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  • Colorado Springs man arrested for allegedly threatening neighbor with handgun

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    A 50-year-old man threatened his neighbor with a handgun after entering the person's home Friday, Colorado Springs Police said. Michael Sorenson went into his neighbor's home on 305 Kenady Circle, police said, as part of an ongoing dispute between the two. Police did not specify the...

  • Colorado Springs apartments evacuated while police search for man on the run

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    A 22-year-old man who ran away from police after a traffic stop and tried to hide in the attic of an apartment complex was arrested Friday, after Colorado Springs police officers evacuated the complex in search of him. Officers used a K-9 unit to search the Townhouse Apartments, at...

  • Olympic celebration kicks off in 'thrilling' fashion for large crowd

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    A blustery afternoon gave way to an entertaining evening for the Olympic Downtown Celebration in Colorado Springs Friday, as live music, sports demonstrations and autograph sessions with former Denver Broncos helped kickoff the local start of the Rocky Mountain State Games. Four...

  • Weather should stay calm until Sunday

    By stephen hobbs stpehen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Saturday should be another light day of storms in the Colorado Springs area before heavy rainfall, lightning and potential flooding are expected Sunday and into early next week. Brian Bledsoe, chief meteorologist for Gazette news partner KKTV/Channel 11, said he anticipates monsoon...

  • Zoo mourns the passing of popular striped skunk

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Tiger Lilly, a striped skunk who lived at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and traveled across the region to visit schools, retirements and community events died Friday afternoon. She was 8 years old. A release from the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo announced her death. Lilly came to the zoo in...

  • Climber finds body on Longs Peak

    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — An investigation is underway after a climber found a body on Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park. Park officials say the climber was on the Keyhole Route of the 14,259-foot peak when he and his group saw the body below The Ledges...

  • Technology helps father attend memorial for boy killed by out-of-control car

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Raphael Hameed spoke from a hospital bed, but his voice could be heard via Skype in a dimly lit chapel across town. He spoke to a crowd gathered around his son's ashes. "Your children are the best of you. Do not take them for granted," he said. On Friday, Hameed watched from...

  • Six school districts meet deadline to get bond issues on November ballot

    By Carol McGraw and Debbie Kelley - THE GAZETTE -
    Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Six school districts in the Pikes Peak region filed documents with the El Paso County Clerk and Recorders Office by Friday's cutoff, indicating they intend to place school finance questions before voters in November. All who decide to proceed must submit final ballot language no later...

  • Colorado Springs man gets life in prison for murder of his pregnant wife

    By Monica Mendoza Monica.Mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    A Colorado Springs man was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole Friday morning. Jurors found Andre Jones guilty in the murder of his pregnant wife earlier this week in 4th Judicial District Court. The only option for his sentence was life without the...

  • City leaders talk 2024 with US Olympic Committee

    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — City leaders from Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington have met with top executives at the U.S. Olympic Committee to hear about the nuts and bolts of bidding for the 2024 Olympics. Among those attending Friday were Los Angeles Mayor Eric...

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