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

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    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,...

  • Coffman, Gardner criticize Lamborn's comments on military leadership

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn continued to catch flak for telling a group of residents in a Colorado Springs bar last week that he and others were working behind the scenes to encourage top military officials to resign in protest of White House policies. On Sunday night, U.S. Rep. Mike...

  • Commissioner incumbents face opponents in Districts 1, 5

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    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...

  • Two polls show support for legal marijuana waning in Colorado, nationally

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    It might be characterized as a couple of "I told you so" victories for those who oppose the legalization of marijuana. Two recent polls show that support of legalized marijuana have waned, and that there is unhappiness in the way regulations are handled by the state. A Suffolk...

  • Priest with Colorado connection charged in Michigan with child porn crimes

    Associated Press
    Published: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    DETROIT — A priest who taught chemistry years ago at a Detroit Catholic school has been charged with child pornography crimes. The FBI says the Rev. Richard Kurtz secretly recorded hockey players in the locker room at University of Detroit Jesuit High School during the 1998-99...

  • Denver metro schools superintendent threatens to discipline absent teachers

    By Jesse Paul, The Denver Post
    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    Jefferson County's school superintendent on Monday threatened to bring disciplinary action against dozens of teachers who called in sick at Golden and Jefferson high schools as part of an ongoing protest. "Some of our highest need students didn't get lunch today because they weren't...

  • Mugshot Monday: Crime Stoppers' Most Wanted in the Colorado Springs area

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    Wanted: Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help finding the following people for whom felony arrest warrants have been issued. Zechariah Richard Cain, 31, is described as a 5-7, 150-pound man with brown hair and green eyes. Cain is being sought on suspicion...

  • Man drowns in small northern Colorado lake

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    WINDSOR — A 57-year-old man drowned Sunday in a small lake near Windsor where he'd gone to sail a model boat. The Coloradoan reports (http://noconow.co/1plRJAJ ) that family members reported the man missing Sunday afternoon when he didn't return. Windsor Severance Fire Rescue...

  • Voice of the consumer: Don't be fooled by offers in the mail

    By Betty Sexton, Voice of the Consumer
    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    Last week I heard from two folks who received the same notice from National Parcel Services. The mailer says "Official Matter" and "Read at once." It claims a package is ready to be shipped to you, but you only have 72 hours to respond. It says the merchandise is jewelry originally...

  • Centennial students turn field trip into song

    By carol mcgraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    What do you get when you mix grass, mud, sand, water, history and a lot of enthusiasm? For students at Centennial Elementary School, it was a chance to be songwriters and recording stars for a National Park Service project. In August, they visited Bent's Old Fort, a national...

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