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6 months 4 weeks ago

Air Force Academy Named as Possible Terror Target

The U.S. Air Force Academy was named as a suggested terror-attack target in an online Al-Queda magazine. The publication, called "Palestine-Betrayal of the Guilty Conscience," is written in English and published by Al Queda in the Arabian Peninsula. The articles center on jihadi operations and instruct readers on how...

2 years 5 months ago

Cadet found dead

An Air Force Cadet has been found dead. Officials at the Academy say the cadet was found unconscious earlier today and was taken to the Penrose Hospital where the cadet was pronounced dead. The name has not been released. The cause of death is under investigation.

2 years 7 months ago

Disease containment drill at Air Force Academy

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - The Air Force Academy is conducting an exercise designed to test its ability to work with local hospitals and civil authorities to contain a disease. The drill is taking place Wednesday and Thursday on the campus outside Colorado Springs. Memorial Health System hospitals and...

2 years 11 months ago

Man found dead on Academy Blvd. identified

Colorado Springs police confirm that the man killed near the intersection of Academy and Chelton Tuesday morning was 68-year-old Antonio Camarillo Gallegos. CSPD spokeswoman Barbara Miller says that Gallegos was a Colorado Springs resident. Gallegos was found in the intersection around six Tuesday morning. He died at the...

3 years 1 week ago

Engagement ring found at husband's grave

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - Volunteer searchers using metal detectors have recovered a Texas woman's engagement ring after she lost it at her husband's grave in Colorado. The Colorado Springs Gazette reports Gayle Zompa of Galveston got her ring back last week. It slipped off her finger four months...

3 years 3 weeks ago

Air Force Academy wins cyber defense competition

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - The Air Force Academy has won the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. The contest was held Friday and Saturday in Denver. The academy team advances to the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition in San Antonio next month. In the Rocky Mountain regional competition,...

3 years 3 weeks ago

AFA wins regional cyber defense competition

The Air Force Academy's cyber competition team won the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition at Regis University in Denver. The seven teams competing in the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition were Regis University, Fort Hays State University, Colorado State University, University of Colorado, University of New Mexico,...

3 years 1 month ago

Citizen's Academy offered in Pueblo

The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office will offer a Citizen's Academy for Pueblo County residents over a period of 11 weeks. Participants will gain instruction on the inner workings of law enforcement on subjects including Narcotics, Tactical Teams, Firearm Safety and Crime Scene Techniques. Classes run three hours each...

3 years 2 months ago

Man arrested after Springs hit and run

Colorado Springs Police say they have made an arrest, in an early morning hit and run, that injured two people. It happened shortly after 1 a.m., on Dominion Way, near Dublin and Academy. Police say 23-year-old Kellen Kostka failed to negotiate a curve on Dominion and ran off the...

3 years 6 months ago

Removing car from yard

It took about 20 minutes and several tries at different angles to get a car that rolled and crashed through a fence and into a yard. Witnesses say it looked like the car was going as fast as a 100 mph on Palmer Park Boulevard when it flew out of...

3 years 7 months ago

Rollover crash

Colorado Springs Police are reporting a rollover crash at the intersection of Academy and Chelton. There are no known injuries at this time.

3 years 10 months ago

Major Brodeur buried at the Academy

An Air Force Academy graduate killed in Afghanistan last month was buried this afternoon on the academy campus. Thirty-four-year-old Maj. David Brodeur of Auburn, Mass., died on April 27 when an Afghan military pilot opened fire at the Kabul airport. The pilot was later shot and killed. Two others...

3 years 10 months ago

Cadets learning the CSPD ropes

2010 was a tough year for the Colorado Springs Police Department. City wide budget cuts forced the loss of about 40 officers. That also meant no money for an academy. "We've been coming up out of a recession." explains Sgt. David Edmondson with CSPD, "We had a lean 2010 as...

3 years 10 months ago

28 new officers set to join CSPD ranks

2010 was a tough year for the Colorado Springs Police Department. City wide budget cuts forced the loss of about 40 officers. That also meant no money for an academy. "We've been coming up out of a recession." explains Sgt. David Edmondson with CSPD, "We had a lean 2010 as...

3 years 10 months ago

New police cadets learning the ropes

The Colorado SPrings Police Department is holing its first polic adademy in nearly two years. This means 28 new officers will be out on the streets before the end of the year. We'll have more tonight on News First 5 at 5 and 10.

3 years 11 months ago

Academy to be closed overnight Saturday

Academy Boulevard will be closed from Bradley to Drennan in both directions overnight Saturday. Beginning Saturday at 10 p.m. and continuing through 7 a.m. Sunday morning, detours will be in place as road and bridge construction continues on Proby Parkway. Northbound Academy Boulevard traffic will be detoured at...

4 years 3 days ago

Woodmen bridge at Academy soon to open

A big change will happen for motorists at the new Academy and Woodmen interchange tonight. Beginning at 8 p.m. traffic on Woodmen will be shifted onto the new bridge over Academy and stoplights on Academy will be removed to allow for continuous traffic flow under Woodmen. For the...

4 years 1 month ago

Academy Board of Visitors meets this weekend

AIR FORCE ACADEMY (AP)-The Air Force Academy Board of Visitors is meeting this weekend to review academics, morale, discipline and other matters. The board will meet Friday and Saturday at the academy campus just outside Colorado Springs. The 15-member panel gives semiannual reports on the academy to Congress...

4 years 1 month ago

Group sues to block prayer speaker at AFA

DENVER (AP)-Five faculty members at the Air Force Academy and a religious watchdog group filed a civil rights suit against the Academy, saying it is violating the separation of church and state by sponsoring a National Day of Prayer event and inviting a fundamentalist Christian to speak. The Military...

4 years 4 months ago

Cadet-built satellite now in orbit

A converted Minotaur-IV inter-continental ballistic missile built by Air Force Academy cadets carried FalconSAT-5 into orbit from the Kodiak Launch Complex in Alaska on November 19. Col. Marty France, permanent professor and head of the Academy Department of Astronautics, accepted satellite control authority from the Space Test Program's Col....

4 years 4 months ago

South Academy construction complete

Three years and $26 million later, road construction between I-25 and Highway 115 on South Academy is now complete. The project includes: · 7 new bridges · Widening of the B-Street Bridge · 2400 linear feet of retaining walls · 7 new or reconfigured signalized...

4 years 6 months ago

Colorado Springs on list of safest drivers

Anyone who's nearly been run-down by insane drivers on Academy or Powers may dispute this--but Allstate Insurance ranks Colorado Springs as the fourth-safest driving city with the average driver involved in a collision every 12.5 years. The list was released Thursday of the country's 200 largest cities based on...

4 years 7 months ago

CSPD investigating suspicious death

Colorado Springs Police Department Homicide Investigators are probing a suspicious death at an apartment complex. An officer was sent to an apartment at the New Horizon complex Wednesday morning to check on a woman. The officer discovered her body. The apartment is in the 4900 block of El Camino,...

4 years 8 months ago

Cone zones in Colorado Springs

The City of Colorado Springs has a few construction project that will cause headaches for drivers. Today crews are doing emergency work at Uintah St. & Glen Ave. The intersection is closed to thru traffic in the southbound direction. They expect the work to be finished by 6 pm....

4 years 9 months ago

Firefighter competition returns

The Fire Fighter Combat Challenge returns to the Air Force Academy Friday and Saturday at Falcon Stadium. ESPN calls it, "The Toughest Two Minutes in Sports." It pits U.S. and Canadian fire departments against each other at more than 25 locations. Wearing "full bunker gear" and breathing apparatus,...

4 years 9 months ago

Input needed on Academy Boulevard project

Residents, businesses representatives and other interested people are invited to be a part of the Academy Boulevard Corridor Great Streets Plan. This phase of the process is focusing on Academy from Maizeland Road to Drennan Road. A public meeting will be held June 24, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., in...

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