So far this year, City of Colorado Springs has spent more than $500,000 to replace stolen copper wire being taken from street lights.
It's a growing problem for taxpayers, and a story News 5 has been following for years.
Both the City and Colorado Springs Utilities have had... more »
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - History is repeating itself in eastern Congo. Rebels supported by Rwanda are on the march. Civilians are fleeing. And hidden, higher powers appear to be taking sides. Congo and Rwanda have been at this stage before; first in 1996, then in 1998, also in 2004 and... more »
A two mile stretch of Old Colorado City is dark after copper wire thieves strike again. This is a section of town that has seen a fair share of crime, and business owners worry that the cover of darkness might attract even more criminals and put their livelihoods at risk.
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Just last month 61 year old milk truck driver Billy Reed rolled his semi on I-25 near the Bijou exit. He later died. While the accident as a whole is still under investigation, there is at least one glaring problem we found on that road... lots of darkness. "All of... more »
Colorado Springs Police were notified by citizens who heard a loud crash around midnight Friday night and later noted a pick up truck on the median at Grand Cordera Parkway and Happy Meadows.
When officers arrived they found that besides the truck, they found what appeared to be a... more »
Colorado Springs Police have made breaks in a case regarding a number of copper thefts which have occurred all over the city. Following an extensive investigation with numerous suspects being identified Colorado Springs Police Detectives set up a surveillance operation in hopes of catching the suspects red handed. During operations,... more »
Business is heating up in Colorado's mountains as the temperatures keep rising at the lower elevations.
The Frisco/Copper Visitor Information Center has been getting in between 30 and 50 people an hour, the kind of numbers not seen since the recession. The center expects to set a record this... more »