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5 things to know: Aug. 1, 2019

Detroit Democratic Debate night 2
Denver OIS
Vic Fangio
Posted at 7:18 AM, Aug 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-01 09:19:35-04

Today is August 1, 2019. Here are the top five stories we're following in southern Colorado today.

Weather Alert Day: Strong to severe thunderstorms likely in the Pikes Peak Region

Severe weather is most likely in eastern and northeastern parts of El Paso County, with large hail as the biggest storm threat. Heavy rains could cause localized flooding in low-lying areas. Expect scattered storms around the early afternoon and most of the storms will happen after 4 p.m.

Democrats take aim at frontrunners and President Trump in second night of Detroit Democratic Debate

Top contenders in the Democratic race for president, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, came under fire from rivals during Wednesday night's debate in Detroit. Biden defended so-called "Obamacare" and a public option as others pushed for a "Medicare for All" overhaul. Harris' support for that health care plan drew criticism from Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet as a vehicle for raising taxes on the middle class while Tulsi Gabbard chided Harris for jailing thousands over marijuana violations as a prosecutor.

Man wounded in officer-involved shooting in Denver

Denver police officers were involved in a shooting late Wednesday night in the area of 26th and Curtis Street. Police say they were investigating a report of a suspicious person when the person ran away from an officer and eventually shot at police. Police returned fire and the suspect was injured.

Falcon D49 students return to school

Thousands of students are returning to the classroom in Falcon D49 today! Be sure to watch for students as you drive to work this morning and keep an eye out for school buses stopping to pick up kids.

Denver Broncos to take on Falcons tonight in Hall of Fame game

The wait is over! Broncos football is back tonight, as the Broncos will play in the NFL's Hall of Fame game tonight in Atlanta. You can catch it on KOAA 5 at 6 p.m. Backup QB Kevin Hogan is getting the start while rookie QBs Drew Lock and Brett Rypien will take over in relief.