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5 things to know: August 8, 2019

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Posted at 7:57 AM, Aug 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-08 09:57:12-04

Good morning southern Colorado. These are the top five stories we're following this morning in southern Colorado.

Heavy rain, flooding, and large hail all possible in thunderstorms later today

El Paso County, Teller County, Fremont County, Pueblo County, Huerfano County, Custer County, and Las Animas County are all under the watch. Eastern portions of Costilla County and Saguache County are also under the watch area.

Mayor Suthers supports release of body camera video in fatal weekend shooting

Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers says he supports the release of police body-worn camera video that captured Saturday's deadly officer-involved shooting.

UN climate report sees hungry future that can be avoided

A new United Nations scientific report examines how global warming and land interact in a vicious cycle. Human-caused climate change is dramatically degrading the land, while the way people use the land is making global warming worse.

CSFD puts out fire at storage facility

The Coloado Springs Fire Department tweeted that firefighters quickly knocked down a fire at a self-storage facility in Colorado Springs Thursday morning.

Flacco to make Broncos debut in preseason game against Seahawks tonight

New Denver Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco will play in the Broncos second preseason game on Thursday against the Seahawks, according to Vic Fangio.