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Arrest made in Pueblo hit and run homicide

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Pueblo Police are asking for witnesses to come forward after a deadly crash overnight in downtown. 

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Drivers make their way north through Colorado for the solar eclipse Video included

Joanca Intema packs up her rental car as she makes her way to Wyoming for the solar eclipse. (KOAA) Joanca Intema packs up her rental car as she makes her way to Wyoming for the solar eclipse. (KOAA)
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Some major traffic delays are expected over the next few days as folks make their way north to watch the solar eclipse. Even though the eclipse is not happening until Monday, folks have already hit the highways to start making their way up to Wyoming and Nebraska. "Gas, light, tent, cooker, stove, fuel, waters, tortilla chips, of course tortilla chips!" Joanca Intema, a traveler from the Netherlands said. 

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Rockies fall to Brewers 6-3

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Pinch-hitter Jesus Aguilar connected for a go-ahead home run with two outs in the ninth inning and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies 6-3 Saturday night for their fifth win in six games.

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Thousands of bikers gather for POW/MIA ride

2017 POW/MIA Recognition Ride 2017 POW/MIA Recognition Ride
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The annual Colorado POW/MIA Recognition Ride took off from Woodland Park Saturday morning, with a full weekend of events planned in Cripple Creek for the Salute To American Veterans Rally. 

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First Alert 5 Forecast: Clouds Moving In On Eclipse, Rain Moving In On Next Week

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Drying soils, no rain and full sunshine got southern Colorado HOT today with many places seeing 90s for the first time in awhile! A few showers and storms did pop through the high country and near the southern border, so while most of the I-25 corridor will stay dry we'll still have a few storms to track through the early evening. 

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Isolated storms possible Sunday

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A few clouds linger this morning, trying to move up from our south. We stay dry with some areas of sun heading towards noontime. Highs today will be around to just a few degrees shy of yesterday in the 80's and 90's. 

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Sky Sox blast past Dodgers 11-1

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Nate Orf hit for the cycle and the Colorado Springs Sky Sox recorded five home runs to back Bubba Derby’s strong performance in the 11-1 series-opening win over the Oklahoma City Dodgers in front of 5,314 at Security Service Field Saturday night. 

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Winning lottery numbers

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The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the "Powerball" game.

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2017 Rocky Mountain Rampage underway in Colorado Springs Video included

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Colorado Springs is hosting the 2017 Rocky Mountain Rampage for the weekend at the Memorial Skate Park. 

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Hiker dies in backcountry near Conundrum Hot Springs

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Investigators are trying to figure out what cased a Pennsylvania woman to fall ill and eventually die during a backpacking trip in Colorado. 

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Mother charged in toddler overdose Video included

26-year-old Daisha Sue Clark facing charges in the overdose death of her 1-year-old son. 26-year-old Daisha Sue Clark facing charges in the overdose death of her 1-year-old son.
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Yorktown, Indiana court documents show 26-year-old Daisha Sue Clark had been staying with a relative while she was on house arrest.

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Explosion destroys home in Grand Junction

No one was hurt in an overnight house explosion. No one was hurt in an overnight house explosion.
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A natural gas leak is the likely cause of a home explosion overnight in Grand Junction. 

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Eclipse Forecast As Of Saturday Afternoon

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The latest model runs have been showing more and more cloud cover potential for eclipse viewing on Monday. For Colorado Springs, the eclipse will begin at 10:23 am. The max eclipse will occur at 11:47 am with 89.1% totality. That totality will decrease heading south of the Springs. The eclipse will end at 1:15 pm.  Models have lately been leaning towards a day with more cloud cover, especially for areas south and east of Pueblo along with the chance for a stray shower or two. We...

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Eclipse draws Wiccans and others to neighboring states

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Not only astronomers but druids, witches, pagans and Wiccans are headed to Wyoming from neighboring states and beyond to experience Monday's total solar eclipse. 

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Avoiding back pain as students get back in the classroom Video included

Checking the backpack of your child could help them avoid pain as the school year persists. Checking the backpack of your child could help them avoid pain as the school year persists.
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When it comes to backpacks, they can be a real pain for children. As the kids head back to school, one doctor has some tips to help keep your child's back safe. 

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Rescuers want hikers to be prepared for the backcountry

Search and rescue teams in Colorado say they're busier than ever lately. Search and rescue teams in Colorado say they're busier than ever lately.
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Search and rescue teams along the Front Range say they are busier than ever this season and they want hikers to head out into the wilderness prepared. 

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Wyoming man warns children not to view eclipse without proper protection Video included

Wyoming man suffered partial blindness after improperly viewing an eclipse as a child. Wyoming man suffered partial blindness after improperly viewing an eclipse as a child.
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EMT and ambulance volunteer, Gard Ferguson, is concerned he may have to help someone Monday, who made the same mistake he did, as a child. 

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2 Pennsylvania troopers shot, 1 person dead

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Authorities have said two Pennsylvania state troopers have been shot and a suspect killed outside a small-town store, south of Pittsburgh. State police said the troopers, both taken to hospitals after the Friday night shooting in Fairchance, were in stable condition.  The encounter took place outside a Stop 'n Save in Fairchance, a borough about 52 miles south of Pittsburgh. State police also said that as the officers approached the man, he pulled out a gun from a backpack and ... More>>

Jacksonville Police Officers recovering after overnight shooting

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Two Jacksonville police officers are recovering in the hospital after being shot Friday night. Officers responded to a call of a suicidal person at a home where three other people were inside. That person opened fire on the officers hitting one in the stomach and another officer in both hands.  Officers shot the suspect who eventually died at the hospital. The other three people inside the home are safe. More>>

Officers Shot in Kissimmee, Florida

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A gunman opened fire on two police officers Friday night in Kissimmee, Florida killing one officer and critically wounding the other. This morning authorities announced they tracked down a suspect at a bar and arrested Everett Miller who faces a charge of first-degree murder. Originally police said they believed there were four suspects but today they said no other arrests are anticipated. The officer who was killed has been identified as 27-year-old officer Matthew Baxter who had b... More>>

Saturday Morning Weather: Hot, Mainly Dry

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Skies have been trying to clear overnight and we're starting a very summer-like weekend. Highs today will climb into the 80's and 90's. The first half of the day will be dry and mainly sunny. Clouds will try to build in for the second half of the day, but any shower activity will be very isolated.  Skies clear overnight with lows in the 50's and 60's.  Sunday will be another warm day with highs in the 80's and 90's. An isolated shower or storm will be possible, but again it...

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Possible explosive device detonated in Woodland Park

Explosive device found at a home on Bridle Dr. in Woodland Park Explosive device found at a home on Bridle Dr. in Woodland Park
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Teller County deputies are working to disarm an explosive device. 

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Rockies claim pivotal 8-4 win over Brewers

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The Rockies claimed a pivotal 8-4 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night, adding to their lead in the National League Wild Card.

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Sky Sox snag 7-3 win over Iowa Cubs

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The Colorado Springs Sky Sox snapped their three-game losing streak and gained another game in the standings during their 7-3 win over the Iowa Cubs in front of 10,808 at Principal Park Friday night.

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Public Confederate flag in Southern Colorado flies over graves of Confederate soldiers

The flag of the Confederate States of America flies over the graves of Confederate Civil War veterans at Greenwood Cemetery in Canon City The flag of the Confederate States of America flies over the graves of Confederate Civil War veterans at Greenwood Cemetery in Canon City
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A Confederate Flag is on public display in Southern Colorado but it's not the banner you typically associate with white supremacist rallies. The "Stars and Bars" flag of the Confederate States of America is flown in Canon City over the graves of Confederate Civil War Veterans. Greenwood Cemetery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and includes memorials for veterans who fought for the Union and the Confederacy

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Man sentenced in child sexual assault case

22-year-old Paul Wayne Ion 22-year-old Paul Wayne Ion
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A Colorado Springs man is sentenced to two years to life in prison after pleading guilty to sexual assault on a child charges. 

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One week out from Colorado State Fair, preparations underway Video included

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The 145th Colorado State Fair in Pueblo is only a week away and it’s a busy time for the folks responsible for setting it all up. Things are bustling at the fairgrounds. Setup started last week and will continue through early next week. 

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Cellphone network blackouts possible during eclipse Video included

Cell phone coverage questions during solar eclipse. Cell phone coverage questions during solar eclipse.
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As throngs of people travel to the cities that will be in totality during the eclipse they may face a challenge other than overcrowding: cellphone network blackouts.

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29th Annual Teddy Bear Day at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

2017 Teddy Bear Day at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. 2017 Teddy Bear Day at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.
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Teddy Bear Day at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is Saturday, Aug. 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

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Local school districts adjust lesson plans for solar eclipse

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School districts all around southern Colorado are preparing for Monday's total solar eclipse sweeping across the United States.  It's the first time a total eclipse has passed through the United States from coast to coast since 1918.  For Falcon School District 49, students from kindergarten to high school are learning about the historic event.  Some of the PLANS range from community festivals at schools, literature classes reading about past solar events, and a...

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Unseasonably hot weekend

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A pocket of dry air is sitting over Colorado today, that translates into dry skies this evening with pleasant temperatures.

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Bear spotted on driveway in Monument

A KOAA employee spotted a bear walking in their neighbor's driveway in Monument. (KOAA) A KOAA employee spotted a bear walking in their neighbor's driveway in Monument. (KOAA)
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A KOAA employee at home in Monument noticed an uninvited guest wandering a neighbor's property Friday afternoon. 

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Faces and Stories of Colorado Agriculture Video included

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The faces of Colorado's farmers all gathered Wednesday in the Colorado Springs to talk about the ups and downs of farming in the Centennial State. 

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National shooting month continues in August

August is National Shooting Sports Month August is National Shooting Sports Month
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Colorado Parks and Wildlife is hosting several shooting events at state parks across Colorado to recognize August as National Shooting Sports Month. 

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Steve Bannon out as White House Chief Strategist

Steve Bannon, chief  strategist for President Donald Trump. Steve Bannon, chief strategist for President Donald Trump.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is leaving his White House post. That's according to two people familiar with the decision who demanded anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss private conversations.

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Public invited to deputy graduation day

40 new El Paso County Deputies to graduate tonight at 6:00 p.m. 40 new El Paso County Deputies to graduate tonight at 6:00 p.m.
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A graduation ceremony will take place tonight for 40 new El Paso County deputies. 

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Pueblo to hold LGBTQ Pride events over the weekend

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Pueblo's annual LGBTQ Pride Festival will take place this weekend at Mineral Palace Park. 

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Officer identified in deadly shooting

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Colorado Springs Police Department is releasing the name of the officer who was involved in the deadly shooting on Aug. 14th. 

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Your Healthy Family: What are chronic wounds Video included

Chronic wounds can plague the elderly and even leading in some cases to amputation. Chronic wounds can plague the elderly and even leading in some cases to amputation.
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Chronic wounds can plague the elderly and even leading in some cases to amputation.  

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Several terror suspects killed or captured in Spain

Police and bystanders help injured tourists hit by a van in Barcelona, Spain. (Twitter) Police and bystanders help injured tourists hit by a van in Barcelona, Spain. (Twitter)
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A senior police official in Spain says that a single police officer killed four of the suspects who carried out the attack in the Catalan seaside town of Cambrils. 

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Plan for extra traffic on I-25 during Monday's solar eclipse

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Colorado State Patrol wants to remind people that the roads, especially I-25, could be a little chaotic on Monday during the solar eclipse.

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Suspect shot by Finnish police after killing 2, wounding 6 in stabbing attack

Police block off area where multiple people were stabbed in Finland. Police block off area where multiple people were stabbed in Finland.
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Police in Finland say that two people have been killed and six others wounded in stabbings in the western city of Turku. 

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Cracking down on 'service animals' in food establishments, Pueblo-City County Health Department provides flyers

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After a number of calls about "service animals" in grocery stores and restaurants the Pueblo-City County Health Department is cracking down.  The health department says it wants to clarify the state law. Workers say some people are bringing their pets or companion animals inside businesses and misrepresenting them as service animals.  The health department is now providing food establishments with a flyer. On that flyer it describes Colorado's service animal law...

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Police enforce overnight parking ban near America the Beautiful Park

Vans and RVs park alongside Conejo St. near America the Beautiful Park Vans and RVs park alongside Conejo St. near America the Beautiful Park
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Colorado Springs Police are enforcing an ordinance to not allow people to camp on city streets, specifically near America The Beautiful Park on Conejos St..

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Ride for the Brand Championship Ranch Rodeo comes to Colorado Springs

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Get out those cowboy hats and boots because the Ride for the Brand Championship Rodeo is rolling back into Colorado Springs! You can look forward to a wide range of events including bronc riding, wild-cow milking, ranch branding and the fan favorite - trailer loading.

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Pueblo East eyes fourth straight title

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For three years Pueblo East High School has come away a champion.

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Family seeks answers after disabled man beaten to death in Pueblo

Jeremy Lucero, 36, was badly injured in an assault back on July 30, 2017. He died in the hospital on August 16, 2017 Jeremy Lucero, 36, was badly injured in an assault back on July 30, 2017. He died in the hospital on August 16, 2017
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A developmentally disabled man from Pueblo died in the hospital Wednesday a few weeks after suffering severe trauma in an assault. Officers with the Pueblo Police Department said Jeremy Lucero, age 36, was admitted with a broken and leg and a serious head wound.  His brother Anthony described a more vicious attack.

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Red tape holding up red cards in Colorado Video included

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Medical marijuana patients are finding some major delays in getting their red cards after the state switched to a new online application system in January. Many trying to apply or renew their medical marijuana licenses have been waiting weeks with no response from the state. Meet two-year-old Austen Cheney. You wouldn't know it by the smile and hope in her bright eyes but she suffers from a genetic form of epilepsy.

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Sky Sox shutout in doubleheader Thursday

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The Colorado Springs Sky Sox fell in Thursday night’s doubleheader, 1-0 and 6-0, at Principal Park in Des Moines. Angel Ventura (6-4, 4.15) tossed six perfect innings in the game one defeat, retiring the first 18 batters before a John Andreoli solo home run. The quality start was Ventura’s eighth at the Triple-A level and third in his past four starts. 

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Rockies split series with Braves after 10-4 loss

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Ender Inciarte hit two of Atlanta's four homers and the Braves beat the Colorado Rockies 10-4 on Thursday.

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Thousands of marijuana plants found in San Isabel National Forest

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A man form Mexico is facing charges of illegally growing marijuana in San Isabel National Forest. 

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Road work to close lanes of Hwy. 160 near La Veta

La Veta Pass (Aug. 17, 2017) La Veta Pass (Aug. 17, 2017)
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Major delays are expected to start north of La Veta along Highway 160 beginning next Wednesday, Aug 23rd and lasting through September 20th. 

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Heat is On Labor Day DUI crackdown will last nearly 3 weeks

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Colorado State Troopers plan to conduct a nearly three week DUI enforcement ahead of the Labor Day holiday. Enforcement will begin Friday, Aug. 18th and continue through Tuesday, Sept. 5th. 

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Reports of second terrorist attack in Spain

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Spanish police say they have killed several people south of Barcelona in response to a terrorist attack. 

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Pueblo deputy expected to recover after being hit during chase

Mario J. Lopez, 35, was arrested for second-degree assault on a peace officer, first-degree motor vehicle theft, felony theft, felony vehicular eluding, criminal mischief, resisting arrest and miscellaneous driving charges. Mario J. Lopez, 35, was arrested for second-degree assault on a peace officer, first-degree motor vehicle theft, felony theft, felony vehicular eluding, criminal mischief, resisting arrest and miscellaneous driving charges.
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A Pueblo County Sheriff's Deputy is recovering after being hit by the door of a trailer being pulled by a stolen truck in Pueblo West Thursday afternoon. 

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Win the chance to release red-tailed hawk into the wild

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One lucky person will get the chance to release a rehabilitated red-tail hawk during a special event on Sunday, Sept. 3rd at Cheyenne Mountain State Park. 

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Falcon High School cancels class Thursday, fire dept. investigating strange odor

Falcon HS evacuated for strange odor. (KOAA) Falcon HS evacuated for strange odor. (KOAA)
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Falcon High School students were sent home early Thursday morning after the Falcon Fire Dept. could not find the smell of natural gas coming into the main hallway at Falcon High School. 

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Pueblo Police ask for tips in identity theft case

Three suspects wanted in Pueblo identity theft case. Three suspects wanted in Pueblo identity theft case.
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The Pueblo Police department is asking for help tracking down three suspects involved in a burglary, auto theft and identity theft case. 

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Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon

2017 finisher medals. The bottom can be clipped off and used as a keychain or charm. 2017 finisher medals. The bottom can be clipped off and used as a keychain or charm.
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This weekend marks the 62nd annual Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon, an annual event that draws thousands of runners to Manitou Springs. 

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Death of mother and daughter ruled a murder-suicide in Pueblo West

Corrections officer Jennifer Hamula identified as woman found dead in Pueblo West home. Corrections officer Jennifer Hamula identified as woman found dead in Pueblo West home.
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Authorities in Pueblo County have ruled the shooting deaths of 42-year-old Jennifer Hamula and 10-year-old Stephie Hamula a murder-suicide.

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Man shares story of vision problems after eclipse Video included

An Oregon man is warning people to be extra careful on the day of the eclipse. An Oregon man is warning people to be extra careful on the day of the eclipse.
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An Oregon man is warning people to be extra careful on the day of the eclipse. 

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Islamic State claims responsibility for Barcelona attack

Police and bystanders help injured tourists hit by a van in Barcelona, Spain. (Twitter) Police and bystanders help injured tourists hit by a van in Barcelona, Spain. (Twitter)
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Police in Spain have confirmed there are fatalities after a van slammed into pedestrians in Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas district.

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Colorado Springs to show off new bike trails

Monday, Aug. 21st city will host Chill Bike Ride. Monday, Aug. 21st city will host Chill Bike Ride.
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After several years of work, the city of Colorado Springs is ready to get some use out of new trails along the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail. 

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Iron Horse week wraps up at Fort Carson

Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel A. Dailey (right) visits the #4ID and conducts Physical Readiness Training with Soldiers of the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division as part of #IronHorse Week festivities. Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel A. Dailey (right) visits the #4ID and conducts Physical Readiness Training with Soldiers of the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division as part of #IronHorse Week festivities.
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Iron Horse Week is in full swing at Fort Carson with the intense and friendly competition taking place over the course of the week. 

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Woman falls victim to card skimmer; cyber security experts issue warning

A woman tells News 5 Investigates someone used her card illegally after she moved into the Woodsprings Hotel. (KOAA) A woman tells News 5 Investigates someone used her card illegally after she moved into the Woodsprings Hotel. (KOAA)
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We trust when we use our debit cards at local stores and shops, that our financial information will remain safe and secure. 

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How to Make a Pinhole Viewer For The Solar Eclipse

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Solar eclipse glasses are going quick! Not only are most retail stores like Walmart and Target sold out, you also have to be careful of fake solar glasses available online! If you didn't get a pair or want a fun activity to do with your kids, why not make a pinhole viewer! A

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Parks and Wildlife says state law prevents them from reimbursing Lake Pueblo visitor for boat damage they caused

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Follow up:  If park rangers accidentally run into your boat on Lake Pueblo and cause damage, they aren't responsible because of how a Colorado law is currently written.  "After consulting with the office of the Attorney General, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has learned it is barred by state law from reimbursing a visitor to Lake Pueblo State Park whose boat was damaged when park rangers stopped him on the water for failing to display a registration stick...

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D-11 students head back to school

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It's time to hit the books for students in the Pikes Peak Region's largest school district! D-11 begins their school year today, so prepare to see even more kids at crosswalks and traffic on the roads! 

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Raccoon removed from Fremont Co. home, warned not to come back

Fremont County law enforcement removes a raccoon from a home on Aug 17. (Facebook) Fremont County law enforcement removes a raccoon from a home on Aug 17. (Facebook)
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Law enforcement in Fremont County had a run-in with a furry subject who refused to leave someone's home early Thursday morning. 

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President Trump criticizes removal of Confederate statues

President Trump comments on the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia during an infrastructure announcement in NYC. (NBC News) President Trump comments on the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia during an infrastructure announcement in NYC. (NBC News)
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President Donald Trump says it's "Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart" with the removal of Confederate statues and monuments around the country.

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Your Healthy Family: Southern Colorado non-profit partners with Delta Dental Foundation to fight tooth decay in kids

The Delta Dental Foundation of Colorado is teamed up with the South Eastern Colorado Area Health Education Center in Pueblo The Delta Dental Foundation of Colorado is teamed up with the South Eastern Colorado Area Health Education Center in Pueblo
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The Delta Dental Foundation of Colorado is teamed up with the South Eastern Colorado Area Health Education Center in Pueblo, also known as SECAHEC.   

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Car crash closes lanes of Centennial Boulevard

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Northbound lanes of Centennial Boulevard were closed at Valkenburg Drive following a car crash. 

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Masked man robs Ent branch in Rye

Police block access to the ENT branch in Rye during a robbery investigation.  (Contributed photo) Police block access to the ENT branch in Rye during a robbery investigation. (Contributed photo)
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The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office and the FBI are investigating the robbery of an ENT branch on Mt. Baldy Dr. in Rye. 

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Deputies identify man killed in officer-involved shooting

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El Paso County Sheriff's deputies released new information surrounding the deadly shooting involving a Colorado Springs Police officer and a shoplifting suspect Monday.

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Powerball jackpot climbs to $510 million

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The Powerball jackpot has climbed to $510 million after no one won Wednesday night's drawing. 

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Rockies blowout Braves 17-2

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Trevor Story had two homers and a career-high six RBIs, Jon Gray pitched six strong innings, and the Colorado Rockies broke out of an offensive slump in a big way to beat the Atlanta Braves 17-2 on Wednesday night.

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Children's Hospital patients get special visit from Switchbacks

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They even brought along a few of their superhero friends...

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Eclipse causes oversize truck ban on Colorado highways

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Five days out from the total solar eclipse and the Colorado Department of Transportation is already warning of major traffic impacts. They put out a new restriction on Tuesday banning certain trucks from getting on the highway from Colorado Springs up to the Wyoming border. Oversize and overweight loads must put their business on hold and stay off the roads for nearly five days. 

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Co. Springs leaders maneuver for Hyperloop test track

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Colorado Springs and El Paso County leaders are banding together in hopes of becoming ground zero for tube transportation technology innovation. 

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Grant money awarded to two fire departments

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Two area fire protection districts will be a little better prepared, thanks to money raised through a local sandwich shop. As a part of the Firehouse Subs Safety Foundation program, a check for more than $31,000 was awarded Wednesday to the Tri-Lakes and Canon City Fire Departments.   Tri-Lakes is using their part of the grant to provide ten sets of new turnout gear for their firefighters, while Canon City is getting a fire extinguisher training simulator for their department. ... More>>

Possible threat made to Pueblo schools, parents upset over communication breakdown

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On Wednesday a lot of parents in Pueblo were demanding answers. They said they weren't notified early enough about a possible threat against schools there.  News 5 was in Pueblo to figure out what caused the breakdown in communication.   

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'I'm relieved,' community members react to VDARE conference cancellation

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Cheyenne Mountain Resort sent a statement to News 5 Wednesday morning reading 'Cheyenne Mountain Resort will not be hosting the VDARE Foundation in April of next year. 

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Back In The Groove

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Only 19 days left and I've got work to do.

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UPDATE: One person dies in fatal accident in Colorado Springs

CSFD responds to serious crash at Willamette and Swope Ave. in Colorado Springs. CSFD responds to serious crash at Willamette and Swope Ave. in Colorado Springs.
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One of the three people taken to the hosptial after a serious crash at Willamette Ave. and Swope Ave. has died.

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Driver avoids injury after crashing into parked car, awning

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It happened around 4:45 Wednesday afternoon, near 16th and Maitland Avenue. 

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'Vague' threat causes perimeter lockdown for school Districts 60 and 70

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District 60 and District 70 in Pueblo have placed all campuses on perimeter lockdown due to an unspecified threat received via telephone. 

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VIDEO: rehabilitated eagle flies again

A picture of a golden eagle release in Pueblo County after it was rehabilitated. A picture of a golden eagle release in Pueblo County after it was rehabilitated.
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A Golden Eagle is soaring again after weeks of rehabilitation at the Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo. Parks and Wildlife officers found the eagle with some tissue damage and low weight several weeks ago in a ditch off of Hwy. 24. 

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Best Places To Watch The Eclipse In Colorado Springs

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The solar eclipse is getting closer and closer with August 21st now less than a week away! Pretty much anywhere you can see the sun should give you a good view, but with the natural beauty of Colorado Springs, we have a leg up on most places for something really spectacular to look at! Here are just a few suggestions we have to get a nice dose of the eclipse combined with some natural beauty!

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CSP offering tips for those traveling during solar eclipse

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CSP addresses the media, with tips on what to do--and what not to do--while driving during the solar eclipse

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What the eclipse will look like in Colorado Springs

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Colorado Springs is far to the south of the path of totality during the Great American Eclipse next Monday, but Southern Colorado will still see quite a show. Colorado Springs should see about 90 percent of the eclipse, which will reach its peak  Eclipse Megamovie

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Iowa Cubs shutout Sky Sox 2-0

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Stephen Vogt had his first two-hit game with the Sky Sox, but the Iowa Cubs shut out Colorado Springs, 2-0, in front of 5,159 Wednesday afternoon. 

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Around Town: August 19th and 20th

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A few of this weekend's events.

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Army Blackhawk and 5 crewmembers missing off coast of Hawaii

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A search is underway in Hawaii for survivors from a downed Army UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter.

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Cheyenne Mountain Resort cancels white nationalist conference

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News 5 Investigates has just confirmed Cheyenne Mountain Resort will not be hosting the VDARE Foundation conference in April 2018. 

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Iron Horse week heats up with combatives underway

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The third day of Iron Horse Week at Fort Carson is underway, featuring combatives competition between the troops. Fort Carson set up an Octagon for the occasion, which drew quite an audience on base and online on Facebook Live.

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President Trump disbands manufacturing, business councils

President Donald Trump speaks to the media in the lobby of Trump Tower, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 in New York. President Donald Trump speaks to the media in the lobby of Trump Tower, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 in New York.
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President Donald Trump says he's ending a pair of White House advisory councils that were staffed by corporate chief executives.      

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Colorado Springs Albertsons become Safeway locations

The Albertsons grocery store on Union Blvd. officially turned into a Safeway location on Aug. 16, 2017. The Albertsons grocery store on Union Blvd. officially turned into a Safeway location on Aug. 16, 2017.
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All Albertsons grocery stores in Colorado Springs are now Safeway stores following a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday morning. 

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FBI offers $30k reward for info in Minnesota mosque bombing

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The FBI is offering a $30,000 reward for information in the bombing of a Minnesota mosque earlier this month. 

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Registration opens for El Paso County Clean Sweep event

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If you're looking to clear the garage of clutter and potentially hazardous materials, El Paso County opened up registration for its Clean Sweep event Wednesday. 

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Business owner worried eclipse will take his 'alien' goats

A Georgia man is worried the eclipse with impact his goats. A Georgia man is worried the eclipse with impact his goats.
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(WXIA) Tens of thousands of people are expected to get in their cars over the weekend with solar glasses in hand and head to Rabun County, Georgia for the total solar eclipse. 

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UN chief urges turning down rhetoric on Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (Associated Press) North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (Associated Press)
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U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says tensions on the Korean peninsula are at their highest level in decades and it's important "to dial down the rhetoric and to dial up diplomacy." 

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Man behind @YesYoureRacist Twitter account receives death threats

Logan Smith is the communications director for Progress NC, is the face behind the Twitter account @YesYoureRacist. Logan Smith is the communications director for Progress NC, is the face behind the Twitter account @YesYoureRacist.
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A Raleigh, North Carolina man is gaining national attention for his controversial Twitter posts following the violence that broke out in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend.

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Disabled truck blocks Platte Avenue during morning commute

Drivers are using the shoulder to get by a disabled truck. (City of Colorado Springs) Drivers are using the shoulder to get by a disabled truck. (City of Colorado Springs)
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A disabled 18-wheeler is blocking 2 lanes of westbound traffic on Platte Avenue near Babcock in Colorado Springs. 

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Two people injured in roll-over crash in Colorado Springs Video included

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Colorado Springs Police say at least two people are injured after a car crash near Academy Boulevard and Galley Road, near the Citadel Mall. 

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Your Healthy Family: Back-to-school: Give kids a healthy start Video included

One of the most important things parents can do for kids heading back to school is adjust their bedtime routine One of the most important things parents can do for kids heading back to school is adjust their bedtime routine
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Notebooks, erasers and crayons are probably on the to-do lists of many parents, but it?s important to pencil in ways to prepare kids from the inside out too.   One of the most important things parents can do for kids heading back to school is adjust their bedtime routine, according to Vaishali Flask, M.D. of Cleveland Clinic Children’s. “It?s easier to make yourself wake up than it is to make yourself fall asleep; if you?re not tired, you?re not going to fall asleep...

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City of Baltimore crews remove Confederate statues overnight

The City of Baltimore moves quickly to remove Confederate statues overnight. (Mia Rosas) The City of Baltimore moves quickly to remove Confederate statues overnight. (Mia Rosas)
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A crane removed a monument to Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson" from its pedestal around 3 a.m. and placed it on a flatbed truck 45 minutes later.

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CSU-Pueblo opens at #12 in the AFCA Preseason Poll

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CSU-Pueblo received a vote in the final 2016 AFCA poll and took the biggest jump of the unranked institutions to No. 12. The ThunderWolves have been ranked in the preseason AFCA poll for the last six seasons. 

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CC Ranked Ninth in AVCA Preseason Poll

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The Tigers received 1,081 points, which was only 25 behind No. 8 University of Texas-Dallas.

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Sky Sox rally to beat Iowa 6-4

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One batter later, Wren grounded a single up the middle with two outs to score Nieuwenhuis and give the Sox leadoff batter his second RBI of the night.

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Arenado's rare error helps Braves beat Rockies, 4-3

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The game was tied in the eighth when Phillips reached on a one-out double off Pat Neshek (3-3). One out later Tyler Flowers hit a routine grounder to Arenado at third base, but his throw to first was off line and skipped away from Mark Reynolds, allowing Phillips to score from second.

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Your Healthy Family: Antibiotic resistant gonorrhea isn't a new problem Video included

The issues we've been having with gonorrhea actually date back to the 1930's and 40's. The issues we've been having with gonorrhea actually date back to the 1930's and 40's.
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The issue of antibiotic resistant gonorrhea has been going on for a very long time. 

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Midnight Madness comes to Doherty to start football season Video included

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The Spartans, the largest high school in Colorado Springs, missed the 5A playoffs in 2016 due to RPI complications and don't expect those to happen this year. 

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