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Loveland Ski Area opened for the season on Oct 20th. (Dustin Schaefer) Loveland Ski Area opened for the season on Oct 20th. (Dustin Schaefer)

Loveland Ski Area now open

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Fun in the sun and snow is already in effect at Loveland Ski Area which opened for the season on Friday.  

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Suspect arrested for possible kidnapping in Colorado Springs

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Officers with the Colorado Springs Police Department checking out a call for a possible kidnapping arrested a suspect in connection with the case, but have not detailed the charges as of Saturday afternoon. 

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Thousands participate in 6th ever 'Waldo Waldo 5K'

Thousands pack downtown Colorado Springs for Waldo Waldo 5K Thousands pack downtown Colorado Springs for Waldo Waldo 5K
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In its 6th annual event, 3,000 people packed downtown for the 'Waldo Waldo 5K'- a race to benefit recovery efforts after the Waldo Canyon fire in 2012.  'So we thought it was a natural fit to bring Waldo and Where's Waldo together to help restore Waldo Canyon,' said Chelise Foster, an organizer for the event.  The attendance for this year's event, slightly lower than last year, Foster credits to the colder weather.   'It's just a fun locally homegrown event that...

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Saturday Morning Weather: Much Cooler Day

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Breezy conditions continue this morning thanks to a cold front that's been moving through. 

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Tip-A-Cop fundraiser brings in local $ for Special Olympics athletes

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For one night out of the year, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office trades in their badges for burgers and beers--all for a good cause.

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Astros punch World Series ticket with 4-0 win

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Charlie Morton and Lance McCullers combined for a three-hitter, Jose Altuve and Evan Gattis homered and the Houston Astros reached the World Series, blanking the New York Yankees 4-0 Saturday night in Game 7 of the AL Championship Series.

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Nuggets win home opener over Kings 96-79

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Paul Millsap had 18 points and nine rebounds in his first home game with Denver, Gary Harris scored 17 and the Nuggets used a strong defensive effort to beat the Sacramento Kings 96-79 on Saturday night.

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Air Force bests Bemidji State 5-1 for series split

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Air Force rallied after a tough loss Friday to best Bemidji State 5-1 on Saturday.

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Colorado College stuns No. 17 New Hampshire 2-1 in overtime

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 Trevor Gooch scored 1:03 into overtime to give Colorado College a 2-1 victory over previously unbeaten and 17th-ranked New Hampshire Saturday at the Whittemore Center in Durham. 

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CSU Pueblo dismantles Black Hills State 49-0 Video included

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CSU Pueblo needed a bounce back win and got in Saturday, destroying Black Hills State 49-0 at the Thunderbowl. 

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Nice weather to cap off the weekend

Loveland Ski Area now open (Photo: Dustin Schaefer) Loveland Ski Area now open (Photo: Dustin Schaefer)
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A cold Saturday! - well, relatively speaking that is.  Temps on Saturday struggled to get out of the 60s thanks to a passing cold front and gusty North East winds.  

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No plans to block release of JFK records

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he doesn't plan to block the scheduled release of thousands of never publicly seen government documents related to President John F. Kennedy's assassination.

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Teller County 2017 Coordinated Election - What's on the ballot?

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Get to know what's on your ballot for the Teller County 2017 Coordinated Election happening on November 7. Ballots will arrive in mailboxes across the county after October 16. 

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Doherty High School brings back open-campus to eligible students

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The Principal of Doherty High School sent a notice out to parents on Saturday informing them the privilege of open campus will return, but only to students who meet certain criteria.

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Snowmaking underway at Keystone Resort

Crews at Keystone Resort are busy making snow for opening day on November 10. Crews at Keystone Resort are busy making snow for opening day on November 10.
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Crews at Keystone Resort are hard at work with snowmaking to prepare for opening day on November 10. Mother Nature provided a few inches of snow overnight for a head start on operations.

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Deputies meet with citizens during 'Coffee with a Cop' event

Coffee with a Cop event brought in several people in the Cimarron Hills neighborhood to talk with El Paso County Deputies Coffee with a Cop event brought in several people in the Cimarron Hills neighborhood to talk with El Paso County Deputies
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Donuts and cops, something many see as a cliche, but for a handful of deputies they embraced it for a chance to talk with members of the community in Cimarron Hills.  In an ongoing series of 'Coffee with a Cop' events, El Paso County deputies spoke with several people at Daylight Donuts to talk about everything from neighborhood watch to marijuana grows.  'We've been getting some pretty good feedback from the community, the outreach is huge, but we've also built some reall... More>>

El Paso County deputies track down man who ran on Friday morning

Branden Crum is wanted by the El Paso Co Sheriff's Office for vehicular eluding. Branden Crum is wanted by the El Paso Co Sheriff's Office for vehicular eluding.
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El Paso County Sheriff's deputies, with the help of Monument PD, were able to track down Branden Crum to an address on S. Jefferson Street in the Monument area Friday afternoon.

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Woman facing attempted murder charges in stabbing

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A Colorado Springs woman is facing attempted murder charges after police say she stabbed a woman Saturday morning. 

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Uncle talks about murders of 2 Colorado Springs children

Noah and Sophia Murphy were stabbed to death in Colorado Springs. Noah and Sophia Murphy were stabbed to death in Colorado Springs.
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The Colorado Springs brother and sister who were murdered in their beds earlier this week will be buried together.

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Experts warn of hacking risks for kids and smartwatches

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Consumer groups are urging the Federal Trade Commission to investigate some children's smartwatches after researchers found these devices could make sensitive information vulnerable to hackers. 

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What Do Our Winter Weather Alerts Mean?

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We have a lot of Winter Weather Alerts throughout the season, but do you know what they mean?  

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Avalanches In The Winter Months

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We wrap up Winter Weather Preparedness Week with a look at avalanches. We don’t really get those in our viewing area, but the mountains are just to our west and are a popular recreation area for our viewers. 

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Winter Wind Chill Concerns

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Wind chills are a very dangerous part of the winter season, especially for those who spend time outside exposed to the cold. The wind chill value is a combination of temperature and wind. It’s a value for how cold it actually feel outside. 

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The Danger Of Strong Winter Winds

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High winds can cause many issues in the winter months. 

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Three homes damaged in Security-Widefield structure fire

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Firefighters from multiple agencies worked for hours to extinguish a fire that damaged three homes in Security-Widefield early Saturday morning.

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Strebel kicks game-winner, Air Force runs past Nevada 45-42

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Air Force's dominant rushing game helped hold the ball for 41 minutes, 20 seconds, including a 20-play drive that lasted nearly 10 minutes in the second half.

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Friday Football Fever Week 8 Final Scores

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Week 8 of the Friday Football Fever is upon us. Here's a rundown of the big games. Don't forget to get in on the action, and help cheer your favorite team using the Scorestream app.

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Bemidji State bests Air Force 4-1

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Bemidji State scored three third-period goals for a 4-1 win over No. 20 Air Force in a non-conference college hockey game Friday, Oct. 20

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Multiple injuries in crash in eastern El Paso County

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Colorado State Patrol is investigating a major crash that happened in eastern El Paso County late Friday afternoon. 

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Colorado College falls to New Hampshire 6-3

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Max Gildon recorded a hat trick and Danny Tirone had 45 saves to keep 17th-ranked New Hampshire perfect on the season with a 6-3 victory over Colorado College in Durham, N.H. The Tigers outshot UNH, 48-28, including a 33-18 advantage in the final two periods, but could not get enough of them past Tirone to keep the Wildcats from becoming the first team in the country with a 5-0 record. “Their guy (Tirone) played really well tonight,” head coach Mike Haviland said. &l... More>>

Raspberry Fire burning in Huerfano County

Raspberry Fire in Huerfano County. (Facebook) Raspberry Fire in Huerfano County. (Facebook)
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Firefighters have established containment lines around grass fire burning in Huerfano County. 

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New approach to suicide prevention introduced at southern Colorado symposium

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Local prevention pros learned from Wayne Hankammer, a military man and therapist creating and leading Army strategic suicide prevention programs. 

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Frozen vegetables recalled for possible listeria

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Several packages of vegetables are being recalled because they may be contaminated with listeria. 

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Executive order allows recall of up to 1,000 retired Air Force pilots

U.S. Air Force Maj. Rock Dickinson gestures in his F-22 stealth fighter before taking off during the press day of the 2017 Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition at Seoul Airport in Seongnam, South Korea, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. (AP Photo) U.S. Air Force Maj. Rock Dickinson gestures in his F-22 stealth fighter before taking off during the press day of the 2017 Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition at Seoul Airport in Seongnam, South Korea, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. (AP Photo)
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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday that will allow the Air Force to address what the Pentagon says is a serious pilot shortage.

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Flu hospitalizations already reported in El Paso County

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Let's face it, a needle in a flu shot clinic is about the last thing anyone wants to see. But health officials urge everyone to get a flu shot this season. 

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Much Colder Saturday

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A storm system will bring a nice burst of snow to the high mountains tonight and tomorrow morning. 2-5" of snow possible along the Continental Divide by 9AM Saturday. 

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Election day is approaching quickly

Ballots for El Paso County election were mailed October 16th. Ballots for El Paso County election were mailed October 16th.
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Election day is fast approaching and the El Paso County Clerk and Recorders office says most of us should already have our ballots. 96-percent of the voters in El Paso County have received their ballots for the November 7th, election.

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Texas barge explosion: 2 crew members missing

Coast Guard responds to a Port Aransas Barge Fire on Friday, October 20, 2017. Coast Guard responds to a Port Aransas Barge Fire on Friday, October 20, 2017.
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The U.S. Coast Guard in Corpus Christi is searching for two crew members missing from a barge that exploded early Friday morning in Port Aransas, Texas.

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Fort Collins shooting suspect was an Air Force staff sergeant

Shooting scene in Fort Collins, Colorado. Shooting scene in Fort Collins, Colorado.
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Authorities say a man suspected of killing two people, including a Colorado university student, and wounding a third before killing himself was an Air Force staff sergeant.

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No answers from White House about ambush that killed 4 soldiers in Niger

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(NBC News) Friday in Washington, there is a search for answers about the ambush in Niger that killed four U.S. Service members.

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Wedding held for Navy veteran battling cancer

Colin Thomas and his wife renew their wedding vows. Colin Thomas and his wife renew their wedding vows.
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On Friday, Oct. 20 the Colorado Springs community came together to help a Navy veteran and his wife renew their wedding vows.

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Grass fire stopped east of Palmer Park

Colorado Springs Fire Department crews clean up hot spots near Palmer Park. (@CSFDPIO) Colorado Springs Fire Department crews clean up hot spots near Palmer Park. (@CSFDPIO)
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A fire at Parkmoor Village Drive in Colorado Springs is now under control. Colorado Springs Fire Department crews say they were able to stop the fire before it threatened any buildings. N

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Elbert Co Sheriff arrests 3 for alleged sex assault of minor

Cain Kelman, Deanna Weber, Ricky Taggart are all facing charges connected to the sex assault of a minor. Cain Kelman, Deanna Weber, Ricky Taggart are all facing charges connected to the sex assault of a minor.
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Three people are behind bars facing charges for Sexual Assault on a Minor, Contributing to the Delinquency of a minor, and Possession of Methamphetamine.

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Tip-A-Cop fundraiser to take place this weekend

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Law enforcement officers from across the state will trade their guns and badges for aprons this weekend at Red Robin restaurants across the state as they hold their annual fundraiser for Special Olympics Colorado.

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Broncos lose third right tackle to injury in five-day span

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Newly signed practice squad receiver River Cracraft pulled a hamstring at Thursday's padded practice and has been replaced by ex-Utah receiver Tim Patrick.

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NHL admits Avs' goal should've counted on coach's challenge

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By rule, challenges can only be made on the entry into the offensive zone before a goal. Because of that, the league says "the goal should have counted."

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New traffic shifts along Woodmen construction project

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There will be new delays in the area of Woodmen and Union in Colorado Springs as the road construction project takes on a new stage.

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Small grass fire burning on Ft. Carson property

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Fire crews on Fort Carson are addressing a small grass fire in a training area that started before 1 p.m. Friday. 

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Mobile home park illegally discharging wastewater; State knew about problem

News 5 Investigates discovered a mobile home complex in eastern El Paso County has violated water quality regulations for years, putting dozens of people at risk. News 5 Investigates discovered a mobile home complex in eastern El Paso County has violated water quality regulations for years, putting dozens of people at risk.
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News 5 Investigates discovered a mobile home complex in eastern El Paso County has violated water quality regulations for years, putting dozens of people at risk. Many of the documents centered around violations at the Arrowhead Mobile Home Park are not easily accessible online to the public.

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5 Games to Watch on Friday Football Fever: Week 8

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Here's a look at 5 Sports Director Grant Meech's picks of the 5 Games to Watch in Week 8 of the Friday Football Fever.

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Annual Waldo Waldo 5K race preview

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The annual Waldo Waldo 5K run will take place in Colorado Springs on Saturday October 21, 2017. 

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Sexually violent predator released in Colorado Springs

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A sexually violent predator is being released from prison and into the Colorado Springs community. 

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New gun law calls attention to those who fail background checks

A new law in Washington state aims to crack down on the people who attempt to purchase firearms even though they are prohibited because of previous convictions, no-contact orders, or mental illness. A new law in Washington state aims to crack down on the people who attempt to purchase firearms even though they are prohibited because of previous convictions, no-contact orders, or mental illness.
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A new law in Washington state aims to crack down on the people who attempt to purchase firearms even though they are prohibited because of previous convictions, no-contact orders, or mental illness. 

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Giant Pumpkin Festival returns to Old Colorado City

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The biggest pumpkins in Colorado are coming to town this weekend! It's all part of the annual Giant Pumpkin Festival. 

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First Alert 5 Forecast: Warm and Windy Friday To A Cooler Saturday

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Today will be a very warm and windy day that will make you think we're back in summer instead of fall! Don't get too comfortable, because a strong cold front comes through tonight and knocks temperatures back to average by Saturday.

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Your Healthy Family: Preventing pressure injuries in the elderly

There is a common injury that affects many senior citizens that is easily preventable There is a common injury that affects many senior citizens that is easily preventable
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There is a common injury that affects many senior citizens that is easily preventable.  It just takes some knowledge and proactive steps.  Karlene Wood is a wound care certified registered nurse with Interim Healthcare in Colorado Springs. “In our elderly, when they become less mobile we have to make sure that we're turning them.  Make sure they are standing, walking, and getting circulation back to those areas of the body that need it so that they don't deve... More>>

The Latest: Senate GOP backs budget

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President Donald Trump hailed the vote as "Great news" in a post-midnight tweet, calling it a "first step toward delivering MASSIVE tax cuts for the American people."    The White House said in a statement that Trump "applauds the Senate for passing its FY 2018 Budget Resolution today and taking an important step in advancing the Administration's pro-growth and pro-jobs legislative agenda."    The statement went on to say the resolutio... More>>

A U.S.-backed Syrian force has declared victory over the Islamic State group

A U.S.-backed Syrian force has declared victory over the Islamic State group in its former "capital" of Raqqa A U.S.-backed Syrian force has declared victory over the Islamic State group in its former "capital" of Raqqa
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A U.S.-backed Syrian force has declared victory over the Islamic State group in its former "capital" of Raqqa, declaring the city free of any extremist presence. At a press conference held inside the city Friday, the Kurdish-led force known as the Syrian Democratic Forces formally handed over administration of the city in northern Syria to a council made up of local officials and tribal leaders. More>>

Town hall meeting addresses state hospital concerns in Pueblo

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The state hospital failed an inspection last June because of a severe staffing shortage--and has since been trying to turn things around.

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Hernandez hits 3 HRs, Dodgers top Cubs to reach World Series

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Hernandez connected on the first two pitches he saw, belting a solo drive in the second against Jose Quintana and a grand slam in the third against Hector Rondon. Hernandez added a two-run shot in the ninth against Mike Montgomery.

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Raiders score on final play to beat Chiefs 31-30

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Alex Smith threw for 342 yards and three touchdowns but it wasn't enough for the Chiefs (5-2). They lost consecutive games for the first time since Oct. 11-18, 2015, and had their 12-game winning streak in the AFC West snapped in a thrilling finish.

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Schwartz helps Blues hold on for 4-3 win over Avalanche

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The Avalanche also had Mikko Rantanen's tying goal disallowed with less than 3 minutes remaining after St. Louis challenged. The video replay showed Sven Andrighetto was offside as the Avalanche dropped their third straight.

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Colorado Springs Police release juvenile arrest data

Colorado Springs Police release juvenile arrest data. (KOAA) Colorado Springs Police release juvenile arrest data. (KOAA)
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After two recent shootings near high schools, Colorado Springs Police have released their latest juvenile arrest data.  So far this year, there have been almost 90 juveniles arrested every month in the city going through the court system. While these numbers haven't grown much over the past five years, several of these cases have been in the headlines on News5 over the past few weeks. 

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Possible drugs and paraphernalia found in released stolen Pueblo truck

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Elation following the phone call that came for Fowler’s Doug Armstrong from Pueblo Police alerting him they’d found his truck that had been stolen, was quickly followed by shock. “When I opened the door, and look inside or even before you open the door and look inside, you can see on the center console there's two syringes laying there next to the water bottle,” said Armstrong. Armstrong found the truck, that he said had only an empty can of WD-40 and a ...

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Volunteers needed for victim assistance program

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Pueblo County's Victim Assistance Unit, ACOVA, needs your help.  The organization only has about a dozen volunteers and it's not enough to respond to all the victims that need help.  Volunteers say it is a tough job at times, but it's also a rewarding one.  In fact, some of the volunteers say that serving has helped them to deal with difficulties in their own lives.  Myra Cordova said, "My cousin was murdered in Colorado Springs."  Cordova ...

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Colorado Springs police getting new building

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Police officers who work out of the busy sand creek substation on the south east side of Colorado Springs will soon have a little more elbow room. 

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Purple Heart recipient given a new home

A wounded veteran receives a home in Colorado Springs on Oct. 19, 2017. A wounded veteran receives a home in Colorado Springs on Oct. 19, 2017.
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The dream of home ownership became a reality for a wounded vet and his family in Colorado Springs. Matthew Lawson served for 16 years in both their Air Force and Army before being wounded in an IED attack in Afghanistan.

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New boutique opens at St. Mary-Corwin's Dorcy Cancer Center

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Cancer patients and their families now have a new place to relax at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo.  Thursday was the grand opening of a new boutique at the Dorcy Cancer Center.  Inside the new shop are a variety of products for sale: healing teas, coconut oils, clothes, and bracelets. Free samples are also available for cancer patients as well as any beverages at the walk-up coffee bar.  Sherri Lombard, gift shop manager at St. Mary-Corwin Medica... More>>

NFL to give away 500 Super Bowl tickets.

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The NFL is giving away free Super Bowl tickets.

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Goodell: NFL not changing its national anthem policy

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Goodell reiterated that the league and its 32 clubs "believe everyone should stand for the national anthem. It's an important part of the game."

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NFL will stage draft in Dallas next April

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After decades in New York, the draft was moved to Chicago in 2015 and was held there again in 2016. It drew huge crowds, whetting the NFL's appetite for taking bids to host it.

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Three die in shooting near Colorado State University

Police investigating a deadly shooting near the Colorado State University campus on Oct. 19, 2017. Police investigating a deadly shooting near the Colorado State University campus on Oct. 19, 2017.
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Police said three people are dead and another person is wounded after a shooting in an apartment building west of the Colorado State University campus. 

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Pueblo Police looking for burglary suspect

Police are looking for this man, who's wanted in connection to a burglary at the Pueblo City Hall on Oct. 16. Police are looking for this man, who's wanted in connection to a burglary at the Pueblo City Hall on Oct. 16.
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Pueblo Police are asking for your help to find the person responsible for a burglary at Pueblo City Hall on Monday.

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Parents and students team up to help make schools safer

Kidpower Colorado holds a class on dealing with strangers at Talbott STEAM Innovation School on Thursday. (KOAA) Kidpower Colorado holds a class on dealing with strangers at Talbott STEAM Innovation School on Thursday. (KOAA)
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Parents and students are coming together at the Talbott STEAM Innovation School in Widefield for two weeks as part of the latest edition of the "Kidpower" program. Using a unique variety of tools, the non-profit program is designed to teach kids of all ages how to say no, set boundaries, avoid danger and speak up at school.  It also teaches basic parenting skills.

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All lanes of NB I-25 back open south of Castle Rock

Gravel truck involved in crash on NB I-25 near Castle Rock. (KOAA) Gravel truck involved in crash on NB I-25 near Castle Rock. (KOAA)
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Emergency crews have closed northbound I-25 between Tomah Rd and Plum Creek Parkway in Castle Rock due to a major crash. Traffic is backed up for miles following a crash involving a gravel truck and a pickup. There is no word on injuries.  Expect delays in the area for most of the morning as crews will need to clean up the wreckage and gravel spilled on the road.

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Caught on camera: food truck explodes

A food truck exploded in downtown Portland on Oct. 18, 2017. A food truck exploded in downtown Portland on Oct. 18, 2017.
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A food cart caught fire and exploded in downtown Portland, Oregon Wednesday afternoon. Two food carts were completely destroyed and 10 cars in a nearby parking lot were damaged by the explosion. 

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Shooting near Colorado State University leaves at least one dead

Police investigating a deadly shooting near the Colorado State University campus on Oct. 19, 2017. Police investigating a deadly shooting near the Colorado State University campus on Oct. 19, 2017.
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Fort Collins police said four people were shot - and at least one of them was killed - outside an apartment building about a mile from Colorado State University Thursday morning.

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Be proactive about fire safety

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There are so many ways you can practice fire safety at home and prevent a fire from getting out of hand! One of the most important ways is knowing how to effectively use a fire extinguisher.  

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Kids at UCHealth Memorial get their trick or treat on

Kids at UCHealth Memorial are getting their trick-or-treat on. Kids at UCHealth Memorial are getting their trick-or-treat on.
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Kids at UCHealth Memorial in Colorado Springs are getting their trick-or-treat on.  Spirit Halloween pop up stores, brings it’s “Spirit of Halloween” program to hospital’s youngest patients. Spirit of Halloween brings in costumes and makeup to the kids who don't have the ability to get out.   Andrew Wiens is a store manager with Spirit of Halloween, “Those kids who don't have costumes we absolutely bring the costumes here and gift bags.  ...

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Your Healthy Family: Navigating grief in a positive and healthy way

Don't lose hope you won't feel like this forever. Don't lose hope you won't feel like this forever.
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Grief is something all of us will encounter in our lives at one time or another.  Michelle Haybel with Mayfield Counseling in Colorado Springs says it’s important to know how to navigate grief. 

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Outdoor marijuana grows still popping up, despite Pueblo ordinance

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Even though a city ordinance prohibits outdoor marijuana grows in Pueblo, people are still doing it-- and many of them are under the impression it's legal.

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Teenager shot near Palmer High School, suspect arrested

Police on the scene of a shooting near Palmer High School in Colorado Springs. Police on the scene of a shooting near Palmer High School in Colorado Springs.
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Colorado Springs Police have a juvenile male in custody in connection to the shooting of a teenager near Palmer High School as of 4:15 p.m. Wednesday.

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Mental health experts weigh in on Murphy double homicide

Colorado Springs Police investigate the murders of 5-year-old Sophia and 7-year-old Noah Murphy on October 17th. (KOAA) Colorado Springs Police investigate the murders of 5-year-old Sophia and 7-year-old Noah Murphy on October 17th. (KOAA)
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Investigators say there were signs of mental health issues with Malik Murphy recently. Murphy is the man who admitted to stabbing and killing his two siblings on Tuesday in Colorado Springs. "This young man needed help, clearly," Lori Jarvis, Executive Director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness said. 

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Man accused of hitting children in crosswalk found guilty on multiple charges

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A jury found the man who hit and injured four children in a crash outside of a Colorado Springs Elementary School in January guilty of careless driving and careless driving resulting in bodily injury on Wednesday. 

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Springs Police investigating overnight shooting

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Colorado Springs Police are investigating an overnight shooting that leaves one man wounded.

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Police capture shooter they say targeted 6 people he knew in Maryland and Delaware

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A multistate manhunt that kept the Mid-Atlantic region on alert for more than 10 hours ended when law enforcement officers on foot chased down a man they say shot six people, killing three, in two separate shootings.   

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Cubs stay alive, win 3-2 over Dodgers

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Javier Baez snapped an 0-for-20 skid with two home runs, Wade Davis hung on for a six-out save and the Chicago Cubs avoided a sweep, holding off the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 4 of the NL Championship Series.

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Yankees edge Astros 5-0 to take 3-2 ALCS lead

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Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven innings of three-hit ball and the New York Yankees finally solved Houston Astros nemesis Dallas Keuchel, beating the ace lefty 5-0 on Wednesday for a 3-2 lead in the AL Championship Series. 

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Nuggets fall in season opener 106-96

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Rudy Gobert had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and the Utah Jazz beat the Denver Nuggets 106-96 on Wednesday night in the season opener for both teams. 

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Shooting reported at Cedar Creek Club Apartments

Colorado Springs Police are investigating after a shooting at the Cedar Creek Club apartments. Colorado Springs Police are investigating after a shooting at the Cedar Creek Club apartments.
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Colorado Springs Police are investigating a shooting at the Cedar Creek Club Apartments located near E. Fountain and Chelton Road Wednesday evening.

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Manitou Avenue reopened after crews hit gas line

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El Paso County officials said Manitou Ave. has reopened after being shut down in both directions Wednesday afternoon.

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Storm Safe visits Prairie Hills Elementary School

Jessica Van Meter visits with second grade students at Prairie Hills Elementary School. Jessica Van Meter visits with second grade students at Prairie Hills Elementary School.
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On Wednesday, First Alert 5 Meteorologist Jessica Van Meter visited second grade students at Prairie Hills Elementary School in Colorado Springs to talk about the different types of severe weather Southern Colorado experiences and how to stay safe in storms.

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5 Around Town: October 21st and 22nd

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Some of the events going on this weekend. 

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Goodell: NFL will not require players to stand during anthem

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in New York. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in New York.
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Commissioner Roger Goodell and several owners said Tuesday at the league's fall meetings that altering the language from "should stand" to "must stand" was not discussed. 

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Woman and toddler shot at Colorado Springs apartment complex Video included

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Colorado Springs Police say a woman and her one-year-old child, were shot at the Villages at Woodmen Apartments early Wednesday morning.

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Double murder suspect expected in court Wednesday

Booking photo for 19-year-old murder suspect Malik Murphy. Booking photo for 19-year-old murder suspect Malik Murphy.
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The man suspected of stabbing his five-year-old sister and his seven-year-old brother to death is due in court Wednesday afternoon. 

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Police arrest second suspect in shooting near Doherty High School

An officer places crime scene tape at the shooting scene near Doherty High School. (KOAA) An officer places crime scene tape at the shooting scene near Doherty High School. (KOAA)
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Colorado Springs Police have arrested a second suspect in a shooting near Doherty High School in September.

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Suspect still at-large after three killed in Maryland shooting

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A Maryland sheriff says three people have been killed and two were wounded during a shooting at an office park in the northeastern part of the state. 

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One lane of NB I-25 back open in Pueblo

A piece of a wind turbine fell off a truck on NB I-25 between the Abriendo and Central exits. A piece of a wind turbine fell off a truck on NB I-25 between the Abriendo and Central exits.
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As of 8:50 a.m., One lane of NB I-25 is back open as crews work to remove a piece of a wind turbine that fell off a truck.

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Your Healthy Family: Science and tech improving in breast cancer treatment

Science and technology are changing rapidly in the battle against breast cancer Science and technology are changing rapidly in the battle against breast cancer
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Science and technology are changing rapidly in the battle against breast cancer.   Natalie Rankin clearly remembers the moment she was given the news.  "I think I was just shocked more than anything.” 

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News5 Athlete of the Week: TJ Davis, Widefield quarterback Video included

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Davis knows he can score at will but always tries to involve his teammates as much as he can. 

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Dodgers close in on World Series with 6-1 win over Cubs

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Looking for a four-game sweep, the Dodgers will send Alex Wood to the mound Wednesday night at Wrigley Field with a chance to reach the World Series for the first time since their last championship in 1988. Jake Arrieta, eligible for free agency after the season, pitches for the Cubs in what could be his final start with the team.

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Arvidsson and Josi lift Predators over Avalanche 4-1

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Nathan MacKinnon had the lone goal for Colorado, losers of two straight.

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Your Healthy Family: National Jewish Health helps athletes breath easier

“These new breathing techniques could represent a breakthrough for athletes seeking help with breathing during training and competition,” said J. Tod Olin, MD, senior author of the study, “These new breathing techniques could represent a breakthrough for athletes seeking help with breathing during training and competition,” said J. Tod Olin, MD, senior author of the study,
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A novel set of breathing techniques developed at National Jewish Health help athletes overcome vocal cord dysfunction and improve performance during high-intensity exercise. Vocal cord dysfunction, now also referred to as exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction (EILO), has been shown to improve for athletes after being trained to use the new techniques. 

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Finally! Titans end 11-game skid to Colts with 36-22 win

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Derrick Henry then clinched the win for Tennessee with a 72-yard TD run with 47 seconds left. Henry, the 2015 Heisman Trophy winner, finished with a career-high 131 yards on 19 carries. DeMarco Murray also scored.

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'Unprecedented' number of deaths on Colorado Fourteeners

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There have been 11 deaths on Colorado fourtneeners, including five on Capitol Peak with other deaths coming on Maroon Bells, Challenger Point, Mount Princeton and Longs Peak.

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NASCAR's most popular driver expecting a baby girl

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Earnhardt has five races left before he retires from his final full-time season in NASCAR. He has already accepted a job with the NBC Sports broadcast team for next season.

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Salt Lake City forms committee to weigh Olympics bid

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The bidding process for the 2026 Winter Olympics starts next year with hosting rights to be awarded in July 2019. Denver and Reno, Nevada, may also have interest.

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Broncos buried by Giants 23-10 Video included

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It didn't take long to see how Sunday Night Football at Mile High was going to go. The Broncos obliterated by the 0-5 New York Giants 23-10 as the offense struggled to get anything started while the defense tried to deflect the defiant New York charge.

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News 5 Investigates: Husband of Fremont County clerk arrested

Chad Barr was arrested in Fremont County on Friday, Oct. 13. Chad Barr was arrested in Fremont County on Friday, Oct. 13.
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Fremont County Clerk Katie Barr's husband, Chad Barr was arrested Friday morning.

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Your Healthy Family: UCHealth & Orangetheory tackle breast cancer

Come to a free class on Saturday October 14th at 1:30 in Colorado Springs Come to a free class on Saturday October 14th at 1:30 in Colorado Springs
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As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month the folks at Orangetheory Fitness in Colorado Springs have teamed up with UCHealth Memorial to highlight the benefits of high intensity interval workouts when it comes to reducing the risk of breast cancer. 

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Web Bonus: Days for Girls helps young women world wide

Days for Girls uses that day to raise awareness about their organization who aims to help young girls in underdeveloped nations deal with basic feminine hygiene. Days for Girls uses that day to raise awareness about their organization who aims to help young girls in underdeveloped nations deal with basic feminine hygiene.
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Days for Girls helps young girls in underdeveloped nations deal with basic feminine hygiene. 

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Your Healthy Family: Days for Girls helps young women all over the world

Days for Girls uses that day to raise awareness about their organization who aims to help young girls in underdeveloped nations deal with basic feminine hygiene. Days for Girls uses that day to raise awareness about their organization who aims to help young girls in underdeveloped nations deal with basic feminine hygiene.
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Days for Girls uses the International Day of the Girl to raise awareness about their organization who aims to help young girls in underdeveloped nations deal with basic feminine hygiene.

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Your Healthy Family: Advantages of 3D mammograms

A mammogram can save your life says Dr. Jason Allen , the Medical Director of the Breast Imaging Program at UCHealth Memorial. A mammogram can save your life says Dr. Jason Allen , the Medical Director of the Breast Imaging Program at UCHealth Memorial.
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The month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and looks to raise awareness and urge women who should be getting an annual mammogram to make sure and get that done.  

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Your Healthy Family: Study - women often not prepared for breast reconstruction decisions

Women who had reconstruction may have actually been quite concerned about complications, but didn’t have the information to factor that into their decision. Women who had reconstruction may have actually been quite concerned about complications, but didn’t have the information to factor that into their decision.
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Those who choose to have a mastectomy then face another difficult decision: whether or not to have breast reconstruction surgery.

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Your Healthy Family: Don't ignore even mild symptoms of depression, and find help

Clear and subtle signs of depression should not be ignored. Clear and subtle signs of depression should not be ignored.
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Aaron Short, a nationally certified counselor and a licensed professional counselor candidate who says depression affects up to 15 million adults and 1 in 8 adolescents, and is too often is ignored. 

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Your Healthy Family: When and how often should women be getting a yearly mammogram?

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There are many different recommendations out there unfortunately, which can be somewhat confusing to women.

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Your Healthy Family: Breast cancer survivors urge women to get a mammogram

Karon, Karol and Julie, sisters and all breast cancer survivors, have a message for women who might be putting off a mammogram that they know they should be having. Karon, Karol and Julie, sisters and all breast cancer survivors, have a message for women who might be putting off a mammogram that they know they should be having.
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Women 40 years of age and older, and women who have certain medical history or family history PLEASE HAVE A YEARLY MAMMOGRAM

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Your Healthy Family: 3 Southern Colorado sisters travel breast cancer journey, part 3

Julie also began having yearly mammograms when Karon was diagnosed, and was also thinking of skipping a year, but also decided that was a bad idea. Julie also began having yearly mammograms when Karon was diagnosed, and was also thinking of skipping a year, but also decided that was a bad idea.
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 After Karol’s diagnosis, Karon was religious about getting a yearly mammogram, but considered skipping a year, after nearly 20 years of clear scans.  In the end she listened to what she calls that small voice in her brain, had her mammogram at UCHealth Memorial.

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Your Healthy Family: 3 Southern Colorado sisters share breast cancer journey, part 2

Having watched her twin sister deal with breast cancer and have a positive outcome gave Karon peace of mind. Having watched her twin sister deal with breast cancer and have a positive outcome gave Karon peace of mind.
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Karon says since her sister’s brush with breast cancer, a yearly mammogram has been a priority for her. 

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Your Healthy Family: Do you know the latest breast cancer screening recommendations?

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
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Dr. Jason Allen is the Medical Director of the Breast Imaging Program at UCHealth Memorial, who says the diagnosis of such a well known person is a strong reminder that early detection is the very best way women can safeguard themselves against breast cancer. 

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Your Healthy Family: 3 Southern Colorado sisters travel breast cancer journey together, part 1

Karon, Karol and Julie, sisters and all breast cancer survivors, have a message for women who might be putting off a mammogram that they know they should be having. Karon, Karol and Julie, sisters and all breast cancer survivors, have a message for women who might be putting off a mammogram that they know they should be having.
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We're kicking off October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, by introducing you to 3 southern Colorado sisters who all have been diagnosed and treated successfully for breast cancer.  The first to be diagnosed was Karol Scott, after she had a mammogram at what was then known as Memorial Hospital 20 years ago.  

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  • Mobile home park illegally discharging wastewater; State knew about problem

    Mobile home park illegally discharging wastewater; State knew about problem

    Friday, October 20 2017 3:15 PM EDT2017-10-20 19:15:55 GMT
    News 5 Investigates discovered a mobile home complex in eastern El Paso County has violated water quality regulations for years, putting dozens of people at risk.News 5 Investigates discovered a mobile home complex in eastern El Paso County has violated water quality regulations for years, putting dozens of people at risk.

    News 5 Investigates discovered a mobile home complex in eastern El Paso County has violated water quality regulations for years, putting dozens of people at risk. Many of the documents centered around violations at the Arrowhead Mobile Home Park are not easily accessible online to the public.

    News 5 Investigates discovered a mobile home complex in eastern El Paso County has violated water quality regulations for years, putting dozens of people at risk. Many of the documents centered around violations at the Arrowhead Mobile Home Park are not easily accessible online to the public.

  • 'Unprecedented' number of deaths on Colorado Fourteeners

    'Unprecedented' number of deaths on Colorado Fourteeners

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 12:45 AM EDT2017-10-17 04:45:42 GMT

    There have been 11 deaths on Colorado fourtneeners, including five on Capitol Peak with other deaths coming on Maroon Bells, Challenger Point, Mount Princeton and Longs Peak.

    There have been 11 deaths on Colorado fourtneeners, including five on Capitol Peak with other deaths coming on Maroon Bells, Challenger Point, Mount Princeton and Longs Peak.

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  • Your Healthy Family: Preventing pressure injuries in the elderly

    Your Healthy Family: Preventing pressure injuries in the elderly

    Friday, October 20 2017 8:41 AM EDT2017-10-20 12:41:25 GMT
    There is a common injury that affects many senior citizens that is easily preventableThere is a common injury that affects many senior citizens that is easily preventable
    There is a common injury that affects many senior citizens that is easily preventable.  It just takes some knowledge and proactive steps.  Karlene Wood is a wound care certified registered nurse with Interim Healthcare in Colorado Springs. “In our elderly, when they become less mobile we have to make sure that we're turning them.  Make sure they are standing, walking, and getting circulation back to those areas of the body that need it so that they don't deve...
    There is a common injury that affects many senior citizens that is easily preventable.  It just takes some knowledge and proactive steps.  Karlene Wood is a wound care certified registered nurse with Interim Healthcare in Colorado Springs. “In our elderly, when they become less mobile we have to make sure that we're turning them.  Make sure they are standing, walking, and getting circulation back to those areas of the body that need it so that they don't deve...
  • Kids at UCHealth Memorial get their trick or treat on

    Kids at UCHealth Memorial get their trick or treat on

    Thursday, October 19 2017 10:12 AM EDT2017-10-19 14:12:21 GMT
    Kids at UCHealth Memorial are getting their trick-or-treat on.Kids at UCHealth Memorial are getting their trick-or-treat on.

    Kids at UCHealth Memorial in Colorado Springs are getting their trick-or-treat on.  Spirit Halloween pop up stores, brings it’s “Spirit of Halloween” program to hospital’s youngest patients. Spirit of Halloween brings in costumes and makeup to the kids who don't have the ability to get out.   Andrew Wiens is a store manager with Spirit of Halloween, “Those kids who don't have costumes we absolutely bring the costumes here and gift bags.  ...

    Kids at UCHealth Memorial in Colorado Springs are getting their trick-or-treat on.  Spirit Halloween pop up stores, brings it’s “Spirit of Halloween” program to hospital’s youngest patients. Spirit of Halloween brings in costumes and makeup to the kids who don't have the ability to get out.   Andrew Wiens is a store manager with Spirit of Halloween, “Those kids who don't have costumes we absolutely bring the costumes here and gift bags.  ...

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