Sharon Williams reached out to Chief Investigative Reporter Eric Ross for help after she paid to have her husband’s name engraved on the Veterans Bridge along the Pueblo Riverwalk. Nearly a year later, the work still wasn’t done. After News 5 started asking questions, we saw results and got answers. The delay was due in part to a third-party vendor that the HARP Foundation couldn’t contact.
A housing developer in Monument dissolved his business and disappeared before finishing the work homeowners say he promised. While Michael Curry, the owner of Freedom Homes may be out of business, that’s not stopping homeowners from trying to seize his assets in Bankruptcy court.
Jimmy Maurice Williams died 6 years ago from lung cancer, a known health issue connected to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. For more than a year, Williams’ family has been trying to obtain death benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs, but the claim was denied.
News 5 Investigates has learned the man who led Colorado Springs police on a chase Thursday morning is the same suspect at the center of a home invasion, hit-and-run and attempted carjacking case from April.
Case closed: District Attorney’s Office says no charges will be filed against people who took over dead woman’s home
News 5 Investigates has learned no criminal charges will be filed against alleged squatters who took over a woman’s house after she died in 2017.
On the same day Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers delivered his State of the City Address and touched on the importance of ADA accessibility, the City issued a news release disclosing a $19,000 settlement related to alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Parking lots violate Americans with Disabilities Act; City and Regional Building don’t inspect them
A recent survey found many business parking lots in the Pikes Peak Region are not complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Even though the City of Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak Regional Building Department have inspectors that address accessibility issues, News 5 Investigates discovered no one inspects parking lots.
Have you ever wondered how News 5 Investigates turns a news tip into a story? While some of our stories are generated through records requests and court documents, some of our best investigations come from our viewers. In this special report, we revisit some of our most memorable investigations. It’s our commitment to hold the powerful accountable, expose wrongdoing and seek solutions to problems.
Ed Eckley bought mining land at an auction but now claims the county quietly changed official documents and moved his property off mining territory.
Army takes responsibility for destructive Carson Midway Fire, but some people still can’t get claims approved
Fort Carson officials promised to help homeowners who lost their properties in the Carson Midway Fire. 6 months later, one fire victim says the Mountain Post hasn’t delivered on its promise. Since March, Lloyd Galindo has been living in a small RV with no permanent water source. He lost his home and underground water tank in the fire that sparked during a live fire-training exercise.
Answering the phone ended up costing one Penrose man $3,000. Phone scams have been around for decades. However, as you get smarter, so do the criminals.
Customer claims Pueblo auto body shop billed insurance for repairs that weren’t done; Body shop blames ‘angry’ customer
Dennis Wooten brought his car into Lustre Plus Paint and Body for repairs, but claims the body shop didn’t do the work it promised and billed his insurance company for parts that were never replaced.
News 5 Investigates: Did Colorado Springs police make ‘secret deal’ to help alleged con-artist avoid jail time and justice?
News 5 Investigates is looking into whether police made a “secret deal” with an alleged con-artist accused of preying on people with physical challenges. Edward Fickas is accused of selling scooters and wheelchairs to customers that were never delivered.
A man News 5 Investigates exposed earlier this summer for reportedly running an online rental scheme in Pueblo has been charged with two counts of theft. Michael Valdez remains in the Pueblo County Jail as he awaits his next court hearing.
Whenever a catastrophic hail storm rolls into town, it brings a flood of unlicensed contractors and out-of-state companies into the Pikes Peak Region. Unfortunately, unlicensed contractors will use disasters to their advantage and it’s important to background check the company you hire before giving them money.