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  • Colorado Springs charter school will likely be closed

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Despite pleas from supporters of STAR (Space Technology and Arts) Academy, the 9-year-old charter school will close at the end of this school year, Colorado Springs School District 11's board of education unanimously decided Wednesday night. "That's with a heavy heart," said LuAnn...

  • Those possibly exposed to measles in El Paso County have passed incubation period

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    More than 330 people possibly exposed to measles in El Paso County have passed their incubation period, the county public health department said Wednesday. A Colorado woman sickened with measles in an outbreak linked to two Disney theme parks in California was treated Jan. 3 at...

  • Man, woman arrested in connection with Colorado Springs child death

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    A man and a woman have been arrested in connection with the death of a two-year-old boy earlier this month. Raul Alvarado, 20, was arrested on suspicion first-degree murder in the death of the boy, who police say was injured Jan. 14, and was unresponsive when officers arrived. The...

  • Fast food robbery suspect arrested in Colorado Springs drive-thru

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    A man accused of stealing a sandwich while robbing a Colorado Springs Subway last week was caught Wednesday morning in a drive-thru at another fast food joint in the city. Darrell Flynn, 42, was arrested around 10 a.m. Wednesday at an unnamed fast food restaurant near Austin Bluffs...

  • Coquette's Bistro & Bakery expanding its downtown Colorado Springs location

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    Coquette's Bistro & Bakery has come a long way from the 1,600-square-foot location that opened more than five years ago in Manitou Springs. The family-run business, whose gluten-free offerings and homemade products have developed a loyal following, is growing again - expanding...

  • Body of man found in field near I-25 in Colorado Springs identified

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    The body of a man found dead in a Colorado Springs field last week has been identified by the El Paso County Coroner. After some difficulty contacting the man's family, he was identified as Paul Benson, 54. Benson was found in an open field near Interstate 25 and the Martin Luther...

  • Walsenburg cop sentenced in federal drug case, faces state charge brought while on bond

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    A jailhouse phone call from a man to his police officer ex-wife tipped off authorities that the couple was hoarding heroin and drug money in their Pueblo apartment, according to a press release from the United States attorney's office. Former Walsenburg police officer Gloria Suazo,...

  • Fountain man to pay $130k for taking disability money from Veterans Affairs

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    A Fountain man who pleaded guilty to defrauding the Department of Veterans Affairs was sentenced Tuesday to federal prison and ordered to repay the government. Albert Kenneth Lender, 62, was indicted by a federal grand jury on June 17 in Denver and pleaded guilty to two counts of...

  • Monitor to probe shootings into moving cars by Denver police; officers involved in fatal teen shooting named

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    DENVER — An independent city official who monitors the Denver Police Department said he will investigate its policies and practices related to shooting at moving vehicles after a 17-year-old girl was shot and killed. Nicholas Mitchell said Tuesday that such shootings pose unique...

  • Dalai Lama to visit Colorado later this year

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The Dalai Lama plans to visit Colorado in the fall. The University of Colorado and the Tibetan Association of Colorado announced Tuesday that the spiritual leader will visit Boulder on Oct. 20 and 21. The association says the "Compassion in Action" visit will...

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