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Sexual assault reports at southern Colorado military bases increase

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The Department of Defense says more sexual assaults are being reported at installations around the world including Fort Carson.

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Air Force Academy cadets give helping hand to Habitat for Humanity

Cadets with the Air Force Academy volunteered their time with Habitat for Humanity Saturday Cadets with the Air Force Academy volunteered their time with Habitat for Humanity Saturday
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So far this school year, Air Force Academy cadets have volunteered more than 13,000 hours in the community. This weekend, several of them showed up at events in southern Colorado to lend a helping hand. 

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21st YOT Club Holiday Benefit to help Colorado Springs youth

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In the last 20 years the YOT Club has collected more than 25,000 new toys and books for worthy schools, organizations and charities, as well as contributing to multiple scholarship funds. 

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Independence Pass closed for the winter

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Crews have closed Independence Pass near Aspen for the winter season.

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A Snowy Start, A Warm Finish

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It was a snowy start to the weekend with Colorado Springs getting about an inch of snow while Monument and the Palmer Divide got between 2 and 4 inches.  With cold air behind this most recent weather maker, the high temperatures on Saturday struggled to get out of the 40s. 

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Flying With Kids

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Flying during the holiday season is stressful, and when you add young children into the mix, even more so. So how do you do it safely?

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Hockey rivalry between Pueblo first responders

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It is a rivalry that was started because of good cause.  "It is pretty exhilarating. So it's good for the team members to feel the energy of the crowd and I think that's what makes them better and want to participate at a higher level," Pueblo Fire Chief Shawn Shelton said. 

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Trees of Life Ceremony honors lost loved ones

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For some this time of year can be difficult, the 33rd Annual Trees of Life Tree Lighting Ceremony was held to honor those who are no longer with us. Loved ones' names provided at the event were read in remembrance Saturday. A number of trees will be lit with white lights to remember those people have lost.

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Ride share drivers report more kids trying to use the platform

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Ride share apps are something that we use every day and it’s something that is meant to make it easier to get around. But some drivers report more kids trying to use ride share platforms.

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Tree lighting ceremony in Acacia Park

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It's the most wonderful time of the year, the City's Christmas Tree will light up the sky in Acacia Park Saturday. The annual return of Acacia Park's skate rink is bringing so many fun holiday events to Colorado Springs. 

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CC Tigers swept by St. Cloud State after 5-1 loss

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Second-ranked St. Cloud State scored four times in the third period, including a pair just 33 seconds apart early in the frame, and completed a sweep of Colorado College with a 5-1 victory Saturday night at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center.

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5 Games to watch in Week Two of the Playoffs

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DO OR DIE TIME: As the playoffs enter the second week of the season (3rd for 2A/1A/8man) the pressure to perform is even higher than before.  With Fountain-Fort Carson losing 35-14 to Eaglecrest in 5A, that class has wrapped up for us in Southern Colorado.  These are the five games to watch for week two of the playoffs.  2A #4 LA JUNTA at #8 EATON: With the Tigers defeat of TCA, they are one step closer to a return to the 2A title game to defend. Their...

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Broncos waive AJ Derby, promote Austin Traylor

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Thin at tight end, the Denver Broncos made a roster move Saturday that cost them their most productive player at the position. 

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Virginia woman catches fish that breaks Colorado record

Dr. Lindsay Regali caught a record breaking arctic char while vacationing in Dillon Reservoir. Dr. Lindsay Regali caught a record breaking arctic char while vacationing in Dillon Reservoir.
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A Virginia physician caught an unexpected record breaking fish while vacationing in Colorado.  Dr. Lindsay Regali of Charlottesville and husband Luke Newcomb were enjoying some Colorado fishing at Dillon Reservoir when she caught the fish.

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House fire in southern Beijing suburb kills 19, injures 8

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The official Chinese news agency says a fire at a building advertising low-cost rental apartments in a southern Beijing suburb has killed 19 people and injured eight others. Xinhua News Agency says firefighters put out the fire at Xinjian Village in the district of Daxing by 9 p.m. local time on Saturday, three hours after it was reported. 

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Hundreds of holiday meals delivered to those in need in Pueblo

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Hundreds of motorcycles roared through Pueblo streets Saturday, while delivering holiday meals to people in need. 

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CSU Pueblo falls to Minnesota State, Mankato 16-13

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The No. 20 Colorado State University-Pueblo football team suffered a 16-13 overtime loss to No. 1 Minnesota State University, Mankato Saturday in Round 1 of the NCAA Division II Playoffs. 

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Church leaders who oppose Roy Moore hold rally

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore speaks to the media during a news conference in Montgomery, Ala., on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore speaks to the media during a news conference in Montgomery, Ala., on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016.
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A leading figure among religious liberals is speaking out against Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore. The Rev. William J. Barber led a rally against Moore at a church in Birmingham, Alabama, on Saturday. More than 100 people gathered for the event. 

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Fire Destroys Senior Living Community

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More than 20 people are in the hospital after flames ripped through a senior living community in Pennsylvania overnight. The fires started late Thursday night and spread to multiple buildings of the Barclay Friends Community in West Chester. 

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More than 100 animals seized in Colorado cruelty case

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Officials in southwest Colorado say they have seized more than 100 animals after an investigation of animal cruelty. The La Plata County Sheriff's Office and the La Plata County Humane Society haven't identified the person cited for animal cruelty. 

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Rep says David Cassidy in hospital, 'surrounded by family'

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"Partridge Family" star David Cassidy has been hospitalized in Florida. His representative tells The Associated Press on Saturday that Cassidy is "now conscious" and "surrounded by family." The rep adds that Cassidy was in pain and taken to the hospital on Wednesday. 

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Dog found in Colorado Springs, reunited with family

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The Colorado Springs Police received reports of a dog that was found outside of a business Saturday. A coffee shop at Palmer Park and Powers Blvd said the dog was there wet, freezing and thirsty when they went to open the shop.

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University of Colorado plans $15,000 online degree programs

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University of Colorado officials are backing the creation of online programs that could let students earn college degrees for $15,000. 

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Kenan Thompson sets "SNL" record

Kenan Thompson during a skit on "Saturday Night Live." Kenan Thompson during a skit on "Saturday Night Live."
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(NBC) Kenan Thompson is a "Saturday Night Live" mainstay now, but in 2003 he was the rookie.

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Saturday Morning Weather: Much Colder Day

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We had a quick shot of rain/snow overnight for a quick dusting across the area. This clears quickly, but you may need some extra time to scrape the windshield and warm the car. Skies will turn to sunshine today as winds improve, but temperatures will be much colder. Highs will only make it into the 40's and low 50's. Tonight will be clear with lows in the teens and 20's.  Temperatures return to the 50's and low 60's to end the weekend. After morning sunshine, there will be the c...

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Senator Gardner reschedules Pueblo town hall

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Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) will hold his 6th town hall since August in Pueblo next week.

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AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dead at 64

AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young at a photoshoot in 2003. AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young at a photoshoot in 2003.
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NEW YORK (AP) - Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the Australian hard rock band AC/DC, has died. He was 64. AC/DC announced the death on their official Facebook page and website Saturday.

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Pine Creek rolls past Rampart in 4A Quarterfinals

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It was a District 20 showdown Friday night between Rampart and Pine Creek for the chance to advance in the state playoffs. 

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Shooting fallout: Man smashes assault rifle

Chad Vachter smashes his AR-15 with a sledgehammer. Chad Vachter smashes his AR-15 with a sledgehammer.
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A California man took a hammer to his AR15, smashing the gun to bits, and is challenging other gun owners to destroy their assault weapons as well.

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Air Force hockey wins over RIT 4-3

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Air Force hockey got back in the win column Friday, besting RIT 4-3 at Cadet Ice Arena. Jordan Himley and Joe Tyran both scored to erase RIT leads with Evan Giesler and Erik Baskin salting it away for the Falcons down the stretch. The pair matchup again tomorrow night at Cadet Ice Arena, 7:05 puck drop.

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Body found near Arkansas River in Texas Creek area

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Deputies from the Fremont County Sheriff's Office say a body has been found near the Arkansas River in the Texas Creek area. The discovery was made around sunset at 5 p.m. when investigators responded. It is unclear if the body belongs to a man or woman or any other identifying information. 

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Colorado College falls 6-1 to St. Cloud State

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Colorado College was unable to slow the offensive charge from St. Cloud State on Friday, falling to the Huskies 6-1.

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Former prisoners getting job boost from CDOT

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Recently released inmates in Colorado are getting some help on the road back to civilian life. It is coming from Colorado's Department of Transportation (CDOT). It is a pilot program with the goal of a win/win for two state agencies. A partnership between the Colorado Department of Corrections and CDOT makes this possible. Corrections needed a better employment transition for people on parole, while CDOT has on-going need for maintenance workers. It is minimum wage and an opportunit...

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Adoptions official for several Pueblo families

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It's a heart warming day for a couple families in Pueblo.

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DUI enforcement for Thanksgiving holiday

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The holiday DUI campaign is kicking off in southern Colorado this weekend. 

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Drone park could be coming to El Paso County

Elected leaders in El Paso County are discussing the idea of creating a drone park to give unmanned aircraft pilots a public space to fly. Elected leaders in El Paso County are discussing the idea of creating a drone park to give unmanned aircraft pilots a public space to fly.
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Elected leaders in El Paso County are discussing the idea of creating a drone park to give unmanned aircraft pilots a public space to fly. 

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Care and Share Food Bank collects turkeys for families in need

Care and Share collects turkeys for those in need Care and Share collects turkeys for those in need
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Care and Share Food Bank partners up with King Soopers to put turkeys on tables this holiday season. 

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Your Healthy Family: UCHealth doctor is also UCHealth cancer patient

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Dr. Alexandra Coffey with UCHealth Memorial she will be speaking at Saturday’s UCHealth Lung and Breathing Summit at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.  

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Strong wind this evening with a cold front

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A strong cold front will move across southeast Colorado this evening with gusty wind and a few passing rain and snow showers. 

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Deputies search for attempted robbery suspect

Suspect wanted for theft from Colorado Springs Commercial Kitchen on November 5, 2017 Suspect wanted for theft from Colorado Springs Commercial Kitchen on November 5, 2017
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El Paso County deputies are asking for the public's help tracking down a suspect in an attempted theft case.

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Man accused of ramming vehicle into pawn shop

James Rohrs is accused of driving his truck in a pawn shop. James Rohrs is accused of driving his truck in a pawn shop.
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One man is in custody, accused of slamming his vehicle into a pawn shop during an attempted burglary. 

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Holiday events coming to Colorado Springs

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Holiday decorations and activities are coming to Colorado Springs this weekend. 

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Colorado Springs couple held at gunpoint in attempted robbery

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One man is at large after holding a Colorado Springs couple at gunpoint in an attempted robbery.  

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Volunteers bring thousands of Thanksgiving meals to Colorado Springs

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An annual team-up between Fort Carson, Two Men & a Truck, and the Salvation Army is providing thousands of Thanksgiving meals for those in need. 

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Preparations underway for annual Pueblo Thanksgiving community dinner

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The countdown to Thanksgiving has begun, and in Pueblo cooking is already underway for the annual Thanksgiving community dinner. 

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Wanted suspects arrested after crashing stolen car

John Wagner and Nicole Whittle were arrested in Colorado Springs. John Wagner and Nicole Whittle were arrested in Colorado Springs.
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A stolen car out of Pueblo is found in Colorado Springs and the couple who are accused of taking it are now facing charges. 

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CDOT partners with agencies to help parolees

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A new CDOT program is giving parolees a second chance to rebuild their lives.

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Emerald Tower residents connected to assistance

The Emerald Towers in Colorado Springs is being sold, now residents are told they have 21 days to leave. (KOAA) The Emerald Towers in Colorado Springs is being sold, now residents are told they have 21 days to leave. (KOAA)
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Agencies across Colorado Springs and El Paso County will be contacting residents of the Emerald Towers Apartments in order to ensure that they get the help they need while dealing with eviction. 

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Local panel talks unintended consequences of legalizing marijuana

Panel discussing unintended consequences of marijuana legalization Panel discussing unintended consequences of marijuana legalization
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This month marks five years since Colorado legalized marijuana, and the topics of regulation as well as the effects on the state continue to permeate in communities.  

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Monument Academy petitions El Paso County for school zone designation

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Traffic, as well as the 50 mile per hour speed limit on Highway 105 is what has some parents of Monument Academy starting a petition to urge the county to designate this stretch a school zone. 

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Veterans respond to scathing report of VA's secret wait times

Colorado Springs VA clinic under fire for secret wait times by a new report released by the VA's Inspector General. (KOAA) Colorado Springs VA clinic under fire for secret wait times by a new report released by the VA's Inspector General. (KOAA)
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Local veterans are sounding off to the results of a new investigation of local care facilities and a scathing report claiming staffers used secret wait lists and under-reported patient wait times. This investigation headed up by the Department of Veterans Affairs Inspector General is focusing on a number of VA facilities across Colorado, including one in Colorado Springs.  

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First Alert 5 Forecast: High Winds And Big Mountain Snow

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Mountain snow, high winds and warm temperatures take hold of the forecast today with light snow showers possible for a few overnight...

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Private detox service returns to El Paso County

El Paso County staff have run the community Detox since 2009. A new provider will now take over management next month. El Paso County staff have run the community Detox since 2009. A new provider will now take over management next month.
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El Paso County is getting out of the substance abuse treatment business, turning over management of its detox facility to a new partnership of private providers.

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Neighbors concerned over potential new warming shelter site

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City and County officials haven't made any public announcement about the particular site, but neighbors say they felt blindsided after reading about it in a published report this week.

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Hot grill starts house fire in Monument

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The El Paso County Sheriff's Office says a fire broke out at a home on Harness Way in Monument around 3:00 a.m. Friday. 

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News 5 Investigates: HomeAdvisor may not pre-screen contractors as their ads claim

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Time and time again, we warn you to do your homework before hiring a contractor, but what if there was a web site offering to do the research for free? 

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Roethlisberger throws 4 TDs, Steelers drill Titans 40-17

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Brown caught 10 passes for 144 yards and the three scores, including an acrobatic grab in the back of the end zone in which he pinned the ball to his helmet before bringing it in to put Pittsburgh up 20 in the fourth quarter.

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CU Boulder to lead Pac-12's eye-tracking concussion study

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The initiative will use a medical device that is mounted on an athlete's head and uses an eye-tracking virtual reality system to record and analyze eye movements to track impairment.

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Landeskog's hat trick lifts Avalanche over Capitals, 6-2

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Colorado was playing at home for the first time in two weeks and for just the fifth time overall in that span. The gap included a trip to Sweden to play two games against Ottawa last weekend and Matt Duchene, traded by the Avalanche to the Senators on Nov. 5.

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Teen sentenced in liquor store owner's death

67-year-old Donat Herr was found shot to death outside of his liquor store on N. Academy on February 15, 2017. 67-year-old Donat Herr was found shot to death outside of his liquor store on N. Academy on February 15, 2017.
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The Colorado Springs teenager accused of murdering a liquor store owner in a robbery back in February was sentenced Friday to 6 and a half years at the Department of Youth Services. 

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Wind in the forecast increases wildfire concerns

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There is wind in the southern Colorado forecast. This time of year it compounds multiple risk factors for wildfires. "People typically do not associate fall and winter time with fire season," said Lt. Ken Anderson with Colorado Springs Fire Department. Like dry coughs and dry skin caused by the cold dry air, fire fuels are also very dry. More>>

Sheriff's office asks for patience in Swink

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The Otero County Sheriff's Office is asking for patience from the public after the release of three suspects in the threats against Swink school. 

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Cotter Superfund site: Colorado Legacy Land wants to take over

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The Cotter Superfund site in Canon City could soon have a new owner. That’s if a proposed transfer is approved by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. Colorado Legacy Land is the company interested in acquiring the Radioactive Materials License and the property of the former uranium mill. However, on Thursday, the company wouldn’t speak as to the reason for its interest. The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment has granted cond...

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County changes fee collection and considers pretrial funding boost amid lawsuit

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Criminal defendants let out of jail in Colorado Springs on their own personal recognizance can now pay the county's $55 Pretrial Services Fee after they're released instead of being forced to pay before. 

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New Details On Donthe Lucas Arrest

Donthe Lucas was arrested on suspicion of robbery on Nov. 13. Donthe Lucas was arrested on suspicion of robbery on Nov. 13.
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News 5 has obtained the arrest affidavit related to an armed robbery case in Pueblo from September of this year. One of the suspects identified by the victim in the case is Donthe Lucas, who remains a person of interest in the disappearance in 2013 of Kelsie Schelling.

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Your Healthy Family: UCHealth hosting Lung and Breathing Summit Saturday

Lung Cancer is responsible for about 1 in every 4 cancer deaths. Lung Cancer is responsible for about 1 in every 4 cancer deaths.
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This Saturday UCHealth is hosting their Second Annual Comprehensive Lung and Breathing summit.  It’s from 8am to  noon at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.

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Report finds issues within Colorado VA system

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The findings of an investigation into issues within the Colorado VA facilities have been released and the findings show staffers were using secret wait lists and under reporting patient wait times.

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Sheriff's office looking for theft suspect

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The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office is looking for this suspect in connection to several recent car break-ins. 

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Serial killer Charles Manson reportedly hospitalized

Charles Manson, 2012 photo. Charles Manson, 2012 photo.
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A spokeswoman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says mass killer Charles Manson is alive Thursday. 

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Colorado Springs city leaders connecting residents to services

The Emerald Towers in Colorado Springs is being sold, now residents are told they have 21 days to leave. (KOAA) The Emerald Towers in Colorado Springs is being sold, now residents are told they have 21 days to leave. (KOAA)
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There is a meeting Thursday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. to discuss options for residents living in the Emerald Tower. 

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Details on Katie Barr investigation released

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Cañon City police are updating details of an open criminal investigation into Katie Barr, the Fremont County Clerk and Recorder. 

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LA Radio host accuses Sen Al Franken of sexual harassment

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The Los Angeles radio anchor who accuses Democratic Sen. Al Franken of forcibly kissing her during a 2006 USO tour says she accepts his apology but he could have apologized earlier.  

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Monarch Ski Resort pushes back opening day

A look at conditions on the mountain on Nov. 16, 2017. A look at conditions on the mountain on Nov. 16, 2017.
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Monarch Ski Resort is pushing back opening day from November 22, while waiting for new snow to fall. 

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La Niña Upgraded From Watch to Advisory: What That Means For You

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La Niña has been upgraded from a watch to an advisory and a lot of people in southern Colorado are going to like what that may mean for our Winter...

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Police look for suspects in overnight robberies

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Colorado Springs police are looking for suspects after a pair of robberies early Thursday morning. 

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Your Healthy Family: Charlie Hall's glioblastoma diagnosis

Charlie Hall is the perfect example of a person living a productive life with terminal cancer. Charlie Hall is the perfect example of a person living a productive life with terminal cancer.
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Charlie Hall is a perfect example of why when you know something is off with your health to make sure and get it checked out.

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Nate Solder returns to Southern Colorado with Patriots

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The seven year NFL veteran grew up playing for the Demons before taking a scholarship to the University of Colorado. 

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Ecumenical Social Ministries collecting food donations

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Local charities are scrambling to collect last minute food donations so everyone has the chance to enjoy Thanksgiving this year!  Ecumenical Social Ministries provides food, showers and sometimes shelter for the homeless in our community and next Thursday they'll be providing dinners for up to 500 families.  They're off to a great start, but they need your help collecting all the side dishes. This includes corn, green beans, cranberry sauce, pie crusts, everything you ...

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CSPD unveils red-light camera proposal to crowd of skeptics

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Colorado Springs Police Wednesday night unveiled a proposal to bring back the controversial red-light photo enforcement program that, in its previous iteration, lasted less than a year in 2010-'11. Earlier this year, Mayor John Suthers gave CSPD Chief Pete Carey the go-ahead to pursue restoring the program.  Initially, cameras would be installed by mid-2018 at four yet-to-be-determined intersections shown to have high accident rates.  Up to six more intersections could...

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Fifteen-year-old murder suspect turns himself in

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Pueblo Police said a 15-year-old boy wanted in connection for a shooting and killing of a 22-year-old man has turned himself in. 

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AMR looking to bring Pueblo families together this holiday season

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Pueblo's American Medical Response staff are offering free rides for seniors, to and from family gatherings during the holiday season

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Emerald Towers managers respond after evicting dozens of seniors

Emerald Towers Apartments sends more than 70 seniors packing under the direction of new management for renovations. (KOAA) Emerald Towers Apartments sends more than 70 seniors packing under the direction of new management for renovations. (KOAA)
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It's now been one week since nearly 70 residents were given a 30 day notice to leave their apartments at the Emerald Towers. The company responsible for evicting dozens of seniors from the complex is now responding. 

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Forgotten Voices: Obamacare Enrollment Is Up

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Mercy Mbah and her kids have insurance, but her mother, a dependent, does not. Last year, Mercy's mom went without insurance because Mercy could not afford the premium. "What I was supposed to pay was more than what I earned in a week," said Mercy. 

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Thanksgiving meal items needed for food drives/dinner in Pueblo

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Pueblo organizations are working to provide Thanksgiving meals for those in need and with only about a week to go, they still need a lot of help. News 5 spoke with several groups on Wednesday and found out each one is looking for something a little different when it comes to Thanksgiving. 

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Man says neighborhood experiencing string of break-ins

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Gary Strauss has lived in high neighborhood on the east side of Colorado Springs for 5 years.  'It's gotten to be really bad, this week has just been terrible,' said Strauss, after he says there have been 6 car break-ins in the last 3 days.

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Swink teens in court accused of possible threat against their school

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The Swink school district superintendent, who spoke with News 5 off camera, said about 130 children in all missed school on Monday and Tuesday after word of the possible threat spread around the community.

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The Latest: Shooter harassed neighbors after leaving jail

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Prosecutors say a Northern California man who went on a shooting rampage had harassed two neighbors after being released from jail on accusations he attacked them with a gun and knife.

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Target shooting mess and destruction getting worse on Pike National Forest

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Target shooters are trashing Pike National Forest. Land managers are aware of the problem and say it is getting worse. Colorado's population boom is a factor in the problem.

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La Junta school board election challenges stereotypes about ex-cons

East Otero School Board Member elect Thomas Seaba served 13 years in prison for a Second Degree Murder conviction East Otero School Board Member elect Thomas Seaba served 13 years in prison for a Second Degree Murder conviction
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A decade ago he was serving hard time for murder, but today a La Junta native has been elected to the East Otero School Board.

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Using social media to promote parties can welcome uninvited guests

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The Colorado Springs Police Department is warning people that the use of social media to promote events, parties and gatherings can welcome uninvited guests. Using social media sites as a platform to communicate parties and events can draw uninvited guests with poor intentions to your event, or even underage youth.

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Police say truck driver is not involved from motorcycle crash

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Pueblo Police are no longer searching for the driver of a pickup truck who was possibly involved in a serious motorcycle crash this weekend.  A woman later identified as Stacy Cooper was riding a motorcycle at the intersection of Elizabeth and 13th St in Pueblo, Saturday night. 

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Broncos promote linebacker Deiontrez Mount

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He had a solid training camp and was seen as a crucial plug-in player when Shaq Barrett and Shane Ray were out with injuries. But he had just one tackle and one quarterback hit this season.

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Crash with injuries closes Hwy 115 at Hwy 120

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Deputies said the intersection of Highway 115 east of Florence is closed due to a crash involving a semi truck with injuries reported.

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Possible return of red-light cameras to be discussed Wednesday night

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The City of Colorado Springs is looking at bringing back controversial red-light cameras at ten intersections across the city in 2018. Earlier this year, Mayor John Suthers gave Colorado Springs Police Chief Pete Carey the green light to look into options for restoring the program, which, in its previous iteration, lasted less than a year in 2010 and 2011.  During that time, cameras were installed in the intersections of Bijou and Nevada, Circle and Platte, Platte and Murray, an... More>>

The best apps for Black Friday deals

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We're a little more than a week away from Black Friday, and downloading some free apps could save you some big money that put those newspaper ads in the palm of your hand. One of those options is DealNews, which  has an actual team of experts scouring the web for all the best deals on everything from laptops and shoes to clothing and more. 

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Vail Mountain opening day pushed back to Thanksgiving

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Vail Resorts officials say they are pushing back the opening day for Vail Mountain to Thanksgiving due to lack of snow.  The Vail Daily reports it's the second year in a row that the opening of Vail Mountain has been delayed. 

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'Operation Gratitude' sends care packages to active duty military

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Harris Corporation employees around the country are creating care packages for active duty military members.  This includes the Colorado Springs location, employees are expected to create 2,500 care kits, 300 paracord bracelets and 1,000 thank you notes to be included in 'Operation Gratitude' packages. 

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Amazon gives Prime members taste of discounts at Whole Foods

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Ahead of Thanksgiving, Amazon is giving Prime members their first taste of special discounts at its recently acquired Whole Foods stores. Amazon says it will email Prime members a coupon starting Wednesday to buy organic or antibiotic-free turkeys for about 50 cents a pound cheaper than other customers.

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Police identify pedestrian killed by car on Fillmore St.

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Colorado Springs Police said a 52-year-old Colorado Springs man who was hit by a car earlier this month died from his injuries Sunday.

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Air Force Lieutenant General honored with "Americanism Award"

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The superintendent of the Air Force Academy is being honored for speaking out against racism. 

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Police identify driver killed in fatal crash

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Colorado Springs Police have identified the man who was killed in a two-car crash Friday afternoon at Platte Ave. and Wooten Road. 

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2C paving season wraps up today

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The second 2C paving season wraps up today in Colorado Springs. Drivers can now enjoy more than 240 miles of newly paved roads all thanks to that 2C ballot measure.  Some of the highlights include new paving along Del Monico, Research and Pikes Peak Ave., but that's not the only milestone!  Crews also replaced over 160,000 feet of curb and gutter. Plus, you may notice the 340,000 square feet of new sidewalk throughout the city.  Of course, this was all made possib...

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KOAA Athlete of the week: Jaylen Thomas, Vista Ridge football

Jaylen Thomas of Vista Ridge football. (KOAA) Jaylen Thomas of Vista Ridge football. (KOAA)
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He's scored 24 touchdowns in 2017; 10 rushing, 10 passing, 4 catching. He's proven he's a multi-threat player. 

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Man arrested after leading Colorado Springs Police on a chase

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A man was arrested early Wednesday morning after leading Colorado Springs police on a chase near the Citadel Mall.

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Air Force prepping for final two week "playoff like stretch"

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Air Force has pinned itself against the wall with two weeks left in the season, needing to win the final two games to qualify for a bowl game. 

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Colorado State rallies past Winthrop 80-76

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Reserves Deion James and Raquan Mitchell scored 14 and 11 points, respectively, for Colorado State.

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Scottie scores 18, Air Force beats Canisius 93-79

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Air Force hit 38-of-41 (93 percent) free throws.

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Travel info for CSU-Pueblo fans headed to Minnesota

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Those in the Steel City interested in traveling to Minnesota for the Thunderwolves NCAA first round playoff game - here is some information listed below to help your travels north.  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PUEBLO, Colo. (November 13, 2017) - Tickets for the 2017 NCAA Division II Playoffs First Round matchup with No. 20 Colorado State University-Pueblo at No. 1 Minnesota State University, Mankato can be pur...

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Nurkic and McCollum have 17 and Blazers beat Nuggets 99-82

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It was Portland's ninth straight win at home over the Nuggets.

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Wyoming QB Josh Allen has injured throwing shoulder

Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen throws a pass during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Iowa, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa won 24-3. Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen throws a pass during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Iowa, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa won 24-3.
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Allen injured his throwing shoulder Saturday during Wyoming's 28-14 win at Air Force.

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Broncos sticking with QB, beleaguered special teams coach

Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler (17) warms up before an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo., Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga) Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler (17) warms up before an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo., Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
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The Broncos also gave up a 103-yard touchdown return on a kickoff and suffered a blocked punt. Plus, they had 12 men on the field during a punt on fourth-and-5 that resulted in a Patriots first down that led to a touchdown.

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Thursday at 10: Questions raised over how HomeAdvisor pre-screens contractors it recommends

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News 5 warns you time and time again to do you homework before hiring a contractor.  HomeAdvisor promises to do the work for free by recommending pre-screened, licensed contractors for various projects.  However, multiple homeowners we've spoken with say HomeAdvisor sent an unlicensed contractor who took their money and ran. Our investigation found this isn't the first time the company has recommended a problematic contractor.  Thursday night at 10 p.m., News 5 inves...

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Air Force-Utah State game will kick off late

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Third straight 8:15 pm kick off for Falcons 

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Patriots cruise to 41-16 win over Broncos

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It was a lopsided affair at Mile High Sunday night as the Broncos were dismantled by the New England Patriots 41-16. 

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Dave and Kelly Pilipovich donate $1,511 to cancer research

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With 1,511 people attending today's Air Force basketball home opener, Head Coach Dave Pilipovich and his wife Kelly will donate $1,511 dollars to the American Cancer Society.

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Boise outlasts CSU 59-52 in overtime

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Brett Rypien threw four touchdown passes, including two in the final 1:41 of regulation, to help Boise State rally for a 59-52 overtime win over Colorado State on Saturday night.

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Air Force football falls to Wyoming 28-14

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Josh Allen passed for one touchdown and ran for another before being sidelined by injury, and Wyoming's stout defensive play helped it weather the loss of its quarterback in a 28-14 win over Air Force on Saturday night.

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CSU Pueblo clinches playoff berth

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After missing the postseason in 2016 the CSU Pueblo Thunderwolves are back in the playoffs as a #7 seed taking on #2 Minnesota State. 

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CSU Pueblo men's basketball starts season with 84-65 win

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Hot shooting and a solid defensive effort lifted the Colorado State University-Pueblo men's basketball team to an 84-65 season-opening victory Friday against Rogers State University.

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Your Healthy Family: Come race the law, win prizes and help teens

Race a cop for teen suicide prevention in Colorado Springs on Saturday Nov. 11th Race a cop for teen suicide prevention in Colorado Springs on Saturday Nov. 11th
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While the cause is sobering, the event will be a whole lot of fun. 

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