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Cyberbullying intensifies impact of sexual assault video shared online Video included

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Pueblo Police Department is continuing their investigation into a video shared on Facebook of an underage girl being sexually assaulted.

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Saturday Morning Weather: Slightly Cooler, Few Showers/Storms Video included

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We'll still keep a chance for shower and storm activity, but this morning's model run are focusing most of today's precipitation south of Highway 50. Where showers and storms do develop, heavy rain and flooding issues will be possible. 

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One dead, one taken to hospital after shooting on Fossil Drive

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A man shot another man in the back then turned the gun on himself Friday night in the 6000 block of Fossil Drive.

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Reason for continued teen suicide discussion in Southern Colorado Video included

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News 5 continues a commitment to bringing attention to the issue of teen suicide.

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August Solar Eclipse Now One Month Away!

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Today is July 21st which means the big solar eclipse set to occur in August, which is exactly one month away! We'll explain here what is so special about the eclipse and where you'll find the best spots to view it. So what is the eclipse? Well it's simply the moon crossing in front of the sun blocking part of its light from hitting the earth. The moon is expected to cast a shadow across the earth roughly 70 miles wide moving from Oregon to South Carolina. This is special and unique b... More>>

Russian sanctions bill could be heading to White House soon

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany. U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany.
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A senior House Democrat says congressional negotiators have reached an agreement on a sweeping Russia sanctions package, to punish Moscow for meddling in U.S. elections and belligerence toward Ukraine.

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Half-price Broncos tickets go on sale next Wednesday

Denver Broncos fans cheer after a touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts during the second half in a NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, in Denver. Denver Broncos fans cheer after a touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts during the second half in a NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, in Denver.
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Mark your calendars, set a reminder in your phone, or write a note on your hand, just remember single game Broncos tickets go on sale next week.

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Trails reopen near Peak 2 fire in Breckenridge

The Miners Creek trail near Breckenridge after crews conducted mitigation work near the burned area on July 21, 2017. The Miners Creek trail near Breckenridge after crews conducted mitigation work near the burned area on July 21, 2017.
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Firefighters monitoring the Peak 2 fire burning between Breckenridge and Frisco in Summit County said trails near the fire are ready to be reopened. 

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Sky Sox get big 10-5 win over Reno at Security Service Field

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The four-game series continues Saturday night at 6 p.m. MT as RHP Paolo Espino (4-1, 3.86) looks to secure his first win since his return to Colorado Springs.

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Pueblo's Gavin Amella could be next great Colorado golfer Video included

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Gavin is representing Colorado across the country and junior tournaments, showcasing his skills. 

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Bell has 4 hits, McCutchen 3 as Pirates beat Rockies 13-5

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Pittsburgh jumped on Colorado starter Jeff Hoffman (6-2) and chased him three batters into the fourth inning. Bell had an RBI single in the first and a three-run double in the second when the Pirates took the lead for good. Bell had a season-high four RBIs.

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Victim's family speaks out about sex assault shared on Facebook Video included

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The family of a 13-year-old girl who is at the center of a horrific video on Facebook is now speaking out. The video showed her being sexually assaulted by two other underage boys and stayed online for several hours. Although the two boys which police believe were involved with this video have since been arrested, the shock has not worn off to the victim's family. Seeing one of their own be attacked, violated and taken advantage of is not something they can easily forget. "I ...

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Spicer resigns from White House, Scaramucci takes podium

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has reportedly resigned. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has reportedly resigned.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on changes to the White House communications staff.

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Angel Run raises money, awareness for domestic violence victims

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People in Colorado Springs are getting a running start to help fight back against domestic violence. 

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Two juveniles arrested for alleged sex assault on video

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Pueblo Police say they arrested the two juvenile suspects they believe sexually assaulted a teenage girl on video, which was then posted to Facebook.

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Canon City couple fights City to keep mature tree

Engineers with Canon City plan to remove a mature Ash tree growing in the right of way near Lisa and Ron Stark's home on Whipple Avenue Engineers with Canon City plan to remove a mature Ash tree growing in the right of way near Lisa and Ron Stark's home on Whipple Avenue
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Canon City will soon repave Whipple Avenue and engineers plan to remove a mature ash tree growing in the right of way near Ron and Lisa Stark's home.  The City believes the tree is blocking space needed for ADA curb cuts in the sidewalk, but Starks want to keep the tree and wish the City would change their minds.

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2-year-old Rockies fan in viral video meets Charlie Blackmon

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A video of the Colorado Rockies' littlest superfan, 2-year-old Tommy Carlson, went viral on social media this week.

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The Latest: Spieth leading going into weekend at Birkdale

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Spieth seized control of the lead with birdies on the 11th and 12th hole. He was on his way to a bigger lead with a 3-wood that rolled 100 yards onto the green to about 15 feet. But he missed a short par putt on the 16th.

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Pueblo raptor center caring for injured golden eagle

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PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - A female golden eagle is recovering from a leg injury at a Colorado raptor center, and the center director hopes the bird can be returned to the wild soon.

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Sheriff's office searching for assault suspect

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El Paso County Sheriff's Office seeks the public's assistance in identifying a suspect who assaulted a man in Stratmoor Hills in February. 

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First Alert 5 Forecast: Scattered Storms Tonight, Cooler Weekend Video included

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Weather this week has been all over the place, from several days of drenching rain to highs soaring into the 90s and even over 100 in Pueblo on Wednesday! Today we saw a nice mix of both with highs climbing back into the 90s and scattered thunderstorms forming over the high country up into Denver in the afternoon. Storms will keep firing From Teller into Douglas country through the evening with more scattered storms expected down by Westcliffe and Canon City. Storms will be possible t... More>>

Manitou Ave closed for water main break repairs

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People visiting Garden of the Gods are advised to get there by taking the Ridge Road exit off of Highway 24 instead of the Manitou Avenue exit.

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife offices gear up for leftover day

Leftover hunting licenses to go on sale Aug. 1. Leftover hunting licenses to go on sale Aug. 1.
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Colorado Parks and Wildlife office across the state are making sure they will be ready for the biggest days of the year for hunters. July 25 will start the over the counter (OTC) sales of hunting licenses and Aug. 1 will be the so called leftover day. 

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Colorado Springs urged to consider allowing hunting within city limits

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Colorado Springs councilmembers are being urged to consider allowing hunting within city limits to combat high populations of deer. 

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2017 Pueblo Chile season underway

2017 Pueblo Chile season is underway at Musso Farms. 2017 Pueblo Chile season is underway at Musso Farms.
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The 2017 Pueblo Chile harvest is underway at Musso Farms in Pueblo County. 

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Landowner modifies fence to accommodate pronghorn herd

Pronghorn jump over a barbed-wire fence. Pronghorn jump over a barbed-wire fence.
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Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers are working with a Black Forest landowner to help share the space with a herd of wild pronghorn.  

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Friday Weather: Increasing Showers & Thunderstorms Video included

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Today will be another hot day. Highs will be in the 90s with 100s along the Lower Arkansas River Valley. That heat will be tamed by spotty showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. That heat is also fuel for the thunderstorms, so hail and wind can come from the storms.  A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until midnight tonight for Colorado's Western Slope. It includes Grand Junction, Glenwood Springs, and Durango. It doesn't include Colorado Springs, Pueblo, or any other part of S...

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Canyons of the Ancients will remain national monument

Colorado's Canyons of the Ancients will remain national monument. Colorado's Canyons of the Ancients will remain national monument.
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 Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says he is removing Colorado's Canyons of the Ancients from a list of national monuments being reviewed nationwide. 

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Kentucky taxpayers to pay clerk's legal fees

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis
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Kentucky taxpayers are on the hook for more than $220,000 in attorneys' fees for the county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. 

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Driver identified in deadly Highway 94 crash

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Colorado State Patrol has released the name of the 19-year-old driver who died in a head-on crash on Highway 94 in Ellicot Thursday night.  

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Deadly crash closes Highway 94 in Ellicott for hours

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Colorado State Patrol says a driver was killed after a crash on Highway 94 in Ellicott Thursday night.

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Cañon City police searching for robbery suspect

46-year-old Orville White Eyes 46-year-old Orville White Eyes
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Cañon City police are looking for a man who was shot during a robbery attempt in June. 4

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Police: Video shows teens watching, laughing as man drowns Video included

31-year-old Jamel Dunn drowned in a retention pond on July 9. 31-year-old Jamel Dunn drowned in a retention pond on July 9.
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Authorities in Florida say a group of teens watched and laughed as a man drowned in a retention pond last week.

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Person of interest sought in Pueblo shooting

29-year-old Marvin Conway is being sought as a person of interest in overnight shooting in Pueblo. 29-year-old Marvin Conway is being sought as a person of interest in overnight shooting in Pueblo.
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Pueblo Police are looking for a person if interest in an overnight shooting on the south side of the city. 

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Man injured after shooting in Pueblo's south side

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Pueblo Police say a man was shot at a home in the 2100 block of North Hollywood Drive early Friday morning.

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How to catch the best views of the solar eclipse Video included

How to get the best deal on a place to stay to watch the upcoming solar eclipse. How to get the best deal on a place to stay to watch the upcoming solar eclipse.
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 According to some, finding a place to stay in cities with the best view of next month's solar eclipse has cast a huge shadow on travel plans.  

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Man crashes car near Colorado Springs bar

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A 21-year-old man is facing charges after Colorado Springs Police said he wrecked his pickup truck in a parking lot near a Colorado Springs bar. 

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Your Healthy Family: Treating insect bites and stings and when to seek medical care Video included

Many times those bites are simply annoying, or a little itchy and they go away on their own but that’s not the case every time. Many times those bites are simply annoying, or a little itchy and they go away on their own but that’s not the case every time.
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As we press on with summer in Colorado and we spend time in the great outdoors, we are often out there with insects that bite or sting.  Many times those bites are simply annoying, or a little itchy and they go away on their own, but that’s not always the case. 

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Creation of new Space Corps program approved in House NDAA

Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., speaks about Space Corps program Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., speaks about Space Corps program
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Members of Congress are discussing a provision in the newly passed National Defense Authorization Act. In the House passed NDAA, members of Congress overwhelmingly passed a provision that includes the development of a Space Corps. program. 

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US to ban Americans from traveling to North Korea

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U.S. officials say the Trump administration will ban American citizens from traveling to North Korea following the death of university student Otto Warmbier, who passed away after falling into a coma into a North Korean prison.

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Graphic book pulled from Colorado Springs middle school Video included

"Perfect Chemistry" by Simone Elkeles pulled by District 20 administrators from Challenger Middle School. (KOAA) "Perfect Chemistry" by Simone Elkeles pulled by District 20 administrators from Challenger Middle School. (KOAA)
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A controversial book has been pulled from a Colorado Springs middle school after administrators say it should have never made it into the school in the first place. But librarians filed a petition against this, saying it's censorship. The District 20 School Board essentially voted to reject this petition on Thursday night, saying the book called "Perfect Chemistry" is not suitable for a middle school audience because of its inappropriate content. 

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Art exhibit downtown gives encouraging messages Video included

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An art exhibit in downtown Colorado Springs is proving to be much more than something interesting to look at, although you may have walked right by it without realizing what it was. 

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Pueblo PD investigating reported graphic video of teen on social media

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Pueblo Police Department has confirmed to News 5 that they have called in multiple detectives to investigate the alleged rape of a teen that was recorded and posted on social media.

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Suspect arrested after police pursuit in Colorado Springs

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A suspect wanted on felony charges led Colorado Springs Police officers on a pursuit Thursday evening north of downtown Colorado Springs.

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Police find stolen property worth $15k, drugs in vehicle in traffic stop

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Police arrested three people for drugs, theft, and other charges Thursday evening after receiving reports of car break-ins at Red Rock Canyon Open Space.

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Water waste: Sprinklers running despite week of rain in Colorado Springs Video included

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Despite a week of rain storms in and around Colorado springs there is likely a sprinkler system running somewhere in the area. Even during storms sprinklers are spotted running. It is waste from a conservation stand-point, also on your water bill. "This would be a good week to not run them as frequently or maybe not at all,"

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Pueblo alternative high school to close despite late academic gains Video included

The Youth and Family Academy in Pueblo will not open for the 2017-2018 school year The Youth and Family Academy in Pueblo will not open for the 2017-2018 school year
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An alternative high school in Pueblo that serves the community's most vulnerable students will not open its doors this fall. Parents and students just learned about the impending closure of the Youth and Family Academy this week. As an alternative education campus, YAFA serves the highest risk students which includes previous drop outs and students were expelled.  

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First Alert 5 Forecast: More Storms & Cooler Weekend

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So far through Thursday Colorado Springs and much of the interstate has been rain free, a nice change compared to the last couple weeks! Scattered storms across the high country could still push a few storms into the Pikes Peak region tonight but it's looking pretty likely the I-25 corridor will stay dry tonight. Temperatures this evening will fall into the mid to low 60s through the area, so pretty similar to how the last few nights have gone. 

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Hwy 115/Lake reopens after suicidal person on bridge

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There is a suicidal person on the overpass at Highway 115 and Lake Ave, according to police.

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Manitou Avenue to be closed for several days after water main break

Manitou Ave. closed after water main break. Manitou Ave. closed after water main break.
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City crews have restored water in Manitou Springs after a water main break Tuesday. 

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Fourth 14'er death in Colorado triggers warnings for other hikers Video included

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Over 250,000 people will attempt to summit one of Colorado's 14,000 foot peaks this year. So far in 2017, four people have died trying, the latest on Capitol Peak this past Saturday

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Safest Times To Climb Pikes Peak

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If you've lived in Colorado Springs during July you probably know by now Pike's Peak is not only a fun, challenging mountain to hike... it's also a storm magnet!  There are a couple reasons why Pikes Peak seeing so much rain and storms this time of year. 

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Colorado Springs car fire ruled accidental

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The Colorado Springs Fire Department says the fire that started in a car at the Candlewood Apartments on Wednesday was accidental. 

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Man loses hundreds of pounds to join the Army Video included

New York Man loses 200 pounds to join the Army. New York Man loses 200 pounds to join the Army.
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An Abilene, Texas man fulfilled his childhood dream after losing over 200 pounds in order to join the United States Army. 

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Parole board grants early release to OJ Simpson

OJ Simpson has served almost 9 years in a Nevada prison. (NBC News) OJ Simpson has served almost 9 years in a Nevada prison. (NBC News)
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O.J. Simpson will be paroled after serving nine years in prison for a botched bid to retrieve sports memorabilia in Las Vegas. 

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Kuchar posts career-best in major to share lead

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Kuchar saved par from behind the 18th green and shot 5-under 65 to share the lead with Jordan Spieth and U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka in the opening round of the British Open.

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Norovirus confirmed in diner who reported eating at Chipotle

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A person who reported eating at a Chipotle in northern Virginia has tested positive for norovirus. But health officials say that's not yet enough to determine the cause of the roughly 60 reported illnesses it has identified. 

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Report: Linkin Park lead singer commits suicide in L.A. home

Chester Bennington performs in concert during the 2015 Shindig Music Festival at Carroll Park in 2015. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP) Chester Bennington performs in concert during the 2015 Shindig Music Festival at Carroll Park in 2015. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles County coroner says Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, who sold millions of albums with a unique mix of hard rock, hip-hop and rap, was found dead in his home near Los Angeles on Thursday.

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Wyoming police search home in death of Colorado man

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A search is underway at a Wyoming home, as authorities work to solve the murder of a Colorado hitchhiker. 

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Controversial city ordinance on dogs gains worldwide attention Video included

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A controversial city ordinance in one area town is drawing worldwide attention.  

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Pueblo YMCA wraps up free summer swim lessons to youth Video included

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Right now the Pueblo YMCA is teaching the importance of water safety and offering free swim lessons to kids whose families can't afford them.   This comes on the heels of last year's devastating triple drowning around this time at a Pueblo mobile home park, that claimed the lives of two young sisters and their teenage baby sitter. ? "We've had many drowning situations, not just in Pueblo but all over the US," said Aquatics Director Sarah Wells. "It's important to ...

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Red Cross of Colorado looking for volunteers

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The Red Cross is asking for volunteers nationwide to help install free smoke alarms in more than 100 cities across the country.   

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5 year anniversary of Aurora theater shooting

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Today marks a tragic anniversary in Colorado history. Five years ago today, a gunman opened fire inside the Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, killing 12 people and injuring at least 70 others. 

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Cadets to march to Jacks Valley for training

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Next week, Air Force Academy Cadets will be out in the field, putting classroom skills to the test. 

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Alex Bowman to replace Earnhardt Jr in No. 88 car

Alex Bowman smiles to team members in his garage during a practice session for the Clash NASCAR auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna) Alex Bowman smiles to team members in his garage during a practice session for the Clash NASCAR auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Hendrick Motorsports has picked 24-year-old Alex Bowman to be Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s replacement next season.      Bowman has big shoes to fill. 

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Off the Street Breakfast underway Video included

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More than 800 people are gathering for breakfast in Colorado Springs to raise money to help curb youth homelessness. It's all part of the annual Off the Street Breakfast. 

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Your Healthy Family: Study shows watching video increases CPAP use Video included

If you suspect you're struggling with sleep, if you just don't feel refreshed in the morning make sure to have a conversation with your doctor, there's a lot on the line in terms of your health. If you suspect you're struggling with sleep, if you just don't feel refreshed in the morning make sure to have a conversation with your doctor, there's a lot on the line in terms of your health.
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One of the biggest problems when it comes to getting a good night sleep, is sleep apnea.  More than 20 million Americans are diagnosed with sleep apnea, yet more than half of those prescribed a CPAP mask to keep their airways open at night don’t use it. 

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Crash slowing traffic on I-25 northbound in Colorado Springs

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A crash is blocking the left lane of northbound I-25 at Circle Drive, slowing traffic and creating back-ups down to South Academy Boulevard Expect delays.

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Victim's family questions why repeat DUI offender is still on the roads Video included

Lainey Parsons recovers in the hospital after being hit by a hit-and-run driver in June. Lainey Parsons recovers in the hospital after being hit by a hit-and-run driver in June.
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A family is asking why a repeat drunk driver is still on the roads after slamming into their 12-year-old daughter and leaving the scene. It happened on June 15th in the Falcon area long Meridian Road near Woodmen Hills Drive, a day Shayla Parsons will never forget. "They were both just screaming that she had been hit by a car," Parsons said.

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  • Commissioner says removal from office was a witch hunt

    Commissioner says removal from office was a witch hunt

    Friday, July 14 2017 12:42 AM EDT2017-07-14 04:42:55 GMT

    In June, a judge removed Las Animas County Commissioner Anthony Abeyta from his district 1 seat after ruling that he did not live in the district he represented.  News 5 Investigates was first to break this story on-air back on June 20.  Now, Abeyta is breaking his silence, speaking exclusively with News 5.  Unless someone challenges your residency, most people would never know whether you live in the district you represent.  "It took 800 people to vo...

    In June, a judge removed Las Animas County Commissioner Anthony Abeyta from his district 1 seat after ruling that he did not live in the district he represented.  News 5 Investigates was first to break this story on-air back on June 20.  Now, Abeyta is breaking his silence, speaking exclusively with News 5.  Unless someone challenges your residency, most people would never know whether you live in the district you represent.  "It took 800 people to vo...

  • Federal Judge rules CSPD discriminated against female officers

    Federal Judge rules CSPD discriminated against female officers

    Thursday, July 13 2017 1:01 AM EDT2017-07-13 05:01:41 GMT

    A court has ruled the one-size fits all physical fitness test implemented by the Colorado Springs Police Department was discriminatory toward women.

    A court has ruled the one-size fits all physical fitness test implemented by the Colorado Springs Police Department was discriminatory toward women.

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  • Your Healthy Family: Treating insect bites and stings and when to seek medical care

    Your Healthy Family: Treating insect bites and stings and when to seek medical care

    Friday, July 21 2017 10:28 AM EDT2017-07-21 14:28:15 GMT
    Many times those bites are simply annoying, or a little itchy and they go away on their own but that’s not the case every time.Many times those bites are simply annoying, or a little itchy and they go away on their own but that’s not the case every time.

    As we press on with summer in Colorado and we spend time in the great outdoors, we are often out there with insects that bite or sting.  Many times those bites are simply annoying, or a little itchy and they go away on their own, but that’s not always the case. 

    As we press on with summer in Colorado and we spend time in the great outdoors, we are often out there with insects that bite or sting.  Many times those bites are simply annoying, or a little itchy and they go away on their own, but that’s not always the case. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Study shows watching video increases CPAP use

    Your Healthy Family: Study shows watching video increases CPAP use

    Thursday, July 20 2017 9:18 AM EDT2017-07-20 13:18:02 GMT
    If you suspect you're struggling with sleep, if you just don't feel refreshed in the morning make sure to have a conversation with your doctor, there's a lot on the line in terms of your health.If you suspect you're struggling with sleep, if you just don't feel refreshed in the morning make sure to have a conversation with your doctor, there's a lot on the line in terms of your health.

    One of the biggest problems when it comes to getting a good night sleep, is sleep apnea.  More than 20 million Americans are diagnosed with sleep apnea, yet more than half of those prescribed a CPAP mask to keep their airways open at night don’t use it. 

    One of the biggest problems when it comes to getting a good night sleep, is sleep apnea.  More than 20 million Americans are diagnosed with sleep apnea, yet more than half of those prescribed a CPAP mask to keep their airways open at night don’t use it. 

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