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Thunderbirds arrive for Air Force Academy graduation week Video included

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The Air Force Thunderbirds are in town for the academy's graduation ceremony. The team is expected to arrive Monday morning with a flyover of the Academy at 10:00 a.m.

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Pueblo PD arrests two for suspected gang-related drive-by shooting

Donavon Mann and Travis Elifritz are charged with attempted murder for a drive-by shooting in Pueblo. Donavon Mann and Travis Elifritz are charged with attempted murder for a drive-by shooting in Pueblo.
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A drive-by shooting in Pueblo results in the arrest of the two men accused of opening fire on a group of people standing outside a home on E. 1st Street.

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Monday Weather: Some Sun & Some Storms Video included

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Snow flying early this morning around Woodland Park and Divide can make for a tricky drive. Roads are wet east of the mountains around Colorado Springs. Most of the rain has been light, but heavier pockets of rain can reduce visibility in addition to making the roads increasingly slippery. Rain has been increasing in Pueblo this morning, too. Pockets of rain are showing up over the Southeastern Plains, too.  The rain and high-elevation snow this morning is round one of...

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City hosting emergency preparedness meeting Tuesday

A helicopter drops water on the fire as firefighters continued to battle the blaze that burned into the evening hours in Waldo Canyon on the U.S. Air Force Academy June 27, 2012. (Master Sgt. Jeremy Lock USAF) A helicopter drops water on the fire as firefighters continued to battle the blaze that burned into the evening hours in Waldo Canyon on the U.S. Air Force Academy June 27, 2012. (Master Sgt. Jeremy Lock USAF)
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The City of Colorado Springs is hosting a community meeting Tuesday to make sure residents are prepared for wildfires and other natural disasters.

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Flood insurance: Why experts say now is the time to buy Video included

Several roads in Beulah are closed due to heavy flooding. (Pueblo County Sheriff's Office) Several roads in Beulah are closed due to heavy flooding. (Pueblo County Sheriff's Office)
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With more rain rolling in this week, now is the time to make sure you're prepared for flooding, which can easily cause damage to your home or property. 

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Turkey and US at odds over clash outside embassy

Turkish bodyguards hit and kick protesters outside an embassy in Washington D.C.  (Still image credit: Amerika'nin Sesi) Turkish bodyguards hit and kick protesters outside an embassy in Washington D.C. (Still image credit: Amerika'nin Sesi)
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Turkey is protesting what it calls "aggressive and unprofessional actions" by American security personnel against Turkish bodyguards during a violent incident last week in Washington.

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President Trump visits Israel, says a "lot of love" will help bring peace

President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
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President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered remarks in support of each nation's agenda in regards to peace in the Middle East. 

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Army 2nd Lt. stabbed to death at University of Maryland campus Video included

Army 2nd Lt. Richard Wilbur Collins III was stabbed to death on a University of Maryland campus. Army 2nd Lt. Richard Wilbur Collins III was stabbed to death on a University of Maryland campus.
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(WBAL) A man with ties to a racist Facebook group has been charged in a fatal stabbing on the University of Maryland-College Park campus.

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Michael Flynn to invoke 5th Amendment amid Russia probe

National Security Adviser Michael Flynn in the east Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, for a joint news conference with President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) National Security Adviser Michael Flynn in the east Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, for a joint news conference with President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will invoke his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination on Monday as he notifies the Senate Intelligence committee that he will not comply with a subpoena seeking documents. 

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Chase suspect leads Wisconsin police onto sidewalk Video included

An officer in Wisconsin is involved in a dangerous chase with 5 teenage car thieves. An officer in Wisconsin is involved in a dangerous chase with 5 teenage car thieves.
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(WTMJ) Dash camera video from Wisconsin's Brown Deer Police Department shows how dangerous a police chase can be, as officers pursued suspects through several communities.

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Ex-MotoGP champion Hayden dies after bicycle crash

FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 file photo, Honda MotoGP rider Nicky Hayden controls his bike on turn 11 during the first free practice session of the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island, Australia. The Maurizio Bufalini Hospital has a FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 file photo, Honda MotoGP rider Nicky Hayden controls his bike on turn 11 during the first free practice session of the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island, Australia. The Maurizio Bufalini Hospital has a
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CESENA, Italy (AP) - The Maurizio Bufalini Hospital has announced that American motorcycle racer Nicky Hayden has died, five days after being hit by a car while training on his bicycle. Hayden was 35.

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Doomsday seed vault floods after unseasonably warm weather Video included

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Unseasonably warm temperatures last fall caused water to breach the entrance to the Arctic's so-called "Doomsday" seed vault, one of humanity's last hopes after a global catastrophe.

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Air Force Academy gears up for graduation week Video included

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Preparations are underway at the Air Force Academy for graduation week activities. The class of 2017 will graduate from the Academy on Wednesday. May 24th. 

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Marijuana donated along with old clothes

111 grams of marijuana accidentally donated with clothes in Maplewood, Minnesota 111 grams of marijuana accidentally donated with clothes in Maplewood, Minnesota
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MAPLEWOOD, Minn. (AP) - A suburban Minneapolis police department has good news for the person who donated dozens of plastic baggies of marijuana along with their kid's old clothes: It's safe and sound and ready to be picked up at the station.

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Husky busted stealing loaf of bread Video included

Security cameras at a Dollar General catch a dog stealing a loaf of bread. Security cameras at a Dollar General catch a dog stealing a loaf of bread.
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(KGET) It was a Wednesday night like any other at the Dollar General store in Shafter, California until a dog grabs a loaf of bread and makes a run for the door.

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Denver man arrested for castrating transgender woman

James Lowell Pennington is charged with first degree assault. James Lowell Pennington is charged with first degree assault.
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DENVER (AP) - Police say a Colorado man without a medical license has been arrested after he allegedly used an Army surgical kit to castrate a transgender woman at her Denver apartment.

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President Trump visits Middle East

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President Donald Trump has signed the guestbook at the official residence of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin.  In a short inscription, Trump wrote: "It is such a great honor to be in Israel and be with all of my great friends!" 

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Last-ever Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Ringling Bros. announces end of shows, cites ticket drop-off after elephants removed from shows. (NBC News) Ringling Bros. announces end of shows, cites ticket drop-off after elephants removed from shows. (NBC News)
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The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has shut down the big top. After 146 years of existence, the circus gave its final performance Sunday evening in Uniondale, New York, outside of New York City. 

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Sea lion snatches girl off dock in Canada

A girl in British Columbia is snatched by a sea lion as visitors ignored warnings not to feed them. (CNN) A girl in British Columbia is snatched by a sea lion as visitors ignored warnings not to feed them. (CNN)
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BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA - A sea lion looking for a snack snatches a girl from a dock on Canada's west coast. 

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Your Healthy Family: New approaches to urinary incontinence Video included

Urinary incontinence is a problem many women don't like to talk about, yet many of them have to deal with. Urinary incontinence is a problem many women don't like to talk about, yet many of them have to deal with.
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Urinary incontinence is a problem many women don't like to talk about, yet many of them have to deal with. 

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Power outage affecting thousands in Fremont County

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Power outages in Canon City and western Fremont County, are affecting thousands of Black Hills Energy customers.

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Six months to the day after paralyzing accident, Ellicott student defies obstacles to graduate Video included

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This time of year so many high school seniors are walking across the stage for their diplomas. An Ellicott High School graduate has to roll across the stage because of an accident that paralyzed him In November. 

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Southern Colorado cleans up at State Track and Field meet Video included

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CHSAA smashed the three day event into two days and we have our new state champions. 

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Protecting pets from effects of seasonal allergies Video included

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Seasonal allergies can certainly make people feel miserable this time of year, but our four-legged friends may be suffering from allergies as well. 

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Picking the best sunscreen: Top brands ranked Video included

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(NBC News)  Sun lovers beware: New test results from Consumer Reports finds not all sunscreens block UV rays as advertised. 

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Tech-based learning helps kids excel Video included

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(NBC News) A step up from spelling bees and macaroni collages, a new type of educating called STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) is helping students prepare for a tech-filled world.

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Tornado victim reunited with missing dogs Video included

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(WEAU) Thanks to nurses, on Thursday the two pups were reunited with their owner. Upon seeing his beloved dogs, Belcher’s spirits instantly went up.

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Firefighters hold realistic training drill at local hospital Video included

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If you saw a lot of emergency vehicles in the area of St. Francis Medical Center on Sunday, it wasn't an actual emergency.

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3 family members found dead in Erie residence

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ERIE, Colo. (AP) - Colorado authorities are investigating the deaths of three family members, including a 4-year-old boy, whose bodies were found in a residence in Erie.  

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Penguins blast past Senators 7-0

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 The Pittsburgh Penguins are one win away from a return trip to the Stanley Cup Final. 

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Rockies land series win with 6-4 victory

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Rookie pitcher Kyle Freeland hit one of Colorado's four solo homers off Bronson Arroyo on Sunday, leading the Rockies to a 6-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.

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First Alert 5 Forecast: Scattered T-Storms & Showers Video included

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Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be affecting southern Colorado through the evening. We're not expecting much in terms of heavy rain but anyone who grabs one or two of these storms will get a good soak in their yard. Lows this evening will dip down into the mid 40s under cloudy skies. 

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Suspect arrested in Colorado Springs fatal shooting

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Colorado Springs Police confirm the victim of a shooting in the Stetson Hills neighborhood Saturday night has died from his injuries.

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Police: Good Samaritan drives crash victims to the hospital

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Colorado Springs Police Department is investigating a crash that happened early Sunday morning. 

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Organizers of a Colorado marijuana rally fined over trash

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Organizers of a marijuana rally have been fined $12,000 and banned from holding the event in Denver for three years after trash was found scattered at Civic Center Park the next morning. Denver Parks and Recreation officials issued the penalties after finding the 4/20 Rally violated city requirements with regard to trash management and public safety and security. Organizer Santino Walter has said the trash was bagged and ready to be picked up the morning after the April 20 event, an... More>>

Police reunite lost child with parents

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Officers with the Colorado Springs Police Department believe a three year old little boy wandered away from home in the middle of the night. A good Samaritan spotted the child as he was walking near Academy Boulevard and Rebecca Lane at about 3:00 a.m. A security guard also stopped and notified the police. Officers were greatly concerned about the child's welfare given the time of day and how close he was to a busy street. 

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First Alert 5 Forecast: Scattered Thundershowers Return Video included

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Southern Colorado starts out cold Sunday with lows generally in the low 40s to the upper 30s, but a fairly sunny start will get things warming quickly. In the afternoon we'll see cloud cover return, but not before we warm the air into the mid to upper 60s through the area. A shortwave of energy is going to brings showers and a few light thunderstorms over the mountains starting in the afternoon and lasting through the evening.

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Veterans and family share personal stories at replica Vietnam Memorial Wall Video included

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Memorial day is just over a week away and a mobile Vietnam Memorial is in Colorado Springs through tomorrow afternoon. The American Veterans Traveling Tribute brings replicas of the Vietnam Veteran Memorial wall all around the country.

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Predators down Ducks 3-1

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Pontus Aberg scored his first career playoff goal with 8:59 to play, and the Nashville Predators moved to the brink of their first Stanley Cup Final with a 3-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals Saturday night.      Aberg scored on a rebound of Filip Forsberg's shot for the Predators, who took a 3-2 series lead despite the injury absence of top scorer Ryan Johansen and captain Mike Fisher.      Pekka Rinne made 32 sa... More>>

Cheyenne Mountain wins 3rd straight 4A Swimming title

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Cheyenne Mountain won seven of the 11 events.

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Mike Northern eyes Senior PGA Championship Video included

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Colorado Springs local, Mike Northern is headed to the Senior PGA Championship this weekend. Grant Meech has the full story. More>>

Cloud Computing claims 142nd Preakness win

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Cloud Computing ran down Classic Empire in the final strides Saturday to win the Preakness by a head.

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Rockies drop offensive battle, 12-8 to Reds

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Scott Schebler's homer completed Cincinnati's comeback from a five-run deficit on Saturday, and the Reds ended a seven-game losing streak - their longest in a year - with a 12-8 victory over the Colorado Rockies.

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Get outside and celebrate! First-ever Colorado Public Lands Day

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Saturday, May 20, is the first-ever Colorado Public Lands Day. 

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Air Force Caps Season with 4-3 Loss at Charleston Southern

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Air Force baseball lost to Charleston Southern (22-29), 4-3, in non-conference action Saturday afternoon at CSU Ballpark in Charleston, SC.  The Falcons cap the 2017 season with a 27-26 for its second-consecutive winning season. 

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Heli-tour helicopter crashes in Fremont County

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Crews are responding to Eight Mile Hill in Fremont County after a heli-tour helicopter crashed in a field near the landing pad, according to Fremont County Sheriff's Office.

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Boats, Bands, and BBQ underway in Pueblo

Photo courtesy Boats, Bands, and BBQ Photo courtesy Boats, Bands, and BBQ
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It's time for Boats, Bands, and BBQ at the Riverwalk in Pueblo. 

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Power restored for nearly 8,500 Mountain View Electric customers

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Power has been restored to nearly all customers after a widespread outage Saturday morning, according to Mountain View Electric's website.

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Florida law enforcement agency's Facebook post causes controversy

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NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) - Felicia Nevins called police after worrying the thermos she was using to store sperm and dry ice in for her artificial insemination could have exploded.

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Colorado Springs Public Works Department holds open house

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Colorado Springs city workers who take care of roads and storm drains wanted to open their doors to the community this weekend. 

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Colorado Springs walkers help MS Society reach $1 billion in research fundraising

Hundreds of people are walking in Acadia Park to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis research Hundreds of people are walking in Acadia Park to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis research
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Nearly 1,000 people showed up to Acacia Park in Colorado Springs Saturday morning to raise money for multiple sclerosis research.

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Lewis-Palmer High School student killed in crash

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Colorado State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash in El Paso County that killed an 18-year-old Colorado Springs man early Saturday morning.

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Denver Police officer injured in shooting

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Investigators are looking into an officer-involved shooting early Saturday morning.  According to Denver Police, officers responded to the 2800 block of South Quitman Street at 4:30 a.m. on a report of a man who was telling others he was suicidal.

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Suthers speaks out for the first time since being considered as the next FBI Director

Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers speaks out for the first time since being considered as the FBI Director replacement. (KOAA) Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers speaks out for the first time since being considered as the FBI Director replacement. (KOAA)
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UPDATE After one week of speculation about Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers being considered as the new FBI Director, Suthers has finally given a statement. On Monday, CNN reported that eight candidates were interviewed for the job over the weekend but Mayor Suthers was not on that list. 

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Colorado Springs unemployment rate reaches historic low Video included

The Colorado Springs and El Paso County unemployment rate hits a historic low at 2.5 percent. The Colorado Springs and El Paso County unemployment rate hits a historic low at 2.5 percent.
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Colorado Springs unemployment numbers have reached an all time low, coming in at 2.5 percent this April, well below the national average. This is the lowest the city's unemployment rate has ever been in recorded history, keeping the demand high for the abundance of jobs that the city still has available. "The economic picture in Colorado Springs and El Paso County is about as good as it's ever been," Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers said. While our country's unemployme... More>>

Cavaliers dismantle Celtics with 130-86 win

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LeBron James scored 30 points, Kevin Love had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers steamrolled the Boston Celtics 130-86 on Friday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals and tie an NBA record with their 13th straight playoff victory.      Cleveland led by 14 points after one quarter, by a record 41 at the half and by 46 after three.      Kyrie Irving scored 23 points for the Cavaliers, who return home with a chance to ... More>>

Penguins tie series with 3-2 win over Senators

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Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist and the resurgent Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Friday night to even the Eastern Conference finals at 2-2.

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Settlement awarded to family of man shot by former Rocky Ford police officer Video included

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The family of a man who was shot and killed by a Rocky Ford Police officer has been awarded a settlement from the city and the department's former police chief. 

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Rockies blast past Reds, win 12-6

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Alexi Amarista hit a three-run homer and a run-scoring single during Colorado's eight-run rally on Friday night, and the Rockies extended the best start in their history with a 12-6 victory over the slumping Cincinnati Reds.      The Rockies lead the NL in wins at 27-16, their best mark through 43 games.      Amarista's three-run shot off Lisalverto Bonilla (0-2) sparked the big sixth-inning rally. Nolan Arenado had a two-run homer off Wandy Peralta. Amar... More>>

Sky Sox drop opener in Albuquerque 5-0

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The Colorado Springs Sky Sox dropped the series opener with the Albuquerque Isotopes, 5-0, in front of 8,354 at Isotopes Park Friday night.

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Rock slide closes eastbound Highway 50 in Canon City

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Eastbound Highway 50 closed at mile marker 260 near Five Points Recreation Center because of a rock slide Friday night.

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Air Force baseball slips by Charleston Southern 5-4

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Air Force baseball (27-25) defeated Charleston Southern (21-29), 5-4, in non-conference action Friday night at CSU Ballpark in Charleston, SC.  For the second day in a row, a seventh inning home run by a Falcon senior was the difference, this time coming from Adam Groesbeck. Tied at 4-4, Groesbeck hit the game-winning home run in the seventh.  Air Force had a game-winning home run in the seventh from senior Russell Williams in yesterday’s 7-6 win.  Matt Harg... More>>

Man faces felony assault charges for removing transgender woman's testicles

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DENVER (AP) - A man is facing felony assault charges after police say he used an Army surgical kit to remove the testicles of a transgender woman in her Denver apartment.

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Cold catches even the best gardeners in Colorado Springs Video included

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A decades-old tradition signaling the start of spring and the growing season in Colorado Springs got a very cold start this year.

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Greeley police say they know who murdered girl 7 years ago

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Greeley Police Chief Jerry Garner says officers believe they know who murdered a 12-year-old girl in 2010. 

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Rafters brave snow and cold to hit the river

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The late May snow is not slowing down rafters in Colorado. A group of guides took a trip in Poudre Canyon. 

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Pueblo police ask for witnesses in robbery

Suspect vehicle in May 16th robbery in Pueblo Suspect vehicle in May 16th robbery in Pueblo
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Pueblo police are asking for witness to come forward after a strong arm robbery earlier this week. 

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Gov. Hickenlooper will not call lawmakers back for special session

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DENVER (AP) - Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says he will not call lawmakers back for a special legislative session to address the state's multibillion-dollar backlog of infrastructure projects. 

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Gov. Hickenlooper pardons immigrant facing deportation after prison mix-up

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DENVER (AP) - The Latest on a Cuban felon facing deportation after huge prison mix up.

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AT&T Wireless workers walk off the job amid labor contract dispute Video included

Employees of the AT&T call center in Pueblo walk off the job at 1 p.m. Employees of the AT&T call center in Pueblo walk off the job at 1 p.m.
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Unionized workers at AT&T wireless stores in Colorado and across the US walked off job at 1 p.m. as the company and labor leaders cannot come to terms over a new collective bargaining agreement.

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Doherty seniors prepare for graduation despite school issues

Air duct cleaning and testing at Doherty High School. Air duct cleaning and testing at Doherty High School.
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Doherty High School students are working to finish their school year, despite problems with ventilation in their building. School administrators have released a schedule of events for all students that will be in effect next week.

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Snowstorm brings up to 42 inches of snow to Colorado mountains

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Officials are warning of very high avalanche danger in Rocky Mountain National Park after a powerful spring storm brought up to 42 inches (1 meter) of snow to the Colorado high country.

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Safety Jam for health and safety education Saturday in Pueblo

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News 5 is a proud sponsor of AMR Safety Jam, a free festival in Pueblo with education booths on safe and healthy practices to improve the well-being of the community. 

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Report: Russia probe has President Trump adviser under scrutiny

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The Washington Post is reporting that a current senior White House adviser is under scrutiny as part of an investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia.

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Beulah bracing for more rain, businesses remain open Video included

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Too much moisture could lead to another big flood, but not enough of it could create dangerous fire conditions.

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