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  • Colorado audit finds background check problems when placing children

    The Associated Press
    Published: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    DENVER — Counties aren't properly conducting background checks before placing children in the care of relatives, according to a first-of-its-kind review by the Colorado Department of Human Services. Social workers are required to do four background checks on people in the homes of...

  • $3M settlement reached in Colorado inmate's death

    The Associated Press
    Published: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    DENVER — The Colorado Department of Corrections has reached a $3 million settlement with the family of a mentally ill inmate who died after guards ignored his seizures. Christopher Lopez's ordeal was captured on a six-hour video after guards at the San Carlos Correctional Facility in...

  • I-25 interchange project gets hefty cash infusion

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    For the second time in a little over a month, the Interstate 25 and Cimarron Interchange project received a multi-million dollar infusion. Colorado's transportation commission approved $19.55 million for the project Thursday to help fill a budget shortfall. That follows a decision in...

  • 'Parking Elf' to fill meters in downtown Colorado Springs

    Stephen Hobbs
    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    In need of money to fill your parking meter during the holidays?  Richard Skorman, the downtown “Parking Elf” will be filling meters starting Friday and continuing next week for 2a string of free parking in front of his businesses on the 300 block of Tejon Street. The owner of...

  • Skate with Olympians downtown on Monday

    Joe Paisley
    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    Olympians Jason Brown and Rachael Flatt will be on hand to meet fans when U.S. Figure Skating hosts a free SkateFest for all ages and skill levels Monday, Dec. 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Acacia Park outdoor skating rink in downtown Colorado Springs. ...

  • Colorado audit finds foster care check problems

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    DENVER — Counties aren't properly conducting background checks before placing foster children in the care of relatives, according to a first-of-its-kind review by the Colorado Department of Human Services. Social workers are required to do four background checks on people in the...

  • Colorado Springs Rep.-elect Klingenschmitt makes list of 'Craziest Politicians'

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    What do U.S. Sen. Rand Paul and Vice President Joe Biden have in common with Colorado Springs' state Rep.-elect Gordon Klingenschmitt? They all made GQ magazine's list of "America's 20 Craziest Politicians" this week. Klingenschmitt, a 46-year-old Republican and former Navy...

  • Man arrested after explosives found in Colorado Springs apartment

    BY LISA WALTON lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    The discovery of pipe bombs in an apartment Wednesday afternoon prompted the evacuation of the building, Colorado Springs police said. Andy Marrero, 33, of Colorado Springs was arrested on suspicion of possessing an explosive device. Police responded to Point of View Apartments...

  • Morning commute slowed in Colorado Springs area; chance of snow Thursday

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    The Pikes Peak region woke with a light dusting of snow Thursday morning, and may get a second coat of powder by evening. "In most cases, it probably won't accumulate," said Branden Borremans, morning meteorologist at Gazette news partner KKTV. "But we probably can't rule out a few...

  • $1.99-and-under gas comes to Colorado Springs

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    Yes, Virginia, there is gas under $2 in the Pikes Peak region. A gallon of regular gasoline was selling for $1.98 on Wednesday at the Sam's Club on Colorado Springs' south side, while the city's two Costco Wholesale Clubs and a second Sam's on the north side were selling it for...

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