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  • 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...

  • Winter homeless shelters get permits to open in Colorado Springs

    Published: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    Colorado Springs city planners approved permits Wednesday for two winter homeless shelters, clearing the way for each facility to operate every night from Nov. 1 through April 15, the head of the city's housing division said. The permits, approved by the city's Downtown Review Board,...

  • Colorado Springs looking at options to move bus station

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    Colorado Springs' downtown bus terminal may be relocated to a more eye-pleasing site amid rider safety concerns and issues with buses entering and exiting the current station, Mountain Metro Transit's director said. A $190,000 study seeking land for a new terminal is awaiting final...

  • Colorado Springs rally focuses on increased transit funding

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    Dozens of people marched through downtown Colorado Springs on Monday, holding banners reading "Transit Matters!" and urging the City Council to approve increased funding for bus service. "With a good transit system, quality of life in a city really develops," said Katherine Fatica,...

  • Colorado Springs police work to improve response to burglary calls despite high rate of false alarms

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    The call on Bassett Drive was like thousands fielded by Colorado Springs police every year: a home burglary alarm had been tripped. But that day, newlywed homeowners who had been told about the alarm arrived before police and died at the hands of an armed teenage thief. The tragedy...

  • From parks to marijuana, Pikes Peak region voters have plenty to think about

    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Spend $2 million on parks serving thousands of people or get tax credits of $8.41? That question facing El Paso County voters ranks among roughly a dozen non-school related measures on the November ballot, including retail marijuana sales measures, term-limit questions and a possible...

  • State health offices name Denver hospitals as go-to place for advanced Ebola care in Colorado

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    People who contract Ebola in Colorado will have to go to Denver if they need advanced care, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said Friday. Denver Health, University of Colorado Hospital and Children's Hospital Colorado - all in the Denver metro area - were...

  • Bach joins challenge to end veteran homelessness as dozens attend Stand Down in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    As more than 150 homeless veterans got haircuts, dental checks and a meal at the annual Stand Down in Colorado Springs on Thursday, Mayor Steve Bach pledged to join the nationwide Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness. Bach set a goal of housing 100 veterans and cutting the...

  • New hospital planned for Colorado Springs

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    A company specializing in free-standing emergency rooms plans to build a three-story hospital with up to 52 beds along the fast-growing North Nevada Avenue corridor in Colorado Springs. First Choice Emergency Room plans to construct the 86,600-square-foot hospital, which would create...

  • Focus on the Family denounces broadcaster's Ebola comments

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    A Focus on the Family official said comments made this week by a Christian radio broadcaster about Ebola were off the mark and astray of views Christians ought to take in light of the outbreak. "Our first response as Christians to tragedies such as Ebola ought to be one of concern and...