January 15, 2013 8:41 PM
Retired Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha, who served at Fort Carson, is scheduled to receive the nation's highest military honor - the Medal of Honor - next month. Sergeant Romesha is being singled out for his actions during what some call the fiercest fighting of the war in Afghanistan.
Of... more »
January 11, 2012 2:55 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Lindsay Lohan is facing a lien for nearly $94,000 that the federal government says she owes in unpaid taxes.
Records in Los Angeles County show the lien was filed Thursday seeking payment for the 2009 tax year.
Celebrity website TMZ first reported the lien... more »
August 6, 2011 2:52 PM
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - A Pueblo woman who admitted killing her husband in 2009 and burying his body in a shallow grave has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Twenty-six-year-old Sonia Mitchell told the court during her sentencing hearing that she endured years of physical and emotional abuse.... more »
October 16, 2010 6:33 PM
Steve LaRocque, a Fort Carson soldier, has a reminder of what happened in September of 2009 every time he laces up his running shoes.
LaRocque was shot in the knee while helping others who were injured during an ambush in Afghanistan; five people were shot that day, one person... more »
September 20, 2010 8:29 AM
The government says the number of people killed in crashes connected to driver distraction fell last year but still remain an epidemic.
The Transportation Department said Monday that 5,474 people were killed in 2009 in crashes reported to have involved distracted driving, a 6 percent decline from the more... more »
September 20, 2010 6:48 AM
Figures from the Denver Police Department show the number of investigations initiated by officers in August was down nearly 25 percent from the same month a year ago - a drop of about 4,500 incidents.
The number of patrol hours in August fell by 2 percent from a year... more »
September 8, 2010 10:31 AM
Suicides soared in Colorado in 2009, according to the Colorado Department of Health. The suicide rate is the highest in more than 20 years. Colorado annually has a suicide rate that is approximately 40 percent higher than the U.S. rate, according to Jarrod Hindman, program manager of the department's Office... more »
August 19, 2010 9:29 AM
New applications for unemployment insurance reached the half-million mark last week for the first time since November, a sign that employers are likely cutting jobs again as the economy slows.
The Labor Department said Thursday that initial claims for jobless benefits rose by 12,000 last week to 500,000, the... more »
June 9, 2010 8:50 AM
Even though a new report says charitable giving fell by 3.6 percent last year, some philanthropic experts are breathing a sigh of relief. They feared the decline would be much worse as Americans continued to struggle with the recession.
The Giving USA Foundation says Americans donated almost $304 billion... more »
May 7, 2010 9:17 AM
Jacob reigns, but Emma's out.
The Social Security Administration said Friday that Jacob was the most popular name for boys born in 2009, the 11th straight year at the top. Emma's reign was much shorter, lasting just a year. The top girl's name is now Isabella.
Religious themes... more »
April 27, 2010 3:55 PM
Despite these tough economic times, on Tuesday donors in Pueblo proved they're still willing to open their hearts and wallets to people in need. During a luncheon at Pueblo Community College, the United Way announced it raised a record $958,000 for its 2009 fundraising campaign. Crowd members cheered and set... more »
March 2, 2010 10:51 AM
Shark attacks along U.S. coastal waters fell sharply in 2009, according to an annual report released Monday, and the scientist behind the data thinks the reason could have been the weak economy.
"The big story is that the number of attacks in the United States dropped dramatically from 41... more »
February 8, 2010 12:24 PM
Circulation for U.S. magazines slipped more than 2 percent in the second half of 2009. A new report also finds that single-copy sales, which are more lucrative for publishers, dropped more than 9 percent.
With the weak economy still putting a damper on spending and with plenty of free... more »
January 20, 2010 5:32 PM
Chickens injected with the 1918 and 2009 H1N1 swine flu virus strains showed no flu symptoms, nor did they have any tissue damage. The 1918 virus was also tried on ducks, which also stayed healthy.
The study's authors was trying to determine if birds played any role in the... more »
December 31, 2009 7:51 PM
As we countdown the remaining hours of 2009, we wanted to take a look back at some of the year's most inspiring stories from Southern Colorado.
We call them Positively Colorado, and you may just find them positively inspiring.
The first happened just last week. Tracy Hermanstorfer was... more »
December 11, 2009 4:15 PM
Opponents of President Barack Obama's Health Care Overhaul, already passed by the House and currently being debated in the Senate, will hold rallies around the country, including in Colorado Tuesday, December 15. The rallies in Colorado kick off at 11:45 am.
The largest rally is expected to take place... more »
December 11, 2009 10:45 AM
The economy may be down, but movie ticket sales are up.
Hollywood has set a new box-office record of U.S. ticket sales of more than $10 billion for 2009.
The previous record was $9.68 billion two years ago.
With potential blockbusters like Sherlock Holmes and Avatar arriving... more »
December 1, 2009 1:52 PM
Colorado Springs residents can recycle their fallen leaves Wednesday and Thursday on Cheyenne Blvd. Putting leaves inthe gutter is illegal in the Springs, because it clogs waterways.
Wednesday, Dec. 2 and Thursday, Dec. 3 drop off leaves at the corner of W. Cheyenne Blvd. and Fox Ave., one block... more »
November 19, 2009 1:59 PM
When Santa's making his list and checking it twice, he may want to check out another list. The people at World Against Toys Causing Harm , or WATCH , have released their list of the worst toys of 2009.
The WATCH folks point to inconsistent age recommendations on packaging,... more »
November 18, 2009 2:54 PM
The Colorado Rockies have rewarded manager Jim Tracy with a three-year contract. The Rockies announced the deal Wednesday, less than an hour after he won the NL Manager of the Year award. Tracy was promoted from bench coach in late May after Clint Hurdle was fired. The Rockies went 74-42... more »
November 18, 2009 2:23 PM
Jim Tracy of Colorado has won the National League Manager of the Year award. Mike Scioscia of the Los Angeles Angels has been selected for the American League honor. The awards were announced Wednesday. Tracy became the second manager to win the award after taking over in midseason, joining Jack... more »
November 12, 2009 8:15 AM
The Fort Collins parents in last month's notorious "balloon boy" case will plead guilty to offenses for creating a hoax that their son had flown away in a large balloon.
Richard and Mayumi Heene are to plead Friday morning in Larimer County Court, according to a statement issued by... more »
November 5, 2009 9:33 AM
New York City will host a ticker-tape parade and ceremony in honor of the World Series champion New York Yankees. The parade, scheduled for Friday will begin on Broadway at Battery Place at 11 a.m. and continue northbound up the Canyon of Heroes to City Hall Plaza where Mayor Michael... more »
November 2, 2009 12:19 PM
Election '09 won't pack the same oomph of last year's presidential spectacular. But a handful of ballots in a few states will offer hints to the country's state of mind.
In Virginia and New Jersey, voters will reveal whether President Barack Obama's campaigning has paid off. The states are... more »
October 28, 2009 11:31 AM
Federal stimulus money is being spent in Colorado Springs to encourage students and their parents to read together. Harrison School District 2 has teamed up with the Pikes Peak Library District to create the Discover Your Library program. Students are encouraged to spend time getting to know their local libraries... more »
October 27, 2009 2:50 PM
The 2009 World Series begins Wednesday night in New York as the Yankees entertain Philadelphia. The Phillies advanced last week by eliminating the L.A. Dodgers in a five-game NLCS. The Yankees qualified with their 5-2 victory last night over the Angels in Game 6 of the ALCS. The first two... more »