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  • Soldier who pleaded guilty in solicitation case to be sentenced Thursday

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    A man who pleaded guilty in August of offering to pay young women and girls to watch him masturbate will be sentenced on Thursday morning. Duston Ridner, 44, solicited more than a dozen girls and women between the ages of 12 and 22 in April and May. At the time, he was a Fort Carson...

  • Traffic updates: Morning commute in the Colorado Springs area

    The Gazette
    Updated: 1 hr ago

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  • Repeat criminal offenders could be banned from downtown Colorado Springs

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    People arrested five times in 
18 months in the city's downtown could be banned from the area under a provision to be enforced by Colorado Springs police. The geographical restrictions, as they are called, are touted as a way to combat vagrancy by removing repeat offenders arrested...

  • Jeb Bush rallies Colorado voters in Castle Rock

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    CASTLE ROCK - Republicans rallied at the Douglas County Fairgrounds on Wednesday night with hay bales and Jeb Bush, the latest GOP star to drop into Colorado and try to tip the political scale. With six days remaining before election night, both major political parties are focusing...

  • Gag order issued in Black Forest animal cruelty case

    BY LISA WALTON lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    A gag order has been issued in an animal cruelty case involving 10 horses found living among the skeletal remains of more than a dozen horses on a Black Forest property last month. Investigators, attorneys, law enforcement officers and Humane Society personnel are barred from...

  • Trinidad police searching for missing 1-year-old

    KKTV
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Trinidad police are asking for help finding a 1-year-old, who they believe may have been taken by his father, according to Gazette news partner KKTV. Shawn Calico was last seen Tuesday night. Police suspect Shawn's father David Lopez of either taking the child from his...

  • Colorado Springs police release photos of suspected tire slasher

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Still images from a surveillance video that show a tire slasher in action have been released with the hope the individual can be identified. Colorado Springs police have confirmed 47 victims in the area of Maroon Bells Avenue, just northeast of Academy Avenue and Vickers Drive, who...

  • Colorado Springs man accused of sexual assault on 11-year-old girl

    by lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    A man arrested in a Colorado Springs gym parking lot Monday evening is suspected of inappropriately touching and having sex with an 11-year-old girl, according to a highly redacted arrest affidavit. Edgar Gonzalez, 38, is suspected of sex assault on a child by one in a position of...

  • Manitou Springs fireworks show will be covered by the chamber, not the Red Cross

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 20 hr ago

    The $10,000 cost for a fireworks show in Manitou Springs last weekend will be covered by the Chamber of Commerce. Originally, the bills for the show that lighted the sky the night before the Emma Crawford Coffin Races were slated to be covered by a $50,000 American Red Cross economic...

  • Commandant says giving AFA cadets more responsibility will improve behavior

    By Tom Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 14 hr ago

    Hours ahead of a national news broadcast recounting athlete misconduct at the Air Force Academy, the school's commandant of cadets told Colorado Springs business leaders that a tiny fraction of cadets get into trouble. Brig Gen. Stephen Williams said 3.7 percent of cadets are facing...

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