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  • Death of Colorado Springs woman investigated as 'suspicious'

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: 26 min ago

    The death of a woman whose body was found in an SUV Sunday in east Colorado Springs will be investigated as "suspicious," the El Paso County Sheriff's Office said Monday. An area resident reported the discovery about 6 p.m. near Seneca Road and Ford Street, off Galley Road and Powers...

  • Colorado high court considers marijuana firing case

    By Sadie Gurman, Associated Press
    Updated: 28 min ago

    DENVER — Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it. Brandon Coats, a quadriplegic medical marijuana patient who was fired by the Dish Network after failing a drug test more than four years ago, says he still can't find steady work because employers are...

  • Hickenlooper, Beauprez meet for second debate

    Associated Press
    Published: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    DENVER — Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper and Republican Bob Beauprez are meeting for their second debate before November's election. The debate will provide an opportunity for the candidates to try to take the lead in a race that polls have shown to be tied. The Denver Post is...

  • Lots of talk helped push change in Colorado Springs-area schools

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: 46 min ago

    It hasn't happened here. And it probably won't. That's what some educators and students are saying about the extended walkouts by Jefferson County students and sick-outs by their teachers. The issues - teachers upset about pay and evaluations, and students worried about potential...

  • Powerful storms pelt parts of Colorado

    By Lisa Walt0n and andrea sinclair The Gazette -
    Updated: 50 min ago

    A line of storms pushed eastward through the state Monday afternoon, bringing lightning, rain, hail, high winds and even tornado warnings to parts of Colorado. In the Pikes Peak region, the storms dropped heavy, but brief, rain in the downtown area and blanketed Pikes Peak with...

  • Colorado rolling out 30 new tests to regulate marijuana industry

    By Katie Kuntz Rocky Mountain PBS I-News -
    Updated: 51 min ago

    Medical and retail marijuana dispensaries in Colorado will receive about 30 new rules related to almost every aspect of their businesses. The state Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) released the new rules Thursday. They change such things as the start-up licensing fees, and rules...

  • Military smoke bomb briefly closes Colorado Springs police operations center

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: 52 min ago

    The Police Operations Center closed for about a half-hour Monday when a suspicious device was brought to the building on the 700 block of South Nevada Avenue, according to Colorado Springs police. Rio Grande Street was closed between Nevada Avenue and South Weber Street as the bomb...

  • 5 things to know about the Stanley Cup before Tuesday's visit to Colorado Springs

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 56 min ago

    The Stanley Cup is coming to town and is available for photos ops. "Sir Stanley in the Springs 2014" is a free event from 4-6:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Broadmoor World Arena. The visit is in preparation of the faceoff between the Colorado Avalanche and the Los Angeles Kings, the 2014...

  • Commissioner incumbents face opponents in Districts 1, 5

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Jariah Walker is trying to defy the odds and voter registration numbers to become the first Democrat to be elected an El Paso County commissioner in 40 years. Walker has raised nearly $15,000 plus another nearly $17,000 of in-kind help, or about $5,000 less in cash than Commissioner...

  • Fremont County man who killed ex-girlfriend, 2 children handed life sentences

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    A man who pleaded guilty to killing his former girlfriend and her two young children and sexually assaulting her teenage daughter in Cañon City, was sentenced to three consecutive life terms in prison without parole at the Fremont County courthouse Monday. Jaacob Van Winkle, 31,...

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