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2 years 4 months ago

Risks of illegal tattoo operations

Last night News 5 reported the story of a La Junta woman who allegedly gives tattoos to minors out of her trailer park home. Today we followed up by speaking with local Health Department officials, who explained why the law says unsupervised tattoo practices are so dangerous. The Colorado...

2 years 5 months ago

Bucket Biologists endanger wildlife

Moving fish from one lake to another sounds pretty innocent, but it actually causes major problems for local wildlife managers. We looked into the problems surrounding "bucket biologists." Avid fishermen and anglers may have their favorite species, but sometimes, that can cause a problem.. "Some people would like...

3 years 10 months ago

Prostitution now illegal in Pueblo

The world's oldest profession is now illegal in Pueblo. On Oct. 12, city council passed an ordinance prohibiting prostitution. Although there is a state statute in Colorado prohibiting prostitution, Pueblo hasn't had a city ordinance to address the problem in nearly 30 years. Now anyone who engages in prostitution...

3 years 11 months ago

Illegal drug use on rise

Illegal drug use is at the highest level in nearly a decade. The high rate last year was fueled by a sharp increase in marijuana use and a surge in ecstasy and methamphetamine abuse. The government report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration found marijuana...

3 years 11 months ago

Pueblo motorcycle victims identified

Authorities have identified a husband and wife who died after being struck on their motorcycle by someone suspected of driving intoxicated. The Pueblo County coroner says the couple killed late Saturday were Raymond Quintana, 48 and Ramona Quintana, 46. Ruben Jimenez-Marquez was arrested following the crash. He is...

4 years 1 day ago

Springs Police go after impaired drivers

The Colorado Springs Police Department will join with other law enforcement agencies throughout the country to crackdown on those who drive while impaired. The initial push will happen from August 20 through September 6. Offenders are most often in the 21 to 24 age group. "All too often, innocent,...

4 years 1 month ago

Fireworks warning for National Forests

The U.S. Forest Service, which includes the Pike and San Isabel National Forests, and the Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands reminds campers that fireworks are illegal on public lands. That means shooting off fireworks as well as even taking them with you on a camping trip. If lighting a...

4 years 3 months ago

Girl tells First Lady her mom "doesn't have papers"

A Department of Homeland Security official says federal immigration authorities are not pursuing the family of a Maryland girl who told first lady Michelle Obama that her mother "doesn't have papers." DHS spokesman Matt Chandler said in an e-mailed statement Thursday that Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigations "are based...

4 years 3 months ago

Colorado bank robber arrested in Mexico

A Mexican national described as a serial bank robber responsible for heists in Colorado, Texas and Arizona has been arrested. The U.S. Marshal's Office in Tucson said Raul Gallegos, 40, was arrested by Sonora state police in Guaymas, Mexico, Tuesday. Gallegos was handed over to U.S. authorities at...

4 years 3 months ago

Suthers says Arizona's immigration law 'problematic'

Colorado's Republican attorney general called Arizona's new immigration law "problematic" and says he doesn't believe it will hold up against court challenges. John Suthers told Boulder County Republicans during a breakfast meeting Wednesday that courts will conclude that "states cannot criminalize immigration status." Suthers says he thinks there's a...

4 years 3 months ago

Texas lawmaker to introduce anti-immigration bill

A Texas lawmaker says she plans to push for a law similar to Arizona's get-tough immigration measure. San Antonio Express-News and Houston Chronicle report Wednesday that Republican Rep. Debbie Riddle of Tomball says she will introduce the measure in the January legislative session. The new Arizona law would require local...

4 years 3 months ago

Local concerns about Arizona immigration law

Some people believe Arizona's new immigration law will have ripple affects here in Colorado and across the nation. Some of the big concerns, will illegal immigrants move to other states? And will the Federal Government pass tougher immigration laws? Arizona's crack down on illegal immigration reveals a nation deeply divided....

4 years 4 months ago

CSU warns gardeners not to aid medical pot growers

Colorado State University employees certified as "master gardeners" are being warned by university attorneys not to give advice to anyone about growing medical marijuana because the drug remains illegal under federal laws. CSU spokesman Brad Bohlander says prospective medical marijuana growers have contacted several of the gardeners, which have offices...

4 years 5 months ago

FIFA eyes African stimulants

FIFA is concerned that players at the World Cup could use undetectable stimulants derived from traditional African medicines that aren't currently banned substances. FIFA medical committee chairman Michel D'Hooghe told The Associated Press on Sunday he wants the World Anti-Doping Agency to analyze some African plants that could give athletesan...

4 years 6 months ago

Colorado-based company settles huge lawsuit

Western Union agreed to a $94 million settlement in a dispute with Arizona prosecutors that centers on the state's efforts to reduce the flow of immigrant and drug smuggling money through wire transfers. The Arizona Attorney General's Office said Thursday that the Englewood, Colorado-based company will pay $7 million...

4 years 6 months ago

IRS to crack down on illegal payroll status

The Internal Revenue Service and 37 states are cracking down on companies that illegally try to trim payroll costs by changing employees' status to independent contractors, The Associated Press has learned. The practice costs governments billions in lost revenue and can leave workers high and dry when they are hurt...

4 years 6 months ago

Labor Dep't approves new rules on farm workers

The Labor Department is reversing Bush administration rules that made it easier for farmers to hire temporary foreign workers to help pick their crops. The new regulations will increase wages and offer greater protections for thousands of foreign farm workers. The rules also require growers to make a greater...

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