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1 year 5 months ago

Local Marine awarded for heroism

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - A Marine Corps Corporal from Florence, Colorado was one of five Marines to be awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal on Monday for their heroism in rescuing comrades trapped aboard a crashed MV-22 Osprey during a training mission in Morocco last April. Cpl. Steve...

1 year 7 months ago

New information released in hostage situation

Florence Police have charged 26-year-old Nicholas Colleary Hiltz in the hostage situation and burglary at a gas station early Monday morning. The stand-off closed down main roads in Florence and delayed nearby schools opening for two hours. Florence police responded to a burglary alarm at 5:00am at the Kwik...

2 years 1 month ago

Florence celebrates its 125 birthday!

It's a huge celebration in Florence as the city celebrates 125 years. Pioneer Park was full of balloons, bouncy houses, and lots of fun activities for all ages. From face painting, to rock climbing, they say the celebration was about fun and getting together for a good meal, but it's...

2 years 9 months ago

Ariz. AG to look into sheriff misconduct claims

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) - An embattled Arizona sheriff says the state's top prosecutor has agreed to conduct a comprehensive independent investigation into allegations made against him and his office. Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu asked the Gila County sheriff's office and that county attorney's office earlier Tuesday to look into...

2 years 11 months ago

Florence celebrates State Championship

The town of Florence is celebrating today after their high school football team claimed the 2A State Championship. The team, the band and the cheerleaders all took a victory lap Friday afternoon down Main Street to celebrate their achievement. The Huskies beat Bayfield in a blizzard last Saturday by...

3 years 1 month ago

Missing da Vinci may soon be uncovered

CHICAGO - New technology being developed in the United States could help solve one of the great art mysteries of all time. A lost Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece, in Italy, could finally be uncovered all thanks to a new device developed in Chicago. In 1505, da Vinci began creating...

3 years 2 months ago

Update: Florence bank robbery

Florence Police are looking for a suspect after a bank robbery this afternoon. It happened around 5 this afternoon at the Pueblo Federal Credit Union on South Pikes Peak Street in Florence. Police say the man entered the bank before putting a stocking over his face in the...

3 years 2 months ago

Reports of a bank robbery in Florence

Viewers in Florence are reporting to us that they've gotten a reverse 911 call about a bank robbery in town. Florence Police would not confirm the reports, but did schedule a news conference for 7:30 p.m. at the police department. We have a crew heading to the scene, we'll...

3 years 2 months ago

Supermax inmate dies

A 73 year old inmate at the Supermax prison in Florence has died in his cell. Leroy Schweitzer was found unresponsive in his cell Tuesday morning. Efforts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful. A statement released by Bureau of Prisons says that Schweitzer's death appears to have been from natural causes....

3 years 2 months ago

A priceless recovery

At first, Jim Huffman didn't realize he'd lost it. It wasn't until he'd returned home from dropping off his newspapers in the recycling bin that he noticed his wedding band was missing. At 84 years old, Huffman has celebrated two 25 year anniversaries. His first wife died years ago...

3 years 5 months ago

Bridge on Highway 115 to close for repairs

The Colorado Department of Transportation will close Highway 115 at the Arkansas River Bridge near Florence for about two-and-a-half weeks. Beginning on Monday, June 13, the bridge will be closed to through traffic between U.S. 50 near Penrose and State Highway 120. The bridge, located about two miles east...

3 years 7 months ago

Florence celebrates Royal Wedding

Main street in the small town of Florence, Colorado is all a buzz about the upcoming Royal Wedding. Local shop owners have dressed the streets with a ''Bit of the Brit'' in honor of the Royal family and their big day. British flags, food,wedding gowns and silver tea...

3 years 7 months ago

Sinking stadium closed in Florence

Husky Stadium at Florence High School is now closed. Engineers say that the facility is no longer safe to use. The stands themselves along with a barrier wall that holds the stadium back off the track is beginning to slip forward. "They really don't want to put anyone in...

3 years 10 months ago

Florence inmate convicted in U.S. Court

An inmate at the federal prison complex at Florence was found guilty today of assaulting an officer with a weapon. Timothy Young, 52, an inmate at the Administrative Maximum Security institution was found guilty today by a jury on a charge of assault on a federal officer with a...

3 years 11 months ago

Walkaway captured in Pueblo

An inmate who walked away from a federal prison camp in Florence Wednesday has been captured in Pueblo. Robert Muzny, a minimum security inmate serving time for a drug conviction, walked away Wednesday from the federal prison complex south of Florence. He was arrested last night in Pueblo and...

4 years 4 months ago

Arrest in gruesome murder case

News First 5 has confirmed the arrest of a Penrose man in connection with the murder of a Florence woman. Rebecca Magallanes' torso was found back in November out in Custer County. It took months to figure out who she was. The District Attorney in Canon City, Thom LeDoux,...

4 years 4 months ago

Service set for Fremont County baby

5 month old Destine Warren will be remembered by family and friends Monday at 2 p.m. at Praise Community Church in Florence. Destine died earlier this week from a medical condition. Renne and Richard Warren are waiting to get their other children back following an investigation into Destine's death....

4 years 5 months ago

Snow melt raising Arkansas River levels

As the weather heats up in Fremont County, the Arkansas River has gotten noticeably bigger and more powerful. "There's a lot more debris than we've seen in a while." says Canon City resident Dawn Cotter. While residents are used to the summer flooding, they say this year may be...

4 years 7 months ago

Information sought in murder of Florence woman

Police are looking for clues surrounding the mysterious death of a Florence woman, who was found dismembered at a campground in the next county. Canon City Police still have more questions than answers, partly because the 44-year old woman didn't have many friends. An autopsy showed Rebecca Magallanes' body was...

4 years 7 months ago

Dismembered body identified

Investigators have now identified a body, found dismembered in a remote area of eastern El Paso County. The body was located at a camp ground, back on November 24. Authorities say the woman has been identified as 44-year-old Rebecca Magallanes, of Florence. They were able to make the identification...

4 years 8 months ago

Judge keeps Supermax inmate's lawsuit alive

A judge says a federal inmate who killed at least two other inmates and a correctional officer can proceed with a lawsuit challenging his placement in solitary confinement. Thomas Silverstein has been in the federal prison system since 1978 following a conviction for an armed bank robbery. He has...

4 years 9 months ago

3-time state champ is "Athlete of the Week"

The Colorado High School Wrestling Championships over the weekend provided plenty of excitement. The tourney also provided this week's "Loaf ‘N Jug High School Athlete of the Week." Senior Matt Addington from Florence beat Caleb Wyatt from Hotchkiss to win the 3A 160 pound state championship on Saturday. That...

4 years 10 months ago

Search suspended for missing Florence woman

Florence Police say they have suspended their search for missing Florence resident Beth Rice. Rice was reported missing on Sunday, by her family. Since then, crews from across Southern Colorado have aided in the search for her. Search crews had been focusing their efforts along the Arkansas River. That...

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