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6 months 2 weeks ago

Respiratory illness hits Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - State health officials say several cases of a mysterious respiratory illness impacting children in 10 states have been confirmed in Alabama. Officials from the Alabama Department of Public Health said Monday that four out of six specimens from Mobile County that were sent to the Centers...

7 months 1 week ago

Children with disabilities on the rise

CHICAGO (AP) - A 10-year analysis finds U.S. children's mental and developmental problems on the rise, more so in those from wealthier families. Researchers say disadvantaged kids still bear a disproportionate burden and that the increases may partly reflect more awareness and recognition that conditions, including autism, require a specific...

1 year 8 months ago

Mecca children's coats recalled

Nearly 50,000 children's coats are being recalled because of a strangulation hazard. These five star kids apparel Mecca coats have drawstrings with toggles inside the bottom hem and neck area. The Consumer Product Safety Commission advises you to cut them out of the garment, including the toggle. You...

1 year 11 months ago

New NRA program will be unveiled today

The NRA plans to issue a new report later today on how schools can prevent future gun violence similar to the Newtown tragedy. Members of the nation's largest pro-gun lobby will present the National School Shield Program, a combination of policy proposals and resources on curbing gun violence. The program...

1 year 11 months ago

Numbers out on ADHD cases

Close to one in ten school-age children have been diagnosed with ADHD. That's according to data compiled by the New York Times. The raw data came from a CDC survey of 76,000 parents. It found 11% of school children had received a medical diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Overall,...

1 year 11 months ago

Fire kills children in Myanmar

Thirteen children have died in Myanmar after an early morning fire. That fire, ruled as electrical, engulfed an Islamic school. The children, all boys, suffocated in the dormitory next to a mosque in Myanmar's largest city. About 74 orphans live there, and most were able to escape.

2 years 10 months ago

44 children in Michigan have marijuana cards

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan has issued medical marijuana cards for 44 children, including three who are under 10 years old. It's a tiny fraction of the 131,483 people who have received medical marijuana cards since Michigan's voter-approved program started in 2009, according to a state website. The program is...

2 years 11 months ago

220 youngsters fall ill from Children's Day party

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) - Mexican authorities say a festival celebrating Children's Day went badly wrong and more than 200 youngsters were sickened after eating apparently rotten food in a village near the Pacific resort of Acapulco. Guerrero state Health Secretary Lazaro Mazon Alonso says the party was held Friday at...

3 years 1 month ago

Caylee's Law faces tough road to passage

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Lawmakers under pressure from constituents in the months after the Casey Anthony trial have found it's not easy to toughen penalties for parents who don't immediately report missing children. Seventeen states tried to pass "Caylee's Law" legislation - named after Anthony's 2-year-old daughter whose...

3 years 4 months ago

"Amahl and the Night Visitors" preview

News 5 will be going live from the Colorado Springs Conservatory in downtown Colorado Springs at their new location (415 S. Sahwatch). We are getting a sneak peek of of the 10th annual production of a one-act holiday opera "Amahl and the Night Visitors," which will be held at Colorado...

3 years 4 months ago

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child has help millions of kids worldwide feel a little bit of Christmas joy over the holidays. Last year alone, over 8 million children received boxes. Since 1993, 77 million lives worldwide have been touched by a shoe box. Inside this simple little gift kids will find...

3 years 5 months ago

"Christmas for Kids" fundraiser

For a number of years our local four-wheel drive community has been assisting the Department of Human Services with their "Christmas for Kids" program. Today, the Colorado Southern District Four Wheel Drive Club presents their 4th annual "Christmas for Kids" fundraiser. It runs from 10 am - 3...

3 years 5 months ago

Helping kids stay warm

Last Saturday snow fell on many parts of El Paso County reminding us that winter is knocking on our door and it's a perfect time to help some kids stay warm. "Koats 4 Kids" is holding their 5th Annual fundraiser this Friday, October 14. Coats will be going to...

3 years 7 months ago

Got SPF?

Fun in the sun can get you burned if you're no properly protected. Kids are cooling off at local fountains and pools as the summer sun beats down across El Paso County. Remembering to slather on the sunscreen will ensure your little ones won't have sore skin at night....

3 years 7 months ago

Child's toy key recall

More than one million toy keys are being recalled. They could become a choking hazard for infants and children. The recall involves B. FunKeys and Parent's Magazine Electronic Keys. Retailers nationwide and online sellers sold the keys from April 2010 to May of this year. If you...

3 years 8 months ago

Celebration of preemies

"Thank you, thank you. Just so many times thank you. We wouldn't be anywhere near where we are right now. It was just good for us," says mother of one-year-old quadruplets, Jennifer Last, of her and her husband's experience at the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Memorial Hospital for...

3 years 7 months ago

Urn theft victim passes away

Burglaries don't usually make the news, but it's what the thieves stole from Bob Herrle that pulled on the heart-strings of the nation. They took the urn that holds the ashes of his late wife Terry. It was almost three months before investigators tracked down the people who stole...

3 years 8 months ago

Family members arrive for memorial

Family members have just entered the Heritage Ballroom at the Antlers Hilton in downtown Colorado Springs for a celebration of life for members of the Constantinides family killed in a flash flood in Wyoming last week. Laurel Constantinides and her three adopted children, Hannah, Zoe, and Lucia were killed...

3 years 9 months ago

Free fishing this weekend in Pueblo

Anglers can fish for free this weekend at Lake Pueblo State Park. Fishing licenses will not required. However, possession limits, and restrictions on fishing and bait methods will still apply. The park will also host a free kids fishing derby on Saturday, June 4 at the Anticline Pond. Free...

3 years 10 months ago

Pet on the set: Riley

Riley, a 7 year old dachshund, was recently surrendered to the PAWS for Life shelter when his previous owners needed to move. Riley is comfortable around adults and children. However, shelter volunteers don't know how he behaves around cats. Riley has been neutered and is current on all of...

3 years 10 months ago

McDonald's CEO on Ronald: 'This is about choice'

McDonald's Corp. CEO Jim Skinner came out swinging Thursday when asked about Ronald McDonald and whether the burger chain hooks children with junk food. Skinner, speaking at the annual meeting at McDonald's headquarters outside Chicago, said that newspapers ads Wednesday calling for Ronald's retirement had prompted an outpouring of...

4 years 1 month ago

Update: Mother, twins escape house fire

A mother and her 4-year-old twins survived an intense house fire in Pueblo County this morning. Firefighters say they escaped through a window before the home was destroyed. "We were able to see visible smoke and actually fire from western Pueblo when we responded initially," said Master Deputy Dylan...

4 years 1 month ago

High school kids shop for their dream job

Graduation and summer internships are on the horizon and one high school offered a program for their students to meet potential employers. Rampart High School in Colorado Springs hosted a Career Day on Friday morning. It was an opportunity for students to meet and talk with a variety of professionals....

4 years 1 month ago

Teachers say: run in the halls today

Students from the Explorer Elementary school had a chance to run the halls on Friday and not get in trouble by their teachers. Kids were running for donations at their annual "Hawk Hall Rush." All the money that is raised from the walk/run-a-thon goes towards reimbursing teachers for their out-of-pocket...

4 years 1 month ago

Dogs in the library

The Pikes Peak Library District opens its doors to the dogs, and children absolutely love it. Inside the library, a special program called Paws to Read encourages kids to speak aloud, and for one girl, this was her first time. You would not know by the look of her...

4 years 2 months ago

Worrisome flu symptoms

When it comes to the flu, the first and best line of defense for people six months and older is being vaccinated. "The most important thing you need to be thinking about is making sure you have gotten immunized," says medical director of El Paso County Public Health Dr....

4 years 2 months ago

Pueblo hospice to offer new grief therapy

Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Pueblo will be among the first in the nation to introduce Equine Grief Therapy for children. Volunteers will receive training this weekend, with the therapy to be offered in the near future. MORE INFORMATION

4 years 3 months ago

Salvation Army hosts toy giveaways in Pueblo

The Salvation of Army of Pueblo is counting its blessings. Last week, they were desperate for toy and clothing donations--worried they wouldn't be able to help the 2,200 local children in need of help this Christmas. But they got so many donations, they're holding a free gift giveaway tomorrow--Dec. 22....

4 years 3 months ago

Organizations help hungry kids in Pueblo

In Pueblo, children who don't have enough food at home will be getting some help this week. Today, The Qwest Foundation and The United Way of Pueblo County donated $10,000 to help feed hungry students. In Pueblo City Schools 350 students will receive food sacks on Friday. In School District...

4 years 5 months ago

Protecting kids from sexual predators

Two arrests this week have forced the issue of child sexual assault to the forefront. In both cases, 44 year old Theodore Robbins and 22 year old Wilson Chilel-Lopez were accused of sexually assaulting children they babysat. Experts say before leaving your child with someone it's important to do...

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