May 4, 2013 10:31 PM
It was a scary Saturday morning for an El Paso County family as the garage of their home went up in flames. The fire broke out on Holmes Road in Black Forest around 10 a.m.
Mark Greier and his family are counting their blessings that the fire didn't spread... more »
March 1, 2013 7:45 PM
A Pueblo County Sheriff's deputy and his family are calling for more to be done to keep dangerous police officers off the streets.
The beating of Anthony DeHerrera's son, Michael, was captured on video tape back in 2009.
Anthony DeHerrera is employed with the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office.... more »
December 26, 2012 11:37 PM
Police continue to investigate near Weber and St. Vrain after shots were fired at officers.
Colorado Springs Police tell News 5 they were called to a possible burglary. When they arrived on scene there was a chase. Police tell us suspects fired at officers.
No injuries were reported.... more »
June 20, 2012 6:30 AM
Fire crews are working to find out what started a house fire south Colorado Springs overnight.
The fire started around 3:30 this morning at 3995 Morley.
Officials say there were three people in the home. One person was injured, but they are not thought to be severe.
... 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 8, 2012 12:31 AM
Police have identified the three men arrested in this morning's shoot-out and high-speed chase as Travis Broadway, 21, Michael Peyton, 20, and Parice Daily, 23. All three face charges of attempted murder of a police officr, attempted robbery, and felony vehicular eluding.
CSPD chased the men for more than... more »
January 12, 2012 8:41 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people applying for weekly unemployment benefits spiked last week, largely because companies let go of thousands of workers after the holiday season.
The Labor Department says applications jumped by 24,000 to a seasonally adjusted 399,000, the most in six weeks. That followed three... more »
December 25, 2011 9:48 AM
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Three people are dead following a house fire in Columbus late Christmas Eve.
Battalion Chief Michael Fowler says the blaze was reported shortly before midnight Saturday in a vacant house on the city's west side.
But when firefighters reached the scene neighbors reported that... more »
December 15, 2011 9:01 AM
DENVER (AP) - U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell has signed off on a new approach for dropping retardant on wildfires from the air. Last year, a federal judge in Montana gave the Forest Service until the end of 2011 to do a tougher environmental review of how toxic retardant... more »
November 27, 2011 12:14 PM
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Memphis has fired head coach Larry Porter after going 3-21 in two seasons leading his alma mater. The university announced Porter's dismissal Sunday morning in a release. Porter's firing came after Saturday's 44-7 loss at Southern Mississippi, leaving the Tigers 2-10 this season. Fan interest in... more »
November 23, 2011 7:46 AM
Colorado Springs fire crews at the scene of a house fire at 4737 Splendid Circle North. That's near Austin Bluffs Parkway and Barnes Road.
Crews say no one was home when the fire started.
It sparked on the porch and spread to the inside. They say the fire... more »
November 14, 2011 6:38 PM
Members of the Arc of the Pikes Peak Region are meeting again tonight to decide whether to remove their board of directors. The special meeting was called by some of the Arc's members who were upset over the termination of former executive director Teddi Roberts.
The meeting starts at... more »
November 12, 2011 7:31 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Authorities are investigating a report that gunshots were fired in the vicinity of The White House.
Sgt. David Schlosser of the U.S. Park Police said Friday evening that the agency received a report of shots fired near 16th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, between The White... more »
October 27, 2011 7:50 PM
The ARC of the Pikes Peak Region is holding its annual membership meeting this evening where members are expected to vote to remove the non-profit's board of directors. The move comes after the board fired Executive Director Teddi Roberts this summer.
A letter sent by the board to its... more »
September 7, 2011 7:33 AM
TEHACHAPI, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters have been aided by winds that pushed a 20-square-mile blaze toward already burned land in Southern California, but the fire remains a threat to hundreds of homes.
The fire, which has blackened more than 13,000 acres, started Sunday near the town of Tehachapi when... more »
July 29, 2011 6:03 AM
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - The federal government is suing a North Carolina Taco Bell franchisee, claiming the company fired an employee whose religious beliefs prohibit him from cutting his hair.
In the lawsuit filed Thursday, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claims Family Foods Inc. illegally fired Christopher Abbey from... more »
June 8, 2011 4:58 PM
SPRINGERVILLE, Ariz. (AP) - Fire crews in Arizona had been hoping that some fire lines they were burning overnight would help slow the advance of a raging forest fire in eastern Arizona. But a fire information officer says only some of the lines were burned before humidity levels got too... more »
June 2, 2011 5:42 AM
DENVER (AP) - Another Denver police officer has been fired after he was accused of mishandling an investigation involving a pregnant woman hit by a hit-and-run driver.
The Denver Post reported Wednesday that Detective Jay Estrada was fired for allegedly failing to actively investigate the traffic accident. Laura Gorham... more »
May 22, 2011 6:17 PM
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - A Grand Junction church that invited fired University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill to speak on Memorial Day has withdrawn its invitation. The (Grand Junction) Sentinel reports that the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Grand Valley did not want to offend military families by having... more »
April 30, 2011 1:06 PM
Officers from the Colorado Springs Police Department responded to reports of possible shots fired in the 1300 block of N. Academy at around 3:20 am Saturday morning. The initial report described three or four shots being fired. When witnesses looked out of their windows, they reported two males running north... more »
April 17, 2011 3:50 PM
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - The Colorado Court of Appeals upheld unemployment benefits for a Mesa County jailer dismissed for alleged incompetence.
In its ruling last week involving a former booking technician, the court rejected county arguments that the former employee was "at fault" for separation from the county.... more »
April 10, 2011 3:07 PM
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) - Residents say that United Nations and French helicopters have fired rockets on the residence of Ivorian strongman Laurent Gbagbo, who is holed up in a bunker.
Two residents from nearby neighborhoods reported seeing two Mi-24 attack helicopters and one French helicopter open fire on... more »
April 5, 2011 8:20 PM
DENVER (AP) - Two Denver police officers fired for their aggressive, videotaped arrest of a suspect are challenging their termination.
The Denver Post reports that Devin Sparks and Randy Murr filed an appeal Monday with the city's Civil service Commission. The two say the termination wasn't "supported by the... more »
March 21, 2011 5:04 PM
Three small fires east of Pueblo are now controlled. They started burning earlier this afternoon in farm fields. We're awaiting more details for you from the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office. more »
March 21, 2011 3:14 PM
Pueblo Rural fire crews are working three small fires east of Pueblo. According to Sheriff's Office dispatchers the fires are all burning in fields.
We have a call into the fire department to get more information. If you have any photos of the fire, please email us email@example.com more »
March 20, 2011 4:40 PM
SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Yemen's president has fired his entire Cabinet amid escalating protests demanding his ouster.
President Ali Abdullah Saleh is facing a monthlong popular uprising against him that has turned increasingly bloody in the past few days as security troops opened fire on demonstrators in the capital... more »
March 13, 2011 12:02 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Police say a gunman apparently opened fire on teenagers attending a party in a New Orleans bar and fled, leaving one 18-year-old man dead and four other teens wounded.
Police said early Sunday a 16-year-old girl was in critical condition and two other girls ages... more »
January 8, 2011 12:52 PM
LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Police say they're have arrested a gunman after he fired on officers and holed up in a Lakewood home for more than five hours with a woman and three young children.
The Lakewood police dispatch office says the man opened fire shortly after police arrived... more »
December 17, 2010 5:10 PM
Three fires burned just north of Pueblo Friday afternoon near I-25 and Fountain Creek.
Flames were reported as high as 20 feet in one of the fires. Fire crews investigated and found all three were controlled burns. They did not require action by local fire departments. more »
December 5, 2010 11:12 AM
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) - Two U.S. Air Force cargo planes equipped for firefighting are headed to Israel to help fight a devastating wildfire that has killed 41.
The C-130s and about 50 Air Force reservist were dispatched from Peterson Air Force Base. The first of the... more »
December 4, 2010 2:24 PM
The 302nd Air Lift Wing has just released the following statement;
"The first of approximately 50 Air Force Reservists and two Modular Airborne Firefighting System equipped C-130 Hercules from Colorado's 302nd Airlift Wing will leave here Saturday, Dec. 4 to begin travel to Israel to provide aerial firefighting support.... more »
October 21, 2010 2:35 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The conversation was about Bill O'Reilly's dust up with the women of "The View" -- but it's now cost news analyst Juan Williams his job at NPR. Appearing Monday on O'Reilly's show on the Fox News Channel, Williams suggested that "The View" incident, in which Joy Behar... more »
October 21, 2010 9:21 AM
National Public Radio says it has terminated the contract of longtime news analyst Juan Williams after comments he made about Muslims on the Fox News Channel.
NPR reported its move on its website. It said Williams appeared on the "The O'Reilly Factor" on Monday and told host Bill O'Reilly... more »
October 19, 2010 8:34 AM
Palisade voters are being asked for a property tax increase that supporters say will help the town's fire protection district after a loss of funding.
Palisade Rural Fire Protection District Treasurer Maggie Somerville says the property tax increase is needed because the town will lose $50,000 in revenue when... more »
September 28, 2010 2:40 PM
GOP gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes has released personnel files showing his boss knew that he was investigating a gambling ring and meeting with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.
Maes provided his termination letter from 1985 to The Associated Press. In it, Liberal, Kansas Police Chief Richard Kistner told Maes... more »
September 8, 2010 9:16 AM
Flames swept through at least two dozen Detroit homes, fanned by strong winds that toppled power lines across the city and knocked out service to at least 113,000 Michigan homes and businesses.
Tuesday night's fires were scattered through at least three neighborhoods, including along several blocks on the east... more »
July 26, 2010 7:58 PM
When crisis strikes, Red Cross workers and volunteers are usually first on the scene to help cover the immediate needs of victims. "Things like food, clothing, shelter and even access to mental health support and medical needs such as prescription medications that may have been lost." explains Jaici Murcia of... more »
June 11, 2010 1:18 PM
Volkswagen is recalling nearly 16,000 Routan minivans to address fire concerns involving latches on the sliding doors.
The German automaker says the recall affects 2009 minivans, which are jointly developed with Chrysler LLC and built at Chrysler's Windsor, Ontario, plant.
Chrysler recently announced a recall of nearly 285,000... more »
June 3, 2010 9:21 AM
Dishwashers sold under seven different brand names are being recalled because of a fire hazard. The 1.7 million dishwashers were made by Maytag .
The Consumer Product Safety Commission, which announced the recall Thursday, says the company has received 12 reports of electrical failures in the dishwasher heating element... more »
May 26, 2010 12:27 PM
Crews fighting a wildfire in southwestern Colorado are dealing with forecasts for drier, warmer weather and higher winds.
The fire burning on nearly 4 square miles, or 2,525 acres, was about 40 percent contained Wednesday morning. Earlier estimates said the fire was larger, but fire officials revised that based... more »
April 28, 2010 11:56 AM
After only 9 months in the position, Larry Howe-Kerr has resigned as District Manager of Pueblo West. Howe-Kerr submitted his resignation at Tuesday night's metro district board meeting. Board members voted 5-0 to accept his resignation. Howe-Kerr's last day is Friday. A newspaper report states he will receive $49,100 in... more »
April 7, 2010 11:48 AM
A municipal judge has been fired for issuing an arrest warrant for a teenager who had an overdue library DVD.
Police handcuffed 19-year-old Aaron Henson and held him for nearly eight hours after a traffic stop Jan. 25. Judge James Kimmel had issued an arrest warrant after Henson failed... more »
March 11, 2010 8:32 AM
The University of Alabama in Huntsville has fired the professor accused of shooting six co-workers, killing three.
UAH spokesman Ray Garner confirmed Wednesday that biology professor Amy Bishop received a termination letter Feb. 26 from Jack Fix, dean of the College of Sciences. Garner said the letter stated the... more »
March 10, 2010 5:31 PM
If you're seeing smoke east of Pueblo--it's a result of controlled burns.
The Pueblo Rural Fire District says the Pueblo Chemical Depot reported in advance that it would burn excess grass and brush Wednesday, to prevent a wildfire.
In addition, farmers are burning their fields to clear debris... more »
March 9, 2010 4:48 PM
Records show that an Ohio State University janitor who fatally shot a supervisor and injured another was told last week he was being fired.
Documents released by the university from Nathaniel Brown's personnel file show that supervisors complained he was tardy, slept on the job and had problems following... more »
March 3, 2010 5:59 PM
A superintendent who fired all the teachers in one of Rhode Island's worst-performing high schools says she's willing to negotiate after their union promised to support reforms.
Central Falls Superintendent Frances Gallo said Wednesday an offer from the teachers gives her hopes differences can be resolved without mass firings.... more »
February 24, 2010 10:48 AM
A Rhode Island school district has voted to fire all the teachers at an underperforming school. The Central Falls School Committee voted Tuesday evening to fire every educator at Central Falls High School, including teachers, guidance counselors and the principal. It's the only school in the tiny, impoverished city north... more »
February 18, 2010 8:43 AM
A pilots union and Frontier Airlines have reached a settlement in a lawsuit for a pilot who was fired after an alcohol test came back positive.
The Frontier Airlines Pilots Association and Frontier Airlines, Inc. filed court documents in Denver federal court this week that said they had reached... more »
February 10, 2010 1:13 PM
Each year, homes are threatened and hundreds of acres are burned in Wildland fires. El Paso County is seeking volunteers for its Wildland Fire Crew.
Volunteers will receive extensive training. The next Wildland Fire Academy is scheduled to start April 11.
In addition to fighting fires in El... more »