• Comcast whiffs on customer service as Colorado Springs contract is up for renewal

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Comcast isn't the most popular company in Colorado Springs or across the nation. City Council is preparing to renew the firm's local franchise contract, but Comcast again has ranked among the worst in the American Customer Satisfaction Index. The company's already dismal score on...

  • Lane closures expected to cause delays in Colorado Springs

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Lane closures on Colorado Avenue for bridge maintenance work are expected to cause delays in Colorado Springs this week. Single lane closures on Colorado, between Cascade Avenue and the Interstate 25 overpass will occur Thursday and Friday, according to a city news release. Drivers...

  • Colorado Springs man convicted of murder

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    A 44-year-old Colorado Springs man was found guilty Wednesday of murder. A jury convicted John Lorenz of second-degree murder and felony menacing, according to Lee Richards, a spokeswoman for the 4th Judicial District Court. Lorenz killed Paul John Lattner, 38, who lived in his...

  • U.S. 24 bridge replacement begins next week

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Lane closures on U.S. 24 east of Falcon could cause delays for drivers starting Monday. Crews are widening the highway and replacing a bridge near the Stapleton Drive intersection, according to an El Paso County news release, and work is expected to occur between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30...

  • Colorado Springs police chief talks drugs, body cameras and more at town hall

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Colorado Springs Police Chief Pete Carey held a town hall meeting with about 100 neighborhood watch volunteers Wednesday night, fielding questions about crime in the city and how the department plans to address certain issues. Carey and some members of his staff addressed drugs,...

  • Negotiator 'Very disappointed' at deadly outcome of Tuesday standoff

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 13 hr ago

    The El Paso County man who pulled a gun on himself in the back of a sheriff's deputy's car Tuesday has been identified by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office. Carlos Alberto Mendoza, 36, died Tuesday night from injuries sustained when he shot himself in the back of a deputy's car...

  • Man injured while throwing fireworks from car, Colorado Springs police say

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 13 hr ago

    A man was hospitalized Wednesday night after a firework exploded on him while he was lighting them and throwing them out the window of a car, Colorado Springs police said. The incident happened at Afternoon Circle and Dawn Break Loop, in the area of Fountain Boulevard and Chelton...

  • Judge: Oil field work caused Weld County man's death

    The Associated Press
    Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    LOVELAND — A judge's decision that the death of a Weld County oil and gas worker was caused by exposure to hydrocarbons could have major implications for the industry. Federal health officials are taking a closer look at the dangers of "tank gauging," the practice of measuring oil...

  • Affidavit: Colorado Springs police detective had sex with victim in ongoing kidnap case

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    A Colorado Springs homicide detective had a sexual relationship with a kidnapping victim whose case has not concluded, and lied to investigators about it, according to an arrest affidavit for Det. Paul Patton. The affidavit alleges Patton, 39, had graphic sexual conversations with...

  • Mother of murdered toddler seeks ashes stolen in Colorado Springs purse theft

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    Four years after her 2-year-old son was killed by his father in their Fountain home, Shannon Paolini carried a memento of Gavin with her everywhere - she kept a rosary and bracelet with some of his ashes in her purse. But on Wednesday morning, Paolini's purse was stolen near the...

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