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  • Colorado Springs-area singer Miguel Dakota two performances away from $1 million

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    Does Miguel Dakota have a $1 million performance in him? After thousands auditioned for Season Nine of NBC's "America's Got Talent," one of Monument's own made the final six last week. The 22-year-old blues and soul singer-guitarist will compete for the last time on Tuesday, going...

  • Clergy seek pardon of inmate freed 90 years early

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    DENVER — Faith leaders are asking Gov. John Hickenlooper to pardon a Colorado convict who was sent back to prison after being mistakenly released 90 years early and creating a new life. In a letter to Hickenlooper dated Tuesday, clergy members urged the release of Rene Lima-Marin,...

  • Colorado Springs man accused of assaulting girlfriend

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    A Colorado Springs man was accused of domestic violence Monday after his girlfriend went to an area hospital and reported she had been assaulted, police said. Adrian Emilio Felan, 30, was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault and booked into the El Paso County jail, records...

  • Destructive house fire in Colorado Springs leads to arson investigation

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    A blaze that destroyed a home and displaced three residents on Sunday was ruled arson by fire investigators, according Colorado Springs fire spokesman Capt. Steve Oswald. Oswald did not say how or where in the home the fire started, adding that fire and police had a "solid"...

  • Police: Traffic stop in Colorado Springs turns up suspected narcotics

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    A routine traffic stop turned into a pursuit and drug bust Monday night in southeast Colorado Springs, police said. Nathaneal Kurt Lear, 31, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a scheduled controlled substance, resisting arrest and multiple traffic offenses, records show. Lear...

  • Springs Girl Scout has the recipe for great meals from the food bank

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    Madeline McWhorter knows that a trip to the local food bank may not conjure images of spicy tomato-braised chicken or baked spaghetti pie. And that needed to change. Calling upon her culinary creativity, McWhorter, 18, created a cookbook requiring only ingredients commonly found at...

  • Fallen Firefighter Memorial to be rebuilt after annual service in Colorado Springs

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    A week after 168 union firefighters and emergency service personnel are honored Saturday in Colorado Springs, the landmark memorial where the annual service takes place will be rebuilt to make room for thousands of additional names. Nearly $4 million from the International...

  • 171 children hospitalized in Colorado Springs for respiratory illnesses; not all counted

    By jakob Rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    Forty-nine children suffering respiratory illnesses have been hospitalized in the last week at Children's Hospital's facility at Memorial Hospital Central - bringing to 171 the number of children admitted there since a rare virus mimicking the common cold began to spread nationwide....

  • 2 killed in crash with truck carrying logs in northern Colorado

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    GREELEY — Authorities say two people were killed and two others were injured when the vehicle they were in was struck by a tractor-trailer that rolled over north of Greeley. The Greeley Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1wmTEtj ) the truck was hauling logs when it rolled on...

  • Man assaulted with fireplace poker in Colorado Springs

    lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    Police are searching for a man who allegedly attacked another man with a fireplace poker in northeast Colorado Springs on Monday night. Officers responded to a disturbance in the 6100 block Gunshot Pass Drive, west of Powers Boulevard, just after 6 p.m. Police said the suspect,...

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