Content Tagged As kids

1 year 8 months ago

Stress drives man to shoot kids, then himself

OXFORD, Mass. (AP) - Friends of a Massachusetts man police say fatally shot his 7-year-old daughter, critically injured his 9-year-old son, and killed himself had been under extreme stress recently. Worcester District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. has said that 41-year-old Daryl Benway separated from his wife just weeks before Saturday...

1 year 11 months ago

Working to kick obesity

WASHINGTON (AP) - In the battle against obesity, just about everything is on the table, from creating healthier kids' meals to nagging people to exercise. Specialists meeting in Washington on Tuesday are looking for a blueprint on reducing America's weight problem as they debate what strategies should be a priority....

2 years 1 week ago

Parents' rights bill passes with a twist

A new bill requiring schools to get parental consent before giving surveys to kids is now on the governor's desk waiting to be signed into law, but the end product is far from the original proposal. Bill supporters wanted written consent before asking kids about things like tobacco and...

2 years 3 weeks ago

Tattoos for kids in La Junta, CO

"She needs to pay for this," Michelle Milenski says, fighting back tears. She looks at her son Brandon, a high school sophomore, as he turns away. When Brandon asked Milenski if he could get a tattoo, she said no; he was only fifteen. Brandon paid no attention to his mother's...

2 years 1 month ago

No easy solution for child tobacco use

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - More work needs to be done to keep young Americans from using tobacco, including creating smoking bans and increasing taxes on tobacco products, the U.S. Surgeon General's office said in a report released Thursday. Almost one in five high school-aged teens smokes, down from earlier decades,...

2 years 4 months ago

"Amahl and the Night Visitors" preview

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...

2 years 5 months ago

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child has help millions of kids worldwide feel a little bit of Christmas joy over the holidays. Last year alone, over 8 million children received boxes. Since 1993, 77 million lives worldwide have been touched by a shoe box. Inside this simple little gift kids will find...

2 years 6 months ago

"Christmas for Kids" fundraiser

For a number of years our local four-wheel drive community has been assisting the Department of Human Services with their "Christmas for Kids" program. Today, the Colorado Southern District Four Wheel Drive Club presents their 4th annual "Christmas for Kids" fundraiser. It runs from 10 am - 3...

2 years 6 months ago

Helping kids stay warm

Last Saturday snow fell on many parts of El Paso County reminding us that winter is knocking on our door and it's a perfect time to help some kids stay warm. "Koats 4 Kids" is holding their 5th Annual fundraiser this Friday, October 14. Coats will be going to...

2 years 8 months ago

Got SPF?

Fun in the sun can get you burned if you're no properly protected. Kids are cooling off at local fountains and pools as the summer sun beats down across El Paso County. Remembering to slather on the sunscreen will ensure your little ones won't have sore skin at night....

2 years 8 months ago

Celebration of preemies

"Thank you, thank you. Just so many times thank you. We wouldn't be anywhere near where we are right now. It was just good for us," says mother of one-year-old quadruplets, Jennifer Last, of her and her husband's experience at the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Memorial Hospital for...

2 years 9 months ago

Kids selling lemonade robbed

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio (AP) - Children selling lemonade in the Cleveland suburbs have told police they were robbed by teenagers who pulled up in a rusty old car and threatened to beat them up. Eleven-year-old Omar Schpeb says he and his friends got scared and handed over their money. But...

2 years 9 months ago

Adults can join children for free meal

DENVER (AP) - The federal government pays for needy children to eat breakfast and lunch at schools over the summer. Now adults at sites across Colorado are also being invited to join their children for a free meal. An anonymous donor has given Hunger Free Colorado a grant to...

2 years 9 months ago

Father's Day at the ballpark

Hundreds of dads in Colorado Springs spent their afternoon at the ballpark. The Sky Sox opened up the outfield before the today's game so that dads could play catch with their kids. Father's day weekend is always one of the busiest for the ball club. It probably doesn't hurt...

2 years 11 months ago

All the pretty horses

The Mark Reyner Stables in Colorado Springs have a new addition on their property -- an indoor riding facility, which houses the non-profit Colorado Springs Therapeutic Riding Center. The center specializes in offering horse-based therapy riding programs for kids and adults living with physical, emotional, or cognitive disabilities to...

2 years 11 months ago

Get "Off the Couch!"

Concrete Couch , a local non-profit organization, wants the community to come out and participate in at least one of the five different large-scale community art projects they are putting on over a five-day period. The "Off the Couch" inaugural event, which kicked off on Thursday, April 21st, is...

2 years 11 months ago

A day of free Easter fun for all

Easter came a bit early for a bunch of children today. The Austin Bluffs Community Church hosted their Annual Easter Carnival today. They have been hosting the event for over a dozen years. A plethora of activities were available for the kids to partake in: from an Easter egg...

2 years 11 months ago

Hop, hop, hop goes the bunny

This weekend the weather turned a bit for the worse, but it certainly did not damper the Easter spirit at the Austin Bluffs Community Church. They kicked-off Easter weekend with their Annual Easter Carnival today. Human bowling, an Easter egg hunt, and tons of crafts, which are all free to...

3 years 1 month ago

High school kids shop for their dream job

Graduation and summer internships are on the horizon and one high school offered a program for their students to meet potential employers. Rampart High School in Colorado Springs hosted a Career Day on Friday morning. It was an opportunity for students to meet and talk with a variety of professionals....

3 years 1 month ago

Teachers say: run in the halls today

Students from the Explorer Elementary school had a chance to run the halls on Friday and not get in trouble by their teachers. Kids were running for donations at their annual "Hawk Hall Rush." All the money that is raised from the walk/run-a-thon goes towards reimbursing teachers for their out-of-pocket...

3 years 2 months ago

Dogs in the library

The Pikes Peak Library District opens its doors to the dogs, and children absolutely love it. Inside the library, a special program called Paws to Read encourages kids to speak aloud, and for one girl, this was her first time. You would not know by the look of her...

3 years 2 months ago

Safe 2 Tell may lose funding

Safe 2 Tell, a popular school resource designed to keep your students safe may hit the financial chopping block. The program has been in Colorado schools since 2004. Through its website, phone number and text system, students can anonymously report problems at school ranging from bullying and drug use to...

3 years 2 months ago

Worrisome flu symptoms

When it comes to the flu, the first and best line of defense for people six months and older is being vaccinated. "The most important thing you need to be thinking about is making sure you have gotten immunized," says medical director of El Paso County Public Health Dr....

3 years 4 months ago

Organizations help hungry kids in Pueblo

In Pueblo, children who don't have enough food at home will be getting some help this week. Today, The Qwest Foundation and The United Way of Pueblo County donated $10,000 to help feed hungry students. In Pueblo City Schools 350 students will receive food sacks on Friday. In School District...

3 years 5 months ago

Protecting kids from sexual predators

Two arrests this week have forced the issue of child sexual assault to the forefront. In both cases, 44 year old Theodore Robbins and 22 year old Wilson Chilel-Lopez were accused of sexually assaulting children they babysat. Experts say before leaving your child with someone it's important to do...

3 years 6 months ago

Magic is in the air

This weekend, there will be magic in the air as top notch pilots showcase their skills in the In Their Honor Colorado Springs Air Show. The show recognizes the contributions of our military men and women and kicks off on Saturday, October 2 nd and continues until October 3...

3 years 6 months ago

Shop, Save, Sell Consignment

Just Between Friends is a children's consignment event that allows parents to save big on all types of items. Co-owner Melissa Meifert says you can expect to find, "Fifty to ninety percent off retail," and adds, "It's very easy to outfit your child for an entire season for...

3 years 6 months ago

A hippo of a day at the zoo

It was a big day for a big animal at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo on Tuesday. A crowd of kids helped Kasai the hippo celebrate her eleventh birthday. They sang "Happy Birthday" as she marched up the ladder to eat her veggie and whipped cream cake. Kasai was...

3 years 6 months ago

Kids on bikes for schools ride

You may not believe it, but some kids have never owned a bike. Kids on Bikes helps solve that problem by raising money to buy bikes for elementary school kids in low income school districts. On Saturday, they are holding their first annual fundraising ride. Riders will have three...

3 years 6 months ago

Talking to kids about suicide

The news of Bronco wide receiver Kenny McKinley's suicide sent a shockwave through the community. Police reports say McKinley was depressed and even spoke of killing himself. It's tough to understand for anyone, especially kids. Clinical psychologist, Dr. Anne Brtek says it's important to talk to your children when things...

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