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Medicare data shines light on health care costs

COLORADO SPRINGS - After a 35-year wait, taxpayers can now see just how much money doctors charge Medicare patients for their services. Additionally, patients can use the reimbursement data released last week by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid services to better gauge the price the federal government is willing...

1 week 1 day 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...

1 week 2 days 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....

1 month 1 week 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...

1 week 4 days 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...

2 months 1 week 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...

2 months 1 week 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...

2 months 2 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...

2 months 4 weeks 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...

3 months 2 weeks 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...

3 months 3 weeks 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...

3 months 3 weeks 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...

4 months 12 hours 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...

4 months 6 days 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...

4 months 1 week 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...

3 months 4 weeks ago

Commissioner takes vacation

PUEBLO - County Commissioner Liane "Buffie" McFadyen was absent from the Board of County Commissioners budget work session Tuesday. McFadyen's office administrator said her boss was on vacation and did not know when she would return. McFadyen has avoided the news media since releasing a sheriff's deputy incident report...

5 months 1 week ago

Fire stops train; schools stay safe

MONUMENT - Lower winds are helping firefighters gain control of a wildland fire that burned just west of I-25 in northeastern El Paso County. The fire began in barn near Old Denver Road and Baptist Road just after 10:00 a.m. and reportedly spread into the trees. The barn is...

5 months 1 week ago

Fire burning near Monument

Update: News5 crews on the scene are reporting that the fire is under control. The barn was destroyed, but the nearby house is still standing. Monument Police tell us that the property affected is the 3rd oldest homestead in Monument. Update: According to witnesses at a nearby business, the...

3 months 4 weeks ago

Commissioner released dash camera video

PUEBLO - County Commissioner Liane "Buffie" McFadyen personally released documents and dashboard camera video to the news media of her January 25 traffic stop in which deputies with the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office describe her and the Democratic Party Chairman Ron Greenwell too drunk to drive home from a parking...

3 months 4 weeks ago

Spice dealer sought to trademark drugs

COLORADO SPRINGS - Undercover police officers and drug enforcement agents arrested a Colorado Springs businessman and three of his employees for selling the illegal synthetic cannabanoid "spice" openly from a store in the Mission Trace Shopping Center. Ryan Oligney, 28 and three of his employees at Spice of Life...

6 months 2 weeks ago

Enrollment passes 10,000 students at UCCS

COLORADO SPRINGS - A record 10,598 students enrolled at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs for the fall 2013 semester, breaking last year's record by 821 students. This fall's student body also broke records for headcount, credit hours, and size of the freshman class. "We are pleased that...

7 months 4 hours ago

Court records suggest pattern of abuse

PUEBLO - Disturbing new details of a child abuse case in Pueblo may help explain why bail for the two adults charged was set at $1 million dollars each. The children, who were between the ages of 2-9 during the investigation, suffered broken bones and serious burns among other injuries....

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