Tuesday Newscast, 9/19/17, 5:30pm

Sep 19, 2017

Newscast for Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 5:30pm:

  • New figures from the non-partisan Colorado Health Institute say close to 95 percent of Coloradans have health insurance. But as 91.5 KRCC's Bente Birkeland reports, getting to 100 percent will be difficult...
  • An Air Force Academy senior faces a hearing on charges of sexual assault and abusive sexual contact.  The academy says the charges are related to a single incident involving a single alleged victim.  Tomorrow's session is called an Article 32 hearing and is designed to allow a hearing officer to determine whether the evidence is sufficient to warrant an actual trial. 
  • El Paso County health officials say a rabid skunk was found south of the Colorado Springs Airport.  It's the first to be found in the area this year.  The county says there are no known human or pet exposures, but adds it's important to vaccinate pets and avoid contact with wildlife showing signs of rabies. That can include aggressive behavior and possible difficulty walking.