• Victim's family refuses Klingenschmitt donation

    Brandon Rittiman, KUSA
    Updated: 39 min ago

    DENVER - The family of the pregnant Longmont woman who was brutally attacked is rejecting a donation from Colorado state Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt (R-Colorado Springs,) who said the incident amounted to punishment from God for laws allowing abortion. When confronted about his...

  • Forest Service stands behind Wolf Creek land swap

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    DURANGO — The U.S. Forest Service is standing behind its decision to allow a land swap that would provide access to a proposed village near the Wolf Creek Ski Area in southwestern Colorado. The agency announced Thursday that Deputy Regional Forester Maribeth Gustafson affirmed the...

  • Colorado GOP appalled over Klingenschmitt's act-of-God comment in baby's death

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    DENVER - Colorado Springs Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt said in an online video that a pregnant woman in Longmont who had her baby cut from her womb was the result of "a curse of God upon America for our sin of not protecting innocent children in the womb." Republicans and Democrats...

  • Man head-butts Colorado Springs officer while in custody, police say

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    A man head-butted a Colorado Springs police officer in the face early Friday morning while detained on suspicion of assaulting a man with a chain, police say. Bobby Joe Harris Jr., 48, swung a metal chain into the face of a man walking his dog near the intersection of North Academy...

  • Friday Military Salute: Jennifer Choate clears big hurdle in major competition

    eric singer eric.singer@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    A Friday Military Salute follow-up to a young woman who hopes to receive a major military-related honor. You first met Jennifer Choate in February on our Friday Military Salute segment. The 16-year old is Peterson Air Force Base's entrant for Military Youth of the Year. Jennifer was...

  • Colorado moving to standardize pot-testing labs

    By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    DENVER — Colorado is moving to establish another marijuana first — the first government standards for marijuana testing. A bill approved by its first committee in the state Legislature Thursday would create statewide laboratory standards for the state's 18 pot-testing labs....

  • Lint caused Colorado Springs house fire

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    A house fire that displaced three families comprised of nine people and killed four dogs on Constitution Avenue Wednesday evening was caused by a buildup of lint in the home's dryer vent pipe, according to Colorado Springs fire investigators. The fire, reported around 6 p.m. at 4806...

  • No murder charge for Colorado woman accused of cutting baby from womb

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    DENVER — Prosecutors say a Colorado woman accused of removing a baby from an expectant mother's belly will not face murder charges, but they have not explained the decision or disclosed what charges she will face. Investigators say Dynel Lane lured Michelle Wilkins, 26, to her...

  • Colorado to defend marijuana law for 1st time

    Associated Press
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    DENVER — Colorado is defending its pot law for the first time Friday in a filing due to the U.S. Supreme Court. Friday is the deadline for Colorado to respond to a legal challenge from Oklahoma and Nebraska. The lawsuit challenges Colorado's legalization of recreational marijuana...

  • Colorado Senate Education Committee approves test opt-out bill

    Associated Press
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    The Senate Education Committee approved a bill Thursday that would explicitly allow opting students out of required assessments, though its political prospects moving forward are questionable. The result of an alliance of conservative Republicans and liberal Democrats, Senate...

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