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Saturday Morning Weather: Cooler, Active Weekend Video included

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Showers and storms return this afternoon and evening. 

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Pueblo community honors WWII vet ahead of Memorial Day Weekend Video included

Veteran Ken Carter of Pueblo holds a flag during presented to him during ceremony Friday Veteran Ken Carter of Pueblo holds a flag during presented to him during ceremony Friday
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He's the kind of person who's always eager to recognize the sacrifices made by other military veterans, but today it was his turn to be honored. 

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Robinette awaits non-criminal disciplinary proceeding Video included

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Graduation came and went for Jalen Robinette, yet he was one of the few not tossing his hat in the air Wednesday. 

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Treatment, not jail for mental health Video included

Andrew Romanoff, President and CEO of Mental Health Colorado, speaks to the Pueblo Latino Chamber of Commerce Andrew Romanoff, President and CEO of Mental Health Colorado, speaks to the Pueblo Latino Chamber of Commerce
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It's estimated that as many as million Coloradoans suffer from varying degrees of mental illness, yet most wait too long to seek treatment. More than a thousand suicides are recorded in our state every year. Andrew Romanoff, the President and CEO of the non-profit advocacy group Mental Health Colorado, wants to change things. 

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Pueblo car break-ins suspect arrested

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Pueblo County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 25-year-old man in connection to two car break-ins in Pueblo West Friday. Deputies arrested Michael Atencio-Baca Friday morning, after receiving a call about a suspicious man in the 700 block of South Wolcott Drive. 

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Keep what you catch at popular Colorado fishing spot

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Attention fishermen: If you're willing to make the drive, you can keep anything and everything you catch at a popular fishing spot in south central Colorado. 

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Rockies blast past Cardinals 10-0

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Rookie Antonio Senzatela threw eight sharp innings to grab a share of the major league lead in wins, Charlie Blackmon had a homer and run-scoring single as part of an eight-run eighth and the Colorado Rockies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 10-0 on Friday night. 

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Sky Sox welcome Wounded Warriors Video included

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The Colorado Springs Sky Sox held a special event Friday for firefighters, police officers and Wounded Warriors. Watch the video above for more. More>>

Bracelets made by veterans raise money for service dog training Video included

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Wag N' Wash stores in Colorado are selling bracelets made by veterans to raise money for a service dog program. 

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Friday Evening Weather: Cooler, Active Weekend Video included

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Cooler and active for the long weekend. 

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Friday Weather: Severe T'Storm Watch Until 8 PM Video included

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 8 p.m. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 8 p.m.
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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for areas of Northeastern El Paso County until 8:00pm. Large hail, strong winds, and heavy rain possible with a cells moving to the northeast near Hwy 24.

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Pueblo wife and husband each hold top nursing awards

From the left: Rhonda Lewis and Larry Lewis of Pueblo have both received Nightingale awards, the top honor in nursing From the left: Rhonda Lewis and Larry Lewis of Pueblo have both received Nightingale awards, the top honor in nursing
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The Lewis family in Pueblo really knows how to take care of people. Husband and wife Larry and Rhonda are both nurses, and both have received the prestigious Nightingale Award. Rhonda works for Parkview Medical Center and was one of just 12 nurses in the state to receive the honor this year. The panel recognized Rhonda for her efforts in starting and leading a diabetes prevention program in the community. "I was very stunned, I was very excited and I was in the company of some ... More>>

Investigators say Pueblo child abuse suspect changed her story Video included

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Pueblo Police Department arrested 19-year-old Amanda Miller for felony child abuse earlier this week after she allegedly left an infant in a bathtub unattended, which led to the infant's drowning.

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Police: Missing Utah woman may be in Colorado

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Law enforcement asks for the public's assistance in locating a missing woman from Salt Lake City who may be in Colorado. 

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New Teller County Sheriff sworn in

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Teller County is getting a new sheriff, a former 19-year veteran of the force was sworn in Friday morning. 

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Colorado representatives try to name peaks after climbers

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NORWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Colorado's congressional representatives are trying to name two peaks in the southwestern part of the state after two local climbers who died in an avalanche in Asia.      The state's two senators, Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner, and Rep. Scott Tipton have introduced a bill renaming the as yet unnamed 13,000-foot peaks after Charlie Fowler and Chris Boskoff. The two were killed in 2006 while climbing a remote massif on the border of China and Tibe... More>>

Man pleads guilty to vehicular homicide for 2014 crash Video included

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A 19-year-old Pueblo teen who was charged with vehicular homicide for a crash he caused in 2014 pleaded guilty in court Friday. 

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Colorado governor signs $26.8 billion budget into law

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DENVER (AP) - Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed into law a $26.8 billion state budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.  

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Statewide road conditions and enforcement for Memorial Day Weekend

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The Colorado Department of Transportation is taking steps to help travelers out this Memorial Day weekend. CDOT is suspending all construction and maintenance projects starting Friday afternoon and will not get back on their regular schedule until Tuesday May 30th. This doesn't include emergency operations. Drivers should expect heavier than normal traffic patterns all weekend long according to CDOT, especially along westbound I-70 and I-25 along the Front Range. To give you an idea ...

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Ariana Grande planning benefit concert in Manchester

A man stands next to flowers for the victims of Monday's bombing at St Ann's Square in central Manchester, England, Friday, May 26 2017. British police investigating the Manchester Arena bombing arrested a ninth man while continuing to search addresses as A man stands next to flowers for the victims of Monday's bombing at St Ann's Square in central Manchester, England, Friday, May 26 2017. British police investigating the Manchester Arena bombing arrested a ninth man while continuing to search addresses as
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NEW YORK (AP) - Ariana Grande has vowed to return to Manchester, England, to give a concert to raise money for the victims of Monday's deadly bombing at her show there.

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300 volunteers needed for emergency drill

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Neighbors in Pueblo are being asked to take part in a statewide health crisis exercise in mid-June. The three-day full scale event takes place from June 15th to June 17th. Volunteers are needed on Saturday June 17th. "Response plans will be used to practice emergency processes and help identify training needs, best practices, and areas for emergency preparedness improvement," described Jody Carrillo, Environmental Health and Emergency Preparedness division director at the P... More>>

Pick up a bracelet to support Victory Service Dogs

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You can show your support for Victory Service Dogs by purchasing a bracelet at area Wag N' Wash locations. 

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Red Nose Day brings in $35 million in donations for children

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Thanks to all of you out there who helped make "Red Nose Day" a success Thursday night on NBC. The third annual event raised more than $35 million for children in need in the U.S. and around the world. 

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VP Pence addresses midshipmen at Naval Academy graduation

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence says President Donald Trump will be the "best friend the armed forces of the United States will ever have." 

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Mortuary chief: John Glenn's remains were given 'impeccable care'

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - As Air Force officials investigate allegations that inspectors were invited to view the remains of astronaut and former U.S. Sen. John Glenn at Dover Air Force Base, a military mortuary chief says Glenn's remains were treated with "impeccable care."      William Zwicharowski said Friday in a text message to The Associated Press that he's proud of the job he and his staff did in caring for Glenn's remains during the months between his death l... More>>

Rocky Ford man facing charges for toddler's death

Ryan Casias is accused of child abuse resulting in death. Ryan Casias is accused of child abuse resulting in death.
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Nearly a week after a child was found unresponsive in a Rocky Ford home, an arrest has been made public in the case.

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Preparations underway for third annual Climb for Courage

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Children's Hospital Colorado is gearing up for their big summer fundraiser, the Climb for Courage. June 24th marks the 3rd annual event held at the U.S. Air Force Academy's Falcon Stadium. 

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Water restrictions could return to Fountain this summer Video included

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Summer's almost here, and the city of Fountain is still without a backup groundwater supply.

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South Carolina realtor pleads guilty to 7 murders

Todd Kohlhepp agreed to a plea deal for seven murders over a 23 year period. Todd Kohlhepp agreed to a plea deal for seven murders over a 23 year period.
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A man who admitted killing seven people over nearly 13 years in South Carolina while running a successful real estate business has pleaded guilty to seven counts of murder and a number of other charges.

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Masked gunman kill 26 Coptic Christians in Egypt

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CAIRO (AP) - Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group has condemned the attack that targeted a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt saying it "is a new crime added to the criminal record of a murderers' gang."

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Man arrested after fatal shooting in Pueblo Video included

Pueblo PD investigates fatal shooting on Lake Avenue. (Courtesy: Merlinda Lujan) Pueblo PD investigates fatal shooting on Lake Avenue. (Courtesy: Merlinda Lujan)
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One person is dead after a shooting in Pueblo, according to Pueblo Police Department. 

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Witness helps stop mom driving under the influence Video included

Field sobriety tests with Sarah Kesterson had to be stopped she was doing so poorly. (KOB) Field sobriety tests with Sarah Kesterson had to be stopped she was doing so poorly. (KOB)
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(KOB) Deputies say Sarah Kesterson had four young children in the car when they arrested her on suspicion of driving drunk.  A criminal complaint shows she performed field sobriety tests so poorly that they had to be stopped.

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Heightened DUI enforcement starts today Video included

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Nearly 100 law enforcement agencies across the state are working to keep us safe on the roads this holiday weekend. They're cracking down on impaired driving, with heightened DUI enforcement starting today.  

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Veteran says store refused entry to service dog Video included

Wherever Cesar Ordonez goes, an "Angel" is not far behind. Wherever Cesar Ordonez goes, an "Angel" is not far behind.
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(WREX) - An Iraq War veteran is speaking out after a business made him leave because of his service dog. That veteran caught the incident on camera.

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Jeep goes airborne into duplex Video included

The driver of this Jeep was cited for inattentive driving. The driver of this Jeep was cited for inattentive driving.
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(WTMJ) Nobody was injured when an SUV went airborne and slammed into a Milwaukee, Wisconsin duplex Thursday morning. 

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Woman hops on hood to stop carjackers Video included

Melissa Smith jumped on the hood of her car to stop carjackers from getting away. Melissa Smith jumped on the hood of her car to stop carjackers from getting away.
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(WTMJ) A Milwaukee, Wisconsin woman is having second thoughts about jumping on the hood of her car after a thief tried to steal it. 

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Crash cleared on I-25 in Monument

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A roll over crash on northbound I-25 over Monument Hill is blocking the right lane of traffic.

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Your Healthy Family: Proper care of burns from grilling Video included

This weekend is often the first time many people fire up the grill and that can lead to some occasional mishaps says Dr. Tullberg. This weekend is often the first time many people fire up the grill and that can lead to some occasional mishaps says Dr. Tullberg.
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With Memorial Day weekend here, Dr. Ian Tullberg the Urgent Care Medical Director with UCHealth Memorial has some important advice if you don't want to be one of the common injuries he see's in the urgent care. This weekend is often the first time many people fire up the grill and that can lead to some occasional mishaps says Dr. Tullberg. "One of the big things that we see, is people over using lighter fluid.  Guys love big fires and you want to get some lighter fluid out...

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Kunitz's double-OT goal sends Penguins back to Stanley Cup, 3-2 over Senators

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The Penguins are trying to become the first team since the Detroit Red Wings in 1998 to win back-to-back titles. They will host Western Conference champion Nashville in Game 1 on Monday night.

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Colorado Springs Police investigating shooting on Delaware Dr.

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A man was shot in the chest Thursday night while on the 1000 block of Delaware Drive in Colorado Springs. Police say the injury is serious and life-threatening. 

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News 5 Investigates: Frustration, problems after state upgrades healthcare computer systems Video included

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Imagine being told medicine you've been taking for months is no longer covered! It's a struggle some Medicaid patients are still dealing with nearly three months after the state upgraded its healthcare payment coverage system.  Most people on Medicaid will admit they live on a fixed income and simply don't have the funds to pay out of pocket costs for their medications.  After the State of Colorado upgraded two of its computer systems earlier this year, health care provide...

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Worker killed, three injured in Mead oil tank fire

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GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - The Latest on a fatal oil tank fire in northern Colorado.

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Cardio doctor has heart attack, thanks CSFD paramedics for lifesaving help Video included

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Dr. John Conn, a cardiothoracic specialist, describes what he was feeling when he realized he was having a heart attack while out running errands.

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Redistricting plans draw complaints from local Dems Video included

El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Chuck Broerman presents proposed changes to commissioner district  boundaries to the Board of County Commissioners El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Chuck Broerman presents proposed changes to commissioner district boundaries to the Board of County Commissioners
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Some voters in Monument could find themselves in a new County Commissioner District later this summer. Clerk and Recorder Chuck Broerman has proposed new boundaries to keep up with population growth.  All three plans would move precinct 304 in the town of Monument west of I-25 out of District 1 and into District 3.   

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Pueblo woman arrested on child abuse charges

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PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - A woman has been arrested after allegedly leaving an 11-month-old girl unattended in a bathtub and then finding the child facedown in water.

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Teller County sexual assault suspect arrested in Windsor

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A man wanted for sexual assault in Teller County after allegedly targeting a victim on the Bumble dating app has been arrested in Windsor.

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'Question For You' with the Switchbacks Video included

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Athletes are well known for keeping their comments to the media centered on the team and away from anything that might be taken the wrong way. But today we stopped asking the typical questions and switched to more personal topics in this edition of, 'Question For You.' 

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Crashes blocking southbound I-25 near Pueblo

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Backups on southbound I-25 tonight after several crashes. Colorado State Patrol says, the first is a non injury crash just north of Pueblo near the rest stop. In that crash, the vehicle hit a guardrail. A second crash involves four cars, and happened in the exact same area. There is debris reportedly scattered across the roadway and tow trucks on scene working to clear the cars. No one was reportedly hurt in that crash either. State troopers say avoid southbound I-25 if possibl... More>>

Thursday Evening Weather: Cooler, More Active Weather Ahead

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It's been another summer like day across the area, but changes are moving in for the rest of the week. We've had some virga and gusty winds today and there will be the chance for a few stray showers/storms this evening and tonight. Lows will fall into the 40's and 50's. A sunny morning on Friday, but clouds will be trying to increase throughout the day. There will also be isolated showers/storms during the second half of the day. Some of those could be on the strong to severe sid... More>>

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo names newborn giraffe

The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo welcomes a new giraffe calf born April 26th. The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo welcomes a new giraffe calf born April 26th.
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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's newborn giraffe calf finally has a name! 

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Colorado veteran to be inducted into Vietnam War Memorial

Plaque that honors Vietnam Veterans not eligible to be on The Wall. Plaque that honors Vietnam Veterans not eligible to be on The Wall.
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A Colorado veteran will be inducted into the In Memory Program in Washington, D.C. in June. The program honors Vietnam veterans whose lives were cut short due to their service in Vietnam, but are not eligible to be inscribed on The Wall under Department of Defense guidelines.  On June 17th, 411 names, including Johnnie Michael Bennett of Colorado, will be inducted into the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund's program. More than 2,000 people are expected to attend the ceremony which ... More>>

Rollover crash slows traffic in both directions on I-25

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A rollover crash on northbound I-25 is slowing traffic in both directions. 

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Joseph leads Phillies over Rockies 2-1 in 11 innings

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Joseph homered off Tyler Anderson and lined the game-ending hit against Scott Oberg after Michael Saunders' one-out double.

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Transgender woman says she doesn't want man charged for illegal surgery

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DENVER (AP) - A Colorado man accused of performing an illegal surgery to remove a transgender woman's testicles could spend years in prison, but the woman doesn't want that.

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Water restrictions expected in Fountain this summer

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The city of Fountain has approved a plan for water restrictions and a new water waste enforcement policy. 

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What to do this Memorial Day Weekend

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Memorial Day weekend is approaching, and there are events and activities planned from Saturday May 27th to Monday May 29th all across southern Colorado. 

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Dear deemed not competent to stand trial once again

Robert Lewis Dear talks during a court appearance on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Robert Lewis Dear talks during a court appearance on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, in Colorado Springs, Colo.
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Accused Planned Parenthood shooter Robert Dear was back in court Thursday for another mental competency hearing, and again, he was deemed not competent to stand trial. 

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Truck fire closes northbound I-25 in Walsenburg

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Northbound I-25 was closed in Walsenburg because of a truck fire Thursday afternoon.

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Prank results in arrest of wanted person

Prank results in arrest of wanted person. Prank results in arrest of wanted person.
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Law enforcement officers from four different agencies searched for the driver of a car with a sign in the back window reading "Help me Please." The Fremont County Sheriff's Office says it was ultimately a prank, but it still resulted in the arrest of one person in the vehicle once it was tracked down on Thursday. 

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Live fire training exercise in north Colorado Springs

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High winds have forced fire crews to postpone a training exercise in El Paso County. 

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Shooting, car crash in Colorado Springs leaves 3 injured Video included

Traffic is slow on Academy Blvd. at N. Carefree Circle due to a shooting and car crash. (KOAA) Traffic is slow on Academy Blvd. at N. Carefree Circle due to a shooting and car crash. (KOAA)
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Colorado Springs Police say three people are injured after a shooting and car crash near North Academy Boulevard and Half Turn Road Thursday morning.

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Smaller cars pose greater death risk in crashes Video included

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(NBC News) A new report suggests you might be more likely to survive a car crash if you're driving a certain style of vehicle. 

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Caught on camera: Store owner uses bat to fight robbers Video included

A store owner chases two robbers out of his store in New York state. A store owner chases two robbers out of his store in New York state.
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(WNYT) Two robbers put their masks on, walked under a surveillance camera, and banged on the window of a shop in Rotterdam, New York. 

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North Carolina cops bust $500 million opium poppy growing operation Video included

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(WCNC) North Carolina deputies seized an estimated $500 million worth of opium poppies in what's being called a historic bust.

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  • News 5 Investigates: Frustration, problems after state upgrades healthcare computer systems

    News 5 Investigates: Frustration, problems after state upgrades healthcare computer systems

    Thursday, May 25 2017 10:59 PM EDT2017-05-26 02:59:16 GMT

    Imagine being told medicine you've been taking for months is no longer covered! It's a struggle some Medicaid patients are still dealing with nearly three months after the state upgraded its healthcare payment coverage system.  Most people on Medicaid will admit they live on a fixed income and simply don't have the funds to pay out of pocket costs for their medications.  After the State of Colorado upgraded two of its computer systems earlier this year, health care provide...

    Imagine being told medicine you've been taking for months is no longer covered! It's a struggle some Medicaid patients are still dealing with nearly three months after the state upgraded its healthcare payment coverage system.  Most people on Medicaid will admit they live on a fixed income and simply don't have the funds to pay out of pocket costs for their medications.  After the State of Colorado upgraded two of its computer systems earlier this year, health care provide...

  • 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...
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  • Your Healthy Family: Proper care of burns from grilling

    Your Healthy Family: Proper care of burns from grilling

    Friday, May 26 2017 7:52 AM EDT2017-05-26 11:52:34 GMT
    This weekend is often the first time many people fire up the grill and that can lead to some occasional mishaps says Dr. Tullberg.This weekend is often the first time many people fire up the grill and that can lead to some occasional mishaps says Dr. Tullberg.

    With Memorial Day weekend here, Dr. Ian Tullberg the Urgent Care Medical Director with UCHealth Memorial has some important advice if you don't want to be one of the common injuries he see's in the urgent care. This weekend is often the first time many people fire up the grill and that can lead to some occasional mishaps says Dr. Tullberg. "One of the big things that we see, is people over using lighter fluid.  Guys love big fires and you want to get some lighter fluid out...

    With Memorial Day weekend here, Dr. Ian Tullberg the Urgent Care Medical Director with UCHealth Memorial has some important advice if you don't want to be one of the common injuries he see's in the urgent care. This weekend is often the first time many people fire up the grill and that can lead to some occasional mishaps says Dr. Tullberg. "One of the big things that we see, is people over using lighter fluid.  Guys love big fires and you want to get some lighter fluid out...

  • Your Healthy Family: UCHealth's Mobile Stroke Unit

    Your Healthy Family: UCHealth's Mobile Stroke Unit

    Thursday, May 25 2017 10:03 AM EDT2017-05-25 14:03:03 GMT
    May is Stroke Awareness Month and there’s a very special vehicle with specially trained staff on board.  It’s called the Mobile Stroke Unit and In Colorado Springs, it’s unique to UCHealth Memorial.May is Stroke Awareness Month and there’s a very special vehicle with specially trained staff on board. It’s called the Mobile Stroke Unit and In Colorado Springs, it’s unique to UCHealth Memorial.

    May is Stroke Awareness Month and there’s a very special vehicle with specially trained staff on board.  It’s called the Mobile Stroke Unit and In Colorado Springs, it’s unique to UCHealth Memorial. 

    May is Stroke Awareness Month and there’s a very special vehicle with specially trained staff on board.  It’s called the Mobile Stroke Unit and In Colorado Springs, it’s unique to UCHealth Memorial. 

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