A News 5 investigation has uncovered the majority of officer-involved shootings in Pueblo involve felons who are on probation or parole and should not have been in possession of a firearm. Some offenders have violent histories. District Attorney Jeff Chostner explains why some felons don’t always serve lengthy sentences behind bars.
From January 2011 to January 2019, there have been 21 officer-involved shootings in Pueblo. 51-percent of those cases involved individuals who were currently on probation or parole.
In Pueblo, the Crime Stoppers program has been around since 1983. It hinges on a detective appointed to work as a liaison between the police department and the Crime Stoppers board who funds the reward payouts.
Hundreds of national and local 9-1-1 emergency communications leaders are in Washington D.C. this week to ask Congress the FCC to prioritize and fund “Next Generation 9-1-1” systems.
Imagine finding out the State of Colorado owes you thousands of dollars, but you have to fight the government for months to get it. Our News 5 Investigates team was able to help a retiree get an $8,000 refund.
The Great Colorado Payback Program is supposed to reunite Coloradans with lost assets, but some people are dealing with frustrating delays in getting their claims processed.
A squatter exposed by News 5 Investigates last year is now behind bars for allegedly raping a woman as she was sleeping in her bedroom.
To date, the program is credited for returning more than $434 million in money that previously sat “unclaimed” in the State Treasurer’s Office. Do you have money waiting for you?
COLORADO SPRINGS- In part one of our investigation into the dangers on our roadways we dug into the stats from 2018 and why crash scene
Coming off the deadliest year on Colorado Springs roads in the city’s history crash investigators say we are already on pace to set a new record for deadly crashes in the city in 2019.
A bill to strengthen last year’s legislation on squatters has died in the State Senate Committee. Sen. Dennis Hisey (R-Fountain) and Rep. Bri Buentello (D-Pueblo) proposed expediting the eviction process for squatters who take over vacant land.
Colorado law requires all schools and day cares to test for Radon exposure, but there is no requirement to fix the problem. State and federal laws also do not address how frequently schools should test. While some schools have tested in recent years, some haven’t tested in decades.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Colorado homes, businesses and schools are at-risk for having elevated levels of Radon. Many people may be exposed to the cancerous gas and not even know it. Unlike Carbon Monoxide which can kill someone in a short amount of time, the impact from exposure to Radon isn’t immediately seen.
Testing for Radon in your home is relatively inexpensive. At-home Radon kits can be purchased at most hardware stores for under $25. Some cities and counties have a limited supply of free test kits available as well.
COLORADO SPRINGS- Right now there are hundreds of illegal marijuana grows operating in areas across El Paso County. Shutting down these illegal grows continues to
News 5 Investigates discovered 911 dispatch centers across the nation don’t always know exactly where wireless callers are located. The problem has proven deadly more than once.