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Special report: Veterans can now get caregiver support services and medical equipment for free 

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". 

Police intervention required to get veteran his car back from hail repair shop

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.

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. 

VA releases number of “compromised” eBenefits accounts after veteran had benefits check stolen

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.

Photo Galleries
June 13 Fountain Hail Storm

June 13 Fountain Hail Storm

Photos: August 6 hail storm

Photos: August 6 hail storm

117 Fire in El Paso County

117 Fire in El Paso County

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