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Police: Drive-by shootings damage cars, no injuries

News Published: Sat, August 31, 2013

by ryan maye handy ryan.handy@gazette.com – Colorado Springs police were called to the scene of drive-by shooting Saturday morning, which left two cars riddled by bullets but injured no one. Police were called to the Farm Crest Milk store at 3945 Palmer Park Boulevard around 8:30 a.m., to investigate to reports of gunfire in the […]

Police arrest four in connection with unlicensed medical marijuana shop

News Published: Sat, August 31, 2013

by ryan maye handy ryan.handy@gazette.com – Four men were arrested Thursday on suspicion of running an unlicensed medical marijuana business that shipped to out-of-state clients, according to Colorado Springs police. The business, Room to Grow, was the target of an August Metro Vice, Narcotics and Intelligence Division sting, where undercover officers bought marijuana from the […]

Dozens of balloons take to the skies above Colorado Springs

News Published: Sat, August 31, 2013

by GARRISON WELLS garrison.wells@gazette.com – The Colorado Balloon Classic huffed and it puffed and it took off early Saturday morning. Multi-colored balloons bright as rainbows floated above Memorial Park like promises. At least, that was how they looked to Naiom Britt and her son, David, 6. The two left Denver at 4 a.m. to see […]

Colorado potty peeper sentenced to 3 years in prison

News Published: Sat, August 31, 2013

The Associated Press BOULDER — A Colorado man who hid in the tank of a portable toilet at a yoga festival to spy on women has been sentenced to three years in prison and 10 years of probation. Luke Chrisco’s sentence was handed down Friday in Boulder. The 31-year-old pleaded guilty in July to attempted […]

Affidavit: D-49 food service worker hosted alcohol-fueled parties for students

News Published: Fri, August 30, 2013

by DANIEL J. CHAC? daniel.chacon@gazette.com – A Falcon School District 49 food service worker accused of sexual assault on a minor is accused of throwing an alcohol-fueled party at her house and having sex with a student as others watched, according to court documents. Tonya Harris, 34, was arrested last week on suspicion of having […]

Black Forest residents upset over disruption of road construction

News Published: Fri, August 30, 2013

Traffic navigates the road construction at Black Forest and Burgess roads Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. The expansion of the intersection is scheduled to be finished by the end of October. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock) by GARRISON WELLS garrison.wells@gazette.com – First the fire. Then the floods. Now construction. Businesses at the intersection of Black Forest and […]

Death of boy, 2, under investigation by Colorado Springs police

News Published: Fri, August 30, 2013

by DANIEL J. CHAC? daniel.chacon@gazette.com – Police are investigating the death of a 2-year-old boy in northwest Colorado Springs. “We don’t have enough information to give you anything more as far as cause of death or anything like that.” Detective Fred Walker said Friday. He said it was too early to say if the circumstances […]

It’s been hot – and some schools are, too

News Published: Fri, August 30, 2013

by carol mcgraw AND dEBBIE kELLEY The Gazette Teachers at West Elementary and Middle School are placing ice buckets in front of fans to help cool warm classrooms. At 60-year-old Taylor Elementary School, kids are lining up after recess to be spritzed with water from spray bottles to beat the heat. In other schools in […]

Toast flood survivors with special Manitou wine

News Published: Fri, August 30, 2013

The label for Manitou Elixir. by carol McGraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com – Here’s a toast to the folks of Manitou Springs who have persevered despite flooding. And Tracy Fagner has just the beverage. The Manitou winemaker created a limited blueberry pinot noir called “Manitou Elixir,” and is using a portion of sales to benefit flood victims through […]

Proud parents admire AFA blue formation

News Published: Fri, August 30, 2013

Caroline Lay wipes her eyes after hugging her daughter, Victoria Bittleson after the conclusion of a parade at Parents’ Day at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Friday, August 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette) By erin prater erin.prater@gazette.com – A year ago, Victoria Bittleston was working as a Subway sandwich artist. […]