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 »
October 16, 2012 7:31 PM
New details today in the death of a Fowler man. We've learned that Byron Griffy died from a gunshot wound to his head. We spoke to those at the Otero County Sheriff Office who are investigating along with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.
Family members found Byron Griffy dead... more »
October 9, 2012 5:32 PM
Fall means many things: cooler weather, apple cider, and pumpkins!
Family outings in the fall are a tradition for many, whether they're winding their way through a corn maze or picking out that special pumpkin. Little Maggio Carnes of Pueblo took his first trip out to Pantaleo Farms with his... more »
July 29, 2012 6:10 PM
Fire destroyed a home in Pueblo this weekend.
The flames were so intense, they caused some damage to a neighbor's home on West 13th Street.
"It was one of the scariest things ever," said Jeremy Bravo, a next door neighbor. "You think that you're going to lose everything."... more »
July 27, 2012 7:51 AM
FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) - Fort Carson is renaming its soldier family care clinic in honor of a combat medic from Nebraska who was killed in Iraq in 2005. The clinic will be formally named the Pfc. Eric P. Woods Soldier Family Care Center on Friday. Woods was assigned to... more »
June 11, 2012 5:08 AM
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a 69-year-old man in southwestern Colorado who was angered over an inheritance killed two family members and then himself. The bodies of William Decker, his 67-year-old sister Billie Decker, and her 40-year-old son Robert Decker were found Friday. La Plata County Sheriff's investigators said... more »
June 9, 2012 7:11 PM
Chalk drawing, music, and more!
It was fun for all ages at the Family Arts Festival in Pueblo.
The Sangre de Cristo Arts Center holds the festival as the opening event for 40 Fairy Tale Days of Summer.
Saturday kids got to dance and meet some of their... more »
April 3, 2012 7:24 PM
The gusting winds overnight aggravated a chimney fire and causing it to spread until it consumed most of a Colorado Springs family's home in Rockrimmon. The fire started at around 3:00 in the 6000 block of Red Hill Circle.
The fire department dispatched nearly 60 fire fighters and over... more »
April 3, 2012 6:54 AM
A home has been destroyed by a fire in Colorado Springs. It started around 3 a.m. in the 6000 block of Red Hill Circle. That's near Rockrimmon. Fire crews say it could have started from the chimney in the home.
By the time crews arrived, the house was a... more »
February 17, 2012 8:22 AM
CROSS CITY, Fla. (AP) - It's a generational thing: Deputies in Florida say a man, his daughter and his grandson, along with a fourth person said to be a family relative, are accused of working together to manufacture methamphetamine.
Dixie County Sheriff's officials say 54-year-old Allen J. Brannin, his... more »
December 29, 2011 8:32 AM
NEW YORK (AP) - The family of the Brooklyn woman torched in her building's elevator is speaking up a day before her funeral.
Her adult children are holding a news conference Thursday to discuss the sudden, horrific death of Deloris Gillespie.
The 73-year-old died on Dec. 17 after... more »
November 26, 2011 11:05 AM
During the December 2nd weekend, around 50 cast members compromising of both faculty and students from the Colorado Stings Conservatory are teaming up the Colorado Springs Chamber Orchestra to put on the 10th annual "Amahl and the Night Visitors" one act opera.
Several students and faculty sang and played... 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 2:16 PM
Today and Sunday about a half dozen Alpacas are on display cooing at the Black Forest Community Club in Black Forest at the Alpaca Holiday Extravaganza.
Kids, parents and those just curious about the animals are welcome to come and pet them, learn about them and even have the... more »
November 12, 2011 10:45 AM
Over 200 hundred vendors are showcasing their products at the 2011 13th Annual Holiday Festival this weekend at the Freedom Financial Services Expo Center in Colorado Springs.
There is everything from gourmet foods to children's toys and clothes. Many Colorado-based vendors are there, too.
Mark Ludy is a... more »
November 11, 2011 1:22 AM
Come see the Firefighters vs. Colorado Springs Law Enforcement face off in a battle on the ice.
It's the 4th annual "Guns 'n Hoses" sled hockey charity game, which is sponsored by the Colorado Springs Sled Hockey Association (CSSHA).
The goal of the game is to raise funds... more »
November 4, 2011 8:58 PM
This December marks the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
On Saturday, November 5th, in Colorado Springs and in Pueblo, we will will honor the many men and women who served in the armed forces with the Veterans Day Parade.
Eight Pearl Harbor Survivors will be... more »
October 15, 2011 10:31 AM
The Colorado Springs Cool Science Festival kicks off today with a blast! The carnival, which is held at UCCS, gets going at 9am with a day filled with activities, live demos, and much, much more.
Get to see rockets launch, participate in nature walks, and witness (controlled) explosions. There's... more »
September 18, 2011 1:16 PM
It's the last day for the Folk Art Festival at the Rock Ledge Ranch.
165 vendors come from all over the nation to sell their handmade goods.
There's everything from food to face painting and clothing to furniture.
Where: Rock Ledge Ranch Address: 30th Street & Gateway Road,... more »
September 11, 2011 1:52 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - Family members who've been reading the names of loved ones who died on 9/11 during today's ceremony at the World Trade Center site have been adding personal memories and tributes. Nicholas Gorki, whose mother was still pregnant with him on that day, read the name of... more »
September 10, 2011 3:12 PM
MONTROSE, Colo. (AP) - Friends and family plan to host a benefit dinner to raise scholarship funds in memory of a Denver woman killed in the Sept. 11 attacks.
Thirty-three-year-old Kathleen "Kit" Faragher was on the 106th floor of the World Trade Center's north tower when it was struck... more »
September 10, 2011 11:30 AM
The 'What If' festival starts at 10 am, but presenters are setting up their tents gearing up for all the curious minds to come out and try out their hands-on demos.
The 'grab and go' 120 lb robot made by a team of students from Coronado High School placed... more »
September 4, 2011 4:12 PM
Here's a bright idea for a free, family fun over the Labor Day Weekend.
Once the sun goes down, they sky lights up around Memorial Park.
Tonight is the last night for the 2011 Balloon Glo, which has been a staple event of the Colorado Balloon Classic.
Pilots... more »
September 2, 2011 8:10 PM
Preparations are underway for the 37th Annual Labor Day Weekend Fine Arts and Crafts Festival in Manitou Springs.
The event runs from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday in Memorial Park. Admission is free and there will be live entertainment, prize drawings and fun activities... more »
August 20, 2011 6:21 PM
Colorado Springs Police continue their investigation to find the cause of a deadly shooting Friday afternoon. At around 5:30 Friday officers were dispatched to the 300 Block of East Las Vegas. When the arrived the found one man laying dead outside of a home and when they entered the home... more »
July 31, 2011 5:37 PM
In a press release from Betsy Burnside a spokesperson for the Arangio family, Ms Burnside conveyed the following statement regarding the Mira Loma shooting and the death of their own son Michael Arangio;
"The family of Michael Arangio asked me to express their deep heartfelt sorrow for the loss... 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 »
June 18, 2011 6:50 AM
Yes, it's time for Springs Spree!
This year marks the 34th year for the annual family fun festival taking place in Memorial Park this weekend. There will be free music across three stages, foods from all over the world, and many other fun activities.
We will be going live... more »
April 17, 2011 1:34 PM
DENVER (AP) - A movie opening in Denver this week documents the different ways that families who lost loved ones at Columbine have coped with their loss.
Five years in the making, the film "13 Families" is the work of Nicole Corbin, Steve LuKanic, and Mark Katchur. Corbin and... more »
April 3, 2011 10:28 AM
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - State troopers have asked engineers to examine why a fire erupted after a head-on collision west of Durango that killed three people and left two others with serious burns.
The Durango Herald reports engineers from Toyota and from an insurance company are expected to investigate... more »
March 20, 2011 1:12 PM
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - President Barack Obama is playing tourist today in Brazil. He's visited Rio's brilliant beaches and a notorious shantytown, where he played soccer with some children at a community center. First lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Sasha and Malia got involved, too, kicking a ball... 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 »
January 18, 2011 11:00 PM
A devastating fire Monday morning in Colorado Springs leaves 44-year-old Tom Sabino with burns to his face, arms, side and legs. Tom ran back into the burning home on Chesham Circle to get his 10-year-old son, Tyler. Tom's other son, Sal, suffered buns when he put out the fire on... more »
December 14, 2010 9:59 PM
Josiah Mendoza had a face that could light up a room. The 3-year-old boy from Pueblo died in a fire Monday night. The Pueblo Fire Department says the boy was playing with matches in the bedroom and caught the mattress on fire.
Tuesday, Josiah's family gathered to grieve. Family... more »
December 1, 2010 7:59 PM
The future of a charter school in Pueblo is uncertain. On Tuesday, the Pueblo City Schools board of education voted 3-2 not to extend a contract with the Youth and Family Academy or YAFA. YAFA is a school for at risk students. It's one of five schools in Pueblo under... more »
November 8, 2010 5:05 PM
The family of a man found shot to death last month is pleading with the public to help find his killer. Stephan Wilson was found dead in his Rockrimmon condominium on October 1, two weeks prior to what would have been his 33rd birthday.
"He was someone that had... more »
November 1, 2010 8:27 AM
DENVER (AP) - A Washington state man has been sentenced to five years' probation for threatening the family of a Colorado abortion doctor shortly after a Kansas abortion doctor was murdered.
Donald Hertz of Spokane, Wash., was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty in July.
Hertz was accused of... more »
October 18, 2010 10:03 AM
Cats, dogs and other pets with disabilities that would have once caused the animals to be euthanized are living longer lives, thanks to a growing industry that caters to their owners.
From canine chiropractors to companies that make wheelchairs designed for dogs, a segment of the $47 billion pet... more »
October 13, 2010 2:42 PM
The weekend forecast calls for gorgeous weather--perfect for getting outside and enjoying the beauty of Colorado.
Cheyenne Mountain State Park has two programs this weekend if you'd like to try something different.
On Saturday, Oct.16, at 1:00 p.m., learn the basics of operating a GPS and get some... more »
October 4, 2010 7:05 PM
Colorado Springs police say three bodies were found inside a home on Essex Lane Monday afternoon. That's near Academy and Constitution in the Wasson neighborhood.
Investigators say a man came home around 3:30 p.m. to find his wife dead. Officers found her two teenage children dead, in different rooms... more »
September 16, 2010 12:44 PM
Our stories about Fort Carson soldiers in Afghanistan are often bleak. Typically we report deployments, homecomings or attacks that leave our soldiers maimed, or worse.
Here's a definite change-of-pace--the routine at a military medical clinic at Camp Nathan Smith in Afghanistan has been shattered for the better, as soldiers... more »
September 16, 2010 11:15 AM
Temperatures are expected to be above normal through the weekend, giving us weather that's more summer-like than fall.
If you're looking to get outside, without going very far, check these events at Cheyenne Mountain State Park.
Saturday GPS and Geocaching , 10:00 a.m.
Meet... more »
September 16, 2010 9:29 AM
Authorities say 171 animals were seized from an Arizona trailer home that had no running water or litter boxes.
Authorities say a couple and their two teenage children were living in the home with the 152 cats and 19 dogs.
The Pinal County Animal Care and Control director... more »
September 3, 2010 8:34 PM
The New Mexico Supreme Court is allowing a family to sue because their son was hit in the head by a ball during batting practice before an Albuquerque Isotopes game. The court on Friday outlined a new legal standard in New Mexico for determining the liability of owners and operators... more »
August 26, 2010 2:50 PM
The Colorado State Fair officially kicks off in Pueblo this weekend, but tonight visitors can rides the carnival rides at a discounted price. Details are below, also scroll down to learn about gate admission and transportation. SNEAK PREVIEW NIGHT: The carnival will be open on Aug 26. from 5 p.m.... more »
August 20, 2010 1:19 PM
At today's memorial service John Ramsey talked about Lou Smit's integrity and faith in God and said Smit never stopped working on JonBenet's murder case. "I had the opportunity to visit Lou a few hours, shortly after he went into hospice and a week before he died," Ramsey told the... more »
August 10, 2010 8:06 AM
China says the death toll has jumped to 702 people, with more than 1,000 still missing in a landslide disaster in Gansu province.
Local government officials released the new death toll - up from 337 on Monday - at a news conference Tuesday.
The landslides hit a remote... more »
August 2, 2010 11:43 AM
The Texas Department of Public Safety says a fiery wrong-way crash killed five people in two vehicles, including four members of a Parker, Colorado family. They've been identified as Robert L. Behn, 45, his wife Lisa G. Behn, 48, their son Jordan, 18 and their daughter Morgan, 15.
DPS... more »
August 2, 2010 8:28 AM
A wrong-way driver is being blamed for a head-on crash that left the driver and a family of 4 in the other vehicle dead. The family was in an SUV with Colorado license plates.
The Texas Department of Public Safety in Childress says the crash happened around daybreak Sunday... more »
July 28, 2010 1:26 PM
A Pueblo West man reported missing has been found safe and returned to his family.
Joe Anthony Sanchez was last seen two weeks ago when he went for a drive. After photos of Sanchez were shown Tuesday by local media, and a description of his truck broadcast, his truck... more »
June 15, 2010 11:21 AM
The family classic, "E.T.: The Extraterrestrial," will be shown free in Bear Creek Regional Park June 24. Film will roll at dusk, around 8:30 p.m.
Bring blankets or lawn chairs for preferred seating and take in a fun, summer evening of outdoor theater in the park.
The movie... more »
April 28, 2010 11:19 AM
If you're anxious to get outside and enjoy the spring weather--you have a great opportunity this Saturday.
Fountain Creek Nature Center is holding a Family Fun Day. Explore the "Leave no Trace" campsite, dance with Plains Indian dancers or sample s'mores heated in a solar oven.
The day... more »
March 31, 2010 4:34 PM
A Colorado Springs family featured on News First won a national contest to promote physical activity sponsored by Primrose Schools. That means Children's Hospital in Denver will get $30,000.
"We are thrilled to announce the Lopez family as the winners of the Family Dance-off," said Jo Kirchner, President and... more »