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  • Man arrested for trying to steal the surveillance camera of a pot store

    By name newspaper -
    Updated: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    A would-be burglar was caught early Saturday morning in the parking lot of a medical marijuana store at 586 S. Academy Blvd., after he tried to steal the store's surveillance camera, police reports said. Colorado Springs police were called about a burglary in progress at Rocky Road...

  • Nurse assistant gets 15 years for sex assault

    The Associated Press
    Published: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    CENTENNIAL — A 34-year-old man who acknowledged sexually assaulting a patient at a health care center in Englewood has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. Paul Bugarcic, of Denver, was a certified nursing assistant at the Cherry Hills Health Care Center when prosecutors say he...

  • Nonprofit's plan could double number of emergency shelter beds

    By jakob Rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    Faced with a deep shortage in shelter space, one nonprofit's plan could roughly double the number of local emergency cold-weather beds by November. The catch: It's dependent upon yet-to-be-committed city funding. Confronted with an early blast of wintry weather, Colorado Springs'...

  • Courts Roundup: Woman sentenced for machete attack

    BY lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    A woman accused of holding a machete to a man's neck while two other men allegedly beat, threatened and held him against his will in December was sentenced to two years in prison for robbery, with credit for time served, according to court documents. Suzanne Capretz, 40, pleaded...

  • One escaped prison inmate caught in Colorado Springs; another may have been found

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    A man who was barricaded himself inside a residence in southeast Colorado Springs for about six hours Friday night was one of two Colorado Department of Corrections inmates who walked away from a job site in Denver Thursday afternoon. Officials identified the man as Adolfo Lopez, 38....

  • Colorado Springs company has a nose for medical devices

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    If the thought of post-surgery stitches or staples in your nose makes you wince, you may soon have Colorado Springs entrepreneur Michael Larson to thank for developing a more palatable alternative. Larson, owner of Mind Rocket LLC, and his business partner Randall Bast are trying to...

  • Vice president of Woodland Park school board resigns

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    The vice president of the board of Woodland Park School District RE-2 resigned during this week's monthly meeting. Rob Hunt, a native of Colorado Springs who works as a family law attorney, said he has been on the board for nine years and felt it was time to leave. "There are new...

  • School open, but instruction not the priority Friday at Doherty High School after student death

    By Matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    The school day Friday at Doherty High School began with first-hour teachers reading a statement prepared by the district and tailored to sensitively inform students of events that led to the death of a 15-year-old boy on Thursday. "School will be open, but it is not business as...

  • Colorado Springs ready for her close-up in C-SPAN feature

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    What's so special about Colorado Springs? Ask a local, and the answer likely depends on how much time you've got to listen. When producers from C-SPAN's 2014 Cities Tour called Pioneers Museum director Matt Mayberry to chat themes for a feature about Colorado Springs' history and...

  • Chilly temps, precipitation to give way to clear, warmer weather for the weekend

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    After a burst of lower temperatures overnight Thursday into Friday morning, forecasters are expecting conditions to warm up and dry out for the weekend. Pam Evenson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said Colorado Springs continued to get drizzle and light flurries in...

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