• Voice of the Consumer: Phone scams no laughing matter

    BY BETTY SEXTON KKTV11 News -
    Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    This scam is taking southern Colorado by storm, again. In the last two weeks I have heard from more than 50 people who have received recorded messages from a man with an accent claiming to be Steve Martin. It's not the comedian or a law enforcement officer, but a crook who's trying...

  • Events in and around Colorado Springs this week

    The Gazette -
    Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    Colorado Springs City Councilman Don Knight will host a community meeting, 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Fire Station 14, 1875 Dublin Blvd. Knight will be joined by Travis Easton, the city's public works director, who will give updates on the city's streets division. Other topics include...

  • 3rd mayoral bid for Tony 'The Truth' Carpenter

    By BILLIE stanton anleu billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    Tony Carpenter is an unlikely mayoral candidate in many respects. In others, he's the likeliest guy in town to seek the mayor's seat. Carpenter has run for Colorado Springs offices five times - for mayor in 2003 and 2007 and for the City Council in 2005, 2009 and 2011. Now the...

  • Man accused of attempted murder after lunging at Colorado Springs police

    By Sue McMillin sue.mcmillin@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder Saturday night after he allegedly lunged at police officers with a 15-inch "edged weapon," Colorado Springs police said. Jeffrey Bricker was jailed on a $50,000 bond, according to El Paso County jail records. The...

  • Colorado Springs woman accused of biting cop's finger

    By Sue McMillin sue.mcmillin@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    A Colorado Springs woman reportedly bit a police officer on the finger early Sunday after she was taken to a hospital following a domestic disturbance, Colorado Springs police said. Sueanna Harris, 29, was arrested in connection with the disturbance about 6 a.m. at a residence in the...

  • Fort Carson soldier accused of firing gun into neighboring apartment

    By Sue McMillin sue.mcmillin@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    A Fort Carson soldier was jailed Saturday night on suspicion of firing a shot into a neighboring apartment, Colorado Springs police said. Ryun Haugaard, 31, was arrested on suspicion of illegal discharge of a weapon, reckless endangerment and prohibited use of a weapon, police said....

  • Truck smashes into Security home Sunday morning

    The Gazette
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    The Colorado State Patrol is investigating an early Sunday morning crash that involved a truck smashing into a Security house. The truck, a blue Chevy pickup, caused significant damage to the house in the 4800 block of Sebring Drive. The truck, driven by a 22-year-old Colorado...

  • Colorado theater shooting survivor wonders: Will trial bring closure?

    Denver Post
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    It arrives in a plain white envelope, just like any other bill come due, and Marcus Weaver grabs it from his mailbox with dread. For 2½ years, he's tried to find the right way to be ready for what's in this envelope. He tried talking about his nightmares in public, then grieving them...

  • Colorado Springs nurse-turned-student keeps running fun by transitioning to shorter distances

    by Kevin Carmody sports@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    When Paulette Painter decided to boost her career by pursuing a bachelor's degree, the longtime nurse realized she had much less time to devote to running. With that, the joy of the sport had begun to fade. Fortunately, she also decided to trim back her mileage to counter the added...

  • 5 Things To Know at the Colorado statehouse

    Associated Press
    Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    DENVER — Here's what will be keeping Colorado lawmakers busy this week: ___ FAMILY LEAVE FOR SCHOOL ACTIVITIES Democrats want to expand the types of school activities for which parents are able to leave work. Currently, employers with more than 50 workers have to allow up to 18...

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