February 23, 2010 4:52 PM
All students and staff have been evacuated from Pitts Middle School in Pueblo because of a bomb threat. Students have been moved to South High School. Buses are taking them home.
Pitts has been searched--no device was found.
Traffic in the vicinity of South is a mess--avoid the... more »
November 30, 2009 5:15 PM
A fire has gutted a vacant house in Pueblo. The fire is now out. The home is near the intersection of W. 31st and Colfax. The house was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters and NewsFirst5 crews arrived at the scene.
Tune in to see video at 5 &... more »
November 13, 2009 9:59 AM
Colorado is now competing for a chance to win up to $175 million in extra stimulus dollars for education reforms from the Obama administration. State officials originally expected a shot at up to $300 million. But the prize for states of Colorado's size turned out to be smaller when the... more »
November 10, 2009 4:14 PM
An infant boy has died from H1N1 swine flu in El Paso County, the health department announced Tuesday afternoon. The baby reportedly had underlying health conditions, although the health department is not elaborating.
"This is very sad news and we want to express our deepest sympathy to the infant's... more »
October 27, 2009 4:55 PM
Dove Caramel Pecan Perfection ice cream has been voluntarily recalled because it may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of a life-threatening allergic reaction, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment warned Tuesday. No related illnesses have been reported.... more »
October 20, 2009 2:36 PM
The American Legion says one of its blog sites has raised more than $50,000 in less than a week for Fort Carson soldiers who lost their personal belongs during an Oct. 3 attack at a remote outpost in northeastern Afghanistan. The fund was started after a soldier wrote in an... more »
October 1, 2009 5:08 PM
From the awe-inspiring T-Rex skeleton at the entrance to ancient Egyptyian mummies--the Denver Museum of Nature & Science is a favorite for most Coloradans. And this Sunday, the museum is offering free admission. Just show your Colorado photo ID to get in free. Explore Space Odyssey, Prehistoric Journey, Gems &... more »
September 29, 2009 2:33 PM
Mesa County sheriff's officials have arrested a student accused in a potential threat against Palisade High School. Sheriff's officials said Tuesday that 18-year-old Robert Dell Johnson of Grand Junction was being held on charges of criminal solicitation and interference with an educational institution. Details of the potential threat and what... more »
September 24, 2009 8:39 AM
A 13-year-old boy died in Breckenridge Wednesday, and health officials believe he's the state's most recent swine flu victim. According to The Summit Daily News, Bryan Pineda had tested positive for type A influenza last Friday. The state health department reported on Tuesday that seasonal flu has not been detected... more »
September 17, 2009 5:38 PM
Active duty military personnel and their families will receive discounted admission Saturday and Sunday at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs. Feed the giraffes, roar at the lions and enjoy hiking through the 146 acres of zoo.
The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has 700 animals--from furry to slithery--along with... more »
September 16, 2009 4:40 PM
Nominated for nine Emmy awards, 'The Office' returns with new episodes Thursday evening. The wacky co-workers fall smack in the middle of Comedy Thursday on NBC. Other favorites 'SNL Weekend Update' and 'Parks and Recreation' are also all-new. The complete line-up on News First 5:
7pm SNL Weekend... more »
September 14, 2009 1:21 PM
A coalition of doctors from Oregon is campaign for a single-payer health care system at the Colorado state Capitol. The doctors are holding a rally Monday to express their indignation over the lack of universal health care. The doctors are being joined by local supporters, including state lawmakers and Colorado... more »
September 11, 2009 8:54 AM
Today is the 8th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks on our country. Here are some local remembrances:
* 2,977 flags will be placed outside UCCS's new Science and Engineering Building in honor of the victims. * Mitchell High School, J-ROTC will hold a memorial honoring a Mitchell... more »
September 9, 2009 5:23 PM
Denver Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton remains optimistic he can play at Cincinnati in the season opener despite a dislocated right index finger. Orton is wearing a glove on his throwing hand at practice this week but he'd rather do without it on game day. He said he's never worn a... more »
September 4, 2009 2:23 PM
September is prostate cancer awareness month and a time when health care providers are encouraging men to get screened for the disease. That process begins with a PSA test.
Dr. Jacques Ganem is on the front line of treating one of the most common cancers in men worldwide.
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August 31, 2009 5:03 PM
Firefighters have been chasing down reports of smoke and the smell of smoke for much of the day Monday. Turns out the smoke has traveled a long way--from California. National Weather Service meteorologist Norv Larson said, "Looking at satellite trajectories, we can follow it all the way back to California.... more »