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1 year 1 month ago

Morse recall campaign gets 16,000 signatures

State history was made on Monday: the Secretary of State confirms it's the first time enough signatures have been gathered to recall a state legislator. In light of recent gun control legislation recall organizers working to remove Senate President John Morse brought in more than double the number of...

1 year 2 months ago

Three arrested in Widefield murder case

Three people have been arrested in connection to the murder of 47-year-old Miguel Barajas of Widefield, including the victim's wife and daughter. Barajas was found dead in his home on February 13, 2013, after his daughter called 9-11 to report she had arrived at the house in the 100 block...

1 year 3 months ago

Edible pot treats pose problem for kids

April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month, and some doctors are pointing to Colorado's lax marijuana laws as potential risks for children. Doctors at Children's Hospital in Denver are reporting a significant increase in hospital visits due to kids getting their hands on marijuana treats like brownies. Between 2005 and...

1 year 4 months ago

Canon City movie theater facing possible closure

Modernizing has its costs; for one struggling old-timey movie theater in historic Canon City, it might cost them everything. They'll be shutting their doors for good if they can't generate enough money to transition from film to digital. Starting in September, movies will only be distributed digitally, forcing theaters to...

1 year 4 months ago

Drugs going missing in local hospitals

August 2009 was a terrifying time for the 5,000 patients who went through surgery at Rose Medical Center in Denver and the 12,000 patients who went through the Audubon Surgery Center in Colorado Springs. Former surgery technician Kristin Parker stole the painkiller fentanyl from patients, injected herself with the drug,...

1 year 4 months ago

CSPD ramping up patrols in 'No Man's Land'

No man's land: it's a little like the Bermuda Triangle. It's the space in between Old Colorado CIty and Manitou Springs where manicured streets and sidewalks just disappear. It's become a jurisdictional nightmare; it's not exactly patrol territory for Colorado Springs Police, Manitou Springs Police, or El Paso County Sheriff's...

1 year 5 months ago

Icy roads holding up travel

The flakes are flying and with temperatures dropping, it's getting icy in Colorado Springs-- so icy that as of 8:30 PM, police moved to 'cold reporting status'. Translation: if you're in an accident with no drugs, alcohol, or injuries, you have 72 hours to report it to police. A lot...

1 year 5 months ago

Three car collision in Colorado Springs

Police continue to clean up from a nasty crash after a head-on collision took out three vehicles on a residential street in Colorado Springs. It happened at the intersection of Murray Blvd & Galley Rd around 6:30 PM. Police say two cars were driving northbound on Murray, one behind the...

1 year 6 months ago

Fremont County DMV, Treasury Burglarized

The Fremont County Administrative Building will remain closed until Monday while detectives work to determine who broke in overnight on Wednesday. According to sheriff's deputies, the burglars broke in through a window on the roof then lowered themselves into the building through a ceiling tile and ransacked the Department...

1 year 7 months ago

Marketers fooling you with greenwashing

Greenwashing: it's when a company uses images or terms to make consumers believe a product is more environmentally friendly than it really is, and it happens more than you might think. We've seen the symbols and know the lingo-- terms like 'natural', 'green' and 'organic'-- but it's not all...

1 year 7 months ago

Family prays for Dylan Redwine's safe return

Nearly two weeks after his disappearance, the search continues for Dylan Redwine, the 13-year-old boy who vanished from his father's home in La Plata county in southwestern Colorado. Redwine was visiting for Thanksgiving when he vanished. Now as Christmas approaches and time slips away without any progress in his...

1 year 8 months ago

Gun sales surge after Obama wins election

They're calling it the "Obama surge"; local gun retailers are seeing a huge hike in sales after President Obama's reelection. Business owners say people are worried the Democratic administration will tighten gun restrictions-- specifically on assault rifles-- after events like like the Aurora theater shooting and the tepid support...

1 year 8 months ago

Amendment 64 leaves gaps in law

The language of Amendment 64 leaves questions unanswered as Colorado embarks on a legal journey no state has ever tackled. Officials spoke in Denver Wednesday on what a state law directly opposing federal law would mean, but even they say there's a lot of grey area. At this...

1 year 8 months ago

Beers, brats, & Dachshunds: Oktoberfest

As the Germans would say: Prost! Hundreds enjoyed a perfect fall day at Security Service Field Saturday, celebrating Oktoberfest. The festival boasted beers and brats galore, only to be topped off with costume contests, German folk dancing and a 'Dachshund Dash', crowning the fastest 'weiner' in southern Colorado....

1 year 9 months ago

Tips on teaching child safety

After Jessica Ridgeway's disappearance, many parents are worried about their own childrens' safety. How do you teach them to be cautious without scaring them? Jan Isaacs Henry, Executive Director at Kidpower-- a local organization that teaches child safety in schools-- says it's all about delivery. "It's all about not...

1 year 9 months ago

Locals react to Vice Presidential debate

Voters across party lines seemed satisfied with Thursday night's Vice Presidential debate; people on both sides said their candidate was effective in getting down to the facts on the issues without as much of the posturing we saw in the first Presidential debate. At a Democratic watch party in...

1 year 9 months ago

Woman confronts 'Peeping Tom'

A neighborhood is on high alert in downtown Colorado Springs after a 'Peeping Tom' was caught taking photos through a young woman's bedroom window. Police found break-in tools at the scene: a multipurpose utility tool with a glass cutter, several knives, and a tire gauge. Ayanna Martinez heard noises...

1 year 9 months ago

Storm prep: the frenzy before the freeze

As the first hard freeze of the year draws closer, folks across southern Colorado are preparing for the big chill. Wintry weather's just around the corner and history shows we're right on schedule; the first freeze usually hits Colorado Springs around October 1st, and Pueblo just a week later....

1 year 9 months ago

Suspect charged in unsolved murder case

Police may be closing the books on a gruesome murder left unsolved since April, when a man was found shot to death in a blood-soaked S-U-V. Investigators found no motive and no suspects until now. Carlos Ford was charged with first-degree murder on Thursday for the killing of 28-year-old...

1 year 10 months ago

Previewing Romney's Pueblo campaign stop

We've covered the President's visits to our region, and now it's Mitt Romney's turn. Sunday's campaign stop in Pueblo will be the candidate's first campaign stop in the Steel City; Pueblo got visits from the Romney bus earlier this summer, but tomorrow will be Romney's first visit in the...

1 year 10 months ago

Amendment 64: to legalize or not to legalize?

It's one of the most controversial ballot questions voters will face in November: should Colorado legalize marijuana? It's the next step in a process that has seen Colorado voters legalize medical marijuana. Under Amendment 64, adults 21 years and older could legally possess up to an ounce of marijuana;...

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