<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - news >> local]]> http://gazette.com/rss/news/local Sun, 30 Apr 2017 20:31:47 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Fatal shooting in Monument being investigated as suspicious death]]> http://gazette.com/fatal-shooting-in-monument-being-investigated-as-suspicious-death/article/1601659?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fatal-shooting-in-monument-being-investigated-as-suspicious-death/article/1601659?custom_click=rss

A man was shot and killed by his brother Sunday at a home in northern El Paso County, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The shooting, which happened about 6:15 p.m. on the 16800 block of Alexandria Drive in Monument, initially was reported as an accident, but sheriff’s spokeswoman Jacqueline Kirby said deputies were investigating it as a suspicious death.

The brothers have not been identified and no other information was available Sunday night.

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Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:45:41 -0600
<![CDATA[Water leak to close Abrams Elementary School on Monday]]> http://gazette.com/water-leak-to-close-abrams-elementary-school-on-monday/article/1601656?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/water-leak-to-close-abrams-elementary-school-on-monday/article/1601656?custom_click=rss

A water leak has prompted school officials to cancel classes at Abrams Elementary School on Fort Carson on Monday.

Reported Sunday, Fountain 8 School District officials said the leak affected about a half-dozen classrooms inside the school building. Employees were conducting cleanup Sunday, officials added.

Staff is expected to report to the school Monday, officials said.

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Mon, 24 Apr 2017 06:43:01 -0600
<![CDATA[Kyle Freeland sharp in 8-0 win, Rockies sweep Giants]]> http://gazette.com/kyle-freeland-sharp-in-8-0-win-rockies-sweep-giants/article/feed/455456?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/kyle-freeland-sharp-in-8-0-win-rockies-sweep-giants/article/feed/455456?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — In between starts, the message to Kyle Freeland was rather low-key.

As in, low was the key.

Freeland kept the ball down while pitching seven sharp innings, Gerardo Parra hit a two-run homer and the Colorado Rockies beat San Francisco 8-0 on Sunday for their first three-game sweep of the Giants at Coors Field since 2002.

Freeland (2-1) mixed a wicked sinker with a two-seam fastball to get 12 groundouts and three strikeouts. The Denver native allowed six hits and shattered three bats on a day when the Giants changed their lineup to try to break out of a hitting funk. It didn't work as they lost for the sixth time in seven games.

"Moving forward, that should be a big part of Kyle's game — the ground

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]]> Sun, 23 Apr 2017 18:16:39 -0600 <![CDATA[Baseball helps Cheyenne Mountain senior thrive despite Asperger's syndrome, leads to scholarship]]> http://gazette.com/baseball-helps-cheyenne-mountain-senior-thrive-despite-aspergers-syndrome-leads-to-scholarship/article/1601602?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/baseball-helps-cheyenne-mountain-senior-thrive-despite-aspergers-syndrome-leads-to-scholarship/article/1601602?custom_click=rss

Baseball helped Connor Dunaway blossom into the funny young man many of his teammates didn't even realize has Asperger's syndrome, a mild form of autism.

"They have helped me come out of my shell so to speak," said the Cheyenne Mountain senior outfielder, who recently signed to play baseball for Bethany (Kan.) College.

Dunaway's journey to an NAIA scholarship was almost a lifelong one, starting with his first word, ball, at age 3, said his mother, Diane, a retired elementary teacher.

The fact that Connor's first word was spoken then was a sign something was different about the boy. The middle son of a military family was initially misdiagnosed with separation anxiety by Fort Carson counselors at age 6.

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Sun, 23 Apr 2017 15:12:30 -0600