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2 weeks 3 days ago

Same sex couples wed at Pueblo courthouse

PUEBLO - Dozens of same sex couples made a dash to the Pueblo County Courthouse Friday morning to be first line to receive marriage licenses from the Clerk and Recorder. Jessie Finau and Stephanie Martinez were deeply moved to have the government formally recognize their relationship in this way....

2 weeks 4 days ago

Museum to shine light on Pueblo landmark

PUEBLO - An icon of the Pueblo landscape will be shining bright Friday evening. Evraz Rocky Mountain Steel Mills gave permission to members of the Bessemer Historical Society and Steelworks Museum to shine flood lights on their famous blast furnaces. The museum hopes to draw attention to a new...

2 weeks 6 days ago

County fair underway in Pueblo

PUEBLO - The Pueblo County Fair is underway at the Colorado State Fairgrounds. Many students who are part of 4H programs bring their animals to the fairgrounds to compete in the annual livestock show and sale. Hannah Bowman is anxious to show her two pigs. "I'm pretty excited to see...

3 weeks 18 hours ago

Third Pueblo halfway house to close

PUEBLO - Criminal offenders receiving substance abuse treatment at Crossroads Turning Points in Pueblo will be moved to other halfway houses around the state or released into the community over the next sixty days. When the county's contract with Crossroads expired last month, the owners told commissioners they would not...

3 weeks 3 days ago

Budget projections alarm sheriff

PUEBLO - As deputies move into the new Pueblo County Judicial Building this month to secure that facility ahead of an August opening, Sheriff Kirk Taylor is speaking out about suggested budget cuts that could force him to lay off employees next year. Taylor said he has told the County...

3 weeks 17 hours ago

Stop! fire truck backing up

PUEBLO - At Station 6 on Pueblo's east side, firefighters have an unusual routine for parking their truck. When they approach the station from the west, they turn on the emergency lights and pull head-on into oncoming traffic on 4th Street before backing the engine into its bay. Believe...

1 day 5 hours ago

4th of July weekend events

Colorado Springs Colorado Springs Philharmonic Fabulous Fourth - July 4, 7:30pm Rock Ledge Ranch Family Fourth - July 4, 10am-5pm Tri-Lakes 4th of July Celebration - July 3-4 Ice Cream Theatre Presents: Art Guffaw! - July 5, 6, 7pm Ride for the Brand Rodeo &...

1 month 3 weeks ago

Fire in Downtown Pueblo Rekindles

Fire crews battled two fire rekindles Thursday along Court Street in downtown Pueblo. The fire inspector says the roof collapsed on hot spots making it difficult to get water underneath. "We have to figure out a way to get under the roofing material," Fire Inspector, Gary Micheli says. "Either...

2 months 3 weeks ago

Chemical emergency drill held in Pueblo

It may have looked like the real thing, but the sirens and emergency personnel near the Pueblo Chemical Depot on Tuesday were part of a drill. It's called the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program and is done annually between the Army, FEMA, and local partners from the state and...

3 months 1 day 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....

6 months 1 week 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...

7 months 2 weeks 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...

7 months 1 week 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...

7 months 1 week 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...

9 months 2 weeks 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...

10 months 1 week 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....

11 months 3 weeks 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"...

1 year 1 week 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...

1 year 1 week 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...

1 year 2 weeks 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...

1 year 3 weeks 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...

1 year 1 month 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...

1 year 2 months 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...

1 year 2 months 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...

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