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1 week 6 hours ago

Plea deals struck in Pueblo abuse case

PUEBLO - The aunt and uncle accused in a high profile child abuse case in Pueblo County both pleaded guilty to single charges of Child Abuse Negligently Causing Serious Bodily Injury, a Class 4 Felony. As part of the agreement, nine other felony and misdemeanor charges against each were dropped....

2 months 4 weeks ago

CSU Pueblo Students Rally to Save Jobs

CSU-Pueblo students took to the streets Thursday afternoon to fight possible layoffs at the university. Up to 50 faculty and staff positions could be cut by the end of June, according to the school, all from an effort to trim more than three million from CSU-Pueblo's budget. "For some...

4 months 4 days ago

McFadyen cleared by Springs DA

PUEBLO - County Commissioner Liane "Buffie" McFadyen will not be charged for drunk driving. The Fourth Judicial District Attorney's office in Colorado Springs tells News 5 there is not enough evidence to prosecute the case. They were asked to review the case by the Pueblo DA Jeff Chostner in the...

3 months 4 weeks ago

Commissioner takes vacation

PUEBLO - County Commissioner Liane "Buffie" McFadyen was absent from the Board of County Commissioners budget work session Tuesday. McFadyen's office administrator said her boss was on vacation and did not know when she would return. McFadyen has avoided the news media since releasing a sheriff's deputy incident report...

3 months 3 weeks ago

Commissioner released dash camera video

PUEBLO - County Commissioner Liane "Buffie" McFadyen personally released documents and dashboard camera video to the news media of her January 25 traffic stop in which deputies with the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office describe her and the Democratic Party Chairman Ron Greenwell too drunk to drive home from a parking...

6 months 5 days ago

Arrest made in fire on CSU Pueblo campus

Christian Cunningham, 19, has been arrested and charged with arson under the suspicion of starting a fire in the Culebra Hall dorm rooms Sunday evening. The campus confirms to News 5 Cunningham is a current student. He's formally been charged with arson, criminal mischief and reckless endangerment. Cunningham...

6 months 4 weeks ago

Court records suggest pattern of abuse

PUEBLO - Disturbing new details of a child abuse case in Pueblo may help explain why bail for the two adults charged was set at $1 million dollars each. The children, who were between the ages of 2-9 during the investigation, suffered broken bones and serious burns among other injuries....

8 months 1 week ago

Pueblo jail near capacity

PUEBLO - The Pueblo County jail is nearly full. The inmate population is up at least 12 percent this year and there are just 10 of the jail's 720 beds available. In fact, there are enough female inmates at the jail that guards had to pull out spare "sled"...

8 months 3 weeks ago

Morse and Giron welcome recall elections

The two Democratic state lawmakers targeted in special recall elections this fall say they welcome political fight. A Denver District Court Judge today upheld the recall petitions challenged by State Senator John Morse of Colorado Springs and State Senator Angela Giron of Pueblo. Morse said in response that he...

8 months 3 weeks ago

Republican challengers enter recall elections

COLORADO SPRINGS - Two Republican challengers have entered the race to replace Democratic State Senators John Morse and Angela Giron. Former Colorado Springs City Councilman Bernie Herpin is running because he believes voters deserve to be heard. He feels like gun rights supporters were ignored by Morse while voting...

9 months 3 days ago

Pet food plant closing in Pueblo

PUEBLO - The Mars Petcare plant at the Pueblo Airport Industrial Park will soon be closing. The 41 employees at the plant notified last month that the facility would close in September. Ryan Bowling, a spokesperson for Mars Inc. says American dog owners are choosing smaller breeds over large...

9 months 1 week ago

Southern Colorado Tea Party gets $10,000 fine

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - The Colorado Court of Appeals has upheld a $10,000 campaign finance fine against the Southern Colorado Tea Party. Wednesday's court order means the group will have to pay the fine for failing to file campaign finance reports about political contributions in 2010. The group unsuccessfully claimed...

10 months 1 week ago

Two jailed in Pueblo drive by shooting

PUEBLO - Pueblo police officers arrested two people on attempted murder charges following an early morning shooting outside of a bar on the south side of town. The incident happened sometime around 1:47 a.m. in the parking lot of the Sunset Plaza shopping center. Two men were reportedly arguing inside...

10 months 2 weeks ago

Schools spent $700K in failed lawsuit

DENVER - A legal battle over education funding that dragged on for nearly a decade is finally over. The Colorado Supreme Court struck down a lawsuit Tuesday designed to force lawmakers into spending more on K-12 education. In the 4-2 ruling on Lobato v Colorado , the justices ruled...

10 months 3 weeks ago

Indy car sports stickers from Pueblo

PUEBLO - One of the racecars in this weekend's 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 will be sporting a little piece of Pueblo as it speeds around the Brickyard. Panther Racing's National Guard Indy Car has two stickers bearing the logo of the Center for American Values (CAV) on...

11 months 1 week ago

Gurule says state embellished audit

PUEBLO - When parole officers relocated some 60 offenders from the Community Corrections Services Inc. (CCSI) facility in Pueblo last Friday, owner Al Gurule told News 5 at the time that he had simply decided not to renew his contract. Then on Monday, we discovered a report by state...

11 months 1 week ago

Fremont County deputies arrested Pueblo escapee

CANON CITY - Deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff's office arrested their "most wanted" fugitive Tuesday. Matthew Lee Boyd, 36, escaped from a community corrections facilty in Pueblo last Thursday. The sheriff's office say Boyd had a history of assaulting officers and was known to carry several knives with...

11 months 3 weeks ago

Free breakfast bill clears State Senate

DENVER - Certain public schools in Colorado could soon be required to serve free breakfast to students during the start of the school day. House Bill 1006 , the Breakfast after the Bell bill, passed the State Senate Friday after clearing the House last month. Beginning in the fall...

3 months 1 week ago

News Producer

KOAA Television, the Cordillera-owned, consistent #1 NBC affiliate in Colorado Springs/Pueblo, CO is looking for a Full time Content Producer with the ability to produce a fast paced newscast, with multiple live shots, taking full advantage of brand new state of the art set and a newly redesigned website. We...

11 months 4 weeks ago

Three escape Pueblo mobile home fire

Pueblo Firefighters said three people were home when a trailer caught fire around 5:00am in the 2000 block of Belmont Avenue. One of the residents tried to put out the fire with an extinguisher but it didn't work. All three did make it out of the home safely. Firefighters...

1 year 1 month ago

Riverwalk refilled after cleaning

If you enjoy a stroll along the Riverwalk in Pueblo, you'll be happy to hear it's once again full of water. It was drained back in early January, so crews could clean out the bottom of the channel. This happens once a year, usually in January when less people visit...

1 year 1 month ago

Unemployment rate high in Pueblo

As of December, national unemployment was at 7.7%. Colorado's is roughly the same at 7.6%. But Pueblo's is much higher at 11.3%. "Clearly the numbers are higher than we would like," said Jack Rink, PEDCO President and CEO. But change is ahead. "We obviously would like to...

1 year 1 month ago

Forum on guns canceled in Pueblo

A group of people who are against increased gun control show up to a forum on guns with State Senator Angela Giron just to find out it's been canceled. A sign on the door said that because she held an impromptu town hall last weekend, today's forum would not be...

1 year 2 months ago

Two local sheriffs weigh in on gun debate

With the gun control debate firmly in the cross hairs at the state legislature and controversial proposals to ban assault weapons, expand background checks, and limit ammo clips, local law enforcement is having a chance to weigh in. Tonight, a conversation with both the Pueblo and Fremont County Sheriffs. ...

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