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Local minister arrested for sexual assaults on children

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The El Paso County Sheriff's Office Special Victims Unit is looking for victims who were assaulted by a local minister.   An investigation began in May 2017, the suspect was licensed minister 22-year old Romello Leach. Leach was arrested on Nov 22, he was booked into the Criminal Justice Center Jail on multiple felony counts of Sexual Assault on a Child. 

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Manitou Incline open again for visitors

Phase 3 of repairs to the Manitou Incline are complete as of November 22, 2017. (KOAA) Phase 3 of repairs to the Manitou Incline are complete as of November 22, 2017. (KOAA)
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While the grand re-opening is set for Friday, December 1, the company doing repairs has cleared out all barriers, allowing people to burn some calories. 

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Colorado Springs Police investigating man's death in Palmer Park

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The Colorado Springs Police Department is investigating a death in Palmer Park as of Wednesday afternoon. 

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Heading home for the holiday? Expect a busy travel day ahead

Travelers at the Colorado Springs Airport were treated to hot chocolate by Mayor Suthers. (KOAA) Travelers at the Colorado Springs Airport were treated to hot chocolate by Mayor Suthers. (KOAA)
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It's the busiest travel day of the year, so if you're hitting the road or the skies make sure you give yourself some extra time!  

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Record warmth possible on Thanksgiving

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High thin clouds at times tonight and not as cold as last night. Low temperatures stay above freezing in most areas. 

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Friday Football Fever Games to watch: Semifinals Video included

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This Saturday is chock full of local teams in action and one playing for all the marbles. 

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Pueblo man granted dying wish to go to National Weather Service

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The 85-year-old was a longtime meteorologist at NWS, before retiring in the 80's

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MacKinnon assists on every goal as Avalanche blank Stars 3-0

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Colorado improved to 7-1-1 at home and 7-1-0 at the Pepsi Center. The Avalanche's overtime loss Nov. 10 to the Ottawa Senators in Sweden officially counted as a home game for Colorado.

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Trevor Ariza has 25 points, Rockets beat Nuggets 125-95

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Denver played its second game without Paul Millsap. He sustained a left wrist injury Sunday in a loss to the Los Angeles Lakers and is out indefinitely. Starting in his place, Wilson Chandler returned to action after missing a victory Monday night at Sacramento with back pain.

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City leaders begin fundraiser for Emerald Towers residents forced out

Emerald Towers Apartments sends more than 70 seniors packing under the direction of new management for renovations. (KOAA) Emerald Towers Apartments sends more than 70 seniors packing under the direction of new management for renovations. (KOAA)
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City leaders met again Wednesday afternoon to discuss options for seniors being kicked out of their apartment complex. As News5 has been reporting, two weeks ago, about 70 seniors were given a 30 day notice to move out of the Emerald Towers apartments permanently while they undergo renovations. 

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Retailers look to woo shoppers from rivals as Amazon grows

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Toys and TVs at J.C. Penney, Barbies at Best Buy, kitchen appliances like wine refrigerators at B.J.'s. As the holiday shopping season officially kicks off Thursday, shoppers may find some surprises at their favorite stores. 

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One dead in rollover crash in Colorado Springs

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The Colorado Springs Police have confirmed one person has died in a rollover crash on NB I-25 at MLK Bypass. 

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78-year old missing man from El Paso County

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A missing endangered adult advisory has been issued for a 78-year old man. The advisory was issued on behalf of El Paso County for 78-year old Carl Wilber Newcomb. He was last seen by family on Nov 14 in El Paso County, but has not returned home or contacted family since. 

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Up In The Air: Macy's Parade Makes Final Preps

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The 91st Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is almost set to fill the streets of New York City.  Crews are already getting the giant balloons ready for the big show. For thousands each year, the balloon inflation marks the start of the Thanksgiving holiday, but this year, there is a group watching everything but the festivities. 

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Restaurants around town offering Thanksgiving menus

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If you aren't planning on cooking this Thanksgiving, some restaurants around Colorado Springs will have Thanksgiving menus available. Many restaurants throughout southern Colorado will be open, they may have a limited hours, but only some will have an actual T-day menu.

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Castle Rock Outlets 'All-Night Shopping Party'

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If you are unsure where to shop for Black Friday this year, the Castle Rock Outlets will be open on Thanksgiving Day hosting an 'All-Night Shopping Party.' The stores will open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving night and remain open until 9 p.m. on Friday, giving shoppers a full 25 hours to shop. 

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Fort Carson soldier volunteers prepare Thanksgiving meal for thousands

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Fort Carson soldiers are once again schooling southern Colorado on how to feed a crowd. “Cook 350 birds, 3,000 meals for five or six different locations here around Colorado Springs, “said Staff Sergeant Mark Scozzafaba. For Thanksgiving the post's culinary crews take on the task of doing all the cooking for the community meals offered through the Salvation Army.

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Springs Utilities offering discounts on LED holiday lights

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The Colorado Springs Utilities is in the giving season, it is offering customers discounts on energy efficient LED holiday lights. CSU says this is to help customers save energy and money with their annual holiday light exchange. 

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Pueblo Police arrest juvenile prostitute

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Pueblo Police arrested a juvenile prostitute on Nov 14. Pueblo Narcotics and Special Victims Detectives were tipped that an underage prostitute was in the city. Detectives were able to make contact with a juvenile female who police say offered sexual services for money. 

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Monarch Mountain opens on Thanksgiving Day

Meteorologist Jessica Van Meter enjoys the snow and views at Monarch Mountain. (KOAA) Meteorologist Jessica Van Meter enjoys the snow and views at Monarch Mountain. (KOAA)
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The wait is finally over for those ready to hit the trails on Monarch Mountain. The resort is ready for opening day on Thanksgiving and will run this season until approximately April 8, 2018. 

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Protecting holiday purchases from thieves: Pueblo Police give tips

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Pueblo Police want you to know how to safe while you’re shopping during this holiday season. Police say it’s the time of year when crooks will be looking for easy targets. They will be trying to steal purchases from cars and packages from your home. Police say from Thanksgiving till New Year’s Eve thefts are only going to increase. 

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Volunteers serve up Turkey dinner and hope at Springs Rescue Mission

Volunteers servers attend to the estimated 1,000 guests who attended the Springs Rescue Mission Thanksgiving meal Volunteers servers attend to the estimated 1,000 guests who attended the Springs Rescue Mission Thanksgiving meal
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Hundreds of volunteers were hard at work today dishing up nearly one thousand meals for the Springs Rescue Mission's annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner. 

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Thanksgiving travel going smoother in Colorado

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Thanksgiving travel in Colorado is going smoother after problems on highways in the Denver area and at the airport. A crash Wednesday morning shut down a portion of Interstate 270 leading to Interstate 70. 

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Olympic gymnastics ex-doctor pleads guilty to sex charges

Dr. Larry Nassar appears in court for a plea hearing in Lansing, Mich., Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) Dr. Larry Nassar appears in court for a plea hearing in Lansing, Mich., Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
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Dr. Larry Nassar, 54, was charged with molesting seven girls, mostly under the guise of treatment at his Lansing-area home and a campus clinic. 

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Man gets 70 years for assaults on children

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A convicted sex offender has been sentenced to 70 years to life in prison for assaulting three children in a Highlands ranch home. Forty-one-year-old John Cornell had pleaded guilty Oct. 20 to four counts of sex assault on a child by a person in a position of trust. 

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New app aims to empower communities for better mental health treatment

Mental Health Colorado President and CEO Andrew Romanoff, left, and Pikes Peak Regional Coordinator Anderson Miller, right, demonstrate their new data dashboard Mental Health Colorado President and CEO Andrew Romanoff, left, and Pikes Peak Regional Coordinator Anderson Miller, right, demonstrate their new data dashboard
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The state's leading advocate for mental health and substance abuse treatment is announcing a high-tech tool to try an improve the public health response to these issues.

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Your Healthy Family: How to keep Thanksgiving day meal on the healthy side

Dr. Rosenbaum says if you’re looking to dial it in just a little bit, simple steps like drinking a good amount of water before that big meal can help you avoid trouble. Dr. Rosenbaum says if you’re looking to dial it in just a little bit, simple steps like drinking a good amount of water before that big meal can help you avoid trouble.
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A healthy diet all the time is important for your heart health.  If you're looking to keep your holiday meals more on the healthy side this season season it can be done with some simple strategies.  

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Jeep Compasses recalled; air bag can shoot loose fasteners

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Fiat Chrysler is telling owners of some small Jeeps not to use the front passenger seat until a problem with the air bag is repaired. The company is recalling about 8,000 2018 Compass SUVs mainly in North America. Some fasteners can come loose in the passenger air bag assemblies. 

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Holiday laser light displays causing issues for pilots

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Are your holiday light displays causing issues for pilots? This probably isn't a question people normally ask themselves, but it's a concern of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). When setting up light displays, some people are using devices that refract laser lights to display different holiday designs onto houses. 

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Uber customers torn between scandals and service

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A data breach and cover-up at Uber may push riders to the competition. But it's also likely that Uber's fast service and convenience will keep the passengers coming despite a long string of scandals.

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FCC chairman sets out to repeal 'net neutrality' rules

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NEW YORK (AP) - The Federal Communications Commission formally released a draft of its plan to kill net-neutrality rules, which equalized access to the internet and prevented broadband providers from favoring their own apps and services.

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Air Force Academy closed to visitors on Thanksgiving

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Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs will be closed to visitors.

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Pueblo Zoo celebrates 25 years of ElectriCritters

Pueblo Zoo celebrates 25 years of the Pueblo tradition ElectrCritters. (Photo courtesy of the Pueblo Zoo) Pueblo Zoo celebrates 25 years of the Pueblo tradition ElectrCritters. (Photo courtesy of the Pueblo Zoo)
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The Pueblo Zoo has begun their holiday celebration, ElectriCtitters. The Zoo is celebrating 25 years of the Pueblo tradition.  The event is fun for all ages, with 150 creations with 250,000 dancing lights all throughout the Zoo, and hot chocolate and treats at the Candy Cane Cafe. 

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'Tis the season for porch pirates

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The holidays are here, which means packages are taking doorsteps by storm.  Whether it's a pair of socks, or 10 pounds of gold bars, thieves generally take advantage of the increased amount of deliveries. They are reportedly removing packages from doorways and making out like bandits.  

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Prosecutors want to try teen as adult in Longmont stabbing

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Prosecutors want to try a 15-year-old accused in the stabbing death of a 19-year-old woman in northern Colorado as an adult. The teen was charged with first-degree murder in juvenile court in Boulder Wednesday but prosecutors requested that his case be moved to district court. Because he is under 16, a judge will have to decide whether to allow that. 

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Improper passing cause of deadly head on crash along Bradley Rd

State Patrol investigating crash that killed 2 drivers on Bradley Road. (KOAA) State Patrol investigating crash that killed 2 drivers on Bradley Road. (KOAA)
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CSP has determined alcohol and drugs are not being considered contributing factors to the crash, but improper passing being investigated as contributing factor.

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Woman raises more than $20k for homeless man who helped her

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A New Jersey woman who was helped by a homeless man when she ran out of gas in Philadelphia is raising money to help him. 

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Mystery boom rattles Lochbuie, Colorado

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(KUSA) It has been 24 hours since widespread reports of a loud boom that rattled windows across a town in Colorado. Yet, there is still no definitive answer from authorities on the source.

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Train and RTD disruption causing slower travel time at Denver International Aiport

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Denver International Airport is expecting more than 178,000 travelers to hit the terminals Wednesday as they head out for Thanksgiving. And that's in just one day.

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Bear-proofing trash to be mandatory in Manitou Springs

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Manitou Springs City Council Tuesday night unanimously approved a new ordinance requiring all residences and businesses to bear-proof their trash or face potential fines.

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Toilet terror: Iguana shocks Florida woman

Dani Craven wasn't sure what she'd found when she spotted a long, scaly tail in her toilet. Dani Craven wasn't sure what she'd found when she spotted a long, scaly tail in her toilet.
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(WFLA) A Florida woman is recovering from the shock of a lifetime after finding an iguana in her toilet. Dani Craven was cleaning her toilet when she encountered the spiny tail iguana.

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Making the most of online shopping for the holidays

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(NBC News) Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Gray November...sales are now staggered throughout the holiday season, and it can be overwhelming to chase down deals.

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First Alert 5 Forecast: Beautiful Today And Perfect For Thanksgiving!

Rampart Range Road near Devil's Head Mine Rampart Range Road near Devil's Head Mine
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Southern Colorado is gearing up for nothing but straight beautiful weather for the next several days! Holiday travel should be in good shape through Friday as we have no rain or snow forecast anywhere in Colorado...

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Ellicott middle school principal killed in Bradley Road crash

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One of the victims from a deadly head on crash on Bradley Road Tuesday is the School Principal at a local middle school. 48-year old Diane Garduno of Peyton was also the School Principal at Ellicott Middle School in Ellicott. 

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Navy searching for 3 missing from transport plane crash in Pacific

FILE - In this March 14, 2017, file photo, a U.S. Navy C-2 Greyhound approaches the deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File) FILE - In this March 14, 2017, file photo, a U.S. Navy C-2 Greyhound approaches the deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
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The U.S. Navy said that eight of the 11 people who were on the plane that crashed while on the way to the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier have been rescued and are in good condition.

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Your Healthy Family: What is palliative care?

We're physician led and we have several nurse practitioners. Involved in care as well as chaplain and counselor and we all work together collaboratively We're physician led and we have several nurse practitioners. Involved in care as well as chaplain and counselor and we all work together collaboratively
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As we age or run into serious medical problems, it can be hard to manage the various aspects of need that can arise and the many ways those problems can affect different facets of our lives. Wouldn't it be nice if a team of providers under one roof could help you address all those problems? There is approach to medicine out there just like that it's called palliative care.

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Crash closes NB I-25 near Walsenburg

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A crash has closed northbound I-25 at mile marker 149 near Walsenburg. Drivers should detour through Walsenburg. There is no estimated time of reopening. More>>

Volunteers make final push ahead of annual Pueblo Thanksgiving dinner

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High school and and college students had their hands full Tuesday afternoon--with turkey.  Lots and lots of turkey!

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Pacific gets out of the blocks quick to beat Air Force 83-71

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Sid Tomes' 3-pointer with 6:37 to play brought the Falcons within 69-63, but they couldn't get closer.

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Thanksgiving expected to be busiest travel holiday since 2005

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AAA Colorado projects nearly 865,000 Coloradans will be traveling this Thanksgiving holiday.  This is a 3.3 percent increase from last year, according to AAA. The numbers reveal this will be the busiest Thanksgiving holiday since 2005. 

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Don't Wash Your Turkey!

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With two days until Thanksgiving, it is important for people to know what not to do when preparing their turkey. One of the worst things you can do while prepping a Thanksgiving turkey is rinsing it off. "That's really a no-no. 

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Lewis, Urlacher, Moss, Seymour among hall semifinalists

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Four previously eligible players made the semifinals for the first time: LeRoy Butler, Leslie O'Neal, Simeon Rice and Everson Walls. All others on the 2018 list have reached the semifinals in previous years.

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Turkey Trouble? Call Butterball!

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When Americans sit down at the Thanksgiving table, 88% of them will be feasting on turkey. To make the perfect bird, everyone from novices to skilled chefs may need a little help. Luckily, the Butterball Turkey Talk-line is here to help. 

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Colorado woman charged with 105 counts of animal cruelty

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A Colorado woman has been charged with 105 counts of animal cruelty as a result of a lengthy investigation into mistreatment on her property. The Durango Herald reports that on Nov. 15, about 110 animals were seized from Elizabeth Miera's property in southwestern La Plata County. 

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Pueblo Police review policy after stolen truck returned with evidence still inside

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Top level discussions and big reminders for all Pueblo Police officers after a stolen truck was returned to the owner full of syringes and suspected drugs. 

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Teen idol David Cassidy, 'Partridge Family' star, dies at 67

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David Cassidy of "The Partridge Family" fame has died at age 67.  Publicist JoAnn Geffen released a statement Tuesday evening saying Cassidy had died "surrounded by those he loved." No further details were immediately available, but Geffen said on Saturday that Cassidy was in a Fort Lauderdale, Florida, hospital suffering from organ failure. 

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QB Paxton Lynch to start for Denver

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General manager John Lynch moved up in the 2016 draft to select Lynch with the 26th pick in the first round, but the former Memphis QB was soundly beaten out by seventh-rounder Trevor Siemian for two straight seasons. Lynch hasn't played this year.

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Manitou Urban Renewal Authority gets 1 million in pot revenue

The Manitou Springs Urban Renewal Authority expects to see more improvements in the near future The Manitou Springs Urban Renewal Authority expects to see more improvements in the near future
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In 2006, the Manitou Springs Urban Renewal Authority set out on a project to revitalize the east side of the city.  

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Tuesday Evening Weather: Warmer Rest Of The Week

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It's been a cooler, cloudier, and more active day than we've seen recently. Skies will continue to improve this evening. They will be mainly clear tonight with lows in the 20's and 30's. Wednesday's typically a busy travel day and there shouldn't be any weather issues to ruin your plans, at least on the Colorado end of things.

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KOAA Athlete of the Week: Anthony Roberson, Palmer Ridge receiver

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#2 Palmer Ridge hosts #6 Palisade in the 3A semifinals at Don Breese Stadium, Saturday at 1pm. 

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A look at the chest and dressers that Ikea is recalling

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The recalled dressers below are unstable if not anchored to a wall. The company is offering refunds or free wall-anchoring kits to remedy the problem.

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Felony arson investigation after nine cars lit on fire in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs Police are investigating car fires across town on November 21, 2017. Colorado Springs Police are investigating car fires across town on November 21, 2017.
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Colorado Springs Police say several cars were lit on fire early Tuesday morning. At least 6 cars were found burned in different neighborhoods across the city.

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Support for suicide survivors: Sangre de Cristo Hospice provides new resources

Left to right: Karen Hopkins, Sangre de Cristo President & CEO Tarrah Schreiner Left to right: Karen Hopkins, Sangre de Cristo President & CEO Tarrah Schreiner
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 People who are grieving the loss of a loved one from suicide now have new resources to help them. Social workers with Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Pueblo County recently completed training to help suicide survivors. The training was made possible through a $10,000 donation from the Coors Foundation. 

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State lawmakers seek special counsel amid harassment claims

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A joint news release issued by leadership offices is both the House and Senate states that the year-round Executive Committee of the Legislative Council will meet to discuss hiring the special counsel. 

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Pueblo Police search for suspect who vandalized school

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The Pueblo Police are searching for a suspect who caused extensive damage to Heaton Middle School.  Police were able to obtain surveillance footage of the suspect spraying graffiti on the building doors. Police say these were in two incidents, one on Nov 17 and again on Nov 20.  

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Uber reveals cover-up of hack affecting 57M

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Uber is coming clean about its cover-up of a year-old hacking attack that stole personal information about more than 57 million of the beleaguered ride-hailing service's customers and drivers. The revelation Tuesday marks the latest stain on Uber's reputation. 

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Body found near Arkansas River has been identified

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A body found near the Arkansas River has been identified. The body was found Friday Nov 17, Fremont County Deputies were dispatched to the area of Texas Creek for an initial death investigation. The Fremont County Sheriff's Office updated that the investigation was upgraded to a homicide Monday. 

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Sheriff deputies search for suspects involved in Walmart thefts

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The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is asking for assistance in identifying theft suspects who reportedly stole over $4,000 in electronics.  According to the Sheriff's Office, three suspects entered the Walmart located at 11550 Meridian Market View in Falcon, where two iPad Pros were stolen. 

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Community Thanksgiving meals across Southern Colorado

Volunteers prepare turkeys and potatoes for Thanksgiving in Pueblo Volunteers prepare turkeys and potatoes for Thanksgiving in Pueblo
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Although Thanksgiving is a happy holiday bringing families and loved ones together, for some it can be very stressful. There are many families in need throughout Southern Colorado, who struggle to get food on the table. 

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How to stay safe from identity and credit card theft on Black Friday

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Black Friday brings hundreds of thousands of people out and about to shop for the year's best deals, but can create more opportunity for thieves and scammers. Sale advertisements are flooding our inboxes, mailboxes, and social media accounts, but with very little warning about how to avoid becoming a victim. 

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Rep. DeGette says ex-congressman Filner tried to kiss her

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U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette says former California congressman Bob Filner tried to kiss her in an elevator while they served in Congress together. The Colorado Democrat told MSNBC's "MTP Daily " on Monday that Filner tried to pin her against the elevator's door and kiss her but that she pushed him away.  

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Hulu sued for not offering audio service for blind customers

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Advocacy groups have sued Hulu in an effort to force the subscription streaming service to provide an audio track that helps people who are blind or visually impaired enjoy TV shows and movies.  The federal lawsuit filed in Boston on Monday asks the court to declare that Hulu's failure to provide services for the blind violates the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

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Robert Dear again ruled not competent to stand trial for Planned Parenthood shooting

Robert Lewis Dear talks during a court appearance on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Robert Lewis Dear talks during a court appearance on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, in Colorado Springs, Colo.
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Robert Dear remains not competent to stand trial for the November 27, 2015 shootings at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs.

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Brazilian military policeman kills robbers while holding young son

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An off-duty military policeman in Brazil had to open fire on two robbery suspects while he was shopping off-duty with his family. 

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CBS News and PBS fire Charlie Rose following sexual misconduct allegations

Charlie Rose speaks during a live online forum, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007, in New York. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano) Charlie Rose speaks during a live online forum, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007, in New York. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)
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CBS News has fired Charlie Rose amid allegations of sexual misconduct brought forward by at least 8 women. 

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No drugs available for execution in South Carolina

Bobby Wayne Stone was sentenced to death by lethal injection for shooting and killing Charlie Kubala, a sergeant with the Sumter County Sheriff's Office, in 1996. Bobby Wayne Stone was sentenced to death by lethal injection for shooting and killing Charlie Kubala, a sergeant with the Sumter County Sheriff's Office, in 1996.
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(WIS) The first execution scheduled in South Carolina in more than six years is set for December 1st, but that will likely be delayed because the state cannot get the drugs to carry it out. 

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Manitou Springs City Council to vote on bear-proofing trash cans

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Manitou Springs city leaders are taking action on an ordinance that protects you and our local wildlife. It would require everyone to better secure their trash to help keep bears out of neighborhoods.   This summer alone, Colorado Parks and Wildlife had to euthanize 24 bears in the Pikes Peak Region, since they were no longer afraid of humans. This ordinance aims to lower that number, by requiring everyone to secure their garbage or use bear-proof trash cans. We've seen... More>>

President Trump lays out agenda for final months of 2018

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A major shift in US policy on North Korea: "The United States is designating North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism. Should have happened a long time ago," declared President Donald Trump.

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First Alert 5 Forecast: Fairly Normal Holiday Commutes With A Cold Afternoon

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Slick & Slower Mountain Commute: Light snow overnight in the mountains across I-70 caused light accumulation on the road and will make morning work commutes and holiday travel across the mountains slow and slick. Cold air across southern Colorado but warmer by the holiday...

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Your Healthy Family: Ketamine being used to treat PTSD and severe depression

Powerful drug used as anesthetic in surgery now being used to treat PTSD and severe depression Powerful drug used as anesthetic in surgery now being used to treat PTSD and severe depression
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Ketamine is a powerful drug that is FDA approved for use as an anesthetic commonly used in surgery.  Ketamine is also gaining ground being used to treat post traumatic stress disorder and severe depression.  

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Nuggets beat Kings 114-98 without coach and 2 starters

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Denver also was missing Millsap, who sprained his left wrist against the Lakers, and Chandler (lower back pain).

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NBA suspends Nuggets coach Malone 1 game for bumping ref

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The league also rescinded the ejection fine given to Nuggets center Nikola Jokic. He received a technical foul for his actions but the league said he should not have been ejected from the game.

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Air Force holds off Arkansas-Pine Bluff in 57-47 win

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Air Force shot just 30 percent from the field but dominated on defense, controlling the boards 43-29 and getting 21 of its 27 free throws to UAPB's 4 for 8.

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Decade-dormant Victory Ridge to open Tuesday

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A nearly decade-long dormancy for a suburban eyesore on Colorado Springs' northeast side ends Tuesday night with the opening of Icon Cinema, a 14-screen movie theater serving as the inaugural and anchor tenant for Victory Ridge, formerly called Colorado Crossing.

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Residents in need of solution after water main breaks for third time

Water main breaks at Del Paz and Montebello in Colorado Springs. (KOAA) Water main breaks at Del Paz and Montebello in Colorado Springs. (KOAA)
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A water main break sent water shooting into the air over nearby houses Monday morning in a Colorado Springs neighborhood just off of Del Paz and Montebello Drive. While Springs Utilities workers were quick to patch this up and get water restored to the subdivision in a matter of a few hours, News5 found this is something neighbors have become all too familiar with. 

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Busting Nutrition Myths

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In an effort to be a healthier society, one dietitian says clients are coming in confused. There are several nutrition myths Brittany Link of Advice for Eating wishes people would stop believing. First, egg yolks aren't bad for you.

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Multiple wildfires start with windy and dry conditions

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Warnings about wind and wildfire danger proved true on Monday in southern Colorado. Multiple fires kept firefighters busy. Three happened within a couple of hours. There was one on the El Paso/Pueblo county border.  Another burned around an acre near Academy Boulevard and Fountain Boulevard in Colorado Springs.

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Black Friday Evolves

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Generation Z and Millennials are poised to rule at the register this holiday season. A survey by the National Retail Federation finds nearly half of all 18-34 year olds planning to spend more on holiday gifts this year...maybe enough to help save Black Friday. 

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Fatal crash is 35th traffic fatality in Colorado Springs this year

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CSPD reports, this is the 35th reported traffic related fatality in Colorado Springs this year, which is equal to the highest number of traffic fatalities reported in a single year back in 2013. 

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Trump puts North Korea back on blacklist

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (Associated Press) North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (Associated Press)
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President Donald Trump has announced the U.S. is putting North Korea's "murderous regime" on America's terrorism blacklist, despite questions about Pyongyang's support for international attacks beyond the assassination of its leader's half-brother in February. 

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Missing goat reunited with family in Pueblo

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A Pueblo resident is thankful to the community after a man found her missing goat. Tanya Nance said she was coming back from Black Forest Friday, when she was putting the goat in her pen, something spooked her and she was gone.

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Forced out seniors a symptom of affordable housing shortage

Emerald Towers Apartments sends more than 70 seniors packing under the direction of new management for renovations. (KOAA) Emerald Towers Apartments sends more than 70 seniors packing under the direction of new management for renovations. (KOAA)
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Earlier this month, dozens of senior citizens at the Emerald Towers apartments received permanent relocation notices. City Council President Richard Skorman thinks that may just be the tip of the iceberg. "What happened at Emerald Towers is going to happen at many other places," he said.  

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Thanksgiving baskets given to those in need in Fountain

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The American Legion Post #38 and Fountain Police Officers distributed Thanksgiving baskets to those in need Sunday. The American Legion members secured donations, raised funds and covered the costs of the items inside the Thanksgiving baskets.

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Heated atmosphere during Senator Cory Gardner's town hall

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On Monday, a group of about a hundred people showed up for a town hall meeting at the Pueblo Convention Center to question Republican Senator Cory Gardner. The atmosphere outside and inside the building was heated at times.

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Law enforcement training new K-9 officers not to sniff marijuana

Pueblo Police Department K-9's Sage and Widget Pueblo Police Department K-9's Sage and Widget
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For law enforcement around the state, the future of how K-9 officers will be trained is a topic of conversation becoming more common.  With the legalization of recreational marijuana in 2012, it's caused some challenges, noted in a case in the Colorado Court of Appeals.

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Salvation Army in need of pies for community holiday meals

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The Salvation Army has announced they are in need of pies for their annual holiday meals. This is for both Thanksgiving and Christmas, as the Salvation Army holds a community meal for both holidays.

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CSFD says fatal Cucharras house fire may have been preventable

Police on the scene of a deadly house fire in Colorado Springs on Nov. 10, 2017. Police on the scene of a deadly house fire in Colorado Springs on Nov. 10, 2017.
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The Colorado Springs Fire Department ruled the cause of a house fire that killed two people and injured a child was caused by a misuse of a match, lighter or similar device. 

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Uber hit with $8.9 million civil penalty in Colorado

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The Colorado Public Utilities Commission issued an $8.9 million civil penalty against the parent company of Uber for allowing individuals with criminal records to drive for the company. 

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CBS suspends Rose, PBS halts his show following allegations

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PBS says it is immediately halting distribution of Charlie Rose's interview program and CBS News suspended him following The Washington Post's report of eight women who accused the veteran newsman of multiple unwanted sexual advances and inappropriate behavior. 

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Colorado governor: Not considering clemency for killer of 4

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Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says he is not considering clemency for convicted killer and death row inmate Nathan Dunlap. Hickenlooper said Monday that he has no plans to revisit Dunlap's case. The term-limited governor is set to leave office in January 2019. 

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Body found near Arkansas River considered homicide

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A death investigation surrounding a body found near the Arkansas River is now being investigated as a homicide.  Fremont County Deputies were dispatched to the area of Texas Creek for a death investigation after a dead body was found Friday night.  

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Teen arrested in woman's murder had 'death list'

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A prosecutor in northern Colorado says a 15-year-old arrested in the stabbing death of a 20-year-old woman had a "death list" that included the victim's younger sister.

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Red Cross offers cooking safety tips for the holidays

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Thanksgiving brings families and loved ones together to enjoy a delicious home cooked meal, but cooking safety can sometimes be overlooked.  The American Red Cross is offering home safety cooking tips for the holidays. According to the Red Cross, cooking is the leading cause of home fires.

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Police identify victims in Pueblo triple shooting

Pueblo Police investigating a triple shooting on Nov. 19, 2017. Pueblo Police investigating a triple shooting on Nov. 19, 2017.
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Pueblo Police have identified two of the victims in a triple shooting that left one person dead at a duplex in the 900 block of Lake Ave. Sunday morning. 

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All lanes of I-25 back open after grass fires burn near the interstate

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Firefighters first responded to the fire around 11:45 a.m. on a call of multiple grass fires burning between the North Gate and Interquest exits.

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Broncos make a change at offensive coordinator

Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, right, talks with quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, right, talks with quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Orchard Park, N.Y.
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The Broncos relieved Offensive Coordinator Mike McCoy of his duties Monday morning following a 20-17 loss to the Bengals.

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Senator Cory Gardner Town Hall Event in Pueblo

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Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) is hosting a town hall at the Pueblo Convention Center during the lunch hour on Monday. KOAA.com is carrying the event live. 

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Monarch Mountain opening Thursday

A look at conditions on the mountain on Nov. 16, 2017. A look at conditions on the mountain on Nov. 16, 2017.
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Monarch Mountain had to delay its opening by just one extra day. 

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Trump intends to declare North Korea a state sponsor of terror

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrives for the unveiling ceremony for statues of late leaders Kim Jong Il and Kim Il Sung on Mansudae in Pyongyang, North Korea (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan) North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrives for the unveiling ceremony for statues of late leaders Kim Jong Il and Kim Il Sung on Mansudae in Pyongyang, North Korea (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
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President Donald Trump said he intends to declare North Korea a state sponsor of terror. 

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Where to enjoy a community meal this Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is just days away, and if you're not sure how you're spending your holiday there are several places in southern Colorado to go. The largest Thanksgiving day meal will be offered at the Salvation Army on Yuma Street, but that's not the only spot to celebrate! Meals will also be served at the Woodland Park Church of the Nazarene, Manitou Town Hall and Fountain Valley Senior Center. If you can't make it but still want to get involved organizers tell us dessert d... More>>

Bored? Crush a car in a tank!

Now you have a chance to drive a tank over a car at Tank America in Florida. (WESH) Now you have a chance to drive a tank over a car at Tank America in Florida. (WESH)
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(WESH) A company in Florida is allowing people to drive over and crush empty cars using a tank. A few business partners in Melbourne had the idea to buy a couple of tanks and let people drive them over old junk cars. 

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Charles Manson dead at 83-years-old

Cult leader Charles Manson dead at 83. (NBC) Cult leader Charles Manson dead at 83. (NBC)
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Cult leader Charles Manson, whose followers killed actress Sharon Tate and six others in 1969, has died. 

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Your Healthy Family: New prostate implant reduces symptoms of BPH

New treatment for enlarged prostate could become the standard of care. New treatment for enlarged prostate could become the standard of care.
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#NoShaveNovember is an effort to focus on men's health issues.  There is one that affects 1 in 4 men over the age of 55, and one of it's biggest symptoms is the need to frequently go to the bathroom. 

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Wentz, Eagles roll over Cowboys 37-9 after losing kicker

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Philadelphia leads the second-place and defending division champion Cowboys (5-5) by four games with six to play after handing Dallas its worst home loss at 8-year-old AT&T Stadium.

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Lonzo Ball's triple-double sends Lakers past Denver, 127-109

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Denver coach Mike Malone and top scorer Nikola Jokic were ejected in the second quarter after Malone stepped onto the court during play to argue a no-call on a play by Jokic around the basket. Malone furiously confronted referee Rodney Mott, who swiftly ejected the coach and his best player when Jokic joined in the argument.

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Rally held outside Emerald Towers after dozens of seniors evicted

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Dozens of people in Colorado Springs are now fighting for change after the eviction of 70 elderly people at Emerald Towers Apartments.  Tenants received notices about two weeks ago letting them know they had to be out in just a few weeks due to major renovations.  On Sunday, a rally was held outside the apartment building in support of those tenants. 

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Sexual assault reports from Fort Bragg increase 28 percent

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 A summary released by the Department of Defense shows reports of sexual assault from Fort Bragg increased by 28 percent in 2016 over the year before. The summary says Fort Bragg received 146 reports of sexual assault in 2016 compared to 114 reports in 2015. 

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Ohio State Suspends 37 Fraternities

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Ohio State University has suspended 37 fraternities, according to a Thursday press release. This includes all social, recruitment and new member activities for Interfraternity Council (IFC) chapters. 

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra in Colorado Springs

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The critically acclaimed, multi-platinum, musically driven show "The Ghosts of Christmas Eve" put on yet another great performance Sunday. 

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Wolf Creek Ski Area announce daily opening

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Wolf Creek Ski Area has announced they will be opening daily for ski season on Nov 21. 12 inches of snow blanketed the Wolf Creek Ski Area on Friday, which made plans for opening day much easier. The snow created a base for skiers and boarders for the 2017-2018 season.

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Trump voices doubt about trophy hunting policy

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President Donald Trump is expressing more doubts about a new policy allowing trophies of African elephants shot for sport to be imported. In a tweet Sunday night, Trump appears to question whether "this horror show" actually aids in the conservation of any animal. 

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Two Colorado Lottery Winners in Denver and Brighton

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A lucky winner of the Colorado Lottery is the recipient of a reported $1.9 million in Denver Saturday night. The Colorado Lottery tweeted the lucky ticket worth almost two million dollars was sold at 7-Eleven store on St. Parker Rd.  Woohoo! Denver you had a $1.9 million #Lotto winner last night. 

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Dalton's 3 TDs lead Bengals past Broncos 20-17

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That snapped the Bengals' 10-game losing streak in Denver and sent the Broncos (3-7) to their sixth straight loss, their longest skid in 27 years.

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Walker's 22, Mann's 20 lead Florida St by Colorado St 90-73

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The Rams (2-2), who scored the first 11 points of the second half to wipe out an 11-point halftime deficit, got 22 points from Prentiss Nixon, 16 in the second half, and 14 points and 10 rebounds from Che Bob. Lorenzo Jenkins scored 14 points off the bench, hitting 4 of 5 3's, including one that put CSU on top 50-48.

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LIVE BLOG: Broncos lose to Bengals in Week 11

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The Broncos have had a rough season this year, with five losses in a row. They are last in the AFC West with a 3-6 record.  Frustration among the team is building with the Broncos' offense, so the pressure is on today.

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Colorado could lose 650,000 trees in reservoir expansion

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More than half a million trees in Colorado could disappear if the final federal permit for Denver Water's proposed reservoir expansion is approved.    The Daily Camera reports the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is expected to rule early next year on what would be the biggest public works project in Boulder County history, exceeding the original construction of the Gross Reservoir Dam, which was completed in 1954.

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Some Massachusetts towns going to pot, after all

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The Colorado Municipal League says nearly two-thirds of cities and towns in the first U.S. state to legalize recreational marijuana have opted out of hosting pot shops.

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Truex Jr. wins 1st NASCAR Cup championship

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Martin Truex Jr. clinched his first NASCAR Cup championship Sunday by winning the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

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One person killed in triple shooting in Pueblo

Pueblo Police are investigating a triple shooting in the 900 block of Lake Ave. Sunday morning. Pueblo Police are investigating a triple shooting in the 900 block of Lake Ave. Sunday morning.
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Pueblo Police are investigating a triple shooting in the 900 block of Lake Ave that left one person dead.

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New study names iPhone X most breakable phone

iPhone X named most breakable Apple phone in recent study. iPhone X named most breakable Apple phone in recent study.
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 The iPhone X has been named Apple's most breakable phone in a recent study. 

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Boise St. blows out Air Force

Air Force running back Tim McVey (33) fumbles the ball on a tackle by Boise State cornerback Tyler Horton (14) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Boise, Idaho, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. Air Force running back Tim McVey (33) fumbles the ball on a tackle by Boise State cornerback Tyler Horton (14) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Boise, Idaho, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017.
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Air Force had beaten Boise State in its last three games, but that streak came to an end Saturday night.

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Longtime country singer, songwriter Mel Tillis has died at 85

Mel Tillis performs at the Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert at the Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on Saturday, July 6, 2013 in Norman, Okla. Mel Tillis performs at the Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert at the Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on Saturday, July 6, 2013 in Norman, Okla.
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Mel Tillis, the longtime country star who wrote hits for Kenny Rogers, Ricky Skaggs and many others, and overcame a stutter to sing on dozens of his own singles, has died.

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Trader Joe's recalling several packaged salads

Several Trader Joe's salads are under a recall because there could be shards of glass or hard plastic inside. Several Trader Joe's salads are under a recall because there could be shards of glass or hard plastic inside.
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Trader Joe's is recalling several packaged salads after a supplier said there may be shards of glass or hard plastic inside. 

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CC Tigers swept by St. Cloud State after 5-1 loss

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Second-ranked St. Cloud State scored four times in the third period, including a pair just 33 seconds apart early in the frame, and completed a sweep of Colorado College with a 5-1 victory Saturday night at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center.

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5 Games to watch in Week Two of the Playoffs

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DO OR DIE TIME: As the playoffs enter the second week of the season (3rd for 2A/1A/8man) the pressure to perform is even higher than before.  With Fountain-Fort Carson losing 35-14 to Eaglecrest in 5A, that class has wrapped up for us in Southern Colorado.  These are the five games to watch for week two of the playoffs.  2A #4 LA JUNTA at #8 EATON: With the Tigers defeat of TCA, they are one step closer to a return to the 2A title game to defend. Their...

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Broncos waive AJ Derby, promote Austin Traylor

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Thin at tight end, the Denver Broncos made a roster move Saturday that cost them their most productive player at the position. 

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CSU Pueblo falls to Minnesota State, Mankato 16-13

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The No. 20 Colorado State University-Pueblo football team suffered a 16-13 overtime loss to No. 1 Minnesota State University, Mankato Saturday in Round 1 of the NCAA Division II Playoffs. 

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Air Force hockey wins over RIT 4-3

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Air Force hockey got back in the win column Friday, besting RIT 4-3 at Cadet Ice Arena. Jordan Himley and Joe Tyran both scored to erase RIT leads with Evan Giesler and Erik Baskin salting it away for the Falcons down the stretch. The pair matchup again tomorrow night at Cadet Ice Arena, 7:05 puck drop.

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Colorado College falls 6-1 to St. Cloud State

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Colorado College was unable to slow the offensive charge from St. Cloud State on Friday, falling to the Huskies 6-1.

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Your Healthy Family: UCHealth doctor is also UCHealth cancer patient

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Dr. Alexandra Coffey with UCHealth Memorial she will be speaking at Saturday’s UCHealth Lung and Breathing Summit at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.  

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News 5 Investigates: HomeAdvisor may not pre-screen contractors as their ads claim

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Time and time again, we warn you to do your homework before hiring a contractor, but what if there was a web site offering to do the research for free? 

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Roethlisberger throws 4 TDs, Steelers drill Titans 40-17

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Brown caught 10 passes for 144 yards and the three scores, including an acrobatic grab in the back of the end zone in which he pinned the ball to his helmet before bringing it in to put Pittsburgh up 20 in the fourth quarter.

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CU Boulder to lead Pac-12's eye-tracking concussion study

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The initiative will use a medical device that is mounted on an athlete's head and uses an eye-tracking virtual reality system to record and analyze eye movements to track impairment.

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Landeskog's hat trick lifts Avalanche over Capitals, 6-2

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Colorado was playing at home for the first time in two weeks and for just the fifth time overall in that span. The gap included a trip to Sweden to play two games against Ottawa last weekend and Matt Duchene, traded by the Avalanche to the Senators on Nov. 5.

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Your Healthy Family: UCHealth hosting Lung and Breathing Summit Saturday

Lung Cancer is responsible for about 1 in every 4 cancer deaths. Lung Cancer is responsible for about 1 in every 4 cancer deaths.
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This Saturday UCHealth is hosting their Second Annual Comprehensive Lung and Breathing summit.  It’s from 8am to  noon at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.

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Your Healthy Family: Charlie Hall's glioblastoma diagnosis

Charlie Hall is the perfect example of a person living a productive life with terminal cancer. Charlie Hall is the perfect example of a person living a productive life with terminal cancer.
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Charlie Hall is a perfect example of why when you know something is off with your health to make sure and get it checked out.

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CSU Pueblo men's basketball starts season with 84-65 win

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Hot shooting and a solid defensive effort lifted the Colorado State University-Pueblo men's basketball team to an 84-65 season-opening victory Friday against Rogers State University.

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Your Healthy Family: Come race the law, win prizes and help teens

Race a cop for teen suicide prevention in Colorado Springs on Saturday Nov. 11th Race a cop for teen suicide prevention in Colorado Springs on Saturday Nov. 11th
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While the cause is sobering, the event will be a whole lot of fun. 

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Three injured after row of houses catches fire in Denver

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Denver Firefighters said three people were injured after a fire tore through a row of houses Saturday night.

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  • Olympic gymnastics ex-doctor pleads guilty to sex charges

    Olympic gymnastics ex-doctor pleads guilty to sex charges

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 1:51 AM EST2017-11-22 06:51:39 GMT
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    A person with knowledge of the deal says a former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor will pleaded guilty to sexual assault charges and face at least 25 years in prison.
    A person with knowledge of the deal says a former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor will pleaded guilty to sexual assault charges and face at least 25 years in prison.
  • APNewsBreak: Ferguson leaders wonder if monitor worth cost

    APNewsBreak: Ferguson leaders wonder if monitor worth cost

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 4:52 PM EST2017-11-22 21:52:33 GMT
    Thursday, November 23 2017 2:02 AM EST2017-11-23 07:02:35 GMT
    APNewsBreak: Ferguson, Missouri, has paid nearly a half-million dollars to the monitor team overseeing its police and court reforms, but city leaders question what they've gotten for their money after the original...
    APNewsBreak: Ferguson, Missouri, has paid nearly a half-million dollars to the monitor team overseeing its police and court reforms, but city leaders question what they've gotten for their money after the original lead monitor's departure.
  • Balloons, Broadway stars and security at Macy's parade

    Balloons, Broadway stars and security at Macy's parade

    Thursday, November 23 2017 12:32 AM EST2017-11-23 05:32:15 GMT
    Thursday, November 23 2017 2:02 AM EST2017-11-23 07:02:30 GMT
    New faces and old favorites will fly, float and march in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and police are going all-out to secure it in a year marked by attacks on outdoor gathering spots.
    New faces and old favorites will fly, float and march in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and police are going all-out to secure it in a year marked by attacks on outdoor gathering spots.
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