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Defense seeks to shift blame from gangs to 'lovers' spat' in killings of Colorado Springs teens

Thu, Oct 19, 2017 - 6:14 AM

On the day 16-year-old Natalie Cano-Partida was fatally shot near Fountain, one of five people charged in her murder confronted her on Facebook. "I...

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Air Force Academy's commandant on tough training: 'the enemy is not forgiving'

Thu, Oct 19, 2017 - 10:05 AM 0

The new commandant of the Air Force Academy said she puts people first. But don't mistake Brig. Gen. Kristin Goodwin's compassion for hand-holding. The...

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Crash closes northbound I-25 north of Tomah Road
Crash closes northbound I-25 north of Tomah Road

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Northbound I-25 north of Tomah Road is closed due to a crash, the Colorado Department of Transportation said. A truck hauling rock overturned south...

Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Friday, Oct. 20
Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Friday, Oct. 20

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 1 hr ago

Here's a look at what's going on Friday in the Colorado Springs area:

Thursday's traffic: Exit ramp at Garden of the Gods Road cleared
Thursday's traffic: Exit ramp at Garden of the Gods Road cleared

By: Liz Forster - 0 1 hr ago

UPDATE 8:22 a.m. A crash on Briargate Boulevard and Rangewood is blocking traffic. -- UPDATE 8:20 a.m. A crash on northbound Interstate 25...

Four shot near CSU campus in Fort Collins; police investigating as a homicide
Four shot near CSU campus in Fort Collins; police investigating as a homicide

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Fort Collins police are investigating a fatal shooting west of Colorado State University's campus Thursday. Authorities described the incident at 720...

Colorado Springs police looking for suspect in fourth shooting in 24 hours
Colorado Springs police looking for suspect in fourth shooting in 24 hours

By: Liz Forster - 0 2 hr ago

Police are investigating the fourth shooting in 24 hours in Colorado Springs. At 12:45 a.m. Thursday, police were dispatched to the 3600 block of...

Coroner identifies man who killed himself after shooting a mother and her 1-year-old son
Coroner identifies man who killed himself after shooting a mother and her 1-year-old son

By: Liz Forster - 0 2 hr ago

The El Paso County Coroner's Office has identified the man who killed himself after shooting a mother and her 1-year-old son. John Grossetete, 34,...

Forecast: Possible record-breaking heat in Colorado Springs before cooler weather, rain
Forecast: Possible record-breaking heat in Colorado Springs before cooler weather, rain

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 3 hr ago

Temperatures are expected to soar on Friday in Colorado Springs before dropping by more than 20 degrees Saturday, meteorologists say. "Tomorrow will...

Friends of D-11 lead fundraising, as issue committees, candidates report
Friends of D-11 lead fundraising, as issue committees, candidates report

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 3 hr ago

An issue committee has raised nearly half a million dollars to promote a $42 million mill levy override that Colorado Springs' largest school district...

Man, 23, shot at southeast Colorado Springs apartment complex
Man, 23, shot at southeast Colorado Springs apartment complex

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 5 hr ago

A 23-year-old man was shot Wednesday afternoon at an apartment complex in southeast Colorado Springs, police said. Officers went to the 1000 block of...

Teen in serious condition after shooting near downtown Colorado Springs
Teen in serious condition after shooting near downtown Colorado Springs

By: Chhun Sun - 0 5 hr ago

A juvenile male is in serious but stable condition after he was shot at least once Wednesday afternoon near downtown Colorado Springs, police said....

Hearing in killings of two Colorado Springs students centers on gang motive
Hearing in killings of two Colorado Springs students centers on gang motive

By: Lance Benzel - 0 5 hr ago

For weeks, 16-year-old Natalie Partida had a target on her back. The teen and two of her girlfriends were allegedly marked for abduction, torture and...

Brother in court in Colorado Springs stabbing deaths; family friend raising funds
Brother in court in Colorado Springs stabbing deaths; family friend raising funds

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 5 hr ago

Malik Vincent Murphy suffered from mental illness, depression and thoughts of suicide but had been showing signs of improvement, according to a family...

University of Colorado to eliminate course fees in fall 2018 
University of Colorado to eliminate course fees in fall 2018 

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BOULDER — The University of Colorado is eliminating all course and program fees starting in the fall of 2018. The Daily Camera reports that...

Cost to see VP Mike Pence in Denver plummets after tickets struggle to sell
Cost to see VP Mike Pence in Denver plummets after tickets struggle to sell

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Because of a lack of demand, the Colorado Republican Party is offering a Groupon-like deal to see Vice President Mike Pence. Pence is the headliner...

Colorado teens break into house, throw party, get arrested 

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PARKER — Six teenagers who are accused of breaking into a Parker house and throwing a party have been arrested. KMGH-TV reports that Mike...

Downtown Colorado Springs mural aims to get people talking about mental health
Downtown Colorado Springs mural aims to get people talking about mental health

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 14 hr ago

A 50-foot, spray-painted mural in downtown Colorado Springs aims to help eliminate mental health stigma and remind passersby that "We are all in this...

Three early flu cases could signal severe season in El Paso County
Three early flu cases could signal severe season in El Paso County

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 16 hr ago

Less than three weeks into influenza season, three people have been hospitalized with the virus in El Paso County - a possible sign of a severe flu...

Colorado Springs Utilities proposes net rate decrease, but increases soon could follow
Colorado Springs Utilities proposes net rate decrease, but increases soon could follow

By: Conrad Swanson - 0 16 hr ago

Colorado Springs Utilities customers could soon see a net decrease in their electric and gas bill, but increases might follow. The Utilities Board...

Colorado's Bennet, Virginia's Kaine propose Medicare-X as healthcare remedy
Colorado's Bennet, Virginia's Kaine propose Medicare-X as healthcare remedy

By: Ernest Luning - 0 17 hr ago

U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet of Colorado and Tim Kaine of Virginia, both Democrats, have introduced legislation to create a government-run health...

Manitou Avenue reopened after gas line break
Manitou Avenue reopened after gas line break

By: Chhun Sun - 0 18 hr ago

A gas line break has closed down a stretch of Manitou Avenue on Wednesday, Manitou Springs city officials said. The major road between Beckers Lane...

Colorado resort looks to install new ski lift 
Colorado resort looks to install new ski lift 

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DURANGO — A new ski lift could be coming to the Purgatory Resort in Durango. The Durango Herald reports the U.S. Forest Service would need...

Colorado Springs man who ran into children in crosswalk found not guilty of child abuse
Colorado Springs man who ran into children in crosswalk found not guilty of child abuse

By: Chhun Sun - 0 19 hr ago

A man who ran his vehicle into four children in a crosswalk near a Colorado Springs elementary school has been found not guilty of four counts of...

Police: Man shoots woman, toddler at Colorado Springs apartment
Police: Man shoots woman, toddler at Colorado Springs apartment

By: Chhun Sun - 0 23 hr ago

Police in Colorado Springs are investigating a shooting. It happened Wednesday morning at the Villages at Woodmen Apartments. Police say a man shot...

Man kicks officers during robbery arrest in northeast Colorado Springs, police say
Man kicks officers during robbery arrest in northeast Colorado Springs, police say

By: Chhun Sun - 0 23 hr ago

A 23-year-old man was arrested Tuesday night after he led officers on a foot chase and allegedly kicked them in the head and face, Colorado Springs...

Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Thursday, Oct. 19
Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Thursday, Oct. 19

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Yesterday

Here's a look at what's going on Thursday in the Colorado Springs area:

Stormwater fees, D-11 ballot issue debated in Colorado Springs forum
Stormwater fees, D-11 ballot issue debated in Colorado Springs forum

By: Conrad Swanson - 0 Yesterday

In a panel peppered with audience interjections, Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers and a School District 11 representative squared off Tuesday...

Homeless veterans prep for winter at annual Stand Down in Colorado Springs
Homeless veterans prep for winter at annual Stand Down in Colorado Springs

By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 Yesterday

Joe Tustin knows the margin of error while surviving winter on Colorado Springs' streets drops with the mercury. "Just as simple as a warm winter...

Police: Man robs 7-Eleven near downtown Colorado Springs
Police: Man robs 7-Eleven near downtown Colorado Springs

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Yesterday

A man got away with cash after he robbed a Colorado Springs 7-Eleven on Tuesday night, police said. The man was armed with a weapon when he demanded...

Second teen arrested in shooting near Doherty High School in east Colorado Springs
Second teen arrested in shooting near Doherty High School in east Colorado Springs

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Yesterday

A second 16-year-old boy has been arrested in the shooting last month of a student near Doherty High School in east Colorado Springs, police announced...

Wednesday's traffic: Northbound I-25 closed in Pueblo
Wednesday's traffic: Northbound I-25 closed in Pueblo

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Northbound Interstate 25 is closed in Pueblo after a piece of material fell off a semi-truck early Wednesday, according to the Colorado Department of...

Colorado woman gets away unharmed after train rolls over her

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GRAND JUNCTION — A Colorado woman who fell asleep on train tracks was unharmed after being rolled over by a train. The Daily...

Nearly $2,000 of merchandise stolen from giant King Soopers Marketplace in eastern Colorado Springs
Nearly $2,000 of merchandise stolen from giant King Soopers Marketplace in eastern Colorado Springs

By: Liz Forster - 0 Yesterday

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in identifying three thieves who stole about $1,600 of merchandise from the giant King Soopers...

WATCH: Man sentenced tries to escape from El Paso County Court, tackled by deputies
WATCH: Man sentenced tries to escape from El Paso County Court, tackled by deputies

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Instinct and training kicked in for El Paso County Sheriff's deputies and a number of others when a man tried running from an El Paso County Courtroom....

Free educational events about youth and marijuana to be held in Colorado Springs
Free educational events about youth and marijuana to be held in Colorado Springs

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Yesterday

Two educational events to raise awareness about marijuana use among teens will be held in upcoming weeks in Colorado Springs. - El Paso County Public...

Forecast: Warm weather will stick around a few days in Colorado Springs
Forecast: Warm weather will stick around a few days in Colorado Springs

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Yesterday

Colorado Springs' unseasonably warm weather is expected to stick around through Friday before dropping nearly 20 degrees on Saturday. "Wednesday will...

Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Wednesday, Oct. 18
Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Wednesday, Oct. 18

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Yesterday

Here's a look at what's going on Wednesday in the Colorado Springs area:

Attorney, arrest records point to suspect's mental health issues in killing of 2 young siblings
Attorney, arrest records point to suspect's mental health issues in killing of 2 young siblings

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Yesterday

A 19-year-old accused of stabbing to death two young siblings and wounding his father Tuesday has a history of severe mental health problems, records...

WATCH PPAR Cares: Tax reform proposals weaken incentive for homeownership

Wed, Oct 18, 2017 - 5:40 PM 0

Most people across the nation would agree that tax reform is necessary in this country. Many feel that the tax code has become so huge and...

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