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  • Man head-butts Colorado Springs officer while in custody, police say

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    A man head-butted a Colorado Springs police officer in the face early Friday morning while detained on suspicion of assaulting a man with a chain, police say. Bobby Joe Harris Jr., 48, swung a metal chain into the face of a man walking his dog near the intersection of North Academy...

  • Friday Military Salute: Jennifer Choate clears big hurdle in major competition

    eric singer eric.singer@gazette.com -
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    A Friday Military Salute follow-up to a young woman who hopes to receive a major military-related honor. You first met Jennifer Choate in February on our Friday Military Salute segment. The 16-year old is Peterson Air Force Base's entrant for Military Youth of the Year. Jennifer was...

  • Colorado moving to standardize pot-testing labs

    By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    DENVER — Colorado is moving to establish another marijuana first — the first government standards for marijuana testing. A bill approved by its first committee in the state Legislature Thursday would create statewide laboratory standards for the state's 18 pot-testing labs....

  • Lint caused Colorado Springs house fire

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    A house fire that displaced three families comprised of nine people and killed four dogs on Constitution Avenue Wednesday evening was caused by a buildup of lint in the home's dryer vent pipe, according to Colorado Springs fire investigators. The fire, reported around 6 p.m. at 4806...

  • Colorado Senate Education Committee approves test opt-out bill

    Associated Press
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    The Senate Education Committee approved a bill Thursday that would explicitly allow opting students out of required assessments, though its political prospects moving forward are questionable. The result of an alliance of conservative Republicans and liberal Democrats, Senate...

  • Man accused of threatening girlfriend, children in Colorado Springs

    BY STEpHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    A 33-year-old man is accused of telling his girlfriend he would "kill her children" and threatening her with a knife and gun, according to an arrest affidavit. Michael David Young was taken into custody Tuesday night on suspicion of kidnapping and felony assault. He is being held...

  • Colorado expanded snow tire requirement passes toughest test

    By KRISTEN WYATT The Associated Press -
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    DENVER - A bill to require all motorists to use snow tires or chains during snowy months on Colorado's major mountain highway has passed its toughest test in the state Legislature. The measure cleared the Senate Transportation Committee 5-0 - but not before the committee chairman and...

  • Insights at Large: Longinos Gonzalez Jr.

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    Longinos Gonzalez Jr. naturally opposes sales of recreational drugs, having done counter-drug work during half of his 20-year stint in the Air Force. And Gonzalez's opposition to marijuana in Colorado also appears to be tied to his concern for children and teens. He has taught science...

  • Eagle man arrested in Vail in connection with Colorado Springs crime

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    A 33-year-old man was arrested in Vail on suspicion of a recent sexual assault committed in Colorado Springs, police said. Oscar Saucedo Lopez, of Eagle, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of kidnapping and sexual assault, Colorado Springs police said. An investigation involving...

  • Denver Zoo welcomes newborn anteater named Salvador

    The Associated Press
    Yesterday

    DENVER — The Denver Zoo is welcoming its latest addition with the birth of a southern tamandua, which is a type of anteater. The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/1HRyGrR ) Salvador was born earlier this month as part of an ongoing effort to ensure healthy populations and...

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