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Massive Data Breach at Anthem

Posted: 02/05/2015 - Anthem says that account information for 80 million of its members has been compromised in a massive data breach. They will be notifying customers whose information was stolen in the coming weeks. In the meantime, they have put together a website to help answer questions. Just click on the link.

Repeat DUI Bill: Contact Your Lawmakers

Updated: 02/04/2015 - If you want to voice your opinion on the repeat DUI bill up for debate in our state, contact your local lawmakers. Click on the link below.

5k for officer hit by car

Posted: 02/04/2015 - The church where a Denver office goes is holding a benefit 5k for him.

Drop Red Gorgeous Fashion Show

Posted: 02/04/2015 - WHAT: The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement in Colorado Springs is giving you and your friends the perfect Girls Night Out! Join us in the fight against heart disease as we Go Red for Women and celebrate with a Drop Red Gorgeous Fashion Show emceed by Tammy Oakland (KLITE 106.3) and Christine Rapp (KKTV 11News) and featuring local heart survivors. Giveaways, heart health information, prizes and special deals! WHO: The American Heart Association, Macy’s and Chapel Hills Mall WHERE: Chapel Hills Mall Macy’s 1710 Briargate Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO WHEN: February 6, 2014, 5:00 p.m.-6:30p.m. WHY: More than 627,000 women’s lives have been saved, but the fight is far from over. Heart disease and stroke kills 1 in 3 women – it affects more women than men and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined. But the strength of mothers, sisters, daughters and friends fighting side by side is more powerful than any killer. It’s time to shout louder, stand stronger and demand change. Together, we can end heart disease. Women Go Red. Additional Visit GoRedForWomen.org to learn how you can join the fight to end heart disease in Information: women. The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement is nationally sponsored by Macy’s and Merck & Co., Inc., with additional support from our cause supporters Chapel Hills Mall

Wear Red Day

Posted: 02/04/2015 - American Heart Association encouraging everyone to Speak Red, Wear Red and Go Red for Women on National Wear Red Day, Friday, February 6, 2015 DENVER –The American Heart Association is asking women is asking the women of Colorado to participate in the Annual Wear Red Day on Friday, February 6, 2015, to make ending heart disease a reality. It gives women and men everywhere a way to show their dedication and support of the cause, and empowers them to take action for their health. Heart disease is still the No. 1 killer of Americans, taking the life of one in three each year. This means women like you — mothers, sisters, grandmothers, aunts, friends — are dying at the rate of one per minute because they don’t know what you know: heart disease kills. It’s time to shout louder, stand stronger and demand change. The American Heart Association asks that women Speak Red, Wear Red, and Go Red for Women on National Wear Red Day. Go Red For Women believes that by bringing women together, they are empowered to bring a voice to this silent killer to help save lives. Women can listen to what their hearts are telling them, wear red on National Wear Red Day and spread the word to their friends and community about making the right choices and taking action. Wear Red Day is an important part of the Go Red For Women goal to build awareness and urge women to take concrete actions to reduce their risk of heart disease, and to raise necessary funds for research and education. By joining with hundreds of other individuals and organizations taking part in Wear Red Day, you can help us continue our efforts. Join the fight against heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women. Wear red, raise awareness, and learn to love your heart throughout the year by actively adopting heart-healthy habits and spreading the word. Women can wear red in support of the cause, learn more about their personal risk of heart disease, get involved with local events and register for a free red dress pin at GoRedForWomen.org or www.facebook.com/ahadenver. About Go Red For Women Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association’s national movement, created by women, for women, dedicated to uncovering the truth about women and heart disease: heart disease can kill you or a woman you love. With more women dying of cardiovascular disease than the next three causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer, we are committed to fighting this No. 1 killer that is preventable. The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement is nationally sponsored by Macy’s and Merck & Co., Inc, with additional support from our cause sponsors. About the American Heart Association The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Our mission is to build healthier lives by preventing, treating and defeating these diseases – America’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers. We fund cutting-edge research, conduct lifesaving public and professional educational programs, and advocate to protect public health. To learn more or join us in helping all Americans, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit www.heart.org

Teen Domestic Abuse Resources

Posted: 02/03/2015 - TESSA Crisis Line: 719-633-3819 Love is Respect Txt Line: Text "Loveis" to 22522 Live chat: loveisrespect.org

FTC List of Banned Debt Collectors

Posted: 02/03/2015 - The FTC has released a list of banned debt collectors who are no longer allowed to do business. To check out the list, just click on the link.

Colorado Publishes Review of Marijuana Health Research

Posted: 02/02/2015 - Colorado has put together a sweeping report about marijuana's health effects- everything from pot's effect on drivers to the drug's effects on asthma, cancer rates and birth defects. Click link for full report.

Latest Airbag Recall

Posted: 01/31/2015 - New recall involved defects that could cause airbags to deploy unexpectedly, causing an accident. 2002-2003 Jeep Liberties 2002-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees 2003-2004 Honda Odysseys 2003 Acura MDX 2003-2004 Pontiac Vibe 2003-2004 Dodge Viper 2003-2004 Toyota Corolla 2003-2004 Toyota Matrix 2003-2004 Toyota Avalon

Reports Tax Scams

Posted: 01/29/2015 - Scammers pretending to be with the IRS are working hard right now to steal your money. If you get a suspicious call or email, and think you might owe money to the IRS, call them directly to see what's going on. Call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040. You can also report the scam to the TIGTA, the agency investigating these tax scams. Call them at 1-800-366-4484.

Check Flights at DIA

Posted: 01/26/2015 - Check arriving and departing flight at DIA

Do Your Federal Taxes For Free

Posted: 01/21/2015 - The IRS has launched its Free File Service. If you make $60,000 or less, you can access more than a dozen types of tax prep software for free. If you make more money, you still have a basic option available. To check it out, click on the link.

Report Scams to the Federal Trade Commission

Posted: 01/20/2015 - If you receive a scam call or email, you can report it to the Federal Trade Commission. To file a complaint, call 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357) or you can click on the link.

Church damaged by crash

Posted: 01/19/2015 - A man who had a medical episode and crashed into a church is trying to raise money to help with repairs.

Garden Lites Recall

Posted: 01/16/2015 - Garden Lites products recalled for undeclared peanuts.

Community Forums

Posted: 01/15/2015 - Learn more about different projects in Colorado Springs.

IKEA Crib Mattress Recall

Posted: 01/15/2015 - IKEA recalls crib mattresses due to risk of entrapment.

Watch Out For Fake Debt Collectors

Posted: 01/15/2015 - If you get a call from someone claiming to be with a collection agency, write down the company's name. Click on the link to verify if they are actually licensed in Colorado.

Fund for Phenia Martinez

Posted: 01/13/2015 - A fund has been set up for Phenia Martinez through Wells Fargo Bank. It's account #8602570569.

Meat Recall

Posted: 01/09/2015 - Unibright Foods in California is recalling 2.2-pound packages of "Mishima Sukiyaki Beef" and 1.7-pound packages of "Mishima Gingered Pork." Both have the number "EST.1163" inside the USDA inspection mark. The beef has a package identification number of 15069, and the pork's inspection number is 15059. The products were produced from August and December and were shipped to Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, New Jersey, and New York. Authorities say a restaurant in Illinois reported finding a stainless steel wire in a beef product but there have been no reports of injuries or illness.

Donation Drive for Humane Society

Posted: 01/06/2015 - "Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region’s Community Animal Response Team (CART) trailer, packed full of emergency supplies, was stolen on Christmas Day. Two days later, on December 27, HSPPR recovered the trailer from where it had been dumped, near exit 132 off of I-25. The trailer is beyond repair. Please help our CART team be ready to activate during the next emergency. Your generous monetary donation will help us replace our emergency disaster trailer." Click the link for a full list of what is needed.

Care & Share's "Send Hunger Packing" Program

Posted: 12/26/2014 - The "Send Hunger Packing" Program provides food to chronically hungry school children from low-income households who are at risk of hunger over the weekend when free school meals are unavailable. Backpacks are distributed on Fridays or the last day before a holiday. Backpacks are stored at sites in a secure area until distribution day. Bags are given to children in nondescript backpacks or they can carry their bag in their own backpack. Food and informational flyers for the backpacks are packed by volunteers. Each child is given enough food to make 7 meals for 3-4 people.

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