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  • Why is Pikes Peak a giant lightning rod? Blame Denver

    By JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    America's mountain appears to be one of Colorado's biggest lightning rods. A 20-year composite map of cloud-to-ground lightning strikes across the state shows some of the highest concentrations across the Pikes Peak region, according to a National Weather Service analysis using data...

  • Arrested Fort Carson soldier has been AWOL since May

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    A Fort Carson soldier arrested Tuesday was declared absent without leave in May, Fort Carson officials said Wednesday. Joseph Kimsey, 22, was arrested Tuesday in Cañon City after police say he was driving a car stolen from a Colorado Springs homicide victim, Ashley Melnyczok, 27....

  • Colorado agency to run toxicology tests for DUI cases

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    The Colorado Bureau of Investigation announced Wednesday that it would start toxicology testing for drug and alcohol DUI cases immediately. The bureau's forensic services section has been working on the framework for the program for the past 16 months, the agency wrote in a press...

  • Thunderstorm advisory for El Paso County lifted; power back for nearly 2,000 customers

    By ELLIE MULDER ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    A thunderstorm advisory for El Paso County was lifted about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday - about an hour early. Teller County Road 111, south of the Florissant Fossil Beds, is closed from County Road 11 to the Fremont County line due to flooding, according to a Teller County Sheriff's office...

  • 1st investigations wrapping up on over-budget VA hospital

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    AURORA — The first inquiries into what went wrong with a vastly over-budget veterans medical center outside Denver could be done soon, VA Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson said Wednesday. An Army Corps of Engineers review of the troubled project should wrap up in the next few weeks,...

  • Video shows theater shooter acting oddly right after arrest

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    CENTENNIAL — As the chaos of a shooting at a packed movie theater continued to unfold outside, James Holmes sat in a sterile police interview room, toying with staples, staring at walls and playing with paper bags put on his hands to preserve gunshot residue. Holmes' defense...

  • Must See Must Do: Best bets for fun this holiday weekend around Colorado Springs

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    Here's a look at some of your best entertainment options in the Colorado Springs area over the long holiday weekend and beyond: - Busy rodeo time this week starts with Friday's Ride for the Brand and a yummy rib cook-off at Norris-Penrose Event Center. Teams from all over the...

  • Arrest warrant issued for mom in kidnapping of Colorado Springs girl

    BY CHHUN SUN chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    Colorado Springs police are seeking a 28-year-old woman and her young daughter in what is believed to be a parental kidnapping case, according to a news release Wednesday. The woman, Kiri McMillion, may be driving a silver 1999 Chevrolet pick-up truck with the license plate 952SUQ....

  • List: Fourth of July closings in the Colorado Springs area

    The Gazette
    Yesterday

    Closings Banks and credit unions: Most banks and credit unions closed Saturday. Some may be closed or have shortened hours Friday. Check with individual bank or credit union for hours. Buses (Metro Transit): Buses running on Sunday schedule Saturday. Government offices: City,...

  • National organization wants help to find person who went missing in Colorado Springs 25 years ago

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is asking again for help locating a man who disappeared from Colorado Springs as a teenager almost exactly 25 years ago. Robert Pillsen-Rahier was 15 when he disappeared July 6, 1990, from a residential treatment facility in...

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