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  • Overnight tire slashing affects close to 70 people, numbers could rise

    About 70 people had their tires slashed overnight and the number of those affected could continue to rise as Colorado Springs police investigate what looks to be an indiscriminate crime. Officers discovered many vehicles with slashed tires, around 4:30 a.m. Saturday morning, in the area of 2700 Maroon Bells Avenue. The reporting party said a...

  • Record high temperatures could return Saturday

    Record high temperatures were recorded in Colorado Springs and Pueblo Friday, the National Weather Service in Pueblo reported, and could return Saturday to break 55-year-old records in both cities. Colorado Springs After the second record-breaking high temperature for the month of October was recorded Friday, the National Weather Service...

  • Controversial ad a topic of last governor's debate

    DENVER — Colorado Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper said Friday he was dumbfounded by a television ad from Republican challenger Bob Beauprez referencing the death of state Corrections Director Tom Clements in an effort to criticize Hickenlooper's public-safety record. In their eighth and final gubernatorial debate, Beauprez said it was not...

  • Tips for kids, adults for safe and fun Halloween

    Halloween is less than a week away and parties are already in full swing. Here are seven tips from AAA for trick-or-treaters and adults to have a safe and fun time. Trick-or-Treaters and Parents 1. Look for light, bright and reflective costumes that make trick-or-treaters easy to see. Add reflective tape to costumes, treat buckets and bags...

  • Colorado Springs company lays off 105 workers

    Diamond Wire Material Technologies, a diamond wire cutting business in Colorado Springs, laid off 105 employees - about a third of its workforce - Friday, the result of one of its prime customers filing for bankruptcy this month. Employment and production at the Diamond Wire operation at 3505 N. Stone Ave. had ramped up to more than 350...

  • Courts roundup: Trials set in two Colorado Springs cases

    A 50-year-old therapist accused of twice having sex with a patient this year pleaded not guilty to the charges Monday, according to court records. Colorado Springs police said Darrell Wainright was employed by Peak View Behavioral Health when he allegedly had sex with a patient. Wainright was arrested in June after a 43-year-old woman told...

  • One critically injured in crash in Fountain

    One person was hospitalized with critical injuries following a crash between a car and a motorcycle in Fountain, firefighters said. The crash was reported about 3:30 p.m. Friday at Fountain Mesa Road and Mesa Ridge Parkway, said Fountain fire Chief Darin Anstine. Eastbound lanes of Mesa Ridge Parkway were closed while Fountain police...

  • Man stabbed in south Colorado Springs early Friday morning

    A 33-year-old man was stabbed Friday morning with an "unknown object," Colorado Springs police say. The Colorado Springs resident reported a stab wound to the lower back around 7:10 a.m. after seeking help from a business on South Nevada Avenue. The man was taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. No one was arrested in...

  • Bill Elder wants to restore stability, respect in El Paso County Sheriff's Office

    Even though he must wait until Nov. 4 for the official word, Bill Elder is prepared to take over as the next El Paso County Sheriff. Elder, who is running unopposed in the General Election, acknowledges that he will likely be the sheriff-elect in less than two weeks since there isn't even a place for a write-in candidate on the ballot. In...

  • New executive director named at TESSA

    TESSA's deputy director has been promoted to lead the nonprofit agency. Becky Gundrum was selected as the nonprofit's new executive director, replacing outgoing leader Janet Kerr. Kerr had worked her way up from clinical intern in 1987 to the organization's leader in 2012. Gundrum began working at TESSA nine months ago. She is pursuing a Ph.D...

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