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  • Denver-area students walk out of school in protest

    By Colleen Slevin and P. Solomon Banda, Associated Press
    Updated: 33 min ago

    ARVADA — Hundreds of students walked out of classrooms around suburban Denver on Tuesday in protest over a conservative-led school board proposal to focus history education on topics that promote citizenship, patriotism and respect for authority, providing a show of civil disobedience...

  • Sheriff's Office defends investigation involving Black Forest horses

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    Ten horses rescued from a Black Forest property remained in the custody of the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Tuesday as questions surrounding their condition and the criminal investigation continued to make waves with the public and local officials. Sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Greg...

  • New owners of Union Printers Home will maintain the status quo

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    Buyers of the Union Printers Home expect to complete their purchase by year's end, but plan few changes in the historic Colorado Springs property after taking over management of the nursing home and assisted living facility earlier this month. In an interview this week - the company's...

  • Colorado Springs man found guilty of raping 71-year-old woman

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    The man accused of raping a 71-year-old woman at her Colorado Springs home in February 2013 was found guilty Tuesday of sexual assault on an at-risk adult. Jacob Lashun Lewis, 34, of Colorado Springs previously was registered as a sex offender after pleading guilty to sexual assault...

  • Denver-area man who shot Clifford the dog acted in self-defense, wife says

    By Kieran Nicholson, The Denver Post
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    A Commerce City man who shot a neighborhood dog Saturday did so to defend his own dog, which was being attacked by the other canine after it had jumped a backyard fence, the shooter's wife said Tuesday. Clifford, a 4-year-old chocolate Labrador/collie mix, was fatally shot...

  • PERA gets $190 million in settlement with Colorado Springs on Memorial Hospital pensions

    By Jakob Rodgers and Monica Mendoza The Gazette -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Time for Colorado Springs to pay up. Colorado Springs announced a $190 million settlement with the Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association on Tuesday, ending their high-stakes dispute over unfunded pension liabilities at Memorial Hospital. The agreement, unanimously...

  • Northeast Colorado Springs bank robbed by two men armed with screwdriver

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Two men robbed the Wells Fargo Bank branch at 4151 N. Academy Blvd. about 11 a.m. Tuesday, according to Colorado Springs police. One of the robbers, who was reportedly wearing a red bandana to cover his face, threatened bank employees with a screwdriver, police said. Both men fled...

  • National Dog Week lineup: Mixed breed pooches top the list

    By carol mcgraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    This is National Dog Week. So give your pooch a smooch. But it also begs (and they certainly know how to beg, don't they?) the question: which are the most popular breeds? Mixed breeds are number one according to a list compiled by Trupanion, a medical insurance company for dogs....

  • Former Woodland Park mayor pleads not guilty to sexual assault charges

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

    The former Woodland Park mayor accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old boy pleaded not guilty in court Monday, according to the Fourth Judicial District Attorney's Office. A jury trial for David Turley has been set for Feb. 24. 
Turley is facing charges including sex assault on...

  • Live coverage: Macyo January trial

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    You can follow live coverage of the Mayco January trial here @JakobRodgers on Twitter. Though January was 17 at the time of the crime, prosecutors have charged him with first-degree murder, along with burglary, theft and aggravated motor vehicle theft, in connection with the killings...

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