More good news in the fight against the coronavirus: Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine is 100% effective against the virus in children ages 12 to 15, the companies announced today. In a placebo-controlled trial of 2,260 adolescents, none of the participants who received the real vaccine developed COVID-19, the companies said. Eighteen adolescents who received placebo, or fake, doses became infected with the virus, they said. The company hopes to start vaccinating children ages 12 to 15 before the start of the next school year. Experts say that ensuring vaccines are safe and effective in children will be crucial to ending the pandemic. Although children are less likely to die of COVID-19, it’s still possible for them to get sick and spread the virus.
Pueblo Zoo Camp is the wildest way to spend the summer! Kids will enjoy a full range of the Pueblo Zoo camp activities, learn about our new animals, find out about local critters in the wild, and explore our Plant. Grow. Fly. garden. On Wednesday's "The Extra", host Shannon Brinias talked with some of the zoo's experts about that program and many others, how they've adapted curriculums during the pandemic, and what zoogoers can expect this spring. More information can be found at pueblozoo.org.
Crystal Volmer with the Pikes Peak Workforce Center highlights a couple hiring events and some tips for those looking for a job.
ABC News Correspondent Mark Remillard recaps day 2 of the Derek Chauvin trial and previews day 3
Infectious Disease Physician Dr. Simone Wildes talks about what happens if you only get one dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.
As states continue to open up eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine and more services start to require proof of vaccination, experts are warning of a rise in fraudulent activity surrounding vaccine passports. Vaccine passports and certificates are being touted around the world as a way for various industries to start returning to normal while minimizing the risk of spreading the coronavirus. Consumers are already being required to use the passes at venues ranging from sports arenas and movie theaters to services like international travel. But with the rollout of vaccine passports, experts tell ABC News they are seeing an increase in websites and online forums advertising fraudulent certificates and passports.
On Tuesday's "The Extra", host Shannon Brinias discussed estate planning with Catherine Hammond, founder of the Hammond Law Group about her concept: The Complete Life, which means, fully living your legacy, instead of just leaving it. She also told how listeners can learn more by attending one of the firm's free webinars:
Wednesday 3/31 at 4:00 pm
Tuesday 4/6 at 2:00pm
Next live workshops: April 13th and 17th
Register online ColoradoEstatePlan.com or call their office 719-520-1474
ABC News Correspondent Jim Ryan explains the 'George Floyd Act' that is being proposed in Texas.
ABC News Correspondent Mark Remillard recaps day 1 of the trial of Derek Chauvin and looks ahead to day 2 today.
Dr. Hazem Ubaissi talks about sleep apnea.
Former police officer Derek Chauvin's trial is now underway. The judge began by instructing the jury about its duties and about courtroom procedures ahead of opening statements. A jury of 14 people will hear the case - eight who are white and six who are Black or multiracial, according to the court. Two of the 14 will be alternates. The judge has not said which ones will be alternates and which ones will deliberate the case.
Salvage teams have finally set free a colossal container ship that has halted global trade through the Suez Canal, bringing an end to a crisis that for nearly a week had clogged one of the world's most vital maritime arteries. Helped by the peak of high tide, a flotilla of tugboats managed to dislodge the skyscraper-sized Ever Given from the canal's sandy bank, where it had been firmly lodged since last Tuesday. Will these events effect out wallets?
Dr. Hazem Ubaissi, Optum Medical Center Point - The Extra with Shannon Brinias - Sleep - March 29, 2021
Humans spend nearly a third of their lives asleep, and although the evolutionary purpose for sleep remains elusive, current sleep habits are the consequence of the industrial revolution and development of artificial light. Evidence suggests that losing sleep can cause problems with memory, particularly working memory, the process that allows people to hold information in an easily accessible way while working out a problem. People who are sleep-deprived also struggle with choosing what to pay attention to and regulating their emotions. On Monday's "The Extra", host Shannon Brinias discussed the issue of sleep with Dr. Hazem Ubaissi of Optum. To book an appointment with Dr. Ubaissi for Sleep Medicine services contact our team at 719-866-6627 or visit cosprings.optum.com.
Sunny Smaldino with the Colorado Springs Fire Department talks about the Red Flag Warning and what you can do to prevent a fire in these conditions.
Leisle Chung, Vanguard Skin Specialists CEO and sister to writer/director Lee Isaac Chung, talks about 'Minari'. This film is loosely based on the Chung family story of moving to rural Arkansas in the 1980s. For more information or to RSVP a screening on April 1st at the Roadhouse Cinema, click here.
ABC News Correspondent Jim Ryan talks about Texas opening up COVID vaccintaions to any adult who wants one.
This week Justin talks about the rising interest rates and how to position yourself correctly to tackle this tough real estate market. He also has Austin Darby join him to talk insurance.
This week Jay Garvens with the help of Bill McAfee of Empire Title will explain why there is NO housing "Bubble" to plan for coming in the near future.
Bell & Pollock talks about the number of treatment visits because of an injury.
In the second of a two-part series on veterans physical health, hear how Longevity Care Clinic’s unique functional medicine approach digs to the root cause of illness with an effort to wean patients off prescription medications. And a 22-year Navy Veteran continues her “spirit to serve” in her post-military career as local owner of LaVida Massage.
The suspect in the Colorado supermarket shootings bought a gun before the shooting at a local gun store after passing a background check, the store’s owner said today. The owner of Eagles Nest Armory in the Denver suburb of Arvada, said in a statement that his store was cooperating with authorities and that the suspect in the shooting passed a background check conducted by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation before purchasing the firearm. “Regarding the firearm in question, a background check of the purchaser was conducted as required by Colorado law and approval for the sale was provided by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. We have and will continue to fully cooperate with law enforcement as their investigation continues.” According to the arrest affidavit, the suspect bought a Ruger AR-556 pistol — which resembles an AR-15 rifle with a slightly shorter stock. He was convicted in 2018 of misdemeanor assault after he knocked a fellow high school student to the floor, climbed on top of him and punched him in the head several times, according to police documents. He was sentenced to probation and community service.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp drew protests Thursday as he signed into law a sweeping Republican-sponsored overhaul of state elections that includes new restrictions on voting by mail and greater legislative control over how elections are run. The law requires a photo ID in order to vote absentee by mail, after more than 1.3 million Georgia voters used that option during the COVID-19 pandemic. It also cuts the time people have to request an absentee ballot and limits where ballot drop boxes can be placed and when they can be accessed.
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Justin Hermes, host of 'Real Estate Realities' joined Andrew Rogers on 'The Extra' talking about the latest in the real estate market across the Pikes Peak Region, they were also joined by Bret Helton, owner of Happy Tap about the upcoming Hops for Hospitality Fundraiser and efforts to give back to the Boulder Community after the tragic mass shooting in Boulder.
Jonathan Toman with Peak Radar talks about what is happening in the Pikes Peak region.
ABC Entertainment Correspondent Jason Nathanson talks about 'Nobody' opening in theaters, 'The Father' new to streaming and more.
ABC News Correspondent Jordana Miller talks about Israel's latest election.
The 21-year-old accused of gunning down 10 people, including a police officer, at the King Soopers grocery store in Boulder, Colorado on Monday made his first court appearance today, where Defense attorneys said more time is needed to assess the suspect's mental health. Prosecutors said additional charges are expected in the next few weeks and he judge ordered a status conference to take place in about 60 to 90 days. The suspect did not speak other than to say "yes" to a question from the judge, who advised him of the 10 charges of first-degree murder he faces. He did not enter a plea and will be held without bail.
The calendar may say spring, but there is still cold weather ahead for our region. We know some families may be struggling to pay bills, especially for utilities, and there is a program to help. It's called LEAP - Low-income Energy Assistance Program. Kristina Iodice, Public Information Officer for the El Paso County Department of Human Services joined Andrew Rogers on 'The Extra' to discuss that and much more.
For info on LEAP visit colorado.gov/CDHS/LEAP or call 1-866-432-8435
To apply for LEAP or other programs, visit Colorado.gov/PEAK
For more information and to contact the El Paso County Department of Human Services, call 719-636-0000
El Paso County Fair and Events Center's Dayna Buffington previews events coming up. Get more info here.
ABC News Crime and Terrorism Analyst Brad Garrett breaks down if gun control legislation would reduce mass shootings.
Tom Strand, President Pro-tem, Colorado Springs City Council - March 24, 2021 - KRDO’s Afternoon News
Tom Strand joins Dan to talk about the upcoming election and other matters concerning Colorado Springs.
Aram Benyamin explains the new rate increases for gas and electric customers.
Disasters don’t wait for us to be ready, so preparing now makes sense. One big part of that is getting a financial first aid kit together. The Pikes Peak Office of Emergency Management is hosting some free, online training to help you prevent financial issues from making a disaster worse. Fro more info, go to PPROEM.COM under the “Ready and Resilient Neighborhoods” button.
Crystal Volmer with the Pikes Peak Workforce Center highlights a couple hiring events.
ABC News Correspondent Alex Stone has the latest on Monday's shooting at a King Soopers in Boulder.