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  • Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird's little story a big deal in Colorado Springs

    Most people don't get to meet a Kentucky Derby winner, let alone pet one before watching a movie about him. But Mine That Bird, the unlikely winner of the 135th Kentucky Derby in 2009, was at a local theater Wednesday night for an event to raise money for a horse riding program that helps wounded soldiers. "It's an event of a lifetime for...

  • 'Very intoxicated' man allegedly punches lights of community service officer's vehicle

    An intoxicated man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after he jumped on top of a community service officer's cruiser and began punching at the overhead lights, Colorado Springs police said. Police said 37-year-old Ben Gonzalez was "very intoxicated" when he was contacted by police officers near Union Boulevard and St. Vrain Street around 11...

  • Bystander's CPR may have saved man's life after car crash

    Bystander CPR might have saved the life of a man who likely suffered a heart attack while he was driving in northern Colorado Springs Wednesday afternoon, police said. According to witnesses, the driver was found unconscious and not breathing in his car after hitting a curb and two vehicles, Colorado Springs police said. About 1:30 p.m.,...

  • Residents invited to voice their concerns regarding Colorado Springs public transit

    A meeting will be held Thursday allowing residents to voice their opinions on the future of public transit in Colorado Springs. Mountain Metro Transit and the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments will host the meeting, which will be used to help transportation officials draft long-term transportation plans stretching to 2040. For example,...

  • Animal shelter cats out of quarantine and ready for adoption

    The Human Society of the Pikes Peak region resumed cat adoptions on Wednesday, about a week after quarantining its felines amid concerns of a virus outbreak. About 50 cats are available for adoption, and the rest can be adopted out once the nonprofit removes their quarantine - a process that varies for each cat, and could take a couple weeks,...

  • NORAD dispatches fighter jets to escort flight after passengers' 'disruptive behaviour'

    A Sunwing Airlines flight to Cuba was escorted into Toronto by two Canadian fighter jets on Wednesday evening, NORAD said. Sunwing Flight 656 was about midway through its flight from Toronto to Cuba when the pilot of the 737 aircraft was alerted to a fight between passengers and alerted NORAD. The jet was over South Carolina at the time, said...

  • Sting operation nets 3 arrests at Colorado Springs massage parlors

    A sting operation conducted at two Colorado Springs massage parlors led to the arrest of several people Tuesday, police said. Arworn Hamilton, Misook Sledge, and Sang White were arrested on suspicion of human trafficking, pimping, prostitution, pandering and providing a place for prostitution, Colorado Springs police said. The joint...

  • What do people want from downtown Colorado Springs? Survey gives insight

    It's no surprise: frequent visitors to Colorado Springs and city residents want a downtown that is vibrant, safe and clean. They also want more attention paid to recruiting new businesses and filling vacancies, making the area more accessible to walking and biking, and reducing loitering and vagrancy. Those were some of the findings from a...

  • Todd Martz remembered as an inspiring force of personality and love

    Everyone at Wooglin's Deli has a Todd Martz story, and it usually goes something like this: Customer enters the restaurant. Todd, a 42-year-old busboy, is usually standing near the cash register and calls out: "Hi, how ya doing? What are you gettin'?" Or maybe "How's your mom? How's your kids?" Sometimes he'd see a serious businessman...

  • Bach uses proclamation to officially oppose stormwater initiative

    In another volley fired in the campaign on a proposed stormwater initiative, Mayor Steve Bach issued a "proclamation" Tuesday listing reasons why he believes the plan is flawed. Bach, who has issued one other proclamation since he took office in June 2011, felt this was an important election issue he needed to weigh in on by proclamation,...

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