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Local Updates from ABC News Radio for Colorado Springs.

Friday
Aug012014

State Leaders to Join in Colorado United Day of Service

(DENVER) -- Volunteers from around the state will be joined by state leaders in observing the Colorado United Day of Service next month.

Officials announced Friday that Gov. John Hickenlooper and Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia will join in the Day of Service, which is being held on Sept. 13.

The event is being held to mark one year since last year’s historic floods, as well as highlight the need for continued recovery efforts in areas across the state that have been hit by flooding, fires and other disasters.


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Thursday
Jul312014

Shots Fired in Attempted Robbery; Two Sought by Police

(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) -- Police are searching for two men following an attempted armed robbery at a Colorado Springs home on Wednesday night.

The robbery happened shortly after 8 p.m. as two people were moving some property in their garage on W. Kiowa Street. Police said a man armed with a gun entered the garage and ordered the two victims to lie on the ground. One victim complied, while the other refused, and began fighting with the gunman.

"During the fight, the handgun was discharged twice. The armed suspect struck the victim with the handgun causing injury to the victim's head," Colorado Springs Police said in a statement.

A second suspect was then spotted outside of the garage, and both men then fled before officers arrived. Police said nothing was taken from the scene.

The injured victim was treated at the scene.


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Wednesday
Jul302014

Dispute over Computer Equipment Leads to Gunfire

(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) -- A 28-year-old woman has been arrested following a shooting incident in Colorado Springs on Tuesday night.

The incident was reported around 10 p.m. on the 4400 block of Flintridge Drive. Police said during an altercation over the possession of a piece of computer equipment, Jessica McInvale allegedly fired a shot from a 9mm handgun in the presence of her ex-boyfriend.

McInvale, who police said is a previous offender and isn't allowed to be in possession of any firearms, was taken into custody. She may face additional charges, according to investigators.


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Tuesday
Jul292014

State to Offer Free Access to Bike Shares on Colorado Day 

(DENVER) -- Coloradans will receive access to free bike share rides on Aug. 1 in celebration of 2014's Colorado Day, officials announced Monday.

The annual commemoration will also coincide with the first ever Colorado Bike Share Day.

"As one of the nation's most bike friendly states, and in support of our effort to be the healthiest, Colorado is proud to be the first state to offer a free bike sharing day to all residents," Gov. John Hickenlooper said in a statement. "Whether riding a few blocks or a few miles, we hope everyone takes advantage of the chance to experience bike sharing, and enjoy the view from the saddle."

Anyone in the state can use all bike share systems for free, though the same rules will apply -- bikes still need to be checked in every 30 minutes.

Officials are also pushing the effort on social media using the hashtag #CObikeshareday, where participants are encouraged to share their cycling photos.


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Monday
Jul282014

Man Wanted in Sexual Assault, Robbery Case 

(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) -- Colorado Springs Police are on the lookout for a 35-year-old man wanted in a sexual assault and robbery case.

Officers responded to a call at the America's Best Inn, located at 430 W. Garden of the Gods Road, on Saturday morning after a 19-year-old woman told a front desk worker that a man attempted to rape her.

The clerk told police the victim was screaming for help.

Officials say the victim had met suspect Jermaine Antonetty earlier in the night and gave him her room number with plans to "hang out."  While they were in the victim's room, Antonetty began to touch the woman inappropriately and demanded sex, according to police. When she refused, he allegedly pinned her to the bed and attempted to sexually assault her.

He also took items from the victim "through force, threats, and intimidation," according to police reports.

Antonetty is described as a black man, 5'10", 220 pounds, with black hair, brown eyes, a tattoo on his neck, and facial hair. He was last seen wearing all black.

Anyone with information on the individual or incident is asked to contact police at 719-444-7000.


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