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Kelsie Schelling was last seen in Pueblo back in February 2013. Kelsie Schelling was last seen in Pueblo back in February 2013.

Steel City Search Angels continue efforts in Schelling case

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The search for Kelsie is far from over. More than a dozen volunteers teamed up at the Beulah Community Center on Saturday morning to continue the effort. 

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Rock climber dies in 60 foot fall in Fremont County

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

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Petition to remove giant photo frame gains traction online

Visitors to the High Overlook at Garden of the Gods will find this giant frame intended for tourist use in photos. (KOAA) Visitors to the High Overlook at Garden of the Gods will find this giant frame intended for tourist use in photos. (KOAA)
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A local man's efforts to convince the City of Colorado Springs to remove a giant blue frame installed at Garden of the Gods park has gathered more than 11,000 signatures as of Saturday evening. 

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Fatal accident causes power outage and road closure

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A man is dead and the power is out near downtown after an accident.

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

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

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Possible drowning at hotel pool

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Around 8:15 p.m. Saturday night, 12/16, Colorado Springs Police Officers responded to a call about a possible drowning at the Hotel Elegante on South Circle Drive. 

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Colorado College blanks ASU 4-0

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

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

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

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CSU comes up short in New Mexico Bowl 31-28

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

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Auto theft suspect caught following 2 hour search near Highway 94

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

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

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

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Family of premature twin boys get special moment at hospital

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

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

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

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Volunteers honor veterans with wreaths on gravesites

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

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Manitou Springs business continues tradition of warming people in winter

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

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Huge turnout for Bob Telmosse Christmas Giveaway

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

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First Alert 5 Forecast: Too Dry for Snow?

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

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Missing baby found at Colorado Springs homeless camp

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

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Where are the best sloppers in Pueblo?

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

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Pedestrian hit by train overnight

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

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Mobile home fire leaves owner critically injured

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

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UCCS women's basketball bests Colorado Christian 62-60

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

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Anti-tank weapon turned in during San Francisco gun buyback

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

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Broncos sign guard J.J. Dielman

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

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New evacuations called for California wildfire

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

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Air Force Academy to restructure sexual-assault office

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

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

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

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CDC receives list of banned words

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

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Endangered black footed ferrets released to wild

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

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Operation Homefront to donate meals to military families

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

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Female candidate quits Kansas race over 2005 harassment suit

Andrea Ramsey congressional race in Kansas over 2005 sexual harassment suit Andrea Ramsey congressional race in Kansas over 2005 sexual harassment suit
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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A female congressional candidate dropped out of the Kansas race Friday over a 12-year-old lawsuit accusing her of sexually harassing a male subordinate, an unusual case of a woman facing the sort of misconduct allegations that have forced numerous men out of their jobs in recent weeks.

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First Alert 5 Forecast: Cool Today, Much Colder Sunday

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Southern Colorado is gearing up for a cool day today with a cold night and an even colder Sunday just around the corner! Ahead of the cold front that will bring cold air in for Sunday, we're going to see much more cloud cover today...

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Child birth increase expected at Parkview Medical Center

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

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

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

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

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

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Giant photo frame at Garden of the Gods draws criticism

Visitors to the High Overlook at Garden of the Gods will find this giant frame intended for tourist use in photos. (KOAA) Visitors to the High Overlook at Garden of the Gods will find this giant frame intended for tourist use in photos. (KOAA)
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A giant blue frame installed at Garden of the Gods by the City of Colorado Springs is drawing fire from purists not in favor of the touristy item. 

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

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

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El Paso County settles suit with convicted realtor over courthouse assault

Holly Dalton is a former realtor accused of keeping thousands of dollars of rent payments. She settled a lawsuit against El Paso County after Dalton claims she was choked by another inmate in a courthouse holding cell Holly Dalton is a former realtor accused of keeping thousands of dollars of rent payments. She settled a lawsuit against El Paso County after Dalton claims she was choked by another inmate in a courthouse holding cell
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El Paso County has agreed to pay $15,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a woman who claimed that she was attacked by another inmate after being placed in a holding cell. 

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Air Force women's basketball falls to Colorado 68-43

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Air Force women’s basketball dropped a 68-43 contest to Colorado Friday night at Clune Arena. 

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Buffs best South Dakota State in OT 112-103

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Tyler Bey scored eight of his 12 points in the second overtime period, including all four of his free throws, and Colorado overcame a 37-point performance by Mike Daum to beat South Dakota State 112-103 on Friday night.

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Bob Telmosse Christmas Giveaway happens Saturday

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The unique tradition started by the local businessman Bob Telmossee gives away food, toys, and gifts for families that need it, no questions asked. 

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Friday Night Weather: All quiet on the Continental Divide

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Very tranquil weather continues into midweek, next week. Low temps tonight will range either side of 30F, highs Saturday again well into the (mid) 50s, lows Saturday night either side of 20F, and Sunday will be colder, only reaching the upper 30s-40F.

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How to recognize a recreational fire versus a 'hostile' fire

Fire crews work a grass fire along I-25 (March 6 - KOAA) Fire crews work a grass fire along I-25 (March 6 - KOAA)
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Do you know how to spot a controlled recreational fire compared to a hostile, out of control fire that can be dangerous? 

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Volunteer firefighters battle fires, protect rural areas

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Many volunteer firefighters have been hard at work these past 24 hours - battling fires in rural areas to keep residents safe.

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Pueblo County recognized for solar energy efforts

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SolSmart, a program funded by the federal government, named the county one of the most solar friendly communities in the US.

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Multiple 'puffer' cars stolen in Pueblo

CSPD reminds drivers than can face fines for leaving vehicles running unattended. CSPD reminds drivers than can face fines for leaving vehicles running unattended.
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Around 7 a.m. this morning 12/15, cars started disappearing in Pueblo. Between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m., Pueblo Police report that at least four cars were stolen in the Pueblo area.

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Rockies sign Shaw, McGee to three year deals

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Colorado finalized $27 million, three-year contracts with right-hander Bryan Shaw and lefty Jake McGee on Friday, moves the Rockies hope will fortify their bullpen.

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Photos: Help find suspect in Security Coin Wash theft

Suspect in  Security Coin Wash theft on Nov 24,,2017. Suspect in Security Coin Wash theft on Nov 24,,2017.
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The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is asking for help identifying the man seen an camera stealing more than $500 worth of coins from machines at Security Coin Wash. 

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Pinon Rest Area opens on Monday

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The rest area was closed in March as CDOT started work on a septic system not working properly. 

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Pinello Elementary students treated to Christmas for Kids by 4th DA office

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More than a dozen kids and their families from Pinello Elementary got to see Santa, share snacks and get presents provided by clients from the DA's Juvenile Diversion Program. 

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Small grass fire along SB I-25 near Air Force Academy

Small grass fire SBi25 at Northgate. Traffic slow go in the area. (KOAA) Small grass fire SBi25 at Northgate. Traffic slow go in the area. (KOAA)
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Multiple fire crews are heading to SB I-25 at North Gate for a grass fire impacting about 1 acre of land. 

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Trump blasts the FBI amid Russia investigation

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(NBC News) President Trump promised to "rebuild the FBI" Friday as he departed to deliver a speech to the bureau's academy graduates Friday.

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Grand jury report cites Penn State's 'apathy'

Tim Piazza died after a series of falls following a night of heavy drinking during a pledge bid party. Tim Piazza died after a series of falls following a night of heavy drinking during a pledge bid party.
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(NBC News) A grand jury has released a scathing review of Penn State University after the hazing death of a student in February. 

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Body cam shows 93-year-old's arrest during eviction

93-year-old Florida woman struggling with Eustis police as they worked to evict her from her residence. 93-year-old Florida woman struggling with Eustis police as they worked to evict her from her residence.
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(WESH/NBC News) Newly released video shows a 93-year-old Florida woman struggling with Eustis police as they worked to evict her from her residence. 

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Your Healthy Family: VR distraction therapy helps infusion patients

Virtual reality helps infusion patients see amazing places while getting treatment Virtual reality helps infusion patients see amazing places while getting treatment
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Hannah Moraski has acute intermittent porphyria, and for the last 2 years to stave off painful blood attacks she has infusion treatments twice a week at UCHealth Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs that last 2 and half hours each. 

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Marijuana grow up in flames in Yoder

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A confirmed marijuana grow is up in flames on Fred View Road, in Yoder.

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Senators Rubio and Corker voice support for GOP tax bill

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Republican Sen. Marco Rubio will vote for his party's $1.5 trillion tax bill. That gives a major boost to the prospects that GOP leaders will be able to push their prized measure through Congress next week. 

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Smoke visible near Divide in Teller County

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Smoke is being reported in the Divide area in Teller County. The smoke is coming from a controlled burn being done by the National Forest Service - South Park District. 

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Tiny snowboarder tears up the slopes

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(KTVB) While most kids may get a doll or stuffed animal for their first Christmas present, Cash Rowley received a snowboard. 

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Hearing clearly for the first time

Hearing for the first time Hearing for the first time
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(KPRC) A children's hospital in Texas is helping a little girl hear for the very first time in her life. 

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Two Colorado Springs residents in custody on First Degree Murder charge

Kenneth Alexander and Earnest Marcel Mims are charged with first degree murder. Kenneth Alexander and Earnest Marcel Mims are charged with first degree murder.
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On Thursday, Dec. 14, detectives from the Colorado Springs Homicide Unit, Tactical Enforcement Unit, and the Homeless Outreach Team arrested two individuals on first degree murder charges for the murder of Eugene Henrey Wildeman. 

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Lebsock claims lie detector proves his innocence

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Thursday Dec. 14, Colorado State Representative Steve Lebsock held a press conference to say that fellow Representative Faith Winter lied when she claimed he touched her suggestively at an office gathering. 

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Hickenlooper picks Hart for state Supreme Court

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DENVER (AP) - Gov. John Hickenlooper has picked University of Colorado law professor Melissa Hart to fill an opening on the Colorado Supreme Court.    

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Lane closure at North Union and East Woodmen

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Today, 12/15, the right turn lane from North Union on to East Woodmen will be closed for roughly two hours. 

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CDOT urges drivers to be prepared for winter weather

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With the first measurable snow fall in several months coming this week, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) wants to remind residents to be prepared for winter driving.

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Colorado State extends coach Mike Bobo through 2022 season

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Bobo is 21-17 since joining the Rams after serving as the offensive coordinator at Georgia.

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Denver marijuana shops raided by police

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Denver police say they have arrested 12 people suspected of illegal distribution for marijuana, the result of a year-long criminal investigation of eight legal marijuana businesses operating under the name Sweet Leaf.

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News 5 employee's art featured at Star Wars premiere

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There are few people who love Star Wars more than News 5's own Ashley Eberhardt and on Wednesday night she found out that her fandom was rewarded.

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News 5 Investigates confronts squatters who invaded Pueblo woman's home

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Squatters take over a Pueblo woman's home and refuse to leave. Sound like a familiar case?   As News 5 Investigates has reported, police often can't do anything about these situations until homeowners evict the squatters. Lawmakers are hoping to change that next year with new legislation that will offer more protections for homeowners dealing with squatting situations. The final touches are being put on the bill this week. As soon as we have a copy of the bill, we'll s...

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Weather Channel reality star arrested for sex assault on a child

Richard Fretterd turned himself into the Teller County Sheriff's Office late Wednesday night after he was notified of his arrest warrant. Richard Fretterd turned himself into the Teller County Sheriff's Office late Wednesday night after he was notified of his arrest warrant.
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A star on the Weather Channel show 'Prospectors' is facing charges in Teller county tonight for sexual assault on two children. According to court documents obtained by News 5, two girls say they were assaulted by their neighbor and close family friend, Rich Fretterd. This all came out after another friend told police.

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MacKinnon's 2 goals lead Avalanche past Panthers, 2-1

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MacKinnon gave Colorado a 2-1 lead when he worked his way around defenseman Aaron Ekblad, skated in on goalie James Reimer and put in a shot to the short side at 6:44 of the third period. It was MacKinnon's team-leading 13th goal of the season.

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Osweiler's strong relief appearance leads Broncos past Colts

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Osweiler looked more like the player Denver envisioned when it drafted him in the second round in 2012, and the guy who filled in for an injured Peyton Manning during the Broncos' 2015 Super Bowl season.

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Shoulder injury forces Siemian out of game

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Siemian was injured after being sacked for a 10-yard loss and driven into the ground by Colts linebacker Barkevious Mingo with 2:33 left in the first quarter. He got up and left the field under his own power but then was taken to the locker room.

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Fountain Valley bomb scare suspect sentenced

Bryan Bolding pleaded guilty for a hoax bomb threat at Fountain Valley School. Bryan Bolding pleaded guilty for a hoax bomb threat at Fountain Valley School.
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A man arrested on menacing and terrorism charges for a bomb scare at the Fountain Valley School was sentenced to two and a half years in prison Thursday.

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Dry December dampens snow business

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Thursday morning's dusting of snow left temperatures just cold enough to keep people indoors. It was the first precipitation to fall on the Pikes Peak Region in weeks.

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Barber shop break-in: Von Miller jerseys, sports merchandise stolen

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Thieves are once again going after Broncos and Raiders merchandise at a Pueblo barber shop on the Eastside. They're also damaging the building in the process.  The owner of Aguilar's Family Hairstyling and his grandson say the crooks got away with two Von Miller Super Bowl jerseys and some customized Raider Hater t-shirts. They say these items were more than decorations. They were also used to give back to the community.  On Thursday, Devon Aguilar was cutting a custo...

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El Paso County making land use changes to accommodate tiny homes

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Today, the board of El Paso County commissioners said it had unanimously approved modifications to county land use regulations to stay the tiny house capital of the world.

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Pueblo contractor sends unhappy customers to law firm who doesn't represent him

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Joe Pacheco, the contractor at the center of a series of News 5 investigations is sending unhappy customers to his attorney, but the law firm he claims represents him actually wants nothing to do with him.  The Law Office of Christine Pacheco-Moleskin called News 5 Wednesday and said they know contractor Pacheco, but claim he is not one of their clients. 

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Controversial question spotted on UCCS final exam

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A test question on a UCCS gender communications final has students talking on campus and social media pages buzzing. 

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Outbuilding in eastern El Paso County damaged in fire

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Fire officials said three agencies responded to the fire in the 1200 block of S. Calhan Highway south of Highway 94 around 1:40 p.m.

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USA Cycling unveils new high-performance national team

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The national body agreed to provide $500,000 per year through the 2020 Tokyo Games to fund the new high-performance national team. USA Cycling's own foundation matched the amount, providing $1 million to fund a range of athletes with medal potential.

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Theaters add showtimes in anticipation of 'Last Jedi' premiere

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Movie theaters in Colorado Springs have been waiting for Thursday night for "a long time, a long time." 

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Woodland Park resident arrested for sexual assault on a child

Richard Warren Fretterd was booked into the Teller County Jail on December 14th. Richard Warren Fretterd was booked into the Teller County Jail on December 14th.
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64-year-old Richard Warren Fretterd was booked into the Teller County Jail just after midnight on charges of unlawful sexual contact, sex assault in a position of trust and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. 

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FCC votes to undo net neutrality rules

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The FCC votes on party lines to undo sweeping Obama-era 'net neutrality' rules that guaranteed equal access to internet.

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Names of Las Animas homicide victims released

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Authorities in Las Animas County have released the names of the man and woman found dead inside a home in Weston last week.  

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Police cameras show deadly shooting

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KING/NBC News) Police in Seattle, Washington have released new video showing a deadly officer-involved shooting and the events that preceded it. 

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Realtor convicted of stealing rent plans to sue over courthouse treatment

Holly Janette Dalton was wanted by the Colorado Springs Police Department for theft. (CPSD) Holly Janette Dalton was wanted by the Colorado Springs Police Department for theft. (CPSD)
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The lawyer representing Holly Dalton filed a notice with the El Paso County last month stating that they plan to sue because deputies reportedly failed to stop another inmate from choking her.

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No charges filed against Colorado Rep. arrested with gun at DIA

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No charges will be filed against against Colorado Representative Lori Saine. 

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Embattled Texas GOP Congressman not running for re-election

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The accusations against n Rep. Blake Farenthold first surfaced in 2014, when a former aide sued him over sexually suggestive comments and behavior and said she'd been fired after she complained. 

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Teen drug use: vaping it up

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(NBC News) The National Institute on Drug Abuse has released its annual survey on teen drug use.

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Divine Roofing gives new roof to Colorado Springs family in need

Eric Meek standing on his new roof on Dec. 13, 2017. Eric Meek standing on his new roof on Dec. 13, 2017.
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A Colorado Springs family is sleeping under a brand new roof Wednesday night after workers at Divine Roofing installed a new one as part of its Thanksgiving giveaway. 

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Controlled burns near Pikes Peak

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The Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) has announced controlled burns will take place near Pikes Peak.

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Kentucky lawmaker commits suicide

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A Republican lawmaker in Kentucky facing sexual assault allegations has killed himself.    

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Ice castle rises in Colorado

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(KUSA) An ice castle so big that you can walk through it is coming to life in Colorado. 

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Cheetos popcorn coming to Colorado movie theaters

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Looking for a way to spice up your movie watching experience?  Regal Cinemas has announced that it will be adding Cheetos popcorn to their repertoire. According the Regal Cinemas website, the snack is a "double feature of Cheetos-flavored popcorn and crunchy, cheesy Cheetos." 

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Hickenlooper to announce pick for Colorado Supreme Court

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DENVER (AP) - Gov. John Hickenlooper will announce his latest pick to fill an opening on the Colorado Supreme Court justice on Thursday.  

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Weather closures and delays

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With a touch of winter weather in our area, be sure to keep track of all weather-weather closures and delays on KOAA.com. 

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Air Force Academy accused of retaliating over sex assaults

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DENVER (AP) - A former U.S. Air Force Academy official who was harshly criticized for her handling of sexual assaults said the school made her a scapegoat for its problems.    

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City of Fountain on accident alert status

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The City of Fountain has been placed on accident alert status. 

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Pueblo County facing 'tight' budget, despite record marijuana tax money

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5.7 million of the 164 million dollar budget will come from marijuana tax money.

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El Paso County to allow tiny homes

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The Board of El Paso County Commissioners unanimously approved zoning changes to allow tiny homes in the county. 

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WATCH: Full video shows bull moose fighting in Breckenridge

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A News 5 viewer sent in video showing three bull moose fighting in the Peak 7 area of Breckenridge.

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Colorado Ave. closed for urgent erosion mitigation

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A major thoroughfare in the tourism-driven west side of Colorado Springs is closed until Friday for urgent work to shore up erosion of ground underneath the roadway.

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El Paso County crews prepare for Thursday snow

El Paso County crews prepare for snow ahead of Thursday's storm. (KOAA) El Paso County crews prepare for snow ahead of Thursday's storm. (KOAA)
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With snow on the way overnight into Thursday's morning commute, El Paso County Department of Transportation crews spent their afternoon getting their trucks ready for the storm. "If it's going to be this cold, there needs to be snow on the ground," Chelsea Passmore, a Colorado Springs resident said. 

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Irving's 33 lifts Celtics past Nuggets 124-118

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Gary Harris led the Nuggets with a career-high 36 points and six assists. Jamal Murray added 28 points and 10 assists.

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As 'net neutrality' vote nears, some brace for a long fight

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The federal government is preparing to unravel sweeping net-neutrality rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet. 

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Share space warrants could and flu season etiquette

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Winter weather is heading into southern Colorado and will likely push a lot more people inside. It increases chances of a run in with cold and flu season. Shared space, whether at work, home, even a party is prime opportunity for spreading germs. One person with a cold or flu who blows their nose or coughs into their hand and then uses a keyboard, picks up a phone, even just rests their hands on a desk and they may be spreading the bug to anyone else who touches the same thing. "...

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The dangers of buying food on social media sites

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While many take to social media to satisfy their seasonal cravings by buying home-cooked specialty meals, there's no way to tell if sellers are actually licensed with the Health Department. So you can't be sure they're following protocol and your health may be at risk.

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Lawsuit filed against CSPD K-9 Officer after dog reportedly bites the wrong man

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A civil rights action lawsuit has been brought against a Colorado Springs Police K-9 Officer stemming from an incident that occurred in December of 2015. 

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Pueblo community reacts to carjackings: plans to protect and prevent

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Many people in Pueblo say carjackings are on the rise.  It's a big concern as several carjackings have happened in the last few days, damaging vehicles and putting people's lives in jeopardy.  

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What you need to know about package delivery this season

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With more and more of us shopping online for presents this time of year, it's going to become more common for delivery trucks to be in the neighborhood.  

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Saving the world one cut of venison at a time

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife is working to interest more Colorado Springs residents in the great outdoors as part of a continued effort to support conservation. 

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Eldora resort reaches expansion agreement to avoid watershed

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Eldora Mountain Resort and environmentalists have come up with a plan for the resort to expand while leaving neighboring wilderness preserved.    The Boulder Daily Camera reported Wednesday that when the time comes, the resort will stretch its trails south to avoid encroaching on the Middle Boulder Creek. 

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Colorado PERA executive director dies while on vacation in Hawaii

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The Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association announced Wednesday the organization's executive director Gregory Smith died while on vacation with his family and friends. 

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Cause of death undetermined for man who died in police custody

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An autopsy conducted on a man who died in Pueblo Police custody was unable to determine a cause of death, according to the Associated Press. According to the Associated Press, Pueblo County Coroner Brian Cotter said further testing will likely take about 4-6 weeks to figure out how 26-year old Emanual Miera died on Sunday.

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Pueblo Police report three armed carjackings in three days

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Pueblo Police responded to reports of an armed robbery that happened following two separate carjackings Monday.  Police said on Monday around 4:00 p.m., officers responded to the southside Walmart at 4080 W Northern Ave on an armed robbery report. 

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Colorado woman captures amazing photos of deer in store

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A Colorado woman snapped some awesome photos of an unexpected visitor that made her way into a store a few weeks ago. Lori Jones says a mother deer decided to stop into the store, perhaps for a snack? The store is at the southern tip of Horsetooth Reservoir. 

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Your Healthy Family: Woman receives treatment for rare disorder at UCHealth

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Twenty-four-year-old Hannah Moraski moved to Colorado from Vermont about three years ago, when shortly after the move, her health took a sudden turn for the worse.

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Broncos place safety Justin Simmons on IR

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Simmons landed awkwardly when he came down on Marshall's right foot and had to leave the game. He was replaced by fellow second-year safety Will Parks.

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Salaam's Heisman Trophy to be auctioned online in January

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The former University of Colorado running back killed himself last December in Boulder, shooting himself near the school where he played from 1992 to 1994, after struggling with depression. Investigators have said they will never know if he suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE because his family didn't consent to those tests.

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A virtual plethora of homemade food is popping up on social media

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Homemade baked goods and a plethora of other tantalizing food has been popping up for sale on social media lately. 

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Storm Safe Visits Palmer Elementary

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On Wednesday, First Alert 5 Meteorologist Jessica Van Meter visited students at Palmer Lake Elementary.

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Convicted animal abusers now accused of buying horses with hot checks

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Two convicted animal abusers with ties to El Paso County are under arrest in Oklahoma.  Jeff and Naomi Pridgen were booked into the Cleveland County Jail which is located just south of Oklahoma City.  Chief Investigative Reporter Eric Ross first profiled the Pridgen's nearly two years ago to the day.  At the time, the couple claimed to run a meat delivery business in Peyton, but multiple families say they never got their beef or their money back.  The coup...

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Colorado Springs Utilities offers gift cards for holiday season

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Looking for useful gift ideas this holiday season? The Colorado Springs Utilities has gift cards available that can be purchased at the Customer Service Center. The gift certificates are available in $5 increments, and can be applied to any part or all of any Colorado Springs Utilities' bill. 

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Secret Santa delivers huge tip!

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Christmas came early for employees at an Arizona diner when a guest left a $2,000 tip on a $17 tab.

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Structure fire in Colorado Springs considered accidental

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The Colorado Springs Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 322 W Platte Ave Wednesday. Fire crews responded to the working structure fire around 10:00 a.m., where smoke was visible coming from the home. 

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Colorado woman has more than 1,000 Santas in her home

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A Colorado woman has more than 1,000 Santas decorating her home. Karen Kalvar said it all started with one picture from the 1960's where her mom and dad dressed as Santa and Mrs. Claus before he went off to fight in Vietnam. 

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CSPD arrest man involved in possible kidnapping

Robert Cavazos is charged with a felony following a possible kidnapping investigation by the Colorado Springs Police Department. Robert Cavazos is charged with a felony following a possible kidnapping investigation by the Colorado Springs Police Department.
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The Colorado Springs Police Department have found a woman believed to be a victim of a kidnapping from over the weekend. CSPD says the woman is safe. Police say the investigation revealed she was a victim of a domestic related felony crime. 

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Pueblo Police search for suspect involved in armed carjacking

Pueblo police responded to an armed carjacking this morning, 12-13 Pueblo police responded to an armed carjacking this morning, 12-13
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Pueblo Police officers responded to a reported carjacking in the 1200 block of West 29th Street early Wednesday morning. 

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KOAA Athlete of the Week: Derrian Reed, Sierra Basketball

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The senior is averaging more than 25 points to start the basketball season and helped the Stallions to a 2-2 record. 

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PBR World Champ cross trains with USA Wrestling

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Professional Bull Riders world champion Jess Lockwood busted off his singlet and headgear for another go'round with USA Wrestling as he prepares for the upcoming 2018 rodeo season. 

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Orange Crush color rush uniforms return on Thursday

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The Denver D will return to the helmet for the Broncos, for one game at least. 

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Fountain P.D. to host 'McTeachers Night' at local McDonald's

The Fountain Police Department will host 'McTeachers Night" The Fountain Police Department will host 'McTeachers Night"
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A Fountain area McDonald's will host 'McTeachers Night' to support the Fountain Police Department Explorers Program. 

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Headley, Mitchell dealt by Yankees to Padres for prospect

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Third baseman Chase Headley and pitcher Bryan Mitchell have been traded by the Yankees to the San Diego Padres, giving New York added payroll flexibility and room for infield prospects.

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Your Healthy Family: Fixing your smile

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If you’re trying to think of the perfect gift to give that special someone who has everything (perhaps that person is yourself). How about a new smile? 

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Wright scores 20, San Diego upsets Colorado 69-59

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San Diego is one of the best defensive teams in the country and showed that prowess Tuesday. The Toreros held the Buffaloes to 26 percent shooting.

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Carlson helps Capitals beat Avalanche 5-2

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Brett Connolly, Matt Niskanen and Devante Smith-Pelly added third-period goals for the Capitals, and Braden Holtby had 22 saves. Evgeny Kuznetsov had three assists.

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Jamal Murray scores 28, Nuggets rout slumping Pistons

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Denver kept up in the pace on both ends of the floor in the third quarter, taking a 72-52 lead late in the period. They led 80-60 going into the fourth and were never seriously threatened.

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Broncos place guard Ronald Leary on injured reserve

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Leary was a solid addition up front even as the Broncos' refurbished offensive line sprung leaks as former offensive coordinator Mike McCoy spread out his personnel in three-receiver sets that didn't provide help for his struggling tackles.

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Your Healthy Family: Recovering from a traumatic brain injury

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In 2010, Shawdee was hit by a car while crossing the street. Her injuries were severe, including a traumatic brain injury. Her challenges weren't just limited to learning how to walk and talk again. She also had to overcome other issues with daily life.

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Avalanche defeat Penguins 2-1

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Jonathan Bernier stopped 39 shots and Mark Barberio scored in the third period, helping the Colorado Avalanche top the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 on Monday night. 

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Your Healthy Family: Kids benefit when parents allowed in treatment rooms

Traditionally, parents are confined to a waiting area while their child is treated for a trauma Traditionally, parents are confined to a waiting area while their child is treated for a trauma
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A new national survey by Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children found that 90 percent of Americans think parents should be able to stay with their child during treatment of a life-threatening injury or condition. 

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Broncos break losing streak against Jets in Week 14

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As the Broncos approach Week 14 of the NFL season, one can only hope they will end their eight game losing streak. The Broncos are playing the Jets who have a 5-7 record, and are third in the AFC East. The Broncos tried to switch things up two weeks ago, using quarterback Lynch, who is still injured this week.

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Nuggets fall in overtime to Pacers, 126-116

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Victor Oladipo had a career-high 47 points and added seven rebounds and six assists to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 126-116 overtime win over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday.

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Broncos snap losing streak, beat Jets 23-0

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Rejoice Broncos country, the nightmare is finally over. After losing eight consecutive games the Broncos offense and defense finally played a full game and beat the New York Jets 23-0.

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CC Tigers skate to 1-1 draw with Denver Pioneers

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Alex Leclerc made 37 saves and Trevor Gooch scored for Colorado College as the Tigers and Denver, the No. 1 team in the country, tied for the second consecutive night. 

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Contractor accused of ripping off homeowners has ties to law enforcement

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News 5 Investigates discovered a Pueblo contractor accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from homeowners and he reportedly did it while working for the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office.  One day after we started asking the sheriff's office questions regarding Pacheco's employment, he was fired.

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Your Healthy Family: Debunking common winter medical myths

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As we continue to deal with our current cold snap in southern Colorado, we're talking about a couple of common medical myths with Dr. Ian Tullberg urgent care medical director with UCHealth Memorial.

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Your Healthy Family: Stay safe in bitter cold temperatures

Frostbite most commonly affects areas that stick out, like the fingers, nose, toes and face. Frostbite most commonly affects areas that stick out, like the fingers, nose, toes and face.
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The first big chill of the winter season can feel especially brutal, as we have been feeling in southern Colorado. When the weather takes a sharp turn for the colder, it can be easy for us to get caught out of practice with our winter preparedness. 

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    Flames threaten rich California enclave, residents flee

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    The fourth-largest wildfire in California history continues to grow and threaten thousands of homes despite armies of fire crews and fleets of bulldozers and aircraft.
    The fourth-largest wildfire in California history continues to grow and threaten thousands of homes despite armies of fire crews and fleets of bulldozers and aircraft.
  • Road made famous by transgender candidate not a simple fix

    Road made famous by transgender candidate not a simple fix

    Sunday, December 17 2017 9:59 AM EST2017-12-17 14:59:28 GMT
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    A transgender candidate made a northern Virginia highway famous by promising to fix congestion on the road, but some say her proposed solution is woefully inadequate.
    A transgender candidate made a northern Virginia highway famous by promising to fix congestion on the road, but some say her proposed solution is woefully inadequate.
  • A CDC ban on 'fetus' and 'transgender?' Experts alarmed

    A CDC ban on 'fetus' and 'transgender?' Experts alarmed

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    Health leaders say they are alarmed about reports that officials at the nation's top public health agency are being told not to use certain words in official budget documents, including "fetus," and "transgender.".
    Health leaders say they are alarmed about reports that officials at the nation's top public health agency are being told not to use certain words in official budget documents, including "fetus," and "transgender.".
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    A CDC ban on 'fetus' and 'transgender?' Experts alarmed

    Saturday, December 16 2017 7:49 PM EST2017-12-17 00:49:06 GMT
    Sunday, December 17 2017 10:19 AM EST2017-12-17 15:19:47 GMT
    Health leaders say they are alarmed about reports that officials at the nation's top public health agency are being told not to use certain words in official budget documents, including "fetus," and "transgender.".
    Health leaders say they are alarmed about reports that officials at the nation's top public health agency are being told not to use certain words in official budget documents, including "fetus," and "transgender.".
  • Health law sign-up deadline extended for some people

    Health law sign-up deadline extended for some people

    Saturday, December 16 2017 9:26 AM EST2017-12-16 14:26:00 GMT
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    After a rush of last-minute sign-ups, the Trump administration says it's extending the deadline for some people to finish health insurance applications for next year under the Affordable Care Act.
    After a rush of last-minute sign-ups, the Trump administration says it's extending the deadline for some people to finish health insurance applications for next year under the Affordable Care Act.
  • Italy OKs living wills amid long-running euthanasia debate

    Italy OKs living wills amid long-running euthanasia debate

    Thursday, December 14 2017 7:04 AM EST2017-12-14 12:04:58 GMT
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    Italy's Senate has passed a law allowing Italians to write living wills and refuse artificial nutrition and hydration, the latest step in Catholic Italy's long-running debate over euthanasia and when it's OK to...
    Italy's Senate has passed a law allowing Italians to write living wills and refuse artificial nutrition and hydration, the latest step in Catholic Italy's long-running debate over euthanasia and when it's OK to pull the plug.
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