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2 years 6 months ago

Tips to improving your fuel efficiency

Did you know there are things you can do to get the most miles for your fuel? As the price for gas continues to rise, drivers are now looking to improve their fuel efficiency. "Aggressive driving is a terrible gas waster," says Philip Reed from Edmunds.com, adding that, "It...

2 years 6 months ago

"Rabbit ears" make a comeback

They were long thought to be a thing of the past, but rooftop antennas are making a comeback thanks to high cable and satellite prices and online programming options. Years ago, the rooftop antenna was the only way to get a television signal and with them came the "rabbit...

2 years 6 months ago

Nutrition labels for your meat

Mystery meat is a thing of the past. Starting today, the Department of Agriculture is requiring nutrition labels on 40 of the most popular cuts of beef and poultry. The labels are similar to those shoppers have grown accustom to seeing on items like canned soup and cereal. The...

2 years 6 months ago

Vote for the News 5 Elephant!

We need your help! The "News 5" elephant is campaigning for your votes to win a behind-the-scenes experience at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo for some lucky viewers. The proud designers of this one-of-a-kind elephant... News 5 Today's Adam Atchison and Jennifer Horbelt. Believe it or not, they finished their...

2 years 6 months ago

Two people charged in Green Mountain Falls fire

Two Colorado Springs men are facing charges for their involvement in the fire that destroyed the Green Mountain Falls Town Hall early Thursday morning. Zachariah Shaffer and Kyle Lawrence are facing charges for First Degree Arson, Second Degree Burglary and Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Arson. Shaffer was arrested...

2 years 6 months ago

COS drivers getting ready for I-25 widening

Funds are being allocated, and crews are preparing to get things rolling on the I-25 widening project between Woodmen Road and Interquest Parkway. Department of Transportation officials say drivers will likely start seeing construction activity by late July or Early August. CDOT Spokesman Bob Wilson says the third lane...

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Rural residents strike back at Lucas film empire

NICASIO, Calif. (AP) - Marin County's planning commission will hear arguments for and against allowing filmmaker George Lucas to expand his movie-making empire in the quiet hills just north of San Francisco. Some Marin County residents are balking at the planned 270,000-square-foot digital media production compound on historic farmland...

2 years 6 months ago

Cyber mistakes leaving you vulnerable

"Nothing has changed; the vulnerability still exists," says David Stites, a master's computer science student at UCCS. In January, Stites showed News 5 a security lapse he found on the iPhone mobile app for Southwest Airlines. He was able to pull login and password information out of the air...

2 years 6 months ago

What others are doing to find work

3.38 million job openings were posted in December nationally, according to the Department of Labor; that's close to a three-year high. For many though, work is still hard to find. "It took... ahhh... geez, six months to even find anything," says Paul Lehfeldt, who recently found part-time work....

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

Officials warn of avalanches following snow

DENVER (AP) - State officials say more than 3 feet of new snow that's fallen in the high country has increased the probability of large avalanches. The Colorado Avalanche Information Center says the storm that moved across the state on Friday and Saturday fell on weak layers of snow. Human-triggered...

2 years 6 months ago

Obama could alter stance of federal appeals courts

WASHINGTON (AP) - A second term for President Barack Obama would allow him to expand his replacement of Republican-appointed majorities with Democratic ones on the nation's appeals courts, the final stop for almost all challenged federal court rulings. Despite his slow start in nominating judges and Republican delays in Senate...

2 years 6 months ago

Police: 11 arrested at Occupy DC site

WASHINGTON (AP) - Authorities say 11 people have been arrested in Washington's McPherson Square since Park Police began clearing away tents from one of the nation's last remaining Occupy sites. David Schlosser, who is a spokesman for the U.S. Park Police, said Sunday that one of those arrested was charged...

2 years 6 months ago

Colo., Okla. governors push natural gas vehicles

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The governors of Colorado and Oklahoma are leading an initiative to increase the use of natural gas vehicles in their state automobile fleets. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin hope the multi-state effort will make natural gas vehicles more affordable for the average...

2 years 6 months ago

Changing trends in Super Bowl ads

NEW YORK (AP) - If you're expecting to be shocked by all the Super Bowl ads, don't hold your breath: There won't be many surprises. About 20 of the roughly 36 Super Bowl advertisers put their TV commercials online before Sunday's broadcast. That's a major shift: It's up from...

2 years 6 months ago

Nev. caucuses offer state a rare say in nomination

RENO, Nev. (AP) - With its 24-hour casino gambling, legalized prostitution and drive-through wedding chapels; Nevada seems anything but conventional. When it comes to voting in presidential elections, it's as mainstream as it gets. Nevada hasn't made much of a difference in selecting the nominee for president or on national...

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Tipton lags behind Pace in latest fundraising

DENVER (AP) - Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton had another three months of slow fundraising while his Democratic challenger out raised him in the most recent quarter. But Tipton's campaign remained confident that the freshman congressman is well-positioned heading into this year's 3rd District election against state Rep. Sal Pace....

2 years 6 months ago

Rapper upset Mitt Romney used his song

NEW YORK (AP) - The rapper K'Naan is upset that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney used his song "Wavin' Flag" during his Florida primary victory speech, and is seeking legal action as a result. In a statement released Wednesday, K'naan says Romney's campaign did not seek approval to use...

2 years 7 months ago

El Paso County passes version of oil and gas regs

On the eve of a four-month moratorium ending on oil and gas operations, on Tuesday El Paso County Commissioners passed regulations to handle the industry moving forward; even with state officials expressing "grave concern." The regulations were a much smaller version than was originally proposed by the planning commission. ...

2 years 7 months ago

Top senators agree on tough penalties for Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) - A top Senate Democrat and Republican have agreed on a bill to impose sweeping new penalties on Iran. The Banking Committee chairman, Sen. Tim Johnson, and Sen. Richard Shelby announced the legislation late Monday that would target Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps and would apply sanctions to more...

2 years 7 months ago

Pueblo teen gets max sentence for 2010 killing

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - A Pueblo teenager who shot and killed a homeowner who interrupted a robbery has received the maximum sentence of 40 years in a plea agreement. The Chieftain reports that 18-year-old Torey Kuznicki pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the 2010 killing of Michael Hopkins. Kuznicki was...

2 years 7 months ago

Police: Loveland shop selling illegal 'fake weed'

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) - Thousands of containers of synthetic marijuana have been seized from a smoke shop in Loveland. The Reporter Herald reports that products containing lab-manufactured cannabinoids were seized from Loveland's One Love Smoke Shop on Wednesday. The newspaper says that no one has been arrested but that criminal...

2 years 7 months ago

Lack of December snow hurts ski gear sales

DENVER (AP) - A snow sports trade group says a lack of snow in December has hurt sales of ski and snowboard gear, but things could turn around if storms keep coming. SnowSports Industries America research director Kelly Davis said Wednesday that through December, the snow sports market recorded $2.2...

2 years 7 months ago

Colo. GOP's beetle-kill timber bill questioned

DENVER (AP) - Colorado Republicans want to eliminate local restrictions they say stifle the sale of beetle-killed timber. But groups representing local governments say there are no such restrictions. That's calling into question the validity of one of the centerpieces of the GOP's jobs package this year. Republican Speaker...

2 years 7 months ago

On jobs, CO lawmakers moving past rhetoric

DENVER (AP) - If there's one thing Colorado's sharply divided Legislature agrees on, it's the importance of jobs. But Democrats and Republicans are now past the speech-making phase of the session, and their differences on how best to go about improving the economy will come to the fore. A House...

2 years 7 months ago

AZ pushing forward with medical marijuana

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona's top health official says the state is not appealing a court ruling on medical marijuana and that licensed dispensaries could be established as soon as this summer. Health Services Director Will Humble says the state is going to revise its dispensary rules to delete provisions struck...

2 years 7 months ago

Teller County deputy found dead

Teller County authorities are looking into the death of a Sheriff's deputy. They received a 911 call Saturday evening, and found the deputy deceased in his home. The deputy was off-duty at the time he was found. Sheriff Mike Ensminger's office issued a release Sunday morning; saying the case...

2 years 7 months ago

Obama volunteers promote upcoming CO visit

DENVER (AP) - Volunteers for President Barack Obama are gearing up Saturday to promote the president's visit to Colorado next week. The OFA Colorado group is planning phone banks and door-to-door canvassing from Routt County to Pueblo. The volunteers will be telling voters to watch the president's third State of...

2 years 7 months ago

Drilling advances prompt talk of new CO law

DENVER (AP) - New technology is putting oil and gas drills closer to populated areas in Colorado. And it's raising tension in Colorado over who regulates where drilling can be done. Horizontal drilling, hydraulic fracturing and other advances are allowing energy companies to drill in more populated areas. As a...

2 years 7 months ago

Highway 50 homeless camper arrested

A man who's been living along Highway 50, near Fowler, is now under arrest. News 5 caught up with Roy Gleiter in December, after he had been in the area for a few months. He stopped in eastern Pueblo County last summer while making his way across the country; he...

2 years 7 months ago

Copper thefts cause $250k in damage to rail system

DENVER (AP) - Two Colorado brothers are accused of stealing more than $96,000 worth of overhead copper wiring from two light rail construction sites. The Denver Post reported Tuesday that the thefts caused $250,000 damage to the RTD FasTracks system under construction in Jefferson County. Steven Reynolds and Frankie Reynolds...

2 years 7 months ago

Obama campaign seeks ad rates in states

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama campaign has requested advertising rates in a number of key states, a sign that it could be close to airing its first television commercials of the 2012 campaign. The president's campaign has sought the advertising information in 14 states that are expected to be...

2 years 7 months ago

Wikipedia may black out Wednesday in protest

Wikipedia may black out its website Wednesday to protest anti-piracy legislation under consideration in Congress. Founder Jimmy Wales announced on Twitter Monday that the popular site will shut down its English versions for 24 hours in protest. Wikimedia, the foundation behind the site, says it is still collecting public...

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