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  • Colorado Springs woman who tried to kill roommate for insurance money gets 48 years

    A Colorado Springs woman convicted of trying to kill a roommate, allegedly for insurance money, was sentenced Tuesday to 48 years in prison, according to the 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office. Tammy Fritz, 49, was sentenced Tuesday to 48 years for two counts of attempted first-degree murder of James Bowden, as well as two counts of...

  • Man shot by deputy at Colorado Springs Hobby Lobby out of hospital, in jail

    The man shot by an El Paso County Sheriff's deputy inside a Colorado Springs Hobby Lobby has been released from the hospital and booked into jail, according to jail records. Brian Lowe, 48, was shot May 8 by Deputy Robert Mitchell after he drew a knife and threatened Deputy Keith Duda. Lowe had walked away from a community corrections...

  • Colorado Springs small business owners get their turn to sound off

    Small-business people can't resolve their problems in a brief sit-down with politicians, but they can enlighten elected officials about what's on their mind. During a 45-minute roundtable discussion Tuesday in Colorado Springs, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and Mayor-elect John Suthers heard from about 20 small-business representatives,...

  • Children's Hospital pauses plans for new hospital in north Colorado Springs

    Children's Hospital Colorado's vague plans for a new hospital on 80 acres of partially-developed land in north Colorado Springs are "sort of paused" and could change over the summer, the hospital system's president and chief executive said Tuesday. "We continue to evaluate that," said Jena Hausmann, adding that she's working "to understand...

  • Rain-damaged Red Rock Canyon could present new problems for Colorado Springs

    Near-record rainfall this month exposed a potential legal thicket at Red Rock Canyon Open Space that could force emergency action, including trail reroutes, which would add to the Colorado Springs' multi-million repair tab, officials say. An earthen retention pond in the western Sand Canyon collapsed last week after 10 straight days of rain,...

  • Council approves emergency funds for storm damage to Colorado Springs

    Recent rainstorms have spawned at least $5 million worth of unforeseen damage to Colorado Springs storm systems, trails and parks. On Tuesday, the City Council unanimously approved Mayor Steve Bach's request for a $5 million emergency appropriation to tackle the worst of those developments. The Public Works Department will use $4 million to...

  • Colorado Springs area veterans can learn about entrepreneurship at training event

    The Colorado Small Business Development Center is hosting an entrepreneurial training event for veterans from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Thursday at The Pinery, 775 W. Bijou Street. The cost is $50, and scholarships are available. Training topics include procurement with the Colorado Department of Transportation; digital marketing; small business...

  • James Holmes describes 'obsession to kill' in notebook

    CENTENNIAL — Prosecutors in the Colorado theater shooting are steadily moving toward the heart of their case: the testimony of two court-appointed doctors expected to say James Holmes was sane when he opened fire on a packed midnight showing of a Batman movie. The first month of Holmes' death penalty trial has been dominated by dramatic and...

  • Colorado Springs woman sentenced in crash that killed 5-year-old, injured dad

    Raphael Hameed wheeled up to the woman who killed his 5-year-old son and placed his hand on her back. The simple gesture of comfort as Xyrjah Goldston wept inside a Colorado Springs courtroom on Tuesday epitomized "one of the most unusual cases" ever before 4th Judicial District Court Judge Barney Iuppa. The judge blew his nose and appeared...

  • Colorado Springs affordable housing plans come under scrutiny

    Blueprints to provide affordable housing, emergency shelter, neighborhood help and other federally funded boosts in Colorado Springs came under citizen and City Council scrutiny Tuesday. The council approved, by 6-to-3 votes, all three plans presented by Aimee Cox, the city's manager of Housing and Community Initiatives. But none of the...

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