Posted 8:19 PM 10/31/2012 by Matt Stafford
Public transportation is a constantly evolving discussion in Colorado Springs. It was the first topic as Mayor Steve Bach and members of City Council sat down to chat Wednesday morning. It was one of the Mayor's 'Counsel' Meetings; where they don't vote on anything, but the Mayor and council (More)
Posted 6:23 PM 10/30/2012 by Matt Stafford
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Scientists say the Martian soil at the rover Curiosity's landing site contains minerals similar to what's found on Hawaii's Mauna Kea volcano. The finding released Tuesday is the latest step in trying to better understand whether the environment could have been (More)
Posted 3:58 PM 10/29/2012 by Matt Stafford
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) - The military has placed helicopters and rescue teams on alert and dispatched medical planners to help cope with the damage from a superstorm on the East Coast. The U.S. Northern Command, charged with defending the U.S. homeland from attack and (More)
Posted 9:58 AM 10/28/2012 by Matt Stafford
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The Dragon has left the space station and is headed back to Earth. Astronauts aboard the International Space Station released the commercial cargo ship Sunday morning. The California-based SpaceX company will steer its unmanned capsule to a splashdown in (More)
Posted 9:46 AM 10/21/2012 by Matt Stafford
DANVILLE, VT (AP) - Small dairy farmers in the Northeast and Wisconsin say a tough year has been made worse by Congress' failure to pass a new farm bill before the old one expired. Many dairy farms were already struggling with low milk prices and high fuel and feed costs as the worst (More)
Posted 7:00 PM 10/17/2012 by Matt Stafford
Colorado Springs Utilities is working out the details on their 2013 budget at City Hall on Wednesday, but not without disagreements.
Mayor Steve Bach spoke with News 5 earlier that morning; he says the proposed utilities budget is flawed.
"Number one is that it has no definition on (More)
Posted 8:45 PM 10/16/2012 by Matt Stafford
Thursday, October 4th, a fire started in a Widefield home on Cielo Vista Drive.
The Security Fire Department gets the call first; they send out two trucks, with one person on each.
"Probably 99 percent of the time it goes out with one person," says Security Fire Chief Ski Stambaugh (More)
Posted 10:33 AM 10/14/2012 by Matt Stafford
WASHINGTON (AP) - Social Security recipients shouldn't expect a big increase in monthly benefits come January. Preliminary figures show the pay raise will be between 1 percent and 2 percent, which will be among the lowest since automatic adjustments were adopted in 1975 (More)
Posted 1:29 PM 10/10/2012 by Lauren Molenburg
Europe is struggling to control a debt crisis, save the euro currency and stop a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis that sent the world spinning into recession. The continent's troubles are the No. 1 threat to the fragile U.S. economy. If the crisis spreads to the U.S., Americans could find it (More)
Posted 10:28 AM 9/30/2012 by Matt Stafford
WASHINGTON (AP) - Medicare is changing the way it does business with hospitals and the result could be fewer patients going back into the hospital after they were discharged. As of Monday, Medicare starts imposing financial penalties on hospitals that have too many patients readmitted (More)
Posted 8:16 PM 9/26/2012 by Matt Stafford
A retired Department of Corrections officer who spent about a decade working at the Arkansas Valley Correctional Facility says he's concerned for the safety of current officers. He spoke exclusively with News 5 after Monday's deadly attack on prison employees.
33-year-old Miguel Alonso (More)
Posted 1:56 PM 9/23/2012 by Monica Gouty
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) - The average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline dipped by less than one penny - about a third of a cent - over the past two weeks.That's according to the Lundberg Survey of fuel prices, released Sunday, which puts the price of a gallon of regular at $3.83. (More)...