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Dead body found, police say scene is suspicious

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COLORADO SPRINGS - The Colorado Springs Police received a call of a dead body south of the Drake Martin power plant Sunday.

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Doherty High School closes campus during lunch and free periods

An officer near the scene of a shooting across the street from Doherty High School. (KOAA) An officer near the scene of a shooting across the street from Doherty High School. (KOAA)
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COLORADO SPRINGS - After a shooting in a parking lot across from Doherty High School Friday, the school is taking many precautions in keeping students safe. The high school's Principal sent a letter to parents Sunday, saying starting Monday the school's campus will close during lunch and free periods. 

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More than 200 NFL players protest during national anthem

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally for Senate candidate Luther Strange, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Huntsville, Ala. President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally for Senate candidate Luther Strange, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Huntsville, Ala.
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AP reporters and photographers counted the players kneeling or sitting at every NFL game Sunday. With one more game to go Monday night, already more than 200 players chose to protest. A handful of others raised their fists.
  

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Sunday Evening Weather: Even Cooler Monday

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An upper level system is still impacting our area and those impacts will continue into the work week. A few areas to sun this afternoon/evening, but clouds will still be abundant. There will still be a few isolated light showers. Cloudy tonight with isolated showers and lows in the 40's and 50's. Monday will be an even colder day with highs only in the 50's. It'll be a chilly and mostly cloudy day. Showers will still be around with snow possible for the mountains. Temperatures will s...

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Hundreds gathered to cherish the life of beloved cyclist Tim Watkins

Hundreds gathered outside of Palmer Lake Town Hall Saturday to honor the life of 61-year old cyclist Tim Watkins. Hundreds gathered outside of Palmer Lake Town Hall Saturday to honor the life of 61-year old cyclist Tim Watkins.
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COLORADO SPRINGS - Hundreds of people gathered in front of Palmer Lake Town Hall Saturday afternoon to honor a man who had a powerful impact on an entire community. 

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Rockies beat Padres 8-4 to open 2-game lead for last wild card

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Gerardo Parra hit a tiebreaking single in a two-run third inning, Pat Valaika and Charlie Blackmon hit consecutive home runs in the ninth and the Colorado Rockies beat the San Diego Padres 8-4 Sunday to open a two-game lead over Milwaukee for the second NL wild card heading into the final week of the regular season.  

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A 13-year old ambushed and bike stolen near Palmer Park

Brendan Johnson, 13, shows reporter Andy Koen the spot where he was ambushed and had his bicycle stolen two weeks ago Brendan Johnson, 13, shows reporter Andy Koen the spot where he was ambushed and had his bicycle stolen two weeks ago
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COLORADO SPRINGS - A 13-year old named Brendan Johnson was ambushed on a bike ride near Palmer Park, where his bike was stolen.

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Late mistakes costly on Broncos road trip to Buffalo

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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Tyrod Taylor threw two touchdowns and the Bills intercepted Trevor Siemian twice in the final 19 minutes of Buffalo's 26-16 victory over the Denver Broncos on Sunday.    Taylor went 20 of 26 for 213 yards with a 2-yard touchdown to Andre Holmes and a 6-yarder to Charles Clay. Taylor got lucky on the touchdown pass to Holmes , as his pass deflected off the hands of Zay Jones just inside the goal line and bounced directly to Holmes in the back of the ... More>>

Local business owner reacts to NFL controversy Video included

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In almost a years time, Stephen Martin believes he's come full circle.  The owner of Prime-Time Sports in Colorado Springs received backlash a year ago when he decided to cancel an autograph-signing event for Bronco's Brandon Marshall.  'I  was called a racist bigot I was accused of being a member of the Ku Klux Klan you know, how dare you cancel?" said Martin.  

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Police find man with gunshot wound to chest on I-25

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COLORADO SPRINGS - The Colorado Springs Police responded to a reported shooting on I-25 south of mile marker 145, Sunday afternoon. Officers say a 28-year old man shot himself while in his vehicle. 

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Brissett gets in sync to lead Colts past Browns 31-28

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Jacoby Brissett ran for two touchdowns, threw for another and the Colts defense held off Cleveland's late charge Sunday to preserve a 31-28 victory. 

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Agencies respond to building collapse in Greenwood Village

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GREENWOOD VILLAGE - The Littleton Fire Rescue responded to a report of a building collapse in Greenwood Village Sunday. The incident required assistance from South Metro Fire Rescue at 5910 S. University Boulevard. 

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Trump administration announces new travel ban

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump's travel ban (all times local):  Travelers from eight countries will face restrictions on entry to the U.S, ranging from a total ban to more targeted restrictions, under a new proclamation signed by President Donald Trump Sunday.

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Rocky Mountain park balances visitation growth, short staff

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FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Rocky Mountain National Park Chief ranger Mark Pita says the park's number of search and rescue incidents hasn't increased as of late, but visitation has - putting a strain on resources. 

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Rodgers burns Bengals deep in OT, Packers win 27-24

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Mason Crosby kicked a 27-yard field goal with 6:26 left in overtime set up by Aaron Rodgers' 72-yard pass to Geronimo Allison, and the Green Bay Packers rallied to beat the Cincinnati Bengals 27-24 on Sunday.

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Police charge suspect in Tennessee church shooting with murder

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Police have released the identity of a suspect in a Tennessee church shooting.
  

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Superbowl unity video will re-air during Sunday night football

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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a tweet that the league will re-air a unity television advertisement Sunday night that it first ran during February's Super Bowl. We will air this Unity spot in tonight’s game.

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Brady wins another 1 in final seconds, 36-33 over Texans

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Tom Brady connected with Brandin Cooks for a 25-yard touchdown pass with 23 seconds left, his fifth TD throw of the game, and the New England Patriots rallied to beat the Houston Texans 36-33 on Sunday. 

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46 flights diverted from Phoenix airport after tower alarm

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PHOENIX (AP) - More than 45 flights headed to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport were temporarily diverted after an alarm activated at the air traffic control tower.  

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Pueblo Chili and Salsa Showdown announce Sunday winners

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PUEBLO - The non-commercial Chili and Salsa Showdown sponsored by Black Hills Energy announced the winners for Sunday. The event was held at the Pueblo Convention Center Sunday morning, with more than 30 individuals competing. 

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Rescue work suspended at Mexico collapse site

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MEXICO CITY (AP) - The latest on Mexico's earthquake (all times local):  Rescuers have temporarily evacuated from the wreckage of a seven-story office building in Mexico City that collapsed in Tuesday's magnitude 7.1 earthquake. 

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DOE assessing Puerto Rico's power grid damage

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   SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - The latest on Hurricane Maria and its devastation of Puerto Rico (all times local): The U.S. Department of Energy says initial damage assessments and power restoration efforts have begun on Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

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Colorado's pitch to build Hyperloop would cost $24B

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DENVER (AP) - Colorado's dream of a futuristic transportation system that would move passengers and freight at speeds of nearly 700 mph using a pod and tube system is estimated to cost about $24 billion to build. 

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Designs sought for memorial to 26 school massacre victims

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NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - Officials are accepting design submissions for a permanent memorial to the 20 first-graders and six educators killed in a 2012 Connecticut school shooting. 

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Several Denver Broncos take a knee during National Anthem

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The Denver Broncos joined the growing list of NFL teams with players that are protesting the National Anthem. 

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Last chance to attend Pueblo Chile and Frijoles festival

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The annual Pueblo Chile and Frijoles festival ends Sunday.  It's the 23rd annual event, which features food, music, arts and crafts and cooking competitions to celebrate harvest. KOAA is a proud sponsor of the event. Be sure to stop by and say 'hello' at our tent, get a souvenir photo in the KOAA-TV photo booth, and pick up some swag! 

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Thunderbirds headline Pikes Peak Regional Air Show

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The Air Force Thunderbirds will headline the Pikes Peak Regional Air Show this weekend at the Colorado Springs Airport.

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Sunday Morning Weather: Still Cool, Not As Soggy

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We've got some areas of showers and drizzle this morning. Showers will be possible throughout the day, but we'll be drier than yesterday with some improvement in the skies by the second half of the day as slightly drier air moves in and showers become even more isolated. A little bit of late day sunshine could try to brighten things up. Temperatures will stay well below average in the 50's and 60's. Clouds and showers build back in overnight with lows in the 40's.  Monday will b...

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No. 7 Washington overcomes slow start to beat Colorado 37-10

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Myles Gaskin rushed for 202 yards and two touchdowns for the Huskies (4-0, 1-0), who didn't manhandle Colorado (3-1, 1-1) from the start like they did in a 41-10 rout of Colorado in last year's Pac-12 championship.

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Chacin, Padres shut down Rockies 5-0 on combined 5-hitter

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The Rockies entered Saturday's games leading St. Louis by 1 1/2 games and Milwaukee by two. Milwaukee beat the Chicago Cubs 4-3 in 10 innings and the Cardinals lost 11-6 at Pittsburgh. The Rockies were shut out for the third time in four games and have lost five of six.

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CSFD respond to water rescue under bridge near Shooks Run

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COLORADO SPRINGS - The Colorado Springs Fire Department responded to a 911 call of two people stuck under a bridge off Boulder Street and Farrs Court.

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'Idiot hick town,' Larkspur Town Hall vandalized after 'TRCK Stop' decision Video included

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Town Hall in Larkspur hit with graffiti, the doors painted to say 'idiot hick town,' two windows with 'No T-R-C-K Stop,' presumably referring to the T-R-U-C-K stop that's dividing the small town of less than 200 people.

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Saturday Evening Weather: Staying Cool & Active

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Clouds continue for the rest of the day as an upper level trough continues its hold on the western half of the country. Along with that cloud cover, the chance for showers and storms will be around for the rest of the day and overnight. Some of those storms could be strong to severe for the far eastern plains with hail, strong winds, and heavy rain possible. Lows will be in the 40's and 50's. More cloud cover and cool temperatures for Sunday. Highs will be in the 60's. Skies will try ...

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New details in deaf shooting in Oklahoma

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(KFOR) The Oklahoma City Police Department released new details Thursday from the ongoing investigation of an officer-involved shooting. Tuesday, Madgiel Sanchez, 35, was shot on his front porch after two officers went to the home to check on a hit-and-run involving Sanchez's father. 

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Penny scores 3 TDs, No. 22 SDSU holds off Air Force 28-24

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Air Force got the ball back with 2:12 left, but the Trey Lomax intercepted Arion Worthman's fourth-down pass to help the Aztecs extend their winning streak to seven straight over the Falcons.

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Utilities in Rockies seek to join larger transmission group

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DENVER (AP) - Utilities serving customers in Colorado, Wyoming and portions of adjoining states are moving to join a larger transmission system in a move they say could reduce costs.

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CSPD respond to a man who reportedly shot himself

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COLORADO SPRINGS - The Colorado Springs Sand Creek Division Police were dispatched to a shots fired call at 1800 Monterey Road Saturday. Initial reports stated the victim had shot himself. 

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Air Force Academy game delayed due to lightning

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COLORADO SPRINGS - The Air Force Academy game between San Diego state has been delayed due to lightning in the second quarter. . 

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Colorado GOP votes down move to cancel 2018 primary

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DENVER (AP) - Colorado's Republican party has voted down an attempt by some of its members to cancel the 2018 primary in order to block unaffiliated voter participation.

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Traffic advisory for intersection of Woodmen Rd and Union Blvd

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COLORADO SPRINGS - The intersection of Woodmen Road and Union Boulevard will be undergoing multiple lane closures from Friday to Monday. Colorado Springs Public Works warns that this will cause traffic impacts in that area.

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Trump’s comments about anthem, Curry inflame sports stars

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SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump doubled down on denouncing protests by NFL players and rescinded NBA star Stephen Curry’s White House invitation on Saturday, a series of tweets that quickly inflamed football and basketball stars and even prompted LeBron James to call the president a “bum.” 

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Chili and Salsa Showdown announce winners

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PUEBLO - The Chile and Salsa showdown sponsored by Black Hills energy announced it's winners Saturday afternoon. The event was held at the Pueblo Convention Center Saturday morning with multiple entries from each category.

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Police search for suspect who lost control of stolen vehicle and hit a tree

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COLORADO SPRINGS - The Colorado Springs Police responded to a shots fired call early Saturday. Upon arrival officers located a vehicle that was later discovered to be stolen.

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Colorado to pay $171K to settle lawsuit in inmates death

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PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Colorado officials have agreed to pay $171,000 to settle a lawsuit brought over the death of an inmate who alleged prison medical workers denied him treatment. 

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Arenado powers Rockies to slump-ending win over Padres

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Jon Gray (9-4) pitched six innings to win his fourth straight road start, and Colorado stayed 1 1/2 games ahead of the St. Louis Cardinals for the final NL wild card. The Milwaukee Brewers are two games back.

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Two men indicted for firearm thefts in Colorado

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COLORADO - The Baca County Sheriff's and Springfield Police Department announced the indictment of two men, held without bond for firearm related crimes. According to a media release both defendants were indicted before a federal grand jury in Denver on September 13. 

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North Korea Minister calls President Trump mentally deranged

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North Korea minister calls Trump "a mentally deranged person full of megalomania" who is holding "the nuclear button."
 

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Thunderbirds headline Pikes Peak Regional Air Show

The Air Force Thunderbirds fly over Colorado Springs during the 2017 Air Force Academy Graduation. The Air Force Thunderbirds fly over Colorado Springs during the 2017 Air Force Academy Graduation.
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The Air Force Thunderbirds will headline the Pikes Peak Regional Air Show this Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 at the Colorado Springs Airport. 

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Chile and Frijole Festival underway in Pueblo

the annual Pueblo Chile and Frijoles festival is underway this weekend. the annual Pueblo Chile and Frijoles festival is underway this weekend.
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The annual Pueblo Chile and Frijoles festival returns to Union Ave. Sept. 22- Sept. 24. 

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Hundreds killed in powerful Mexico earthquake

Pablo Vega Rodríguez listens to his mobile as he waits for news on his cousin Paulino Estrada, at an ad-hoc camp outside a quake-collapsed seven-story building where Estrada is believed to be trapped, in Mexico City's Roma Norte neighborhood, Friday, Sept Pablo Vega Rodríguez listens to his mobile as he waits for news on his cousin Paulino Estrada, at an ad-hoc camp outside a quake-collapsed seven-story building where Estrada is believed to be trapped, in Mexico City's Roma Norte neighborhood, Friday, Sept
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The death toll from this week's central Mexico earthquake tops 300.

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School bus driver saves kids from burning bus

Driver pulls students from burning bus. Driver pulls students from burning bus.
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A quick-thinking bus driver is being called a hero after saving elementary students from a school bus that caught fire Thursday afternoon in south Kansas City. 

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Saturday Morning Weather: Cooler & Active

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A big Fall system is moving in for the first weekend of the new season. Highs will be much cooler today, only getting into the 60's and low 70's. It'll be an active day with showers and thunderstorms to go along with mainly dreary conditions. Some of those storms could be strong to severe for the far eastern plains with hail and gusty winds. A few showers linger overnight with lows in the 40's and 50's.  Cooler air lingers for Sunday with highs in the 60's. Shower and storm acti...

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5 Around Town: September 23rd and 24th

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The full weekend of September is full of events.   

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Friday Football Fever Week 4: Final Scores

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Another week in the books for the Friday Football Fever. Here's a rundown of the big games. 

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Recruiting potential foster parents at Chile and Frijole Festival

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Pueblo County has a special booth at the Chile and Frijole Festival this year to recruit more people to become foster parents. 

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Friday Football Fever Week 4: Pueblo West at Dakota Ridge

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Pueblo West has come out blazing in 2017, 3-0 after beating Pueblo South in double overtime in week three. 

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8-year old forced to drive

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(WPXI) Pennsylvania police say an intoxicated New Castle man had an 8-year-old girl to drive him around after spotting her on the side of the road and forced her into his car. 

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Friday Football Fever Week 4: Canon City vs Pueblo East

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Pueblo East vs. Canon City: Two teams going in two completely different directions.

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Fallen cadets and graduates honored at Air Force Academy

Air Force Academy cadets and graduates that have died in the past year were honored in a Memorial Ceremony on Friday afternoon. (KOAA) Air Force Academy cadets and graduates that have died in the past year were honored in a Memorial Ceremony on Friday afternoon. (KOAA)
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Homecoming at the Air Force Academy means much more than a football game this weekend, it's about remembering those who passed through the Academy and served this nation with honor. 

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Chile and Frijole Festival underway in Pueblo

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The annual Pueblo Chile and Frijoles festival returns to Union Ave. Sept. 22- Sept. 24. It's the 23rd annual event, which features food, music, arts and crafts and cooking competitions to celebrate harvest.

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Transgender military couple from Colorado Springs share their story

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COLORADO SPRINGS - A retired Army veteran and Air Force Staff Sergeant from Colorado Springs were able to share their stories with the world, about being transgender in the military. The couple was hosted on the Ellen Degeneres show in hopes to shed light on the controversy behind transgender military service members. 

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Friday Football Fever Week 4: Rampart vs. Ponderosa

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Ponderosa is very familiar with the Springs, playing a game a year against a team from the Springs or Pueblo.

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Friday Football Fever Week 4: Vista Ridge vs Pine Creek

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A 4A slug fest over the last few years, two of the best teams in the Springs square off. Pine Creek is the top ranked team in 4A right now, 3-0 on the season with wins against two 5A teams so far this season. 

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Pikes Peak Airshow road closures may cause issues for local flights

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COLORADO SPRINGS - The Pikes Peak Airshow is in Colorado Springs this weekend but the traffic may cause some issues for local flights. Large crowds are expected to be at the event as historical military planes like Thunderbirds, Warbirds and a number of aerobatic performances will be there. 

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Memorial planned for slain mountain biker

A memorial service will be held Saturday at noon for Tim Watkins at the Palmer Lake Town Hall A memorial service will be held Saturday at noon for Tim Watkins at the Palmer Lake Town Hall
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A community wide memorial will be held at the Palmer Lake Town Hall on Saturday at noon to celebrate the life of slain mountain biker Tim Watkins. Search and rescue teams found his body along a trail on Mount Herman on Sunday.

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Weber Street causing confusion with new lane shift, for now

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Downtown roads are being overhauled over the next few years. One of the first streets to get a new look is Weber, but so far it's been confusing for a lot of motorists dealing with the new layout. 

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Colorado: Some low-level radioactive waste handled illegally

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DENVER (AP) - Some types of low-level radioactive waste have been illegally buried in landfills that are not approved to handle them because of a contradiction in state laws, Colorado health officials said Friday. 

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1 student shot during lunch break near Doherty High School

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A shooting in a Family Dollar parking lot across the street from Doherty High School forced students and staff to shelter in place around 12 p.m. Friday. One student was hit and taken to the hospital in serious, but stable condition. 

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CSP responds to serious motorcycle crash in Otero County

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OTERO COUNTY - The Colorado State Patrol responded to a serious motorcycle crash on Highway 266 in Otero County, Friday. According to a release the crash involved 54-year old John Hensch of La Junta. 

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CSFD Hazmat respond to possible fuel spill from rollover crash

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COLORADO SPRINGS - The Colorado Springs Fire Department responded to a rollover crash at Dublin and Marksheffel Friday. The incident involved a cement truck closing down the westbound lanes west of Marksheffel.

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Elderly deaths: Call for generators in Florida nursing homes

Patients are evacuated from a nursing home facility in Florida. (NBC News) Patients are evacuated from a nursing home facility in Florida. (NBC News)
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - After 11 nursing home residents died in the sweltering heat of hurricane-induced power outages, Florida's nursing home industry is now on a collision course with Gov. Rick Scott.

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Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers talks growing economy in state of the city address

Longtime volunteer and public servant Mary Ellen McNally was given the Colorado Springs Lifetime Achievement Award by Mayor John Suthers today at the State of City luncheon. Longtime volunteer and public servant Mary Ellen McNally was given the Colorado Springs Lifetime Achievement Award by Mayor John Suthers today at the State of City luncheon.
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Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers addressed a crowd of city leaders at the The Broadmoor Friday morning in his annual state of the city address. 

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Doherty High School back to normal status after shooting near campus

An officer near the scene of a shooting across the street from Doherty High School. (KOAA) An officer near the scene of a shooting across the street from Doherty High School. (KOAA)
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Parents are now being allowed to pick up their students from Doherty High School the shelter in place status lifted after a shooting near the campus.

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FBI arrest suspect involved in 13 bank robberies

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COLORADO - The Indianapolis FBI Violent Crimes Task Force arrested a suspect believed to be the "Double Hat Bandit." The suspect is identified as 54-year old Shayne Carson. 

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Principal and athletic director out at East High amid 'forced splits' investigation

Video shows a cheerleader for Denver East forced to do splits. (KUSA) Video shows a cheerleader for Denver East forced to do splits. (KUSA)
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Denver Public Schools Superintendent Tom Boasberg announced late Friday that East High principal Andy Mendelsberg will retire following 26 years with the district, while athletic director Lisa Porter has also resigned. 

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Unexpected road hazard on CSPD cruiser

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You don't see this everyday. A Colorado Springs Police Officer got an unexpected hitchhiker on the way to a serious injury accident. 

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Semi fire closes I-25 south of Colorado City

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A semi fire closed all lanes of northbound I-25 south of Colorado City for 12 hours on Friday. As of 3:30 p.m., Interstate 25 at mile marker 71 has reopened. 

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Colorado targeted in national hacking incident

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COLORADO (AP) - The federal government is telling election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems last year, although in most cases the systems were not breached. 

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Larkspur Town Council offering reward for info regarding vandalism

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LARKSPUR - The Larkspur Town Council discovered vandalism in the form of messages on the Town Hall windows, Thursday. The Town Council says they are appalled by this criminal act. 

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Fountain Police notify public sexually violent predator was released

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FOUNTAIN - The Fountain Police Department is notifying the public that a sexually violent predator has been released from the Department of Corrections.  The offender is Dennis Eugene Hase who police say has moved to an address in Fountain.

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Your Healthy Family: 25 year old Colorado Springs man battles kidney disease

Dominic Maffia, a 25 year old Colorado Springs man who is not your typical kidney patient. Dominic Maffia, a 25 year old Colorado Springs man who is not your typical kidney patient.
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Team Maffia is one of the many teams that will be at Memorial Park this Sunday morning for the Kidney Walk.  No, it's not a team of gangsters, it's a team supporting Dominic Maffia, a 25 year old Colorado Springs man who is not your typical kidney patient. 

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Police officer hailed as hero after Cripple Creek motel fire

Officer Alex Kenoyer helped rescue guests during a fire at the Cripple Creek motel. (KOAA) Officer Alex Kenoyer helped rescue guests during a fire at the Cripple Creek motel. (KOAA)
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On Sept. 12th, Alex Kenoyer was on his usual overnight shift for the Cripple Creek Police Department with his police partner.  When a call came in for a fire at the Cripple Creek motel, Kenoyer and his partner made their way over.  'The fire started to spread quicker and I noticed that there were a lot of closed doors,' said Kenoyer. ' I started pounding on the doors as hard as I could announcing you know police there's a fire," and when he didn't hear an answer...

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Debate over health care legislation

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Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine says she's "leaning against" a Republican proposal to eliminate the Affordable Care Act, despite new pressure from her state's GOP governor.

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Move over PSL; Starbucks unveils new fall drink

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Starbucks debuts a new flavor for fall, giving the famous PSL a run for its money! 

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Thousands of marijuana plants removed from San Isabel

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A massive team effort of several law enforcement agencies results in the arrest of two Mexican nationals for an illegal marijuana grow operation in San Isabel National Forest. 

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Identity theft suspect linked to stolen mail

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Colorado Springs police arrest a man linked to a major identity theft lab affecting people in both Black Forest and Colorado Springs. 

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Changes made in campus sex assault guidance under new administration

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The Trump administration is scrapping Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault, replacing it with new interim instructions for universities. 

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Oklahoma City police looking at training policies after deadly shooting

An Oklahoma City police sergeant is on paid administrative leave after he shot and killed a deaf man Tuesday night. An Oklahoma City police sergeant is on paid administrative leave after he shot and killed a deaf man Tuesday night.
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The police chief of Oklahoma City said Thursday the fatal shooting of a deaf man has raised "a lot of concerns" about training for officer interaction with people with hearing or speech problems, and he plans to meet with advocates for those who have such impairments.

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Your Healthy Family: 2017 Colorado Springs Kidney Walk is this Sunday morning

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This Sunday is the Colorado Springs Kidney Walk at Memorial Park.  The Kidney Walk is not about kidney disease, it's about the people with kidney disease coming together to celebrate life and each other, and to raise awareness and money for research and to benefit the lives of people living with kidney disease and their families. Many teams have already formed for this year’s walk and started raising money.  Events like this happen all across the country.  Mo... More>>

So-called 'Ghost Ship' washes up on Florida beach

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What some folks are calling a ghost ship has taken up eerie residence on Florida's Melbourne Beach.

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It's time to get your flu shot!

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We're watching out for you ahead of flu season! It's right around the corner and right now doctors are stressing the importance of getting vaccinated.  We all know the basic ways to prevent the flu. One of the bests ones? It's as simple as washing your hands, but soap and water just isn't enough. That's why doctors say everyone should get their flu shots!  Keep in mind it's not only for your health, but it also protects infants and the elderly that may not be able to ...

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6-year-old girl dies after crash in Banning Lewis

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A 6-year-old girl has died from her injuries after riding her bike into a passing vehicle in the Banning Lewis neighborhood of Colorado Springs.

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VA says "miscommunication" led to veteran waiting months for chemotherapy after being diagnosed with colon cancer

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Newly appointed VA Secretary David Shulkin promised more transparency, better accountability and improved healthcare for veterans.  This promise followed years of controversy over wait times in VA centers and hospitals nationwide. The VA's Office of Inspector General found veterans nationwide were dying as they waited months or even years for appointments.  Has anything changed? Opinions appear to be mixed.  Colorado Springs veteran Alan Cornell had colon cance...

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Friday Football Fever Week 4: 5 Games to Watch Video included

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We're getting ready for Week 4 of the high school football season here at the Friday Football Fever. Here's Sports Director Grant Meech's rundown of the 5 games to watch this week.

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New Children's Hospital Colorado to make $240M economic impact Video included

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The new Children's Hospital Colorado being built in Colorado Springs is already making an economic impact on the city. This is coming from a new study just released out of Summit Economics. In only a matter of a few months the structure of this hospital is already starting to go up along Briargate at the Memorial North campus.

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Pueblo chile top export in Pueblo County with $8.5 million economic impact, county worker says

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The 2017 Pueblo Chile & Frijoles Festival kicks off Friday afternoon.  More than 150,000 people from all over the country will be downtown this weekend trying different chile concoctions and stocking up for the year.  Some people may not know that Pueblo chile is the number one export for fresh produce in Pueblo County. It's also one of the most recognized crops in the nation.  As county workers say, a lot of it has to do with the chiles being grown in Pueblo.

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North Korean foreign minister said country could test hydrogen bomb in Pacific

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korean media report North Korea's top diplomat says his country may test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean to fulfill leader Kim Jong Un's vow to take the "highest-level" action against the United States.  

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Panel discussion with nonprofits regarding federal budget cuts Video included

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Pikes Peak region nonprofits are worrying about the impending 2018 federal budget. Most nonprofits get a large majority of it's money through federal grants and fill in the holes with private donations. 

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Jefferson county deputy not hurt in shots fired incident

A Jefferson County deputy was not hurt in a shots fired incident. A Jefferson County deputy was not hurt in a shots fired incident.
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Not many details are being released after a Jefferson County deputy fired his weapon Thursday afternoon while responding to a shots fired call.

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Death toll rises in Mexico earthquake

Mexico's office of the presidency says the death toll from a magnitude 7.1 earthquake has risen to 273, including 137 in the capital. Mexico's office of the presidency says the death toll from a magnitude 7.1 earthquake has risen to 273, including 137 in the capital.
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Mexico's office of the presidency says the death toll from a magnitude 7.1 earthquake has risen to 273, including 137 in the capital.  

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Toddler recovering after being hit by foul ball

Family members say a two-year-old girl is okay, after being hit by a foul ball at New York's Yankee Stadium. Family members say a two-year-old girl is okay, after being hit by a foul ball at New York's Yankee Stadium.
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Family members say a two-year-old girl is okay, after being hit by a foul ball at New York's Yankee Stadium. 

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Broncos' Bolles returns to practice 4 days after leg injury Video included

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His first glimmer of hope came when he was watching the remainder of Denver's 42-17 victory over Dallas on the TV screen in the trainer's room. Doctors told him X-rays were negative and his tendons appeared intact.

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Officer on leave after shooting deaf man

An Oklahoma City police sergeant is on paid administrative leave after he shot and killed a deaf man Tuesday night. An Oklahoma City police sergeant is on paid administrative leave after he shot and killed a deaf man Tuesday night.
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An Oklahoma City police sergeant is on paid administrative leave after he shot and killed a deaf man Tuesday night. 

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Team of animal rescue workers to return to Colorado

Team returning after working in Atlanta shelter. Team returning after working in Atlanta shelter.
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Staff members and volunteers with the Pikes Peak Humane Society, Pueblo Animal Service and Community Animal Response Team are making their way back to Colorado from Georgia. 

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State Patrol investigating fatal crash in Calhan

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A crash just down the road from the Paint Mines Interpretive park has claimed at least one life and injured two passengers. 

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Reminder to be bear aware

Bear spotted in dumpster in Colorado Springs overnight Thursday. Bear spotted in dumpster in Colorado Springs overnight Thursday.
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A reminder that bears are out and about in our southern Colorado community and they will look for food anywhere they can find it. 

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Starbucks robbery hero being sued by suspect

A Good Samaritan who stepped in to do what police say was the right thing could soon find himself in legal troubles. A Good Samaritan who stepped in to do what police say was the right thing could soon find himself in legal troubles.
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A Good Samaritan who stepped in to do what police say was the right thing could soon find himself in legal troubles.

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Lawyers for Aaron Hernandez say he suffered "extreme CTE"

Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, left, listen to testimony during his trial, Monday, March 9, 2015, at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Ma. Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, left, listen to testimony during his trial, Monday, March 9, 2015, at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Ma.
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Aaron Hernandez's lawyer says the former New England Patriots tight end's brain showed severe signs of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife to provide hunting license refunds

Colorado Parks and Wildlife to provide hunting license refunds for those affected by hurricanes and western wildfires. Colorado Parks and Wildlife to provide hunting license refunds for those affected by hurricanes and western wildfires.
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Colorado Parks and Wildlife is issuing refunds for hunting licenses and preference point restoration exceptions for hunters who had their Colorado hunts cancelled due to recent hurricanes or one of the many wildfires burning in the western states.

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Waitresses surprised by $2,000 tip

Customer in Evans leaves $2,000 tip for 2 bar employees. Customer in Evans leaves $2,000 tip for 2 bar employees.
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A huge surprise for two waitresses in Evans when a customer left each of them a $1,000 tip.

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Baby whose mother chose giving birth over chemo has died

This October 2013 family photo shows Carrie DeKlyen and husband Nick DeKlyen in Grand Rapids, Mich. This October 2013 family photo shows Carrie DeKlyen and husband Nick DeKlyen in Grand Rapids, Mich.
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A tiny preemie whose gravely ill mother had hoped to save her by shunning chemotherapy during pregnancy has died, a relative said Thursday.    

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Inaugural Bataan Memorial March to be held at CSU-Pueblo

E.J. Snyder, a decorated Army combat veteran known for his appearances on the TV show Naked and Afraid will serve as grand marshal of Bataan Memorial March in October. E.J. Snyder, a decorated Army combat veteran known for his appearances on the TV show Naked and Afraid will serve as grand marshal of Bataan Memorial March in October.
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Colorado State University-Pueblo's Student Veterans of America (SVA) will host the inaugural 2017 Bataan Memorial March in October. 

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Mueller in Gold festival

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Mueller State Park is getting ready to host the annual Mueller in Gold festival on Saturday, Sept. 30. 

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Hurricane Maria destroys hundreds of homes in Dominica

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The prime minister of Dominica says more than 15 people are dead and 20 remain missing after Hurricane Maria's direct hit on the Caribbean island. 

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Suspect stabs police officer with hypodermic syringe during arrest

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News 5 Investigates has learned two Trinidad police officers were injured following a foot chase with a suspect. According to the Trinidad Police Department, Officer Hugh Harkin conducted a traffic stop on the 300 block of First street on Sept. 17. The driver, Raymond Smith, got out of the car and ran.Cpl. Jason Villotti heard the call and arrived on scene to assist Officer Harkin. Both officers caught up with Smith after he jumped over a wall.

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The ATM turns 50 years old this year

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The ATM, best known for spitting out $20 bills, turns 50 years old this year.  

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Run raises awareness of veteran suicide rates

A man known as "The Masked Veteran" is making a grueling run across Iowa. A man known as "The Masked Veteran" is making a grueling run across Iowa.
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A man known as "The Masked Veteran" is making a grueling run across Iowa. 

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Colorado Springs police search for shoplifting suspects in stolen car

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Colorado Springs police are searching for suspects after a group of suspects stole from a 7-Eleven store.

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Midwestern State football player dies from injuries sustained during game

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WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) - A 19-year-old Midwestern State football player has died after suffering a neck injury while making a tackle during a home game last weekend. 

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Bodily fluid found in soap dispensers at Detroit airport

Detroit Metro Airport is installing tamper-proof soap dispensers following a disgusting incident. (WDIV) Detroit Metro Airport is installing tamper-proof soap dispensers following a disgusting incident. (WDIV)
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(WDIV) Crews at Detroit Metro Airport are pulling out soap dispensers in the bathrooms after what they call an "unusual substance" was found in the soap at several locations.

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Hurricane Maria continues path of destruction in Caribbean

Forecast track for Hurricane Maria as of 9/21/17 (National Hurricane Center) Forecast track for Hurricane Maria as of 9/21/17 (National Hurricane Center)
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Hurricane Maria is lashing the northeastern Dominican Republic early Thursday and is expected to pass near the Turks and Caicos later in the day.

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WATCH LIVE: United Nations General Assembly

President Aleksandar Vucic of Serbia addresses the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) President Aleksandar Vucic of Serbia addresses the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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Leaders from around the world have gathered together at the United Nations for the General Assembly in New York.

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Your Healthy Family: Study says some teens are about as active as seniors

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and a new study indicates that many teens are getting even less exercise than the average adult. September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and a new study indicates that many teens are getting even less exercise than the average adult.
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September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and a new study indicates that many teens are getting even less exercise than the average adult. 

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Your Healthy Family: Local dancer travels long road back from hamstring tear

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Toni Freehling is the owner and creative director of Revolution Dance Studio in Colorado Springs.  Toni has stared down a career ending injury and fought her way back to the lifestyle and activity she loves through hard work and commitment combined with quality health care.   

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Broncos not treating Bills as "trap game" opponent

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Asked if he thinks this week's match up in Buffalo sets up to be a classic trap game, Joseph disagreed completely. 

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Young ventriloquist wins America's Got Talent competition

Darci Lynne Farmer with the judges of America's Got Talent. (Twitter: @AGT) Darci Lynne Farmer with the judges of America's Got Talent. (Twitter: @AGT)
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 12-year-old girl is getting a $1 million prize and her own Las Vegas show after taking the "America's Got Talent" crown on the season 12 finale of the NBC reality competition.

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Your Healthy Family: The many injuries dancers face

Dance in it's many forms is physically demanding Dance in it's many forms is physically demanding
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As graceful and fluid as many forms of dance can appear they are physically demanding.  As dance continues to grow in popularity more people are learning of the many injuries that are common to dancing.

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Giants top Rockies 4-0, Denver loses third in row

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The Rockies' wild-card advantage had been trimmed to one game by the Brewers to begin the day. Milwaukee was playing a night game at Pittsburgh.

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Air Force gets set for #22 San Diego State, Saturday Video included

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Air Force head coach Troy Calhoun believes he could have been a 2,000 yard rusher in 2016 is not for Donnell Pumphrey, who ran in front of him. 

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KOAA Athlete of the Week: Tori Bass, Fountain-Fort Carson shortstop

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Bass is a freshman shortstop for the softball team, batting .511 with five doubles, 4 triples and 16 stolen bases. 

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Garett Bolles sidelined with leg bruise

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As Broncos fans watched Garett Bolles disappear down the tunnel Sunday, there was a general unease.

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Your Healthy Family: How to treat and prevent ulcers

There are some easy steps you can take to be proactive against ulcers, that can be debilitating to the elderly if not caught early and treated. There are some easy steps you can take to be proactive against ulcers, that can be debilitating to the elderly if not caught early and treated.
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Ulcers are a major part of the epidemic of chronic wounds that affect the elderly population. 

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Colorado Springs Oktoberfest kicks off Friday night

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Free admission this weekend at the Colorado Springs Oktoberfest. 

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