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4 months 1 day 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...

6 months 3 weeks 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. ...

8 months 4 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 2 weeks ago

3 new West Nile virus cases in Shelby County

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Health officials are reporting three new human cases of West Nile virus in Shelby County, raising the state's total to 12 this year. Shelby County's health department said Monday that a 15-year-old boy, a 46-year-old man and a 64-year-old woman have contracted the disease. The cases...

1 year 1 month ago

Obama briefs Boehner on Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has briefed House Speaker John Boehner on Syria in a conversation in which the Republican leader pressed the president to make the case to the nation and Congress for military action. A spokesman for Boehner, Brendan Buck, said in a brief statement on Thursday...

1 year 2 months ago

Renovated Ben Franklin Museum reopening in Philly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Philadelphia museum dedicated to the city's most famous Founding Father is reopening after nearly two years of renovations. The new Benjamin Franklin Museum will welcome its first visitors on Aug. 24. The 7,000-square-foot underground facility had opened in 1976 at the downtown site where Franklin's house...

1 year 3 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 4 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 5 months ago

Pentagon: NKorea could launch nuclear missile

WASHINGTON (AP) - A new Pentagon report says North Korea probably has nuclear weapons that can be launched by ballistic missile, although it says the weapons are not very reliable. The assessment by the Defense Intelligence Agency was revealed Thursday by Colorado republican Rep. Doug Lamborn, at a House Armed...

1 year 5 months ago

More traffic coming to local skies

Along with the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade that's currently being established at Fort Carson, the Mountain Post is hosting the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade from Fort Riley in Kansas. This will bring an extra 250 soldiers and 20 helicopters, approximately, for training. They're using the high-altitude and mountainous environment of...

1 year 5 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 6 months ago

1 dead in plane crash south of Denver

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - One person is confirmed dead in a single-engine plane crash south of Denver. Douglas County sheriff's spokeswoman Deborah Sherman says a rancher found a Cherokee Piper PA-28 plane in a cow pasture Sunday. The Federal Aviation Administration says the plane took off Saturday with one person...

1 year 6 months ago

Breckenridge resort proposes more summer activities

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) - Vail Resorts Inc. has submitted another proposal to the U.S. Forest Service for summer activities at one of its Colorado ski resorts. This time, it's Breckenridge. The Broomfield-based company previously submitted a comprehensive summer activities plan for Vail, where activities should be ready for the public...

1 year 6 months ago

Boy dies after being struck in store parking lot

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) - Brighton police say a toddler has died after he was struck by a pickup truck in a shopping center parking lot. The driver stayed at the scene after the accident around 4 p.m. Friday. Police haven't said whether they intend to pursue any charges.

1 year 6 months ago

Bullet holes found in two homes

Two Colorado Springs homes have bullet holes in them and police are looking for the person responsible. CSPD received several calls of gunshots around 2:00 Saturday morning near the 2400 block of Tahoe Blvd, but didn't find anything. Later that day police were called to a nearby home, near 600...

1 year 6 months ago

HWY 50 now closed east of Pueblo

C-DOT has closed US HWY 50 east of Pueblo in both directions from Pueblo to Rocky Ford. Crews say the closure is due to conditions in the area getting worse. Now word on when the highway will reopen.

1 year 6 months ago

Flights from Denver to COS cancelled

Of flights scheduled to arrive at the Colorado Springs Airport, the only ones that are cancelled are four flights arriving from Denver. All four of the flights are United Airlines. To check the status of flights in Colorado Springs, click here. To check the status of flights...

1 year 6 months ago

Sequestration protest outside of Rep. Lamborn's office

Across the country Wednesday people rallied, upset with federal budget cuts. "Repeal sequestration! Repeal sequestration!" a group in Colorado Springs chanted outside of Congressman Doug Lamborn's office. Several of the protestors were government employees of various forms. They say they'll face big problems if the cuts and furloughs continue....

1 year 6 months ago

The Iraq War: Remembering after 10 years

"On my orders, coalition forces have begun striking selected targets of military importance to undermine Saddam Hussein's ability to wage war," President George W. Bush told to the American people and the world on March 19th, 2003 It's been ten years since that day, and a lot has changed...

1 year 6 months ago

Local veteran discusses PTSD problems

"I'd die for my country, and in a heartbeat," says George Barnes, an Iraq War veteran who spent the end of his career at Fort Carson before being medically discharged from the Army. Barnes did nearly die for his country. While in Iraq, a rocket-propelled grenade hit the door...

1 year 6 months ago

Canon City movie theater facing possible closure

Modernizing has its costs; for one struggling old-timey movie theater in historic Canon City, it might cost them everything. They'll be shutting their doors for good if they can't generate enough money to transition from film to digital. Starting in September, movies will only be distributed digitally, forcing theaters to...

1 year 6 months ago

Crews battling N. Colo. fire face gusty winds

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Gusty winds could hinder firefighters' efforts to contain a wildfire that has scorched up to 1,000 acres in the foothills west of Fort Collins. Calm weather Saturday allowed crews to make significant progress, but the National Weather Service says Sunday could bring warmer temperatures and...

1 year 6 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 6 months ago

Boehner says he 'absolutely' trusts Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner says he "absolutely" trusts President Barack Obama - not that they don't have their differences. Boehner tells ABC's "This Week" that the two have a good relationship and that they're "open with each other ... honest with each other." But the Ohio lawmaker...

1 year 6 months ago

Coroner system may face an update in Colorado

DENVER (AP) - Colorado lawmakers are considering whether to update the state's Old West-style coroner system. The state's 63 county coroners are mostly elected and aren't required to have a medical degree. They operate under laws written in the days when Western coroners did little more than collect bodies after...

1 year 6 months ago

New theory on the origins of Stonehenge

LONDON (AP) - British researchers have proposed a new theory for the origins of Stonehenge: It may have started as a giant burial ground for elite families around 3,000 B.C. Researchers say that analysis of cremated bones of 63 people excavated from the site suggested that family groups were buried...

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