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  • Police: Man steals, wrecks Colorado Springs police cruiser

    By Emily Donovan emily.donovan@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    A man who was left handcuffed in the back seat of a Colorado Springs police cruiser escaped his restraints, unlocked a window separating the front and back seats and climbed through the opening to steal the patrol car Tuesday night.
Dustin Guinn, 21, drove recklessly for five...

  • State gives Texas energy company OK to drill test wells near Calhan, outside Colorado Springs

    by Katherine Blunt katherine.blunt@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    A new energy company is one step closer to testing whether El Paso County can capitalize on Colorado's oil and gas boom. Agave Oil & Gas, a Fort Worth-based private development company, received state approval last week to drill two exploratory oil wells near Calhan, about 40...

  • Colorado Springs council raises some fees, leave others intact

    By monica mendoza Monica.Mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    After much talk from elected officials about the need to reduce city fees for Colorado Springs businesses, developers and citizens, Tuesday's City Council meeting ended with all existing fees intact and an increase in golf and cemetery fees. The City Council was unable to override...

  • D-49 charter school will not be tied to bond issue

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    The application for a proposed charter high school in Falcon School District 49 gained approval from the district's board of education Tuesday night, but it will not be tied to voter approval of a November bond issue. The measure passed on a 4-1 vote, with board members Tammy Harold,...

  • Cost of air travel to rise slightly

    By Elise Schmelzer elise.schmelzer@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Colorado Springs airline passengers and millions of others around the country are paying more for plane tickets because of an airline security fee hike that went into effect Monday. Fees for a roundtrip flight from Colorado Springs to Denver, for instance, will jump from $5 to...

  • Police draw Colorado Springs man out of apartment by unplugging illegal utilities connection

    By Emily Donovan emily.donovan@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    A Colorado Springs man was arrested Tuesday on a felony warrant after police drew him out of his apartment southeast of Airport Road and South Academy Boulevard. Nicholas Rogers, 34, was wanted on a felony menacing warrant. Police looked for him at his apartment in a complex in the...

  • Iowa woman will face trial in slaying of Colorado Springs man

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    A 4th Judicial District Court judge found probable cause Tuesday to charge an Iowa woman with the first-degree murder of a Colorado Springs man whose body was found stuffed in the trunk of his abandoned car in Iowa after he was reported missing. Bionca Charmaine Rogers, 21, was denied...

  • Pueblo pot sales reach $7 million in 6 months

    By Jeff Tucker, The Pueblo Chieftain
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Recreational sales of marijuana in Pueblo County set a record in June and are averaging more than $1 million a month through the first half of the year. The Pueblo County Clerk and Recorder’s Office reported that $1.6 million worth of marijuana was sold from the county’s seven...

  • Communities move to regulate where electronic cigarettes can be used

    By John Aguilar, The Denver Post
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    LAKEWOOD — Electronic cigarettes and vaporizers, which have experienced an explosive growth in popularity in the last few years, are beginning to face stiff resistance in Colorado as an increasing number of communities crack down on the battery-powered devices. Last week, both...

  • Denver agrees to pay $3.3M to settle jail abuse case

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    DENVER — Denver officials have reached a deal to pay $3.3 million to settle a federal jail-abuse lawsuit filed by a former inmate who said a deputy ignored his blood-curdling screams while a group of fellow inmates brutally beat him and scalded his genitals with hot water. The...

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