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  • Two Fort Carson soldiers killed in Afghanistan

    Two Fort Carson soldiers fighting in Afghanistan died Thursday after an improvised explosive device attack on their vehicle, the Department of Defense said Friday. Staff Sgt. Benjamin G. Prange, 30, of Hickman, Neb., and Pfc. Keith M. Williams, 19,of Visalia, Calif.,were assigned to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team at Fort Carson and were...

  • Olympic celebration kicks off in 'thrilling' fashion for large crowd

    A blustery afternoon gave way to an entertaining evening for the Olympic Downtown Celebration in Colorado Springs Friday, as live music, sports demonstrations and autograph sessions with former Denver Broncos helped kickoff the local start of the Rocky Mountain State Games. Four members of the Xpogo stunt team performed for crowds of hundreds...

  • Weather should stay calm until Sunday

    Saturday should be another light day of storms in the Colorado Springs area before heavy rainfall, lightning and potential flooding are expected Sunday and into early next week. Brian Bledsoe, chief meteorologist for Gazette news partner KKTV/Channel 11, said he anticipates monsoon weather patterns will bring heavy storms starting Sunday,...

  • Zoo mourns the passing of popular striped skunk

    Tiger Lilly, a striped skunk who lived at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and traveled across the region to visit schools, retirements and community events died Friday afternoon. She was 8 years old. A release from the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo announced her death. Lilly came to the zoo in 2008 and was one of the first animals in the Loft Exploration...

  • Technology helps father attend memorial for boy killed by out-of-control car

    Raphael Hameed spoke from a hospital bed, but his voice could be heard via Skype in a dimly lit chapel across town. He spoke to a crowd gathered around his son's ashes. "Your children are the best of you. Do not take them for granted," he said. On Friday, Hameed watched from miles away as his wife led a memorial service for their son,...

  • Six school districts meet deadline to get bond issues on November ballot

    Six school districts in the Pikes Peak region filed documents with the El Paso County Clerk and Recorders Office by Friday's cutoff, indicating they intend to place school finance questions before voters in November. All who decide to proceed must submit final ballot language no later than Sept. 5, according to the election calendar, in order...

  • Colorado Springs man gets life in prison for murder of his pregnant wife

    A Colorado Springs man was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole Friday morning. Jurors found Andre Jones guilty in the murder of his pregnant wife earlier this week in 4th Judicial District Court. The only option for his sentence was life without the possibility of parole, a spokeswoman for the District Attorney's...

  • Wahl siblings a bit 'frustrated' by delay but ready to attempt historic swim on Sunday

    Danielle, Devin and Dustin Wahl are delayed in their bid to make history. The Wahls want to become the first three siblings to each swim across the 21-mile English Channel at the same time, but their attempts to swim have been repeatedly put off since Tuesday. "So far the weather has been the biggest problem," Devin said Friday by email....

  • Forecast: Likely 'quiet' Friday night after storms roll through area

    Scattered thunderstorms, lightning and gusting winds could make their way to the Colorado Springs area Friday night, but it will likely be a "fairly quiet" night. Brian Bledsoe, chief meteorologist for Gazette news partner KKTV/Channel 11, said the most direct threat over the Waldo Canyon burn scar has already passed over the area. Storms in...

  • Passenger cited after bringing loaded gun in carry-on luggage to Colorado Springs Airport

    A passenger trying to board a plane Thursday evening at Colorado Springs Airport was found with a loaded gun in his carry-on luggage, according to the Transportation Security Administration. A TSA employee discovered the loaded firearm at 7:15 p.m. at the checkpoint of the airport. It was a .22 caliber Derringer revolver, loaded with five...

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