• Veteran Colorado Springs police officer arrested, accused of misconduct

    BY ELLIE MULDER elllie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    A veteran Colorado Springs police officer was arrested Monday evening on suspicion of attempting to influence a public servant, first-degree official misconduct and false reporting to authorities, according to a police release. Officer Paul Patton, 39, has been with the police...

  • Progressive hiring 193 by year's end at Colorado Springs call center

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Insurance giant Progressive Corp. announced Monday plans to hire 193 sales representatives and claims adjusters for its Colorado Springs call center by the end of the year. The company, which employs 1,200 in the call center and 400 more in an information technology operation at the...

  • Teen in southern Colorado shoots self during Russian roulette-type game

    KKTV
    Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Police say a 17-year-old boy was playing a game similar to Russian Roulette when he fatally shot himself, according to Gazette news partner KKTV. The victim was one of 10 people younger than 18 at the Pueblo apartment on the 2100 block of E. 14th St. late Monday night when the...

  • Battle between farmers, cities for water a hot topic at Colorado symposium

    By Ryan Maye Handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    FORT COLLINS - As Colorado wrangles for water, some Rocky Mountain farmers fear for the future of their operations as the state turns to agriculture to possibly save Front Range cities from drying out. The battle between cities and agriculture for water was the theme for a Monday...

  • Bystanders jump in to save Colorado toddler from drowning

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    GREELEY — Bystanders were ready to help when they saw a man run toward the shore of Windsor Lake, a stranger's limp 3-year-old girl in his arms. The Greeley Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1h2shTi) 32-year-old Angelo Mondragon was spending the day with his wife and three kids at the...

  • Authorities say two attempted teen abductions in El Paso County may be linked

    By chhun sun and Ellie Mulder The Gazette -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Authorities say two attempted kidnapping cases may be linked after an incident Sunday night in a north Colorado Springs neighborhood that was similar to a May 17 case in El Paso County. In both cases, the teen boys fought off the man who tried to grab them, authorities said Two...

  • Nebraskan gets 30 years to life for slaying of Colorado man

    Associated Press
    Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    NORTH PLATTE — A 46-year-old man has been given 30 years to life for killing a Colorado man at a camp for transients in western Nebraska. David Saxton was sentenced on Monday in Lincoln County District Court. He'd pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the slaying of 43-year-old...

  • Police in Colorado kill naked man accused of knife attack

    Associated Press
    Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    BOULDER — A man who allegedly attacked people at a Boulder apartment with a knife while high on LSD is dead after being shot by police. Police say an officer shot the man, who was naked, Monday night after a Taser failed to subdue him after confronting him in a stairwell on the way...

  • Colorado Springs City Council to vote on proposed ordinance outlawing hash oil production

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Mayor John Suthers' quest to quell explosive hash oil production has led to a proposed ordinance that won support Monday from top fire officials, the Council of Neighbors and Organizations and the Medical Marijuana Industry Group. The City Council will vote Aug. 11 on the law, which...

  • Magazine ranks Broadmoor World Arena 2nd of southwest venues under 10,000 seats

    The Gazette
    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    The Broadmoor World Arena, with a capacity just under 10,000, was recognized by Venues Today magazine's 2015 summer rankings as one of the premier mid-sized venues in the country. The venue ranked second in the southwest region with trendsetting, record-breaking attendance and...

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