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1 year 7 months ago

Check for flood damage before buying a used car

The recent flooding prompts a warning from Don't get stuck with a flooded vehicle when looking for a used car. Flood-damaged cars are sometimes refurbished and resold to unsuspecting buyers. Look for musty or moldy odors, discolored carpeting, fogging inside headlamps, rust and flaking metal in the undercarriage, and...

2 years 10 months ago

Downed tree clean-up continues

Clean-up continues in the Sangre de Cristos on downed trees. Because of restrictions in wilderness areas, they're having to use handheld two-man saws in many areas, which requires each sawyer to be certified. We will have the latest today on News 5. -Lacey Steele Sent from my iPhone

2 years 11 months ago

Wind damages Pueblo property

Winds in Pueblo reached 63 miles per hour at one point Monday night into Tuesday morning, the same as tropical storm force winds. That left some damage in the city. Over on Goodnight Avenue near the City Park, a trampoline blew over onto a fence and tree. Neighbors say...

2 years 11 months ago

Wind takes its toll

Winds gusted to 65 miles an hour in the Pueblo area overnight. It made sleeping tough, but it was even harder on the trees. This tree at 29th and High in Pueblo was knocked down overnight. Part of it ended up in the street.

3 years 6 months ago

Recording damage from record rainfall

Record rainfall in El Paso County has city and county experts checking for damage around Colorado Springs. News 5's Weather Team says Wednesday's rainfall created an all-time precipitation record for September 14th. The Colorado Springs Airport recorded 4.5 inches of rain in a 24-hour span. Mike and Mike say...

3 years 8 months ago

Traffic trailer vandalized

Between Friday and Monday, a trailer owned by the Fountain Police Department was damaged and law enforcement authorities are looking for the culprit. The trailer monitors traffic speed and the number of vehicles that go by. It was parked in the 400 block of Harvest Moon. Someone smashed the...

3 years 9 months ago

President Obama on his way to Joplin Missouri

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is on his way to Missouri to see the destruction caused by the massive tornado a week ago today. In Joplin, Obama will meet with survivors and officials and attend a memorial service for those killed by the storm. He'll also make brief remarks.

4 years 2 weeks ago

Huerfano Courthouse closed due to tower damage

Court and probation operations at the Huerfano County Courthouse in Walsenburg have been suspended because of safety concerns. On Friday some large sections of rock broke loose and fell from the courthouse tower. State officials from the Judicial Department and State Office of Risk Management are in the process...

4 years 3 months ago

Engineers inspect metrodome roof

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Engineering crews are inspecting damage done to the Metrodome when its roof collapsed over the weekend. And the stadium's owners expect word before the end of the day on whether it can be repaired for next Monday's Minnesota Vikings game. A spokesman for the Metropolitan Sports...

4 years 6 months ago

Hurricane Karl a major storm

Forecasters say Hurricane Karl has grown into a major storm today as it takes aim at Mexico's Gulf Coast near ports and oil installations. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Karl has grown with surprising speed into a powerful Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds near 120...

4 years 6 months ago

$900k available to protect water in fire zones

The state will provide up to $900,000 to help protect water supplies because of damage from two major wildfires. Gov. Bill Ritter issued an executive order Thursday making the money available through grants to Larimer and Boulder counties and non-profits working with them. The fires destroyed nearly 170 homes...

4 years 7 months ago

Wildfire burning near Fort Collins

A 400-acre wildfire is burning across brush and grassland near the northern Colorado town of Livermore, about 15 miles northwest of Fort Collins. It was reported late Sunday morning. There was no immediate word on the cause. No damage or injuries have been reported, and no evacuations have...

4 years 7 months ago

Beef? Chicken? Squirrel?

Jed Clampett would approve--but animal rights activists in London are horrified. A grocery store there has begun selling squirrel meat. The little rodents are killed by farmers because they cause damage. The store owner says the squirrels are killed anyway, and their bodies buried or incinerated. This provides...

4 years 7 months ago

Flash flooding hits Virginia Beach

A fast moving storm system flooded parts of eastern Virginia Thursday. The streets of Virginia Beach looked like lakes. The flash floods stranded drivers and forced officials to close area roads. The storm passed though and now residents are now trying to clean up the mess.

4 years 8 months ago

Smog linked to heart cell death

A new study finds smog may cause cell death in the heart. Air pollution has been linked to cardiovascular disease -- but it's hard to narrow down which chemicals are responsible. This study looked at ozone -- a gas that protects the earth from the sun's radiation and...

4 years 8 months ago

Dam fails in Iowa floods

Flooding from the Maquoketa River after an eastern Iowa dam failed has damaged dozens of homes and businesses, causing millions of dollars in damage in Monticello, a city official said Sunday. The Lake Delhi dam failed Saturday as rising floodwater from the Maquoketa River ate a 30-foot-wide hole in...

4 years 8 months ago

Researchers: Hair dyes can damage immune system

Researchers in Denmark are warning that hair dye products may be more dangerous than first thought. Danish researchers said that after numerous tests of common supermarket permanent hair dye products they found that they can cause an allergic reaction and even harm the user's immune system. The lead researcher says...

4 years 8 months ago

Vandals rip BP's name from Colorado awning

Vandals ripped BP's name from the awning of the Durango Arts Center in an apparent protest against the company. Center Director Sheri Rochford Figgs says the nonprofit arts organization will have to replace the entire awning following the vandalism last week. The awning has the names of various donors...

4 years 9 months ago

White House and BP negotiate compensation fund

The White House says BP appears willing to establish a multibillion-dollar compensation fund for people and companies damaged by the Gulf oil spill. President Barack Obama demanded that the oil company set up a independent compensation fund. And presidential spokesman Bill Burton told reporters the White House and BP...

4 years 9 months ago

Ohio tornado damage: $100M

Officials say the northwest Ohio tornado that killed seven people over the weekend left behind at least $100 million in damage. At a news conference in devastated Lake Township on Monday, Wood County emergency management director Brad Gilbert also said that at least 100 homes were destroyed or severely...

4 years 9 months ago

Hail damage last week estimated at $70 million

The Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association reports $70 million in damage from a hail and windstorm that hit Colorado last week. So far, approximately 13,600 auto and homeowners insurance claims filed. The storm included baseball-sized hail and high winds that damaged homes and cars around Brighton, Commerce City and...

4 years 9 months ago

Anniversary of Pueblo's "Great Flood of 1921"

It's the 89th anniversary of the worst natural disaster in the history of Pueblo. We're talking about the Great Flood of 1921. "It was so devastating," said Deborah Espinosa, Director of El Pueblo Museum. It happened on June 3, 1921. Streets in downtown Pueblo were flooded. The Arkansas River overflowed,...

4 years 10 months ago

Wind wreaks havoc, causes damage

Hurricane-force wind gusts take their toll on trees, buildings, and people's patience. A barn roof on Sagecreek Road in El Paso County is ripped off the structure. Then it hits the nearby garage, and breaks a window. "The pets are safe, the house is fine every body's fine....

4 years 10 months ago

Wind proves troublesome

The heavy winds Saturday fanned grass fires, knocked off tree limbs severely damaged a large steel building in Colorado Springs. Several trains were stopped on the tracks through downtown after an entire wall of a steel heating and air conditioning building was blown outward onto the track. The...

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