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2 years 4 weeks ago

Update: Plane missing with 2 on board

Law enforcement has not heard back from a plane that went missing earlier today in Pueblo. Charlene Graham from the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office says the plane is overdue, but did not give a time that the plane should have arrived at the Pueblo Airport. Graham says there...

2 years 4 weeks ago

Plane missing with 2 people on board

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - A law enforcement plane carrying two people has gone missing near Pueblo. A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration confirms that the single-engine Piper Super Cruiser was hired by the Pueblo County Sheriff's Department and departed from Pueblo Memorial Airport Friday morning. The pilot was due...

2 years 8 months ago

Fewer people seeking unemployment aid

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell further in the final week of 2011, a positive sign for hiring one day ahead of Friday's December employment report. The Labor Department says weekly applications dropped 15,000 to a seasonally adjusted 372,000 last week. It was the fourth...

2 years 9 months ago

28 people safe after rescued from boat

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Coast Guard says crews rescued 28 people after their boat engine caught fire in San Francisco Bay. Officials received a call about the blaze in the McCovey Cove shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday. Petty officer Rachel Polish says crews arrived a few minutes later and...

3 years 2 months ago

Six people wounded in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say six people are wounded following a shooting in south Los Angeles. Sheriff's department Lt. Sergio Mancilla says the shooting occurred about 12:30 a.m. Monday at a residence at 112th in the Lennox area of the city. He tells The Associated Press that...

3 years 6 months ago

Japan declares emergency at another nuclear plant

KORIYAMA, Japan (AP) - More than 180,000 people have been evacuated from the area around a Japanese nuclear plant where a partial meltdown may have occurred. Officials are offering limited and sometimes conflicting information. One official says the core in one reactor has partially melted, despite frantic efforts to...

3 years 10 months ago

Elephant bridge planned at Denver Zoo

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Zoo is installing a 55-foot-long bridge that will take Asian elephants from one habitat to another while human visitors walk along a pathway below. Indian rhinos and Malayan tapirs will also use the bridge in turn as they rotate through different outdoor yards throughout...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Storm that killed 2 in Texas continues north

The remnants of Tropical Storm Hermine have moved north after killing two people in Texas and forcing more than 100 high-water rescues. The storm system also produced several tornadoes. Three tornadoes were reported in Oklahoma as the system moved into that state. A few homes were damaged, a tractor-trailer...

4 years 3 weeks ago

8 missing in Boulder County wildfire

Eight people believed to have been in the path of a Boulder County wildfire Monday are still not accounted for, according to the Boulder County Sheriff's Office. Deputies are following-up with relatives and doing welfare checks, seeking information on the missing. Originally, 20 people were reported missing, but the...

4 years 1 month ago

Zoo's sky ride fixed, open for business

Two days after the Mountaineer Sky Ride at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo came to an abrupt halt, stranding people who had to be rescued, it's again open to riders. A replacement wire was installed Friday morning and all safety inspections were completed without any issues.

4 years 3 months ago

Anniversary of Pueblo's "Great Flood of 1921"

It's the 89th anniversary of the worst natural disaster in the history of Pueblo. We're talking about the Great Flood of 1921. "It was so devastating," said Deborah Espinosa, Director of El Pueblo Museum. It happened on June 3, 1921. Streets in downtown Pueblo were flooded. The Arkansas River overflowed,...

4 years 4 months ago

Local mosquito control programs squashed

Memorial Day weekend kicks off the un-official start to summer and time to fight off those pesky mosquitoes. In the past, the El Paso and Pueblo Health Departments have sprayed chemicals to kill the nasty bugs, but not anymore. "Due to budget cuts we eliminated our mosquito control program and...

4 years 9 months ago

November jobless rate: 10 percent

The unemployment rate for November remains at 10 percent, as employers cut 11,000 jobs last month. Many economists expect the jobless rate to keep climbing into next year as the economy struggles to generate enough jobs for the 15.4 million people out of work. If part-time workers who want...

1 year 9 months ago

Hundreds enjoy Thanksgiving meal in Pueblo

Hundreds turned out for a free Thanksgiving Day meal at the Union Depot in Pueblo. The doors opened at 11 a.m. and within the first hour and half, organizers estimate they served 600 people. The meal included all the traditional favorites: turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, dinner rolls and pumpkin...

4 years 10 months ago

Millions may have to repay part of tax credit

More than 15 million taxpayers could unexpectedly owe taxes when they file their federal returns next spring because the government was too generous with their new Making Work Pay tax credit. The Treasury Department's inspector general for tax administration issued a report Monday saying that taxpayers are at risk...

4 years 10 months ago

Clinton shows solidarity, pledges more aid

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is promising U.S. support for the Philippines in its fight against al-Qaida-linked militants. She's arrived in Manila for a two-day visit. Her trip comes after the Philippine Senate passed a resolution urging the government to renegotiate a pact with the U.S. that lets about...

4 years 11 months ago

Stimulus report includes Colorado jobs data

Initial data from a government oversight board shows that on paper, Colorado gained the most jobs of any state in the first months of President Barack Obama's stimulus program. The report released yesterday says businesses reported creating or saving more than 30,000 jobs nationwide. Colorado recorded more than 4,700 jobs,...

4 years 11 months ago

3,000 may be trapped under Indonesia quake rubble

Indonesia's Health Ministry says nearly 3,000 people may still be trapped under rubble after a powerful earthquake two days ago. A spokesman for the ministry's Disaster Management Agency says 715 people have been confirmed dead and 2,400 hospitalized. A United Nations spokeswoman says the with thousands still trapped under collapsed...

4 years 11 months ago

Federal officials rush to help tsunami victims

Federal disaster officials say "tens of thousands" of people on American Samoa and Samoa will need their help after a lethal tsunami in the South Pacific. The Federal Emergency Management Agency was flying into American Samoa with food, water and repair supplies early Wednesday, and officials are anticipating the worst....

5 years 1 day ago

Stinky blue-green algae blamed for dog deaths

Waterways across the upper Midwest are increasingly plagued with ugly, smelly and potentially deadly blue-green algae, bloomed by drought and fertilizer runoffs from farm fields, that's killed dozens of dogs and sickened many people. Aquatic biologists say it's a problem that falls somewhere between a human health concern and...

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