• Thursday's traffic: Crashes on I-25 in north Colorado Springs snarling traffic

    By chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    A crash on northbound Interstate 25 just south of Lake Avenue has caused traffic delays Thursday morning, according to Gazette news partner KKTV. The wreck was reported about 6:20 a.m. Check with gazette.com for updates.

  • Police: Teenagers rob 2 Colorado Springs businesses within 20 minutes

    By chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    A group of teenagers robbed two Colorado Springs businesses early Thursday morning, police said. No arrests have been announced. The first robbery happened just before 1 a.m. at a convenience store on the 2500 block of Delta Drive on the city's southeast side, where the teens...

  • Prosecutors: Former police lieutenant stole $132K from town 

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    GOLDEN — A former Colorado police lieutenant is accused of stealing more than $132,000 from the town of Morrison over a five-year period. Prosecutors say 38-year-old Anthony Joiner, who was second in command at the police department, was arrested after the indictment was signed...

  • Colorado Springs officials hold closed-door meetings with feds about marijuana

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Federal Department of Justice and drug policy officials met privately Wednesday with Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers, local police and other community leaders as part of an apparent statewide, closed-door tour focusing on Colorado's burgeoning legal marijuana industry. The visits...

  • El Paso County sheriff's K-9 laid to rest with honors

    By Ellie Mulder ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Deputy Patrick Younkin spent his first day with Blitz scrubbing pink polish off the dog's toenails. The German shepherd, then just more than a year old, had been given a pedicure by other members of the El Paso County Sheriff's Office's K-9 Unit. Younkin spoke fondly of the prank...

  • Billy Gooch, Colorado Springs' most famous St. Nick, dies at 80

    By hugh johnson hugh.johnson@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Christmas this year will be a little less merry without Naturally Santa's Billy Gooch. Gooch, who was diagnosed with cancer and hospitalized about a week ago, died Monday at age 80. Gooch was born in Oklahoma in 1936, moving with his wife, Alma, to Colorado Springs in 1971 to work...

  • Colorado Springs deer could become targets of urban hunters

    By seth boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Colorado Springs could become a hunting ground for deer if city leaders agree with state wildlife officials that the hunt could decrease crashes and garden conflicts. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials say they have met with concerned residents and local law enforcement over the...

  • Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Thursday, July 20

    Carlotta Olson
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Here's a look at a variety of events Thursday around Colorado Springs and beyond:      El Paso County Fair - Calhan, CO, elpasocountyfair.com      FESTIVALS Through Aug. 4: Bravo! Vail Music Festival — Vail; bravovail.org.

  • Woman pleads guilty, faces probation in kidnapping linked to slaying of Coronado High teens

    By Ellie Mulder ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    A 20-year-old woman charged in the slayings of two Coronado High School teens faces probation after accepting a plea deal Monday, Fourth Judicial District Attorney's Office spokeswoman Lee Richards said. Breeana Eloise Dahlberg pleaded guilty to false imprisonment using force for at...

  • Witness describes Memorial Park shooting of 14-year-old over missing cellphone

    By Kaitlin Durbin kaitlin.durbin@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Raymond Rogan Jr. struggled Wednesday to remember all of the details of how 14-year-old Desmond Smith was gunned down in a city park two years earlier. But one thing he remembers clearly is the flashes of muzzle fire as his uncle fired from the passenger seat of his car. Rogan, 20,...

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