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  • Fetal homicide bill approved by Colorado Senate, but prospects dim

    DENVER — Colorado's Republican Senate approved a bill Monday creating a new crime of fetal homicide, a measure proposed in response to an attack on a pregnant woman last month in Longmont. The bill passed after an impassioned debate about when life begins and whether causing the death of a fetus should be considered murder. In the Longmont...

  • Best and Brightest 2015: Life responsibilities helped teen grow

    This is the eighth of 20 profiles of The Gazette’s Best and Brightest Class of 2015. Anne Zou has loved to read since she was a young girl. “The second I opened a book, I was transported to a new world,” Zou said. “I would rather read than watch a movie.” When Zou was in fifth grade, she said her school had a school-supplies drive, and it...

  • Free Comic Book Day kicks off Children's Book Week

    Thirty years ago, indulging a love of comic books required something of a hero's journey: a descent to otherworldly realms, encounters with strange beings and a return to the "real world" full of wondrous tales. Comics were on the geek fringe, "a secret handshake, secret society kind of thing," said Mike Coco, manager of Escape Velocity...

  • The Latest: Sobbing in courtroom at Colorado theater shooting trial

    3:25 p.m. (MDT) Multiple people sobbed during opening statements in the Colorado theater shooting trial. A juror wiped tears from her face as District Attorney George Brauchler showed photographs of the victims' bodies, as well a photograph of 6-year-old Veronica Moser before the shooting. Brauchler said he would show a photo of Moser's...

  • Prosecutor describes Colorado gunman's path to carnage

    Video: Opening Statements: Theater Shooting Trial of James Holmes Day 1 - CENTENNIAL — A prosecutor declared Monday that two psychiatric exams found Colorado theater gunman James Holmes to be sane as he meticulously plotted a mass murder, considering a bomb or biological warfare before settling on a shooting so that he could inflict...

  • Mayoral candidate in favor of recreational marijuana sales in Colorado Springs

    Mayoral candidate Mary Lou Makepeace said Monday she supports the sale of recreational marijuana in Colorado Springs, and suggests that proceeds could be used to address the city's persistent and widespread pothole problem. "I say it's time for Pot for Potholes," she said in a news release Monday. In an interview later in the day, Makepeace...

  • Colorado's Nepal earthquake connection: Colorado-born filmmaker killed on Mount Everest

    -A man making a documentary about the Mount Everest base camp was among those killed when an avalanche hit Saturday, according to 9News Denver. Tom Taplin, 61, was a Denver-born filmmaker, Seattle-based camp doctor and a Google engineer. His brother, Britton Taplin confirmed his death to 9NEWS on Sunday. Taplin was there with two other...

  • Roads in downtown Colorado Springs reopened after investigation

    Roads in the area of Nevada and Colorado avenues in downtown Colorado Springs have been reopened after being closed for about 90 minutes as police investigated a suspicious item. Nevada Avenue was closed between Pikes Peak and Cucharras, and Colorado Avenue was closed between Weber and Tejon. Yellow police tape was erected around part of...

  • Nepalese band holds Colorado concert despite homeland's deadly quake

    BOULDER — A Nepalese band took the stage for a planned concert in Boulder despite hearing the news that thousands of their countrymen had been killed by a natural disaster. KCNC-TV in Denver reports (http://cbsloc.al/1OY3JEY) that the rock band played at the Glenn Miller auditorium on Sunday night and took the opportunity to raise money for...

  • Graffiti spree leads to arrest of Colorado Springs man

    A Colorado Springs man was arrested Monday on suspicion of placing more than 245 graffiti tags throughout the city over an eight-month period, causing $13,000 in damage, police said. Kale Odonnell, 25, allegedly committed the crimes from last August to April, police said. Police said they used social media to link Odonnell to the graffiti and...

  • Up to 6 inches of snow dumped on Woodland Park

    Spring storms dumped a new pile of snow on Teller County early Monday, with some parts of Woodland Park reporting 6 inches of snow and a winter weather advisory issued by the National Weather Service until noon. Weather spotters reported the following snow totals in Teller County Monday morning: - 4-6 inches of snow in Woodland Park; - 5.5...

  • Break-ins at Colorado Springs businesses bring little cash

    Three businesses in the Colorado Springs area were broken into Sunday morning after someone apparently used a crowbar to get in the front windows, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office said, according to Gazette news partner KKTV. All the businesses are located off of Platte Avenue near Powers Boulevard in Colorado Springs, KKTV said. About...

  • Chipotle finishes removing GMO ingredients from its food

    NEW YORK — Chipotle says it has completed phasing out genetically modified ingredients from its food, making it the first national fast-food chain to do so. The Denver-based chain had already been using mostly non-GMO ingredients, but was working on making final changes to its tortillas. The Food and Drug Administration maintains that GMOs...

  • Steady Colorado Springs storm could bring some snow

    The rain that fell on the Pikes Peak region throughout Sunday is been great for lawns, but barely been enough to fill a water glass . Peggy Perales, a hydrometeorlogical technician with the National Weather Service in Pueblo, said less than half an inch of rain has been measured at the Colorado Springs Airport, although some areas...

  • Mugshot Monday: Most wanted in the Pikes Peak region

    Wanted: Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help finding the following people for whom felony arrest warrants have been issued. Seth O'Ryan Baskall, 22, is described as a 6-foot, 155-pound man with brown hair and brown eyes. Baskall is being sought on suspicion of second-degree burglary. Ashley Joann Pierce, 24, is...

  • Pueblo man dies in Fremont County crash

    A Pueblo man died in a one-vehicle crash on Colorado Highway 9 on Sunday morning in Fremont County, the Colorado State Patrol reported. The victim, who was in the front seat, was thrown from the car around 9:30 a.m. when the driver of a white Nissan Pathfinder traveling south on the highway failed to negotiate a right curve in the road, the...

  • Fort Carson soldier dies in Colorado Springs motorcycle wreck

    A Fort Carson soldier was killed Saturday in a midday crash that closed Cimarron Street in both directions west of Interstate 25 in Colorado Springs for four hours, Colorado Springs police said. Christopher R. Higginbotham, 24, was killed in a head-on collision about 12:10 p.m. The department’s Major Accident Unit determined that the...

  • Friend backs over woman in fatal crash in parking lot in north Colorado Springs

    A 69-year-old woman was killed Friday afternoon when a good friend backed into her in a northeast Colorado Springs apartment complex, police said. The woman, whose name was not released Friday pending notification of her family, was critically injured about 1:30 p.m. when her friend suddenly backed up at high speed and struck her in the...

  • Boulder police: Missing CU student is safe, says he was on campus

    Boulder police and the family of Berry "Tyler" Allen, the University of Colorado student missing since April 11, announced today that the 20-year-old is safe, but raised more questions with the news that he was on the CU campus the entire time he was missing. Boulder Sgt. Tom Dowd said Allen told police he remained on campus and was not a...

  • Denver-bound jet diverted to Des Moines, United says

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A Denver-bound United jet has been diverted to Des Moines because of strange odor. United Airlines spokeswoman Mary Clark said Monday that the odor was detected after Flight 112 left Chicago just after 2:45 p.m. Sunday. The plane set down without incident in Des Moines a little before 4 p.m. She says the Boeing 737 was...

  • Long odds for insanity defense in Aurora theater shooting trial

    CENTENNIAL — The key to the death penalty trial of a man who methodically shot at moviegoers at a Batman movie premiere will be what was going on inside his mind as he threw smoke canisters and then marched up and down the aisles, firing at anyone who tried to flee. James Holmes acknowledges killing 12 people and wounding 70 more inside the...

  • City Council vote will pave way for next step in long-running Colorado Springs road project

    The second phase of construction on a major east-west Colorado Springs road is expected to get one step closer to starting after a City Council vote this week. Officials are acquiring about 160 pieces of land, including full parcels and temporary easements, a necessary step before the latest work on the Woodmen Road corridor expansion can...

  • Voice of the Consumer: Colorado insurance rates

    Anthony from Colorado Springs said he is upset that the cost to insure his home had gone up 55 percent and his auto policy had increased about 12 percent. Carole Walker, the executive director with the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association, said a recent study by the Insurance Research Council shows Colorado is now ranked No. 2 in...

  • Lil Sammy shows off his wheels at Colorado Springs event

    Like other babies, Lil Sammy wears a diaper and is dressed in outfit that protects his legs when he crawls. His mother bounces him on her hip when she holds him. Unlike human babies, Lil Sammy, a 6-year-old paralyzed dachshund, will likely never be without a diaper. But his owner, Susan Davia, has seen to it that Lil Sammy can walk on his own...

  • Three teens arrested after Colorado Springs carnival brawl

    Three juveniles were arrested after a Saturday night brawl at a Colorado Springs carnival, where El Paso County sheriff's deputies and Colorado Springs police officers struggled to control a crowd of more than 150 people. Deputies were called to the Wright's Amusements Giant Carnival at Powers and Palmer Park Boulevards just before 9 p.m. to...

  • Urban renewal at heart of dueling bills in Colorado Statehouse

    Colorado counties are again trying to get a say in how and when property tax dollars are pledged to urban renewal projects. Gov. John Hickenlooper vetoed a bill in 2014 that attempted to do just that, but state lawmakers are trying again this year. In an interesting twist, however, counties are lobbying for a version of the bill in the...

  • Walsenburg school gives students hands-on way to thank veterans

    A unique project that breaks ground Saturday will help the young build dreams and the old settle in to remember theirs. Students and recent graduates of an alternative, trades-oriented high school headquartered in Colorado Springs will construct the Veterans' Family Home in Walsenburg. Families of military veterans who are moving their...

  • Events in and around Colorado Springs this week

    Ballots for the May 19 Colorado Springs mayoral runoff election are being mailed out citywide. The election features former Colorado Attorney General John Suthers and former mayor and city councilwoman Mary Lou Makepeace. Colorado Springs mayoral candidates John Suthers and Mary Lou Makepeace will meet Monday in a debate sponsored by The...

  • Get a Job Monday: Community Health Partnership

    Community Health Partnership, a nonprofit that is committed to improving the health of people in the Colorado Springs area, is hiring. Benefits include medical/dental insurance, paid time off, a matching 401(k) program and a flexible work environment. Open positions include controller, RN care coordination specialist, practice improvement...

  • 1 dead after Larimer pursuit in Fort Collins

    FORT COLLINS — One person is dead after a high-speed chase ended when the driver being chased hit a tree. Authorities say a Larimer County Sheriff's Office deputy attempted to contact the driver of vehicle that was blocking an intersection and three people got out of the car. The driver took off and hit speeds in excess of 100 mph early...

  • 'Batman' killer studied brain disorders before Colorado theater shooting

    CENTENNIAL — James Holmes was growing volatile well before he put on a gas mask and body armor, strapped on a rifle, shotgun, pistol and ammunition, and slipped into a midnight premiere of the Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises." He was a sought-after neuroscientist-in-training, but he was falling apart. He told a classmate he wanted to kill...

  • Best and Brightest 2015: Teen aims to merge interests in science, art

    This is the sixth of 20 profiles about The Gazette’s Best and Brightest Class of 2015. For Allison Grossberg, the distance between art and science is not vast, which is why someday she wants to merge her interest in both. “Eventually what I’d love to do is transfer my knowledge of science, biology and psychology to art and writing,”...

  • 5 things To Know at the Colorado statehouse

    DENVER — With less than two weeks to go, lawmakers are scrambling like they do every year to finish all their work before the legislative session ends May 6. Some of the highlights from the coming week: ___ FETAL HOMICIDE In what's expected to be one of the most emotionally charged debates of the session, senators this week will consider...

  • Nevada lawmakers check out Colorado's marijuana industry

    CARSON CITY, Nev. — A bipartisan delegation of Nevada lawmakers visited their counterparts in Colorado over the weekend, talking pot policy and touring businesses to see the recreational marijuana industry in action. Democratic Sen. Tick Segerblom said the trip to the Denver area on Friday and Saturday, which included a stop at Colorado's...

  • Photos/video: Lantern Fest at Pikes Peak International Raceway

    The 2nd annual Lanternfest took place Saturday at Pikes Peak International Raceway.

  • Firefighters scope out houses to save during evacuation drill in Colorado Springs

    Larkspur Fire Marshal Randy Johnson drove through a residential neighborhood in Colorado Springs looking for houses he could save. He had identified a safe location where his 13-peron fire crew could assemble, listened for updates on the status of the fire and surveyed roofing and vegetation that would incinerate in "a heartbeat." In the...

  • Air Force Academy cadets ready to test satellite for launch

    The Air Force is readying two satellites for launch in 2016 and is in the early stages of designing a third spacecraft. But these aren't the products of multibillion-dollar defense programs and top contractors. These satellites are the creations of Air Force Academy cadets. The nation's oldest undergraduate astronautics program is readying...

  • Eight local service members gain citizenship on fast-track program

    America gained eight citizens during a Fort Carson ceremony last week thanks to a program that fast-tracks immigration paperwork for troops. The program, in place since the Sept. 11 attacks and run through a partnership between the military and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, gives rapid citizenship to those who serve in...

  • Report: CU student missing for more than a week found safe

    BOULDER - University of Colorado Boulder Student Berry 'Tyler' Allen, who was last heard from on April 16, has reportedly been found, according to ABC7 Denver. Family members told the ABC affiliate in Chicago about the happy news on Sunday morning, and posted about it to the Facebook page set up for the search. Allen's uncle, Scott...

  • A place to call home: Woman, son live in Springs Habitat for Humanity house being constructed in honor of Pope

    This time next year, Elizabeth Berryman will be living in the pope's house - just not the one with gold-plated ceilings. Berryman, 31, isn't moving into the Vatican. Instead, the single mother in Colorado Springs is on pace to be the proud owner of a Habitat for Humanity house to be constructed in Fountain in honor of Pope Francis. There...

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