May 14, 2013 10:02 PM
PUEBLO - The state agency that oversees halfway houses believes managers at Pueblo's Minnequa Community Corrections followed all the proper procedures after an offender in their custody died 18 months ago of a drug overdose.
Adam Beauchamp, 27, took a lethal amount of Fentanyl back on November 20, 2011... more »
May 13, 2013 8:44 PM
PUEBLO - A Colorado Springs mother is frustrated with the lack of answers provided to her 18 months after her son died of a drug overdose while serving his sentence at a Pueblo halfway house.
The body of Adam Beauchamp, 27, was found in his bed at Minnequa Community... more »
May 8, 2013 3:07 AM
Moms are hit with a pay cut. The annual Mother's Day Index from Insure.com reports the 2013 market value of mom is $59,862.
That's down from just over $60,000 last year.
Researchers at Insure.com look at a mom's typical top tasks, like child care and cooking, and figure... more »
February 6, 2013 11:07 PM
MONUMENT - There were balloons, birthday cake and prayers Wednesday night in Monument as friends and loved ones hold out hope that missing teenager Dylan Redwine will soon be found. Wednesday marked his 14th birthday. Dylan's mom Elaine says prayer vigil was organized to try and keep her son's disappearance... more »
December 20, 2012 7:46 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - The woman accused of taking a Colorado Springs toddler and triggering an amber alert was formally advised of the charges against her. Tonia Shetina, 38, is being held at the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center on $200,000 bond for charges of 2nd Degree Kidnapping and Motor... more »
November 17, 2012 1:15 PM
BOLIVAR, Mo. (AP) - A southwest Missouri man accused of plotting to shoot up a movie theater during the new "Twilight" film has been charged after his mother contacted police, telling them she worried her son had purchased weapons similar to those used during the fatal Colorado theater shooting. Twenty-year-old... more »
October 15, 2012 7:35 PM
For all parents and soon to be parents, the next time you have a new little bundle of joy to bring home from the hospital, you may not get free samples of formula.
Internationally, hospitals prefer to promote breastfeeding. We discovered it's catching on here in the U.S., including... more »
June 15, 2012 9:51 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - A suburban New York mother accused of running a high-end Manhattan escort service is hoping to make her recently reduced bond with her former lawyer's apartment as collateral. Prosecutors were given paperwork Friday outlining Anna Gristina's plan. If prosecutors and a judge OK it, she could... more »
June 3, 2012 5:54 AM
PHOENIX (AP) - Phoenix police have arrested a woman who allegedly drove off after forgetting that her 5-week-old baby was in a car seat on the roof of her vehicle. Officer James Holmes said officers were called out early Saturday after witnesses found a child strapped in a safety seat... more »
May 2, 2012 7:26 AM
NUTLEY, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a 5-year-old New Jersey girl sustained burns after her mother took her in a stand-up tanning booth. Patricia Krentcil is charged with child endangerment. Nutley Police Det. Anthony Montanari told The Record newspaper police were called to an elementary school on April 24 because... more »
March 6, 2012 5:40 PM
A Colorado Springs man faces a felony charge of neglect after it was discovered that his 86 year old mother was left lying on the floor in her own waste for 5 days. Dennis Foust, 50, was arrested last Tuesday on a charge of Crimes Against At-Risk Adults.
According... more »
February 29, 2012 8:07 AM
SADDLE RIVER, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey mother born on February 29 beat 2 million-to-1 odds when she had her daughter - who was also born on leap day. Michelle Birnbaum of Saddle River tells The New York Post that she'll use the occasion to teach her 4-year-old daughter... more »
October 17, 2011 8:13 AM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The mother of a baby who went missing from her Kansas City home two weeks ago says she was drunk when the girl disappeared.
Deborah Bradley told NBC's "Today" show Monday that the night her baby, Lisa Irwin, disappeared she had bought wine and... more »
July 15, 2011 5:54 AM
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A psychiatrist at the state mental health hospital has found a Boulder County woman charged in her infant son's death to be legally insane.
The Daily Camera reports that prosecutors say they haven't had time to fully review the report on Stephanie Rochester. She's accused... more »
July 8, 2011 6:49 AM
A Colorado woman says she's angry that a restaurant served her three children strawberry daiquiris instead of the strawberry smoothies she ordered.
Pam Bruenning of Longmont says her children, ages 8, 6 and 1, were served the full-tilt drinks during a July 4 outing at a local Chili's restaurant.... more »
June 17, 2011 8:59 PM
AURORA, Colo. (AP) - Police say a Denver-area woman whose daughter died after being hit a by van was checking her messages on Facebook while the toddler was outside.
Authorities say 30-year-old Karen Pena of Aurora faces charges of child abuse and child abuse resulting in death. Pena was... more »
June 7, 2011 10:52 PM
The mother and grandmother of a two year old boy who went missing this afternoon in Colorado Springs will face misdemeanor charges of neglect.
Investigators suspect Sierra Lugo-Rodriguez, 19 and Donna Quintana, 44 left the boy at a pawn shop in the 400 block of North Chelton Road sometime... more »
March 3, 2011 9:24 PM
Angelica Sandoval vanished a week before she was supposed to testify against a man accused of kidnapping her. Now charges against the suspect have been dismissed. But there are still no signs of the missing Alamosa woman.
Sandoval, 21, disappeared last week while getting laundry from her car in... more »
February 18, 2011 6:27 PM
A mother and her 4-year-old twins survived an intense house fire in Pueblo County this morning. Firefighters say they escaped through a window before the home was destroyed.
"We were able to see visible smoke and actually fire from western Pueblo when we responded initially," said Master Deputy Dylan... more »
February 18, 2011 4:22 PM
A mother and her 4 year old twins survived an intense house fire in Pueblo County this morning. Firefighters say they escaped through a window before the home was completely destroyed.
The fire happened on the 8400 block of Savage Rd. located a few miles east of Beulah. Volunteers... more »
January 22, 2011 10:42 AM
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A former Louisville woman serving a 16-year sentence for her infant son's death is seeking a new trial on claims that she was so emotionally abused and manipulated by her husband and his family that she couldn't adequately defend herself.
The request for a new... more »
January 15, 2011 12:20 PM
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - A Fort Lupton mother charged in the drowning of her 1 year-old son told police she was in the living room looking at Facebook while the boy was in the bathtub.
The Weld County district attorney's office says 34-year-old Shannon Johnson has been charged with... more »
November 28, 2010 7:40 PM
"I was hoping we could find something," Jay Cribbs says while searching a wooded area near Rampart Range Road in Woodland Park.
Cribbs is the father of the mother of two, 33-year-old Mindy Lee, that's been missing since Friday. He's doing all he can to find his daughter.
... more »
October 1, 2010 9:22 AM
Police say a 4-year-old boy in Texas managed to start a van then run over a woman and her 3-week-old child, killing the newborn.
Police Cmdr. Chris Havens says the mother was hospitalized after the accident Thursday night in Burleson, 10 miles south of Fort Worth. Havens did not... more »
September 9, 2010 4:12 PM
A Texas mother and her three-year-old son survived being tossed by a tornado Wednesday.
Amber Leon was driving along I-20 near Forney with her son when they were hit by the twister.
"I looked to my right and I could see the tornado coming up over there," Leon... more »
September 9, 2010 10:45 AM
A Colorado woman accused of smothering her infant son she says she believes was autistic is facing a trial.
A judge said Wednesday that there's enough evidence for the case against 34-year-old Stephanie Rochester of Superior to go forward.
Rochester is charged with first-degree murder in the June... more »
September 7, 2010 10:08 AM
The lawyer for the mother of an Alabama teen who disappeared in Aruba has dismissed claims by the Dutchman suspected in the case that he extorted money from the parents to get back at them.
Speaking on NBC's Today Show Tuesday, John Kelly, a lawyer for Natalee Holloway's mother... more »
August 17, 2010 8:39 AM
A South Carolina sheriff says he hopes a judge will approve murder charges against a woman whose children were found dead in a car in a river.
Orangeburg County Sheriff Larry Williams said investigators are ready to present their case to a judge in hopes of getting murder charges... more »
July 7, 2010 11:24 AM
Two arrest warrants have been issued for the father of a little girl whose body was found in the crawl space of a Monument home on May 14.
El Paso County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Lt. Lari Sevene told NewsFirst5 that Hanif Sims is wanted on charges of assault and... more »
June 25, 2010 1:36 PM
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - A 5-year-old Ohio boy used a cell phone to call for help after someone fatally shot his mother, saying "my momma is at home dead."
Police responding to the call found 25-year-old Marquita Brown's body in her Dayton apartment around 2 a.m. Friday. Sgt. Michael... more »
June 11, 2010 8:23 AM
The husband of a Colorado woman accused of smothering their infant son because she believed he was autistic has filed for divorce, according to court documents.
Thirty-four-year-old Stephanie Rochester of Superior is charged with first-degree murder in the June 1 suffocation of 6-month-old Rylan. An arrest affidavit says she... more »
June 4, 2010 1:15 PM
A Pueblo church in conjunction with an auto repair shop will sponsor a free oil change for single moms on June 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Impact Ministry from Fellowship of the Rockies has agreed to handle logistics for the event, as Mueller Auto donates their time... more »
May 11, 2010 10:23 AM
A government panel says women could help reduce childhood obesity by maintaining a healthy weight when they become pregnant and by breast-feeding their babies.
The suggestions are among 70 recommendations in the panel's report, released Tuesday by first lady Michelle Obama.
One in 3 American children is overweight... more »
May 7, 2010 8:56 AM
A Colorado Springs teenager accused of fatally shooting his brother and wounding his mom claims he was sleepwalking at the time and didn't act intentionally.
Fourteen-year-old Daniel Gudino faces the possibility of adult first-degree murder charges for the 2009 shootings at his family's home.
If convicted, Gudino would... more »
April 21, 2010 9:28 AM
A Wisconsin woman who went into labor on the way to a hospital got some help from the mother of a bride at a nearby wedding party. Ben Sherwood of New Berlin was driving his wife Kimberly to the hospital Saturday when she told him they wouldn't make it. They... more »
April 20, 2010 4:23 PM
Whether grandma splurged on a high fat diet during pregnancy may predict her daughter's -- and granddaughter's -- risk for breast cancer.
A study of pregnant rats found those fed a high fat diet had offspring with genetic differences that increased their risk for breast cancer by as much... more »
April 5, 2010 12:21 PM
A startling analysis says low U.S. breast-feeding rates are linked with hundreds of infant deaths and billions of dollars in medical costs each year. It says the lives of nearly 900 babies and $13 billion could be saved annually -- if 90 percent of U.S. women breast-fed their babies for... more »
January 26, 2010 10:23 AM
A Rapid City woman accused of stabbing her father and shooting her mother last month has been ordered held without bond on attempted murder charges.
Twenty-two-year-old Casey Eleeson on Monday made her first court appearance in Rapid City, after being arrested at a remote cabin in Colorado last Wednesday.... more »
January 19, 2010 10:50 AM
A mother accused of killing her 4-year-old daughter by overmedicating her with powerful prescription drugs is to go on trial on a murder charge.
Testimony in Carolyn Riley's trial is scheduled to begin Tuesday in Brockton Superior Court.
Riley and her husband, Michael, are accused of overusing drugs... more »
December 15, 2009 10:13 AM
The father of a 28-year-old woman who went missing more than a week ago says he doesn't think his son-in-law would do anything to hurt his daughter, and understands why he felt the need to hire an attorney. Charles Cox says that the last time he spoke to his daughter,... more »
November 16, 2009 12:44 PM
Authorities in North Carolina say they have found the body of a 5-year-old girl who disappeared a week ago. Fayetteville Police spokeswoman Theresa Chance said that searchers found the body of Shaniya Davis off a road southeast of Sanford in the central part of the state. Two people have been... more »
November 10, 2009 6:12 PM
One by one, President Barack Obama spoke the names and told the stories Tuesday of the 13 people slain in the Fort Hood shooting rampage, honoring their memories even as he denounced the "twisted logic" that led to their deaths.
"No faith justifies these murderous and craven acts; no... more »
October 28, 2009 7:11 PM
The Rio Grande County sheriff says he expects a 14-year-old boy to be charged in the deaths of his mother and stepfather after their bodies were discovered at their home. Sheriff Brian Norton says he expects the district attorney to file charges by Friday. A relative found the bodies of... more »
September 29, 2009 6:51 PM
"Jon & Kate Plus 8" will soon be simply "Kate Plus Eight."
That's the word from the TLC network, which announced Tuesday that its hit reality show is adapting to changes in the Gosselin household, which has been disrupted by the split up of Kate and Jon.
The... more »
September 29, 2009 12:07 PM
Police say an Oklahoma woman accused of beating her 14-year-old son frequently kept him tied up and had a lock installed on a bedroom closet where he often was kept. Oklahoma City police Sgt. Gary Knight says investigators continue to conduct interviews and examine evidence as they prepare a criminal... more »
September 24, 2009 11:18 AM
A mother in Fremont County is being credited with helping police nab a suspected child predator. Canon City Police arrested Christopher Choate of Pueblo on Monday. He faces five felony charges including internet luring of a child. Choate allegedly tried to meet a 14-year-old girl he contacted on-line for sex.... more »