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  • Cañon City man pleads guilty to child porn charge

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    PORTLAND, Maine — A Cañon City man has pleaded guilty to sending a picture of himself engaged in sexually explicit behavior with a minor to an undercover federal agent in Maine. David William Burkman, of Cañon City, pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in Portland...

  • Motorcyclist dies after crash west of Colorado Springs

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    A Colorado Springs motorcyclist who crashed Sunday morning on U.S. 24 died Sunday night from his injuries, according to Colorado State Patrol. Ronald Watson, 69, was westbound on U.S. 24 near mile marker 295, about 5 miles west of Colorado Springsm when he failed to make a left-hand...

  • Hillary Clinton in Colorado to help Udall again

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    AURORA — Hillary Clinton is coming back to Colorado. The former Secretary of State was in town last week for a fundraiser for embattled Democratic Sen. Mark Udall. On Tuesday she will headline a get-out-the-vote rally for Udall, Gov. John Hickenlooper and Democratic congressional...

  • Man identified in Colorado Springs shooting; suspect arrested

    Lisa Walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    A man who was fatally shot Saturday night has been identified and a suspect has been arrested, Colorado Springs police said. The victim, 18-year-old Nickolas Vera of Colorado Springs, was shot around 8 p.m. Saturday night at a home on the 1000 block of Norwood Ave., near Southgate...

  • Colorado retrieves more than 90 percent of misprinted licenses from immigrants

    lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    More than 90 percent of misprinted ID cards, driver's licenses and permits issued to undocumented immigrants in August have been returned, according to Colorado Department of Revenue. A software error caused the cards to be printed without the black band across the top that says,...

  • City Council members expected to put up a fight over reduced time from City Attorney

    By monica mendoza - the gazette
    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    Colorado Springs City Council members will get less time dedicated to them from the City Attorney's Office in 2015, under the mayor's proposed budget. Mayor Steve Bach's 2015 budget reduces by half the time the city attorney will spend working with the City Council. It is among the...

  • Pentagon orders Peterson team to prep for domestic Ebola fight

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    U.S. Northern Command leaders worked Monday to assemble a team of military Ebola experts who will be on standby if civilian authorities need assistance with an outbreak. The Peterson Air Force Base Command was ordered by the Pentagon to come up with a 30-member Ebola fighting team...

  • Colorado Springs call center won't close, after all -- and it's hiring

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    In a dramatic about-face, Firstsource Solutions Ltd. announced Monday that it will keep its Colorado Springs call center open and add 100 employees over the next 18 months after receiving a contract from a major health care plan to enroll new members. The India-based company said in...

  • Woman sentenced to 45 years for plotting stepfather's murder

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    A woman guilty of plotting her stepfather's murder has been sentenced to 45 years in prison. Dawn Michelle Richburg, 34, was sentenced Monday morning for her role in the murder of Miguel Barajas, according to the 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office. She pleaded guilty to second-...

  • Colorado's top court upholds 2010 PERA ruling

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    A Colorado Supreme Court ruling on Monday upheld the state's 2010 decision to reduce annual cost-of-living increases for state employee retirees in an effort to make the retirement fund more financially sound. A number of retirees sued the state and the Colorado Public Employees'...

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