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5 things you need to know: August 23, 2019

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Posted at 8:30 AM, Aug 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-23 10:30:15-04

Good morning southern Colorado and happy Friday! Here are five things you need to know to start your day.

Patrick Frazee to appear in court for motions hearing

Patrick Frazee, the man accused of killing Kelsey Berreth, is scheduled to appear in Teller County court today for a motions hearing expected to take most of the day. It will cover a variety of topics, including jury selection details, about Frazee's upcoming trial scheduled for late October.

Air Force finds elevated chemical levels in groundwater, plans to test wells south of USAF Academy

The U.S. Air Force will test drinking wells south of the Air Force Academy to determine if there are elevated levels of chemicals found in firefighting foam and other industrial products in the ground and groundwater. A report showed groundwater samples contained levels higher than the Environmental Protection Agency Lifetime Health Advisory, which allows for 70 parts per trillion.

Colorado State Fair kicks off tonight in Pueblo

The Colorado State Fair is finally here! Join the News5 team tonight in Pueblo, along with Rob Quirk and Elizabeth Watts, for a night of fun and games. News5 will continue our tradition of bringing you live events from the fair and you’ll have the opportunity to visit us at our booth. We've got what you can expect and what you can enjoy tonight.

Pueblo police identify male suspect in possible armed robbery

The Pueblo Police Department identified a male suspect in connection with a possible armed robbery that happened early Thursday morning near W. Highway 50. Police have a no-bond arrest warrant on 39-year-old William Manzanares and ask the public to call the department at (719) 553-2502 if they have any information on his whereabouts.

China announces tariff hike on $75 billion of US products

China announced today it will raise tariffs on $75 billion of U.S. products in retaliation for President Donald Trump's planned Sept. 1 duty increase. CNBC reported China will also impose a 25% tariff on U.S. cars and 5% on auto parts and components that will go into effect Dec. 15.