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  • Doctor impersonator in Colorado sentenced for sex assaults

    CENTENNIAL — A 58-year-old man convicted of posing as an immigration doctor to sexually assault Vietnamese women in Colorado has been sentenced to 23 years to life in prison. An Arapahoe County judge sentenced Kenneth Dean Lee on Wednesday. Lee told investigators he chose victims by going through the phone book and picking Vietnamese...

  • Colorado Springs I-25 interchange projects on track to start in January

    Construction work on two multimillion-dollar transportation projects in Colorado Springs is expected to start early next year. Additional funds for the Interstate 25 at Fillmore Street interchange and Colorado 21/Powers Boulevard at Old Ranch Road projects were approved by the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments this month, which helped...

  • Colorado Springs police use pepper spray to break up street fight

    Three people were arrested after a large fight broke out early Thanksgiving morning in downtown Colorado Springs and had to be brought under control with pepper spray, according to police. Shortly after midnight Thursday, during routine monitoring of bars and restaurants, Colorado Springs police officers from the Downtown Area Response Team...

  • Police, ATF agents seize guns in Manitou Springs

    Colorado Springs Police arrested William Fee, 48, in Manitou Springs on Wednesday for multiple felony firearm violations. Acting on a tip, detectives from the police department's Community Impact Team, which deals with violent crime including weapons, obtained a warrant and searched for Fee. Around 3 p.m., they located him in the 300 block of...

  • No delays at Colorado Springs Airport Thursday

    Flights leaving from and arriving at the Colorado Springs Airport are on time Thanksgiving Day, said spokeswoman Heather Lenard. "There aren't any delays on our end," she said. Severe weather in the eastern part of the nation had led to detained and canceled flights in the days leading up to Thanksgiving. But Thanksgiving should be fairly...

  • Enjoy the food - and the mild weather - on Thanksgiving

    Forecasters are predicting a warm, mild day for Turkey Day. It'll be good weather for turkey frying and family football games before the big meal, though just how warm it will get depends on how long the clouds that entered the region overnight will stick around. "Areas that clear the mountain wave clouds first will likely push into the 60s...

  • Magpul to pull out of Colorado

    DENVER — A company that produces ammunition magazines for guns is expected to shut down its operations in Colorado in the first quarter of next year. The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/15AY2NE ) about 100 employees at Erie-based Magpul Industries were notified in October that they would lose their jobs. Magpul decided to move its...

  • Colorado Springs restaurant celebrating Thanksgiving by serving up free meals

    No family or friends around for Thanksgiving, or can't afford to make a holiday dinner? The north location of Amanda's Fonda is preparing to fill in as surrogate chef and host this year. Normally closed on Thanksgiving, Amanda's Fonda at 8050 N. Academy Blvd. will open its doors from noon to 
3 p.m. Thursday to anyone who wants to stop by for...

  • List: Thanksgiving events and closures around Colorado Springs

    Banks and credit unions: Closed Thursday. Buses (Metro Transit): No bus service Thursday. Government offices: Federal offices closed Thursday. City, county, state offices closed Thursday and Friday. Libraries: All Pikes Peak District Library branches will close at 6 p.m. Wednesday and are closed Thursday. Postal Service: Offices closed and...

  • In their words: Gazette readers give thanks

    This year for Thanksgiving, we asked Gazette readers to tell us what they are thankful for. This is what is on their minds:  --- “I am thankful for the Mason family for inviting my daughter and I over for Thanksgiving! They are a beautiful family!” Heather Blair, 27, of Colorado Springs  --- “Thankful for doctors who can do...

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