Local Updates from ABC News Radio for Colorado Springs.


Police Shoot at Dog, Arrest Man in Disturbance Case 

(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) -- Police arrested a Colorado Springs man Sunday after his pet pit bull charged at officers during a house call.

Officers arrived at Patrick Lawrence's residence on E. Cimarron Street around 12:30 p.m. to investigate a possible disturbance. Police were walking up the rear of the home when a large pit bull "aggressively and quickly ran from the house and towards the officers," according to an official report.

The dog's behavior prompted officers to fire several rounds at the animal as it approached. The dog was struck in its hind leg and returned to the home.

As police retreated, the pit bull charged again, and officers subsequently discharged their guns for a second time. Law enforcement closed a gate shut until Lawrence, 49, contained the animal in a crate.

While police found no probable cause for arrest in the original disturbance call, Lawrence was arrested for possessing a dangerous animal.

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Springs Police Investigate Possible Abduction

(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) -- Police are investigating a possible abduction in Colorado Springs on Thursday evening.

The incident happened on the 4300 Block of Austin Bluffs Pkwy., sometime between 6:15 p.m. and 6:40 p.m. Police said someone witnessed a girl -- who appeared to be around 16 or 17 years old -- possibly fighting with with a man, with the girl then possibly being forced into a light blue four-door vehicle driven by a second man. The vehicle then reportedly left the area.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Colorado Springs Police at 444-7000 or Crimestoppers at 634-STOP.

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Mathematics Gets Midland Elementary School City Honors

(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) -- Being good at math has earned Midland Elementary School city honors.

Mayor Steve Bach is scheduled to visit the District 11 school on Friday to present the Spirit of the Springs Award, according to the city.

The school is being given the award for placing first in Spatial-Temporal Math nationally for work completion.

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Man Attacked by Woman at Dorchester Park

(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) -- Police are searching for a woman who attacked a man at Dorchester Park early Wednesday morning.

Police said a woman approached a man around 1:30 a.m. on the 1100 block of South Nevada Avenue and engaged him in a brief conversation before whipping out a weapon and attacking the man. The attacker then fled the scene on foot.

The injured victim was taken to an area hospital in unknown condition.

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Man Found Dead in Springs Apartment

(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) -- Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a Colorado Springs apartment on Monday night.

Police said around 10 p.m. they responded to the Bentley Commons Apartments on the 2700 block of Bentley Point, and in one of the apartments they found a 56-year-old man dead.

Investigators believe the unidentified man's death was accidental.

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