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Crime still an issue downtown as CSPD moves in

In & Out Gyros was robbed three times, allegedly by the same person, in just two weeks. It’s hardly in a remote area, with a prominent location at 36 E. Bijou St., but the mom-and-pop Mediterranean deli has had a hard time seeing its place secure. “The cops don’t make me feel very safe, given… Continue Reading Crime still an issue downtown as CSPD moves in

Two local groups lead progress in accessibility

The combined efforts of the Rocky Mountain ADA Center — a national not-for-profit — and locally based for-profit Meeting the Challenge Inc. have resulted in a more accessible world for the disabled. The Americans with Disabilities Act passed 24 years ago this month and, according to Chief Operating Officer Kent Kelley of Meeting the Challenge,… Continue Reading Two local groups lead progress in accessibility

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To show its appreciation to the greater Colorado Springs first-responder community, the members of The Hundred Club of Colorado Springs convened their annual meeting Tuesday to recognize three officers from the Colorado Springs Fire Department, Colorado Springs Police Department and El Paso County Sheriff’s Office. This year’s event took place at the Penrose House Pavilion and… Continue Reading The One Hundred Club honors three first responders

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Heath receives sentence for identity theft, tax fraud

Randall Vannoy Heath, 52, of Colorado Springs was sentenced Feb. 18 to serve 84 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release. Heath was found guilty of aggravated identity theft and for filing a false claim with the Internal Revenue Service, according to a U.S. Department of Justice news release. Heath was… Continue Reading Heath receives sentence for identity theft, tax fraud

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Two dozen pot shops have to move or close

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It’s moving day for some two dozen marijuana dispensaries warned to move or close by the top federal lawyer in Colorado. U.S. Attorney John Walsh gave 23 marijuana dispensaries near schools a Monday deadline to shut down, move or face federal penalties. Colorado’s Medical Marijuana Industry Groups says the affected dispensaries have complied. MMIG Executive… Continue Reading Two dozen pot shops have to move or close

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A state grand jury has indicted a Highlands Ranch woman and her company of defrauding more than a dozen people across the country out of thousands of dollars in fees for mortgages and loans she never delivered. Attorney General John Suthers said Jill Evans and Paramount Mortgage were indicted on 18 counts of defrauding people… Continue Reading Highlands Ranch woman indicted for mortgage fraud

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AG warns of consumer scam

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Attorney General John Suthers is warning consumers to be award of companies offering to assist them in recovering restitution from the state’s consumer protection lawsuits in exchange for an up front fee. Suthers is responding to complaints from consumers concerning RMI Associates. The Denver-based RMI Associates offered to help people get money associated with the… Continue Reading AG warns of consumer scam

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Rep. David Schultheis is brand new to the Colorado Legislature, but that doesn’t deter him from sponsoring a controversial bill that is also supported by Gov. Owens. In conjunction with the governor’s office, on Feb. 13, Schultheis, a Republican from District 22 in El Paso County, introduced to the Legislature a bill that would require… Continue Reading CO legislator sponsors bill that mandates marital counseling before divorce

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