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    Shooting, car crash in Colorado Springs

    Thursday, May 25 2017 7:49 AM EDT2017-05-25 11:49:43 GMT

    Colorado Springs Police say three people are injured after a shooting and car crash near North Academy Boulevard and Half Turn Road Thursday morning.

    Colorado Springs Police say three people are injured after a shooting and car crash near North Academy Boulevard and Half Turn Road Thursday morning.

Deadly crash on Highway 78 in Pueblo County

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Colorado State Patrol says one person was killed in a crash on Highway 78 in Pueblo County Thursday morning.

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Crews battle structure fire in La Junta

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Firefighters from the La Junta Fire Department battled a structure fire on E. 8th Street early Thursday morning.

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U.S. Air Force Academy graduation Video included

Congratulations to the 2017 graduates of the US Air Force Academy. (Photo: Bill Folsom) Congratulations to the 2017 graduates of the US Air Force Academy. (Photo: Bill Folsom)
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"You wait for this day for years," said Lt. Lori McFadden, Air Force Academy Class of 2017 graduate. "It's honestly the greatest day of my life."

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Former Air Force wide receiver Jalen Robinette does not graduate Video included

Air Force Falcons wide receiver Jalen Robinette (9) in the first half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, at Air Force Academy, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Air Force Falcons wide receiver Jalen Robinette (9) in the first half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, at Air Force Academy, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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Former Air Force Academy wide receiver Jalen Robinette did not take part in the Academy's graduation ceremony Wednesday. The Academy said its decision was not related to his desire to play in the NFL, or any criminal activity.

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Thursday Weather: Warm & Breezy

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Memorial Day Weekend growing closer. Our Friday will be warm with highs in the 70s and 80s and a few isolated showers or thunderstorms. Any thunderstorms can throw down some hail or wind. A cold front brings cooler air and increasing rain and thunder on Saturday. Highs will be in the 60s and 70s. That cooler air will limit the threat for severe thunderstorms. Sunday and Monday will warm through the 60s and 70s with isolated afternoon showers or thunderstorms. Saturday will be the... More>>

TSA tests tougher security screenings at Colorado Springs Airport

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New screening policies through the TSA might be slowing you down the next time you fly through the Colorado Springs Airport.  This airport is one of ten that are taking part in a new screening pilot program.  Just in time for the busy summer travel season, TSA's new procedure would require separate bins for any device larger than a cell phone including tablets and e-readers. 

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Sky Sox fall 14-4, drop second straight

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The Sky Sox aim for the first win of the homestand Thursday night, when RHP Paolo Espino (4-0, 2.54) looks to remain undefeated against New Orleans LHP Adam Conley (0-2, 6.23). 

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Company to shut down well linked to fatal Colorado explosion

A home in Weld County burns on April 17th. (Photo: @AnushaRoy9News - Twitter) A home in Weld County burns on April 17th. (Photo: @AnushaRoy9News - Twitter)
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FIRESTONE, Colo. (AP) - The company that owns a gas well linked to a fatal home explosion in Colorado says it will permanently shut down that well and two others in the neighborhood.

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Chatwood allows 1 hit in 7 innings, Rockies top Phillies 7-2

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Gonzalez hit a three-run homer for the Rockies, who have won four straight. It was their major league-best 18th win on the road.

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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo makes advancements in giraffe care

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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is making breakthroughs in veterinary care with stem-cell transfusion and custom-made "sneakers" to treat giraffes that have arthritis and osteoporosis.

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Dumping ducks at local lakes becoming a concern Video included

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Dumping ducks is becoming a problem in Green Mountain Falls. Over the past couple years, people have abandoned their domesticated ducks at the city's lake.

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Police investigating two separate carjackings in Colorado Springs

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Colorado Springs Police Department is investigating two separate carjacking incidents that happened Wednesday morning. 

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CBI investigating infant death in Rocky Ford

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Colorado Bureau of Investigation is investigating the death of an infant in Rocky Ford. 

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WATCH: Broncos unedited interviews Video included

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With time limitations during News-5 at 6:00 and 10:00, you often miss much of what the Broncos talked about after a day of practice.

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Wednesday Evening Weather: Mild Night, Changes This Weekend Video included

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It's been a nice warm day with highs in the 80's for many areas. We'll stay clear and mild tonight with lows around 50. Tomorrow will be another warm day with highs in the 80's again. After morning sunshine, additional cloud cover will develop across the Pikes Peak region with the chance for an isolated shower or storm, especially for the far eastern plains.  Friday will bring cooler air as we head towards the long holiday weekend. Highs will only be in the 70's with additional ...

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Deputy accused of inappropriate relationship not facing charges

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Lieutenant Bruce Briscoe was placed on administrative leave in February after a woman claims she was involved in an intimate relationship with the officer 18 years ago. 

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Two iconic Colorado roads reopening Thursday

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The Daily Reporter-Herald reports U.S. Hwy 34 will reopen at 4:00 p.m. Thursday between Loveland and Estes Park after expensive repairs to the road following severe flooding in 2013.

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Teller County Sheriff's Office searching for possible rape suspect

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Teller County Sheriff's Office is searching for a possible rape suspect who allegedly contacted his victims through the Bumble dating app. 

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Storm Safe At Morton Elementary School Video included

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PUEBLO -  First Alert 5 Meteorologist Jessica Van Meter visited Morton Elementary School in Pueblo to talk with the 5th graders about severe weather and weather safety.

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Report says healthcare bill leaves 51 million uninsured in 2026

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on Congressional Republican efforts to replace the health care law.

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Study shows summer brings deadliest days on the road for teenagers Video included

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Traffic accidents are the number one killer of teenagers in the United States, and statistics show that the rate of crashes involving teens is highest during the summer. 

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Around Town: Memorial Day Weekend

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A few of the events going on this Memorial Day Weekend.

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Colorado to receive $280K from data breach settlement

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DENVER (AP) - Colorado will receive nearly $280,000 from a multimillion-dollar settlement reached between retailer Target and 47 states and the District of Columbia.

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US House passes bill making nude photo sharing a crime for military personnel

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has unanimously approved legislation that makes it a crime for U.S. service members to distribute intimate photos or videos of people without first getting their consent.

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Investigators link terror network to Manchester bombing Video included

Police block a road outside the Manchester Arena in central Manchester, England Tuesday May 23, 2017. An apparent suicide bomber set off an improvised explosive device that killed over a dozen people at the end of an Ariana Grande concert on Monday, Manch Police block a road outside the Manchester Arena in central Manchester, England Tuesday May 23, 2017. An apparent suicide bomber set off an improvised explosive device that killed over a dozen people at the end of an Ariana Grande concert on Monday, Manch
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The father of the alleged Manchester arena attacker denies his son is linked to militants or the suicide bombing that killed 22 people.

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Vermont governor vetoes recreational Marijuana legalization bill Video included

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Vermont Governor Phil Scott told reporters he was not satisfied that a bill to legalize recreational Marijuana adequately protected public safety. He said he was particularly worried about the threat of stoned drivers and about children getting access to pot.

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Wednesday Weather: Stormy Changes For Memorial Day Weekend Video included

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Memorial Day Weekend is approaching quickly! Saturday comes with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Some afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms are possible on Sunday and Memorial Day, too. The storms will be most widespread and have the biggest impact on Saturday. Be ready to move indoors quickly, particularly if you see lightning or hear thunder. Temperatures will step up through the 60s around Colorado Springs and 70s around Pueblo.  Weather is a big deal today sin...

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Assault and robbery suspect arrested

Fisher is booked on suspicion of assault and robbery charges after an argument turned violent at the Pikes Peak Brewing Company in Colorado Springs Fisher is booked on suspicion of assault and robbery charges after an argument turned violent at the Pikes Peak Brewing Company in Colorado Springs
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The man suspected of throwing a table and hitting a woman in the face at a Colorado Springs brewery has been booked into jail.

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New data shows troubling trends with deadly crashes

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Since traffic deaths reached a low of 447 in 2011, there has been a steady increase since then. In 2015, 546 people died in crashes, and in 2016 that number jumped to 608.

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Bear trying to get doughnuts tears off car bumper

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A hungry bear ripped off the bumper of a car used to deliver doughnuts in Steamboat Springs earlier this week.

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Suspect wanted for using counterfeit bills

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The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who used a counterfeit bills at at two Colorado Springs convenience stores earlier this month. 

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Your Healthy Family: Getting fit for an oral appliance for snoring and apnea Video included

An oral appliance has to be custom made for each person. The fitting process includes an exam to check the health of the muscles in the head neck, mouth and jaw. An oral appliance has to be custom made for each person. The fitting process includes an exam to check the health of the muscles in the head neck, mouth and jaw.
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An oral appliance has to be custom made for each person. The fitting process includes an exam to check the health of the muscles in the head neck, mouth and jaw.

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Deputies search for man who assaulted woman

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The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who assaulted a woman in Monument earlier this month.

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Victims identified in fatal Highway 24 crash Video included

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Colorado State Patrol says two people were killed in a car crash on Highway 24, west of Peyton Tuesday morning just before 2:00

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NFL cuts OT from 15 minutes to 10, citing player safety Video included

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The change covers preseason and regular-season contests. Playoff games will also use 10-minute time blocks in overtime, but won't end in ties.

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News5 Athlete of the Week: Fountain-Fort Carson boys track Video included

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The Trojans won the 5A boys state title this past weekend in Denver. 

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Euthanasia of 'Charlie' sparks anger in Pueblo Video included

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The euthanasia Monday at Pueblo Animal Services of a dog named Charlie has sparked outrage among no-kill advocates.  The neutered male Border Collie mix, believed to be 3 to 5 years old, arrived at the Pueblo shelter in mid-April as a transfer from a shelter in Trinidad.  He was put down Monday morning. No-kill advocate Rachael Haddan was among around a half dozen prospective adopters of Charlie and visited Pueblo Animal Services in early May, posting a video of the encount... More>>

Sky Sox turn triple play, lose 7-2 to Albuquerque Video included

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With two men on, Steve Lombardozzi grounded to third baseman Gabriel Noriega, who recorded the first out by forcing Peter Mooney out at second base. Second baseman Ivan De Jesus threw Stephen Fife out at home for the second out, while catcher Rene Garcia caught Lombardozzi off first base for the first triple play in Colorado Springs since June 23, 1988, against Tacoma.

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Pencil stabbing victim works to fight bullying Video included

Kyler Nipper has donated more than 700 pairs of shoes to kids in need since starting "Kyler's Kicks" in October. (KOAA) Kyler Nipper has donated more than 700 pairs of shoes to kids in need since starting "Kyler's Kicks" in October. (KOAA)
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11-year-old Kyler Nipper was stabbed with a pencil by one of his peers at Carmel Middle School back in October. He's faced some difficult times since then, but is now turning it all around to help put a stop to bullying. "I was getting bullied bad for my shoes at my school I was in and one day I got stabbed because of my shoes," Nipper said.

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Charlie Blackmon hits 2 homers, Rockies beat Phillies 8-2

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Gerardo Parra also went deep to help the NL leading-Rockies win their major league-best 17th road game.

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Zero homicides reported in Pueblo so far this year Video included

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In 2015, there were 13 homicides.  Last year, the number dropped to 8.

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First Alert 5 Forecast: Sunny Skies & Warmer Air

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Tuesday ended up being a beautiful day with highs in the 50s and 60s under lots of afternoon sunshine. Wednesday is on track to be even better with continued sunshine, highs in the 80s and a refreshing breeze to keep us comfortable! Tonight expect a bit of a chill in the air as temperatures drop into the low 40s through our area. Wednesday highs will warm as earlier mentioned to the low to mid 80s across southern Colorado. We'll see an afternoon southeast breeze and lots of strong May... More>>

No jail time for corrections officer involved in inmate assault Video included

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A Colorado Department of Corrections who witnessed another guard assault an inmate and then attempted to cover up the crime will not face any jail time as part of a plea agreement reached Tuesday morning.  Shannon Proud will serve 6 months probation and will keep his job with the DOC.  News 5 Investigates first obtained disturbing video footage from inside the Centennial Correctional Facility in Fremont County back in 2016.  The footage captured showed an inmate bein... More>>

Loosen Up: NFL to allow some flair in celebrations Video included

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Goodell said the moniker "No Fun League" had been thrown around since he was an intern in the league office. He welcomed the looser guidelines, also endorsed by Falcons President Rich McKay, who heads the NFL competition committee.

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Man charged in traffic death of 86-year-old pedestrian

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Prosecutors have decided to charge the driver of a car who hit and killed an 86-year-old man at the intersection East San Miguel St. and Baylor Drive earlier this month.

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Police: Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy found dead

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Kennedy was an eight-time Pro Bowler during his 11 seasons with the Seattle Seahawks. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 201

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CU president to review ex-coach's domestic assault handling

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The university had hired outside attorneys to investigate whether some of its own officials violated campus policies by failing to report claims against former coach Joe Thumpkin. The attorneys had focused their investigation on Chancellor Phil DiStefano, Athletic Director Rick George and football coach Mike MacIntyre.

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Suspect claims he killed roommates due to their Neo-Nazi beliefs Video included

Devon Arthurs is charged with two murders. Devon Arthurs is charged with two murders.
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(WFLA) The investigation into Friday's double murder at a Tampa Palms apartment complex is expanding after authorities found bomb making ingredients, ties to neo-Nazi philosophy and two forms of radioactive material.

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Man in clown makeup suspected in Denver stabbing

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A man who police say was wearing clown makeup and gloves with blades on them is accused of stabbing and killing another man early Tuesday morning in downtown Denver.

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Shooting in Pueblo believed to be drug related

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Pueblo Police are looking for a suspect involved in a March shooting that officers say might have been motivated by a drug deal gone bad.

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Former CIA director testifies about Russian interference in election Video included

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(NBC News) Testifying before the House Intelligence Committee Tuesday, former C.I.A. Director John Brennan called the Russian interference in the 2016 election "brazen."

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Suicide bomber kills 22 at concert in Manchester

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The house where British police performed a controlled explosion as part of their investigation into the concert blast in Manchester is in an ethnically mixed suburb in the city.

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May 8th hail storm could be most expensive in Colorado history

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DENVER (AP) - A storm that dropped a blanket of hail across Colorado earlier this month is on pace to be the most expensive in state history. That's according to the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association.

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May snows keep Arapahoe Basin open longer

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After receiving more than three feet of snow so far in May, the Arapahoe Basin Ski Area will stay open for a"bonus" weekend, June 9-June 11. 

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Cheese blamed in botulism outbreak that kills 1 man, sickens 9 others Video included

Health officials are investigating a botulism outbreak linked to a Sacramento area store. Health officials are investigating a botulism outbreak linked to a Sacramento area store.
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A botulism outbreak linked to contaminated nacho-cheese dip sold at a Northern California gas station has killed one man and left at least nine other people hospitalized, health officials said.

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Stolen cars recovered in Colorado Springs

Alicia Deanda is charged with with motor vehicle theft and attempt to influence a public officer. Alicia Deanda is charged with with motor vehicle theft and attempt to influence a public officer.
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An operation to recover stolen vehicles in Colorado Springs resulted in the discovery of six 1990's Honda sedans and a '98 Nissan Sentra. 

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Thunderbirds show brings crowds inside and outside AFA stadium Video included

A US Air Force Thunderbirds aircraft performs in Oklahoma. (May 2017 - Facebook) A US Air Force Thunderbirds aircraft performs in Oklahoma. (May 2017 - Facebook)
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The roar of F-16 jets over Colorado Springs signal it is Air Force Academy Graduation week. The Thunderbirds put on an air show for cadets after they graduate, but the show is also watched by thousands outside the stadium. 

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Sir Roger Moore dies after short battle with cancer Video included

Sir Roger Moore, the movie star who played James Bond, has died after a brief bout with cancer. Sir Roger Moore, the movie star who played James Bond, has died after a brief bout with cancer.
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LONDON (AP) - Roger Moore, the longest-serving movie star to play iconic British spy James Bond in the famed film series, has died in Switzerland after a brief bout with cancer.

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I-25 north back-up due to rocks on the road

Traffic backed up on I-25 due to rocks on the roadway. Traffic backed up on I-25 due to rocks on the roadway.
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The morning commute on northbound I-25 hit a snag as a load of rocks blocked traffic at Nevada Avenue.  Cars were backed up from Nevada to the MLK Bypass near downtown Colorado Springs. 

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President Trump condemns Manchester bombing, calls attackers 'evil losers' Video included

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(NBC News) President Trump on Tuesday condemned Monday night's deadly bombing in Manchester, England.  "We must drive out the terrorists and the extremists from our midst, obliterate this evil ideology," Mr. Trump said. 

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Pueblo Water to begin testing for lead next month

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The Pueblo Board of Water Works will begin EPA-mandated testing for lead in select homeowners' water supply beginning in June. 

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City hosting emergency preparedness meeting June 6

A helicopter drops water on the fire as firefighters continued to battle the blaze that burned into the evening hours in Waldo Canyon on the U.S. Air Force Academy June 27, 2012. (Master Sgt. Jeremy Lock USAF) A helicopter drops water on the fire as firefighters continued to battle the blaze that burned into the evening hours in Waldo Canyon on the U.S. Air Force Academy June 27, 2012. (Master Sgt. Jeremy Lock USAF)
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The City of Colorado Springs is hosting a community meeting Tuesday to make sure residents are prepared for wildfires and other natural disasters.

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Neighbors weigh in on Manitou wildfire mitigation plan Video included

Fire mitigation work will begin along Intemann Trail in the second week of June. (KOAA) Fire mitigation work will begin along Intemann Trail in the second week of June. (KOAA)
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Neighbors got to weigh in on a wildfire mitigation project that could be taking out acres of forestry on Monday evening. It's happening in Manitou Springs along the Intemann Trail. This project will be taking out up to 50 feet of vegetation like these trees and shrubs from both sides of the trail. To give you a better perspective, that's enough room to cut out a four lane highway, one of the top concerns heard at Monday night's public meeting. "It just seems like they're cuttin...

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Sky Sox down Albuquerque, split series

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The Sky Sox return home Tuesday for a four-game series with the New Orleans Baby Cakes at 6:40 p.m. MT in the first meeting between the two American Conference foes.

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Predators reach 1st Stanley Cup Final, oust Ducks in 6 games

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The Predators will play either defending champion Pittsburgh or Ottawa for the Stanley Cup. Game 1 is Monday.

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Hoffman shines in Colorado's 8-1 win over slumping Phillies

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The 22-year-old-Hoffman, rated Colorado's No. 2 prospect, made his second spot start of the season. He was needed because the Rockies played a doubleheader last week and went with Hoffman rather than use a starter on short rest. He'll likely return to the minors but certainly impressed against the woeful Phillies.

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Opening day delayed for popular Pueblo beach Video included

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No word yet on exactly when it will be ready for public use this summer, but park officials believe it will be worth the wait.

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Sales tax revenue numbers up, bodes well for 2C Projects Video included

Money pouring in from 2C road tax. Feb alone brought in 600K more than last year. (KOAA) Money pouring in from 2C road tax. Feb alone brought in 600K more than last year. (KOAA)
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The 2C project is set to pave 229 lane miles this year. the sales tax going towards these projects is estimated to take in $50 million a year for the life of the project. 

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Lawmakers extend financial lifeline to Pueblo heroin crisis

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Senate Bill 74 sets aside $500,000 a year for the next three years to be awarded in grants to healthcare providers in Pueblo so they can hire more nurse practitioners and physicians assistants to treat heroin addiction in the community. The program will serve as a test pilot for a larger heroin intervention statewide.

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Turkey and US at odds over clash outside embassy

Turkish bodyguards hit and kick protesters outside an embassy in Washington D.C.  (Still image credit: Amerika'nin Sesi) Turkish bodyguards hit and kick protesters outside an embassy in Washington D.C. (Still image credit: Amerika'nin Sesi)
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Turkey is protesting what it calls "aggressive and unprofessional actions" by American security personnel against Turkish bodyguards during a violent incident last week in Washington.

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President Trump visits Israel, says a "lot of love" will help bring peace

President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
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President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered remarks in support of each nation's agenda in regards to peace in the Middle East. 

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Army 2nd Lt. stabbed to death at University of Maryland campus Video included

Army 2nd Lt. Richard Wilbur Collins III was stabbed to death on a University of Maryland campus. Army 2nd Lt. Richard Wilbur Collins III was stabbed to death on a University of Maryland campus.
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(WBAL) A man with ties to a racist Facebook group has been charged in a fatal stabbing on the University of Maryland-College Park campus.

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Thunderbirds arrive for Air Force Academy graduation week Video included

A US Air Force Thunderbirds aircraft performs in Oklahoma. (May 2017 - Facebook) A US Air Force Thunderbirds aircraft performs in Oklahoma. (May 2017 - Facebook)
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The Air Force Thunderbirds are in town for the academy's graduation ceremony. The team is expected to arrive Monday morning with a flyover of the Academy at 10:00 a.m.

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Michael Flynn to invoke 5th Amendment amid Russia probe

National Security Adviser Michael Flynn in the east Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, for a joint news conference with President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) National Security Adviser Michael Flynn in the east Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, for a joint news conference with President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will invoke his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination on Monday as he notifies the Senate Intelligence committee that he will not comply with a subpoena seeking documents. 

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  • No jail time for corrections officer involved in inmate assault

    No jail time for corrections officer involved in inmate assault

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 7:26 PM EDT2017-05-23 23:26:47 GMT
    A Colorado Department of Corrections who witnessed another guard assault an inmate and then attempted to cover up the crime will not face any jail time as part of a plea agreement reached Tuesday morning.  Shannon Proud will serve 6 months probation and will keep his job with the DOC.  News 5 Investigates first obtained disturbing video footage from inside the Centennial Correctional Facility in Fremont County back in 2016.  The footage captured showed an inmate bein...
    A Colorado Department of Corrections who witnessed another guard assault an inmate and then attempted to cover up the crime will not face any jail time as part of a plea agreement reached Tuesday morning.  Shannon Proud will serve 6 months probation and will keep his job with the DOC.  News 5 Investigates first obtained disturbing video footage from inside the Centennial Correctional Facility in Fremont County back in 2016.  The footage captured showed an inmate bein...
  • Homeowner stuck with $80k in damage from sewage backup after city denies responsibility

    Homeowner stuck with $80k in damage from sewage backup after city denies responsibility

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 1:46 AM EDT2017-05-16 05:46:29 GMT
    Barbara ShepardBarbara Shepard

    A main sewer line in Manitou Springs recently clogged and poured sewage into a homeowner's basement, causing nearly $80,000 in damage.  The homeowner filed a claim believing the City of Manitou Springs would compensate her because the backup came from the line they maintain, but Manitou officials said "no", citing the Colorado Governmental Immunity Act.  

    A main sewer line in Manitou Springs recently clogged and poured sewage into a homeowner's basement, causing nearly $80,000 in damage.  The homeowner filed a claim believing the City of Manitou Springs would compensate her because the backup came from the line they maintain, but Manitou officials said "no", citing the Colorado Governmental Immunity Act.  

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