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  • Victim's family speaks out about sex assault shared on Facebook

    Victim's family speaks out about sex assault shared on Facebook

    Saturday, July 22 2017 12:34 AM EDT2017-07-22 04:34:18 GMT

    The family of a 13-year-old girl who is at the center of a horrific video on Facebook is now speaking out. The video showed her being sexually assaulted by two other underage boys and stayed online for several hours. Although the two boys which police believe were involved with this video have since been arrested, the shock has not worn off to the victim's family. Seeing one of their own be attacked, violated and taken advantage of is not something they can easily forget. "I ...

    The family of a 13-year-old girl who is at the center of a horrific video on Facebook is now speaking out. The video showed her being sexually assaulted by two other underage boys and stayed online for several hours. Although the two boys which police believe were involved with this video have since been arrested, the shock has not worn off to the victim's family. Seeing one of their own be attacked, violated and taken advantage of is not something they can easily forget. "I ...

  • Spicer resigns from White House, Scaramucci takes podium

    Spicer resigns from White House, Scaramucci takes podium

    Saturday, July 22 2017 12:26 AM EDT2017-07-22 04:26:14 GMT
    White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has reportedly resigned.White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has reportedly resigned.

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on changes to the White House communications staff.

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on changes to the White House communications staff.

  • Angel Run raises money, awareness for domestic violence victims

    Angel Run raises money, awareness for domestic violence victims

    Friday, July 21 2017 11:12 PM EDT2017-07-22 03:12:42 GMT

    People in Colorado Springs are getting a running start to help fight back against domestic violence. 

    People in Colorado Springs are getting a running start to help fight back against domestic violence. 

  • 1 dead, 1 in serious condition after shooting on Fossil Drive

    1 dead, 1 in serious condition after shooting on Fossil Drive

    Friday, July 21 2017 10:42 PM EDT2017-07-22 02:42:36 GMT

    A man shot another man in the back then turned the gun on himself Friday night in the 6000 block of Fossil Drive.

    A man shot another man in the back then turned the gun on himself Friday night in the 6000 block of Fossil Drive.

  • Cyberbullying intensifies impact of sexual assault video shared online

    Cyberbullying intensifies impact of sexual assault video shared online

    Friday, July 21 2017 9:56 PM EDT2017-07-22 01:56:26 GMT

    Pueblo Police Department is continuing their investigation into a video shared on Facebook of an underage girl being sexually assaulted.

    Pueblo Police Department is continuing their investigation into a video shared on Facebook of an underage girl being sexually assaulted.

  • Reason for continued teen suicide discussion in Southern Colorado

    Reason for continued teen suicide discussion in Southern Colorado

    Friday, July 21 2017 8:47 PM EDT2017-07-22 00:47:10 GMT

    News 5 continues a commitment to bringing attention to the issue of teen suicide. 

    News 5 continues a commitment to bringing attention to the issue of teen suicide.

  • Two juveniles arrested for alleged sex assault on video

    Two juveniles arrested for alleged sex assault on video

    Friday, July 21 2017 8:34 PM EDT2017-07-22 00:34:11 GMT

    Pueblo Police say they arrested the two juvenile suspects they believe sexually assaulted a teenage girl on video, which was then posted to Facebook.

    Pueblo Police say they arrested the two juvenile suspects they believe sexually assaulted a teenage girl on video, which was then posted to Facebook.

  • Canon City couple fights City to keep mature tree

    Canon City couple fights City to keep mature tree

    Friday, July 21 2017 8:27 PM EDT2017-07-22 00:27:26 GMT
    Engineers with Canon City plan to remove a mature Ash tree growing in the right of way near Lisa and Ron Stark's home on Whipple AvenueEngineers with Canon City plan to remove a mature Ash tree growing in the right of way near Lisa and Ron Stark's home on Whipple Avenue

    Canon City will soon repave Whipple Avenue and engineers plan to remove a mature ash tree growing in the right of way near Ron and Lisa Stark's home.  The City believes the tree is blocking space needed for ADA curb cuts in the sidewalk, but Starks want to keep the tree and wish the City would change their minds.

    Canon City will soon repave Whipple Avenue and engineers plan to remove a mature ash tree growing in the right of way near Ron and Lisa Stark's home.  The City believes the tree is blocking space needed for ADA curb cuts in the sidewalk, but Starks want to keep the tree and wish the City would change their minds.

  • 2-year-old Rockies fan in viral video meets Charlie Blackmon

    2-year-old Rockies fan in viral video meets Charlie Blackmon

    Friday, July 21 2017 8:01 PM EDT2017-07-22 00:01:28 GMT

    A video of the Colorado Rockies' littlest superfan, 2-year-old Tommy Carlson, went viral on social media this week.

    A video of the Colorado Rockies' littlest superfan, 2-year-old Tommy Carlson, went viral on social media this week.

  • Pueblo raptor center caring for injured golden eagle

    Pueblo raptor center caring for injured golden eagle

    Friday, July 21 2017 6:50 PM EDT2017-07-21 22:50:45 GMT

    PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - A female golden eagle is recovering from a leg injury at a Colorado raptor center, and the center director hopes the bird can be returned to the wild soon.

    PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - A female golden eagle is recovering from a leg injury at a Colorado raptor center, and the center director hopes the bird can be returned to the wild soon.

  • Sheriff's office searching for assault suspect

    Sheriff's office searching for assault suspect

    Friday, July 21 2017 6:36 PM EDT2017-07-21 22:36:00 GMT

    El Paso County Sheriff's Office seeks the public's assistance in identifying a suspect who assaulted a man in Stratmoor Hills in February. 

    El Paso County Sheriff's Office seeks the public's assistance in identifying a suspect who assaulted a man in Stratmoor Hills in February. 

  • Manitou Ave closed for water main break repairs

    Manitou Ave closed for water main break repairs

    Friday, July 21 2017 5:43 PM EDT2017-07-21 21:43:37 GMT

    People visiting Garden of the Gods are advised to get there by taking the Ridge Road exit off of Highway 24 instead of the Manitou Avenue exit.

    People visiting Garden of the Gods are advised to get there by taking the Ridge Road exit off of Highway 24 instead of the Manitou Avenue exit.

  • August Solar Eclipse Now One Month Away!

    August Solar Eclipse Now One Month Away!

    Friday, July 21 2017 5:29 PM EDT2017-07-21 21:29:10 GMT
    Today is July 21st which means the big solar eclipse set to occur in August, which is exactly one month away! We'll explain here what is so special about the eclipse and where you'll find the best spots to view it. So what is the eclipse? Well it's simply the moon crossing in front of the sun blocking part of its light from hitting the earth. The moon is expected to cast a shadow across the earth roughly 70 miles wide moving from Oregon to South Carolina. This is special and unique b...
    Today is July 21st which means the big solar eclipse set to occur in August, which is exactly one month away! We'll explain here what is so special about the eclipse and where you'll find the best spots to view it. So what is the eclipse? Well it's simply the moon crossing in front of the sun blocking part of its light from hitting the earth. The moon is expected to cast a shadow across the earth roughly 70 miles wide moving from Oregon to South Carolina. This is special and unique b...
  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife offices gear up for leftover day

    Colorado Parks and Wildlife offices gear up for leftover day

    Friday, July 21 2017 5:09 PM EDT2017-07-21 21:09:28 GMT
    Leftover hunting licenses to go on sale Aug. 1.Leftover hunting licenses to go on sale Aug. 1.

    Colorado Parks and Wildlife office across the state are making sure they will be ready for the biggest days of the year for hunters. July 25 will start the over the counter (OTC) sales of hunting licenses and Aug. 1 will be the so called leftover day. 

    Colorado Parks and Wildlife office across the state are making sure they will be ready for the biggest days of the year for hunters. July 25 will start the over the counter (OTC) sales of hunting licenses and Aug. 1 will be the so called leftover day. 

  • Colorado Springs urged to consider allowing hunting within city limits

    Colorado Springs urged to consider allowing hunting within city limits

    Friday, July 21 2017 4:35 PM EDT2017-07-21 20:35:07 GMT

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Colorado Springs councilmembers are being urged to consider allowing hunting within city limits to combat high populations of deer. 

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Colorado Springs councilmembers are being urged to consider allowing hunting within city limits to combat high populations of deer. 

  • 2017 Pueblo Chile season underway

    2017 Pueblo Chile season underway

    Friday, July 21 2017 4:09 PM EDT2017-07-21 20:09:33 GMT
    2017 Pueblo Chile season is underway at Musso Farms.2017 Pueblo Chile season is underway at Musso Farms.

    The 2017 Pueblo Chile harvest is underway at Musso Farms in Pueblo County. 

    The 2017 Pueblo Chile harvest is underway at Musso Farms in Pueblo County. 

  • Landowner modifies fence to accommodate pronghorn herd

    Landowner modifies fence to accommodate pronghorn herd

    Friday, July 21 2017 2:35 PM EDT2017-07-21 18:35:13 GMT
    Pronghorn jump over a barbed-wire fence.Pronghorn jump over a barbed-wire fence.

    Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers are working with a Black Forest landowner to help share the space with a herd of wild pronghorn.  

    Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers are working with a Black Forest landowner to help share the space with a herd of wild pronghorn.  

  • Canyons of the Ancients will remain national monument

    Canyons of the Ancients will remain national monument

    Friday, July 21 2017 1:54 PM EDT2017-07-21 17:54:45 GMT
    Colorado's Canyons of the Ancients will remain national monument.Colorado's Canyons of the Ancients will remain national monument.

     Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says he is removing Colorado's Canyons of the Ancients from a list of national monuments being reviewed nationwide. 

     Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says he is removing Colorado's Canyons of the Ancients from a list of national monuments being reviewed nationwide. 

  • Driver identified in deadly Highway 94 crash

    Driver identified in deadly Highway 94 crash

    Friday, July 21 2017 1:29 PM EDT2017-07-21 17:29:08 GMT

    Colorado State Patrol has released the name of the 19-year-old driver who died in a head-on crash on Highway 94 in Ellicot Thursday night.  

    Colorado State Patrol has released the name of the 19-year-old driver who died in a head-on crash on Highway 94 in Ellicot Thursday night.  

  • Deadly crash closes Highway 94 in Ellicott for hours

    Deadly crash closes Highway 94 in Ellicott for hours

    Friday, July 21 2017 1:26 PM EDT2017-07-21 17:26:50 GMT

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

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

  • Cañon City police searching for robbery suspect

    Cañon City police searching for robbery suspect

    Friday, July 21 2017 12:44 PM EDT2017-07-21 16:44:44 GMT
    46-year-old Orville White Eyes46-year-old Orville White Eyes

    Cañon City police are looking for a man who was shot during a robbery attempt in June. 4

    Cañon City police are looking for a man who was shot during a robbery attempt in June. 4

  • Person of interest sought in Pueblo shooting

    Person of interest sought in Pueblo shooting

    Friday, July 21 2017 11:31 AM EDT2017-07-21 15:31:35 GMT
    29-year-old Marvin Conway is being sought as a person of interest in overnight shooting in Pueblo.29-year-old Marvin Conway is being sought as a person of interest in overnight shooting in Pueblo.

    Pueblo Police are looking for a person if interest in an overnight shooting on the south side of the city. 

    Pueblo Police are looking for a person if interest in an overnight shooting on the south side of the city. 

  • Man injured after shooting in Pueblo's south side

    Man injured after shooting in Pueblo's south side

    Friday, July 21 2017 11:26 AM EDT2017-07-21 15:26:12 GMT

    Pueblo Police say a man was shot at a home in the 2100 block of North Hollywood Drive early Friday morning.

    Pueblo Police say a man was shot at a home in the 2100 block of North Hollywood Drive early Friday morning.

  • Man crashes car near Colorado Springs bar

    Man crashes car near Colorado Springs bar

    Friday, July 21 2017 10:44 AM EDT2017-07-21 14:44:21 GMT
    Stock image of a car accidentStock image of a car accident

    A 21-year-old man is facing charges after Colorado Springs Police said he wrecked his pickup truck in a parking lot near a Colorado Springs bar. 

    A 21-year-old man is facing charges after Colorado Springs Police said he wrecked his pickup truck in a parking lot near a Colorado Springs bar. 

  • Creation of new Space Corps program approved in House NDAA

    Creation of new Space Corps program approved in House NDAA

    Friday, July 21 2017 10:15 AM EDT2017-07-21 14:15:26 GMT
    Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., speaks about Space Corps programRep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., speaks about Space Corps program

    Members of Congress are discussing a provision in the newly passed National Defense Authorization Act. In the House passed NDAA, members of Congress overwhelmingly passed a provision that includes the development of a Space Corps. program. 

    Members of Congress are discussing a provision in the newly passed National Defense Authorization Act. In the House passed NDAA, members of Congress overwhelmingly passed a provision that includes the development of a Space Corps. program. 

  • Graphic book pulled from Colorado Springs middle school

    Graphic book pulled from Colorado Springs middle school

    Friday, July 21 2017 12:34 AM EDT2017-07-21 04:34:47 GMT
    "Perfect Chemistry" by Simone Elkeles pulled by District 20 administrators from Challenger Middle School. (KOAA)"Perfect Chemistry" by Simone Elkeles pulled by District 20 administrators from Challenger Middle School. (KOAA)

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

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

  • Art exhibit downtown gives encouraging messages

    Art exhibit downtown gives encouraging messages

    Thursday, July 20 2017 11:52 PM EDT2017-07-21 03:52:46 GMT

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

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

  • Pueblo PD investigating reported graphic video of teen on social media

    Pueblo PD investigating reported graphic video of teen on social media

    Thursday, July 20 2017 11:43 PM EDT2017-07-21 03:43:56 GMT

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

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

  • Suspect arrested after police pursuit in Colorado Springs

    Suspect arrested after police pursuit in Colorado Springs

    Thursday, July 20 2017 11:02 PM EDT2017-07-21 03:02:03 GMT

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

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

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

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

    Thursday, July 20 2017 9:44 PM EDT2017-07-21 01:44:21 GMT
    Red Rock Canyon Open SpaceRed Rock Canyon Open Space

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

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

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

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

    Thursday, July 20 2017 9:03 PM EDT2017-07-21 01:03:31 GMT

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

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

  • Pueblo alternative high school to close despite late academic gains

    Pueblo alternative high school to close despite late academic gains

    Thursday, July 20 2017 8:44 PM EDT2017-07-21 00:44:05 GMT
    The Youth and Family Academy in Pueblo will not open for the 2017-2018 school yearThe Youth and Family Academy in Pueblo will not open for the 2017-2018 school year

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

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

  • Hwy 115/Lake reopens after suicidal person on bridge

    Hwy 115/Lake reopens after suicidal person on bridge

    Thursday, July 20 2017 7:16 PM EDT2017-07-20 23:16:11 GMT

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

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

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

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

    Thursday, July 20 2017 6:44 PM EDT2017-07-20 22:44:59 GMT
    Manitou Ave. closed after water main break.Manitou Ave. closed after water main break.

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

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

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

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

    Thursday, July 20 2017 6:13 PM EDT2017-07-20 22:13:44 GMT

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

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

  • Safest Times To Climb Pikes Peak

    Safest Times To Climb Pikes Peak

    Thursday, July 20 2017 6:11 PM EDT2017-07-20 22:11:28 GMT

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

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

  • Colorado Springs car fire ruled accidental

    Colorado Springs car fire ruled accidental

    Thursday, July 20 2017 6:04 PM EDT2017-07-20 22:04:20 GMT

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

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

  • Parole board grants early release to OJ Simpson

    Parole board grants early release to OJ Simpson

    Thursday, July 20 2017 5:33 PM EDT2017-07-20 21:33:21 GMT
    OJ Simpson has served almost 9 years in a Nevada prison. (NBC News)OJ Simpson has served almost 9 years in a Nevada prison. (NBC News)

    O.J. Simpson will be paroled after serving nine years in prison for a botched bid to retrieve sports memorabilia in Las Vegas. 

    O.J. Simpson will be paroled after serving nine years in prison for a botched bid to retrieve sports memorabilia in Las Vegas. 

  • Norovirus confirmed in diner who reported eating at Chipotle

    Norovirus confirmed in diner who reported eating at Chipotle

    Thursday, July 20 2017 4:39 PM EDT2017-07-20 20:39:42 GMT

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

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

  • Wyoming police search home in death of Colorado man

    Wyoming police search home in death of Colorado man

    Thursday, July 20 2017 2:35 PM EDT2017-07-20 18:35:14 GMT

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

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

  • Pueblo YMCA wraps up free summer swim lessons to youth

    Pueblo YMCA wraps up free summer swim lessons to youth

    Thursday, July 20 2017 1:42 PM EDT2017-07-20 17:42:09 GMT

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

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

  • Red Cross of Colorado looking for volunteers

    Red Cross of Colorado looking for volunteers

    Thursday, July 20 2017 1:34 PM EDT2017-07-20 17:34:43 GMT

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

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

  • 5 year anniversary of Aurora theater shooting

    5 year anniversary of Aurora theater shooting

    Thursday, July 20 2017 12:04 PM EDT2017-07-20 16:04:20 GMT
    Victims of the Aurora theater shootingVictims of the Aurora theater shooting

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

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

  • Cadets to march to Jacks Valley for training

    Cadets to march to Jacks Valley for training

    Thursday, July 20 2017 12:02 PM EDT2017-07-20 16:02:05 GMT

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

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

  • Off the Street Breakfast underway

    Thursday, July 20 2017 9:51 AM EDT2017-07-20 13:51:41 GMT

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

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

  • Crash slowing traffic on I-25 northbound in Colorado Springs

    Crash slowing traffic on I-25 northbound in Colorado Springs

    Thursday, July 20 2017 8:59 AM EDT2017-07-20 12:59:25 GMT

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

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

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

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

    Thursday, July 20 2017 12:52 AM EDT2017-07-20 04:52:27 GMT
    Lainey Parsons recovers in the hospital after being hit by a hit-and-run driver in June.Lainey Parsons recovers in the hospital after being hit by a hit-and-run driver in June.

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

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

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

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

    Thursday, July 20 2017 12:26 AM EDT2017-07-20 04:26:44 GMT
    Pueblo Police Chief Lou Velez sits down with News 5's Rob Quirk one-on-one.Pueblo Police Chief Lou Velez sits down with News 5's Rob Quirk one-on-one.

    Over forty years in law enforcement, ascending from street cop in Colorado Springs to Chief, to now retiring Chief of the Pueblo Police department, Lou Velez is finally calling it quits.

    Over forty years in law enforcement, ascending from street cop in Colorado Springs to Chief, to now retiring Chief of the Pueblo Police department, Lou Velez is finally calling it quits.

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

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

    Thursday, July 20 2017 12:21 AM EDT2017-07-20 04:21:47 GMT
    If anyone has a stake in what Colorado Springs has to offer twenty years from now, it's people in their twenties right now.  That was the idea behind an event the city hosted Wednesday night to seek input from twenty-, thirty-, and forty-somethings on the city's Comprehensive Plan, or PlanCOS, for land use and development for the coming decades. At an event called EnvisionCOS, hosted at Lincoln Center, a packed gymnasium of young professionals provided their thoughts and ideas a...
    If anyone has a stake in what Colorado Springs has to offer twenty years from now, it's people in their twenties right now.  That was the idea behind an event the city hosted Wednesday night to seek input from twenty-, thirty-, and forty-somethings on the city's Comprehensive Plan, or PlanCOS, for land use and development for the coming decades. At an event called EnvisionCOS, hosted at Lincoln Center, a packed gymnasium of young professionals provided their thoughts and ideas a...
  • Prosecutors: Former police lieutenant stole $132K from town

    Prosecutors: Former police lieutenant stole $132K from town

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 10:38 PM EDT2017-07-20 02:38:33 GMT

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

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

  • Woman asks for help locating stolen camper

    Woman asks for help locating stolen camper

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 10:19 PM EDT2017-07-20 02:19:09 GMT

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

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

  • Lynx kittens make debut at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

    Lynx kittens make debut at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 9:45 PM EDT2017-07-20 01:45:00 GMT

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

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

  • Sen. John McCain diagnosed with brain tumor

    Sen. John McCain diagnosed with brain tumor

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 9:30 PM EDT2017-07-20 01:30:58 GMT

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

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

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

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

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 9:15 PM EDT2017-07-20 01:15:01 GMT

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

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

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

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

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 8:32 PM EDT2017-07-20 00:32:19 GMT

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

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

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

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

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 7:27 PM EDT2017-07-19 23:27:09 GMT
    A rare cutthroat trout after it was rescued from the South Prong of Hayden Creek on July 20, 2016, by Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff and U.S. Forest Service volunteers.A rare cutthroat trout after it was rescued from the South Prong of Hayden Creek on July 20, 2016, by Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff and U.S. Forest Service volunteers.

    Biologists and volunteers with Colorado Parks and Wildlife brought a rare species of trout back to its native habitat near Georgetown this week in attempts to revive the threatened species. 

    Biologists and volunteers with Colorado Parks and Wildlife brought a rare species of trout back to its native habitat near Georgetown this week in attempts to revive the threatened species. 

  • Colorado Springs panhandlers may soon be pushed off of more medians

    Colorado Springs panhandlers may soon be pushed off of more medians

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 7:20 PM EDT2017-07-19 23:20:50 GMT
    Those wishing to stand on medians in the middle of 16 intersections around Colorado Springs are banned from doing so.  Many of these people are panhandlers, while others wish to occupy the spot for political hand outs and other advertising reasons. But, more intersections are likely to be added to the banned median list within the next month the city said. "People slipping off the median, or they have dogs on the medians and the dog comes off, or they have things with them...
    Those wishing to stand on medians in the middle of 16 intersections around Colorado Springs are banned from doing so.  Many of these people are panhandlers, while others wish to occupy the spot for political hand outs and other advertising reasons. But, more intersections are likely to be added to the banned median list within the next month the city said. "People slipping off the median, or they have dogs on the medians and the dog comes off, or they have things with them...
  • Waste left behind at Colorado hiking spot could lead to new rules

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

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 7:03 PM EDT2017-07-19 23:03:39 GMT
    Photo courtesy 9News DenverPhoto courtesy 9News Denver

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

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

  • Mixing It Up

    Mixing It Up

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 6:04 PM EDT2017-07-19 22:04:55 GMT

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

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

  • Colorado studying effects of mobile breathalyzers on DUI risk

    Colorado studying effects of mobile breathalyzers on DUI risk

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 5:23 PM EDT2017-07-19 21:23:45 GMT

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

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

  • Colorado exceeds half billion in marijuana revenue since legalization

    Colorado exceeds half billion in marijuana revenue since legalization

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 5:15 PM EDT2017-07-19 21:15:58 GMT

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

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

  • Pueblo Police officer arrested for assault, domestic violence

    Pueblo Police officer arrested for assault, domestic violence

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 5:00 PM EDT2017-07-19 21:00:09 GMT

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

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

  • Pueblo brides left scrambling after Alfred Angelo shuts down

    Pueblo brides left scrambling after Alfred Angelo shuts down

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 4:03 PM EDT2017-07-19 20:03:33 GMT
    Alfred Angelo gowns fill the floor of Bridal Village in Pueblo. (KOAA)Alfred Angelo gowns fill the floor of Bridal Village in Pueblo. (KOAA)

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

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

  • Rocky Mountain State Games coming to Southern Colorado

    Rocky Mountain State Games coming to Southern Colorado

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 3:34 PM EDT2017-07-19 19:34:22 GMT
    The Rocky Mountain State Games start in Colorado July 21, 2017.The Rocky Mountain State Games start in Colorado July 21, 2017.

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

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

  • Power restored in Manitou Springs, west Colorado Springs

    Power restored in Manitou Springs, west Colorado Springs

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 3:13 PM EDT2017-07-19 19:13:17 GMT
    Colorado Springs utilities is responding to a power outage in western Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs.Colorado Springs utilities is responding to a power outage in western Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs.

    More than 1,400 customers are without power in the Manitou Springs area.

    More than 1,400 customers are without power in the Manitou Springs area.

  • CSFD investigating cause of apartment fire

    CSFD investigating cause of apartment fire

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 2:30 PM EDT2017-07-19 18:30:42 GMT
    Firefighters responded to an apartment fire on July 19, 2017.Firefighters responded to an apartment fire on July 19, 2017.

    Maintenance worker saves a woman and her child during a fire at Tanglewood apartments Wednesday morning.

    Maintenance worker saves a woman and her child during a fire at Tanglewood apartments Wednesday morning.

  • Wildfire burning near Yosemite forces evacuations

    Wildfire burning near Yosemite forces evacuations

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 1:25 PM EDT2017-07-19 17:25:56 GMT
    A firefighter puts out hot spots near Mariposa, Calif.A firefighter puts out hot spots near Mariposa, Calif.

    (KCRA) A wildfire burning near Lake McClure is moving closer to the town of Mariposa, Cal Fire said. 

    (KCRA) A wildfire burning near Lake McClure is moving closer to the town of Mariposa, Cal Fire said. 

  • Power outage reported at Academy and Austin Bluffs

    Power outage reported at Academy and Austin Bluffs

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 1:12 PM EDT2017-07-19 17:12:02 GMT

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

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

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

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

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 10:24 AM EDT2017-07-19 14:24:02 GMT
    FILE PHOTO: Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo. expresses appreciation to police officers during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.FILE PHOTO: Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo. expresses appreciation to police officers during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.

    Colorado Springs Police arrested five people after they refused to leave Sen. Cory Gardner's Colorado Springs office Tuesday afternoon.

    Colorado Springs Police arrested five people after they refused to leave Sen. Cory Gardner's Colorado Springs office Tuesday afternoon.

  • Man badly burned in car fire

    Man badly burned in car fire

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 9:55 AM EDT2017-07-19 13:55:15 GMT
    1 person shot on Springs east side.1 person shot on Springs east side.

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

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

  • Mark Dabling Road closed after road "buckles"

    Mark Dabling Road closed after road "buckles"

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 9:48 AM EDT2017-07-19 13:48:39 GMT

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

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

  • Frontier adds more than 20 new flights from DIA

    Frontier adds more than 20 new flights from DIA

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 7:45 AM EDT2017-07-19 11:45:57 GMT

    Frontier Airlines is adding 21 new flights out of Denver.

    Frontier Airlines is adding 21 new flights out of Denver.

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

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

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 3:49 AM EDT2017-07-19 07:49:53 GMT

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

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

  • Coaldale area hit with flash flooding from nearby burn scar

    Coaldale area hit with flash flooding from nearby burn scar

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 12:30 AM EDT2017-07-19 04:30:49 GMT
    The fire chief in the tiny Western Fremont Fire Protection District  is pleading with Federal and state leaders to provide funding and resources to help detect and prevent flash flooding from the Hayden Pass Fire burn scar.  The area affected by July 2016's 16,000-acre wildfire in the Sangre de Cristo range has been hit by torrential rains three times since Saturday, causing flash flooding which has clogged culverts with debris and overtopped county roads with...
    The fire chief in the tiny Western Fremont Fire Protection District  is pleading with Federal and state leaders to provide funding and resources to help detect and prevent flash flooding from the Hayden Pass Fire burn scar.  The area affected by July 2016's 16,000-acre wildfire in the Sangre de Cristo range has been hit by torrential rains three times since Saturday, causing flash flooding which has clogged culverts with debris and overtopped county roads with...
  • Pilot program showing early success at Pueblo County Jail

    Pilot program showing early success at Pueblo County Jail

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 9:50 PM EDT2017-07-19 01:50:38 GMT

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

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

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

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

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 8:42 PM EDT2017-07-19 00:42:18 GMT

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

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

  • A downside to the economic upturn showing up in local government

    A downside to the economic upturn showing up in local government

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 6:56 PM EDT2017-07-18 22:56:17 GMT
    Colorado's economy has gone from recession recovery to booming. It brings many benefits, but for many local governments there is also a downside. It is making it harder to get workers for projects and driving up costs.  An El Paso County Public Works retention wall project to mitigate flood danger offers some examples of issues. It is supplemented by thousands of dollars from a FEMA grant. The dollars come with a deadline for project completion. For the wall project meeting the ...
    Colorado's economy has gone from recession recovery to booming. It brings many benefits, but for many local governments there is also a downside. It is making it harder to get workers for projects and driving up costs.  An El Paso County Public Works retention wall project to mitigate flood danger offers some examples of issues. It is supplemented by thousands of dollars from a FEMA grant. The dollars come with a deadline for project completion. For the wall project meeting the ...
  • Photographing the eclipse? Read this first

    Photographing the eclipse? Read this first

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 6:52 PM EDT2017-07-18 22:52:51 GMT
    A man shows how to shield a camera from the dangerous rays from an eclipse.A man shows how to shield a camera from the dangerous rays from an eclipse.

    Taking pictures of the upcoming solar eclipse will take a bit of preparation for your camera. 

    Taking pictures of the upcoming solar eclipse will take a bit of preparation for your camera. 

  • Dozens of suspected sex predators arrested in Colorado

    Dozens of suspected sex predators arrested in Colorado

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 6:20 PM EDT2017-07-18 22:20:19 GMT

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

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

  • Group hoping to preserve Cañon City hotel

    Group hoping to preserve Cañon City hotel

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 5:58 PM EDT2017-07-18 21:58:09 GMT
    Hotel St. Cloud off of Main St. in Canon City on July 18, 2017.Hotel St. Cloud off of Main St. in Canon City on July 18, 2017.

    Five years ago, the hotel's owners decided to tear the building down after it fell into disrepair. That decision caused a strong community outcry and the creation of the group called the "Future of Yesterday". The hotel's owners eventually signed over the old hotel to that group.

    Five years ago, the hotel's owners decided to tear the building down after it fell into disrepair. That decision caused a strong community outcry and the creation of the group called the "Future of Yesterday". The hotel's owners eventually signed over the old hotel to that group.

  • Counterfeit $100 bills circulating in Colorado Springs

    Counterfeit $100 bills circulating in Colorado Springs

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 5:20 PM EDT2017-07-18 21:20:57 GMT

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

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

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

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

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 4:40 PM EDT2017-07-18 20:40:07 GMT

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

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

  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife releases bear and three cubs

    Colorado Parks and Wildlife releases bear and three cubs

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 4:29 PM EDT2017-07-18 20:29:07 GMT
    Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers release a bear and her three cubs on July 18, 2017.Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers release a bear and her three cubs on July 18, 2017.

    Colorado Parks and Wildlife released video showing a bear and her three cubs being released back into the wild Tuesday.

    Colorado Parks and Wildlife released video showing a bear and her three cubs being released back into the wild Tuesday.

  • Broadmoor preparing to host 2018 U.S. Senior Open

    Broadmoor preparing to host 2018 U.S. Senior Open

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 2:28 PM EDT2017-07-18 18:28:20 GMT
    The Broadmoor hosted a launch event in advance of the 2018 U.S. Senior Open on July 18, 2017.The Broadmoor hosted a launch event in advance of the 2018 U.S. Senior Open on July 18, 2017.

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

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

  • President Trump expresses disappointment with health bill efforts

    President Trump expresses disappointment with health bill efforts

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 1:16 PM EDT2017-07-18 17:16:56 GMT
    "Let Obamacare fail," and says that "I'm not going to own it.""Let Obamacare fail," and says that "I'm not going to own it."

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

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

  • Man and dog survive deadly Arizona flash flood

    Man and dog survive deadly Arizona flash flood

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 12:47 PM EDT2017-07-18 16:47:38 GMT
    Chandler, Ariz. man Brandon West survived a flash flood that killed nine people in the Tonto National Forest.Chandler, Ariz. man Brandon West survived a flash flood that killed nine people in the Tonto National Forest.

    Arizona man Brandon West said he and his dog Lucky, are lucky to be alive after escaping a flash flood that killed nine people nearby. 

    Arizona man Brandon West said he and his dog Lucky, are lucky to be alive after escaping a flash flood that killed nine people nearby. 

  • Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert released from prison

    Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert released from prison

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 11:53 AM EDT2017-07-18 15:53:22 GMT
    FILE - In this June 9, 2015 file photo, former House Speaker Dennis Hastert departs the federal courthouse, in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges that he broke federal banking laws and lied about the money when questioned by the FBI.FILE - In this June 9, 2015 file photo, former House Speaker Dennis Hastert departs the federal courthouse, in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges that he broke federal banking laws and lied about the money when questioned by the FBI.

    Federal records show former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has been released from prison in Minnesota and transferred to a Chicago re-entry facility. 

    Federal records show former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has been released from prison in Minnesota and transferred to a Chicago re-entry facility. 

  • Glenn announces run for Congress

    Glenn announces run for Congress

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 11:29 AM EDT2017-07-18 15:29:01 GMT

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

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

  • Lynx kittens moving into exhibit at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

    Lynx kittens moving into exhibit at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 7:17 AM EDT2017-07-18 11:17:01 GMT

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

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

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  • Two juveniles arrested for alleged sex assault on video

    Two juveniles arrested for alleged sex assault on video

    Friday, July 21 2017 8:34 PM EDT2017-07-22 00:34:11 GMT

    Pueblo Police say they arrested the two juvenile suspects they believe sexually assaulted a teenage girl on video, which was then posted to Facebook.

    Pueblo Police say they arrested the two juvenile suspects they believe sexually assaulted a teenage girl on video, which was then posted to Facebook.

  • Graphic book pulled from Colorado Springs middle school

    Graphic book pulled from Colorado Springs middle school

    Friday, July 21 2017 12:34 AM EDT2017-07-21 04:34:47 GMT
    "Perfect Chemistry" by Simone Elkeles pulled by District 20 administrators from Challenger Middle School. (KOAA)"Perfect Chemistry" by Simone Elkeles pulled by District 20 administrators from Challenger Middle School. (KOAA)

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

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

  • Police: Video shows teens watching, laughing as man drowns

    Police: Video shows teens watching, laughing as man drowns

    Friday, July 21 2017 12:03 PM EDT2017-07-21 16:03:04 GMT
    31-year-old Jamel Dunn drowned in a retention pond on July 9.31-year-old Jamel Dunn drowned in a retention pond on July 9.

    Authorities in Florida say a group of teens watched and laughed as a man drowned in a retention pond last week.

    Authorities in Florida say a group of teens watched and laughed as a man drowned in a retention pond last week.

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