February 7, 2013 9:10 PM
The El Paso County Health Department confirms mealworms or weevils were found inside soup being served to students during lunch inside Harrison High School Wednesday.
The school has already sent out letters to parents notifying them about the incident. Now, the investigation begins to find out how this happened.... more »
August 23, 2012 7:26 PM
BRENHAM, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas high school football player is hospitalized in intensive care after suffering a stroke. Senior Brenham defensive back and receiver Justin Davis is recovering from surgeries to ease pressure from brain swelling. Brenham athletic director and football coach Glen West said Davis is in... more »
June 19, 2012 6:30 AM
LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a wildfire that has charred nearly 92 square miles in northern Colorado since it began 10 days ago is now 50 percent contained. Firefighters faced dangerous conditions across much of the Rocky Mountain region Monday, as they toiled in hot, dry weather to battle... more »
March 26, 2012 6:54 AM
Be careful when you're outdoors this week. The fire danger is incredibly high because of the warm temperatures and high wind.
The National Weather Service forecasters say high temperatures could raise the fire danger along the Front Range and Colorado plains this week.
The brush and other potential... more »
March 15, 2012 7:40 PM
It was all about rifles, clean lines, and timing at Centennial High School.
Thursday, seven teams competed in the Drew Dix Regional Drill Meet.
Teams competed in regulation and exhibition drills, as well as color guard. Regulation drills require certain movements, whereas teams can choose what they do during... more »
February 28, 2012 7:42 AM
CHARDON, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a student wounded in an Ohio school shooting has been declared brain dead, the second reported fatality. Hugh Shannon, administrator at the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office, says officials received the word early this morning about Russell King Jr. Shannon says the office is... more »
January 16, 2012 8:17 AM
There is no easing of gasoline prices this January like we usually see. Triple A says both gasoline and crude oil prices are at historic highs for this time of year. It says the national average for regular gas rose four cents a gallon last week to $3.39 -- up... more »
November 18, 2011 12:43 PM
The Colorado Department of Transportation has just issued a High Wind Restriction on I-25 From Colorado Springs over Monument Hill for light, empty and high profile vehicles. You can learn more about this restriction on the CDOT website at; http://www.cotrip.org/roadConditions.htm more »
July 3, 2011 3:57 PM
Drug rehabilitation counselors want parents to know about a dangerous substance their children may be experimenting with: herbal incense. Counselors say so called fake pot products are highly addictive and could be more dangerous than real marijuana.
We found video on YouTube showing a teenager smoking incense to get... more »
February 21, 2011 8:21 PM
Religious freedom versus school safety. It's a hot topic right now at Pueblo County High School. The principal says students cannot wear rosaries to school, because they're considered a gang symbol. However, some believe this may be violating the students' constitutional rights.
For Catholics the rosary is a string... more »
February 21, 2011 2:09 PM
Students at Pueblo County High School aren't allowed to wear rosaries on the outside of their clothing. Last week, the principal told students to tuck them in or remove them because they're considered a gang-related item.
School District 70 doesn't have any policies banning rosaries, but Pueblo County High... more »
January 5, 2011 3:24 PM
Here are the top ten worst intersections in Pueblo according to the City of Pueblo Transportation Division. The data is from 2009 which is the most recent available. The city ranks the intersections based on the number of accidents.
1. Highway 50 & Elizabeth St.
2. Highway 50... more »
November 11, 2010 2:27 PM
What would grandma say? The same nutmeg you sprinkle on eggnog, or use in a pie recipe--is being used by some young people as a drug. Doctors say two to seven table spoons of nutmeg can cause people to hallucinate. But what some curious kids don't realize, it can also... more »
October 8, 2010 8:42 AM
Residents of Miami who live near the beach are driving through flooded streets on Friday.
Not a drop of rain has fallen from the sky--instead, the flooding was caused by unusually high tides that combined with high winds.
Besides the street flooding, beach erosion is reported. more »
September 29, 2010 2:09 PM
Central and Centennial meet up this Friday in what's become the oldest high school football rivalry west of the Mississippi. Of course, we're talking about the Bell Game! Central High School says it has sold out of student tickets, but adult tickets are still available. The school says it will... more »
September 9, 2010 8:46 AM
It's the last thing fire managers in Boulder County want to hear--wind gusts in the range of 50-miles an-hour are forecast for the foothills around Boulder this evening.
The Fourmile Canyon Wildfire exploded from a spark into an inferno that leveled more than 100 homes in conditions similar to... more »
September 9, 2010 8:40 AM
Authorities say a wildfire that has destroyed at least 135 homes in the foothills west of Boulder and driven thousands out of their homes is about 10 percent contained.
The roughly 6,200-acre fire that started Monday has become one of the most destructive blazes in Colorado history. Its toll... more »
September 2, 2010 9:54 AM
Breast cancer awareness bracelets have been banned at a South Dakota high school.
The bracelets read "I Love Boobies".
While some school districts are allowing students to wear them inside out, Baltic High school is taking a zero tolerance approach.
"If you're supporting a cause then what... more »
August 20, 2010 2:02 PM
New research indicates that the death rate soars for binge drinkers when the also have high blood pressure.
Scientists at Yonsei University College of Medicine in Seoul, South Korea found the risk of cardiovascular death in men with a blood pressure of at least 168 over 100 was three... more »
August 12, 2010 5:57 PM
Doctors want to warn parents about a poisonous plant teens are eating to get high. It's called Datura stramonium, but it's better known as jimson weed. In Pueblo, there have been a few cases where kids ate the plant and ended up in the emergency room. "Most parents don't know... more »
August 10, 2010 8:50 PM
She reached speeds up to 100 miles an hour and police trailed her for a good portion of her 100 mile chase. It all started with a 14 year old girl skipping out on her $35 gas bill. Early Tuesday morning a report came into highway patrol about a female... more »
July 21, 2010 6:36 PM
A new internet craze could be leading your children down a dangerous path. It's called i-dosing. Kids are downloading music files, that claim to make them feel like they're high. Anyone can download these audio files to their iPod or MP3 player. The makers say it's a safe and legal... more »
July 21, 2010 11:21 AM
Here's what I'm working on today. A new internet craze could be leading your children down a dangerous path. It's called i-dosing. Kids are going online and downloading audio files that claim to alter your mood--the same way you might feel if you used prescription medication or illegal drugs.
... more »
June 11, 2010 3:15 PM
A 22-year-old man accused of posing as a teenager to become a high school basketball star in Texas pleaded not guilty to the six felony charges.
A spokesman for Guerdwich Montimer's attorney said Friday that Montimer waived his arraignment and entered not guilty pleas. Montimer is accused of two... more »
June 9, 2010 7:57 PM
The City of Pueblo is restricting public access to the Arkansas river. The water's running so high it's now starting to soak properties in the county. The river has flooded a few fields along 29th lane by Highway-96. Homeowner Bill Keyser says the water's also flooded several basements in the... more »
May 22, 2010 6:12 PM
Firefighters in Colorado Springs are mopping up a small fire that burned the landscaping at the Lowe's on New Center Point near Powers and Constitution.
The dry windy weather has elevated the fire danger to high on Saturday. Two brush trucks and a standard pump engine were dispatched to... more »
May 7, 2010 6:26 PM
Los Angeles schoolgirls have been complaining for months to deputies patrolling transit lines about a man who allegedly had fondled, groped and felt them up while they road buses to and from school.
Deputies have been searching high and low for the man.
Thursday morning the manhunt ended... more »
May 3, 2010 12:45 PM
Some countries have already banned this substance, because they're afraid of the health effects. In the United States it remains legal because it's sold as an incense.
It's not marijuana, but it looks very similar, and have been called names such as Pep Spice, Diamond Spice, and Diesel Spice.... more »
May 2, 2010 10:52 AM
After surviving two car crashes, Rahsahn Smith lives in constant pain. His partner suffers from multiple sclerosis. They say their chiropractor and cannabis are the only things that help them cope. "Cannabis, honestly, it relieves the pain. It does. It doesn't completely take it away, but it soothes it to... more »
April 30, 2010 1:30 PM
Colorado Springs Police reported Friday morning that there was an armed robbery at Mission Trace Shopping Center. A Key Bank branch was robbed. Officers reported the suspect is a black man, about 30 years old, wearing a black hoodie, gray hat and white gloves.
Sierra High School nearby was... more »
April 9, 2010 11:43 AM
If you're in Pueblo today keep your eyes open for something strange-looking on the road. The Pueblo railway museum is moving a high-speed air cushioned vehicle, which is basically a big hovercraft, from the Weisbrod Aircraft Musesum near the airport to the railway museum on D St. This hovercraft which... more »
March 8, 2010 12:55 PM
East High School in Pueblo was on heightened security status briefly Monday morning based on a possible threat that came through a national program called Safe to Tell.
Based on that information East High was on "lock in" status for a couple of hours. That means students can only... more »
February 25, 2010 3:25 PM
Cesar Chavez Academy and Dolores Huerta Preparatory High will remain on partial lock down Thursday and Friday, according to a top school official. Last Friday the school received a threat of violence and contacted the Pueblo Police Department. "The threat was serious enough the police department said to heighten security,... more »
February 10, 2010 2:27 PM
The College Board's sixth annual AP® Report to the Nation, released Wednesday, reports that 20.1 percent of Colorado's public school students in the class of 2009 achieved an AP Exam score of 3 or higher during their high school years - a larger percentage than most other states in the... more »
February 5, 2010 1:55 PM
A Pueblo high school student is facing disciplinary action after bringing a gun to school.
Pueblo City Schools spokesman Greg Sinn confirmed Friday that a student at Central High School was caught at school with a handgun. The gun was not loaded and according to Sinn the student never... more »
February 4, 2010 7:18 PM
The head of the boards that govern the Cesar Chavez Network of schools resigned Thursday afternoon.
Dennis Fuerstein has been the head of the board for the last eight years. He resigned at a news conference, saying there has been so much controvery, it was necessary for him to... more »
February 4, 2010 3:07 PM
A Centennial administrator has been transferred months after an incident involving cheerleaders who were caught drinking alcohol at school. Three cheerleaders were caught with alcohol on November 20, but it appears they weren't immediately punished. In December Pueblo City Schools confirmed one school administrator had been placed on leave over... more »
January 20, 2010 2:10 PM
Alumni continue work on preserving the history of Pueblo's oldest high school. The Centennial High School Alumni Foundation is building a courtyard on the east end of Centennial High School on Montview Ave. The Gateway to the Legacy Project, as its called, will include more than 300 photos etched in... more »
December 8, 2009 5:51 PM
A school resource officer has been removed from Centennial High School. Pueblo Police say the officer caught three cheerleaders drinking alcohol at the school and didn't write them a ticket. Now, an administrator may also be in hot water. News First 5 has learned an administrator at Centennial High has... more »
October 29, 2009 12:15 PM
The planetarium at Centennial High School recently got a $250,000 upgrade. The school got a new projector system and roughly 60 interactive seats. Plus, they repainted the dome and upgraded the audio system. This is one of the biggest renovations since the planetarium opened in 1973. "We have had some... more »
October 16, 2009 12:21 PM
Centennial's school color is red, but on Friday morning students and teachers arrived at school and saw blue graffiti marked on the building.
School district workers spent the morning cleaning the high school's exterior walls. The graffiti was painted on the south and east end of the building.
... more »
October 14, 2009 12:20 PM
The next big thing in green building design might be to turn an existing idea on its side. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. recently installed a green wall the size of two tennis courts on one side of its headquarters.
Like green roofs - their perpendicular counterparts - green... more »
September 30, 2009 1:39 PM
Colorado's child poverty rate is among the fastest growing in the country, according to new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Also, among cities in the state, Pueblo has the highest child poverty rate at 30.6%.
"The implications of poverty on a child's life are widespread and long-lasting,"... more »
September 29, 2009 5:30 PM
In Pueblo, tickets are on sale for Friday's Bell game--a fierce rivalry between the Central Wildcats and the Centennial Bulldogs. The teams will face-off for the 109th time in what's known as the oldest high school football rivalry west of the Mississippi. The teams compete for victory and the coveted... more »