December 3, 2012 6:37 PM
Not once, but twice, a man impersonating a cop tries to pull people over in Pueblo. It happened on December 1.
Police say all the man did was flash his headlights to mimic when a cop's headlights flash, but other times this has happened, people buy blue flashing lights to... more »
May 26, 2012 7:34 PM
We're learning more about the hit and run accident involving Pueblo City Manager Jerry Pacheco.
The 911 call has been released from the woman who says her car was hit by Pacheco.
The woman who called 911 says her name is Sue Welty. She called police on Wednesday... more »
May 16, 2012 6:05 AM
DENVER (AP) - A Denver 911 operator who told victims of a road rage incident to wait for officers back at the scene, where one was then fatally shot, has been fired. Police say the operator received a call in April from passengers in a vehicle reporting that people in... more »
April 6, 2012 9:38 PM
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - A lawyer for a man who wrongly reported an armed robbery to 911 says Pasadena police are scapegoating his client in the shooting death of a college boy. Oscar Carrillo's lawyer Andres Bustamante said Friday that Pasadena police are doing damage control at his client's expense... more »
February 21, 2012 8:22 PM
The Colorado Springs Police Department is looking into its 9-1-1 system after complaints at City Council that calls were going unanswered. News 5 has been told the emergency communications center is staffed 24 hours a day, but things can clog up the system -- like calls that really aren't emergencies.... more »
December 1, 2011 12:33 AM
On Wednesday a frantic 911 call came in to Colorado Springs Police. A woman told police there were two men in her home. "She believed two of the men had machine guns." explains Colorado Springs Police Spokeswoman Barbara Miller, "The next thing you know, shots are being fired."
Immediately... more »
September 7, 2011 9:16 PM
A boost in what the Pentagon calls "Force Protection" is already in place in Southern Colorado and in all military installations across the country.
Pentagon Press Secretary George Little has told reporters this heightened security is due largely in part to the fact that al-Qaeda has focused many of... more »
June 12, 2011 9:19 PM
Colorado Springs police confirm, 911 service to Colorado Springs police is not working as of Sunday night. When you call 911 in the city of Colorado Springs, you will get a dispatcher from El Paso County, who will then route the call to Colorado Springs Police.
If you live... more »
June 5, 2011 3:38 PM
The car thieves who broke in and stole a Colorado Springs man's Nissan Pathfinder right out of his garage last month made a dumb move in driving past the home again on Sunday morning. The victim saw the car, called 911 and then took off after them.
The man,... more »
May 9, 2011 8:49 AM
The Colorado Springs Fire Department said that the third dog has died in the fire on Stemwood Drive. A man called 9-1-1 just before 5:00 am when he awoke to his smoke detectors going off and then leaped from a second story window. No one else was home and there... more »
April 23, 2011 3:27 PM
LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) - A problem with phone service has led to false 911 calls to Jefferson County sheriff's officials.
Deputies responded to more than 50 false 911 calls after the problem surfaced Friday. Qwest Communications International Inc. said Saturday its technicians were working around the clock to solve... more »
January 16, 2011 12:40 PM
Colorado Springs Police responded to a 911 call at around 4:00am Sunday morning in the 600 block of North Weber St. When officers arrived they found what appeared to be forced entry into the home. Upon investigation officers learned that a male suspect had forced entry into the home threatening... more »
October 28, 2010 10:50 PM
911 service has been restored in Teller County. It went out around 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
Cripple Creek was also without phone service.
Both have been restored.
August 20, 2010 8:28 AM
In the debate over plans to build an Islamic cultural center blocks from ground zero, political leaders often cite the feelings of the Sept. 11 victims' families.
But the thousands of relatives of the nearly 3,000 victims have no single representative and no unified voice. The conflict is dividing... more »
August 13, 2010 8:28 AM
A joyous Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan has the potential for misunderstandings or worse in the United States.
Eid al-Fitr falls around September 11 this year. Muslim leaders fear that their festive gatherings could be misinterpreted as a celebration of the 2001 terrorist strikes. The exact... more »
April 26, 2010 1:44 PM
A beam from the World Trade Center is now in Colorado Springs as part of a memorial to be built at Schriever Air Force Base. The 50th Space Wing welcomed the twisted piece of steel with full military honors Monday morning.
The box beam was recovered from the wreckage... more »
April 26, 2010 9:59 AM
Police in one Connecticut city have a warning for nightclub patrons: Don't call 911 for a ride home. New Haven police say that's what 28-year-old Quandria Bailey did, calling the emergency line six times to request a ride from a nightclub back to her Meriden home. Bailey was charged with... more »
April 8, 2010 12:12 AM
Towns and cities across Southern Colorado struggled to deal with downed phone lines and Canon City's 911 system wasn't spared. "People could not get through to us." explains Capt. Allen Cooper with Canon City PD, "We had a major failure on our 911 system. It was essentially out around all... more »
April 5, 2010 2:21 PM
Pueblo County residents can now register their cellular phones and Voice-over IP (VoIP) phones with emergency agencies. Previously available only to land-lines, Emergency Telephone Notification is a telephone call initiated by emergency officials to alert citizens of potential hazards in their area. Registration can be done on the internet or... more »
March 10, 2010 10:29 AM
There is no mistaking the terror in the boy's voice. On the 911 recording, you can feel it like a physical object.
"They come. They come. They open and ring the door. They have guns. Can you come, really fast? And bring soldiers, too," the unidentified 7-year-old says in... more »
February 23, 2010 4:26 PM
Several states are considering measures that would keep 911 recordings from being heard by the public.
The measures come as a response to complaints that broadcasting such calls violates people's privacy and exposes them at their most vulnerable moments.
Lawmakers in Alabama, Ohio and Wisconsin are deciding whether... more »
February 15, 2010 11:59 AM
A Thurston County, Washington 911 dispatcher helped save his own son's life.
On February 4, Chris Scott's wife Janna called 911 because their 6 month-old son Jacob was choking. He was unconscious and had stopped breathing.
The dispatcher who answered was her husband. The couple recognized each other's... more »
February 12, 2010 1:30 PM
An electrical problem caused problems around 9:30 Friday morning at the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office Communications Center, which caused phones to stop working, including incoming 911 calls.
Emergency calls were then routed to the Pueblo City Communications Center, a separate facility at the Pueblo Police Department. Citizens are asked... more »
January 28, 2010 3:54 PM
The Pueblo Fire Department is using new technology to respond to emergencies faster. It's an automated dispatch system, that can alert fire crews moments after a 9-1-1 call comes in. "We found we have an average of over 2 minutes for our dispatch period," said Shawn Shelton, Assistant Chief, Pueblo... more »
December 22, 2009 11:26 AM
Police say a frustrated Boston woman called 911 to say she couldn't get her 14-year-old son to stop playing video games and go to sleep. Police spokesman Officer Joe Zanoli said Monday the mother called for help around 2:30 a.m. Saturday to say that the teenager also walked around the... more »
December 21, 2009 7:32 PM
Three employees with the Colorado State Patrol are on paid administrative leave during an internal investigation. Today the State Patrol said they believe at least one dispatcher was distracted when someone called to report an accident last week.
The crash happened early Thursday morning on I-25 near mile marker... more »
December 21, 2009 9:24 AM
Police say a woman made 48 phony 911 calls threatening suicide, asking police to shoot her and claiming that her mother was dying of a heart attack. Forty-four year-old Caryn Sodaro of Lochbuie was arrested Friday following a four month investigation. Weld County sheriff's spokesman Shane Scofield says the woman... more »
November 3, 2009 9:01 AM
The call came into the 911 dispatcher: "I don't want to hurt anybody. I'm drunk." And with that, Mary Strey, 49, of Granton, reported herself as a drunken driver about three miles northeast of Neilsville in central Wisconsin.
Clark County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Jim Backus said Monday that Strey's... more »
September 20, 2009 10:32 AM
Briana Johnson couldn't wait. And neither could her unborn daughter.
The North Carolina woman said her boyfriend was out of town working, so she called her friend, then her doctor when she started having contractions. "[The doctor] told me get up now and come on in, and when I... more »
September 11, 2009 8:54 AM
Today is the 8th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks on our country. Here are some local remembrances:
* 2,977 flags will be placed outside UCCS's new Science and Engineering Building in honor of the victims. * Mitchell High School, J-ROTC will hold a memorial honoring a Mitchell... more »