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  • Exum on the verge of losing his House seat; blames low voter turnout

    Published: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    An upset appeared to be brewing Tuesday night in the race for House District 17, with Republican Kit Roupe mounting a strong bid to unseat first-term Democrat Thomas "Tony" Exum Sr. Roupe led Exum, a former Colorado Springs firefighter, by a margin of 48 percent to 44 percent with...

  • Texas-based First Choice ERs draw criticism in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Mon, Nov 3, 2014

    At one clinic, Robert Badger paid $1,649 for six stitches and a shot. Insurance covered the rest of his $3,364 bill. Just two blocks away, the same care would have cost him $50. The difference proved a costly introduction for Badger to clinics sprouting across the Pikes Peak region...

  • Affidavit: Customers leaving Colorado Springs massage parlors admitted sex was offered

    Updated: Sat, Nov 1, 2014

    The rules inside Han Mi Son Salmon's massage parlors were simple: "Hand jobs are OK but nothing more," she allegedly told investigators. Questioned by a Colorado State Patrol trooper, Salmon said she knew sexual acts happened in her two Colorado Springs massage parlors, but told...

  • Family displaced after fire at southeast Colorado Springs apartment building

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    A family of four was displaced Friday night after a fire in their apartment, Colorado Springs firefighters said. The family - two adults and two children - was not home when the 8:45 p.m. fire at the Cedar Creek apartments at 1020 Mallard Drive broke out, but a neighbor heard the...

  • Several injured in crashes in Colorado Springs, Fountain

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    Two separate rollover crashes left several people injured Friday night in Colorado Springs and Fountain. One person was thrown from a vehicle in a crash shortly before 6 p.m. at Academy Boulevard and Goddard Street in north Colorado Springs, according to Colorado Sprigs police. The...

  • Regulators urge doctors, pharmacists to clamp down on prescription drug abuse

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    Colorado regulators told more than 600 pharmacies and prescribers Thursday that at least one of their clients might be "doctor shopping." The notices are designed to nudge doctors and pharmacists to clamp down on prescription drug abuse. The messages were the first sent to people...

  • Hickenlooper campaign hauls in nearly $4 million in two weeks

    Updated: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    Two fundraising committees lobbying to keep Gov. John Hickenlooper in office recently dumped nearly $4 million into the race. The committees, each called Making Colorado Great, far outpaced spending by Hickenlooper, a Democrat, or Republican challenger Bob Beauprez in a race marked...

  • Merrifield has 'misleading' edge in fundraising for Senate seat

    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    The fundraising battle over one of Colorado's most contentious state Senate seats favors the race's Democratic challenger. Heading into the election's home stretch, Michael Merrifield has outgained and outspent Republican incumbent Bernie Herpin by about $48,000 in the race for Senate...

  • New executive director named at TESSA

    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    TESSA's deputy director has been promoted to lead the nonprofit agency. Becky Gundrum was selected as the nonprofit's new executive director, replacing outgoing leader Janet Kerr. Kerr had worked her way up from clinical intern in 1987 to the organization's leader in 2012. Gundrum...

  • Colorado Springs teen sentenced for killings of Fort Carson soldier and pregnant wife

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    Macyo Joelle January’s defining act after escaping a juvenile offenders’ halfway house involved gunning down newlyweds while ransacking their home. In all likelihood, he will never walk free again. Calling the case “heartbreaking,” 4th Judicial District Court Judge Deborah Grohs on...