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2 years 10 months ago

Security measures stopped wouldbe gunman

A man with a shot gun stuffed in a duffle bag was taken into custody Sunday at Memorial Hospital after he tried to bring the bag through the hospital emergency room. Pat McElderry, Security Director for Memorial Health System, says after seeing the metal detectors in the ER admitting area,...

2 years 10 months ago

Keep trying to quit smoking

If your New Year's resolution is to quit smoking, you might do better if you accept the fact that you are likely to fail. That's according to Dr. Chetyl Healton of the American Legacy Foundation. She says failures can become learning experiences on the way to quitting. Writing...

3 years 4 months ago

Fire bans continue despite wet weather

Despite the recent rain and humidity, the fire danger remains high in Southern Colorado. Fire bans are still in place in both Colorado Springs and unincorporated El Paso County. Captain Jesse Ortiz with the Colorado Springs Fire Department says all of the the moisture is helping, but one or...

3 years 8 months ago

Redistricting panel heads to southern Colo.

ALAMOSA, Colo. (AP) - A bipartisan panel considering new congressional districts is headed to southern Colorado talk with residents about their district. The legislative panel planned hearings in Alamosa and Pueblo Saturday. Both are currently in the 3rd Congressional District represented by Republican Rep. Scott Tipton. The panel...

3 years 10 months ago

Rep. Lamborn to head energy subcommittee

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn will head the House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources in the new congressional session. The Republican from Colorado Springs was named chairman of the subcommittee Wednesday. Lamborn says the panel will review Interior Department policies he believes impede energy...

3 years 11 months ago

Tough, new marijuana rules posted in Colorado

DENVER (AP) - Marijuana sellers in Colorado are expected to have to wear photo badges, and patients will have new limits on changing their primary dispensaries. The changes are among Colorado's 99-page list of draft rules posted this week by Colorado regulators crafting the nation's most extensive rules for...

3 years 11 months ago

Rainbow of buses parade through Pueblo

A colorful parade of buses rolled through downtown Pueblo this morning. Bus service was temporarily suspended so the City of Pueblo could show off ten new buses, which were recently purchased to replace an aging fleet. They've already been nicknamed the "Skittle" buses because of their vibrant appearance. They're painted...

4 years 3 months ago

Worst unemployment report of the year released

New applications for unemployment insurance reached the half-million mark last week for the first time since November, a sign that employers are likely cutting jobs again as the economy slows. The Labor Department said Thursday that initial claims for jobless benefits rose by 12,000 last week to 500,000, the...

4 years 5 months ago

Public input needed on park bridge

The City of Colorado Springs will hold a public Open House on Tuesday, June 15, to gather public input about a project to replace the stone bridge on Evans Avenue, near the entrance to North Cheyenne Canon Park. The open house will run from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at...

4 years 6 months ago

New development coming to Pueblo riverwalk

A new building is coming to the Pueblo riverwalk. On Friday the HARP Authority held a ground breaking ceremony on lot 4, which is located next to Angelo's Pizza Parlor. Potential tenants include Musso's Mercato Italian Market, Q Pig BBQ, Muggsy's Inn and Main Street Treats.

4 years 6 months ago

Scientists find new species in New Guinea

Scientists are reporting the discovery of a host of new species, including a tiny frog nicknamed Pinocchio. An international team of researchers faced torrential rain, flooding and lots of mud as they conducted a biological survey in the Foja Mountains on the western side of the island of New...

4 years 6 months ago

Artist Jeanne-Claude honored in New York

Public officials and members of the art world are gathering for a New York City memorial honoring artist Jeanne-Claude. The memorial is being held Monday afternoon at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Met director Philippe de Montebello are expected to speak. Jeanne-Claude created the...

4 years 7 months ago

Cop pleads guilty in perfume heist

A New York City police officer has pleaded guilty to helping carry out a heist at a northern New Jersey perfume warehouse. Richard LeBlanca is the second NYPD officer to plead guilty in the Feb. 9 armed robbery at In Style USA Inc. in Carlstadt, near Giants Stadium. Original...

4 years 7 months ago

Cop says fellow officer shot wounded civilians

A former New Orleans police officer has told federal authorities he saw a fellow cop shoot and kick unarmed, wounded civilians in a deadly incident on a bridge in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath. Former officer Michael Hunter's eyewitness account marks the first time an officer has provided federal authorities with...

4 years 7 months ago

Dismembered bodies found New Jersey

Police say the dismembered bodies of a man and woman have been found in several garbage bags along a residential street in Linden. Union County Prosecutor Theodore Romankow says the bodies were found among four cloth laundry bags and two black garbage bags that were left on the street,...

4 years 8 months ago

New housing market index slips

The National Association of Home Builders says its housing market index slipped in March, as harsh winter weather and competition from foreclosed properties hurt builders' sales prospects. The Washington-based trade association said Monday its index slipped two points to 15, back to its January level. Readings below 50 indicate...

4 years 8 months ago

Mystery sweaters grace New Jersey town

Someone is spinning quite a yarn over one New Jersey shore town. An unknown person dubbed The Midnight Knitter by West Cape May residents is covering tree ranches and lamp poles with little sweaters under cover of darkness. Mayor Pam Kaithern says police are looking into the guerrilla crocheting,...

4 years 8 months ago

Massa to resign under ethics cloud

New York Democrat Eric Massa is stepping down from his seat, effective Monday, in the House of Representatives. Knowledgable Democratic officials told The Associated Press that Massa, who has announced he will not seek reelection due to a recurrance of cancer, is resigning his seat. The House ethics...

4 years 8 months ago

Smoky courthouse evacuated

Hundreds of people have been evacuated from a New York City courthouse because of a smoky basement fire. Courts spokesman David Bookstaver says it apparently started in a wooden contractor's shed. The building in Lower Manhattan was evacuated at around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. A woman was helped outside with...

4 years 8 months ago

Police ID found in Jerry Seinfeld's car

The New York Police Department is investigating why a Bronx police placard was displayed in comedian Jerry Seinfeld's car. Seinfeld spokeswoman Elizabeth Clark Zoia on Wednesday said the performer wasn't aware of the parking placard, which belonged to Seinfeld's longtime driver, a retired police officer. She says the driver...

4 years 8 months ago

New layoffs soar to nearly half million

The number of new claims for unemployment benefits jumped unexpectedly last week as heavy snows caused layoffs to rise. A Labor Department analyst says mid-Atlantic and New England states are still processing a spike in claims stemming from the bad weather two weeks ago. The department says first-time...

4 years 9 months ago

Colorado Lottery announces new game

The Colorado Lottery will launch its first new Jackpot game in nine years next week. Called MatchPlay, the game will offer a rolling, $100,000 jackpot and more ways to win than the Lottery's current Jackpot games. Drawings for MatchPlay will be held on Tuesdays and Fridays. The game will begin...

4 years 9 months ago

New Steamboat gondola up and running

The first new gondola in almost 25 years at Steamboat Ski Resort is now running. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Monday for the gondola linking Trailhead Lodge with the base of the resort. Resort Ventures West says it's the first gondola at the resort since 1986. The gondola...

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