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  • City for Champions supporters tout benefits of downtown Colorado Springs sports venue

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    For years, downtown Tulsa, Okla., had a reputation as quiet and dull - the kind of place where the sidewalks were rolled up at night. That was before the Tulsa community invested in a major, publicly funded economic development initiative, which included a new downtown civic arena,...

  • Walking and texting can have dangerous consequences

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

    Left, right, left, text. Simply looking both ways before crossing the street isn't enough to keep kids safe anymore - a new study found 40 percent of teens have been hit or nearly hit by cars, bikes or motorcycles while crossing the street. The study, "Teens on the Move," conducted...

  • Anonymous tip helps deputies locate alleged bank robber

    BY lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    An anonymous tip led authorities to a 22-year-old man suspected of robbing a UMB Bank in Security Friday afternoon, according to an arrest affidavit. Willie Walk was arrested after a brief standoff Saturday at a residence on the 1100 block of Chelton Road, the El Paso County...

  • Sheriff's Office issues warrant for burglary suspect who prompted school lockdowns

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

    A man considered to be armed and dangerous is wanted by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office after a burglary Monday morning that put a slew of Widefield schools on secure perimeter. Austin Joseph Hood, 25, of Colorado Springs, is believed to have burglarized a home on the 7000 block...

  • State Patrol's Zero Tolerance weekend yields thousands of citations around Colorado

    BY lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    You may have noticed more state troopers on the road this past weekend, or at least a road sign or two encouraging drivers to buckle up, drive sober, and put the phone down.
That's because from 6 p.m. Friday to midnight Sunday, state troopers hit the roads in full force for the...

  • Colorado Springs looking at options to move bus station

    By JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Colorado Springs' downtown bus terminal may be relocated to a more eye-pleasing site amid rider safety concerns and issues with buses entering and exiting the current station, Mountain Metro Transit's director said. A $190,000 study seeking land for a new terminal is awaiting final...

  • Colorado man plans to plead guilty in oil patch killing

    Associated Press
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    SIDNEY, Mont. — A Colorado man plans to plead guilty to killing a Montana teacher in a case that drew attention to the darker side of the Northern Plains' oil boom. A plea agreement with prosecutors filed Tuesday calls for a 100-year sentence for 25-year-old Michael Spell on a charge...

  • California group buys retail center in northern Colorado Springs

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

    A California group has paid $4.63 million to buy a roughly 15,000-square-foot building that's part of the Northgate Plaza retail center, southeast of InterQuest and Voyager parkways on Colorado Springs' north side. LBK II 1994 Trust of California purchased the property from a limited...

  • Lamborn may cruise to reelection with 'non-campaign' strategy

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Voters in the El Paso County-centered 5th Congressional District likely won't see a slew of yard signs for U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn. He hasn't purchased any TV ad time leading up to election day on Nov. 4. And he's refused to debate Democratic challenger Irv Halter. In fact,...

  • FBI: 3 Colorado girls may have tried to join Islamic jihadis

    By Sadie Gurman, Associated Press
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    DENVER — The FBI said Tuesday that it's investigating the possibility that three girls from the Denver area tried to travel to Syria to join Islamic State extremists. An FBI spokeswoman says agents helped bring the girls back to Denver after stopping them in Germany. Spokeswoman...

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