January 27, 2013 12:06 PM
KUSA - A grand jury voted to indict JonBenet Ramsey's parents in 1999 but the prosecutor refused to sign the indictment, according to an article published in the Boulder Daily Camera on Sunday.
The Daily Camera says former Boulder District Attorney Alex Hunter believed he didn't have enough evidence... more »
January 8, 2013 8:09 PM
Colorado could be the next state to allow alcohol sales to certain minors, with parental approval. Right now there are 11 states that have exceptions to the 21-and-up rule, which allows bars and restaurants to sell alcohol to minors between the ages of 18 and 21, as long as a... more »
November 20, 2012 11:31 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - It's the kind of statement no parent ever wants to make. Paul and Julie Nichols addressed reporters Tuesday afternoon at the El Paso County Sheriff's Office in hopes that someone in the community would have seen or heard from their 19 year old daughter Kara.
The... 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 »
December 15, 2011 12:18 AM
Teen habits towards alcohol, tobacco, and drugs are taking dramatic changes.
"We are seeing significant decrease in alcohol drinking behaviors since 1996 when it was very high," says Dr. Nora Volkow of the National Institute of Health.
The annual study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse shows... more »
December 13, 2011 12:15 AM
27 year old Melissa Alexander is accused killing her boyfriend's 1 year old baby daughter. It happened back in November when police say the baby was found unconscious and not breathing while in Alexander's care. The baby died this weekend and now Alexander faces 1st degree murder charges. As awful... more »
October 4, 2011 7:46 AM
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) - Police are searching for a couple after a 7-year-old diaper-clad boy was found crying in the basement of a filthy northeastern Pennsylvania home, where he claimed he was forced to sleep in a coffin.
The Times-Tribune of Scranton reports investigators filed endangerment and unlawful restraint... more »
July 23, 2011 2:05 PM
D49's Transportation Department held an open house to help parents and kids understand the new fee-based bussing system that comes into effect this school year. The push for a fee-based service came at the foot of funding not being available for transportation, which the board voted on this past January.... more »
July 5, 2011 11:28 PM
Here's a quick list of safety tips from Kidpower of Colorado Springs to keep your kids safe this summer. They encourage you to take the time to go over these tips with your child.
WHEN KIDS ARE ON THEIR OWN, TEACH THEM TO: - Be and act aware. - Trust their... more »
June 6, 2011 6:11 AM
MONTE VISTA, Colo. (AP) - A teenage boy who admitted killing his mother and stepfather almost two years ago faces a sentencing hearing in Rio Grande County.
John Caudle entered a plea bargain earlier this spring to one count of murder in the death of his stepfather, Tracy Rinebarger,... more »
March 25, 2011 6:24 PM
DEL NORTE, Colo. (AP) - A 16-year-old boy faces up to 54 years in prison after accepting a plea deal in the killings of his mother and stepfather in southern Colorado.
John Caudle entered his guilty plea Thursday in Del Norte in the October 2009 slayings of Joanne and... more »
February 14, 2011 7:10 PM
A new study is underway in Pueblo to find out why the city has one of highest teen pregnancy rates in the state. It's costing taxpayers millions as many young moms struggle to finish high school. The health department has now hired a research firm to study why its such... more »
November 1, 2010 2:50 PM
The traffic tie-ups around a Colorado Springs elementary school have gotten bad enough that the police are now passing out parking tickets.
Only about 10 cars actually fit in the curb cut-in at Pioneer Elementary School. Consequently, there is generally a long line of cars on Woodland Hills Drive... more »
October 22, 2010 6:43 PM
Wasson High School students were released early Friday afternoon due to a power outage.
Students who walk home, or had parents available to pick them up got out at 2 p.m.
Buses ran on schedule. more »
September 28, 2010 12:02 PM
Some people dream of having a baby girl or a boy.
It used to be those matters were left to chance, but not anymore. Today more people are choosing the gender of their child, a practice that's raising some eyebrows.
Nolana Johnson already had four boys. Four months... more »
September 16, 2010 9:29 AM
Authorities say 171 animals were seized from an Arizona trailer home that had no running water or litter boxes.
Authorities say a couple and their two teenage children were living in the home with the 152 cats and 19 dogs.
The Pinal County Animal Care and Control director... 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 »
September 3, 2010 9:49 AM
General rule of thumb: when looking to buy marijuana, don't text the sheriff. Authorities said a Helena teen sent out a text message last week in search of pot, but instead of contacting the drug dealer, he hit a wrong number and inadvertently sent the message to Lewis and Clark... more »
July 21, 2010 6:36 PM
A new internet craze could be leading your children down a dangerous path. It's called i-dosing. Kids are downloading music files, that claim to make them feel like they're high. Anyone can download these audio files to their iPod or MP3 player. The makers say it's a safe and legal... more »
May 13, 2010 9:12 AM
The Colorado State Board of Education has rejected a requirement that school districts notify parents when when teachers or other employees are arrested or charged with certain offenses.
The board voted 4-3 against the rule Wednesday.
Board Chairman Bob Schaffer proposed the rule. He says parents have the... more »
April 21, 2010 5:23 PM
Cash-strapped Colorado families trying to put their kids through college are about to get a real shocker from the state legislature--lawmakers unveiled a major overhaul Wednesday of the state's college tuition program that seeks to raise an additional $300 million by requiring parents and students to pay more.
If... more »
February 9, 2010 12:02 PM
A critical safety net for babies - that heelprick of blood taken from every newborn in the U.S. - is facing an ethics attack.
After those tiny blood spots are tested for a list of devastating diseases, some states are storing them for years. Scientists consider the leftover samples... more »
January 26, 2010 5:59 PM
Attorneys for the parents who pleaded guilty to the balloon boy hoax say the family should pay only a small portion of the $48,000 in restitution sought by authorities.
Attorneys for Richard and Mayumi Heene filed a joint motion last week challenging the amount sought by the Larimer County... 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 24, 2010 9:12 AM
A 14 year-old boy told investigators he killed his mother and stepfather because he didn't want to do household chores, then spent the evening watching movies and playing on a computer. Authorities have charged John Caudle as an adult in the Oct. 26 slayings of 34-year-old Joanne Rinebarger and 38-year-old... more »
January 21, 2010 8:29 AM
A 2-month-old boy has died after he stopped breathing on a United Airlines flight that made an emergency landing in Milwaukee.
Milwaukee County sheriff's Sgt. Philip Wentzel said Thursday the infant was with his parents on a flight from Detroit to Denver Wednesday afternoon when he stopped breathing. Wentzel... more »
December 18, 2009 5:37 PM
Busy parents know it can be hard to keep up on your child's homework and grades in school, but a teacher in Pueblo West is using the internet to keep parents in the loop. Amanda Griego has been selected as a News First 5 Teachers First recipient. Griego, a second... more »
December 10, 2009 11:07 AM
Following months of heated debate, the Alameda Board of Education has voted to phase out the elementary school curriculum it adopted in May to prevent anti-gay bullying. The five member school board voted 4-1 to replace the controversial curriculum with more generic lessons that promote tolerance. In a related move,... more »
November 12, 2009 12:15 PM
A Colorado Springs couple has been arrested for allegedly abusing their 9-month old baby girl. Amanda Sims and Jesse Lee Kaizen, both 23, are charged with attempted first degree murder in the case.
Their 9-month-old baby was taken to Memorial Hospital in July with, what police call, extensive injuries.... more »
November 12, 2009 8:15 AM
The Fort Collins parents in last month's notorious "balloon boy" case will plead guilty to offenses for creating a hoax that their son had flown away in a large balloon.
Richard and Mayumi Heene are to plead Friday morning in Larimer County Court, according to a statement issued by... more »
November 3, 2009 12:28 PM
It may be no shock to learn Americans are stressed out, but in the latest snapshot from the American Psychological Association, the annual stress survey has some surprises, especially for parents. "We were really kinda surprised to see that children and youth are reporting higher levels of stress I think... more »
September 7, 2009 10:18 PM
Most school districts in the Pikes Peak area are leaving it up to principals at individuals schools on whether or not students will see President Barack Obama's "stay in school" speech .
Colorado Springs School District 11 and Pueblo City Schools (District 60) have posted on their Websites that... more »
September 6, 2009 9:21 AM
Beth Oden, 48, a Boulder, Colorado, mother of two small boys, is on a mission against junk food. When the boys, ages 7 and 5, are offered sugary or high-fat treats at school or in goodie bags at parties, she has them collect the unacceptable items in a Tupperware tub... more »
September 6, 2009 9:11 AM
Beth Oden, 48, a Boulder, Colorado, mother of two small boys, is on a mission against junk food . When the boys, ages 7 and 5, are offered sugary or high-fat treats at school or in goodie bags at parties, she has them collect the unacceptable items in a Tupperware... more »