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  • City for Champions organizers plan to visit other downtown stadiums

    by Monica Mendoza Monica.Mendoza@Gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Organizers of the City for Champions plan to visit at least 11 cities that have built downtown sports and event centers in search of the secrets to their success. The travel itinerary includes stops in Texas, Alabama, Georgia and Florida to name a few, said Laura Neumann, former...

  • Lamborn makes push to allow religious expression at academy

    by tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    U.S. Rep Doug Lamborn penned a letter signed by 21 of his colleagues demanding that the Air Force relax its rules on religious expression. It's the latest fallout of March's "whiteboard gate," an incident in which a cadet penned a Bible passage on a message board outside a dorm room...

  • Lamborn bolsters campaign with $100,000 loan

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazettte.com
    Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn raised just $38,253 during the first quarter of 2014 but gave his campaign a bump with a $100,000 loan guaranteed by the congressman. Lamborn was forced into an unexpected primary last week when Republican challenger Bentley Rayburn won support from enough state...

  • Springs police seek help in identifying robbery suspects

    lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Police are looking for man and women who allegedly tried to steal from a J.C. Penney store at The Citadel mall and then fled after flashing a gun at employees last month, police said. Employees had attempted to stop the woman from leaving the store when the man she was with...

  • Police probe marijuana role in Denver woman's killing

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    DENVER — Authorities are investigating whether marijuana played a role in the alleged domestic violence killing of a woman in her Denver home. Police on Tuesday announced the arrest of 47-year-old Richard Kirk in connection with the deadly shooting of his wife. An arrest affidavit...

  • Colorado World War II veteran to receive POW Medal

    Associated Press -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    LAKEWOOD — An Arvada man held captive by the Nazis during World War II is being awarded a Prisoner of War Medal. Ninety-one-year-old Frank Dechant will receive the medal from congressman Ed Perlmutter during a ceremony in Lakewood Monday. Perlmutter's office says Dechant and his...

  • Man, 18, walks into firehouse with gunshot wound

    BY ANDREA SINCLAIR andrea.sinclair@gazette.com
    Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    As El Paso County Sheriff's deputies were responding to reports of gun shots in Cimarron Hills early Tuesday morning, a man walked into a nearby fire department with a gunshot wound. But officials have not confirmed whether the two incidents were linked. The man, an 18-year-old,...

  • The Gazette and reporter Dave Philipps win Pulitzer Prize

    By Rich Laden, The Gazette -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    The Gazette’s Dave Philipps has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize in the category of national reporting for “Other than Honorable,” a three-day series that examined how soldiers injured during war were being discharged with no benefits. The award was announced Monday by Pulitzer...

  • Denver officer investigated, on paid leave

    Associated Press
    Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    LAKEWOOD — Authorities say Lakewood Police are investigating whether a vice and narcotics officer from Denver solicited a prostitute. KCNC-TV reported Monday (http://tinyurl.com/kwznbh3 ) that Detective Michael Ryan is on paid administrative leave during the investigation. The...

  • Colorado Springs high school band coach accused of ‘inappropriate’ sexual acts

    by Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    David Hurd, a contract band coach, has been arrested on charges of multiple counts of felony sexual exploitation of a child and obscenity, after allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a 16-year-old student at Air Academy High School. An El Paso County Sheriff's school...

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