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Deadly crash closes Highway 94 in Ellicott for hours

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Colorado State Patrol says a driver was killed after a crash on Highway 94 in Ellicott Thursday night.

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Pueblo PD investigating reported graphic video of teen on social media

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Pueblo Police Department has confirmed to News 5 that they have called in multiple detectives to investigate the alleged rape of a teen that was recorded and posted on social media.

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Water waste: Sprinklers running despite week of rain in Colorado Springs Video included

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Despite a week of rain storms in and around Colorado springs there is likely a sprinkler system running somewhere in the area. Even during storms sprinklers are spotted running. It is waste from a conservation stand-point, also on your water bill. "This would be a good week to not run them as frequently or maybe not at all,"

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Graphic book pulled from Colorado Springs middle school Video included

"Perfect Chemistry" by Simone Elkeles pulled by District 20 administrators from Challenger Middle School. (KOAA) "Perfect Chemistry" by Simone Elkeles pulled by District 20 administrators from Challenger Middle School. (KOAA)
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A controversial book has been pulled from a Colorado Springs middle school after administrators say it should have never made it into the school in the first place. But librarians filed a petition against this, saying it's censorship. The District 20 School Board essentially voted to reject this petition on Thursday night, saying the book called "Perfect Chemistry" is not suitable for a middle school audience because of its inappropriate content. 

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First Alert 5 Forecast: More Storms & Cooler Weekend

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So far through Thursday Colorado Springs and much of the interstate has been rain free, a nice change compared to the last couple weeks! Scattered storms across the high country could still push a few storms into the Pikes Peak region tonight but it's looking pretty likely the I-25 corridor will stay dry tonight. Temperatures this evening will fall into the mid to low 60s through the area, so pretty similar to how the last few nights have gone. 

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Art exhibit downtown gives encouraging messages Video included

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An art exhibit in downtown Colorado Springs is proving to be much more than something interesting to look at, although you may have walked right by it without realizing what it was. 

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Suspect arrested after police pursuit in Colorado Springs

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A suspect wanted on felony charges led Colorado Springs Police officers on a pursuit Thursday evening north of downtown Colorado Springs.

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Police find stolen property worth $15k, drugs in vehicle in traffic stop

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Police arrested three people for drugs, theft, and other charges Thursday evening after receiving reports of car break-ins at Red Rock Canyon Open Space.

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Pueblo alternative high school to close despite late academic gains Video included

The Youth and Family Academy in Pueblo will not open for the 2017-2018 school year The Youth and Family Academy in Pueblo will not open for the 2017-2018 school year
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An alternative high school in Pueblo that serves the community's most vulnerable students will not open its doors this fall. Parents and students just learned about the impending closure of the Youth and Family Academy this week. As an alternative education campus, YAFA serves the highest risk students which includes previous drop outs and students were expelled.  

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Hwy 115/Lake reopens after suicidal person on bridge

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There is a suicidal person on the overpass at Highway 115 and Lake Ave, according to police.

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Manitou Avenue to be closed for several days after water main break

Manitou Ave. closed after water main break. Manitou Ave. closed after water main break.
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City crews have restored water in Manitou Springs after a water main break Tuesday. 

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Fourth 14'er death in Colorado triggers warnings for other hikers Video included

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Over 250,000 people will attempt to summit one of Colorado's 14,000 foot peaks this year. So far in 2017, four people have died trying, the latest on Capitol Peak this past Saturday

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Safest Times To Climb Pikes Peak

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If you've lived in Colorado Springs during July you probably know by now Pike's Peak is not only a fun, challenging mountain to hike... it's also a storm magnet!  There are a couple reasons why Pikes Peak seeing so much rain and storms this time of year. 

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Colorado Springs car fire ruled accidental

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The Colorado Springs Fire Department says the fire that started in a car at the Candlewood Apartments on Wednesday was accidental. 

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Man loses hundreds of pounds to join the Army Video included

New York Man loses 200 pounds to join the Army. New York Man loses 200 pounds to join the Army.
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An Abilene, Texas man fulfilled his childhood dream after losing over 200 pounds in order to join the United States Army. 

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Parole board grants early release to OJ Simpson

OJ Simpson has served almost 9 years in a Nevada prison. (NBC News) OJ Simpson has served almost 9 years in a Nevada prison. (NBC News)
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O.J. Simpson will be paroled after serving nine years in prison for a botched bid to retrieve sports memorabilia in Las Vegas. 

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Kuchar posts career-best in major to share lead

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Kuchar saved par from behind the 18th green and shot 5-under 65 to share the lead with Jordan Spieth and U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka in the opening round of the British Open.

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Norovirus confirmed in diner who reported eating at Chipotle

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A person who reported eating at a Chipotle in northern Virginia has tested positive for norovirus. But health officials say that's not yet enough to determine the cause of the roughly 60 reported illnesses it has identified. 

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Report: Linkin Park lead singer commits suicide in L.A. home

Chester Bennington performs in concert during the 2015 Shindig Music Festival at Carroll Park in 2015. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP) Chester Bennington performs in concert during the 2015 Shindig Music Festival at Carroll Park in 2015. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles County coroner says Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, who sold millions of albums with a unique mix of hard rock, hip-hop and rap, was found dead in his home near Los Angeles on Thursday.

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Wyoming police search home in death of Colorado man

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A search is underway at a Wyoming home, as authorities work to solve the murder of a Colorado hitchhiker. 

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Controversial city ordinance on dogs gains worldwide attention Video included

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A controversial city ordinance in one area town is drawing worldwide attention.  

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Thursday Weather: Hot & Mostly Dry Again Video included

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This broken record keeps on skipping. The heat is still with us today. Highs will be in the 90s and 100s with sunshine and only isolated showers or thunderstorms. The intense heat will begin easing after today. This weekend will be noticeably cooler with increasing rain and thunder.  An upper level low pressure circulation over New Mexico is still nudging moisture from the summer monsoon to the west. That keeps the biggest odds for rain well west of us from western Colorado to U...

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Pueblo YMCA wraps up free summer swim lessons to youth Video included

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Right now the Pueblo YMCA is teaching the importance of water safety and offering free swim lessons to kids whose families can't afford them.   This comes on the heels of last year's devastating triple drowning around this time at a Pueblo mobile home park, that claimed the lives of two young sisters and their teenage baby sitter. ? "We've had many drowning situations, not just in Pueblo but all over the US," said Aquatics Director Sarah Wells. "It's important to ...

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Red Cross of Colorado looking for volunteers

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The Red Cross is asking for volunteers nationwide to help install free smoke alarms in more than 100 cities across the country.   

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5 year anniversary of Aurora theater shooting

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Today marks a tragic anniversary in Colorado history. Five years ago today, a gunman opened fire inside the Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, killing 12 people and injuring at least 70 others. 

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Cadets to march to Jacks Valley for training

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Next week, Air Force Academy Cadets will be out in the field, putting classroom skills to the test. 

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Alex Bowman to replace Earnhardt Jr in No. 88 car

Alex Bowman smiles to team members in his garage during a practice session for the Clash NASCAR auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna) Alex Bowman smiles to team members in his garage during a practice session for the Clash NASCAR auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Hendrick Motorsports has picked 24-year-old Alex Bowman to be Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s replacement next season.      Bowman has big shoes to fill. 

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Off the Street Breakfast underway Video included

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More than 800 people are gathering for breakfast in Colorado Springs to raise money to help curb youth homelessness. It's all part of the annual Off the Street Breakfast. 

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Your Healthy Family: Study shows watching video increases CPAP use Video included

If you suspect you're struggling with sleep, if you just don't feel refreshed in the morning make sure to have a conversation with your doctor, there's a lot on the line in terms of your health. If you suspect you're struggling with sleep, if you just don't feel refreshed in the morning make sure to have a conversation with your doctor, there's a lot on the line in terms of your health.
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One of the biggest problems when it comes to getting a good night sleep, is sleep apnea.  More than 20 million Americans are diagnosed with sleep apnea, yet more than half of those prescribed a CPAP mask to keep their airways open at night don’t use it. 

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Crash slowing traffic on I-25 northbound in Colorado Springs

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A crash is blocking the left lane of northbound I-25 at Circle Drive, slowing traffic and creating back-ups down to South Academy Boulevard Expect delays.

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Victim's family questions why repeat DUI offender is still on the roads Video included

Lainey Parsons recovers in the hospital after being hit by a hit-and-run driver in June. Lainey Parsons recovers in the hospital after being hit by a hit-and-run driver in June.
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A family is asking why a repeat drunk driver is still on the roads after slamming into their 12-year-old daughter and leaving the scene. It happened on June 15th in the Falcon area long Meridian Road near Woodmen Hills Drive, a day Shayla Parsons will never forget. "They were both just screaming that she had been hit by a car," Parsons said.

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Chief Luis Velez retiring from Pueblo PD after 40 years in law enforcement Video included

Pueblo Police Chief Lou Velez sits down with News 5's Rob Quirk one-on-one. Pueblo Police Chief Lou Velez sits down with News 5's Rob Quirk one-on-one.
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Over forty years in law enforcement, ascending from street cop in Colorado Springs to Chief, to now retiring Chief of the Pueblo Police department, Lou Velez is finally calling it quits.

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Co. Springs taps young professionals for input on city's future

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If anyone has a stake in what Colorado Springs has to offer twenty years from now, it's people in their twenties right now.  That was the idea behind an event the city hosted Wednesday night to seek input from twenty-, thirty-, and forty-somethings on the city's Comprehensive Plan, or PlanCOS, for land use and development for the coming decades. At an event called EnvisionCOS, hosted at Lincoln Center, a packed gymnasium of young professionals provided their thoughts and ideas a... More>>

Prosecutors: Former police lieutenant stole $132K from town

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GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) - A former Colorado police lieutenant is accused of stealing more than $132,000 from the town of Morrison over a five-year period. 

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Woman asks for help locating stolen camper

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A Colorado Springs woman is asking for the community's help in locating a camper that was stolen.

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Lynx kittens make debut at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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The four newest additions to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo have officially made their public debut. 

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Sen. John McCain diagnosed with brain tumor Video included

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Arizona Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with a brain tumor after doctors removed a blood clot above his left eye last week, his office says.
    

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Pueblo West family in search of answers after dogs poisoned, killed in backyard Video included

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A family discovered three of their dogs died in the backyard after eating rat poison, and a fourth was in critical condition. 

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AHL allowing players on minor league deals to go to Olympics

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The Olympic men's hockey tournament runs from Feb. 9-25. Like the NHL, which is not having its players participate for the first time since 1994, the AHL does not have an Olympic break in its schedule.

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Arenado hits 3 homers, powers Rockies past Padres 18-4

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Arenado had a pair of RBI singles to start the game, followed by solo shots in the fourth and fifth innings, and a three-run homer in the sixth. He had a chance at a fourth homer in the eighth and lined out to left.

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Owner of first licensed marijuana club asking public for money to stay open Video included

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The Speakeasy Cannabis Club could soon close its doors. Owner Laymen Johnson is looking to the public to keep the club open by taking an interesting approach. 

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Your Healthy Family: Cavities get around campaign making progress with kids oral health Video included

The cavities get around campaign began in 2014 and Dr. Lerner says it’s made significant strides. The cavities get around campaign began in 2014 and Dr. Lerner says it’s made significant strides.
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The message of the dangers of sugar and kids teeth is the theme of the Cavities Get Around campaign, from Delta Dental Colorado and the Delta Dental Foundation.

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Wildlife crews work to get Colorado's state fish off threatened species list

A rare cutthroat trout after it was rescued from the South Prong of Hayden Creek on July 20, 2016, by Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff and U.S. Forest Service volunteers. A rare cutthroat trout after it was rescued from the South Prong of Hayden Creek on July 20, 2016, by Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff and U.S. Forest Service volunteers.
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Biologists and volunteers with Colorado Parks and Wildlife brought a rare species of trout back to its native habitat near Georgetown this week in attempts to revive the threatened species. 

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Colorado Springs panhandlers may soon be pushed off of more medians

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Those wishing to stand on medians in the middle of 16 intersections around Colorado Springs are banned from doing so.  Many of these people are panhandlers, while others wish to occupy the spot for political hand outs and other advertising reasons. But, more intersections are likely to be added to the banned median list within the next month the city said. "People slipping off the median, or they have dogs on the medians and the dog comes off, or they have things with them... More>>

Waste left behind at Colorado hiking spot could lead to new rules

Photo courtesy 9News Denver Photo courtesy 9News Denver
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KUSA - Conundrum Hot Springs near Aspen is becoming more and more popular, but its spike in visitors over the years has led to a conundrum for park rangers. 

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Mixing It Up

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Cross training is important for marathon and half marathon training. Believe it or not, running gets old. Fast. 

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First Alert 5 Forecast: Baking Heat With More Thunderstorms Video included

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Southern Colorado got the oven fired up today and temperatures absolutely baked across the area! Highs in Colorado Springs made it to the low 90s while cities like Pueblo made it OVER 100 degrees! On top of it all thunderstorms that started in the high country have, and will keep spilling over onto the interstate through the evening. For most cities south of Colorado Springs along and east of the interstate, we'll stay dry, just very hot even into the early evening. Storms will be st... More>>

Colorado studying effects of mobile breathalyzers on DUI risk

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DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Department of Transportation wants to know if having access to a mobile breathalyzer decreases a person's risk of getting another DUI. 

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Colorado exceeds half billion in marijuana revenue since legalization

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The state of Colorado has exceeded more than $500 million in marijuana revenue since it was legalized on January 1, 2014, according to a new report by VS Strategies. 

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Pueblo Police officer arrested for assault, domestic violence

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A Pueblo Police officer was arrested Tuesday on assault and domestic violence charges. 

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Pueblo brides left scrambling after Alfred Angelo shuts down

Alfred Angelo gowns fill the floor of Bridal Village in Pueblo. (KOAA) Alfred Angelo gowns fill the floor of Bridal Village in Pueblo. (KOAA)
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At the peak of wedding season, one of our country's busiest wedding dress retailers has filed for bankruptcy and closed its doors. Alfred Angelo sells to more than 1400 boutique shops across the country, including one in Pueblo and they've taken a hard hit. Bridal Village has been left high and dry and unable to confirm if any of their orders will still go through. 

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Rocky Mountain State Games coming to Southern Colorado

The Rocky Mountain State Games start in Colorado July 21, 2017. The Rocky Mountain State Games start in Colorado July 21, 2017.
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The first of two weekends of competition with the Rocky Mountain State Games are set to start in Colorado Springs Friday.

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Power restored in Manitou Springs, west Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs utilities is responding to a power outage in western Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs. Colorado Springs utilities is responding to a power outage in western Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs.
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More than 1,400 customers are without power in the Manitou Springs area.

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CSFD investigating cause of apartment fire

Firefighters responded to an apartment fire on July 19, 2017. Firefighters responded to an apartment fire on July 19, 2017.
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Maintenance worker saves a woman and her child during a fire at Tanglewood apartments Wednesday morning.

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Wednesday Weather: Hot & Mainly Dry Video included

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Today and tomorrow will be hot, then some cooler air will arrive with increasing rain and thunder this weekend. Highs this afternoon will be in the lower 90s in Colorado Springs, upper 90s in Pueblo, and 100s down the Lower Arkansas Valley near La Junta and Lamar.  High pressure to our north and low pressure to our south are bringing in an east-to-west wind that is shoving our plume of monsoon moisture to the west. That means the most widespread rain will stay west of us over Ut...

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Wildfire burning near Yosemite forces evacuations Video included

A firefighter puts out hot spots near Mariposa, Calif. A firefighter puts out hot spots near Mariposa, Calif.
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(KCRA) A wildfire burning near Lake McClure is moving closer to the town of Mariposa, Cal Fire said. 

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Power outage reported at Academy and Austin Bluffs

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COLORADO SPRINGS - Colorado Springs Utilities estimates 235 customers are without power near the intersection of Academy and Austin Bluffs. 

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Around Town: July 22nd and 23rd Video included

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Great Inflatable Race, Christmas in July, Mystery Hike, Angel Run 5k

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Five arrested after sit-in at Sen. Gardner's Colorado Springs office

FILE PHOTO: Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo. expresses appreciation to police officers during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. FILE PHOTO: Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo. expresses appreciation to police officers during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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Colorado Springs Police arrested five people after they refused to leave Sen. Cory Gardner's Colorado Springs office Tuesday afternoon.

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Man badly burned in car fire Video included

1 person shot on Springs east side. 1 person shot on Springs east side.
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Colorado Springs Police say officers responded to reports of a person on fire in the 3600 block of Van Teylingen Drive early Wednesday morning. 

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Mark Dabling Road closed after road "buckles"

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A portion of Mark Dabling Road between Garden of the Gods road and Rockrimmon Blvd is closed after the road buckled Tuesday night. 

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Frontier adds more than 20 new flights from DIA

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Frontier Airlines is adding 21 new flights out of Denver.

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Apple to release new emojis

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Apple plans to release more than a dozen new emoji characters for iPhones later this year.

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People living in vehicles and RV's struggle to find a spot in the community Video included

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Thousands are moving to southern Colorado and many of them struggle to find work and affordable housing.   Scott Sanders and his girlfriend Angela only planned to live in their RV for a month upon moving to the Colorado Springs area, until Sanders lost his job and had a hard time finding an affordable apartment.  

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Coaldale area hit with flash flooding from nearby burn scar

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The fire chief in the tiny Western Fremont Fire Protection District  is pleading with Federal and state leaders to provide funding and resources to help detect and prevent flash flooding from the Hayden Pass Fire burn scar.  The area affected by July 2016's 16,000-acre wildfire in the Sangre de Cristo range has been hit by torrential rains three times since Saturday, causing flash flooding which has clogged culverts with debris and overtopped county roads with... More>>

Rockies win third straight with 9-7 victory over Padres

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Carlos Gonzalez lined a two-run double for his first extra-base hit in nearly a month, Gerardo Parra reached base five times , scoring three runs, and the Colorado Rockies beat the San Diego Padres 9-7 on Tuesday night. 

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CSU gives VIP tour of new on campus football stadium Video included

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The stadium cost around $220M to build and 22 months to complete. CSU is very excited about it. 

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Pilot program showing early success at Pueblo County Jail Video included

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Nine of the eleven inmates who enrolled in the program have stayed clean and continue treatment, since being released from jail.

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St. Scholastica, historic school in Cañon City could be rezoned for apartments Video included

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A Cañon City public meeting Tuesday was to discuss the future of a property first built in 1897. There's a potential sale in the works for St. Scholastica which used to serve as an all girls academy, but it's been vacant for a decade. 

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Palmer Ridge QB Ty Evans commits to Arkansas

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Palmer Ridge quarterback, Ty Evans is a razorback after committing to the University of Arkansas early Tuesday morning. 

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A downside to the economic upturn showing up in local government Video included

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Colorado's economy has gone from recession recovery to booming. It brings many benefits, but for many local governments there is also a downside. It is making it harder to get workers for projects and driving up costs.  An El Paso County Public Works retention wall project to mitigate flood danger offers some examples of issues. It is supplemented by thousands of dollars from a FEMA grant. The dollars come with a deadline for project completion. For the wall project meeting the ... More>>

Photographing the eclipse? Read this first Video included

A man shows how to shield a camera from the dangerous rays from an eclipse. A man shows how to shield a camera from the dangerous rays from an eclipse.
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Taking pictures of the upcoming solar eclipse will take a bit of preparation for your camera. 

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Dozens of suspected sex predators arrested in Colorado

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In an effort to crack down on child predators, the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested more than 1,000 suspects, including 48 from Colorado.

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Group hoping to preserve Cañon City hotel

Hotel St. Cloud off of Main St. in Canon City on July 18, 2017. Hotel St. Cloud off of Main St. in Canon City on July 18, 2017.
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Five years ago, the hotel's owners decided to tear the building down after it fell into disrepair. That decision caused a strong community outcry and the creation of the group called the "Future of Yesterday". The hotel's owners eventually signed over the old hotel to that group.

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Gearing up for the 2018 US Senior Open Video included

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In just under a year professional golf will return to Colorado Springs with the 2018 US Senior Open and now fans can finally buy tickets for the much anticipated tournament. 

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Sky Sox fall to Storm Chasers 9-7

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The Sky Sox offense came alive after the sixth inning for the second straight game, but the Omaha Storm Chasers hung on for a 9-7 win in front of 4,772 at Werner Park Tuesday afternoon.

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Counterfeit $100 bills circulating in Colorado Springs

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Colorado Springs Police officers are looking for the people who used counterfeit bills at several downtown businesses. Police received several calls about fake bills during the week of July 12. 

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Brides-to-be left scrambling after dress retailer shuts down

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Talk about adding to the stress of planning a wedding. Dress retailer Alfred Angelo Bridal filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation in Florida on Friday. The dressmaker, which has 60 stores nationwide and sells at 1,400 other locations, has its headquarters in Delray Beach.

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife releases bear and three cubs

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers release a bear and her three cubs on July 18, 2017. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers release a bear and her three cubs on July 18, 2017.
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Colorado Parks and Wildlife released video showing a bear and her three cubs being released back into the wild Tuesday.

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Broadmoor preparing to host 2018 U.S. Senior Open

The Broadmoor hosted a launch event in advance of the 2018 U.S. Senior Open on July 18, 2017. The Broadmoor hosted a launch event in advance of the 2018 U.S. Senior Open on July 18, 2017.
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The Broadmoor Golf Club hosted a kickoff event Tuesday in advance of the 2018 U.S. Senior Open coming to Colorado Springs next summer. 

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President Trump expresses disappointment with health bill efforts Video included

"Let Obamacare fail," and says that "I'm not going to own it." "Let Obamacare fail," and says that "I'm not going to own it."
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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump said it's time to "Let Obamacare fail," and says that "I'm not going to own it." after two Republican senators said they would not vote for the senate's health care bill Monday night.

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Man and dog survive deadly Arizona flash flood Video included

Chandler, Ariz. man Brandon West survived a flash flood that killed nine people in the Tonto National Forest. Chandler, Ariz. man Brandon West survived a flash flood that killed nine people in the Tonto National Forest.
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Arizona man Brandon West said he and his dog Lucky, are lucky to be alive after escaping a flash flood that killed nine people nearby. 

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Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert released from prison

FILE - In this June 9, 2015 file photo, former House Speaker Dennis Hastert departs the federal courthouse, in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges that he broke federal banking laws and lied about the money when questioned by the FBI. FILE - In this June 9, 2015 file photo, former House Speaker Dennis Hastert departs the federal courthouse, in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges that he broke federal banking laws and lied about the money when questioned by the FBI.
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Federal records show former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has been released from prison in Minnesota and transferred to a Chicago re-entry facility. 

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Glenn announces run for Congress

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El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glenn has launched his campaign to run for U.S. Congress against Doug Lamborn in the 5th Congressional District.

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Dog found safe after thief takes store owner's car

Max, a 10-year-old golden retriever was in the back seat of an SUV when it was stolen in Manitou Springs July 17, 2017. Max, a 10-year-old golden retriever was in the back seat of an SUV when it was stolen in Manitou Springs July 17, 2017.
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The owner of D&D liquor in Manitou Springs is happy to be reunited with her dog after someone stole her car Monday. 

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Man accused of throwing child into traffic, to appear in court today Video included

Bryant Hickcox is charged with attempted murder. (Colorado Springs Police Department) Bryant Hickcox is charged with attempted murder. (Colorado Springs Police Department)
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Colorado Springs Police officers arrested a man that they suspect threw a two year old boy out into traffic along Academy Boulevard Friday night. 

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Trump blasts Congress over failure of GOP health care bill Video included

Protesters ahead of the failure in Congress of the Republican replacement for healthcare reform. (NBC News) Protesters ahead of the failure in Congress of the Republican replacement for healthcare reform. (NBC News)
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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump blasted congressional Democrats and "a few Republicans" Tuesday over the failure of the GOP effort to rewrite the Obama health care law, and warned, "we will return."  

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Lynx kittens moving into exhibit at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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The Canadian Lynx kittens born at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo two months ago will finally move into their new home this week.

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One person seriously injured in crash

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Colorado Springs Police say one person is seriously injured after a crash Monday night near the intersection of North Prospect Street and East High Street. 

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CSU-Pueblo aims to set the playoff standard, again Video included

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The Thunderwolves didn't get there in 2016 and the big man on campus thinks he knows why. 

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Blackmon, Marquez propel Rockies to 9-6 win over Padres

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Trevor Story added a two-run double as part of a five-run third to help the Rockies win back-to-back games for the first time in nearly a month.

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Wanted: Feedback on Pueblo Superfund cleanup plans Video included

Environmental Protection Agency workers take soil samples from Pueblo Superfund site in May 2015. Environmental Protection Agency workers take soil samples from Pueblo Superfund site in May 2015.
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Plans to clean up the Smelter Superfund site in Pueblo are moving forward. The Environmental Protection Agency's preferred plan would include cleaning up more than 800 homes. 

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Flash floods an ever present danger in Pikes Peak Region Video included

CSFD Captain Steve Wilch demonstrates the way a "Colorado Catch" set up can help rescue victim stranded in fast moving water CSFD Captain Steve Wilch demonstrates the way a "Colorado Catch" set up can help rescue victim stranded in fast moving water
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Our proximity to the Front Range provides conditions for similar flash flooding as the tragedy struck over the weekend in Arizona when nine family members swept away. Firefighters regularly train in swift water rescues to keep the community safe.

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New low-income apartments this fall, one woman shares scary story about finding housing Video included

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Colorado continues to face an apartment shortage especially with Section 8 low-income options. A new complex on the northeast side of Colorado Springs is set to open in the fall and is giving hope to those needing an affordable option.  

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Melons on the verge of harvest in Southern Colorado Video included

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Expect to see melons hitting the shelves in the next 10 days!

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Goat attacks Colorado business Video included

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LOUISVILLE - A gang of goats shattered the front door of a polyurethane manufacturer near Boulder Monday morning. The goats damaged the doors of Argonics Inc. when seeing their reflection in the glass.

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Uber introduces tipping in Colorado Springs

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Uber drivers in Colorado Springs will now be able to collect tips through the app. 

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Nine-year-old dies from injuries in car accident

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A nine-year-old has died from injuries sustained in a car accident at Highway 83 and N. Powers Blvd. last Friday. 

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SUV goes airborne, lands on roof Video included

A car landed on top of a St. Louis home Sunday. A car landed on top of a St. Louis home Sunday.
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(KSDK) The St. Louis fire department received an unusual call on Sunday afternoon. When they arrived at the scene They found vehicle stuck on top of a roof.

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  • Commissioner says removal from office was a witch hunt

    Commissioner says removal from office was a witch hunt

    Friday, July 14 2017 12:42 AM EDT2017-07-14 04:42:55 GMT

    In June, a judge removed Las Animas County Commissioner Anthony Abeyta from his district 1 seat after ruling that he did not live in the district he represented.  News 5 Investigates was first to break this story on-air back on June 20.  Now, Abeyta is breaking his silence, speaking exclusively with News 5.  Unless someone challenges your residency, most people would never know whether you live in the district you represent.  "It took 800 people to vo...

    In June, a judge removed Las Animas County Commissioner Anthony Abeyta from his district 1 seat after ruling that he did not live in the district he represented.  News 5 Investigates was first to break this story on-air back on June 20.  Now, Abeyta is breaking his silence, speaking exclusively with News 5.  Unless someone challenges your residency, most people would never know whether you live in the district you represent.  "It took 800 people to vo...

  • Federal Judge rules CSPD discriminated against female officers

    Federal Judge rules CSPD discriminated against female officers

    Thursday, July 13 2017 1:01 AM EDT2017-07-13 05:01:41 GMT

    A court has ruled the one-size fits all physical fitness test implemented by the Colorado Springs Police Department was discriminatory toward women.

    A court has ruled the one-size fits all physical fitness test implemented by the Colorado Springs Police Department was discriminatory toward women.

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  • Your Healthy Family: Study shows watching video increases CPAP use

    Your Healthy Family: Study shows watching video increases CPAP use

    Thursday, July 20 2017 9:18 AM EDT2017-07-20 13:18:02 GMT
    If you suspect you're struggling with sleep, if you just don't feel refreshed in the morning make sure to have a conversation with your doctor, there's a lot on the line in terms of your health.If you suspect you're struggling with sleep, if you just don't feel refreshed in the morning make sure to have a conversation with your doctor, there's a lot on the line in terms of your health.

    One of the biggest problems when it comes to getting a good night sleep, is sleep apnea.  More than 20 million Americans are diagnosed with sleep apnea, yet more than half of those prescribed a CPAP mask to keep their airways open at night don’t use it. 

    One of the biggest problems when it comes to getting a good night sleep, is sleep apnea.  More than 20 million Americans are diagnosed with sleep apnea, yet more than half of those prescribed a CPAP mask to keep their airways open at night don’t use it. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Cavities get around campaign making progress with kids oral health

    Your Healthy Family: Cavities get around campaign making progress with kids oral health

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 7:51 PM EDT2017-07-19 23:51:23 GMT
    The cavities get around campaign began in 2014 and Dr. Lerner says it’s made significant strides.The cavities get around campaign began in 2014 and Dr. Lerner says it’s made significant strides.

    The message of the dangers of sugar and kids teeth is the theme of the Cavities Get Around campaign, from Delta Dental Colorado and the Delta Dental Foundation.

    The message of the dangers of sugar and kids teeth is the theme of the Cavities Get Around campaign, from Delta Dental Colorado and the Delta Dental Foundation.

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