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  • State Patrol's Zero Tolerance weekend yields thousands of citations around Colorado

    BY lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    You may have noticed more state troopers on the road this past weekend, or at least a road sign or two encouraging drivers to buckle up, drive sober, and put the phone down.
That's because from 6 p.m. Friday to midnight Sunday, state troopers hit the roads in full force for the...

  • Colorado Springs looking at options to move bus station

    By JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 50 min ago

    Colorado Springs' downtown bus terminal may be relocated to a more eye-pleasing site amid rider safety concerns and issues with buses entering and exiting the current station, Mountain Metro Transit's director said. A $190,000 study seeking land for a new terminal is awaiting final...

  • Colorado man plans to plead guilty in oil patch killing

    Associated Press
    Updated: 56 min ago

    SIDNEY, Mont. — A Colorado man plans to plead guilty to killing a Montana teacher in a case that drew attention to the darker side of the Northern Plains' oil boom. A plea agreement with prosecutors filed Tuesday calls for a 100-year sentence for 25-year-old Michael Spell on a charge...

  • California group buys retail center in northern Colorado Springs

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: 57 min ago

    A California group has paid $4.63 million to buy a roughly 15,000-square-foot building that's part of the Northgate Plaza retail center, southeast of InterQuest and Voyager parkways on Colorado Springs' north side. LBK II 1994 Trust of California purchased the property from a limited...

  • Lamborn may cruise to reelection with 'non-campaign' strategy

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 59 min ago

    Voters in the El Paso County-centered 5th Congressional District likely won't see a slew of yard signs for U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn. He hasn't purchased any TV ad time leading up to election day on Nov. 4. And he's refused to debate Democratic challenger Irv Halter. In fact,...

  • FBI: 3 Colorado girls may have tried to join Islamic jihadis

    By Sadie Gurman, Associated Press
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DENVER — The FBI said Tuesday that it's investigating the possibility that three girls from the Denver area tried to travel to Syria to join Islamic State extremists. An FBI spokeswoman says agents helped bring the girls back to Denver after stopping them in Germany. Spokeswoman...

  • Walking and texting can have dangerous consequences

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Left, right, left, text. Simply looking both ways before crossing the street isn't enough to keep kids safe anymore - a new study found 40 percent of teens have been hit or nearly hit by cars, bikes or motorcycles while crossing the street. The study, "Teens on the Move," conducted...

  • Developers, construction businesses put money behind school bond measures

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    The most recent campaign finance reports filed with the Colorado Secretary of State's office show that developers and others involved with the real estate industry have a heavy hand in backing local school property tax proposals. Of the six local school districts asking voters to...

  • Order to remove Colorado newspaper copies reversed

    Associated Press
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    FORT COLLINS — A Colorado county clerk has reversed her order that a university remove copies of its student newspaper from boxes outside its student union Tuesday because the front page had coverage of Democratic Sen. Mark Udall's visit to campus. Larimer County Clerk Angela Myers,...

  • Wait to act on vehicle recall, auto dealers advise

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration may have issued a warning Monday for people to act "immediately" on a massive recall of vehicles with potentially defective airbags, but auto dealers are saying "not so fast." Most dealers are still in the dark about how to...

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