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News 5 Investigates: Disabled veteran says City of Colorado Springs refuses to fix broken wheelchair lift they installed

A disabled marine colonel is trapped inside is hope after his city-installed wheelchair lift broke down. Colorado Springs provides lifts free of charge to disabled homeowners through a special program with the housing department. When this equipment fails, who's responsible for repairs? Leroy McKelvy needs a lift...

3 years 11 months ago

UPDATE: Missing man found

UPDATE: As of 6:15 p.m. Wasinger had been found at a local hospital and is doing fine. Colorado Springs Police are looking for a mentally disabled man that has been missing since last night. 48-year old Jerry Wasinger was last seen at the Jack in the Box at...

4 years 3 months ago

A playground for every child

There's a new place to play for every child in Colorado Springs. The city's first universally accessible playground will officially be open to public use Saturday. The playground is located in the Southwest Corner of Memorial Park along Prospect Lake Drive. The Swing High Project was responsible for...

4 years 5 months ago

Playground will be accessible to all

Colorado Springs is building its first "universally accessible" playground in Memorial Park. The new playground will offer children of all abilities the opportunity to play side-by-side. Completion is expected in May. The playground was made possible by a partnership between the City Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department's TOPS...

4 years 5 months ago

Sentence in developmentally disabled "fight club"

A former employee of Texas statefacility for the developmentally disabled accused of sanctioning fights among residents has pleaded guilty midway through his Corpus Christi trial. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports that 22-year-old Guadalupe Delarosa Jr. pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of injury to the disabled and was sentenced...

4 years 5 months ago

Family is proud of their dwarf horse

It's not often that a horse gets called the family pet, but when that horse is just 18-and-a-half inches tall, it's only natural. 2-year-old Lizzy is a dwarf miniature horse and one of the smallest in the world. "She is just a wonderful little girl. She kind of runs...

4 years 10 months ago

Make a Difference Day a month-long event

Millions will pick up rakes, shovels and bags of trash to volunteer, next month. Make a Difference Day is one of the country's largest volunteer efforts. And in Southern Colorado, it has expanded to the entire month of October. Projects range from cleaning up parks to working with...

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