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An officer places crime scene tape at the shooting scene near Doherty High School. (KOAA) An officer places crime scene tape at the shooting scene near Doherty High School. (KOAA)

Police arrest one juvenile in connection to Doherty High School shooting

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The Colorado Springs Police arrested one juvenile in connection with the shooting which occurred across from the Doherty High School in September. 

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12-year-old girl found with broken bones and lacerations, mom and stepdad arrested

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Two people in Pueblo are now behind bars and their kids are in the custody of social services.  Pueblo police say Perry Armstrong and Kendra Medina were arrested this past weekend.  Medina's 12-year-old daughter was found injured and limping around the area of Northern Avenue and Beulah Sunday afternoon.  A good Samaritan saw the girl and pulled over to help. Rescue services showed up and took the girl to a hospital.  Captain Kenny Rider of the Pueblo Police De... More>>

Judge dismisses case against former deputy John San Agustin

FILE photo of John San Agustin, who was charged with kidnapping and false imprisonment. FILE photo of John San Agustin, who was charged with kidnapping and false imprisonment.
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Special prosecutors filed a motion to dismiss which was granted Monday, announcing the case has been dismissed. 

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Steel City Supporters coat drive to help those in need this winter

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It's time to clean out your closets! The 2nd Annual Warm Coats from Warm Hearts Coat Drive is happening in Pueblo.  The group in charge, Steel City Supporters, is asking for new and gently used coats, hats, socks, gloves, and tents. Group members say children's coats are most in demand.  People can drop off any of these items at two Applebee's locations in Pueblo: northside and southside. The items can also be taken to Solar Roast Coffee House.  Last ...

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First Alert 5 Forecast: Another Warm and Beautiful Day!

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Southern Colorado gets another BEAUTIFUL day with lots of sunshine and temperatures well above average! 

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Your Healthy Family: National Jewish Health helps athletes breath easier

“These new breathing techniques could represent a breakthrough for athletes seeking help with breathing during training and competition,” said J. Tod Olin, MD, senior author of the study, “These new breathing techniques could represent a breakthrough for athletes seeking help with breathing during training and competition,” said J. Tod Olin, MD, senior author of the study,
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A novel set of breathing techniques developed at National Jewish Health help athletes overcome vocal cord dysfunction and improve performance during high-intensity exercise. Vocal cord dysfunction, now also referred to as exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction (EILO), has been shown to improve for athletes after being trained to use the new techniques. 

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Illegal Marijuana Busts down in 2017

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In 2016, the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office had 37 illegal marijuana grows.  So far this year, there have been 10 illegal grows.

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Finally! Titans end 11-game skid to Colts with 36-22 win

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Derrick Henry then clinched the win for Tennessee with a 72-yard TD run with 47 seconds left. Henry, the 2015 Heisman Trophy winner, finished with a career-high 131 yards on 19 carries. DeMarco Murray also scored.

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'Unprecedented' number of deaths on Colorado Fourteeners

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There have been 11 deaths on Colorado fourtneeners, including five on Capitol Peak with other deaths coming on Maroon Bells, Challenger Point, Mount Princeton and Longs Peak.

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Prescription Drug Take-Back event coming to Colorado Springs

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The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is coordinating a one day event with state and local law enforcement agencies to conduct a Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative.  The event will be statewide with four locations in Colorado Springs on Oct. 28.

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TESSA applauds courage of women posting "Me, too"

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TESSA, the Colorado Springs-based domestic violence victims' advocacy organization, is welcoming the viral social media status update trend sweeping the nation.  Since Sunday, "me too" has been posted by more than half a million people on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media sites.

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T-Rex Takes Flight

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The most complete remains of a tyrannosaur unearthed to date arrived via helicopter Sunday at the Natural History Museum in Utah. Discovered two years ago in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by Alan Titus, the monument's paleontologist, the fossilized remains are 80 percent complete and 75 million years old, according to the museum.

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Purple Heart Veteran gifted mortgage-free home in Colorado Springs

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A Purple Heart Veteran is being gifted a mortgage-free home in Colorado. The event will happen Thursday, as Army Staff Sergeant Matthew Lawson will be gifted the home from Building Homes for Heroes and their partner JP Morgan Chase. 

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Boat Burns Off Hawaii Shore

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A fire broke out on a fishing vessel stuck in shallow water just off Waikiki, Hawaii Saturday. The fire began on the 79-foot boat at 10 a.m. while seven members of a marine salvage company were on board. 

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Fire burning on Fort Carson

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Firefighters are working to put out a small grass fire burning on Fort Carson Monday afternoon.

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NASCAR's most popular driver expecting a baby girl

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Earnhardt has five races left before he retires from his final full-time season in NASCAR. He has already accepted a job with the NBC Sports broadcast team for next season.

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Salt Lake City forms committee to weigh Olympics bid

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The bidding process for the 2026 Winter Olympics starts next year with hosting rights to be awarded in July 2019. Denver and Reno, Nevada, may also have interest.

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Monday Evening Weather: Beautiful Work And School Week

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It's been a pleasant and above average start to the work and school week and those nice conditions will continue. 

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Holiday Shopping Starts Early

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(NBC News) Americans are getting an even earlier jump on Christmas shopping than ever before. A survey RetailMeNot.com conducted shows 54% of those surveyed are going to be starting shopping way before Black Friday and Cyber Monday this year. 

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Possible archaeological find slows flood mitigation work in Colorado Springs

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There is a clash happening between Colorado history and the future of a multi-million dollar flood mitigation project in Colorado Springs. There is a delay to the project because of a discovery. 

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Several USAFA lacrosse players under investigation for cheating

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An investigation is ongoing of several players on the lacrosse team at the US Air Force Academy. The Director of Public Affairs Lieutenant Colonel Allen Herritage says 13 freshman cadets are being investigated for cheating in 'knowledge' tests. 

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Pueblo police officer graduates from FBI National Training Academy

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A Pueblo police officer is now a graduate of the FBI National Training Academy.  Captain Eric Bravo was in Quantico, VA for two and a half months.  He, along with about 200 other students, took graduate classes, did obstacles courses, and learned about cutting-edge technology.  Bravo says his time at the academy challenged him both academically and physically.  "I'm excited about bringing that information back to our department and I think what I learned t... More>>

Early childhood education resources in Colorado

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A recent Gallup poll says 80% of public school superintendents in the United States say their states are investing too little in early education.  In Colorado, there are stipulations in place for who can receive early childhood education from public schools.  According to the Colorado Department of Education's website, the number of students who can receive education from the Colorado Preschool  Program (CPP) is capped at a level set by the legislature.  If...

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Canon City Police Commander resigns

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The Canon City Police Commander William Ray has resigned after being charged with official misconduct. 

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Colorado secretary of state visits KOAA

Wayne Williams during an interview at KOAA-TV on Oct. 16, 2017. Wayne Williams during an interview at KOAA-TV on Oct. 16, 2017.
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Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams visited News 5 to talk about the upcoming election on Nov. 7. 

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PPCC provides 9,000 pounds of perishable food to students in need

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The Pikes Peak Community College(PPCC) hosted a Care and Share's Mobile Food Pantry event Monday. The event provided 9,000 pounds of free perishable food to PPCC students in need.

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What you need in your car to prepare for a Colorado winter

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The Governor has named this week Winter Weather Preparedness Week so in coordination with the National Weather Service, we’re going to be looking into ways to prepare for the coming Winter season. 

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El Paso County hosting youth event on effects of nicotine and pot use

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The El Paso County Public's Health's Tobacco and Education and Prevention Partnership (TEPP) and the Communities that Care (CTC) initiative are hosting an event to raise awareness about the harmful effects of nicotine and marijuana. 

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Pueblo mother and stepfather suspected of child abuse

Perry Armstrong (left) and Kendra Medina (right) were arrested on suspicion of child abuse charges on Oct. 15, 2017. Perry Armstrong (left) and Kendra Medina (right) were arrested on suspicion of child abuse charges on Oct. 15, 2017.
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Pueblo Police arrested two people on suspicion of child abuse charges Sunday afternoon after someone found a 12-year-old girl limping near Northern Ave. and Beulah Ave. 

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CSPD K-9 Tank gifted protective vest

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The Colorado Springs Police Department's K-9 Tank will receive a bullet proof and stab protective vest.  The vest was given by a charitable donation from a non-profit organization called Vested Interest in K-9s, Inc.

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Colorado proposes new rules for oil-gas lines after blast

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Colorado is proposing tighter rules for taking oil and gas pipelines out of service after a fatal explosion was blamed on gas leaking from a line that was thought to be abandoned but was still connected to a well. 

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Netflix sinking deeper into debt to fuel subscriber growth

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Netflix is sinking deeper into debt in its relentless pursuit of more viewers, leaving the company little margin for error as it tries to build the world's biggest video subscription service.

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25 indicted for stealing from Denver area home stores

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Twenty five people are accused of stealing over $35,000 in goods from Denver area home improvement stores and returning the items to get merchandise credit cards. 

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Louie's Pizza offers free pizza for a year in helping identify burglar

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Louie's Pizza on Barnes and Oro Blanco is offering free pizza for a year in helping identify a robber who stole their register Saturday. 

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Louisville fires Rick Pitino amid federal investigation

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino, left, watches the action during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Louisville in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, Thursday, March 9, 2017, in New York. Duke won 81-77. Louisville head coach Rick Pitino, left, watches the action during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Louisville in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, Thursday, March 9, 2017, in New York. Duke won 81-77.
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Louisville's Athletic Association has officially fired coach Rick Pitino nearly three weeks after the school acknowledged that its men's basketball program is being investigated as part of a federal corruption probe. 

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Climbing deaths on the rise in the Colorado high country

The northeast ridge of Capitol Peak, one of the most dangerous fourteeners in Colorado. The northeast ridge of Capitol Peak, one of the most dangerous fourteeners in Colorado.
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The 2017 season in the mountains has been unusually deadly in Colorado's high country.

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LIVE: President Trump, Sen. McConnell to speak from the Rose Garden

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President Donald Trump is set to deliver a statement from the Rose Garden following his meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.

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Mt. Herman menacing suspect appears in court

Daniel Nations is being held in jail for felony menacing and reckless endangerment. Daniel Nations is being held in jail for felony menacing and reckless endangerment.
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The man accused of threatening people with a hatchet near Mt. Herman made his first formal appearance in Teller County court Monday.

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Couple survives six days in Utah desert

The landscape where an elderly couple survived after being stranded. The landscape where an elderly couple survived after being stranded.
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An elderly couple from Houston, Texas was rescued after spending six days stranded in a remote desert area of southern Utah. 

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Burglary reported at Napa Auto Parts in Colorado Springs

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Colorado Springs Police are investigating a reported burglary at the Napa Auto Parts store near 8th St. and Highway 24.

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WATCH: Roommates narrowly escape California wildfire

Two California roommates push through smoke, flames and wind-blown embers as they work to escape a deadly wildfire. Two California roommates push through smoke, flames and wind-blown embers as they work to escape a deadly wildfire.
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Harrowing video shows two California roommates push through smoke, flames and wind-blown embers as they work to escape a deadly wildfire.

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Bergdahl pleads guilty to desertion, misbehavior

FILE - This undated file image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. (AP Photo/U.S. Army, file) FILE - This undated file image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. (AP Photo/U.S. Army, file)
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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl told a military judge he's pleading guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. 

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First Alert 5 Forecast: Beautiful Day Leading Into An Amazing Week!

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A spectacular week of weather is coming southern Colorado's way with lots of warm, dry air tucked under plenty of sunshine! 

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Local gym manager killed in Las Vegas shooting remembered in Colorado Springs Video included

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A memorial for Chris Roybal was held Sunday night at Crunch Fitness on the North side of Colorado Springs where Roybal was the general manager. Roybal was killed in the Las Vegas shooting on October 1st. 

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Hundreds dead in truck bombing in Somalia

Somalis remove the body of a man killed Saturday in a truck bombing in Mogadishu Somalis remove the body of a man killed Saturday in a truck bombing in Mogadishu
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The Latest on the explosion in Somalia's capital: Qatar's foreign minister says his country's diplomatic mission in Somalia was hit by the massive truck bombing in Mogadishu. 

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Colorado Emergency Management sends 20 fire engines to California

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The Colorado Emergency Management team announced that 20 fire engines will be sent to California to support wildfires. 

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LIVE BLOG: Giants vs. Broncos on Sunday Night Football

Pre-game warm ups for the Giants and Broncos before their Sunday night game on Oct. 15, 2017. Pre-game warm ups for the Giants and Broncos before their Sunday night game on Oct. 15, 2017.
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With a loss by division leading Kansas City, the Broncos have a chance to get right back in the picture for the division lead.

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Broncos buried by Giants 23-10 Video included

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It didn't take long to see how Sunday Night Football at Mile High was going to go. The Broncos obliterated by the 0-5 New York Giants 23-10 as the offense struggled to get anything started while the defense tried to deflect the defiant New York charge.

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Gas Station Gun Battle Caught On Camera

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(WCNC) A school bus carrying several students was struck by bullets when a gun battle broke out between two men at a Charlotte, North Carolina gas station Thursday morning.

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Beautiful Fall Weather Ahead!

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Clear tonight as temperatures drop into the lower 30s.  Monday will show us a 15 degree jump in temperatures from Sunday's highs in the lower 60s.  Winds will be light, and sunshine abundant!  If you like that forecast, then you'll love the remainder of your work week - sunshine and mild temps in the 70s through Friday.  As we approach next weekend, the ridge of high pressure will break down and we'll introduce a new chance of rain showers Saturday evening with gus... More>>

The Latest: QB Siemian leaves with left shoulder injury

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The Latest on the NFL's sixth Sunday of the regular season: Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian hurt his left shoulder while diving to stop an interception return for a touchdown and is questionable to return. 

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Doctor's research could buy time for snake bite victims

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A researcher at the University of Arizona is experimenting with a new therapy to help treat rattlesnake bites. 

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Colorado officials urge hunters to leave drones at home

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Colorado wildlife officials say they're seeing more hunters illegally using drones when they're in the field as ownership of the small, remotely-operated flying vehicles increases. State Parks and Wildlife Assistant Director Heather Dugan said in a statement that drones are illegal for scouting hunting grounds or locating animals that later will be shot.

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CSPD respond to victim with multiple stab wounds

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According to a police report there were two victims, one of which inflicted multiple stab wounds and is in critical but stable condition.

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Colorado deputy found dead at house fire

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The Latest on the investigation into the death of a man whose body was found at a house fire in Bayfield: Authorities say they are investigating the death of a 42-year-old sheriff's deputy who was found unresponsive inside a house that burned in southern Colorado.

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Death toll from Somalia blast rises to 276

Somalis remove the body of a man killed Saturday in a truck bombing in Mogadishu Somalis remove the body of a man killed Saturday in a truck bombing in Mogadishu
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The Latest on explosion in Somalia's capital: Somalia's information minister Abdirahman Osman says the death toll from Saturday's truck bombing in Mogadishu has risen to 276, with about 300 people injured. It is the deadliest single attack in Somalia's history. 

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Memorial held for Las Vegas shooting victim in Colorado Springs

Chris Roybal, a Navy Veteran, lived in Denver and worked at Crunch Fitness in Colorado Springs. Chris Roybal, a Navy Veteran, lived in Denver and worked at Crunch Fitness in Colorado Springs.
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Tonight people will gather to remember Chris Roybal, who was one of the 58 people killed in the Las Vegas shooting last month.  Roybal was from California, but lived in Denver and worked as the General Manager at the Crunch Fitness in north Colorado Springs.

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Broncos take on the Giants in Week 6

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As the Denver Broncos take on week six of the NFL season, they take on the New York Giants who have yet to win a game this season. The Broncos play at Sports Authority Field, hoping to take home a win without starting wide receiver Cody Latimer.

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Veterans of Foreign Wars to host 'Stand Down' event Tuesday

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Tuesday morning hundreds of volunteers and veterans are expected to fill the Colorado Springs City Auditorium to help homeless veterans get back on their feet. 

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U.S. Forest Service will be conducting prescribed burns

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The Pike and San Isabel National Forests are beginning to conduct prescribed burns as specific conditions allow.  The U.S. Forest Service said Sunday the burns may begin in early October and last through the spring of 2018. 

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Investigation ongoing of man's body found at fire in Bayfield

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Officials are continuing an investigation of a fire in Bayfield where an unresponsive man was located. The incident occurred on Friday at 6497 County Rd 516, where a 42-year old man was found unresponsive inside the home. 

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Troops open health clinics in Puerto Rico

A CH-47 “Chinook” helicopter from the Pennsylvania Army National Guard emplaces a large sand bag in the spillway of the Guajataca Dam on Oct. 9, 2017 A CH-47 “Chinook” helicopter from the Pennsylvania Army National Guard emplaces a large sand bag in the spillway of the Guajataca Dam on Oct. 9, 2017
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Military forces providing relief efforts in Puerto Rico have open two temporary hospitals to try and relieve the overburdened emergency rooms on the island.  The pair of acute care clinics, each with 25 beds, have fully functioning operating rooms, trauma and emergency departments, preventative medicine, intensive care units.

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Vice President plans Denver trip to raise money for state GOP

Vice President Mike Pence (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) Vice President Mike Pence (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
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Vice President Mike Pence will visit Colorado later this month for a fundraising event in Denver. Mr. Pence will be the featured special guest at a reception and dinner for the Colorado Republican Party on October 26 at the Denver Marriott Tech Center. The Vice President is in Washington today after attending a rally in Virginia Saturday for Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie. 

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Air Force sweeps Arizona State with 3-2 win

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Air Force downed Arizona State on Saturday 3-2 to claim a weekend sweep and their third win of the season.

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Northern Michigan University offers marijuana degree

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A university in Michigan is offering an unusual degree - in marijuana. The Detroit Free Press reports that the university began its four-year medicinal plant chemistry degree this semester, with about a dozen students in the first class. 

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Colorado College snags weekend sweep with 3-2 win

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Colorado College claimed their third win of the young season Saturday, downing Alaska-Anchorage 3-2 at the World Arena. Mason Bergh put on an offensive display netting three goals for a hat trick with goaltender Alex Leclerc stoning 16 of 18 shots.

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Fine Arts Center celebrates new name and alliance Video included

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A celebration on Saturday for an estimated $175 million gift to Colorado College. An open house Saturday was free to the public all day long, it happened to be on homecoming weekend and was setup to educate people about the Fine Arts Center and college merging. 

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Car Seats 101

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(NBC News) New moms and dads often fail their first test of parenthood: Installing the infant car seat. Studies show parents make mistakes with three out of four car seats.

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Pueblo holding event to address city's opioid epidemic

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Dozens of doctors and healthcare professionals in Pueblo are coming together to address the city's opioid epidemic.  

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Girl, 8, dies in fall on cruise ship docked in Miami

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Police say an 8-year-old girl fell to her death after a cruise ship docked in Miami. The Miami Herald reports that the girl died Saturday morning after falling several floors to the lower deck of the ship's interior atrium.

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40 now dead from Northern California wildfires

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The Latest on California's wildfires: Three more deaths have been confirmed from the wildfires burning in Northern California, bringing the total to 38.

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Two students accused of making "kill list" could be tried as adults

File Photo of Sabin Middle School. File Photo of Sabin Middle School.
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Two 13-year-old boys accused of plotting to kill people at their middle school in Colorado Springs could be tried as adults.

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"He's Driven To Play Hard"

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(KSNB) At 3-years-old, Sam Schukei lost his leg in a lawn mowing accident. While it was a tragic injury, it hasn't stopped him from succeeding on the football field at his Nebraska high school. 

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Two students suspended for making threats at Calhan High School

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On Thursday at approximately 4:30 p.m. Calhan School District administrators received a report that two Calhan High School students made threats of violence towards students, faculty and staff.

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33 Burros were at the 4th annual 'Run with Burros' event

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The 4th annual 'Run with Burros' event was held in Manitou Springs Saturday. The event was sponsored by Manitou Brewing Company, the General Manager and Co-owner said the event has grown every year starting with 30 people to last year where 200 people were in attendance. 

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Worthman scores 5 TDs; Air Force rallies past UNLV 34-30 Video included

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Worthman scores 5 TDs; Air Force rallies past UNLV 34-30

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Colorado beats Oregon State 36-33 for 1st conference win

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Jordan Choukair's 52-yard field goal attempt for the Beavers with 10 seconds left was short, denying Oregon State of the upset. Ryan Nall finished with 172 yards rushing and three touchdowns in one of the team's most competitive games of the season.

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No charges in Colorado cheerleading forced-splits videos

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A Denver prosecutor says no charges will be filed following an investigation into videos showing a high school coach pushing cheerleaders down in splits.

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Pueblo County Jail most overcrowded jail in the state

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The Pueblo County Jail is the most overcrowded jail in the state, Pueblo County Sheriff Kirk Taylor held an open house to allow people to see the overcrowding for themselves Saturday. 

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Individual health premiums rising even more in Colorado

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DENVER (AP) - Colorado regulators say President Donald Trump's decision to end key federal health subsidies means state residents who buy their own health insurance will pay even more next year. 

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Investigators say motorcyclist was racing causing crash

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The Colorado Springs Police were dispatched to the area of Geiger Blvd and Wooten Rd to investigate a car vs. motorcycle accident Saturday morning.

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CSU-Pueblo announces new role in support of economic development

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The Colorado State University-Pueblo President Timothy Mottett has announced the start of a national search for a new Provost and Executive VP of Academic Affairs. CSU-Pueblo said this search follows the recent departure of the Institute of Cannabis Research (ICR) Director Wendy MacColl. 

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Dozens gravely wounded in Vegas face long road to recovery

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The bullets are still there.    For the dozens of people who remain hospitalized in Las Vegas from the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, the onslaught isn't over. The pain lingers. They remain haunted by the uncertainty of their recovery.

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CSU Pueblo falls to Fort Lewis 35-24

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Fort Lewis College opened a 21-0 lead midway through in the second quarter and never looked back in a 35-24 upset of No. 12 Colorado State University-Pueblo in a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference contest in Durango, Colorado.

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Colorado judge: Juvenile sentencing law unconstitutional

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A Colorado judge has ruled that a law allowing convicts serving life without parole for crimes committed as juveniles to seek reduced sentences is unconstitutional. 

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Two car crash on Colorado 115 results in fatality

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The Colorado State Patrol (CSP) is investigating a two vehicle crash on Colorado 115 MP 32 in El Paso County Thursday. According to CSP the crash occurred 10 miles south of Colorado Springs. 

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Deadly wildfires causing air quality concerns in California

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Smoke from the wildfires north of San Francisco plunged air quality levels in the Bay Area to the same unhealthy level as China's notoriously polluted capital, sending people to emergency rooms and forcing schools to close and people to wear masks when they step outside.

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Man arrested in case of woman found dead along I-25

Mihail Petrov is facing multiple charges related to the death of a woman found along I-25. Mihail Petrov is facing multiple charges related to the death of a woman found along I-25.
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The Douglas County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man on charges related to the death of a woman found along the side of I-25 north of Monument on Saturday, September 30th. 

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Family of bears spotted in Aspen

Family of bears caught on camera in Aspen Family of bears caught on camera in Aspen
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A family of bears were caught on camera climbing down from a tree in Aspen, Colorado this week.

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5HealthFair provides free and low cost health screenings

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Dozens headed to the Mission Medical Center in Colorado Springs Saturday for the 5HealthFair. 

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No. 19 Air Force holds off Arizona State, 4-3

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Air Force outshot ASU, 42-33, in the game. The Falcons were 1-for-5 on the power play while the Sun Devils were 1-for-7. Christopoulos made 30 saves while Daccord made 38.

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Final Scores: Friday Football Fever Week 7

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Week 7 of the Friday Football Fever is here! Here's a rundown of the big games. Don't forget to get in on the action, and help cheer your favorite team using the Scorestream app. 

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Avalanche down Ducks 3-1

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Tyson Barrie had a tiebreaking goal late in the third period, Gabriel Landeskog and Nikita Zadorov also scored and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-1 on Friday night.

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New App to Help Recovering Addicts

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(NBC News) Recovering addict Brittany Main is focused on the present, and letting faith replace the demons of her past. "I couldn't keep living like that and I possibly wouldn't have lived if I kept it up" said Main. 

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$350 million identified for I-25 expansion

Interstate 25 narrows to 4 lanes between Monument and Castle Rock for a 17 mile "gap" that is often congested and a frequent site for serious crashes. Interstate 25 narrows to 4 lanes between Monument and Castle Rock for a 17 mile "gap" that is often congested and a frequent site for serious crashes.
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It was supposed to take up to a decade before widening work could begin on I-25 between Monument and Castle Rock. Today, if all the components of the current $350 million funding package comes through, there will traffic cones and bulldozers in Douglas and El Paso Counties by the summer of 2019. 

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Friday the 13th deal at local tattoo shop

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Local tattoo shop gives $13 tattoos for Friday the 13th. The Pens and Needles Custom Tattoo shop held the event at 3737 Drennan Rd in Colorado Springs Friday.

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Tens Of Thousands Flee California Wildfires

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Fire officials say there's no end in sight in the battle against a string of deadly wildfires burning across Northern California. At least 31 people have been killed by the fires since Monday. 

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Facebook Promises Action On Russian Ads

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Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg says the social media giant is "cooperating fully" with federal investigators after it found 3,000 ads coming from Russia which targeted Americans during the 2016 campaign.

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4th Annual Pittie Party to advocate for pit bulls

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The Humane Society of Fremont County is gearing up for its 4th Annual Pittie Party.  Workers say it's to celebrate pit bulls and advocate for what great family members they can be.  

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Save time with new DMV 24/7 kiosks

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The Department of Motor Vehicles hopes to make things easier for car owners by opening up a new walk-up kiosk in Colorado Springs Friday. El Paso County has the kiosk available for car owners to use a do-it-yourself touch screen to register vehicles in just minutes. 

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5 Around Town: October 14th and 15th

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There's plenty of Fall Fun to have this weekend.

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Elliott attorneys to seek new hearing before appeals court

Ezekiel Elliot of the Dallas Cowboys. Ezekiel Elliot of the Dallas Cowboys.
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Attorneys for Ezekiel Elliott have indicated they intend to ask for another hearing before the federal appeals court that cleared the way for the NFL's six-game suspension of the star Dallas Cowboys running back over domestic violence allegations. 

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$1 Billion in marijuana sales, where the tax money from that goes

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Through August, Colorado has sold more than a billion dollars of marijuana. In 2016 it took until October to hit that threshold, but where does the tax from all those sales go? 

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Department of Corrections announces new rules for solitary confinement

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Colorado officials say prison inmates can't be held in solitary confinement for more than 15 days, the latest effort to overhaul a practice criticized by the state prison chief as "torture." The Colorado Department of Corrections announced the change Thursday. 

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St. Thomas More Hospital holds Teddy Bear clinic for students

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The St. Thomas More Hospital hosted nearly 50 kindergarten students from Canon Exploratory School on Thursday during their Teddy Bear Clinic.  

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Colorado Springs wants to help prepare residents for winter weather

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In recognition of Winter Weather Awareness Week, the City of Colorado Springs has launched a campaign to help provide residents with tools and information to prepare their homes, families and vehicles for winter weather conditions.

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BBB warns public a Colorado Springs roofing company is not accredited

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After completing an investigation of ProTeam Roofing and Restoration Inc. in Colorado Springs, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Southern Colorado has announced the company is not an accredited business. 

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KOAA takes home top honors in Best of Pueblo

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KOAA News5 is proud to take home top honors for Television and News in the recent Best of Pueblo contest, conducted by The Pueblo Chieftain. 

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Former Air Force Academy head to lead NBA referee program

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The NBA has hired the former head of the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado to run the basketball league's referee operations. Reports say that the NBA on Thursday named retired Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson as its senior vice president and head of referee operations.

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News 5 Investigates: Husband of Fremont County clerk arrested

Chad Barr was arrested in Fremont County on Friday, Oct. 13. Chad Barr was arrested in Fremont County on Friday, Oct. 13.
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Fremont County Clerk Katie Barr's husband, Chad Barr was arrested Friday morning.

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Colorado man fled to Costa Rica for tax crimes, sentenced to 7 years

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A Grand Junction man was sentenced to 88 months in prison for tax evasion and failing to file personal and corporate income tax returns Friday. The Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department's Tax Division announced 52-year old Timothy Stubbs was convicted of tax evasion in 2015, and fled the country prior to set trial date.

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Free flu shots at 5HealthFair

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A healthy life is a happy life. At KOAA 5 we believe everyone has a right to know about their overall health and be able to catch potential problems early. 

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Your Healthy Family: UCHealth & Orangetheory tackle breast cancer

Come to a free class on Saturday October 14th at 1:30 in Colorado Springs Come to a free class on Saturday October 14th at 1:30 in Colorado Springs
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As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month the folks at Orangetheory Fitness in Colorado Springs have teamed up with UCHealth Memorial to highlight the benefits of high intensity interval workouts when it comes to reducing the risk of breast cancer. 

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Department of Revenue apologizes for letters to hit-and-run crash victims

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Michael Hartman, the executive director for the Colorado Department of Revenue has apologized after the DMV erroneously suspended or revoked driving privileges for dozens of people. To make matters worse, the DMV was revoking licenses of hit-and-run crash victims while in many cases, the suspects got away.  Our investigation began back in August with a man named Michael Johnson.  Johnson was homeless and carrying groceries back to his shelter when he was hit in the middle...

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Cañon City Police issue notice of Sexually Violent Predator in town

William Joseph Drake is a sex offender who has relocated in Cañon City, Colorado. William Joseph Drake is a sex offender who has relocated in Cañon City, Colorado.
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As required by law, the Cañon City Police Department sent out notice Friday afternoon of a Sexually Violent Predator who has relocated in the city. 

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Web Bonus: Days for Girls helps young women world wide

Days for Girls uses that day to raise awareness about their organization who aims to help young girls in underdeveloped nations deal with basic feminine hygiene. Days for Girls uses that day to raise awareness about their organization who aims to help young girls in underdeveloped nations deal with basic feminine hygiene.
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Days for Girls helps young girls in underdeveloped nations deal with basic feminine hygiene. 

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A-Basin opens ski season in Colorado

2017-2018 ski season underway at A-Basin. 2017-2018 ski season underway at A-Basin.
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Colorado's ski season is getting off to an early start with the opening of Arapahoe Basin Ski Area Friday morning. 

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Colorado Springs man wanted in forgery case

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Colorado Springs police asking for help to track down a suspect in a counterfeiting case. 

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Weekend weather expected to intensify deadly California fires

At least 31 people killed in California wildfires. At least 31 people killed in California wildfires.
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Fire officials say there's no end in sight in the battle against a string of deadly wildfires burning across Northern California. 

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Boy crashes car in search of snack

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No one was hurt when a child took the keys to his sister's car and drove to a Colorado Springs gas station early Friday morning in search of a snack. 

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Fire Danger Returning But The Drought Monitor Is All Clear. What's The Deal?

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If you've been keeping track of the drought monitor, you'll notice most of Colorado is in pretty good shape. Despite our lack of drought, lack of rain and a dry forecast are building up fire danger across southern Colorado.

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Your Healthy Family: Days for Girls helps young women all over the world

Days for Girls uses that day to raise awareness about their organization who aims to help young girls in underdeveloped nations deal with basic feminine hygiene. Days for Girls uses that day to raise awareness about their organization who aims to help young girls in underdeveloped nations deal with basic feminine hygiene.
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Days for Girls uses the International Day of the Girl to raise awareness about their organization who aims to help young girls in underdeveloped nations deal with basic feminine hygiene.

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Carson Wentz throws 3 TD passes, Eagles beat Panthers 28-23

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The Eagles turned two interceptions deep in Carolina territory into 15 points, with touchdown passes to Zach Ertz, and LaGarrette Blount's 2-point conversion to take an 18-10 lead in the third quarter. Wentz added a 24-yard scoring pass to Nelson Agholor in the fourth quarter.

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Air Force have drive to get off schnide Video included

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Still, head coach Troy Calhoun said the drive to win and improve is still there. 

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5 Games to Watch on Friday Football Fever: Week 7 Video included

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Week 7 of the Friday Football Fever is here and so is Grant Meech with a breakdown of our 5 Games to Watch.

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Andrighetto scores twice, Avalanche beat Bruins 6-3

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Colorado broke things open in the second period, with Nail Yakupov, Andrighetto and Matt Duchene all beating goaltender Tuukka Rask, who was replaced by Anton Khudobin for the third period.

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Broncos Talib says he'll continue to stand for National Anthem

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After meeting two weeks ago, the Broncos players agreed to stand for the anthem. 

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Storm Safe visits Taylor Elementary School

Jessica Van Meter poses with fifth graders at Taylor Elementary School after a storm safe visit on Oct. 11, 2017. Jessica Van Meter poses with fifth graders at Taylor Elementary School after a storm safe visit on Oct. 11, 2017.
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First Alert 5 Meteorologist Jessica Van Meter visited students at Taylor Elementary School in Colorado Springs to talk about the different types of severe weather southern Colorado experiences and how to stay safe in storms.

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Your Healthy Family: Advantages of 3D mammograms

A mammogram can save your life says Dr. Jason Allen , the Medical Director of the Breast Imaging Program at UCHealth Memorial. A mammogram can save your life says Dr. Jason Allen , the Medical Director of the Breast Imaging Program at UCHealth Memorial.
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The month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and looks to raise awareness and urge women who should be getting an annual mammogram to make sure and get that done.  

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US out of World Cup contention with 2-1 loss at Trinidad

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Twenty-eight years after a stunning victory at Trinidad put the Americans back in the World Cup after a four-decade absence, their chances for next year's tournament in Russia ended on this island nation off the coast of Venezuela.

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NFL may change policy that players 'should' stand for anthem

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Commissioner Roger Goodell told club executives Tuesday in a memo obtained by The Associated Press that the anthem issue is dividing the league from its fans. He said the NFL needs "to move past this controversy."

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News5 Athlete of the Week: Garrett Kramer, Sand Creek Soccer Video included

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Our News5 Athlete of the Week is Garrett Kramer of Sand Creek.  The senior leads the state in goals. The Scorpions are 11-0-1 right now in 4A soccer.  Kramer said he feels free on the soccer field.  "To me soccer is a stress relief, I can forget about everything focus on this. It's an escape." More>>

Nuggets will retire Fat Lever's number in December ceremony

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The 57-year-old Lever will have his No. 12 hoisted to the Pepsi Center rafters on Dec. 2 against the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Avalanche announce new AHL affiliate in Colorado Eagles

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The Eagles started play in 2003, winning the Central Hockey League championship in 2004-05 and again in '06-07. Last season, they captured the Kelly Cup as ECHL champions.

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Your Healthy Family: Study - women often not prepared for breast reconstruction decisions

Women who had reconstruction may have actually been quite concerned about complications, but didn’t have the information to factor that into their decision. Women who had reconstruction may have actually been quite concerned about complications, but didn’t have the information to factor that into their decision.
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Those who choose to have a mastectomy then face another difficult decision: whether or not to have breast reconstruction surgery.

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Your Healthy Family: Don't ignore even mild symptoms of depression, and find help

Clear and subtle signs of depression should not be ignored. Clear and subtle signs of depression should not be ignored.
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Aaron Short, a nationally certified counselor and a licensed professional counselor candidate who says depression affects up to 15 million adults and 1 in 8 adolescents, and is too often is ignored. 

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Your Healthy Family: When and how often should women be getting a yearly mammogram?

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There are many different recommendations out there unfortunately, which can be somewhat confusing to women.

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Your Healthy Family: Breast cancer survivors urge women to get a mammogram Video included

Karon, Karol and Julie, sisters and all breast cancer survivors, have a message for women who might be putting off a mammogram that they know they should be having. Karon, Karol and Julie, sisters and all breast cancer survivors, have a message for women who might be putting off a mammogram that they know they should be having.
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Women 40 years of age and older, and women who have certain medical history or family history PLEASE HAVE A YEARLY MAMMOGRAM

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Your Healthy Family: 3 Southern Colorado sisters travel breast cancer journey, part 3

Julie also began having yearly mammograms when Karon was diagnosed, and was also thinking of skipping a year, but also decided that was a bad idea. Julie also began having yearly mammograms when Karon was diagnosed, and was also thinking of skipping a year, but also decided that was a bad idea.
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 After Karol’s diagnosis, Karon was religious about getting a yearly mammogram, but considered skipping a year, after nearly 20 years of clear scans.  In the end she listened to what she calls that small voice in her brain, had her mammogram at UCHealth Memorial.

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Your Healthy Family: 3 Southern Colorado sisters share breast cancer journey, part 2

Having watched her twin sister deal with breast cancer and have a positive outcome gave Karon peace of mind. Having watched her twin sister deal with breast cancer and have a positive outcome gave Karon peace of mind.
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Karon says since her sister’s brush with breast cancer, a yearly mammogram has been a priority for her. 

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Your Healthy Family: Do you know the latest breast cancer screening recommendations?

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
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Dr. Jason Allen is the Medical Director of the Breast Imaging Program at UCHealth Memorial, who says the diagnosis of such a well known person is a strong reminder that early detection is the very best way women can safeguard themselves against breast cancer. 

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Your Healthy Family: 3 Southern Colorado sisters travel breast cancer journey together, part 1

Karon, Karol and Julie, sisters and all breast cancer survivors, have a message for women who might be putting off a mammogram that they know they should be having. Karon, Karol and Julie, sisters and all breast cancer survivors, have a message for women who might be putting off a mammogram that they know they should be having.
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We're kicking off October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, by introducing you to 3 southern Colorado sisters who all have been diagnosed and treated successfully for breast cancer.  The first to be diagnosed was Karol Scott, after she had a mammogram at what was then known as Memorial Hospital 20 years ago.  

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  • Nebraska man accused of helping Florida girlfriend kill self

    Nebraska man accused of helping Florida girlfriend kill self

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 9:00 AM EDT2017-10-17 13:00:25 GMT
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    Investigators say a Nebraska man facing an assisted suicide charge in his Florida girlfriend's death believed she had stage-four cancer, but an autopsy didn't find any tumors.
    Investigators say a Nebraska man facing an assisted suicide charge in his Florida girlfriend's death believed she had stage-four cancer, but an autopsy didn't find any tumors.
  • Californians brace for emotional toll from wildfires

    Californians brace for emotional toll from wildfires

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 3:10 AM EDT2017-10-17 07:10:41 GMT
    Tuesday, October 17 2017 9:03 AM EDT2017-10-17 13:03:30 GMT
    A week after fleeing in fear of wildfire, tens of thousands of Californians are drifting back into their neighborhoods, facing damage both physical and emotional.
    A week after fleeing in fear of wildfire, tens of thousands of Californians are drifting back into their neighborhoods, facing damage both physical and emotional.
  • Trump returns favor by campaigning for an early supporter

    Trump returns favor by campaigning for an early supporter

    Monday, October 16 2017 6:37 AM EDT2017-10-16 10:37:54 GMT
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    President Donald Trump is in South Carolina Monday, hoping his stumping for Gov. Henry McMaster's re-election fares better than it did in Alabama, where Trump's chosen candidate lost the GOP primary.
    President Donald Trump is in South Carolina Monday, hoping his stumping for Gov. Henry McMaster's re-election fares better than it did in Alabama, where Trump's chosen candidate lost the GOP primary.
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  • 'Unprecedented' number of deaths on Colorado Fourteeners

    'Unprecedented' number of deaths on Colorado Fourteeners

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 12:45 AM EDT2017-10-17 04:45:42 GMT

    There have been 11 deaths on Colorado fourtneeners, including five on Capitol Peak with other deaths coming on Maroon Bells, Challenger Point, Mount Princeton and Longs Peak.

    There have been 11 deaths on Colorado fourtneeners, including five on Capitol Peak with other deaths coming on Maroon Bells, Challenger Point, Mount Princeton and Longs Peak.

  • Department of Revenue apologizes for letters to hit-and-run crash victims

    Department of Revenue apologizes for letters to hit-and-run crash victims

    Friday, October 13 2017 4:13 PM EDT2017-10-13 20:13:01 GMT

    Michael Hartman, the executive director for the Colorado Department of Revenue has apologized after the DMV erroneously suspended or revoked driving privileges for dozens of people. To make matters worse, the DMV was revoking licenses of hit-and-run crash victims while in many cases, the suspects got away.  Our investigation began back in August with a man named Michael Johnson.  Johnson was homeless and carrying groceries back to his shelter when he was hit in the middle...

    Michael Hartman, the executive director for the Colorado Department of Revenue has apologized after the DMV erroneously suspended or revoked driving privileges for dozens of people. To make matters worse, the DMV was revoking licenses of hit-and-run crash victims while in many cases, the suspects got away.  Our investigation began back in August with a man named Michael Johnson.  Johnson was homeless and carrying groceries back to his shelter when he was hit in the middle...

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  • Your Healthy Family: National Jewish Health helps athletes breath easier

    Your Healthy Family: National Jewish Health helps athletes breath easier

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 5:53 AM EDT2017-10-17 09:53:11 GMT
    “These new breathing techniques could represent a breakthrough for athletes seeking help with breathing during training and competition,” said J. Tod Olin, MD, senior author of the study,“These new breathing techniques could represent a breakthrough for athletes seeking help with breathing during training and competition,” said J. Tod Olin, MD, senior author of the study,

    A novel set of breathing techniques developed at National Jewish Health help athletes overcome vocal cord dysfunction and improve performance during high-intensity exercise. Vocal cord dysfunction, now also referred to as exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction (EILO), has been shown to improve for athletes after being trained to use the new techniques. 

    A novel set of breathing techniques developed at National Jewish Health help athletes overcome vocal cord dysfunction and improve performance during high-intensity exercise. Vocal cord dysfunction, now also referred to as exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction (EILO), has been shown to improve for athletes after being trained to use the new techniques. 

  • Your Healthy Family: UCHealth & Orangetheory tackle breast cancer

    Your Healthy Family: UCHealth & Orangetheory tackle breast cancer

    Friday, October 13 2017 4:20 PM EDT2017-10-13 20:20:55 GMT
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    As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month the folks at Orangetheory Fitness in Colorado Springs have teamed up with UCHealth Memorial to highlight the benefits of high intensity interval workouts when it comes to reducing the risk of breast cancer. 

    As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month the folks at Orangetheory Fitness in Colorado Springs have teamed up with UCHealth Memorial to highlight the benefits of high intensity interval workouts when it comes to reducing the risk of breast cancer. 

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