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  • Courts Roundup: Two women in Colorado Springs court accused in killings

    A 21-year-old woman charged in the death of an elderly Colorado Springs man pleaded innocent to first-degree murder Monday. Bionca Rogers is accused of killing 61-year-old Grant Frazier, who was found dead in the trunk of his car in an Iowa apartment complex in late February. Frazier had been missing for several days when his body was...

  • Colorado pastor leads group of 'freedom riders' to join Ferguson protest movement

    Anthony Grimes wants to be part of the movement and use the lessons of Ferguson to create change in Colorado. Grimes, a 30-year-old pastor and community activist from Denver's Park Hill neighborhood, is leading his second delegation of "freedom fighters" to Ferguson, Mo., this week. About 30 riders, funded by sponsors, left at 5 a.m. Friday...

  • Colorado Springs police unit has busy week recovering weapons from previous offenders

    The Colorado Springs Police Department's Community Impact Team has been busy this week. The team, which cracks down on violent crime, gang activity and repeat and violent offenders, arrested two men this week for felony weapons offenses, recovering about 20 guns in the process. Facebook pictures led to the arrest of 35-year-old Ronnie...

  • 18-year-old woman shot in Pueblo home dies

    PUEBLO — Authorities say an 18-year-old woman who was shot in a Pueblo home has died. The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office says deputies who were called to the home Thursday night found the woman unconscious in a bedroom. Investigators say they were notified of the woman's death Friday. Her name has not been released. The shooting was...

  • Man charged in series of attacks near CSU

    FORT COLLINS — A 27-year-old man accused of assaulting a woman north of Fort Collins has been charged in a string of attacks reported near Colorado State University. The Coloradoan reports (http://noconow.co/1v2ybYz ) Jose Angel Alderete-Gomez was arrested Nov. 21 on suspicion of second-degree assault in connection with the reported...

  • Wind helps push thermometer to near record high in Colorado Springs

    Warm temperatures greeted residents along the Front Range Friday. Pueblo tied a daily high temperature record with a reading of 75 degrees, and Colorado Springs was 3 degrees below its record high for the date according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo. The warm temperatures and low humidity were the result of Chinook winds, said...

  • Shoppers hit stores throughout Colorado Springs on Black Friday

    Shoppers shivered outside Best Buy before dawn Friday in northern Colorado Springs while waiting to rush the doors when they opened at 8 a.m.
Just a few dozen stood in line to snag Black Friday deals on electronics. "I'm getting a 40-incher for $179," said shopper Sarah Schwartz, who waited outside the store for nearly two hours to claim her...

  • Empty Stocking Fund: Overwhelmed family turns to Ecumenical Social Ministries

    This is one of a series of stories about the nonprofit agencies that receive money from The Gazette/El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund campaign that runs through the holidays. Julie knew her family needed help when she walked through the door of Ecumenical Social Ministries. Her daughter and son-in-law were expecting their first child,...

  • Colorado Springs mom's invention could make a world of difference

    Darla Skolnekovich's business ambitions are made of cardboard. Reinforced, waterproof, fire-resistant cardboard - the type that, Skolnekovich says, could make a difference in disaster-ridden areas around the world. The married Colorado Springs mother of two recently created the SadieShelter, a Lego-like hut named for her daughter that can...

  • Colorado Springs Airport amnesty boxes get their fill - but usually not with marijuana

    Travelers leaving from the Colorado Springs Airport have done a good job of stashing their marijuana at home or in their cars before they fly. Amnesty boxes, which were added to the airport in January, have been sparsely used for marijuana, said Sgt. Matt Harrell of the Colorado Springs Department airport unit. "I think people know," he...

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