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  • Indiana man's confession leads to 7 bodies; one victim from Colorado

    Associated Press
    Updated: 3 min ago

    GARY, Ind. — Seven women's bodies were found in northwestern Indiana over the weekend after a convicted sex offender's confession to one killing led police to the grisly discovery of other deaths, including three in one abandoned house, authorities said Monday. The discoveries began...

  • Deputy on leave for alleged racist Facebook post

    By andrea sincleair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 min ago

    A Teller County Sheriff's Office deputy remained on administrative leave Monday after a Facebook comment launched an internal investigation, the Sheriff's Office confirmed. Eric Voigt was placed on paid administrative leave Thursday after the Sheriff's Office received a complaint...

  • Best of the weekend: Stories you may have missed

    The Gazette
    Updated: 14 min ago

    We hope you had a great weekend. Here's top Gazette.com stories you may have missed. - Christian writer in Colorado Springs speaks against assisted suicide This month, Brittany Maynard made headlines upon announcing that she moved from California to Oregon with the...

  • Widefield elementary on lockdown after burglary in neighborhood

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 18 min ago

    King Elementary School in Widefield has gone into "lockout" mode as a precaution because of a reported burglary in the area, according to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office. Classes and school activities are going on as normal, but no one can leave or enter the school without staff...

  • Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    One man was arrested over the weekend after police responding to a physical disturbance heard a gunshot. Aaron Wallace, 25, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, possession of a weapon by a previous offender, illegal discharge of a firearm and reckless endangerment. Officers...

  • Map: Search Halloween events throughout the Colorado Springs area

    Maria St. Louis-Sanchez
    Updated: 37 min ago

    Check out our latest Halloween events!

  • Colorado Springs area haunted houses spread seasonal frights

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: 37 min ago

    Fear is subjective: Spiders, clowns, a former storefront full of screaming teenagers. What tingles our nerves, sets our hearts racing and makes our palms damp - a hardwired physiological response meant to alert us to potentially perilous situations - is entirely personal. Thankfully...

  • Colorado Springs' nonprofit's tiny horses yield big benefits

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: 38 min ago

    If you happened to be driving down a certain cul-de-sac on the east side of Colorado Springs around 2 p.m. on a recent Tuesday, you would have encountered an odd scene: four women and three miniature horses playing kickball. Technically, the humans were playing kickball. The horses,...

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

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 39 min ago

    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...

  • Peterson team prepping to fight Ebola in event of domestic outbreak

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    U.S. Northern Command leaders worked Monday to assemble a team of military Ebola experts who will be on standby if civilian authorities need assistance with an outbreak. The Peterson Air Force Base Command was ordered by the Pentagon to come up with a 30-member Ebola fighting team...

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