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1 year 7 months ago

Local bear population thriving on trash

COLORADO SPRINGS - The bear population in Southern Colorado is quite healthy; perhaps a little too healthy. Wildlife officers in Colorado Springs field between 800 and 1,000 bear calls each year. Cory Chick, the Area Wildlife Manager for the Colorado Parks and Wildlife office in Colorado Springs, says the...

2 years 2 months ago

Update: Woodland Park officer involved shooting

Both eastbound lanes along Highway 24 in Woodland Park have been reopened following an officer involved shooting Tuesday afternoon. Around 2:30 p.m., an officer with the Woodland Park Police Department attempted to pull over an older model Saturn station wagon heading east on 24 near Wal-Mart. While attempting...

2 years 3 months ago

Cyber scammers target Southern Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS - Online shoppers beware, international scam artists seem to be targeting our community this week. They are making cold calls to individual homes and cell phones saying they are from "Microsoft Windows." Scarlett Millsaps recently got that call. "They told me that they are with Microsoft...

2 years 8 months ago

Information on Highway 24 reopening

Highway 24 is reopening Sunday at 9 a.m. for residents of Green Mountain Falls, Chipita Park, Cascade, and Crystola; then at 1 p.m. the El Paso County Sheriff's office says the highway will be open to all traffic. Until the highway is open to all motorists at 1 p.m....

2 years 11 months ago

Fugitive airman found with strange garb

The search is over for an airman who escaped military personnel on Wednesday. Herbert Mullins is in custody after being captured today near the El Paso County and Teller County line. Mullens was being taken to the Teller County Jail Wednesday when military personnel made a bathroom break at...

3 years 1 month ago

Icy roads keep tow trucks busy

Gusting winds and blowing snow made a perfect combination for icing over roads, and those slick conditions lead to dozens of accidents, some of them serious. State troopers want to remind drivers to use caution when driving in winter weather. "Make sure you leave in plenty of time, take...

3 years 1 month ago

Martinez appointed Chief Judge

Hon. Gilbert Martinez has been appointed to serve as the new chief judge in the 4th Judicial District, which includes El Paso and Teller counties. The appointment was made by Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael L. Bender. Judge Martinez will replace the Hon. Kirk S. Samelson, who...

3 years 1 month ago

CDOT gears up for storm

CDOT is gearing up for the impending storm, scheduled to hit the Pikes Peak region later this afternoon and continue through Friday. CDOT maintenance crews are scheduled to begin snow-shift in El Paso, Teller and Park counties at 4 p.m. today, according to spokesman Bob Wilson. Snow shift...

3 years 2 months ago

UPDATE: 911 caller says deputy shot himself

Woodland Park Police are investigating a Teller County Sheriff's Deputy found dead in his home Saturday evening. According to police, the 911 caller said the deputy shot himself. The deputy was off-duty at the time of his death. More information will be released by Woodland Park Police when the...

3 years 2 months ago

Teller County deputy found dead

Teller County authorities are looking into the death of a Sheriff's deputy. They received a 911 call Saturday evening, and found the deputy deceased in his home. The deputy was off-duty at the time he was found. Sheriff Mike Ensminger's office issued a release Sunday morning; saying the case...

3 years 2 months ago

UPDATE: bus accident injures were minor

A Colorado Springs Christian School bus was involved in an accident with another car late Wednesday afternoon in Woodland Park. The crash happened near the intersection of Aspen Garden Way and US Highway 24. The Woodland Police Department reports that thirteen students and the driver were on board. None...

3 years 4 months ago

Walmart caller rang twice

A man angry with Walmart shut down the retailer's Woodland Park store by calling in a bomb threat twice on Friday morning, one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Incident commander Sgt. James Halloran of the Woodland Park Police Department says the calls were received about 5...

3 years 8 months ago

Close encounters of the bear kind on the rise

The Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife is cautioning residents and campers that dryer than average conditions are attributing to higher than normal human and bear interaction. Michael Seraphin, Spokesperson with DOW released a statement outlining that within the last few weeks, wildlife officers have responded to a higher than...

3 years 9 months ago

Navajo evacuees not allowed back in yet

As fire crews gain the upper hand on the Navajo Fire in Teller County, the conditions remain dangerous. Even with 50% containment today the Teller County Sheriff's Office says many hot spots remain and flare ups are common as winds move through the area. Because of this residents who were...

3 years 9 months ago

Update: Navajo Fire

The Teller County Sheriff's Office tells News First 5 that the Navajo fire burning near Wrights Reservoir is now 50% contained. They also say that estimate is conservative. Cool overnight weather and rising humidity helped to calm the fire burning since Wednesday.

3 years 9 months ago

Some have evacuated in Teller County

At least 50 acres have burned so far south of Florissant, west of Cripple Creek in Teller County. More than 100 residences have evacuated the Navajo Mountain Mesa subdivision. So far these are voluntary evacuations. No mandatory evacuations have been called yet. A voluntary evacuation standby has been...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Informant: Missing boy dead

Another twist in the case of a missing North Carolina boy, who investigators thought could be here. Jadon Higganbothan has not been seen alive since last October. The Durham Police department asked the Teller County Sheriff's office to help them look for the 5 year old and his mother,...

4 years 4 weeks ago

Missing Teller County woman found

A Teller County woman has been located but there are still questions about her missing son. Vania Sisk disappeared last week after authorities questioned her about her missing 6 year old. Detectives in North Carolina have been searching for the boy. Teller County authorities say Sisk was found...

4 years 4 months ago

Human remains found in Teller County

The Teller County Sheriff's Office is investigating a grisly find close to the Teller County-Fremont County line south of Cripple Creek. On Sunday a hunter reported parts of a human skeleton had been found on County Road 88, commonly known as Shelf Road. News First 5 was on the...

4 years 5 months ago

Snow falls in Teller County

Southern Colorado got its first taste of winter weather on Monday. Temperatures dipped into the twenties in some areas out west with snow in the high country. In Teller County many people woke up to something they haven't seen in quite a while, snow. "I just thought oh dear! It's...

4 years 5 months ago

New cone zone on Hwy 24 starting tomorrow

Did you enjoy zipping over Hwy 24 between Woodland Park and Colorado Springs without a cone zone? The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) finished its first bridge project in less than a week. Now, it's on to the next one. This project, replacing Twin Creek Bridge between Florissant and...

4 years 7 months ago

Water safe, but boil order remains

A mandatory boil order remains in effect for the Mountain Mutual Water Company in Teller County. Test results received yesterday showed e-coli readings above safe levels. Results today show safe levels. However, the boil order remains in effect as a precaution. E-coli is found in animal feces...

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