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  • Humane Society pleased despite possibility it will miss lofty adoption goal

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region may not meet its ambitious goal of saving nearly 4,000 cats and dogs to win the ASPCA's $100K Rachael Ray Challenge this summer, but a spokeswoman said the shelter still came out on top. In May, the nonprofit was chosen along with 50...

  • Lankford pleads guilty to double murder, will serve life in prison

    by lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    A 47-year-old man pleaded guilty Thursday to killing his wife and another woman during a November shooting rampage in Black Forest. Kenneth Lankford pleaded guilty to first-degree murder, second-degree murder, criminal attempt to commit first-degree murder, and burglary in a plea...

  • 'Soiled Dove' an entrepreneur

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    What: Summer Speaker Series, "Think You Know History," with Pearl de Vere (portrayed by actor Colette Labate) Connection to Colorado Springs: Pearl de Vere was born of a comfortably-appointed Chicago family, but, by her mid-teens, she was working as a prostitute in Denver and then...

  • Colorado Springs children show support for Ferguson with music video

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Upset about the recent violence in Ferguson, Mo., after last week's police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old, three local home-schoolers turned a music lesson into their first recording and an important message for young and old alike. Jon Martinez's sons, 10-year-old Able,...

  • VIDEO: M&M find out what the USA Pro Challenge is all about

    The Gazette
    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    The Gazette's Jennifer Mulson and Nichole Montanez  explore the goings on at the USA Pro Cycling Challenge.

  • Colorado's Mark Udall gets ad boost in Senate race

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    WASHINGTON — Republican Senate hopeful Cory Gardner's opposition to abortion rights "is way too extreme for Colorado," women voters say in ads Senate Democrats' campaign arm began running Thursday. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, or DSCC, ordered $1 million in ads to...

  • Colorado prisoner freed 90 years early appeals sentence

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    DENVER — A Colorado convict sent back to prison after being mistakenly released 90 years early says it was cruel and unusual punishment to put him back behind bars after he reformed his life. An appeal filed Wednesday in the case of Rene Lima-Marin also says his constitutional rights...

  • Colorado won't see gay marriage yet

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    DENVER — Gay marriage isn't coming to Colorado yet. A federal appeals court on Thursday extended a stay on a ruling from last month that found the state's gay marriage ban is unconstitutional. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals noted that the court has stayed similar rulings in other...

  • Police rule Thornton house explosion a suicide

    The Associated Press
    Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    THORNTON — Thornton authorities say a June house explosion was an act of suicide. The Thornton Police and Fire investigation announced Thursday that 59-year-old Gary Lee Pine detached the natural gas line to the furnace. His action caused the home to fill with natural gas, which...

  • Colorado Springs man, 22, dies in motorcycle-SUV collision

    BY ANDREA SINCLAIR andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    A 22-year-old man died Thursday when his motorcycle was struck by an SUV in west Colorado Springs, Colorado State Patrol said. Nicholas R. Uberecken, of Colorado Springs, was pronounced dead at the scene of a wreck that shut down all westbound lanes of U.S. 24 and all southbound lanes...

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