Top 3 must reads on Gazette.com in 30 seconds

By: eric singer eric.singer@gazette.com

Here are the 3 must reads in 30 seconds for Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015:

1) Tom Brady beat the NFL in the "Deflategate" court case. Now the  NFL is appealing the court decision. Sports...

Balloons to fly at inaugural Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off

By: Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com

5:30-11 a.m. and 4-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 5:30-11 a.m. Monday; opening ceremonies 6:30 a.m., first wave of balloons lifts off at 7 a.m., second wave of balloons at 7:20 a.m.; Wings of Blue demonstration (U.S....

El Paso County auto market booming; sales jump by biggest percentage in nearly 2 years

By: Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com

El Paso County's auto market continued to boom in August as new vehicle registrations rose from a year earlier by the biggest percentage in nearly two years, according to a report from the El Paso County Clerk and...

Lawsuit against El Paso County over wind farm dismissed

By: ryan maye handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com

El Paso County attorneys and lawyers for disgruntled residents reached an agreement this week to end a months' long lawsuit over a controversial wind farm, the county announced on Wednesday.

On Sept. 1, an...

Suspicious item shuts down Denver airport security area

By: The Associated Press

DENVER — One of Denver International Airport's security screening areas has been shut down because of a suspicious item found in one of the lanes.

The airport says passengers were moved out of the north...

Two soldiers injured in Fort Carson Black Hawk crash during training mission in Douglas County

By: Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com

Two soldiers were injured when a Fort Carson Black Hawk crashed about 4 p.m. Wednesday in a remote area of Douglas County.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office and Fort Carson held a joint press conference...

Colorado teen credited with alerting police to Arizona teen's Snapchat school shooting hoax

By: Denver Post

Authorities credit a Northglenn high school student with alerting them Monday to an Arizona teen's Snapchat hoax about shooting up his school.

Police in Phoenix say the Northglenn student alerted a school...

Colorado coroner releases autopsy for 'Can't Buy Me Love' actress Amanda Peterson

By: The Associated Press

GREELEY — The death of Amanda Peterson, best known for her role in the 1987 romantic comedy "Can't Buy Me Love," was the result of an accidental morphine overdose.

The autopsy and toxicology report released...