• Man arrested after leading police on chase through northwest Colorado Springs

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    A 24-year-old man was arrested after a lengthy foot chase Thursday afternoon after Colorado Springs police responded to a report of an assault. Jonathan Hall was arrested on suspicion of multiple unspecified felony charges around 4 p.m. after leading officers on a chase through a...

  • Priority of Gazette readers: Fewer words, more action from elected Colorado Springs leaders

    BY MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Colorado Springs voters will elect a new mayor and as many as five new City Council members in April and Gazette readers, thinking about the dozen candidates who will make promises over the six weeks, say they want fewer words and more action from their future elected officials. They...

  • Colorado Springs residents arrested after defrauding IRS of millions, skipping sentencing

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Three Colorado Springs residents who tried to defraud the Internal Revenue Service out of millions of dollars were arrested and taken to court Thursday after they failed to show up for sentencing on Wednesday. George Thomas Brokaw, John J. Pawelski and Mimi M. Vigil, all in their...

  • Colorado Springs man allegedly stole Fort Carson soldiers' identities to file tax returns, police say

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    A Colorado Springs man is wanted on suspicion of stealing the identities of 14 Fort Carson soldiers to file for their tax returns. Jeremy Lamar Roberson, 27, is accused of stealing about $22,000 in federal and state tax returns in 2013 and 2014, according to Colorado Springs police....

  • Academy D-20 to provide community more information on board agenda

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

    Parents, teachers and community members now will be able to better understand what's going on at Academy School District 20's board of education meetings. The board decided to make some supporting materials for agenda items available to the public before and during school board...

  • Colorado State Patrol DUI stats for 2014 show nearly 20 percent involved marijuana

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    The legalization of marijuana in Colorado brought with it a "new era" of impaired driving, the Colorado State Patrol said on Thursday. Of more than 5,500 drug- and alcohol-related tickets served to impaired drivers in 2014, 354 of them involved only marijuana. CSP released statewide...

  • Pueblo Chemical Depot inches toward destruction of mustard gas weapons

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    PUEBLO - The day when the first chemical weapon was set to be destroyed here has come and passed, again. But leaders at the Pueblo Chemical Depot said Thursday they're inching toward destroying America's largest stockpile of Cold War-era mustard gas shells. In March, the depot...

  • Thousands of high-paying jobs coming to Colorado Springs?

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    In one of the more upbeat business forecasts in recent years, a top economic development official said Thursday that Colorado Springs is in the running to snag employers who could bring as many as 2,000 high-paying jobs to town - part of a recent upswing in interest in the Pikes Peak...

  • Colorado Springs mortgage lender gives up 'Freedom' for new name

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Freedom Financial Services, a Colorado Springs mortgage lender and division of Mortgage Solutions of Colorado, has changed its name to Mortgage Solutions Financial, the company said Thursday. The change takes effect immediately and will be finalized by April 30 as the company updates...

  • Colorado lawmakers headed toward big fight over funding for teens' IUDS

    By Ivan Moreno, Associated Press
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    DENVER — Democrats and Republicans are headed toward a clash over Colorado funding for long-acting reversible contraception such as intrauterine devices, which the governor and health officials credit for reducing the state's teen pregnancy rate. Legislation expected to be introduced...

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