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5 things you need to know: August 26, 2019

Colorado Springs City Hall
Donald Trump
Posted at 5:19 AM, Aug 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-26 07:38:38-04

Good morning southern Colorado! Here are the five things you need to know to start you off on your Monday.

Nighttime construction to tangle I-25 this week

Construction work on I-25 is taking place this week to replace concrete panels. The bridgework will affect your drive in both directions around Cimarron if you use I-25 through Colorado Springs.

Colorado Springs plans to pilot new 5G wireless network

The Colorado Springs City Council will meet this afternoon to update plans to launch the first 5G wireless network. In order to have this wireless network, it will need small antennae on buildings or streetlights throughout the city to help boost signals.

Trump says serious trade negotiations with China to begin

President Trump announced China called about reaching a trade deal and he thinks a deal could be reached. Last week, Trump raised tariffs on China after they China taxed some U.S. imports in retaliation for a previous round of imports levied by Trump.

Cooler weather heads into Colorado Springs

A cold front blasting through southern Colorado today will bring relief from the record heat we saw on Sunday. The winds will be blowing 15 to 25 mph at times east of the mountains, falling to a gentle breeze by the evening. This will push temperatures down into the low 80s in Colorado Springs and right near 90 for Pueblo. Tonight it will get rather chilly with temperatures in the low to mid 50s.

Pueblo man arrested in connection to house fire in Salt Creek

According to the Sheriff's Office, 44-year-old Victor Mcentire was arrested at his Salt Creek home around 7 a.m. Sunday morning. Deputies responded to a house fire Sunday around 3 a.m. and all three residents were able to get out safely, but one of them, a 62-year-old man, did suffer smoke inhalation and was taken to a local hospital. Deputies are continuing to look for two other people who are considered persons of interest.