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  • 15-year-old charged in Colorado shooting death

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    GRAND JUNCTION — Mesa County authorities have arrested a 15-year-old boy in the shooting death of another 15-year-old over the weekend. The Daily Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1qs43G4 ) that the boy's arrest was announced Wednesday. He faces a felony count of manslaughter and...

  • Trial underway in Security-Widefield killing

    by lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    A 37-year-old Colorado Springs man who was shot to death in May had been "lured to his death," prosecutors said Monday during opening statements in the case against one of three men suspected in his killing. The victim, Daniel Baird, who friends and family called "Chops," was shot...

  • Circle Drive bridge work may hamper Colorado Springs traffic

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    Construction work on Circle Drive bridges over Las Vegas Street, Hancock Expressway and Fountain Creek is underway. Lane closures on eastbound Circle Drive, east of Janitell Road, will reduce lanes this week from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. through Friday. Construction work is expected to be...

  • Air Force Academy athletic official arrested in Colorado Springs prostitution sting

    By Tom Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    A top Air Force Academy athletic official was arrested in a Colorado Springs prostitution sting, police confirmed Tuesday. Dermot J. Coll, who abruptly resigned his position as head of the academy athletic department's fundraising arm Friday, was cited for allegedly soliciting sex...

  • Climbing and drinking come together under one Colorado Springs roof

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    A pub in the same space as an indoor climbing gym may not seem like a symbiotic relationship. But the majority owners of CityROCK at 21 N. Nevada Ave. believe the two can co-exist, and they are looking to create an atmosphere that combines indoor climbing with craft beers and wine....

  • Kitten rescued from trash can in Pueblo

    KKTV
    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    A sanitation worker rescued a kitten from the bottom of a trash can after hearing the tiny cat's distressed cries and searching through a pile of garbage, according to KKTV. Veterinarians at Pueblo Animal Service say when the man brought Ruby to them she was soaking wet,...

  • Security boy's cabbage is cream of the crop

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    Isaiah Martinez is a real Cabbage Patch kid. The 16-pound, 12-ounce cabbage Isaiah grew over the summer and named "Calvin" has earned the 10-year-old from Security the title of Colorado winner of the National Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program. "I was pretty surprised," Isaiah said...

  • Side Streets: Urgent email leads to rescue of local neighborhood association

    By Bill Vogrin bill.vogrin@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    In September, an email swept through Stratmoor Hills on the southern edge of Colorado Springs. It was a call to residents of the unincorporated neighborhood to assemble at the local fire station. At the assembly, residents would resuscitate or extinguish the Stratmoor Hills...

  • Rocky Ford officer accused of murder due in court; faces new charges

    Jesse Paul, Denver Post
    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    A Rocky Ford officer accused in the shooting death of a 27-year-old man last month is due in court Wednesday afternoon for hearing. James Ashby, 41, has been charged with second-degree murder, criminally negligent homicide and a violent crime resulting in death or injury in...

  • Black Forest fire started by humans, but how or by who still unknown, says new report

    By Ryan Maye Handy 
and monica mendoza The Gazette -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    The trail leading to the cause of the Black Forest fire has officially gone cold. After more than a year of investigation, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday that how the state's most destructive fire started remains a mystery. "We don't have any further leads,"...

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