April 2, 2013 9:00 PM
The life of a foster kid isn't an easy one; many are in and out of homes their whole lives, and they often have very few possessions. A new store opening in downtown Colorado Springs aims to change that.
Nancy Rose has been a foster parent for 15 years; in... more »
April 2, 2013 4:44 AM
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... more »
April 2, 2013 4:41 AM
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,... more »
April 2, 2013 4:37 AM
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.
January 30, 2013 10:16 PM
The Colorado Springs Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in identifying two men who attempted to entice children into their vehicles.
On Monday, Jan. 28, two elementary school girls were asked to get into a vehicle with a stranger near the area of 2000 South Corona Avenue.... more »
December 22, 2012 7:23 PM
Christmas gifts can light up a child's face.
That's especially true when they're in the hospital, so the Honors Society at Central High School in Pueblo visited them today at St. Mary Corwin Medical Center.
Just like Santa's elves, they brought joy and presents!
"It's always a good... more »
December 16, 2012 3:10 PM
Over one hundred kids are a little happier this christmas.
The non profit Families Helping Families organized a gift donation and give away for families they found through Los Pobres organization. Today was the Christmas Party where Santa handed out the gifts, and families got a chance to eat... more »
November 17, 2012 5:43 PM
It started in 2005 as a way to help displaced families from Hurricane Katrina provide for their kids at Christmas time.
Now the non-profit Families Helping Families has immensely grown in Pueblo. They get names of families in need from Catholic Charities, and they need your help to provide for... more »
November 17, 2012 8:10 AM
Nearly 50 children were killed in southern Egypt when a train slammed into a nursery school bus. The bus was carrying children between the ages of four and six Saturday and at least 47 children have been confirmed dead. Hospital officials say a number of injured children are being treated... more »
October 27, 2012 6:02 PM
Between the kids in costumes and the animals, it was an overload of cute at the Pueblo Zoo! Their annual Zoo Boo today was a chance for kids to experience the animals through zookeeper talks. Plus, of course, they were able to get lots of candy and toys throughout the... more »
August 7, 2012 7:38 PM
A child hit by a car this morning on West 16th in Pueblo while walking to school is doing okay this evening.
He's still shaken, and so are some witnesses.
"We saw him get hit and go over the car like that," said Jerry Jaramillo, a witness on the... more »
August 6, 2012 12:27 PM
A new ad campaign will urge parents to teach their kids to speak up if they witness school bullying. The Ad Council and the Free to Be Foundation are teaming up for the long-term campaign.
Television, print, and web ads will start running in October. In one television ad, a... more »
August 5, 2012 6:15 PM
Children in Chile will have to enjoy Happy Meals without toys under a new law. Passed in June, the law bans toys from children's meals at McDonald's and other restaurants in an attempt to curb the growing problem of childhood obesity. It also applies to the makers of cereal and... more »
July 30, 2012 6:55 PM
A 9-year-old boy is fighting for his life after a weekend shooting in Massachusetts at the hands of his father, who police say also killed his 7-year-old daughter before committing suicide. A hospital spokeswoman said Monday shooting victim Owen Benway was in critical condition. Authorities say the children's father, 41-year-old... more »
July 21, 2012 4:25 PM
In the aftermath of the theater massacre, kids and teens are bound to have some questions about how something so awful could happen at a place meant for fun. Doctors say you should always be honest with your kids. Cinda McDonald, a Child Life Expert in Dallas, says not to... more »
May 27, 2012 3:07 PM
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... more »
May 8, 2012 9:53 AM
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - Police in northeast Indiana say a man who drove three blocks with four children strapped to the hood of his car has been arrested on a drunken driving charge. Fort Wayne police spokesman John Chambers says a witness called police Monday evening after seeing a... more »
April 30, 2012 12:39 AM
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... more »
March 23, 2012 1:47 PM
PARIS (AP) - French President Nicolas Sarkozy's spy chief says a gunman who killed three young children and a rabbi at a Jewish school only attacked the school after missing his original target - a French soldier. Ange Mancini, Sarkozy's intelligence adviser, said on French TV that Mohamed Merah had... more »
March 15, 2012 7:48 PM
Do you know if your children have high levels of lead in their blood? Folks from the EPA out of Denver came to the Pueblo Health Department Thursday to offer free blood testing to children and adults. Once they drew blood, results came back in just three minutes. Testers tell... more »
March 14, 2012 11:18 AM
Children may be helping child pornographers by taking pictures of themselves. Dozens of men in Colorado are now facing federal charges in connection with international porn operations.
Colorado Springs Police Sgt. Bill DeHart told News 5, "It's happening all over the world and on and on and on."
... more »
February 28, 2012 1:53 PM
El Paso County Public Health will close two of its Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) centers in Colorado Springs by May 1. Clients and staff of the two locations will relocate to Public Health's main offices at 1675 W. Garden of the Gods Road. The move is designed to save... more »
February 23, 2012 3:20 AM
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... more »
February 22, 2012 8:52 PM
Friends and family members are shedding more light on a double shooting in El Paso County. A man and woman were found dead last night at a home on Chieftan Dr. near Marksheffel and Bradley Rd.
The El Paso County Sheriff's office is not yet releasing the names of... more »
November 30, 2011 8:39 PM
One woman is in the hospital with serious injuries after crashing her car at the Powers and Old Ranch Road intersection in Briargate right before 6 am on Wednesday.
The intersection looks like many across the Springs, but in recent months, it's been the site of several crashes and... more »
November 26, 2011 6:17 AM
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... more »
November 19, 2011 10:25 AM
Samaritans Purse is hoping to touch 8.5 million kids worldwide with a shoe box filled with school supplies, toys, and hygiene items during their 18th annual Operation Christmas Child fundraiser.
There are around two dozen locations across Pueblo and Colorado Springs that are collection sites for the boxes. Volunteers... more »
November 18, 2011 11:38 PM
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... more »
November 18, 2011 12:28 PM
DENVER (AP) - More than 100 foster children in Colorado are being adopted into permanent homes. Adoption ceremonies are being held around the state on Friday to coincide with National Adoption Day. In Denver, the adoptions of 51 children are being formalized.
Six children will be adopted in Grand Junction.... more »
October 31, 2011 6:19 AM
ATLANTA (AP) - Researchers say the children of military parents deployed overseas are more than twice as likely to carry a weapon, join a gang or be involved in fights. And that includes the daughters.
The new study is considered the first of its kind to focus on those... more »
October 16, 2011 12:31 PM
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... more »
October 12, 2011 2:05 PM
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... more »
August 7, 2011 7:43 PM
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.... more »
August 7, 2011 3:44 PM
BROOKLYN PARK, Md. (AP) - Neighbors say a couple and their two teenage children lived in the Maryland home where four people were found shot to death.
Anne Arundel County Police did not immediately identify the people found in the home Sunday, though Lt. J.D. Batten did say a... more »
August 5, 2011 6:03 AM
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... more »
August 2, 2011 1:33 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Authorities in southeastern Kentucky say 20 people have been sent to hospitals for treatment after a tear gas grenade exploded in a boy's hand while three children played with it in a home.
The grenade created a powdery cloud, and caused injuries including burning eyes,... more »
July 30, 2011 8:23 PM
"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... more »
July 27, 2011 7:03 PM
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... more »
July 27, 2011 1:10 PM
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... more »
July 19, 2011 8:28 AM
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - Investigators in Oregon are trying to figure out what led up to the discovery of a woman and her four children in their burning home. Each had been stabbed.
Police believe the father stabbed them and set fire to the house. Fifty-one-year-old Jordan Criado is... more »
June 10, 2011 8:18 AM
WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (AP) - A woman has been arrested after a car was stolen with two young children inside and crashed into a house.
The woman fled the scene and was arrested several blocks away.
The children were not injured.
Police say the parents of the... more »
June 1, 2011 6:26 PM
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... more »
June 1, 2011 6:03 PM
Mountain Metropolitan Transit, the bus service for the City of Colorado Springs, is offering summer discounts to children age 6 to 18 in the community. As part of the Summer Haul Pass program, local kids can ride any bus all summer long for just $20.
The "haul pass" comes... more »
May 29, 2011 8:49 AM
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... more »
May 23, 2011 2:26 PM
We have more on the discovery of two dead children found in a Castle Rock home this morning.
Castle Rock Police say a woman called around 7:30 am saying she was going to commit suicide. When the dispatcher asked if there were children in the home, the woman said... more »
May 19, 2011 1:12 PM
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... more »
February 18, 2011 6:27 PM
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... more »
February 18, 2011 5:33 PM
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.... more »
February 18, 2011 5:15 PM
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... more »
February 11, 2011 1:17 AM
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... more »
February 1, 2011 9:47 AM
The Woodland Park Police Department has entered into a new partnership to help missing and exploited children.
WPPD joined a program called NCMEC which incorporates its 911 call center policies to better handle these cases.
The program uses training to help make sure affected children have the best... more »
January 27, 2011 8:26 PM
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.... more »
January 25, 2011 10:39 AM
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.
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January 8, 2011 12:52 PM
LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Police say they're have arrested a gunman after he fired on officers and holed up in a Lakewood home for more than five hours with a woman and three young children.
The Lakewood police dispatch office says the man opened fire shortly after police arrived... more »
January 3, 2011 1:28 PM
Pueblo West will soon have an office of Women, Infants and Children or WIC. The program serves the nutritional needs of young families and many do not know they qualify.
The grand opening of the Pueblo West office will happen January 19 from 4 to 8 p.m. The office... more »
December 21, 2010 1:34 PM
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.... more »
December 16, 2010 5:49 PM
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a Colorado man who sexually abused children at a school in Haiti he founded also threatened to kill a prosecutor.
Authorities cited the alleged threat in court papers Thursday as they argued Douglas Perlitz of Eagle, Colo., should be sent to... more »
December 11, 2010 1:28 PM
CITRONELLE, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say they have found human remains believed to be the daughter of an Alabama man already charged with murder in the girl's death.
Mobile Police Maj. Kara Rose says search teams found the remains at 9 a.m. Saturday in Alabama, just half an hour... more »
December 9, 2010 6:04 PM
The Salvation Army is hoping you can help make the holidays brighter for hundreds of children in need. They've kicked off their annual angel tree program at the Pueblo Mall and the Chapel Hills and Citadel Malls. If you would like to help, pick a name from the tree and... more »
December 1, 2010 5:08 PM
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... more »
November 1, 2010 10:21 PM
A little over a year ago, Gracie Packard's grandmother broke her hip and was admitted into Memorial Hospital North. When she and her brother discovered the hospital's library, they were thrilled to find a place where they could go to take their minds off things. To their dismay, however, the... more »
October 27, 2010 7:21 PM
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... more »
October 18, 2010 6:41 PM
There's no way around it, bullying is happening in our schools. But a new pilot program aims to put a stop to it one text message at a time. It's called Safe 2 Text and works just as Safe 2 Tell does. In addition to reporting a school threat via... more »
October 11, 2010 8:43 AM
A big Danish study says autism is more common in children who had jaundice at birth. But researchers say new parents shouldn't be alarmed because there's no evidence jaundice causes autism.
Researchers say it's possible that children genetically predisposed to autism might also be more vulnerable to jaundice.
... more »
October 7, 2010 4:08 PM
A new study reveals African American boys may be at particular risk for food allergies.
The National Institutes of Health survey included data on antibody levels that would flag allergies to peanuts, milk, eggs and shrimp.
The odds of male black children having food allergies was more than... more »
October 6, 2010 9:42 AM
Autopsies are pending on a Colorado Springs woman and her 13-year-old twins who were found dead in their home.
The El Paso County coroner is expected to conduct the autopsies Wednesday.
Police are investigating the deaths of Rene Ogden and her two children as homicides. They say there... more »
October 1, 2010 9:27 PM
This weekend, there will be magic in the air as top notch pilots showcase their skills in the In Their Honor Colorado Springs Air Show.
The show recognizes the contributions of our military men and women and kicks off on Saturday, October 2 nd and continues until October 3... more »
September 30, 2010 4:34 PM
A new study reveals that one in four children with a food allergy is bullied because of it.
The report, from the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, finds the majority of these children were harassed more than once. Verbal abuse was the most common form of bullying.... more »
September 30, 2010 10:24 AM
Getting kids outside to enjoy nature is the goal of rangers at Cheyenne Mountain State Park in Colorado Springs. This Saturday, Oct. 2, has been designated No Child Left Inside Day and they've ramped-up the activities available for kids.
Try out archery with the Division Of Wildlife's Steve Lucero,... more »
September 30, 2010 8:31 AM
Researchers say a new study provides the first evidence that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is genetic. The study says ADHD kids are twice as likely to have missing or extra chromosomes than other children.
British researchers focused on a sequence of genes linked to brain development that has previously... more »
September 29, 2010 8:14 PM
Just Between Friends is a children's consignment event that allows parents to save big on all types of items.
Co-owner Melissa Meifert says you can expect to find, "Fifty to ninety percent off retail," and adds, "It's very easy to outfit your child for an entire season for... more »
September 24, 2010 8:17 AM
A relative says a woman who fatally shot three people and herself at a Seattle home was a grandmother who first killed her son-in-law, then two granddaughters and then wounded her daughter as the younger woman fled.
Police spokesman Sean Whitcomb says officers arrived at the scene about 1:30... more »