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  • Man arrested in Colorado in 1999 Montana death

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    BILLINGS, Mont. — A 46-year-old man was arrested in Colorado and charged with homicide in the 1999 drowning death of his wife in southeastern Montana, authorities said Tuesday. Brian David Laird was arrested Sept. 11 in Fort Collins by agents from the FBI and Montana Division of...

  • Test group: Some Colorado Springs-area student data released in error

    BY DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelly@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    The ACT national college entrance exam testing company is working to resolve a breach of personal information that happened last weekend involving Colorado Springs-area students. While attempting to change the test date for a Colorado Springs site on Sept. 13, the company said it...

  • Contractor says no more road closures after Broncos' games in wake of massive delays on I-25

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    A lack of communication about striping work on southbound Interstate 25 contributed to hours of delays for frustrated drivers Sunday night, a situation highway officials say they'll work to avoid. Bob Wilson, a spokesman for the Colorado Department of Transportation, said the company...

  • Side Streets: Permanent home for Colorado Springs' neighborhood group 'a big deal'

    Bill Vogrin
    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    The sign on the modest little building identifies it as the headquarters of the Council of Neighbors and Organizations, or CONO, the umbrella group for the hundreds of neighborhood associations across Colorado Springs and El Paso County. But CONO president Dave Munger sees the...

  • Colorado police officer charged with stalking

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    FORT COLLINS — A Fort Collins police officer was arrested and fired after investigators say he used agency resources to stalk a woman. The Coloradoan reports (http://noconow.co/1wBxQND ) 29-year-old Jarett Branson was fired Tuesday after he was charged with stalking, criminal...

  • Opening arguments begin in trial of teen accused in double-slaying

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

    Armed with two guns, Macyo Joelle January ran into the house of a Fort Carson soldier and his pregnant wife. But he didn't fire a round, his defense attorney said Tuesday. The newlyweds were already dead, she said. Public defenders revealed the theory during opening statements in the...

  • Colorado Springs' economic growth hit the skids in '13, report shows

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    Economic growth in the Colorado Springs area last year hit its slowest pace since 2009 and was the second worst among Colorado's seven metropolitan areas, according to data released Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The area's economic output grew 1.5 percent in 2013 to...

  • Wild rabbit with bacterial infection found dead in northeast Colorado Springs

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    A wild rabbit in northeast Colorado Springs died of an infection that can be transmitted to humans, public health officials said Tuesday. The dead rabbit, found near Austin Bluffs Parkway and Stetson Hills Boulevard, tested positive for bacterial infection tularemia, also known as...

  • Walk-a-thon nets Woodland Park elementary thousands of dollars more than selling stuff

    By Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    P.E. classes at Columbine Elementary School in Woodland Park seemed normal Tuesday. All 410 students, from preschool through fifth grade, took turns being on the school's field for half an hour at a time. But the activity was abnormal in a good way. By grade, students ran, walked,...

  • El Paso County officials hope to see consultant's report on City for Champions by early October

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    El Paso County officials hope to receive a report in early October from a consultant the county hired to analyze economic projections contained in the City for Champions initiative. The report, being conducted by BBC Research & Consulting of Denver, will be used by the county...

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