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5 days 20 hours ago

Military charity wins new truck

COLORADO SPRINGS - Thanks to the help News 5 viewers and Facebook fans, a Colorado Springs charity that helps families of fallen soldiers and first responders won a new truck in a nationwide contest from Toyota. The staff at Larry H. Miller Liberty Toyota handed over the keys to...

1 month 2 weeks ago

Mounted deputies patrol Fountain Creek

EL PASO COUNTY - Our cameras spotted these deputies with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Mounted Patrol as they rode along Fountain Creek this afternoon on the west side. The mounted units make regular patrols in all parts of the county. However, Deputy Sean Ives said being on horseback...

2 weeks 3 days ago

Homeless man slept in Sheriff's Office restroom

COLORADO SPRINGS - A homeless man was arrested last month for breaking into the El Paso County Sheriff's Office headquarters building in downtown Colorado Springs. Daniel Mastovich, 32, was booked at the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center on January 29 on three counts of felony First Degree Criminal Trespass...

2 months 3 weeks ago

Springs Chief of Staff Neumann resigns

COLORADO SPRINGS - Mayor Steve Bach's chief of staff is stepping down. Laura Neumann will be ending her job with the City of Colorado Springs on March 1 to spend more time with her family. A city news release credited Neumann's leadership in helping balance the city's $400 million...

3 months 5 days ago

Marijuana business fights zoning violation

COLORADO SPRINGS - The City of Colorado Springs recently ordered a local marijuana club owner to stop operating because they believe he violated zoning ordinances. However, the business owner says marijuana is legal in the State of Colorado and that the city is infringing on his property rights. Studio...

3 months 2 weeks ago

Colorado Springs Airport Bans Marijuana

The Colorado Springs Airport announced Wednesday afternoon that marijuana will be prohibited at the airport. The rule goes into effect on Friday, January 10, 2014. Airport leaders explained that TSA added marijuana to its prohibited list in December, and now the Airport has adopted a new rule banning pot...

3 months 3 weeks ago

Wider I-25 opening this weekend

EL PASO COUNTY - Holiday travelers should enjoy a little more elbow room while heading north on Interstate 25 out of Colorado Springs this weekend. The contractor for the $66 million I-25 Expansion Project expects to open a third northbound lane between North Gate Boulevard and Monument by Saturday...

3 months 4 weeks ago

Fire victims took in homeless

COLORADO SPRINGS - More than a dozen people were left homeless this afternoon as the result of a house fire on the southeast side of Colorado Springs. Two families were sharing the home in the 2000 block of Monterey Drive. The fire started a few minutes after 12:00 p.m. and...

4 months 4 days ago

Bach tells staff to ignore veto override

COLORADO SPRINGS - Mayor Steve Bach was quite clear about what he thought of city council's override of one of his vetoes . "I am directing city staff to disregard council's actions that are illegal, that violate the charter," Bach said during a news conference Thursday. That remark...

4 months 1 week ago

Champions plan wins $120 million from state

DENVER - There were handshakes and hugs following the announcement of state support for the Colorado Springs City for Champions proposal. The Colorado Economic Development Commission approved the full $120 million in tax incentives requested by the bidders. "I think that this is an investment in our future," said...

4 months 1 week ago

McFadyen cleared by Springs DA

PUEBLO - County Commissioner Liane "Buffie" McFadyen will not be charged for drunk driving. The Fourth Judicial District Attorney's office in Colorado Springs tells News 5 there is not enough evidence to prosecute the case. They were asked to review the case by the Pueblo DA Jeff Chostner in the...

4 months 2 weeks ago

Police seek incest suspect

COLORADO SPRINGS - Detectives with the Colorado Springs Police Department are asking the public for help in locating a man who is to be charged for incest and sexual assault on a child. An arrest warrant was issued for Clifford Wayne Chance, Sr., 58 on a charge of Sexual...

4 months 6 days ago

Spice dealer sought to trademark drugs

COLORADO SPRINGS - Undercover police officers and drug enforcement agents arrested a Colorado Springs businessman and three of his employees for selling the illegal synthetic cannabanoid "spice" openly from a store in the Mission Trace Shopping Center. Ryan Oligney, 28 and three of his employees at Spice of Life...

7 months 3 weeks ago

Accusations fly as recall election looms

COLORADO SPRINGS - With just two weeks left until the recall special election of Colorado Springs State Senator John Morse, the mudslinging is picking up from both sides. Republican challenger Bernie Herpin called out Morse for not supporting a law to create higher mandatory prison sentences for child sex...

8 months 4 days ago

Local bear population thriving on trash

COLORADO SPRINGS - The bear population in Southern Colorado is quite healthy; perhaps a little too healthy. Wildlife officers in Colorado Springs field between 800 and 1,000 bear calls each year. Cory Chick, the Area Wildlife Manager for the Colorado Parks and Wildlife office in Colorado Springs, says the...

8 months 3 weeks ago

Black bear has craving for schnitzel

COLORADO SPRINGS - He's Yogi without the manners, and he has a serious craving for schnitzel and sauerbraten. Security cameras at Edelweiss restaurant captured video of a large black bear literally walking away with the dumpsters Tuesday night to get at the scraps inside. "I was impressed, I'm surprised...

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