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KOAA 5 Olympic Coverage: Sunday, February 25

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KOAA 5 is your home for coverage of the Winter Olympic games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.  Here is a list of the events for Sunday, February 25: 1:00 p.m. Cross-Country - Competition in PyeongChang concludes with the Cross-Country women’s 30km event. A Scandinavian sweep is possible, with top contenders including Charlotte Kalla of Sweden and the Norwegian duo of Marit Bjorgen and Heidi Weng. Bjorgen enters PyeongChang tied as the most decorated fe... More>>

Pueblo West becoming a booming housing market, attracting home builders

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Pueblo West is quickly growing into a booming real estate market, according to a recent report published by the Pueblo West Metropolitan District. The area is seeing a surge in new homes and with it, more families pouring in.

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LEAD program to combat drug crisis and eliminate recidivism

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A new program is now in the works to combat the drug crisis in Pueblo County and to stop criminals from reoffending. It’s called LEAD and it could be another route for criminals instead of being charged following an arrest. 

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Organization gives free check-ups to homeless pets

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Sometimes, man's best friend is the only friend for people living without a home. Saturday, brought help for those pets whose owners are homeless. The 'Street Dog Coalition' held it's first-ever free vet clinic today at the Springs Rescue Mission. 

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Sunday Evening Weather: Finally Warming Up

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Tonight and Tomorrow: Mainly clear skies continue this evening and overnight. Lows will be chilly again, dipping into the teens for many areas. 

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Four-car crash kills woman, boy and toddler in Weld County

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A four car-crashed killed a woman, a five-year old boy and a toddler Friday morning.  The crash happened on Hwy 52 and Weld County Road 41 around 8:08 a.m., according to Colorado State Patrol.  

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1 person killed in Colorado crash involving commuter bus

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Colorado authorities say one person has died in a crash involving a commuter bus and a rented SUV. 

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Winfrey praises Florida students as 'warriors of the light'

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Oprah Winfrey is praising the outspoken students of Parkland, Florida, calling them "warriors of the light."

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Police report explosion in English city as major incident

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Police for the English city of Leicester say they are responding to a "major incident" after receiving reports of an explosion. Leicestershire Police said on Twitter that emergency services were dealing with the incident on Hinckley Road and asked the public to stay away from the area. 

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CSPD K9 Officer Dax catches burglary suspect

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Just before 11 p.m. Saturday night, CSPD officers responded to a burglary alarm at 5331 Montebello Ln. Upon arriving, officers noticed two broken glass doors and numerous, damaged items inside the business. CSPD said they then established a perimeter and called in a K9 unit. K9 Officer Dax was brought to the scene and searched the location. According to CSPD, K9 Officer Dax located and contacted the suspect inside the business. The suspect was then taken into custody without... More>>

Blown speaker cause of shots fired report at Colorado Mesa University

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According to the Mesa County Sheriff's Office, the sound that led to a report of shots fired at Colorado Mesa University came from a blown speaker at Saunders Field. The Sheriff's Office has clarified that no shots were ever fired on campus and no one was injured. The sound from the speaker caused brief concerns that there was an active shooter situation on the campus. #ALERT Sound equipment malfunctioned at Saunders Field at CMU. There is NOT an active shooter. Law enforcem... More>>

Colorado jail deputy arrested for having sex with female inmate

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A Colorado deputy is accused of having sex with a woman while she was being held in jail.    The Weld County Sheriff's Office says 26-year-old Zachary Cullison was arrested on Friday on suspicion of sexual conduct in a correctional institution.    The Greeley Tribune reports that investigators believe Cullison and a female inmate had consensual sex in a bathroom, out of view of security cameras.    Cullison began working at the jail in August 2016. He's b... More>>

Studies are increasingly clear: Uber, Lyft congest cities

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One promise of ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft was a drop in the number of cars clogging city streets.    But recent studies in cities from Boston to New York to San Francisco suggest the opposite: that the companies are pulling riders off buses, subways and bicycles and putting them in cars instead.    A new wrinkle is a service by Uber called Express Pool that links riders in the same area who want to travel to similar destinations. Critics see it as di... More>>

Billy Graham laid to rest

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The Rev. Billy Graham, the magnetic, movie-star-handsome preacher who became a singular force in postwar American religious life, a confidant of presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday at 99. “America’s Pastor,” as he was dubbed, had suffered from cancer, pneumonia and other ailments and died at his home in North Carolina. Graham died at 7:46 a.m., with only an attending nurse inside the home, said Mark DeMoss, spokes...

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Sunday Afternoon Weather; Warming trend on the doorstep

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Bright, not so harsh today, but it will be the 7th straight day of below average temperatures...

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Democrats release memo rebutting GOP on Russia probe

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The House intelligence committee has published a redacted version of a Democratic memo that aims to counter a narrative that Republicans on the committee have promoted for months.    The GOP says the FBI and Justice Department conspired against Trump as they investigated his ties to Russia.    The Democratic memo's release on Saturday was the latest development in a debate between Republicans and Democrats about the credibility of not only the multiple inquiries in... More>>

Colorado State Senator Merrifield proposes ban on bump stocks

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A Colorado State Senator will propose a ban on bump stocks during the current legislative session. Colorado Springs Democratic Senator Michael Merrifield plans to go in front of a committee this session and ask lawmakers to ban bump stocks in the state of Colorado. President Trump has recently stated that he too would like to see a ban on bump stocks across the nation. "I didn't think I would ever be saying this, but I'm pleased that President Trump actually supports my bi... More>>

Pueblo Boxing Academy has new home, will open in March

Students at the Pueblo Boxing Academy warm up before practice Students at the Pueblo Boxing Academy warm up before practice
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A youth pastor in Pueblo is working to give kids on the east side of town a safe place to spend their time. Pastor Paul Montoya said a former church building on First Street and Lacrosse will be the new home of the Pueblo Boxing Academy. Montoya told News 5 that he wants to create a place for kids that will teach them life skills for the future. In 2016, Montoya created the Boxing Academy to help kids say goodbye to gangs by packing punches in a controlled environment. &qu...

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CDOT holds I-25 gap meeting in Monument

Interstate 25 narrows to 4 lanes between Monument and Castle Rock for a 17 mile "gap" that is often congested and a frequent site for serious crashes. Interstate 25 narrows to 4 lanes between Monument and Castle Rock for a 17 mile "gap" that is often congested and a frequent site for serious crashes.
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It's a priority project for CDOT many people along the front range have long awaited: the widening of I-25 in between Monument and Castle Rock.  Through a series of meetings, CDOT has been listening to the concerns of people here in southern Colorado.  On Saturday, El Paso County Commissioners joined the department of transportation to talk about the possibilities when it comes to the widening project. An aspect of the project CDOT has proposed is adding what the departme...

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Latest from Pyeongchang: Bach hails Koreas cooperation at Olympics

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The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local):    10 p.m.    The IOC president, Thomas Bach, says that by marching together at the Winter Games, athletes from South and North Korea showed they both believe in "a peaceful future."    In his wrap-up speech at the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Games, Bach said athletes from the divided Koreas showed that sport brings peoples together and builds bridges.    He said the IOC...

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Parkland Shooting: Officer failed to respond

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Broward County sheriff suspends school resource officer who remained outside Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School during gunman's deadly rampage.

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The Latest: Brandt named honorary ambassador for adoptees

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The Swedish women has won the gold medal in the final match of a marathon curling festival. They beat South Korea 8-3 in nine ends to leave the "Garlic Girls" with a silver that is the hosts' first Olympic medal in the sport.

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Air Force and Robert Morris skate to 2-2 tie

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Air Force and Robert Morris skated to a 2-2 overtime tie in an Atlantic Hockey Conference game Saturday, Feb. 24, at Colonials Arena in Pittsburgh, Pa. It was the final regular season game for both teams.

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Colorado College and Omaha skate to 2-2 tie

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Alec Calvaruso made a career-high 34 saves in his second career start and Nick Halloran scored the game-tying goal in the third period as Colorado College and 14th-ranked Omaha tied 2-2 Saturday at Baxter Arena.

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IOC recommends upholding ban of Russia through Winter Games

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The International Olympic Committee executive board has recommended upholding the ban of Russia from the Pyeongchang Winter Games. 

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Fort Collins Police officer finds unexpected visitor in patrol car

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A Fort Collins Police officer found an unexpected visitor in his patrol car last week. A black cat had found it's way into the car as Officer Paul left his window open. 

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El Paso County Deputies in training get tased

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Ever wonder what it feels like to be tased? Probably not, but if you are at all curious El Paso County deputies in training experienced the feeling themselves.

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Local supply stores sees growing popularity in backyard farming

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If you've ever considered getting chickens for your backyard, a Colorado Springs business explains how the popularity is growing. Buckley's Homestead Supply says they are seeing a growing popularity in backyard farming. 

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Saturday Evening Weather: Warming Up Next Week

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Tonight's Forecast: Skies stay mainly clear with just a few passing clouds this evening and overnight. Lows will be chilly- dipping down into the single digits and teens. 

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Air Force women's basketball falls to Utah State 57-55

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Air Force women’s basketball dropped a 57-55 contest at Utah State Saturday afternoon in Mountain West action at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. Eliza West scored the game-winning bucket with 1.2 seconds left in regulation to lift Utah State to the win. Air Force rallied back from a 16-point deficit to tie the game up at 55-55 with 6.9 seconds left. Freshman Kailin Immel, who was fouled on a three-point attempt, made all three free throws to tie the game. On the ensuing possessio... More>>

Police find two shell casings and one bullet at shots fired call

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Colorado Springs Police responded to the area of 2300 S Academy Blvd and heard between four to six shots fired around 1:49 a.m. Saturday morning. 

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The best of ‘Julia’s Best in Snow’

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Julia Mancuso gave us an expansive look at all that South Korea has to offer over the duration of the Winter Olympics. Take a look back at the best moments from her series ‘Julia’s Best in Snow.’

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Air Force baseball bested by Navy 6-4

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Air Force baseball dropped a 6-4 contest to Navy Saturday afternoon at the 2018 Freedom Classic at Historic Grainger Stadium in Kinston, NC.

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Police respond to shots fired call, arrest man on multiple warrants

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Colorado Springs Police responded to a shots fired call in the 2900 block of W Chucharras Street at 2:00 a.m. Saturday. A responding officer said they found a person matching the description of the suspect in the call. 

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Victim sustains serious bodily injury during assault

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Colorado Springs Police responded to a carjacking around 12:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Police responded to the area of 4400 E Platte Ave where one man was found assaulted. Police later determined the incident was an assault not a car jacking. 

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CSPD arrest naked man threatening family with gun

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Just after 9 p.m. Friday night, officers from the CSPD Falcon division responded to a family disturbance in the 2700 block of Front Royal Dr. According to CSPD, the man who called was reporting that his brother-in-law was naked and pointing a handgun at everyone in the house. 

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Trump says arming teachers in schools 'Up to States'

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President Donald Trump says arming teachers as a deterrent against school shootings is "Up to States."    Trump has promoted the idea of putting "gun-adept" teachers and staff in schools with concealed firearms to protect students after this month's shooting at a Florida high school killed 17 people.    But neither Trump nor the White House has said who would pay to train them. Trump has also called for giving bonuses to educators who volunteer ... More>>

US Men's Curling upsets Sweden to take gold

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The US Men's curling team has completed one of the more surprising upsets of this or any Winter Olympics. The team upset gold medal favorites Sweden, 10 - 7 in the gold medal match. Members John Shuster, Tyler George, Matt Hamilton, John Landsteiner, and Joe Polo, earned the United States' first gold medal in the event. The team made an unprecedented comeback in the tournament, winning five straight matches after being on the brink of elimination a week ago. During the medal c... More>>

Saturday Afternoon Weather; Bright but Brisk

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Bright and brisk Saturday. Bright and not so harsh, Sunday...

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NRA faces corporate backlash after latest school shooting

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The National Rifle Association is facing a corporate backlash as companies take a closer look at their investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry following the latest school massacre. A handful of companies have ended discount programs with the NRA as the group aggressively resists calls for stricter gun control after a gunman killed 17 people at a Florida high school last week. The moves came as petitions circulated online targeting companies offering discoun... More>>

FBI seeking victims of Colorado funeral home

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The FBI is seeking information from potential victims of a Colorado funeral home after complaints that families did not receive the cremains of their loved ones, or received dry cement instead.    Federal agents raided Sunset Mesa Funeral Directors in Montrose earlier this month and the state has shut it down for several alleged violations including cremating and embalming bodies without permission.    No charges have been filed.    The FBI on Friday set ...

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Interior boss alters overhaul after pushback

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U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has changed a proposed overhaul of his department with a new organizational map that more closely follows state lines instead of the natural boundaries he initially proposed. The revisions follow complaints from Western state governors that they were not consulted before details of the sweeping overhaul were first revealed last month.

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Colorado to pay Nebraska $4M in Republican River settlement

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Colorado officials have agreed to pay Nebraska $4 million to settle old claims that their state violated a water-sharing compact involving the Republican River, according to a settlement released Thursday. The settlement requires Colorado to make the payment by Dec. 31, 2018, even though state officials did not admit to any violations of the Republican River Compact. Colorado legislators must approve the funding before the deadline, or the settlement will become invalid. Nebraska Go... More>>

Latest from Pyeongchang: Czech star Ledecka secures rare Olympic double

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The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local):    10:20 p.m.    Top favorite Lee Seung-hoon skated a masterful race and unleashed a final sprint that no one could match to take gold for South Korea in the men's mass start at the Pyeongchang Olympics.    Behind him, Belgian inline skater Bart Swings held on to take silver ahead of Koen Verweij of the Netherlands on Saturday.    In a tactical race, 5,000-meter champion Sven Kramer went ...

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KOAA 5 Olympic Coverage: Saturday, February 24

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KOAA 5 is your home for coverage of the Winter Olympic games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.  Here is a list of the events for Saturday, February 24: 1:00 p.m. Curling - Team USA takes on top-seeded Sweden in the men's Curling gold medal match. The Americans earned a berth in their first-ever gold medal Curling match by knocking out Canada in the semifinals.  "Calgary 88" - “Calgary ‘88,” voiced by iconic actor and acclaimed auth... More>>

News 5 locates dead woman's car stolen by squatters; Police ignore us

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News 5 Investigates is looking into a possible cover-up by Colorado Springs police.  We uncovered the department withheld public information about a squatting case we brought you earlier this month.  Chief Investigative Reporter Eric Ross uncovered police did nothing to try and help a grieving mother after squatters invaded her daughter's home just days after she died. Now there are even more questions over whether police botched the case. 

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Local law enforcement trade in badges for boutonnieres for special event

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 It was a day where they got to be heroes, by showing  their daughters no fear on the dance floor.

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What teachers say they'd rather be armed with instead of guns

Teachers speak out on what they'd rather be armed with instead of guns using the hashtag #ArmMeWith on social media. (KOAA) Teachers speak out on what they'd rather be armed with instead of guns using the hashtag #ArmMeWith on social media. (KOAA)
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Teachers across the country are taking to social media, speaking out on what they'd rather be armed with instead of guns using the hashtag #ArmMeWith. It's gone viral since President Trump announced his support for arming more teachers earlier this week. 

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'I'll never ride the Greyhound bus ever again:' woman says after luggage lost

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A Canon City woman says she is devastated, wants answers, and will never ride a Greyhound bus again.

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott proposes tougher gun laws

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Florida's Governor Rick Scott announced a plan Friday to keep school children safe, hoping to strike a balance between the individual rights of gun owners and what he calls "an obvious need for public safety." 

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Air Force lacrosse falls to Cleveland State 8-7

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Air Force lacrosse rattled off five fourth-period goals but failed to notch the equalizer in the comeback attempt against Cleveland State, Friday night, in the Holaday Athletic Center at USAFA.  

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UCCS knocks off Colorado School of Mines 81-70

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 The University of Colorado Colorado Springs men's basketball knocked off Colorado School of Mines, 81-70, to climb one game over .500 as they solidify their spot in the upcoming RMAC Tournament.

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Driver identified in fatal crash on I-25 near Fountain

Fatal crash near mile 125 on I-25 southbound. One women is dead after being ejected in rollover crash. (KOAA) Fatal crash near mile 125 on I-25 southbound. One women is dead after being ejected in rollover crash. (KOAA)
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Traffic on southbound I-25 is slowed due to a fatal crash investigation south of Fountain, near mile marker 125. 

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Prices and details of Ikon Pass released

Snow fell on Copper Mountain Resort on Oct. 2, 2017. Snow fell on Copper Mountain Resort on Oct. 2, 2017.
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The Alterra Mountain Company announced two options for the Ikon Pass will go on sale March 6. The two options have varying levels of access to resorts, with different blackout dates and other terms.

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Jokic's triple-double leads Nuggets over Spurs, 122-119

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With the game tied at 114, Harris made a layup to put Denver up for good. Mills made a free throw and Harris scored on a step-back jumper and then a dunk with 45 seconds left to make it 120-115.

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Omaha downs Colorado College 4-2

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Tristan Keck, Zach Jordan and Teemu Pulkkinen each scored a goal and added two assists Friday night to lead Omaha past Colorado College, 4-2, at Baxter Arena. 

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Air Force shuts down Robert Morris 1-0

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Billy Christopoulos stopped all 29 shots he faced and Erik Baskin netted the game-winner in a 1-0 victory over Robert Morris in an Atlantic Hockey Conference game, Friday, Feb. 23, at Colonials Arena in Pittsburgh, Pa. 

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Shield 616 to donate protective gear to new CSPD officers

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Colorado Springs-based non-profit Shield 616 will be donating protective gear to 54 recent graduates of the CSPD Police Academy Sunday.

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Academy District 20 makes security changes in wake of Florida shooting

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After parent concern about the access to schools in Academy District 20 schools, district leaders made immediate changes, including now requiring a photo ID to get into all school buildings. 

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Manitou non-profit finds homes for pets whose owners have died

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For the past 22 years, A Safe Place for Pets, a completely volunteer-based organization, has helped pets find homes after their owners have passed away.

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Accused investigator caused drunk driving wreck before getting job with DA

Accused former investigator Charles Widup holds an award for 2016 Investigator of the Year Accused former investigator Charles Widup holds an award for 2016 Investigator of the Year
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A Denver grand jury indicted a former investigator with the Pueblo DA's Office on 21 count including organized crime charges for racketeering and conspiracy. Charles Widup, 69, was fired by earlier this month, but News 5 uncovered some red flags about Widup's past and other noteworthy development during his tenure as an investigator. 

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KOAA 5 Olympic Coverage: Friday, February 23

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KOAA 5 is your home for coverage of the Winter Olympic games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.  Here is a list of the events for Friday, February 23: 1:00 p.m. Biathlon - In Biathlon, Martin Fourcade leads France against brothers Johannes Thingnes and Tarjei Boe of Norway as they vie for gold in the men's 4x7.5km relay. Figure Skating - Coverage also features a review of women's Figure Skating. 6:00 p.m.  Snowboarding - Snowboarding introduces an ex...

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Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region to be featured on TV show

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The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region and Pueblo Animal Services will soon be featured on national television for a new show.

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Colorado Springs man pleads guilty, avoids trial for sex assault on a child

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A Colorado Springs man pleads guilty to child sex assault charges and faces from 10 years to life of Sex Offender Intensive Supervised Probation when sentenced later this year. 

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Julia Mancuso visits a café that is known for its latte art

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Julia Mancuso checks out a café where the lattes are almost too beautiful to drink. Meet the barista that is taking coffee art to a whole new level.

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Help Rampart students raise money for cancer research

Students shave their heads at Rampart HS to raise money for cancer research. Students shave their heads at Rampart HS to raise money for cancer research.
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Hundreds of high school students in Colorado Springs are shaving their heads for a great cause.

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Police release photos following bust of large marijuana grow operation

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Colorado Springs Police released photos from a recent marijuana bust in Colorado Springs in which officers seized 352 marijuana plants and 33 pounds of packaged refined marijuana.

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Kyle Haak soars on and off the ice

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Kyle Haak is one sharp cadet. "I'm a physics major with a minor in Nuclear Weapons and Strategy." A sniper on the ice, a scholar in the classroom with a single question guiding him. 

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Colorado Springs school districts implement new policy for entering schools

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Following the horrific Valentine's Day school shooting in Florida, school districts in Colorado Springs are making changes in policy and reminding parents of existing security policies. 

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White House on lockdown after vehicle strikes security barrier

A damaged car outside the security barriers at the White House. (NBC News) A damaged car outside the security barriers at the White House. (NBC News)
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The U.S. Secret Service tweets that the vehicle "did not breach the security barrier of the White House complex." The agency adds that the female driver of the vehicle was "immediately apprehended."

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All lanes of I-25 open after injury crash

Crash blocking lanes of traffic along I-25 near South Academy. Crash blocking lanes of traffic along I-25 near South Academy.
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As of 1:30 p.m. all lanes of I-25 reopened following an injury accident near South Academy.

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Crews working car into building, structure fire on San Juan Road

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Colorado Springs fire crews are working a structure fire at 687 San Juan Road. This is just west of I-25, south of Uintah Street. News 5 is awaiting more information and will update the story as it comes in. ?

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Former Trump adviser pleads guilty to federal conspiracy and making false statements

Rick Gates was indicted in October on charges stemming from foreign lobbying work in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Rick Gates was indicted in October on charges stemming from foreign lobbying work in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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WASHINGTON (AP) - A former top adviser to President Donald Trump's election campaign has formally pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy and false statements charges in the special counsel's Russia investigation. 

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President Trump holds joint news conference with Australia's PM

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President Donald Trump says "a lot of good things" will come from Friday's meetings with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. 

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Construction crews expected along I-25 and Cimarron

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A warning for drivers as there will be lane closures along I-25 at Cimarron for pipe work. 

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Your Healthy Family: Cooking with a cardiologist

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As part of Heart Health Month, we're cooking with a cardiologist in this edition of Your Healthy Family. 

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Trump lashes out at Florida deputy

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President Trump delivered sharp criticism Friday of the Florida sheriff's deputy who did not enter Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during last week's deadly shooting rampage. Sheriff Scott Israel confirmed Thursday Deputy Scot Peterson, the officer assigned to the school, responded to the school shooting, but never went inside the building. Peterson resigned on Thursday. "When it came time to get in there and do something, he didn't have the courage or something happe... More>>

Kenya ice hockey team shares Olympic goal

Sabrina Simader carries the flag of Kenya during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn) Sabrina Simader carries the flag of Kenya during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
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Five men from Kenya are taking in the Olympics as they work to pursue their dream of competing in the winter games as an ice hockey team. 

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Pueblo family seeking justice for man run over, killed by alleged drunk driver

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A Pueblo mother says a woman accused of driving drunk--and killing her son--could get off without any jail time.

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Olympic hopeful training for 2022 Games

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We all know how many years of commitment it take to prepare for the Olympics. We spoke with one local figure skater who  has her sights set on Beijing 2022. 17-year-old Evelyn Grace has been skating for nearly 10 years. Her family moved here 4 years ago to train in Olympic City USA. She starts her day on the ice at 7:30 a.m. and fills her weeks with ballet lessons, weightlifting and high intensity training, but these past weeks she's made time to watch the Olympic...

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Fresh Powder Coming To The Ski Resorts!

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Fresh snow is coming to the mountains today, tonight, and then again possibly Saturday night. This means fresh powder is coming to our ski resorts, and for some places, it will be A LOT of pow! We have a look at how much snow is possible...

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Colorado Springs martial arts center offers crisis response classes

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After seeing the devastating school shooting in Florida last week, a Colorado Springs self-defense instructor is taking action. Isaac Costley, of Calvary Family Martial Arts and Fitness, will begin offering classes to equip you and your family with the knowledge you'll need in case of a crisis. A free class will be offered tomorrow, Sat. February, 24. Calvary Family Martial Arts and Fitness will continue to offer the classes throughout the month of June. If you would like...

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Latest from Pyeongchang: Zagitova gives Russians 1st gold in Pyeongchang

Bronze medalist team U.S.A. with Heather Bergsma, Brittany Bowe, Mia Manganello, and Carlijn Schoutens celebrates after the women's team pursuit final speedskating race at the Gangneung Oval at the 2018 Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/John Locher) Bronze medalist team U.S.A. with Heather Bergsma, Brittany Bowe, Mia Manganello, and Carlijn Schoutens celebrates after the women's team pursuit final speedskating race at the Gangneung Oval at the 2018 Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/John Locher)
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The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local):    10 p.m.    Gold medalist Jessie Diggins has been chosen to carry the flag for the U.S. into the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Olympics.    She's the first cross-country skier to carry the U.S. flag into any Olympic ceremony since Bill Koch at Albertville in 1992.    This year, she memorably thrust herself across the finish line to give the Americans gold in the cross-country team...

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Your Healthy Family: Short and long term future of flu vaccine

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We're talking more about the flu vaccine in this Your Healthy Family.  First there is some good news if you make sure your kids vaccinated but struggle with them getting a shot. After a two-year absence flumist could be available again next flu season.  Doctors stopped offering the needle free option when it was found to be ineffective.  

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14 months later: How Hanover schools say armed teachers are working for them

Hanover School District 28 board members voted to arm their staff members with guns 14 months ago. (KOAA) Hanover School District 28 board members voted to arm their staff members with guns 14 months ago. (KOAA)
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In the wake of the Parkland, Florida massacre, President Trump has endorsed, among other things, allowing properly trained educators to carry concealed weapons at school. One of the first school districts in the state of Colorado to implement such a policy was in eastern El Paso County in Hanover School District 28. 

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Colorado Springs woman wins landmark case, tying lung disease to burn pits

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Veronica Landry says her lung disease is a result of inhaling toxins from burn pits, while working as a contractor in Iraq between 2004-2005.

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Firefighters respond to two structure fires in Stratmoor neighborhood

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Firefighters are on the scene of a house fire off of Sherwood Lane in the Stratmoor neighborhood Thursday night. 

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No prison time for driver in deadly DUI crash

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A Monument man will not serve any time in prison for a drunk driving crash that killed an active duty soldier. 

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First responders believe more attention needs to be paid to mental health treatment

First responders battle P.T.S.D. First responders battle P.T.S.D.
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One in four first responders suffer from P.T.S.D. studies show.  From 2004 to 2014, 196 first responders in Colorado ended their own lives.  Suicide is the biggest killer of first responders.

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Deputy injured in shooting back in hospital due to complications

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El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy Scott Stone is back in the hospital 17 days after he was shot while trying to arrest an auto theft suspect in Colorado Springs. 

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McDonald's bringing back Szechuan Sauce next Monday

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Rick and Morty fans will have another chance to get their fix of Szechuan Sauce starting next week. 

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Rush Cafe will close after almost 60 years of serving up food and community

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On the outskirts of El Paso county, in the town of rush, stands the decades old Rush Cafe. Family owned and operated for nearly 60 years, this slice of life has served up dishes and community to anyone and everyone. 

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Additional charges filed against Manafort, Gates in Russia probe

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Special counsel Robert Mueller has filed additional charges against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and a business associate.

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Peyton High School students could face felony charges for possible threats

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Two Peyton High School students were arrested Thursday on suspicion of felony charges after students reported they made threats about a possible attack on the school. 

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US Air Force Academy swim team members accused of misconduct

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The US Air Force has removed 11 male swimmers from competition as an investigation into alleged misconduct is underway. 

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Ministry leader charged with child sex assault

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A Park County couple is facing charges of sexual assault on a child and tampering with a witness and some members of the community fear there may be more victims.

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Added $1.1 million made available for replacing CSPD police vehicles

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The on-going challenge of updating police vehicles in Colorado Springs just got a boost from city council. Council members approved a $1.1 million supplemental appropriation. It is an addition to $950 thousand approved in the standard budget. "We're extremely happy and pleased that we got the budget,”

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Coloradoans driven to action after Florida school shooting

Demonstrators stage a rally on the steps of the State Capitol Wednesday February 21, 2018 Demonstrators stage a rally on the steps of the State Capitol Wednesday February 21, 2018
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Many people across Colorado feel driven to take action in the wake of last week's mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. 

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Julia Mancuso tries one of South Korea’s most popular sports

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The popularity of eSports is at an all-time high and it's taking South Korea by storm. Julia Mancuso visits with a professional gamer to see what all the hype is about. More>>

New bill could mean jail time for leaving campfires unattended

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A bipartisan group of state lawmakers are trying to criminalize the act of leaving a campfire unattended.

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Police: Threat at Florence High School was not credible

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Florence Police said a reported school threat at Florence High School on Monday was not deemed credible.

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Sheriff: Deputy on duty never entered school during Florida shooting

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A Florida sheriff says the deputy who was on duty at a high school where 17 people were massacred waited outside the building for about four minutes without ever going in. 

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Deputies investigate homicide in Fremont County

John Alderman was found dead inside his home in Fremont County. John Alderman was found dead inside his home in Fremont County.
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Fremont County Deputies are now investigating a death in Penrose as a homicide. 

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Mitchell with 17 leads San Diego State over Air Force 67-56

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Ryan Swan scored 11 points with eight rebounds to lead the Falcons (10-16, 4-10) who have lost the last three. CJ Siples added 10 points, four assists and three steals.

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Summit County schools not likely target of threat

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Classes are underway as normal in Summit County today as law enforcement officers there said a threat of violence turned out to be a hoax. 

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Opposing ideas on gun control clash at Florida town hall

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Students and parents are voicing their outrage a week after the deadly shooting at Florida's Majory Stoneman Douglas High School at a town hall organized by CNN.

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Woman charged with having drugs in Memorial Park

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A Colorado Springs woman is facing drug charges after being arrested in Memorial Park Wednesday. 

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Fountain water study receives additional funding

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A study that tests for pollutants in Fountain Creek has received additional funding from the Pueblo's Board of County Commissioners.   The Commissioners recently approved $32,000 to fund data analysis for the project. Several CSU-Pueblo professors are completing the project. With their study, they are taking a close look at Selenium and Mercury. These two pollutants can be dangerous in high levels, especially if they reach the Arkansas River. "There are metals an... More>>

Changes coming to Denver Broncos game tickets

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Changes are coming for The Denver Broncos that will affect fans more than the team in the 2018 season. 

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Community meeting held to address homelessness concerns

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Wednesday night, the first of four meetings for the year was held to address homelessness concerns in the Pikes Peak Region. At the meeting, community members were able to voice their concerns about the homeless issue. The meeting was held at the Penrose Library on North Cascade, where it was standing room only. The event was hosted by "Homeward Pikes Peak," and the Coalition of Homelessness Advocates and Providers. Several of the attendees were themselves, homeless. ... More>>

Vehicle owner chases stolen car; stabbed by suspect

Jeremy Molina is charged with assault, aggravated robbery and motor vehicle theft. Jeremy Molina is charged with assault, aggravated robbery and motor vehicle theft.
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A Pueblo man is recovering after being stabbed while trying to retrieve his stolen vehicle. 

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Admitted killer of Pueblo man reaches plea deal

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The admitted killer of a 21-year-old Pueblo man has reached a plea deal in court. On Wednesday, 35-year-old Clinton Loonsfoot plead guilty to manslaughter for his role in the death of Chuck Quintana Ortega. Ortega was found shot to death at the Casa Del Sol Apartments in February of 2016. Pueblo Police initially arrested and charged Loonsfoot with first degree murder, but he was able to receive a lighter sentence through the plea deal. The Ortega family has said they are having... More>>

Vice President Pence addresses Conservative Political Action Conference

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The Conservative Political Action Conference is now underway in Maryland. Speakers to the group include NRA Vice President Wayne LaPierre and Vice President of the United States Mike Pence, who is scheduled to make an appearance at 8:30 a.m. (MST).

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Trump tweets support for NRA, weighs gun limits

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The Latest on President Donald Trump, guns and school violence (all times local):    8:23 a.m.    President Donald Trump says he wants to see action on a series of gun control measures, saying "Congress is in a mood to finally do something on this issue - I hope!"    Trump was speaking on Twitter Thursday. He says: "I will be strongly pushing Comprehensive Background Checks with an emphasis on Mental Health. Raise age to 21 and end sale of ...

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Americans among those injured in explosion at Mexican beach resort

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On Wednesday, an explosion on a ferry at a Mexican beach resort injured at least 25 people, including at least two Americans. The explosion was caught on security cameras at a dock in Playa Del Carmen. The blast sent a fireball and debris flying from the ferry as it was tied to the dock. Passengers were unloading at the time, and several can be seen flying from the side of the ferry and landing in the water. The US Embassy in Mexico said it was aware of multiple Americans hurt ... More>>

Team USA wins gold in women's hockey, Mikaela Shiffrin grabs silver in alpine

Bronze medalist team U.S.A. with Heather Bergsma, Brittany Bowe, Mia Manganello, and Carlijn Schoutens celebrates after the women's team pursuit final speedskating race at the Gangneung Oval at the 2018 Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/John Locher) Bronze medalist team U.S.A. with Heather Bergsma, Brittany Bowe, Mia Manganello, and Carlijn Schoutens celebrates after the women's team pursuit final speedskating race at the Gangneung Oval at the 2018 Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/John Locher)
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The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local):    9:45 p.m.    The World Curling Federation says it supports a decision to strip a Russian curler of his Olympic medal after he admitted to a doping violation at the Pyeongchang Games.    The curling federation said in a statement Thursday that the violation involving Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky has "cast a shadow over our sport."    The Court of Arbitration for Spor...

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Cinemark theaters to ban large bags

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Beginning Feb. 22, it's going to be a lot harder to sneak your snacks from home, or anything else into a Cinemark movie theater. The theater chain has announced that it will limit the size of bags patrons can bring into the theater. According to the company, they will ban all large bags from being brought in. From now on, a moviegoer's bag may not be larger than 12 inches by 12 inches by 6 inches. Cinemark said that one the reasons this ban was put in place is because of the 2... More>>

Russian curler stripped of bronze for doping

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Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky has been stripped of his Olympic medal after admitting to a doping violation at the Pyeongchang Games.    Krushelnitsky tested positive for the banned substance meldonium after winning bronze in mixed doubles with his wife. Meldonium is believed to help blood circulation    The Court of Arbitration for Sport announced the sanction Thursday, saying Krushelnitsky's results had been disqualified and his credential was withdrawn. ... More>>

KOAA 5 Olympic Coverage: Thursday, February 22

Gigi Marvin (19), of the United States, celebrates with her teammates after scoring a goal against Finland during the first period of the semifinal round of the women's hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) Gigi Marvin (19), of the United States, celebrates with her teammates after scoring a goal against Finland during the first period of the semifinal round of the women's hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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KOAA 5 is your home for coverage of the Winter Olympic games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.  Here is a list of the events for Thursday, February 22: 1:00 p.m. Nordic Combined - Nordic Combined’s team large hill event should showcase Germany’s depth of talent, led by Johannes Rydzek and Eric Frenzel. Curling - Team USA faces three-time defending Olympic gold medalist Canada in a men's curling tournament semifinal. The Americans upset Canada, 9-7, whe...

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Voters could face multiple highway funding questions

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Colorado voters could end up with two, if not 3, ballot questions facing them this November all with different proposals on how to fund highway improvements.

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Hundreds show up at state capitol for gun bills

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Hundreds of protesters spent the day at the Colorado State Capitol Wednesday, demonstrating support for gun control measures across Colorado. 

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D70 district leaders brace for threat at Pueblo County High School

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A threat at Pueblo County High School this week have students, staff and administrators on high alert.

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Drought ends: American women beat Canada 3-2 in SO for gold

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It was the second straight overtime in the gold medal game for these two teams, but the first shootout in Olympic women's hockey history. The men have done it, most recently when Sweden beat Canada in 1994.

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Pueblo West dentist now accepting Bitcoin

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A Pueblo West dental office is now accepting a new form of payment: Bitcoin. 

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Youth Advisory Council brings teens and law enforcement together

Youth Advisory Council meets at Mesa Ridge High School Youth Advisory Council meets at Mesa Ridge High School
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Bridging the gap between teenagers and law enforcement: that's what a group of students in El Paso County is doing.  It's the Youth Advisory Council. The group meets every month to discuss issues that are important to students and law enforcement. The goal is to try and solve problems together. In doing so, creating a safer community and a better understanding of each other.  El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder said, "There's times when the students don't know how to de...

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Metu scores 21, USC beats Colorado 75-64

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The Buffaloes didn't score a point for 7 minutes, 28 seconds late in the second half as the Trojans pulled away.

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Americans take gold and silver in men's halfpipe

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American freestyle skier David Wise has successfully defended his gold medal, breaking through on his final run to give the United States its third gold in the Phoenix Snow Park halfpipe. 

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Boise State beats Colorado State 87-54 on Chandler's 27

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The Rams led briefly, but Marcus Dickinson's layup put the Broncos up for good, 15-12, and they led 50-29 at halftime, tying a season high for most first-half points.
  

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Man sentenced for reckless manslaughter death of 7-year-old boy

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A man was sentenced to 12 years in prison for Reckless Manslaughter in the March 2017 death of 7-year-old Kaivion Eleby.

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USA, Canada face off for women's hockey gold

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The Americans are back for another chance at the Olympic gold medal that has eluded them since women's hockey debuted in 1998 at Nagano. They will play archrival Canada, four years after the Canadians rallied from two goals down to shock the Americans in the gold-medal game in Sochi.    

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Storm Safe Visits Rocky Mountain Classical Academy

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On Wednesday, First Alert 5 Meteorologist Jessica Van Meter visited Rocky Mountain Classical Academy.

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House to hear bill requiring human trafficking prevention training for truckers

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A bill that would require truckers to get human trafficking prevention training in order to obtain a commercial driver's license made it out of committee Wednesday and will now be considered by the full House.

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Your Healthy Family: Team approach is key in palliative care

Finding the right palliative care provider to bring the many needed resources under one roof is what Interim Healthcare says they specialize in. Finding the right palliative care provider to bring the many needed resources under one roof is what Interim Healthcare says they specialize in.

Palliative care is care that focuses on providing relief from the symptoms, pain, as well as the physical and emotional stress for people living with a terminal diagnosis.  It can often be too much for a primary care doctor to manage. 

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Latest from Pyeongchang: Bjoergen becomes most decorated Winter Olympian

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The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 10:05 p.m.    The U.S. has finally won a long-track speedskating medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics.    The team of Heather Bergsma, Brittany Bowe and Mia Manganello earned bronze in the women's team pursuit Wednesday.    They crossed the line in 2 minutes, 59.17 seconds in the B final.    Canada finished in 2 minutes, 59.70 seconds.    It's the first long-track speedskating med...

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Czechs eliminate US in shootout in Olympic quarterfinals

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Ryan Donato and Jim Slater scored for the U.S, which again was led by its youngest players, including speedster Troy Terry. U.S. goaltender Ryan Zapolski allowed three goals on 29 shots and one in the shotoout, while Francouz stopped 18 in regulation and overtime.

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MacKinnon scores in OT, Avalanche beat Canucks 5-4

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Tyson Jost, Mikko Rantanen and Gabriel Landeskog also scored for Colorado. MacKinnon also had three assists, Rantanen added two and Landeskog one. Semyon Varlamov finished with 24 saves.

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KOAA Athlete of the Week: Cole Sienknecht, Manitou Springs Basketball

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He'll head off to Western State next season to play basketball but he'll leave behind his 1,000 career total with the program. 

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People without disabilities use the ADA to make money; Lawmakers want it to stop

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A bill aimed at stopping so called "disability advocates" from making money off the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) just passed the U.S. House of Representatives.  In a 225-192 vote, most House Republicans and about a dozen Democrats approved H.R. 620.  

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  • NRA spokeswoman becomes new face of gun rights movement

    NRA spokeswoman becomes new face of gun rights movement

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    (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). In this Feb. 22, 2018, photo, Dana Loesch, spokeswoman for the National Rifle Association, speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), at National Harbor, Md. She is poised, photogenic and articulate _ th...(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). In this Feb. 22, 2018, photo, Dana Loesch, spokeswoman for the National Rifle Association, speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), at National Harbor, Md. She is poised, photogenic and articulate _ th...
    In the aftermath of the Florida school shooting, the National Rifle Association has turned to Dana Loesch as its main messenger.
    In the aftermath of the Florida school shooting, the National Rifle Association has turned to Dana Loesch as its main messenger.
  • California Democratic Party won't endorse Dianne Feinstein

    California Democratic Party won't endorse Dianne Feinstein

    Sunday, February 25 2018 1:26 PM EST2018-02-25 18:26:18 GMT
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    (AP Photo/Denis Poroy). Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., speaks at the 2018 California Democrats State Convention Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, in San Diego.(AP Photo/Denis Poroy). Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., speaks at the 2018 California Democrats State Convention Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, in San Diego.
    U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein has failed to win the official endorsement of the California Democratic Party as she seeks her fifth term in Washington.
    U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein has failed to win the official endorsement of the California Democratic Party as she seeks her fifth term in Washington.
  • 2018 state ballots could seek revised redistricting criteria

    2018 state ballots could seek revised redistricting criteria

    Sunday, February 25 2018 10:35 AM EST2018-02-25 15:35:57 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 6:17 PM EST2018-02-25 23:17:30 GMT
    A growing number of states are considering changes to the way they draw congressional and state legislative districts.
    A growing number of states are considering changes to the way they draw congressional and state legislative districts.
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  • End of the road for TommyXGigi, Dolce&Gabbana fly drones

    End of the road for TommyXGigi, Dolce&Gabbana fly drones

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    (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni). A model wears a creation as part of the Dolce & Gabbana women's Fall/Winter 2018-2019 collection, presented during the Milan Fashion Week, in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018.(AP Photo/Antonio Calanni). A model wears a creation as part of the Dolce & Gabbana women's Fall/Winter 2018-2019 collection, presented during the Milan Fashion Week, in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018.
    Dolce & Gabbana wow the fashion crowd with drones carrying the brand's new handbag down the runway.
    Dolce & Gabbana wow the fashion crowd with drones carrying the brand's new handbag down the runway.
  • Music icon Marian Anderson to be celebrated in her hometown

    Music icon Marian Anderson to be celebrated in her hometown

    Sunday, February 25 2018 2:46 PM EST2018-02-25 19:46:10 GMT
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    The late music icon Marian Anderson will be celebrated in her Connecticut hometown on the 121st anniversary of her birth.
    The late music icon Marian Anderson will be celebrated in her Connecticut hometown on the 121st anniversary of her birth.
  • Winfrey praises Florida students as 'warriors of the light'

    Winfrey praises Florida students as 'warriors of the light'

    Sunday, February 25 2018 3:36 PM EST2018-02-25 20:36:19 GMT
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    Oprah Winfrey is praising the outspoken students of Parkland, Florida, calling them "warriors of the light.".
    Oprah Winfrey is praising the outspoken students of Parkland, Florida, calling them "warriors of the light.".
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  • Scientists in Germany improve malaria drug production

    Scientists in Germany improve malaria drug production

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 8:13 AM EST2018-02-21 13:13:30 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 2:28 PM EST2018-02-25 19:28:21 GMT
    Scientists in Germany who developed a new way to make a key malaria drug several years ago have come up with a technique to make the process even more efficient, which should increase global access and reduce the...
    Scientists in Germany who developed a new way to make a key malaria drug several years ago have come up with a technique to make the process even more efficient, which should increase global access and reduce the cost.
  • Stuck in an opioids crisis, officials turn to acupuncture

    Stuck in an opioids crisis, officials turn to acupuncture

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 7:52 AM EST2018-02-20 12:52:33 GMT
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    (AP Photo/Dake Kang). David Ramsey, a Medicaid patient who suffers from chronic pain after falling off a cliff in 2011, receives acupuncture treatment in Warrensville Heights, Ohio on November 13, 2017. Long derided as pseudoscience, acupuncture is inc...(AP Photo/Dake Kang). David Ramsey, a Medicaid patient who suffers from chronic pain after falling off a cliff in 2011, receives acupuncture treatment in Warrensville Heights, Ohio on November 13, 2017. Long derided as pseudoscience, acupuncture is inc...
    Ancient acupuncture is increasingly used as weapon in the nation's struggle with opioids.
    Ancient acupuncture is increasingly used as weapon in the nation's struggle with opioids.
  • Arizona could face fines in lawsuit over prison health care

    Arizona could face fines in lawsuit over prison health care

    Sunday, February 25 2018 12:25 PM EST2018-02-25 17:25:56 GMT
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    (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File). FILE - This Aug. 19, 2010 file photo shows Arizona Department of Corrections Director Charles Ryan at a news conference in Phoenix. A judge overseeing a class-action lawsuit over the quality of health care in Arizona’...(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File). FILE - This Aug. 19, 2010 file photo shows Arizona Department of Corrections Director Charles Ryan at a news conference in Phoenix. A judge overseeing a class-action lawsuit over the quality of health care in Arizona’...
    A court hearing this week will focus on whether Arizona will be fined for falling short in improving health care for its prisoners.
    A court hearing this week will focus on whether Arizona will be fined for falling short in improving health care for its prisoners.
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