May 7, 2013 3:13 AM
Memorial Day through Labor Day is the most dangerous time of year for teen drivers. The Insurance Information Institute reports an average of eight teens killed in car accidents "every single day" during that period over the past five years. Keep your teen safe by enrolling them in both drivers... more »
May 1, 2013 12:56 AM
We are continuing to follow the investigation into the disappearance of Colorado Springs teen Kara Nichols.
Nichols vanished back in October 2012 after reportedly going on a modeling job interview in Denver.
Kara along with two other Colorado teens disappeared within months of each other. All three had... more »
April 9, 2013 3:01 AM
Getting more exercise could help teen smokers light up less often. Researchers tracked over 200 teens who either exercised or didn't. Those who increased the number of days they got just 20 minutes of exercise were able to significantly cut back on their smoking, and those who got even more... more »
February 27, 2013 2:38 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - The teenage suspect of a double homicide that claimed the lives of a Fort Carson Soldier and his pregnant wife may be tried as a juvenile rather than as an adult. Macyo January, 17, is accused of shooting and killing SSG David Dunlap and his wife Whitney... more »
January 31, 2013 3:12 PM
ATLANTA (AP) - An Atlanta fire official says a 14-year-old has been shot in the head at a middle school and has been taken to a hospital. Atlanta Fire Cpt. Marian McDaniel also says a teacher suffered minor cuts and bruises but was treated on the scene at Price Middle... more »
January 18, 2013 1:11 PM
MONUMENT, Colo. (AP) - Hundreds of people are still holding out hope that a Colorado boy missing for two months will be found. A benefit dinner was held in Monument on Thursday for 13-year-old Dylan Redwine, who has been missing since Nov. 19 after arriving at his father's home in... more »
December 28, 2012 11:12 PM
BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) - A man accused of killing his girlfriend's 14-year-old sister in Commerce City also is accused of sexual assault. Prosecutors said Friday that 24-year-old Ezequiel Padilla-Villalobos of Chihuahua, Mexico, is being charged with first-degree murder and five counts of sexual assault. A police affidavit in the case... more »
December 6, 2012 12:52 PM
A teen is dead after a crash on southbound I-25 early this morning.
It happened just before 4:30 near mile marker 125. That's just south of Fountain.
All lanes are now open.
State Patrol reports a driver in a Toyota Camry was going northbound in the southbound... more »
December 3, 2012 12:37 AM
Nearly two weeks after his disappearance, the search continues for Dylan Redwine, the 13-year-old boy who vanished from his father's home in La Plata county in southwestern Colorado.
Redwine was visiting for Thanksgiving when he vanished. Now as Christmas approaches and time slips away without any progress in his... more »
September 15, 2012 6:25 PM
What do you think you could make out of duct tape?
The possibilities are endless!
Part of a teen activity at Rawlings Library in Pueblo today was to learn how to make different items out of tape!
They had everything from flowers, to phone cases, purses, and even... more »
August 13, 2012 11:42 PM
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - A Durango teen who gained fame after student editors deemed her senior photo too racy to use as her yearbook picture has been arrested with her mother. The Durango Herald reports 18-year-old Sydney Spies is accused of blocking officers from entering her mother's home during a... more »
August 8, 2012 5:38 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - The reigning 16-year-old champion of cellphone texting has reclaimed the title of fastest texter in America. Austin Weirschke of Rhinelander, Wis., won after eight rounds at the texting competition Wednesday in New York's Times Square. He gets $50,000 in prize money. Eleven contestants from around the... more »
August 6, 2012 1:42 AM
Runaway cases are filed every day, some more serious than others. Sunday, deputies in Fremont County felt one runaway case required pulling out multiple resources to search for a missing teen girl.
It was a worrisome situation early Sunday morning in Fremont County. Cynthia, a 14-year-old girl staying with... more »
August 3, 2012 6:40 AM
CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) - Prosecutors say a Buena Vista police officer was justified in fatally shooting an 18-year-old Leadville man who led officers on an 80-mile chase and had a gun. Investigators later learned Jacob VanderBeek's gun was a replica pellet gun, and a grenade he had was inert.... more »
July 23, 2012 7:18 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "The Twilight Saga" will need a bigger garage. It was announced at Sunday's Teen Choice Awards that the supernatural film series has won 41 surfboard-shaped trophies since it launched in 2008, including awards earned this year for the penultimate installment, "Breaking Dawn - Part 1." "Twilight"... more »
July 17, 2012 4:23 AM
HUGO, Colo. (AP) - A Louisiana teen accused of driving a tractor-trailer that killed two women who were changing a flat tire along Interstate 70 in eastern Colorado has appeared in court. The 16-year-old boy and his father appeared in a Lincoln County courtroom Monday. The boy faces charges of... more »
June 13, 2012 7:55 AM
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - Experts from Idaho and Colorado are being brought in to help search for the body of a teenage boy who disappeared while kayaking on a southwest South Dakota lake. The search for 15-year-old Justin Lewis of Hill City has been ongoing since he disappeared May... more »
May 4, 2012 1:45 AM
A 14 year old boy has died in a hit and run crash.
It happened on Circle Drive, near the intersection of Circle and Airport near 8:30 Thursday night.
Colorado Springs police say the boy was running on the sidewalk on Circle, tripped and fell, then ran across... more »
May 2, 2012 9:53 PM
Today is the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and a new survey shows parents are the most influential group on their children's choices.
According to The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unintended Pregnancy when it comes to sex, a majority of teens say they're listening to their... more »
April 26, 2012 8:18 AM
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A West Texas teenager accused of faking cancer to steal $17,000 in donations has been released from jail on bond. Court records show a status hearing has been scheduled May 31 in El Paso for 19-year-old Angie Gomez of Horizon City. Gomez on Tuesday night... more »
April 17, 2012 6:42 AM
Colorado Springs police are searching for a man they think shot a teenager in the leg.
The teen's injuries are not thought to be life threatening.
Officers say they were called to Memorial Hospital a little after 11:00 p.m. Monday night. The victim says he was walking on... more »
March 15, 2012 6:53 AM
ROGERS, Ark. (AP) - A northwest Arkansas teenager thought it would be funny to text a random phone number saying she hid a body, but the joke backfired. Of all the local phone numbers she could have chosen, the 15-year-old Rogers girl picked one that belonged to a police detective.... more »
March 8, 2012 6:45 AM
There's a job fair for teens in El Paso and Teller County.
The Youth Zone at the Pikes Peak Workforce center is specifically geared towards people age 16 to 21 who are looking for a part or full-time summer job.
It runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.... more »
March 6, 2012 1:33 PM
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - Prosecutors have decided against filing charges against a teen who fatally stabbed his uncle, mistakenly thinking the uncle was an intruder. Prosecutors say 18-year-old Dylan Jones was staying at his grandmother's trailer home in Littleton on Jan. 14 when his uncle, John Jones, unexpectedly stopped by... more »
March 2, 2012 7:35 AM
LONE TREE, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado community is on alert after a juvenile detainee who jumped from a vehicle taking him to a doctor's appointment went missing.
Lone Tree police say a 16-year-old male faked an illness Thursday while being driven to the doctor. After asking the driver... more »
February 28, 2012 7:42 AM
CHARDON, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a student wounded in an Ohio school shooting has been declared brain dead, the second reported fatality. Hugh Shannon, administrator at the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office, says officials received the word early this morning about Russell King Jr. Shannon says the office is... more »
February 22, 2012 12:04 PM
The Pueblo City-County Health Department says reducing obesity and teen pregnancy rates in Pueblo County are its top two health priorities over the next five years. The health department says Pueblo County has "significant concerns" regarding these issues, when compared to statistics in other counties around the state.
Data:... more »
February 22, 2012 2:54 AM
A teen boy is in critical condition after Colorado Springs police say he fell from the hood of a moving vehicle and hit his head.
It happened Tuesday night a little before 9:00 p.m. Officers say four teens were in a vehicle the parking area on the south edge... more »
February 14, 2012 6:52 PM
The Pikes Peak Workforce Center will host a Summer Job Hunt on March 8.
This is for young people, ages 16 to 21 looking for full or part-time employment.
WHEN: Thursday, March 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Stargazer's Theatre, 10 S. Parkside Drive, Colorado... more »
December 25, 2011 8:08 AM
BIG BEAR, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California teenager has become the youngest person to successfully climb to the summit of the seven tallest mountains on Earth's seven continents. Fifteen-year-old Jordan Romero's mother, Leigh Ann Drake, confirmed Saturday her son called her after he reached the top of Mt. Vinson... more »
November 12, 2011 5:07 AM
A missing teen and child are back home this morning, after going missing yesterday afternoon.
Colorado Springs police found 19 year-old Corey Beck, and 12 year-old Lyndsay Turnbloom at at Northern Colorado Springs last night around 10 p.m.
Both suffer from illnesses that made it urgent to locate... more »
November 7, 2011 5:36 PM
Most kids her age fantasize about getting a car, she wanted a baby. "I thought I was in love and I wasn't really thinking clear," said Geneva Montoya. Montoya says he had a steady boyfriend when she got pregnant at age 16, but her relationship didn't last. The young mom... more »
November 7, 2011 11:06 AM
Last year, 324 teenage girls had babies in Pueblo County. Compared to other counties in the state, Pueblo has the second highest teen birth rate in all of Colorado.
"I think in the past we were passionate about changing it, but we weren't really doing what was evidence-based and... more »
October 15, 2011 5:08 PM
The Colorado Springs Police Department has just made a release statement asking for assistance in finding a missing 17 year old at risk male who disappeared around 10:40 am today from the Village 7 area.
Jamey Minnard is a 17 year old white male, approximately 5 feet 6 inches... more »
October 1, 2011 3:39 PM
An 18 year old from Pueblo was killed in a car accident on Colorado Highway 78, the Beulah Highway, about 10 west of Pueblo early Saturday morning. State troopers report that Carlos Torres was driving in a 1996 Jeep Cherokee when, at around 4:50 a.m., he lost control at a... more »
July 31, 2011 11:32 PM
The Pueblo County Coroner says a 16 year old male from Pueblo died after being rescued from the Pueblo Reservoir.
The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office says he was under water for more than an hour this afternoon at Hook Cove.
He was pulled from the reservior earlier this... more »
July 31, 2011 3:17 PM
STEWARTSTOWN, N.H. (AP) - Divers are searching a pond in northern New Hampshire for any sign of an 11-year-old girl who's been missing for six days.
Jane Young of the state attorney general's office said divers were sent to Back Pond on Sunday morning. The small pond is less... more »
July 27, 2011 2:13 PM
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Four teens among wilderness survival students who survived a grizzly attack in Alaska have left the state to return to their hometowns.
Bruce Palmer, a spokesman for Wyoming-based National Outdoor Leadership School, says the students who departed are 16-year-old Sam Boas of Westport, Conn., 17-year-old... more »
April 21, 2011 5:55 PM
PARKER, Colo. (AP) - Officials have filed second-degree arson charges against a 15-year-old male suspected of starting several fires in a Douglas County subdivision.
Authorities at South Metro Fire Rescue said Thursday they've responded to three fires in the Pinery Subdivision over the past few weeks. Charges were filed... more »
April 17, 2011 9:31 AM
CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a 15-year-old Colorado boy took his own life after a 30-year-old woman allegedly had a sexual relationship with him.
The Canon City Daily Record reports Brenda Lynette Harding of Canon City was arrested Friday on charges of sexual assault on a child.... more »
April 10, 2011 9:30 AM
HUGO, Colo. (AP) - A 16-year-old boy has been charged as an adult with first-degree murder after deliberation in the March 30 shooting deaths of his great-grandparents in the small town of Hugo.
The Denver Post reports the charges against Greg Smith were filed Thursday. He's being held without... more »
April 5, 2011 6:23 PM
There are still many unanswered questions surrounding the death of a teenager in Canon City. An autopsy was performed today on the 15-year old, but the results haven't been released yet. The teenager was found dead Monday evening on Skyline Drive, a day after he went missing.
Police say... 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 »
March 13, 2011 12:02 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Police say a gunman apparently opened fire on teenagers attending a party in a New Orleans bar and fled, leaving one 18-year-old man dead and four other teens wounded.
Police said early Sunday a 16-year-old girl was in critical condition and two other girls ages... 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 »
January 14, 2011 6:13 PM
A Colorado Springs jury has convicted 21-year-old Juan Vasquez in the shooting deaths of two teens during a fight.
The jury deliberated for two days, finally convicting Vasquez of two counts of 2nd Degree Murder and three counts of committing a violent crime.
Luis Burciaga, 17, and Uriel... more »
January 11, 2011 6:55 PM
A 17-year will be charged as an adult in the murder of a Pueblo West man, according to the Pueblo's District Attorney's office. Torey Kuznicki is from Pueblo, but he was arrested on December 27, 2010 outside of Chicago.
News First 5 has now learned Kuznicki has waived extradition... more »
January 5, 2011 2:14 PM
The Pueblo Health Department will offer a free teen driving class later this month.
"For several decades driver's education was offered through the school system, which lead to a uniform understanding of road rules and safety," stated Marti Borden, Program Manager for Community Outreach in Community Health Services at... more »
January 3, 2011 8:57 PM
Loud, bubbly and a leader. That's how teammates are remembering Samantha Gaunt of Canon City. The 17-year old softball player died in a car wreck Sunday. At school today, her friends shared memories as they heal from this tragedy.
"She was the one that would get you up when... more »
January 3, 2011 5:04 PM
Students at Canon City High School are remembering a fellow classmate who died in a car wreck over the weekend. Samantha Gaunt, 17, was killed when her car crashed into a tree in Penrose Sunday morning. Gaunt was a well respected softball player and a member of the National Honor... more »
December 6, 2010 1:42 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Two high school students inspired by the science fiction movie "I, Robot" have won a $100,000 grand prize in a competition honoring the nation's top math and science students.
The Siemens Competition announced the winners of its college scholarships Monday during a ceremony at George Washington... more »
November 22, 2010 3:22 PM
Police have arrested a teenager for a shooting over the weekend that killed one man in Colorado Springs at a late-night party.
Police responded to a fight Sunday morning around two. They found a man, later identified as 19-year-old Jack Smith of Colorado Springs, lying in the road on... more »
November 11, 2010 7:31 PM
Colorado Springs Police are investigating a shooting at a home in the 7900 block of Telegraph. That's near Research and Austin Bluffs. Police are looking into whether the 15 year old accidentally shot himself. His wound was in his leg. We're told it's not life-threatening.
The teen is at... more »
October 28, 2010 2:52 PM
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - An attorney for the Colorado Press Association says prosecutors should release the name of a boy charged in a girl's death in a rock fall and why he was charged.
Attorney Steve Zansberg says Larimer County prosecutors have to release the information because the... more »
October 21, 2010 12:42 PM
ATLANTA (AP) - U.S. health officials say fatal car crashes involving teen drivers fell by about a third over five years. The number of teen deaths dropped dramatically from about 2,200 in 2004 to 1,400 in 2008.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says several factors might explain... more »
October 18, 2010 9:42 AM
Traffic accidents are the leading cause of death for Americans aged one - 44. The problem is especially acute for new drivers, 15-19 years old.
In an effort to save young lives in El Paso, Teller and Elbert counties, students from 32 high schools will participate in a peer... more »
October 12, 2010 12:25 PM
A teenager accused of fatally stabbing a radio newsman during a sexual encounter is scheduled to appear before a New York City judge.
John Katehis is charged with murder in the killing of George Weber in the victim's Brooklyn apartment in March 2009. Katehis is scheduled for a pretrial... more »
October 1, 2010 12:28 AM
Three young suicides across the country in the past two weeks is sparking concern locally about bullying and suicide prevention.
Colorado Springs advocates say this year they're seeing the number of teenagers dealing with the anxiety and depression that comes with bullying and suicide more than double.
Counselors... more »
September 27, 2010 11:23 AM
A Virginia Beach teenager has an incredible story to tell after surviving a terrifying encounter with a shark.
Caleb Kauchak, 18, and his buddies were hanging out at the beach. "We were down at a place called Porters Island," Kauchak said. "Me and my friends go surfing down there... 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 7, 2010 8:36 AM
Authorities say a pickup drifted off a Colorado highway and crashed, killing a University of Wyoming football player and injuring three teammates.
The Colorado State Patrol says Ruben Narcisse, 19, of Miami was killed in the crash early Monday. Trey Fox, 19, of Glenwood Springs, Christian Morgan,18, of Aurora,... more »
August 30, 2010 9:30 AM
Emergency room visits for teen athletes with concussions have tripled in recent years in a trend that doctors are calling disturbing.
The findings come in a study of 10 years of national data. Experts say increasing awareness of head injuries is one reason ER concussion reports are up. But... more »
August 24, 2010 10:33 AM
Colorado Springs Police arrested a 52-year-old man for alleged sexual assault on a 17-year-old girl.
According to police, the pair drank beer together at a mobile home, followed by the assault.
Under arrest: Timothy Kiner, 52. more »
August 19, 2010 9:52 AM
Six people have been indicted in Denver for allegedly playing a role in the coercion of a Colorado Springs teenager into prostitution.
Those indicted Wednesday include Daivean Shields, 19, the teen's ex-boyfriend, and David Glenn Abney.
Prosecutors say last year, when the victim was 17, she went to... more »
August 12, 2010 11:32 AM
Pueblo Police say they've arrested a 16-year-old gang member for attempted murder in the shooting of a rival gang member. The suspect's name has not been released because of his age.
The arrest Wednesday came one week to the day after Matthew Miller, 20, was shot once in the... more »
August 2, 2010 9:57 AM
A 16-year-old boy who was swimming with friends in the Yampa River drowned Saturday.
Moffat County authorities identified the boy as Shannon Wenger of Craig. A sheriff's investigator says the boy was swimming with friends when the river's current swept him under the water.
The boy's friends called... more »
August 2, 2010 9:44 AM
Gene Hill was born without a right arm, but when it comes to the tennis court, don't feel sorry for him....Feel sorry for his opponent.
The 17-year-old from North Haledon, New Jersey, lost only two sets this past season as a junior.
"From the first time I was... more »
July 14, 2010 8:16 AM
The American teenager who authorities call the "Barefoot Bandit" is now in the U.S. to face charges after being deported from the Bahamas.
An initial court appearance for Colton Harris-Moore is scheduled for today in Miami. It's likely he'll eventually be taken to Seattle, where he was indicted.
... more »
July 2, 2010 7:25 PM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Two off-duty deputy coroners in central Pennsylvania showed they're pretty good with living patients too.
Centre County deputy coroners Judy Pleskonko and Debra Smeal - still wearing their scrubs - were having dinner at a steakhouse Wednesday when a 15-year-old boy near them started... more »
June 22, 2010 2:24 PM
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Prosecutors have charged a 14-year-old San Diego boy with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing the 13-year-old mother of his child.
The girl was stabbed June 16 in the neck with a kitchen knife in the defendant's home. She was hospitalized and is expected to recover.... more »
June 16, 2010 2:45 PM
A former recruiter for the Wyoming National Guard has pleaded not guilty to taking sexually explicit photos of a girl who wanted to join the military.
Thirty-nine-year-old Martin Craig Frank entered his plea Tuesday in Casper. He's charged with two counts of sexual exploitation of a child. Investigators allege... more »
June 14, 2010 2:55 PM
The body of a teenager found Sunday off Rampart Range Road has been identified as Sydney Causey, 17.
An autopsy was performed by the El Paso County Coroner's Office, but the cause of death is still undetermined pending toxicology reports. Her body was found in Queens Canyon. She was... more »