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  • Man identified in Colorado Springs shooting; suspect arrested

    Lisa Walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    A man who was fatally shot Saturday night has been identified and a suspect has been arrested, Colorado Springs police said. The victim, 18-year-old Nickolas Vera of Colorado Springs, was shot around 8 p.m. Saturday night at a home on the 1000 block of Norwood Ave., near Southgate...

  • Colorado retrieves more than 90 percent of misprinted licenses from immigrants

    lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    More than 90 percent of misprinted ID cards, driver's licenses and permits issued to undocumented immigrants in August have been returned, according to Colorado Department of Revenue. A software error caused the cards to be printed without the black band across the top that says,...

  • City Council members expected to put up a fight over reduced time from City Attorney

    By monica mendoza - the gazette
    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    Colorado Springs City Council members will get less time dedicated to them from the City Attorney's Office in 2015, under the mayor's proposed budget. Mayor Steve Bach's 2015 budget reduces by half the time the city attorney will spend working with the City Council. It is among the...

  • Pentagon orders Peterson team to prep for domestic Ebola fight

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    U.S. Northern Command leaders worked Monday to assemble a team of military Ebola experts who will be on standby if civilian authorities need assistance with an outbreak. The Peterson Air Force Base Command was ordered by the Pentagon to come up with a 30-member Ebola fighting team...

  • Woman sentenced to 45 years for plotting stepfather's murder

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    A woman guilty of plotting her stepfather's murder has been sentenced to 45 years in prison. Dawn Michelle Richburg, 34, was sentenced Monday morning for her role in the murder of Miguel Barajas, according to the 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office. She pleaded guilty to second-...

  • Colorado Springs call center won't close, after all -- and it's hiring

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    In a dramatic about-face, Firstsource Solutions Ltd. announced Monday that it will keep its Colorado Springs call center open and add 100 employees over the next 18 months after receiving a contract from a major health care plan to enroll new members. The India-based company said in...

  • The city's IT department can be fixed for $1.7 million, chief of staff says

    By monica mendoza - the gazette
    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Colorado Springs has a new plan for its information technology department, and it's going to need $1.7 million more in the 2015 budget, the city's chief of staff said. - The increase is for hardware and a redesign of the system, including close attention to network security, said Steve...

  • Colorado's top court upholds 2010 PERA ruling

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    A Colorado Supreme Court ruling on Monday upheld the state's 2010 decision to reduce annual cost-of-living increases for state employee retirees in an effort to make the retirement fund more financially sound. A number of retirees sued the state and the Colorado Public Employees'...

  • Minor injuries in student pellet gun shooting

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    CHERRY CREEK — The Aurora Police Department is investigating after a Cherry Creek middle school student was shot in the leg with a pellet gun on a school bus and another student was injured while getting off the bus. Officials said four unidentified students were suspended from...

  • Map: Search Halloween events throughout the Colorado Springs area

    Maria St. Louis-Sanchez
    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Check out our latest Halloween events!

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