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2 years 9 months ago

Planned Parenthood welcomes Komen's change of heart

The nation's leader in breast cancer awareness, the Susan G. Komen Foundation, reversed its decision to stop funding to Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood of Colorado said they have received an outpouring of public support through calls, emails, and on social media. "It's definitely a testament to the nation's compassion...

2 years 10 months ago

Former NFL players encourage soldiers

Alexander Walton loves hanging out with the guys. In 2010 he joined the army for a life of brotherhood and service. Now he's preparing to leave that. He has a degenerative knee condition and is being medically discharged. "Mentally I'm not the same anymore and physically I'm not. I...

2 years 10 months ago

Broncos fans sell tickets

Jeff Amoruso is a huge broncos fan. He's excited about the game Sunday, Broncos vs. the Steelers. But although he has season tickets, he won't be in the stands. "We started [to] move a few days ago and we were hoping to finish up by today. But unfortunately, that's...

2 years 10 months ago

Pueblo food bank gets huge expansion

Pueblo food bank is getting an expansion. Pueblo Cooperative Care Center has seen the need for those seeking food assistance rises. The new facility will be 96-hundred square feet, which is double the size of it's current facility. The money for the facility comes through donations throughout the community. International...

2 years 11 months ago

NICU baby going home for Christmas

This Christmas, Maria Rangel is counting her blessings. "He's a good baby. He's not a real crier, he's real calm", said Maria Rangel. But unlike her baby boy, on December 5th, Maria was anything but calm. At seven months pregnant she went into labor. She knew something was...

2 years 11 months ago

Thousands attend 'Feed the Children' Event

Christmas came a little early for some families. Thanks to the ‘Feed the Children' event in Colorado Springs. Nearly 9 thousand people showed up at the event. They were able to receive much needed items like food, clothing, and toys for their children. "It's a true Christmas blessing that...

2 years 11 months ago

Tis the season for shoplifting

It's the biggest shopping season of the year. But with more shoppers comes the risk of more shoplifters. During the holiday season shoplifting cases peak which costs retailers billions of dollars, which could be passed on to you. "When we aren't making the necessary profits, we're having to accommodate...

3 years 1 day ago

Community gives back in a big way

It's a day of giving and a day of thanks. Thousands in Colorado Springs came out to receive hot meals. It's something many of them wouldn't get without the help of soup kitchens around the city. At the Marian House nearly 600 people got their Thanksgiving dinner. "I...

3 years 6 days ago

Racing to earn bikes for kids

It's a race to help those less fortunate. Bikers of all ages and skill levels came out to participate in the 2011 Pikes Peak SuperCross Bike Race. They're mission is to raise money to provide new bikes for kids. "(It's) just to encourage kids who might not of otherwise...

3 years 2 weeks ago

Man climbs mountain without use of legs

It's one of the tallest mountains in the world, Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro. And one man made the impossible, possible. He climbed the 19,000 feet summit without the use of his legs. Twenty-three years ago, a skiing accident left Chris Waddel paralyzed. At that moment, he made a crucial decision to...

3 years 2 weeks ago

Community says goodbye to fallen soldier

Family and friends gathered this morning to say goodbye to Staff Sgt. Brian Cowdrey. Hundreds packed the auditorium at La Junta High School to pay their last respects. Cowdrey was a 1990 graduate of La Junta High School.A solemn grave side service with full military honors follows as Staff Sgt....

3 years 1 month ago

Preparing for the snow storm

A beautiful sunny fall day in Colorado can quickly turn into a snow storm. Today people are getting ready for dramatic weather changes that are expected to sweep through the state later on tonight. C-DOT is preparing dozens of its trucks to hit the road ahead of the storm. ...

3 years 2 months ago

Rocky Ford weathering Listeria outbreak

It's a town known for its mouth watering cantaloupe and juicy watermelons. But lately, this melon capital has been in the spotlight for a different reason. Four deaths in Colorado and New Mexico have a possible connection to Rocky Ford cantaloupes. "I've had three people so far that didn't...

3 years 2 months ago

Police turn up the heat on DUI drivers

With every passing car the risk remains that a drunk driver may be behind the wheel. So for this Labor Day Weekend police are turning up the heat. "They will be out doing traffic enforcements, aggressively looking for drunk drivers", said Sgt. Joel Kerns. And they're setting up checkpoints....

3 years 2 months ago

Students are feeling the heat in classrooms

With thermometers rising, so are the temperatures in the classrooms. "We have about five schools with cooling systems, the other ten do not", said James Drew, Director of Communication for Widefield School District 3. It's a problem many school districts are facing. James Drew says he understands parents'...

3 years 2 months ago

Hero dog looking for home

Each year military dogs give their lives to protect the lives of others. Now one retired dog who lost his handler during combat is hoping to find a place to call home. "He's got full energy and he has already overcome adversary" said Michael Perini. Like most dogs,...

3 years 3 months ago

Credit downgrade's effect on you

The credit downgrade has local residents frustrated and angry at lawmakers in Washington. Many are worried about the future. They're wondering how it could have gotten this bad. News first 5's Trovette Tottress is going beyond the headlines. It's a psychological blow. "It kind of puts me in...

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