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Colorado Springs Police identify suspect in double killing on city's west side

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Colorado Springs Police arrested a suspect in connection to a double homicide Saturday night near the Bear Creek Dog Park.

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Deputies seek information on attempted kidnapping in Pueblo County

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The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in identifying a suspect accused of attempting to kidnap a student Tuesday morning. Sheriff's deputies said a 15-year old male student told them that a car was following him while he was walking to school in the 24000 block of Gale Road. 

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House seriously damaged after house fire in Canon City

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Fire crews battled a large house fire near Lincoln Park in Cañon City Tuesday morning. The home located  in the 1700 block of Willow Street appeared to be fully engulfed in flames. Black smoke was visible for miles.

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Due date approaching for giraffe baby 200 at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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The due date for one of two pregnant giraffes at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is quickly approaching! 20-year old Muziki's expected due date is in less than a week on Saturday, April 28. Zoo keepers say Muziki is showing physical signs that she is closer and closer to birth.

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Weather Alert Day: Rain/Snow This Evening

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Tonight's Forecast: Areas of rain and snow continue this evening and into the overnight hours. Areas like the Palmer Divide and Teller County will have the best chance at a couple inches of accumulation before tomorrow morning. 

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El Paso County Commissioners thank firefighters, ratify disaster declaration

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Recovering the large sums of money spent by El Paso County agencies took a step forward Tuesday following action by the El Paso County Commission.

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Pueblo community banding together to help Barnett fire victims

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The Pueblo neighborhood where the Barnett fire destroyed five homes is proving rebuilding after a wildfire is a force of nature all on its own.

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Manitou Springs to implement level one water restrictions

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The City of Manitou Springs will implement level one water restrictions starting May 1 due to drought conditions in the area and low snowpack.

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Pedal powered future in Colorado Springs: New Bike master plan gets approval

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Following two years of work, Colorado Springs City Council just approved a new bicycle master plan for the city. It is the first update to this type of plan since 1996. 

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Barn lost in fire in El Paso County

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The Falcon Fire Department and mutual aid partners responded to a structure fire in the 16000 block of Great Smokey Ave in Falcon Tuesday afternoon. Firefighters found a barn fully involved upon arrival.

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Eight Pueblo businesses cited for serving underage customers alcohol

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A number of Pueblo businesses have been cited for serving underage customers alcohol. The Pueblo Police Department Narcotics Section conducted underage liquor compliance checks at some local businesses.

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District Attorney's Office rules officer-involved shooting was justified

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The 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office ruled that a fatal officer-involved shooting last December was justified. 

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Missing teenager found

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Colorado Springs Police announced Schultz has been found.

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TV times set for some 2018 Air Force Football games

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The season gets underway on September 1st at Falcon Stadium vs. Stony Brook University. 

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Lamborn plans to appeal decision to remove him from GOP primary ballot

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Rep. Doug Lamborn's re-election campaign told News 5 it would appeal the Colorado Supreme Court's decision to remove his name from the GOP primary ballot for Colorado's fifth congressional district.

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Police search for man accused of taking photos of woman in dressing room

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Monument Police Officers are searching for a suspect accused of taking pictures of a woman in a dressing room at a local store.  Officers said the incident happened on April 13 around noon at the Walmart store at 16218 Jackson Creek Parkway. 

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Rockies select contract of right-hander Brooks Pounders

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A California native, Pounders appeared in the majors last season with the Los Angeles Angels. He was originally a second-round pick by Pittsburgh in 2009.

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District 11 students visit KOAA News 5 studio

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About 30 students spent their day learning about the broadcasting industry Tuesday at the KOAA News 5 studios.

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Giants acquire punter Dixon from Broncos for draft pick

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Dixon was the Broncos' seventh-round pick in 2016. He averaged 45.7 yards in his two seasons with a net of 40.8 yards.

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City Council approves $5 million for Colorado Springs Airport fire repairs

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Colorado Springs City Council has approved $5 million towards repairs from a recent fire at the airport. The emergency ordinance was unanimously approved with a 9-0 vote by City Council. 

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El Paso County K-9 to receive bullet and stab protective vest

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K-9 Taz, of the El Paso County Sheriff's Office, will be given a bullet and stab protective vest in the next few weeks. The life-saving gear was given through a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.

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Colorado Springs Police identify suspect in Sunday's double shooting

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Colorado Springs Police have identified a suspect in connection to a double shooting Sunday in a parking lot near Airport Road and Powers Boulevard.

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Colorado State guard Prentiss Nixon headed to Iowa State

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Nixon also hit 152 3-pointers in three seasons at Colorado State. He will sit out next season and be eligible to play in 2019-2020, coach Steve Prohm said Tuesday.

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The Latest: Protests lead to more school cancellations

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More Colorado schools are cancelling classes because of planned teacher protests later this week. 

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I-25 construction starting Tuesday night will hamper overnight drive

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Construction crews are going to be doing various overnight projects along I-25 between Garden of the Gods and Woodmen rd. starting on April 25th. 

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$2 million bond revoked for Waffle House murder suspect

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Court records show that a judge struck the $2 million bond for Travis Reinking until a hearing can be held Wednesday. The records did not give a reason why General Sessions Judge Michael Mondelli revoked the bond

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Your Healthy Family: London Lyle's road to recovery close to home

When London Lyle was critically injured, getting life saving trauma care in her hometown helped her recovery in ways she never imagined When London Lyle was critically injured, getting life saving trauma care in her hometown helped her recovery in ways she never imagined
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When London Lyle swerved to avoid a deer on her way to Cheyenne Mountain High School in October of 2016, her SUV rolled several times ejecting her.  London was badly hurt and rushed to UCHealth Memorial Central in Colorado Springs. London says, “I broken 26 bones.  I had broken my collarbone, my elbow, and T-3 to T-11 in my spine was fractured like dominoes." That was just for starters.  

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Deputies ask for help in identifying attempted break-in suspect

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The Teller County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect who reportedly broke into a business in Teller County. Deputies said the clerk at the Evergreen Station called 911 Monday morning after the front window had been broken by a rock.

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Police search for man suspected of robbery with a gun

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Colorado Springs Police responded to reports of a robbery with a gun at a local business early Tuesday morning. Police said the business, in the 4300 block of Austin Bluffs Parkway, was robbed by a single suspect with a revolver. 

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Weather Alert Day: Rain And Snow This Afternoon And Tonight

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Rain and snow are still on the way into southern Colorado today and tonight with a few slick evening commutes expected...

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Father accused of killing his six week old infant to appear in court Tuesday

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The father accused of killing his six week old infant in February of 2017, is set to appear in El Paso County court on Tuesday afternoon.  

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Photos show extent of damage to Colorado Springs Airport after fire

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Photos presented to the Colorado Springs City Council at the council's work session showed the severity of water damage on the three levels of the airport from a fire last Monday night.

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Quick thinking Colorado teenager saves his family

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A Colorado teen steered his family to safety Sunday after his mom had a seizure behind the wheel.  

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Judge orders suspected van driver to be held on 10-counts of murder

Authorities in Canada believe the driver of this van intentionally rammed into a crowd, killing 9. (CTV) Authorities in Canada believe the driver of this van intentionally rammed into a crowd, killing 9. (CTV)
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TORONTO (AP) - A judge in Canada has ordered the 25-year-old man suspected of plowing a van into pedestrians in north Toronto detained on 10 counts of first-degree murder and 13 of attempted murder. 

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Colorado exceeds national average on preparedness index

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The National Health Security Preparedness Index released its annual study this month, and the results show Colorado may be better prepared than other states when it comes to emergencies that pose health risks. 

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LIST: Colorado schools cancel classes Friday for teacher rally in Denver

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A number of schools around the state have announced they are canceling classes in advance of a planned teacher rally for increases to education funding at the Colorado State Capitol on Friday.

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Weather Alert Day: Rain And Snow Return To Southern Colorado

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Rain and snow are back in the forecast today with heavier rain and snow showing up this afternoon through the evening...

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Amazon launches new 'in-car' delivery service Tuesday

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Amazon announced a brand new service available to Prime members that own cars made by GM and Volvo. The service, called "Amazon Key," allows customers to have their packages delivered and placed in their parked car.

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Colorado Springs police searching for two stolen vehicles

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The Colorado Springs police are looking for two cars that were stolen from a neighborhood near Constitution Avenue and Tutt Blvd. 

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Colorado Supreme Court rules Lamborn signatures invalid, kicking him off primary ballot

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The Colorado Supreme Court ruled Monday that U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn does not have enough signatures to appear on the GOP primary ballot. This "expedited decision" comes 13 days after a district judge ruled Lamborn had more than 1,000 valid signatures needed to remain on the ballot. In that initial decision, District Court Judge Brian Whitney threw out around 58 signatures from just one petition circulator. The plaintiff's appealed that initial ruling. The Supreme Cour...

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Two-thirds of St. Mary-Corwin employees impacted by layoffs to have new jobs soon

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It's been over a month since St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center announced it would be laying off about 300 employees.  

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Monday Evening Forecast: Cold Front Overnight Brings Changes

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Tonight/Tomorrow Forecast: A cold front will move through the area tonight around/after midnight bring gusty winds as it passes. 

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Rockies drop series opener to Padres 13-5

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Carlos Asuaje homered and had a career-high four RBIs, Franchy Cordero went deep during a nine-run seventh inning and the San Diego Padres romped past the Colorado Rockies 13-5 on Monday night.    Asuaje hit a three-run shot in a four-run first and Cordero added a two-run drive during a 45-minute seventh for San Diego. Wil Myers had four hits and two RBIs, and Eric Hosmer drew a career-high four walks to go with his two hits.    The Padres won for just the second t... More>>

Pueblo South High School to cancel classes Tuesday

27.6 percent of students in District 60 have been "chronically absent" in the 2017-2018 school year. (KOAA) 27.6 percent of students in District 60 have been "chronically absent" in the 2017-2018 school year. (KOAA)
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Pueblo South High School announced on its Facebook page that the school will close Tuesday due to a high number of teacher call-outs.

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Two Denver Broncos draft picks will be announced at Casa Bonita

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Casa Bonita will soon have another moment in the national TV spotlight. 

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Sky Sox fall to Express 11-4

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The Round Rock Express took Monday night’s rubber match 11-4 to take this three-game series against the Colorado Springs Sky Sox two games to one for the Sky Sox first series loss of the 2018 season.

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Cyclists yielding to stop signs: Colorado Senate Bill addresses the idea

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There is growing discussion in Colorado on the topic of what is called a "safety stop" for bicyclists. The state legislature is sending a bill to the Governor's desk that standardizes language for communities adopting these laws. Opting in on such laws is up to local community leaders. A safety stop allows bicycle riders to treat stop signs as a yield, and stop lights like stop signs. 

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New Life Church holds service for Taylor White, killed in hit-and-run crash

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The Colorado Springs community honored the life of a Taylor White during a service at New Life Church.

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Lawmakers promise new school funding as more Pueblo teachers call in sick

East High School and Heritage Elementary School in Pueblo were both closed money when an excessively high number of teachers called off. East High School and Heritage Elementary School in Pueblo were both closed money when an excessively high number of teachers called off.
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The parking lot at East High School was empty Monday, and there were no kids on the playground at Heritage Elementary during lunch recess. Both schools experienced excessively high numbers of teacher call offs prompting district officials to cancel school at the two campuses. 

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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson announces birth of third girl

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson announced the birth of his third daughter Monday on Instagram. He showed off a chest full of tattoos in a hospital snap with his latest addition, Tiana Gia Johnson. It's his second daughter with partner Lauren Hashian. 

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News 5 Investigates: Could the FBI compromise the prosecution of Fremont Clerk Katie Barr?

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The FBI has "no comment" on why it has failed to provide the 11th Judicial District Attorney's Office with their investigation file on Fremont County Clerk and Recorder Katie Barr.  As you may remember, Barr was arrested in March for embezzlement, fraud, harassment and witness intimidation.  

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Hanover Fire Chief responds to rumored criticism on 117 Fire

© A grass fire is burning to the east of I-25 near Hanover Road. (Twitter: Lena Howland) © A grass fire is burning to the east of I-25 near Hanover Road. (Twitter: Lena Howland)
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The fire and fury caused by the 117 Fire was so destructive Tuesday, incident command directed firefighters not to fight the flames at first.

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Hundreds of D11 students expected to demonstrate at state capitol

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Upwards of 10,000 teachers across Colorado plan to rally at the State Capitol this Friday.

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Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized

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A family spokesman says former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with an infection, just after attending the funeral of his wife Barbara.

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Anti-gerrymandering reforms clear first hurdle in Colorado

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Colorado lawmakers want to ask voters to outlaw gerrymandering in the state's constitution.  

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Squatter who locked homeowner out of house now charged with attempted murder

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David Rhoads, 38, is charged with attempted first-degree murder after following a brief standoff at a motel near Peterson Air Force Base---and he's no stranger to law enforcement or News 5.  Investigators with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office accuses Rhoads of shooting a man outside the Value Inn Motel on Space Village. The victim, who has not been identified, was found in the middle of the parking lot shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday. Deputies initially respo...

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Suspected Waffle House shooter lived in Salida for several months

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Salida Police say the man suspected of killing four people at a Tennessee Waffle House restaurant complained in 2017 that pop star Taylor Swift was stalking him.

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Non-profit organization provides assistance for local fire victims

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The El Pomar Foundation is providing more than $17,000 in assisting victims of the 117 Fire and Sunstone Townhome Fire. There were 20 townhomes destroyed in the fire that burned on March 26. The 117 Fire followed less than a month later burning nearly 43,000 acres and destroyed more than 20 homes. 

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Colorado Springs landlord accountability ordinance goes into effect

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Starting Monday, an ordinance designed to improve living conditions for renters in Colorado Springs goes into effect. 

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Canada police: Nine dead, 16 injured in Toronto van crash

Authorities in Canada say the driver of this van rammed into a crowd, killing 9. (CTV) Authorities in Canada say the driver of this van rammed into a crowd, killing 9. (CTV)
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Canada's minister of public safety says it's too soon to say whether the crash of a van into pedestrians in Toronto is a case of international terrorism. 

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Waffle House gunman arrested

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A massive manhunt has ended with the arrest of 29-year old Travis Jeffrey Reinking. He's suspected of killing four people and injuring four others after opening fire inside a Tennesee Waffle House. 

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No more earning fuel points at select convenience stores

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Kroger has announced it is transitioning ownership of most convenience stores, so loyalty members will no longer be able to earn fuel points at transition locations. According to King Soopers, the stores will include Kwik Shop, Loaf N' Jug, Quick Stop Markets, Turkey Hill and Tom Thumb.

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Car seat trade-in event at Target stores

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Have an old car seat? Target is holding a car seat trade-in event where people can trade their old car seats for money off on a new one!  The event goes from April 22 to May 5 at any Target store. 

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Fire restrictions downgraded to Stage I in El Paso County

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The El Paso County Sheriff's Office has downgraded all Stage Two Fire Restrictions to Stage I Restrictions in all unincorporated areas of El Paso County.

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Pueblo police announce "Drug Take Back Day"

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The Pueblo police announced that they're holding their 2018 "Prescription Drug Take Back" day on Saturday, April 28th.  

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12th traffic related fatality reported in Colorado Springs

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Officers with the Colorado Springs Police Department responded to a two-car crash that resulted in one fatality on April 19. Officers responded to the reported crash a little before 1:00 p.m. at the intersection of Woodmen Road and Lexington Drive. 

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Fort Carson to conduct full-scale training exercises Wednesday

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Fort Carson announced it will be conducting full-scale training exercises on Wednesday. According to a release, the exercises will start at 9 a.m. near Gate 2 and will test the post's emergency response and recovery systems. This is in response to any potential hazardous material spill situations.

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Man arrested after deputies discover over 50 identity theft documents

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Teller County Sheriff's deputies arrested a man after discovering over 50 different identity theft documents in his possession. The sheriff's office said deputies contacted Richard Wayne Beam for what they thought was a motorist assist call on County Road 25 on April 15. 

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Your Healthy Family: Colorado Springs teen gets life saving trauma care in Colorado Springs

When London Lyle rolled her SUV on the way to Cheyenne Mountain High School, she and her family learned first hand the value of having top level trauma care right here in Colorado Springs When London Lyle rolled her SUV on the way to Cheyenne Mountain High School, she and her family learned first hand the value of having top level trauma care right here in Colorado Springs
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Last week UCHealth Memorial was designated by the state of Colorado as a level I trauma center.  It’s the kind of medical care you hope you or a loved one never needs. It’s also the kind of medical care that if you do need it, you are glad it’s available right here in Colorado Springs. 

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Senate president cosponsors redistricting resolutions

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Senate President Kevin Grantham (Cañon City- R) is cosponsoring 2 resolutions with Sen. Stephen Fenberg (D-Boulder) to rework the redistricting process when it comes to legislative and congressional districts. 

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One person in custody after two people found dead in a car

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Colorado Springs police are investigating after finding two people killed with apparent gunshot wounds in a car on the west side.  

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Man accused of Human Trafficking arrested

Joshua Weldon is facing charges of human trafficking in Colorado Springs. Joshua Weldon is facing charges of human trafficking in Colorado Springs.
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The Metro Vice and Human Trafficking Unit's were notified by patrol officers about a victim of Human Trafficking who was being extorted by her trafficker on Sunday. 

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Colorado's unluckiest man

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Dylan McWilliams is either the unluckiest guy in the world - or the luckiest.  "I don't know, I think I'm just lucky in unlucky situations," the 20-year-old Colorado resident says.

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District 11 teachers expected to join capitol rally-classes canceled

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Colorado Springs District 11 canceled classes for Friday, April 27th. 

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Missing man with developmental disabilities found dead

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The Costilla County Sheriff's Office says a 63-year old missing man with developmental disabilities was found dead. Duane Lopez was last seen on March 19th.  

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Colorado Springs Violent Crimes Unit investigating double shooting

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Colorado Springs Police have confirmed one person is dead following a shooting in the 5100 block of Airport Road Sunday night. Police said one person his dead, another is in critical condition as of Monday morning. 

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Your Healthy Family: What you can learn from your blood count at 5 Health Fair

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This coming weekend will be the final 5 Health Fair happening in Colorado Springs and Canon City.  Dr. Kim Runyon with DaVita Medical group joined me in studio to talk about the important health issues we can call learn from our blood count. Dr. Runyon first explains what a blood count is?  “Think of it as seeing the amount of platelets , and making sure your platelets are right.  We're looking for infections, white blood cell count, and $25 dollars is a grea... More>>

Monday Morning Weather: A Few Showers And Thunderstorms Later Today

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Warm and dry for most of the area but towards the end of the afternoon some spotty showers and thunderstorms spill across the high elevations into El Paso county...

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Classes canceled at two Pueblo schools after teacher "call-offs"

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Classes were canceled Monday at Heritage Elementary School and East High School  in Pueblo after a high number of teacher "call-offs." Last week, another D-60 school had to cancel classes after teachers called out.  Teachers in Pueblo D60 voted to strike following the district's decision to deny teacher's pay raises at a recent board meeting. The results of the vote, which happened Thursday night and was extended into Friday afternoon The final tally showed a 471... More>>

It's a boy! Prince William and Kate Middleton welcome third child

Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge pose for a photo with their newborn baby son as they leave the Lindo wing at St Mary's Hospital in London London, Monday, April 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge pose for a photo with their newborn baby son as they leave the Lindo wing at St Mary's Hospital in London London, Monday, April 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, welcomed a baby boy on Monday at the Lindo Wing, the private maternity unit at St. Mary’s Hospital in London. 

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Shooting suspect taken into custody at the "Value Inn" Motel

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The El Paso County Sheriff's Office takes the man suspected of shooting another man in the head into custody Sunday.  

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One person dead, one critical following shooting in Colorado Springs

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Colorado Springs Police have confirmed one person is dead following a shooting in the 5100 block of Airport Road Sunday night. Police said one person has died, and another has been transported to a local hospital with unknown injuries. 

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Proposed bill could ban Colorado teachers from going on strike

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A bill was recently introduced into the Colorado Senate that aims to prohibit public school teachers' ability to go on strike. 

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Avs end season at Game 6, Predators win 5-0

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Mattias Ekholm ignited the offense early with the first goal by a Nashville defenseman in the series, Pekka Rinne stopped 22 shots and the top-seeded Predators advanced to the second round with a 5-0 victory over the Colorado Avalanche in Game 6 on Sunday night. 

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Sheriff's office searching for shooting suspect

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The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect they believe is responsible for shooting a man in the head.  

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Shania Twain apologizes for saying she would have voted for Trump

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Shania Twain has apologized for saying if she were American she would have voted for Donald Trump for president, even though he's offensive.    Twain made the comments in an interview with The Guardian that was published over the weekend.

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Americans told to toss romaine lettuce over E. coli fears

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U.S. health officials on Friday told consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have in their kitchens and warned restaurants not to serve it amid an E. coli outbreak that has sickened more than 50 people in several states. 

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The Latest: Names of 3 Nashville shooting victims released

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Police in Nashville say four people are dead after a shooting at a Waffle House restaurant early Sunday. 

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Colorado woman to face $500 fine for free apple given on flight

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A Colorado woman is facing a $500 fine for a free apple that was given to her on a Delta flight. Crystal Tadlock was on her way home from Paris, when she said she was given an apple from a flight attendant. "The violation is for one apple," said Tadlock. 

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Arenado out at plate in game-ending replay reversal

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Umpire Cory Blaser signaled safe, but the call was reversed about 90 seconds later and the Cubs jogged out of their dugout to celebrate. Morrow got his fourth save.

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Local gym holds memorial to honor Colorado Springs native killed in crash

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As the Colorado Springs community continues to honor the life of a 21-year old man who was killed in a hit and run accident, a scholarship fund is being set up for those who want to follow in his footsteps. White was a former Pine Creek student and a Colorado Springs native. 

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Garden of the Gods celebrates Earth Day with 'motorless morning'

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Garden of the Gods celebrated Earth Day to the fullest extent Sunday, allowing hikers and bikers to enjoy the park without any cars driving around. For the first time ever, the park held a 'Motorless Morning' event in observance of the environmental protection holiday. 

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Denver Broncos draft capsule

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Joseph knows he has to bounce back in big way, so it would seem he'd push for non-QB with team's first pick, player who can help right away rather than another quarterback who wouldn't get on field this year after addition of Case Keenum in free agency.

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Rockies place Carlos Gonzalez on 10-day DL

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Manager Bud Black says Gonzalez is able to hit but he is limited running the bases and cannot play defense.

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Missing child from Amber Alert found safe in Adams County

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An Amber Alert has been issued for Madilynn Ronquillo out of Adams County Colorado. 

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Report: Autopsies show nothing suspicious in Avicii's death

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Sweden's public broadcaster says police in Oman have conducted two autopsies on the body of Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ Avicii, who died Friday at age 28.  

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Car hits, kills man lying on highway in southwest Colorado

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An investigation is underway after a man who was lying on a highway in southwest Colorado was run over and killed. Capt. Adrian Driscoll with the Colorado State Patrol tells The Durango Herald that 43-year-old Mark Deuel was lying in the middle of U.S. Highway 160 when he was struck early Saturday morning. 

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Law-abiding moose use crosswalk in Walden

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A few upstanding moose decided to use the crosswalk in Walden Saturday afternoon. The group of majestic animals used the crosswalk while passing through an intersection of the town.  

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Rockies place Carlos Gonzalez on 10-day DL

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The Colorado Rockies have placed outfielder Carlos Gonzalez on the 10-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain.    

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"Man on the Curtain" takes new approach to home security

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A company out of Japan has created a new approach to home security. 

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Local law firm holds open house for those affected by contaminated water

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The McDivitt Law Firm is holding an informational open house for those effected by contaminated water in the Fountain/Security/Widefield area. The law firm is representing all families affected by the water in a potential Class-Action lawsuit against the manufacturer of firefighting foam which contains high levels of perfluorinated compounds, also known as PFCs.

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Suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State group leaves 57 dead in Kabul

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Afghan officials say the toll from a suicide bombing in Kabul claimed by the Islamic State group has risen to 57 dead and 119 wounded. 

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Disturbance call leads police to double death investigation

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Colorado Springs police are investigating after finding 2 people killed with apparent gunshot wounds in a car on the west side.  

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Officers responding to double death investigation in Colorado Springs

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Officers from the Colorado Springs Police Department are responding to a double death investigation Saturday night. Police said the investigation is at Lower Gold Camp Road and 21st Street. 

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Tortoise found covered with paint and concrete

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Wildlife officials are searching for the people responsible for spray painting a gopher tortoise and covering its limbs with concrete.

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Walmart saves Christmas after thief steals children's bikes from charity

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A few local stores came to the rescue after a thief stole 60 children's bikes from 'Christmas Unlimited.' The bikes were kept in a storage unit to be given to boys and girls in need this upcoming Christmas. 

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Sky Sox fall to Express 6-1

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The Sky Sox dropped game one of this three-game series against the Round Rock Express 6-1, with most of the damage coming in the form of a five-run seventh inning for the Express; the most runs the Sky Sox have given up in a single inning all season. 

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Rockies best Cubs 5-2

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Nolan Arenado had two hits to back six strong innings from Tyler Anderson and the Colorado Rockies used a big fifth inning to beat the Chicago Cubs 5-2 on Saturday night.

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Switchbacks and Sounders 2 finish in scoreless draw

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The Switchbacks played Seattle Sounders 2 to a scoreless draw at Weidner Field to give them their first draw of the season.

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How many times could you hike the Manitou Incline?

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The snow didn't stop some die-hard fans from hitting the Manitou Incline this Earth Day weekend. Saturday marked a special event, the 'Incline-A-Thon,' where hikers were encouraged to hike the Incline as many times as they could.

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Hanover residents work to move forward following 117 Fire

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For a few families, the next few weeks, even months, will be spent trying to move forward following the 117 Fire. That is why some local non-profits came together Saturday afternoon in hopes to provide relief to some of those victims. 

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World's oldest person dies in Japan at age of 117

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The world's oldest person has died in southern Japan at the age of 117. An official in the town of Kikai says Nabi Tajima died in a hospital on Saturday shortly before 8 p.m. She had been hospitalized since January.  

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Elderly driver crashes into Do Drop Inn in Pueblo West

(Photo Courtesy: Connie Archer-Trujillo) (Photo Courtesy: Connie Archer-Trujillo)
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An elderly driver smashed through a popular Pueblo West restaurant Saturday afternoon. The Do Drop Inn will remain open, despite the car crashing through a wall of the local pizza restaurant. 

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Actor Verne Troyer from 'Austin Powers' films dead at 49

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Actor Verne Troyer from the "Austin Powers" movie franchise has died. A statement provided by Troyer's spokesperson that was also posted to his Instagram and Facebook accounts says the 49-year-old actor died Saturday. 

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Sheriff's office says 117 Fire was human-caused

An estimated 60,000 acres have burned from the 117 Fire in El Paso County. (KOAA) An estimated 60,000 acres have burned from the 117 Fire in El Paso County. (KOAA)
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The El Paso County Sheriff's Office updated that the 117 Fire that is now 100 percent contained was human-caused. The sheriff's office sent the update Saturday morning, as there is no exact word on what sparked the blaze, but that it wasn't from any natural causes.

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DNC sues Trump, Russia, Wikileaks

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The Democratic National Committee is taking Russia, Wikileaks and the Trump campaign to court. 

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Former Pueblo PD officer pleads guilty to attempted assault

Benjamin Candelaria, photo by Pueblo PD Benjamin Candelaria, photo by Pueblo PD
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A former police officer in southern Colorado has been sentenced to more than a year in jail after pleading guilty to attempted sexual assault.    

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Record Store Day: Vinyl, CDs outselling digital music

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Music lovers are paying homage to their local record stores today.    

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Remembering former First Lady Barbara Bush

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Barbara Bush, the snowy-haired first lady and mother of a president whose plainspoken manner and utter lack of pretense made her more popular at times than her husband, President George H.W. Bush, died Tuesday, a family spokesman said. 

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USAFA basketball, YMCA support local children through clinic

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The Air Force Academy men's basketball program recently teamed up with a local YMCA to host a clinic for 200 Colorado Springs children. 

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Wells Fargo fined $1 billion for mortgage, auto lending abuses

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Wells Fargo will pay $1 billion to federal regulators to settle charges tied to misconduct at its mortgage and auto lending business, the latest punishment levied against the banking giant for widespread customer abuses. 

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Snow and fog becoming an issue for Woodland Park drivers into Friday night

Visibility becoming an issue on Highway 24 in Woodland Park on Friday night. (KOAA) Visibility becoming an issue on Highway 24 in Woodland Park on Friday night. (KOAA)
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The city above the clouds is seeing some thick, heaving fog Friday evening which is expected to stick around well into the night. Teller County hasn't seeing much accumulation on major roads like Highway 24, it's mainly the low visibility that is excepted to be an issue for drivers.

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Cubs blowout Rockies 16-5

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Javier Baez and Kyle Schwarber each had a homer and four RBIs, and the Chicago Cubs rode a seven-run sixth inning to a 16-5 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Friday night.

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  • The Latest: Trump urges VA nominee to keep fighting

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