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  • Powerful storms pelt parts of Colorado

    By Lisa Walt0n and andrea sinclair The Gazette -
    Yesterday

    A line of storms pushed eastward through the state Monday afternoon, bringing lightning, rain, hail, high winds and even tornado warnings to parts of Colorado. In the Pikes Peak region, the storms dropped heavy, but brief, rain in the downtown area and blanketed Pikes Peak with...

  • Death of Colorado Springs woman investigated as 'suspicious'

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    The death of a woman whose body was found in an SUV Sunday in east Colorado Springs will be investigated as "suspicious," the El Paso County Sheriff's Office said Monday. An area resident reported the discovery about 6 p.m. near Seneca Road and Ford Street, off Galley Road and Powers...

  • Hickenlooper, Beauprez meet for second debate

    Associated Press
    Published: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    DENVER — Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper and Republican Bob Beauprez are meeting for their second debate before November's election. The debate will provide an opportunity for the candidates to try to take the lead in a race that polls have shown to be tied. The Denver Post is...

  • Colorado rolling out 30 new tests to regulate marijuana industry

    By Katie Kuntz Rocky Mountain PBS I-News -
    Yesterday

    Medical and retail marijuana dispensaries in Colorado will receive about 30 new rules related to almost every aspect of their businesses. The state Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) released the new rules Thursday. They change such things as the start-up licensing fees, and rules...

  • Military smoke bomb briefly closes Colorado Springs police operations center

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    The Police Operations Center closed for about a half-hour Monday when a suspicious device was brought to the building on the 700 block of South Nevada Avenue, according to Colorado Springs police. Rio Grande Street was closed between Nevada Avenue and South Weber Street as the bomb...

  • 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...

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