February 3, 2012 8:38 PM
The nation's leader in breast cancer awareness, the Susan G. Komen Foundation, reversed its decision to stop funding to Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood of Colorado said they have received an outpouring of public support through calls, emails, and on social media.
"It's definitely a testament to the nation's compassion... more »
February 2, 2012 8:47 PM
Like many Colorado families, the Luceros are struggling to make ends meet. The family of seven hoped to receive a "refund anticipation loan", a short term loan repaid with borrower's income tax refund. But when they went to file their taxes, they were told the loans were no longer available.... more »
January 29, 2012 9:07 PM
It was one year ago that Carlos Lave was killed outside a Pueblo bar. His family is still searching for answers.
"You wonder how long this is going to take. But you can't give up", said Laurine Jordan, Carlos' mother. Carlos Lave, 22, was shot January 30, 2011 at... more »
January 28, 2012 9:56 PM
A young boy who saved his grandmother's life is going Washington to meet President BarackObama.
Last week eleven-year old Jordan Evans received a heroism award from the Boy Scouts of America for saving his grandmothers life.
In May 2010, nine-year-old Jordan, and his ten-year-old cousin were walking on... more »
January 8, 2012 11:37 PM
Alexander Walton loves hanging out with the guys. In 2010 he joined the army for a life of brotherhood and service. Now he's preparing to leave that. He has a degenerative knee condition and is being medically discharged.
"Mentally I'm not the same anymore and physically I'm not. I... more »
January 7, 2012 9:21 PM
Jeff Amoruso is a huge broncos fan. He's excited about the game Sunday, Broncos vs. the Steelers. But although he has season tickets, he won't be in the stands.
"We started [to] move a few days ago and we were hoping to finish up by today. But unfortunately, that's... more »
January 6, 2012 7:36 PM
Krystal Wilson has been searching for work for three months. She's a single mom with two kids. She said although she's glad to hear the unemployment rate has dropped she's getting desperate.
"You can't always provide the things that are necessary for them. And you just get frustrated", said... more »
January 2, 2012 9:14 PM
Michael Ezzat and his wife have been in business nearly thirty years. The couple owns Westside International Restaurant and Deli Mart in Colorado Springs. This year they were hoping to hire workers so they can retire. But because of the minimum wage increase, they can't afford to. "I would love... more »
December 30, 2011 8:49 PM
It's a debilitating problem affecting millions of people with abnormal heart rhythms. Atrial Fibrillation, also known as irregular heart rhythm, affects more than three million Americans each year. It is one of the most prevailing problems among baby boomers.
"A great number of people have symptoms ranging from fatigue,... more »
December 29, 2011 8:44 PM
Pueblo food bank is getting an expansion. Pueblo Cooperative Care Center has seen the need for those seeking food assistance rises. The new facility will be 96-hundred square feet, which is double the size of it's current facility. The money for the facility comes through donations throughout the community. International... more »
December 23, 2011 8:55 PM
This Christmas, Maria Rangel is counting her blessings.
"He's a good baby. He's not a real crier, he's real calm", said Maria Rangel.
But unlike her baby boy, on December 5th, Maria was anything but calm. At seven months pregnant she went into labor. She knew something was... more »
December 18, 2011 10:42 PM
Two little girls in Colorado Springs got their birthday wish, their daddy. Sgt. Matthew Richie hasn't seen his daughters in seven months. He's been stationed in Afghanistan. This weekend he's home to celebrate his daughters birthday, one-year-old Peyton and three-year -old Taylor. Their actual birthdays are two weeks apart.
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December 17, 2011 6:50 PM
Christmas came a little early for some families. Thanks to the ‘Feed the Children' event in Colorado Springs.
Nearly 9 thousand people showed up at the event. They were able to receive much needed items like food, clothing, and toys for their children. "It's a true Christmas blessing that... more »
December 16, 2011 7:49 PM
Emotions fill the air as hundreds of families anxiously await the arrival of their loved ones returning from Afghanistan. April Sarver hasn't seen her husband in six months.
"Its been rough. But he did an awesome job so we're proud", said April Sarver.
Its the same story for... more »
December 11, 2011 2:20 PM
Police are still investigating a possible meth lab that was found inside a Post Office located at 2641 E. Uintah Street in Colorado Springs.
Last night, shortly before 10:30p.m., officers from the Colorado Police Department responded to a call at a Post Office where they found two homeless persons... more »
December 10, 2011 8:57 PM
It's a decision that will affect every child in the state of Colorado. On Friday a judge ruled that Colorado schools were severely under-funded. Today plantiffs and members of the legal team celebrated the landmark decision.
Tara Lobato was in the eighth grade when the lawsuit was filed. She's... more »
December 9, 2011 8:32 PM
Walmart has announced that it will open two Neighborhood Market Stores in Colorado Springs. which The new stores will offer all the items you'd find in a traditional grocery store plus more fresh items, pet supplies, and a pharmacy.
Walmart will transform the abandoned Albertsons on Austin Bluffs near... more »
December 8, 2011 8:52 PM
It's the biggest shopping season of the year. But with more shoppers comes the risk of more shoplifters. During the holiday season shoplifting cases peak which costs retailers billions of dollars, which could be passed on to you.
"When we aren't making the necessary profits, we're having to accommodate... more »
December 4, 2011 4:36 PM
Around 7:45 Sunday, emergency crews responded to a fire at 5114 Balsam Street in Colorado Springs. When crews arrived on scene they discovered heavy smoke coming from the basement of an abandoned home. Eventually the fire spread through walls and the floor up to the main level posing a potential... more »
December 3, 2011 9:42 PM
Many braved the cold at the Fedstival of Lights Parade in downtown Colorado Springs to kick off the holiday season. Although tempertures were in the teens, it didn't stop spectators from getting into the holiday spirit. Hundreds lined the streets to participate in the event. The parade kicked off at... more »
December 2, 2011 8:57 PM
Karen Clark spent her night behind bars for allegedly abusing a 15-year old girl. The arrest comes just days after her husband Bruce Clark committed suicide near this lake in Florissant. He was under investigation for sexually abusing a teenager. Karen Clark was arrested after police conducted a search warrant... more »
November 26, 2011 7:55 PM
For the second straight year American Express has launched its small business ad campaign to steer holiday shoppers toward local independently owned businesses like Rock -n- Logs in Colorado Springs.
Three years ago, owner Mitchell Dillman, decided to try his hand at business when the economic downturn took a... more »
November 25, 2011 8:40 PM
While many of us are focusing on the best deals this holiday season, thieves are focusing on their next victim, shoppers being careless. For example, leaving valuable items in plain view or waiting until they get to the store before placing their valuables in the backseat or the trunk of... more »
November 24, 2011 6:40 PM
It's a day of giving and a day of thanks. Thousands in Colorado Springs came out to receive hot meals. It's something many of them wouldn't get without the help of soup kitchens around the city.
At the Marian House nearly 600 people got their Thanksgiving dinner.
"I... more »
November 19, 2011 7:41 PM
It's a race to help those less fortunate. Bikers of all ages and skill levels came out to participate in the 2011 Pikes Peak SuperCross Bike Race. They're mission is to raise money to provide new bikes for kids.
"(It's) just to encourage kids who might not of otherwise... more »
November 12, 2011 8:13 PM
They're man's best friend. But could what we feed them actually make them sick. Debbie Brookham, Founder of Furry Friends in Colorado Springs says yes.
"We're spending billions of dollars on pet food that are creating disease processes in our pets", said Debbie Brookham.
She says over the past... more »
November 7, 2011 9:28 PM
It's a growing battle, between who is and who is not a part of Occupy Colorado Springs. On Saturday, two people were arrested after refusing to take down their tents in Acacia Park. The incident sparked internal controversy.
"I don't think that's for one person to define who is... more »
November 6, 2011 10:10 PM
Today Jack Semple is a free man. On Saturday he and a friend, Amber Hagen, decided to set up camps in Acacia Park. But they did not have permits.
When police told them to take down their camps, Jack and Amber refused and instead duck-taped themselves to their tents.... more »
November 6, 2011 12:31 AM
It's the price of war that every soldier hopes he'll never have to pay.
"Our hearts hurt, we cry we remember, we see pictures and we'll miss him dearly", said PFC Christopher Horns' aunt, Suzanne Sisk.
Private First Class Christopher Horns was an Army Ranger stationed in Washington.... more »
November 5, 2011 3:28 PM
It's one of the tallest mountains in the world, Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro. And one man made the impossible, possible. He climbed the 19,000 feet summit without the use of his legs. Twenty-three years ago, a skiing accident left Chris Waddel paralyzed. At that moment, he made a crucial decision to... more »
October 31, 2011 8:30 PM
It's an invention we use everyday without much thought. More than one hundred years ago, Thomas Edison invented the light bulb which hasn't changed much since. But in January, a new law called the Energy Independence and Security Act will require light bulbs to use 25-30 percent less power; which... more »
October 29, 2011 1:55 PM
Family and friends gathered this morning to say goodbye to Staff Sgt. Brian Cowdrey. Hundreds packed the auditorium at La Junta High School to pay their last respects. Cowdrey was a 1990 graduate of La Junta High School.A solemn grave side service with full military honors follows as Staff Sgt.... more »
October 25, 2011 7:29 PM
A beautiful sunny fall day in Colorado can quickly turn into a snow storm. Today people are getting ready for dramatic weather changes that are expected to sweep through the state later on tonight. C-DOT is preparing dozens of its trucks to hit the road ahead of the storm.
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October 16, 2011 10:53 PM
It's one of the happiest moments in a parents life. News Five was there to welcome Lincoln as the first baby born in Pueblo in 2011. He is now 9 months old. But with joy comes sorrow. One day out of the blue Lincoln's temperature spiked to 103 degrees.
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October 9, 2011 9:05 PM
In the early hours of the morning, a community came together.
"We're creating an art image of Manitou Avenue", said Sean O'Meallie. Nearly a thousand chairs line the streets of Manitou Springs, stretching more than a half of a mile. The chairs, all different sizes, shapes, and colors, represent... more »
October 6, 2011 8:36 PM
Jennifer Kronebusch was living life to the fullest. But in September she decided to make a decision that would change her life forever.
" I went and had my mammogram done and I knew it wasn't good cause the lady was like umm...you have to come back", said Jennifer... more »
October 2, 2011 8:36 PM
Proposition 103 would raise state sales and income taxes for five years. It's expected to generate an estimated $3 billion dollars for public education. Supporters say the state needs the money to prevent even deeper cuts in school funding.
"We're in a situation right now where education is at... more »
September 26, 2011 9:01 PM
15-year old Thomas Jessop is continuing his charity bike ride this afternoon after speaking to city leaders about helping the homeless.
Most 15 year-olds seek attention for themselves, but not Thomas Jessop. He's hoping to bring attention to something else, the half -homeless.
"It means you've got a... more »
September 19, 2011 12:26 AM
Like most couples Magen and Josh had dreams of growing old together. They got married and soon started a family. Their family also included a six year-old weimaraner named Nala.
"I feel in love with her as soon as I met her ", said Magen Mills. "She's a loyal,... more »
September 13, 2011 8:46 PM
It's a town known for its mouth watering cantaloupe and juicy watermelons. But lately, this melon capital has been in the spotlight for a different reason. Four deaths in Colorado and New Mexico have a possible connection to Rocky Ford cantaloupes.
"I've had three people so far that didn't... more »
September 7, 2011 8:26 PM
Leanne Regan is doing something she never imagined she would do.
"Times are hard. They laid me off", said Leanne Regan. "When you're doing well, you think you're always going to do well. You don't imagine that you're going to need help"
But like millions across the... more »
September 3, 2011 8:10 PM
With every passing car the risk remains that a drunk driver may be behind the wheel. So for this Labor Day Weekend police are turning up the heat.
"They will be out doing traffic enforcements, aggressively looking for drunk drivers", said Sgt. Joel Kerns. And they're setting up checkpoints.... more »
August 30, 2011 8:32 PM
It's a lesson lived and a lesson learned.
"When you are a teenager sometimes you do things that you think is going to be fun, but then you end up in big trouble", said Guillermo Rodriguez.
But not in the way you may think. A new diversion program... more »
August 24, 2011 10:07 PM
With thermometers rising, so are the temperatures in the classrooms.
"We have about five schools with cooling systems, the other ten do not", said James Drew, Director of Communication for Widefield School District 3.
It's a problem many school districts are facing. James Drew says he understands parents'... more »
August 22, 2011 8:35 PM
Each year military dogs give their lives to protect the lives of others. Now one retired dog who lost his handler during combat is hoping to find a place to call home.
"He's got full energy and he has already overcome adversary" said Michael Perini.
Like most dogs,... more »
August 8, 2011 8:46 PM
The credit downgrade has local residents frustrated and angry at lawmakers in Washington. Many are worried about the future. They're wondering how it could have gotten this bad. News first 5's Trovette Tottress is going beyond the headlines.
It's a psychological blow.
"It kind of puts me in... more »