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1 year 7 months ago

NORAD takes record number of calls for Santa

COLORADO SPRINGS - Christmas Eve was a particularly busy time for volunteers with the NORAD Tracks Santa Program. During a 23 hour period, the operations center answered over 114,000 calls from children looking for Santa Claus, an increase of more than 12,000 from last year. The group also received...

1 year 8 months ago

New community outreach for Pueblo Police

The Pueblo Police Department is announcing a new Community Services Division, including a public information officer and social media access. The police department will be providing updates to the community through Facebook (Pueblo Police Department) and Twitter (@PuebloPolice1) If you want updates even more quickly, visit the City...

2 years 2 months ago

Be flexible for best airfares

NEW YORK (AP) -- To snag the best airfares, travelers need to be adventurous and willing to pick up at a moment's notice. OK, now let's be realistic. Most people making summer travel plans need just that: plans. They get a week off, maybe two, and aren't going to...

2 years 2 months ago

Facebook wants your vote on privacy

NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook is letting its nearly 1 billion users vote on changes to its privacy policy beginning on Friday. This is the second time Facebook Inc. is letting users vote on policy changes. The first time was in 2009 when Facebook was a much smaller, privately held...

2 years 4 months ago

How private should your Facebook password be?

Facebook issues are in the headlines and have been for months as many talk about whether employers should be allowed to ask for personal account passwords. Several students at Pueblo Community College agree it's against their rights and add they wouldn't give their passwords out. Facebook has agreed recently...

2 years 5 months ago

Ohio school shooting reveals value of social media

With people using social media like Twitter and Facebook more than ever, these sites are of growing importance in emergency situations. During the school shooting in Chardon, Ohio this week, students tweeted moment by moment, providing real-time updates to responders who used that information to direct aid. Local emergency...

2 years 5 months ago

How safe is social networking?

How dangerous is it to deal with people you meet online? We looked into the issue today in light of yesterday's standoff situation at a local urology center. Office workers say it all started as a dispute over an online ad for puppies. We spoke with Kevin Johnson, a...

2 years 6 months ago

Cyber mistakes leaving you vulnerable

In January, a U.C.C.S. computer science student showed News 5 viewers how you could get hacked while buying plane tickets through Southwest Airlines on your iPhone. To read the story on that find, click here. Now, David Stites is showing us how the things we "like" on Facebook...

2 years 6 months ago

Cyber mistakes leaving you vulnerable

In January, a U.C.C.S. computer science student showed News 5 viewers how you could get hacked while buying plane tickets through Southwest Airlines on your iPhone. To read the story on that find, click here. Now, David Stites is showing us how the things we "like" on Facebook...

2 years 6 months ago

Facebook to go public to raise $5 billion

NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook made a much-anticipated status update Wednesday: The Internet social network is going public eight years after its computer-hacking CEO Mark Zuckerberg started the service at Harvard University. That means anyone with the right amount of cash will be able to own part of a...

2 years 7 months ago

Wikipedia goes dark for a day

Wikipedia will black out the English language version of its website Wednesday to protest anti-piracy legislation under consideration in Congress, the foundation behind the popular community-based online encyclopedia said in a statement Monday night. The website will go dark for 24 hours in an unprecedented move that brings added...

2 years 7 months ago

Bald Barbie push to fight cancer

NEW YORK (AP) -- Barbie has been an astronaut, an architect, a Nascar driver, and a news anchor. Now, there's an online movement to get her to attempt what could be her biggest feat yet: going bald to fight cancer. A Facebook page titled "Beautiful and Bald Barbie!...

2 years 7 months ago

NORAD Santa trackers have record holiday

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) - Santa Claus set records Christmas Eve he raced across the globe on his traditional holiday mission. Volunteers at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs say they fielded about 102,000 telephone queries beginning early Saturday on his progress. That broke the previous mark of 80,000. And...

2 years 8 months ago

Teen drug abuse study has ups and downs

Teen habits towards alcohol, tobacco, and drugs are taking dramatic changes. "We are seeing significant decrease in alcohol drinking behaviors since 1996 when it was very high," says Dr. Nora Volkow of the National Institute of Health. The annual study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse shows...

2 years 10 months ago

Facebook "friending" politics

NEW YORK (AP) - Social media companies have "friended" the 2012 presidential contest at a level almost unimaginable just four years ago. Social media giants like Facebook and Google are hosting debates and sponsoring presidential town halls. They remain indispensable tools for candidates looking to connect with voters. ...

2 years 11 months ago

Fort Collins 'megaparty' overwhelms police

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Four people were arrested and at least 10 people taken away by ambulance after what police are calling a "megaparty" near Colorado State University. Between 2,000 and 4,000 people were believed to be at Saturday's back-to-school party at an off-campus apartment complex. The Coloradoan...

3 years 1 week ago

Colorado Authorities monitor social media

DENVER (AP) - Colorado authorities are monitoring social media so they can deal with events that could get out of control. Department of Public Safety spokesman Lance Clem says analysts can notify law enforcement agencies about events that are planned and discussed on the Internet, often within minutes of...

3 years 3 weeks ago

Old Spice guy wins out over Fabio

CINCINNATI (AP) - The Old Spice Guy has won his hunk-off with Fabio. Former football player Isaiah Mustafa has been lead spokesman for the Procter & Gamble Co. brand of men's body washes and deodorants for nearly two years, starring in a popular series of marketing campaigns relying heavily...

3 years 1 month ago

Students are remembering Mr. Christopher

Rob Christopher inspired students at Air Academy High School for years, but now they're mourning his death. Christopher was hit by a lightning bolt as it struck a nearby tree while camping with his family in Arizona last Tuesday. District 20 confirmed that Christopher had passed away. "He's...

3 years 1 month ago

Facebook's big news

Facebook is rolling out video calls. It's powered by Internet phone company Skype. Facebook said Wednesday that it is also rolling out a group chat feature. Facebook users can now create instant group chats if they want to quickly message a small group of their friends. CEO Mark...

3 years 2 months ago

Zombies, lions and Father's Day

It's been a busy week on the News First 5 Facebook page. Early in the week we received many photos of the Duckett Fire and Track Fire and by Saturday, the page was filled with photos from the Zombie Walk in Pueblo. But the highlight of the week has...

3 years 2 months ago

Toddler hit by car

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - Police say a Denver-area woman whose daughter died after being hit a by van was checking her messages on Facebook while the toddler was outside. Authorities say 30-year-old Karen Pena of Aurora faces charges of child abuse and child abuse resulting in death. Pena was...

3 years 2 months ago

Drafting a constitution on Facebook

In modern day Iceland everyone can be James Madison or Thomas Jefferson. The citizens of the North-Atlantic nation are drafting a new constitution and they're opening debate over document to the public via social media. Serving in place of the State House of Philadelphia are Facebook, Twitter, Fllickr and YouTube....

3 years 3 months ago

Scanning for Facebook friends

Just in case it was taking too long to create new friends on Facebook, there's a new app to help speed things up. Instant Friend is available for the Android market and allows the user to scan a friend's phone to become Facebook friends. But there's a catch, both...

3 years 3 months ago

Girls face criminal charges for cyberbullying

Two girls in Washington state accused of posting sexually explicit photos and messages on a 12-year-old classmate's Facebook page have been charged with cyberstalking and first-degree computer trespassing. According to the charges, the two, ages 11 and 12, used the girl's password information to post sexually explicit content on...

3 years 3 months ago

Uber50 the new way to Tweet

Why use Facebook or Twitter to keep in touch with friends when you can Uber50? A new report by the social media tracking site alltwitter.com says that rap star 50 Cent is partnering with the company UberSocial which makes a Twitter application for Blackberry smart phones. The program would...

3 years 6 months ago

Facebook makes us more sociable

A study from the University of Texas seems to indicate that Facebook makes us more sociable. According to the study of 900 current and recent graduates, the social network gives people chances to show friendship and community in new ways. Of those surveyed, 47 percent say Facebook is...

3 years 6 months ago

Try out a new social network, LifeCount

There's Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Foursquare and now you can add another social network to the list. It's called LifeCount and it's the brainchild of Dave Reinhart of Colorado Springs. Reinhart says the site is essentially a place to put your bucket list, all the things you want to do...

3 years 7 months ago

Facebook modifies rules for government agencies

Rule changes by Facebook will allow state government employees to get involved in social media. "We are pleased that Facebook has responded to Colorado and the other states' concerns about the provisions of its terms of service agreement," said Colorado Attorney General John Suthers. "We look forward to continuing...

3 years 10 months ago

Facebook apps transmitted personal info

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that 10 popular Facebook applications have been transmitting users' personal identifying information to dozens of advertising and Internet tracking companies. The newspaper said Monday that the breach also includes users who set all their information to be completely private. And in some cases,...

3 years 10 months ago

Justin Timberlake prefers vinyl to MP3s

Justin Timberlake says he thinks vinyl records sound better than digitalized tunes. The 29-year-old pop musician and actor told German newspaper Frankfurter Rundshau on Thursday that he loves putting on records featuring oldies from the Beach Boys and early Beatles, claiming they "sound warmer" and "more vintage" than digital...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Facebook feud results in fatal crash

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say a Facebook feud between two Michigan women over the love of a prison inmate led to a high-speed car chase and crash that critically injured one woman, killed her friend and landed the other woman in jail. Torrie Emery was arraigned by video...

4 years 1 month ago

Facebook nears half-billion accounts

Facebook, the undisputed heavyweight champ of social networking sites a celebrates a milestone this week--it will sign up user number 500-million. Annette Stewart, one of those nearly half a billion users explains why she can't stop using the site. "Before it was a way to communicate with friends. Although...

4 years 3 months ago

Stray dogs join protests in Greece

They roam the streets of Athens unperturbed, a blue collar around their necks indicating that they have been neutered by the city authorities. Athens' stray dogs naturally seek company. And there's no better place to find lots of it than at one of Athens' many demonstrations. Photographers have documented the...

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