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Local Updates from ABC News Radio for Colorado Springs.

Friday
Apr182014

Springs Man Taken into Custody at Request of Denver Police

(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) -- Springs police arrested a man and took him into custody on Thursday on an active arrest warrant after the Denver Police Department requested assistance.

According to the Colorado Springs Police Department, the DPD asked them to located a wanted man, Robert Iron, 33. Iron was found on the 2100 block of McArthur Avenue.

Iron was wanted on first-degree kidnapping and first-degree assault charges, the CSPD says. He was taken to the Criminal Justice Center.

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Friday
Apr182014

Man Arrested After Allegedly Carjacking Ex-Girlfriend

(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) -- A report of a carjacking in Colorado Springs on Thursday evening led to a 33-year-old man being arrested.

Police said a woman was sitting in her car on Longfellow Drive when her ex-boyfriend entered the vehicle and drove away with her inside. The woman managed to exit the vehicle on the 3800 block of E. Pikes Peak Ave., and notified police.

She was not injured.

Police said they then located the victim's ex-boyfriend, Kevin Holod, and arrested him.

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Friday
Apr182014

Police Respond to Robbery in Progress, Arrest Suspect

(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) -- One person was arrested Thursday afternoon after police responded to a robbery in progress at a Colorado Springs store.

According to police, a suspect fired a gun inside the Medicine Shoppe, located at 2431 North Union Blvd., around 2 p.m. Officials said responding officers managed to make contact with the suspect and took the unnamed man into custody after he surrendered.

"During the investigation it was determined that the suspect had introduced an unknown chemical into the business. The Colorado Springs Fire Department assisted in clearing the hazard from the establishment," Colorado Springs Police said in a statement.

There were no reports of injury.

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Thursday
Apr172014

Black Forest Fire Board to Stop Staffing Second Station

(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) -- The Black Forest Fire Board announced on Wednesday that it will eliminate one part-time firefighter and discontinue staffing its second fire station with part-time employees to cover the costs of the investigation and public relations firm it contracts.

ABC's Colorado Springs affiliate, KRDO, reports that Fire Station 2 is staffed by two part-time firefighters. The decision was made that it would not be safe to have one firefighter stay there, so the remaining part-time firefighter will operate out of the main station on Teachout Road.

Fire Station 2's purpose was to improve response time, says KRDO.

The fire board owed $125,000 in fees to the public relations firm that looked into accusations regarding decisions made by Fire Chief Bob Harvey during the initial hours of the Black Forest Fire last year.

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Thursday
Apr172014

Officer Involved in Two-Car Crash in Colorado Springs

(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) -- A Colorado Springs police officer was among a number of people involved in a two-vehicle crash on Thursday morning.

Police said two cars collided just before 7 a.m. in the area of Academy Blvd. and Airport Road.

Airport Road in both directions and southbound Academy Blvd. were closed for part of the morning while police investigated the crash.

Details about injuries weren't immediately available.

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