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  • No jail time for corrections officer involved in inmate assault

    No jail time for corrections officer involved in inmate assault

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 7:26 PM EDT2017-05-23 23:26:47 GMT
    A Colorado Department of Corrections who witnessed another guard assault an inmate and then attempted to cover up the crime will not face any jail time as part of a plea agreement reached Tuesday morning.  Shannon Proud will serve 6 months probation and will keep his job with the DOC.  News 5 Investigates first obtained disturbing video footage from inside the Centennial Correctional Facility in Fremont County back in 2016.  The footage captured showed an inmate bein...
    A Colorado Department of Corrections who witnessed another guard assault an inmate and then attempted to cover up the crime will not face any jail time as part of a plea agreement reached Tuesday morning.  Shannon Proud will serve 6 months probation and will keep his job with the DOC.  News 5 Investigates first obtained disturbing video footage from inside the Centennial Correctional Facility in Fremont County back in 2016.  The footage captured showed an inmate bein...
  • Homeowner stuck with $80k in damage from sewage backup after city denies responsibility

    Homeowner stuck with $80k in damage from sewage backup after city denies responsibility

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 1:46 AM EDT2017-05-16 05:46:29 GMT
    Barbara ShepardBarbara Shepard

    A main sewer line in Manitou Springs recently clogged and poured sewage into a homeowner's basement, causing nearly $80,000 in damage.  The homeowner filed a claim believing the City of Manitou Springs would compensate her because the backup came from the line they maintain, but Manitou officials said "no", citing the Colorado Governmental Immunity Act.  

    A main sewer line in Manitou Springs recently clogged and poured sewage into a homeowner's basement, causing nearly $80,000 in damage.  The homeowner filed a claim believing the City of Manitou Springs would compensate her because the backup came from the line they maintain, but Manitou officials said "no", citing the Colorado Governmental Immunity Act.  

  • Trinidad police investigate alleged threats made by DOC employee against disabilities advocate

    Trinidad police investigate alleged threats made by DOC employee against disabilities advocate

    Friday, May 12 2017 12:46 AM EDT2017-05-12 04:46:50 GMT
    Stephen Hamer is well known in the community. He spent time in prison and turned his life around---becoming an advocate for people with disabilities.Stephen Hamer is well known in the community. He spent time in prison and turned his life around---becoming an advocate for people with disabilities.

    News 5 has learned Timothy Merchant, a Colorado Department of Corrections employee is being investigated over threatening comments he allegedly made on Facebook toward a disabilities advocate in Trinidad. 

    News 5 has learned Timothy Merchant, a Colorado Department of Corrections employee is being investigated over threatening comments he allegedly made on Facebook toward a disabilities advocate in Trinidad. 

  • News 5 Investigates Follow-Up: Company helps couple ripped off by contractor

    News 5 Investigates Follow-Up: Company helps couple ripped off by contractor

    Thursday, May 11 2017 12:25 AM EDT2017-05-11 04:25:15 GMT

    News 5 Investigates introduced you to Randy Love back in April.   He and his wife, Shelley, paid nearly $20,000 for home repairs, but the contractor never finished the job! 48-hours after our story ran, The WireNut offered to pick up where the last contractor left off.  When we first met Randy Love, he had a laundry list of problems left behind after Todd Braudis, a local contractor in Colorado Springs decided not to finish the work he promised he would do. ...

    News 5 Investigates introduced you to Randy Love back in April.   He and his wife, Shelley, paid nearly $20,000 for home repairs, but the contractor never finished the job! 48-hours after our story ran, The WireNut offered to pick up where the last contractor left off.  When we first met Randy Love, he had a laundry list of problems left behind after Todd Braudis, a local contractor in Colorado Springs decided not to finish the work he promised he would do. ...

  • News 5 Investigates helps family get new apartment following "controversial" eviction

    News 5 Investigates helps family get new apartment following "controversial" eviction

    Thursday, May 4 2017 11:33 PM EDT2017-05-05 03:33:05 GMT

    Rekiba Festerman spent time in jail, temporarily lost custody of her children, and eventually got evicted -- all for a crime she did not commit.

    Rekiba Festerman spent time in jail, temporarily lost custody of her children, and eventually got evicted -- all for a crime she did not commit.

  • Fountain police partner with FBI to crackdown on crime

    Fountain police partner with FBI to crackdown on crime

    Monday, May 1 2017 4:21 PM EDT2017-05-01 20:21:33 GMT

    In the largest joint operation between the FBI and the Fountain Police Department, officers and agents recently saturated the city in an effort to seize illegal drugs, recover guns in the possession of criminals, clear all types of warrants and arrest dangerous felons.

    In the largest joint operation between the FBI and the Fountain Police Department, officers and agents recently saturated the city in an effort to seize illegal drugs, recover guns in the possession of criminals, clear all types of warrants and arrest dangerous felons.

  • 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

    Sunday, April 30 2017 2:33 PM EDT2017-04-30 18:33:57 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.  

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

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

    Thursday, April 27 2017 8:09 PM EDT2017-04-28 00:09:41 GMT
    First Student Bus runs red lightFirst Student Bus runs red light

    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. 

  • News 5 Investigates: Couple arrested after trying to collect money from contractor

    News 5 Investigates: Couple arrested after trying to collect money from contractor

    Friday, April 21 2017 1:00 AM EDT2017-04-21 05:00:50 GMT

    A couple from Florissant paid a Colorado Springs contractor thousands of dollars for home repairs, but he never finished the job. When they went to the contractor's home to find out whether he was going to pay them back the money or finish the job, the couple ended up getting arrested! Police arrested them for trespassing. 

    A couple from Florissant paid a Colorado Springs contractor thousands of dollars for home repairs, but he never finished the job. When they went to the contractor's home to find out whether he was going to pay them back the money or finish the job, the couple ended up getting arrested! Police arrested them for trespassing. 

  • New bill introduced to prevent people from abusing the Americans with Disabilities Act

    New bill introduced to prevent people from abusing the American's with Disabilities Act

    Monday, April 17 2017 9:17 AM EDT2017-04-17 13:17:23 GMT

    There is a new bill in Congress promising to stop people from abusing the American's with Disabilities Act.  Attorneys call them "serial ADA suers" because they often file dozens of lawsuits against businesses for minor violations and then demand thousands of dollars to settle. 

    There is a new bill in Congress promising to stop people from abusing the American's with Disabilities Act.  Attorneys call them "serial ADA suers" because they often file dozens of lawsuits against businesses for minor violations and then demand thousands of dollars to settle. 

  • News 5 Investigates: Attorney files motion to dismiss dozens of controversial "ADA" lawsuits

    News 5 Investigates: Attorney files motion to dismiss dozens of controversial "ADA" lawsuits

    Friday, April 14 2017 9:17 AM EDT2017-04-14 13:17:29 GMT

    In March, News 5 Investigates aired multiple reports on a wave of controversial ADA lawsuits flooding Colorado.  Melissa Umphenour and Santiago Abreu filed more than 130 lawsuits combined against local businesses.  These "serial" ADA suers often find minor violations such as a missing coat hook in a restroom stall--then demand thousands of dollars to drop the case and it's perfectly legal! Now, a third person has jumped on board, suing 43 businesses. 

    In March, News 5 Investigates aired multiple reports on a wave of controversial ADA lawsuits flooding Colorado.  Melissa Umphenour and Santiago Abreu filed more than 130 lawsuits combined against local businesses.  These "serial" ADA suers often find minor violations such as a missing coat hook in a restroom stall--then demand thousands of dollars to drop the case and it's perfectly legal! Now, a third person has jumped on board, suing 43 businesses. 

  • News 5 Investigates: Bank finally returns money to fraud victim, saving her from eviction

    News 5 Investigates: Bank finally returns money to fraud victim, saving her from eviction

    Thursday, March 30 2017 9:03 PM EDT2017-03-31 01:03:52 GMT
    Ranae Johnson, Fraud VictimRanae Johnson, Fraud Victim

    A Colorado Springs woman claims Guaranty Bank only "guaranteed" her she wouldn't get getting a refund after she became a victim of fraud. Nearly $6,000 of unauthorized charges were racked up on her account. 

    A Colorado Springs woman claims Guaranty Bank only "guaranteed" her she wouldn't get getting a refund after she became a victim of fraud. Nearly $6,000 of unauthorized charges were racked up on her account. 

  • News 5 Investigates: Is your parking lot ADA compliant?

    News 5 Investigates: Is your parking lot ADA compliant?

    Thursday, March 30 2017 1:39 PM EDT2017-03-30 17:39:10 GMT

    The Americans with Disabilities Act is meant to help those with special needs, but News 5 Investigates has found some people who don't even have a disability are using the ADA to make money by filing dozens of lawsuits for what attorneys say are "minor" violations. 

    The Americans with Disabilities Act is meant to help those with special needs, but News 5 Investigates has found some people who don't even have a disability are using the ADA to make money by filing dozens of lawsuits for what attorneys say are "minor" violations. 

  • News 5 Investigates: Woman who filed dozens of controversial ADA lawsuits resigns from disabilities board

    News 5 Investigates: Woman who filed dozens of controversial ADA lawsuits resigns from disabilities board

    Friday, March 24 2017 9:00 PM EDT2017-03-25 01:00:08 GMT

    Mellisa Umphenour claimed to be an advocate for people with special needs and even served on the Colorado Developmental Disabilities Board.  While serving on that board, News 5 Investigates discovered she was filing dozens of ADA-related on her behalf against Colorado businesses which Gov. John Hickenlooper says he knew nothing about. Umphenour has since resigned. 

    Mellisa Umphenour claimed to be an advocate for people with special needs and even served on the Colorado Developmental Disabilities Board.  While serving on that board, News 5 Investigates discovered she was filing dozens of ADA-related on her behalf against Colorado businesses which Gov. John Hickenlooper says he knew nothing about. Umphenour has since resigned. 

  • News 5 Investigates: Local businesses hit with controversial lawsuits over alleged ADA violations

    News 5 Investigates: Local businesses hit with controversial lawsuits over alleged ADA violations

    Thursday, March 23 2017 10:35 PM EDT2017-03-24 02:35:43 GMT

    A new wave of lawsuits have just been filed against businesses all over Colorado.  Every lawsuit is centered around alleged ADA violations and while these lawsuits are perfectly legal, attorneys fighting these cases say the people filing the lawsuits may be more interested in collecting cash and less interested in getting businesses into compliance.  

    A new wave of lawsuits have just been filed against businesses all over Colorado.  Every lawsuit is centered around alleged ADA violations and while these lawsuits are perfectly legal, attorneys fighting these cases say the people filing the lawsuits may be more interested in collecting cash and less interested in getting businesses into compliance.  

  • News 5 Investigates: Jimmy John's drivers caught breaking traffic laws to deliver sandwiches

    News 5 Investigates: Jimmy John's drivers caught breaking traffic laws to deliver sandwiches

    Thursday, March 16 2017 11:53 PM EDT2017-03-17 03:53:14 GMT

    Getting food delivered right to your home or work is a convenience millions of people love.  The national chain "Jimmy John's" claims they deliver so quickly, they call their service "freaky fast"!  Is that "freaky fast" promise putting other drivers on the road in danger?

    Getting food delivered right to your home or work is a convenience millions of people love.  The national chain "Jimmy John's" claims they deliver so quickly, they call their service "freaky fast"!  Is that "freaky fast" promise putting other drivers on the road in danger?

  • News 5 Investigates: Disgraced realtor charged with theft appears in court

    News 5 Investigates: Disgraced realtor charged with theft appears in court

    Thursday, March 16 2017 2:18 PM EDT2017-03-16 18:18:43 GMT
    Holly Janette Dalton, 44, leaves the courtroom in Colorado Springs after being advised of the felony theft charge she facesHolly Janette Dalton, 44, leaves the courtroom in Colorado Springs after being advised of the felony theft charge she faces

    A disgraced realtor whom financial crime detectives believe kept nearly $100,000 in client rent payments was advised in district court this morning of the felony theft charge she faces. 

    A disgraced realtor whom financial crime detectives believe kept nearly $100,000 in client rent payments was advised in district court this morning of the felony theft charge she faces. 

  • News 5 Investigates: State Patrol creates new escort policy after speeding probe

    News 5 Investigates: State Patrol creates new escort policy after speeding probe

    Tuesday, March 14 2017 12:54 PM EDT2017-03-14 16:54:12 GMT

    The Colorado State Patrol created a new policy after News 5 Investigates raised questions about how fast troopers were recorded driving during an escort in December for the US Honor Flag. 

    The Colorado State Patrol created a new policy after News 5 Investigates raised questions about how fast troopers were recorded driving during an escort in December for the US Honor Flag. 

  • News 5 Investigates: Property management firm owner wanted for theft

    News 5 Investigates: Property management firm owner wanted for theft

    Holly Janette Dalton is wanted by the Colorado Springs Police Department for theft. (CPSD)Holly Janette Dalton is wanted by the Colorado Springs Police Department for theft. (CPSD)

    A corrupt realtor first exposed by News 5 Investigates for pocketing her clients' rent payments is now on the run from the cops in Colorado Springs.

    A corrupt realtor first exposed by News 5 Investigates for pocketing her clients' rent payments is now on the run from the cops in Colorado Springs.

  • News 5 Investigates: Pueblo DA hires daughter and son in law

    News 5 Investigates: Pueblo DA hires daughter and son in law

    Since mid 2015, Pueblo District Attorney Jeff Chostner has hired both his son-in-law and his daughter to work as prosecutors in his officeSince mid 2015, Pueblo District Attorney Jeff Chostner has hired both his son-in-law and his daughter to work as prosecutors in his office

    Pueblo County District Attorney Jeff Chostner hired both his son-in-law and his daughter to work as prosecutors in his office. News 5 investigates found that while it is not illegal, hiring relatives is not exactly encouraged either.

    Pueblo County District Attorney Jeff Chostner hired both his son-in-law and his daughter to work as prosecutors in his office. News 5 investigates found that while it is not illegal, hiring relatives is not exactly encouraged either.

  • News5 Investigates: Scammers impersonate Colorado Springs car repairmen

    News5 Investigates: Scammers impersonate Colorado Springs car repairmen

    Business cards used to impersonate a local auto repairman. (KOAA)Business cards used to impersonate a local auto repairman. (KOAA)

    Scammers are impersonating car repairmen here in Colorado Springs. These are men working out of the back of their own cars, offering quick fixes to people with obvious damage. 

    Scammers are impersonating car repairmen here in Colorado Springs. These are men working out of the back of their own cars, offering quick fixes to people with obvious damage. 

  • News 5 Investigates: Charities receiving most public funds tied to council president

    News 5 Investigates: Charities receiving most public funds tied to council president

    Monday, January 23 2017 5:06 PM EST2017-01-23 22:06:05 GMT

    Pueblo City Council and the Pueblo Board of County Commissioners together spend $1.2 million of your tax dollars each year awarding grants to local charities. Each government body budgets $600,000 per year for what's known as the Community Services Advisory Commission or CSAC.  This year, the money was awarded to nearly three dozen local charities. All submitted grant applications that were reviewed by a 14-member volunteer board. The funding supports various human service...

    Pueblo City Council and the Pueblo Board of County Commissioners together spend $1.2 million of your tax dollars each year awarding grants to local charities. Each government body budgets $600,000 per year for what's known as the Community Services Advisory Commission or CSAC.  This year, the money was awarded to nearly three dozen local charities. All submitted grant applications that were reviewed by a 14-member volunteer board. The funding supports various human service...

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    News 5 Investigates: CSP responds to 100 mph Honor Flag escort video

    News 5 Investigates: CSP responds to 100 mph Honor Flag escort video

    Tuesday, December 6 2016 7:01 PM EST2016-12-07 00:01:53 GMT

    The Colorado State Patrol thanked News 5 Investigates for bringing attention to safety concerns regarding a speeding convoy on state highways last week that brought the US Honor Flag to the funeral home of fallen Trooper Cody Donahue. And Tuesday, the head of CSP went farther, issuing this statement addressing our investigation.

    The Colorado State Patrol thanked News 5 Investigates for bringing attention to safety concerns regarding a speeding convoy on state highways last week that brought the US Honor Flag to the funeral home of fallen Trooper Cody Donahue. And Tuesday, the head of CSP went farther, issuing this statement addressing our investigation.

  • News 5 Investigates: Sex offender going door-to-door as a Jehovah's witness

    News 5 Investigates: Sex offender going door-to-door as a Jehovah's witness

    Friday, August 19 2016 2:17 PM EDT2016-08-19 18:17:18 GMT

    66-year-old Waymon Ivery is reliving a nightmare that happened more than two decades ago. Sitting in the KOAA studio conference room, he admitted his regret.

    66-year-old Waymon Ivery is reliving a nightmare that happened more than two decades ago. Sitting in the KOAA studio conference room, he admitted his regret.

  • News 5 Investigates: Florence home daycare had history of violations

    News 5 Investigates: Florence home daycare had history of violations

    Wednesday, July 27 2016 10:56 PM EDT2016-07-28 02:56:46 GMT

    A home daycare provider in Florence is facing a felony charge of Child Abuse Resulting in Death after a 9 month old baby died in her care in late April. The State of Colorado pulled 43-year-old Christine Humphrey's child care license in May. News 5 Investigates searched county records and interviewed parents and found there were problems at this daycare long before the death occurred. Karen Runck had enrolled her son with Humphrey for about two years. She said it wasn't one big even...

    A home daycare provider in Florence is facing a felony charge of Child Abuse Resulting in Death after a 9 month old baby died in her care in late April. The State of Colorado pulled 43-year-old Christine Humphrey's child care license in May. News 5 Investigates searched county records and interviewed parents and found there were problems at this daycare long before the death occurred. Karen Runck had enrolled her son with Humphrey for about two years. She said it wasn't one big even...

  • GRAPHIC VIDEO: Corrections officers facing felony charges after alleged attack

    GRAPHIC VIDEO: Corrections officers facing felony charges after alleged attack

    Monday, June 20 2016 6:01 PM EDT2016-06-20 22:01:35 GMT

    It's a case that has veteran officers shaking their heads. 

    It's a case that has veteran officers shaking their heads. 

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  • Tractor-trailer crashes kill 3 in Baca County

    Tractor-trailer crashes kill 3 in Baca County

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 2:11 PM EDT2017-05-24 18:11:41 GMT

    Highway 287 north of Campo was closed for several hours Wednesday morning due to a crash involving three tractor-trailers. Three people died in the incident.

    Highway 287 north of Campo was closed for several hours Wednesday morning due to a crash involving three tractor-trailers. Three people died in the incident.

  • Deadly crash on Highway 78 in Pueblo County

    Deadly crash on Highway 78 in Pueblo County

    Thursday, May 25 2017 4:11 AM EDT2017-05-25 08:11:37 GMT

    Colorado State Patrol says one person was killed in a crash on Highway 78 in Pueblo County Thursday morning.

    Colorado State Patrol says one person was killed in a crash on Highway 78 in Pueblo County Thursday morning.

  • Former Air Force wide receiver Jalen Robinette does not graduate

    Former Air Force wide receiver Jalen Robinette does not graduate

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 4:46 PM EDT2017-05-24 20:46:09 GMT
    Air Force Falcons wide receiver Jalen Robinette (9) in the first half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, at Air Force Academy, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Air Force Falcons wide receiver Jalen Robinette (9) in the first half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, at Air Force Academy, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Former Air Force Academy wide receiver Jalen Robinette did not take part in the Academy's graduation ceremony Wednesday. The Academy said its decision was not related to his desire to play in the NFL, or any criminal activity.

    Former Air Force Academy wide receiver Jalen Robinette did not take part in the Academy's graduation ceremony Wednesday. The Academy said its decision was not related to his desire to play in the NFL, or any criminal activity.

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