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Second-hand Smoke & Coughing In Kids

Posted: 08/20/2012 - As seen on 11 News: A new report shows second-hand smoke weakens a child's ability to cough. Click here for the entire report from the Monell Center.

West Nile Cases in Colorado

Posted: 08/20/2012 - Click on this link for a look at where the two human cases of West Nile Virus have been diagnosed in Colorado.

GM, Isuzu Recall 249,000 SUVs To Fix Power Windows

Posted: 08/20/2012 - General Motors and Isuzu are recalling more than 249,000 SUVs because the window and door lock switches can cause fires. The recall covers the Chevrolet TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, Isuzu Ascender and Saab 97-X SUVs from the 2006 and 2007 model years. The SUVs were sold or registered in 20 states and Washington, D.C., where salt and other chemicals are used to clear roads in the winter. GM says fluid can get inside the driver's door, causing a circuit board to short. The short can knock out switches for the power door and windows, causing fires. GM says there have been fires but it doesn't know of any injuries. Dealers will replace the power widow switch for free. Owners will get letters telling them when to schedule appointments.

Romaine Lettuce Recall

Posted: 08/20/2012 - Salinas-based Tanimura & Antle said Sunday the recall is limited to a single lot of its Field Fresh Wrapped Single Head Romaine that was available at retail stores starting Aug. 2. The lettuce is packed in a plastic bag with the UPC number 0-27918-20314-9, and it may have a "best by" date of Aug. 19. The company says some 2,095 cases are potentially affected. The product was packed with either 12 or 18 heads per case. There have been no reported illnesses associated with consumption of this product.

Seasonal Fruits And Vegetables

Posted: 08/20/2012 - A list of seasonal fruits and vegetables recommended by the Department of Agriculture can be found by clicking here.

Guardian Angel Rescues Dog Left To Die

Posted: 08/20/2012 - A black lab was left to die after being thrown out of a car window into oncoming traffic on the west side of Pueblo Friday evening. Thankfully for Sweetie, she had a guardian angel watching nearby. But Melissa Dunaway can't keep Sweetie for good...so if Sweetie is cleared for adoption, she hopes there is someone that can! Anyone wishing to adopt Sweetie can contact Dunaway directly at msdfjazzy@yahoo.com. Dunaway will forward the e-mails to PAWS for Life in Pueblo, who will be handling the adoption procedure. Sweetie will not be eligible for adoption for five days. Dunaway stresses that whoever adopts Sweetie needs to be an experienced dog owner. For more on Sweetie's story, click here:

PET OF THE WEEK: Hazel

Posted: 08/17/2012 - Cat lovers, if you're looking for a new feline friend, we have one you won't want to pass up! Meet Hazel. Just 1 year old, this Siamese mix is as sweet and cuddly as can be. She loves to play, loves to snuggle. She would make a great therapy cat for anyone in need of that kind of animal service. Hazel is litter box trained, and great with other cats, kids and even dogs. Interested? Watch this video below, or call Dream Power at 390-7838.
PET OF THE WEEK: Hazel

Car Seat Checks

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Sexually Violent Predator Release In Pueblo

Posted: 08/16/2012 - The Pueblo Police Department has announced the release of a sexually violent predator, Emmanuel Bitsuie. Bitsuie will be living at 1409 E. Evans Avenue #3. Any information on sexually violent predators and registered sex offenders can be found by clicking here.

Check Crime In Your Neighborhood

Posted: 08/16/2012 - Check what's happening in your neighborhood and what crime trends police are seeing. Just click in your address or cross streets to plot the crimes. Then you can click on each individual crime to find out what happened and when. You can also find this link on the Colorado Springs Police website.

Preparing for Flu Season

Posted: 08/15/2012 - Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a yearly flu vaccine. Ample supplies of influenza vaccine are now available. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for your body to develop an immune response. Get vaccinated now so that you will be protected when flu season begins. In the United States, flu season usually begins in October and can last until May.

Benefit Concert For Flying W Ranch

Posted: 08/15/2012 - Here's your chance to support Flying W Ranch and hear some great music at the same time. The Sons of the Pioneers will be in concert August 15th at the Rockrimmon Campus of Woodmen Valley Chapel, located at 290 East Woodmen Road. The Flying W Wranglers will also perform. Tickets are $35. Doors open at 6pm. The music begins at 7pm. Click the link provided to purchase tickets.

2012-13 Flu Season

Posted: 08/15/2012 - Flu season is just around the corner. For more information on what's to come and when to get your flu shot, click on this link.

NephCure Walk

Posted: 08/15/2012 - Join local families from Southern Colorado at the NephCure Walk on Saturday, August 18th at 10am. The walk will be held in Littleton at the Highland Heritage Regional Park. Click on the link for more information and to register.

Protect Your Home From Wildfires-Defensible Space

Updated: 08/15/2012 - Learn about how to protect your home from wildfires by creating defensible space. You can find out how at a meeting Wednesday August 15. Rocky Mountain Research Institute Centennial Hall 200 S. Cascade Avenue Colorado Springs, Co 7-9 pm Or visit www.readyforwildfire.org.

Volunteer For USA Pro Cycling Challenge Clean-up

Posted: 08/14/2012 - The city needs help cleaning up after crowds watching the USA Pro Cycling Challenge. Contact Brianna Goodwin at bgoodwin@springsgov.com or call her at 385-4576.

Starlight March for Miracles 5k and Fun Run

Posted: 08/14/2012 - Join Starlight Children's Foundation on Saturday, August 18, as we run through the hills of the Air Force Academy and reach for the stars to benefit seriously ill children. Funds raised by the race will be used to support the mission of Starlight-helping seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities. Participants can choose to run in a 5k or 1 Mile Run/Walk. All participants will receive an event t-shirt as part of their registation, as well as a goodie bag and refreshments after the race. Dogs (on leash) and strollers will be permitted on the course. Click the link provided for more details.

The Bible Through History

Posted: 08/14/2012 - Click on this link for more information about the upcoming exhibit at Glen Eyrie. It's running from September 1st-12th.

New Luxury Car Frontal Crash Test Results

Posted: 08/14/2012 - Only 3 of 11 midsize luxury and near-luxury cars evaluated earn good or acceptable ratings in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's new small overlap frontal crash test, the latest addition to a suite of tests designed to help consumers pick the safest vehicles. The Acura TL and Volvo S60 earn good ratings, while the Infiniti G earns acceptable. The Acura TSX, BMW 3 series, Lincoln MKZ and Volkswagen CC earn marginal ratings. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Lexus IS 250/350, Audi A4 and Lexus ES 350 earn poor. All of these cars are 2012 models. In the test, 25 percent of a car's front end on the driver side strikes a 5-foot-tall rigid barrier at 40 mph. A 50th percentile male Hybrid III dummy is belted in the driver seat. The test is designed to replicate what happens when the front corner of a car collides with another vehicle or an object like a tree or utility pole. Outside of some automakers' proving grounds, such a test isn't currently conducted anywhere else in the United States or Europe.

Live Well Colorado's Gut Check

Updated: 08/13/2012 - On Monday's 10pm newscast, we talked about how our state ranks the lowers when it comes to obesity. Live Well Colorado is a nonprofit that educates the public about obesity. Below is a link to their "gut check" that gives an analysis of your weight.

Free Eye Exams For Kids

Posted: 08/13/2012 - If your kids haven't had their yearly eye exam, take advantage of Monday's free eye exams! America's Best Eyeglasses and Texas Roadhouse are teaming up to provide these exams, as well as giveaways for children in need of glasses. The event is happening Monday from 4 p.m.-10 p.m. at the Texas Roadhouse in Monument.

Kidpower

Updated: 08/12/2012 - Bullying prevention: This website provides advice for parents and caregivers about how to stop bullying, skills kids can use to face bullying with confidence, and what to do if your child is bullying.

Pueblo Police Offer Burglary Prevention Tips

Posted: 08/10/2012 - Officers will be out at these locations offering tips for preventing burglaries and minimizing their impact: Monday, August 13th - 8am-3pm - Northside Wal-Mart Tuesday, August 14th - 8am-3pm - Southside Kmart Tuesday, August 14th - 10-am-2pm - Home Depot Wednesday, August 15th - 8am-3pm - Target Thursday, August 16th - 8am-3pm - Southside Wal-Mart

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