February 21, 2013 2:57 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS - The worst of the storm brought out the best in a small group of strangers Wednesday night. They rallied together to help push free more than 30 vehicles that had gotten stuck spinning their wheels in the ice and snow at of Woodmen Rd. and Union Blvd.... more »
January 30, 2013 12:45 AM
The flakes are flying and with temperatures dropping, it's getting icy in Colorado Springs-- so icy that as of 8:30 PM, police moved to 'cold reporting status'. Translation: if you're in an accident with no drugs, alcohol, or injuries, you have 72 hours to report it to police.
A lot... more »
December 19, 2012 5:15 PM
It was slow driving in Pueblo today, like many other areas of Southern Colorado. CDOT had about 80 different trucks out in the region. They will work till all main roads are clear and the storm is over. Drivers tell us, even if they're running late, they try to stay... more »
October 6, 2012 7:42 PM
Unless you're pretty thick-skinned, you probably had to pull out your jacket or coat today, but have you prepared your home for the cold weather? Workers at Big R in Pueblo say it's better to get all of your supplies ahead of time.
Don't wait until it starts to snow... more »
May 13, 2012 9:53 AM
If you're too tired to eat, you might want to take a few notes from this sleepy little eater.
Click here to see our Video of the Day. more »
January 27, 2012 6:29 PM
The Westminster Fire Department was called to an icy lake yesterday because a pet was in trouble. The crew from Station #1 donned ice rescue gear and were able to reach the dog and bring it to safety.
Fire rescue crews ask dog owners to keep their pets on... more »
December 26, 2011 7:40 PM
A major road in Pueblo is a danger zone following two big snow storms. Layers of thick ice have formed over the past week, causing numerous wrecks and countless close-calls. Some are wondering why the City of Pueblo hasn't done more to clear Northern Ave.
Parts of Northern are... more »
December 20, 2011 12:05 AM
As winter descends on Southern Colorado, no doubt we'll see cars slipping and sliding all over our roads. Whether you're a life time Coloradan or a newbie, those slick roads seem to get us all. But it doesn't have to be that way. We drove along with the instructors at... more »
June 21, 2011 2:38 PM
DENVER (AP) - Federal authorities say they have made 78 arrests in Colorado as part of a national crackdown on criminal aliens that the federal government says threatened public and national security. There were 29 arrests in Denver, 13 in Aurora, seven in Commerce City and 29 others across the... more »
June 2, 2011 12:27 PM
FORT MORGAN, Colo. (AP) - Immigrant rights activists say a roundup of people accused of falsifying documents to work in the U.S. is creating fear and confusion in the community.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials announced the arrest of 11 people in Fort Morgan. KUSA-TV reports that the... more »
February 24, 2011 1:19 PM
The annual Pueblo County Sheriff's Office Ice Dive will happen Saturday at 10 a.m. at Lake San Isabel.
The Ice Dive normally happens each year on January 1. This year it was postponed because the ice hadn't gotten thick enough.
Divers will cut a whole in the lake... more »
February 8, 2011 2:36 PM
The City of Pueblo will have plows and sanders out on the roads until 7 a.m. Wednesday. Crews have been working since early this morning to clear the icy roads for drivers. They'll focus on bridges, main roads, and streets near schools and hospitals. The city street supervisor says it's... more »
January 27, 2011 7:04 PM
Firefighters rescued a boy after he apparently fell through an icy pond this afternoon in Lakewood.
The rescue was near West Florida Avenue and South Kipling Parkway just after 4:30 p.m.
Apparently two children, ages 8 and 13, were chasing a duck across the ice. The 13-year-old fell... more »
January 11, 2011 5:28 PM
Whether ice fishing, ice skating or just messing around outdoors and you end up on the ice--there are some safety tips everyone should follow to remain safe and dry.
There are also specific things that you can do to survive a plunge through thin ice.
Colorado State Parks... more »
January 10, 2011 2:53 PM
The snow and ice proved to be a big help to a Colorado Springs repairman who had his tools stolen Monday morning. Ron Robertson was headed into the Home Depot when he spotted a man taking his tool boxes out of his truck.
He ran up to the man's... more »
January 6, 2011 11:42 PM
"A whole team" was working to save a 2-year-old boy who went missing and was later found under some ice in the Arkansas River near his home in Canon City Thursday afternoon. Sergeant Don Pinover with the Fremont County Sheriff's Office tells News First 5 that the toddler, identified only... more »
January 3, 2011 11:44 AM
The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office had to postpone this year's ice dive, generally held on January 1, because the ice just wasn't thick enough.
The dive has happened for years at Lake San Isabel, near Rye, but until it gets colder and the ice gets thicker, divers decided it... more »
January 1, 2011 5:02 PM
Colorado Springs Police had to close a portion of Platte Ave. East of Wahsatch due to multiple accidents and ice build up through the underpass. They have cleared the accidents and sand trucks have placed traction grit to the road. Many streets through out the city have had some melting... more »
December 17, 2010 9:40 AM
The Colorado State Patrol along with Pueblo County Emergency crews are working to reopen I-25 between mile markers 108 and 109 at Purcell Blvd. The accident has the interstate closed in both directions following a multiple vehicle accident early this morning. Crews are working to reopen the interstate in both... more »
December 13, 2010 12:39 PM
The 2011 Colorado Classic Ice Fishing Tournament will start with the Grand Slam on January 8, 2011, followed by the South Park Ice Masters on February 5 and ending with Marina March Madness on March 5.
With almost 700 contestants in last year's series, The Classic has matured into... more »
November 29, 2010 1:56 PM
It takes a brave soul to jump into icy water, but at least this one is for a good cause.
The second Polar Plunge will benefit Special Olympics in the Colorado Springs area. The Plunge invites participants (under 18 requires parent or guardian signature) to take a dip in... more »
November 9, 2010 10:13 AM
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado jury has awarded $15 million to a truck driver who said she slipped and fell on ice and grease while making a delivery to a Wal-Mart in Greeley.
Wal-Mart tells the Greeley Tribune that it's considering appealing the award for Holly Averyt, 41,... more »
October 25, 2010 7:50 PM
Southern Colorado got its first taste of winter weather on Monday. Temperatures dipped into the twenties in some areas out west with snow in the high country. In Teller County many people woke up to something they haven't seen in quite a while, snow. "I just thought oh dear! It's... more »
October 13, 2010 8:36 AM
A 52-year-old Larimer County man who contracted meningitis during a pick-up hockey game has died.
The Coloradoan in Fort Collins reports that Bill Jubert of Bellvue died Monday after a series of strokes. Joy Jubert says her husband had recently been diagnosed with vasculitis, an inflammation of blood vessels.... more »
July 2, 2010 1:45 PM
Federal officials have deported a New Zealand drug dealer who kept his dead girlfriend's body on dry ice in a swanky Newport Beach hotel after she died of an overdose. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says Stephen David Royds was deported June 25. The 49-year-old Royds was paroled in May after... more »
June 9, 2010 1:54 PM
A sheriff in suburban New Orleans has asked federal authorities to investigate reports that illegal immigrants are working on the Gulf oil spill cleanup effort.
St. Bernard Parish Sheriff Jack A. Stephens says in a news release that his department asked Immigration and Customs Enforcement weeks ago to look... more »
April 30, 2010 1:09 PM
Federal agents say they have arrested 596 immigrants with criminal records during a three-day immigration enforcement sweep across the Southeast.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said Friday that the operation, dubbed Operation Cross Check, was the largest ever conducted by the agency targeting foreign nationals convicted of crimes.... more »
March 16, 2010 11:55 AM
A three-day rainstorm that caused flooding and downed trees was among the most devastating ever to the electrical grid in some parts of the Northeast. New Jersey's Public Service Electric & Gas says the storm was the worst in its history. Consolidated Edison, which powers New York City and some... more »
March 11, 2010 8:18 AM
Officials closed the ice skating rink at Keystone Lake after a Zamboni broke through the ice.
The driver of the ice-grooming machine was not injured Tuesday and the Zamboni appeared to be working after crews fished it out of the hole in the ice.
Keystone spokesman Ryan Whaley... more »
March 3, 2010 10:04 AM
US Airways Group Inc. says severe winter storms in February caused $30 million in lost sales as the carrier had to cancel thousands of flights and suspend operations for six days at three major East Coast airports. The airline said Wednesday it canceled 7.1 percent of its flights last month... more »
February 28, 2010 11:39 PM
On Friday Colorado Springs Firefighters jumped into action after a dog fell into the ice twice at Prospect Lake. "That dog wasn't in the water very long." explains Travis Allen, one of the firefighters who saved the dog, "It was cold and shivering and it was extremely exhausted."
Luckily... more »
February 22, 2010 9:23 AM
A storm that brought more than a foot of fresh snow to southwest Colorado briefly closed some mountain passes for avalanche control work, and more snow is on the way. The National Weather Service said Sunday that a spotter in Silverton reported about 17 inches of snow from the storm,... more »
February 17, 2010 10:56 AM
It's quite the man cave. Jimmy Grey says he's been out of work for almost a year and needed a project to stay busy. So with the heavy snowfall this winter, the 25-year-old laborer got to work on an extreme igloo in his family's yard in Aquilla, about 30 miles... more »
February 16, 2010 3:23 PM
Police have now identified the young woman killed in a traffic accident in Colorado Springs last weekend. Cynthia Casas, 19, of Colorado Springs, died as a result of the wreck.
The drivers of both vehicles involved in the crash are being held in jail on charges of Vehicular Homicide,... more »
February 13, 2010 9:45 AM
The Deep South is the latest region to be living through a snowy shutdown. As much as 7 inches fell in central South Carolina, one of the hardest-hit areas. The snow isn't expected to linger long, unlike the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast where some areas got 3 feet in back-to-back blizzards.... more »
February 10, 2010 9:36 AM
Blizzard warnings span the Mid-Atlantic as the second major storm in less than a week gives the region a fresh coating of snow. Thousands of workers are scrambling to plow and salt roads as the snow falls from Northern Virginia to Connecticut. Northern Maryland is already under more than 10... more »
February 9, 2010 12:52 PM
The U.S. orange crop is expected to fall 14 percent from last year because of an unusual freeze in Florida this winter. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday the orange harvest will be down 21 percent in Florida compared to last year's yield. The national harvest this year will... more »
February 9, 2010 10:27 AM
Seats are at a premium on planes and trains out of the nation's capital which is still blanketed in snow since a weekend blizzard dropped more than two feet of snow on the metro area. The most pressing matter for travelers: get out before another foot or more of snow... more »
February 8, 2010 9:46 AM
Most trains planes and buses are still frozen in place as the cleanup continues after the Mid-Atlantic blizzard. The nation's capital is pretty well shut down again today with schools and even the government closed due to hazardous travel conditions that persist for a second day after the snow stopped.... more »
February 6, 2010 9:44 AM
Trees have toppled onto apartment buildings and cars as a blizzard batters the Mid-Atlantic region this morning. Two deaths have been reported. Airlines canceled flights, Amtrak canceled service and churches called off weekend worship as officials warned people to just stay home. A record of 2½ feet or more is... more »
February 3, 2010 10:40 AM
"I was just thinking -- am I gonna die or am I gonna survive?"
Half submerged in freezing cold water, those were the thought running through 10 year-old Sage Lavin's mind after falling through the ice in a lagoon next to his Margate, New Jersey home.
"It was... more »
January 31, 2010 12:02 PM
Forecasters say the winter storm that left a trail of woe from Oklahoma to the Mid-Atlantic is heading out to sea. More than 5 inches of dry, fluffy snow was reported in the nation's capital and up to 8 inches in other parts of the region. The storm left a... more »
January 30, 2010 8:30 AM
I-26 near Asheville and I-40 near Black Mountain, N.C., are expected to remain shut down overnight as a winter blast moves into the Southeastern U.S. The roads were closed after a number of wrecks.
The same storm knocked out power to tens of thousands and closed major highways in... more »
January 29, 2010 9:24 AM
Winter storm warnings are in effect from New Mexico to North Carolina, as heavy snow and ice make their way through the South today.
The same storm has left nearly 142,000 electric customers in Oklahoma in the dark.
In Arkansas, up to 10 inches of snow could fall... more »