:58 

Denver Post

Large illegal pot grow in El Paso County busted, sheriff says...

Three people were detained when deputies raided an "illegal" marijuana grow Thursday in El Paso County....

 2018-01-12 00:04 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

Fifth juvenile arrested in Colorado Springs-area crime spree...

The fifth and final juvenile wanted in a string of car thefts, burglaries and a kidnapping across Colorado Springs and El Paso County is now in custody. Authorities arrested the teen in the Stetson Hills area Thursday afternoon, sheriff's spokeswoman ...

 2018-01-11 23:01 

KXRM

[ FOX Colorado Springs ]

Three arrested in connection with illegal marijuana grow in eastern El Paso County...

Deputies said the grow contained at least 175 plants. ...

 2018-01-11 22:20 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

Sheriff's office busts illegal marijuana grow east of Colorado Springs...

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office has seized 175 marijuana plants from an illegal grow in Ellicott. The sheriff's office has arrested three people connected to the grow on Jones Road. This is an ongoing story. Check back for updates. Read more o...

 2018-01-11 17:59 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

Sheriff's office bust illegal marijuana grow in Ellicot...

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office has seized 175 marijuana plants from an illegal grow in Ellicot. The sheriff's office has arrested three people connected to the grow on Jones Road. This is an ongoing story. Check back for updates. Read more on...

 2018-01-11 14:08 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

Forecast: Black ice, slick roads possible on morning commute...

Rain and snow moved through Colorado Springs overnight, leaving roads slick even where rain fell. El Paso County has sent out 16 trucks to treat roads in the north and east parts of the county. Crews are reported spotty ice in Monument, Black Forest and t...

 2018-01-11 02:19 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

Surveillance photo released of suspect in El Paso County home invasion...

Authorities have released a photo of one of four men suspected of being involved in an early Wednesday home invasion. The four entered a home in the 6800 block of Ketchum Drive in the Widefield area through a back window, used a stun gun on the resident, ...

 2018-01-10 22:36 

KFOX

[ El paso ]

El Paso County sees 26 percent decrease in crime in 2017...

Violent and property crimes have seen a large decrease in El Paso County in 2017, according to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.In 2017, 820 violent and property crimes were reported, which is 26 percent less than the 1,114 crimes reported in 2016....

 2018-01-10 13:54 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

Coroner identifies 2 killed in separate Colorado Springs shootings...

The El Paso County Coroner's Office has identified two men killed in separate shootings Sunday night in Colorado Springs. Benjamin Lee Sharkey, 30, of Colorado Springs, was shot about 7:20 p.m. in the 100 block of West Motor Way, police said. Firefigh...

 2018-01-10 00:04 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

Coroner identifies two men killed in separate Colorado Springs shootings Sunday...

The El Paso County Coroner's Office has identified two men killed in separate shootings Sunday night in Colorado Springs. Benjamin Lee Sharkey, 30, of Colorado Springs, was shot about 7:20 p.m. in the 100 block of West Motor Way, police said. Firefigh...

 2018-01-09 23:12 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

County commissioners OK $75K settlement with Colorado Springs man...

El Paso County will pay a $75,000 settlement to a man who was charged with a felony after threatening to publicly expose a prosecutor for "trying to convict an innocent man." On Tuesday, the Board of County Commissioners voted 4-1, with Commission...

 2018-01-09 20:19 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

Armed and considered dangerous, carjackers at-large in the Falcon area...

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is asking the public to look for a white Mercedes that was stolen at gunpoint in the Falcon area. The suspects stole the car, which has Colorado plate QAA 114, at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon. They are considered arme...

 2018-01-09 18:35 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

On this day in history: Wind storm breaks speed record in El Paso County...

One year ago today, hurricane-force winds ripped through El Paso County, tearing down trees, knocking out power and totaling cars. At their strongest, the winds packed the punch of a Category 2 hurricane. They gusted to 101 mph at Cheyenne Mountain Air Fo...

 2018-01-09 15:58 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

El Paso County's 3 'Natural Areas' that you might not know about...

We recently ventured into Hurricane Canyon, which we can't advise any and all outdoor lovers to do (more on that later). But we were intrigued by the place in Pikes Peak's eastern foothills upon learning that it was one of the U.S. Forest Service&...

 2018-01-09 04:24 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

New effort for quarry in southwest El Paso County generates debate...

A plan for a quarry in southwestern El Paso County that once appeared dead is kicking up more dust than ever. In the three months since Transit Mix Concrete submitted a second application to mine the Hitch Rack Ranch property following the state's den...

 2018-01-08 21:23 

KFOX

[ El paso ]

Fort Bliss soldier accused of murder after body found near Hueco Tanks...

A man accused of in the death of 22-year-old Frankie Alexander Hernandez Jr. was identified as a Fort Bliss soldier.Hernandez was found dead Wednesday evening near the 400 block of Stagecoach Road in far east El Paso County.Cornelius D. Harrison, 21, was ...

 2018-01-08 20:13 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

Man killed in Colorado Springs auto-pedestrian crash identified...

The pedestrian who was hit by a vehicle and killed Thursday while crossing North Circle Drive near Galley Road has been identified as 68-year-old Joseph Bruno, the El Paso County coroner's office said. Bruno was crossing Circle at about 4 p.m. Thursda...

 2018-01-07 05:04 

KFOX

[ El paso ]

Loved ones remember man murdered near Hueco Tanks...

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office has named 21-year old Cornelius D. Harrison as the suspect in the death of 22-year-old Frankie Alexander Hernandez, who was found dead near the 4400 block of Stagecoach Road.Loved ones say 22-year-old Frankie Hernan...

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