March 2, 2013 12:17 PM
WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (AP) - Police in suburban Denver say 12 handguns and three rifles were taken from the gun shop featured on Discovery Channel's "American Guns." Wheat Ridge police had said earlier this week that they didn't have an immediate tally of what was taken during a break-in at... more »
January 2, 2012 8:01 PM
A man with a shot gun stuffed in a duffle bag was taken into custody Sunday at Memorial Hospital after he tried to bring the bag through the hospital emergency room. Pat McElderry, Security Director for Memorial Health System, says after seeing the metal detectors in the ER admitting area,... more »
September 28, 2011 3:45 PM
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Federal authorities say firearms dealers in states where medical marijuana is legal can't sell guns or ammunition to registered users of the drug.
Licensed gun dealers already can't sell guns to buyers who answer "yes" when a required form asks them if they are "an... more »
September 26, 2011 7:27 PM
For more than half a century the Pueblo Chemical Depot has stored 2,600 tons of mustard agent--a lethal chemical used during World War I. But in just a few years all those weapons will be destroyed and managers say safety is the focus. "Protection of the workers and the public... more »
September 20, 2011 12:36 PM
What started as a routine traffic stop for speeding became a major drug bust for police officers in Walsenburg. Officer Buddy Townes, Corporal John Salazar and K9 officer Atos stopped the car late Friday night. In the process they discovered hydrocodone pills, marijuana, ecstasy, mushrooms and two guns.
The... more »
April 28, 2011 6:45 PM
As the army prepares to destroy dangerous stockpiles of weapons at the Pueblo Chemical Depot, Pueblo County hopes to tap into more funding from the federal government. Over the past twenty years the county has received $42 million from the federal government in emergency preparedness funding.
More than 8%... more »
April 17, 2011 11:10 AM
Colorado Springs Police Department, Metro Vice and Narcotics Unit spokespersons have released a statement detailing a month long investigation. On Friday April 15th, VNI detectives concluded their investigation with a drug buy sting and search warrants that led to the arrest of three suspects involved in distribution of Crack Cocaine... more »
January 4, 2011 9:36 PM
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Colorado man is going back under house arrest after pleading guilty Tuesday in Nevada to conspiracy and a weapons charge in a case alleging a Navy SEAL smuggled and sold machine guns and other weapons from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Sentencing has been set for... more »
January 4, 2011 6:47 PM
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Colorado man has pleaded guilty to conspiracy and a weapons charge in a case alleging a Navy SEAL smuggled and sold machine guns and other weapons from Iraq and Afghanistan.
The plea Tuesday by 35-year-old Richard Paul as part of a deal leaves only... more »
November 27, 2010 12:37 PM
DENVER (AP) - A former Colorado Springs man and a longtime fugitive has been sentenced to about 14 years in federal prison for drug and weapons crimes - and failure to show up for his sentencing in 1995.
The U.S. attorney's office for Colorado says 49-year-old Ronald Thrasher was... more »
October 28, 2010 7:46 PM
A large cache of weapons found in downtown Colorado Springs Thursday afternoon. Police tell News First 5 someone called them after discovering the weapons in an alley along the 600 block of Santa Fe.
Police tell us they did indeed find a large cache of weapons of various calibers... more »
September 14, 2010 4:14 PM
The Army is cutting back on the number of mustard agent shells it wants to explode in closed chambers at the Pueblo Chemical Depot.
The Army proposes to use explosions to destroy up to 40,000 shells, down from 125,000 in an earlier plan.
The Army says data and... more »
August 12, 2010 8:19 AM
Federal prosecutors believe a single drug organization is behind several marijuana farms that were raided by authorities in a national forest in northeast Wisconsin.
Eight men were charged Wednesday after agents raided growing plots in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. Investigators say they also found a house transformed into a... more »
August 5, 2010 9:54 AM
Model Naomi Campbell has testified at the war crimes trial of former Liberian ruler Charles Taylor that she received "dirty rocks."
Campbell was being questioned about claims made by actress Mia Farrow that Taylor gave the model an uncut diamond after a dinner party hosted by Nelson Mandela in... more »
July 20, 2010 3:36 PM
A bill that includes more than $451 million toward a new Veterans Affairs hospital in Denver has been approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee.
Colorado Democratic Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet said Tuesday the bill has a total of $800 million for VA and military construction in the... more »
April 27, 2010 7:51 PM
You only have a few more days to give your opinion on the Army's proposal to blow up stockpiles at the Pueblo Chemical Depot. The Department of Defense held a public meeting on this issue in Pueblo Tuesday afternoon. Several local leaders and about 25 private citizens attended. The Army... more »
April 27, 2010 11:48 AM
A public meeting will be held this afternoon to talk about the Army's proposal to speed up the destruction of stockpiles at the Pueblo Chemical Depot, by blowing some of them up. The meeting will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Old Town Carriage House, 102... more »
March 16, 2010 6:31 PM
State and Army officials say they've reached an impasse in negotiations on monitoring chemical weapons stored outside Pueblo.
The state health department sued the Army in August, seeking stepped-up monitoring of the 2,600 tons of mustard agent at the Pueblo Chemical Depot. A settlement was announced in January, and... more »
February 23, 2010 11:28 AM
The Colorado State University Board of Governors voted to ban concealed weapons at CSU-Pueblo and CSU Ft. Collins campuses, effective Aug. 1. This goes against the wishes of students. Last month, student governments at both universities voted to oppose the ban. However, faculty members voted in favor of the ban.... more »
February 11, 2010 8:35 AM
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claimed Thursday that Iran has produced its first batch of uranium enriched to a higher level, saying his country will not be bullied by the West into curtailing its nuclear program a day after the U.S. imposed new sanctions.
Ahmadinejad reiterated to hundreds of thousands of... more »
January 27, 2010 10:03 AM
A Colorado gun lobby is threatening legal action against the Colorado State University System for its proposal to ban weapons from its Fort Collins and Pueblo campuses. The Rocky Mountain Gun Owners group says university officials have not shown that banning guns on campuses would improve public safety and that... more »
January 19, 2010 5:58 PM
The debate over carrying concealed weapons on campus heats up in Pueblo. The Colorado State University Board of Governors will decide in February whether to ban concealed weapons at CSU-Pueblo and CSU Ft. Collins. Right now, they're allowed on both campuses. On Monday, student governments at the two universities voted... more »
November 10, 2009 6:05 PM
In a move that could save the lives of Fort Carson soldiers, international troops and Afghan police seized 250 tons of ammonium nitrate fertilizer - enough to make up hundreds of roadside bombs, the Taliban's most lethal weapon in what has been the deadliest year of the war, NATO announced... more »
November 9, 2009 2:26 PM
The U.S. Army says it has finished work containing a leak of mustard agent at the Pueblo Chemical Depot. The leak was discovered in August by a sensor at one of the "igloos" containing the deadly toxin.
The Army then sorted through the stored projectiles and found one leaking... more »
November 7, 2009 12:32 PM
A man who threatened to kill President Barack Obama just before the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver has pleaded guilty to federal weapons charges.
Thirty-five-year-old Shawn Adolf faces 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to having firearms as a felon. Adolf was arrested in August of last... more »
October 22, 2009 12:58 PM
Calling it the largest single strike at a Mexican drug cartel operating in the United States, Obama administration officials on Thursday said authorities had arrested 303 drug suspects over the last two days.
The arrests are aimed at the U.S. operations of the La Familia cartel.
"This organization,... more »
October 12, 2009 11:35 AM
It was chaos during the early morning assault last year on a remote U.S. outpost in Afghanistan and staff Sgt. Erich Phillips' M4 carbine had quit firing as militant forces surrounded the base. The machine gun he grabbed after tossing the rifle aside didn't work either.
When the battle... more »
September 9, 2009 2:54 PM
Workers at the Pueblo Chemical Depot took part in a drill on Wednesday to test their response to an emergency situation. The scenario involved a multi-vehicle crash at the depot, that caused two chemical munitions to leak and dozens other to catch on fire. News First 5 got a rare... more »
September 2, 2009 5:20 PM
Colorado health officials say officials at the Pueblo Chemical Weapons Depot aren't doing enough to ensure the safety of its workers, the environment or people living near where thousands of tons of deadly mustard agent are stored. Documents filed Tuesday in a lawsuit pending in U.S. District Court ask a... more »