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  • Third-party candidates likely won't win, but they can make difference in gubernatorial election

    His campaign slogan - The Most Interesting Politician in the World - explains it all. Mike Dunafon, the mayor of Glendale who is running as an independent candidate in the heated two-way governor's race between Gov. John Hickenlooper and Bob Beauprez, is backed by rappers Wyclef Jean and Snoop Dogg. His get-out-the-vote events are focused on...

  • Man gets 32 years in prison for killing mother

    CENTENNIAL — A man who stabbed his mother to death during a drug-fueled argument at a Littleton home has been sentenced to 32 years in prison. The Arapahoe County District Attorney's Office announced Thursday that 33-year-old Darin Allen Ninneman was sentenced for the May 5, 2012, death of 52-year-old Lorri Denice Ninneman. Darin Ninneman...

  • Regulators urge doctors, pharmacists to clamp down on prescription drug abuse

    Colorado regulators told more than 600 pharmacies and prescribers Thursday that at least one of their clients might be "doctor shopping." The notices are designed to nudge doctors and pharmacists to clamp down on prescription drug abuse. The messages were the first sent to people prescribing and dispensing powerful medications since...

  • Senate candidate has a plan, but two-party system makes him largely unknown

    Steve Shogan and his campaign team hit Colorado Springs and Pueblo this week trying to let voters know there is a third option in the ugly battle between U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, the Democratic incumbent, and Republican Rep. Cory Gardner. There are actually fourth, fifth and sixth choices as well. But as Shogan and his fellow minor-party and...

  • Colorado Springs City Council lauds mayor's budget but wants change to process

    Mayor Steve Bach's proposed 2015 budget sailed through a City Council markup session Thursday with hardly a change to spending. However, the council is expected to propose a series of changes to the budget process that would increase the number of budgeted departments, require council approval for spending money on outside legal counsel and...

  • Investigation of Sheriff's Office substantiates claims against Maketa

    El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa offered an endorsement to a candidate for sheriff in exchange for personal favors, mishandled internal affairs investigations along with Undersheriff Paula Presley, and had inappropriate relationships with three female subordinates resulting in special treatment and their ability to ignore and abuse Sheriff's...

  • Teen arrested after running away from police during traffic stop

    Police said a 17-year-old girl led them on a lengthy foot chase Thursday afternoon after she failed to stop during a traffic stop. Police said an officer tried to pull over a grey SUV at Templeton Gap Road and Dublin Boulevard, just east of North Powers Boulevard. Instead of stopping, the teen driver sped off in "an evasive manner" before...

  • Three-car crash backs up traffic for 7 miles on I-25

    A three-car crash at Woodmen Road and Interstate 25 slowed traffic for 7 miles Thursday evening, Colorado Springs police said. Police said two lanes of traffic were closed while the crash was cleaned up. One person was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. According to police, one car rear-ended another car, causing it...

  • County clerk: Ballots should be mailed by Thursday

    If you still haven't voted, time is running out. Election Day is Tuesday, but the El Paso County Clerk & Recorder's Office said voters should mail their ballots - with a recommended 70 cents postage - by Thursday to ensure that they will be received by 7 p.m. Voters also can drop off their ballots at any voting center. For a complete list...

  • Prescribed burns planned northwest of Colorado Springs

    Authorities plan to take advantage of good weather conditions to set prescribed burns near Colorado Springs. Colorado Parks and Wildlife said Friday that one burn — weather permitting — is set for late this week on U.S. Forest Service land nine miles north of Woodland Park off Highway 67. Others are planned near Lake George. The agency says...

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