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  • Charter school community bids teary farewell as STAR Academy closes

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 min ago

    Even as she hugged sobbing students in the hallways Friday after the last bell rang, Sheila Greene slipped in a few lessons. "Be strong. Be brave. Make friends. It's going to be OK," the middle school English teacher told teens as she said goodbye. Friday was the last day for good at...

  • Colorado Springs teacher accused of sexual assault on student

    By chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 min ago

    A 30-year-old teacher who works at Stetson Hills Elementary School was arrested Friday after police received a Safe2Tell tip about an inappropriate relationship between a teacher and a student. Christopher Markham, a paraprofessional at the school's library, is suspected of sexual...

  • Supercenter No. 10 on way

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 min ago

    Wal-Mart's latest expansion in the Pikes Peak region ramps up this summer. The retailer's 10th Supercenter will open in July northwest of Interstate 25 and South Academy Boulevard in Fountain, on the south edge of Colorado Springs, Wal-Mart spokeswoman Anne Hatfield said this week....

  • Deputies' reports detail chaotic scene at Colorado Springs carnival brawl

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 min ago

    Teenagers fighting at a Colorado Springs carnival last month threw punches and swore at sheriff's deputies who tried to control brawls in groups of up to 100 people, but it is unclear what started the riot. El Paso County sheriff's deputies who responded to the April 25 brawl...

  • Hickenlooper discusses southern Colorado flooding, bills awaiting signature

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 15 min ago

    PUEBLO - Gov. John Hickenlooper pledged to help southern Colorado rebuild flood-damaged roads Friday as he spoke to the powerful Action 22 lobby in Pueblo for a legislative session review. "We're going to help you in any way we can to get the roads rebuilt, but the water is to be...

  • Springs Spree board to consider if Planned Parenthood can have booth at festival

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 15 min ago

    Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains has been told it could not have booth space at the annual Springs Spree festival because it is a group barred by the event's rules from participating. Cathy Alderman, vice president of public affairs, said that while Planned Parenthood does...

  • Colorado Springs police: Attempted murder charges for man after road rage incident

    By chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    A man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in a road rage shooting incident in east Colorado Springs on Thursday evening, police said. John Atkinson, 48, was arrested after a report of gunshots just after 7 p.m. in the area of Platte Avenue and Chelton Road, police said....

  • Colorado Springs firefighters rescue hiker from Pulpit Rock

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    A hiker injured on Pulpit Rock Friday afternoon was rescued by the Colorado Springs Fire Department. Firefighters executed a rope rescue around 2:45 p.m.. The 40-year-old woman had a minor leg injury and was taken to the hospital. Fire Capt. Steve Oswald, a CSFD spokesman, said the...

  • Colorado Springs police still seeking 2 fugitives in killing of teen in 1997

    By chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    It's been nearly 18 years since Steven "Gino" Romero accepted a ride with friends in a car owned by a gang member. A rival gang later fired 28 bullets into the vehicle, killing the 13-year-old. Sunday marks the 18th anniversary of Romero's death. The Colorado Springs Police...

  • Saturated ground continues to cause chaos in Pikes Peak region

    By CHHUN SUN and Kassondra Cloos The Gazette -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Sodden from days of rain, another Colorado Springs hillside sagged this week, dislodging two mobile homes and five RVs from their pads shortly after midnight Friday at the A-1 Mobile Village near U.S. 24 on the west side of the city. Six people and four dogs were evacuated by the Red...

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