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  • Colorado Springs fatal shooting victim identified, suspect arrested

    BY LISA WALTON lisa.walton@gazette.com
    Updated: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    The man killed in an early morning shooting Tuesday has been identified as Kenneth Wayne Bentley, 39, of Colorado Springs, police said.
His death has been ruled a homicide, according to the El Paso County Coroner's Office. 
David Jason Barker, 32, also of Colorado Springs, was arrested...

  • Man arrested, suspected of fencing stolen merchandise

    Lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    A man was arrested Tuesday after police recovered $5,000 of stolen property from his residence, Colorado Springs police said.
Gregory Humphrey, 43, is suspected of fencing stolen merchandise from local retail stores, police said. He was arrested on suspicion of felony theft. Police...

  • KOAA-TV welcomes new morning anchor

    By TERRY TERRONES terry.terrones@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    Local NBC affiliate KOAA-TV announced today that Shellene Cockrell, a Colorado Springs native and 1994 Miss Colorado, will soon be joining Adam Atchison on the station's morning anchor desk. A former reporter and anchor for KWGN in Denver, the Mitchell High School graduate is also the...

  • Remains of hiker likely found in Grand County

    Associated Press
    Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    GRAND LAKE — Authorities believe they've found the remains of a 72-year-old woman who disappeared during a hike in northern Colorado two years ago. Grand County Undersheriff John Stein announced Tuesday that searchers found remains, clothing and identification belonging to Patricia...

  • Colorado man opens fire after mistaking insurance adjuster's noises for intruder

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    AURORA — Police say they're surprised no one was hurt after an Aurora homeowner mistook an insurance adjuster for an intruder and fired his gun. Aurora Police Sgt. Chris Amsler says 63-year-old Maurice Giles fired two rounds into an empty bedroom after hearing strange noises Monday...

  • Pikes Peak Cycling Week schedule of events around Colorado Springs

    Out There -
    Updated: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    Here's what is happening in the Colorado Springs area this week during the USA Pro Challenge cycling race through Colorado. Stages will be held Thursday in Colorado Springs and start Thursday in Woodland Park, and there's a lot happening for young and old. SUNDAY Stage 4 Citizen's...

  • The Country Life: Combating the No. 1 killer of horses

    By Bill Radford bill.radford@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    It was a Sunday night and we were getting ready to go to bed when we heard the first whinny from Nikki, our horse. When she whinnied a second time, my wife and I grabbed flashlights and went out back to investigate, worried that perhaps an animal was in the pasture and upsetting...

  • El Paso County flags to fly half-staff in honor of former commissioner

    lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    Born and raised on a ranch in Rush where he lived until he died, Loren Whittemore was a cowboy in every sense of the word.
The former El Paso County commissioner, writer, rancher and civic leader died Sunday of a heart attack. He was 79.
Whittemore served three terms on the Board of El...

  • Red or Green: Colorado Springs traffic signals differ by intersection

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    Sometimes traffic lights seem to change from red to green within seconds. Other times, it seems you wait for five minutes at a red light. A traffic light's timing depends largely on the time of day and the number of cars on the road. Increased attention is being placed on the...

  • Colorado Springs police investigate shots fired call after fight gets out of hand

    by andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    Police are looking for a man they say fired a handgun and threatened someone during a disturbance Monday night in southeast Colorado Springs. Officers were dispatched to a large-scale disturbance and shots fired call about 10 p.m. on the 3300 block of Verde Drive, off South Chelton...

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