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A look into how Pueblo police targets repeat offenders

PUEBLO, Colo. - Police say they're seeing many familiar faces because the majority of crimes in our neighborhoods are being carried out by the same people. It's not something we hear about often because it's not something area police really discuss, but it's something they've known about for years a


Police arrest man accused of firing shot into Pueblo apartment

PUEBLO, Colo. - A man is facing multiple charges after he fired a shot into a Pueblo apartment early Thursday morning, according to police. Police said the shooting happened around 12:45 a.m. at an apartment complex on West 12th Street. Police said the suspect, 31-year-old Steve Rains, fired a shot


Restaurant Report Card: Mouse droppings throughout Pueblo food pantry

PUEBLO, Colo. - In this week's Restaurant Report Card, mouse droppings found throughout a Pueblo food distribution facility, along with holes chewed through packaged foods, forcing the building to be shut down and a food truck with no critical violations since opening.


Police Chief Troy Davenport to serve as Deputy Mayor of Pueblo

PUEBLO, Colo. - Pueblo Mayor Nick Gradisar announced the appointment of Troy Davenport as Deputy Mayor of Pueblo Thursday morning. Davenport will continue to serve in his role as Chief of Police.


Report: Pueblo lost 300 jobs last year, statewide gains lowered

Disappointing job news could await Pueblo when the federal government releases its revised 2018 employment data in a couple of weeks. The Colorado Department of Labor in its year-end report estimates nonfarm payroll employment in Pueblo County fell by 300 jobs to 62,300 from 62,600 over the 12-month


Two cannabis-testing laboratories set to move into Pueblo

PUEBLO, Colo. - It has been more than five years since Pueblo County first started selling recreational marijuana, but for the first time, the city of Pueblo is expecting to bring in two recreational marijuana testing facilities to make sure cannabis products are safe and THC levels are as advertise


Former Pueblo judicial building being remodeled for human services

Anthony A. Mestas Pueblo County Government, Pueblo Higher Education @mestas3517 — The old judicial building next to the Pueblo County jail has sat fairly vacant since the Dennis Maes Justice Center opened in 2014.


Love Scams: Pueblo woman says man charged $16K to her accounts

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A Pueblo woman nearly lost $16,000 dollars from her savings after being blindsided by someone she once considered a close friend. It's part two of our three-part series exposing the latest love scams.


Marijuana-testing facilities planned for Pueblo

Ryan Severance rseverance@chieftain.com @RyansS_Chieftain — There are plans for two retail marijuana testing facilities to open in Pueblo sometime this year, which would give marijuana product manufacturers a local place to get their products tested and add to the number of marijuana licenses the ci


MS-13 gang member captured in Colorado and deported by ICE

DENVER (KKTV) - Authorities tracked a wanted man, reportedly part of the MS-13 gang, to Colorado. ICE announced the deportation of 23-year-old Oscar Antonio Rosas-Alas. He was located and arrested in Eagle County in March of 2018. He was deported on Wednesday.


Missing Colorado Mom Was Blindfolded & Beaten with Bat by Fiancé, Police Say

Chilling new details have emerged in the case of missing Colorado mom Kelsey Berreth, who police now say was brutally murdered on Thanksgiving Day by her fiancé, Patrick Frazee.


Blaze Pizza closes in Colorado Springs, extinguished after just a year

The fire has gone out on Blaze Pizza in Colorado Springs after a year. The Pasadena, Calif.-based, build-your-own-pizza chain closed its Springs location last month in the Powers Pointe shopping center, southwest of Powers Boulevard and Barnes Road. The restaurant had opened in December 2017. The ch


Pueblo County wrestler Christopher Fasano looks to turn tragedy into triumph

Christopher Fasano learned a valuable lesson earlier this season — he’s not unbeatable. Although his 38-0 record suggests otherwise, the Pueblo County High School senior nearly cost himself a match at the Top of the Rockies on Jan. 19.


Colorado woman's $8,000 tax bill leaves her in tears

Isadora Bielsky's tax bill this year brought her to tears. Last year, her family of four's refund topped $3,600. This year, the Colorado family owed in the thousands. "I plugged it all in and at first I thought oh my goodness we're getting $8,000 back and then I realized it was the wrong color … so


"We Fight For David" fundraiser taking place Thursday in Pueblo

PUEBLO, Colo. (KKTV) - A veteran. A police officer. A husband. A father. A friend. David Jacober is known by many throughout Pueblo. He's also battling stage IV cancer and has just started radiation treatment.


Mr. Bo Mangles Day Means Free Weekend at Colorado Gator Farm

There are only about 50 albino alligators in the entire world and Mr. Bo Mangles is just one of the albino gators at the farm. There are currently five of them at the Colorado Gator Farm.


Colorado could become latest state to pass 'red flag' bill allowing seizure of guns

With Democrats in the majority in the state House and Senate, supporters of a "red flag" bill believe Colorado will join more than a dozen states this year in allowing the seizure of guns from people deemed to pose a threat to themselves or others.


Maes: 'Risley already a community school'

Although a push is underway to bring the community school model to Pueblo City Schools (D60), one board of education member believes at least one school is already fulfilling that role.


Armed robbery at a Colorado Springs Safeway in the middle of the day

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Police in Colorado Springs are searching for a brazen criminal who decided to rob a Safeway pharmacy in the middle of the day on Wednesday. The crime happened just after 1 p.m. at the S. Academy Safeway just to the west of Highway 115. Police say the suspect, only de


Liquidation sales start at Payless stores in Pueblo, elsewhere

The liquidation sales began as scheduled this past weekend at Payless ShoeSource stores in Pueblo and across the country. The retailer's Pueblo stores operate at the Pueblo Mall and 2009 S. Pueblo Blvd. near the South Side Walmart. The liquidation sales will go on at least through the the end of Mar