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KOAA 5 Olympic Coverage: Sunday February 18

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KOAA 5 is your home for coverage of the Winter Olympic games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.  Here is a list of the events for Sunday, February 18: 1:00 p.m. BIATHLON - In Biathlon, France’s Martin Fourcade, after back-to-back Olympic silvers in the men’s 15km mass start, seeks a golden upgrade against a field that includes reigning world champion Simon Schempp of Germany. SPEED SKATING - Speed Skating coverage includes qualifying in the men’s ...

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FBI failed to investigate tip on Parkland shooter

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The FBI today says it received a specific report in January that the suspect in the Florida school shooting could be plotting an attack, but agents failed to investigate the tip. 

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Latest from Pyeongchang: Contrasting games doubles for Hirscher, Fourcade

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The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Japanese veteran Noriaki Kasai has qualified for the men's team large hill ski jumping final at the Olympics. After failing to qualify for the large hill final on Saturday, there was some concern Kasai might not make it for the Monday's team final. But the 45-year-old Kasai had two second-place finishes in Sunday's three training jumps to book a spot on the four-man team. Kasai, who is competing in his eighth Oly...

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Ski shops seeing increased business after last weeks snow

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With a snowy weekend last week, it brought out many skiers and snowboarders out to our local rental shops for a trip up to the mountains. 

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Sunday Afternoon Weather; Easy Breezy sunshine and warmth...Red Flag Warning continues

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Bright and easy-breezy, with dry conditions and low humidity, a Red Flag Warning is in effect all day today... 

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Tip to CPW leads to poaching conviction of two Colorado Springs men

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An anonymous tip to Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers has led to the arrest and conviction of two Colorado Springs men for multiple crimes. Just over a week ago, 33-year-old Yevgeniy Bikrev plead guilty to charges of illegal possession of wildlife, hunting on private property without permission, and hunting out of season. In addition to the wildlife crimes, Bikrev plead guilty to one count of possessing or manufacturing marijuana concentrate, a class three drug felony. This c...

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Homeowner holds suspect at gunpoint until authorities arrive

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Fremont County Deputies were dispatched to the 800 block of Drake in Canon City on reports of people attempting to trespass into storage units.  The reporting party told deputies that there were "suspicious people" at the storage units trying to unlock the units attempting to get in.

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Denver residents can turn in banned bump stocks to police

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Police stations in Denver are accepting bump stocks from residents after the city imposed a ban the devices.  Bump stocks allow semi-automatic rifles to mimic the rapid fire of machine guns when attached. 

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Lane closures on I-25 coming this week

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Rehabilitation of the bridge on Interstate 25 at US 50 B (Belmont Interchange) will require the following lane closures on I-25 during the upcoming week of Feb. 19: Northbound I-25 will be reduced to one lane on Mon. Feb. 19, Tues. Feb. 20, and Wed. Feb. 21 The southbound, exit 100A off ramp will be closed Mon. Feb. 19. The closures will begin at 8 p.m. each night, and will re-open at 5 a.m. the following mornings. Speeds in the work zone will be reduced to 45 MPH. CDOT has said t... More>>

Principal gives emotional message after shooting

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The Latest on the deadly Florida high school shooting (all times local):    11:05 a.m.    Students who survived the shooting at a Florida High School that killed 17 people are urging President Donald Trump and other leaders to do something to address gun violence.    Speaking on NBC's "Meet The Press," Emma Gonzalez, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, says now is the time to get on right side of the issue. Gonzalez also said polit...

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Life or death main decision for school shooting suspect

Nikolas Cruz is charged with 17 counts of murder for a school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Nikolas Cruz is charged with 17 counts of murder for a school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
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The evidence against the Florida school shooting suspect is so overwhelming that the only question left for the courts if he's convicted is whether he'll be sentenced to death or spend the rest of his life in prison.    

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Shot fired during attempted home robbery

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Around 2:30 a.m. Saturday night, CSPD said they received a call about an armed robbery at a Colorado Springs home. According to CSPD, the victim reported that an armed man entered his home and demanded his cell phone. During the attempted robbery, the victim's friend tried to take the gun from the suspect, and during the struggle a single shot was fired into a wall. The suspect then fled in an unknown direction. The victim suffered minor injuries during the scuffle, but no one was... More>>

Auto-pedestrian accident leaves teen with severe injuries

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Saturday afternoon around 3:30, CSPD officers responded to a report of an auto-pedestrian accident at the intersection of S. Parkside Dr. and S. Union Blvd. Upon arriving at the scene, CSPD said they found the pedestrian on the ground and being treated by CSFD members and AMR personnel.  The pedestrian involved in the accident is a teenage male. CSPD said that he received severe injuries and was transported to a local hospital. No further information is available at this time. More>>

State Wrestling results

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2A Team Scores 1. Wray 197.5 2. Paonia 147.0 3. Rocky Ford 136.5 3A Team Scores 1. Alamosa 164.0 2. Eaton 145.0 3. Lamar 100.0 4A Team Scores 1. Windsor 159.5 2. Pueblo East 159.0 3. Pueblo County 158.0 5A Team Scores 1. Grand Junction 151.5 2. Pomona 146.0 3. Poudre 116.5

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Prom dresses donated to local high schoolers

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Prom season is coming quick for local high schoolers, although the event brings lots of fun and excitement, it can be stressful for those who can't afford a dress. That is where local organizers came together to alleviate that stress for some teens.

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The Latest: Germany beats Norway 2-1 in men's Olympic hockey

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Two top racers have had crashing falls though the finish line in the Olympic men's giant slalom.

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Colorado College stuns Denver with 1-0 win

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Behind a 40-save shutout from Alex Leclerc, Nick Halloran’s team-leading 18th goal and a great defensive effort, Colorado College upset No. 2-ranked Denver, 1-0, Saturday at Magness Arena.

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Saturday Evening Weather: Warm and Windy, High Fire Danger

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Today's Forecast: Temperatures stay mild for the rest of your Saturday as skies stay mainly clear and winds get breezy at times. Winds stay strong tonight keeping overnight lows in the 20's and 30's. 

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Air Force sweeps Canisius with 3-2 win

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Air Force scored three unanswered goals in the second period and then held off Canisius for a 3-2 win in an Atlantic Hockey Conference game Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Cadet Ice Arena. 

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Three Colorado towns rank in top 5 in US for growth in senior population

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Colorado’s mountains aren’t the only places showing more white on top. Residents of the resort towns below are graying at some of the fastest rates in the country. Steamboat Springs, Edwards and Breckenridge ranked first, third and fourth, respectively, for the biggest gains in their senior populations this decade, while Glenwood Springs came in 13th, according to an analysis published in Newgeography. “You have to recognize that not everybody wants to move to Flor...

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Police ask for help in identifying missing woman in Colorado Springs

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The Colorado Springs Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a missing woman involved in a disturbance Saturday. Police say the woman was involved in a disturbance early Saturday near Woodmen Rd and Powers Blvd.

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Rare friendship forms between monkey and dog in Colombia

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Friends come in all shapes and sizes, especially for this dog and monkey duo in Colombia.  According to Colombian Police, a capuchin monkey was removed from it's natural habitat after birth, where it made an unlikely friend in a dog.

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Julia Mancuso goes to speed skating school

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Julia Mancuso continues to show off her athleticism as she visits Taereung International Skating Rink for a speed skating lesson. Will she be ready to race with the best after the lesson is over?

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Fundraiser underway for Dep. Flick and other victims

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A fundraiser is underway at Costa Vida on the northern side of Colorado Springs (122 Tracker Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80921) for fallen Deputy Micah Flick's family and the other victims in a shooting earlier this month. 

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Protesters push for gun control at Florida rally

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Thousands of people are gathering at a gun control rally in Fort Lauderdale, some 25 miles from where 17 people were shot and killed at a high school.    

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Air Force women's basketball drops 58-47 contest to Boise State

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Air Force women’s basketball dropped a 58-47 contest to Boise State in Mountain West action Saturday afternoon at Clune Arena. 

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Air Force lacrosse wins over Marist 8-7

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Senior team captain Nick Hruby exploded in Tenney Stadium, netting a career-best six goals to lift the Falcons to an 8-7 victory and their first win of 2018. 

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Schools in Texas allow concealed carry

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Two school districts in Texas have been training and allowing staff members to carry concealed weapons for years, in hopes of protecting students from possible intruders. 

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Homeless man arrested in Denver stabbing death

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Police say they've arrested a homeless man suspected in the murder of a woman in a downtown Denver loft. Denver Police said Saturday that 40-year-old Terry Dunford was being held in the killing of Jeanna Leslie. 

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Alcohol considered factor in fatal car crash on Judge Orr Road

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Colorado State Patrol is investigating a single car crash leading to a fatality on Judge Orr Road early Saturday.  The crash happened at 9:20 a.m. Saturday on Judge Orr Road is one-mile south of Hwy 24. 

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CDOT holds tire demonstration to prove what works best

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On Valentine's Day, CDOT and an organization called MasterDrive held a demonstration at Foothills Ice Arena to showcase the importance of tire tread while driving in winter weather conditions. The event was part of CDOT's Winter Wise campaign and featured a demonstration with three identical compact cars. Each car had different tires; low-tread, mud and snow, and snow tires. First, starting side by side, the vehicles accelerated across the ice to demonstrate the improved control and... More>>

Saturday Afternoon Weather; Bright...warmer...Windy at night

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Today's Forecast: A semi-permanent and broad ridge of high pressure in the Eastern Pacific...which meanders east then back west...for weeks, is meandering back towards us now, and that will give us a downsloping, compressional wind...which means very dry conditions for the weekend with an incredibly fast warm up, too. Saturday may be a little sunnier than Sunday, but Sunday will be incredibly warm, for February. Temps will likely be in the 60s at all lower elevation locations Sunday ...

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Skiers fined under toughened rule at Colorado resort

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Four skiers have been fined $250 each for violating a newly-strengthened municipal code in a Colorado resort town that forbids people from skiing through closed areas.    

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Injuries reported after explosion in Colorado Springs

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Colorado Springs firefighters are responding to a reported explosion near the intersection of Vermijo Avenue and Prospect Street Friday night. 

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Ex-Russian diplomat calls US charges 'fantasies

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The Latest on the Russian response to U.S. indictments (all times local):    6:15 p.m.    Russia's former ambassador to the United States is dismissing detailed allegations of attempted Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election as "fantasies" rooted in domestic politics.    Former Ambassador Sergei Kislyak said at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday: "I'm not sure that I can trust American law enforcement to be the most ... More>>

Carjacking leads to car chase on east side of Colorado Springs

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Just before midnight on Friday, a man's car was stolen from an apartment complex on the east side of Colorado Springs. The theft happened on Murray, just north of Palmer Park. According to police, just after parking his car, the victim was approached by a man with a gun who demanded the victim's car keys. Police said the suspect fired one errant shot before taking the victims keys. The stolen vehicle was spotted a short time later in the area of N. Academy and Union.  Police... More>>

Hotel robbed using mailbox

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Just before eight p.m. Friday night, Falcon police officers responded to a reported robbery at the Days Inn. According to police, the hotel clerk reported that two males entered the lobby and struck him with a mailbox. The two suspects took an unknown amount of money and fled in an unknown direction. Officers recovered the ceramic mailbox used in the robbery. The clerk was transported to a local hospital with head injuries. Police are still investigating the incident. More>>

KOAA 5 Olympic Coverage: Saturday, February 17

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KOAA 5 is your home for coverage of the Winter Olympic games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.  Here is a list of the events for Saturday, Feb. 17th: 1:00pm  BIATHLON - Susan Dunklee, who last year became the first American woman to climb a Biathlon world championships podium by taking silver in the 12.5km mass start, brings contender status to that event in PyeongChang. CROSS COUNTRY - Team USA also could make history by capturing its first-ever Olympic meda...

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Latest from Pyeongchang: Hanyu, Yarnold, Ledeska win gold at Olympics

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The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local):    10:35 p.m.    Britain's Lizzy Yarnold has won her second consecutive gold medal in women's skeleton, her first victory in an international skeleton race in three years.    Yarnold finished four runs in 3 minutes, 27.28 seconds at the Pyeongchang Olympics. She wound up winning by nearly a half-second over Germany's Jacqueline Loelling. Britain's Laura Deas took third.    Yarnold threw d...

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Fundraiser benefiting Micah Flick's family raises more than $4,000

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A fundraiser at four Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers locations in Colorado Springs and Monument raised $4,072.17 for the family of fallen El Paso County Deputy Micah Flick. 

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Scores after day two of state wrestling championships

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After the second day of competition at the Pepsi Center, Pueblo East is out to the lead in the 4A team state wrestling championships.

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Jamal Murray scores 21, help World past US 155-124 in Rising Stars game

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The annual showcase of the NBA's top rookies and second-year players again served as the opening to the three-day All-Star festivities, which are being held in Los Angeles for the record sixth time.

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"420" Pizzeria serving up special story to customers

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Don't let the name fool you... Slice420 serves up pizza--not pot.

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Pueblo restaurant temporarily closed, barbecue smoker stolen

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A Pueblo business is unable to operate after thieves swiped its main source of revenue: it's barbecue smoker. 

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Air Force comes from behind for 7-4 win over Canisius

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Air Force had a season high 47 shots, while holding Canisius to 23. The Falcons were 2-for-7 on the power play while Canisius was 3-for-5. Billy Christopoulos made 19 saves. Daniel Urbani started in goal for Canisius and made 36 saves, allowing six goals, and was replaced by Simon Hofley for the final 12:40.

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Retiring District 11 Superintendent reflects on preparing for school threats

Superintendent Dr. Nick Gledich announced his retirement to the District 11 School Board this week after nine years of service. (KOAA) Superintendent Dr. Nick Gledich announced his retirement to the District 11 School Board this week after nine years of service. (KOAA)
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The Superintendent of the largest school district in southern Colorado is retiring at the end of the school after nine years. On the heels of yet another tragic school shooting, Dr. Nick Gledich of District 11 has seen it all. News 5 sat down with him after he announced his retirement to discuss what's changed, what's working and what needs to continue into the future for every school district. 

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News 5 sits down without outgoing District 11 Superintendent Dr. Nicholas Gledich

Dr. Nicholas Gledich announces his retirement as the Superintendent of District 11. Dr. Nicholas Gledich announces his retirement as the Superintendent of District 11.
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The Superintendent of Colorado Springs School District 11, Dr. Nicholas Gledich, announced his retirement Thursday after leading the district for nearly nine years. 

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Lindsey Vonn misses out on medal in first race

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There will be no medal for American skier Lindsey Vonn in the Olympic super-G at the Pyeongchang Games.

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Wheeler, Scheifele lead Jets past Avalanche 6-1

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Four seconds after Avalanche forward Gabriel Bourque went to the penalty box for goaltender interference, Laine scored his team-leading 26th goal and NHL-leading 15th power play of the season on a one-timer with 28 seconds left in the period.

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Lieutenant Jim Downing's 104 years of service

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Lt. Jim Downing died Tuesday, February 13th in Colorado Springs, surrounded by his family. He was known as a philanthropist, author, ministry leader and the second oldest survivor of the Pearl Harbor attack on Dec. 7, 1941.

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Prosecutors file motion to dismiss charges against Terry Maketa

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Prosecutors have filed a motion to dismiss all charges against former El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa following two failed trials.

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Harrison and Sierra High Schools add extra security at school Friday

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Things were quieter than normal at Harrison and Sierra High Schools Friday. Several parents opted to keep their kids home after School District 2 sent home notices Thursday evening alerting them to increased security at the schools due to an unsubstantiated rumor about violence.

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Friday Evening Weather; Rapid Warm Up Coming...

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A semi-permanent and broad ridge of high pressure in the Eastern Pacific...which meanders east then back west...for weeks, is meandering back towards us now, and that will give us a downsloping, compressional wind, which means...

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How to stop de-icer from corroding your car

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All the de-icer crews put down to hopefully keep you from sliding around could also be costing you money down the line.

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Counting birds at Florissant Fossil Beds

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There is a bird count happening at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument and the public is invited to take part.

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Pueblo parent says drugs, feces were found on student's walk to school

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The condition of an underpass in Pueblo that's a walkway for students on their way to school has parents upset.

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Salida Middle School students report inappropriate touching

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A substitute teacher at Salida Middle School is in jail after several students told police he touched them inappropriately during gym class this week. 

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Newest class of Pueblo Police Officers sworn in

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A proud day for 11 men and women who became Pueblo Police Officers today. 

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Multiple fundraisers happening this weekend benefiting family of fallen deputy

El Paso County Deputy Micah Flick was killed in the line of duty on Feb 5, 2018. El Paso County Deputy Micah Flick was killed in the line of duty on Feb 5, 2018.
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Multiple businesses are holding fundraisers this weekend to benefit those affected by the officer-involved shooting that left deputy Micah Flick dead and four others injured.

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Pueblo District 60 parts ways with First Student bus service

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News 5 has learned Pueblo District 60 is parting ways this summer with First Student, the privatized bus company that started transporting kids for the district back in 2012. Last school year, First Student wanted to raise bus rates 7-percent from the previous school year--which the district ended up paying.  For the 2016-2017 school year, the district dished out about $1.7 million for bus service. Dalton Sprouse, a spokesperson for District 60 says the actual rates this y...

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Colorado Springs school security leaders double check policies

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The tragic Florida school shooting instantly has local school security experts double checking their own policies and procedures.

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Special needs student punched on bus; Surveillance camera wasn't working

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A district 60 parent is upset after she says a bully punched her 9-year-old daughter with special needs in the face.  The incident happened on a school bus equipped with a video camera system, but News 5 Investigates uncovered the camera wasn't working.  "When it was time for this little girl to get off the school bus, she got up and punched my daughter---my youngest one, in the face and got off the school bus as if nothing had happened," Aaron Betz said.  ...

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Homeless camp cleanup near downtown Colorado Springs

Grocery carts found within a homeless camp in Colorado Springs. (KOAA) Grocery carts found within a homeless camp in Colorado Springs. (KOAA)
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Volunteers with Keep Colorado Springs Beautiful and Colorado Springs Police Officers joined together to spearhead a cleanup at a homeless camp near downtown Colorado Springs this week.

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Mancuso gives us an all-access look at the Team USA house

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Julia Mancuso tours one of the toughest places to get into in PyeongChang - the Team USA house. 

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Broward Co Sheriff: We received 20 calls for service about suspect before school shooting

Austin Burden, 17, cries on the shoulder of a friend after a vigil at the Parkland Baptist Church, for the victims of the Wednesday shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) Austin Burden, 17, cries on the shoulder of a friend after a vigil at the Parkland Baptist Church, for the victims of the Wednesday shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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At least 1,000 people attended a candlelight vigil near the school Thursday night, some openly sobbing as the victims' names were read aloud. At one point, people began chanting, "No more guns! No more guns!"

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Lane closures along I-25 next week through Pueblo

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Drivers heading through Pueblo will need to be aware of lane restrictions along I-25 next week. 

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Russians charged with 'spreading distrust'

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Special counsel's office charges 13 Russian nationals, 3 Russian entities with interfering in US political process. 

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Rumors of possible threat causes concern in Widefield District 3

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Reported rumors of threats to students have caused concern in Widefield School District 3. Parents of students in the District received the following information via email on Friday morning, Feb. 16: - With the current tragedy in Florida, there are many concerns with school safety around the state and country.  On the heels of that tragedy, there was a vague and unsubstantiated rumor associated with a neighboring school district. That same social media post was copied and share... More>>

Monument Town Manager's leave extended amid internal investigation

Monument town Manager Chris Lowe is on paid administrative leave. Monument town Manager Chris Lowe is on paid administrative leave.
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Monument town Manager Chris Lowe's paid administrative leave was extended in a unanimous vote at the town trustees meeting Thursday night.

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Pueblo man thanks deputies and dispatchers for rescue

50-year-old Bruce Kaufman thanks deputies who helped rescue his dog on Sunday. 50-year-old Bruce Kaufman thanks deputies who helped rescue his dog on Sunday.
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The Pueblo man who was rescued after crashing into a freezing Lake Pueblo and losing his dog thanked the deputies who saved him and his pet today. 

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Dog food is withdrawn over concerns about euthanasia drug

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The J.M. Smucker Co. is withdrawing some shipments of dog food amid reports that it could be tainted with traces of a drug used to euthanize animals. The company said Thursday it is pulling back shipments of several varieties of wet canned Gravy Train , Kibble 'N Bits , Skippy and Ol' Roy brands. It said it is investigating how the euthanasia drug pentobarbital got into its supply chain and is focusing on a single supplier of a minor ingredient used at one manufacturing facility. Th... More>>

Latest from Pyeongchang: Shiffrin misses, Hansdotter wins gold on Day 7

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The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local):    9:35 p.m.    Hanna Huskova has given Belarus its second gold medal in women's aerials.    The 25-year-old narrowly edged China's Zhang Xin in a windy finals Friday at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Huskova posted a score of 96.14 in the final round of jumping, just ahead of Zhang's 95.52.    China's Kong Fanyu took bronze in a sloppy last round. Huskova and Zhang were the only two women in ...

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Your Healthy Family: Don't let getting to the gym keep you from exercise

Too many times we use not being able to get to the gym as the excuse for not exercising. Too many times we use not being able to get to the gym as the excuse for not exercising.
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Our story ties into heart health month and helping you get back on track if your resolution for perfect attendance at the gym has failed. “I think too many times we use the gym as an excuse.” says Dr. Patrick Carter who specializes in family medicine at UCHealth Sunflower clinic in Colorado Springs. 

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17 lives lost too soon mourned after Florida school shooting

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When a gunman opened fire with an AR-15 at a large high school in south Florida, he claimed the lives of students with their whole lives ahead of them, along with those of the teachers who tried to protect them. Here is a look at the 17 people who authorities say died in the deadly shooting Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida: COACH AND SECURITY MONITOR Assistant football coach Aaron Feis was shot to death while selflessly shielding students ... More>>

Your Healthy Family: NM couples spends Valentine's day at UCHealth Memorial

Reynaldo and his wife Vivian are from Santa Fe New Mexico.  They are at UCHealth Memorial in Colorado Springs because Reynaldo needed open heart surgery Reynaldo and his wife Vivian are from Santa Fe New Mexico. They are at UCHealth Memorial in Colorado Springs because Reynaldo needed open heart surgery
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Today we have a special Valentine’s Day Your Healthy Family.  A hospital isn't the ideal place to celebrate Valentine's Day, that is unless your getting your heart worked on like Reynaldo Gonzales. Reynaldo recalls “It started about 2 years ago, I was having trouble breathing, I was slowing down a lot more, and doing a lot less because I couldn't get around.” 

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Your Healthy Family: CDC report says flu vaccine more effective and believed

Overall flu vaccine effectiveness this season so far was 36%, that means the flu shot has reduced the risk of medically attended influenza-related illness by about one-third Overall flu vaccine effectiveness this season so far was 36%, that means the flu shot has reduced the risk of medically attended influenza-related illness by about one-third
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A report released from the CDC Thursday about the effectiveness of this year's flu vaccine was a bit of good news, in what has been a brutal flu season so far. Through early February of The 2017 - 2018 flu season, over 150 people have died in the United States.  

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'Dreamers' left in limbo as Senate rejects immigration bills

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The fate of hundreds of thousands of "Dreamer" immigrants remains in limbo, a day after the Senate rejected rival plans that would have spared them from deportation and strengthened the nation's border security.  

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Weather closures and delays

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With approaching winter weather coming to our area, be sure to keep track of all weather-weather closures and delays on KOAA.com.  

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Public visitation to be held for Lt. Jim Downing

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A public visitation for Lt. Jim Downing will be held today, Feb. 16, in Colorado Springs. The Pearl Harbor survivor, Naval Officer, Author, and Springs resident passed away Tuesday at the age of 104. Downing survived the attack on Pearl Harbor, and continued to serve in the Navy for 24 years before retiring to Colorado Springs. He was also an author, and with his 2016 book, "The Other Side of Infamy," became the Guinness Book of World Records' oldest male author. He...

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Botox services becoming more common at dental offices

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It's a pretty common cosmetic procedure these days. The setting, though, not so common--at least when patients first hear about it.

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Aaden Valdez battles back to the mat

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Four fingers and his left eye gone in a fireworks accident, Aaden Valdez was in a daze.

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Parents push back on District 49's 14,000 foot name change

School District 49 is looking to change their name to "Pikes Peak School District 49" this spring. (KOAA) School District 49 is looking to change their name to "Pikes Peak School District 49" this spring. (KOAA)
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School District 49 is working to rebrand their district once again, hoping a name change could help recruit better teachers and leadership to the area. 

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Felony cases climbing in Colorado

Felony case filings in Colorado grew by an average of 22 percent between 2015 and 2017 Felony case filings in Colorado grew by an average of 22 percent between 2015 and 2017
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Prosecutors in Colorado have had to manage an increasing work load as felony case filings have grown by an average 22 percent in the last two years. The growth is straining funding for the criminal justice system in rural counties.

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Harrison High School postpones pep assembly due to threats

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Harrison District 2 in Colorado Springs has decided to increase security and postpone a pep assembly at Harrison High School scheduled Friday. 

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County extends health plan benefits to family of Micah Flick

El Paso County Deputy Micah Flick was killed in the line of duty on Feb 5, 2018. El Paso County Deputy Micah Flick was killed in the line of duty on Feb 5, 2018.
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El Paso County voted to extend health benefits for the family of fallen deputy Micah Flick Thursday night. 

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Counselor talks social media actions of students in Florida shooting

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Mental health professionals are weighing in on the latest school shooting that happened in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday.

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The Latest: US beats Slovakia 2-1 in Olympic hockey

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Donato, Terry and American Hockey League scoring star Chris Bourque were all additions to the U.S. after the pre-Olympic Deutschland Cup in November, during which the U.S. struggled to score, particularly against Slovakia goaltender Jan Laco.

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Report from the CDC shows 2017-18 flu vaccine is 36% effective

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New data released by the CDC shows that, so far in the 2017-2018 flu season, the flu vaccination has shown to be just 36% effective. This has led many to go without. 

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Nuggets make 24 3-pointers, beat Bucks 134-123

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Denver's 13 3-pointers in the first half were their most since Feb. 13, 2017, when they connected on 16 in the first half of a 132-110 win over Golden State.

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The Knierims share their proposal story

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Figure skating duo Alexa and Chris Knierim celebrated Valentine's Day competing for Team USA in Pyeongchang, but their love story got started far before they helped Team USA take home a bronze medal in team figure skating.

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Reports to Safe 2 Tell up in 2018

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“We have to get past the social norms, the fear of speaking up,” said Safe2Tell Executive Director Susan Payne. Safe2Tell, an anonymous reporting tool that has also become an important resource in efforts to cut-off threats of deadly violence.

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Fountain Police, El Paso County deputies bust illegal marijuana grow

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Authorities seized 100 marijuana plants, more than five pounds of marijuana, two guns and made one arrest after officers busted an illegal marijuana grow Thursday.

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Activists demand justice against two men with alleged links to dog fighting

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More than a dozen animal rights activists lined the sidewalk in front of Pueblo's Judicial Complex to demand accountability for two men with alleged links to dog fighting.

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Kicker Janikowski's career with Raiders up after 18 seasons

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Janikowski is the Raiders all-time leader in games played (268) and points scored (1,799) and his 55 field goals from at least 50 yards are the most in NFL history. Janikowski joined Oakland as a first-round pick in 2000 by late owner Al Davis.

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Colorado Springs Police identify officer involved in shooting of suspect

Police respond to an officer-involved shooting in Colorado Springs on Feb. 9, 2018. Police respond to an officer-involved shooting in Colorado Springs on Feb. 9, 2018.
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Colorado Springs Police released the name of the officer who shot and injured a man who they say approached police with a weapon after he barricaded himself inside a home off of N. Cascade Ave. 

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Bengals QB McCarron wins arbitration, becomes free agent

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McCarron challenged the Bengals' decision to put him on a non-football injury list his rookie year of 2014, when the fifth-round pick had a sore passing shoulder. The Bengals contended he should be under contract for an additional season in 2018. An independent arbitrator ruled in McCarron's favor.

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Denver one of five finalists to host 2019 or 2020 NFL draft Video included

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The draft historically has taken place in New York each year, but it has moved around lately. The draft was held in Chicago in 2015 and 2016 before moving to Philadelphia last year.

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Julia Mancuso surfs the frigid waters of South Korea

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With the help of two local guides, Julia Mancuso and Gadi Schwartz surf the chilly waters of South Korea.

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President Trump: "Nation has a heavy heart" in wake of school shooting

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President Donald Trump says Wednesday's mass shooting turned a Florida school into a "scene of terrible violence, hatred and evil."  

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Names of school shooting victims emerge from friends, family, coworkers

Aaron Feis worked as a football coach and security guard at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Aaron Feis worked as a football coach and security guard at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
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A football coach who also worked as a security guard is among the dead in a school shooting that claimed 17 lives in Parkland, Florida.

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Sheriff: School shooting suspect confesses

Nikolas Cruz is charged with 17 counts of murder for a school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Nikolas Cruz is charged with 17 counts of murder for a school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
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An orphaned 19-year-old with a troubled past and his own AR-15 rifle was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder Thursday morning following the deadliest school shooting in the U.S. in five years.

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Senate rejects bipartisan proposal for Dreamers

The U.S. Capitol Building (AP Photo/Khue Bui) The U.S. Capitol Building (AP Photo/Khue Bui)
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The Senate has rejected President Donald Trump's immigration bill. That means the chamber has now rejected four separate immigration proposals.

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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo possibly expecting two baby giraffes

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The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo announced exciting news Wednesday, when zookeepers said we can expect to see a new baby giraffe and it will be live streamed for the world to see! 

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Colorado teacher cited for assaulting pupil over Pledge of Allegiance

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BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a Colorado middle school teacher under suspicion of assaulting a student who refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance has been cited for child abuse and assault.

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D-11 Superintendent Gledich announces retirement

Dr. Nicholas Gledich announces his retirement as the Superintendent of District 11. Dr. Nicholas Gledich announces his retirement as the Superintendent of District 11.
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Superintendent of Colorado Springs School District 11, Dr. Nicholas Gledich has announced his retirement. Dr. Gledich was hired to lead the district in May 2009. According to the district, in the nine years Gledich was at the helm, he accomplished many things. 

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Uber says shooting suspect used their service

Nikolas Cruz is charged with 17 counts of murder for a school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Nikolas Cruz is charged with 17 counts of murder for a school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
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An attorney representing the family who had taken in Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz says they're shocked by what happened and had no idea he was planning anything.

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Marijuana grow busted in Eastern El Paso County

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On Wed. Feb. 14, a fully functional marijuana grow operation was discovered in the basement of a home in the 1200 block of Catch Pen Rd., in Eastern El Paso County. According to CSPD, after a previous investigation in which officers contacted the tenant of the home, a search warrant was issued for the residence. Detectives from the Metro Vice, Narcotics, & Intelligence Division (MVNI) along with El Paso County Sheriff's deputies discovered 57 large marijuana plants in a fam...

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Dutch Brothers Coffee shop robbed in Colorado Springs

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At approximately 3:15 p.m. on Feb. 14, a male suspect robbed the Dutch Brothers Coffee shop at 4320 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. in Colorado Springs. According to CSPD, the suspect was identified as a male of either white or hispanic descent, 5'11'' tall, wearing a snowboard mask, and a blonde and red wig. 

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GoFundMe set up to support Florida school shooting victims

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The Broward Education Foundation has set up a GoFundMe page to support victims of the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. Donations to the account will be used to provide relief and financial support to victims and their families.  As of Thursday morning, the fund has already surpassed it's original goal of $100,000. If you would like to donate, you can do so here: Stoneman Douglas Victim's Fund More>>

Fundraiser for Flick family held at Cheyenne Mt. High School

El Paso Co Deputy Micah Flick was killed in the line of duty on Feb 5, 2018. El Paso Co Deputy Micah Flick was killed in the line of duty on Feb 5, 2018.
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The death of Deputy Micah Flick touched just about everyone in Colorado Springs. Many groups, organizations, and individuals felt compelled to do their part in helping by holding fundraisers and showing their support to the family of the fallen deputy.  One such group is the cheerleading squad at Cheyenne Mountain High School. The group of cheerleaders took it upon themselves to organize a fundraiser for the Flick family.

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Rally for animal rights in Pueblo

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On Thursday, folks in Pueblo are rallying together to act as a voice for the voiceless. A group of animal lovers are hosting a protest calling for the maximum penalty for two men behind a recently discovered dog fighting operation. 

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Trump cites mental health in shooting, no mention of guns

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President Donald Trump struck a solemn tone Thursday after the deadly school shooting in Florida, describing a "scene of terrible violence, hatred and evil" and promising to "tackle the difficult issue of mental health," but avoiding any mention of guns.    Taking up the now-familiar ritual of public consolation after terrible violence, Trump spoke from the White House Diplomatic Room. In a slow, deliberate style, he sought to reassure a troubled nation a... More>>

News 5 tries out Cryotherapy at Colorado Springs center

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If you experience any pain, maybe need a mid-day pick me up, or perhaps your training for a marathon, here's a quick easy way to aid to any of those things.

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Trump to address nation on deadly mass shooting

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The White House says President Donald Trump will address the nation about the Florida school shooting at 11 a.m. EST. 

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Russia: 30 athletes OK'd as Paralympic neutrals

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The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local):    11 p.m.    The Russian Paralympic Committee says 30 of its athletes have been approved to compete as neutrals at next month's Pyeongchang Games.    The RPC says the International Paralympic Committee "provisionally registered" the 30 athletes along with seven guides, who accompany blind athletes during competitions.    The IPC didn't confirm the Russian statement, telling The... More>>

VA Secretary to face Congressional hearing

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Thursday, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, David Shulkin will go before a Congressional hearing. The hearing is just the latest obstacle he faces as he deals with the fallout from a recent trip to Europe. 

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Pueblo artist decides to finish mural following vandalism

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Following a News 5's story that aired last week, a Pueblo artist decided to change his mind about leaving his mural unfinished after it was vandalized. 

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Colorado Springs parents react to school shooting in Florida

Students outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Students outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
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The shooting at a Florida high school on Wednesday now has some Colorado Springs parents considering homeschool for their kids while others are trying to better prepare students for this kind of situation.

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Falcon District 49 considering changing name to "Pikes Peak School District 49"

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The Falcon District 49 school board is considering a resolution, which would rename the district to "Pikes Peak School District 49." 

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UNLV pulls away late, beats Air Force 81-73

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The Falcons pulled to 65-64 with 3:33 to play, but McCoy answered with a dunk and Mooring a 3-pointer to spark a 16-9 surge to seal it for UNLV.

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Semyon Varlamov makes 43 saves, Avs beat Canadiens 2-0

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Varlamov's last win came against Toronto on Dec. 29, and he left his next start against Winnipeg with a groin injury. He missed 10 games before returning against the Jets on Feb. 3.
  

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Colorado Native Mikaela Shiffrin wins gold medal in women's giant slalom

Mikaela Shiffrin, of the United States speeds down the course during an alpine ski, women's World Cup, combined race, in Soldeu, Andorra, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Pier Marco Tacca) Mikaela Shiffrin, of the United States speeds down the course during an alpine ski, women's World Cup, combined race, in Soldeu, Andorra, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Pier Marco Tacca)
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American Mikaela Shiffrin wins Olympic gold medal in women's giant slalom. 

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Remembering Lt. Jim Downing, second oldest survivor of Pearl Harbor attack

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Following his death Tuesday, News 5 wanted to honor Lt. Jim Downing, a man remembered for his service to his country, fellow man and his faith.

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Suspect in liquor store murder pleads guilty

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A man suspected of the shooting of a Colorado Springs liquor store clerk pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Wednesday. 

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Police charge man with jaywalking after auto-ped crash

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Colorado Springs Police responded to a traffic crash where a pedestrian was hit at 16th and Colorado. Police responded to the crash around 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, where a Toyota 4-Runner was making a turn onto 16th to westbound Colorado when a man walked onto the roadway. 

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Armed suspect robs coffee shop in Colorado Springs

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Colorado Springs Police responded to a robbery at the Dutch Brothers Coffee Shop at 4320 Austin Bluffs Parkway Wednesday.

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Grass fire contained in El Paso County

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Multiple fire crews are responding to a large grass fire in the area of Highway 24 and Garrett Road Wednesday afternoon.

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Man who says Colorado teen hired him to kill her is charged

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A man who told investigators he shot a Colorado teenager in the head after she hired him to kill her has been charged with first-degree murder.    Joseph Lopez was advised of the charge in Adams County District Court on Wednesday, and a preliminary hearing is set for April 27. 

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    Already a much-celebrated pop culture milestone, "Black Panther" is now a record-setting smash at the box office, too.
    Already a much-celebrated pop culture milestone, "Black Panther" is now a record-setting smash at the box office, too.
  • The Latest: British academy names McDormand best actress

    The Latest: British academy names McDormand best actress

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    Stars are starting to arrive for the British Academy Film Awards at London's Royal Albert Hall, where many women are walking the red carpet wearing black.
    Stars are starting to arrive for the British Academy Film Awards at London's Royal Albert Hall, where many women are walking the red carpet wearing black.
  • Roger Deakins wins 4th ASC award. Is Oscar next?

    Roger Deakins wins 4th ASC award. Is Oscar next?

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    The American Society of Cinematographers' annual awards show could hint at the eventual Oscar winner in the category: The same five nominees are in contention.
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