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El Paso County Sheriff's car crashed during pursuit in Fountain on Sept 19, 2017. (KOAA) El Paso County Sheriff's car crashed during pursuit in Fountain on Sept 19, 2017. (KOAA)

Suspect injured in deputy-involved shooting in Fountain

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The El Paso County Sheriff's Office says a suspect was shot by a deputy in Fountain early Tuesday morning.

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Flights to four new destinations coming to Colorado Springs Airport

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Frontier Airlines announced it will begin service to Seattle, Minneapolis, San Jose and San Antonio from the Colorado Springs Airport starting next spring.

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Missing teenager and son could be headed to Colorado Springs

Alexandria Temple and her son Nicholas were reported missing Sept. 8, 2017. Alexandria Temple and her son Nicholas were reported missing Sept. 8, 2017.
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The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children put out an alert searching for a 15-year-old mother and her young son from the Denver area. 

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Palmer Lake residents on edge after cyclist homicide

Palmer Lake community responds to the homicide of missing cyclist Tim Watkins. (KOAA) Palmer Lake community responds to the homicide of missing cyclist Tim Watkins. (KOAA)
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The death of Tim Watkins has turned into a homicide investigation. Watkins' body found in the very place where he loved to ride on Sunday and there remain a lot of unanswered questions a day later. This news has most people on edge in the heart of Palmer Lake, with a strong warning from the El Paso County Sheriff's Office to remain vigilant. "It's a small town, you feel safe in a town like this, that's why people move here," David Tenace, a neighbor said. 

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Tuesday Evening Weather: Breezy & Cooler Tomorrow

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It's been a very dry day with strong winds at times. Winds will improve for the overnight hours with mainly clear skies and lows in the 40's and 50's as a cold front passes. Wednesday will be another breezy day, but also a cooler day behind the front. Highs will only be in the 70's with dry skies.  Thursday will be another hot and dry day with highs in the 80's and 90's. Winds will be gusty with more fire danger issues. Friday will be another gusty day with fire danger issues an... More>>

Dangerous man wanted for setting a home on fire, may be in Pueblo

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PUEBLO - The Alamosa Police Department have issued a warrant for the arrest of 30-year old Nazzareth Michael DeLuna, who is reported to be living in Pueblo. According to a police report DeLuna was at a residence on the 1100 block of Bell Ave where he was causing a disturbance, and set the house on fire.

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Pro-pot Oregon Congressman visits Pueblo's enormous marijuana grow Video included

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An Oregon congressman took time from a conference in Denver to take a look at the largest legal marijuana grow in the country headquartered in Pueblo County.  Congressman Earl Blumenauer visited the Los Suenos Farm in Avondale which is working towards it's third harvest starting next week. "Pueblo is sort of an epicenter," said Rep. Blumenauer. If you didn't know Blumenauer is pro-pot, you just had to look at his bowtie with a marijuana leaf pattern to understan...

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Death in Oaxaca raises Mexican quake toll to 120

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MEXICO CITY (AP) - The Latest on the strong earthquake that hit Mexico City (all times local):The government of Mexico's southern Oaxaca state reported one death from a major earthquake that devastated the country's center. 

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Grass fire threat on the rise in Southern Colorado

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Southern Colorado has experienced a summer with a lot of rain keeping everything green longer. Despite the extra water, the number of grass fires this year is one of the highest numbers in recent years.

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Colorado Dept. of Agriculture investigating local service dog business

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About a year ago, Brandis Perry received a service dog as a gift from The Resource Exchange (TRE) to help her 6 year-old daughter who has epilepsy, cerebral palsy, and a rare genetic condition.  The dog came from a Colorado Springs based business 'Noelle's Dogs Four Hope'. 

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How to score Frontier's $39 introductory fares from Colorado Springs

A poster showing off the new destinations available next spring from the Colorado Springs Airport, A poster showing off the new destinations available next spring from the Colorado Springs Airport,
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Flights to Seattle, Minneapolis, San Jose and San Antonio are set to begin in April 2018, and the low-fare airline is offering a "celebratory" fare as low as $39, but there are strings attached.

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CDOT partners to make world's first self driving vehicle

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COLORADO - The Kratos Defense and Security Solutions, Inc has partnered up with the Colorado Department of Transportation, Royal Truck and Equipment, and Colas Ltd, in developing the world's first self driving vehicle. 

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Colorado woman claims $133 million Powerball jackpot

Judy Finchum came forward Tuesday to claim her check for $133 million Judy Finchum came forward Tuesday to claim her check for $133 million
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Colorado woman Judy Finchum came forward publicly Tuesday to claim her $133 million Powerball jackpot and explain how she wants to use the money to help hurricane and wildfire victims.

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SUV stolen from local carwash, police search for suspect

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COLORADO SPRINGS - According to police reports an SUV was stolen from the Water Works Carwash, Monday. Reports say a suspect approach a carwash employee and told the worker he was in a hurry and needed his vehicle.

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El Paso County trains drivers with snow plow simulator

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EL PASO COUNTY - El Paso County is gearing up for winter training drivers with a new snow plow simulator. Workers go through multiple scenarios to prepare them for the unpredictable winter weather. 

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Caribbean braces for another Category 5 hurricane

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(NBC News) Hurricanes Jose and Maria continue to churn in the Atlantic, threatening millions from the East Coast of the United States to the Caribbean. 

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Strong earthquake damages buildings in Mexico City

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Buildings have been seriously damaged in Mexico City after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake shook central Mexico. 

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Oregon Congressman tours Pueblo cannabis facility

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PUEBLO - The Pueblo County Commissioner is hosting Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer in Pueblo, Tuesday. According to the media release the Congressman is visiting to learn more about Pueblo's cannabis industry. 

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Air Force Academy senior faces sexual assault charge

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AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - An Air Force Academy senior faces a hearing on charges of sexual assault and abusive sexual contact. The hearing for Cadet 1st Class Steven R. Fox is scheduled for Wednesday.

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Denver holds Gala to raise money for child homelessness

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DENVER - Nearly half of the homeless people in Denver are said to be families with children. A recent release says from 2005-2015, youth homelessness increased leaving nearly 15,000 students without housing. 

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Animal rights group steals chickens from Larimer County farm

A chicken at the Long Shadow Farm in Bethoud, Colorado. A chicken at the Long Shadow Farm in Bethoud, Colorado.
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The group's mission is to ensure animals are treated the same as people. It showed up to a processing day at the Long Shadow Farm and walked away with three chickens.

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President Trump speaks before the United Nations General Assembly

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Addressing the General Assembly is a milestone moment for any president, but one particularly significant for Trump, a relative newcomer to foreign policy who has at times rattled the international community with his unpredictability.

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Rabid skunk found near Colorado Springs Airport

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El Paso County health officials are warning people in Colorado Springs and around the county to take precautions to stop the spread of rabies after a rabid skunk was found near the Colorado Springs Airport.

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Serious crash on Copper Gulch Road

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FREMONT COUNTY - The Fremont County Sheriff Deputies and Colorado State Patrol Canon City responded to a rollover single car crash, Monday.  The accident was reported on Copper Gulch Road at mm 13. 

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First Alert 5 Forecast: Warm Temperatures & Strong Winds

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Southern Colorado is in for an active weather day! Temperatures will be hot and the winds are going to scream through the afternoon and evening!

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New state requirements make marijuana products less appealing to kids

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COLORADO - According to a news release Colorado will be prohibiting marijuana edibles in the shape of a human, animal or fruit effective October 1. The state will be prohibiting marijuana infused edibles in a variety of shapes resembling human, animal, or fruit including artistic, caricature or cartoon renderings. 

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San Miguel Firefighters recover kitten from car engine

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SAN MIGUEL - After a Morena Valley resident drove to the Casa De Oro area of Spring Valley, he noticed his car was meowing upon arrival. 

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Woodland Park Aquatic Center prices irk large families

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The brand-new Woodland Park Aquatic Center is nearing completion of construction, with an opening day set for Sunday, August 29.  "My whole entire family has been excited about this," said Vicki Johnson-Calzadilla.  "We've been waiting for it to come in."  However, Johnson-Calzadilla is among some in the community upset with the recently-revealed fee schedule for utilization of the aquatic center.  "Now that it's here, it's just not accessi... More>>

Suspicious death victim identified as missing cyclist

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The El Paso County Sheriff's Office has now ruled a suspicious death near Palmer Lake a homicide.

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Denver Paramedic returns home after assisting in Hurricane Irma

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COLORADO - A paramedic from Denver has returned home after assisting the federal medical response as part of the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) to Hurricane Irma. The NDMS along with U.S. Public Health Service officers have provided care to more than 2,200 people affected by the storm The NDMS is a federal program that supports communities with medical care during disasters or public health emergencies.

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Hurricane Maria expected to approach Puerto Rico

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MIAMI (AP) - The Latest on tropical weather (all times local): The National Hurricane Center in Miami says the eye wall of Category 5 Maria is moving onshore over Dominica.  Forecasters say that the "potentially catastrophic" hurricane with 160 mph (260 kph) winds will likely travel over the Leeward Islands and the extreme northeast Caribbean through Monday night and Tuesday. 

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Colorado plans to upgrade vehicles with Volkswagen payment

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DENVER (AP) - Colorado has come up with a plan to spend the $68.7 million it was awarded in the Volkswagen emissions settlement. 

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Garett Bolles sidelined with leg bruise

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As Broncos fans watched Garett Bolles disappear down the tunnel Sunday, there was a general unease.

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Walsenburg school avoids state intervention, makes big turnaround with testing scores

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Peakview School in Walsenburg has had a big turnaround this year. It was on the verge of having the state intervene after poor performance for several years. However, it’s back on track. Principal Brenda Duran of Peakview says it wasn’t easy. The school has been in a priority improvement or turnaround situation for six years, meaning if it hadn’t moved to the improvement category at the start of this school year a new team would have been called in to run it....

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Drivers beware: Nevada Ave. at Pike Peak Ave. intersection closed for several weeks

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Any road closure for construction causes an inconvenience, but a closure in downtown Colorado Springs will have a larger impact than is typical.  The intersection of Pikes Peak Avenue and Nevada Avenue is closing for several weeks.

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Hurricane Maria now Category 5

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MIAMI (AP) - The National Hurricane Center in Miami says the eye wall of Category 5 Maria is moving onshore over Dominica. Forecasters say that the "potentially catastrophic" hurricane with 160 mph (260 kph) winds will likely travel over the Leeward Islands and the extreme northeast Caribbean through Monday night and Tuesday. More>>

Multiple agencies rescue hunter after being bucked off mule

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SAN MIGUEL - The San Miguel Sheriff's Office and multiple other agencies responded to an injured hunter on Lone Cone Mountain, Monday. 

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3,000 troops deployed to Afghanistan

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Defense Secretary James Mattis confirmed Monday that 3,000 U.S. troops will be heading to Afghanistan. In August, President Trump announced his plan to send more troops overseas.

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Military family surprised with new car in Fountain

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FOUNTAIN - A local military family gets the surprise of a lifetime in Fountain. 

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Monday Evening Weather: Fire Danger Issues Tomorrow

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It's been a beautiful start to the work and school week. Skies stay clear this evening and overnight. Lows will fall into the 40's and 50's. Tuesday will have a few more clouds throughout the day, but there will still be a good deal of sunshine. Highs will be well into the 80's and low 90's. Winds will be stronger with gusts over 30 mph. With dry and gusty conditions, fire danger will be a concern. Most of our area will have a red flag warming for tomorrow. Avoid anything that could s... More>>

Colorado agriculture photography contest

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COLORADO - There is no doubt about the beauty of Colorado's agriculture, especially with fall right around the corner. The 20th annual "Colorado...its AgriCultural" photography contest is seeking entries as a way to celebrate the states agriculture.

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Prosecutors say Colorado caseworker faked interview records

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DENVER (AP) - A former caseworker faces forgery and other charges after Colorado prosecutors say she falsely reported interviewing victims, family members or witnesses in 12 cases of alleged child abuse or neglect. 

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CSPD assists Humane Society with dangerous dog

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COLORADO SPRINGS - The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region requested assistance from CSPD in executing a search warrant for a dangerous pit bull, Sunday. According to a police report the dog was located at the Palmer Park Apartments at the 1200 block of E. San Miguel St. 

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Two Detroit Zoo bears move to Colorado

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ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) - Two bears that have been living at a Michigan zoo for nearly 20 years are getting a bigger yard. A brown bear named Polly and a black bear named Migwan left the Detroit Zoo on Monday for a new life in Colorado. Zoo director Ron Kagan says the bears will have many acres to roam at Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado. He says the move also will create more space for three grizzly bears at the suburban Detroit zoo.

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Body found on Kenai beach was missing Colorado boater

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska authorities have confirmed a body found on a Kenai (KEE'-nye) River beach last week was that of a missing boater from Colorado. The Peninsula Clarion reports (http://bit.ly/2wqwTPq) the state medical examiner confirmed the man's identity as Phillip Keltner. The Kenai newspaper reported he lived in Sterling during the summers and in Colorado during the winters. 

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Two suspects arrested in auto theft

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COLORADO SPRINGS - Colorado Springs Police arrested 22-year old Matthew Myers, as he was found in a stolen vehicle. An Officer was notified of the vehicle in the parking lot of Jersey Mikes, at the 500 Block of S. 8th St. Sunday.

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CSPD release details of attempted carjacking

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Police are looking for three men who they say posed as good samaritans in an attempt to steal a car in May. 

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Monday Afternoon Weather: Bright & Warm

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What a difference a day makes! The sun is out in full force for your Monday and we'll see it all day long. Temperatures will make a big improvement from yesterday, getting into the 70's and 80's.  Quiet and clear overnight with lows in the 40's and 50's.  We'll have a few extra clouds for Tuesday, but temperatures will be even warmer in the 80's to low 90's. Winds will be breezy with gusts over 20 mph from the west and southwest. With the dry, windy conditions, fire danger ...

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Broncos defeat Cowboys 42-17

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DENVER - With a season opening win against the Chargers, the Broncos are ready to take on the Dallas Cowboys at home. The Broncos displayed a strong offensive line in the season opener and hope to do the same today.

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Cañon City Police looking for robbery suspect

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Cañon City Police are looking for a man they say robbed the Smoker Friendly store on Fremont Dr. Sunday morning.

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City asking for feedback on North Cheyenne Cañon Park

Helen Hunt falls at North Cheyenne Canon Park in Colorado Springs. Helen Hunt falls at North Cheyenne Canon Park in Colorado Springs.
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The City of Colorado Springs is holding a meeting Tuesday to outline the future for North Cheyenne Cañon Park, the city's only mountain park.

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Colorado family killed in plane crash identified

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A Colorado family of four has been identified as the victims of a fatal small airplane crash north of Glenwood Springs late Friday. 

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Your Healthy Family: How to treat and prevent ulcers

There are some easy steps you can take to be proactive against ulcers, that can be debilitating to the elderly if not caught early and treated. There are some easy steps you can take to be proactive against ulcers, that can be debilitating to the elderly if not caught early and treated.
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Ulcers are a major part of the epidemic of chronic wounds that affect the elderly population. 

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Downtown intersection to close for ten days

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Northbound lanes of N. Nevada Ave. at the intersection of Pikes Peak Ave. will be shut down for ten days for repaving and storm drain improvements starting Monday.

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CDOT looking to hire snowplow drivers

Snowplows on Highway 50 (Monarch Mountain) Snowplows on Highway 50 (Monarch Mountain)
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With snow already dusting the mountain peaks in the high country over the weekend, CDOT is looking to hire more than 100 full-time and part-time snowplow drivers and maintenance workers to get ready for this winter.

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Interior Secretary recommends reducing size of six national monuments

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that six of 27 national monuments under review by the Trump administration be reduced in size, with changes to several others proposed.

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Safety Watch: Be prepared in case of disaster

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It's national emergency preparedness month and News 5 spoke with experts about what we can all do at home before disaster strikes. 

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Semi catches fire on I-25 in El Paso County

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Colorado State Patrol is investigating after a semi caught fire on I-25 in El Paso County Monday morning.

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President Trump to address United Nations Tuesday

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President Trump spent the night at Trump Tower before a full day of meetings at the United Nations Monday - and a major speech there Tuesday.

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Monday Weather: Sunny & Warmer Video included

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A Fire Weather Watch is in effect tomorrow from noon until 6 PM. A Fire Weather Watch means weather conditions can become favorable for fires to start and spread rapidly. Any plans for outdoor burning should be delayed until weather is more favorable to keep fires contained. Low pressure and a cold front moving ashore over the Pacific Northwest this morning will clip Colorado tomorrow. While the core of the system will pass north of us, it will pass close enough to pick up ... More>>

Community gathers to honor missing cyclist

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Hundreds gathered outside Palmer Lake Town Hall Sunday night to remember Tim Watkins. Watkins was reported missing after no one  had seen or heard from him since Thursday when he left  to go cycling near Mount Herman. After search and rescue efforts, someone found a body near Mt. Herman on Sunday.  The El Paso County Sheriff's Office has not confirmed if the body belongs to Tim Watkins. 

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Rolling Stone magazine to be sold

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NEW YORK (AP) - Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner plans to sell his company's controlling stake in the legendary magazine that chronicled the music and politics of the counterculture movement and changed music journalism forever. 

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4 Boston College students hurt in France attack, one possibly from CO

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PARIS (AP) -- The four American tourists who French authorities say were attacked with acid at a train station in the city of Marseille have been identified as students at Boston College in Massachusetts.

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Weather Pattern Changing Just In Time For Fall

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Are we done with the 80s and 90s in southern Colorado? Probably not quite yet... but they are going to be much harder to come by from here on out!

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NFL games postponed due to weather, some even cancelled

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DENVER - The Colorado weather is known for being unpredictable, but can be inconvenient for football fans, especially Sunday. The Broncos vs. Cowboys game was postponed for over an hour due to lightning at Sports Authority Field. 

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Bank robbery in Colorado Springs

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COLORADO SPRINGS - The Colorado Springs Police Department was notified of a bank robbery at 9225 N. Union Boulevard Sunday. According to police the suspect fled the scene with an unknown amount of cash. 

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Rockies drop series finale to Padres 4-3

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Rockies closer Greg Holland dropped the ball trying to tag Matt Szczur on Austin Hedge's squeeze bunt in the ninth inning, allowing the San Diego Padres to finish their rally and beat Colorado 4-3 on Sunday.

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Colorado Lottery announced winner in Colorado

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COLORADO - The Colorado Lottery has announced there is a winner for the Powerball Jackpot in Colorado Saturday night. The location of the ticket is unknown but the winner is the recipient of $130 million.

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Broncos offense shines in 42-17 win over Cowboys

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The Broncos offense was firing on all cylinders Sunday as Denver downed the Dallas Cowboys.

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Four people found dead in a vehicle in Chicago

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CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago police say four people were shot and killed while sitting in a car, including a woman who investigators believe was pregnant. Police say the attack happened Friday night on the city's southwest side when one or more people in an SUV opened fire on the car.

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Baton Rouge slayings believed to be racially motivated

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Latest on the slayings of two black men in Baton Rouge that police believe were racially motivated (all times local):    3:30 p.m. Two cousins of a 23-year-old white man whom police identified as a suspect in the fatal shootings of two black men say they can't believe their relative had anything to do with the killings.

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DeMarcus Ware returns to Denver as honorary captain

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DeMarcus Ware is back in Denver but not in uniform anymore.  The former Denver Bronco outside linebacker and Dallas Cowboy returned as honorary captain for the Broncos as they played the Cowboys in week two of the season.  Ware played nine season for Dallas before coming to Denver in free agency in 2014. He played three seasons with the Broncos, going to the Pro Bowl every year and winning his only Super Bowl ring in 2015. He retired due to back injuries in his final seaso...

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Wisconsin man caused home blast to mask wife killing

Four people, including a police officer, are dead after a domestic dispute turned deadly Wednesday near Wausau, Wisconsin. (WTMJ) Four people, including a police officer, are dead after a domestic dispute turned deadly Wednesday near Wausau, Wisconsin. (WTMJ)
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Police have arrested a Wisconsin man suspected of killing his wife and blowing up their home to try to cover up the crime.    Authorities arrested 59-year-old Steven Pirus of Madison Saturday night. He is jailed on suspicion of first-degree intentional homicide, arson and recklessly endangering safety.  

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Search for missing cyclist

Tim Watkins, 61, was last seen in the area around Mt Herman on Thursday Tim Watkins, 61, was last seen in the area around Mt Herman on Thursday
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Search and Rescue teams in El Paso County are searing for a missing mountain biker last seen Thursday in the Mount Herman area. 

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Family of four killed in plane crash in Garfield County

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GARFIELD COUNTY - The Garfield County Sheriff's Office was notified of a private plane flying from Fort Collins to Moab, Utah. According to reports the plane was carrying a family of four, two adults and two children. 

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  • Your Healthy Family: How to treat and prevent ulcers

    Your Healthy Family: How to treat and prevent ulcers

    Monday, September 18 2017 12:46 PM EDT2017-09-18 16:46:21 GMT
    There are some easy steps you can take to be proactive against ulcers, that can be debilitating to the elderly if not caught early and treated.There are some easy steps you can take to be proactive against ulcers, that can be debilitating to the elderly if not caught early and treated.

    Ulcers are a major part of the epidemic of chronic wounds that affect the elderly population. 

    Ulcers are a major part of the epidemic of chronic wounds that affect the elderly population. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Cannabis use linked to gum disease

    Your Healthy Family: Cannabis use linked to gum disease

    Friday, September 15 2017 12:28 PM EDT2017-09-15 16:28:17 GMT
    There’s a new study that suggests recreational use of cannabis can lead to gum disease.There’s a new study that suggests recreational use of cannabis can lead to gum disease.

    It's long been known that smoking and chewing tobacco is unhealthy for your teeth and gums so it's a not huge a surprise that the data from this study says the same about marijuana. 

    It's long been known that smoking and chewing tobacco is unhealthy for your teeth and gums so it's a not huge a surprise that the data from this study says the same about marijuana. 

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