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Colorado Springs man gets 60-year sentence for murdering wife in front of son

Thu, Aug 27, 2015 - 2:54 PM

A Colorado Springs man on Wednesday was sentenced to 60 years in prison for brutally murdering his wife in front of their 12-year-old son...

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Colorado Springs officials take first step toward declaring South Nevada an urban renewal site

Thu, Aug 27, 2015 - 10:51 AM 0

Blighted conditions along Nevada Avenue south of downtown make the corridor a prime candidate to become Colorado Springs' next urban renewal...


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Hundreds turn out for Ben Carson event in Colorado Springs
By: Megan Schrader - 0 3 hr ago

In high school Lauren Kunkle dressed up as Ben Carson - in surgical scrubs - for a book report about the renowned pediatric neurosurgeon, but she's...

Proposed Woodland Park hotel will need a redesign before construction begins
By: Matt Steiner - 0 4 hr ago

The city of Woodland Park and the residents speaking out at Thursday's meeting of the Planning Commission agreed that a Best Western hotel could be...

Jury wants life sentence for man who killed 5 in Denver bar
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DENVER — A man convicted of stabbing five people to death at a Denver bar and setting the business on fire will not be executed and instead will...

Plan for Colorado Springs expressway disclosed
By: Stephen Hobbs - 0 6 hr ago

Officials are moving closer on a direction for a future project at Hancock Expressway and Academy Boulevard in Colorado Springs.

At a public...

Downtown Colorado Springs bank robbed Thursday afternoon
By: Chhun Sun - 0 6 hr ago

A downtown Colorado Springs bank was robbed early Thursday afternoon, said Lt. Catherine Buckley, a Colorado Springs police spokeswoman.

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Colorado Springs murals a 'colorful and unexpected' addition to downtown
By: Lance Benzel - 0 7 hr ago

our years later, the red, white and blue mural celebrating Olympic wrestler and hometown hero Henry Cejudo is fading in the sun.

No one has...

Misuses of disabled parking spaces a headache for some in Colorado Springs
By: Stephen Hobbs - 0 8 hr ago

Finding a place to park in Colorado Springs is not easy for Tim Ashley.

The 55-year-old who uses a wheelchair after a construction accident in...

New ticketing effort helps reduce illegal parking around some Colorado Springs schools
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 8 hr ago

Just as kids are expected to pay attention in class, adults are expected to pay attention to traffic rules around schools. Some are failing.

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Why so many bear stories? Because more bears are entering urban areas
By: Maria St. Louis-Sanchez - 0 9 hr ago

Along the Front Range in recent weeks, the media has been teeming with bear tales. There's the cute stories, like a cub with its head stuck in a...

Flood advisory expires on Black Forest burn scar
By: Kassondra Cloos - 0 9 hr ago

A flood advisory for the Black Forest burn scar expired at 7:30 p.m. Thursday

The advisory was put in place about 5:30 p.m. after radar...

Former Warehouse chef and partners to reopen restaurant this fall
By: Wayne Heilman - 0 10 hr ago

James Africano, former longtime chef of The Warehouse Restaurant, has leased the restaurant's downtown building and plans to reopen the shuttered...

Former Fort Carson soldier sentenced for stealing military equipment
By: Chhun Sun - 0 10 hr ago

A former Fort Carson solider convicted of stealing thousands of dollars in military equipment was sentenced Thursday to 4 1/2 years in prison and...

1 of 2 special ops troops killed in Afghanistan was Air Force Academy graduate
By: - 0 10 hr ago

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon says the two Americans killed in Afghanistan in an apparent insider attack by Afghan soldiers were Air Force special...

Fillmore exit off I-25 will close throughout weekend
By: Stephen Hobbs - 0 12 hr ago

Closures as part of the Interstate 25 and Fillmore Street interchange project are scheduled to go from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. from Friday through...

Denver police searching for semi that damaged bridges in hit, hit, hit and run
By: - 0 12 hr ago

Police are searching for a white semi-tractor trailer that damaged three bridges Thursday afternoon in a hit, hit, hit and run.

Three lanes of...

I-25 construction will put temporary bridge over Fountain Creek
By: Stephen Hobbs - 0 Thu, Aug 27, 2015

A temporary bridge over Fountain Creek is part of construction for the Interstate 25 Cimarron Street interchange project.

The bridge will be...

Million dollar caravan: Weekend electric vehicle rally starts in Colorado Springs
By: Jen Mulson - 0 12 hr ago

Want to see what a million dollars worth of electric vehicles looks like?

Take a spot by the side of the road on Saturday and watch 10 Tesla...

Plans scaled back for Colorado Springs' cold-weather homeless shelter
By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 12 hr ago

Heeding neighbors' concerns, Colorado Springs and Salvation Army leaders scaled back plans for a cold-weather homeless shelter off Weber Street while...

10 things to do at this year's Colorado State Fair in Pueblo
By: Jen Mulson - 0 14 hr ago

The Colorado State Fair is a no-brainer come August.

Where else can you buy a bunch of greasy fair food and then ride death-defying carnival...

Cases of human contact with bats on the rise in El Paso County
By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 14 hr ago

What should you do if you wake up with a bat in your bedroom?

Leave the room - but keep the bat inside it, according to El Paso County Public...

Colorado treasurer brings feistiness in opposition to PERA head's $1.8M compensation package
By: Megan Schrader - 0 14 hr ago

DENVER - State Treasurer Walker Stapleton brought some feistiness to via conference call what would otherwise have been a quick approval to award a...

Lockouts lifted at Denver metro schools after bear sighting
By: - 0 16 hr ago

Lockouts at Arvada elementary and high schools have been lifted Thursday morning after a black bear roaming the area was tranquilized and...

Trail talk: Fort Collins a role model for Colorado Springs as a city for cyclists
By: - 0 18 hr ago

"You live in such a beautiful place!"

We've all heard that sentiment from visitors. We never grow tired of hearing it.

Recently,...

Top 3 must reads on Gazette.com in 30 seconds
By: Eric Singer - 0 19 hr ago

Here are 3 must reads in 30 seconds for Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 from gazette.com.

1) Colorado Springs is getting ready for a presidential...

God and gold: Legacy of Colorado mining camp's Father Dyer still shines
By: - 0 19 hr ago

After gold was discovered in Colorado in the summer of 1859, the hopeful headed west, creating mining camps and primitive towns throughout the Rocky...

Former Colorado Springs TV news director hired man who became Virginia gunman
By: Eric Singer - 0 20 hr ago

Former KOAA TV news director Dan Dennison said Wednesday that he held the same position at WDBJ in Roanoke, Va., and hired the man who gunned down...

Man wanted in South Carolina club shooting arrested in Colorado Springs
By: - 0 20 hr ago

ORANGEBURG, S.C. — A man accused of killing one person and injuring three others outside an Orangeburg nightclub has been arrested in Colorado.

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CenturyLink lays off 150 Colorado workers
By: - 0 21 hr ago

DENVER — CenturyLink has laid off about 150 workers in Colorado as part of a company-wide effort to manage expenses.

The Denver Post reports...

Investigation: EPA, state underestimated Colorado mine spill potential
By: - 0 Wed, Aug 26, 2015

BILLINGS, Mont. — Despite prior warnings that dangerous levels of toxic water were building inside a Colorado mine, federal and state regulators...

Colorado Springs Utilities governance begins review process
By: Stephen Hobbs - 0 Wed, Aug 26, 2015

A review of how Colorado Springs Utilities will be run began a months-long public process Wednesday night.

The two-phase study of CSU's...