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6 months 2 weeks ago

Part 1: Emails obtained by News 5 indicate Sheriff Maketa had sexual relations with comptroller

News 5 was first to obtain internal documents from the Sheriff's Office that discounts Sheriff Terry Maketa's claims that he did not have an inappropriate relationship with the the department's chief financial officer. Maketa faces allegations of mismanaging his office, having relationships with subordinates and county employees, and possible...

9 months 1 week ago

Arrest made in Falcon business burglaries

Jamie Arguello, 21, is behind bars charged with a string of recent robberies in Falcon. On February 12, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office responded to a burglary alarm call at a local Sonic Drive-In. During that investigation, deputies discovered a local Safeway and Wendy's had been burglarized. ...

11 months 2 weeks ago

News 5 debuts new, state of the art set

KOAA News 5 debuted the first of two brand new, cutting-edge news sets today. The station is the only one in Southern Colorado with fully functioning studios in both Pueblo and Colorado Springs. The second of the new sets is still to come in the months ahead.

1 year 6 months 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 7 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 8 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 9 months ago

About 500 wild horses now at Montana ranch

ENNIS, Mont. (AP) - About 500 wild horses have arrived so far at the Spanish Q Ranch in western Montana as Bureau of Land Management officials work to reassure neighboring landowners about the long-term holding facility. The Montana Standard reports the horses, all geldings, began arriving Feb. 27. Officials say...

1 year 9 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 9 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 9 months ago

New VA clinics, expansions left in limbo

WASHINGTON (AP) - A veterans' health clinic in Brick, N.J. is in such disrepair that when the snow gets heavy, patients have to go elsewhere for fear the roof might collapse. Another in San Antonio has extensive mildew and mold problems that could prove a health hazard for employees and...

1 year 10 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 10 months ago

Energy drinks creating an emergency

The number of emergency visits to hospitals because of energy drinks is climbing fast; doubling over five years to more than 20,783 visits in 2011. That's according to the Drug Abuse Warning Network and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. These days there's no shortage of options...

1 year 10 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 10 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 11 months ago

13-year-old skier dies after hitting tree

COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a 13-year-old Texas boy has died after hitting a tree while skiing at Copper Mountain in Colorado. The Summit County coroner says Tristan Bartlett of Houston wasn't wearing a helmet when he struck the tree Friday. The resort says he was on a...

2 years 1 month ago

Accidental dental school shooting injures two

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - Campus police are investigating an accidental shooting at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. KUSA-TV in Denver reports two people sustained minor injuries that didn't require hospitalization after a gun went off accidentally in an office at...

2 years 1 month 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...

2 years 1 month 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...

2 years 1 month 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....

2 years 2 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...

2 years 2 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...

2 years 2 months ago

First Lady campaigns at Fountain Middle School

About two thousand people turned out at Fountain Middle School on Wednesday to hear First Lady Michelle Obama speak. The First Lady reminded people that President Obama inherited a sinking economy when he stepped into office; banks weren't lending, homes were being foreclosed on, and the auto industry was...

2 years 2 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...

2 years 2 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....

2 years 3 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...

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