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  • Police find senior citizen who allegedly stole scooter during test drive

    by lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    A man suspected of stealing a $3,800 scooter during a test ride more than a week ago was arrested during a traffic stop Friday afternoon, Colorado Springs police said. A balding, white-haired man with a cane and a limp had taken the red genuine Stella automatic scooter on a test ride...

  • Man remains hospitalized after being pinned by crane at Colorado Springs scrapyard

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    A 56-year-old man remained hospitalized and in serious condition Friday after he was pinned by a piece of heavy equipment this week at a Colorado Springs scrapyard. According to Colorado Springs police, Ronald Jacobson pulled his vehicle behind a crane/loader Wednesday afternoon and...

  • Judge rules lawsuit challenging Aurora project can move forward

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    A lawsuit challenging a portion of the multimillion-dollar incentive package offered to the developer of the proposed Gaylord Rockies hotel and conference center in Aurora will go forward, according to a ruling Friday by Adams County District Court Judge Ted C. Tow. Aurora residents...

  • It's out with the old, in with the new for American Airline flights from Colorado Springs

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    Passengers who fly on American Airlines out of Colorado Springs will likely get a nicer ride this year as the company shifts its five daily flights to Dallas to newer Airbus A319 aircraft and regional jets operated by its Envoy Air unit. Three of American's flights will shift from...

  • Former soldier awaiting mental evaluation after pleading insanity in alleged deadly car crash

    By lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    A former soldier facing civil and criminal charges in a crash that killed a 13-year-old boy almost a year ago will undergo a mental evaluation next month after pleading not guilty by reason of insanity. Former Fort Carson Sgt. Andrew Marsh, 46, is accused of causing a three-vehicle...

  • Backcountry safety starts with 10 essential items

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    A hike in the backcountry - whether a few hours' jaunt or a series of overnighters - always should begin with thorough research of the trail system and a check of the weather, said Teresa Burgess of El Paso County Search and Rescue. The physical gear you carry should always include...

  • Hitchhiker accused of killing fellow homeless man

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    Detectives suspect a man who befriended a homeless couple during their cross-country trip to Colorado Springs later killed the husband in a hotel parking lot while his wife slept nearby, according to an arrest affidavit. Michael Ray, 32, remained in the El Paso County jail without...

  • Girl Scouts help save teen boys on Pikes Peak

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    Teens Rebecca Clark, Jordan Wilson and Tristina Altman began preparing for their Aug. 23 hike to the summit of Pikes Peak long before the first step. As Girl Scouts, they knew never to take nature - especially Colorado nature, at altitude - for granted. Weather on high is stormy and...

  • Colorado Springs TCF bank robbed

    lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    Two men held up a TCF Bank in northern Colorado Springs Friday afternoon, police said. One of the men was armed, said Colorado Springs police.
Officers responded to the bank at 4330 N. Academy Blvd., near Montbello Drive, around 2 p.m. No one was injured and both suspects fled with...

  • I-25 construction gets a holiday break

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    Drivers will get a break from construction work on Interstate 25 for the Labor Day holiday weekend. Around noon Friday, highway work on the expansion project between Colorado Springs and Monument ended. It will not resume until Tuesday. The milling and paving work is the final...

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