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Superstar singer, songwriter Prince dies at 57 Video included

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Pop music superstar Prince has been found dead at his home in suburban Minneapolis.

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Arrest made following death of 4-month-old

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Fountain Police launched an investigation after an infant girl died of injuries believed to be the results of child abuse.  According to Fountain Police the mother of the infant left the child alone with her 28-year-old boyfriend Branden Harms on Monday, and when she came home the child was in need of medical attention.  The little girl was rushed to the hospital and passed away Tuesday.  Fountain Police arrested Branden Harms who is currently being held at the El Paso ... More>>

Fillmore Street to be closed over the weekend

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Beginning Friday, April 22, at 8 p.m., through Monday, April 25, at 5 a.m., a full closure of Fillmore Street from Chestnut Street to Mark Dabling Boulevard will be in place.

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City ordinance banning marijuana clubs takes effect today

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The City Clerk announced today that a referendum on City ordinances banning cannabis clubs will not proceed.  The People's Social Alliance, the organization gathering signatures to rescind the petition needed just under 15,000 signatures, which is basically 15% of the total ballots cast in the last election.  According to the Clerk's Office 0 signatures were turned in.  The lawsuit against the ordinance is still making its way through the court system. 

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Warming trend continues

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Mostly clear tonight with calm winds. Friday will be mostly sunny with clouds thickening during the afternoon. Breezy wind out of the south from 10 to 15 mph during the late morning and afternoon. Saturday will be the warmest day of the week, downslope wind during the afternoon with gusts from 30 to 35 mph. A weak cold front will knock temperatures back about 6 degrees Sunday under mostly sunny skies. A weak storm could produce a few showers late Monday into Tuesday with cooler air Tu... More>>

Arrieta throws second no-no

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Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs pitched his second no-hitter in a span of 11 regular-season starts, shutting down the Cincinnati Reds in a 16-0 rout Thursday night.

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Monument Charter Academy fights for equal funding Video included

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A Monument charter school is asking for money it says it is owed from Lewis Palmer School District 38. Parents from Monument Charter Academy confronted the school board Thursday night, hoping for an amicable resolution. The complaints are part of the reason the school board voted to extend contract negotiations with the charter school another month. The mill levy in question was imposed back in 1999, and the academy is the only school in the district that has never seen any of those...

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Green Mountain Falls police force resigns Video included

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The future of public safety in green mountain falls is in question after all members of the small police department quit. The town marshal and three part-time reserve officers resigned. It all happened just days before the town’s new mayor was sworn in to office.

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Colorado Democrats and Republicans want change to presidential primary Video included

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After a frustrating caucus on Super Tuesday, our state is one step closer to moving back to a presidential primary. Colorado switched from a primary to a caucus several election cycles ago because of state budget constraints.  There's bipartisan support for the change to a presidential primary. Local party leaders warn we may see disagreements is in the details. 

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Pueblo West Women's League adds art to public space

The "Stay in School" sculpture will simulate a school of fish swimming in the wind The "Stay in School" sculpture will simulate a school of fish swimming in the wind
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The Pueblo West Women's League is installing the latest addition to the Let's stART project. It is a six-foot sculpture of fish that will blow in the wind, entitled "Stay in School." The artist is Lionel Trujillo with Steel City Art Works Gallery. The sculpture simulates a school of fish swimming together, and will be located at Cattail Crossing. The group will pour the concrete base for the sculpture within the next month, and will have the entire installation c... More>>

Snake falls from school ceiling Video included

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An elementary school in Walls, Mississippi, is dealing with a snake problem. 

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Volkswagen settlement announced Video included

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After seven months of controversy, the smoke is beginning to clear over Volkswagen's admission it rigged hundreds of thousands of vehicles to cheat federal pollution regulations.

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Trump weighs in on "bathroom bills" Video included

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Donald Trump proved again Thursday he is not as conservative as many Republicans. 

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State grants funds for Pueblo County Safe Routes to School

Pueblo County faces financial challenge to widen Gale Road outside of North Mesa Elementary School Pueblo County faces financial challenge to widen Gale Road outside of North Mesa Elementary School
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The state is giving Pueblo County $200,000 for a Safe Routes to School project at North Mesa Elementary School. News 5 first reported last March the safety concerns of families, with children walking along Gale Road to get to school, a street without sidewalks. Now the state is giving 20% of the funding to build trails to North Mesa. The other 80% comes from the marijuana excise tax revenue that voters approved in November. Work will begin within the next two weeks. More>>

Marijuana grow blew transformer that started Pueblo West grass fire

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Deputies were tipped off to a man's illegal marijuana grow while investigating the cause of a Pueblo West grass fire. 

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Thursday Weather: Warm Sunshine

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This morning is clear, calm, and cool. Temperatures are in the upper 30s and lower 40s with upper 20s to lower 30s in the high elevations. The upper level low pressure circulation that has held us in its grip since last Friday has finally moved far enough east that its influence on our weather has ended. High pressure building into Colorado from the west will be the main influence of our weather for the rest of the week and the start of the weekend. With the high pressure ridging ove...

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Daycare closed following hot car death Video included

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The driver of a Louisville, Kentucky daycare vehicle admitted in an interview with investigators to "having forgotten" about the child who died in the facility's care.

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Both parties say presidential primary returning to Colorado

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The Latest on Colorado's move to a presidential preference primary for 2020

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Trump to deliver foreign policy address

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The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign

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Your Healthy Family: Safety Tips on Prom Night Video included

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Neither teens nor their parents should forget about safety on prom night.

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Cameras capture road rage stabbing Video included

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A man is in custody after a road rage incident that led to a stabbing in Gulfport, Florida.

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Flame for Rio Olympics is lit at birthplace of ancient Games

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At today's flame-lighting ceremony at Ancient Olympia, the Game's organizers voiced confidence that Brazil would overcome its political and economic problems to stage successful games, the first in South America. The opening ceremony is Aug. 5 in Rio de Janeiro.

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Police: K9 helps arrest suspect after the man flees from officers

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CSPD says the man fled the scene after pointing a gun at a woman and several other residents. 

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Waldo Canyon recovery and flash flood community meeting Thursday

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Waldo Canyon burn scar recovery and flash flood preparedness meeting scheduled for Thursday night. 

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From Springs to Wyoming line, Colorado flunks ozone ratings

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An annual report card on air quality says the Front Range got failing grades on ozone pollution, and Western Slope counties didn't do much better. But Colorado's top air quality official takes issue with some of those finding, saying all the state's western counties meet EPA standards for ozone.

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Youth life without parole debated by Colorado lawmakers

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Colorado's district attorneys oppose a Senate bill to bring the state in line with U.S. Supreme Court rulings that mandatory life without parole sentences for youth offenders are unconstitutional. 

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Stars top Wild, move series back to Dallas

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The Wild finished the game with a 6-on-4 after a high-stick penalty on Antoine Roussel with goalie Devan Dubnyk pulled, but the Stars tightened up and allowed only one shot on target over the 84-second two-man advantage.

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San Jose closes in on eliminating Kings

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Trevor Lewis and Luke Schenn scored and Jonathan Quick made 26 saves for the Kings.
 

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Cases of Love fundraiser aims to help foster children

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A fundraiser this week is aimed at helping foster children in need by collecting donations of suitcases, duffle bags and hygiene products at any YMCA. The fundraising week ends with the Cases of Love event Saturday, April 23, at the downtown Colorado Springs YMCA from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. 

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Local ransomware victim warns of costly consequences

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A Colorado Springs woman is warning of the expensive consequences of becoming a victim of so-called ransomware.  Neva Biederman was a recent victim while playing an online card game. "I was going to play Bridge and all of a sudden this pop-up came up, filled the whole screen, and it said, 'Your computer has been infected. Please call this number,'" Biederman said.  She called the 800 number and a man with a thick foreign accent answered and told her that he could ... More>>

CSPD asks for public's help to locate missing at-risk adult

24-year-old Charles Flynn 24-year-old Charles Flynn
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CSPD is asking for the public's assistance to locate a missing at-risk adult.

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Pueblo smokers celebrate 4/20 Video included

Mary Jane's Glass Haberdasher hosts a 4/20 party in Pueblo Mary Jane's Glass Haberdasher hosts a 4/20 party in Pueblo
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Pueblo pot smokers celebrated the unofficial marijuana holiday of 4/20 on Wednesday. Marijuana retailers and accessory shops had lots of deals for their customers, and many smokers converged on the south side for a community 4/20 party. They say Pueblo has become a destination for pot, and say that is a good thing. Mary Jane's Glass Haberdasher was buzzing with patrons. The accessory store teamed up with The Spot 420 and other vendors for the only party in town. "We are part of... More>>

ESPN fires analyst and former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling

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ESPN has announced that it has fired network analyst and former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling following his comments on Facebook about transgender people.

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Thousands gather in Denver park for 4/20 pot celebration Video included

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Thousands of people gathered in a downtown Denver park for the annual 4/20 marijuana celebration.

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Missing road repairs frustrate one Pueblo neighborhood

Crews put down a temporary fix over a gas line repair on Acero Avenue. Crews put down a temporary fix over a gas line repair on Acero Avenue.
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A gas line repair has left three busy repair in Pueblo has left three busy residential streets torn up, even after the repairs were made. It's happening off of Acero Avenue near Mirror Avenue. Patchwork across the gas line repairs is already falling apart. Gravel scattered the road, some of the holes aren't even filled or blocked off.  This problem goes on for two blocks on Acero, Winnepeg and Ontario Streets. "Us as a group believe it's not going to get finished," ...

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Springs City Council approves stormwater agreement with Pueblo County

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Colorado Springs city council approved an intergovernmental agreement with Pueblo County Wednesday to spend millions on stormwater project. City councilors agreed to some minor changes at Pueblo's request after a public hearing there earlier this week, eventually passing an agreement that's been years in the making. 

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Reds walk off Rockies; win series on Wednesday

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Colorado appeared to tie the score 3-3 in the seventh when Dustin Garneau doubled with two outs and pinch-hitter Ryan Raburn lined the ball into right field for what appeared to be a single. But the Reds threw to third before the next pitch, and Garneau was called out on appeal by umpire Adrian Johnson for missing the base. The call was upheld after a 3-minute, 20-second video review, and Raburn lost a hit.
 

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Wednesday Evening Weather: Few Showers Early

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A few stray showers and even a rumble of thunder heading into the evening hours. Any showers clear out overnight with lows in the 40's. Our upper level low finally lets up on impacting our weather after this evening's rain. Sunshine returns for the rest of the work week with highs rebounding into the 70's by the time we hit Friday. The weekend looks warm with highs staying mainly in the 70's for Saturday. Winds may be breezy at times, but we should have a good amount of sunshine... More>>

Church on the move Video included

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An historic Springfield, Massachusetts church has been moved to a new home, making way for a new MGM casino. 

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How clean is your air? Video included

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The American Lung Association has released its annual "State of the Air Report" and it's bad news for more than half the country.

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Is Trump unstoppable? Video included

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The margin of Donald Trump's victory in New York's Republican primary was one even critics couldn't ignore.

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Source: VW, gov't ink deal to pay owners of cheating diesels

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A person briefed on the matter says Volkswagen has reached an agreement with the U.S. government to spend just over $1 billion to compensate owners of diesel-powered cars that cheat on emissions tests. 

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Youth life without parole debated by Colorado lawmakers

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Colorado's district attorneys oppose a bill to bring the state in line with U.S. Supreme Court rulings that life without parole sentences are unconstitutional for youth offenders. 

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Jack Graham qualifies for Colorado GOP Senate primary

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Former CSU athletic director Jack Graham has qualified for the Colorado Republican primary for U.S. Senate.  

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Prop money scam alert in Pueblo Video included

These fake $100 bills are circulating in Pueblo. These fake $100 bills are circulating in Pueblo.
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Police are warning the public about a scam in Pueblo involving counterfeit "movie money." 

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Wednesday Afternoon Weather: Few PM Showers

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A nicer start to the day with more sunshine than we've seen in quite a few days. Highs continue warming today, reaching the 50's and 60's. Clouds return this afternoon and evening with the last round of moisture with that exiting upper level low moving into our area. We'll have some showers and isolated thunderstorms throughout the second half of the day. Those clear out quickly late this evening with lows falling into the 30's.  Nicer weather returns for the rest of the work we...

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Caught on cam: Cops save kids Video included

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Body-camera footage shows the quick actions of a Spokane, Washington police officer help save the life of a driver and three children.

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Treasury official says Harriet Tubman will go on $20 bill

A woman holds a sign supporting Harriet Tubman for the $20 bill Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, during a town hall meeting at the Women's Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, N.Y. A woman holds a sign supporting Harriet Tubman for the $20 bill Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, during a town hall meeting at the Women's Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, N.Y.
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The announcement is expected to provide details on other changes being made to the $20, $10 and $5 bills.

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Teens won't face charges for sexting

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Colorado officials say they won't file criminal charges against a group of teenagers who exchanged a partially nude photo of a juvenile. 

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Your Healthy Family: Can You Catch Up On Sleep? Video included

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Making sleep a priority is essential for overall health.

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High court expresses doubts about drunk driving laws

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The Supreme Court is expressing doubts about laws in at least a dozen states that make it a crime for people suspected of drunken driving to refuse to take alcohol tests.

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Death toll reaches 8 from Houston-area storms, flooding Video included

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Officials say another person has died in Houston-area floods, raising the toll to eight.      

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Trump's lone loss in NY is where he calls home

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Donald Trump celebrated his overwhelming New York primary victory in the glitzy midtown Manhattan skyscraper that bears his name, boasting it was rewarding to get such a triumph from "the people who know me best."  

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"Extreme Sandbox" offers life-size playground Video included

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A life size playground is now available to adults wanting to dig into some adventure.

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High court upholds Arizona redistricting plan

The Supreme Court Building is seen in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) The Supreme Court Building is seen in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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A unanimous Supreme Court says an Arizona commission did not violate the principle of one-person, one-vote when it redrew the state's legislative districts in a way that created some with more residents than others.  

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Help clean a park, get a free joint Video included

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On Wednesday, 4/20, The Social Pothole Club is hosting a community clean up art and musical festival. 

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Wednesday Weather: Still Showery, but Beginning To Warm

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We still have some clouds this morning, but they are thinning. They will thicken up and bring some showers to us this afternoon. Radar is quiet this morning, so there aren't any big weather-related concerns on the roads. With all the rain and snow we have received in the last five days, however, be aware that increasing pot holes and landslides are a good bet. Rain and snow were showing up on the radar early this morning over far northern Colorado with another batch of unsettled weat... More>>

Government officials: 3 to be charged in Flint water crisis

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Government officials say the state attorney general will file today against two state regulators and a Flint employee. The charges are said to include violating Michigan's drinking water law, official misconduct, destruction of utility property and evidence tampering.

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Clinton on brink of Dem nomination; Trump strengthens path

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Hillary Clinton emerged from New York's presidential primary closer to clinching the Democratic nomination. Republican Donald Trump strengthened his own path toward the general election with a commanding victory.

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School shooting suit against gun-maker set for trial in 2018

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The families of nine of the people killed in the December 2012 massacre and a teacher who survived the attack are suing Remington Arms, the parent company of Bushmaster Firearms.

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  • Tumbleweeds from city lot invade Pueblo neighborhood

    Tumbleweeds from city lot invade Pueblo neighborhood

    Thursday, April 14 2016 10:33 PM EDT:33:33 GMT
    Tumbleweeds from a city-owned lot invade a Pueblo neighborhoodTumbleweeds from a city-owned lot invade a Pueblo neighborhood
    Tumbleweeds are starting to take over one Pueblo neighborhood, and they are coming from a city-owned field. Dry conditions now have neighbors of the lot at Lehigh Avenue and Kingsroyal Boulevard worried for their safety as they wait for the city to take care of the problem. Karen Harrington's frustration has grown as high as the pile of tumbleweeds in her backyard. She says hauling them off to the dump herself is getting old. "I've spent a lot of time and effort and my own ...
    Tumbleweeds are starting to take over one Pueblo neighborhood, and they are coming from a city-owned field. Dry conditions now have neighbors of the lot at Lehigh Avenue and Kingsroyal Boulevard worried for their safety as they wait for the city to take care of the problem. Karen Harrington's frustration has grown as high as the pile of tumbleweeds in her backyard. She says hauling them off to the dump herself is getting old. "I've spent a lot of time and effort and my own ...
  • PTSD defense- a local soldier's story

    PTSD defense- a local soldier's story

    Friday, March 11 2016 8:19 PM EST:19:45 GMT

    A local soldier is going to jail as part of a plea deal he made, after an evening with friends that turned violent.   Sargent Cory Griffin says Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is to blame for the night he shot another man. He wants to tell his story to shed light on a problem that may be affecting more people in our community.  

    A local soldier is going to jail as part of a plea deal he made, after an evening with friends that turned violent.   Sargent Cory Griffin says Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is to blame for the night he shot another man. He wants to tell his story to shed light on a problem that may be affecting more people in our community.  

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