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2 years 11 months ago

Elderly fire victim was retired cop

Relatives say they are still in shock over the fire that claimed the life of an elderly man early Pueblo Sunday morning. David "Pete" Stringer, 80, was a retired Pueblo Police Officer and had been asleep in the basement of his home on Vail Avenue near City Park Saturday night...

2 years 11 months ago

Scanning for Facebook friends

Just in case it was taking too long to create new friends on Facebook, there's a new app to help speed things up. Instant Friend is available for the Android market and allows the user to scan a friend's phone to become Facebook friends. But there's a catch, both...

2 years 11 months ago

A night in a haunted museum

The Museum of Colorado Prisons in Canon City is rumored to be among the most haunted places in the state. Over the weekend, I spent the night with the Canon Ghost Trackers, a local group of paranormal investigators, as they sought to capture evidence of the spirits said to roam...

2 years 11 months ago

Driver of suspected racing accident dies

The driver involved in a serious street racing crash earlier this month has died. Police officers say 34 year-old Jeffrey Hawthorne of Colorado Springs was racing back on April 15 along Academy Boulevard when he lost control and wrecked his 1997 Dodge Viper. The car hit a boulder that...

2 years 11 months ago

Uber50 the new way to Tweet

Why use Facebook or Twitter to keep in touch with friends when you can Uber50? A new report by the social media tracking site alltwitter.com says that rap star 50 Cent is partnering with the company UberSocial which makes a Twitter application for Blackberry smart phones. The program would...

2 years 11 months ago

Man arrested for murder near Durango

Investigators with the La Plata County Sheriff's Office have arrested a man they believe is connected to a shooting death from earlier this week. A sheriff's office spokesman says Justin Wiese, 35, was taken into custody Friday at the sheriff's office, where he turned himself in after a judge...

3 years 8 months ago

'30 Rock' actor speaks up for organ donation

Actor Grizz Chapman of NBC's "30 Rock" is serving as an advocate for organ donation, just a month after undergoing a kidney transplant. Spokeswoman Anne Finn says Chapman will speak Thursday at New York's Montefiore Medical Center at an event observing National Minority Organ Donor Awareness Day. Chapman...

4 years 2 months ago

NBC and Conan reach exit deal

NBC says it has reached a deal with "Tonight" host Conan O'Brien for his exit from the show, allowing Jay Leno to return to the late-night program he hosted for 17 years. The deal is worth a reported $45 million. Network spokeswoman Allison Gollust confirmed the deal early Thursday but...

4 years 3 months ago

Stars invade Thursday night comedies

Thursday night is comedy night on NBC, and the network's hottest shows have added some big stars to their lineups. The night kicks off with Jack Black infiltrating the Spanish study group in "Community." "He loves their kind of clique, and he wants in. Desperately," Black said. ...

4 years 3 months ago

Conan says no thanks to NBC

Conan O'Brien says he's rejecting NBC's attempt to move "The Tonight Show" to a post-midnight slot to accommodate Jay Leno's return to late-night. In a statement Tuesday, O'Brien says that NBC has given him a scant seven months to try to establish himself as host of "Tonight." NBC...

4 years 3 months ago

Council discusses 300

If you voted for Ballot Measure 300, Anti-tax activist Douglas Bruce wants you to attend a city council meeting on Tuesday. The city will be talking about how to resolve the conflicts between the ballot measure and the city charter. Voters passed issue 300, which ends city enterprise payments,...

4 years 3 months ago

Streetcar idea rolling around

Bringing back streetcars is an idea rolling through Colorado Springs. A group is studying the possibility, looking into whether it's financially feasible and if there's public interest. The study is being paid for by a federal grant and private donations. "Other streetcar projects throughout the country have been very...

1 year 5 months ago

Brad Sowder

Brad Sowder First Alert 5 Meteorologist Email Brad Friend Brad on Facebook Started at News First 5: October 2009 Hometown: Roanoke, Virginia Previous Station: KJCT News 8-TV, Grand Junction, Colorado Education: Bachelor of Science in Meteorology, University of North Carolina at Asheville ...

4 years 6 months ago

"Law & Order" 20th anniversary party

Benjamin Bratt was back on the set of "Law and Order." So was Angie Harmon, Jesse L. Martin, Carey Lowell and other cast members who left the show. They came back to attend a 20th anniversary party. Also on hand was Steve Zirnkilton. Don't recognize him? He's the guy who...

3 years 10 months ago

"Like" News First 5 on Facebook!

Not familiar with Facebook? Then it's time to get started! Your friends are there. Your family is there. News First 5 is there. Facebook's a dynamic place to share greetings, stories, photos, links, and so much more. One of the hundreds of millions of people already familiar with Facebook?...

4 years 1 month ago

Follow News First 5 on Twitter

News First 5 works all day every day to provide you a stream of information to keep you informed, prepared and connected to the people and places around us. Some of the benefits of this effort can be enjoyed by following us on Twitter . The main idea behind...

1 year 10 months ago

Mike Madson

Mike Madson Meteorologist, First Alert 5 Weather Contact Mike by Email Follow Mike on Twitter Friend Mike on Facebook Read the "Ask Mike!" Weather Blog Started at News 5: May 2006, if you count the debut of "Mike and Mike on Mondays!" Hometown: Ogden,...

1 year 4 months ago

Mike Daniels

Mike is the weeknight Weather Anchor and has been forecasting the weather for KOAA for more than 20 years. Born and raised in Pueblo, Mike is used to the constantly changing weather patterns in Southern Colorado. When he is not monitoring the weather, Mike enjoys spending time outdoors...

1 year 1 month ago

Craig Eliot

Craig is originally from Seattle, Washington and came to KOAA-TV in December of 1995. He started in weather working with the CBS station in Wichita Falls, Texas in 1994. He completed his certification in Meteorology from Mississippi State University in 1996. Prior to that, he earned his undergraduate degree in...

3 years 7 months ago

James Jarman

James Jarman Investigative Reporter/Weekend Anchor Contact James by Email Follow James on Twitter Started at News First: December, 1996 Hometown: Vancouver, Washington Previous Stations: KCBY (CBS) - Coos Bay, Oregon, KTVL (CBS) - Medford, Oregon Industry Awards: Two consecutive regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for...

1 year 4 months ago

Bill Folsom

Bill Folsom came to Colorado Springs from Salt Lake City. In his opinion, one of the greatest benefits of reporting is meeting different and interesting people. He admires the unsung heroes and loves telling their stories. It is no surprise then,that he feels humility is the most important characteristic a...

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