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  • Demolition of Colorado Springs 'eyesore' will clear the way for road projects

    The decrepit former Express Inn building at U.S. 24 and 8th Street will be demolished, the Colorado Department of Transportation announced Friday. Removal of the building, called an eyesore by city and transportation officials, will begin Monday and could take about two weeks, said CDOT resident engineer Dave Watt. The building demolition...

  • Santa Patrol seeks toys, gift cards for Tri-Lakes area children

    Santa is ditching the sleigh and reindeer for police cars and fire trucks this year in the Tri-Lakes area.
The Monument and Palmer Lake police departments, along with the Tri-Lakes Fire Department, are teaming up to deliver toys and Christmas cheer to children in the area next month. Santa and his "elves" will deliver the presents 10 a.m. - 1...

  • Woman hit while crossing Academy Boulevard in Colorado Springs

    A woman who was hit by a car Friday morning on Academy Boulevard may be cited for crossing against the walk signal, Colorado Springs police said. 
The woman had made it across several lanes of traffic at the intersection of Airport Road, when she was hit by a northbound car.
She suffered a broken leg, police said. The intersection was...

  • 11 people with multiple arrests face possible ban from downtown Colorado Springs

    Eleven people who could be banned from areas of downtown Colorado Springs committed crimes such as trespassing, drinking alcohol in city parks and spending time in public parks after hours, according to Colorado Springs police. Those crimes, police and business owners argue, discourage people from visiting downtown, diminish safety in the...

  • Courts Roundup: Therapist pleads guilty, man gets 2 years in illegal hunts

    Carson soldier gets life without parole A Fort Carson soldier convicted of murdering his girlfriend at a court-martial this week will serve life in prison without parole, a panel of five officers ruled Friday. Sgt. Montrell Mayo was found guilty on Wednesday of premeditated murder in the death of Sgt. Kimberly Walker. The killing took place...

  • Respondents to Gazette poll say Colorado Springs police officer justified in hitting fighting teen

    A fight between two teen girls at Coronado High School in which a Colorado Springs police officer intervened went viral on social media late Thursday and throughout Friday. Various cell phone videos were circulated on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other sites, with people voicing their opinions on whether the police office intervened...

  • Teen describes fight she was in at Coronado, says CSPD officer tried to push girls apart

    A police officer intervening in a fight between two teen girls punches one of them, and it's the punch seen 'round the world - or at least 'round the Springs. Students' cellphone videos of a Coronado High School resource officer hitting Kaosha Neal, 15, as he tried to stop a fight between her and Precious Davis, 17, on Thursday morning have...

  • Colorado Springs police officer breaks up fight between high school girls

    Two teenage girls at Coronado High School were arrested on fighting charges after one of them allegedly hit an officer who was trying to break up their fight, Colorado Springs police said. Colorado Springs police said the school resource officer also hit one of the girls in the "lower face area," as he was trying to stop the fight. No one...

  • It's life without parole for Fort Carson soldier

    A Fort Carson soldier convicted of murdering his girlfriend at a court-martial this week will serve life in prison without parole, a panel of five officers ruled Friday. Sgt. Montrell Mayo was found guilty on Wednesday of premeditated murder in the death of Sgt. Kimberly Walker. The killing took place on Valentines Day, 2013, in a Colorado...

  • Arrest in 2007 killing of mom who led double life

    DENVER — A man arrested in the killing of a Colorado single mom who vanished more than seven years ago was one of the many unsavory clients she had while leading a double life as a paid escort, investigators say. Lester Ralph Jones, 63, was among the last people who called Paige Birgfeld before her 8-year-old daughter reported her missing in...

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