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5 Things You Need To Know - April 20, 2020

Oak Creek Shooting
Drug overdoses causing financial burden for small county coroners
South Park Sunset by Joe Randall
200 notes of encouragement needed a week for elderly individuals
Downtown Pueblo.
Posted at 6:15 AM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 08:16:32-04

Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Monday morning.

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Colorado Springs officer-involved shooting leaves suspect in serious condition

Colorado Springs officers responded to a domestic disturbance Sunday night, leading to shots being fired by law enforcement when the suspect pointed a rifle at them. When officers arrived to the home in the 3200 block of Oak Creek Drive East before 10 p.m. Sunday, they said they spoke to him outside before he ran inside the house to grab the rifle and then pointed it at officers.
EPC Coroner's annual report delayed due to COVID-19

The El Paso County Coroner is working with El Paso County Public Health to help protect the community against COVID-19, because the virus is the top priority at the moment. However, around this time of year is when the coroner's office would typically publish their annual report, which contains important information related to public health.
Warmer with showers and thunderstorms over the plains

We will continue to have an active weather pattern across southern Colorado with a mix of rain and snow over the mountains and showers and thunderstorms into the plains. We'll start dry in the morning with energy, clouds, and moisture building through the afternoon. Any rain or thunderstorm activity today will stay non severe.
Notes of encouragement needed for elderly individuals

The Colorado Springs Senior Center, an extension of the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region, is working hard to deliver hope to our senior citizens. But they need your help. All it would take is a message from you to a senior letting them know they're not alone.
Online marketplace created for Pueblo businesses

A new "Supporting Pueblo" initiative was announced Sunday. The initiative is an online marketplace where Pueblo businesses can offer goods and services to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The marketplace will allow business owners to sell products without the hassle of tracking orders or delivery of products to customers.
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