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  • D-60 school board agrees to pay 7-percent fee hike for school bus service next year

    D-60 school board agrees to pay 7-percent fee hike for school bus service next year

    Thursday, April 27 2017 11:43 PM EDT2017-04-28 03:43:02 GMT
    District 60 School BoardDistrict 60 School Board

    District 60 will be paying approximately $119,000 more next year for school bus services.  

    District 60 will be paying approximately $119,000 more next year for school bus services.  

  • Broncos take Garett Bolles with 1st draft pick of 2017

    Broncos take Garett Bolles with 1st draft pick of 2017

    Thursday, April 27 2017 10:54 PM EDT2017-04-28 02:54:32 GMT

    He declared, "Denver, I'm coming home!" as he held his newborn son in his arms at the draft.

    We'll have more on this later tonight. 

  • Pinwheel art in Colorado Springs dedicated to child abuse prevention

    Pinwheel art in Colorado Springs dedicated to child abuse prevention

    Thursday, April 27 2017 10:16 PM EDT2017-04-28 02:16:27 GMT
    As we near the end of Child Abuse Prevention Month, a permanent symbol of hope is in place in Colorado Springs. Supporters gathered Thursday to dedicate a giant pinwheel at the El Paso Citizens Service Center. The artwork was made possible by sponsors and donations to the county. The pinwheel serves as a reminder nationwide that all children deserve a healthy, safe, and happy childhood. "We're hoping that this giant pinwheel will really raise awareness about child abuse preven...
    As we near the end of Child Abuse Prevention Month, a permanent symbol of hope is in place in Colorado Springs. Supporters gathered Thursday to dedicate a giant pinwheel at the El Paso Citizens Service Center. The artwork was made possible by sponsors and donations to the county. The pinwheel serves as a reminder nationwide that all children deserve a healthy, safe, and happy childhood. "We're hoping that this giant pinwheel will really raise awareness about child abuse preven...
  • First ever Urban Living Tour planned in Colorado Springs

    First ever Urban Living Tour planned in Colorado Springs

    Thursday, April 27 2017 8:39 PM EDT2017-04-28 00:39:54 GMT

    A first ever urban living tour happens this weekend in Colorado Springs. "People are curious about what's going on," said Laurel Prudhomme with the Downtown Partnership. The event is a chance to tour some of the unique living spaces on the rise in downtown. 

    A first ever urban living tour happens this weekend in Colorado Springs. "People are curious about what's going on," said Laurel Prudhomme with the Downtown Partnership. The event is a chance to tour some of the unique living spaces on the rise in downtown. 

  • El Paso County Sheriff's Office searching for murder suspect

    El Paso County Sheriff's Office searching for murder suspect

    Thursday, April 27 2017 8:18 PM EDT2017-04-28 00:18:15 GMT

    El Paso County Sheriff's Office seeks the community's assistance in locating a suspect wanted for murder. Israel Jimenez-Roldan (aka Puerto Rico or Rico) is wanted in connection with the murder of Lawrence Gloster, who was found dead in El Paso County on April 8. Jimenez-Roldan is also wanted on charges of possession of a weapon by a previous offender. Jimenez-Roldan is described as a Hispanic male, 5’8”, 140 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes, and speaks w...

    El Paso County Sheriff's Office seeks the community's assistance in locating a suspect wanted for murder. Israel Jimenez-Roldan (aka Puerto Rico or Rico) is wanted in connection with the murder of Lawrence Gloster, who was found dead in El Paso County on April 8. Jimenez-Roldan is also wanted on charges of possession of a weapon by a previous offender. Jimenez-Roldan is described as a Hispanic male, 5’8”, 140 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes, and speaks w...

  • Caught on camera: School bus drivers running red lights and getting into accidents

    Caught on camera: School bus drivers running red lights and getting into accidents

    Thursday, April 27 2017 8:09 PM EDT2017-04-28 00:09:41 GMT

    News 5 Investigates found some school bus drivers in Pueblo were running red lights and getting tickets, but the school districts were never informed. 

    News 5 Investigates found some school bus drivers in Pueblo were running red lights and getting tickets, but the school districts were never informed. 

  • Learning event encourages students to pursue STEM careers

    Learning event encourages students to pursue STEM careers

    Thursday, April 27 2017 6:48 PM EDT2017-04-27 22:48:11 GMT
    Hundreds of students met with STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) leaders and professors Thursday in southeastern Colorado for a learning event that aims to inspire students to pursue careers in these fields. Colorado Lieutenant Governor Donna Lynne and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) hosted 300 students from 12 schools in southeastern rural Colorado at the second annual Dream Big Event at Eads High Sc...
    Hundreds of students met with STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) leaders and professors Thursday in southeastern Colorado for a learning event that aims to inspire students to pursue careers in these fields. Colorado Lieutenant Governor Donna Lynne and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) hosted 300 students from 12 schools in southeastern rural Colorado at the second annual Dream Big Event at Eads High Sc...
  • Air Force Academy's first female superintendent retiring

    Air Force Academy's first female superintendent retiring

    Thursday, April 27 2017 6:28 PM EDT2017-04-27 22:28:27 GMT

    AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - The first woman to lead the U.S. Air Force Academy is retiring after more than 3½ years.

    AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - The first woman to lead the U.S. Air Force Academy is retiring after more than 3½ years.

  • First Alert 5 Forecast: Big Weekend System Coming

    First Alert 5 Forecast: Big Weekend System Coming

    Thursday, April 27 2017 6:21 PM EDT2017-04-27 22:21:28 GMT
    Our wet week continues and southern Colorado is getting ready for a large impact winter system heading our way for the weekend. Through Thursday evening we will continue to see scattered showers and a few storms through southern Colorado. These will remain mostly low impact with only a few capable of producing pea sized hail. We'll dry out as the night moves on and lows will fall into the low 30s, meaning we'll likely get a freeze tonight. Friday will start alright with mostly dry con...
    Our wet week continues and southern Colorado is getting ready for a large impact winter system heading our way for the weekend. Through Thursday evening we will continue to see scattered showers and a few storms through southern Colorado. These will remain mostly low impact with only a few capable of producing pea sized hail. We'll dry out as the night moves on and lows will fall into the low 30s, meaning we'll likely get a freeze tonight. Friday will start alright with mostly dry con...
  • Bill passes in Florida to issue certificates for miscarriages

    Bill passes in Florida to issue certificates for miscarriages

    Thursday, April 27 2017 5:38 PM EDT2017-04-27 21:38:10 GMT
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida could become the first state to issue what's essentially a birth certificate for women who've had miscarriages under a bill the Legislature sent to Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday. The Grieving Families Act would give parents the option of receiving a state-issued certificate if a pregnancy is lost between nine weeks and 20 weeks of gestation. "The parent can name the child if they have a gender or they can just name it Baby Smith," said Re...
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida could become the first state to issue what's essentially a birth certificate for women who've had miscarriages under a bill the Legislature sent to Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday. The Grieving Families Act would give parents the option of receiving a state-issued certificate if a pregnancy is lost between nine weeks and 20 weeks of gestation. "The parent can name the child if they have a gender or they can just name it Baby Smith," said Re...
  • Pat Kelleher hired as new executive director of USA Hockey

    Pat Kelleher hired as new executive director of USA Hockey

    Thursday, April 27 2017 5:35 PM EDT2017-04-27 21:35:47 GMT

    Before coming to USA Hockey, the nation's governing body for amateur hockey, Kelleher helped launch what is now the United States Ice Rink Association. He has been a youth hockey coach for most of the last 25 seasons.

    Before coming to USA Hockey, the nation's governing body for amateur hockey, Kelleher helped launch what is now the United States Ice Rink Association. He has been a youth hockey coach for most of the last 25 seasons.

  • Police detain teenage male in fatal beating of 86-year-old woman

    Police detain teenage male in fatal beating of 86-year-old woman

    Thursday, April 27 2017 5:03 PM EDT2017-04-27 21:03:44 GMT
    NORTH HIGHLANDS, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on the apparent random beating death of an elderly California woman (all times local):      2 p.m.      California police say an 86-year-old woman on a morning walk was sexually assaulted and beaten to death coming to the assistance of an exercise partner in an apparent random attack.      Police say a young man attacked to the two women Wednesday morning while they walked around a high school track...
    NORTH HIGHLANDS, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on the apparent random beating death of an elderly California woman (all times local):      2 p.m.      California police say an 86-year-old woman on a morning walk was sexually assaulted and beaten to death coming to the assistance of an exercise partner in an apparent random attack.      Police say a young man attacked to the two women Wednesday morning while they walked around a high school track...
  • $25,000 raised for Falcon student's family

    $25,000 raised for Falcon student's family

    Thursday, April 27 2017 4:22 PM EDT2017-04-27 20:22:18 GMT
    Michael Finley was killed by a suspected drunk driver on April 14.Michael Finley was killed by a suspected drunk driver on April 14.

    Hundreds of people went to Culver's in Falcon Wednesday night to show support for the family of Michael Finley, a Falcon High School senior who was killed earlier this month by a drunk driver.

    Hundreds of people went to Culver's in Falcon Wednesday night to show support for the family of Michael Finley, a Falcon High School senior who was killed earlier this month by a drunk driver.

  • Doctor reaches settlement with United Airlines

    Doctor reaches settlement with United Airlines

    Thursday, April 27 2017 3:28 PM EDT2017-04-27 19:28:45 GMT
    A United Airlines passenger is dragged off a flight. (Twitter: Jayse D. Anspach)A United Airlines passenger is dragged off a flight. (Twitter: Jayse D. Anspach)

    CHICAGO (AP) - Kentucky doctor dragged off United flight in Chicago reaches settlement with airline for undisclosed amount.

    CHICAGO (AP) - Kentucky doctor dragged off United flight in Chicago reaches settlement with airline for undisclosed amount.

  • Cheyenne Mountain Zoo welcomes newborn giraffe

    Cheyenne Mountain Zoo welcomes newborn giraffe

    Thursday, April 27 2017 2:55 PM EDT2017-04-27 18:55:52 GMT
    The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo welcomes a new giraffe calf born April 26th.The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo welcomes a new giraffe calf born April 26th.

    The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo announced Wednesday a baby giraffe was born overnight! This is the 199th giraffe born at the facility and the 16th giraffe in the existing herd.  

    The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo says they've been able to confirm a baby giraffe was born early Wednesday is a girl! This is the 199th giraffe born at the facility and the 16th giraffe in the existing herd.

  • Help identify woman found dead in Clear Creek County

    Help identify woman found dead in Clear Creek County

    Thursday, April 27 2017 2:51 PM EDT2017-04-27 18:51:26 GMT
    Sketch of a young woman found dead in Clear Creek County. (Colorado Bureau of Investigation)Sketch of a young woman found dead in Clear Creek County. (Colorado Bureau of Investigation)

    Investigators need your help determining the identity of a young woman found dead in Clear Creek County earlier this month. A driver discovered her remains along Colorado State Highway 103 on April 8.

    Investigators need your help determining the identity of a young woman found dead in Clear Creek County earlier this month. A driver discovered her remains along Colorado State Highway 103 on April 8.

  • Southwest Airlines to stop overbooking flights

    Southwest Airlines to stop overbooking flights

    Thursday, April 27 2017 2:21 PM EDT2017-04-27 18:21:10 GMT

    Southwest Airlines says it plans to stop overbooking flights - an industry practice implicated in an ugly incident on a United Airlines flight that has damaged United's reputation with the flying public.

    Southwest Airlines says it plans to stop overbooking flights - an industry practice implicated in an ugly incident on a United Airlines flight that has damaged United's reputation with the flying public.

  • Man stabbed in Colorado Springs home

    Man stabbed in Colorado Springs home

    Thursday, April 27 2017 2:10 PM EDT2017-04-27 18:10:31 GMT

    Colorado Springs police are investigating the stabbing of a man at a home on the 6000 block of Colony Circle, near Rockrimmon Blvd. 

    Colorado Springs police are investigating the stabbing of a man at a home on the 6000 block of Colony Circle, near Rockrimmon Blvd. 

  • Suspect in Delaware officer's killing found dead in home

    Suspect in Delaware officer's killing found dead in home

    Thursday, April 27 2017 2:08 PM EDT2017-04-27 18:08:06 GMT
    SWAT officers tore apart this home during a standoff for the suspect in the killing of an officer.SWAT officers tore apart this home during a standoff for the suspect in the killing of an officer.

    Authorities say a man suspected of fatally shooting a Delaware state trooper has been shot and killed by officers after an overnight standoff.

    Authorities say a man suspected of fatally shooting a Delaware state trooper has been shot and killed by officers after an overnight standoff.

  • Horse owner sentenced for animal cruelty

    Horse owner sentenced for animal cruelty

    Thursday, April 27 2017 1:52 PM EDT2017-04-27 17:52:56 GMT
    Sherri Brunzell was convicted of animal cruelty. (KOAA)Sherri Brunzell was convicted of animal cruelty. (KOAA)

    A former Black Forest horse owner will spend two months in jail for animal cruelty. Sherri Brunzell said she has  great remorse about the situation, but after listening to both sides the judge affirmed the court's previous ruling on her sentence. 

    A former Black Forest horse owner will spend two months in jail for animal cruelty. Sherri Brunzell said she has  great remorse about the situation, but after listening to both sides the judge affirmed the court's previous ruling on her sentence. 

  • Thursday Weather: Tracking Approaching Heavy Snow & Hard Freeze

    Thursday Weather: Tracking Approaching Heavy Snow & Hard Freeze

    Thursday, April 27 2017 1:50 PM EDT2017-04-27 17:50:58 GMT

    A HARD FREEZE IS LIKELY THIS WEEKEND. IF YOU HAVE SET UP SPRINKLER SYSTEMS AND SWAMP COOLERS, THEY NEED TO BE DRAINED TO AVOID DAMAGE!  The weekend hard freeze will be preceded by heavy, wet, tree-breaking snow Friday night and Saturday. A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from 6 PM Friday through 3 AM Sunday for northern and western sections of El Paso County, Teller County, western Fremont County, the Wet Mountains, the Wet Mountain Valley, the Sangre de Cristo Mountai...

    A HARD FREEZE IS LIKELY THIS WEEKEND. IF YOU HAVE SET UP SPRINKLER SYSTEMS AND SWAMP COOLERS, THEY NEED TO BE DRAINED TO AVOID DAMAGE!  The weekend hard freeze will be preceded by heavy, wet, tree-breaking snow Friday night and Saturday. A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from 6 PM Friday through 3 AM Sunday for northern and western sections of El Paso County, Teller County, western Fremont County, the Wet Mountains, the Wet Mountain Valley, the Sangre de Cristo Mountai...

  • Car theft suspect arrested near Manitou Springs

    Car theft suspect arrested near Manitou Springs

    Thursday, April 27 2017 12:12 PM EDT2017-04-27 16:12:22 GMT
    Law enforcement on Highway 24 near Manitou Springs. (KOAA)Law enforcement on Highway 24 near Manitou Springs. (KOAA)

    Law enforcement near Manitou Springs is searching for a young Hispanic male who ran from a stolen car along Highway 24. 

    Law enforcement near Manitou Springs is searching for a young Hispanic male who ran from a stolen car along Highway 24. 

  • Protesters show support for man detained by ICE in Denver

    Protesters show support for man detained by ICE in Denver

    Thursday, April 27 2017 11:58 AM EDT2017-04-27 15:58:18 GMT

    (KUSA) A Mexican man who took sanctuary in a Denver, Colorado church for nine months to avoid deportation has been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

    (KUSA) A Mexican man who took sanctuary in a Denver, Colorado church for nine months to avoid deportation has been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

  • Pentagon: 2 US troops killed in eastern Afghanistan

    Pentagon: 2 US troops killed in eastern Afghanistan

    Thursday, April 27 2017 11:04 AM EDT2017-04-27 15:04:41 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon says two U.S. service members were killed in Afghanistan overnight Wednesday. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis says they were killed during an operation against the Afghanistan-based Islamic State group in Nangahar Province in the eastern part of the country. 

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon says two U.S. service members were killed in Afghanistan overnight Wednesday. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis says they were killed during an operation against the Afghanistan-based Islamic State group in Nangahar Province in the eastern part of the country. 

  • Pregnant woman run over during robbery

    Pregnant woman run over during robbery

    Thursday, April 27 2017 11:01 AM EDT2017-04-27 15:01:04 GMT
    A woman making a trip to the bank was robbed and run over in the parking lot. (KPRC)A woman making a trip to the bank was robbed and run over in the parking lot. (KPRC)

    (KPRC) A 25-year-old woman who was almost four-months pregnant didn't know what was about to happen when she went to the bank to make a withdrawal.

    (KPRC) A 25-year-old woman who was almost four-months pregnant didn't know what was about to happen when she went to the bank to make a withdrawal.

  • Housing market remains very competitive

    Housing market remains very competitive

    Thursday, April 27 2017 10:44 AM EDT2017-04-27 14:44:46 GMT

    The housing market continues to be tight nationwide as fewer consumers signed contracts to buy homes in March. Buyers can expect continued stiff competition for affordable homes amid lagging inventory.

    The housing market continues to be tight nationwide as fewer consumers signed contracts to buy homes in March. Buyers can expect continued stiff competition for affordable homes amid lagging inventory.

  • Kicked off flight for using the bathroom during delay

    Kicked off flight for using the bathroom during delay

    Thursday, April 27 2017 10:14 AM EDT2017-04-27 14:14:37 GMT
    Kima Hamilton talks to a Delta representative before being kicked off a flight. (CNN)Kima Hamilton talks to a Delta representative before being kicked off a flight. (CNN)

    A man says he was kicked off a Delta plane preparing for takeoff after taking a bathroom break.  Cell phone video shows Kima Hamilton's interaction with Delta last week when other passengers realized he was being kicked off the Milwaukee bound flight from Atlanta for going to the bathroom.

    A man says he was kicked off a Delta plane preparing for takeoff after taking a bathroom break.  Cell phone video shows Kima Hamilton's interaction with Delta last week when other passengers realized he was being kicked off the Milwaukee bound flight from Atlanta for going to the bathroom.

  • Man arrested for possession of weapons near British Parliament

    Man arrested for possession of weapons near British Parliament

    Thursday, April 27 2017 10:06 AM EDT2017-04-27 14:06:09 GMT
    Metropolitan Police collect evidence following arrest of armed man near Parliament. (CNN)Metropolitan Police collect evidence following arrest of armed man near Parliament. (CNN)

    LONDON (AP) - British police say a man with knives has been arrested near Parliament on suspicion of terrorism.  London's Metropolitan Police said the man in his late 20s was arrested Thursday "as part of an ongoing operation." 

    LONDON (AP) - British police say a man with knives has been arrested near Parliament on suspicion of terrorism.  London's Metropolitan Police said the man in his late 20s was arrested Thursday "as part of an ongoing operation." 

  • Revised health care reform bill gains support

    Revised health care reform bill gains support

    Thursday, April 27 2017 9:52 AM EDT2017-04-27 13:52:40 GMT

    (NBC News) Republicans are working to revive their failed plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.A group of conservative House Republicans have come out in favor of the bill after some proposed changes

    (NBC News) Republicans are working to revive their failed plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.A group of conservative House Republicans have come out in favor of the bill after some proposed changes

  • I-25 expansion project public meeting today

    I-25 expansion project public meeting today

    Thursday, April 27 2017 9:44 AM EDT2017-04-27 13:44:02 GMT

    The Colorado Department of Transportation is hosting an open house today to gather additional public comment on the future of the Interstate 25 corridor between Lone Tree and Monument.

    The Colorado Department of Transportation is hosting an open house today to gather additional public comment on the future of the Interstate 25 corridor between Lone Tree and Monument.

  • Dog-friendly restaurant opens in Colorado Springs

    Dog-friendly restaurant opens in Colorado Springs

    Thursday, April 27 2017 3:20 AM EDT2017-04-27 07:20:32 GMT

    A new restaurant in Colorado Springs allows dog lovers to bring their four-legged friends inside to dine with them.

    A new restaurant in Colorado Springs allows dog lovers to bring their four-legged friends inside to dine with them.

  • Stakeholders tour Camp Creek improvement project

    Stakeholders tour Camp Creek improvement project

    Thursday, April 27 2017 12:54 AM EDT2017-04-27 04:54:21 GMT
    A group of around a half dozen southeastern Colorado water and wildlife leaders toured Phase One of a three-phase improvement project on flood-damaged Camp Creek in Garden of the Gods Wednesday.  The tour was part of the two-day Arkansas Valley River Basin Water Forum, happening in Colorado Springs.  The group observed part of the Camp Creek Stream Stabilization Project, which was completed last fall as Phase one of the Camp Creek Drainage Improvement Project. "Th...
    A group of around a half dozen southeastern Colorado water and wildlife leaders toured Phase One of a three-phase improvement project on flood-damaged Camp Creek in Garden of the Gods Wednesday.  The tour was part of the two-day Arkansas Valley River Basin Water Forum, happening in Colorado Springs.  The group observed part of the Camp Creek Stream Stabilization Project, which was completed last fall as Phase one of the Camp Creek Drainage Improvement Project. "Th...
  • Spring storm threatens Fremont County's apple crop

    Spring storm threatens Fremont County's apple crop

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 11:51 PM EDT2017-04-27 03:51:12 GMT
    Apple trees blossoming at Colon Orchards in Cañon City. (KOAA)Apple trees blossoming at Colon Orchards in Cañon City. (KOAA)
    With the chance of snow and a hard freeze just a week away from Cañon City's Blossom Festival, some orchard growers are getting nervous. It's the possibility of heavy, wet snow that could weigh down their delicate tree branches, already in full bloom, causing them to snap under pressure. "It's a part of life, it's a part of farming, it's a gamble," Britt Colon, a 4th generation farmer at Colon Orchards said. The skeletons of trees that were planted when Britt Colon...
    With the chance of snow and a hard freeze just a week away from Cañon City's Blossom Festival, some orchard growers are getting nervous. It's the possibility of heavy, wet snow that could weigh down their delicate tree branches, already in full bloom, causing them to snap under pressure. "It's a part of life, it's a part of farming, it's a gamble," Britt Colon, a 4th generation farmer at Colon Orchards said. The skeletons of trees that were planted when Britt Colon...
  • Pueblo man robbed at gunpoint after trying to help two women

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 9:33 PM EDT2017-04-27 01:33:32 GMT

    A Pueblo man says he let two women inside his home to use his phone, after they claimed to be having car trouble.  Minutes later, he says there was a gun pointed at his head.

    A Pueblo man says he let two women inside his home to use his phone, after they claimed to be having car trouble.  Minutes later, he says there was a gun pointed at his head.

  • Increases ahead: New Colorado property tax assessments on the way

    Increases ahead: New Colorado property tax assessments on the way

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 8:22 PM EDT2017-04-27 00:22:20 GMT

    Houses are selling quickly in Colorado. The result is rising house prices. Now those house prices will reflect in new property tax assessment values. They go in the mail next week. 

    Houses are selling quickly in Colorado. The result is rising house prices. Now those house prices will reflect in new property tax assessment values. They go in the mail next week. 

  • Multiple crashes blocking traffic at Powers and Barnes

    Multiple crashes blocking traffic at Powers and Barnes

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 8:19 PM EDT2017-04-27 00:19:54 GMT

    All three southbound lanes of Powers are blocked at Barnes after three separate crashes in the area Wednesday night. 

    All three southbound lanes of Powers are blocked at Barnes after three separate crashes in the area Wednesday night. 

  • Silver Key Senior Services asks community for food donations

    Silver Key Senior Services asks community for food donations

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 7:22 PM EDT2017-04-26 23:22:23 GMT

    Silver Key Senior Services in Colorado Springs is asking the community for help restocking its food pantry. 

    Silver Key Senior Services in Colorado Springs is asking the community for help restocking its food pantry. 

  • Officers cleared in shooting outside Colorado Springs Arby's

    Officers cleared in shooting outside Colorado Springs Arby's

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 7:22 PM EDT2017-04-26 23:22:02 GMT
    Shawn Michael Oliver was wounded during a shootout with Colorado Springs Police officers. (KOAA / El Paso County Sheriff's Office)Shawn Michael Oliver was wounded during a shootout with Colorado Springs Police officers. (KOAA / El Paso County Sheriff's Office)

     El Paso County prosecutors announced Wednesday they will not charge two Colorado Springs Police officers involved in a shooting of a Colorado Springs Arby's location in January.

     El Paso County prosecutors announced Wednesday they will not charge two Colorado Springs Police officers involved in a shooting of a Colorado Springs Arby's location in January.

  • Colleges consider how to deal with protests

    Colleges consider how to deal with protests

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 6:47 PM EDT2017-04-26 22:47:49 GMT

    After protests turned violent at several college campuses in recent months, some colleges and universities are wondering if they'll be next.

    After protests turned violent at several college campuses in recent months, some colleges and universities are wondering if they'll be next.

  • Garden of the Gods listed as top attraction for spring 2017

    Garden of the Gods listed as top attraction for spring 2017

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 6:34 PM EDT2017-04-26 22:34:49 GMT

    Travel planning and booking website TripAdvisor has announced Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs as one of the top ten most popular attractions in the U.S. for spring 2017.

    Travel planning and booking website TripAdvisor has announced Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs as one of the top ten most popular attractions in the U.S. for spring 2017.

  • ESPN lays off popular on-air personalities

    ESPN lays off popular on-air personalities

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 6:23 PM EDT2017-04-26 22:23:55 GMT

    Some 100 on-air personalities at ESPN, including Ed Werder, Trent Dilfer and Jayson Stark have lost their jobs as part of a company-wide restructuring that emphasizes a more digital future.

    Some 100 on-air personalities at ESPN, including Ed Werder, Trent Dilfer and Jayson Stark have lost their jobs as part of a company-wide restructuring that emphasizes a more digital future.

  • New sport "Knockerball" comes to Colorado Springs

    New sport "Knockerball" comes to Colorado Springs

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 6:02 PM EDT2017-04-26 22:02:00 GMT

    A new sport called Knockerball took over Cottonwood Park in Colorado Springs Sunday.

    A new sport called Knockerball took over Cottonwood Park in Colorado Springs Sunday.

  • First Alert 5 Forecast: Wet Week Continues

    First Alert 5 Forecast: Wet Week Continues

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 6:00 PM EDT2017-04-26 22:00:50 GMT

    The sun showed it's beautiful face for a few hours this morning, but clouds returned by Wednesday afternoon and brought with it a few scattered showers through southern Colorado.

    The sun showed it's beautiful face for a few hours this morning, but clouds returned by Wednesday afternoon and brought with it a few scattered showers through southern Colorado.

  • CDOT rockfall mitigation project on I-25 at Raton Pass impacts traffic

    CDOT rockfall mitigation project on I-25 at Raton Pass impacts traffic

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 5:57 PM EDT2017-04-26 21:57:43 GMT
    Photo courtesy Colorado Department of TransportationPhoto courtesy Colorado Department of Transportation

    Road crews are blasting, excavating, and removing rocks along I-25 on Raton Pass as part of a Colorado Department of Transportation rockfall mitigation project.

    Road crews are blasting, excavating, and removing rocks along I-25 on Raton Pass as part of a Colorado Department of Transportation rockfall mitigation project.

  • Mnuchin: President Trump has 'no intention' of releasing tax returns

    Mnuchin: President Trump has 'no intention' of releasing tax returns

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 4:56 PM EDT2017-04-26 20:56:29 GMT
    President Donald Trump. (AP Images)President Donald Trump. (AP Images)

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. treasury secretary says President Donald Trump "has no intention" of releasing his taxes returns to the public.  

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. treasury secretary says President Donald Trump "has no intention" of releasing his taxes returns to the public.  

  • Colorado law on teen sexting closer to agreement

    Colorado law on teen sexting closer to agreement

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 3:55 PM EDT2017-04-26 19:55:24 GMT

    DENVER (AP) - A teen-sexting law that has eluded Colorado lawmakers for years appears to be moving closer to reality.

    DENVER (AP) - A teen-sexting law that has eluded Colorado lawmakers for years appears to be moving closer to reality.

  • Storm Safe at Webster Elementary

    Storm Safe at Webster Elementary

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 2:45 PM EDT2017-04-26 18:45:13 GMT
    First Alert 5 Meteorologist Jessica Van Meter visits Webster Elementary in Widefield.First Alert 5 Meteorologist Jessica Van Meter visits Webster Elementary in Widefield.

    First Alert 5 Meteorologists Jessica Van Meter and Sam Schreier visited Webster Elementary in Widefield to discuss staying safe during all weather situations. 

    First Alert 5 Meteorologists Jessica Van Meter and Sam Schreier visited Webster Elementary in Widefield to discuss staying safe during all weather situations. 

  • Treasury Secretary outlines 'largest tax reform' ever

    Treasury Secretary outlines 'largest tax reform' ever

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 2:07 PM EDT2017-04-26 18:07:04 GMT
    President Donald Trump wants to simplify the personal tax code by cutting rates and eliminating deductions used by more affluent Americans.      White House economic adviser Gary Cohn says the plan would cut the top income tax rate from 39.6 percent to 35 percent. It also would reduce the number of personal income tax brackets to three from seven. The new tax rates would be 10 percent, 25 percent and 35 percent.      The plan would double the standard ded...
    President Donald Trump wants to simplify the personal tax code by cutting rates and eliminating deductions used by more affluent Americans.      White House economic adviser Gary Cohn says the plan would cut the top income tax rate from 39.6 percent to 35 percent. It also would reduce the number of personal income tax brackets to three from seven. The new tax rates would be 10 percent, 25 percent and 35 percent.      The plan would double the standard ded...
  • Your Healthy Family: Walk with a Doc starts Sunday in Colorado Springs

    Your Healthy Family: Walk with a Doc starts Sunday in Colorado Springs

    Dr. Larry Cohen is focused on healthy living, instead of preventing disease and wants to help you.  He's starting a program called Walk with a Doc in Colorado Springs.Dr. Larry Cohen is focused on healthy living, instead of preventing disease and wants to help you. He's starting a program called Walk with a Doc in Colorado Springs.

    Dr. Larry Cohen has a focus on healthy living, instead of preventing disease and he wants to help you.  He's starting a free program called Walk with a Doc in Colorado Springs.

    Dr. Larry Cohen has a focus on healthy living, instead of preventing disease and he wants to help you.  He's starting a free program called Walk with a Doc in Colorado Springs.

  • Wednesday Weather: Cool With Clouds & A Few Showers

    Wednesday Weather: Cool With Clouds & A Few Showers

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 1:47 PM EDT2017-04-26 17:47:56 GMT

    Yesterday's rain and snow have cleared. Some high clouds are a little more sluggish to move away. We can see some sunny breaks, but those high clouds will filter the sun at times this morning.  Some chill has returned, too. You'll want jackets and coats with morning 30s. Higher elevations chilled into the 20s this morning.  Our storm system has moved along and taken its rain and snow with it. High pressure over Wyoming will provide the biggest influence on today's wea...

    Yesterday's rain and snow have cleared. Some high clouds are a little more sluggish to move away. We can see some sunny breaks, but those high clouds will filter the sun at times this morning.  Some chill has returned, too. You'll want jackets and coats with morning 30s. Higher elevations chilled into the 20s this morning.  Our storm system has moved along and taken its rain and snow with it. High pressure over Wyoming will provide the biggest influence on today's wea...

  • Your Healthy Family: Why is Dr. Larry Cohen starting Walk with a Doc in Colorado Springs?

    Your Healthy Family: Why is Dr. Larry Cohen starting Walk with a Doc in Colorado Springs?

    The doctor starting the program in Colorado Springs is Dr. Larry Cohen, an emergency medicine doctor at UCHealth Memorial. In the late 90's Dr. Cohen wasn’t in very good health himself.  

    The doctor starting the program in Colorado Springs is Dr. Larry Cohen, an emergency medicine doctor at UCHealth Memorial. In the late 90's Dr. Cohen wasn’t in very good health himself.  

  • Your Healthy Family: The importance of having end of life care decisions made ahead of time

    Your Healthy Family: The importance of having end of life care decisions made ahead of time

    Wednesday April 19th is National Health Care Decision Day,  focusing on the things you should do before you, or your family have to deal with death.Wednesday April 19th is National Health Care Decision Day, focusing on the things you should do before you, or your family have to deal with death.

    Wednesday April 19th is National Health Care Decision Day, It’s not so much about focusing on death, but the things you should do before you, or your family have to deal with it.   

    Wednesday April 19th is National Health Care Decision Day, It’s not so much about focusing on death, but the things you should do before you, or your family have to deal with it.   

  • Your Healthy Family: HPV and oral cancer

    Your Healthy Family: HPV and oral cancer

    Human Papilloma Virus is one of the concerns dentists now have as it relates to oral cancer.Human Papilloma Virus is one of the concerns dentists now have as it relates to oral cancer.

    Human Papilloma Virus is one of the concerns dentists now have as it relates to oral cancer.  Dr. Fred Guerra a dentist in Colorado Springs says many times it’s dentists that are on the front lines of diagnosing oral cancer in it’s many forms. 

    Human Papilloma Virus is one of the concerns dentists now have as it relates to oral cancer.  Dr. Fred Guerra a dentist in Colorado Springs says many times it’s dentists that are on the front lines of diagnosing oral cancer in it’s many forms. 

  • Your Healthy Family: New smartphone app can track heart activity

    Your Healthy Family: New smartphone app can track heart activity

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 12:53 PM EDT2017-04-26 16:53:04 GMT
    Whether it?s tracking activity, sleep or calories mobile technology is changing how we monitor our health.Whether it?s tracking activity, sleep or calories mobile technology is changing how we monitor our health.

    Whether it?s tracking activity, sleep or calories mobile technology is changing how we monitor our health. A handful of apps and devices are highly sophisticated and even approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for medical use. For business travelers like 69-year-old Tom Cooney of Avon, Ohio, who has atrial fibrillation, a portable, wireless device to record his heart rhythm was a welcome change of pace. ?I do a lot of traveling -thousands of miles sometimes ? a week,? s...

    Whether it?s tracking activity, sleep or calories mobile technology is changing how we monitor our health. A handful of apps and devices are highly sophisticated and even approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for medical use. For business travelers like 69-year-old Tom Cooney of Avon, Ohio, who has atrial fibrillation, a portable, wireless device to record his heart rhythm was a welcome change of pace. ?I do a lot of traveling -thousands of miles sometimes ? a week,? s...

  • Pesticides prompt health advisory for medical marijuana products

    Pesticides prompt health advisory for medical marijuana products

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 12:51 PM EDT2017-04-26 16:51:57 GMT

    Colorado regulators have issued health and safety advisories for specific medical marijuana products sold by Good Meds dispensaries. 

    Colorado regulators have issued health and safety advisories for specific medical marijuana products sold by Good Meds dispensaries. 

  • President's Trump executive order to review national monuments

    President's Trump executive order to review national monuments

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 12:39 PM EDT2017-04-26 16:39:45 GMT

    President Donald Trump has signed an executive order mandating the review of dozens of national monuments designated by his predecessors over the past 20 years....

    President Donald Trump has signed an executive order mandating the review of dozens of national monuments designated by his predecessors over the past 20 years....

  • Your Healthy Family: Importance of HPV vaccinations

    Your Healthy Family: Importance of HPV vaccinations

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 12:35 PM EDT2017-04-26 16:35:24 GMT
    Joe Foster says he is one of the lucky ones.  He is a survivor of throat cancer that began with H.P.V.Joe Foster says he is one of the lucky ones. He is a survivor of throat cancer that began with H.P.V.

    Joe Foster says he is one of the lucky ones.  He is a survivor of throat cancer that began with H.P.V., human papillomavirus.  Joe’s story is the perfect example of why everyone should be screened regularly for oral cancer. 

    Joe Foster says he is one of the lucky ones.  He is a survivor of throat cancer that began with H.P.V., human papillomavirus.  Joe’s story is the perfect example of why everyone should be screened regularly for oral cancer. 

  • Pueblo County 4-H hosts drug prevention lectures

    Pueblo County 4-H hosts drug prevention lectures

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 12:08 PM EDT2017-04-26 16:08:56 GMT

    Pueblo County is taking a pro-active approach to preventing alcohol and drug abuse among teens. Today, the 4-H program will host two youth-prevention lectures that they hope will have a positive impact. 

    Pueblo County is taking a pro-active approach to preventing alcohol and drug abuse among teens. Today, the 4-H program will host two youth-prevention lectures that they hope will have a positive impact. 

  • Around Town: April 29th and 30th

    Around Town: April 29th and 30th

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 11:58 AM EDT2017-04-26 15:58:24 GMT

    Healthy Kids Day, Walk MS Pueblo, 2nd Annual Brew at the Zoo, Taste of Old Colorado City

    Healthy Kids Day, Walk MS Pueblo, 2nd Annual Brew at the Zoo, Taste of Old Colorado City

  • Pueblo West man killed in Highway 50 crash

    Pueblo West man killed in Highway 50 crash

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 9:43 AM EDT2017-04-26 13:43:39 GMT

    Colorado State Patrol says 34-year-old Joshua Jenson of Pueblo West was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 50 at South McCulloch Boulevard West Tuesday afternoon.

    Colorado State Patrol says 34-year-old Joshua Jenson of Pueblo West was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 50 at South McCulloch Boulevard West Tuesday afternoon.

  • Culver's 'Day of Giving' for Falcon student's family

    Culver's 'Day of Giving' for Falcon student's family

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 9:04 AM EDT2017-04-26 13:04:51 GMT
    Michael Finley was killed by a suspected drunk driver on April 14.Michael Finley was killed by a suspected drunk driver on April 14.

    Culver's in Falcon is raising money to help the family of Michael Finley, the Falcon High School senior killed April 14th when his car was hit by a suspected drunk driver on Woodmen Road.

    Culver's in Falcon is raising money to help the family of Michael Finley, the Falcon High School senior killed April 14th when his car was hit by a suspected drunk driver on Woodmen Road.

  • Bill to allow medical marijuana use for PTSD headed to Governor's desk

    Bill to allow medical marijuana use for PTSD headed to Governor's desk

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 12:55 AM EDT2017-04-26 04:55:28 GMT

    Colorado is now one step closer to allowing medical marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress. The Senate approved the bill on Tuesday and it is now heading to Governor Hickenlooper's desk for final approval. "I'm really excited to see this option being afforded to veterans because they really need this," Steve DeFino, founder of the Veteran Farmers Association said. Former Fort Carson soldier Steve DeFino was critically injured while serving overseas nine years ago. He we...

    Colorado is now one step closer to allowing medical marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress. The Senate approved the bill on Tuesday and it is now heading to Governor Hickenlooper's desk for final approval. "I'm really excited to see this option being afforded to veterans because they really need this," Steve DeFino, founder of the Veteran Farmers Association said. Former Fort Carson soldier Steve DeFino was critically injured while serving overseas nine years ago. He we...

  • Year two of 2C paving underway in Colorado Springs

    Year two of 2C paving underway in Colorado Springs

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 8:45 PM EDT2017-04-26 00:45:18 GMT

    Get ready for plenty of cone zones in Colorado Springs. Year two of 2C paving working is underway. 

    Get ready for plenty of cone zones in Colorado Springs. Year two of 2C paving working is underway. 

  • Pueblo needle exchange program expanding to 2nd site

    Pueblo needle exchange program expanding to 2nd site

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 8:42 PM EDT2017-04-26 00:42:28 GMT

    Access Point Pueblo says between mid-2015 and the end of 2016, they handed out more than 350,000 clean needles and had at least 75% of them returned.

    Access Point Pueblo says between mid-2015 and the end of 2016, they handed out more than 350,000 clean needles and had at least 75% of them returned.

  • Proposal for county to transition from operating detox facility

    Proposal for county to transition from operating detox facility

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 8:22 PM EDT2017-04-26 00:22:16 GMT

    A proposal could eventually take the responsibility of the region's detox center away from El Paso County. The detox facility sits next to the county's Criminal Justice Center, and takes in an average 4,800 people a year. 

    A proposal could eventually take the responsibility of the region's detox center away from El Paso County. The detox facility sits next to the county's Criminal Justice Center, and takes in an average 4,800 people a year. 

  • Endangered white rhino appears on Tinder

    Endangered white rhino appears on Tinder

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 7:23 PM EDT2017-04-25 23:23:23 GMT

    His bio reads: "I don't mean to be too forward, but the fate of my species literally depends on me. I like to eat grass and chill in the mud. I'm six feet tall, and 5,000 pounds, if it matters."

    His bio reads: "I don't mean to be too forward, but the fate of my species literally depends on me. I like to eat grass and chill in the mud. I'm six feet tall, and 5,000 pounds, if it matters."

  • Pedestrian dies of injuries suffered in crash

    Pedestrian dies of injuries suffered in crash

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 6:55 PM EDT2017-04-25 22:55:10 GMT

    Police have not released the identity of the pedestrian, who they say did not use a crosswalk to cross the busy street. Officers only said the person was 62-year-old.

    Police have not released the identity of the pedestrian, who they say did not use a crosswalk to cross the busy street. Officers only said the person was 62-year-old.

  • Nurses help stranded truck driver get back home

    Nurses help stranded truck driver get back home

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 6:39 PM EDT2017-04-25 22:39:48 GMT

     A Texas truck driver who suffered smoke inhalation and a broken leg from a fiery crash in Eads on April 14th is headed back home Tuesday.

     A Texas truck driver who suffered smoke inhalation and a broken leg from a fiery crash in Eads on April 14th is headed back home Tuesday.

  • Springs Rescue Mission to begin building resource center

    Springs Rescue Mission to begin building resource center

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 6:12 PM EDT2017-04-25 22:12:39 GMT

    The Springs Rescue Mission in Colorado Springs announced it will open a new resource center in the fall of 2018.  

    The Springs Rescue Mission in Colorado Springs announced it will open a new resource center in the fall of 2018.  

  • Nordstrom selling jeans caked in fake mud

    Nordstrom selling jeans caked in fake mud

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 5:11 PM EDT2017-04-25 21:11:16 GMT

    Nordsrom's website describes the jeans as: "Heavily distressed medium-blue denim jeans in a comfortable straight-leg fit embody rugged, Americana workwear that's seen some hard-working action with a crackled, caked-on muddy coating that shows you're not afraid to get down and dirty."

    Nordsrom's website describes the jeans as: "Heavily distressed medium-blue denim jeans in a comfortable straight-leg fit embody rugged, Americana workwear that's seen some hard-working action with a crackled, caked-on muddy coating that shows you're not afraid to get down and dirty."

  • First minicamp for Denver Broncos under Coach Joseph

    First minicamp for Denver Broncos under Coach Joseph

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 4:10 PM EDT2017-04-25 20:10:48 GMT
    The Denver Broncos hold their first minicamp under the leadership of coach Vance Joseph. (KOAA)The Denver Broncos hold their first minicamp under the leadership of coach Vance Joseph. (KOAA)

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Denver Broncos' quarterback competition began in earnest Tuesday with Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch throwing on the first day of new coach Vance Joseph's first minicamp. 

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Denver Broncos' quarterback competition began in earnest Tuesday with Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch throwing on the first day of new coach Vance Joseph's first minicamp. 

  • KOAA honored with two wins in Edward R. Murrow Awards

    KOAA honored with two wins in Edward R. Murrow Awards

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 2:36 PM EDT2017-04-25 18:36:58 GMT
    KOAA was recognized with an Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence.KOAA was recognized with an Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence.

    The Radio Television Digital News Association announced KOAA News5 as the winner of the esteemed Edward R. Murrow Award for Region 3 in two categories: News Documentary and Overall Excellence.

    The Radio Television Digital News Association announced KOAA News5 as the winner of the esteemed Edward R. Murrow Award for Region 3 in two categories: News Documentary and Overall Excellence.

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. retiring at end of NASCAR season

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. retiring at end of NASCAR season

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 2:22 PM EDT2017-04-25 18:22:15 GMT
    Dale Earnhardt Jr., signs autographs prior to the start of the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va., Sunday, April 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)Dale Earnhardt Jr., signs autographs prior to the start of the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va., Sunday, April 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. abruptly announced his retirement at the end of the season Tuesday, a decision that will cost NASCAR its most popular driver as the series scrambles to rebuild its fan base.

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. abruptly announced his retirement at the end of the season Tuesday, a decision that will cost NASCAR its most popular driver as the series scrambles to rebuild its fan base.

  • Second wild rabbit tests positive for tularemia in Pueblo West

    Second wild rabbit tests positive for tularemia in Pueblo West

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 2:15 PM EDT2017-04-25 18:15:23 GMT
    A wild rabbit found in Pueblo West has tested positive for tularemiaA wild rabbit found in Pueblo West has tested positive for tularemia

    A second wild rabbit found in Pueblo West has tested positive for tularemia, according to health officials. This animal was found near Scarsboro Drive. 

    A second wild rabbit found in Pueblo West has tested positive for tularemia, according to health officials. This animal was found near Scarsboro Drive. 

  • Search for bank robber on N. Nevada Ave.

    Search for bank robber on N. Nevada Ave.

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 2:06 PM EDT2017-04-25 18:06:07 GMT
    The Herring Bank on North Nevada was robbed Tuesday, April 25. (KOAA)The Herring Bank on North Nevada was robbed Tuesday, April 25. (KOAA)

    Colorado Springs police are investigating a bank robbery at 3110 North Nevada at a Herring Bank branch. Just before 10:30, police arrived quickly to the scene but the suspect was already gone.

    Colorado Springs police are investigating a bank robbery at 3110 North Nevada at a Herring Bank branch. Just before 10:30, police arrived quickly to the scene but the suspect was already gone.

  • District 11 lifts precautionary lockdown following police activity

    District 11 lifts precautionary lockdown following police activity

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 1:43 PM EDT2017-04-25 17:43:09 GMT

    Colorado Springs School District 11 temporarily placed Doherty High School, Carver Elementary School, Sabin Middle School and Penrose Elementary School on a precautionary lockdown due to police activity in the area. 

    Colorado Springs School District 11 temporarily placed Doherty High School, Carver Elementary School, Sabin Middle School and Penrose Elementary School on a precautionary lockdown due to police activity in the area. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Surviving HPV throat cancer

    Your Healthy Family: Surviving HPV throat cancer

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 1:23 PM EDT2017-04-25 17:23:04 GMT
    "Treatment was a drag.  It was really hard and I was lucky, and it was really hard.  I didn't have chemo, but I did have six weeks of radiation therapy."Treatment was a drag. It was really hard and I was lucky, and it was really hard. I didn't have chemo, but I did have six weeks of radiation therapy.

    Joe foster is a Colorado Springs resident, and a survivor of oral cancer.  Joe recalls, ”I  developed a lump on the side of my neck, similar to what you might have when you get a cold. 

    Joe foster is a Colorado Springs resident, and a survivor of oral cancer.  Joe recalls, ”I  developed a lump on the side of my neck, similar to what you might have when you get a cold. 

  • Part 1: Rob Quirk's exclusive interview with Rep. Doug Lamborn

    Part 1: Rob Quirk's exclusive interview with Rep. Doug Lamborn

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 12:11 PM EDT2017-04-25 16:11:02 GMT

    News 5's Rob Quirk in an exclusive interview with United States Congressman Doug Lamborn to discuss decisions taking place in Washington.  

    News 5's Rob Quirk in an exclusive interview with United States Congressman Doug Lamborn to discuss decisions taking place in Washington.  

  • Part 2: Rob Quirk's exclusive interview with Rep. Doug Lamborn

    Part 2: Rob Quirk's exclusive interview with Rep. Doug Lamborn

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 12:10 PM EDT2017-04-25 16:10:32 GMT

    Republican Congressman Doug Lamborn was just re-elected to his sixth term in office, representing a five county area here in southern Colorado. His home in Colorado Springs is a sanctuary from all the noise in our nation's capitol.

    Republican Congressman Doug Lamborn was just re-elected to his sixth term in office, representing a five county area here in southern Colorado. His home in Colorado Springs is a sanctuary from all the noise in our nation's capitol.

  • Denver marijuana stores can stay open later

    Denver marijuana stores can stay open later

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 11:28 AM EDT2017-04-25 15:28:50 GMT

    DENVER (AP) - Marijuana stores in Denver will be able to stay open until 10 p.m. starting next Monday. The Denver City Council voted 11-2 Monday to approve the later store hours. 

    DENVER (AP) - Marijuana stores in Denver will be able to stay open until 10 p.m. starting next Monday. The Denver City Council voted 11-2 Monday to approve the later store hours. 

  • Traffic Alert: 4-car crash on I-25 near Cimarron

    Traffic Alert: 4-car crash on I-25 near Cimarron

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 11:15 AM EDT2017-04-25 15:15:27 GMT
    Car fire on I-25 north of Cimarron.Car fire on I-25 north of Cimarron.

    A 4-car crash on northbound I-25 north of Cimarron had the left lane for roughly an hour as a car was on fire. Everyone got out of the vehicles safely. 

    A 4-car crash on northbound I-25 north of Cimarron had the left lane for roughly an hour as a car was on fire. Everyone got out of the vehicles safely. 

  • Driver who crashed into students charged with child abuse

    Driver who crashed into students charged with child abuse

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 8:59 AM EDT2017-04-25 12:59:43 GMT
    Douglas Club is charged with child abuse for a crash that injured 4 children.Douglas Club is charged with child abuse for a crash that injured 4 children.

    61-year-old Douglas Clubb has been charged with child abuse and traffic violations after a crash that injured four Colorado Springs elementary students back in January.

    61-year-old Douglas Clubb has been charged with child abuse and traffic violations after a crash that injured four Colorado Springs elementary students back in January.

  • Colorado inmates claim officers pepper sprayed them because of their religious beliefs

    Colorado inmates claim officers pepper sprayed them because of their religious beliefs

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 7:29 AM EDT2017-04-25 11:29:36 GMT
    Sterling Correctional Facility in Logan CountySterling Correctional Facility in Logan County

    Three inmates at the Sterling Correctional Facility in Logan County, filed a lawsuit claiming officers pepper sprayed them for their religious beliefs and beat them when they wanted to get an attorney.

    Three inmates at the Sterling Correctional Facility in Logan County, filed a lawsuit claiming officers pepper sprayed them for their religious beliefs and beat them when they wanted to get an attorney.

  • Fremont County Sheriff's Lieutenant resigns amid investigation

    Fremont County Sheriff's Lieutenant resigns amid investigation

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 5:14 AM EDT2017-04-25 09:14:02 GMT

    A Fremont County Sheriff's Lieutenant on administrative leave has resigned, months after evidence from a decade-old cold case was found in a storage unit rented under his name.

    A Fremont County Sheriff's Lieutenant on administrative leave has resigned, months after evidence from a decade-old cold case was found in a storage unit rented under his name.

  • 95 Military Police Soldiers welcomed home to Fort Carson

    95 Military Police Soldiers welcomed home to Fort Carson

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 1:58 AM EDT2017-04-25 05:58:24 GMT
    Capt. Seth Peters holds two of his kids after being welcomed home to Fort Carson on Monday night. (KOAA)Capt. Seth Peters holds two of his kids after being welcomed home to Fort Carson on Monday night. (KOAA)

    95 soldiers from the 759th Military Police Battalion will be welcomed home to Fort Carson on Monday night around 5 p.m. The soldiers returning home are completing a nine month deployment to Kuwait and Qatar in support of Operation Spartan Shield. 

    95 soldiers were welcomes home to Fort Carson safely on Monday night safely. These men and women from the 759th Military Police Battalion have been serving in Kuwait and Qatar in support of Operation Spartan Shield for nine months now.

  • Avondale gravel mine approved after nearly 20 years of rejections

    Avondale gravel mine approved after nearly 20 years of rejections

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 12:42 AM EDT2017-04-25 04:42:27 GMT

    A proposed gravel mine in Avondale won approval from the Pueblo County Planning and Development Board Monday after nearly two decades of proposal revisions. 

    A proposed gravel mine in Avondale won approval from the Pueblo County Planning and Development Board Monday after nearly two decades of proposal revisions. 

  • D60 asked to resubmit proposal for 3 struggling schools

    D60 asked to resubmit proposal for 3 struggling schools

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 12:32 AM EDT2017-04-25 04:32:50 GMT

    District 60 officials left their State Board of Education hearing with both some direction, as well as questions on how to take three  district schools off the state's accountability clock.

    District 60 officials left their State Board of Education hearing with both some direction, as well as questions on how to take three  district schools off the state's accountability clock.

  • One thousand jobs available at Teller Co. job fairs

    One thousand jobs available at Teller Co. job fairs

    Monday, April 24 2017 9:33 PM EDT2017-04-25 01:33:42 GMT

    Employers are looking to fill more than 1,000 job openings this week at multiple job fairs in Woodland Park and in Cripple Creek.

    Employers are looking to fill more than 1,000 job openings this week at multiple job fairs in Woodland Park and in Cripple Creek.

  • New land swap on agenda for Springs City Council

    New land swap on agenda for Springs City Council

    Monday, April 24 2017 9:22 PM EDT2017-04-25 01:22:05 GMT
    Artist's rendering of the US Olympic Museum. (Courtesy: Diller Scofidio + Renfro)Artist's rendering of the US Olympic Museum. (Courtesy: Diller Scofidio + Renfro)

    Another land swap is on the agenda for Colorado Springs City Council. Under the deal, the City would trade parcels with developer David Jenkins for land located just west of the train tracks near America the Beautiful Park. Swapping the land would allow C-DOT to put in a better design for new storm water infrastructure that is building as part of the I-25 Cimarron Interchange project.

    Another land swap is on the agenda for Colorado Springs City Council. Under the deal, the City would trade parcels with developer David Jenkins for land located just west of the train tracks near America the Beautiful Park. Swapping the land would allow C-DOT to put in a better design for new storm water infrastructure that is building as part of the I-25 Cimarron Interchange project.

  • CSPD looking for its newest recruit class, get signed up here

    CSPD looking for its newest recruit class, get signed up here

    Monday, April 24 2017 9:05 PM EDT2017-04-25 01:05:51 GMT
    Colorado Springs is looking for its newest recruits.  CSPD is now accepting applications for the March 2018 police academy. Among the qualifications, applicants must be 21-years-old, have never been convicted of a felony and never been dishonorably discharged from the Armed Forces. You have until June 13 to get all your application materials turned in.  A full list of qualifications and a link to the application page can be found on the City of Colorado Springs webpage.
    Colorado Springs is looking for its newest recruits.  CSPD is now accepting applications for the March 2018 police academy. Among the qualifications, applicants must be 21-years-old, have never been convicted of a felony and never been dishonorably discharged from the Armed Forces. You have until June 13 to get all your application materials turned in.  A full list of qualifications and a link to the application page can be found on the City of Colorado Springs webpage.
  • Broken trees boon for zoo animals

    Broken trees boon for zoo animals

    Monday, April 24 2017 8:43 PM EDT2017-04-25 00:43:22 GMT

    There is a bonus for the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo that is a direct result of the damaging heavy snow a couple weeks back. A lot of the downed branches had new buds and leaves. Something about a half dozen species at the zoo love to eat. 

    There is a bonus for the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo that is a direct result of the damaging heavy snow a couple weeks back. A lot of the downed branches had new buds and leaves. Something about a half dozen species at the zoo love to eat. 

  • Fake news story targets the Royal Gorge

    Fake news story targets the Royal Gorge

    Monday, April 24 2017 7:08 PM EDT2017-04-24 23:08:03 GMT

    That fake story said the bridge and park would shut down permanently June 1. That fake post was shared a several thousand times, and even prompted contractors and employees to contact park managers.

    That fake story said the bridge and park would shut down permanently June 1. That fake post was shared a several thousand times, and even prompted contractors and employees to contact park managers.

  • Entire U.S. Senate invited to North Korea briefing

    Entire U.S. Senate invited to North Korea briefing

    Monday, April 24 2017 6:38 PM EDT2017-04-24 22:38:03 GMT

    Senate aides said the Trump administration has invited the entire 100-member U.S. Senate for a briefing Wednesday on rising tensions with North Korea.

    Senate aides said the Trump administration has invited the entire 100-member U.S. Senate for a briefing Wednesday on rising tensions with North Korea.

  • State makes recommendations for D60 schools

    State makes recommendations for D60 schools

    Monday, April 24 2017 4:43 PM EDT2017-04-24 20:43:40 GMT
    The Colorado Education Commission meets in Denver to announce recommendations for Pueblo schools. (KOAA)The Colorado Education Commission meets in Denver to announce recommendations for Pueblo schools. (KOAA)

    The Colorado Department of Education is meeting in Denver to discuss the future of three District 60 schools facing state sanctions for failing to get off of what's called the "accountability clock" in the last six years.

    The Colorado Department of Education is meeting in Denver to discuss the future of three District 60 schools facing state sanctions for failing to get off of what's called the "accountability clock" in the last six years.

  • Culver's to raise money for Falcon student's family

    Culver's to raise money for Falcon student's family

    Monday, April 24 2017 3:27 PM EDT2017-04-24 19:27:40 GMT
    Michael Finley was killed by a suspected drunk driver on April 14.Michael Finley was killed by a suspected drunk driver on April 14.

    Culver's in Falcon is taking part in a benefit to help the family of Michael Finley. The Falcon High School senior was killed on April 14th when his car was hit by a suspected drunk driver on Woodmen Road. 

    Culver's in Falcon is taking part in a benefit to help the family of Michael Finley. The Falcon High School senior was killed on April 14th when his car was hit by a suspected drunk driver on Woodmen Road. 

  • Storm Safe visits The McClelland School

    Storm Safe visits The McClelland School

    Monday, April 24 2017 3:19 PM EDT2017-04-24 19:19:29 GMT
    First Alert 5's Jessica Van Meter visits the McClelland School for Storm Safe. (KOAA)First Alert 5's Jessica Van Meter visits the McClelland School for Storm Safe. (KOAA)

    With storm season on the way it's important to know how to stay safe during all weather situations. That's why First Alert 5 Meteorologist Jessica Van Meter visited the McClelland School in Pueblo for a talk with the students. 

    With storm season on the way it's important to know how to stay safe during all weather situations. That's why First Alert 5 Meteorologist Jessica Van Meter visited the McClelland School in Pueblo for a talk with the students. 

  • Nevada jury convicts 2 for standoff over Bundy ranch

    Nevada jury convicts 2 for standoff over Bundy ranch

    Monday, April 24 2017 2:18 PM EDT2017-04-24 18:18:43 GMT

    A jury in Las Vegas has found two men guilty of federal charges in an armed standoff that stopped government agents from rounding up cattle near Cliven Bundy's Nevada ranch in 2014. 

    A jury in Las Vegas has found two men guilty of federal charges in an armed standoff that stopped government agents from rounding up cattle near Cliven Bundy's Nevada ranch in 2014. 

  • Obama delivers first post-presidential speech

    Obama delivers first post-presidential speech

    Monday, April 24 2017 2:09 PM EDT2017-04-24 18:09:39 GMT
    FILE: President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference following the G-20 Summit in Antalya, Turkey, Monday, Nov. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)FILE: President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference following the G-20 Summit in Antalya, Turkey, Monday, Nov. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    CHICAGO (AP) - Former President Barack Obama is using his first public appearance since leaving office to talk with students about his experiences as a community organizer in Chicago and how that laid the foundation for his political career.

    CHICAGO (AP) - Former President Barack Obama is using his first public appearance since leaving office to talk with students about his experiences as a community organizer in Chicago and how that laid the foundation for his political career.

  • Men show support for Falcon HS students with 'You are loved' signs

    Men show support for Falcon HS students with 'You are loved' signs

    Monday, April 24 2017 12:31 PM EDT2017-04-24 16:31:11 GMT
    Falcon HS students arrived to see two men offering support in wake of repeated tragedies. (Viewer photo)Falcon HS students arrived to see two men offering support in wake of repeated tragedies. (Viewer photo)

    A couple of men were outside Falcon High School this morning with signs proclaiming "you are loved." A parent snapped a photo of the men with their display of kindness.

    A couple of men were outside Falcon High School this morning with signs proclaiming "you are loved." A parent snapped a photo of the men with their display of kindness.

  • Breck Plunge: Ski resort employees compete in style

    Breck Plunge: Ski resort employees compete in style

    Monday, April 24 2017 11:13 AM EDT2017-04-24 15:13:35 GMT
    A Breckenridge Ski Resort employee takes part in the Breck Plunge. (Mike Morrison)A Breckenridge Ski Resort employee takes part in the Breck Plunge. (Mike Morrison)

    The end of the ski season brings a chance for employees at Breckenridge Ski Resort to have some fun with the 2nd annual Breck Plunge. Silly costumes are encouraged! 

    The end of the ski season brings a chance for employees at Breckenridge Ski Resort to have some fun with the 2nd annual Breck Plunge. Silly costumes are encouraged! 

  • Caught on Camera: Boat strikes whale in Washington

    Caught on Camera: Boat strikes whale in Washington

    Monday, April 24 2017 10:36 AM EDT2017-04-24 14:36:58 GMT
    Whale watchers shocked to see boat strike whale near Whidbey Island in Washington state.Whale watchers shocked to see boat strike whale near Whidbey Island in Washington state.

    (KING) Hundreds of whale watchers were shocked to see a speeding boat hit a whale Sunday morning near Washington's Whidbey Island.

    (KING) Hundreds of whale watchers were shocked to see a speeding boat hit a whale Sunday morning near Washington's Whidbey Island.

  • Dr. Whitson breaks record for most time in space by American

    Dr. Whitson breaks record for most time in space by American

    Monday, April 24 2017 10:30 AM EDT2017-04-24 14:30:21 GMT
    Dr. Peggy Whitson breaks the record for most time in space by an American. (Photo: NASA)Dr. Peggy Whitson breaks the record for most time in space by an American. (Photo: NASA)

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Astronaut Peggy Whitson has another record under her space belt. Early Monday, the International Space Station commander surpassed the record of 534 days, two hours and 48 minutes for most accumulated time in orbit by an American.

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Astronaut Peggy Whitson has another record under her space belt. Early Monday, the International Space Station commander surpassed the record of 534 days, two hours and 48 minutes for most accumulated time in orbit by an American.

  • Volunteer firefighter witnesses girl's fall off bus

    Volunteer firefighter witnesses girl's fall off bus

    Monday, April 24 2017 9:58 AM EDT2017-04-24 13:58:42 GMT
    A 4-year-old falls from the back of a school bus after opening the emergency exit.A 4-year-old falls from the back of a school bus after opening the emergency exit.

    (NBC News) A 4-year-old girl is recovering after falling from a moving bus. A volunteer firefighter's dashboard camera was rolling when the girl tumbled to the street in Harrison, Arkansas.

    (NBC News) A 4-year-old girl is recovering after falling from a moving bus. A volunteer firefighter's dashboard camera was rolling when the girl tumbled to the street in Harrison, Arkansas.

  • USAA Volunteers honor local veterans at the Crawford House

    USAA Volunteers honor local veterans at the Crawford House

    Monday, April 24 2017 9:51 AM EDT2017-04-24 13:51:40 GMT

    A national company is helping to honor our local heroes. Today, 30 USAA volunteers will work together to help "beautify" the Crawford House, a home in Colorado Springs for homeless veterans.

    A national company is helping to honor our local heroes. Today, 30 USAA volunteers will work together to help "beautify" the Crawford House, a home in Colorado Springs for homeless veterans.

  • Broken utility closes Abrams Elementary School

    Broken utility closes Abrams Elementary School

    Monday, April 24 2017 3:36 AM EDT2017-04-24 07:36:05 GMT

    There are no classes Monday for students at Abrams Elementary School because of a broken utility inside the building. 

    There are no classes Monday for students at Abrams Elementary School because of a broken utility inside the building. 

  • This new scam that targeted a Manitou shop "takes the cake"

    This new scam that targeted a Manitou shop "takes the cake"

    Monday, April 24 2017 12:35 AM EDT2017-04-24 04:35:34 GMT

    A Manitou jewelry store is saved from a scam they say 'takes the cake.' A scammer called Lane Mitchell Jewelers in Manitou Springs acting like a technician for it's credit card machine. What happened next could have cost the store over $11,000. 

    A Manitou jewelry store is saved from a scam they say 'takes the cake.' A scammer called Lane Mitchell Jewelers in Manitou Springs acting like a technician for it's credit card machine. What happened next could have cost the store over $11,000. 

  • Take charge of your health at Southern Colorado's 5Health Fair

    Take charge of your health at Southern Colorado's 5Health Fair

    A healthy life is a happy life. At KOAA 5 we believe everyone has a right to know about their overall health and be able to catch potential problems early.

    A healthy life is a happy life. At KOAA 5 we believe everyone has a right to know about their overall health and be able to catch potential problems early.

  • Your Healthy Family: Eat those left over Easter Eggs

    Your Healthy Family: Eat those left over Easter Eggs

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 8:53 AM EDT2017-04-18 12:53:11 GMT
    Many people remember hearing that they shouldn?t eat eggs because they contain too much cholesterol.Many people remember hearing that they shouldn?t eat eggs because they contain too much cholesterol.

    Many people remember hearing that they shouldn't eat eggs because they contain too much cholesterol. According to Kristin Kirkpatrick, RD, of Cleveland Clinic, eggs may have, unfairly, gotten a bad reputation in the past.

    Many people remember hearing that they shouldn't eat eggs because they contain too much cholesterol. According to Kristin Kirkpatrick, RD, of Cleveland Clinic, eggs may have, unfairly, gotten a bad reputation in the past.

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  • The Latest: Arkansas executes 4th inmate in 8 days

    The Latest: Arkansas executes 4th inmate in 8 days

    Friday, April 28 2017 12:18 AM EDT2017-04-28 04:18:51 GMT
    Friday, April 28 2017 12:18 AM EDT2017-04-28 04:18:51 GMT
    A prison spokesman says an Arkansas inmate scheduled to be the fourth executed in a week opted to receive communion instead of a traditional last meal.
    A prison spokesman says an Arkansas inmate scheduled to be the fourth executed in a week opted to receive communion instead of a traditional last meal.
  • No dump here: Posh public bathroom pops up, with music, art

    No dump here: Posh public bathroom pops up, with music, art

    Friday, April 28 2017 12:18 AM EDT2017-04-28 04:18:48 GMT
    Friday, April 28 2017 12:18 AM EDT2017-04-28 04:18:48 GMT
    In a park amid Manhattan skyscrapers, a gem has emerged: a posh public bathroom complete with fresh flowers, imported tiles, classical music and artwork.
    In a park amid Manhattan skyscrapers, a gem has emerged: a posh public bathroom complete with fresh flowers, imported tiles, classical music and artwork.
  • Up against NRA, gun control advocates still voice optimism

    Up against NRA, gun control advocates still voice optimism

    Friday, April 28 2017 12:18 AM EDT2017-04-28 04:18:46 GMT
    Friday, April 28 2017 12:18 AM EDT2017-04-28 04:18:46 GMT
    Republicans control the White House and Congress, but the groups that stand in opposition to the National Rifle Association say even in the face of daunting presidential election results _ they are ready to rumble.
    Republicans control the White House and Congress, but the groups that stand in opposition to the National Rifle Association say even in the face of daunting presidential election results _ they are ready to rumble.
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  • Pueblo man robbed at gunpoint after trying to help two women

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 9:33 PM EDT2017-04-27 01:33:32 GMT

    A Pueblo man says he let two women inside his home to use his phone, after they claimed to be having car trouble.  Minutes later, he says there was a gun pointed at his head.

    A Pueblo man says he let two women inside his home to use his phone, after they claimed to be having car trouble.  Minutes later, he says there was a gun pointed at his head.

  • Doctor reaches settlement with United Airlines

    Doctor reaches settlement with United Airlines

    Thursday, April 27 2017 3:28 PM EDT2017-04-27 19:28:45 GMT
    A United Airlines passenger is dragged off a flight. (Twitter: Jayse D. Anspach)A United Airlines passenger is dragged off a flight. (Twitter: Jayse D. Anspach)

    CHICAGO (AP) - Kentucky doctor dragged off United flight in Chicago reaches settlement with airline for undisclosed amount.

    CHICAGO (AP) - Kentucky doctor dragged off United flight in Chicago reaches settlement with airline for undisclosed amount.

  • Dog-friendly restaurant opens in Colorado Springs

    Dog-friendly restaurant opens in Colorado Springs

    Thursday, April 27 2017 3:20 AM EDT2017-04-27 07:20:32 GMT

    A new restaurant in Colorado Springs allows dog lovers to bring their four-legged friends inside to dine with them.

    A new restaurant in Colorado Springs allows dog lovers to bring their four-legged friends inside to dine with them.

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