• Social media buzz helps reunite retired war dog, owner in Colorado Springs

    Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette
    Yesterday

    Social media was abuzz this past weekend to find a missing war hero. When Blackie the Belgian Malinois was in Afghanistan, he was a bomb detection dog for the military. Blackie came to Colorado Springs to live out his retirement years. After his owner gave him a bath on Thursday...

  • Traffic stop in Colorado Springs sends three to jail on old warrants

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    A driver stopped for speeding on North Academy Boulevard late Monday night in Colorado Springs had a warrant out for his arrest, as did two of his three passengers. Colorado Springs Police also found two weapons and illegal drugs in the vehicle. The driver, James Casey Lowe,20, was...

  • Suspect in Colorado Springs cellphone store robberies arrested while in jail

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    A man in jail on suspicion of other crimes was pegged as the suspect in two robberies at a Colorado Springs cellphone store, police said Monday. Rodney Lane Williams-Freeman, 21, was accused of robbing the Metro PCS at 4343 Airport Road on March 20 and March 23. Witness statements...

  • Colorado Springs woman jailed after stabbing boyfriend, hitting him with vehicle

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    A woman who allegedly assaulted her boyfriend during a domestic dispute on Monday afternoon was arrested early Tuesday. Faith Grimes, 23, was arguing with her boyfriend Monday at 431 E. Willamette St., when she allegedly stabbed him in both legs with a kitchen knife, according to...

  • Infighting blamed for shutdown of Colorado Springs' NAACP office

    BY JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    The NAACP's Colorado Springs branch recently suspended all meetings and activities amid political infighting that has threatened to unravel the organization. The local branch is "unable to operate" until at least the end of May and has sought help from the NAACP's headquarters in...

  • The Country Life: Ready to start a chicken flock? The chicks are waiting

    BY BILL RADFORD bill.radford@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Hear that chirping? Spring is back - and so are baby chicks. If you're looking to start or replenish your chicken flock, now's a prime time. But if you're going to be a chicken owner for the first time, do your homework first. "Don't be afraid," says Herbert Aparicio, who's...

  • GOP leaders remove Klingenschmitt, despite his apology, from Colorado statehouse committee

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    DENVER - Republican leadership removed Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt from one of his committee assignments Monday in response to the lawmaker's comments about a pregnant woman who was attacked in Longmont. "I was very disturbed by Rep. Klingenschmitt's comments last week, and want to...

  • Colorado Springs Cub Scouts show their compassion for animals

    BY Eric Singer eric.singer@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    A large dose of compassion was doled out Monday by Cub Scout Pack 807 at Harrison School District 2's Giberson Elementary School. Eric Perenyi, 7, and five other Pack 807 Cub Scouts collected items for care packages to be donated to the Animal Hospital of Colorado Springs. Eric, a...

  • Colorado Springs organizations hit the streets to encourage voters to cast ballots

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Volunteers from two local organizations knocked on doors around Colorado Springs on Monday in an effort to get out the vote. For weeks, volunteers from the Citizens Project and Pikes Peak Equality Coalition - both nonpartisan civic organizations - have been sending post cards and...

  • Pipe bomb found in El Paso County rendered safe

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    A pipe bomb found in an industrial area shut down a block of Valley Street Monday afternoon, but the El Paso County Sheriff's Office said it was rendered safe and the area is clear. The bomb was found on the 600 block of Valley Street, near Peterson Air Force Base and the...

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