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1 year 10 months ago

Shots fired at officer

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....

2 years 4 months ago

One injured in house fire

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. ...

2 years 5 months ago

911 operator fired after caller shot

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...

2 years 6 months ago

UPDATE: Men identified in Springs police chase

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...

2 years 10 months ago

Ohio fire kills 3

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...

2 years 10 months ago

New fire retardant policy

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...

2 years 11 months ago

Memphis fires Larry Porter after 2nd season

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...

2 years 11 months ago

Possible shots fired at White House

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...

3 years 1 month ago

California now fighting fires

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...

3 years 3 months ago

Federal Government suing Taco Bell after being fired

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...

3 years 4 months ago

Denver Police Officer Fired

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...

3 years 5 months ago

Church revokes speaking invite for Churchill

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...

3 years 6 months ago

Benefits upheld for dismissed Mesa County jailer

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....

3 years 6 months ago

Fired Denver cops to appeal

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...

3 years 7 months ago

Small fires burning east of Pueblo

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 news@newsfirst5.com

3 years 7 months ago

Yemeni president fires Cabinet

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...

3 years 10 months ago

Fires reported north of Pueblo

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.

4 years 1 month ago

Maes releases Kansas termination letter

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...

4 years 1 month ago

Winds push fire through 2 dozen Detroit homes

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...

4 years 3 months ago

Group that helps others needs a little help too

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...

4 years 4 months ago

Volkswagen recalls minivans over fire concerns

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...

4 years 4 months ago

Fire hazard prompts recall of dishwashers

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...

4 years 5 months ago

San Miguel Fire now 40 percent contained

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...

4 years 6 months ago

Pueblo West looking for another manager again

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...

4 years 7 months ago

Controlled burns in eastern Pueblo County

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...

4 years 7 months ago

Fired teachers could get jobs back

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....

4 years 8 months ago

All educators fired at underperforming school

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...

4 years 8 months ago

Fired, drunk pilot reaches settlement

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...

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