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  • Australia family found after 10 days in wilderness

    Updated: Mon, Dec 22, 2014

    SYDNEY (AP) — A 5-year-old boy and his 7-year-old brother were recovering in an Australian hospital Monday after surviving with their father for 10 days in the wilderness with little food and in weather conditions that ranged from stormy to scorching. Their ordeal began Dec. 11 when...

  • Ohio gas prices drop again ahead of holidays

    Updated: Mon, Dec 22, 2014

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio drivers traveling for the holidays are finding it's much cheaper to fill their tanks this year than it was a year ago. The state's average price for a gallon of regular gas was $2.19 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service...

  • Lane closures halted on Tenn. roads for holidays

    Updated: Mon, Dec 22, 2014

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The state Transportation Department is halting all lane closures on interstates and state highways over the holidays. According to a news release, the department expects two million drivers of Tennessee roadways over Christmas and New Year. Except for a few...

  • Valles Caldera looks to future as national park

    Updated: Mon, Dec 22, 2014

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The management experiment at Valles Caldera National Preserve is coming to an end as the National Park Service prepares to take over the 140-square-mile property in northern New Mexico. The transition is among dozens of public lands measures squeezed into the...

  • I-65 bridge project easing over holidays

    Updated: Mon, Dec 22, 2014

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Motorists traveling between Louisville and southern Indiana during the holidays may find driving a little easier with no new interstate or ramp closures planned for the downtown bridge project starting Monday and continuing through Jan. 4. Kentucky...

  • Michigan proposes community parks to receive federal grants

    Published: Mon, Dec 22, 2014

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Nine community parks across Michigan and a state facility in Oceana County are expected to share $930,700 in federal grants under a program designed to provide better public outdoor recreation opportunities. The money will come from the Land and Water...

  • Expect another Colorado Springs Christmas without snow

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Santa Claus has two days until he officially appears on NORAD's radar, and one could only hope that the jolly old fellow is polishing his sleigh bells and tying his last bows before the long night spent circling the globe. While the weather on the North Pole on Sunday was distinctly...

  • Longest Night Vigil remembers the Colorado Springs homeless people who died

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -By RYAN MAYE HANDY - the gazette
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Nate was a 23-year-old starting to try his hand at songwriting. Mary Beth loved cowboy boots. And Ray had just built his teepee, where he was thrilled to sleep. All three were homeless in Colorado Springs, and all three died this year. As the sun set on the longest night of the year...

  • Colorado Springs area holiday needs starting Dec. 22, 2014

    Published: Mon, Dec 22, 2014

    HOLIDAY NEEDS These organizations are asking for help this holiday season.
 Through Thursday Marian House - Frozen turkeys are needed for holiday food preparation in the Marian House Soup Kitchen as well as for food baskets for people in the community who cannot afford a traditional...

  • Colorado Springs area To Do Today calendar for Dec. 22, 2014

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Mon, Dec 22, 2014

    Events Skate Fest with U.S. Figure Skating - 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave. $10, includes skates, free of children younger than 4 with paying adult; downtowncs.com. "Nutcracker" - Colorado Youth Ballet, 7 p.m., Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $18-$35;...

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