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5 days 2 hours ago

Shelter fires back at inspector's criticism

CAÑON CITY - The Fremont County Humane Society is firing back at an inspector who publicly criticized their board of directors. In his most recent report to the Cañon City City Council, retired agriculture inspector Bill Lester raised concerns about the number of animals euthanized by the shelter and the...

2 weeks 3 days ago

Same sex couples wed at Pueblo courthouse

PUEBLO - Dozens of same sex couples made a dash to the Pueblo County Courthouse Friday morning to be first line to receive marriage licenses from the Clerk and Recorder. Jessie Finau and Stephanie Martinez were deeply moved to have the government formally recognize their relationship in this way....

2 weeks 4 days ago

Museum to shine light on Pueblo landmark

PUEBLO - An icon of the Pueblo landscape will be shining bright Friday evening. Evraz Rocky Mountain Steel Mills gave permission to members of the Bessemer Historical Society and Steelworks Museum to shine flood lights on their famous blast furnaces. The museum hopes to draw attention to a new...

2 weeks 6 days ago

County fair underway in Pueblo

PUEBLO - The Pueblo County Fair is underway at the Colorado State Fairgrounds. Many students who are part of 4H programs bring their animals to the fairgrounds to compete in the annual livestock show and sale. Hannah Bowman is anxious to show her two pigs. "I'm pretty excited to see...

3 weeks 19 hours ago

Third Pueblo halfway house to close

PUEBLO - Criminal offenders receiving substance abuse treatment at Crossroads Turning Points in Pueblo will be moved to other halfway houses around the state or released into the community over the next sixty days. When the county's contract with Crossroads expired last month, the owners told commissioners they would not...

3 weeks 3 days ago

Budget projections alarm sheriff

PUEBLO - As deputies move into the new Pueblo County Judicial Building this month to secure that facility ahead of an August opening, Sheriff Kirk Taylor is speaking out about suggested budget cuts that could force him to lay off employees next year. Taylor said he has told the County...

3 weeks 18 hours ago

Stop! fire truck backing up

PUEBLO - At Station 6 on Pueblo's east side, firefighters have an unusual routine for parking their truck. When they approach the station from the west, they turn on the emergency lights and pull head-on into oncoming traffic on 4th Street before backing the engine into its bay. Believe...

2 months 3 weeks ago

Mom pleads for help solving daughter's murder

COLORADO SPRINGS - The mother of a murdered college student hopes someone will come forward with information that could lead to the arrest of her daughter's killer. Police found the body of 20-year-old Angelina Sicola in her Stetson Hills apartment one year ago today. The Palmer Ridge High School graduate...

3 months 1 week ago

Military charity wins new truck

COLORADO SPRINGS - Thanks to the help News 5 viewers and Facebook fans, a Colorado Springs charity that helps families of fallen soldiers and first responders won a new truck in a nationwide contest from Toyota. The staff at Larry H. Miller Liberty Toyota handed over the keys to...

3 months 2 weeks ago

Petitions approved for water district recall

EL PASO COUNTY - The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office approved two petitions today to recall members of the Woodmen Hills Metropolitan District Board of Directors. Recall organizers intend to remove board members Janice Pizzi and Bryan Mendiola. They will have until June 8 to gather the necessary...

3 months 1 day ago

Plea deals struck in Pueblo abuse case

PUEBLO - The aunt and uncle accused in a high profile child abuse case in Pueblo County both pleaded guilty to single charges of Child Abuse Negligently Causing Serious Bodily Injury, a Class 4 Felony. As part of the agreement, nine other felony and misdemeanor charges against each were dropped....

4 months 3 weeks ago

Mounted deputies patrol Fountain Creek

EL PASO COUNTY - Our cameras spotted these deputies with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Mounted Patrol as they rode along Fountain Creek this afternoon on the west side. The mounted units make regular patrols in all parts of the county. However, Deputy Sean Ives said being on horseback...

3 months 3 weeks ago

Homeless man slept in Sheriff's Office restroom

COLORADO SPRINGS - A homeless man was arrested last month for breaking into the El Paso County Sheriff's Office headquarters building in downtown Colorado Springs. Daniel Mastovich, 32, was booked at the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center on January 29 on three counts of felony First Degree Criminal Trespass...

5 months 2 weeks ago

Mobile home fire a total loss

PEYTON - A mobile home fire in Eastern El Paso County was a total loss Thursday. Dispatchers were first called at 10:40 a.m. to respond to the fire at a home at 17390 Jones Road. Unconfirmed reports suggest the fire was started by an ignition or explosion of a...

5 months 3 weeks ago

Heroin deaths climb in Colorado

Heroin overdoses in Colorado are at their highest point in a decade. The state health department reports 91 people died from using the drug in 2012. The overdose death Sunday of actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman has cast a national spotlight on the resurgence of heroin addiction. The Center for Disease...

5 months 4 weeks ago

Springs Chief of Staff Neumann resigns

COLORADO SPRINGS - Mayor Steve Bach's chief of staff is stepping down. Laura Neumann will be ending her job with the City of Colorado Springs on March 1 to spend more time with her family. A city news release credited Neumann's leadership in helping balance the city's $400 million...

6 months 1 week ago

Marijuana business fights zoning violation

COLORADO SPRINGS - The City of Colorado Springs recently ordered a local marijuana club owner to stop operating because they believe he violated zoning ordinances. However, the business owner says marijuana is legal in the State of Colorado and that the city is infringing on his property rights. Studio...

7 months 1 day ago

Wider I-25 opening this weekend

EL PASO COUNTY - Holiday travelers should enjoy a little more elbow room while heading north on Interstate 25 out of Colorado Springs this weekend. The contractor for the $66 million I-25 Expansion Project expects to open a third northbound lane between North Gate Boulevard and Monument by Saturday...

7 months 3 days ago

Fire victims took in homeless

COLORADO SPRINGS - More than a dozen people were left homeless this afternoon as the result of a house fire on the southeast side of Colorado Springs. Two families were sharing the home in the 2000 block of Monterey Drive. The fire started a few minutes after 12:00 p.m. and...

7 months 1 week ago

Bach tells staff to ignore veto override

COLORADO SPRINGS - Mayor Steve Bach was quite clear about what he thought of city council's override of one of his vetoes . "I am directing city staff to disregard council's actions that are illegal, that violate the charter," Bach said during a news conference Thursday. That remark...

7 months 1 week ago

Champions plan wins $120 million from state

DENVER - There were handshakes and hugs following the announcement of state support for the Colorado Springs City for Champions proposal. The Colorado Economic Development Commission approved the full $120 million in tax incentives requested by the bidders. "I think that this is an investment in our future," said...

7 months 2 weeks ago

McFadyen cleared by Springs DA

PUEBLO - County Commissioner Liane "Buffie" McFadyen will not be charged for drunk driving. The Fourth Judicial District Attorney's office in Colorado Springs tells News 5 there is not enough evidence to prosecute the case. They were asked to review the case by the Pueblo DA Jeff Chostner in the...

7 months 3 weeks ago

Police seek incest suspect

COLORADO SPRINGS - Detectives with the Colorado Springs Police Department are asking the public for help in locating a man who is to be charged for incest and sexual assault on a child. An arrest warrant was issued for Clifford Wayne Chance, Sr., 58 on a charge of Sexual...

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