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2 years 8 months ago

Security measures stopped wouldbe gunman

A man with a shot gun stuffed in a duffle bag was taken into custody Sunday at Memorial Hospital after he tried to bring the bag through the hospital emergency room. Pat McElderry, Security Director for Memorial Health System, says after seeing the metal detectors in the ER admitting area,...

3 years 5 months ago

Local drug bust nets drugs, weapons and cash

Colorado Springs Police Department, Metro Vice and Narcotics Unit spokespersons have released a statement detailing a month long investigation. On Friday April 15th, VNI detectives concluded their investigation with a drug buy sting and search warrants that led to the arrest of three suspects involved in distribution of Crack Cocaine...

3 years 8 months ago

Colorado Navy Seal pleads guilty

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Colorado man is going back under house arrest after pleading guilty Tuesday in Nevada to conspiracy and a weapons charge in a case alleging a Navy SEAL smuggled and sold machine guns and other weapons from Iraq and Afghanistan. Sentencing has been set for...

3 years 10 months ago

Fugitive sentenced in 1995 case

DENVER (AP) - A former Colorado Springs man and a longtime fugitive has been sentenced to about 14 years in federal prison for drug and weapons crimes - and failure to show up for his sentencing in 1995. The U.S. attorney's office for Colorado says 49-year-old Ronald Thrasher was...

3 years 11 months ago

Weapons found near downtown

A large cache of weapons found in downtown Colorado Springs Thursday afternoon. Police tell News First 5 someone called them after discovering the weapons in an alley along the 600 block of Santa Fe. Police tell us they did indeed find a large cache of weapons of various calibers...

4 years 1 month ago

Mexican drug gangs using US forests

Federal prosecutors believe a single drug organization is behind several marijuana farms that were raided by authorities in a national forest in northeast Wisconsin. Eight men were charged Wednesday after agents raided growing plots in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. Investigators say they also found a house transformed into a...

4 years 6 months ago

Army and State at impasse over chemical weapons

State and Army officials say they've reached an impasse in negotiations on monitoring chemical weapons stored outside Pueblo. The state health department sued the Army in August, seeking stepped-up monitoring of the 2,600 tons of mustard agent at the Pueblo Chemical Depot. A settlement was announced in January, and...

4 years 7 months ago

CSU board votes to ban concealed weapons

The Colorado State University Board of Governors voted to ban concealed weapons at CSU-Pueblo and CSU Ft. Collins campuses, effective Aug. 1. This goes against the wishes of students. Last month, student governments at both universities voted to oppose the ban. However, faculty members voted in favor of the ban....

4 years 7 months ago

Ahmadinejad: Iran is now a 'nuclear state'

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claimed Thursday that Iran has produced its first batch of uranium enriched to a higher level, saying his country will not be bullied by the West into curtailing its nuclear program a day after the U.S. imposed new sanctions. Ahmadinejad reiterated to hundreds of thousands of...

4 years 10 months ago

NATO: Huge cache of bomb material seized

In a move that could save the lives of Fort Carson soldiers, international troops and Afghan police seized 250 tons of ammonium nitrate fertilizer - enough to make up hundreds of roadside bombs, the Taliban's most lethal weapon in what has been the deadliest year of the war, NATO announced...

4 years 10 months ago

Man who threatened Obama makes weapons plea

A man who threatened to kill President Barack Obama just before the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver has pleaded guilty to federal weapons charges. Thirty-five-year-old Shawn Adolf faces 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to having firearms as a felon. Adolf was arrested in August of last...

5 years 3 weeks ago

Chemical Depot tests emergency response

Workers at the Pueblo Chemical Depot took part in a drill on Wednesday to test their response to an emergency situation. The scenario involved a multi-vehicle crash at the depot, that caused two chemical munitions to leak and dozens other to catch on fire. News First 5 got a rare...

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