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Amtrak train derailment injures at least 77 people

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An Amtrak train derails near Tacoma, Washington on an overpass for Interstate 5. A photo from Washington State Department of Transportation shows the road blocked due to a train car dangling from a trestle.

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Weather Alert Day: Cold Morning With A Warmer Afternoon Before A Big Winter System Thursday

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After a very cold start to the morning we're going to see a much warmer afternoon... and just when we have you feeling good we'll throw a winter system back into the forecast by the end of the week!

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Man arrested for starting fires and damaging cars downtown

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 Witnesses recorded the suspect setting the fires and they followed him to the area of Bijou St. and Tejon while calling Colorado Springs Police.

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Holiday Travel Weather: When Should We Leave To Beat The Snow?

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With the Christmas holiday and all the traveling that goes along with it nearly here, we thought we would break down what we see coming in the forecast that could get in the way of flight and drive times...

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A rock climber who died in Fremont County has been identified

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Multiple agencies responded to assist in a search and rescue for a climber who fell and died Saturday afternoon. The rock climber was climbing in the Banks Hiking Area in Fremont County. According to the Associated Press, the Fremont County Coroner identified the man as Andrew Biebuyck of Charlottesville, VA. 

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How to prep your car before the new year

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As of the end of the year approaches, the wear and tear from the year has caught up to most cars and trucks. But 'Be Care Care Aware' has a six-point vehicle inspection check to make sure your car is in the best shape before going into the new year. 

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Decision expected on faster plan to close power plant

An artists rendering of a new solar farm and natural gas power plant at the site of the Martin Drake coal power plant An artists rendering of a new solar farm and natural gas power plant at the site of the Martin Drake coal power plant
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The Colorado Springs Utilities Board of Directors are expected to decide whether or not to speed up the decommissioning time-line for Martin Drake power plant downtown. The coal-fired plant is currently scheduled to close in 2035.

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Tradition Of Service: 41 Family Members Join Army

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In American Samoa, military service is tradition. That's why 41 members of a Samoan family have all enlisted in the Army together, and have all started training at Fort Lee, Virginia. 

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Lanes closed on NB Academy due to water main break

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A water main break has traffic reduced to one lane on northbound Academy in Colorado Springs. Colorado Springs Utilities says crews are working to repair the water main break at E LaSalle and N Academy. 

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City removes blue frame from Garden of the Gods

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The social media fight over the new blue frame at Garden of the Gods Park takes a turn as the City of Colorado Springs decides to remove the installation. 

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Dreaming Of A Southern Colorado White Christmas

Snowy Garden of the Gods by Lars Leber Snowy Garden of the Gods by Lars Leber
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With Christmas day exactly one week away, everyone's minds are on one thing: will we have a white Christmas? We'll talk about that PLUS what it takes to get a white Christmas, and how often it happens around here...

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US Security forces shoot at driver outside British air base

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A security incident at RAF Mildenhall in eastern England forced a lockdown at the base where US Air Force personnel are stationed.

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Dad dresses up as Santa to surprise kids after deployment

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(KFOR) Christmas came a little early this year for two Oklahoma kids, after their dad dressed up as Santa and surprised them at their school after returning from a Navy deployment.  Ryan Morrow is home for Christmas after being deployed for the last 20 months. A television screen is the closest the naval officer gets to see his three children, including 20-month-old Hudson.  "It's been hard, but I get on a schedule, and I get used to it. It's my kids that don'... More>>

Denver feeds the homeless for Christmas

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A party in Denver, Colorado is once again helping give the homeless a good Christmas. The "Father Woody Party" has become an annual tradition in the city.

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Airport operations recovering in Atlanta

Ground stop lifted at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson airport. (NBC News) Ground stop lifted at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson airport. (NBC News)
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Airport operations were resuming Monday morning in Atlanta. 

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Local CEOs to ring in the week helping Salvation Army

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We're exactly one week away from Christmas and what better time to support Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign? Today, dozens of CEO's s will be out bell ringing in hopes of bringing in more than $20,000.  It hasn't been an easy fundraising season for the Salvation Army, and they're hoping today's CEO Ring Day challenge will help make up the deficit! The Salvation Army has faced some challenges to reach their fundraising goal this year, including a shortage of Red Kett...

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Kentucky truck driver falls off of overpass

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A truck driver is lucky to be alive after police say he tried to escape an arrest and fell 40 feet off a Kentucky overpass.  

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Driver leads Colorado State Patrol on 75-mile chase on I-70

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75-miles and 66-minutes later, a suspected drunk driver who led the Colorado State Patrol on a chase in the high country, was arrested on I-70 just west of the town of Vail. 

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Palmer Lake holds annual yule log hunt

Congratulations to Sierra Verlare and her dad on finding this year's Yule Log in Palmer Lake. Congratulations to Sierra Verlare and her dad on finding this year's Yule Log in Palmer Lake.
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A different feel to one of southern Colorado's oldest holiday traditions today. 

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First Alert 5 Forecast: A Cold Christmas Outlook

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A chilly day to say the least here in Southeast Colorado!  Cloudy skies, light winds and a fresh cold front made for a rather raw day. 

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Colorado College ties with Arizona State 4-4

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Trevor Gooch scored twice to help Colorado College come away with an unbeaten weekend against Arizona State, thanks to a 4-4 tie Sunday afternoon at The Broadmoor World Arena.

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Hundreds of cruise ship passengers ill with stomach virus

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PORT EVERGLADES, Fla. (AP) - The Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited's ship Independence docked Saturday in Florida reported 332 cases of gastro-intestinal illness among the 5,547 guests. 

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9-year-old dies in possible drowning at hotel

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Around 8:15 p.m. Saturday night, Colorado Springs Police Officers responded to a call about a possible drowning at the Hotel Elegante on South Circle Drive. 

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US soldier ambushed in Niger wasn't captured

Sgt. La David Johnson was killed in an ambush in Niger. (Department of Defense) Sgt. La David Johnson was killed in an ambush in Niger. (Department of Defense)
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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Associated Press has learned that an American soldier killed in an ambush in Niger with three comrades but recovered days later wasn't captured alive by the enemy or executed at close range. 

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CSPD surprises family with Christmas gifts

Family receives special surprise from CSPD officers Family receives special surprise from CSPD officers
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In September of this year, the Wickman family had one of the scariest nights of their lives. Jared Wickman got in a motorcycle accident and went to the hospital, at one point his wife Victoria wasn't sure if he was going to make it.  

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Colorado College Campus Safety Officer killed in crash

Colorado Springs Utilities crews work to restore power on Glen Ave. following a fatal crash. (KOAA) Colorado Springs Utilities crews work to restore power on Glen Ave. following a fatal crash. (KOAA)
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A member of the Colorado College Campus Safety Team was killed in a Saturday night crash along Glen Avenue in Colorado Springs.

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Power outage at Atlanta airport causing major problems nationwide

Ground stop in effect at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson airport. (NBC News) Ground stop in effect at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson airport. (NBC News)
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A power outage at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is causing ripples across the nation as airlines cancel or shift flights.

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Sen. McCain likely to miss crucial tax vote

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Sen. John McCain is returning home to Arizona after being hospitalized for the side effects of his brain cancer treatment.

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Strong winds increase wildfire risk in southern California

The Thomas Fire in Southern California is the 4th largest in state history. (NBC News) The Thomas Fire in Southern California is the 4th largest in state history. (NBC News)
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The National Weather Service forecast red flag conditions for extreme fire danger through Sunday evening for Ventura and Los Angeles counties.    Trees came down after wind gusts topped 70 mph in mountain areas.

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Police: Death of Canadian billionaires 'suspicious'

Police tape surrounds the home where billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife were found dead in the north Toronto mansion on Friday, Dec. 16. Police are investigating the deaths as suspicious. (AP Photo/Robert Gillies) Police tape surrounds the home where billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife were found dead in the north Toronto mansion on Friday, Dec. 16. Police are investigating the deaths as suspicious. (AP Photo/Robert Gillies)
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TORONTO (AP) - Investigators are awaiting the results of autopsies performed on Toronto billionaire and philanthropist Barry Sherman and his wife before determining the next steps in the ongoing probe into their suspicious deaths. 

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Repairs to USS Fitzgerald to cost more than $63 million

In this Sunday, June 18, 2017, photo, damaged USS Fitzgerald is docked at the U.S. Naval base in Yokosuka, southwest of Tokyo after colliding with Philippine-flagged container ship ACX Crystal off Japan. (AP Images) In this Sunday, June 18, 2017, photo, damaged USS Fitzgerald is docked at the U.S. Naval base in Yokosuka, southwest of Tokyo after colliding with Philippine-flagged container ship ACX Crystal off Japan. (AP Images)
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PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - The U.S. Navy has awarded an initial $63 million contract to a Mississippi shipyard to repair a damaged destroyer.

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Army routs Air Force 79-54 at Madison Square Garden

US Air Force Academy Falcons Men's Basketball team warms up for their game against Army at Madison Square Garden. (@AF_MBB) US Air Force Academy Falcons Men's Basketball team warms up for their game against Army at Madison Square Garden. (@AF_MBB)
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NEW YORK (AP) - Jordan Fox and Jimmy Funk scored 16 points each to lead Army to a 79-54 win over Air Force on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. 

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Funeral procession for firefighter killed in California

Cory Iverson died fighting the Thomas fire in southern California. (NBC News) Cory Iverson died fighting the Thomas fire in southern California. (NBC News)
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MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) - A five-county funeral procession has begun for a firefighter killed while battling the colossal wildfire that's still threatening homes in Southern California.

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MSNBC staffer paid, leaves job after allegations against Chris Matthews

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An MSNBC spokesman has confirmed a report saying a news channel staffer had been paid and left the job after complaining she was sexually harassed by 'Hardball' host Chris Matthews nearly two decades ago. 

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Steel City Search Angels continue efforts in Schelling case

Kelsie Schelling was last seen in Pueblo back in February 2013. Kelsie Schelling was last seen in Pueblo back in February 2013.
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The search for Kelsie is far from over. More than a dozen volunteers teamed up at the Beulah Community Center on Saturday morning to continue the effort. 

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Driver stopped for DUI involved in altercation with police

Lorne Harrison  was arrested on 6 Misdemeanor charges which included resisting arrest and an unlawful possession of a firearm offense. Lorne Harrison was arrested on 6 Misdemeanor charges which included resisting arrest and an unlawful possession of a firearm offense.
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On 12/16/17 an Officer from the Stetson Hills Division was conducting a traffic stop in the area of N. Carefree Circle and Van Teylingen Dr.  

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AdAmAn Club gives behind the scenes look into annual trip up Pikes Peak

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Today, Sun. Dec. 17, the AdAmAn Club will be hosting an event where they give a behind the scenes look at what they do, and the history of the club. 

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Palmer Lake still hunting for Yule log

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Since 1933, the people of Palmer Lake have been gathering together to sing Christmas songs, drink wassail, and find a 12-foot log hidden in the woods.

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Sydney man charged with brokering North Korea missile sale

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A Sydney man has been charged with acting as an agent for North Korea in Australia by allegedly attempting to broker sales for Pyongyang including components used in ballistic missiles.    

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Man sues Denver over rape conviction that was overturned

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 A Denver man who spent 28 years in prison for a rape conviction that was eventually overturned has sued the city and several former officials.

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Texas family suing ski resort over fatal fall from lift

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The family of the Texas woman who fell to her death from the chairlift at Ski Granby Ranch last year is suing the ski resort. 

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First Alert 5 Forecast: A Cold Sunday, but a Warm Monday!

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After a cold front pulled through last night, it left us with colder air in place for Sunday.  Down South, we have a system that is spinning in Southern Arizona, pushing cloud cover into our skies.  Combining the cold air and cloudy skies, our highs won't get much above 40 and it'll feel like freezing for most of your Sunday.

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Colorado College blanks ASU 4-0

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Westin Michaud scored twice and Alex Leclerc had 36 saves for his second shutout of the season to lead Colorado College to a 4-0 victory over Arizona State Saturday night at The Broadmoor World Arena.

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CSU Pueblo women's basketball wins on the road 69-57

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The Colorado State University-Pueblo women's basketball team knocked down eight 3-pointers, four from junior Jennah Knafelc (G, Highlands Ranch, Colo.), in a 69-57 road win at Western State Colorado University Saturday.

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CSU comes up short in New Mexico Bowl 31-28

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Keion Davis rushed for 141 yards, including a 68-yard touchdown run, and Marshall had two other big scoring plays in a 31-28 victory over Colorado State on Saturday in the New Mexico Bowl. 

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Auto theft suspect caught following 2 hour search near Highway 94

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El Paso County Sheriff's Office deputies were able to catch up to an auto theft suspect who tried to flee out on Blaney Road, north of Highway 94, Saturday evening. 

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UCCS men's basketball falls to Colorado Christian 97-87

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The University of Colorado Colorado Springs men's basketball team fell on the road to Colorado Christian, 97-87, Saturday afternoon in an RMAC game.

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Family of premature twin boys get special moment at hospital

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For Eddie and Morgan Phillips, finding the positive is something they're used to doing every day. In August, their twin boys Camden and Rowen were born 3 months early, they'll be celebrating 4 months of life on Christmas.

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Tax bill: Trump to meet with Cabinet members at Camp David

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A White House spokeswoman said Saturday that Trump would meet with Vice President Mike Pence and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin as the Republican-led Congress plans to vote on its tax bill.

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Rock climber dies in 60 foot fall in Fremont County

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Multiple agencies were called in to assist in search and rescue efforts for a climber who fell while in the Banks Hiking Area in Fremont County on Saturday afternoon. 

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Volunteers honor veterans with wreaths on gravesites

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A tradition honored our military at cemeteries Saturday as part of the Wreaths Across America movement. 

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Manitou Springs business continues tradition of warming people in winter

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With cold weather on the way, several people took advantage of a program in Manitou Springs to get some warm clothes before the weather gets colder. 

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Huge turnout for Bob Telmosse Christmas Giveaway

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The line was all the way around Springs Church as children and their families waited to get inside for a treat unlike any other. Free toys, bikes, books, clothes, and even all the fixings for a holiday meal. 

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First Alert 5 Forecast: Too Dry for Snow?

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This evening, a cold front will move through the area and shift our winds around to the north, ushering in some colder air for Sunday. 

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Missing baby found at Colorado Springs homeless camp

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A baby reported missing by authorities in Arizona was recovered by the Colorado Department of Human Services mid-day Saturday at a homeless camp. 

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Where are the best sloppers in Pueblo?

Jessica Barreto and Jon McMichael try out sloppers in Pueblo. (KOAA) Jessica Barreto and Jon McMichael try out sloppers in Pueblo. (KOAA)
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The Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce and Visit Pueblo are teaming to produce a Pueblo Slopper Tour. 

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Pedestrian hit by train overnight

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Drive A person is fighting for their life with serious injuries after they were hit by a train off of Las Vegas and the Circle Drive overpass.  

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Mobile home fire leaves owner critically injured

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One person is in critical condition after after a fire broke out at the Sleepy Valley Mobile Home Park on the East side of Colorado Springs. 

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UCCS women's basketball bests Colorado Christian 62-60

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It took a team effort as the University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's basketball team edged Colorado Christian, 62-60, on Saturday in RMAC action.

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Anti-tank weapon turned in during San Francisco gun buyback

A San Francisco PD officer inspects an anti-tank weapon turned in on Saturday. A San Francisco PD officer inspects an anti-tank weapon turned in on Saturday.
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A rocket launcher was one of many weapons turned in Saturday at a gun buyback program in San Francisco, California. 

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Broncos sign guard J.J. Dielman

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The Denver Broncos on Saturday signed guard J.J. Dielman from Cincinnati’s practice squad, it was announced. 

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New evacuations called for California wildfire

The Thomas Fire in Southern California is the 4th largest in state history. (NBC News) The Thomas Fire in Southern California is the 4th largest in state history. (NBC News)
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Santa Barbara County has issued new evacuation orders as a huge wildfire bears down on Montecito and other communities. 

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Air Force Academy to restructure sexual-assault office

Lt. General Jay Silveria, Superintendent of the US Air Force Academy. (KOAA) Lt. General Jay Silveria, Superintendent of the US Air Force Academy. (KOAA)
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The U.S. Air Force Academy is restructuring and expanding its sexual-assault office after an investigation concluded it was crippled by poor management and derelict in its duties. 

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Puffing leads to car theft spree, victim loses wife's ashes

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Pueblo Police say multiple cars were stolen between Thursday night and Friday morning.  Police say it happens all the time in the winter when people trying to warm up their cars leave them running and unattended.  For one Pueblo man, he lost more than his vehicle. His house keys, money, and his wife's ashes were also taken.  "If you make that one mistake it's going to cost you your vehicle." It was early Friday morning when Lonnie Johnson was warming up hi...

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CDC receives list of banned words

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According to multiple reports, the Trump administration has given the Center for Disease Control a list of seven words that are banned from use in any official documents being put together for next year's budget. 

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Endangered black footed ferrets released to wild

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The wild population of the North American black footed ferret got a little bigger this week.

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Operation Homefront to donate meals to military families

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Today, Saturday Dec. 16, Operation Homefront, along with Safeway grocery stores, will be donating meals to military families. 

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Female candidate quits Kansas race over 2005 harassment suit

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A female congressional candidate dropped out of the Kansas race Friday over a 12-year-old lawsuit accusing her of sexually harassing a male subordinate, an unusual case of a woman facing the sort of misconduct allegations that have forced numerous men out of their jobs in recent weeks.

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Child birth increase expected at Parkview Medical Center

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 They're expecting around a 30% increase in moms-to-be choosing Parkview's birthing center

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Colorado Springs ski shops hope for snow after slow start to season

The Ski Shop Inc. hopes for more snow after a slow start to the ski season. (KOAA) The Ski Shop Inc. hopes for more snow after a slow start to the ski season. (KOAA)
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Many locally owned ski shops have been spending the past few weeks doing the snow dance, hoping and wishing for more snow to fall in the high country as sales haven't been quite where they had hoped they would be. "Everyone's complaining but what can you do? The white gold is not coming down yet!" Stan Wolf, owner of Colorado Kite and Ski said. 

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CSU Pueblo women's basketball beats Colorado Mesa 67-60

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A fast start and a hot-shooting finish led Colorado State University-Pueblo Women's Basketball to a 67-60 victory Colorado Mesa University on the Mavericks home court at Brownson Arena.

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Credit Union manager charged with stealing $125K from client account

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Federal agents have arrested a former credit union branch manager in Pueblo that they believe stole more than $125,000 from the savings accounts of a woman in her 90s. 

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  • White roommate in smeared body fluids case pleads not guilty

    White roommate in smeared body fluids case pleads not guilty

    Monday, December 18 2017 2:50 PM EST2017-12-18 19:50:12 GMT
    Monday, December 18 2017 3:04 PM EST2017-12-18 20:04:41 GMT
    White former Connecticut university student accused of smearing body fluids on black roommate's belongings pleads not guilty to criminal mischief and breach of peace.
    White former Connecticut university student accused of smearing body fluids on black roommate's belongings pleads not guilty to criminal mischief and breach of peace.
  • Italy OKs living wills amid long-running euthanasia debate

    Italy OKs living wills amid long-running euthanasia debate

    Thursday, December 14 2017 7:04 AM EST2017-12-14 12:04:58 GMT
    Monday, December 18 2017 3:02 PM EST2017-12-18 20:02:35 GMT
    Italy's Senate has passed a law allowing Italians to write living wills and refuse artificial nutrition and hydration, the latest step in Catholic Italy's long-running debate over euthanasia and when it's OK to...
    Italy's Senate has passed a law allowing Italians to write living wills and refuse artificial nutrition and hydration, the latest step in Catholic Italy's long-running debate over euthanasia and when it's OK to pull the plug.
  • Health law sign-up deadline extended for some people

    Health law sign-up deadline extended for some people

    Saturday, December 16 2017 9:26 AM EST2017-12-16 14:26:00 GMT
    Monday, December 18 2017 3:02 PM EST2017-12-18 20:02:33 GMT
    After a rush of last-minute sign-ups, the Trump administration says it's extending the deadline for some people to finish health insurance applications for next year under the Affordable Care Act.
    After a rush of last-minute sign-ups, the Trump administration says it's extending the deadline for some people to finish health insurance applications for next year under the Affordable Care Act.
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