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  • Colorado Guard unit headed to Guantanamo Bay

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    A Colorado National Guard unit headquartered in Castle Rock will leave for a year in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after a Tuesday farewell ceremony. The 130 Guardsmen from the 193rd Military Police Battalion recently completed a three-month training regimen to ready them for the deployment....

  • Lockdown of Colorado Springs schools lifted

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    The secure perimeter put in place at nine Widefield schools has been lifted, according to Widefield School District 3. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office asked the schools to lock their doors and monitor who entered and left because of a suspected armed burglar in the neighborhood....

  • Colorado Springs area haunted houses spread seasonal frights

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: 21 hr ago

    Fear is subjective: Spiders, clowns, a former storefront full of screaming teenagers. What tingles our nerves, sets our hearts racing and makes our palms damp - a hardwired physiological response meant to alert us to potentially perilous situations - is entirely personal. Thankfully...

  • Missing Count Chocula in Colorado town found drowned in booze

    Coloradoan
    Updated: 21 hr ago

    The case of the missing Count Chocula cereal boxes was solved Friday in Fort Collins, when a craft brewer admitted to buying them to brew in a small-batch beer. Black Bottle Brewery in Fort Collins bought two Albertsons' inventories of the iconic chocolate and marshmallow-bit cereal,...

  • Indiana man's confession leads to 7 bodies; one victim from Colorado

    Associated Press
    Updated: 22 hr ago

    GARY, Ind. — Seven women's bodies were found in northwestern Indiana over the weekend after a convicted sex offender's confession to one killing led police to the grisly discovery of other deaths, including three in one abandoned house, authorities said Monday. The discoveries began...

  • Deputy on leave for alleged racist Facebook post

    By andrea sincleair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: 22 hr ago

    A Teller County Sheriff's Office deputy remained on administrative leave Monday after a Facebook comment launched an internal investigation, the Sheriff's Office confirmed. Eric Voigt was placed on paid administrative leave Thursday after the Sheriff's Office received a complaint...

  • Best of the weekend: Stories you may have missed

    The Gazette
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    We hope you had a great weekend. Here's top Gazette.com stories you may have missed. - Christian writer in Colorado Springs speaks against assisted suicide This month, Brittany Maynard made headlines upon announcing that she moved from California to Oregon with the...

  • Colorado Springs' nonprofit's tiny horses yield big benefits

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    If you happened to be driving down a certain cul-de-sac on the east side of Colorado Springs around 2 p.m. on a recent Tuesday, you would have encountered an odd scene: four women and three miniature horses playing kickball. Technically, the humans were playing kickball. The horses,...

  • Colorado Springs police work to improve response to burglary calls despite high rate of false alarms

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    The call on Bassett Drive was like thousands fielded by Colorado Springs police every year: a home burglary alarm had been tripped. But that day, newlywed homeowners who had been told about the alarm arrived before police and died at the hands of an armed teenage thief. The tragedy...

  • Mugshot Monday: Crime Stoppers' Most Wanted in the Colorado Springs area

    The Gazette
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    Wanted: Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help finding the following people for whom felony arrest warrants have been issued.
 James Gallegos, 34, is described as a 5-foot-7, 160-pound man with black hair and brown eyes. Gallegos is being sought on suspicion...

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