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  • Jury selection begins in trial for former El Paso County Sheriff

    Jury selection begins in trial for former El Paso County Sheriff

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 12:58 PM EDT2017-06-27 16:58:46 GMT

    Today, jury selection begins in the trial for former El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa. 

    Today, jury selection begins in the trial for former El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa. 

  • Low water at Ramah Reservoir forces fish salvage

    Low water at Ramah Reservoir forces fish salvage

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 12:55 PM EDT2017-06-27 16:55:01 GMT

    Anglers can catch as many fish as they want at the Ramah Reservoir, after Colorado Parks and Wildlife ordered an emergency fish salvage at the lake. 

    Anglers can catch as many fish as they want at the Ramah Reservoir, after Colorado Parks and Wildlife ordered an emergency fish salvage at the lake. 

  • Man sentenced for coercing Colorado teenagers

    Man sentenced for coercing Colorado teenagers

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 12:28 PM EDT2017-06-27 16:28:39 GMT

    A South Carolina man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Monday, after prosecutors said he used fake Facebook profiles to coerce and meet teenage girls from Colorado.

    A South Carolina man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Monday, after prosecutors said he used fake Facebook profiles to coerce and meet teenage girls from Colorado.

  • Red Flag Warning issued for Fremont County, San Luis Valley

    Red Flag Warning issued for Fremont County, San Luis Valley

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 11:35 AM EDT2017-06-27 15:35:14 GMT
    The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for areas until 8 p.m. Tuesday,  including Canon City and Alamosa.The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for areas until 8 p.m. Tuesday, including Canon City and Alamosa.

    The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for Fremont County and counties making up the San Luis Valley. 

    The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for Fremont County and counties making up the San Luis Valley. 

  • Colorado police officer on hiking trip still missing in Russia

    Colorado police officer on hiking trip still missing in Russia

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 10:30 AM EDT2017-06-27 14:30:25 GMT
    The family of Littleton police officer Steven Beare is awaiting word on his condition in Russia. (KUSA)The family of Littleton police officer Steven Beare is awaiting word on his condition in Russia. (KUSA)

    Ten days after his wife was supposed to hear from him, a Littleton, Colorado police officer is still missing after hiking a mountain in Russia. 

    Ten days after his wife was supposed to hear from him, a Littleton, Colorado police officer is still missing after hiking a mountain in Russia. 

  • Supreme Court will take on Colorado same-sex wedding cake case

    Supreme Court will take on Colorado same-sex wedding cake case

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 10:15 AM EDT2017-06-27 14:15:32 GMT
    FILE - In this March 10, 2014, file photo, Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips decorates a cake inside his store in Lakewood, Colo.FILE - In this March 10, 2014, file photo, Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips decorates a cake inside his store in Lakewood, Colo.

    The Supreme Court is taking on a new clash between gay rights and religion in a case about a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in Colorado.  

    The Supreme Court is taking on a new clash between gay rights and religion in a case about a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in Colorado.  

  • Pueblo woman warns of violent panhandler at busy intersection

    Pueblo woman warns of violent panhandler at busy intersection

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 9:33 AM EDT2017-06-27 13:33:23 GMT

    A Pueblo woman says a homeless man pelted her with spare change, after she refused to give him any money while stopped at an intersection

    A Pueblo woman says a homeless man pelted her with spare change, after she refused to give him any money while stopped at an intersection

  • Small fire burning west of Monument

    Small fire burning west of Monument

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 9:06 AM EDT2017-06-27 13:06:12 GMT

    Rangers with the Pike National Forest reported a small fire burning near Mount Deception west of Rampart Range Road on Monday afternoon. 

    Rangers with the Pike National Forest reported a small fire burning near Mount Deception west of Rampart Range Road on Monday afternoon. 

  • Mountain Shadows commemorates fire anniversary with picnic party

    Mountain Shadows commemorates fire anniversary with picnic party

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 12:37 AM EDT2017-06-27 04:37:47 GMT

    Five years to the moment that a scorching inferno raged through their homes, residents of Colorado Springs' Mountain Shadows neighborhood gathered in their community park Monday to commemorate the destructive anniversary. 

    Five years to the moment that a scorching inferno raged through their homes, residents of Colorado Springs' Mountain Shadows neighborhood gathered in their community park Monday to commemorate the destructive anniversary. 

  • Colorado Springs homeowner not guilty of negligent homicide for shooting intruder

    Colorado Springs homeowner not guilty of negligent homicide for shooting intruder

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 12:36 AM EDT2017-06-27 04:36:32 GMT

    An El Paso County jury returned a not guilty verdict against a homeowner charged with negligent homicide for the death of a man found on his property.

    An El Paso County jury returned a not guilty verdict against a homeowner charged with negligent homicide for the death of a man found on his property.

  • Pueblo Police Chief Velez to retire

    Pueblo Police Chief Velez to retire

    Monday, June 26 2017 11:22 PM EDT2017-06-27 03:22:25 GMT

    Pueblo Police Chief Luis Velez will retire in July according to City Manager Sam Azad. Chief Valez was presented a special recognition for his service to the City of Pueblo at the City Council meeting Monday night.   His last day will be July 20th.  

    Pueblo Police Chief Luis Velez will retire in July according to City Manager Sam Azad. Chief Valez was presented a special recognition for his service to the City of Pueblo at the City Council meeting Monday night.   His last day will be July 20th.  

  • Five years since hundreds of Mountain Shadows homes burned

    Five years since hundreds of Mountain Shadows homes burned

    Monday, June 26 2017 9:21 PM EDT2017-06-27 01:21:45 GMT
    The Waldo Canyon Fire burns in western Colorado Springs in June 2012.The Waldo Canyon Fire burns in western Colorado Springs in June 2012.
    The Waldo Canyon fire is a tragic part of Colorado Springs' history. The 26th of June is the most disastrous and tragic day of the Waldo Canyon Fire. Fire years ago the fire pushed off wild land and into the City of Colorado Springs. Two people died and nearly 350 homes burned. In just hours the size of the fire tripled. Captain Steve Riker was the incident commander that for Colorado Springs Fire Department. He was at the top of Mountain Shadows neighborhood when the fire blew acros...
    The Waldo Canyon fire is a tragic part of Colorado Springs' history. The 26th of June is the most disastrous and tragic day of the Waldo Canyon Fire. Fire years ago the fire pushed off wild land and into the City of Colorado Springs. Two people died and nearly 350 homes burned. In just hours the size of the fire tripled. Captain Steve Riker was the incident commander that for Colorado Springs Fire Department. He was at the top of Mountain Shadows neighborhood when the fire blew acros...
  • Recent rise in pedestrian accidents

    Recent rise in pedestrian accidents

    Monday, June 26 2017 8:44 PM EDT2017-06-27 00:44:07 GMT
    "When in doubt be defensive and give someone else the right of way," said Duane Hunt. "I typically wait for the crosswalk, the little dude in white to just pop up," said Zach Sutherland. People walking tell News 5 they know how to stay safe, but at Drive Smart Colorado shows the numbers say otherwise.  "Locally as well as nationally we are seeing an uptick in pedestrian fatalities and injuries," said Executive Director for Drive Smart Colorado Mai...
    "When in doubt be defensive and give someone else the right of way," said Duane Hunt. "I typically wait for the crosswalk, the little dude in white to just pop up," said Zach Sutherland. People walking tell News 5 they know how to stay safe, but at Drive Smart Colorado shows the numbers say otherwise.  "Locally as well as nationally we are seeing an uptick in pedestrian fatalities and injuries," said Executive Director for Drive Smart Colorado Mai...
  • Arming teachers to stop school shooters

    Arming teachers to stop school shooters

    Monday, June 26 2017 8:18 PM EDT2017-06-27 00:18:17 GMT
    The Faculty/Administrator Safety Training and Emergency Response (FASTER) training teaches shooting techniques and emergency medical training for treat gunshot woundsThe Faculty/Administrator Safety Training and Emergency Response (FASTER) training teaches shooting techniques and emergency medical training for treat gunshot wounds

    Some public school teachers and administrators in Colorado spent time over summer break learning to stop an active shooter by firing on them first. The Faculty/Administrator Safety Training and Emergency Response (FASTER)  teaches advanced firearms technique as well as advanced medical training to treat gunshot wounds. 

    Some public school teachers and administrators in Colorado spent time over summer break learning to stop an active shooter by firing on them first. The Faculty/Administrator Safety Training and Emergency Response (FASTER)  teaches advanced firearms technique as well as advanced medical training to treat gunshot wounds. 

  • Injured officer in Pence motorcade released from ICU

    Injured officer in Pence motorcade released from ICU

    Monday, June 26 2017 7:00 PM EDT2017-06-26 23:00:04 GMT

    The Colorado Springs motorcycle officer, who was injured while escorting Vice President Mike Pence's motorcade, has been released from the intensive care unit. Springs Police say Officer Andrew Holland is now out of the ICU and on the road to recovery following the crash. 

    The Colorado Springs motorcycle officer, who was injured while escorting Vice President Mike Pence's motorcade, has been released from the intensive care unit. Springs Police say Officer Andrew Holland is now out of the ICU and on the road to recovery following the crash. 

  • CSPD searching for sexual assault suspect

    CSPD searching for sexual assault suspect

    Monday, June 26 2017 6:34 PM EDT2017-06-26 22:34:01 GMT

    Colorado Springs Police are looking for a man who they say sexually assaulted a woman Monday morning in Colorado Springs. Officers responded to a home shortly before 4:30 a.m. at a home off of Knoll Lane, near Palmer Park.

    Colorado Springs Police are looking for a man who they say sexually assaulted a woman Monday morning in Colorado Springs. Officers responded to a home shortly before 4:30 a.m. at a home off of Knoll Lane, near Palmer Park.

  • Supreme Court will not hear arguments in mine spill lawsuit

    Supreme Court will not hear arguments in mine spill lawsuit

    Monday, June 26 2017 6:01 PM EDT2017-06-26 22:01:09 GMT
    A 2015 mine waste spill  in Colorado polluted rivers in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah.A 2015 mine waste spill in Colorado polluted rivers in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah.
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court won't hear arguments on New Mexico's lawsuit against Colorado over a 2015 mine waste spill that polluted rivers in both states and Utah.      The nation's high court made the announcement Monday, but justices did allow the lawsuit to move forward.      Colorado Attorney General Coffman says New Mexico should not have sued Colorado in the U.S. Supreme Court because the Environmental Protection Agency caused t...
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court won't hear arguments on New Mexico's lawsuit against Colorado over a 2015 mine waste spill that polluted rivers in both states and Utah.      The nation's high court made the announcement Monday, but justices did allow the lawsuit to move forward.      Colorado Attorney General Coffman says New Mexico should not have sued Colorado in the U.S. Supreme Court because the Environmental Protection Agency caused t...
  • District 11 teacher wins statewide award

    District 11 teacher wins statewide award

    Monday, June 26 2017 5:49 PM EDT2017-06-26 21:49:39 GMT
    District 11's Christy HowardDistrict 11's Christy Howard

    The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History announced Steele Elementary School Teacher Christy Howard is the Colorado winner of the 2017 STATE History Teacher of the year award.

    The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History announced Steele Elementary School Teacher Christy Howard is the Colorado winner of the 2017 STATE History Teacher of the year award.

  • CBO projects 22 million more uninsured with GOP health bill

    CBO projects 22 million more uninsured with GOP health bill

    Monday, June 26 2017 4:45 PM EDT2017-06-26 20:45:08 GMT

    WASHINGTON (NBC) - The Senate health care bill would insure 22 million fewer people after a decade than current law, according to an analysis by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office. It would save $321 billion in the same period overall by spending $1 trillion less on health care and using the savings to repeal the Affordable Care Act’s taxes, which primarily affect wealthy individuals and medical companies.

    WASHINGTON (NBC) - The Senate health care bill would insure 22 million fewer people after a decade than current law, according to an analysis by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office. It would save $321 billion in the same period overall by spending $1 trillion less on health care and using the savings to repeal the Affordable Care Act’s taxes, which primarily affect wealthy individuals and medical companies.

  • Pedestrian hit at Murray Blvd and Galley Rd

    Pedestrian hit at Murray Blvd and Galley Rd

    Monday, June 26 2017 3:57 PM EDT2017-06-26 19:57:07 GMT
    CSPD investigating hit and run crash with serious injuries. (KOAA)CSPD investigating hit and run crash with serious injuries. (KOAA)

    Colorado Springs Police have tracked down a driver believed to be involved in a hit and run crash that injured a woman at Murray Boulevard and Galley Road. 

    Colorado Springs Police have tracked down a driver believed to be involved in a hit and run crash that injured a woman at Murray Boulevard and Galley Road. 

  • "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" turns 20 years old

    "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" turns 20 years old

    Monday, June 26 2017 2:23 PM EDT2017-06-26 18:23:49 GMT

    LONDON (AP) - Wizarding legend Harry Potter's tale has turned 20. Author J.K. Rowling's first novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, was published in Britain on June 26, 1997.

    LONDON (AP) - Wizarding legend Harry Potter's tale has turned 20. Author J.K. Rowling's first novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, was published in Britain on June 26, 1997.

  • New concert lineup released for Colorado State Fair

    New concert lineup released for Colorado State Fair

    Monday, June 26 2017 12:19 PM EDT2017-06-26 16:19:48 GMT
    Country music artist Hunter Hayes performing in October, 2011 in Nashville TNCountry music artist Hunter Hayes performing in October, 2011 in Nashville TN

    The 2017 Colorado State Fair announced several new acts coming to the state fair, in addition to headliner ZZ Top. 

    The 2017 Colorado State Fair announced several new acts coming to the state fair, in addition to headliner ZZ Top. 

  • Kitten found hiding inside dashboard of owner's van

    Kitten found hiding inside dashboard of owner's van

    Monday, June 26 2017 11:28 AM EDT2017-06-26 15:28:19 GMT
    Little Vegas the cat was missing for four days before her owner found her inside the dashboard in his van.Little Vegas the cat was missing for four days before her owner found her inside the dashboard in his van.

    WHEAT RIDGE (KUSA) - If you own a pet, one of the most terrifying things is realizing your loved one is missing. It's downright heartbreaking. A man in Wheat Ridge went through that for four straight days. He looked all over for his new kitten.

    WHEAT RIDGE (KUSA) - If you own a pet, one of the most terrifying things is realizing your loved one is missing. It's downright heartbreaking. A man in Wheat Ridge went through that for four straight days. He looked all over for his new kitten.

  • Storm leaves damage in Walsh, Baca County

    Storm leaves damage in Walsh, Baca County

    Monday, June 26 2017 10:52 AM EDT2017-06-26 14:52:08 GMT
    This photo of a wall cloud was snapped near Walsh in Baca County, Colorado yesterday. (Courtesy: Cheryl Porter)This photo of a wall cloud was snapped near Walsh in Baca County, Colorado yesterday. (Courtesy: Cheryl Porter)

    Baca County Sheriff's Office is warning residents to stay home after storms tore through the area, citing "many hazards" throughout the county. 

    Baca County Sheriff's Office is warning residents to stay home after storms tore through the area, citing "many hazards" throughout the county. 

  • Waldo Canyon Fire anniversary picnic today

    Waldo Canyon Fire anniversary picnic today

    Monday, June 26 2017 9:40 AM EDT2017-06-26 13:40:44 GMT

    People across Colorado Springs are coming together to remember one of the most devastating events in our community, the Waldo Canyon Fire.

    People across Colorado Springs are coming together to remember one of the most devastating events in our community, the Waldo Canyon Fire.

  • Burglary suspect found stuck in air vent

    Burglary suspect found stuck in air vent

    Monday, June 26 2017 8:17 AM EDT2017-06-26 12:17:08 GMT

    Colorado Springs Police arrested a burglary suspect they say was stuck inside an air vent on the roof of a shopping complex early Monday morning. 

    Colorado Springs Police arrested a burglary suspect they say was stuck inside an air vent on the roof of a shopping complex early Monday morning. 

  • Community stronger than ever five years after Waldo

    Community stronger than ever five years after Waldo

    Sunday, June 25 2017 11:39 PM EDT2017-06-26 03:39:40 GMT

     As you probably know, this weekend marks the 5-year anniversary of the Waldo Canyon Fire. Tonight, part of the Mountain Shadows Neighborhood, where 346 homes were burned in the fire, is coming together to remember that fateful firestorm, and celebrate the community's recovery in the 5 years since. 

     As you probably know, this weekend marks the 5-year anniversary of the Waldo Canyon Fire. Tonight, part of the Mountain Shadows Neighborhood, where 346 homes were burned in the fire, is coming together to remember that fateful firestorm, and celebrate the community's recovery in the 5 years since. 

  • CSPD: Motorcycle officer who crashed in motorcade has successful surgery

    CSPD: Motorcycle officer who crashed in motorcade has successful surgery

    Sunday, June 25 2017 8:15 PM EDT2017-06-26 00:15:09 GMT

    A motorcycle officer with the Colorado Springs Police Department was seriously injured in an accident Saturday morning.

    A motorcycle officer with the Colorado Springs Police Department was seriously injured in an accident Saturday morning 

  • Custer County Sheriff's Office searching for theft suspect

    Custer County Sheriff's Office searching for theft suspect

    Sunday, June 25 2017 7:03 PM EDT2017-06-25 23:03:57 GMT

    Custer County Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect wanted in connection with multiple thefts and car break-ins in the Bishop’s Castle and Lake San Isabel area. 

    Custer County Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect wanted in connection with multiple thefts and car break-ins in the Bishop’s Castle and Lake San Isabel area. 

  • Colorado Mental Health Institute passes inspection

    Colorado Mental Health Institute passes inspection

    Sunday, June 25 2017 6:44 PM EDT2017-06-25 22:44:58 GMT
    The Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo. (KOAA)The Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo. (KOAA)

    PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - The Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo is no longer in "immediate jeopardy" of losing federal Medicare funding.

    PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - The Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo is no longer in "immediate jeopardy" of losing federal Medicare funding.

  • Pedestrian hit, killed by train in Colorado Springs

    Pedestrian hit, killed by train in Colorado Springs

    Sunday, June 25 2017 4:08 PM EDT2017-06-25 20:08:53 GMT

    A woman was hit by a train in Colorado Springs Sunday morning at Bijou and I-25.

    A woman was hit by a train in Colorado Springs Sunday morning at Bijou and I-25.

  • Rescue crews responding to fall at Cave of the Winds

    Rescue crews responding to fall at Cave of the Winds

    Sunday, June 25 2017 2:13 PM EDT2017-06-25 18:13:58 GMT

    El Paso County Search and Rescue crews are responding to reports of a person who fell at Cave of the Winds.

    El Paso County Search and Rescue crews are responding to reports of a person who fell at Cave of the Winds.

  • Democrats may benefit from gerrymandering

    Democrats may benefit from gerrymandering

    Sunday, June 25 2017 12:41 PM EDT2017-06-25 16:41:32 GMT
    Colorado was one of just eight U.S. states with a Democratic advantage in its lower House districts in the 2016 election, according to an Associated Press analysis. The study is based on a formula that compares the statewide average share of each major party's vote in the districts with the statewide percentage of seats it wins. Democrats won 57 percent of Colorado's state House seats in November, even though Republicans won 50.4 percent of the statewide vote. That bucks a national...
    Colorado was one of just eight U.S. states with a Democratic advantage in its lower House districts in the 2016 election, according to an Associated Press analysis. The study is based on a formula that compares the statewide average share of each major party's vote in the districts with the statewide percentage of seats it wins. Democrats won 57 percent of Colorado's state House seats in November, even though Republicans won 50.4 percent of the statewide vote. That bucks a national...
  • Two shootings, same block, raise questions for people near South Nevada Ave.

    Two shootings, same block, raise questions for people near South Nevada Ave.

    Sunday, June 25 2017 12:17 AM EDT2017-06-25 04:17:50 GMT

    Two shootings near the same block of South Nevada are raising questions around the neighborhood about revitalization efforts. 

    Two shootings near the same block of South Nevada are raising questions around the neighborhood about revitalization efforts. 

  • Tech sergeant released from hospital after Thunderbirds accident

    Tech sergeant released from hospital after Thunderbirds accident

    Saturday, June 24 2017 9:31 PM EDT2017-06-25 01:31:19 GMT
    Kenneth CordovaKenneth Cordova

    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - A technical sergeant has been released from a hospital hours after an Air Force Thunderbirds F-16 left the runway and flipped over after landing during preparation for an air show.

    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - A technical sergeant has been released from a hospital hours after an Air Force Thunderbirds F-16 left the runway and flipped over after landing during preparation for an air show.

  • Crews responding to wildfire in Park County

    Crews responding to wildfire in Park County

    Saturday, June 24 2017 6:43 PM EDT2017-06-24 22:43:07 GMT
    Photo by Jenny KenyonPhoto by Jenny Kenyon

    Multiple fire agencies are responding to the #392Fire near Kenosha Pass in Park County. 

    Multiple fire agencies are responding to the #392Fire near Kenosha Pass in Park County. 

  • TSA officer dumps breast milk in security screening at DIA

    TSA officer dumps breast milk in security screening at DIA

    Saturday, June 24 2017 5:18 PM EDT2017-06-24 21:18:28 GMT

    A Colorado mother says she was shocked after TSA officials dumped out breast milk she was carrying to feed her baby.

    A Colorado mother says she was shocked after TSA officials dumped out breast milk she was carrying to feed her baby.

  • Colorado man guilty in shooting over squirrel feeding flap

    Colorado man guilty in shooting over squirrel feeding flap

    Saturday, June 24 2017 12:37 PM EDT2017-06-24 16:37:20 GMT

    A Colorado man has been found guilty of attempted second-degree murder for shooting his neighbor in the buttocks last year after an argument about feeding squirrels. Jurors on Friday also found 60-year-old Jon Barbour of Gunbarrel guilty of first-degree assault with a deadly weapon. He was jailed pending his Aug. 4 sentencing. Boulder County prosecutors said Barbour's neighbors objected to his leaving peanuts for squirrels. Barbour posted fliers explaining that he did so in memory ...

    A Colorado man has been found guilty of attempted second-degree murder for shooting his neighbor in the buttocks last year after an argument about feeding squirrels. Jurors on Friday also found 60-year-old Jon Barbour of Gunbarrel guilty of first-degree assault with a deadly weapon. He was jailed pending his Aug. 4 sentencing. Boulder County prosecutors said Barbour's neighbors objected to his leaving peanuts for squirrels. Barbour posted fliers explaining that he did so in memory ...

  • Woman's convictions upheld in arson that killed 3 children

    Woman's convictions upheld in arson that killed 3 children

    Saturday, June 24 2017 12:13 PM EDT2017-06-24 16:13:20 GMT
    The Colorado Supreme Court has upheld the murder convictions of a woman who let her three children burn to death in the hopes of cashing in on insurance payoffs. The high court handed down its decision Monday involving the case of Deborah Nicholls. She was convicted in 2008, about five years after the blaze killed 3-year-old Sierra, 5-year-old Sophia and 11-year-old Jay Nicholls. Nicholls requested a new trial and argued that her ex-husband's former cellmate, who listened as he deta...
    The Colorado Supreme Court has upheld the murder convictions of a woman who let her three children burn to death in the hopes of cashing in on insurance payoffs. The high court handed down its decision Monday involving the case of Deborah Nicholls. She was convicted in 2008, about five years after the blaze killed 3-year-old Sierra, 5-year-old Sophia and 11-year-old Jay Nicholls. Nicholls requested a new trial and argued that her ex-husband's former cellmate, who listened as he deta...
  • Person triggers sprinklers, 300 evacuate Lakewood hotel

    Person triggers sprinklers, 300 evacuate Lakewood hotel

    Saturday, June 24 2017 12:00 PM EDT2017-06-24 16:00:37 GMT
    Authorities said about 300 guests had to evacuate a Lakewood hotel when someone intentionally set off the fire alarm and sprinkler system. West Metro Fire reported that flooding affected the first and second floors of a Holiday Inn on Hampden Avenue. No one was hurt in the incident early Saturday. Lakewood police said the person who triggered the sprinkler system was in custody.  The Red Cross assisted guests in finding other places to stay.
    Authorities said about 300 guests had to evacuate a Lakewood hotel when someone intentionally set off the fire alarm and sprinkler system. West Metro Fire reported that flooding affected the first and second floors of a Holiday Inn on Hampden Avenue. No one was hurt in the incident early Saturday. Lakewood police said the person who triggered the sprinkler system was in custody.  The Red Cross assisted guests in finding other places to stay.
  • CSPD investigating shooting that left 2 people injured

    CSPD investigating shooting that left 2 people injured

    Saturday, June 24 2017 5:46 AM EDT2017-06-24 09:46:12 GMT

    Two people are in the hospital after a shooting in the 1500 block of S. Nevada early Saturday morning.

    Two people are in the hospital after a shooting in the 1500 block of S. Nevada early Saturday morning.

  • Police investigating suspicious death of 23-year-old woman in Fort Collins

    Police investigating suspicious death of 23-year-old woman in Fort Collins

    Saturday, June 24 2017 12:44 AM EDT2017-06-24 04:44:16 GMT
    Photo: Fort Collins Coloradoan/Fort Collins Police via 9News DenverPhoto: Fort Collins Coloradoan/Fort Collins Police via 9News Denver

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Police say the death of a woman whose body was found in a lake in northern Colorado is suspicious. 

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Police say the death of a woman whose body was found in a lake in northern Colorado is suspicious. 

  • Seeds Community Cafe moves forward amid financial trouble

    Seeds Community Cafe moves forward amid financial trouble

    Saturday, June 24 2017 12:17 AM EDT2017-06-24 04:17:55 GMT
    Seeds Community Cafe is open Monday through Friday in downtown Colorado Springs. (KOAA)Seeds Community Cafe is open Monday through Friday in downtown Colorado Springs. (KOAA)

    A local non-profit under fire after debts totaling more than $100,000 are revealed. The Founder and Executive Director of Seeds Community Cafe in downtown Colorado Springs abruptly resigned. The pay-as-you-can café is a non-profit business working to help those struggling with hunger get a warm meal in a positive way, also helping those in need re-enter the workforce. But six months ago, the board of this cafe realized, they hadn't been doing enough for themselves. 

    A local non-profit under fire after debts totaling more than $100,000 are revealed. The Founder and Executive Director of Seeds Community Cafe in downtown Colorado Springs abruptly resigned. The pay-as-you-can café is a non-profit business working to help those struggling with hunger get a warm meal in a positive way, also helping those in need re-enter the workforce. But six months ago, the board of this cafe realized, they hadn't been doing enough for themselves. 

  • 5 years later: how neighborhoods are rebuilding after Waldo Canyon Fire

    5 years later: how neighborhoods are rebuilding after Waldo Canyon Fire

    Friday, June 23 2017 9:08 PM EDT2017-06-24 01:08:25 GMT
    It was five years ago--today--a plume of smoke appeared in Colorado Springs that, just days later, would grow into a devastating wildfire. The Waldo Canyon Fire claimed the lives of two people--destroying hundreds of homes, and causing tens of thousands of people to evacuate. "One day your life is normal and everything is going on like always.  And the next day, the only thing that you own is your two pets and the car you drove out in," said Mary Beth Pribanic, whose ...
    It was five years ago--today--a plume of smoke appeared in Colorado Springs that, just days later, would grow into a devastating wildfire. The Waldo Canyon Fire claimed the lives of two people--destroying hundreds of homes, and causing tens of thousands of people to evacuate. "One day your life is normal and everything is going on like always.  And the next day, the only thing that you own is your two pets and the car you drove out in," said Mary Beth Pribanic, whose ...
  • Man injured, 3 suspects located after shooting in Colorado Springs

    Man injured, 3 suspects located after shooting in Colorado Springs

    Friday, June 23 2017 8:25 PM EDT2017-06-24 00:25:28 GMT

    Colorado Springs Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened Friday in the 1400 block of S. Nevada Avenue.

    Colorado Springs Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened Friday in the 1400 block of S. Nevada Avenue.

  • VP Pence calls on Evangelicals to support GOP healthcare reform

    VP Pence calls on Evangelicals to support GOP healthcare reform

    Friday, June 23 2017 7:41 PM EDT2017-06-23 23:41:57 GMT
    Vice President Mike Pence delivers speech at Focus on the Family. (KOAA)Vice President Mike Pence delivers speech at Focus on the Family. (KOAA)

    Vice President Mike Pence visited Colorado Springs Friday in his first trip back to Olympic City USA since the campaign trail last fall. 

    Vice President Mike Pence visited Colorado Springs Friday in his first trip back to Olympic City USA since the campaign trail last fall. 

  • Wanted man captured in Colorado Springs

    Wanted man captured in Colorado Springs

    Friday, June 23 2017 6:44 PM EDT2017-06-23 22:44:15 GMT
    Brandon Cline, arrested by Colorado Springs PD for menacing and other charges.Brandon Cline, arrested by Colorado Springs PD for menacing and other charges.
    A wanted man is now behind bars in Colorado Springs, after an alert citizen called in a tip. The arrest happened Thursday at 11:00 a.m. The suspect was in a business in the 1500 block of Space Center Drive when he was spotted by a tipster and was wanted for felony menacing. Officers approached Brandon Cline in the parking lot and he ran. The officers gave chase, one was hurt but has since been treated and released from the hospital. Eventually officers were able to take Cline into ...
    A wanted man is now behind bars in Colorado Springs, after an alert citizen called in a tip. The arrest happened Thursday at 11:00 a.m. The suspect was in a business in the 1500 block of Space Center Drive when he was spotted by a tipster and was wanted for felony menacing. Officers approached Brandon Cline in the parking lot and he ran. The officers gave chase, one was hurt but has since been treated and released from the hospital. Eventually officers were able to take Cline into ...
  • Colorado state mental hospital can't meet deadlines for evaluations

    Colorado state mental hospital can't meet deadlines for evaluations

    Friday, June 23 2017 6:35 PM EDT2017-06-23 22:35:55 GMT

    DENVER (AP) - Colorado's state mental hospital can't keep up with an increase in court orders for evaluations and is asking for relief from a requirement that jail inmates be evaluated within 28 days.

    DENVER (AP) - Colorado's state mental hospital can't keep up with an increase in court orders for evaluations and is asking for relief from a requirement that jail inmates be evaluated within 28 days.

  • Sheriff's office working to ID suspect in armed robbery

    Sheriff's office working to ID suspect in armed robbery

    Friday, June 23 2017 6:13 PM EDT2017-06-23 22:13:06 GMT
    El Paso County Sheriff's Office is trying to identify a suspect in an aggravated robbery. The suspect, described as a medium-build white male in his 20's, robbed 7-Eleven at 1475 B Street in Colorado Springs at about 4:14 a.m. on May 2.  The suspect pointed a handgun at the cashier, demanded cash, then ran away from the scene. He was seen running southbound toward Lashelle Way. At the time of the robbery, the suspect was wearing a light-colored bandana over his&...
    El Paso County Sheriff's Office is trying to identify a suspect in an aggravated robbery. The suspect, described as a medium-build white male in his 20's, robbed 7-Eleven at 1475 B Street in Colorado Springs at about 4:14 a.m. on May 2.  The suspect pointed a handgun at the cashier, demanded cash, then ran away from the scene. He was seen running southbound toward Lashelle Way. At the time of the robbery, the suspect was wearing a light-colored bandana over his&...
  • Breeding efforts underway to save cutthroat trout species rescued from Hayden Pass Wildfire

    Breeding efforts underway to save cutthroat trout species rescued from Hayden Pass Wildfire

    Friday, June 23 2017 5:58 PM EDT2017-06-23 21:58:37 GMT
    A rare cutthroat trout after it was rescued from the South Prong of Hayden Creek on July 20, 2016, by Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff and U.S. Forest Service volunteers.A rare cutthroat trout after it was rescued from the South Prong of Hayden Creek on July 20, 2016, by Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff and U.S. Forest Service volunteers.
    Staff with Colorado Parks and Wildlife are working to save and breed 158 unique cutthroat trout. The fish are currently at the Roaring Judy Hatchery north of Gunnison, after being rescued from last year's massive Hayden Pass wildfire, southwest of Cañon City. Breeding efforts are underway, and staff members said they hope to have successful results to report next week. The fish were pulled from Hayden Creek at the height of the fire, amid fears that the fire and the possibilit...
    Staff with Colorado Parks and Wildlife are working to save and breed 158 unique cutthroat trout. The fish are currently at the Roaring Judy Hatchery north of Gunnison, after being rescued from last year's massive Hayden Pass wildfire, southwest of Cañon City. Breeding efforts are underway, and staff members said they hope to have successful results to report next week. The fish were pulled from Hayden Creek at the height of the fire, amid fears that the fire and the possibilit...
  • Group protests Pence's visit at Focus on the Family

    Group protests Pence's visit at Focus on the Family

    Friday, June 23 2017 5:15 PM EDT2017-06-23 21:15:10 GMT
    Members of the Colorado Springs Socialists protest outside Focus on the Family speech by Vice President Mike Pence. (KOAA)Members of the Colorado Springs Socialists protest outside Focus on the Family speech by Vice President Mike Pence. (KOAA)

    A group gathered outside Focus on the Family on Wednesday to protest Vice President Mike Pence's visit.

    A group gathered outside Focus on the Family on Wednesday to protest Vice President Mike Pence's visit.

  • Chipotle offers BOGO entrées for Bike to Work Day participants

    Chipotle offers BOGO entrées for Bike to Work Day participants

    Friday, June 23 2017 4:58 PM EDT2017-06-23 20:58:01 GMT

    KOAA 5 is the official media sponsor of Bike to Work Day next Wednesday, and Chipotle Mexican Grill is offering a buy-one-get-one free deal to participants. 

    KOAA 5 is the official media sponsor of Bike to Work Day next Wednesday, and Chipotle Mexican Grill is offering a buy-one-get-one free deal to participants. 

  • Thunderbirds jet flips during landing at practice for Dayton Air Show

    Thunderbirds jet flips during landing at practice for Dayton Air Show

    Friday, June 23 2017 4:41 PM EDT2017-06-23 20:41:47 GMT
    An Air Force Thunderbird crashed during practice for an air show in Dayton, Ohio. (WDTN)An Air Force Thunderbird crashed during practice for an air show in Dayton, Ohio. (WDTN)

    An Air Force Thunderbirds jet flipped during landing while practicing for an air show in Dayton, Ohio on Friday.

    An Air Force Thunderbirds jet flipped during landing while practicing for an air show in Dayton, Ohio on Friday.

  • Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center part of nationwide grant

    Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center part of nationwide grant

    Friday, June 23 2017 4:12 PM EDT2017-06-23 20:12:48 GMT
    Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center awarded portion of nationwide grant.Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center awarded portion of nationwide grant.
    The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center is getting some help paying for new exhibits from a nationwide grant. The Fine Arts Center is getting $10,000 as part of an $82 million grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. This grant is the second major funding announcement for the 2017 fiscal year.    "The arts reflect the vision, energy, and talent of America's artists and arts organizations," said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. "The National Endowment for the Arts ...
    The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center is getting some help paying for new exhibits from a nationwide grant. The Fine Arts Center is getting $10,000 as part of an $82 million grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. This grant is the second major funding announcement for the 2017 fiscal year.    "The arts reflect the vision, energy, and talent of America's artists and arts organizations," said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. "The National Endowment for the Arts ...
  • Honda goes public to try and disprove cover-up claims

    Honda goes public to try and disprove cover-up claims

    Friday, June 23 2017 3:29 PM EDT2017-06-23 19:29:53 GMT
    Federal regulators are investigating whether Honda Motor Co. failed to report deaths and injuries that occurred in its vehicles.Federal regulators are investigating whether Honda Motor Co. failed to report deaths and injuries that occurred in its vehicles.
    Honda is trying to disprove claims by lawyers that it knew about the dangers of Takata air bag inflators nearly two decades ago, but covered it up. The auto maker is going public with their fight and information. The escalation of Honda's fight comes just three days before Takata Corp. is expected to seek bankruptcy protection in Japan and the United States. The company's inflators can explode with too much force, blowing apart a metal canister and hurling shrapnel into drivers and p...
    Honda is trying to disprove claims by lawyers that it knew about the dangers of Takata air bag inflators nearly two decades ago, but covered it up. The auto maker is going public with their fight and information. The escalation of Honda's fight comes just three days before Takata Corp. is expected to seek bankruptcy protection in Japan and the United States. The company's inflators can explode with too much force, blowing apart a metal canister and hurling shrapnel into drivers and p...
  • Kidnapping sex assault suspect found dead in Canon City home

    Kidnapping sex assault suspect found dead in Canon City home

    Friday, June 23 2017 2:40 PM EDT2017-06-23 18:40:21 GMT

    Canon City Police announced a kidnapping and sex assault suspect committed suicide while officers were serving a search warrant at his home Friday morning. 

    Canon City Police announced a kidnapping and sex assault suspect committed suicide while officers were serving a search warrant at his home Friday morning. 

  • No tuition increase at Adams State University

    No tuition increase at Adams State University

    Friday, June 23 2017 2:22 PM EDT2017-06-23 18:22:11 GMT
    Positive news for students at Adams State University in Alamosa, there will not be a tuition increase next year. This is reflected in the budget that was approved by the university's Board of Trustees for the fiscal year 2017-2018. Most fees will also hold at last year's rates, with the exception of one. That is the capitol fee to support campus improvements. Housing rates remain the same, with board rates increasing only two percent. That slight increase is reflected in the ov...
    Positive news for students at Adams State University in Alamosa, there will not be a tuition increase next year. This is reflected in the budget that was approved by the university's Board of Trustees for the fiscal year 2017-2018. Most fees will also hold at last year's rates, with the exception of one. That is the capitol fee to support campus improvements. Housing rates remain the same, with board rates increasing only two percent. That slight increase is reflected in the ov...
  • Injuries reported in Fremont County crash

    Injuries reported in Fremont County crash

    Friday, June 23 2017 1:53 PM EDT2017-06-23 17:53:25 GMT
    Emergency crews on the scene of a crash along Hwy. 50 and County Road 69Emergency crews on the scene of a crash along Hwy. 50 and County Road 69
    Emergency crews are on the scene of a crash on Highway 50 and County Road 69 for a single vehicle crash.  There are injuries reported at this time but the severity is not known.  Westbound lanes of Highway 50 are blocked by emergency crews and vehicles.  Crews on scene Hwy 50 @ County Rd 69 for 1 veh crash. Injuries reported. West bound lns of 50 blocked by emergency vehicles. pic.twitter.com/3A6pVyhkcJ — Fremont Sheriff (@Fremont_Sheriff) June 23, 2017 ...
    Emergency crews are on the scene of a crash on Highway 50 and County Road 69 for a single vehicle crash.  There are injuries reported at this time but the severity is not known.  Westbound lanes of Highway 50 are blocked by emergency crews and vehicles.  Crews on scene Hwy 50 @ County Rd 69 for 1 veh crash. Injuries reported. West bound lns of 50 blocked by emergency vehicles. pic.twitter.com/3A6pVyhkcJ — Fremont Sheriff (@Fremont_Sheriff) June 23, 2017 ...
  • How To Train For Something Crazy

    How To Train For Something Crazy

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 5:45 PM EDT2017-06-20 21:45:37 GMT

    So what’s my plan in all this? Glad you asked. 

    So what’s my plan in all this? Glad you asked. 

  • Colorado Springs to host concert on 5th anniversary of Waldo Canyon Fire

    Colorado Springs to host concert on 5th anniversary of Waldo Canyon Fire

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 4:38 PM EDT2017-06-13 20:38:42 GMT
    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)

    Colorado Springs city council has signed a resolution marking the 5th anniversary of the Waldo Canyon Fire. June 26th will be a day to highlight the "resiliency of the Colorado Springs community." 

    Colorado Springs city council has signed a resolution marking the 5th anniversary of the Waldo Canyon Fire. June 26th will be a day to highlight the "resiliency of the Colorado Springs community." 

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