<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - local]]> http://gazette.com/rss/local Fri, 26 May 2017 01:27:02 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Police investigate shooting in east Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/police-investigate-shooting-in-east-colorado-springs/article/1603914?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/police-investigate-shooting-in-east-colorado-springs/article/1603914?custom_click=rss

Police are investigating a shooting Thursday night on the east side of Colorado Springs.

Police say one person was shot, the condition of that person is unknown as they were taken to Memorial Hospital.

The shooter was gone when officers arrived on scene. The victim was picked up near the intersection of Delaware Drive and Uintah Street near North Academy Boulevard and Galley Road.

Read full story at KKTV.com.

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Thu, 25 May 2017 21:50:38 -0600
<![CDATA[The wait is over: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's newest giraffe has been named]]> http://gazette.com/the-wait-is-over-cheyenne-mountain-zoos-newest-giraffe-has-been-named/article/1603912?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-wait-is-over-cheyenne-mountain-zoos-newest-giraffe-has-been-named/article/1603912?custom_click=rss

A month after her birth, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's newest giraffe finally has a name.

You can now call her Rae - named after Rae Gamble, a 99-year-old world traveler with a heart for animals, the zoo said in a statement Thursday.

The name has a double meaning as the zoo said the calf has been "a ray of sunshine since her arrival."

Born April 26, Rae is the second offspring of mom Msitu and the third to be sired by dad Khalid. Their first, Emy, was born in August 2013.

The newest calf was the 199th giraffe to be born in the 63-year history of the zoo's breeding program.

Animal care manager Amy Schilz said in a statement that Rae has a fitting name.

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Thu, 25 May 2017 21:35:58 -0600
<![CDATA[RFK Jr. headlines conference in Colorado Springs that maintains autism caused by vaccines]]> http://gazette.com/rfk-jr.-headlines-conference-in-colorado-springs-that-maintains-autism-caused-by-vaccines/article/1603895?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rfk-jr.-headlines-conference-in-colorado-springs-that-maintains-autism-caused-by-vaccines/article/1603895?custom_click=rss

The decades-long controversy over whether childhood immunizations can be traced to brain injuries such as autism is called quackery by many medical professionals and viewed as a cover-up by others, including Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

The nephew of the late President John F. Kennedy, a lawyer and environmentalist, Kennedy has become an outspoken skeptic, disputing determinations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and other scientific groups that the mercury-containing preservative thimerosal does not cause symptoms of autism.

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Thu, 25 May 2017 21:20:28 -0600
<![CDATA[El Paso County sheriff recommending switch in jail health care providers]]> http://gazette.com/el-paso-county-sheriff-recommending-switch-in-jail-health-care-providers/article/1603911?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/el-paso-county-sheriff-recommending-switch-in-jail-health-care-providers/article/1603911?custom_click=rss

El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder has called for an end to the county's nearly 20-year relationship with its controversial jail medical services provider.

A memo made public Thursday shows that the Sheriff's Office has recommended terminating its relationship with Correct Care Solutions of Nashville, Tenn., in favor of the sheriff's preferred pick, Armor Correctional Health Services of Miami.

Whether a change would translate to fewer lawsuits over negligence and substandard care remains to be seen.

Although smaller than Correct Care Solutions, Armor Correctional Health Services has also been accused of putting profits ahead of patients, claims that have figured in a national debate over whether private companies have

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Thu, 25 May 2017 21:00:47 -0600
<![CDATA[Jack Sparrow of Colorado Springs hopes latest 'Pirates' film won't be the last]]> http://gazette.com/jack-sparrow-of-colorado-springs-hopes-latest-pirates-film-wont-be-the-last/article/1603909?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/jack-sparrow-of-colorado-springs-hopes-latest-pirates-film-wont-be-the-last/article/1603909?custom_click=rss

Dante Martinez doesn't want to think about the end of "Pirates of the Caribbean."

Besides working as a nightclub deejay and running a talent agency in Colorado Springs, he impersonates Captain Jack Sparrow. Martinez gets paid to dress up at birthday parties, weddings and festivals as the lead character in the popular movie franchise played by Johnny Depp.

Martinez has been playing the part for the past 12 years, and it's helped pay his bills.

"It'd be a shame if all of a sudden Jack Sparrow became a ghost," Martinez said.

Only time will tell.

"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" - the fifth installment in the series - opened Thursday to mostly bad reviews, according to review aggregator website

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Thu, 25 May 2017 20:55:53 -0600
<![CDATA[El Paso County redistricting plans draw fire for lack of transparency]]> http://gazette.com/el-paso-county-redistricting-plans-draw-fire-for-lack-of-transparency/article/1603906?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/el-paso-county-redistricting-plans-draw-fire-for-lack-of-transparency/article/1603906?custom_click=rss

Proposed changes to El Paso County commissioner districts have drawn the ire of local residents who say county officials should have involved the public sooner.

At a hearing at the commissioners' regular Tuesday meeting, Clerk and Recorder Chuck Broerman presented three options for changing the district boundaries, kicking off a 30-day comment period for residents to voice their opinions on the proposals before commissioners vote on the plans in late June.

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Thu, 25 May 2017 20:43:50 -0600
<![CDATA[Worker killed, 3 hurt in Colorado oil tank fire]]> http://gazette.com/worker-killed-3-hurt-in-colorado-oil-tank-fire/article/1603908?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/worker-killed-3-hurt-in-colorado-oil-tank-fire/article/1603908?custom_click=rss

GREELEY — Authorities say a worker was killed and three others were injured in an oil tank fire in northern Colorado.

The site in Mead owned by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation caught fire during maintenance work on the oil tanks Thursday afternoon. Three of the contract workers were hospitalized — one with serious injuries and two with moderate injuries.

The dead worker was found soon after.

The names of the victims have not been released, and investigators have not said what caused the fire.

Anadarko confirmed the death but did not release additional information.

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Thu, 25 May 2017 20:11:24 -0600
<![CDATA[Teller County sheriff: Online dating sexual assault suspect arrested]]> http://gazette.com/teller-county-sheriff-online-dating-sexual-assault-suspect-arrested/article/1603907?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/teller-county-sheriff-online-dating-sexual-assault-suspect-arrested/article/1603907?custom_click=rss

A 32-year-old man wanted by the Teller County Sheriff's Office on suspicion of sexual assault was arrested Thursday afternoon in Windsor, authorities said.

The Sheriff's Office said Jason Matthew Karr is suspected of meeting his accuser on the dating app Bumble, which allows only women to begin a chat with their male matches. He is also accused of false imprisonment, third-degree assault and domestic violence.

Karr was taken into custody without incident and was booked into the Weld County jail without bond.

Windsor and Loveland police departments assisted in the investigation.

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Thu, 25 May 2017 19:57:00 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Saturday, May 27]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-events-calendar-saturday-may-27/article/1603834?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-events-calendar-saturday-may-27/article/1603834?custom_click=rss

Here's a look at a variety of events Saturday around Colorado Springs and beyond:



Switchbacks FC -  6:00 PM MT Reno 1868 FC
Weidner Field | Colorado Springs, CO.

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Thu, 25 May 2017 19:28:10 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Friday, May 26]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-events-calendar-friday-may-26/article/1603748?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-events-calendar-friday-may-26/article/1603748?custom_click=rss

Here's a look at a variety of events Friday around Colorado Springs and beyond:

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Thu, 25 May 2017 19:26:48 -0600
<![CDATA[Planned Parenthood shooter again found incompetent to stand trial ]]> http://gazette.com/planned-parenthood-shooter-again-found-incompetent-to-stand-trial/article/1603849?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/planned-parenthood-shooter-again-found-incompetent-to-stand-trial/article/1603849?custom_click=rss

Admitted Planned Parenthood shooter Robert Lewis Dear Jr. has again been found incompetent to stand trial.

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Thu, 25 May 2017 19:19:44 -0600
<![CDATA[Baby-sitter arrested after unattended child drowns in southern Colorado]]> http://gazette.com/baby-sitter-arrested-after-unattended-child-drowns-in-southern-colorado/article/1603904?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/baby-sitter-arrested-after-unattended-child-drowns-in-southern-colorado/article/1603904?custom_click=rss

PUEBLO — A woman has been arrested after allegedly leaving an 11-month-old girl unattended in a bathtub and then finding the child facedown in water.

The Pueblo Chieftain reports Amanda Miller was arrested on a warrant Tuesday for child abuse resulting in death.

According to the arrest affidavit, an autopsy determined the infant died of asphyxiation by drowning May 14, six days after the incident.

Miller tells police she is a family friend who was baby-sitting the 11-month-old girl and the child's 3-year-old sister. Miller says she poured a "lukewarm" bath for the girls with approximately 6 inches of water.

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Thu, 25 May 2017 18:54:16 -0600
<![CDATA[Two wounded in early morning car chase, shooting in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/two-wounded-in-early-morning-car-chase-shooting-in-colorado-springs/article/1603850?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/two-wounded-in-early-morning-car-chase-shooting-in-colorado-springs/article/1603850?custom_click=rss

What began as a dispute at an east Colorado Springs convenience store ended in a car chase and shooting early Thursday that wounded two people, including a man hit by a stray bullet while asleep in a North Academy Boulevard apartment, police said.

A juvenile male suspected of firing the shots was arrested on an unrelated warrant in the area of 1600 S. Cascade Ave. around 10:30 a.m. police spokesman Sgt. James Sokolik said. The suspect's name and age were not released, as is customary with juveniles.

Police gave the following account of the shooting:

Two groups who knew each other were involved in a disturbance at a 7-Eleven at Barnes Road and Austin Bluffs Parkway.

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Thu, 25 May 2017 18:05:11 -0600
<![CDATA[Syrian refugee earns Master's degree at CU Boulder, seeks asylum]]> http://gazette.com/syrian-refugee-earns-masters-degree-at-cu-boulder-seeks-asylum/article/1603866?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/syrian-refugee-earns-masters-degree-at-cu-boulder-seeks-asylum/article/1603866?custom_click=rss

Graduation - it's an event as American as apple pie.

And graduate Abdulsalam Hindawi looks as American as the thousands of other students decked out in caps and gowns at the University of Colorado at Boulder this month.

But his back-story is far from typically American.

Hindawi is an asylum-seeker from Syria, who - despite the challenges of having fled his war-torn homeland - managed to achieve what fewer than 1 in 10 Americans have achieved: He earned a Master's degree.

The focus of Hindawi's research might not surprise you: Refugee Studies.

"I feel like I'm looking at my own past, but with an academic lens," Hindawi, said in his speech to his fellow graduates.

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Thu, 25 May 2017 17:47:24 -0600
<![CDATA[Vehicle fire closes northbound I-25 near Walsenburg]]> http://gazette.com/vehicle-fire-closes-northbound-i-25-near-walsenburg/article/1603883?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/vehicle-fire-closes-northbound-i-25-near-walsenburg/article/1603883?custom_click=rss

Another truck-fire on Interstate 25 has closed the major highway, this time south of Colorado Springs, near Walsenburg.

The truck was seen burning at MM 52 in Huerfano County, according to a tweet from the Colorado Department of Transportation.

"No estimated time of reopening," CDOT tweeted.

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Thu, 25 May 2017 16:46:40 -0600