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2 years 6 months ago

Robberies on the rise in Pueblo

There have been a dozen banks, convenience stores and fast food restaurants robbed in the city of Pueblo in the first two weeks of 2012. At this rate, the community will double the number of those crimes over 2010, the most recent year on record. Detective Glen Fillmore of...

3 years 3 months ago

Thief steals good samaritan's car

Police say a suspected car thief in Colorado Springs took advantage of his victim's good nature. The man stopped to help a stranded motorist at around 2:00 a.m. Saturday along Platte Avenue near Iowa. Officers say when he got out of the car, another vehicle pulled up and a...

3 years 10 months ago

Bank customer tackles armed robber

A masked armed robber came charging into a bank in St. Francis, Wisconsin Thursday, but his hold-up was foiled by a customer. Video from the bank shows that the person's face was covered, with a bag in hand. The suspect points a gun at the teller, demanding money. ...

3 years 11 months ago

Monument murder victim identified

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office has identified the Big O Tires employee who was gunned down in the Monument store's parking lot Monday afternoon. Bradley Blehm, 50, died from multiple gunshot wounds, the coroner confirmed. Logan McClelland, 18, is being held on charges including first degree murder

4 years 1 month ago

FBI paid $15K in van der Sloot sting

Two federal law enforcement officials say U.S. authorities paid Joran van der Sloot $15,000 in a sting operation and delayed arresting him because they were trying to help build a murder case against him in the 5-year-old unsolved slaying of Natalee Holloway in Aruba. During that delay, Van der...

4 years 1 month ago

Colorado murder ordered by drug dealer

Federal authorities say a Littleton man who was gunned down after opening his apartment door was ordered killed by an alleged drug dealer in Michigan. Authorities say Franco Gonzalo Sierra-Rodriguez is the suspected hit man and police arrested him Wednesday night in Houston. He is suspected of shooting Joaquin...

4 years 1 month ago

Feds bust major child porn ring

Federal prosecutors in Indianapolis say they've busted an international online child pornography ring and that more than 50 people have been arrested. U.S. Attorney Tim Morrison said Wednesday that the investigation started in 2008 and that authorities kept it quiet to avoid tipping off suspects. The last U.S. suspect...

4 years 1 month ago

Colorado man sent to prison for Ponzi scheme

A Denver-area businessman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for running a $32 million Ponzi scheme. Fifty-five-year-old Mark J. Jackson was also sentenced Tuesday to five years of mandatory parole. Jackson pleaded guilty earlier this year to a felony charge of racketeering. Prosecutors say he took money...

4 years 2 months ago

Lone thief steals $613 million-worth of art

A lone thief stole five paintings worth up to $613 million in total, including major works by Picasso and Matisse, in a brazen overnight heist Thursday from a Paris modern art museum, police and prosecutors said. The paintings were reported missing early Thursday from the Paris Museum of Modern...

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