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Broken Code: AFA superintendent calls for investigation of athletic transgressions
Colorado Springs police strive for elusive goal in minority hiring
Gazette exclusive: El Paso County jail medical care was 'dysfunctional' for years
'Ugly trend' in Colorado TCAP scores; education officials seek meaningful change
Gazette investigation raises new questions about multimillion-dollar Aurora tax giveaway
Teen drinking a timeless problem

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  • Cañon City man pleads guilty to child porn charge

    PORTLAND, Maine — A Cañon City man has pleaded guilty to sending a picture of himself engaged in sexually explicit behavior with a minor to an undercover federal agent in Maine. David William Burkman, of Cañon City, pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in Portland to sexually exploiting a child and transporting child...

  • Motorcyclist dies after crash west of Colorado Springs

    A Colorado Springs motorcyclist who crashed Sunday morning on U.S. 24 died Sunday night from his injuries, according to Colorado State Patrol. Ronald Watson, 69, was westbound on U.S. 24 near mile marker 295, about 5 miles west of Colorado Springsm when he failed to make a left-hand curve and lost control of his Harley-Davidson, state patrol...

  • Hillary Clinton in Colorado to help Udall again

    AURORA — Hillary Clinton is coming back to Colorado. The former Secretary of State was in town last week for a fundraiser for embattled Democratic Sen. Mark Udall. On Tuesday she will headline a get-out-the-vote rally for Udall, Gov. John Hickenlooper and Democratic congressional candidate Andrew Romanoff. Clinton has been traveling the...

  • Colorado proposes edible marijuana ban, then retreats

    DENVER — Colorado health authorities suggested banning many edible forms of marijuana, including brownies, cookies and most candies. Then the officials quickly backtracked after the suggestion went public. Health officials said Monday that they made the recommendation in response to a bill ordering edible pot products to be marked, colored or...

  • Man identified in Colorado Springs shooting; suspect arrested

    A man who was fatally shot Saturday night has been identified and a suspect has been arrested, Colorado Springs police said. The victim, 18-year-old Nickolas Vera of Colorado Springs, was shot around 8 p.m. Saturday night at a home on the 1000 block of Norwood Ave., near Southgate Road and Lake Avenue. He was transported to Memorial...

  • Colorado retrieves more than 90 percent of misprinted licenses from immigrants

    More than 90 percent of misprinted ID cards, driver's licenses and permits issued to undocumented immigrants in August have been returned, according to Colorado Department of Revenue. A software error caused the cards to be printed without the black band across the top that says, "Not for federal identification, voting or public benefit...

  • City Council members expected to put up a fight over reduced time from City Attorney

    Colorado Springs City Council members will get less time dedicated to them from the City Attorney's Office in 2015, under the mayor's proposed budget. Mayor Steve Bach's 2015 budget reduces by half the time the city attorney will spend working with the City Council. It is among the changes in the $4.8 million City Attorney's Office budget,...

  • Pentagon orders Peterson team to prep for domestic Ebola fight

    U.S. Northern Command leaders worked Monday to assemble a team of military Ebola experts who will be on standby if civilian authorities need assistance with an outbreak. The Peterson Air Force Base Command was ordered by the Pentagon to come up with a 30-member Ebola fighting team that can be quickly flown to the site of an outbreak if...

  • Colorado Springs rally focuses on increased transit funding

    Dozens of people marched through downtown Colorado Springs on Monday, holding banners reading "Transit Matters!" and urging the City Council to approve increased funding for bus service. "With a good transit system, quality of life in a city really develops," said Katherine Fatica, while walking along Nevada Avenue. The rally of about 50...

  • Minor injuries in student pellet gun shooting

    CHERRY CREEK — The Aurora Police Department is investigating after a Cherry Creek middle school student was shot in the leg with a pellet gun on a school bus and another student was injured while getting off the bus. Officials said four unidentified students were suspended from Laredo Middle School following the incident on Thursday. School...

  • The city's IT department can be fixed for $1.7 million, chief of staff says

    Colorado Springs has a new plan for its information technology department, and it's going to need $1.7 million more in the 2015 budget, the city's chief of staff said. - The increase is for hardware and a redesign of the system, including close attention to network security, said Steve Cox, Mayor Steve Bach's chief of staff. - Cox discussed the...

  • Colorado's top court upholds 2010 PERA ruling

    A Colorado Supreme Court ruling on Monday upheld the state's 2010 decision to reduce annual cost-of-living increases for state employee retirees in an effort to make the retirement fund more financially sound. A number of retirees sued the state and the Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA) after lawmakers enacted Senate...

  • Colorado Springs man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

    One man was arrested over the weekend after police responding to a physical disturbance heard a gunshot. Aaron Wallace, 25, of Colorado Springs, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, possession of a weapon by a previous offender, illegal discharge of a firearm and reckless endangerment. Officers responded to the 3300 block of Verde...

  • Colorado Guard unit headed to Guantanamo Bay

    A Colorado National Guard unit headquartered in Castle Rock will leave for a year in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after a Tuesday farewell ceremony. The 130 Guardsmen from the 193rd Military Police Battalion recently completed a three-month training regimen to ready them for the deployment. They'll be honored at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Douglas County...

  • Lockdown of Colorado Springs schools lifted

    The secure perimeter put in place at nine Widefield schools has been lifted, according to Widefield School District 3. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office asked the schools to lock their doors and monitor who entered and left because of a suspected armed burglar in the neighborhood. A burglary was reported in the 7000 block of Harding...

  • Colorado Springs area haunted houses spread seasonal frights

    Fear is subjective: Spiders, clowns, a former storefront full of screaming teenagers. What tingles our nerves, sets our hearts racing and makes our palms damp - a hardwired physiological response meant to alert us to potentially perilous situations - is entirely personal. Thankfully for the many recreational industries supported by this...

  • Missing Count Chocula in Colorado town found drowned in booze

    The case of the missing Count Chocula cereal boxes was solved Friday in Fort Collins, when a craft brewer admitted to buying them to brew in a small-batch beer. Black Bottle Brewery in Fort Collins bought two Albertsons' inventories of the iconic chocolate and marshmallow-bit cereal, puzzling at least one shopper in the process, according to...

  • Indiana man's confession leads to 7 bodies; one victim from Colorado

    GARY, Ind. — Seven women's bodies were found in northwestern Indiana over the weekend after a convicted sex offender's confession to one killing led police to the grisly discovery of other deaths, including three in one abandoned house, authorities said Monday. The discoveries began after a 43-year-old man allegedly confessed to killing a...

  • Deputy on leave for alleged racist Facebook post

    A Teller County Sheriff's Office deputy remained on administrative leave Monday after a Facebook comment launched an internal investigation, the Sheriff's Office confirmed. Eric Voigt was placed on paid administrative leave Thursday after the Sheriff's Office received a complaint alleging Voigt made a comment on Facebook derogatory to...

  • Best of the weekend: Stories you may have missed

    We hope you had a great weekend. Here's top stories you may have missed. - Christian writer in Colorado Springs speaks against assisted suicide This month, Brittany Maynard made headlines upon announcing that she moved from California to Oregon with the express purpose of using the state's Death With Dignity law....


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