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5 things to know: August 15, 2019

Posted at 7:13 AM, Aug 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-15 10:30:42-04

Good Thursday morning southern Colorado! Here are the five things you need to know before you start your day.

AP source: John Hickenlooper to end 2020 bid

The Associated Press is reporting that former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is expected to drop out of the race for president. The AP sources a Democrat who's close to Hickenlooper. It's not yet known if he will announce a run for the U.S. Senate to challenge Republican Cory Gardner, which has been speculated for weeks.

Authorities still have not released body camera video of the De'Von Bailey shooting

We're still waiting for the El Paso County Sheriff's Office and Colorado Springs Police Department to release video of the officer-involved shooting that killed 19-year-old De'Von Bailey on Aug. 3. The City of Colorado Springs said last week that it would release the video sometime this week. We will bring you updates and complete coverage on News5 and as soon as the city releases the video.

Big August heat across southern Colorado today

Expect highs in the 90s in Colorado Springs and Pueblo. A few stray thunderstorms may develop along and south of highway 50 in the plains today, but dry air will likely prevent any rain from actually hitting the ground.

Is your computer running on Windows 10? Microsoft says you need to update your system 'immediately'

Microsoft is warning Windows 10 users to update their operating system immediately because of two "critical" vulnerabilities. The company warns that those vulnerabilities could cause affected computers to spread viruses and malware without any action on the user's part.

Double-amputee climbers to race to the top of the Manitou Incline Thursday

Mandy Horvath and Travis Strong, an Army veteran, are double amputees and on Thursday, they're holding a friendly race up the Manitou Incline before continuing their trek up Pikes Peak. We'll be covering the race today! Check for the full story from News5's Jon McMichael later today.