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.
The Pueblo County District Attorney’s Office has indicted an ex-Pueblo Sheriff’s Office dive team member and disgraced contractor on 14 counts of felony theft.
Senior Airman Branden Gutierrez was court martialed in 2017 for having unlawful sexual contact and failing to disclose his HIV status.
News 5 Investigates has obtained an 8-page letter Monument Police Chief Jake Shirk sent to Human Resources and the Board of Trustees concerning former Town Manager Chris Lowe.
Two weeks after Colorado Springs police confirmed to News 5 that a criminal investigation was launched into AAG Auto Hail Repair, there are now questions over whether police are conducting a thorough investigation.
Undercover investigation: Hail repair tent accused of stealing customer’s insurance money back in business
Two weeks after News 5 Investigates confronted employees at AAG Auto Hail Repair about stealing a customer’s insurance money, Vernon Jones is still waiting to get his money back or truck fixed. The "pop up" repair tent is accused of forging Jones’ name to get more than $5,000 from State Farm but never finished the work they promised.
A local father was forced into a costly predicament by his apartment complex when an unauthorized tenant moved in.
The Veterans Administration has been plagued with controversy in recent years for long wait times and inadequate healthcare. In order to speed up wait times and increase accessibility to medical professionals, the VA launched the "CHOICE" program, but that too has had its fair share of issues. Now, News 5 Investigates takes you inside a new initiative called the Veteran in Charge program, or "VIC".
News 5 Investigates uncovered a local hail repair tent on the southeast side of Colorado Springs may have committed insurance fraud and forgery after signing a customer’s insurance check and failing to finish the job. Vernon Jones dropped his car off at AAG Auto Hail Repair three weeks ago, but says the company has made excuses and delayed repairs.
Vernon Jones dropped his car off at a pop-up hail dent repair center but says the company never finished the job and forged his signature to get more than $5,000 from the insurance company.
Special Report: How to stretch your dollar at the grocery store and feed a family of 5 for under $10
1 in 6 children in Colorado battle hunger and don’t know when they’ll get their next meal. One of the biggest struggles for low-income families receiving food assistance is helping them stretch their dollar at the grocery store. This is where a program called ‘Cooking Matters’ comes into play. The free course helps families cook healthy meals for less than $2 a serving.
For many veterans, their benefits check is a necessity. On June 28, we told you how someone fraudulently accessed a veteran’s account through the VA eBenefits system and re-routed his benefits check. Initially, David and Aubrey Stevenson said the VA told them it could take as long as 3 weeks to get their money back. 24 hours after our investigation aired, the Stevenson family says the VA called to follow up and said they would re-issue the check immediately.
The Mesa Gardens apartment complex on E. 12th Street in Pueblo advertises air conditioning, but one tenant says she’s been living without it for months. After several attempts to get management to fix the problem, Lynda Foss reached out to News 5 Investigates for help.
If you receive monthly benefits payments from the VA, you may want to double check your online account. Just a few days before Aubry and David Stevenson planned to leave town for a wedding, someone had logged into David’s eBenefits account and changed his direct deposit.
A News 5 undercover investigation has sparked a criminal investigation. On Monday, Colorado Springs police confirmed they are looking into a man accused of preying on people who are physically challenged.