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  • Several pets rescued from Colorado Springs house fire, one cat died

    By Lisa Walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    Several cats, two small brown Chihuahua-terriers and a sugar glider were in a Colorado Springs home that caught fire Friday afternoon. One cat died in the blaze, and three others remained missing about 
3:30 p.m., according to the pets' owners. All the other animals were safely pulled...

  • Courts roundup: Trials set in two Colorado Springs cases

    BY lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    A 50-year-old therapist accused of twice having sex with a patient this year pleaded not guilty to the charges Monday, according to court records. Colorado Springs police said Darrell Wainright was employed by Peak View Behavioral Health when he allegedly had sex with a patient....

  • Beauprez campaign removes reference to slain prisons chief from ad

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    DENVER - Gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez agreed to remove a reference to the tragic slaying of Tom Clements, former executive director of Colorado's prison system, after Clements' widow sent a letter requesting her husband not be used as a political tool. "While it is a...

  • Colorado Springs company lays off 105 workers

    By Wayne Heilman 
and rich laden The Gazette -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Diamond Wire Material Technologies, a diamond wire cutting business in Colorado Springs, laid off 105 employees - about a third of its workforce - Friday, the result of one of its prime customers filing for bankruptcy this month. Employment and production at the Diamond Wire operation...

  • Colorado Springs ties previous record for highest temperature

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    Exactly 17 years ago, a blizzard was blowing through 
Colorado Springs and the Front Range. - It was a different scene Friday, as temperatures in Colorado Springs peaked at 78 degrees, tying the record high set in 2011. Record or near-record temperatures are also expected for Saturday....

  • Colorado Springs Utilities' incentives for energy savers might not grow in 2015

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 13 hr ago

    Colorado Springs Utilities offers millions each year in incentives to customers who buy energy-saving appliances and lights, but that program won't grow in 2015. Instead, the Colorado Springs City Council, which doubles as the Utilities Board, moved a proposed increase of $1.9 million...

  • Controversial ad a topic of last governor's debate

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    DENVER — Colorado Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper said Friday he was dumbfounded by a television ad from Republican challenger Bob Beauprez referencing the death of state Corrections Director Tom Clements in an effort to criticize Hickenlooper's public-safety record. In their...

  • Tips for kids, adults for safe and fun Halloween

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    Halloween is less than a week away and parties are already in full swing. Here are seven tips from AAA for trick-or-treaters and adults to have a safe and fun time. Trick-or-Treaters and Parents 1. Look for light, bright and reflective costumes that make trick-or-treaters easy to...

  • One critically injured in crash in Fountain

    lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    One person was hospitalized with critical injuries following a crash between a car and a motorcycle in Fountain, firefighters said. The crash was reported about 3:30 p.m. Friday at Fountain Mesa Road and Mesa Ridge Parkway, said Fountain fire Chief Darin Anstine. Eastbound lanes of...

  • Man stabbed in south Colorado Springs early Friday morning

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    A 33-year-old man was stabbed Friday morning with an "unknown object," Colorado Springs police say. The Colorado Springs resident reported a stab wound to the lower back around 7:10 a.m. after seeking help from a business on South Nevada Avenue. The man was taken to the hospital...

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