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Investigation of Sheriff's Office substantiates claims against Maketa
Broken Code: AFA superintendent calls for investigation of athletic transgressions
Colorado Springs police strive for elusive goal in minority hiring
Gazette exclusive: El Paso County jail medical care was 'dysfunctional' for years
'Ugly trend' in Colorado TCAP scores; education officials seek meaningful change
Gazette investigation raises new questions about multimillion-dollar Aurora tax giveaway
Teen drinking a timeless problem

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  • Jury hears closing arguments in Colorado Springs murder trial

    A jury began deliberations Tuesday in the case of a man accused in the deadly shooting of a 37-year-old Colorado Springs man. Brian Springsted, 32, faces charges of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder of Daniel Baird. Baird was shot to death in a Security-Widefield home on the 1000 block of Main Street on May 3....

  • Pueblo police officer shoots, kills man

    PUEBLO - A 23-year-old man was killed in an officer-involved shooting Tuesday night in Pueblo. It happened at the Loaf N' Jug near the intersection of 4th Street and Troy Avenue in the city's east side around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Pueblo police said. Pueblo police said the man was armed but released no other details.

  • Holiday week means travel, food and a hefty Gazette

    'Tis the season for turkeys, house fires, crowded airports and traffic. Thanksgiving is almost here, so transportation and safety officials are asking for a little extra care and caution from holiday revelers - whether they're cooking or driving. Careful cooking It Local officials hope people keep their turkey fryers outside - with added...

  • Hundreds in Colorado Springs come together in peaceful protest

    Hundreds of protesters, chanting "Hands up, don't shoot" and "Whose streets? Our streets," marched through downtown Colorado Springs on Tuesday, demanding police reform after a grand jury opted not to indict a white police officer who fatally shot a black teen in Ferguson, Mo. The protest, numbering up to 350 people by police estimates,...

  • Colorado Springs City Council has few problems with proposed budget

    For all the kicking and screaming over last year's city budget, the 2015 Colorado Springs budget was approved by City Council Tuesday with nary a squeak. Councilman Andy Pico was the only one to comment on the $259 million general fund budget, saying he is concerned that not enough money was budgeted in 2015 for street repairs and stormwater...

  • Woman who faked son's cancer gets probation

      CENTENNIAL — A suburban Denver woman who lied about her son having cancer to collect tens of thousands of dollars in charitable contributions will serve five years of probation and spend 90 nights in jail on work release. KUSA-TV (http://on9news.tv/1rpwgbb) reports that Sandy Nguyen (WIN) of Aurora was sentenced Tuesday after...

  • Sierra High administrator gets top award

    An assistant principal at Sierra High School in Harrison School District 2 has won the state's top award for her position. Angela Prochnow has been named the 2015 Colorado Assistant Principal of the Year by the Colorado Association of School Executives. She has worked in the field of education for 14 years and has been an assistant principal...

  • Fort Carson soldiers at work making Thanksgiving meals for the needy

    Feel overworked because you have to cook a single turkey for half dozen people or so on Thanksgiving? What if you had to cook 350 turkeys for 3,000 guests? Thirty soldiers at Fort Carson volunteered to do just that for the celebration meals The Salvation Army is serving the area's needy on Thursday. The soldiers have been working at the...

  • Colorado's one resident town, Bonanza, lives on

    Bonanza, a one-man, 133-year-old mountain town, lives on. Bonanza, in Saguache County , was in jeopardy of being relegated to the ash heap of history, facing "dis-incorporation" and losing its status as the state's smallest town because of a "lack of government." But Colorado Secretary of State's Office announced Tuesday that Bonanza...

  • Colorado Springs man pleads guilty to pimping charge

    A Colorado Springs man originally accused of child prostitution pleaded guilty Tuesday to a pimping charge that won't require him to register on a sex offender list. Kavion Powell, 28, also pleaded guilty in a drug case. He told Judge Barbara Hughes on Tuesday that he had taken and lived on money from prostitution, but did not share any other...

  • First of 2 Ferguson protests in Colorado Springs leads to march through downtown

    Two protests in Colorado Springs were scheduled Tuesday in response to a grand jury decision that police officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted in the death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. The first protest was held at Colorado College and led to a march through the streets of downtown Colorado Springs. A protest...

  • About 1 million expected at Denver airport

    DENVER — Traffic is picking up at Denver International Airport ahead of Thanksgiving. About a million people are expected to pass through the airport this holiday week, with about 152,000 of them traveling on Tuesday. That's nearly 10,000 more people than on a normal day. Parking is still available in the garage and outlying parking lots...

  • Colorado Springs voters might decide stormwater funding

    Colorado Springs Chief of Staff Steve Cox presented a capital improvement and stormwater funding plan to the City Council on Monday that he's hoping will go to voters in April. He's asking that the City Council put a question on the ballot seeking voter approval to issue $160 million in sales and use tax revenue bonds to pay for street...

  • Construction work to reduce lanes Tuesday

    Eastbound Circle Drive, east of Janitell Road, will be reduced to one lane Tuesday for construction. The work, which will install concrete barriers, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Construction will pause for Thanksgiving and resume Dec. 1. Once the eastbound work is complete, installation will move westbound. The project is expected...

  • City Councilman Joel Miller resigns his seat, will run for mayor in 2015

    Colorado Springs City Councilman Joel Miller dropped a double bombshell Monday with an announcement that he is resigning from City Council and will turn his attention to the 2015 mayor's race. Miller, 44, beat District 2 incumbent Angela Dougan for a council seat in April 2013. He is part of what was dubbed "the freshman six" - newcomers who...

  • 'We're disheartened, but we can't be disabled,' NAACP leader from Colorado Springs says

    The small group huddled in front of a TV on Monday night in Christ Temple Community Church in southeast Colorado Springs was anxious. After hearing a grand jury's decision regarding the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., they turned off the TV news broadcast, shaking their heads and not wanting to hear more. About 10 people...

  • Black Forest Fire announces finalists for new chief

    Four months after its fire chief resigned following a prolonged sick leave, the Black Forest Fire Department board has narrowed its search for a new chief to three finalists, including current acting Chief Jim Rebitski. The new chief, who will be announced Dec. 10, will replace former Chief Bob Harvey. Harvey, who led the department during...

  • Colorado Springs City Council moves to give Jones Park to county

    A 1,200-acre swath of Pikes Peak forestland known as Jones Park is on a course to be donated to El Paso County's park system. The Colorado Springs City Council on Monday tamped down fears of a potential sale of the historic property by agreeing to draft a resolution stating the land will be given to El Paso County, provided it's preserved as...

  • Air Force Academy senior named Rhodes Scholar

    An Air Force Academy senior is one of 32 students from around the country to be named as a Rhodes scholar. Rebecca Esselstein, originally from Dayton, Ohio, is the 38th Air Force Academy student to win the scholarship, and one of only a dozen student-athletes to win the honor. She was selected from a pool of 877 applicants who received...

  • 2 flu hospitalizations confirmed in El Paso County

    Flu season is officially upon us. Two people were recently hospitalized with flu symptoms, according to El Paso County Public Health, marking the first such reported cases in the county this season. The health department recorded 212 flu-related hospitalizations during the 2013-2014 flu season and encourages a flu vaccination for anyone 6...

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