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  • Body found in Colorado Springs motel on July 8 identified; cause of death unknown

    By Emily Donovan emily.donovan@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    A woman found dead at a Colorado Springs motel on July 8 has been identified as Ursulee Herried, a 35-year-old Colorado Springs woman. The El Paso County Coroner's Office has ruled the cause and manner of death as undetermined. Herried was found unresponsive in a motel room at the...

  • Southern Colorado man dies after leap from Oregon falls

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    ASTORIA, Ore. — Authorities say a 45-year-old Colorado man died when he jumped from Youngs River Falls near the Oregon Coast and drowned. Chief Ron Tyson of the Olney-Walluski Fire Protection District told The Daily Astorian newspaper (http://is.gd/ItEfta ) that a dive team and...

  • Bronco safety's hearing on Denver assault charge delayed

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    DENVER — A court hearing for Broncos safety T.J. Ward on charges stemming from an incident at a strip club has been delayed until next month. Ward appeared in a Denver courtroom with his attorney Abraham Hutt Tuesday morning. Hutt asked the judge for more time because of evidence...

  • Man whose body was found in Fountain church parking lot committed suicide, police said

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com —
    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    A 29-year-old man whose body was found in the parking lot of Valley Christian Church in Fountain on Monday night committed suicide, Fountain police said. The El Paso County coroner on Tuesday determined a self-inflicted gunshot was the cause of death, Fountain police Sgt. Scott...

  • Denver police chief apologizes for UberX traffic stop

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    DENVER — Denver's police chief is apologizing to a Seattle man for his interaction with an officer who stopped the UberX car that was giving him a ride to the airport. Colorado legislators passed a law this year to implement a regulatory structure for ride-sharing companies like...

  • The Country Life: The strange life of the spadefoot toad

    By Bill.Radford bill.radford@gazette.com —
    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    I was walking last week through our pasture, which had been transformed into swampland by days of relentless rain, when something jumped from the weeds. I squinted my eyes and spotted a tiny toad on the muddy ground. I scooped it up, and my wife and I studied it. It was, we...

  • Basic cadets begin long stay at Jack’s Valley

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    More than 1,200 basic cadets from the Air Force Academy, led by their cadet cadre, started 11 days of training at Jack's Valley on Monday. The basic cadets will be doing various drills and team-building exercises during one of the most physically demanding parts of their summer...

  • Denver sheriff has misdemeanor criminal record

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    DENVER — Denver's new interim sheriff has a misdemeanor criminal record for lying to a judge about having car insurance. A state criminal background check shows that Elias Diggins was charged with attempting to influence a public official, a felony, after being caught in the lie...

  • Despite bloodshed, Colorado Springs man says nonviolent movement is strong after trip to West Bank

    By Emily Donovan emily.donovan@gazette.com —
    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Jimi Hummer arrived in the West Bank city of Hebron on 
May 22 as tensions that led to current Israeli and Palestinian violence began to unfold. “So this was my welcome to Hebron,” he said Monday night, as photos of armed Israeli soldiers outside Palestinian homes came up on the...

  • Frustrations of waiting weeks for returning soldiers dissipates with Fort Carson homecoming

    By Stephen Hobbs, stephen.hobbs@gazette.com —
    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Arriving in white, unmarked buses, the 355 soldiers were escorted by Fort Carson Fire Department trucks to a parking lot. The sky was dark, the sun would not come for another 50 minutes, and it was serene. But inside the nearby event center, which doubles as recreational basketball...

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