Andy Koen, KOAA News 5

Andy Koen

KOAA News 5

Colorado Springs, CO, United States

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Past articles by Andy:

Mayor and three council members face recall in Walsenburg

A pair of petition drives collected enough signatures to seek a recall election for the mayor and three city council members. → Read More

State Supreme Court overturns mediation order in Pueblo criminal case

The Colorado Supreme Court overturned an order issued by a judge in Pueblo that compelled the defendant and the prosecution to mediate a plea agreement. → Read More

Man dies from shooting in grocery store parking lot

A man was shot in a grocery store parking lot in Pueblo Friday evening. He later died from his injuries at the hospital. → Read More

Here are the changes to expect in Pueblo West's May election

The Pueblo West Metro District will not coordinate its board election this may with the Pueblo County Clerk and Recorder's Office. → Read More

Pueblo veteran fed up with squatters

A Marine Corps veteran and his daughter in Pueblo have been trying for months to get squatters out of his home. They say they took over the property while he was receiving medical treatment. → Read More

Eleven candidates seek mayor's seat

The crowded race to become the next Mayor of Colorado Springs may end up in a runoff election. The City Charter requires candidates win 50 percent plus one vote to be elected mayor. → Read More

VA Secretary visits Colorado Springs to promote PACT Act expanded benefits

VA Secretary Denis McDonough visited Colorado Springs Thursday as part of the PACT Act Week of Action which aims to educate veterans about expanded benefits for those exposed to environmental toxins. → Read More

Congresswoman Boebert wins second term

Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert defeated Democratic challenger Adam Frisch by fewer than 600 votes, a margin narrow enough to trigger a recount. Frisch conceded the race on Friday. → Read More

City seeks input on Old Stage Road safety

The City of Colorado Springs is leading a public discussion about potential next steps after pair of high-profile homicides brought increased attention to safety concerns along Old Stage Road. → Read More

Election Watch: the Race for US Senate

News 5 spoke with the major party candidates running for US Senate in Colorado about issues facing voters in our area. → Read More

Stratmoor Hills fire in illegal encampment exposes consequence of expensive housing

Residents at the campsite in Stratmoor Hills where a fire broke out Monday morning said they moved there because it was affordable and would accept their older vehicles. → Read More

Hit and run driver arrested in Golden

Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputies arrested two men whom they believe drove a truck into a group of people in a bar parking lot. → Read More

Proposition 122 would legalize psychedelics

Proposition 122 asks Colorado voters to create the Natural Medicine Health Act would allow adults over age 21 to consume plants and fungi currently considered controlled substances. → Read More

Wrecks close Academy Blvd near Maizeland

On Saturday evening, multiple vehicles were involved in traffic crashes near Academy Boulevard and Maizeland Road. Northbound lanes of Academy were closed for hours. → Read More

Rent hike forced pantry to find new home

Westside CARES food pantry on B Street has moved to the cafeteria of Stratmoor Hills Elementary thanks to a new partnership with Harrison School District 2. → Read More

Builder confidence drops in national survey

High mortgage interest, supply chain issues, and high home prices are impacting the home construction industry nationally. New permits for single family homes also fell locally in July and August. → Read More

Sheriff's deputy killed in the line of duty

El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy Andrew Peery was killed in the line of duty on Sunday. Officers are active searching for a suspect in connection to his death. → Read More

Cops nab carjacking suspect after citizen traps him in park restroom

Officers believe Damien Madden, 28, tried twice to steal cars by pointing a gun at the drivers and demanding their keys. → Read More

Partnership aims to boost literacy campaign

Shoppers can support the Scripps Howard Foundation If You Give A Child A Book literacy campaign by purchasing Kellogg's items at King Soopers and City Market locations in August. → Read More

Pueblo Co Corner identifies armed man shot by Pueblo Police officer on Sunday

When officers arrive, they found the man in the street trying to stop vehicles while wearing a tactical vest and carry several firearms. → Read More