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First Alert 5 Weather: Snow Continues Tonight Video included

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Southern Colorado was dumped with snow overnight and through most of the day Sunday. 

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Cops collect bags of pills for Drug Take Back Day

Some of the thousands of pills collected by Colorado Springs Police officers Saturday Some of the thousands of pills collected by Colorado Springs Police officers Saturday
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Local law enforcement agencies open their doors twice each year to collect hundreds of pounds of unused or outdated pills and medications. As part of the National Drug Take Back Day, officers accept those prescriptions no questions asked.  Only pills are accepted. Needles and illicit drugs can not be dropped off. News 5 spotted a steady stream of people visiting the police headquarters in downtown Colorado Springs to drop off their old meds. The goal is to prevent the potentiall... More>>

Urban Living Tour stirs up interest in living downtown

Balcony view from a unit in the Daniels Lofts on North Tejon. Balcony view from a unit in the Daniels Lofts on North Tejon.
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Hundreds of people got to take glimpse of what it's like to live in downtown Colorado Springs on Saturday for the inaugural Urban Living Tour.

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USAF decides to reverse rule allowing athletes to defer active duty

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Academy officials were notified Thursday of the change from Washington DC. 

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Thousands of customers without power in Pueblo

Tree knocked down by heavy snow along Jones Avenue in Pueblo. Photo by Eva Arnim Tree knocked down by heavy snow along Jones Avenue in Pueblo. Photo by Eva Arnim
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Black Hills Energy is now reporting approximately 4,800 customers are without power across Pueblo.

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The story of a late season storm in Pueblo Video included

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Power outages have been a big concern in Pueblo as some people are going into a second night without electricity. Those outages also due to debris from trees damaged by heavy snow and wind. 

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Rockies rally past Diamondbacks 7-6

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Mark Reynolds singled in the tying runs with two outs and the bases loaded in the top of the ninth, then scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch to give the Colorado Rockies a 7-6 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks Saturday night.

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CSFD battles garage fire near Union and Vickers

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Colorado Springs firefighters quickly worked to extinguish a garage fire at a home near Union Boulevard and Vickers Drive Saturday night.  When firefighters arrived at the home in the 2600 block of Maroon Bells Avenue around 8:00 p.m., they found the garage "well-involved" in flames.  Firefighters were concerned by the flames' proximity to a house next door and a semi trailer parked in the driveway.  Everyone inside the home was able to get out safely, but the... More>>

Saturday Morning Weather: Heavy Snow & Winds Video included

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Heavy, wet snow is falling for most of the area this morning. The heaviest snow is expected to fall across the southeast mountains and the plains along and south of Hwy 50.

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Springs Police investigating attempted kidnapping

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Colorado Springs Police are investigating an attempted kidnapping that happened Friday morning near Otis Park.

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Drug take back event today

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Local law enforcement agencies are taking part in a nationwide event to collect unwanted and unused prescription medications for safe disposal.

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Another spring storms sweeps through Southern Colorado Video included

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It didn't take long after the snow started falling, early Friday night, for it to start sticking.

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Sky Sox grab 7-0 win over Iowa Cubs

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Four Sox pitchers combined to throw a shutout and Eric Sogard drove in three runs as the Colorado Springs Sky Sox evened their series with the Iowa Cubs with a 7–0 win in front of 4,120 at Principal Park Friday night.

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Friday evening forecast: Heavy snow and strong wind Video included

Forecast snow amounts through April 29th. Winter Storm Warnings (pink), Winter Weather Advisories (purple) Forecast snow amounts through April 29th. Winter Storm Warnings (pink), Winter Weather Advisories (purple)
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A strong Spring storm will impact southern Colorado through Saturday evening. 

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Friday Weather: Winter Storm Warnings Posted Video included

Forecast snow amounts through April 29th. Winter Storm Warnings (pink), Winter Weather Advisories (purple) Forecast snow amounts through April 29th. Winter Storm Warnings (pink), Winter Weather Advisories (purple)
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A high-impact spring storm will bring heavy snow tonight and tomorrow to Colorado Springs, Pueblo, and the rest of Southeastern Colorado. 

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Broncos select DE DeMarcus Walker in 2nd round

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With the 51st pick of the NFL draft, No. 7 was looking for a change of fortune in his seventh season as architect of the Denver Broncos.      General manager John Elway has grabbed some first-round steals and some late-round gems.      It's Round 2 that's been his bugaboo.      After starting his tenure with solid second-round picks in Rahim Moore, Orlando Franklin, Derek Wolfe and Brock Osweiler, Elway's last four second-round picks proved... More>>

Road rage suspected in northern Colorado shooting death

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GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - Police in northern Colorado say a man who crashed his truck into a retaining wall had been shot to death and was likely the victim of road rage.

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Body found in Grand Canyon likely teenage boy from Tennessee

Authorities searched Grand Canyon National Park for 8th-grader Jackson Standefer and his step-grandmother who were swept away as they tried to cross a creek. (Mark McOmie via AP)? Authorities searched Grand Canyon National Park for 8th-grader Jackson Standefer and his step-grandmother who were swept away as they tried to cross a creek. (Mark McOmie via AP)?
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GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) - The Grand Canyon National Park says that a body that was found on Friday is likely of a 14-year-old hiker.

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One person killed in Pueblo crash

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Pueblo Police Department is investigating a fatal crash in the area of Lakeview and Acero.

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Oil-gas industry tries to reassure Colorado after fatal explosion

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DENVER (AP) - The oil and gas industry is trying to reassure Colorado residents they're safe while investigators look for the cause of a fatal house explosion near a gas well.

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Grand slam lifts Air Force past Nevada 10-7

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A grand slam by Tyler Jones lifted Air Force baseball (21-20, 9-13 MW) to a 10-7 come-from-behind win over Nevada (13-28, 9-13 MW) Wednesday morning at Falcon Field.

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Get your sprinkler system ready for cold snap Video included

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Those of us who have turned on our sprinklers will need to do some work ahead of the freezing temperatures to protect pipes from bursting. News5's Ira Cronin gives us a step by step look at how he is getting his yard ready this afternoon.

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El Paso County to host wildfire education summit for neighborhood leaders

Water drops on the Turkey Track fire in Douglas County Water drops on the Turkey Track fire in Douglas County
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El Paso County is holding a free networking and training event in Monument Saturday to help communities learn more about wildfire prevention and hazard mitigation.

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Friendly fire suspected in death of Rangers in Afghanistan

Sgt. Joshua P. Rodgers, left, and Sgt. Cameron H. Thomas were killed while conducting combat operations in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan Sgt. Joshua P. Rodgers, left, and Sgt. Cameron H. Thomas were killed while conducting combat operations in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan
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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon says the two Army Rangers killed during a raid on an Islamic State compound in Afghanistan may have died as a result of friendly fire. 

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President Trump addresses NRA Convention

President Donald Trump addresses the NRA Convention. President Donald Trump addresses the NRA Convention.
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On the eve of his 100-day mark in office, President Donald Trump delivered a campaign-like speech to the annual convention of the National Rifle Association.

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City and utilities crews prepare for snow storm Video included

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Heavy, wet spring snow can snap branches and take down power lines. That's why Colorado Springs Utilities and crews in Pueblo are on standby for any trouble spots that develop with this coming storm.

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Weather impacts weekend sporting events Video included

Coronado Cougar Classic track meet Coronado Cougar Classic track meet
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The weather is already impacting many high school sports. Around 1,200 athletes are in Colorado Springs for the annual Coronado Cougar Classic track meet which moved up its start time to get ahead of the storm. 

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ATF offers $10,000 reward in gun store theft investigation Video included

Surveillance images of suspects in Springs Armory theft. (ATF) Surveillance images of suspects in Springs Armory theft. (ATF)
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Federal agents are looking for four or five suspects who stole 22 pistols and rifles during an April 18th break-in at Springs Armory on Waynoka Road in Colorado Springs. 

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Colorado man accused in brutal death of 4-year-old

Emanuel Joseph Doll is charged for the death of a 4-year-old relative in Broomfield, Colorado. Emanuel Joseph Doll is charged for the death of a 4-year-old relative in Broomfield, Colorado.
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Broomfield police spokeswoman Joleen Reefe says 25-year-old Emanuel Doll was arrested Thursday on a homicide charge after the boy was found dead with a "massive amount of trauma."

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US seeks to further isolate North Korea over nuclear program

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has urged new sanctions against North Korea at a U.N. gathering.      He told the U.N. Security Council that failing to act against the North's weapons programs would be "catastrophic."

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5 years later: Arrest warrant issued for Red Bull empire heir

Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya wanted for the fatal hit and run of a Thai police officer. (AP) Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya wanted for the fatal hit and run of a Thai police officer. (AP)
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BANGKOK (AP) - A Bangkok court on Friday approved an arrest warrant for an heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune accused of a deadly hit-and-run accident, Thai police said, moving the case forward after almost five years without charges being pressed.

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Cash grab at malfunctioning Walmart self-checkout Video included

Customers line up to get cash from broken Walmart self-checkout. (NBC) Customers line up to get cash from broken Walmart self-checkout. (NBC)
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(WFLA) Police in Winter Haven, Florida are searching for eight people who took more than $1,100 in cash from a Walmart self-checkout register after discovering it was giving improper change.

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Monster Jam roars into Colorado Springs Video included

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The action packed Monster Jam is coming to Colorado Springs this weekend. 

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CDOT preparing for weekend snow storm Video included

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With heavy wet snow and a hard freeze expected to slam southern Colorado Friday night into Saturday, CDOT is preparing to hit the roads to keep them safe.

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CSPD investigating stabbing near Olympic Training Center

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Colorado Springs Police say a man was stabbed Thursday night just before 10:30, while he was walking near Union Boulevard and Saint Vrain Street, near the Olympic Training Center.

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Drug Take Back Initiative on April 29

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Local law enforcement is taking part in an effort that allows people to turn in unwanted and unused medications for safe disposal. Saturday, April 29 is the 13th National Take Back Initiative from the Drug Enforcement Agency. 

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Petition to recall Fremont County Sheriff approved

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The Fremont County Clerk's Office confirms that a petition to recall Sheriff Jim Beicker has been approved.

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Broncos take Garett Bolles with 1st draft pick of 2017

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The Denver Broncos have selected Utah tackle Garrett Bolles with the 20th pick in the NFL draft.

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CDOT holds another open house on I-25 widening project

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During Thursday's open house, they estimated it will cost between 290 and 570 million dollars just to fund the construction project between Monument and Castle Rock--also known as the "gap"--an area they say they'll be paying special attention to in the coming years.

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Panthers select RB McCaffrey with 8th pick in NFL draft

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He's expected to split time with nine-year veteran Jonathan Stewart, who signed a two-year contract extension earlier this offseason.

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

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

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Pinwheel art in Colorado Springs dedicated to child abuse prevention Video included

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As we near the end of Child Abuse Prevention Month, a permanent symbol of hope is in place in Colorado Springs. Supporters gathered Thursday to dedicate a giant pinwheel at the El Paso Citizens Service Center. The artwork was made possible by sponsors and donations to the county. The pinwheel serves as a reminder nationwide that all children deserve a healthy, safe, and happy childhood. "We're hoping that this giant pinwheel will really raise awareness about child abuse preven... More>>

First ever Urban Living Tour planned in Colorado Springs Video included

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

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El Paso County Sheriff's Office arrests murder suspect

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El Paso County Sheriff's Office has arrested a third suspect in connection with the murder of 24-year-old Lawrence Gloster.

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

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

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Harper homers in 11-run 7th, Turner, Nats rout Rockies 16-5

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Washington finished 9-1 on its road trip, taking three of the last four at Colorado. What's more, the Nationals scored 11 or more runs in three straight games for the first time since July 1986 at Atlanta, when the team was the Montreal Expos.

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Learning event encourages students to pursue STEM careers

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Hundreds of students met with STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) leaders and professors Thursday in southeastern Colorado for a learning event that aims to inspire students to pursue careers in these fields. Colorado Lieutenant Governor Donna Lynne and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) hosted 300 students from 12 schools in southeastern rural Colorado at the second annual Dream Big Event at Eads High Sc... More>>

Air Force Academy's first female superintendent retiring

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

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Bill passes in Florida to issue certificates for miscarriages

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida could become the first state to issue what's essentially a birth certificate for women who've had miscarriages under a bill the Legislature sent to Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday. The Grieving Families Act would give parents the option of receiving a state-issued certificate if a pregnancy is lost between nine weeks and 20 weeks of gestation. "The parent can name the child if they have a gender or they can just name it Baby Smith," said Re... More>>

Pat Kelleher hired as new executive director of USA Hockey

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

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

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NORTH HIGHLANDS, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on the apparent random beating death of an elderly California woman (all times local):      2 p.m.      California police say an 86-year-old woman on a morning walk was sexually assaulted and beaten to death coming to the assistance of an exercise partner in an apparent random attack.      Police say a young man attacked to the two women Wednesday morning while they walked around a high school track... More>>

$25,000 raised for Falcon student's family Video included

Michael Finley was killed by a suspected drunk driver on April 14. Michael Finley was killed by a suspected drunk driver on April 14.
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Hundreds of people went to Culver's in Falcon Wednesday night to show support for the family of Michael Finley, a Falcon High School senior who was killed earlier this month by a drunk driver.

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Doctor reaches settlement with United Airlines

A United Airlines passenger is dragged off a flight. (Twitter: Jayse D. Anspach) A United Airlines passenger is dragged off a flight. (Twitter: Jayse D. Anspach)
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CHICAGO (AP) - Kentucky doctor dragged off United flight in Chicago reaches settlement with airline for undisclosed amount.

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

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Help identify woman found dead in Clear Creek County

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

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Southwest Airlines to stop overbooking flights

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

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Man stabbed in Colorado Springs home

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

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