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Classmates of 3-year-old Bella Ritch were informed she died on Oct. 2. Classmates of 3-year-old Bella Ritch were informed she died on Oct. 2.

Death of 3-year old girl considered homicide

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The death of a 3-year old girl in Colorado Springs is being investigated as a homicide, Tuesday. Police were dispatched to the 3700 block of Ensenada Drive on October 2, 2017 to investigate 3-year old Bella Ritch who had lost consciousness. After being transported to a local hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.

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City of Colorado Springs looking into sex event at cannabis club

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The City of Colorado Springs said it is aware of a controversial "420 friendly" sex event hosted at the Speakeasy Vape Lounge last Saturday. 

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UCCS' Ent Center for the Arts opens to students

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The University of Colorado-Colorado Springs' gleaming, metallic, 92,000-square-foot, $60 million Ent Center for the Arts is now officially open to UCCS students and the public. 

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First Alert 5 forecast: Frigid night ahead

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We'll see some bitter cold Tuesday night with lows in the single digits or teens. Wind chills will be dangerously cold overnight, so be sure to dress in layers and to not spend too much time outdoors.

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Pueblo County Sheriff calls horse mutilation "isolated incident"

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The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office is calling the mutilation of horse last week near 36th Lane and Harbour Street "an isolated incident."

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KOAA Athlete of the Week: Zion Freeman, Pueblo East wrestling

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Freeman has big goals for 2018 state tournament coming up at Pepsi Center in Denver. 

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The Olympians next door: Andy Potts

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The last place you think you might find an Olympian may be inside a cupcake shop in Downtown Colorado Springs, but that's exactly where you may find Andy Potts.

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City of Colorado Springs considers Banning Lewis Ranch annexation deal

Colorado Springs City Council is considering a new annexation agreement with the Banning Lewis Ranch neighborhood. (KOAA) Colorado Springs City Council is considering a new annexation agreement with the Banning Lewis Ranch neighborhood. (KOAA)
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The future of Banning Lewis Ranch is falling in the City of Colorado Springs' hands. City council held its first public meeting on Tuesday night on the area's proposed annexation agreement. Lots of different opinions were put out in the playing field with some asking for more time but many just saying there's not quite enough clarity on what this deal could mean in the long run.

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Neighbors say squatters lived in Pueblo home destroyed by fire

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Pueblo firefighters responding to a raging structure fire at the intersection of Sixth and Greenwood Streets Monday night could tell shortly after entering the residence — squatters were likely staying in the abandoned home.

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Rockies Caravan stopping in Pueblo and Colorado Springs Wednesday

Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jon Gray delivers to San Diego Padres' Carlos Asuaje in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Denver. Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jon Gray delivers to San Diego Padres' Carlos Asuaje in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Denver.
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To get fans ready for the upcoming season, Rockies pitchers Kyle Freeland, Jeff Hoffman, Jon Gray and infielder Pat Valaika will be stopping in Southern Colorado as part of the Rockies Caravan.

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Jokic's big night helps Nuggets hold off Mavericks 105-102

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Trying to address the issue of slow starts, Nuggets coach Michael Malone tweaked the starting lineup by inserting Barton and sending Mason Plumlee to the bench. The change worked as Denver led at halftime. That's significant because it halted a streak of seven straight games in which the Nuggets trailed at intermission.

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Billy Christopoulos named Atlantic Hockey Goalie of the Week

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The weekly award is the first of his career and the fifth by a Falcon this season. Christopoulos was also named the AHC Goalie of the Month for October.

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Gradisar announces run for Pueblo mayor

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Pueblo attorney and community activist Nick Gradisar has announced that he will campaign to be Mayor of Pueblo in the upcoming November election.  Gradisar was part of the successful Pueblo Needs a Mayor Campaign in support of Ballot Question 2A.

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Bannon's refusal to answer leads to subpoena

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon leaves a House Intelligence Committee meeting where he was interviewed behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Washington. Former White House strategist Steve Bannon leaves a House Intelligence Committee meeting where he was interviewed behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Washington.
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The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee is accusing the White House of placing a "gag order" on former chief strategist Steve Bannon, barring him from answering many questions as part of the panel's investigation into Russian election interference. 

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Colorado Military Academy shows growth in its first school year

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The Colorado Military Academy has wrapped up its first semester, hit several of its goals, and is now looking to the future with student body expansion and building renovations. 

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Colorado man's body found encased in concrete in crawl space

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A woman has been taken into custody after her father's body was found encased in concrete in the crawl space under his home.   

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New minimum wage increase affecting nonprofit businesses

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Colorado's recent minimum wage hike is forcing nonprofits to rethink budgets and for some, how to make ends meet.  People at some businesses in Canon City say their biggest fear in the coming years is not having enough money to serve the people or animals that need help.

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Sheriff's Office to clean out west side camps Wednesday

El Paso County Sheriff's Lt. Bill Huffor searches a homeless camp under the bridge at Ridge Road and US HWY 24 El Paso County Sheriff's Lt. Bill Huffor searches a homeless camp under the bridge at Ridge Road and US HWY 24
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Sheriff's deputies will begin enforcing trespassing violations Wednesday morning for the dozens of homeless people illegally camped along Fountain Creek on the West Side. As News 5 has reported, several fires started in the area recently and the pollution and public health concerns brought on by the camps have neighbors on edge.

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Husband found guilty of murder for killing his wife during standoff

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A husband accused of killing his wife during a standoff from November 2016 was convicted of First Degree Murder and Kidnapping, Tuesday.

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Pikes Peak United Way offers free tax preparation

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The Pikes Peak United Way is providing free tax preparation for local families. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is offered to help families begin a road to financial stability. This IRS program provides free tax prep for low to moderate income families in order to help them receive the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). 

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74-year old man arrested for public masturbation

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A Falcon Division Officer of Colorado Springs Police was dispatched to investigate reports of indecent exposure at a restaurant near Interquest and Market Center point. According to CSPD, early Tuesday Jan 9, an elderly man was seen masturbating in the dining area of the restaurant where others could see him. 

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Mason Bergh and Nick Halloran named Hobey Baker nominees

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The Hobey Fan Vote will once again be part of Phase I of the selection process for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award, which is given annually to the top player in college hockey. The list of players will be narrowed to a Top-10 and then Phase II voting on the Top-10 will take place March 14-25.

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Home pot deliveries in Nevada closer to reality

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Nevada's marijuana regulators have tentatively given pot retailers a green light to begin home deliveries for the first time since recreational marijuana sales became legal last July. The Las Vegas Sun reports The Nevada Tax Commission voted 8-0 on Tuesday to make permanent most of the temporary "early start" regulations that governed marijuana licensing, distribution and sales from July 1 through Dec. 31. 

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Ex-USA Gymnastics doctor faces victims as sentencing begins

Larry Nassar appears in a Michigan courtroom for his sentencing. Larry Nassar appears in a Michigan courtroom for his sentencing.
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The first of more than 100 women sexually abused by former gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar took the stand at his sentencing hearing Tuesday, detailing his actions and the horrific impact on their lives. 

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Man suffered heart attack after missile alert

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A man suffered a massive heart attack minutes after the false missile alert in Hawaii. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Tuesday that Sean Shields, 51, started violently throwing up while at the beach on Oahu.

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Upcoming fundraisers to support fallen deputy Zackari Parrish

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There have been several fundraisers organized to support the family of fallen deputy Zackari Parrish who was killed in a shooting in Highlands Ranch, New Year's Eve. Four other officers were injured during the shooting and have since recovered, as the fundraisers supported the Douglas County Fallen Officer Fund as well.

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Pueblo Police ask for help in identifying hit and run suspect

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Pueblo Police are asking for help in identifying a hit and run suspect from earlier in January.  The hit and run accident happened at the Walmart Neighborhood Market at 2732 Prairie Ave.

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Caught on Cam: Gator vs Python

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Florida golfers witness epic battle between alligator and huge python.

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How to care for trees and shrubs during cold winter months

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With recent temperatures dropping to some serious lows, snow flakes have finally fallen in Southern Colorado, but what does this mean for trees and shrubs? Heavy snow, ice and frozen soil conditions can cause damage to beloved trees and shrubs in local neighborhoods.

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Colorado Springs Airport sees over 1.5 million passengers in 2017

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The Colorado Springs Airport had a busy year in 2017, with over 1.5 million passengers reported, an increase over 2016.  This is a 30.8 percent increase over 2016, ending in November. December numbers from 2017, are still coming in.  

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Weather Alert Day: Struggling Get Warm Up

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We'll struggle to reach the 30's this afternoon.

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Vail police investigating death at Lionshead

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Skiing at Lionshead in Vail was suspended for a good portion of the morning after a man's body was found  near Gore Creek in the Lionshead Village area.  

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Local lane restrictions begin this week for water replacement projects

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Colorado Springs Utilities says the lane restrictions will begin this week due to water replacement projects.  The lane restrictions will impact traffic between N Carefree between Scenic Circle and Rio Vista Drive, and on Circle Drive between E Platte and Airport Road.

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McDonald's sets recycling goals for 2025

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McDonald's says it aims to use all recycled or other environmentally friendly materials for its soda cups, Happy Meal boxes and other packaging by 2025. The world's biggest burger chain also wants all of its 37,000 restaurants worldwide to recycle customer waste by that year. 

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House fire in Pueblo leaves man injured

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 For the second time since last fall, firefighters were called to a fire in a home located at Mesa & Cedar in Pueblo. The blaze started at about 9:00 a.m. this morning and it took about 20-minutes to put the flames out. 

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Coming to a store near you - floor sensors

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It may not be big brother watching you when you shop. Floor sensors to track people's movements are providing insight into consumer habits for stores looking to gain ground on e-commerce giants like Amazon.    

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Bannon Faces Congress

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Steve Bannon, former chief strategist for President Trump, will testify before the House Intelligence Committee Tuesday as part of the Russia investigation. Bannon could be asked about his comments in the new tell all book "Fire and Fury." 

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Parents Accused Of Torturing 13 Children

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 A California couple is being held on a $9 million bond after allegedly keeping their 13 children prisoner inside their home. 

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Expect some icy conditions on this morning's drive

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With the bitter cold temperatures this morning and fresh new thin layer of snow, you can expect to find plenty of slick spots as you head out this morning...

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Your Healthy Family: Winter blues can be signal of serious depression

Almost seven percent of adults in the United States experience major depression each year. Almost seven percent of adults in the United States experience major depression each year.
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Wintertime can be depressing. We all feel down once in a while, especially on a dreary, cold day. But major depression is different – and common. Almost seven percent of adults in the United States experience major depression each year.   Debbie Plate, D.O., of Cleveland Clinic said many medical providers screen for depression during an office visit. “Your nurse will ask you two questions, right along with all your other vital signs, discussing mood or asking ...

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Weather closures and delays

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A bitter cold snap with some snow and ice leads to some school districts starting a little later on Tuesday. 

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National Western Stock Show breaking records

File photo of 2016 Denver stock show. (KUSA) File photo of 2016 Denver stock show. (KUSA)
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The National Western Stock Show in Denver is experiencing record high numbers, despite the typical January stock show weather. Frigid temperatures aren't slowing visitors down at all this year.   

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Law enforcement officers and a K-9 shot in South Carolina

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Four law enforcement officers and a K9 were shot in South Carolina early Tuesday morning. 

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House heavily damaged by fire in Pueblo

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Firefighters are taking a defense approach to fighting a fire, which is burning a house near the intersection of 6th Street and Greenwood in Pueblo. 

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Pre-K through 8 school in the works for Lorson Ranch neighborhood

A new Pre-K through 8 school is set to be built in the Lorson Ranch neighborhood for Widefield School District 3. (KOAA) A new Pre-K through 8 school is set to be built in the Lorson Ranch neighborhood for Widefield School District 3. (KOAA)
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A $49.5 million dollar bond which voters approved in Widefield School District 3 back in November is going toward building a new Pre-K through 8 school.

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Balloon classic cancellation prompts revenue questions in Canon City

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It had quickly grown to become a Memorial Day weekend staple in Canon City, but the Create Canon City Balloon Classic has been canceled.

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Police searching for carjacking suspects after crash

The scene of a crash and a carjacking at Circle Drive and Bijou Street on Jan. 15, 2018. The scene of a crash and a carjacking at Circle Drive and Bijou Street on Jan. 15, 2018.
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Colorado Springs Police said they are searching for multiple suspects following a crash, which seriously injured one person Monday afternoon.

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Pueblo Police investigating after man was shot in the leg

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Pueblo Police said a man was shot in the leg in a parking lot near the intersection of E. 8th Street and N. LaCrosse Avenue Monday afternoon. 

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Titans split with Mularkey after 1st playoff win in 14 years

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Controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk says in a statement they discussed extending his contract during the past week. But she says they saw different paths to take the team to greater success.

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AP source: Colts closing in on deal to hire McDaniels

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McDaniels went 11-17 in two seasons as Denver's head coach in 2009-10.

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Teenager leads deputies to California house where 12 others locked up

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Authorities say an emaciated teenager led deputies to a California home where her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, with some of them malnourished and chained to beds.

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Marches and service mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Southern Colorado

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A lot of people in Southern Colorado did more than enjoy a day off for Martin Luther King Day. Despite the snow and cold, they observed the holiday with purpose. 

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Weather Alert Day: Cold, Freezing Drizzle, and Snow

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Low clouds will bring areas of freezing drizzle, flurries, and light snow today along with cold temperatures. 

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AAA Colorado warns drivers to prepare for icy conditions

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Drivers are advised to beware of the icy conditions throughout Colorado, as winter takes a freezing turn. According to American Automobile Association, temperatures are expected to stay below freezing throughout Monday and most of Tuesday. 

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Swimming pool water too cold, Woodland Aquatic Center visitors say

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People in Woodland Park are complaining the water is too cold in the new indoor swimming pool at the aquatic center.

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Senator Garcia to introduce legislation for Circle Program

Former patients and leaders are hoping for answers after the state shut down the Circle Program more than 6 months ago Former patients and leaders are hoping for answers after the state shut down the Circle Program more than 6 months ago
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After more than 6 months without the 'Circle Program' many people are looking for answers.  That includes the Medical Director, Libby Stuyt, she was told it would be a temporary closure- but even she was blindsided when it shut down. 

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How to respond to road rage in Colorado Springs

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A recent road rage incident in Colorado Springs is getting some attention, after one of the drivers posted his dash cam video online. 

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National registry tracks thousands of construction equipment thefts

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Colorado Springs Police are looking for the people who stole a front-end loader from a construction site and used it to pry an ATM off its foundation overnight. It's the second time in a month that heavy equipment was used to try and steal cash from cash machines in Colorado Springs.

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Missing 16-year old girl found safe

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A 16-year old has been found safe after she was reported missing Monday.

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MacKinnon helps Avs beat Ducks 3-1 for 7th straight win

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Bernier has been sensational since stepping in with Semyon Varlamov sidelined by a lower-body injury. Bernier came up big midway through the second period when he reached out with his stick to thwart Ryan Kesler. That set up a rush the other way, with MacKinnon scoring on a wrist shot past Ryan Miller.

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19-year old dies in single car crash in Pueblo County

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Colorado State Patrol is investigating a single car crash where a 19-year old died Monday.  According to CSP, a Jeep Wrangler driven by 19-year old April Lopez of Los Alamos, New Mexico, was traveling northbound on I-25. The weather caused the roads to be in icy conditions, Lopez was passing a CDOT pickup truck when she lost control of the Jeep. 

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Pueblo Police looking for identity theft suspect

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Pueblo Police are looking for a man suspected of stealing someone's identity as well as all four tires off of a car last November.

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Alarming 'Tide POD' challenge surfacing on social media

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An incredibly dangerous craze is popping up all over social media. The "Tide Pod Challenge" has been surfacing across the internet where teens are putting laundry detergent pods into their mouths and biting down on them. 

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Applications now open for grant program benefiting local artists

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The Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region is now accepting video applications for the Peak Arts Prize, an initiative that provides funding for creative projects in Teller and El Paso County.

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Colorado women's lacrosse player killed in auto accident

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A player on the University of Colorado women's lacrosse team died in auto accident over the weekend. The school said Monday that 21-year-old senior Julia Sarcona was driving a vehicle that crashed into a tree on a highway south of Boulder. 

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Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dead at 46

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Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of Irish band The Cranberries, has died. She was 46. Publicist Lindsey Holmes says O'Riordan died suddenly Monday in London, where she was recording. The cause of death wasn't immediately available. Holmes says the singer's family is "devastated" by the news. 

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Worker who hit false missile alert is reassigned

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Hawaii officials say an employee has been reassigned after mistakenly hitting the live alert button of the state's missile warning system, creating a wave of panic. Hawaii Emergency Management Agency spokesman Richard Rapoza said in an email Monday that the worker has been temporarily moved to a job without access to the system amid an internal investigation.

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Credit card debt reaches record high

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A just-released Federal Reserve report shows credit card debt has reached a record high at $1 trillion. Survey results from CreditCard.com found that those in debt are outright pessimistic about digging their way out. 

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Winter storm impacts road conditions across Colorado

Accident at HWY 50 at Swink underpass... the roads are getting slick, please use caution as you travel today (Otero County) Accident at HWY 50 at Swink underpass... the roads are getting slick, please use caution as you travel today (Otero County)
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Traffic Alert: News 5 is keeping track of road conditions across the state today as a winter storm moves into Colorado. Numerous highways are closed. 

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Stock Show in full swing, despite frigid Denver weather

File photo of 2016 Denver stock show. (KUSA) File photo of 2016 Denver stock show. (KUSA)
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The National Western Stock Show is in full swing, despite frigid temperatures and blowing snow in the Denver area. The Denver Post reports the annual event, which kicked off Jan. 6, attracted 106,546 people during the first two days. 

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Huerfano Re-1 Schools dismissed early Monday, two hour delay Tuesday

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Huerfano Re-1 District Schools will be dismissed early Monday.  According to the school district, schools will be dismissed at 2:30 p.m. Monday. There will also be a two hour delay Tuesday, and no AM preschool. 

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Police arrest man accused of stealing from multiple roommates

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Colorado Springs Police arrested 23-year old Tyshawn Gayle for allegedly answering ads on Craigslist for roommates, and moving out stealing their belongings. Police received reports of this in early January, where Gayle reportedly answered Craigslist ads for a roommate, moved in and was moved out in less than a month and taking the their belongings while they were at work. 

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Care and Share Food Bank hosts 200 volunteers on MLK Day of Service

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The Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado is hosting 200 volunteers in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy. On this national day of service Colorado Springs residents are joined by hundreds of thousands of volunteers across the country. 

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Fremont County dealing with numerous accidents

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Fremont County has been dealing with accident after accident all day today. Incredibly icy roads are causing severe problems for drivers along highway 50. 

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Police arrest juvenile and adult after victim robbed at gunpoint

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Colorado Springs Police Officers were investigating a personal robbery where the victim reported two men robbed him at gun-point and stole his car keys. Police were dispatched to E Filmore St and N Hancock on Sunday just before 10:00 a.m. According to CSPD, the suspects fled into nearby apartments. 

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Broncos' Carlos Henderson arrested on marijuana charge

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Denver Bronco's rookie receiver Carlos Henderson is in hot water after he was arrested on Sunday for possession of a controlled substance in West Monroe, Louisiana. He's facing a marijuana charge. 

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Casino boat fire blamed for woman's death in Florida

The New Port Richey Police Department in Florida sent a marine unit to assist with a boat fire. (Facebook) The New Port Richey Police Department in Florida sent a marine unit to assist with a boat fire. (Facebook)
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A woman's death is now being tied to a boat fire on Florida's gulf coast on Sunday. The woman originally survived the fire on a casino shuttle boat, in the Port Richey Canal. 

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Truck crashes into EZ Pawn on S. Circle Drive

Colorado Springs Police are investigating a crash into EZ Pawn as a burglary. (KOAA) Colorado Springs Police are investigating a crash into EZ Pawn as a burglary. (KOAA)
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Colorado Springs Police are investigating a crash that ended with a truck inside the EZ Pawn store on S. Circle Drive just north of Monterey Rd. 

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Armed robber threatens convenience store clerk

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Colorado Springs police are looking for a man who wore a mask and entered a convenience store at Fountain Blvd. and Union a little before 5:00 a.m. this morning. 

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Front-end loader used to steal ATM

The ATM was stolen from UMB on E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd in Colorado Springs. (KOAA) The ATM was stolen from UMB on E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd in Colorado Springs. (KOAA)
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Officers from the Gold Hill Division say someone used a front-end loader to tear out an ATM at the UMB Bank at 290 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. at a little before 4:30 a.m. this morning. 

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Your Healthy Family: Keeping pregnant moms healthy during flu season

The flu is dangerous enough for the average person, but it’s especially dangerous for moms-to-be. The flu is dangerous enough for the average person, but it’s especially dangerous for moms-to-be.
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The pregnant woman has a change in her immune system, a change in her lung capacity; her cardiovascular system, that can really cause a much more severe course of flu for the mother, if she contracts influenza. 

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Rollover accident blocks southbound lane on Hwy. 115

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The left lane is blocked by a rollover accident on southbound Hwy. 115 at mile marker 43, near Fort Carson.

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Rockslide blocks eastbound lanes of Highway 50

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The Fremont County Sheriff's department is warning drivers that a large rockslide has closed the eastbound lanes of Highway 50 between Coaldale and Wellsville. 

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Adverse weather conditions close I-70

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CDOT has closed I-70 between the city of Aurora and the town of Bennett due to icy conditions and multiple accidents this morning. 

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Armed robbery in Old Colorado City

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Police are looking for a robbery suspect after he help up a business at gunpoint.

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Many honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr early

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A Colorado Springs church celebrated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr a day early this year.  The "Restoration of Life Ministries International Church" held a day filled with song, and award giving for leaders in the Colorado Springs community ahead of tomorrow's holiday.

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Springs Rescue Mission expanding after record-breaking year

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But with the growth has come skepticism from the community — is the Colorado Springs community doing too much to help the homeless?

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City of Colorado Springs to observe Martin Luther King Jr Day

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In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr Day Monday, city offices will be closed in Colorado Springs.  All City of Colorado Springs administrative and elected administrative offices and agencies will be closed on Monday. 

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Police arrest man after finding stolen property from over 100 victims

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Colorado Springs Police officers from the Sand Creek Division found a stolen truck that was occupied by a convicted felon early Sunday evening.  According to CSPD, officers found a stolen Ford F250 that was occupied by a previously convicted felon in the 3200 block of E Platte Ave.

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Cows out in the area of 13th and B Street in Penrose

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The Fremont County Sheriff's Office says there are cows out in the area of 13th and B Street Sunday night. This is behind the Crossroads Events Center.  If anyone has any owner information please call (719) 784-3411, press 1.  

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Couple hired to kill woman, kidnapped and murdered wrong woman

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Florida police arrested three people in connection with a murder-for-hire, where the wrong woman was killed. Kissimmee detectives said a woman hired a couple to kill another woman, considered a romantic rival in part of a "lover's triangle." But the couple killed the wrong woman.

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Final second TD lifts Vikings over Saints 29-24

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Case Keenum completed a last-ditch heave near the sideline Sunday on the game's final play, as Stefon Diggs slithered away for a 61-yard touchdown to give Minnesota a 29-24 victory over New Orleans and send the Vikings to the NFC championship game with one more win needed to become a first-time Super Bowl host.

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Police investigate after KKK fliers found in neighborhood

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Police in northern Virginia are investigating after some residents received fliers claiming to be from the Ku Klux Klan. WTOP reported Saturday that the fliers were found outside houses Friday night in Leesburg, which is about an hour's drive west of Washington, D.C. 

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Device at center of fatal fall at rec park was functioning

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Investigators say the device at the center of a fatal bungee accident at an indoor recreation park in western Colorado was functioning properly.

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Car goes airborne, slams into 2nd floor of California office

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Authorities say two people escaped serious injuries when the car they were in went airborne and slammed into the second floor of a Southern California dental office. 

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Death investigation at Academy and El Morro

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Colorado Springs Police are investigating a death at Academy and El Morro Sunday afternoon. We have a News 5 crew at the active scene. We will send updates when more information becomes available.  More>>

Jaguars stun Steelers 45-42

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Rookie running back Leonard Fournette ran for 109 yards and three touchdowns, Blake Bortles added 214 yards passing and a vital fourth-quarter score as the relentless Jacksonville Jaguars stunned the Pittsburgh Steelers 45-42 on Sunday.

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CSFD guidelines for recreational fires

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The Colorado Springs Fire Department (CSFD) wants people to know its policy on outdoor fires.  This is due to the number of recent grass fires and extreme dry conditions, CSFD says it will extinguish all illegal fires whether they are in a backyard or public location. 

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Colorado College drops 5-1 contest to Minnesota Duluth

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Colorado College capped a tough weekend against Minnesota Duluth Saturday falling to the Bulldogs 5-1. 

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Avalanche win sixth straight, 4-1 over Stars

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Alexander Kerfoot scored in the first period and assisted on Nathan MacKinnon's winner, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Dallas Stars 4-1 on Saturday night for their sixth straight win.

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Colorado skier numbers down amid warm, dry winter

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ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Colorado ski resorts say early season visits are down between 11 and 13 percent compared with last year because of low snow conditions.    The Aspen Daily News reported Saturday that Colorado Ski Country USA, which represents 23 resorts in the state, recorded 13 percent fewer visits at its member operations through Dec. 31.    

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Body found in Denver identified as missing Minnesota man

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DENVER (AP) - Authorities say the body of a missing Minnesota native has been found in Denver about a month after he was last seen.    The Denver Medical Examiner's Office on Sunday identified the man as 29-year-old Adam Gilbertson. 

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Douglas Bruce loses another round in court

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DENVER (AP) - Douglas Bruce, the anti-tax crusader who served prison time for tax evasion and violating probation, has lost a request to appeal those convictions.    Colorado Politics reports that a two-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday denied Bruce's request for an appeal.    

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Colorado deputy convicted of driving drunk while on duty

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CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado sheriff's deputy has been convicted of driving under the influence while he was on duty.   

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Trust and truth under Trump: Americans are in a quandary

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Americans say they're increasingly confused and concerned about who can be trusted to tell them the truth about what's happening in Washington these days.    That's according to interviews and polling over President Donald Trump's first year in office, when he's repeated falsehoods and attacked what he calls the "fake news" media.    

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CPW approves season restrictions for 'shed' hunting

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For many hunters, Spring and Summer months are a time to reflect on the previous season, and map out hunts for next fall. It's also the time for 'shed' hunting. As a lot of people know, all cervids, or members of the deer family (whitetail, mule deer, elk, moose, caribou, etc.) drop and regrow their antlers each year.

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Pueblo County Sheriff to award scholarship

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Pueblo County Sheriff Kirk Taylor announced Friday that the County Sheriff's of Colorado, Inc. (CSOC) will award a $1,000 scholarship to a Pueblo County student this spring. This is the 40th year the CSOC will be awarding scholarships to students across Colorado, as the program was established in 1978. 

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Homeland Security: People should trust alerts

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HONOLULU (AP) - Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says people should trust government alert systems and the recent blunder in Hawaii was just a "very unfortunate mistake."   

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Intoxicated teens arrested in stolen car

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Just after 1 a.m. Saturday night, a Colorado Springs Police Officer was alerted to a party skipping their bill at a local IHOP restaurant. The officer located the party's vehicle and activated his overheard lights. According to police, the vehicle then began to reverse and hit the officers marked, police vehicle. 

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'Winter Wonderland' hike goes on despite little snow

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Bear Creek Nature Center often plans events throughout the year encouraging people to get outside.  On Saturday, about a dozen people showed up for an event planned to look for animal tracks and other evidence in the snow. 

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Toni and Guy holds fundraiser for Dep. Parrish

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A little more than a week after his funeral, many people are still doing what they can for the family of fallen Deputy Zackari Parrish.  In Colorado Springs, Toni&Guy Hairdressing Academy held a fundraiser Saturday for the Deputy's family.  

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Four teens involved in rollover crash

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Just after 10 p.m. Saturday night, Stetson Hills Patrol Officers responded to a serious single car accident in the 7400 block of northbound Powers Blvd. According to police, a Mercedes SUV with four teenage passengers crashed and rolled, just north of Woodmen Road. Two of the occupants were ejected from the vehicle. 

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Lack of affordable housing takes toll on local single-parent households

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Single-parent households in Colorado Springs are being torn apart due to the lack of affordable housing options. The alarming trend has the attention of one local organization. The city of Colorado Springs and El Paso County may be dealing with this issue for years to come.

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Auto pedestrian crash closes N Academy for hours Saturday

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An auto pedestrian accident has roadways closed for several hours Saturday night. According to CSPD, all southbound lanes of N Academy Blvd are closed to through traffic, south of San Miguel Street. The street is expected to reopen around 10:00 p.m., according to the crews on scene.

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Ice rink in Acacia Park open for one final weekend

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The ice rink in Acacia Park is open for just a few more days until it closes for the season. The city of Colorado Springs along with City Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services, is excited to report a 72 percent increase in admission over the last year at ice rink in Acacia Park.

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Colorado State wins over Wyoming 78-73

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Che Bob scored 17 points, Nico Carvacho grabbed 13 rebounds and Colorado State held off Wyoming 78-73 on Saturday. 

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Air Force sweeps RIT with 4-0 win

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Junior Billy Christopoulos made 30 saves in his first career shutout to lead Air Force to a 4-0 win over RIT in an Atlantic Hockey Conference game Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Gene Polisseni Center in Rochester, N.Y. The Falcons have won three straight and improved to 11-10-3 overall and 6-8-2 in the league. 

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Nuggets fall to Spurs 112-80

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Kawhi Leonard scored 19 points in his return from a three-game absence, Davis Bertans had 18 and the San Antonio Spurs never trailed in a 112-80 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Saturday night.

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'Making a Difference' dinner held in Colorado Springs

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A dinner in support of a local organization that helps those with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome was held in Colorado Springs Saturday night. The 'Making a Difference' dinner was hosted by our very own News 5 anchor Elizabeth Watts at the Hotel Elegante. 

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Bear Creek Nature Center hosts 'Winter Wonderland' hike

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For many this season, some of our favorite winter activities have been put on hold because of the dry weather. Despite that weather, the Bear Creek Nature Center held a 'Winter Wonderland' hike in Fox Run Regional Park, Saturday morning. The point of the hike is to find animal tracks in the winter.

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Air Force men's basketball wins over San Jose State 78-71

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Ryan Swan scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Jacob Van added 14 points to help Air Force beat San Jose State 78-71 on Saturday.    

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Eagles ground Falcons 15-10

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Philadelphia's defense staged a last-minute goal-line stand and Jake Elliott atoned for a missed extra point with three field goals as the Eagles beat the Atlanta Falcons 15-10 Saturday to move into the NFC championship game. 

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"Healthy" snacks that hurt your diet

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Even though you might think you are making healthy choices, there are still some common snacks that could keep you from losing weight. Registered dietitian Shreela Sharma from UTHealth School of Public Health says there is still a little bit of warning attached to some of your seemingly healthy choices. 

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Trump denying demeaning explicative

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President Trump appears to be denying today that he used a demeaning expletive to refer to Haiti and African countries, but a Democratic senator in the room says it happened - and labels the comments 'vile' and 'racist.' 

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Sloth couple expecting baby at Denver Zoo

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A sloth couple at the Denver Zoo is expecting an addition to their family. The Denver Zoo posted a curious photo on their Facebook page of an ultrasound, asking people if they could guess which animal was expecting.

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Lindsey Vonn lands spot on Team USA with 9th place finish

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Federica Brignone won the penultimate women's World Cup super-G before the Pyeongchang Olympics on Saturday.

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After outcry, Mark Wahlberg donates $1.5 million film fee

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Mark Wahlberg has agreed to donate the $1.5 million he made for reshoots on the film "All the Money in the World" to the sexual misconduct defense initiative Time's Up. The actor said Saturday he'll make the donation in the name of his co-star, Michelle Williams, who was reportedly paid less than $1,000 for the reshoots. 

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Shaun White scores a perfect 100, lands Team USA spot

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Shaun White made the U.S. Olympic team in grand fashion - scoring a perfect 100 at the U.S. Grand Prix event to set himself up as a favorite to win a third gold medal.

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Air Force women's basketball falls to San Jose State 75-74

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Air Force women’s basketball dropped a 75-74 Mountain West contest to San José State Saturday afternoon at Clune Arena. 

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Colorado fines Lyft for using driver with serious felonies

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Colorado has fined the ride-hailing service Lyft more than $224,000 to settle claims it let a driver with a disqualifying felony record convey passengers for more than a year. The Denver Post reports that the Public Utilities Commission cut an original fine of nearly $449,000 after Lyft admitted the violation in December. 

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Woman gets 2 years for using inmate info for student loans

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A federal judge in Denver has sentenced a woman to two years in prison for her role in using the credit histories of 181 unsuspecting prison inmates to get $582,000 in federal student loans. 

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Colorado College falls to Minnesota Duluth 6-5

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Colorado College put five goals in the back of the net but were unable to slow down Minnesota Duluth, falling to the bulldogs 6-5 on Friday at the World Arena.

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Homicide suspect identified in Astrozon shooting

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The Colorado Springs Police Department said they have identified the suspect in the Jan. 7 shooting that occurred in a parking lot on Astrozon Blvd. Police said the suspect has been identified as 30-year-old Charles Valentino Lobato. 

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Hawaii officials mistakenly warn of inbound missile

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HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii emergency management officials say a push alert that warned of an incoming ballistic missile to Hawaii on Saturday was a mistake

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Pedestrian involved in fatal crash on I-25

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Just before 7 a.m. Saturday morning, C-DOT reported a vehicle crash on south bound I-25 north of Pueblo. At first report, the department said traffic was being diverted, and there was no estimated time of re-opening. State Patrol has now said that the crash involved an 18-wheeler and pedestrian. 

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Keith Jackson, sportscaster with 'Whoa, Nelly! call, dies

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SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. (AP) - Keith Jackson, the down-home voice of college football during more than five decades as a broadcaster, has died. He was 89.    He died Friday and no cause was given in a statement Saturday by ESPN. 

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Red Cross faces blood shortage

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(NBC News) The American Red Cross says the holidays, an active flu season and the bitter cold snap have all lead to a critical shortage of donated blood. "We have had so many winter storms just since January 1 that we've had to cancel 200 blood drives," says the Red Cross' Suzy DeFrancis. 

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Outgoing Virginia governor says he’d deck Trump if provoked

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Outgoing Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe told a national television audience he’d knock President Donald Trump to the floor if the president ever tried to intimidate him. 

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Food truck robbed on Springs east side

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New overnight, It was a scary evening for a food vendor on the east side of Colorado Springs. Police said they are looking for two suspects this morning, after they robbed a food truck at gunpoint around 10:30 last night.

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Your Healthy Family: Smart phone addiction is a big problem for kids

Two big investors in Apple are now urging the company to take action to curb the growing smart phone addiction among children.  They've sent a letter calling for Apple to develop new tools to help parents control and limit smart phone use, and study the impact of over-use on mental health. 

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