May 28, 2013 4:47 AM
Twitter adds a new feature to help crack down on hacked accounts.
The new security tool is a two-step authentication measure, available to Twitter users as an option.
It requires users to input a code sent via text message to a mobile phone before logging in to their... more »
May 7, 2013 3:08 AM
This morning the Senate Homeland Security Committee will hold a hearing on border security as it relates to the "Gang of Eight's" potential immigration bill.
The committee hopes to examine provisions in the bill known as the "border security, economic opportunity, and immigration modernization act." Witnesses testifying include commissioners... more »
May 2, 2013 3:04 AM
President Obama travels to Mexico in the day ahead.
It's a trip that is expected to be dominated by trade and immigration. He will meet with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. Most of the president's activities will be at the National Palace in the heart of the capital. Dozens... more »
April 17, 2013 3:47 AM
A top official with soccer's world governing body said security will be stepped up for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil as a result of the bombings in Boston.
During a visit to Haiti, FIFA's Secretary-General said World Cup security will include secret service agents, police officers, the military... more »
April 3, 2013 4:47 PM
HOUSTON (AP) - After two Texas prosecutors were slain in two months, law enforcement agencies across the state are trying to better protect attorneys who go after violent criminals. Some top prosecutors have already received round-the-clock security details. Others are withholding some personal information from public records. But current and... more »
March 7, 2013 12:09 AM
It's not in for a landing just yet, but come April 25th new rules are coming to a TSA security checkpoint near you. That includes allowing pocket knives on as carry-ons during flights.
There are limits; the knife can't be longer than six centimeters, or wider than half an... more »
February 8, 2013 1:10 AM
There is heightened security at El Paso County office buildings across Colorado Springs.
On Friday 25-year-old Jessica Tuckness and 35-year-old Burnest Johnson went to the Department of Human Services office after hours, wanting to speak to a case worker about a child custody case. A security guard informed them... more »
January 14, 2013 12:05 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says Congress' failure to raise the government's borrowing authority would delay payments of benefits to veterans and Social Security recipients. He again warned that he will not negotiate on raising the debt ceiling, aiming to pin the burden of an unprecedented default on congressional... more »
August 21, 2012 4:24 PM
Over 19,000 students and applicants at CSU-Pueblo receive a letter about a possible breach of information.
Those with the school say everyone affected should have gotten the letter. They add none of the information was changed or stolen. However, they are taking it seriously, even though they believe the threat... more »
May 8, 2012 2:34 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Security officials say they don't see any immediate need to change screening procedures at airports, despite the discovery of a new kind of "underwear bomb." U.S. officials say a bomb discovered during a covert CIA operation in Yemen is an upgrade from the underwear bomb that failed... more »
April 27, 2012 8:37 PM
BERLIN (AP) - Germany's top security official says the greatest terror threat to the country no longer stems from big networks like al-Qaida but from small, independent terrorist cells or "lone wolf" perpetrators. Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich told The Associated Press on Friday that terrorist activities by Muslim extremist organizations... more »
February 18, 2012 11:28 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Ultra Resources is moving ahead on its plans for drilling in El Paso County. The AP reports crews started work Friday on an access road that will lead to the first drilling site in the county, and a drilling rig is expected to pop up... more »
December 9, 2011 7:35 PM
A recovery effort is underway in Security after authorities say a 17-year-old boy was found dead in a heating vent on top of French Elementary School. They say they believe his death is suspicious and are working hard to recover the body down 10-15 feet inside the vent.
Then... more »
December 9, 2011 6:25 PM
Sheriffs Deputies rope off French Elementary School in Security this afternoon after officials say a dead body was found on the schools roof after school. Stay with News 5 and KOAA.com for updates. more »
November 25, 2011 8:40 PM
While many of us are focusing on the best deals this holiday season, thieves are focusing on their next victim, shoppers being careless. For example, leaving valuable items in plain view or waiting until they get to the store before placing their valuables in the backseat or the trunk of... more »
November 22, 2011 7:00 AM
MIAMI (AP) - Police in Florida say a man was taken into custody after he drove his Honda Accord through a perimeter fence surrounding Miami International Airport.
Miami-Dade police say the driver was taken to a hospital shortly after the Monday night incident.
He was being examined, and... more »
November 21, 2011 5:52 PM
It's hard to picture America's fighting men and women struggling so much financially as to not be able to afford a proper Thanksgiving dinner, but it happens. Meeting that need is a priority for Carey Adams, director of Gods Pantry Ministries in Fountain. She and about two dozen volunteers set... more »
November 21, 2011 12:19 PM
God's Pantry Food Bank in Fountain will be donating over 5 dozen holiday food boxes to local soldiers and wounded warriors today as part of their mission to feed families in the Fountain Valley area. Another 150 food boxes will be distributed to homes in Fountain, Widefield, Security and the... more »
November 20, 2011 9:16 PM
That's exactly what happened to News 5 reporter Anya Winslow and executive producer Stefanie Boe. Granted, both gave their permission to two Denver-based security teams, Electric Alchemy and Lares Consulting, to hack their phones.
The operation took place in Denver at the Electric Alchemy headquarters and was part of... more »
November 1, 2011 6:39 PM
Pueblo police have arrested a man wanted for kidnapping and attempted murder in Security.
Officers went to a home on Claremont Street in Pueblo to look for Herbert Hudson. We're told he walked outside and took off running. Officers quickly caught up with him and arrested him.
The... more »
November 1, 2011 5:10 PM
Investigators in El Paso County are looking for a kidnapped woman and the man who has her. The woman was taken before noon from a home in the 5000 block of Wainwright Drive in Security.
Sheriff's deputies say before taking her--the man stabbed another man in the home.
... more »
October 15, 2011 2:44 PM
PERRY, Iowa (AP) - Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann has signed a pledge vowing to push for construction of a fence along the entire border with Mexico by the end of 2013. Bachmann says that illegal immigration costs the U.S. more than $100 million a year and argues securing the border... more »
September 14, 2011 5:31 PM
DETROIT (AP) - Frontier Airlines says crew on a Denver to Detroit flight followed security protocols after passengers reported suspicious activities by two men on the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, but had no control over how a woman sitting near them was treated by authorities.
Spokesman Peter... more »
September 2, 2011 6:47 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - One of the least popular pieces of security equipment since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is now part of the Smithsonian's collection at the National Museum of American History - a metal detector from the Transportation Security Administration.
On Thursday, the TSA donated the metal detector,... more »
August 7, 2011 1:19 PM
DENVER (AP) - An unchecked handgun discharged early Sunday at Denver International Airport.
Denver Police say they were called to the baggage scanning area at about 6:45 a.m. after an undeclared handgun was found in a bag at check-in.
The Denver Post reports that police said in a... more »
August 3, 2011 8:36 AM
We want to let you know there is a water main break at Grinnell and Crawford in Security at this hour.
Crews are working to fix that right now. That is in a residential area - so there aren't any major traffic problems to report at this time.
June 22, 2011 1:49 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government's airport security chief says his agency has made changes to pat-downs for young children and more changes are coming.
Transportation Security Administration head John Pistole tells a Senate committee that airport screeners are now told to make repeated attempts to screen young children without... more »
May 14, 2011 12:44 PM
Crews fighting the grass fire in a field between Woody Creek Drive and S. Powers Blvd have reported the fire extinguished. Crews still on scene are watching for hot spots and performing mop up functions. No homes were reported damaged by the fire due to the quick response of fire... more »
May 14, 2011 12:03 PM
Fire crews from Fountain and Security have responded in force to quickly gain the upper hand on a grass fire buring in an open field between S. Powers Blvd and Woody Creek Road. The fire was spreading quickly from the southeast towards the northwest threatening multiple homes. Crews had to... more »
May 14, 2011 11:47 AM
Fountain and Security fire department crews are responding to a fire burning in a field area between a neighborhood and S. Powers Blvd where Mesa Ridge Parkway begins. Fire is inching dangerously close to homes. El Paso County Sheriff's Deputies are also responding to the area to move traffic around... more »
May 2, 2011 11:48 AM
FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) - Fort Carson is on a heightened security alert after the death of Osama bin Laden, and officials say visitors and others entering the post are encountering delays at some gates. Post spokeswoman Dee McNutt declined to comment Monday on specific steps the post has taken.... more »
April 10, 2011 5:37 PM
BEIRUT (AP) - A witness says Syrian security forces have killed four protesters and wounded dozens in a coastal city.
The witness says the names of the dead were read out on mosque loudspeakers Sunday in the port city of Banias. He said most of the shooting occurred in... more »
March 2, 2011 3:10 PM
El Paso County Sheriff's Deputies arrested three men early yesterday morning on theft charges.
Officers had been alerted by an observant citizen who said he saw three suspicious men in the Security area. The suspects have been identified as: 20 year old Stefan LePage, 21 year old Jonathan Kemper,... more »
January 2, 2011 6:17 PM
The man who died in a Redmond, Washington, apartment fire early Saturday morning was from the Colorado Springs area.
News First 5 has learned David Thompson, 32, and his four young sons, Tristan (12), David (6), Laviticus (4) and Wyatt (2), died in the fire at the Sammamish Ridge... more »
December 30, 2010 6:34 PM
We're getting pictures from all over Southern Colorado of the conditions from this storm. Upload yours under the Participate tab or just send us an email to news@NewsFirst5.com
Thanks to Lynne in Security for this picture more »
December 19, 2010 10:24 PM
Coltyn Hermanstorfer of Security may not be ready to blow out his first birthday candle, but he's learning how to walk, he's blowing kisses, and he's babbling as only one year old's can. Plus, the fact he's celebrating his first birthday is very special for his family.
"I still... more »
December 11, 2010 11:16 PM
It was a scary and possibly deadly situation in Widefield Saturday morning. What appeared to be a pipe bomb was found in a neighborhood just off Mesa Ridge Parkway. "At 10:32 this morning we received a call from a citizen that they had found what appeared to be an explosive... more »
November 30, 2010 10:44 PM
Security wait times? Forget it. If you're willing to pay, one company says you can get through security at Denver International Airport in five minutes. The CLEAR program is back in business after the Transportation Security Administration gave the company the green light.
Here's how it works: Registered members... more »
November 23, 2010 9:08 PM
Patience and cooperation. Those are the two main things you'll need at the nation's airports on Wednesday, typically one of the busiest travel days of the year, according to Randy Petersen, editor of "InsideFlyer" magazine, based in Colorado Springs.
The national debate over enhanced airport security measures has reached... more »
November 22, 2010 8:17 PM
Colorado Springs City Councilman Sean Paige has begun discussions with airport director Mark Earle to look into the possibility of utilizing private vendors to perform security screenings rather than agents from the Transportation Security Administration.
Paige says he has had e-mail exchanges with Earle, asking him to provide a... more »
November 21, 2010 8:34 PM
Heading into the holiday weekend, airline travelers are concerned about security.
Photos in the Denver Post this week showed some invasive screening. Also the administrator of the Transportation Security Administration, John Pistole, told a Sunday morning news talk show that enhanced security pat-downs, that have received criticism, are here... more »
November 14, 2010 10:11 AM
For the second time in just a week a temporary lock down of all Fort Carson gates occurred as a result of a man who ignored orders of security police and drove onto the mountain post last night.
A Fort Carson Public Affairs Spokesperson said that a man reportedly... more »
October 11, 2010 5:55 PM
With the end of warm weather comes the end of local farmer's markets, with one exception. A new market in El Paso County has moved indoors, making it easy to find local goods year round. Everything from food to arts and crafts is available at the Consolidated Marketplace, in the... more »
September 29, 2010 6:33 PM
An attorney's office in Security was robbed in broad daylight Wednesday.
According to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office a man walked into the law office of Kenneth Davidson in the 300 block of Main Street and demanded money. After he had showed her a gun, she handed over... more »
August 17, 2010 11:45 PM
According to State Patrol one person has been airlifted to the hospital after a two car accident at the intersection of Fontaine and Security in Colorado Springs.
Two other people involved in the accident have been transported by ambulance to the hospital as well.
August 16, 2010 11:07 AM
A mall security guard was injured in Colorado Springs late Sunday night.
Colorado Springs Police report that the security guard on Chapel Hills Dr. contacted a suspicious person, described as a white man wearing dark clothing. The security guard suffered two scrapes in the confrontation. His injuries were not... more »
August 13, 2010 8:20 AM
President Barack Obama is signing a bill Friday to put more agents and equipment along the Mexican border. The Senate passed the $600 million measure during a special session Thursday.
The border security measure would fund the hiring of 1,000 new Border Patrol agents, plus 250 Immigration and Customs... more »
August 11, 2010 9:21 AM
More agents and more drones along the Mexican border are just what states like Arizona are demanding from Washington.
And Arizona Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick wants the in-recess Senate to act quickly to make it happen. A spokesman for Majority Leader Harry Reid says they're hoping for passage by the... more »
August 11, 2010 9:10 AM
President Barack Obama sits down Wednesday with his national security team to talk about Iraq. All the heavy hitters will be there in the Situation Room, including Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, national security adviser James Jones and, by videoconference, the U.S. commander in Iraq,... more »
August 8, 2010 8:03 PM
El Paso County Sheriff's deputies are looking for two men they say broke into the garage of a home on Dix Circle, Sunday morning in Security. They met the homeowner, wide awake and armed, around 2:30 a.m.
"The homeowner was armed with a weapon and did fire a couple... more »
August 7, 2010 6:36 PM
Up to 40 hospital patients in Colorado Springs are in a troubling situation. A former employee at Memorial Hospital accessed their medical records apparently for personal use. News First 5 talked with two patients who say they're angry because they say memorial hospital waited several months before telling them about... more »
July 27, 2010 7:19 PM
The new top man for the Transportation Security Administration the TSA spent time in Pueblo Tuesday. John Pistole talked about the governments need to improve our country's railroad security against terrorists. Pistole became the Administrator of the TSA in June. He says he's aware an attack on our country's railway... more »
July 27, 2010 11:16 AM
The head of the Transportation Security Administration is in Southern Colorado today. John Pistole will visit the Transportation Technology Center near Pueblo, as part of a tour of transportation facilities and airports all across the country. Pistole will meet with employees and view the safety and security demonstrations at the... more »
June 24, 2010 6:48 PM
DENVER (AP) - Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is assuring Hispanic political leaders from around the country that the Obama administration is committed to overhauling federal immigration laws.
Napolitano blames the lack of a new law on a bitterly divided Congress. She says the country needs the... more »
May 20, 2010 5:38 PM
A Department of Homeland Security official says federal immigration authorities are not pursuing the family of a Maryland girl who told first lady Michelle Obama that her mother "doesn't have papers."
DHS spokesman Matt Chandler said in an e-mailed statement Thursday that Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigations "are based... more »
May 20, 2010 8:39 AM
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is embarking on a three-nation tour of Asia, and a crisis with North Korea, possible new sanctions on Iran and the debate over U.S. military bases in Japan are likely to upset her agenda.
There have been striking new developments on those three... more »
May 11, 2010 3:13 PM
The Widefield Community Center has a brand new splash park. They're holding a grand opening Saturday, May 15, from 2-5 p.m. There will be free swimming all afternoon; cake, ice cream and popcorn will be served at the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Acappella group "The Poor Boys" will perform... more »
May 10, 2010 7:41 PM
The Colorado Springs Sky Sox announced that "Bark in the Park" nights at Security Service Field are once again returning for the 2010 season. On three select Wednesdays this season, May 12 th , August 4 th and August 25 th , fans that purchase a ticket to the game... more »
May 7, 2010 2:26 PM
Pikes Peak Community College Centennial Campus was on heightened alert because of reports of a man with a gun late Friday morning.
It appears that a man was seen heading to the bookstore on campus with a gun in a holster strapped to his leg. Campus police ordered shelter... more »
May 5, 2010 9:30 AM
A Homeland Security official says the government will now require airlines to check updated no-fly lists within two hours of being notified of changes to the list. The alleged Times Square bomber, Faisal Shahzad, was able to board an airplane despite being on the list, because Emirates airlines did not... more »
April 21, 2010 4:43 PM
The maker of a popular computer antivirus program says a software update went awry today, causing computers around the world to get stuck repeatedly rebooting themselves.
Software security vendor McAfee confirms that the update caused its antivirus program for corporate customers to misidentify a normal and harmless Windows file... more »
April 13, 2010 9:51 AM
President Barack Obama says the risk of nuclear attack has increased, calling it a "cruel irony" after the end of the Cold War. In his opening address to the first full day of the Nuclear Security Summit, the president notes that the risks of nations going to war with nuclear... more »
April 12, 2010 12:25 PM
A security officer at the Valencia County District Courthouse in New Mexico is in big trouble after putting a nine-year-old boy on the conveyor belt and scanning him through the x-ray machine. Sheriff's deputies say the officer did it to show the boy his internal organs.
The x-ray machine... more »
April 8, 2010 9:46 AM
A security breach has delayed at least 14 flights at Los Angeles International Airport while authorities look for a man who didn't undergo proper security screening.
Airport spokeswoman Nancy Castles says the man was picked out for secondary screening but instead grabbed his carry-on bag and went on through... more »