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FILE - In this March 11, 2020, file photo, Letecia Stauch makes her first appearance in El Paso County District Court in Colorado Springs, Colo. Stauch, charged with first-degree murder in the death of her 11-year-old stepson, is now accused of plotting to break out of jail. Stauch solicited help from a fellow inmate to escape from the El Paso County Jail, according to a probable cause affidavit dated Monday, June 1, 2020. (KRDO-TV/The Gazette via AP, Pool, File)

Woman charged in stepson's death accused of plotting escape

Jun. 4, 2020 7:37 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado woman charged with first-degree murder in the death of her 11-year-old stepson is now accused of plotting to break out of jail. Letecia Stauch, 36, solicited help from a fellow inmate to escape from the El Paso County Jail, according to a probable cause affidavit...

Air Force commander found dead in home on Colorado base

May. 13, 2020 5:36 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The commander of a U.S. Air Force base in Colorado was found dead in his home on the base, officials said. Col. Thomas Falzarano was the commander of the 21st Space Wing at Peterson Air Force Base outside Colorado Springs, The Gazette reports. The cause of his death was under...

Kara Winger uses a cable system to simulate throwing a javelin as she trains outside her home in Colorado Springs, Colo., Wednesday, April 29, 2020. The renovated home of three-time Olympic javelin thrower Kara Winger now has all the training amenities she needs, including cable. No premium channels on this cable. It’s just a basic wire she and her husband installed in the backyard to help her work on her technique. She throws a metal pipe along the angled cable to simulate javelin tosses. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Cable ready: US javelin standout making most of home setup

May. 8, 2020 2:24 AM EDT

The renovated home of three-time Olympic javelin thrower Kara Winger now has all the training amenities she needs, including cable. No premium channels available on this cable, though. It’s just a basic wire she and her husband installed in the backyard to help her work on her technique. She throws a metal...

Defense Secretary Mark Esper speaks by video teleconference from U.S. Northern Command in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Thursday, May 7, 2020, with military medical specialists at civilian hospitals in New York and Connecticut. (AP Photo/Robert Burns)

Esper: Pentagon ready for any new wave of coronavirus

May. 7, 2020 4:23 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Venturing beyond Washington for the first time since March, Defense Secretary Mark Esper got updated Thursday on the military’s coronavirus battle plan and declared the Pentagon ready for any new wave of infections. “We are preparing for a second wave and maybe...

USA Olympic modern pentathlon team members Amro ElGeziry and his wife, Isabella Isaksen practice shooting at targets in a park in Colorado Springs, Colo., Friday, April 24, 2020. Amro Elgeziry and Isabella Isaksen are just your ordinary married Olympic modern pentathlon couple trying to navigate their way through the challenges of training during the coronavirus pandemic. Their sport consists of five events, but they can't practice equestrian horse jumping or swimming at the moment with the facilities closed. For the rest, they improvise. They practice their fencing footwork in the backyard, shoot laser pistols at a target in a nearby park and squeeze in early morning runs along trails as they train for the Tokyo Games in 2021. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Modern love: Pentathlon couple balances training, military

May. 4, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

He’s a unit supply specialist in the U.S. Army. She’s a multiple launch rocket systems crew member. Together, soldier-athletes Amro Elgeziry and Isabella Isaksen are a married Olympic modern pentathlon couple trying to navigate their way through the challenges of training for the Tokyo Games during...

The class of 2020 toss their caps into the air as the Thunderbirds fly over Saturday, April 18, 2020, at the conclusion of the Air Force Academy graduation in Colorado Springs, Colo. Nearly 1,000 cadets graduated in a scaled-down ceremony due to the coronavirus pandemic. Saturday's commencement was attended by Vice President Mike Pence and capped a difficult final semester in which the cadets attended virtual classes and ate their meals alone in dorm rooms. (Christian Murdock/The Gazette via AP)

In nod to normalcy, Pence celebrates Air Force Academy grads

Apr. 19, 2020 7:00 PM EDT

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — In a symbolic nod to normalcy, Vice President Mike Pence delivered a commencement address to the U.S. Air Force Academy's graduating class on Saturday, telling the cadets that by setting off on their mission to defend the nation they “inspire confidence that we will...

The baseball field scoreboard lights up the year at Richfield High School Wednesday night, April 8, 2020 in Richfield, Minn. Seeking to brighten spirits amid the virus outbreak, the symbolic act of turning on the lights became a movement — fueled by social media with the hashtag #BeTheLight — across the country. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Night lights at school fields across nation a 'sign of hope'

Apr. 9, 2020 1:54 PM EDT

The virus outbreak weighed heavily on Brett Beesley's heart and mind as the Dumas High School principal drove past the stadium along the main highway in his Texas Panhandle town. Seeking to brighten the spiritsof his suddenly disconnected students in a gloomy and frightening time, he made a decision. They should...

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2014 photo, 7-year-old Charlotte Figi, whose parent describe her as once being severely and untreatably ill, walks around inside a greenhouse for a special strain of medical marijuana known as Charlotte's Web, which was named after Charlotte early in her treatment, at a grow location in a remote spot in the mountains west of Colorado Springs, Colo. Figi, the Colorado girl with a rare form of epilepsy whose recovery inspired the name of a medical marijuana oil that drew families to the state has died. The non-profit organization co-founded by her mother says Charlotte, now 13, Figi died Tuesday, April 7, 2020. It didn't say how she died. A post on her mother's Facebook page said she was recently hospitalized and a virus had infected her whole family. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

Girl who inspired Charlotte's Web marijuana oil dies

Apr. 8, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A girl with a rare form of epilepsy whose recovery inspired the name of a medical marijuana oil that drew families of children with similar health problems to Colorado for treatment has died after being hospitalized and treated as a likely coronavirus patient, her mother said Wednesday....