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Colorado Springs Gazette - AM Update

Colorado Springs employee fired after viral video shows puppy being thrown back into cage

A cell phone video went viral on Monday after it recorded a Colorado Springs Chapel Hills Mall Pet City employee repeatedly grabbing and shoving a puppy as it tried to exit a kennel. The dog was caught several times between the cage and door as the employee attempted to shut it. 

Academy D-20 superintendent pick Kimberly Hough unexpectedly withdraws from consideration

The sole finalist as the next superintendent of Academy School District 20 in Colorado Springs has withdrawn her application. Kimberly Hough, an assistant superintendent in the Loudoun County School District in Virginia, “respectfully removed herself as the recommended candidate.”


Magic mushrooms: Medicine or mayhem?

Denver could be the first U.S. city to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms. Here's a look at what's a stake.

Prosecutors drop murder charge in killing of Army veteran in Colorado Springs

Prosecutors on Monday agreed to dismiss first-degree murder charges against a man who fatally shot an Army veteran after an apparent traffi…


Paul Klee: Cale Makar's Avalanche debut one for the ages, from Frozen Four to NHL playoffs

DENVER - When Cale Makar took a feed from Colorado Avalanche star Nathan MacKinnon and slapped the puck under the right blocker of Calgary Flames goalie Mike Smith, Pepsi Center was as loud as I’ve heard it, and Monster Jam’s loud.

Peak Performer of the Week: Wiley Burkett, Cheyenne Mountain boys' lacrosse

Wiley Burkett stepped into a new role this year.