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2 months 3 weeks ago

District 11 Searching for More Bus Drivers

School District 11 in Colorado Springs is experiencing a bus driver shortage. They're searching for 30 more drivers by the beginning of next school year. District 11's Operations Manager, Cheryl Weaver, says the job is part time. They guarantee four hours per day and offer full benefits. She hopes...

11 months 1 day ago

Find out how you can save on car insurance

More drivers are opting to save money by handing over their privacy. The Detroit Bureau reports an increasing interest in "usage-based insurance." That's where your insurance company tracks your driving habits through a device which relays information on how you drive. If you qualify for a discount, it could...

1 year 3 weeks ago

Driver kills pedestrians; arrested for DUI

GRAND LAKE, Colo. (AP) - One person is dead and others are injured after a pickup plowed into pedestrians after Grand Lake's fireworks show. The crash happened Thursday night on U.S. Highway 34. The 33-year-old pickup driver was arrested there. He's being held on suspicion of driving under the influence...

2 years 4 months ago

Two driver's license renewal locations off line

Two driver's license renewal locations in El Paso County are currently off line and cannot process driver's licenses. The Powers Branch and the Downtown Branch (Centennial Hall) of the Department of Revenue do not have the ability to process driver's license requests. All other motor vehicle services including vehicle...

2 years 8 months ago

Tow truck driver killed

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) - Commerce City police say a tow truck operator was killed after being pinned underneath a semitrailer he had towed. Police say the operator for Joe's Towing and Recovery Service was unloading the semitrailer from his wrecker Friday when it rolled off of support blocks...

2 years 11 months ago

Driver died after high-speed flight ID'd

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - The driver found dead after apparently taking his 2- and 3-year-old children on a high-speed flight from Aurora police has been identified as 34-year-old Oscar Penaloza of Denver. Police say Penaloza's body was found about 60 feet behind the SUV after it crashed in a park...

3 years 1 week ago

Roadworker hit by angry driver

A driver is facing charges after deputies say he hit a road worker in El Paso County. The sheriff's office says 70 year-old Harrison Wayne Holmes of Colorado Springs became angry with the wait time on Judge Orr Road yesterday. He began arguing with one worker and attempted...

3 years 8 months ago

C-DOT ready for snow season

The Colorado Department of Transportation is ready for the winter storm season. "Although the number of employees and equipment has stayed the same in recent years, we've added other tools to keep the highways safe and open for travel," said CDOT Executive Director Russ George. "By working 12-hour shifts...

3 years 11 months ago

Springs Police go after impaired drivers

The Colorado Springs Police Department will join with other law enforcement agencies throughout the country to crackdown on those who drive while impaired. The initial push will happen from August 20 through September 6. Offenders are most often in the 21 to 24 age group. "All too often, innocent,...

3 years 11 months ago

Car crashes into the Satellite Hotel

A car has crashed through a window into the Satellite Hotel, on Academy Blvd., in Colorado Springs. The driver, described by emergency crews on scene as an 85-year-old man, was not hurt. No one inside the hotel was hurt, either. The hotel is described as structurally sound.

3 years 11 months ago

Train that derailed at amusement park OK

State officials found no mechanical problems with the train that derailed at a children's amusement park in the foothills west of Denver. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment has said it was likely operator error that caused the train at Tiny Town to go off the tracks last...

3 years 11 months ago

Crash kills one in Huerfano County

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating alcohol as a possible contributing factor in an accident that killed one man on Friday night. It happened about four miles west of Walsenburg on Highway 160. According to the accident report a mid 90s model Toyota Camry was traveling west when it...

3 years 11 months ago

NTSB investigating deadly school bus accident

Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board are in Missouri to look at the horrific interstate crash that killed a 15-year-old girl on a school bus and the driver of another vehicle. NTSB Vice Chairman Christopher Hunt said Friday that investigators will look into school bus safety and construction...

4 years 3 months ago

More bikes on the roads

Recently a national cycling magazine named Colorado Springs the 18th most bike friendly city in the US. But it doesn't mean drivers are always so friendly on the roads. Many cyclists like John Crandall have to deal with angry drivers. "It's very easy with a 4 thousand pound vehicle to...

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